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Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer Exam 2024 ( SSC JE )

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Exam On: 5 Jun '24 - 7 Jun '24

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Updated on May 8, 2024 16:57 IST

SSC JE Preparation Tips: The aspirants who aspire to become Junior Engineers in Public sector enterprises (PSEs) and affiliated institutions have to prepare for the SSC JE 2024 exam tirelessly for more than a year as SSC JE 2024 is one of the most sought and difficult exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The SSC JE exam is conducted yearly to recruit JE in different branches like Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Quantity Surveying & Contract.

SSC conducts the SSC JE exam in CBT (Computer Based Test) mode. The SSC JE 2024 notification will be released soon, on the official website. Candidates who are willing to appear for the SSC JE 2024 exam must go through the page to learn the best SSC JE preparation tips and books to crack the exam with minimum effort. 

Also Read: SSC JE Eligibility Criteria

How to Prepare for SSC JE?

The aspirants preparing for the SSC JE 2024 exam must know the tips to crack the exam. The candidates are advised to go through the SSC JE preparation tips to crack the exam:

SSC JE preparation tips for General Intelligence & Reasoning

Check out some quick SSC JE preparation tips for the General Intelligence & Reasoning section:

  • In this section, questions are based on arithmetical reasoning topics such as Analogy, Number Series, Data Sufficiency, Liner and Circular Arrangement, etc.
  • Regular practice with such questions help you ace this section
  • Refer to previous years’ SSC JE question papers for this section to know the difficulty level and type of questions asked

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SSC JE preparation tips for General Awareness

Check out some quick SSC JE preparation tips for the General Awareness section:

  • Develop regular newspaper reading habits to ace this section
  • Having a grasp on subjects such as History, Indian Polity, Indian Constitution, Economics and Geography is also important for this section
  • Take online quizzes on general knowledge regularly to know your level of preparation for this section

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SSC JE preparation tips for General Engineering

Check out some quick SSC JE preparation tips for the General Engineering section:

  • In this section, candidates need to have core Engineering knowledge of their respective branches
  • To ace this section, the basics and theoretical knowledge of candidates regarding their respective Engineering fields should be clear
  • Candidates should develop good analytical and problem-solving skills to perform well in this section

Q:   What are the best books to prepare for SSC JE exam?

A:

The candidates preparing for SSC JE exam get confused with preparation books due to a plethora of preparation books present in the market. We have suggested some books for SSC JE preparation below:

SSC JE Books for Mechanical Engineering are:

  • SSC CWC/MS 2023 Mechanical Engineering (Junior Engineering Recruitment Exam) includes solved paper of Odisha Prakashan and GK Publications
  • SSC Junior Engineers (Mechanical) Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide) by Ramesh Publishing
  • Kirans SSC Junior Engineer Mechanical Engineering Self Study Guide-cum-Practice Work Book with Scratch Card - 1772 by Kiran Publishing.

SSC JE Books for Civil Engineering: 

  1. SSC General Reasoning- R.S Agarwal
  2. A Modern Approach to Logical Reasoning, Verbal & Non Verbal Reasoning - R.S. Agarwal
  3. SSC JE (CPWD/CWC/MES) General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Awareness- GK Publication
  4. SSC JE Civil Engineering Previous Year Topic-wise Objective Solved Papers- Made Easy Publication
 

Q:   How do I prepare for the SSC JE (civil)?

A:
For the purpose of hiring junior engineers for various government departments, the SSC JE exam is held. To prepare for the SSC JE (civil), you can follow the given strategy: 1. Begin your preparation by looking over the syllabus and choosing your study materials. 2. After that, make a study schedule based on the amount of time you have before the exam cycle. 3. For SSC JE Paper 1 preparation, you can choose books by Martin Hewings, SP Bakshi, and R. S. Agrawal. 4. Your course materials for civil engineering can help you prepare for Paper 2. 5. Make use of YouTube to learn intricate subjects like the Number System. 6. Do complete the ESE previous-year Sets since some of the questions are drawn from this exam. 7. Memorize all the crucial formulas, short ticks, and tips for the questions. 8. Since you have to qualify for two papers, spend the last two months practicing time management. 9. Examine each mock to identify the subject that requires more of your attention. 10. To improve your score, keep revising your notes after each mock exam.
 

Q:   What are the best resources to prepare for SSC JE civil?

A:

Books you can refer for different sections are: 1. Quantitative Aptitude: Reasoning & Aptitude 2023 for GATE IES and PSU Examinations Logical Reasoning Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Book Quicker Maths Analytical Reasoning Book A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning - RS AGARWAL 2. English & Reasoning: Raymond Murphy or Martin Hewings Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis Wren and Martin High School Grammar. Essential English Grammar with Answers Objective General English by SP Bakshi 3. General Knowledge: Manorama Yearbook 2023.

