SSC JE Exam Pattern 2018

Feb. 15, 2018 21894 Isha

SSC JE Exam PatternSSC JE Exam Pattern 2018: Staff Selection Commission (SSC), examination authority of Junior Engineer decides the exam pattern for all disciplines. As per the SSC JE exam pattern 2018, the recruitment process for filling up vacancies of Junior Engineers will be held in two stages - Paper 1 and Paper 2. The SSC JE Paper 1  is objective type exam and will being held in computer based mode from January 22 to January 29, 2018. On the other hand, SSC JE 2018 Paper 2 will a convental type exam that will 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 based on merit and on the post of their choice. The complete details of SSC 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.

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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 2018 is objective exam followed by Paper 2 of SSC JE which will be a descriptive test. Only those candidates who will qualify SS JE paper 1 2018 will be allowed for SSC 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) 200 200
2 Paper 2 Descriptive (Pen and Paper Based - Written Exam) 300 -


SSC JE Exam Pattern 2018 - Paper 1

Paper 1 of SSC JE will be the first stage for candidates participating in the Junior Engineer (JE) recruitment process. The question paper will be divided in three sections namely, General Intelligence Reasoning, General Awareness and Part A (Civil & Structural) OR Part B (Electrical) OR 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 SSC JE Paper 1 2018.

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)


SSC JE Exam Pattern 2018 - Paper 2

Candidates who qualify Paper 1 of SSC JE 2018 will be eligible to appear for SSC JE 2018 Paper 2. As per SSC JE exam pattern, 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.

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


SSC JE Exam Pattern 2018 – Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for both Paper 1 and Paper 2 of JE 2018 has been explained as a part of the exam pattern. The marking scheme will helpcandidates 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 2018 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.

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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