SSC JE Subjects

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Junior Engineering (JE) Examination for recruitment in various Government departments. This article gives information on the different subjects that are covered in the SSC JE Examination. Aspiring candidates can learn more about the different SSC Exams in the given link.

The subjects covered in the SSC JE – Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineering examination are listed below

  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. General Engineering – Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

SSC JE Subjects – Paper – I

The below given information will give more clarity on the subjects covered in the SSC JE Paper – I examination.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Intelligence will cover both non-verbal and verbal type questions. The other subjects covered are Arithmetical computations, similarities, problem solving,  space visualization, decision making, visual memory, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical reasoning etc.

General Awareness

Questions will be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries, especially pertaining to Economic Scene, Scientific Research, Geography, History, Culture, General Polity, etc.

General Engineering – Part A (Civil Engineering)

The structural engineering will cover topics such as Steel Design, RCC Design, Concrete Technology, Theory of Structures. The other topics covered will be related to Environmental Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Costing and Valuation, Soil Mechanics, Building Materials, Hydraulics, etc.

General Engineering – Part B (Electrical Engineering)

The Electrical Engineering will cover topics such as Basic Electronics, Electrical Machines, AC Fundamentals, Circuit law, Transmission and Distribution, Fractional Kilowatt Motors, single phase induction Motors, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, Utilization and Electrical Energy, etc.

General Engineering – Part C (Mechanical Engineering)

Some of the topics covered in Mechanical Engineering are Properties & Classification of Fluids, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Classification of steel,  Dynamics of Ideal fluids, IC Engine

Cooling & Lubrication, properties of Pure Substances, Laws of Thermodynamics, Principle of Refrigeration Plant, Measurement of Flow rate, etc.

SSC JE Subjects – Paper – II

SSC JE Paper -II has 3 parts, Part A (Civil and Structural Engineering), Part B (Electrical Engineering), and Part C (Mechanical Engineering). Candidates have to choose the Part opted by them.

Part C (Mechanical Engineering)

This will broadly cover topics related to the following: Fluid Mechanics & Machinery, Thermal Engineering, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Theory of Machines and Machine Design, and Performance Production Engineering.

Fluid Mechanics & Machinery

This will include topics such as

  • Centrifugal pumps
  • Hydraulic Turbines
  • Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles
  • Dynamics of ideal fluids
  • Fluid Kinematics
  • Measurement of Fluid Pressure
  • Properties & Classification of Fluid
  • Fluid Statics

Thermal Engineering

This will cover topics such as

  • Rankine cycle of steam
  • Air standard Cycles for IC engines
  • 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
  • 1st Law of Thermodynamics
  • Properties of Pure Substances

Part B (Electrical Engineering)

The candidates choosing Part B, electrical engineering stream have to be prepared on the topics given below

  • Basic Electronics
  • Utilization of Electrical Energy
  • Estimation and costing
  • Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • Synchronous Machines
  • Electrical Machines
  • Measurement and measuring instruments
  • AC Fundamentals
  • Magnetic Circuit
  • Circuit law
  • Basic concepts

Part – A (Civil & Structural Engineering)

The candidates choosing Part A, civil and structural engineering stream have to be prepared on the topics given below

  • Steel Design
  • RCC Design
  • Concrete Technology
  • Theory of structures
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Irrigation Engineering
  • Hydraulics
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Surveying
  • Estimating, Costing and Valuation
  • Building materials


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