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SSC JE Cut off 2016 & Selection procedure

The SSC JE Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the recruitment of Junior Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contract) in various government departments. Every year, lakhs of candidates appear for this examination in the hope of securing lucrative government positions. With the large amount of candidates, arises a strong competitive spirit and preparation is the only key with which you can tackle this competition effectively. The candidates must thus be aware of the procedural working of this examination to prepare effectively. This article will provide the candidates appearing this year with the necessary details regarding SSC JE Cut off 2016 & Selection procedure.

Read this article to gain significant knowledge regarding the Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern and cut offs of this examination.

Important tentative dates

Process

Expected Date

Issue of the notice & Application Form

20 August

Last Date of the Online Application Form Submission

16 September

Issue of e- Admit Cards

November

Date of Exam

11 December

Release of Official answer key

January

Result Declaration

May

All these dates are tentative and are subject to changes as per the official notifications of the Staff Selection Commission. The candidates can access the latest information through the official website of the commission.

Vacancy Details

The official notification by the Commission shall release the vacancies available for recruitment of candidates in the following posts:

  • Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Junior Engineer (Electrical)
  • Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical)
  • Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying and Contract)

Eligibility Criteria

It is essential to know the eligibility criteria of the SSC JE Examination before applying for it.  The candidates must apply only if they fulfill all the eligibility requirements, lest their application shall be rejected.

Nationality

The candidate applying for this examination must be an Indian citizen or one of the following:

  1. Subject of Nepal
  2. Subject of Bhutan
  3. Tibetan refugee who arrived in India on 1 January 1962 to permanently settle in India
  4. A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

Age

The age limit for the candidates is between 18 to 32 years. Age relaxation is provided in case of reserved categories and physically handicapped candidates. Also, this age limit is subject to changes in accordance with various government posts and departments as mentioned below:

  • 18-27 years for Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) in CPWD and Department of Posts.

  • Not exceeding 30 years for Junior Engineer (Civil) and Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical) in MES.

  • Up to 32 years for Junior Engineers (Civil & Mechanical) in CWC and Farakka Barrage.

  • 18-27 Years for Junior Engineers (Quantity Surveying and Contract) in MES.
  • Not exceeding 30 years for Junior Engineer (Civil) and Junior Engineer (Electrical &Mechanical) in Border Roads Organization (BRO) of Ministry of Defence.


Educational Qualification

The candidates willing to appear for this examination should possess a degree or Diploma in Civil or Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from any competent institution. The detailed requirements are as follows:

  • JE (Civil)/CPWD & Department of Posts – Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University or Institute.
  • JE (Electrical)/CPWD & Department of Posts – Three year Diploma in Electrical Engineering from recognized University or Institute.
  • JE (Civil)/MES – Degree in Civil Engineering or (i) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University or Institute and (ii) Two years experience in Planning, Execution, and maintenance of Civil Engineering works.
  • JE (Electrical & Mechanical)/MES – Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or (i) Three years Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering from recognized University or Institute and (ii) Two years experience in Planning, Execution, and maintenance of Electrical/Mechanical Engineering works.
  • JE (QS&C)/MES – Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University of Institute or Passed Intermediate exam in Building and Quantity Surveying sub divisional -II of the institute or Surveyors (India)

Application Form

It is essential to fill the SSC JE application form to appear for this examination. The tentative date of release of applications is 20 August, 2016. The candidates can apply only through the online mode and no offline Application Form will be accepted. The link for online application will be available on the official website of the commission. The Application Fee is Rs 100. As per rules/instructions of Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, women candidates and candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste, and Scheduled Tribes, Physically handicapped and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying the fees. The interested candidates are advised to submit their applications within the due date.

