SSC JE 2020 Exam Pattern – Check Subject-wise Pattern for Paper 1 & 2

SSC JE Exam Pattern 2020 includes 2 Papers. Paper 1 will be conducted through online mode whereas Paper 2 will be in offline mode as it is a Descriptive test. Here, go through the entire SSC JE Exam Pattern before proceeding to its syllabus.  

SSC JE Exam Pattern

ParticularsSSC JE Paper-ISSC JE Paper-II
Exam modeOnline (computer-based test)Offline (pen-and-paper based test)
Number of sections & subjects3 [General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)]1 General Engineering (Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)
Type of questionsMCQs; 4 options with 1 correct optionDescriptive questions
Exam duration2 hours (120 minutes)2 hours (120 minutes)
Number of questions200NA
Total marks200300
Language of paperEnglish and HindiEnglish and Hindi
Marking Scheme0.25 marks in Paper 1 onlyNA

SSC JE Paper 1 Pattern

  • Consists of Multiple Choice Questions over online mode.
  • Subjects of 2 sections i.e. General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness is the same for all the candidates for the SSC JE Exam, whereas in General engineering – candidates have to choose their respective subjects from Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical.
  • First 2 sections analyse the candidate’s knowledge and sense of ability with the 50 questions each whereas section 3 tests the knowledge of their particular chosen subject which consists of 100 questions.
  • For every wrong answer, 0.25 Marks will be deducted.
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum marksExam duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning5050 



2 Hours

General Awareness5050
General Engineering (Civil & Structural or Electrical or Mechanical)100100
Total200200120 minutes

SSC JE Paper 2 Pattern  

  • Paper is of 300 marks to complete within 2 hours.
  • Choose any one from Part A, Part B and Part C.
  • As Paper 2 is in offline mode, a candidate must bring his own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Table and Steam Table.
  • NO Negative Marking.  
PaperSubjectsMaximum marksExam duration & time

Paper-II – Descriptive Test

Part A – Civil and Structural 



2 Hours

Part B – Electrical
Part C – Mechanical

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