Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is all set to conduct the Junior Engineer (JE) 2021 Paper II tomorrow, September 26, 2021, across the country. Admit cards for the exam have already been released a week ago on the official website ssc.nic.in. While the first paper having objective-based questions was held from March 22 to 24, 2021, Paper-II is going to be held for the shortlisted candidates. Reportedly, as many as 5711 candidates have been shortlisted for the second stage out of which 3826 will appear for the Civil Engineering subjects. The remaining candidates will appear for the subjects pertaining to Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.
SSC JE 2021 Paper II Exam Pattern
According to the SSC JE notice, Paper-II will be held for a duration of 2 hours. However, PwD candidates utilising the scribe facility will receive 2 hours 40 minutes to attempt the entire paper. Since it’s a descriptive-type examination, it will be held through the written or pen-and-paper format, for a total of 300 marks.
The paper will be divided into three parts – Part A, Part B and Part C. The first part will cover questions from General Engineering i.e., both Civil and Structural subjects. The second part will focus on General Engineering (Electrical) and the third part will essentially, focus on General Engineering (Mechanical). Candidates are instructed to solve ONLY those questions which are pertaining to their preferred stream.
SSC JE 2021 Last-Minute Preparation Strategy: What sort of questions will be asked in the exam?
The SSC JE 2021 Paper II will cover descriptive, subjective or theory-based questions. Here, there will be no negative marking. Candidates will be judged and evaluated based on their writing skills and the points mentioned in their answers. Here, the emphasis is not on using fancy English or Hindi language but to put the subject matter in a structured and relevant manner. Candidates will get only 2 hours’ time to attempt and solve the entire paper. Clearly, there’s no time to spare or unnecessarily waste.
To provide candidates with the last jolt of confidence, here are some last-minute tips, useful even while attempting the paper –
# Try to solve the paper as fast as possible without committing any silly mistakes in calculations. The key is to read the question properly at the first instance and start writing the answer in a sequential manner.
# Never skip any step in the hopes of attempting more questions. It’s fine to miss out on 2-3 questions if the remaining have been perfectly answered.
# With less than 24 hours for the exam, starting a new topic is never wise. In case of any tricky subject, just skim through the theory and explain the concept in your own words.
# Try to solve one mock test today to maintain the exam grid tomorrow. The key is to strike a fair balance between SPEED and ACCURACY.
All the best!