SSC JE is an exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). This exam is meant for the recruitment of Junior Engineers (JEs) in various branches of Engineering including Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Quantity Surveying & Contracts. The purpose of this exam is to recruit candidates for Group-B (non-gazetted) posts in level-6 (Rs 35,400-1,12,400) of pay matrix of the seventh Central Pay Commission.
The various posts that shall be filled up through SSC JE 2020 exam are:
|SSC JE Posts||Departments Recruiting|
|JE Civil||Central Water Commission|
|JE Mechanical||Central Water Commission|
|JE Civil||Central Public Works Department (CPWD)|
|JE Electrical||Central Public Works Department (CPWD)|
|JE Civil||Military Engineer Services (MES)|
|JE Electrical & Mechanical||Military Engineer Services (MES)|
|JE Civil||Farakka Barrage Project|
|JE Electrical||Farakka Barrage Project|
|JE Mechanical||Farakka Barrage Project|
|JE Civil||Border Road Organization (BRO)|
|JE Electrical & Mechanical||Border Road Organization (BRO)|
|JE Civil||Central Water and Power Research Station|
|JE Electrical||Central Water and Power Research Station|
|JE Mechanical||Central Water and Power Research Station|
|JE Mechanical||Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval)|
|JE Electrical||Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval)|
|JE Civil||National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)|
|JE Electrical||National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)|
|JE Mechanical||National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)|
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has prescribed detailed eligibility criteria for SSC JE exam. All candidates appearing for SSC JE exam are advised to be aware of the SSC JE eligibility criteria 2020 carefully. Application of any candidate found not complying with the eligibility criteria for the exam at a later stage will be rejected. The SSC JE paper-I 2020 will be conducted from March 30 to April 2.
A candidate must be either:
- A citizen of India, or
- A subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or
- A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- A person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India
The following table gives the post-wise essential educational qualification and work experience that candidates need to obtain as on January 1, 2020 in order to be eligible for the exam:
|SSC JE Posts||Required Educational Qualification & Work Experience|
|JE Civil, Central Water Commission||Degree/diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised university/institution|
|JE Mechanical, Central Water Commission||Degree/diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognised university/institution|
|JE Civil, Central Public Works Department (CPWD)||Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised university/institute|
|JE Electrical, CPWD||Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering from a recognised university/institute|
|JE Civil, Military Engineer Services (MES)||Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognised University
Three-year diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised institute/university/board and two-year experience in planning, execution and maintenance of Civil Engineering works
|JE Electrical & Mechanical, MES||Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering from a recognised university
Three-year diploma in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering from a recognised institute/university/board and two-year experience in planning, execution and maintenance of Electrical/Mechanical Engineering works
|JE Civil, Farakka Barrage Project||Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised university/institute/board|
|JE Electrical, Farakka Barrage Project||Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognised university/institute/board|
|JE Mechanical, Farakka Barrage Project||Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognised university/institute/board|
|JE Civil, Border Roads Organisation, Ministry of Defence||Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognised university/institute
Three-year diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised university/institute/board and two-year working experience in planning, execution and maintenance of Civil Engineering works
|JE Electrical & Mechanical, Border Roads Organisation, Ministry of Defence||Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering from a recognised university/institute
Three-year diploma in Electrical/Automobile/Mechanical Engineering from a recognised university/institute/board and two-year experience in planning, execution and maintenance of Electrical/Mechanical Engineering works
|JE Civil, Central Water Power Research Station||Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised institute|
|JE Electrical, Central Water Power Research Station||Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognised institute|
|JE Mechanical, Central Water Power Research Station||Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognised institute|
|JE Mechanical, Directorate of Quality Assurance, (Naval)||Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognised institute
Three-year diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognised university/institution and two-year experience in the respective field
|JE Electrical, Directorate of Quality Assurance, (Naval)||Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognised University
Three-year diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognised university/institution and two-year experience in the respective field
|JE Civil, National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO)||Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised university/institution|
|JE Electrical, NTRO||Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognised university/institution|
|JE Mechanical, NTRO||Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognised university/institution|
|Central Water Commission||32 years|
|Farakka Barrage Project||30 years|
|Border Road Organisation||30 years|
|Central Water and Power Research Station||30 years|
|Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval)||30 years|
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)||5 years|
|Other Backward Class (OBC)||3 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD)||10 years|
|PwD + OBC||13 years|
|PwD + SC/ST||15 years|
|Defence personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof||3 years|
|Defence personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)||8 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (ESM)||3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age|
|Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir from 01-Jan-1980 to 31-Dec-1989||5 years|
SSC JE exam consists of two papers, papers - I and -II. SSC JE paper-I is an objective type test which is held in online mode. SSC JE paper-II is a subjective type test which is conducted in offline mode. Paper-I has 200 marks weightage and paper-II carries a weightage of 300 marks.
