SSC Junior Engineer Exam,Notification 2023, Syllabus, Exam Date, Eligibility,

SSC Junior Engineer Exam 2023: Are you aspiring to become a Junior Engineer in the Staff Selection Commission (SSC)?

Do you want to know the complete syllabus for the SSC Junior Engineer exam? If yes, then you are in the right place.

SSC Junior Engineer Exam 2023:

SSC Junior Engineer Exam 2023: Pattern

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration & Timings
General Awareness50502 Hours
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
Part A- General Engineering (civil & structural) or
Part B- General Engineering (electrical) or
Part C- General Engineering (mechanical) or

Note: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I.

Paper-I Exam Pattern

  • The exam is conducted online.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • The exam consists of 200 objective-type questions.
  • The exam is divided into three sections – General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, and Subject-specific questions.
  • Each section carries 50 marks.

Paper-II Exam Pattern

  • The exam is conducted offline.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • The exam consists of descriptive-type questions.
  • The exam is divided into three sections – General Engineering (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical).
  • Each section carries 300 marks.
SSC Junior Engineer Exam

SSC Junior Engineer Exam Syllabus for Civil Engineering

The SSC JE Syllabus for Civil Engineering covers the following topics:

SSC JE Syllabus For Civil Engineering
Building Materials Physical and chemical properties Classification, Standard Tests, Uses and Manufacture/Quarrying of Materials
Estimating, Costing, and Valuation Estimate, a 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, and Plastering. Boundary wall, Brick building, Water Tank, Septic tank, Bar bending schedule, Centre line method, Mid-section formula, Trapezoidal formula, Simpson’s rule.
Surveying Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying. Working on the prismatic compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying. The theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Leveling, Definition of terms used in leveling, contouring, curvature, and refraction corrections.
Soil Mechanics Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, the 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, quicksand, consolidation of soils, Principles of consolidation, degree of consolidation, pre-consolidation pressure, normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate settlement.
Hydraulics  Fluid properties and hydrostatics, measurements of flow. Bernoulli’s theorem and its application. Flow-through pipes. Flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps, and turbines.
Irrigation EngineeringDefinition, necessity, benefits, 2II effects of irrigation, types, and methods of irrigation. Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, runoff 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.
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 the permanent way -Sleepers, ballast, fixtures and fastening, track geometry, points and crossings, track junction, stations, and yards. Traffic
Environmental EngineeringSolid waste management – types, effects, engineered management system. Air pollution – pollutants, causes, effects, control. Noise pollution – cause, health effects, control.

SSC Junior Engineer Exam 2023: Syllabus for Electrical Engineering

The SSC JE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering covers the following topics:

SSC JE Syllabus For Electrical Engineering
Basic Concepts Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them. Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy, and their units. Circuit law: Kirchhoff’s law, Simple Circuit solution using network theorems. Magnetic Circuit: Concepts of flux, mmf, reluctance.
AC Fundamentals Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S., and average values of alternating waves. Representation of sinusoidal waveform, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance, Tank Circuit. Poly Phase system – star and delta connection, 3 phase power, DC and sinusoidal response of R-Land R-C circuit.
Measurement and Measuring Instruments Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase, both active and re-active) and energy, 2 wattmeter method of 3 phase power measurement. Measurement of frequency and phase angle.
Electrical Machines D.C. Machine – Construction, Basic Principles of D.C. motors and generators, their characteristics, speed control, and starting of D.C. Motors. Method of braking motor, Loss, and efficiency of D.C. Machines.1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. Tests, Losses, and efficiency.Effect of voltage, frequency, and waveform on losses. Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers.Autotransformers.
Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors Characteristics and applications. Synchronous Machines – Generation of 3-phase e.m.f. armature reaction, voltage regulation, parallel operation of two alternators, synchronizing, control of active and reactive power. Starting and applications of synchronous motors.
Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults. Switchgears – the rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. Fuses, Protection against earth leakage / over current, etc. Bocholt relay, Merz-Price system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars. Lightning arresters, various transmission and distribution systems, comparison of conductor materials.
Estimation and Costing Estimation of lighting scheme, electric installation of machines, and relevant IE rules. Earthing practices and IE Rules.
Utilization of Electrical Energy Illumination Electric heating Electric welding Electroplating Electric drives and motors.
Basic Electronics Working on various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type) BJT, and JFET. Simple circuits using these devices.

SSC Junior Engineer Exam: Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering

The SSC JE Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering covers the following topics:

SSC JE Syllabus For Mechanical Engineering
Theory Of Machines and Machine DesignsConcept of a simple machine, Four bar linkage and link motion, Flywheels, and fluctuation of energy Power transmission by belts – V-belts and Flat belts, Clutches – Plate and Conical clutch, Gears –Type of gears, etc.
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of MaterialsEquilibrium of Forces, Law of motion, Friction, Concepts of stress and strain, Elastic limit. Elastic constants, Bending moments and shear force diagram, Stress in composite bars, etc.
Thermal EngineeringProperties of Pure Substance1st & 2nd Law of Thermodynamics Air standard Cycles for IC Engines. Rakhine Cycle of steam Boilers
Fluid Mechanics MachineryProperties & Classification of fluid 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

FAQs on

Is there any negative marking in the SSC Junior Engineer exam?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I.

Is the SSC Junior Engineer exam conducted online or offline?

Paper-I of the SSC Junior Engineer exam is conducted online, while Paper-II is conducted offline.

Can I choose the language of the question paper in the SSC Junior Engineer exam?

Yes, you can choose the language of the question paper between English and Hindi.

What is the duration of the SSC Junior Engineer exam?

The duration of Paper-I and Paper-II of the SSC Junior Engineer exam is 2 hours each.


The SSC Junior Engineer exam is a highly competitive exam, and it requires thorough preparation to crack it. The syllabus for the exam is vast, and candidates need to have a clear understanding of all the topics to score well.

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