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SSC JE 2021: Application Form, Notification, Syllabus, Other Information

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) happens to be one of the most prominent organisations under the Government of India. The Commission every year, conducts various examinations for different positions out of which SSC Junior Engineer (JE) examination is one of the most sought after. The SSC JE examination is conducted at a national level for recruitment of interested and eligible applicants for the position of Junior Engineers and work as Civil Engineers, Mechanical Engineers and Electrical Engineers. The detailed information is available at following which candidates can go through the following article.

SSC JE Online Application Form

The application form will be available on the official website of SSC at The application procedure that will be conducted online requires candidates to carefully fill up the form. Important guidelines regarding the application process are given below.

·         The candidate is suggested to thoroughly read and understand the important guidelines before beginning.

·         Visit the official website of SSC at and avail the application form.

·         Fill in all the relevant and mandatory information in the application form.

·         The candidate must carefully note the format needed to fill the application form.

·         Upload the mandatory documents and pay the application fee through the mentioned modes of payment.

·         Submit the application form and take a print out of the same for future use.

Application Fee: Candidates belonging to the categories: General, Other Backward Class (OBC) and Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) have to pay a mandatory fee amount of Rs 100, while women candidates and candidates belonging to the reserved categories: Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Person with Disability (PWD) are not required to pay an application fee.

SSC JE Notification

The notification regarding the 2021 SSC JE has not been released until now however, the notification regarding the SSC JE examination dates, examination pattern, syllabus and other information will be issued by SSC on their official website.

SSC JE Exam Date

The SSC JE examination date for the year 2021 has not been finalised until now. It is speculated that the SSC JE 2020 examinations will commence in the month of October, 2020 following which the SSC JE 2021 examination might be held around the same time next year.

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria

Before beginning the application process, the candidates are suggested to confirm their eligibility to the post.

Nationality: Candidate must be an Indian. Citizens of Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet can also apply provided that they have been a permanent resident of India before 1st January, 1962. Apart from this, Indian origin candidates, migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Myanmar, etc are also allowed to apply.

Educational Qualification: An eligible candidate is required to have a BE or a B.Tech. Degree in the respective discipline that he/she is applying for, from a recognized university/ institute.

Age Limit: The age of the candidate aiming for the Civil, Mechanical, Quality, Surveying Contract Engineer branch must be between 18 to 27 years while age of candidates aiming for CPWD and Central Water Commission must not be more than 32 years. Age of applicant aiming for JE, MES and CWPRS must be less than 30 years.           

Category of the Applicant

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe (SC / ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (SC / ST)

13 years

Persons with Disabilities (OBC)

15 years

Persons with Disabilities (General)

10 years


SSC JE Examination Pattern

The SSC JE Examination pattern consists of two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.

Paper 1: The exam will consist of objective type questions which will be conducted in an online mode. Paper 1 will include 200 questions which will carry 200 marks. Apart from this, the examination will be available both in Hindi and in English. A negative marking of 0.25 marks will be applicable for every wrong attempt. Paper 1 will be divided into 3 sections: Part A - General Intelligence and Reasoning, Part B - General Awareness and Part C - General Engineering (Civil and Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering) for which candidates are required to choose one topic that they have applied for.

Paper 2: Candidates who clear Paper 1 will be required to appear for Paper 2. The exam will consist of written, descriptive questions. Paper 2 will consist of questions which will carry 300 marks. Like Paper 1, negative marking will be applicable in Paper 2 as well. Paper 2 also includes 3 parts: Part A, Part B and Part C. The candidate is required to answer questions from one part for which he/she has applied. Part A will consist of questions regarding General Engineering for Civil and Structural, Part B will include questions regarding General Engineering for Electrical and Part C will include questions regarding General Engineering for Mechanical.