SSC JE Paper-1
Exam Mode: Online
Number of Sections: 3
- General Intelligence & Reasoning
- General Awareness
- General Engineering (Civil & Structural, Mechanical, Electrical)
Type of Questions: MCQs
Duration: 2 Hours
Number of Questions: 200
Total Marks: 200
Language: English and Hindi
|SSC JE Paper-I Sections/Subjects||Number of Questions in SSC JE Paper-I||Total Marks in SSC JE Paper-I|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||50||50|
|General Engineering (Civil & Structural or Electrical or Mechanical)||100||100|
SSC JE Paper-2
Exam Mode: Offline
Number of Sections: 1 (General Engineering)
Type of Questions: Descriptive
Duration: 2 Hours
Total Marks: 300
Language: English and Hindi
|SSC JE Paper-II Subjects||Total Marks in SSC JE Paper-I|
|General Engineering (Civil & Structural or Electrical or Mechanical)||300|
SSC JE syllabus 2020 consists of paper- and subject-wise topics from which questions are eventually asked in the exam. The table given below is the detailed SSC JE syllabus for paper-I and -II.
1. General Intelligence & Reasoning
The Syllabus for General Intelligence includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The syllabus shall include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, etc. The test may also include questions designed to test the candidate's abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.
2. General Awareness
Questions are aimed at testing the candidate's general awareness of the events around him/ her and its application to the wider domain of society. Questions will be so designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test may also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
3. General Engineering: Civil & Structural, Mechanical, Electrical
Part-A (Civil Engineering): Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering. Structural Engineering: Theory of Structures, Concrete Technology, RCC Design, Steel Design.
Part-B (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.
Part-C (Mechanical Engineering): Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Properties of Pure Substances, 1st Law of Thermodynamics, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Air standard Cycles for IC Engines, IC Engine Performance, IC Engines Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication, Rankine cycle of System, Boilers, Classification, Specification, Fitting & Accessories, Air Compressors & their cycles, Refrigeration cycles, Principle of Refrigeration Plant, Nozzles & Steam Turbines, Properties & Classification of Fluids, Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid kinematics, Dynamics of Ideal fluids, Measurement of Flow rate, basic principles, Hydraulic Turbines, Centrifugal Pumps, Classification of steel.
1. Civil & Structural Engineering
Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and manufactur/ quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based materials, cement (Portland), asbestos products, timber and wood based products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes.
Estimating, Costing and Valuation
Estimate, glossary of technical terms, analysis of rates, methods and unit of measurement, Items of work - Earthwork, Brick work (Modular & Traditional bricks), RCC work, Shuttering, Timber work, Painting, Flooring, Plastering, Boundary wall, Brick building, Water Tank, Septic tank, Bar bending schedule, Centre line method, Mid-section formula, Trapezoidal formula, Simpson's rule, Cost estimate of Septic tank, flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, Steel Truss, Piles and pile-caps. Valuation - Value and cost, scrap value, salvage value, assessed value, sinking fund, depreciation and obsolescence, methods of valuation.
Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying, working of prismatic compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying, theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Levelling, Definition of terms used in levelling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring, uses of contour map, tachometric survey, curve setting, earth work calculation, advanced Surveying equipments.
Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, specific gravity of soil grains, unit weights, density index and interrelationship of different parameters, Grain size distribution curves and their uses Index properties of soils, Atterber's limits, ISI soil classification and plasticity chart Permeability of soil, coefficient of permeability, determination of coefficient of permeability, Unconfined and confined aquifers, effective stress, quick sand, consolidation of soils, Principles of consolidation, degree of consolidation, pre-consolidation pressure, normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate settlement Shear strength of soils, direct shear test, Vane shear test, Triaxial test Soil compaction, Laboratory compaction test, Maximum dry density and optimum moisture content, earth pressure theories, active and passive earth pressures, Bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test.
Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli's theorem and its application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines.
Definition, necessity, benefits, 2II effects of irrigation, types and methods of irrigation, Hydrology - Measurement of rainfall, run off coefficient, rain gauge, losses from precipitation - evaporation, infiltration, etc.Water requirement of crops, duty, delta and base period, Kharif and Rabi Crops, Command area, Time factor, Crop ratio, Overlap allowance, Irrigation efficiencies Different type of canals, types of canal irrigation, loss of water in canals Canal lining - types and advantages Shallow and deep to wells, yield from a well Weir and barrage, Failure of weirs and permeable foundation, Slit and Scour, Kennedy's theory of critical velocity, Lacey's theory of uniform flow . Definition of flood, causes and effects, methods of flood control, water logging, preventive measure Land reclamation, Characteristics of affecting fertility of soils, purposes, methods, description of land and reclamation processes Major irrigation projects in India.
Highway Engineering - cross sectional elements, geometric design, types of pavements, pavement materials - aggregates and bitumen, different tests, Design of flexible and rigid pavements - Water Bound Macadam (WBM) and Wet Mix Macadam (WMM), Gravel Road, Bituminous construction, Rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Highway drainage, Railway Engineering- Components of permanent way - sleepers, ballast, fixtures and fastening, track geometry, points and crossings, track junction, stations and yards Traffic Engineering - Different traffic survey, speed-flow-density and their interrelationships, intersections and interchanges, traffic signals, traffic operation, traffic signs and markings, road safety.
Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, need of sanitation, sewerage systems, circular sewer, oval sewer, sewer appurtenances, sewage treatments Surface water drainage Solid waste management - types, effects, engineered management system. Air pollution - pollutants, causes, effects, control Noise pollution - cause, health effects, control
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, chimneys, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, Torsion of circular section
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 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, columns, staircases, retaining wall, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress methods)
Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams roof trusses plate girders
2. Electrical Engineering
Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them. Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their units
Kirchhoff"s law, Simple Circuit solution using network theorems
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
Instantaneous, peak, RMS and average values of alternating waves, Representation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of RL 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 of frequency and phase angle Ammeter and voltmeter (both moving oil and moving iron type), extension of rangeW, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges Use of CRO, Signal Generator, CT, PT and their uses Earth Fault detection
(a) DC Machine - Construction, Basic Principles of DC motors and generators, their characteristics, speed control and starting of DC Motors, Method of braking motor, Losses and efficiency of DC Machines (b) 1 phase and 3 phase transformers - Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, OC and SC 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
Generation of 3-phase emf 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, HRC 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
Working of various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type), BJT and JFET Simple circuits using these devices
3. Mechanical Engineering
Theory of Machines and Machine Design
Concept of simple machine, Four bar linkage and link motion, Flywheels and fluctuation of energy, Power transmission by belts - V-belts and Flat belts, Clutches - Plate and Conical clutch, Gears - Type of gears, gear profile and gear ratio calculation, Governors - Principles and classification, Riveted joint, Cams, Bearings, Friction in collars and pivots
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
Equilibrium of Forces, Law of motion, Friction, Concepts of stress and strain, Elastic limit and elastic constants, Bending moments and shear force diagram, Stress in composite bars, Torsion of circular shafts, Buckling of columns - Euler's and Rankin's theories, Thin walled pressure vessels
Thermal Engineering Properties of Pure Substances
P-v & P-T diagrams of pure substance like H 2 O, 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) First 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 Second 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 standard 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
Properties & Classification of Fluid : Ideal & real fluids, Newton's law of viscosity, Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, compressible and 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
Classification of Steels : mild steal & alloy steel, Heat treatment of steel, Welding - Arc Welding, Gas Welding, Resistance Welding, Special Welding Techniques ie TIG, MIG, etc (Brazing & Soldering), Welding Defects & Testing; NDT, Foundry & Casting - methods, defects, different casting processes, Forging, Extrusion, etc, Metal cutting principles, cutting tools, Basic Principles of machining with (i) Lathe (ii) Milling (iii) Drilling (iv) Shaping (v) Grinding, Machines, tools & manufacturing processes
According to the latest updates by SSC Examining body, the date of SSC Junior Engineer Exam 2019 Paper is 27-10-2020 to 30-10-2020. In view of prevailing Covid-1 9 pandemic situation, the Staff Selection Commission has decided to re-schedule its pending examination. Aspirants are considered to visit https://ssc.nic.in regularly for latest updates.
SSC JE 2020 FAQS
The minimum educational qualification for SSC JE EXAM varies from posts to posts as it is conducted to fill various technical posts. However, to apply for the SSC JE exam a candidate requires to have passed B. Tech Degree or B.E or Diploma in Engineering.
According to the latest SSC JE EXAM notification the maximum SSC JE age Limit for Central Water Commission, Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical) and CPWD is 32 years, Department of Post and Junior Engineer (Surveying and Contract), Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical), MES is 27 years and Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical), MES is 30 years.
SSC JE PAPER 1 EXAM is an objective/computer-based test of 200 marks for a maximum duration of 2 hours. It comprises of three sections
- General Intelligence & Reasoning
- General Awareness
- General Engineering:
- - Part-A (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering)
- - Part-B (Electrical Engineering)
- - Part-C (Mechanical Engineering)
Third section is optional for the subsequent Engineering degree the candidate possesses.
Yes, there is negative marking in Paper 1 that is as much as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.
SSC JE exam paper-I of is conducted in online mode in the name of computer-based test. The paper-II of SSC JE exam is conducted in offline mode which is termed as pen-and-paper based test.
SSC JE Exam is conducted for the post of Junior Engineer in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical branches of Engineering.
The SSC JE exam comprises of two phases - paper-I and -II.
Yes, it is compulsory to appear for both paper-I and -II of SSC JE exam because Paper I is qualifying and Paper II is stream based hence both are compulsory to attempt and qualify.
Candidates must have passed diploma/degree in Engineering in order to apply for the SSC JE exam
The application fee for SSC JE exam is Rs 100. Nevertheless, the fee is not applicable for females of all categories and candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD/ExS.
SSC JE examination is conducted for the posts belonging to Group ‘B’ in the technical category.
Candidates who posses Diploma OR Degree in engineering or are eligible for SSC JE exams
Candidates who have passed diploma/ degree in Civil, Mechanical & Electrical are eligible to apply for the SSC JE EXAM.