SSC Junior Engineer Exam 2021

Eligibility | Dates | Pattern | Syllabus

Last Updated on 12th October, 2021
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Staff Selection Commission will hold an open competitive Examination for recruitment of Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Quantity Surveying & Contracts) for various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India. The posts are Group „B‟ (Non-Gazetted), in Level-6 (Rs 35400- 112400/-) of pay matrix of 7th Central Pay Commission.

Working as a Junior Engineer under SSC is considered one of the most respected jobs. It is a central government job. Recruited candidates from the SSC JE exam will be posted under Group B Non-Gazetted category. Junior engineers are responsible for developing plans making calculations for a variety of elements within an engineering project.

Exam Highlights
Level of Exam Graduate, National Level
Exam Medium English, Hindi
Exam Frequency Once in a year
Purpose of the Exam Selection of candidates as Junior Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electric and Quantity Surveying and Contracts) posts for various departments and organisations in the Government of India.
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commissions (SSC)
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SSC Junior Engineer Exam Eligibity Criteria 2021

  1. Nationality
  2. The candidate must be either a

    1. Citizen of India
    2. Subject of Nepal
    3. Subject of Bhutan
    4. Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 intending to permanently settle down in the country.
    5. A person of Indian origin who migrated from counties like Pakistan, Vietnam, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Zambia, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zaire and Malawi with the intention of permanently settling in India.

    Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

  3. Educational Qualification
  4. The candidate should have completed his or her degree/diploma in Civil or Mechanical or Electrical engineering as of January 1st, 2020.

  5. Age Limit
  6. For Junior Engineer, CPWD, and Central Water Commission – 32 years as on January 1st, 2020
    For Junior Engineer, MES and other departments – 30 years


    However, there are age relaxations for candidates belonging to the reserved categories. They are given below in the table:
    Category Upper Age Limit
    SC/ST (CPWD, and Central Water Commission ) 37 years
    SC/ST (MES and other departments ) 35 years
    OBC (CPWD, and Central Water Commission) 35 years
    OBC (MES and other departments ) 33 years
    Person with Disabilities/ Physically Handicapped (CPWD, and Central Water Commission) 42 years
    Person with Disabilities/ Physically Handicapped (MES and other departments ) 40 years
    Person with Disabilities/ Physically Handicapped (OBC)- (CPWD, and Central Water Commission) 45 years
    Person with Disabilities/ Physically Handicapped (OBC)-(MES and other departments ) 43 years
    Person with Disabilities/ Physically Handicapped (SC/ST) -(CPWD, and Central Water Commission) 47 years
    Person with Disabilities/ Physically Handicapped (SC/ST)- (MES and other departments ) 45 years
    Ex-servicemen-(CPWD, and Central Water Commission) 35 years
    Ex-servicemen (MES and other departments ) 33 years

  7. Restrictions on Attempts
  8. There is no restrictions to the number of attempts for the examination as long as the candidate fits into the age criteria.

SSC Junior Engineer Exam Important Dates 2021

Event Date
Starting Date of Application October 1, 2020
Last Date of Application October 30, 2020
Release of SSC JE Admit Card for Paper-I To be notified
Starting Date for SSC JE Paper-I March 22, 2021
Ending Date for SSC JE Paper-I March 25, 2021
SSC JE Tier-I Result Date To be notified later.
Release of SSC JE Admit Card for Paper-II To be notified later.
Date for SSC JE Paper-II To be notified later.

SSC Junior Engineer Exam Pattern 2021

Important points regarding the pattern of the examination

  • This exam contains two Papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 1 is an objective type test conducted in online mode whereas Paper 2 is a descriptive exam conducted in offline mode. The weightage of marks in Paper 1 is of 200 marks and Paper 2 is of 300 marks.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer applicable in Paper 1 only.
  •  The paper 1 is divided into 3 sections – General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical).
  • Candidates have to appear in either one of the streams of General Engineering in both Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 2 is a descriptive paper and questions will be based on the candidates’ specialization in Engineering.

Pattern for Paper I

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper I

The paper has three sections and the third part is further divided into three sub-sections. Part 1 and 2 are mandatory for all candidates, and in third part candidates need to answer according to their department.

Merit Ranking Nature 200 Objective (Multiple Choice) 120 mins 0.25 200
Total Marks* 200

*The total marks shown here are considered for merit ranking purposes.

Pattern for Paper II

Sl. No. Name of the Paper/Section Nature Nos. of Questions Question Type Duration Negative Marking Marks
1 Paper II

This paper is conventional type. Candidates have to choose from Part A-Civil and Structural Engineering, Part B- Electrical Engineering, Part C- Mechanical Engineering

Merit Ranking Nature Descriptive 120 mins 300

SSC Junior Engineer Exam Syllabus 2021

Syllabus for Paper I

1 Paper I

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Differences
  • Similarities
  • Analogy
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Decision-Making
  • Discrimination
  • arithmetical computations
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Arithmetical Number Series
  • Observations
  • Analysis
  • Space Visualization
  • Judgement
  • Analytical Functions
  • Abstract Ideas
  • Symbols and their relationships

General Awareness

  • Scientific Research
  • Current Affairs
  • Environment and its application to society
  • General Polity
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • history
  • Economic Scene

General Engineering

  • Civil & Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

Syllabus for Paper II

1 Paper II

Part A- Civil Engineer

  •  Building Materials
  • Hydraulics
  • surveying
  • transportation engineering
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Estimating, valuation and costing
  • Environmental engineering
  • Theory of Structures
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Concrete Technology
  • RCC Designs
  • Steel Des

Part B- Electrical Engineering

  • Basic concepts
  • Circuit Law
  • Synchronous Machines
  • Magnetic Circuit
  • Generation
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • Single phase Induction motors
  • Electrical Machines
  • Basic Electronics
  • Utilization and electrical energy
  • AC Fundamentals
  • Measurement and Measuring Instrument
  • Estimation and costing
  • Fractional Kilowatt Motors

Part C- Mechanical Engineer

  • 1st and 2nd law of Thermodynamics
  • theory of machines and Machine Design
  • Properties of pure substance
  • Fitting and Accessories
  • Refrigeration cycle
  • Air Compressors and their Cycles Fluid Kinematics
  • Dynamics of ideal Fluids
  • Properties and Classifications of Fluids
  • IC Engines Combustions
  • IC Engine Performance
  • IC Engine Cooling and Lubrication
  • measurement of Flow rate
  • Boilers
  • Hydraulic Turbines

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