The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the answer keys for Junior Engineer (JE) 2017 examination. The details of SSC JE answer keys, question paper and the submission of challenges have been uploaded at the official portal www.ssc.nic.in.
SSC JE examinations were held in computer based mode from March 1 to March 4, 2017 after being re-scheduled four times. The exams were originally penned for first week of December 2016. The notification was issued on October 1, 2016 for vacancies under Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantitative Surveying & Contracts branches.
The exams conducted were tier 1 and the results are expected in the second fortnight of May as tier 2 is scheduled for June 11, 2017 as per SSC calendar. Tier 2 will be descriptive paper. Tier 1 is merely a screening test, those qualifying will be called to appear for tier 2. Upon the results of tier 2 paper, the candidates’ marks of tier 1 and 2 will then be taken into preparation of final merit.
Coming back to topic here, candidates can view their answer keys here after filling in details of their roll number, date of birth and exam date. After login, candidates can check the correct answers of the paper they were given, view their response sheet and submit the representations (if any).
Candidates can submit representations between April 27 to May 1, 2017 (5 pm) only at SSC website. The challenges can only be submitted only and the candidates would have to pay a fee of Rs 100/ per answer/representation.
The answer keys currently displayed are tentative and the final keys will be uploaded after the challenges are submitted and sorted out by SSC. The results will be declared only after the representations are sorted out.
The paper of SSC JE consisted of multiple choice questions. The questions from General intelligence & reasoning, general awareness were common for candidates of all branches. Only the part iii was different for separate branches. The test duration was 2 hours and the paper carried 200 marks on a whole.
Negative marking is also there, per which, 0.25 marks for each wrong answer will be deduced from candidates’ score in paper 1. Candidates should keep that in mind while checking out the answer keys and tallying their score.
We’ll have more on expected cut offs in the next article here.