How to get success in SSC JE Exam -Key points

Key points- how to get success in SSC JE Exam are Time Management, Method of elimination, Guessing the correct option & study of previous exam pattern.

Basic features of SSE JE Exam:

  • The Paper-I (Objective type-Multiple Choice questions) of SSE JE exam will have 200 questions, out of which 100 questions will be of General Engineering (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical), 50 questions of General Intelligence & Reasoning and 50 questions of General Awareness.
  • As per SSC JE exam 2014 question paper, Paper-II (Conventional type) will have 6 questions in each part (A, B & C i.e. Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering). Candidates should attempt 5 questions from the part of their respective engineering. All questions carry equal marks i.e. 60 marks for each question. Every question has multiple parts.
  • The standard of the questions in Engineering subjects 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.
  • Paper-I will consist of Objective Type Multiple Choice questions only. There are four alternatives for answer to every question. You have to choose one response for each question. There will be penalty (Negative marking) for wrong answers. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given,  1/4th (0.25) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

How to get success in SSC JE Exam – Key Points

Here are following key points how to get success in SSC JE Exam:

1.   Types of questions:

Based on the level of difficulty of questions in SSC JE Exam paper may be divided into three parts as:

Level 1 : These are the basic types of questions pertaining to the subject.

  • Average candidates, who have study now and then inconsistent approach to the subjects, can solve these types of questions.

Level 2 : These types of questions are more advanced than the Tier-1 questions. These questions test all basic as well as applied concepts of the subject.

  • Candidates who have study regularly but without planning or self evaluation can solve these types of questions.

Level 3 :  These questions are normally more difficult and uncommon in the tests.

  • Serious candidates who have study the subject in details and whose fundamentals are clear may solve these types of questions. This section creates the difference among the successful candidates and others.

2.  Time Management:

Go through all questions carefully but fast. Time management is key factor for success in MCQ tests. If any question takes more time to answer, it is always better to skip the question and attempt it in second round. Here, it may be noted that question paper-I has 200 questions and 120 minute time.  On an average 36 seconds time is allotted for attempting one question.

From previous questions papers, it is observed that in the part of General Engineering i.e. Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (100 questions), approximately 25-30 questions are numerical type questions and rest are theoretical questions. Numerical type questions may take more time, hence it may be better to attempt theoretical  type questions first.

Similarly, for solving the part of General Intelligence and Reasoning   (50 questions) takes more time in comparison to part of General Awareness (50 questions).

Hence, it may be planned by aspirants that which part they should be attempt first.

3.    Method of elimination

If you are not sure about the correct answer in a question it is always better to use method of elimination. Strike out that options which seems totally out of chance and reduce the number of options. There will be more probability to choose the correct option in reduced choices.

4.    Guessing the correct option

Always read all options in a question before encircle the correct answer. If you are not sure about the correct option and you want guessing the correct option, read again the question intelligently. There may be a clue/related word in the question/options. Check the options grammatically also there may be a similar option with wrong spelling or misguiding letter/word.

5.  Orderly, Effective and Legible handwriting

In conventional types of papers, generally deduction of marks being done for illegible handwriting. Similarly, credit will given for orderly, effective and exact expression combined with due economy of words. Hence be careful while answering the questions. Aspirants should remember that marks will not be allotted for mere superficial knowledge in conventional types papers. In depth study of the subject books is required for fundamental knowledge and applied concepts of the subjects.

6.    Exam pattern and Syllabus

Candidates should check carefully the exam pattern and syllabus and level of questions before appearing in the final examination.

7.  Perspiration and Inspiration

Single minded focus, conceptual clarity and honest, clear intentions play a more important role. Stay positive and have faith in oneself. There is no shortcut to success and sincere, honest and intelligent preparation is sure to bear fruit.

Believe in yourself, when others can do it, then for sure even you can do it. Stay focused and prepare hard and smart.

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