SSC Junior Engineer (JE) is an exam conducted by Staff selection Commission for recruitment of Group “B” (Non- Gazetted) posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India. It conducts SSC JE exam every year for the post of thousands of vacancies and thousands of students with engineering background appear for the exam.  If you are preparing or planning to prepare for SSC JE exam, you should have complete knowledge of the exam. e.g. SSC JE Pattern, Syllabus, Educational qualification, age limit, previous year cut offs , number of vacancies and many more important information.


 Exam Pattern


SSC JE consists of two Tier exams and to qualify for the exam a candidate is required to clear all or required exams. The Tier I exam is Computer Based Examination and  qualifying in nature and only candidates clearing the Tier I exam can appear for the Tier II exam.


Paper I Examination

Tier I exam consist of three sections comprising different number of questions and total time for the exam is 120 minutes. Each correct answer weightage is of 1 marks.

Papers Mode of Examination Subjects Max Marks Duraion of Exam
Objective Type Online (Computer Based) General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 Hours
General Awareness 50
Part – A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) or 100
Part – B General Engineering (Electrical) or
Part – C General Engineering (Machenical)

 *In Paper, there is negative marking of ¼ mark for each wrong answer.

 Paper II Examination

Only candidate who has obtained cut off marks in Tier I exam are eligible to appear for the Tier II exam.  Tier two exam consist of two sections namely Quantitative Abilities and English Language and Comprehension.

Papers Mode of Examination Subjects Max Marks Duraion of Exam
Paper-II Conventional Type Written
Part – A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) or 300 2 Hours
Part – B General Engineering (Electrical) or
Part – C General Engineering (Machenical)


There will be ¼ negative marking for the wrong answer in Tier II exam

SSC JE Syllabus.

SSC JE syllabus for the Paper I consists of three sections and below are the syllabus of each section.

(A)General Intelligence & Reasoning: This section consists of both verbal and non-verbal types of questions. It incorporates questions on below mentioned topics

Analogies  Analysis  Observation
 Similarities  Judgement  Relationship Concepts
 Differences  Decision Making  Arithmetical Reasoning
 Space Visualization  Visual Memory  Verbal And Figure Classification
 Problem Solving  Discrimination  Arithmetical Number Series


Furthermore, the test will also incorporate questions formulated to test the candidate‟s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships

(B) General Awareness:  This section is designed to test a candidates’ general awareness of the ambiance around him and its application to society. It also encompasses questions on current events and  of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions implicitly or explicitly  related to India and its neighbouring countries particularly related to History, Culture, Geography, Economic s, General Policy & and of Scientific domain.

 (C): General Engineering (Civil and Structural), (Electrical & Mechanical

Part – A Civil Engineering

The questions asked in this section are from the below mentioned topics

Building Materials  Surveying  Irrigation Engineering
 Estimating  Soil Mechanics  Transportation Engineering
 Costing and Valuation  Hydraulics  Environmental Engineering


Part – B Electrical Engineering

The questions asked in this section are from the below mentioned topics

Basic Concepts  Electrical Machines  Generation
 Circuit Law  Fractional Kilowatt Motors  Transmission And Distribution
 Magnetic Circuit Single Phase Induction Motors  Estimation And Costing
 Ac Fundamentals  Synchronous Machines  Utilization And Electrical Energy
 Measurement and Measuring Instruments  Basic Electronics


Part – C Mechanical Engineering

The questions asked in this section are from the below mentioned topics

Theory of Machines and Machine Design   Classification of steels.
 Properties of Pure Substances  IC Engines Combustion
Properties & Classification of Fluids  IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication
 Fluid Statics   Rankine cycle of System
 Measurement of Fluid Pressure  Boilers
 2nd Law of Thermodynamics  Classification
 Dynamics of Ideal fluids  Specification
 Air standard Cycles for IC Engines  Fitting & Accessories
 IC Engine Performance  Air Compressors & their cycles
 Fluid kinematics  Refrigeration cycles
 Measurement of Flow rate  Principle of Refrigeration Plant
 basic principles  Nozzles & Steam Turbines.
 Hydraulic Turbines  Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
 Centrifugal Pumps  1st Law of Thermodynamics


Syllabus for Paper II

Part-A :    Civil  & Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Building Material
Physical And Chemical Properties  Silicate Based Materials  Laminates
 Timber And Wood Based Products  Cement (Portland)  Classification
 Standard Tests  Asbestos Products  Paints
 Uses And Manufacture/Quarrying Of Materials  Bituminous Materials  Varnishes.


