SSC JE Exam Notification - 2020


Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineers Exam (SSC JE) exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of candidates in various ministries/departments/offices of the Government of India.

SSC JE 2020-21 Exam Date

SSC JE examination is a national level examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission every year. Eligible candidates are selected for the recruitment of Junior Engineers (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Quantity Surveying and Contracts) posts for various Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2019-20 Paper-II examination has been postponed.

SSC JE 2020-21 Exam Schedule
SSC JE Exam 2020-21 Dates
SSC JE Notification Release 1 October, 2020
Online Application Start 1 October, 2020
Online Application End 30 October, 2020 (till 5:00 PM)
Admit Card Will be Announced
Paper I (CBE) exam 22 March, 2021 to 25 March 2021
Paper-II exam To be notified later
SSC JE 2019-20 Exam Dates
SSC JE Exam 2019-20 Exam Schedule Dates
Notification Release Date 13th August 2019
Online Application Start 13th August 2019
Online Application End 12th September 2019 (till 5:00 PM)
Admit Card 2020 Paper-I August 2020
Paper-I Exam Date October 27, 2020 to October 30, 2020
Paper-II Exam Date 31 January, 2021

The aspirants must apply online through the official website of SSC: https://ssc.nic.in/ The application fees is 100 rupees, although, Women, SC, ST, PwD and Exservicemen are exempted from fee payment.

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria

Post-wise Educational Qualifications for SSC JE
Sl. No. Name of Post Department 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)

SSC JE Post Wise Age Limit
Sl. No. Name of Post Classification of Posts 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
Age Relaxation
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
Nationality Criteria
The candidate must be the citizen of India.
Or a subject of Nepal.
A subject of Bhutan.
A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st of January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India.
A person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India..

SSC JE Exam Pattern

The SSC JE Examination is conducted in Two Tiers as indicated below:

SSC JE Exam Pattern
Tier Type Mode of Examination Negative Marking
Paper – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based Examination (Online) 0.25 marks for each wrong answer
Paper – II Descriptive Paper in English/ Hindi Pen and Paper mode (Offline) No negative marking
SSC JE Paper I Exam Pattern Marks Distribution
Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration & Timings
General Awareness 50 50 2 Hours
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50
Part A- General Engineering (civil & structural) or
Part B- General Engineering (electrical) or
Part C- General Engineering (mechanical) or
100 100
SSC JE Paper-II Exam Pattern and Marks Distribution
Subject Maximum Marks Duration & Timings
General Engineering(Civil & Structural) 300 2 Hours
Part B- General Engineering (Electrical)
Part C- General Engineering (Mechanical)
  • Candidate must qualify the cut off marks to take the next Paper exam.

SSC JE Syllabus

SSC JE Syllabus for Paper I
General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness General Engineering
  • Relationship concepts
  • 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
  • Geography
  • Culture
  • History
  • Economic Scene
  • Scientific Research
  • General Polity
  • List of Government Schemes
  • List of Famous Books And Authors
  • List of Arjuna Award Winners
  • Countries, Capital and Currencies
  • Inventions & Discoveries
  • Tennis Grand Slam Winners
  • List of countries and Their National Games
  • Static GK
  • Current Affairs
  • SSC General Awareness
  • Maths Tricks and Shortcuts
  • Sentence Correction Questions
  • Tips to master error spotting
  • Idioms and Phrases Question and Answers
  • Part-A (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering) Part-B (Electrical Engineering) Part-C (Mechanical Engineering)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • SSC JE Paper II Syllabus
  • Part-A (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering)
  • Part-B (Electrical Engineering)
  • Part-C (Mechanical Engineering)
  • SSC JE Vacancy

    SSC JE Vacancy 2018
    SSC JE Posts Total SSC JE Vacancies 2018

    JE Civil

    1,297

    JE Mechanical

    29

    JE Electrical

    206

    JE Electrical & Mechanical

    43

    JE Quality Surveying and Contract

    26

    Total

    1,601

    SSC JE Vacancy 2017
    SSC JE Posts Total SSC JE Vacancies 2017

    JE Civil

    256

    JE Mechanical

    4

    JE Electrical

    5

    JE Electrical & Mechanical

    76

    JE Quality Surveying and Contract

    -

    Total

    341

    SSC JE 2019 Tire I Cut Off

    SSC JE Paper-I Civil Engineering Cutoff 2019
    Category Cutoff Marks Candidates Available

    Scheduled Caste (SC)

    107.61

    1601

    Scheduled Tribe (ST)

    107.01

    865

    Other Backward Class (OBC)

    122.91

    3150

    Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

    118.99

    1567

    Unreserved (UR)

    127.40

    1498

    Total

    -

    8681

    SSC JE Cut-Off 2018-19: Paper-1 + Paper-2
    Category Cutoff Marks Candidates Available

    Scheduled Caste (SC)

    133.39

    307

    Scheduled Tribe (ST)

    125.49

    180

    Other Backward Class (OBC)

    149.30

    701

    Economically Weaker Section (EWS)

    147.47

    341

    Unreserved (UR)

    152.16

    390

    Total

    -

    1,919


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