This exam is conducted to hire Junior Engineers in various departments like Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Quantity Surveying etc. General Awareness is one of the important sections in this exam. Divided into 2 papers, Paper I will be conducted online and Paper II will be conducted with pen & paper. Also read, SSC CGL Tier 3 Preparation Tips.
Paper I has multiple type questions for 200 marks which you need to take on a computer and the duration is 2 hours. Below are the different sections and their respective marks:
- Gen Intelligence and Reasoning: 50 marks
- Gen Awareness: 50 marks
- Gen Engineering Section (choose any one): 100 marks
- Part A- General Engineering (Civil and Structural) or
- Part B- General Engineering (Electrical) or
- Part C- General Engineering (Mechanical)
Each question is of 1 mark and incorrect answers will attract a negative marking of 0.25 mark. Candidates clearing Paper I will be eligible for Paper II. You may also like to read SSC CHSL 2016 Tier 2 Time Management & Last Minute Tips.
Candidates can select one out of the three subject: Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering and the duration of the test will be 2 hours.
It is obvious that 50% of marks of Paper I (i.e. 100 marks) is covered by Gen Intelligence and Reasoning & Gen Awareness. If the candidate cover these 2 subjects well, half of the battle is won. Generally, the Gen Awareness covers the below topics:
- Indian History
- Indian Polity
- Indian Economy
- Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology)
Each topic may have 5-6 questions and Miscellaneous may have some more questions. Gen Science may have 10-15 questions.
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