Examination Pattern

The candidates must have knowledge of the scheme of examination to prepare their strategy and study accordingly. The recruitment of Junior Engineers through this examination is a two stage process as follows:

  1. Written Examination
  2. Personal Interview

Written Examination

The Written Examination consists of two papers, Paper I and Paper II. Paper I will consist of Objective type questions with a total weightage of 200 marks and Paper II will have Conventional type questions for 300 marks. The time duration for each paper will be 2 hours (120 minutes). The details of the individual papers are as follows:

Paper I

It will consist of three sections including General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) OR Part-B General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical). All the questions will of the objective type and the total weightage of this paper is 200 marks.

Papers

Subject

Maximum Marks

Duration

Paper-I Objective type (OMR Answer Sheets will be provided for this Paper)

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  2.  General Awareness
  3. Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) OR Part-B General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)

50

50

100

2 hours

Paper II

This is a conventional type paper consisting of Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) or Part – B General Engineering (Electrical) or Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical).

Papers

Subject

Maximum Marks

Duration

Paper-II Conventional Type

Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

 OR

Part – B General Engineering (Electrical) OR

 Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)

300

2 hours

There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper I but there is no negative marking in Paper II. The Conventional type paper (Paper II) will be evaluated only for those candidates who have cleared to minimum cutoff of Paper I as set up by the commission.

All the questions will be approximately of the level of Diploma in Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical) from a recognized Institute, Board or University recognized by All India Board of Technical Education.

Personal Interview

Those candidates who have qualified this written stage of examination will have to appear for the second round of Personal interview which will comprise of 100 marks. The interview will be held in various places as per the decision of the Commission and TA will be paid to the SC/ ST candidates in accordance with the government norms.

 A final merit list will be taken out according to the scores of the candidates in Paper I, Paper II and the interview. The final recruitment is done in accordance with this merit list.

SSC JE Syllabus 2016

The syllabus of Paper I of the written examination is as follows:

General Intelligence & Reasoning

The General Intelligence and reasoning section will include questions of verbal and non verbal type. The exam will include questions on topics like analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, decision making, problem solving, discrimination, analysis, judgment, visual memory, relationship concepts, observation, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. The exam will also include questions framed to test the candidate‘s abilities to deal with arithmetical computations and other analytical functions, abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships.

General Awareness

In this section, the candidates will be provided with questions relating to the current affairs and general knowledge to test his/ her awareness regarding the society we live in. This exam will include questions pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research etc relating to India and its neighbouring countries. These questions will be framed in such a manner that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

General Engineering

Part- A Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering: Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering.

Structural Engineering: Theory of Structures, Concrete Technology, RCC Design, Steel Design.

Part- B Electrical Engineering

Basic concepts, Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Estimation and Costing, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics.
 

Part- C Mechanical Engineering

Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Properties of Pure Substances, 1st Law of Thermodynamics, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Air standard Cycles for IC Engines, IC Engine Performance, IC Engines Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication, Rankine cycle of System, Boilers, Classification, Specification, Fitting & Accessories, Air Compressors & their cycles, Refrigeration cycles, Principle of Refrigeration Plant, Nozzles & Steam Turbines, Properties & Classification of Fluids, Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid kinematics, Dynamics of Ideal fluids, Measurement of Flow rate, basic principles, Hydraulic Turbines, Centrifugal Pumps, Classification of steels.

The full syllabus can be downloaded from the official website of SSC.

Selection Procedure

The selection of the candidates will be done on the basis of the combined total of the written examination and personal interview. Only those candidates who qualify the written examination will be called for the personal interview round. After the final recruitment, the candidates will be on probation for a period of 2 years. They will have to give such examinations and tests during the probation period and once it is over, they will be confirmed to their post.

Tie resolution

In cases where more than one candidate secure the equal aggregates marks, the tie will be resolved by application of the following methods:

  1. Total marks in written examination
  2. Marks in Paper II
  3. Marks in Paper I
  4. Date of birth, with older candidates, placed higher
  5. Alphabetical order in the first names of the candidates appear

Use of cell phones or any other electronic/ electrical device other than those specifically permitted is strictly prohibited within the examination hall. Any candidates who do not adhere to the conduct of the examination and indulge in forgery of documents or any other unfair means shall be debarred from all the examinations conducted by the SSC in the future.