Estimating,  Costing and Valuation
Estimate, Glossary Of Technical Terms  Centre Line Method
 Analysis Of Rates  Mid-Section Formula
 Methods And Unit Of Measurement  Trapezodial Formula
 Items Of Work – Earthwork  Simpson‟S Rule.  Cost Estimate Of Septic Tank
 Brick Work (Modular & Traditional Bricks)  Flexible Pavements
 Rcc Work  Tube Well
 Shuttering  Isolates And Combined Footings
 Timber Work  Steel Truss
 Painting  Piles And Pile-Caps.  Valuation – Value And Cost
 Flooring  Scrap Value
 Plastering.  Boundary Wall  Salvage Value
 Brick Building  Assessed Value
 Water Tank  Sinking Fund
 Septic Tank  Depreciation And Obsolescence
 Bar Bending Schedule  Methods Of Valuation.


Surveying : Principles of surveying
 Principles of Surveying  Levelling
 Measurement Of Distance  Definition Of Terms Used In Levelling
 Chain Surveying  Contouring
 Working Of Prismatic Compass  Curvature And Refraction Corrections
 Compass Traversing  Methods Of Contouring
 Bearings  Uses Of Contour Map
 Local Attraction  Tachometric Survey
 Plane Table Surveying  Curve Setting
 Theodolite Traversing  Earth Work Calculation
 Adjustment Of Theodolite  Advanced Surveying Equipment
 Temporary And Permanent Adjustments Of Dumpy Level


Soil Mechanics : Origin of soil
 Phase Diagram  Principles Of Consolidation
 Definitions-Void Ratio  Degree Of Consolidation
 Porosity  Pre-Consolidation Pressure
 Degree Of Saturation  Normally Consolidated Soil
 Water Content  E-Log P Curve
 Specific Gravity Of Soil Grains  Direct Shear Test
 Unit Weights  Vane Shear Test
 Atterberg‟S Limits  Triaxial Test.  Soil Compaction
 Coefficient Of Permeability  Laboratory Compaction Test
 Unconfined And Confined Aquifers  Earth Pressure Theories
 Effective Stress  Standard Penetration Test.
 Quick Sand  Bearing Capacity Of Soils
 Consolidation Of Soils  Plate Load Test
 Active And Passive Earth Pressures
 Determination Of Coefficient Of Permeability
 Density Index And Interrelationship Of Different Parameters
 Grain Size Distribution Curves And Their Uses.  Index Properties Of Soils
 Isi Soil Classification And Plasticity Chart.  Permeability Of Soil
 Computation Of Ultimate Settlement.  Shear Strength Of Soils
 Maximum Dry Density And Optimum Moisture Content


Hydraulics : Fluid properties
 hydrostatics  weirs
 measurements of flow  flumes
 flow through pipes  spillways
 flow in open channels  pumps and turbines
 Bernoulli‟s theorem and its application


Irrigation Engineering:
Definition,Necessity Benefits,  Types Of Canal Irrigation
 2Ii Effects Of Irrigation Shallow And Deep To Wells
 Types And Methods Of Irrigation  Loss Of Water In Canals
 Hydrology – Measurement Of Rainfall Canal Lining – Types And Advantages
 Run Off Coefficient  Yield From A Well.  Weir And Barrage
 Rain Gauge  Failure Of Weirs And Permeable Foundation
 Infiltration  Slit And Scour
Water Requirement Of Crops, Duty  Kennedy‟S Theory Of Critical Velocity
 Delta And Base Period Lacey‟S Theory Of Uniform Flow
 Kharif And Rabi Crops  Definition Of Flood
 Command  Area  Causes And Effects
 Time Factor  Methods Of Flood Control
 Crop Ratio  Water Logging
 Overlap Allowance  Preventive Measure.  Land Reclamation
 Irrigation Efficiencies.   Description Of Land And Reclamation Processes. 
Different Type Of Canals Major Irrigation Projects In India
 losses from precipitation – Evaporation
 Characteristics of affecting fertility of soils, Purpose, Method


