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SSC JE Notification Out: Important Dates and Exam Details


SSC JE Notification Out: Important Dates and Exam Details

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has recently released the Junior Engineer (JE) recruitment notification on 26.07.2023, inviting applications for various engineering positions. This presents a golden opportunity for aspiring engineers to secure a prestigious job in government departments. In this blog post, we will cover the essential details about the SSC JE notification, including important dates, the exam schedule, and the syllabus.

Important Dates

The application process for the SSC JE recruitment begins on 26th July 2023 and will continue until 16th August 2023 (23:00 hours). Candidates must ensure they submit their applications within this period. Additionally, there is a window for application form correction and online payment of correction charges from 17th August 2023 to 18th August 2023 (23:00 hours).

Exam Schedule

The examination will be conducted in two papers, namely Paper-I and Paper-II. The Computer Based Examination (Paper-I) for SSC JE is tentatively scheduled for October 2023.


Name of Department

Total Vacancy

Central Public Works Department


Border Roads Organization (For Male candidates only)


Central Water Commission


Military Engineer Services


Farakka Barrage Project


Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (Andaman, Lakshadweep Harbour Works)


National Technical Research Organization


Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (Brahmaputra Board)

Vacancies to be intimated in due course


Exam Structure

Let’s take a closer look at the exam structure and the topics covered in each paper:


  • The candidates will attempt the General Engineering part (Part-A, Part-B, or Part-C) based on their educational qualification, as chosen in the online application form.
    • Part-A (Civil & Structural): For candidates applying for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil).
    • Part-B (Electrical): For candidates applying for the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical).
    • Part-C (Mechanical): For candidates applying for the post of Junior Engineer (Mechanical).
  • The Paper-I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • There will be 200 questions for a duration of 2 hours which totals to 200 marks.
  • Questions will be set in both Hindi and English.
  • Negative marking: One-third of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.


  • Paper-II is exclusively for candidates who have qualified Paper-I for Junior Engineer (JE) posts in the Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical disciplines.
  • It will also be an Objective Type, Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) paper.
  • There will be 100 questions for a duration of 2 hours which totals to 300 marks
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Table, and Steam Table for Paper-II only. However, such aids are not allowed for Paper-I.
  • Like Paper-I, questions will be set in Hindi and English in all parts.
  • Negative marking: One-third of the marks allotted to the question will be deducted for each wrong answer.



Exam mode & Duration


Number of questions

Maximum marks

Paper I


Computer based examination

2 hours

(i) General

Intelligence and




(ii) General Awareness



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


Part-B: General Engineering (Electrical)


Part-C: General Engineering (Mechanical)



Paper II


Computer based examination

2 hours

Part-A: General

Engineering (Civil &



Part-B: General

Engineering (Electrical)


Part-C: General

Engineering (Mechanical)



Normalization of Scores

In case the Computer Based Examination is conducted in multiple shifts, the scores of candidates will be normalized using a formula provided by the Commission. This normalization process ensures fairness and accuracy in determining the final merit and cut-off marks





General Intelligence & 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

·        Abstract Ideas, Symbols and Their Relationships

·        Arithmetical Computations

·        Analytical Functions

General Awareness

·        Current Affairs

·        History

·        Culture

·        Geography

·        Economic Scene

·        General Polity

·        Scientific Research

Part-A (Civil Engineering)

·        Building Materials

·        Estimating

·        Costing and Valuation

·        Surveying

·        Soil Mechanics

·        Hydraulics

·        Irrigation Engineering

·        Transportation Engineering

·        Environmental Engineering

·        Structural Engineering

o   Theory of Structures

o   Concrete Technology

o   RCC Design

o   Steel Design

PAPER – II [Part-A (Civil & Structural Engineering)]

Building Materials

·        Physical And Chemical Properties

·        Classification

·        Standard Tests

·        Uses And Manufacture/Quarrying of Materials

·        Building Stones

·        Silicate Based Materials

·        Cement (Portland)

·        Asbestos Products

·        Timber and Wood Based Products

·        Laminates

·        Bituminous Materials

·        Paints

·        Varnishes

Estimating, Costing and Valuation

·        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

·        Isolated 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 Equipments

Soil Mechanics

·        Origin Of Soil

·        Phase Diagram

·        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

·        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

·        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

Irrigation Engineering

·        Definition

·        Necessity

·        Benefits

·        Ill Effects of Irrigation

·        Types And Methods of Irrigation

·        Hydrology – Measurement of Rainfall

·        Run Off Coefficient

·        Rain Gauge

·        Losses From Precipitation –

·        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 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

Transportation Engineering

·        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

Environmental Engineering

·        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 Beam

·        Moment Of Area and Moment of Inertia for Rectangular & Circular Sections

·        Bending Moment and Shear Stress for Tee, Channel and Compound Sections

·        Chimneys

·        Dams

·        Retaining Walls

·        Eccentric Loads

·        Slope & Deflection of Simply Supported and Cantilever Beams

·        Critical Load

·        Columns

·        Torsion Of Circular Section

Concrete Technology

·        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 Design

·        RCC Beams-Flexural Strength, Shear Strength, Bond Strength

·        Design Of Singly Reinforced and Doubly 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

·        Steel Design

·        Construction Of Steel Columns

·        Beams

·        Roof Trusses

·        Plate Girders


The release of the SSC JE notification is an excellent opportunity for engineering graduates to secure a prestigious government job. Aspiring candidates must note the important dates and adhere to the application process. Adequate preparation according to the syllabus is crucial for success in the Computer Based Examination. With dedication and hard work, candidates can excel in the exam and take a step closer to a promising career as  Junior Engineer in various government departments. Good luck to all the aspirants!

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