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SSC (Staff Selection Commission) conducts online examination for the recruitment of Junior Engineers in various government organizations. The Recruitment Examination for SSC JE will be an All India Open Competitive Examination. It hires Junior Engineers for Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Contract etc. Unlike UPSC Civil Services Exam, the questions asked in SSC JE are often termed as a bit easy and direct. Many experts have opined through the analysis of previous years question papers that mostly questions are repeated as the same questions have been asked in different forms. So, you can score good marks.

Let us help them further in preparing SSC JE General Awareness Section for the upcoming examination.

SSC JE General Awareness Section: Important Topics

This General Awareness Section of the SSC JE is different from those of Banking and Insurance Examinations. In prominent Banking and Insurance Exams, General Awareness Section focuses more on Current Affairs whereas, in SSC JE, more questions are asked on the Static General Knowledge.

In the upcoming exam, there will be about 50 questions, 1 mark each. And the different topics will come from the following subjects:

  • Indian History
  • Indian Polity
  • Geography
  • Indian Economy
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology)
  • Miscellaneous

There are almost 5-6 questions from each subject mentioned above, excluding the miscellaneous section. General Science is expected to have around 10-15 questions, with Biology being central.

SSC JE General Awareness: History

It has been seen that questions from World History are rarely asked, so there is no need to give all the time to World History. Instead, it is better to concentrate on Indian History only.

Previous Year Questions

With reference to India’s freedom struggle consider the following statements. Which of the statements given below is/are correct?

1] The Turkish ruler Mehmed Murad-V abolished the Caliphate.

2] In February 1922, a group of peasants attacked and torched a police station in the hamlet of Chauri Chaura.

3] During the Non-Cooperation Movement Gandhiji was arrested in March 1922, and charged with sedition.

1) 1 and 3 only

2) 3 only

3) 2 and 3 only

4) 2 only


  • The Roman Republic that lasted from 509 BC to 27 BC,

was overthrown by ___________, the adopted son and

heir of Julius Caesar.

1) Xerxes

2) Caligula

3) Augustus

4) Darius


  • Which King made Al-Biruni, the writer of Kitab-ul-Hind,

a hostage?

1) Timur-i-Lang

2) Mahmud of Ghazni

3) Genghis Khan

4) Nader Shah

  • _________ (14-37 CE), the second in the long line of

Roman emperors was the adopted son of Augustus.

1) Constantine

2) Heraclius

3) Tiberius

4) Gallienus


  • The People’s Republic of China was founded in 1949,

following the ______ revolution under the leadership

of Mao.

1) socialist

2) democratic

3) fascist

4) communist


  • By the sixth century BC, _____ had established control

over major parts of the Assyrian empire.

1) Iranians

2) Greeks

3) Romans

4) Mongols


  • Which of the following persons was associated with

the American War of Independence?

1) Abraham Lincoln

2) Franklin D. Roosevelt

3) Dwight D. Eisenhower

4) George Washington

Important Topics

American Revolution (1765 to 1783)

  • American war of Independence- 1775 to 1783
  • Americans declared independence on 4th July 1776
    French Revolution (1789 to 1799) – Revolution of 1789
  • Napoleon Bonaparte rose fame and power from this revolution
  • Gave the fundamental ideological principles of the modern world in form of – liberty, equality, and fraternity.
  • Russian Revolution- Feb. 1917 and Oct. 1917
    Chinese Revolution- Xinhai Revolution or 1911 Revolution
  • Second Chinese Revolution, the 1913 rebellion
    against Yuan Shikai
  • Chinese Civil War, the conflict between the Nationalist government and the Communists from
  • Chinese Communist Revolution- 1945–1950

Battles and Wars
• Battle of Waterloo (18th June 1815)- last battle of Napoleon
(Napoleon was exiled to St. Helena)
• 100-year war (1337 to 1453)- France vs. England (lasted 116
• Crimean War (October 1853 to Feb 1856)- Britain & France
Joined in 1854-End with the Treaty of Paris.

  • Opium Wars- 1st (1839 to 1842) & 2nd(1856 to 1860).
    • 7 year War (1756 to 1763)- France Vs. Britain- for the
    possession of Canada.
    • American Civil War (1861 to 1865)- President Abraham
    • World War 1st – (1914 – 1918)- end with Treaty of
    • World War 2nd – (1939 to 1945).
    • Axis powers- Germany, Japan, and Italy.
    • Allied Powers- France, Poland, U.K., Russia, US, China
    • Gulf War (1990 to 2000)- B/W Iraq, Kuwait and USA

SSC JE General Awareness: Geography

There are two parts of Geography from where the questions are asked, these are – Indian Geography and Physical Geography. For covering basics, NCERT Books of Class XI and XII will be sufficient.

