Junior Engineer/Astt. Engineer (JE/AE) Exam Detail

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Junior Engineer/Astt. Engineer (JE/AE) Exam 

Every year the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Junior Engineer examination for recruiting in diverse engineering branches such as Mechanical, Civil and Electrical. The selected candidates get an opportunity to work as Junior Engineer in ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India. 

JE Exam Eligibility

There are some basic parameters that every candidate needs to fulfill. They are as follows:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India, a subject of Bhutan/Nepal, a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1 Jan 1962 or Indians who migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma and other East African countries
  • Candidates should have a degree/diploma in Electrical/Mechanical/Civil engineering
  • The maximum age should be 32 years as on January 1, 2021

SSC JE Exam Pattern

Both the exams, paper 1 and paper 2 will be of multiple-choice questions. There is negative marking, for every wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted in both the exams.

SSC JE Papers Exam Mode Subject Max Marks
Paper-1 (Objective) Computer

i) General Intelligence and Reasoning

(ii) General Awareness

(iii) Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

or Part-B General Engineering (Electrical)

or Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)

50  

 

50

 

100

Paper- 2 (Descriptive) Written Test

Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

Part- B General Engineering (Electrical)

Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)

 

300

 

 SSC JE 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus is divided into three sections. 
 
General Awareness: The candidates should keep abreast of the current affairs, history, economic science, history, geography, general polity & scientific research.
 
General Intelligence and Reasoning: It consists of arithmetic reasoning, analogies, problem solving, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, verbal & figure classification, visual memory, space visualization, abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships and other analytical functions.
 
General Engineering: It includes topics pertaining to Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
 
SSC JE Syllabus for Paper-II: The candidates must have core knowledge about the subject. 
 
Part-A (Civil & Structural Engineering): Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Concrete Technology, Surveying, RCC Design, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, etc.
 
Part-B (Electrical Engineering): Circuit law, Electrical Machines, Measurement and measuring instruments, AC Fundamentals, Synchronous Machines, etc.
 
Part- C (Mechanical Engineering): Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics & Strength of Materials, Thermal Engineering, Fluid Mechanics & Machinery, etc.
 

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