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What is SSC AE & SSC JE Exams


The Assistant Engineer (AE) and Junior Engineer (JE) examinations are conducted every year to recruit deserving candidates to manage the managerial and technical jobs in the various department. AE JE Exams are conducted both at the State level and Central level. Every state announces vacancies for the post of assistant engineer and junior engineer separately. It is essential for AE JE aspirants to continually check for posts that are advertised on the official websites and dashboards.

SSC Assistant Engineer (SSC AE)

What is SSC AE

Every state has a set pattern for this exam. Some may include a mix of general awareness and technical questions. Some formats may consist of a written exam followed by a viva. Other states may have a combination of compulsory and optional papers to be attempted. You must check for the exam syllabus as well as the format so you can prepare adequately. The duration of the written test could last anywhere between 2 and 3 hours. Most objective sections of the test are conducted online. Some technical and subjective sections of the exam may be done offline as well.

SSC Junior Engineer (SSC JE)

What is SSC JE

SSC JE is an exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). This exam is meant for the recruitment of Junior Engineers (JEs) in various branches of Engineering including Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Quantity Surveying & Contracts.

SSC JE Exam Pattern

The SSC JE exam pattern consists of two papers. Paper-I will be a computer-based test, and Paper-II will be an offline exam. Only those candidates who qualify for Paper I will be allowed to appear for Paper II. The SSC JE Exam pattern for both the paper is given below:

Paper I

This paper will be objective and contains three sections. The candidate has to solve 200 questions in 2 hours. The details of the Paper I exam pattern is as follows:

Paper

No. of Sections

Sections

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Negative Marking

Paper I

3

General Intelligence and Reasoning

50

50

2 hours

0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer

General Awareness

50

50

General Engineering

100

100

Total

200

200

 

Paper-II

Paper-II will be of descriptive type. The questions will be based on the domain in which the candidate has done his/her Degree or Diploma in Engineering. The exam pattern for Paper II is as follows:

Paper

No. of Sections

Sections

Maximum Marks

Duration

Paper-II

1 out of 3

Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical

300

2 hours

 

SSC JE Cut off

The Cut-offs are decided by the commission after each paper. The cut-off varies for different categories. The candidates above the cut-off make it to the advanced stage. The cut-off for each stage of 2018 is as follows:

Cut-off for Paper I

SSC JE Cut-off Paper I

Category

Civil Engineering

Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering

UR

117.00

136.25

OBC

110.75

133.25

SC

101.75

120.00

ST

105.00

114.50

OH

91.50

113.00

HH

61.75

83.50

Cut-off for (Paper I + Paper-II)

SSC JE Cut-off (Paper I + Paper-II)

Category

Civil Engineering

Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering

UR

244.75

303.50

OBC

244.75

299

SC

220.75

268.50

ST

228

265.50

OH

231.25

247.50

HH

152

164.75

 

SSC JE Exam Analysis

The SSC JE 2019 exam was held on September 23, 24, 25, 26 and 27, 2019. The exam paper analysis for the same is given below-

 The SSC JE 2019 Paper 1 was easy to moderate and covered all topics from the SSC JE Syllabus.

The Reasoning section of Paper 1 was easy and most questions were repeated from previous years. Blood Relations questions were of the puzzled base.

General awareness questions were also not very difficult and were moderate. The basic questions that were asked were computer-related. The history questions were considered tricky and also currents affairs questions were asked.

The General Engineering paper was easy but lengthy. Most questions were repeated from previous years. The numerical questions in some shifts were more compared to other shifts.


POST  & DEPARTMENTS

S.No.

Organisation

Post

Max Age Limit For UR Category

Max Age Limit For SC/ST Category

Max Age Limit For OBC Category

1

Central Water Commission(CWC)

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

Up to 32 years

Up to 37 years

Up to 35 years

2

Central Public Works Department CPWD)

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Junior Engineer (Electrical)

Up to 32 years

Up to 37 years

Up to 35 years

3

Military Engineer Services (MES)

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

Junior Engineer (Electrical)

Up to 30 years

Up to 35 years

Up to 33 years

4

Farakka Barrage Project

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

Junior Engineer (Electrical)

Up to 30 years

Up to 35 years

Up to 33 years

5

Border Road Organization (BRO)

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

Junior Engineer (Electrical)

Up to 30 years

Up to 35 years

Up to 33 years

6

Central Water and Power Research Station

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

Junior Engineer (Electrical)

Up to 30 years

Up to 35 years

Up to 33 years

7

National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

Junior Engineer (Electrical)

Up to 30 years

Up to 35 years

Up to 33 years

8

Directorate  of  Quality Assurance (Naval)

Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

Junior Engineer (Electrical)

Up to 30 years

Up to 35 years

Up to 33 years