The Staff Selection Commission is the conducting body for Junior Engineer exam. SSC JE is one of the most sought after exams because of its lucrative salary, perks and other benefits. For candidates willing to join the Junior Engineer post in SSC must be prepared to qualify the exam in a single attempt.
The past few years have witnessed a massive increase in the number of applicants for the SSC JE exam. The exam is conducted in two stages:
- JE Paper I, and
- JE paper II
The commission has announced a few changes in the exam date of SSC JE Tier I exam that was scheduled to be conducted from October 27th 2020. Candidates appearing for the exam can go through the revised SSC JE exam date on the given link.
Since the competition for JE exam has increased manifold, candidates preparing for the exam must try not to make any such mistakes that may result in not being able to crack the exam. Through this article, we have brought a list of common mistakes that candidates tend to make while preparing for the Junior Engineer exam and end up not getting selected for the final stage.
Avoid these to make it to the final Result of SSC JE
If you want to see yourself getting selected for the final stage of the Junior Engineer examination then avoid the common mistakes mentioned-below while preparing for the exam-
- Aspirants mostly do not follow a strategic plan and start their JE exam preparation randomly. This is a wrong practice and totally a waste of time. It is always a good practice to chart out a preparation plan, sort out and divide the time table according to the subjects or sections and then move ahead with the preparation following the same. Doing this will help you focus on all the subjects/sections by devoting equal time to prepare for each.
- Mostly, candidates try to refer to too many books or study material to prepare for a particular topic. This is a blunder. Referring to different books to prepare for one topic is only going to confuse you. It is better that you select one good book and cover it completely and thoroughly.
- Generally candidates tend to focus more on the preparation of the subject which they are good at or have more confidence in solving. Because of this the sections that are not their interest are left out leading candidates to lose marks as the sections or topics are not practiced well. Hence, it is important for candidates to give equal time for preparing each section in the paper.
- Since the SSC JE exam pattern encompasses a negative marking scheme, candidates must never make guesses while solving the paper. The penalty of 0.25 marks is a major loss for candidates when their final marks are calculated. So, if you are not sure, simply leave the question instead of making a wrong answer.
- Sometimes candidates simply go through the topics once and do not revise it at all. Do not make the mistake of practising any topic just once and not revising it before the final exam. The syllabus for the exam is comprehensive and skipping revision can be costly. Without proper revision it is impossible to retain what is studied. Therefore, proper revision at regular intervals must be a habit.
- Lack of practice is what can cease you scoring well in the exam. Not solving mock tests and practice papers results in inaccuracy and lack of speed which are the most crucial thing to help fetch more marks. Therefore, devote proper time to solve previous year question papers and mock tests, practice as much as possible because it will increase efficiency, speed, accuracy and will also help devise new exam taking strategies.
- Leaving the preparation of the General Awareness section for the last days of the examination is another reason where a candidate’s score is affected. General awareness is less tricky and less time consuming section to prepare and to solve in the exam. Because it is easy, candidates do not pay much attention to its preparation and procrastinate it for the eleventh hour. This is the biggest mistake. Your study schedule should have a dedicated time to prepare for this section as well. It is the most scoring section and can help fetch more marks increasing the overall score in the exam.
Aspirants of Junior engineer exam must remember the above mentioned common mistakes and should try not to include these in their preparation.
SSC releases admit cards for different exams 15 days before the scheduled date. Sinec the JE exam is scheduled from October 27th (except for candidates opted for Bihar exam centre), candidates can expect the SSC JE Admit Card soon. Details regarding the same can be checked on the link provided.