SSC JE Syllabus 2020 - Latest Syllabus, Booklist & SSC JE Exam Pattern For All Engineering Branches

Aspirants of the SSC JE exam must keep abreast with SSC JE Syllabus and exam pattern. In this article, we will discuss at length about the latest SSC JE exam pattern and Junior engineer syllabus for Paper I and Paper-II.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is the administering body of the SSC JE Exam for recruiting fresh new engineering graduates for the posts of SSC Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Quantity Surveying & Contracts).

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SSC JE Exam Pattern

The salient features of the new SSC JE Exam Pattern for 2018-19 are given below:

  1. There is a negative marking of 0.25% marks for each incorrect answer in Paper I.
  2. The SSC JE Syllabus for 2020 consists of two Papers –
    • Paper I (Computer Based Examination)
    • Paper-II (Descriptive Type)
  3. In Paper I and Paper II for General Engineering, an applicant is required to attempt only that section as per the option which was given at the time of filling up the SSC JE Application Form.

Candidates can check the detailed information regarding SSC JE registration in SSC JE Apply Online page.

The SSC JE Exam Pattern comprises two stages:

  1. Paper I (Computer-based Test)
  2. Paper-II (Descriptive/Written Test)

The time duration of each Paper is 120 minutes. The SSC JE Exam Pattern is given in the table below:

SSC JE Exam Pattern- 2020
Name of Examination SSC Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Quantity Surveying & Contracts)
Number of Papers
  1. Paper I – Computer-based Test
  2. Paper II – Descriptive Test
SSC JE Exam Date
  1. Paper I: September 1st to September 4th 2020 (New Dates)
  2. Paper II: To be notified
Duration of Exam
  • 2 hours each Paper
Exam Language
  • English
  • Hindi
Maximum Marks
  • Paper I will be of 200 marks
  • Paper-II will be of 300 marks
Type of Exam Online & Offline (Pen-paper)
Type of Questions All questions of Paper I will be of Objective type (MCQs)

Paper-II will be a Written Examination

Negative Marking
  • As per the new SSC JE Exam Pattern, there will be 0.25% negative marking for every incorrect answer in Paper I.
  • For instance, if the maximum marks allotted for a question is 1, then answering it incorrectly would incur a penalty of 1/4th marks.
  • There will be no negative marking for leaving a question blank.

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SSC JE Syllabus

The SSC JE Syllabus for 2020 consists of two different stages – Paper I comprises of Objective-type questions and Paper II is of Descriptive type/Written Test.

SSC JE Syllabus for Paper I

This Paper is an objective/computer-based test of 200 marks for a duration of 2 hours. Given below are the different sections of Paper I:

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. General Engineering:
  • Part-A (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering)
  • Part-B (Electrical Engineering)
  • Part-C (Mechanical Engineering)

According to the SSC JE Notification, check below the distribution of topics under each section:

1. General Intelligence & Reasoning: This General Intelligence syllabus section mainly consists of questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This test particularly includes questions that are designed to test the candidate’s capacity to deal with arithmetical computations, abstract ideas, symbols, and their relationships and other analytical functions. Listed below are the topics under this section:

  • Relationship concepts – Blood Relations
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Problem-solving
  • Space visualization
  • Visual memory
  • Analysis and judgment
  • Reasoning Analogies
  • Decision making
  • Discrimination & Observation
  • Verbal and figures classification
  • Arithmetical Number Series
  • Similarities & differences

Candidates can check important topics for Reasoning section:

For more relevant topics, check the Logical Reasoning page link provided here.

2. General Awareness: Under this category, the questions mainly test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him/her, knowledge of current affairs, everyday observations and its various applications to society. The questions in this section will be such that candidates do not require a special study of any particular discipline. This section also includes questions pertaining to India and its neighbouring countries especially relating to the following topics:

  • Geography
  • Culture
  • History
  • Economic Scene
  • Scientific Research
  • General Polity

Given below are a few important general awareness topics:

You can check the links for preparation general awareness topics that might be asked in the general awareness section of the exam.

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3. General Engineering: Candidates have to choose from any one of these three topics given below. The breakdown analysis of each part is done under the SSC JE Syllabus for Paper – II. This section includes three parts:

Part-A (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering): The SSC JE Civils Syllabus includes the following topics:

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

Candidates are advised to practice previous year SSC JE Civil Question papers for a better understanding of the difficulty level of the exam and they will also understand the important topics of SSC JE Civils syllabus.

Part-B (Electrical Engineering): The SSC JE Electrical Syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Basic concepts
  • Circuit law
  • AC Fundamentals
  • Magnetic Circuit
  • Electrical Machines
  • Measurement and Measuring instruments
  • Synchronous Machines
  • Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors
  • Generation
  • Basic Electronics
  • Estimation and Costing
  • Transmission and Distribution
  • Utilization and Electrical Energy

To know the important topics of the SSC JE Electrical syllabus, it is imperative for candidates to regularly practice SSC JE electrical question papers from previous years.

Part-C (Mechanical Engineering): The SSC JE Mechanical Syllabus includes the following topics:

  • Theory of Machines and Machine Design
  • 1st Law of Thermodynamics
  • 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
  • IC Engine Performance
  • Air standard Cycles for IC Engines
  • IC Engines Combustion
  • Boilers
  • IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication
  • Classification
  • Rankine cycle of System
  • Specification
  • Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
  • Properties of Pure Substances
  • Air Compressors & their cycles
  • Fitting & Accessories
  • Principle of Refrigeration Plant
  • Nozzles & Steam Turbines
  • Fluid Statics
  • Measurement of Flow rate
  • Refrigeration cycles
  • Properties & Classification of Fluids
  • Measurement of Fluid Pressure
  • Fluid kinematics
  • Dynamics of Ideal fluids
  • Hydraulic Turbines
  • Basic Principles & Classification of steel
  • Centrifugal Pumps

Practicing previous year SSC JE mechanical question papers can help candidates in their preparation as these papers can help candidates predict the important topics of the SSC JE mechanical syllabus.

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SSC JE Syllabus for Paper II

This paper consists of three parts as mentioned above. The Paper-II is a written test of 300 marks for a duration of 2 hours on any of the following parts chosen by the respective candidate:

  • Part-A (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering)
  • Part-B (Electrical Engineering)
  • Part-C (Mechanical Engineering)

Candidates need to select any one of the parts which they wish to take during the exam. Basically, Paper-II of the SSC JE syllabus includes a detailed explanation of each of the topics under each part as discussed in the General Engineering section of Paper I.

The subjects of SSC JE syllabus Part B i.e. Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering are also part of optional Subjects of UPSC Syllabus.

To know more about the exam pattern of other SSC Exams, visit the SSC Exam Pattern page

SSC JE Books

Books are an essential part of every student’s life. To grasp the first-hand knowledge about any subject, it is necessary for students to study the good study materials for the exam. Here we bring you a few good SSC JE books for reference that you can use during your SSC JE preparation 2019.

Book Name Author/Publishers
SSC Junior Engineer Civil & Structural Recruitment Exam Guide 3rd Edition Disha Experts
SSC Junior Engineers (Mechanical) Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide) RPH Editorial Board
SSC JE Electrical Engineering for Junior Engineers Previous Year Solved Papers (2008-18), 2018-19 for Paper I GKP
SSC (CPWD/CWC/MES) General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness for Junior Engineers Guide GKP
General Knowledge 2019 Manohar Pandey

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You can also refer a few Solved Question Papers of prior years of the different sections to get the feel of a real test. Besides, during your preparation, you may also want to go through BYJU’S study materials to expedite your prep process. Keep an eye on this space for more information on SSC exams.

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