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February 20, 2014

SSC JE Exam 2014 Pattern, Papers & Books

SSC JE Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Prep BooksSSC Junior Engineer (JE) Recruitment Exam 2014 is scheduled to be held on this year on 25th May, 2014. Since there are hardly 3 months away for this competitive exam, you must have started for your preparation already. But have you got some Prep Materials on the net? This blog article has been posted just to help you find them - the Sample Papers and Prep Books for SSC JE Exam along with a discussion on the pattern of exam.Another most needed tool to prepare for the exam - the syllabus can be found in another blog post of mine: SSC CPWD JE Exam Syllabus.

Without wasting time further, let us know what is the exam pattern of SSC Junior Engineers (JE) Exam, so that we can find the study materials for the same accordingly.

SSC Junior Engineer exam pattern/format:
Selection process of SSC Junior Engineers recruitment consists of two stages: a 500 mark written test, followed by a 100 mark Interview for those shortlisted in the written test.

The SSC JE Written exam consists of two papers. Subject of each paper along with mark distribution is given below:
SSC JE exam pattern formatPaper 1: Objective type question paper: 200 marks/ 2 hour duration (10.00 AM -12.00 Noon).
Paper 2: Descriptive type question paper: 300 marks/ 2 hour duration (2.00 PM - 4.00 P.M).

As you can find above, engineering paper (both objective as well as descriptive) carries the maximum mark - 400 mark out of 500 marks, although yous should not neglect the General Intelligence, Reasoning & General Awareness paper as the 100 marks can make or mar your chances of getting the Junior Engineers job.

How many appears in SSC JE exam and how many of then succeeds:
SSC JE exam Success rate Stage-wise screening
What is the success rate in SSC JE Exam and how many are qualified? To answer this query which comes to everyone's mind, I analysed the result published by SSC for for JE Exam 2012 for Paper-I & Paper-II.

From the analysis, I am presenting you the figures at left of the number of candidates who registered/appeared/qualified in SSC JE Exam 2012 so that you can have a good idea.

As you can see from the table, only 55% of those who registers for this exam actually appears in the exam. Almost 7% of candidates who appears qualifies in Paper-I and about 4% actually clears both the papers of SSC for JE Exam.


Cut-off mark SSC JE exam k:
Another most important question is : How much mark should you score in the SSC JE Exam to qualify?

SSC JE exam cut-off qualifying mark
Well, the SSC decides upon the cut-off mark for selection of candidates in the written test on the relative performance of all the candidates and hence the actual cut-off mark to be called for interview can be known only when the result is declared.

But however, you can have some idea about the SSC JE Exam cut-off from the results of SSC JE Exam conducted on 8.4.2012, which have been collected again from SSC results Paper-I & Paper-II.

SSC JE Exam Sample/Previous Years paper:
To base your preparation for the SSC JE exam, you naturally would like to find sample papers for the SSC JE exam. I had tried to find it on the net – but could not find any paper exclusively for the exam.

However for the two non-engineering objective papers of SSC JE exam (i.e. 50 mark General Intelligence & Reasoning and 50 mark General Awareness), you can follow the sample papers for Bank PO exam which I had posted in the blog article titled: SBI Bank PO Exam pattern, Sample papers & Books. The blog post points you to the sources of question papers, which you can use as the sample paper for General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Awareness papers of SSC JE exam.

For the remaining 400 mark engineering paper (100 mark Objective & 300 mark descriptive), you have to rely on the course materials of your student days! You can also use the prep books given below, which should give you a solid base for your SSC JE Exam preparation.

SSC CPWD/MES JE exam books:
Which books can you use for preparation of SSC JE exam? I found the following books on the net.
SSC JE exam books
These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from Flipkart.com which offers huge discounts up to 21%, apart from free shipping/postage in India, if the order exceeds Rs. 500/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:


Prep Book for SSC JE Exam (Civil Engineering):
SSC CPWD-MES Junior Engineers Civil Engineering Including Solved Papers 2013 by G K Publisher
Cover Price: Rs. 695 Offer Price:Rs. 660/- Discount:Rs. 35/= (5%)
Objective Civil Engineering R Gupta Publisher: Ramesh
Cover Price: Rs. 125 Offer Price:Rs. 120/- Discount:Rs. 5/=
Jr. Engineers (Civil) Guide (Hindi) Author: RPH, Publisher: Ramesh
Cover Price: Rs. 230 Offer Price:Rs. 161/- Discount:Rs. 69/= (30%)

Prep Book for SSC JE Exam (Electrical and Mechanical Engineering):
SSC CPWD-MES Junior Engineers Mechanical Engineering Including Solved Papers 2013 by G K Publisher
Cover Price: Rs. 375 Offer Price:Rs. 356/- Discount:Rs. 19/= (5%)

Prep Book for SSC JE Exam (Electrical Engineering):
SSC CPWD-MES Junior Engineers Electrical Engineering Including Solved Papers 2013 by G K Publisher
Cover Price: Rs. 550 Offer Price:Rs. 413/- Discount:Rs. 137/= (24%)

Hope with above study materials for SSC JE exam – sample papers, books and exam pattern analysis you can crack the exam confidently. Best wishes!

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