SSC JE 2017-18 Preparation tips & Syllabus pdf download

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was set up in 1977.  It  is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.  The Staff Selection Commission Board is headed by a chairman and two other individuals. There is a Controller of Examinations who is the Secretary, as well. Every year, the SSC conducts examinations all over the country for candidates hoping to get a government job. This is not a simple task and there are nine regional offices that help make the entire task easier. These are situated in the cities of Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Guwahati, Bangalore, Allahabad, and Chennai. Chandigarh and Raipur are home to sub-regional offices.  These centers are crucial to the success of the SSC exam because they help co-ordinate everything with the head office in New Delhi.

Previously, in the year 2016, SSC has released the SSC JE Recruitment notification and invited the online submissions from the eligible job aspirants who are looking for the govt jobs. Right in this article we have mentioned all the relevant information regarding the SSC JE Syllabus and exam pattern details.

SSC Junior Engineer Exams 2017 – Preparation Strategy

Organization Name : Staff Selection Commission

Official Website :

Post Name : Junior Engineer

Specialization :

  • Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Junior Engineer (Electrical)
  • Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical)
  • Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying and Contract)

Job Location : All India (Different Government Departments)

SSC Junior Engineer Exam Important Dates :-

Event  Date
SSC JE Online application form starts from 1 October 2016
Last Date of SSC JE Part-I Registration 28 October 2016
Last Date of SSC JE Part-II Registration 31 October 2016
SSC jr Engineer Online Exam date 1-03-2017 to 04-03-2017

SSC Junior Engineer Post Detail :-

Sr. No. Department Name Post Name Group
1 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil) “B”
2 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Mechanical) “B”
3 CPWD Junior Engineer (Civil) “B”
4 CPWD Junior Engineer (Electrical) “B”
5 Department of Post Junior Engineer (Civil) “B”
6 Department of Post Junior Engineer (Electrical) “B”
7 MES  Junior Engineer(Civil) “B”
8 MES Junior Engineer(Electrical and Mechanical) “B”
9 MES Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contract) “B”

SSC Jr Engineer Eligibility Criteria :-

Education Qualification :

  • For JE (Civil & Electrical), CPWD: Diploma in Civil or Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • For JE (Civil & Electrical), Department of Posts: Diploma in Civil or Electrical Engineering
  • For JE (Civil), MES: Degree in Civil Engineering or 3-years Diploma in Civil Engineering + 2 years experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Civil Engineering works.
  • For JE (Electrical & Mechanical), MES: Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or 3-years diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering + 2-years experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering works.
  • For JE (QS&C) MES: 3 years Diploma in Civil engineering or Passed Intermediate examination in Building and Quantity Surveying Sub Div.II of the institute of Surveyors(India).
  • For JE (Civil & Mechanical), CWC and Farakka Barrage: Degree or Diploma in Civil or Mechanical Engineering.

Age limit :

  • For the post of Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical), Central Water Commission and CPWD the candidate’s age should not exceed 32 years
  • For the post of Junior Engineer (Civil and Electrical), Department of Post and Junior Engineer (Surveying and contract), MES candidate’s age should be between 18 to 27 years.
  • For the post of Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical), MES candidate’s age should not exceed 30 years.
  • Note: Age Relaxation in the upper age limit for reserved categories will be provided as per Government rules

SSC JE Exam Pattern :-

  • SSC Junior Engineer Exam will be completed in 2 stages- written test of 500 marks. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer.
  • According to the examination pattern of SSC JE 2016, the appearing candidates for the post of JE (civil), JE (quantity surveying & contract) should attempt Part A (civil & structural) of paper I & II. On the other hand appearing candidates for JE (electrical) need to attempt Part B (electrical) & the candidates appearing for JE (mechanical) s=have to attempt Part C (mechanical) of Paper I & II.
Papers Subjects Maximum marks Examination duration
Paper- I MCQ type a)     General Intelligent & Reasoningb)     General Awareness

c)     Part A- General Engineering (civil & structural)


Part B- General Engineering (electrical)


Part C- General Engineering (mechanical)






2 hours (10 am to 12 pm)

Paper II- Conventional type Part A- General Eng. (civil & structural)OR

Part B- General Eng. (electrical)


Part C- General Eng. (mechanical)








2 hours (2 pm to 4 pm)


SSC Junior Engineer Syllabus :-

SSC Junior Engineer Syllabus 2017 Consists the Following Subjects –

  • General Intelligence.
  • General Awareness.
  • Technical Subjects.