If you wish to cover more ground, we suggest you attempt the below given free mock test to know the type of questions asked in SSC JE General Awareness Paper 1 Exams.

SSC JE General Awareness: Polity

Again, Read NCERT Books of Class VIII to X for Polity, as it will cover most of the topics asked under the banner of Polity.

SSC JE General Awareness: Economy

The economy also contains 2 parts – Indian Economy and Economics. Indian Economy is the study of Indian Economics system and Economics Further comprises of two topics which include: Macroeconomics and Microeconomics. There are a few ambiguous topics which one should only prepare from trusted sources.

SSC JE General Awareness: Miscellaneous

The Miscellaneous Section may contain various topics like Current affairs, Computer Knowledge, Technology, Books and Authors, Sports, Persons and Places in News, Abbreviations, etc.

Only a limited set of questions are asked on Current Affairs. So, try not to dedicate a major portion of your time for it. Are you able to make out how to prepare for General Awareness for SSC JE 2017? If Yes, proceed to the final section of this article.

Questions Asked in General Awareness for SSC Exams along with the Answers

  • What is DPT? – A Combination vaccine
  • Carica Papaya is the scientific name for which fruit? – Papaya
  • World’s largest continental shelf extends 1,500 km into which ocean from the coast of Siberia? – Arctic Ocean
  • What is the chemical formula of ammonium nitrate? – NH₄NO₃
  • Diodes are generally used in? – Transistor
  • What is the SI unit of inductance? – Henry
  • Who introduced Mansabdari system, which was the core foundation of administrative system of the Mughal Empire? – Akbar
  • Limestone is used in? – Cement Industry
  • What is the best indicator of Economic Development? – Per Capita Income
  • Who created the slogan for Chipko Movement (Tree Hugging Movement)? – Ghanshyam Raturi
  • Where the Bill for constitutional amendment is initiated? – Any house of Parliament
  • Which is the hardest type of coal? – Anthracite
  • Directive Principles of State Policy adopted from which Constitution? – Irish Constitution
  • Red soil is found in? – Karnataka
  • Who invented 3d printer? – Chuck Hull
  • Which is one of the earliest discovered and widely used antibiotic agents? – Penicillin, derived from the Penicillium mold
  • Which was the last battle of Vijayanagar? – Talikota battle
  • Which was the first organic state of India? – Sikkim
  • Which state has the largest coastline of India – Gujarat
  • What is Capital of Turkey? – Ankara
  • Yogeshwar Dutt is related to which sport? – Wrestling
  • Periyar National Park is situated in? – Kerala
  • Which city is located on the bank of River Narmada? – Bharuch
  • Amartya Sen got Noble Prize in which field? – Welfare Economics
  • What is the Scientific name of Guava? – Psidium guajava
  • Total number of Rajya Sabha member? – 250
  • Gland of human body secretes insulin – Pancreas
  • Sextant is used to measure? – Angle
  • Bangladesh was part of which country? – Pakistan
  • In space gravitational force is? – Zero
  • RBI Head Quarter is located at? – Mumbai
  • When did Aurangazeb die? – 1707 in Ahmednagar
  • Who constructed Gol Gumbaz Tomb? – Mohammed Adil Shah
  • Panna National Park is situated in which state? – Madhya Pradesh
  • Who were the first T20 Cricket World Cup winner? – India
  • Which state is also called as “Land of the Midnight Sun”? – Norway
  • What is the Full form of ALU? – Arithmetic and Logic Unit
  • Who is the author of the book “Choker Bali”? – Rabindranath Tagore
  • What is the minimum age required to become a member of Rajya Sabha? – 30 Years
  • Who was the first temporary Chairman of Constituent Assembly? – Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha
  • Who invented the induction coil? – Charles Grafton Page, Nicholas Callan
  • Who was the President of Indian National Congress during independence? – J.B Kriplani
  • Which is the biggest gland in human body/ – Liver
  • Humayun was born in which year? – 1508

SSC JE General Awareness: Tips to remember

Here are a few important points to keep in mind:
  • Read at least one newspaper daily. It will help in both GK and English Sectional Preparation.
  • Solve the Previous Year’s Question Paper of SSC JE. It will help you in getting an idea of what sort of questions are asked.
  • Follow at least one site for Daily Updates on GK and Current affairs.
  • Keep revising regularly what you’ve been learning.


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