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SSC JE Eligibility Criteria: Check age limit, educational qualifications, and number of attempts

Safalta Expert Published by: Himani Mehra Updated Thu, 24 Jun 2021 11:39 AM IST

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Know detailed SSC JE Eligibility Criteria 2021 at Safalta.com. Get details about age limit, educational qualifications, and number of attempts required for the exam.
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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC Junior Engineer (JE) Exam every year to recruit candidates to the post of Junior Engineer Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted posts. The exam is conducted in two phases- Paper 1 and Paper 2. Candidates who are preparing for SSC JE Exam should know about SSC JE Eligibility Criteria in detail to identify if they are eligible for the exam or not. In this article we have explained SSC JE Eligibility Criteria along three main standards which are: 
  • Nationality
  • Age Limit
  • Educational Qualifications

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SSC JE Eligibility Criteria

SSC speficies the eligibility criteria for SSC JE Exam in the official notification that it releases for the recruitment. Candidates who apply for SSC JE Exam should meet this eligibility criteria. If the candidates do not satisfy the eligibility criterias as mentioned in the official notification, their application will be rejected. The major criterias of eligibility for SSC JE Exam are as follows:
 

SSC JE Eligibility- Nationality

As for Nationality, the eligibility is for candidates is as mentioned below. In order to be eligible to appear for the exam, candidates must satisfy these nationality criterias and must be:
  • A citizen of India, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A Tibetan refugee who migrated to India before 1st January 1962, with the intention of residing in India permanently, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Malawi, Ethiopia, Zaire, Zambia, and Vietnam with the intention of settling in India permanently.
 

SSC JE Eligibility: Age Limit

There are various posts in SSC JE Exam that the candidates can apply for and the age limit for each of these posts is different. However, candidates must be above 18 years of age and not more than 32 years of age to be eligible to appear for SSC JE Exam. 
Post Organisation/Department Age Limit Candidate must not be born before
Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying and Contracts) Military Engineer Services (MES) Upto 30 years 02-01-1989
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical) Military Engineer Services (MES) Upto 30 years 02-01-1989
Junior Engineer (Civil) Department of Posts Upto 27 years 02-01-1986
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) Farakka Barrage Project Upto 30 years 02-01-1989
Junior Engineer (Civil) Border Road Organization Upto 30 years 02-01-1989
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) Central Water and Power Research Station Upto 30 years 02-01-1989
Junior Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical) Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) Upto 30 years 02-01-1989
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Upto 30 years 02-01-1989
Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical) Central Water Commission Upto 32 years 02-01-1987
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical) Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Upto 32 years 02-01-1987
 

SSC JE Age Relaxation

Along with the above age limits, SSC offers age relaxations to candidates belonging to certain categories which are as follows:
Category Age-Relaxation Permissible beyond the Upper age limit
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PH 10 years
PH (OBC) 13 years
PH (SC/ST) 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date on receipt of online application.
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date Upto 5 Years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date. Upto 8 (5+3) years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date Upto 10 ( 5+5) years of age.
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01- 01-1980 to 31-12-1989 (Unreserved/General ) 5 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01- 01-1980 to 31-12-1989 ( OBC ) 8 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01- 01-1980 to 31-12-1989 (SC/ST) 5 years
Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. 3 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof ( SC/ST ) 8 years


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SSC JE Eligibility Criteria: Educational Qualifications

SSC lays down certain essential educational qualifications that are required for candidates to be eligible for different posts under SSC JE Exam. Every candidate should have necessarily passed Matriculation or Secondary Examination from a recognised board. The post-wise specific educational qualification required for candidates to be eligible to appear for SSC JE Exam are as follows:
Organization/Department SSC JE Educational Qualification
Junior Engineer (Civil) Central Water Commission Diploma or Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution
Junior Engineer (Civil) Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution
Junior Engineer (Civil) Department of Posts 3 years Diploma or equivalent in Civil Engineering from an institute recognized by the Central/ State Government
Junior Engineer (Civil) Military Engineer Services (MES) Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University Or

 

(a) 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized Institute or University; and

(b) 2 years of work experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering works

Junior Engineer (Civil) Farakka Barrage Project Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board
Junior Engineer (Civil) Border Roads Organization, Ministry of Defence Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute or

 

(a) 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board; and

(b) 2 years of work experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering works

Junior Engineer (Civil) Central Water Power Research Station Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board
Junior Engineer (Civil) National Technical Research Organization Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University/ Board/ Institution
Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical) Military Engineer Services (MES) Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/Board; Or

 

(a) 3 years diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized Institute/ University/ Board; and

(b) 2 years of experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering work

Junior Engineer (Electrical) Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute
Junior Engineer (Electrical) Farakka Barrage Project Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute
Junior Engineer (Electrical) Central Water Power Research Station Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/Board
Junior Engineer (Electrical) Directorate of Quality Assurance, Naval Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board; or

 

(a) 3 years Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution; and

(b) 2 years of experience in the relevant field

Junior Engineer (Electrical) National Technical Research Organization Diploma in Electrical Engineering from recognized University/ Institution
Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Central Water Commission Degree/ Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute
Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Farakka Barrage Project Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute
Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Central Water Power Research Station Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board
Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Directorate of Quality Assurance, Naval Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board; or

 

(a) 3 years Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution; and (b) 2 years of work experience in the respective field

Junior Engineer (Mechanical) National Technical Research Organization Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from recognized University/ Board/ Institution
Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contracts) Military Engineer Services (MES) 3 years Diploma in Civil engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board or equivalent; or

 

(a) Passed Intermediate examination in Buildings and Quantity Surveying Sub-Division-II of the Institute of Surveyors (India)

 

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria: Important Information

After having looked at the detailed eligibility criteria for SSC JE Exam, candidates must note certain important points:
  • All the candidates applying for SSC JE Exam should check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.
  • If the candidates do not meet the eligibility criteria their candidature will be cancelled.
  • The number of attempts for SSC JE Exams will be soon updated by SSC.

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