SSC JE General Awareness 2020 | Check Here the Preparation Strategy


SSC JE General Awareness 2020: The Staff selection commission conducts the SSC Junior Engineer Exam for recruiting candidates for the post of Junior Engineers in Various branches including Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Quantity surveying, and contract. The Staff selection commission has revised the exam dates, The SSC tier I Exam is scheduled from October 27th, 2020 onwards. This article will give deep insight into the preparation Strategy for the General Awareness section.

General Awareness deals with the happenings around the world and it is one of the most essential sections in all the competitive exams. It covers banking knowledge, general knowledge, current affairs, and economic knowledge. Students who want to score more marks in the competitive exams should prepare this section thoroughly as it is the most scoring section of all. 

SSC JE- Exam pattern:

There are two papers in the SSC Junior Engineering Exam. Paper I is a computer-based exam and paper II is a written test. The duration of the exam is 2 hours. There 0.25 negative marks for the paper I. Calculators, slide rule, logarithmic table, steam table are allowed for the paper II exam

SSC JE Papers SSC Junior Engineer Exam Date Exam Mode Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Paper-I: Objective Type 27.10.2020 to

30.10.2020 and

11.12.2020 for Candidates who opted for Bihar in Exam Centre

Computer-based Test (i) General Intelligence and Reasoning

(ii) General Awareness

(iii) Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)


Part-B General Engineering (Electrical)


Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)







2 Hours
Paper-II: Descriptive Type 21.03.2021 Written Test Part-A
General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

Part- B
General Engineering (Electrical)


General Engineering (Mechanical)

300 2 Hours


SSC JE  General Awareness – Syllabus:

Check below the General Awareness Syllabus 

General Awareness

Current Affairs

India and its neighboring countries




Economic Science

General Polity and Scientific Research, etc


SSC JE General Awareness- Best books 

You should be careful while choosing the study material when you are going to prepare for any competitive exam. Our IBPS Guide masterminds have created a list of section-wise books that would provide a helping hand to boost your bank exam preparation. You can learn all the basic and advanced concepts from these books and use the previous year’s questions to analyze where you are standing. Take regular mock tests to examine your weaker and stronger sections.

General Awareness Books:

Name of the Book  Author 
General Knowledge  Lucent
Banking Awareness handbook of Banking information N.S Toor
Static General Knowledge Arihant Publication
Banking Awareness Arihant Publication


SSC JE General Awareness: Topic-wise preparation

SSC JE General Awareness: History

  • Concentrate more on Indian History more than World history, rarely questions will be asked from world history.

SSC JE General Awareness: Geography

  • Questions will be asked from Indian Geography and Physical Geography.
  • Check the NCERT books of Class XI and XII

SSC JE General Awareness: Polity

  • Check the NCERT books of Class VIII to X, this will be more than enough

SSC JE General Awareness: Economy

  • Questions will be asked from- Indian Economy and Economics.
  • Check Macroeconomics and Microeconomics 

SSC JE General Awareness: Miscellaneous

This particular section covers topics like Current affairs, Computer Knowledge, Technology, Books and Authors, Sports, Persons and Places in News, Abbreviations, Etc.

Check below the tips to clear this section easily

Have sufficient knowledge of Frequently asked questions:

  • Check all the previous exam question papers for the frequently asked questions and be thorough with the same.

Read magazines:

  • Inculcate the habit of reading magazines regularly to have an idea about the latest happenings attractively through graphs, charts, images, and analysis.

Read Newspapers:

  • Reading newspapers regularly will boost your reading skills and also make yourself aware of all the latest happenings around.

Listen to News channel: 

  • Even newspapers tend to leave any news but news channels won’t. Listen to news at least 30-40 minutes per day to get frequently updated with the happenings.

Use the internet:

  • If you are not comfortable with reading newspapers, you can use online resources available to keep yourself updated. It is very easy because you can watch it anywhere and anytime.

Make notes of important dates and event:

  • It will be easy for you to revise at the time of the exam when you take short notes of all the important dates and events while preparing.

Take practice quizzes:

  • Cultivate the habit of taking practice quizzes like a fun part of learning. It will boost your learning process and make it even easier.

Follow social networking sites:

  • Follow social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, etc, to gain more insights into Current affairs.

Take a mock test:

  • Taking a mock test will make you analyze your stronger and weaker sections. It is also highly helpful in time management during the main exam.

Frequently Asked Questions :

Q. What are the topics asked in the General Awareness section?

A. Current Affairs, History, India, and its Neighbouring Countries, History, Culture, Geography, Economic science, General Polity, and Scientific Research, etc are the topics asked in the General awareness section.

Q. Mention the minimum qualification to apply for the SSC JE exam?

A. Candidates applying for the SSC JE exam should have a diploma or degree in engineering.

Q. Is there any negative marking in the SSC JE Exam?

A. Yes, there are 0.25 negative marks for each wrong answer on the SSC JE Paper I.

Q. In which mode SSC Junior Engineer exam will be conducted?

A. The paper I will be conducted in online mode and paper II will be conducted in offline mode.

Q. Mention the best set of books for General Awareness Preparation.

Name of the Book  Author 
General Knowledge Lucent
Banking Awareness handbook of Banking information N.S Toor
Static General Knowledge Arihant Publication
Banking Awareness Arihant Publication


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