Tips and tricks to sail right through the SSE JE exams this year

The spree of year-end competitive exams has already begun. Students are eagerly waiting to face the SSC Junior Engineering Exams, the tier-1 paper of which commences from October 27, 2020 in online mode. The time duration allotted to each paper remains 3 hours. Even though it is one of the toughest exams to clear, proper preparation strategies, regular practice will help aspirants clear the exams with ease.

Here are a few preparation techniques to ace each section of SSE JE Exams of 2020:

General Intelligence and Reasoning

The questions in this section are comparatively easier, but proper practice is still required. You should opt for the elimination strategy to find the correct choice in this objective section.

  • The important point to remember that you should not assume or use any other information apart from the given structured facts and figures.
  • It is crucial to read both factual information and instructions of the questions before answering.
  • This section can be tricky to play vast number of choices. Hence, it is suggested to choose the read all the response choices carefully.
  • Regular practice of previous year’s question papers will help a lot in understanding the question format and answer accordingly.

General Awareness

This section focuses much on current affairs, with general knowledge questions on India and its neighboring countries.

  • Keeping updated with the current happening around the world is necessary. Daily reading of current affairs magazine will be helpful.
  • It is also pertinent to work on the static general knowledge such as Indian history, politics, geography and economy.
  • Preparation should be pertaining to direct factual questions which are generally asked in this exam.

General Engineering

The focus on this section should be predominant because of the weightage.

  • It is important to be clear on concepts, principles and applications of the topic to score well.
  • Most of the questions in this section are time consuming. Hence, using of tricks such as self-explanatory short answers can be useful
  • It will be better if the questions can be converted to formulas while learning them can save time during the exam.

Lastly and most importantly, take care of yourself. Granted, we are in the middle of a pandemic. Allow yourself to step away from the computer and get some much-needed rest, as studies have shown that sleep enhances studying by helping your brain retain information. Pulling an all-nighter will lead to grogginess, fatigue and perhaps a grade lower than you’d hope for. Remember, it is the relative performance that counts, so believe in yourself and give your best shot.

Inputs by Akhand Swaroop Pandit, Founder and CEO, The Catalyst Group

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