Transportation Engineering
Highway Engineering Components Of Permanent Way – Sleepers
Cross Sectional Elements  Ballast
 Geometric Design  Fixtures And Fastening
 Types Of Pavements  Track Geometry
 Pavement Materials – Aggregates And Bitumen  Points And Crossings
 Different Tests  Track Junction
 Design Of Flexible And Rigid Pavements  Stations And Yards. 
Water Bound Macadam (WBM) Traffic Engineering
Wet Mix Macadam (WMM) Different Traffic Survey
 Gravel Road  Speed-Flow-Density And Their Interrelationships
 Bituminous Construction  Intersections And Interchanges
 Rigid Pavement Joint  Traffic Signals
 Pavement Maintenance  Traffic Operation
 Highway Drainage  Traffic Signs And Markings
 Railway Engineering-  Road Safety


Environmental Engineering:
Quality Of Water  Oval Sewer
 Source Of Water Supply  Sewer Appurtenances
Noise Pollution – Cause,  Health Effects, Control Solid Waste Management – Types, Effect
 Purification Of Water Surface Water Drainage.
 Distribution Of Water  Sewage Treatments. 
 Need Of Sanitation  Engineered Management System. 
 Sewerage Systems  Circular Sewer
 Circular Sewer Air Pollution – Pollutants, Causes, Effects, Control


Structural Engineering

Theory of structures
Elasticity Constants
 Types Of Beams – Determinate And Indeterminate
 Bending Moment And Shear Force Diagrams Of Simply Supported
 Cantilever And Over Hanging Beams.
 Moment Of Area And Moment Of Inertia For Rectangular & Circular Sections
 Bending Moment And Shear Stress For Tee
 Channel And Compound Sections
 Dams And Retaining Walls
 Eccentric Loads
 Slope Deflection Of Simply Supported And Cantilever Beams
 Critical Load And Columns
 Torsion Of Circular Section


Concrete Technology
Properties, Advantages And Uses Of Concrete
Cement Aggregates
Importance Of Water Quality
Water Cement Ratio
Workability, Mix Design, Storage, Batching, Mixing, Placement, Compaction
Finishing And Curing Of Concrete
Quality Control Of Concrete
Hot Weather And Cold Weather Concreting
Repair And Maintenance Of Concrete Structures.


RCC Design
RCC Beams-Flexural Strength
Shear Strength
Bond Strength
Design Of Singly Reinforced And Double Reinforced Beams
Cantilever Beams. T-Beams, Lintels.
 One Way And Two Way Slabs
Isolated Footings. Reinforced Brick Works
Retaining Wall
Water Tanks (RCC Design Questions May Be Based On Both Limit State And Working Stress Methods).


Steel Design
Steel Design And Construction Of Steel Columns
Beams Roof Trusses Plate Girders


Part-B   (Electrical Engineering)

Basic Concepts
Concepts Of Resistance, Inductance, Capacitance
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
Electromagnetic Induction
Self And Mutual Induction


AC Fundamentals
Instantaneous, Peak, R.M.S. & Average Values Of Alternating Waves
Representation Of Sinusoidal Wave Form
Simple Series & Parallel Ac Circuits Consisting Of R.L. & C, Resonance, Tank Circuit
Poly Phase System – Star & Delta Connection
3 Phase Power, DC & Sinusoidal Response Of R-L& R-C Circuit


Measurement & Measuring Instruments
Measurement Of Power (1 Phase & 3 Phase, Both Active & Re-Active) & Energy
2 Wattmeter Method Of 3 Phase Power Measurement
Measurement Of Frequency & Phase Angle
Ammeter & Voltmeter (Both Moving Oil & Moving Iron Type)
Extension Of Range Wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy Meter AC Bridges
Use Of CRO, Signal Generator, CT, PT & their Uses
Earth Fault Detection