SSC JE General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus

It Includes both verbal and non-verbal.

  • 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 Etc.
  • Abstract Ideas And Symbols And Their Relationships.
  • Arithmetical Computations.
  • Other Analytical Functions.

General Awareness Syllabus

  • Current Affairs.
  • India and its neighboring countries.
  • History.
  • Culture.
  • Geography.
  • Economic Science.
  • General Polity and Scientific Research, etc.

SSC JE Syllabus for Civil Engineering

  • Building Materials.
  • Estimating, Costing , and Valuation.
  • Surveying.
  • Soil Mechanics.
  • Hydraulics.
  • Irrigation Engineering.
  • Transportation Engineering.
  • Environmental Engineering.

Structural Engineering:

  • Theory of Structures.
  • Concrete Technology.
  • RCC Design, Steel Design.

SSC JE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

  • Basic concepts.
  • Circuit law.
  • Magnetic Circuit.
  • AC Fundamentals.
  • Measurement and Measuring Instruments.
  • Electrical Machines.
  • Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors.
  • Synchronous Machines.
  • Generation.
  • Transmission and Distribution.
  • Estimation and Costing.
  • Utilization and Electrical Energy.
  • Basic Electronics.

SSC JE Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

  • Theory of Machines and Machine Design.
  • Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials.
  • Properties of Pure Substances.
  • 1st Law of Thermodynamics.
  • 2nd Law of Thermodynamics.
  • IC Engines Combustion.
  • Air standard Cycles for IC Engines.
  • IC Engine Performance.
  • IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication.
  • Rankine cycle of System.
  • Boilers.
  • Classification.
  • Specification.
  • Fitting & Accessories.
  • Air Compressors & their cycles.
  • Refrigeration cycles.
  • The principle of Refrigeration Plant.
  • Nozzles & Steam Turbines.
  • Properties & Classification of Fluids.
  • Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure.
  • Fluid kinematics.
  • Dynamics of Ideal fluids.
  • Measurement of Flow rate.
  • Basic principles.
  • Hydraulic Turbines.
  • Centrifugal Pumps.
  • Classification of steels.

For more details of syllabus use the below provided link :-


SSC Junior Engineer Exam Preparation Tips 2017 :-

  1. The first step is to go through the syllabus for the SSC JE exam . This will give you a general idea of the topics you need to prepare. Once you go through the syllabus write down the topics you have absolutely no idea about and try to start preparing these topics first. This will give you more time to prepare topics that you know nothing about instead of keeping these till the end when you might be tempted to completely skip that topic!
  2. The next step is to get the appropriate books to start your preparation. You need to get the SSC exam books which are designed for the purpose of the SSC exam. Make sure you buy the book for each section of the paper so you do not have to worry about its credibility.
  3. Make a study schedule starting with topics you don’t know at all and then mix it up with one familiar topic a week. This will help you to not overburden yourself with something new every day. You need to be careful of sticking to this schedule and being true to yourself. Success doesn’t come easy and so does study.
  4. In case you have a doubt in any topics, don’t keep it pending till the last day. Clear your doubts while you still have them. You will be tempted to give up on a topic because it might seem too difficult but the trick is to not leave out any topic. Be prepared for everything so you can increase your chances of a high score.
  5. Time management applies not only to the time you take out to study but also on how you utilize those 4-5 hours every day. Try to come up with methods to solve questions faster so you wouldn’t be wasting a lot of time during the exam. This will help you answer all the questions within the allotted time.
  6. Work on your speed: Your success in clearing the test depends on those 2 hours that you will be writing the paper. Practice more to improve your speed. Every time you solve a question put yourself on a timer and try to beat your score each time you do it.
  7. Practice previous years question papers and answer them like you are attempting the real exam. Give yourself 2 hours and try to finish within that time. When you are answering the questions read them properly and only answer those that you are sure about because of the negative marking. Adapting yourself to the exam environment can help take away any fear related to the exam.
  8. Give yourself ample amount of written practice: Try and incorporate study in everything that you do. Find fun ways of studying so you do not get bored. Be focused on your goal and do not let anything shift your focus. A little hard work every day will bring a lot of success for the rest of the years!

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