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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC JE examination giving candidates a golden opportunity to fulfill their dream of joining the prestigious Government Sector. Candidates are required to visit the page regularly to remain updated about any upcoming detail for SSC JE 2019-20 Exam. The exam dates for SSC JE 2019-20 has been released by SSC along with its Official Calendar 2019-20.

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SSC JE 2019-20 Important Dates:

Events Dates
Notification Release Date 13th August 2019
Last Date to Apply Online 12th September 2019 (till 5:00 PM)
SSC JE 2019-20 Tier-I Admit Card March 2020
Commencement of SSC JE 2019-20 Tier-I Exam 30th March to 2nd April 2020
Commencement of SSC JE 2019-20 Tier-II Exam 21st June 2020

SSC JE 2019 Exam Pattern:

Papers Mode of Examination Subject(s) Maximum Marks & No of Questions Duration & Timings

Paper - I
Objective Type

Computer-based Test

General Intelligence & Reasoning

(50 Marks)
(50 Questions)

2 Hours

Morning Shift
[ 10:00 AM to 12:00 NOON]

Afternoon Shift
[2:00 PM to 4:00 PM]

General Awareness

(50 Marks)
(50 Questions)

Part A - General Engineering (CIVIL & STRUCTURAL)
OR

(100 Marks)
(100 Questions)

Part B - General Engineering (ELECTRICAL)
OR

Part C - General Engineering (MECHANICAL)

Paper - II
Conventional Type

Written Exam

Part A - General Engineering (CIVIL & STRUCTURAL)
OR

300

2 Hours

Part B - General Engineering (ELECTRICAL)
OR

Part C - General Engineering (MECHANICAL)
OR

Part D - General Engineering (ELECTRONICS)

Points to be noted:

  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Tables and Steam Table for Paper-II only. They are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.
  • Candidates are not permitted to use electronic gadgets except as specified in the Notice. They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Premises/ Venue for papers for which their use is not permitted.
  • Wherever applicable, the candidates must indicate/ write the answer either in Hindi or in English. If answers are indicated/ written partly in Hindi and partly in English and vice versa, the Answer script will not be evaluated.
  • In the question papers, wherever necessary, the Metric systems of weights and measures only will be used.

Mode of Selection:

  • Based on the normalized marks scored in the (Paper-I) i.e. Computer Based Examination, candidates will be shortlisted, category-wise, to appear in Paper-II.
  • Based on the performance in Paper-I+Paper-II, candidates will be shortlisted for Document Verification.
  • Final selection and allocation of Ministries/ Departments will be made on the basis of the performance of candidates in Paper-I+Paper-II and the preference of Posts/ Departments exercised by them at the time of Document Verification.

SSC JE 2019 Syllabus

The syllabus for SSC JE 2019 Exam covers major three sections:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Technical Subjects (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil & Structural)

Let’s have a look at the detailed syllabus for all these sections separately:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Analogies, Similarities
  • Differences, Space Visualization
  • Problem Solving, Analysis
  • Judgment, Decision Making
  • Visual Memory, Discrimination
  • Observation, Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning, Verbal and Figure Classification
  • Arithmetical Number Series
  • Abstract Ideas and Symbols and Their Relationships
  • Arithmetical Computations
  • Other Analytical Functions
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Current Affairs
  • India and its neighboring countries
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Science
  • General Polity and Scientific Research

Technical Subjects:

