SSC JE (Junior Engineer)

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SSC JE Exam Pattern:

The exam pattern of SSC Junior Engineer is divided into two papers i.e. SSC JE Paper-I (Computer-based Test) and SSC JE Paper-II (Written Test). The duration of each paper is 2 hours. Given below are the details of these Papers:

SSC JE Papers

SSC Junior Engineer Exam Date

Exam Mode


No. of Questions

Total Marks


Paper-I: Objective Type

23.09.2019 to 27.09.2019

Computer-based Test

(i) General Intelligence and Reasoning

(ii) General Awareness

(iii) Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

or Part-B General Engineering (Electrical)

or Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)







2 Hours

Paper-II: Descriptive Type


Written Test

Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

or Part- B General Engineering (Electrical)

or Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)


2 Hours

Candidates need to note that there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer in Paper-I of SSC JE. In Paper-II, they are permitted to use their own Calculator, Slide–Rule, Logarithm Tables and Steam Table only.

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria:

  1. SSC JE Age Limit

Candidates must fulfil the below-mentioned age requirement as on 1st January 2020:

SSC JE Posts

SSC JE Age Limit

Junior Engineer (Civil and Electrical), Department of Posts and Junior Engineer (Surveying & Contracts) and MES

18-27 Years

Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical), MES, NTRO, Naval, Border Road Organization

30 Years

Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical) and CPWD

32 Years

Candidates appearing for the SSC JE exam 2019 are required to check the detailed SSC JE Eligibility Criteria and the basic requirements before they fill up the SSC JE Application Form.

Here are some other key criteria that a candidate must adhere to before applying for this post:

  1. Educational Qualifications: Eligible candidates must hold the essential educational qualification for the posts relevant to their degree. They should have passed the Matriculation examination or any equivalent degree from a recognised Board.
  2. Nationality: Candidates who are the citizens of the below-mentioned country are also eligible to take the exam as per the SSC Junior Engineer 2019 Notification:
  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

2. Important dates for SSC JE

The SSC JE Examination dates 2020 will be notified with the SSC JE Notification 2020-21, which is expected to be released by August 2020.

SSC JE Exam Date 2020


Exam Dates (Tentative)

SSC JE Notification

August 2020

SSC JE Online application

August 4th, 2020 – September 3rd, 2020

Paper I (Computer-based exam)

February 2021

Paper-II (Conventional)

To be notified

Result declaration (Tentative)

To be notified

Syllabus for the SSC JE 2020:

The SSC JE 2020 syllabus primarily consists of two papers i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II. The SSC JE Paper-I comprises Objective-type questions and SSC JE Paper-II is of descriptive type. 

Check the distribution of topics in SSC JE Syllabus for Paper-I below:

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning:It mainly consists of basic topics like relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, problem-solving, space visualization, visual memory, analysis and judgment, Analogies, decision making, discrimination, verbal and figures classification, Number series, etc.
  2. General Awareness: Under this category, the topics mainly comprise of Geography, Culture, History, Scientific Research, General Polity, etc. Candidates can also check out various Static GK topics in the linked page for general awareness section preparation for SSC JE examination.   
  3. General Engineering:This includes specific topics pertaining to Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

SSC JE Syllabus for Paper-II: This paper consists of three parts divided into core subjects such as:

  1. Part-A (Civil & Structural Engineering): It includes topics like Building Materials, Surveying, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Concrete Technology, Irrigation Engineering, RCC Design, Hydraulics, etc.
  2. Part-B (Electrical Engineering):It includes topics like Circuit law, AC Fundamentals, Electrical Machines, Measurement and measuring instruments, Synchronous Machines, etc.
  3. Part- C (Mechanical Engineering):It includes topics like Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Thermal Engineering, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics & Machinery, etc.
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