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.
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.
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.