Electrical Machines
(A) D.C. Machine – Construction, Basic Principles Of D.C. Motors & Generators, Their Characteristics, Speed Control & Starting Of D.C. Motors.
Method Of Braking Motor, Losses & Efficiency Of D.C. Machines
(B) 1 Phase & 3 Phase Transformers – Construction, Principles Of Operation, Equivalent Circuit, Voltage Regulation, O.C. & S.C. Tests, Losses & Efficiency
Effect Of Voltage, Frequency & 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 & Speed Control Of 3 Phase Induction Motors
Methods Of Braking, Effect Of Voltage & Frequency Variation On Torque Speed Characteristics
Fractional Kilowatt Motors & Single Phase Induction Motors: Characteristics & Applications.


Synchronous Machines
Generation Of 3-Phase E.M.F. Armature Reaction, Voltage Regulation, Parallel Operation Of Two Alternators, Synchronizing, Control Of Active & Reactive Power
Starting & Applications Of Synchronous Motors


Generation, Transmission & Distribution
Different Types Of Power Stations, Load Factor, Diversity Factor, Dem& 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 & Air, H.R.C. Fuses, Protection Against Earth Leakage / Over Current
Buchholtz Relay, Merz-Price System Of Protection Of Generators & Transformers, Protection Of Feeders & Bus Bars
Lightning Arresters, Various Transmission & Distribution System, Comparison Of Conductor Materials, Efficiency Of Different System
Cable – Different Type Of Cables, Cable Rating & Derating Factor


Estimation & Costing
Estimation Of Lighting Scheme, Electric Installation Of Machines & Relevant Ie Rules
Earthing Practices & IE Rules


Utilization Of Electrical Energy
Illumination, Electric Heating, Electric Welding, Electroplating, Electric Drives & Motors.


Basic Electronics
Working Of Various Electronic Devices E.G. P N Junction Diodes, Transistors (NPN & PNP Type), BJT & JFET
Simple Circuits Using These Devices


Part- C (Mechanical Engineering)

Theory Of Machines & Machine Design
Concept Of Simple Machine
Four Bar Linkage & Link Motion
Flywheels & Fluctuation Of Energy
Power Transmission By Belts – V-Belts & Flat Belts
Clutches – Plate & Conical Clutch
Gears – Type Of Gears, Gear Profile & Gear Ratio Calculation
Governors – Principles & Classification, Riveted Joint, Cams, Bearings, Friction In Collars & Pivots


Engineering Mechanics & Strength Of Materials
Equilibrium Of Forces, Law Of Motion, Friction
Concepts Of Stress & Strain, Elastic Limit & Elastic Constants
Bending Moments & Shear Force Diagram
Stress In Composite Bars, Torsion Of Circular Shafts
Bucking Of Columns – Euler‟S & Rankin‟S Theories
Thin Walled Pressure Vessels


Thermal Engineering


Properties Of Pure Substances
P-V & P-T Diagrams Of Pure Substance Like H2O
Introduction Of Steam Table With Respect To Steam Generation Process
Definition Of Saturation, Wet & Superheated Status
Definition Of Dryness Fraction Of Steam, Degree Of Superheat Of Steam
H-S Chart Of Steam (Mollier‟S Chart)


1st Law Of Thermodynamics
Definition Of Stored Energy & Internal Energy
1St Law Of Thermodynamics Of Cyclic Process, Non Flow Energy Equation, Flow Energy
Definition Of Enthalpy, Conditions For Steady State Steady Flow
Steady State Steady Flow Energy Equation


2nd Law Of Thermodynamics
Definition Of Sink, Source Reservoir Of Heat, Heat Engine, Heat Pump & Refrigerator
Thermal Efficiency Of Heat Engines & Co-Efficient Of Performance Of Refrigerators
Kelvin – Planck & Clausius Statements Of 2Nd Law Of Thermodynamics
Absolute Or Thermodynamic Scale Of Temperature, Clausius Integral, Entropy, Entropy Change Calculation Of Ideal Gas Processes
Carnot Cycle & Carnot Efficiency, Pmm-2; Definition & Its Impossibility