SSC JE Syllabus

In order to appear and successfully crack the examination, it is important that the candidate is aware of the detailed SSC JE Syllabus. It is necessary that the candidates regularly visit the official website for information, however the details are also given below:



General Intelligence and Reasoning

Relationship Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning, Blood Relations, Space Visualization, Visual Memory, Problem Solving, Reasoning Analogies, Analysis, Judgement, Decision Making, Discrimination Observation, Similarities and Differences, Number Series, Verbal Classification, Figures Classification. The questions will be verbal as well as non-verbal in nature.

General Awareness

Culture, Geography, History, General Polity, Economic Scene, Scientific Research.



General Engineering: This paper consists of three parts that the candidates have to choose from on the basis of their applied interest.

Part A CE (Civil and Structural Engineering)

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


Part B  EE (Electrical Engineering)

Circuit Law, Basic Concepts, AC Fundamentals, Electrical Machines, Magnetic Circuit, Synchronous Machines, Measurement and Measuring Instruments, Generation, Basic Electronics, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Transmission and Distribution, Estimation and Costing, Fractional Kilowatt Motors, Single Phase Induction Motors.

Part C ME (Mechanical Engineering)

1st and 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Boilers, IC Engine Performance, Air Standard Cycles for IC Engines, IC Engines Combustion, IC Engine Cooling and Lubrication, Rankine Cycle, Classification, Specification, Properties of Pure Substances, Engineering Mechanics, Strength of Materials, Air Compressors, Fitting and Accessories, Fluid Statics, Nozzles and Steam Turbines, Refrigeration Plant Principle, Measurement of Flow Rate, Properties and Classification of Fluids, Fluid Pressure Measurement, Fluid Kinematics, Dynamics of Ideal Fluids, Centrifugal Pumps, Basic Principles and Classification of Steel.



SSC JE Admit Card

The Admit Card regarding SSC JE 2021 will be issued by SSC on their official website around 15-20 days prior to the commencement of the examination. The candidate will be able to download the admit card by visiting the website after which he/she must get it printed and downloaded. It is mandatory for a candidate to carry the admit card to the respective exam centre.

SSC JE Cut Off

A certain cut-off is set by the State Selection Commission for the candidate to achieve in order to get chosen. Usually, the cut-offs are different for applicants from different categories.

SSC JE Result

The SSC JE Result will be declared by the State Selection Commission at the official website of SSC. The results will be announced after successful completion of Paper 1 after which the result will again be declared by SSC after completion of Paper 2.

SSC JE Vacancies

The details and information regarding the vacancies will be issued by the State Selection Commission. The number of vacancies will be divided among all the candidates belonging to different categories. The details of SSC JE 2021 vacancies will be issued by the Commission on the official website.

SSC JE Selection Procedure

The selection process of candidates aspiring for SSC JE will be based on two Papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidate has to initially appear for Paper 1, passing which will allow him/ her to appear for Paper 2. While Paper 1 will be objective and conducted online, Paper 2 will be descriptive and written.

SSC JE Preparation Tips & Tricks

It is mandatory that the candidate should be aware of the important details and relevant knowledge of the exam syllabus, pattern and details of SSC JE. Candidate must go through the syllabus thoroughly and study the important topics. It is important that the candidate prepares according to the topics that have been mentioned. Clearing doubts and strengthening knowledge is key. A candidate must revise the entire syllabus before the exam and identify the weak points and put in efforts to work on them. The candidate must carefully attempt the paper and skip any question he/ she is unsure of as there is negative marking. Follow newspapers, news channels, books, magazines in order to garner information regarding general knowledge and awareness. Aspirants must appear for the mock test series and mock tests available at to prepare well.

SSC JE 2020 Exam Analysis

The examination consists of two papers, one including objective type questions and the second consisting of descriptive type questions. While the difficulty level of questions in Paper 1 is moderate, the questions in Paper 2 are slightly moderate and difficult with a few questions being tough.

SSC JE Salary

As per the salary in 2019, the pay scale for Junior Engineer (Civil), Junior Engineer (Mechanical), Junior Engineer (Electrical), Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical, Junior Engineer (Quality Surveying and Contract) is Rs. 32,667 – 37,119. 

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