Other Important Information

Admit Cards

The Admit cards will be issued only to those candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria and will be released two weeks before the exam. The candidates will be required to enter their Roll number/Registration number/Date of Birth for downloading the Admit Card. Under no circumstances shall the admit card be delivered via post. In case you do not receive your admit card one week before the date of examination, immediately contact the concerned regional/sub-regional office of the commission.

Exam Centres

The candidates must clearly mention their choice of examination centres in their application forms and they must submit their applications only to the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Office of the Commission under whose jurisdiction the centre selected by his/her falls. Under no circumstance shall the examination centre be changed after the final allotment. However, the Commission reserves the right to cancel any centre and divert the candidates to a different centre.

Result Declaration

The SSC will upload the result in PDF format on its official website. The candidates can download this result and check their roll number in the list. All the candidates shall receive a mail informing them about the declaration of result.

Answer Key Display

The answer key of SSC JE Paper I examination will be made available by the Commission on its website after the examination. In case of any discrepancy in the answer keys, the candidates can make an appeal to the Commission. Any claim made will be examined by the Commission with the help of experts, as required. The decision of the Commission shall be final and binding upon all the candidates.

Sample Papers

The candidates will be provided with sample question papers to aid in preparation. This will help them understand the pattern of examination, the type of questions asked and the level of difficulty etc. The candidates can download the model test papers from the official website of the Commission.

SSC JE Cut off 2016

The cut off of SSC JE signifies the minimum qualifying marks which are required for clearing this examination. The Staff Selection Commission decides the cut off, taking into consideration the total number of candidates and their overall performance. The cut offs are declared on the official website and the decision of the Commission is final.

To predict this year’s expected cut off, we must analyze last year’s cut off. Here, we list the cut offs of the various rounds of the 2014 examination. The candidates can expect a maximum +(10-15) rise or fall in the cut offs this year according to the level of difficulty.

Paper II

Civil Engineering

SC

ST

OBC

OH

HH

UR

Total

SSC Junior Engineer Cut off for Paper I

75.75

70.00

82.00

69.00

40.00

93.75

--

No. of candidates

1622

724

4254

112

32

2108

8852

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering

SC

ST

OBC

OH

HH

UR

Total

SSC Junior Engineer Cut off for Paper I

102.50

93.75

109.50

93.00

69.00

117.50

--

No. of candidates

243

123

1068

27

25

649

2135

Paper II

Civil Engineering

SC

ST

OBC

OH

HH

UR

Total

SSC Junior Engineer Cut off in Paper-II

80

79.00

100.00

77.00

30.00

136

No. of candidates

742

311

1818

47

19

630

3567

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering

SC

ST

OBC

OH

HH

UR

Total

SSC Junior Engineer Cut off in Paper-II

149

126

180

124

64

215

No. of candidates

108

55

471

16

10

190

850

Different cut offs are fixed by the Commission for the various reserved categories. Important factors like number of candidates, number of posts, marking scheme, reservation norms, and exam difficulty level also determine the cut off set up by SSC.

Cut offs are applied at individual levels after which the cumulative cut offs are used for the final short listing of candidates. The category wise cumulative cut offs, taking into account the marks of the Written Examination & Personal Interview (Out of 600 marks) are as follows:

Category

UR

OBC

SC

ST

Range of Cut Off Marks

446.75 to 285

445.25 to 287.75

397 to 265.25

348.75 to 250

Lakhs of aspirants apply for the SSC JE Examination every year. Thus, the candidates appearing for this examination should be aware of all the necessary details regarding its procedure to prepare efficiently and increase their chances of selection. This article was aimed at providing you with the important details of SSC JE Examination 2016.

Stay tuned to the official website of the Staff Selection Commission (http://ssc.nic.in) for the latest updates and notifications regarding SSC JE 2016.