Air St&ard Cycles For IC Engines
Otto Cycle; Plot On P-V, T-S Planes; Thermal Efficiency
Diesel Cycle; Plot On P-V, T-S Planes; Thermal Efficiency
IC Engine Performance
IC Engine Combustion
IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication


Rankine Cycle Of Steam
Simple Rankine Cycle Plot On P-V, T-S, H-S Planes
Rankine Cycle Efficiency With & Without Pump Work.
Boilers; Classification; Specification
Fittings & Accessories
Fire Tube & Water Tube Boilers
Air Compressors & Their Cycles
Refrigeration Cycles
Principle Of A Refrigeraton Plant
Nozzles & Steam Turbines


Fluid Mechanics & Machinery


Properties & Classification Of Fluid
Ideal & Real Fluids
Newton‟S Law Of Viscosity
Newtonian & Non-Newtonian Fluids
Compressible & Incompressible Fluids
Fluid Statics: Pressure At A Point.
Measurement Of Fluid Pressure: Manometers, U-Tube, Inclined Tube
Fluid Kinematics
Stream Line, Laminar & Turbulent Flow
External & Internal Flow
Continuity Equation.


Dynamics Of Ideal Fluids
Bernoulli’s Equation
Total Head; Velocity Head
Pressure Head; Application Of Bernoulli‟S Equitation
Measurement Of Flow Rate Basic Principles: Venturimeter, Pilot Tube, Orifice Meter
Hydraulic Turbines: Classifications, Principles.
Centrifugal Pumps: Classifications, Principles, Performance


Production Engineering


Classification Of Steels
Mild Steal & Alloy Steel, Heat Treatment Of Steel
Welding – Arc Welding, Gas Welding, Resistance Welding
Special Welding Techniques I.E. Tig, Mig, Etc. (Brazing & Soldering),
Welding Defects & Testing; Ndt,
Foundry & Casting – Methods, Defects, Different Casting Processes, Forging, Extrusion
Metal Cutting Principles, Cutting Tools
Basic Principles Of Machining With (I) Lathe (Ii) Milling (Iii) Drilling (Iv) Shaping (V) Grinding, Machines, Tools & Manufacturing Processes.


Educational Qualification: The minimum educational qualification is  Diploma in Civil Engineeringor Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University or Institute. However, there are other education qualification for specific post.

 Age Limit: There is no specific age criteria for the all the posts and age limit varies from post to post. However, the maximum age is 32 year which imply if you are  below 32 year you can appear for the exam.

Moreover, there is an age relaxation  permissible  beyond upper age limit for the reserved categories which varies according to the category and maximum age relaxation a candidate can avail is upto 15 years.

Below is the list of list-wise post age limit.

S No Organisation Name Post Name Age limit
1 Central Water Commissio Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 32 years
2 Central Water Commissio Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Upto 32 years
3 CPWD Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 32 years
4 CPWD Junior Engineer (Electrical) Upto 32 years
5 Department of Post Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 27 years
6 MES Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 30 years
7 MES Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical) Upto 30 years
8 MES Junior Engineer (Quality Surveying and Contract) Upto 27 years
9 Farrakka Barrage (Project) Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 30 years
10 Farrakka Barrage (Project) Junior Engineer (Electrical) Upto 30 years
11 Farrakka Barrage (Project) Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Upto 30 years
12 Director General Border Roads Organisation Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 30 years
13 Director General Border Roads Organisation Junior Engineer (Electrical) Upto 30 years
14 Director General Border Roads Organisation Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Upto 30 years
15 Central Water Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 30 years
16 Central Water Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Electrical) Upto 30 years
17 Dte of Quality Assurance(Naval) Junior  Engineer (Naval Quality Assurance) – (Mechanical) Upto 30 years
18 Dte of Quality Assurance(Naval) Junior Engineer (Naval Quality Assurance) – (Electrical) Upto 30 years
19 National Technical Research Organisation Junior Engineer (Civil) Upto 30 years
20 National Technical Research Organisation Junior Engineer (Electrical) Upto 30 years
21 National Technical Research Organisation Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Upto 30 years