Civil Engineering:
Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based materials, cement (Portland), asbestos products, timber and wood based products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes.
Estimate, glossary of technical terms, analysis of rates, methods and unit of measurement, Items of work – earthwork, Brick work (Modular & Traditional bricks), RCC work, Shuttering, Timber work, Painting, Flooring, Plastering. Boundary wall, Brick building, Water Tank, Septic tank, Bar bending schedule, Centre line method, Mid-section formula, Trapezoidal formula, Simpson’s rule. Cost estimate of Septic tank, flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, Steel Truss, Piles and pile-caps. Valuation – Value and cost, scrap value, salvage value, assessed value, sinking fund, depreciation and obsolescence, methods of valuation.
Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying, working of prismatic compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying, theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Levelling, Definition of terms used in levelling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring, uses of contour map, tachometric survey, curve setting, earth work calculation, advanced surveying equipment.
Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, specific gravity of soil grains, unit weights, density index and interrelationship of different parameters, Grain size distribution curves and their uses. Index properties of soils, Atterberg’s limits, ISI soil classification and plasticity chart. Permeability of soil, coefficient of permeability, determination of coefficient of permeability, Unconfined and confined aquifers, effective stress, quick sand, consolidation of soils, Principles of consolidation, degree of consolidation, pre-consolidation pressure, normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate settlement. Shear strength of soils, direct shear test, Vane shear test, Triaxial test. Soil compaction, Laboratory compaction test, Maximum dry density and optimum moisture content, earth pressure theories, active and passive earth pressures, Bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test.
Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli’s theorem and its application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines.
Definition, necessity, benefits, 2II effects of irrigation, types and methods of irrigation, Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, run off coefficient, rain gauge, losses from precipitation – evaporation, infiltration, etc. Water requirement of crops, duty, delta and base period, Kharif and Rabi Crops, Command area, Time factor, Crop ratio, Overlap allowance, Irrigation efficiencies. Different type of canals, types of canal irrigation, loss of water in canals. Canal lining – types and advantages. Shallow and deep to wells, yield from a well. Weir and barrage, Failure of weirs and permeable foundation, Slit and Scour, Kennedy’s theory of critical velocity. Lacey’s theory of uniform flow. Definition of flood, causes and effects, methods of flood control, water logging, preventive measure. Land reclamation, Characteristics of affecting fertility of soils, purposes, methods, description of land and reclamation processes. Major irrigation projects in India.
Highway Engineering – cross sectional elements, geometric design, types of pavements, pavement materials – aggregates and bitumen, different tests, Design of flexible and rigid pavements – Water Bound Macadam (WBM) and Wet Mix Macadam (WMM), Gravel Road, Bituminous construction, Rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Highway drainage, Railway Engineering- Components of permanent way – sleepers, ballast, fixtures and fastening, track geometry, points and crossings, track junction, stations and yards. Traffic Engineering – Different traffic survey, speed-flow-density and their interrelationships, intersections and interchanges, traffic signals, traffic operation, traffic signs and markings, road safety.
Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, need of sanitation, sewerage systems, circular sewer, oval sewer, sewer appurtenances, sewage treatments. Surface water drainage. Solid waste management – types, effects, engineered management system. Air pollution – pollutants, causes, effects, control. Noise pollution – cause, health effects, control.
Structural Engineering:
Elasticity constants, types of beams – determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever and over hanging beams. Moment of area and moment of inertia for rectangular & circular sections, bending moment and shear stress for tee, channel and compound sections, chimneys, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, Torsion of circular section.
Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates, importance of water quality, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting, repair and maintenance of concrete structures.
RCC beams-flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of singly reinforced and double reinforced beams, cantilever beams. T-beams, lintels. One way and two way slabs, isolated footings. Reinforced brick works, columns, staircases, retaining wall, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress methods).
Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams roof trusses plate girders.

Detail of Posts

Following are the likely posts that will be filled up through this examination:

# Organization Posts
1 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil)
2 Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Civil)
3 Department of Posts Junior Engineer (Civil)
4 Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Civil)
5 Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Civil)
6 Border Road Organization Junior Engineer (Civil)
7 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Civil)
8 National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Junior Engineer (Civil)

Age Limit as on 1st August, 2019

Age limit for the posts of Junior Engineers in various Ministries/ Departments as on 01- 08-2019 is as under:

# Organization Posts Age Limit
1 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 32 years
2 Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 32 years
3 Department of Posts Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 27 years
4 Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
5 Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
6 Border Road Organization Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
7 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
8 National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years

Permissible relaxation in upper age limit prescribed are as follows:

Code No Category Age-relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 10 years
04 PwD + OBC 13 years
05 PwD + SC/ ST 15 years
06 Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age.
07 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01- 01-1980 to 31-12-1989. 5 years
08 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. 3 years
09 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. 8 years

Essential Educational Qualifications/ Experience (as on 1st August, 2019):

# Posts Educational and Other Qualifications
1 Junior Engineer (Civil), Central Water Commission Degree or Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution
2 Junior Engineer (Civil), CPWD Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institute.
3 Junior Engineer (Civil), Department of Posts Three years Diploma or equivalent in Civil Engineering from an institution recognized by the Central Government or State Government
4 Junior Engineer (Civil), Military Engineer Services (MES) Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or (a) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized Institute or University or Board; and (b) Two years’ experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Civil Engineering works
5 Junior Engineer (Civil), Farakka Barrage Project Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institute or Board
6 Junior Engineer (Civil), Border Road Organization Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute or (a) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board; and (b) Two years working experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering works
7 Junior Engineer (Civil), Central Water and Power Research Station Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University
8 Junior Engineer (Civil), National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University/ Institution