SSC JE Preparation 2020

If you want success in any exam aspirants need to have proper understanding about that exam and SSC JE is not exceptional from them. Whatever may be the exam it will be easy to you if you have proper planning and strategy of preparation.

SSC JE Preparation Tips

In this article, we will focus on some important point which will be helpful for your SSC JE Preparation. Before starting your preparation have a look on the eligibility criteria to appear in this examination.

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Candidate should have passed BE/B.Tech or Diploma in Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from any recognized Institute/ University.

Age Limit

Minimum age is 18 years and maximum age is 32 years. Remember, Age limit is different for different posts. There are also some age relaxation in upper limit.

Age Relaxation:

  • For OBC Candidates: 3 Years
  • Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ ST): 5 Years
  • Persons with Disabilities (PwD)/ Physically Handicapped (OH/ HH): 10 Years


  • Indian
  • A Subject of Bhutan or Nepal or Tibetan or Sri Lanka with some terms and conditions.

Now, give your attention to the exam pattern. A good knowledge about exam pattern is the backbone of your preparation. Here is the summary of this examination.

SSC JE Exam Pattern

No of Phases: There are three phases in SSC JE recruitment. The phases are:

  1. Prelims
  2. Main
  3. Interview

Papers: It comprises two papers in the SSC JE Examination.

  • Paper I: Paper I is of 200 marks and is computer based test. Allotted time is 2 hours.
  • Paper II: Mode of examination is offline and descriptive type questions are asked. Full marks is 300 with the given time 2 hours.

Aspirants should keep in mind that at the time of preparation all the focus should be on the engineering subjects according to the notification of SSC JE.

Description of SSC JE exam pattern of Paper I is given below.

Number division of Paper I section-wise and the time provided is 2 hours (120 minutes):

  • General Intelligence – 50 marks
  • General Awareness – 50 marks
  • General Engineering (Part A – Civil & Structural, Part B – Electrical, Part C- Mechanical) – 100 marks

Mode of Paper II is offline and descriptive paper with a total of 300 marks and duration of the examination is 2 hours. Paper II consists different engineering subjects. Students have to choose only one paper to attempt the exam.

  • Part A – General Eng. (Structural and Civil).
  • Part B – General Eng.(Electrical)
  • Part C – General Eng. (Mechanical)

SSC JE Preparation Tips

In this section, we will discuss some important point which you should keep in your mind during preparation.

  • Go through the Syllabus:

Read and know the ins and outs of SSC JE syllabus to perform well. Try to sort out the difficult and the moderate topics. Point out the important topics.

  • Prepare Timetable:

Having a realistic timetable is very important for the aspirants who is preparing for SSC JE examination. Try to follow your timetable strictly and give more time on difficult and important topics.

  • Build up your Basic:

Read the theories in detail and clear your concept behind every theory while preparing for SSC JE.

  • Prepare Concise Note:

While preparing, make notes which will help you at the time of revision and during exam time. A concise note will also save your valuable time during exam.

  • Analyze Previous Year Papers:

One of the most important thing a candidate has to do while starting preparation is to analyze previous years question papers.

This will help you to understand about the weight age of different types of question and difficulty level of different sections. Give more emphasis on the difficult sections. Try to solve at least 10-15 years’ previous question paper.

  • Practice Sufficient Questions:

Practice plenty of questions and prepare yourself in such a way so that you can answer any type of questions.

  • Attempt Mock Test:

Attempt as many SSC JE question as possible. Mock Tests will show you how much you are prepared for exam and level of your preparation and where you need to do improvement.

Subject Wise Approach to Clear SSC JE

  • General Intelligence:

In this part, the questions are generally based on reasoning which contains topics like Number series, Data Sufficiency, Analogies, Linear and Circular Arrangement etc.

Candidates are advised to refer previous years question papers to know about the weight age of questions and type of questions. Practice solved papers so that you can have an idea how to solve questions.

For this section, candidates need to have good concept about every topic and try to learn some tricks to solve questions easily.

Reference Books: A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning — By RS Agarwal

  • General Awareness:

In this section, generally questions are asked from Current Affairs and latest data. To prepare for this section, you have to follow daily news and read newspapers on a regular basis but you don’t need to give much time on it.

Try to focus on those topics which were asked in the previous years as the syllabus is huge. Regular practice is a better option for this section. Attempt online mock test regularly.

Reference Book/ Study Material: Manorama Year Book, Arihant General Knowledge, Newspaper and Magazines.

General Engineering (Civil & Structural or Electrical or Mechanical):

In this section, there are different engineering stream. Students have to master in their respective areas. Students must improve your analytical thinking and problem solving skills.

It is important for aspirants to have a good fundamental knowledge of all the theoretical concepts. Mathematical formula plays vital role in solving problems, so memories all the formulas with good understanding.

Try to do practice within a fixed time and this will help you to manage time during examination. It suggested to the candidates that try to attempt theory based questions first as it is easy to solve and also take less time to write answers.

  • Preparation for Civil Engineering:

Do familiar yourself with the syllabus of Civil Engineering to prepare for SSC JE. Search and get the suitable books, previous years question papers and analyze the questions with relevant topics.

When you analyze the previous year’s question papers you will find that 65-75% of the questions are theoretical in nature and do preparation accordingly.

Reference Books: SSC Junior Engineer Civil & Structural Recruitment Exam Guide 3rd Edition – By Disha Expert, SSC Junior Engineer Civil & Structural Engineering Exam Practice Work Book – By Kiran Prakashan, SSC (CPWD-MES) Junior Engineers Examination Civil Engineering – By GK Publication.

  • Preparation for Mechanical Engineering:

This will become easier for you if you give enough time in Mechanical Engineering subject. Read the complete syllabus in detail, to do so take help from previous years question papers.

Do prepare some topics then attempt mock test, accordingly to this for rest of the syllabus.

After finishing the complete syllabus, take mock tests of whole syllabus. Follow time while you give mock tests that is 2 hours, which will be given in the examination.

Reference Books: SSC Junior Engineers (Mechanical) Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide) – By Ramesh Publication, SSC CWC / MES 2015 Mechanical Engineering (Junior Engineering Recruitment Exam) – By GK Publication.

  • Preparation for Electrical Engineering:

Most of the Students think that Electrical Engineering subjects is difficult, but if you work hard and give more than enough time for preparation, it will be easy for you to crack.

Clear your basic and brush up your knowledge about this subject. From the previous year’s question papers, follow the repeated topics and make a gist for quick revision.

When you list the previous year question papers, you found that theoretical concepts are major part of the question papers covering 80-85%. So, basically you have to more concern over theoretical concepts.

Reference Books: SSC JE Electrical Exam Guide-Cum-practice workbook – By Kiran Prakashsn, Juniors Engineers Electrical Examination Guide: Electrical Engineering (Popular Master Guide) – Ramesh Publication, SSC Junior Engineers (Cpwd/Cwc/Mes) Electrical Engineering 15 Practice – By GK Publication.

In this article, we have discussed on all the important information which will help aspirants to improve their performance during SSC JE preparation.

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