SSC JE Exam PatternSSC JE Exam Pattern 2018: Staff Selection Commission (SSC), examination authority of Junior Engineer will decide the exam pattern for all the disciplines. As per the SSC JE exam pattern of last year, all those who applications will be accepted by the commission will have to appear for two papers, 1 and 2. The paper 1 of SSC JE is an objective test which will be held in computer based mode, where as the paper 2 is a descriptive test to be held in pen and paper mode. Candidates who will qualify paper 1 as per the minimum qualifying standards decided by SSC will be eligible to appear for paper 2. The SSC JE 2018 exam pattern will highlight different points of the examination scheme and the questions paper. Candidates who will appear for the exam should check the paper pattern of SSC JE to know the details of marking scheme, number of sections, section-wise distribution of marks, total marks, time duration, mode of exam and exam timings. As per the exam pattern of SSC JE, paper 1 will be for 200 marks and paper 2 will be for 300 marks. Those candidates who qualify both the papers will be shortlisted for appointment on the post of their choice. The complete details JE paper pattern has been explained below on this page for the convenience of candidates. Examinees are also advised to check the SSC JE exam syllabus along with the exam pattern for better preparation. Read below to know the complete SSC JE exam pattern 2018.

SSC JE Exam Pattern 2018 – Highlights

As per the exam pattern of SSC JE 2018, candidates will appear for two papers. Paper 1 of SSC je will be objective exam followed by paper 2 which will be a descriptive test. Only those candidates who will qualify paper 1 will be allowed for paper 2. Check the overview of exam pattern of SSC JE as given below.

S.No. Paper Mode of Exam Total Marks No. of Questions
1 Paper 1 Objective (Computer Based) 200 -
2 Paper 2 Descriptive (Pen and Paper) 300 -


SSC JE Exam Pattern 2018 - Paper 1

Paper 1 of SSC JE will be the first stage for candidates participating in the recruitment process. The question paper will be divided in three sections namely, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and Part A (Civil), Part B (Electrical) and Part C (Mechanical). Candidates can choose between part A, B, C as per their engineering disciplines and the remaining two sections remain common. The total marks allotted to SSC JE Paper 1 is 200. There is negative marks of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper 1.

The scheme of SSC JE Paper 1 exam is given below.

Papers Mode of Examination Subject Maximum Marks Duration & Timings
Paper-I Objective type Computer Based Test General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 Hours Morning shift [10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon] Afternoon Shift [2.00 PM to 4.00 PM]
General Awareness 50
Part – A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) Or Part-B General Engineering (Electrical) Or Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical) 100


SSC JE Exam Pattern 2018 - Paper 2

Candidates who qualify paper 1 of SSC JE will be eligible to appear for paper 2. As per SSC JE exam pattern, the paper 2 is a conventional type paper to held in offline mode. The SSC JE paper 2 will comprise of Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) or Part- B General Engineering (Electrical) or Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical). The total marks allotted to SSC JE Paper 2 is 300. The total time duration of the test is 3 hours.

The SSC JE exam pattern of Paper 2 is given below.

Paper Mode of exam Subjects Total Marks Time Duration
Paper-II Conventional Type Written Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) Or Part- B General Engineering (Electrical) Or Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical) 300 3 hours


SSC JE Exam Pattern 2018 – Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for both the papers of JE 2018 will be explained as part of the exam pattern. The marking scheme will help the candidates to understand about the marks awarded for correct answers, calculation of total score and marks deducted for wrong answers. Candidates can check the table below to understand the complete marking scheme of SSC JE 2018.

Specifications SSC JE marking scheme
For correct answer 1 marks
For wrong answers 0.25 marks
Total score out of 200 Number of correct answers x 1 – number of incorrect answer x 0.25


SSC JE 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus of SSC JE provides details about the topics to be covered from various sections while preparing for the exam. The SSC JE syllabus is provided by the commission. Candidates should be thorough with the SSC JE syllabus. The standard of the questions in engineering subjects will be of the level of diploma in engineering (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical). The details of SSC JE syllabus is given below.

Subjects SSC JE syllabus
General Intelligence & Reasoning The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type
General Awareness Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society.
General Engineering (Civil, Structural, Electrical & Mechanical) Questions will be diploma in engineering level


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