SSC JE 2020 [Exam Dates], Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card


The full form of SSC JE is Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer. SSC JE means Service selection commission is an examination conducted by SSC. This examination is conducted by SSC for the selection of Junior Engineer into Civil, Electrical, Mechanical branch.

The notification for SSC JE Exam 2020 for the recruitment in the various departments has not been announced yet by the commission. The necessary details which should be known by each and every aspirant of the SSC JE exams such as SSC JE exam pattern, exam dates, eligibility, syllabus, Apply online, vacancy, admit card, cut-off, and the result will always be notified through exam notification.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC JE Exam every year to select eligible candidates for the recruitment of Junior Engineers into these various departments in Indian Government – Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Quantity Surveying and Contracts posts.

SSC had released a notification on March 19, 2020. On that notification, the SSC JE Examination paper I for the year 2019-2020 was scheduled from March 30th till the end. But, after the COVID-19 pandemic, all remaining exams get postponed. You’ll get the more exam dates details in Exam date page.

This article will give information of SSC JE (Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer) Exam for the year 2020, along with all the related information.

Release of SSC JE Notification 2020-2021August 2020
SSC JE online apply last dateYet to be announced
Release of SSC JE notification 2019-2020--
SSC JE apply online last date---
SSC JE online application last dateAugust 4th, 2020 – September 3rd, 2020

SSC JE Salary

SSC JE is considered to be one of the most prestigious jobs in the country. After the implementation of the 7th pay commission there comes an impressive salary hike in SSC Junior Engineer’s post.

Salary might be the primary reason for the aspirant from the engineering field to head towards SSC Junior Engineer.

Below mentioned are some allowances which you’ll get as SSC Junior Engineer.

  • HRA

And below mentioned table shows the salary structure of SSC JE.

Name of Organisation​Name of PostSSC JE Salary
Border Roads Organisation, Ministry of DefenceJunior Engineer (Civil) ​Rs 35400-112400/-
Central Public Works Department (CPWD)Junior Engineer (Civil)​Rs 35400-112400/-
Central Public Works Department (CPWD)Junior Engineer (Electrical)Rs 35400-112400/-
Central Water CommissionJunior Engineer (Civil)Rs 35400-112400/-
Central Water CommissionJunior Engineer (Mechanical)Rs 35400-112400/-
Central Water Power Research StationJunior Engineer (Civil)Rs 35400-112400/-
Central Water Power Research StationJunior Engineer (Mechanical)Rs 35400-112400/-
Directorate of Quality Assurance, NavalJunior Engineer (Electrical)Rs 35400-112400/-
Directorate of Quality Assurance, NavalJunior Engineer (Mechanical)Rs 35400-112400/-
Farakka Barrage ProjectJunior Engineer (Civil)Rs 35400-112400/-
Farakka Barrage ProjectJunior Engineer (Electrical)Rs 35400-112400/-
Farakka Barrage Project ​Junior Engineer (Mechanical)Rs 35400-112400/-
Military Engineer Services (MES) ​Junior Engineer (Civil)Rs 35400-112400/-
Military Engineer Services (MES)Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical)Rs 35400-112400/-
Military Engineer Services (MES)Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying &
Rs 35400-112400/-

SSC JE Exam Pattern

According to the selection process of SSC JE 2020, the SSC JE exam pattern contains two Papers – Paper-I and Paper-II.

Paper-I is conducted in online mode it is an objective(MCQ) type test. Its marks weightage is 200.  A negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer is also applicable in Paper 1 only.

Paper 2 is a subjective(descriptive) type exam conducted in offline mode, means pen-paper mode. The weightage of marks is 300 marks. 

SSC JE Paper-I having marks weightage of 200 marks, consists of 200 questions, which needs to be attempted in a time duration of 2 hours.

The paper-I is divided into 3 sections – General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical).

Candidates according to its choice have to appear in either one of the streams of General Engineering in both Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Check out the full article of SSC JE Exam Pattern linked with this article.


