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SSC JE Syllabus And Exam Pattern:

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is responsible for conducting the Junior Engineer (JE) examination. The exam is conducted to recruit engineering graduates for various posts which include SSC JE (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Quantity Surveying & Contracts). The SSC JE syllabus and exam pattern will help candidates to prepare for the exam in a systematic manner.

SSC JE Syllabus And Exam Pattern
SSC JE Syllabus And Exam Pattern

Date of start of registration for SSC JE: 1st week of September 2020

Last date to submit completed application: 12th September 2020

Name of Examination SSC Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Quantity Surveying & Contracts)
Number of Papers Paper I – Computer-based TestPaper II – Descriptive Test
SSC JE Exam Date Paper I: September 23 – 27, 2019Paper II: December 29, 2019
Duration of Exam 2 hours each Paper
Exam Language English Hindi
Maximum Marks Paper I will be of 200 marks Paper-II will be of 300 marks
Type of Exam Online & Offline (Pen-paper)
Type of Questions All questions of Paper I will be of Objective type (MCQs) Paper-II will be a Written Examination
Negative Marking As per the new SSC JE Exam Pattern, there will be 0.25% negative marking for every incorrect answer in Paper I. For instance, if the maximum marks allotted for a question is 1, then answering it incorrectly would incur a penalty of 1/4th marks. There will be no negative marking for leaving a question blank.

SSC JE Exam pattern:

  • The SSC JE exam comprises of 2 papers, i.e Paper 1 and 2.
  • Paper 1 is a computer-based online examination.
  • Paper one consists of multiple choice objective questions.
  • Paper 2 is a pen and paper-based offline examination.
  • Paper 2 consists of descriptive/ subjective questions.
  • The medium of the examination is Hindi/ English.
  • The weightage of paper 1 is 200 marks, while the weightage for paper 2 is 300 marks.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours/ 120 minutes for each paper.
  • The marking scheme includes negative marking for paper 1 only.

Incorrect answer: -0.25 marks will be deducted.  

Paper 1

Papers Subjects Number of Questions Maximum marks Exam duration 
Paper I – Objective type  General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 MCQs 50 marks  2 hours
General Awareness 50 MCQs 50 marks 
General Engineering Part A – (Civil & Structural OR Part B (Electrical) OR Part C (Mechanical) 100 MCQs 100 marks
Total 3 Subjects 200 MCQs 200 Marks 120 minutes

Paper 2

Paper Subjects Maximum marks Exam duration & time
Paper II  Descriptive Type  Part A – General Engineering (Civil and Structural) OR  Part B – General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part C – General Engineering (Mechanical) 300 marks 2 hours (from 2 pm to 4 pm)

SSC JE Syllabus:

Paper 1

  • General Awareness:
  • The section comprises of 50 MCQ’s
  • The questions are based on the current affairs and the knowledge of the candidate with respect to Culture, Polity, economics and others of India.
  • General Engineering:
  • Part A Civil Engineering: Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering.
  • 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.
  • Structural Engineering: Theory of Structures, Concrete Technology, RCC Design, Steel Design.
  • 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.

Paper 2

  • Mechanical Engineering:
Theory of Machines and Machine Design Fitting & Accessories
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials Air Compressors & their cycles
Properties of Pure Substances Refrigeration cycles
1st Law of Thermodynamics The principle of Refrigeration Plant
2nd Law of Thermodynamics Nozzles & Steam Turbines
IC Engines Combustion Properties & Classification of Fluids
Air standard Cycles for IC Engines Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure
IC Engine Performance Fluid kinematics
IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication Dynamics of Ideal fluids
Rankine cycle of System Measurement of Flow Rate
Boilers Basic principles
Classification Hydraulic Turbines
Specification Centrifugal Pumps
Classification of steels
  • Electrical Engineering
Basic concepts Synchronous Machines
Circuit law Generation
Magnetic Circuit Transmission and Distribution
AC Fundamentals Estimation and Costing
Measurement and Measuring Instruments Utilization and Electrical Energy
Electrical Machines Basic Electronics
Fractional Kilowatt Motors Single phase induction Motors
  • Civil Engineering
Building Materials Hydraulics
Estimating, Costing , and Valuation Irrigation Engineering
Surveying Transportation Engineering
Soil Mechanics Environmental Engineering
Theory of Structures Concrete Technology
RCC Design Steel Design

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