SSC JE Eligibility

SSC JE Eligibility – Candidates willing to appear the Junior Engineer exam 2020 exam should carefully examine the SSC JE Eligibility criteria set by the Staff Selection Commission before they proceed with filling up the Application Form.

The SSC JE Eligibility criteria comprise of:

  1. Educational Qualifications
  2. Age Limit
  3. Permissible Age Relaxation
  4. Nationality

To know about the eligibility of other SSC Exams, visit the linked article.

Every year SSC conducts the Junior Engineer exam in various disciplines like Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Quantity Surveying and Contracts. Details about the SSC JE Exam can be checked on the linked article.

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SSC JE Eligibility

The Staff Selection Commission mentions the detailed SSC JE eligibility in the official notification of the exams. Candidates have to meet the eligibility conditions and basic requirements to appear for the Junior Engineer exam.

Candidates who do not fulfil or are found guilty during the verification process, their candidature will be cancelled there and then.

Here are some essential SSC eligibility criteria that a candidate must follow before he/she applies for the JE post:

SSC JE Eligibility – Educational Qualifications

Eligible candidates should hold the minimum SSC JE qualification (educational) pertaining to the relevant post. As a matter of fact, every candidate should have at least passed the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent degree from a recognised Board.

Candidates appearing for the SSC JE exam can download SSC JE Admit Card from the linked page.

Given below are the essential academic qualification and experience that are required to be eligible for the respective posts:

Sl. No. Name of Post Organization/Department SSC JE Educational Qualification
1 Junior Engineer (Civil) Central Water Commission Diploma or Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution
2 Junior Engineer (Civil) Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution
3 Junior Engineer (Civil) Department of Posts 3 years Diploma or equivalent in Civil Engineering from an institute recognized by the Central/ State Government
4 Junior Engineer (Civil) Military Engineer Services (MES) Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University Or

(a) 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized Institute or University; and

(b) 2 years of work experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering works

5 Junior Engineer (Civil) Farakka Barrage Project Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board
6 Junior Engineer (Civil) Border Roads Organization, Ministry of Defence Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute or

(a) 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board; and

(b) 2 years of work experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering works

7 Junior Engineer (Civil) Central Water Power Research Station Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board
8 Junior Engineer (Civil) National Technical Research Organization Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University/ Board/ Institution
9 Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical) Military Engineer Services (MES) Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/Board; Or

(a) 3 years diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized Institute/ University/ Board; and

(b) 2 years of experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering work

10 Junior Engineer (Electrical) Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute
11 Junior Engineer (Electrical) Farakka Barrage Project Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute
12 Junior Engineer (Electrical) Central Water Power Research Station Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/Board
13 Junior Engineer (Electrical) Directorate of Quality Assurance, Naval Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board; or

(a) 3 years Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution; and

(b) 2 years of experience in the relevant field

14 Junior Engineer (Electrical) National Technical Research Organization Diploma in Electrical Engineering from recognized University/ Institution
15 Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Central Water Commission Degree/ Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute
16 Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Farakka Barrage Project Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute
17 Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Central Water Power Research Station Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board
18 Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Directorate of Quality Assurance, Naval Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board; or

(a) 3 years Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution; and (b) 2 years of work experience in the respective field

19 Junior Engineer (Mechanical) National Technical Research Organization Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from recognized University/ Board/ Institution
20 Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contracts) Military Engineer Services (MES) 3 years Diploma in Civil engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board or equivalent; or

(a) Passed Intermediate examination in Buildings and Quantity Surveying Sub-Division-II of the Institute of Surveyors (India)

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SSC JE Eligibility – Age Limit

The criteria for the age limit depend on the respective post. Candidates who are interested to take the SSC Junior Engineer exam should be of at least 18 years of age and not more than 32 years.

Aspirants need to properly go through the following table as listed below to understand the age limit criteria for all the posts.

Sl. No. Name of Post Organization/Department Age Limit
1 Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying and Contracts) Military Engineer Services (MES) Up to 27 years
2 Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical) Military Engineer Services (MES) Up to 30 years
3 Junior Engineer (Civil) Department of Posts Up to 27 years
4 Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) Farakka Barrage Project Up to 30 years
5 Junior Engineer (Civil) Border Road Organization Up to 30 years
6 Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) Central Water and Power Research Station Up to 30 years
7 Junior Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical) Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) Up to 30 years
8 Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Up to 30 years
9 Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical) Central Water Commission Up to 32 years
10 Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical) Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Up to 32 years

For a detailed understanding of the SSC JE exam, you can refer to the SSC JE Notification.

SSC JE Notification 2019:-Download PDF Here

Candidates can also check the related links for SSC JE examination.

Daily Comprehensive News AnalysisSSC JE Age Relaxation

Given below is the permissible age relaxation for reserved categories under the rules prescribed by Govt. of India. Check the table below for more details:

Category SSC JE Age Limit – Relaxation In Upper Limit
Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ ST) 5 years
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)/ Physically Handicapped (OH/ HH) 10 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)/ PH (OA/ HH) + OBC 13 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)/ PH (OA/ HH) + SC/ ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (General) 3 years after deduction of military service rendered in Armed forces from the actual age
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST ) 8 years
Persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years

SSC JE Eligibility – Nationality

SSC JE applicants should be the citizens of any of the below-mentioned regions. They are eligible to take the exam as per the SSC JE Notification if they fulfil any of the criteria of nationality as listed below:

  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who migrated to India before 1st January 1962, with the intention of residing in India permanently, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, Zambia, and Vietnam with the intention of settling in India permanently.

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8 Comments

  1. I am the Nepali student ,can I give the SSC JE exam ? ,How can I do this exam

    1. Hi Ram,
      Yes, being the subject of Nepal you can apply for the SSC JE exam. Please check the SSC JE Syllabus and SSC JE Preparation for assistance.

  2. can chemical engineers is eligible to apply for ssc je?

    1. Hi,
      Candidates with Civil, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Diploma or Graduation degree can apply.

  3. Hi, I’m an diploma in Architecture student so can I apply for SSC JE? Or candidates with civil, mechanical and electrical engineering diploma can apply for it?

    1. Hi,
      Candidates with a civil, mechanical and electrical engineering degree or diploma can apply for JE exams.

  4. Hi
    Sir I had just completed my degree in Civil Engineering. So sir i am eligible for ssc je Or not Or only diploma holders candidate are eligible for this

    1. Hi,
      The qualification requirement is a Diploma or Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution. Hence you are eligible to apply for the exam.

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