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SSC JE 2018 (January 24) Answer Key, Question Paper & Analysis

Last Updated - January 24, 2018

SSC JE 2018 is still in process. The Written Exam for SSC JE started from January 22, 2018 and would be conducted till January 29, 2018. Here is a brief look at some of the important takeaways for SSC JE 2018:

  • The general knowledge section was tough while the general intelligence section was easy to moderate. 
  • The mechanical engineering paper was moderate to difficult as compared to last year. Check SSC JE Paper Analysis
  • As per the previous year SSC JE 2018 exam analysis, Questions on current affairs and general awareness were asked from last 10 years.
  • Candidates who manage to obtain the minimum SSC JE Cut off score are only eligible to participate in SSC JE 2018 Selection Procedure.
  • Candidates who had attempted the questions with accuracy in general intelligence would have scored well in this section.
  • The technical section (electrical, civil and mechanical) was moderate to difficult.
  • Result of SSC JE 2018 Paper 1 will likely be announced by the SSC in March, 2018. 

SSC JE 2018 Answer Key

The Commission releases two separate answer keys for SSC JE Paper 1 and Paper 2. Answer key helps the candidates to analyze their performances in the SSC JE Exam. SSC JE 2018 Answer Keys will be available for the candidates in March, 2018 (tentatively). Candidates can follow the steps given below to download SSC JE Answer Key:

  1. Visit the official website of SSC i.e.
  2. Under the Answer Key tab, click for the link for Junior Engineer Answer Keys.
  3. Just below the notice, a link is provided for downloading SSC JE Answer Key, click on it.
  4. Now, enter Roll Number, Password and choose the exam date on which you appeared.
  5. Download the answer key.
  6. In case of any incorrect answer, candidates can challenge the question.

SSC JE 2018 Paper Analysis

  • A general trend observed over the years is that the exam difficulty is average.
  • Most aspirants who have appeared for the test felt that the General Intelligence & Reasoning section is the most scoring section.
  • There is no sectional cut off in the exam.

For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded designated marks and negative marking of ¼ marks is practiced in case of incorrect answer.

  • In general awareness section, most of the questions were from Biology. The questions also covered a broad range of current affairs including books, people and sports.

Technical sectional this year was of moderate level as compared to previous year.

SSC JE 2018 Paper 1 Sectional Analysis

SectionTopicsNumber of QuestionLevel of Difficulty
General Intelligence ReasoningNumber Series6Easy to Moderate
Statement & Conclusions2
Alphabetical Series2
Missing Numbers/ Characters9
Odd One Out2
Direction & Distance Test3
Water Image3
Paper folding2
Alpha Numeric Series4
Blood Relations3
Coding/ Decoding2
General AwarenessHistory3-5Moderate to Difficult
Current Affairs5-6
Miscellaneous/ Static GK13
Technical (Electrical)Basic Concepts10Moderate
Magnetic Circuit10
AC Fundamental9
Circuit Law & Network Theorem10
Electrical Machines21
Basic Electronics7
Generation, Transmissions & Distribution15
Utilisation of Electrical Energy7
Measurement & Measuring Instruments9
Technical (Mechanical)Fluid Mechanics & Machinery31Moderate to Difficult
Thermal Engineering30
Strength of Materials & Mechanics15
Production Engineering10
Theory of Machine & Machine Design15

SSC JE 2018 Paper 1 Overall Analysis

SectionsGood AttemptsDifficulty LevelMaximum Questions
General Intelligence Reasoning35-40Easy to Moderate50
General Awareness30-32Difficult50
Technical (Civil & Structural/ Mechanical/ Electrical)65-70Moderate to Difficult100

SSC JE 2018 Cut off

The cut off scores are the minimum scores that a candidate needs to obtain in order to qualify SSC JE Exam. The SSC JE Cut off decided by the Commission. The SSC releases separate SSC JE cut offs each for paper 1 and paper 2. The given below table provides SSC JE Cut Off for 2016-17 (tier 1):

CategoryElectrical/ Mechanical Engineering Cut OffCivil Engineering Cut Off
Unreserved (UR)115.00100.00
Scheduled Castes (SC)99.0084.00
Scheduled Tribe (ST)94.5085.00
Other Backward Castes (OBC)109.5092.50



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