SSC JE (Junior Engineer) Exam 2019

Dates | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Salary

Every year, Staff Selection Commission conducts, junior engineer examination for recruiting engineers for various government departments. Recruitment is conducted for Non-Gazetted Group B post.

In this article, we will discuss the latest vacancy and other important details, that should be known by the aspiring candidate before applying for the job.

SSC Junior Engineer (JE) Exam 2019

For the appointment of a junior engineer, the exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.

This test is conducted once in a year. Through this exam, recruitment is made for various streams such as Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Quantity Surveying.

SSC JE 2019 Exam Dates

Notification To Be Released1st August 2019
Online Registration Of The Form1st August 2019
Last Date Of Registration28th August 2019
Download Of Admit CardsTo Be Notified Later
Paper –I (Computer Based Exam)Date Will Be Announced Later
Paper –IIDate Will Be Announced Later

**NOTE: The above dates are tentative and may vary with after the announcement of SSC JE exam 2019

Eligibility Criteria

The following eligibility criteria are must for the candidates in order to appear foe the SSC JE exam


The candidates who are applying should be

  • The citizen of India or a subject of Nepal, Bhutan.
  • Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention to permanently settling in India.

Age limit

Age limit for the junior engineer in different government departments are different.

So candidates will have to verify with the official notification that is published online.

Generally, the age criteria are set between 27 to 32 years. Upper age relaxation is provided to aspirant according to government rules.

Educational qualification

The candidate requires having a degree or a diploma from a recognized university or an institute.

For some of the posts, one or two years of experience in that particular field is required. Detail can be acquired from the official website for the post they are applying.

SSC JE 2019 Exam Pattern

Like other competitive exams, this test will have two papers:

  • Paper –I, and
  • Paper II

Paper –I (Computer Based)

Paper –I is a computer-based exam in which multiple choice question carrying one marks to each will be asked.

In this paper, all the candidates will have to answer General Intelligence and General awareness question but from the engineering segment they are needed to answer only that particular segment for which they have opted.

SegmentSubjectNo. of QuestionMaximum MarksDuration
Part –AGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning50502 HOURS
General Awareness5050
Part –BGeneral Engineering (Civil & Structural)100100
 General Engineering (Electrical)
General Engineering (Mechanical)

 **NOTE: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.

Paper –II (Descriptive)

Paper –II is Descriptive Type. Here they will have to give an answer to the regular engineering questions from the stream they have completed their education.

Technical SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
General Engineering (Civil & Structural)3002 HOURS
General Engineering (Electrical)
General Engineering (Mechanical)

Syllabus of SSC JE Exam 2019

The Syllabus for SSC JE Exam has been divided in two sections;

  • Paper I (Computer Based)
  • Paper II (Descriptive)

A detailed syllabus of SSC JE Exam is depicted below

Paper – I (Computer Based)

General intelligenceGeneral awarenessCivil engineeringElectrical engineeringMechanical engineering
AnalogiesCurrent AffairsBuilding MaterialsCircuit LawTheory of Machines
Similarities And DifferencesHistoryEstimatingMagnetic CircuitMachine design
Space VisualizationGeographyCosting and ValuationAC FundamentalsEngineering Mechanics & Strength of Materials
Problem SolvingScienceSurveyingMeasurement & Measuring InstrumentsProperties of pure substances
AnalysisEconomic SceneSoil MechanicsElectrical MachinesLaws of Thermodynamics
JudgmentGeneral PolityHydraulicsFractional kilowatt motorsIC Engine
Decision MakingScientific ResearchIrrigation EngineeringSingle Phase Induction MotorsColling and Lubrication
Visual MemoryGeneral KnowledgeTransportation EngineeringSynchronous MachineThe ranking cycle of the system
DiscriminationSportsEnvironmental EngineeringGenerationBoilers
ObservationImportant DatesStructural EngineeringTransmission & DistributionFitting and Accessories
Relationship ConceptsAwards and HonourEstimation & CostingAir Compressors & Cycles
Arithmetical ReasoningUtilization and Electrical energyRefrigeration Cycle
Verbal & Figure ClassificationBasic ElectronicsNozzles and Steal Turbines
Number Series

Paper II (Descriptive)

Civil & Structural EngineeringElectrical EngineeringMechanical Engineering
Building MaterialsBasic ConceptTheory Of Machines &    Machine Design
Estimating Costing & ValuationCircuit LawEngineering Mechanics
Strength Of Materials
SurveyingMagnetic CircuitThermal Engineering
Soil MechanicsAc FundamentalProperties of Pure Substances
HydraulicMeasurement & Measuring InstrumentLaws of Thermodynamics
Transport EngineeringElectrical MachinesIC Engine
Environmental EngineeringSynchronous MachinesBoiler
Structural EngineeringGeneration, Transmission And DistributionFluid Mechanics & Machinery
Estimation Of CostingAC Compressor
Utilization Of Electrical EnergyProduction Engineering

Application Procedure

The process is the same as all other SSC vacancies, candidates can apply online. The link for the website is https// Online registration should be done before the last date of applying i.e. 28th August 2019 (5 PM).

Application fee

Application fee for a male candidate is ₹100 (one hundred). This fee is exempted for the candidate who belongs to Schedule Caste/ Schedule Tribe, a Person with Disabilities, Ex-Serviceman and Women candidates.

Mode of payment

Payments can be made through internet banking, credit/debit card and rupay card. If a candidate doesn’t have the asses to pay the fee online then they can opt to pay through SBI e-challan.

SSC JE Job Prospects

Post of a Junior Engineer is the lowest in the hierarchy of the engineering job, but with this job, you get an exposer, you get to know about how the things are done.

Here you get a regular promotion on the basis of your experience and performance. It is quite possible that you join the office as a Junior Engineer but end up as an executive engineer or superintendent engineer.

The job of the junior engineer is to do the following:

  • Planning of works,
  • Supervision of work,
  • Maintaining accounts,
  • Scheme execution, and
  • Assisting superiors

Salary of SSC JE

In hand salaries of SSC JE’s after 7th pay commission:

PostPay Band ()Grade Pay ()Salary ()
Junior Engineer (Civil)9300 – 34,800420032,667 – 37,119
Junior Engineer (Electrical)9300 – 34,800420032,667 – 37,119
Junior Engineer (Mechanical)9300 – 34,800420032,667 – 37,119
Quantity Surveying  Junior Engineer9300 – 34,800420032,667 – 37,119


In today’s time, the popular degree people possess is a degree/diploma of an engineer, and after completion of their degree course, most of them end up with a job in the private sector.

So if you are looking for a government job then this is a golden opportunity for you. As having a government job brings you a sense of security and satisfaction. Hence it’s time to start preparing for the exam according to the pattern.

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