 

Q:   Is there any specific dress code to appear for the SSC JE exam?

A:

As per the guidelines of the SSC JE exam there is no specific dress code for appearing in the SSC JE exam. However, the aspirants are advised to wear dress in a neat and presentable when appearing for any competitive exam. It is recommended to wer comforatble clothing that allows the candidate to sit and write the exam without discomfort. Avoid wearing the flashyor proactive attire and opt for something modest and professional. 

However, the candidates must check the guidelines everytime it is released by the SSC regarding the exam. The commission may set the guidelines for the dress code for the SSC JE exam. 

 

SSC JE Preparation Strategy 2024

The candidates preparing for the SSC JE exam 2024 can go through the strategy for cracking the SSC JE exam easily:

Understanding SSC JE 2024 Syllabus

The first step towards the SSC JE preparation is understanding the syllabus of the exam that you are deciding to take. The SSC JE syllabus comprises topics like General Awareness, Reasoning, and General Intelligence. Other than these topics, the syllabus comprises specific topics of engineering like mechanical, civil, etc. The SSC JE exam is conducted in the CBT mode and the questions asked in the exam are MCQs. Get the complete syllabus of SSC JE below.

Direct Link for SSC JE Syllabus: Click Here 

Q:   Is going through the SSC JE syllabus enough for exam preparation?

A:
No, the SSC JE syllabus is just the first step towards effective exam preparation. After candidates have covered the syllabus, they are recommended to attempt mock tests and solve as many previous years' SSC JE question papers as possible. Candidates can take help from the SSC JE previous year papers so that they can understand the real demand of the paper.
 

Q:   What is the success rate of SSC JE exam?

A:

The success rate is defined by the number of candidates qualified in the SSC JE exam over the number the candidates appeared for the exam. The overall percentage of the candidates qualified versus appeared in the exam is 5 to 6 per cent. That is why it is one of the most difficult exams in India. However, it may vary year to year as per the difficulty level and the number of vacancies released in that year. 

The success percentage for the SSC JE exam showcae the competitive nature of the exam which draws aspirants from all over the India to compete for few seats in compare to the candidates registered for the exam. The selection ratio after the tier 1 is set to 1:3 that means, three aspirants will fight for 1 seat a well as the cut off for the Tier 1 is always higher than 80 per cent every year.

 

Q:   What type of questions will be asked on the SSC JE exam?

A:

Questions in the SSC JE exams are generally asked from four categories: Descriptive, MCQs, Subjective, and Essay. Multiple choice questions comprises 4 to 5 possible options which are nearlyall correct and the candidates have to select one of most right option. Descriptive paper comprises the questions which has to be answered in brief, whereas, on the other hand the, the subjective questions are to be answered in sort answers. The candidates are provided with a topic on which they have to write an article and justify the topic in the most possible ways in the limited words.

The candidates preparing for the SSC JE exam are advised to take as much as mock test to get an idea of the type of questions and pattern in which they have to answer the questions. 

 

Q:   What is the minimum percentage required to apply for SSC JE exam?

A:
Eligibility criteria is divided into various sub sections like educational qualifications, age limit and nationality and eligibility varies from position to position. I would recommend you to go through the eligibility criteria for SSC JE exam once. Please click the link below to know more about the same: https://www.shiksha.com/exams/ssc-je.
 

SSC JE Syllabus and Exam Pattern

SSC JE preparation comes becomes easy when you thoroughly know and understand the syllabus and pattern of the exam.

The SSC JE exam is conducted in two stages:

  • Paper-I: An online objective-type test
  • Paper II: An Offline Descriptive Test

SSC JE paper-I is divided into three sections. The third section is further divided into three parts. Candidates have the option of attempting questions from any one part only. Total weightage of SSC JE paper-I is 200 marks.

SSC JE Paper-I Sections

Number of Questions

Total Marks

General Intelligence & Reasoning

50

50

General Awareness

50

50

General Engineering (Civil & Structural or Electrical or Mechanical)

100

100

Total

200

200

In SSC JE paper-II, candidates have to write descriptive answers of on any one Engineering topic:

  • General Engineering (Civil & Structural)
  • General Engineering (Electrical)
  • General Engineering (Mechanical)

The total weightage of paper II is 300 marks.

Check the complete SSC JE syllabus and SSC JE exam pattern.

Q:   Which is better RRB JE or SSC JE?

A:

Both jobs are for government junior engineer posts. The pay level for both jobs are similar.

