What is the selection process for the DSSSB JE exam?

DSSSB JE exam?

If you are trying for the post of Junior Engineer and Section Officer, you must appear for the DSSSB JE exam. The DSSSB JE exam recruits candidates for institutes like the Delhi Jal Board and the NMDC. Although this is a very competitive exam, we are here to help guide you through the process. Knowing the various details about the exam will give you a better understanding of the exam. Hence, will improve your preparation and help you target subjects better.

The selection process of the DSSSB JE has two-three tiers. Knowing the selection process helps you plan out your schedule and improve your performance in the exam. 

Know about the selection process of the DSSSB JE exam

As we have mentioned before, the DSSSB JE exam has three tries for its selection process. Knowing the process will help you understand the marking pattern and help prepare you better.  

To start, the exam is divided into three tiers. The candidates willing to be a part of the DSSSB as Junior Engineer should know how the two selection process is done. Furthermore, the process will give an insight into the DSSSB JE exam pattern and scheme of the marks.

The three tiers are

  • Tier 1- Computer Based Test 1(CBT 1)
  • Tier 2- Computer Based Test 2(CBT 2)
  • Tier 3- Document Verification and Medical Examination,

Therefore, you will have to qualify for all the stages to be eligible for the selection process. Remember that all the questions are objective. Thus, you need to prepare yourself mentally and academically as required.

To assist you further, we will give you a detailed overview of both CBTs. 

The selection process for CBT 1

The Computer Based Test 1 is the initial screening process. This helps the examiner select the best candidates for the next screening process. You will find that there are two parts to the DSSSB JE CBT 1 exam. 

Part A has five sections containing total marks of 100 where each question is for 20 marks. Whereas, Part B has subject related questions with also a total of 100 marks. The questions of both parts are MCQs. Although all correct answers will award you a point each, incorrect answers will award a negative quarter (-0.25) mark.

General Awareness2020
General Intelligence and Reasoning Ability2020
Arithmetical and Numerical Ability2020
Test of Hindi Language and Comprehension2020
Test of English Language and Comprehension2020
Civil/Electrical Engineering Paper100100

The table above gives you a detailed representation of all the subjects for CBT 1 and the marks associated. For more details, refer to BYJU’s Exam Prep.

The selection process of CBT 2

Computer Based Test is the screening process that follows the Computer Based Test 1. Qualifying for the first process will allow you to appear for CBT 2. This screening process holds great importance as it is the final selection round. Your overall selection depends on this round.

Similar to the DSSSB JE CBT 1 this tier also has two parts and is conducted online. The entire test is a total of 200 marks as well, where both parts are divided equally into 100 marks. Thus Part A contains a total of 100 marks and so does Part B.

PartSubjectNumber of questionsMarks
ASubject/Qualification Related Paper100100
BEvaluation of ability for application of concepts, problem-solving capacity, ability to comprehend the context and apply theoretical aspects50100

In totality, the entire CBT 2 exam has a time constraint of 2 hours.

Hopefully, now you understand the selection process of the DSSB JE exam. Thus, now you can prepare yourself accordingly. We wish you all the best for your exam.


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