SSC JE Electrical Topic-wise Preparation Tips and Strategy 2018

SSC JE Electrical Topic-wise Preparation Tips and Strategy 2017

SSC JE Electrical Topic-wise Preparation Tips and Strategy 2018 – Tips, Tricks and Strategies for SSC JE Electrical Stream

SSC JE Electrical Topic-wise Preparation Tips and Strategy 2018

Staff Selection Commission or SSC has released notification for recruitment of junior Engineers. It is a great opportunity for those who want to work in the Public Sector as a Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Branch. It is a great opportunity for those who want to prepare for SSC JE. The paper I will be conducted from 5th to 8th January 2018.

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Examination Paper Pattern SSC JE 2018 :

Paper Sections Asked Maximum Marks Duration
Paper – I General Awareness 50 2 Hours
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50
Part A- General Engineering (civil & structural) 100
Part B- General Engineering (electrical)
Part C- General Engineering (mechanical)
Paper – II Part A- General Eng. (civil & structural) 300 2 Hours
Part B- General Eng. (electrical)
Part C- General Eng. (mechanical)

In Paper-I and Paper-II for General Engineering, the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil), Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contract) should attempt Part A (Civil & Structural) of Paper-I and Paper-II.
Candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical) should attempt Part-B (Electrical) and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Mechanical) should attempt Part C (Mechanical) of Paper-I and Paper-II failing which his/her answer sheet (Paper-II) will not be evaluated.

SSC JE Electrical Topic-wise Preparation Tips and Strategy 2018

How to thoroughly prepare for SSC JE 2018?

It is important to learn the syllabus effectively and know it by heart to prepare for the exam. You must prepare according to the syllabus for SSC JE Exam. Being an Electrical Engineer, you will be well versed with the topic or at least we assume you would be. However, it is necessary to cover the entire syllabus. Here we throw light on how to prepare section-wise for SSC JE 2018 for those who have applied for Electrical Branch as Order of preference.

Network Theory:
  • The questions are of simple numerical type
  • The same model questions are asked every year
  • You need to practice in order to get things right
Electrical Machines:
  • Most of the questions are theory based
  • Strengthen your basics to answer the questions
  • Numerical problems are simple and can be answered if you get your basics right
Measurement and Measuring instruments:
  • The subject carries a weightage of 12% to 15% in the examination
  • Lot of Theory questions make it easy to answer the questions
  • Predictable questions in the section
Power systems:
  • Theory based questions
  • Not many questions in the exam from this section
  • Few Questions from this section, but tricky questions

Basic Electronics: Most Electrical Engineers will ignore this section while preparation, but this section is where you can score a lot of marks as they are theory based questions and contain simple, direct formula based questions

SSC JE Electrical Topic-wise Preparation Tips and Strategy 2018:

Some Preparation tips for SSC JE 2018 Electrical Branch-

  • Manage your time well as there is not much time and lot of questions to solve
  • Eat Well, Sleep well and focus on the upcoming exams
  • Solve Mock tests regularly as this is the best way to improve
  • Evaluate your performance regularly
  • Accuracy is essential in solving mathematical problems
  • Go through the given syllabus
  • Strengthen your basics
  • Solve Sectional mock tests
  • Know the syllabus and Exam pattern well
  • You need to score high sectional cutoff to get selected among lakhs of candidates

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Syllabus for SSC JE 2018 Electrical branch:

Paper I: Electrical Engineering

Basic concepts, Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Estimation and Costing, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics.

Paper II: Electrical Engineering:

  • Basic concepts : Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them. Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their units.
  • Circuit law : Kirchhoff‟s law, Simple Circuit solution using network theorems.
  • Magnetic Circuit : Concepts of flux, mmf, reluctance, Different kinds of magnetic materials, Magnetic calculations for conductors of different configuration e.g. straight, circular, solenoidal, etc. Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction.
  • AC Fundamentals: Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves, Representation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance, Tank Circuit. Poly Phase system – star and delta connection, 3 phase power, DC and sinusoidal response of R-Land R-C circuit.
  • Measurement and measuring instruments: Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase, both active and re-active) and energy, 2 wattmeter method of 3 phase power measurement. Measurement of frequency and phase angle. Ammeter and voltmeter (both moving oil and moving iron type), extension of range wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges. Use of CRO, Signal Generator, CT, PT and their uses. Earth Fault detection.
  • Electrical Machines : (a) D.C. Machine – Construction, Basic Principles of D.C. motors and generators, their characteristics, speed control and starting of D.C. Motors. Method of braking motor, Losses and efficiency of D.C. Machines. (b) 1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. Tests, Losses and efficiency. Effect of voltage, frequency and wave form on losses. Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers. Auto transformers. (c) 3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors. Methods of braking, effect of voltage and frequency variation on torque speed characteristics.
  • Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors: Characteristics and applications.
  • Synchronous Machines – Generation of 3-phase e.m.f. armature reaction, voltage regulation, parallel operation of two alternators, synchronizing, control of active and reactive power. Starting and applications of synchronous motors.
Generation, Transmission and Distribution –

Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, cost of generation, inter-connection of power stations. Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults. Switchgears – rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. Fuses, Protection against earth leakage / over current, etc. Buchholtz relay, Merz-Price system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars. Lightning arresters, various transmission and distribution system, comparison of conductor materials, efficiency of different system. Cable – Different type of cables, cable rating and derating factor.

  • Estimation and costing : Estimation of lighting scheme, electric installation of machines and relevant IE rules. Earthing practices and IE Rules.
  • Utilization of Electrical Energy : Illumination, Electric heating, Electric welding, Electroplating, Electric drives and motors.
  • Basic Electronics : Working of various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type), BJT and JFET. Simple circuits using these devices.

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