  • The RRB JE works for the ministry of railways, and the SSC JE works for various organizations such as BRO.
  •  If you are posted near your city in RRB JE you have a better chance of staying in your hometown.
  •  The transfer policy of SSC JE is better than that of RRB as you have a high chance of getting a favorable posting.
  •  Also, SSC JE will have more powers than RRB JE due to the nature of their work.
  •  You will get promoted comparatively earlier than RRB JE.

Therefore, the SSC JE has a better career than the RRB JE. 6. Also, RRB JE is a group C job, whereas SSC JE is a group B post. Hence, it could be said that SSC JE is better than RRB JE

 

Q:   What facilities are provided at the SSC JE exam centre?

A:

The facilities provided at the SSC JE exam center may vary from one center to another, but generally, the following facilities are provided:

  • Seating Arrangements: The examination hall is equipped with desks and chairs for the candidates to sit and write the exam.
  • Computer Systems: The SSC JE exam is conducted in online mode, and the computer systems required to take the exam are provided at the exam center.
  • Power backup: The exam center is equipped with a power backup system to ensure uninterrupted power supply during the exam. 
  • CCTV Surveillance: The examination hall and the entire exam center are under CCTV surveillance to ensure the integrity of the exam.
  • Invigilators: Trained invigilators are present in the examination hall to ensure that the exam is conducted smoothly and without any malpractices.
  • Restroom Facilities: Restroom facilities are available at the exam center for the convenience of the candidates.
  • Drinking Water: Drinking water facilities are provided at the exam center for the candidates.
  • Prohibited Items Storage: Candidates are not allowed to carry any prohibited items like mobile phones, electronic gadgets, study material, etc. Into the examination hall. The exam center provides a facility to store these items securely outside the exam hall.
 

Q:   What is the minimum educational qualification required to apply for SSC JE exam?

A:

The minimum educational qualification for the SSC JE (Junior Engineer) exam can vary depending on the post applied for. Generally, the educational qualification required for SSC JE is a three-year diploma in Engineering (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical) from a recognized university or institute.

Here are the specific educational qualifications for different streams:

  • Junior Engineer (Civil):
    • A three-year diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/Institute, or
    • A qualification equivalent to a diploma in Civil Engineering from the Armed Forces.
  • Junior Engineer (Electrical):
    • A three-year diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/Institute, or
    • A qualification equivalent to a diploma in Electrical Engineering from the Armed Forces.
  • Junior Engineer (Mechanical):
    • A three-year diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/Institute, or
    • A qualification equivalent to a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Armed Forces
 

SSC JE Books

Check out some important SSC JE books for preparation of different sections/subjects:

SSC JE Preparation Books

Author/Publication

Important SSC JE Books for General Intelligence & Reasoning

A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

RS Aggarwal

Lucent Reasoning

Bhupendra Kumar Singh

Important SSC JE Books for General Awareness

General Knowledge

Lucent’s

Arihant General Knowledge

Manohar Pandey

Important SSC JE Books for General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

SSC Junior Engineer Civil & Structural Recruitment Exam Guide 3rd Edition

Disha Experts

SSC (CPWD-MES) Junior Engineers Examination Civil Engineering

GK Publication

SSC Junior Engineer Civil and Structural Engineering Exam Practice Work Book

Kiran Prakashan

Important SSC JE Books for General Engineering (Electrical)

SSC JE Electrical exam Guide-Cum-practice workbook

Kiran Prakashan

Electrical Engineering Objective Types Questions

A Handa M Handa

SSC Junior Engineers (CPWD/CWC/MES) Electrical Engineering 15 Practice

GK Publication

Important SSC JE Books for General Engineering (Mechanical)

SSC Junior Engineering self-study Guide cum Practice Book

Kiran Prakashan

SSC Junior Engineers (Mechanical) Exam Guide

RPH Editorial Board

SSC CWC/MES 2015 Mechanical Engineering

GK Publication

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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the SSC JE admit card 2024  tentaively by the end of May 2024. The candidate's will be allowed to download the SSC JE admit card through the candidate's login using the application/registration number and date of birth. The SSC JE exam is scheduled t

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To fill the application form for SSC JE, you should convert your CGPA into a percentage. The conversion is done by multiplying the CGPA by 9.5. This method is commonly used by various institutions and boards to convert CGPA into a percentage. There is no specific percentage criteria required to appl

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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Junior Engineer (JE) is released by the Commission after the successful conduction of the SSC JE exam. The Commission releases the SSC JE answer key as a PDF whcih can be accessed throuh the candidates' login. The steps to download the SSC JE answer key PDF are g

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The candidates can calculate the SSC JE (Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer) marks from the SSC JE answer key by following the marking scheme givne below:

  • +1 for every correct answer
  • 0 for unattempted question
  • -0.25 for every incorrect answer    

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