  • Paper-I is a computer-based test contain multiple-choice questions. 
  • Paper-I is divided into 3 sections namely – (i)General Intelligence and Reasoning, (ii)General Awareness, (iii)General Engineering (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical).
  • Sections 1 and 2 will be the same for each individual. But in section 3, candidates need to make a choice between their respective subjects from Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering.
  • Section 1 and 2 both of them contains 50 questions. Section 3 consists of 100 questions. These two sections(I and II) test the candidate’s ability and knowledge of general reasoning and awareness. In Section 3 the candidate’s get examined on the basis of knowledge for the subject chosen from Civil or Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • In Paper-I and Paper-II for SSC JE General Engineering, the candidate are required to attempt only the part as per their choices filled in their application form which was filled by the applicant.
  • Candidates willing to attempt for the post of Junior Engineer from Electrical field are required to attempt Part-B Electrical Engineering  
  • Candidates willing to attempt for the post of Junior Engineer from Mechanical field are required to attempt Part-C Mechanical Engineering
  • There is a negative marking allotted of 0.25 marks as per every wrong answer.

Given below is the section-wise number of questions, marks, and duration for Paper 1:

PapersSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum marksExam duration 

Paper I

(Objective type) 

General Intelligence & Reasoning50 MCQs50 marks Cumulative duration of 2 hours
General Awareness50 MCQs50 marks 
General Engineering Part A – (Civil & Structural OR Part B (Electrical) OR Part C (Mechanical)100 MCQs100 marks
Total3 Subjects200 MCQs200 Marks120 minutes


  • Paper-II is an objective type paper conducted in offline mode through pen-paper.
  • Candidates have to attempt a question paper of 300 marks within a time duration of 2 hours.
PaperSubjectsMaximum marksExam 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 marks2 hours

Document Verification

Document verification will be based on candidates’ marks in Paper-I & Paper-II examinations.

  • The admission is provisional and which is subjected to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.
  • At the time of verification, if any candidates weren’t able to fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, he\she will be rejected by the commission.

Exam syllabus

The SSC JE 2020 Syllabus is very vast. So, the student needs to very careful about their preparation.

The exam dates for SSC JE was released and was scheduled to conduct on the March.

But, now new dates are yet to be announced by the SSC. 

Here in this article, you’ll get full information of SSC JE 2020 syllabus along with the exam pattern

According to this Exam Pattern of SSC Junior Engineer, the examination is conducted in two stages called Paper-I and Paper-II.

In the entire Engineering syllabus, the standard of the questions will be approximately relevant to the level of Diploma in Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical/Electronics).

You must check out the Examination Syllabus of SSC JE Exam 2020 linked with the article.


The verbal and non-verbal both subject’s syllabus will be in the SSC JE Syllabus for General Intelligence.

Questions are actually designed to aim at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around us and its practical implementation 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.

SSC covers both verbal and non-verbal type questions in General Intelligence & Reasoning section. The test will be based on 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 topics. 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.

Questions asked in this section 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. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

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 steels.


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,

Estimating, Costing and Valuation: estimate, a 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,
The 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

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 a contour map, tachometric survey, curve setting, earthwork calculation, advanced surveying

Soil Mechanics: Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation,
water content, the 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 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.

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, 2II effects of irrigation, types and methods of
irrigation, Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, runoff 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.

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 the 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.

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 overhanging 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

Concrete Technology: Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates, the 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.

Basic concepts: Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them.
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, etc.
Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction.

AC Fundamentals: Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves,
Representation of sinusoidal waveform, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. 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. Measurement of
frequency and phase angle. Ammeter and voltmeter (both moving oil and moving iron type),
an extension of range wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges. Use of CRO, Signal
Generator, CT, PT and their uses. Earth Fault detection.

Electrical Machines : (a) D.C. Machine – Construction, Basic Principles of D.C. motors and
generators, their characteristics, speed control and starting of D.C. Motors. Method of braking motor,
Losses and efficiency of D.C. Machines. (b) 1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction,
Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. Tests, Losses and
efficiency. Effect of voltage, frequency and waveform on losses. Parallel operation of 1 phase /3
phase transformers. Autotransformers. (c) 3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field,
the principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3
phase induction motors. Methods of braking, the effect of voltage and frequency variation on torque
speed characteristics.

Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors: Characteristics and applications.

Synchronous Machines – Generation of 3-phase e.m.f. 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 – a rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. 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, the efficiency of a 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.

Basic Electronics: Working of various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN
and PNP type), BJT and JFET. Simple circuits using these devices

Theory of Machines and Machine Design

Concept of a 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, Bucking 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 H2O, Introduction of steam
table with respect to steam generation p