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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.

Staff Selection Commission holds a Computer Based Examination for recruitment of Junior Engineers Group- “B” (Non-Gazetted) posts every year. SSC Junior Engineer Exam recruit graduate engineers for the following posts:

  • Central Water Commission - Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • Central Water Commission - Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

  • CPWD - Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • CPWD - Junior Engineer (Electrical)

  • Department of Post - Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • MES - Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • MES - Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical)

  • MES - Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying and Contract)

  • Farrakka Barrage (Project) - Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • Farrakka Barrage (Project) - Junior Engineer (Electrical)

  • Farrakka Barrage (Project) - Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

  • Director General Border Roads Organisation - Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • Director General Border RoadsOrganisation - Junior Engineer (Electrical)

  • Director General Border Roads Organisation - Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

  • Central Water Power Research Station - Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • Central Water Power Research Station - Junior Engineer (Electrical/Mechanical)

  • Dte.Of Quality Assurance (Naval) Junior Engineer (Naval Quantity Assurance)-(Mechanical)

  • Dte.Of Quality Assurance (Naval) Junior Engineer (Naval Quantity Assurance)-(Electrical)

  • National Technical Research Organisation - Junior Engineer (Civil)

  • National Technical Research Organisation- Junior Engineer (Electrical)

  • National Technical Research Organisation- Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

Age limit :

Candidates age limit should be between 18 – 27 (Some posts are having eligibility upto 32 years age and age relaxation)

Educational Qualification :

Candidates should possess B.E. / B.Tech / Diploma in the respective trades.

i.e. Civil / Mechanical / Electrical.

The examination will be conducted in two stages :

SSC JE Exam Pattern Paper-I: (Objective Type Questions- Computer Based Test)

There will be Negative Marking of 0.25 Marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I. Applicants who are shortlisted on the basis of performance in Paper –I will be called for Paper-II (Conventional Type). For general engineering papers candidate have to attempt only one part out of three respective to the post.

SSC JE Exam Pattern Paper-II: (Conventional Type – Written Test)

For general engineering papers candidate have to attempt only one part out of three respective to the post.

SSC JE Exam Pattern Paper-II: (Conventional Type – Written Test)

Papers Subject Maximum Marks Duration
Objective Type
(OMR answer sheets will be provided for this paper)
(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning
(ii) General Awareness
(iii) Part A: General Engineering (Civil & Structural)
Part B: General Engineering (Electrical)
Part C: General Engineering (Mechanical)
2 hours
Conventional Type
Part A: General Engineering (Civil & Structural)
Part B: General Engineering (Electrical)
Part C: General Engineering (Mechanical)
300 2 hours


(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning : The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. The test will 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.

(ii) General Awareness : Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. Questions will also be 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 will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc. Thesequestions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

(iii) General Engineering (Civil and Structural):

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-A: (Civil & Structural Engineering) :

Building Materials : Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and manufacture/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, Septictank, Bar bending schedule, Centre line method, Mid-section formula,Trapezodial 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.

Surveying :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 equipment.

Soil Mechanics : 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, Atterberg’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 ofsoils, 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 sheartest, 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.

Hydraulics :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.

Irrigation Engineering : Definition, necessity, benefits, 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,Commandarea, 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.

Transportation Engineering : 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 inter-relationships, intersections and interchanges, traffic signals, traffic operation, traffic signs and markings, road safety.

Environmental Engineering : 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.

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, chimneys, 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, columns, staircases, 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.

SSC JE Previous yearcut off in Paper-I (Out of 200 marks):

Engineering UR OBC SC ST OH HH
Civil- 2015 103.75 91.25 88 87.75 78 30
Civil- 2014 93.75 82 75.75 70 69 40
Civil- 2013 78 70.50 62.25 63.50 60 40
Civil- 2012 62.25 52.50 47.75 43.50 30 30

SSC JE Previous year cut off in Paper-II (Out of 300 marks):

Engineering UR OBC SC ST OH HH
Civil- 2015 131 60 50 50 40 40
Civil- 2014 136 100 80 79 77 30
Civil- 2013 83 69 62 56 56 32
Civil- 2012 84 54 62 40 62 45
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