The latest notice from the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) brings more waiting period for the aspirants who have applied for Junior Engineer exam. SSC JE exam was initially proposed to be held in the first week of December and then were scheduled for December 8, 9 and 12, however, the same schedule was quashed by the Commission citing administrative reasons.
In a notice issued on December 1, the Commission had proposed the tentative schedule for Junior Engineer. As per the schedule mentioned, the exam was to be held from December 20 to 23. While the candidates were intimated that the exact dates will be announced by the Commission shortly, another notice has been issued by the Commission today on December 8, thus further postponement in the exam. As of now, SSC would conduct the JE exam in February. The exact dates are yet to be announced as the candidates are advised to keep a regular eye on the SSC website to know SSC JE exam date.
It is to point out here that the Commission would conduct JE (Paper 1) in February and while the Paper 2 was initially scheduled to be held on February 19, the same exam stands postponed.
SSC had invited applications for Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying & Contract) posts in Central Water Commission, Central Public Works Department, Department of Post, Military Engineer Services and other departments in the month of October. Usually, 3-4 lakh applications are received by the Commission for the JE exam. The selection process for these posts include Paper 1 & Paper 2 as the interviews have been done away by the Commission for JE posts.
While the continuous delay in the SSC JE exam is enough to break the morale of the aspirants, the candidates must use this time to prepare themselves in a much better way. SSC JE Paper 1 is proposed to be held in two shifts of two hours each. Paper 1 will be held as a computer-based online test, while the Paper 2 will be descriptive type test. The candidates qualifying the Paper 1 will be called for Paper 2. The weightage of marks would be 200 and 300 in Paper 1 & 2 respectively.