SSC Junior Engineer 2024: Your Gateway to Government Excellence

Safalta Expert Published by: Devesh Tiwari Updated Tue, 09 Jul 2024 12:18 PM IST


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Every year, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC JE Exam to select candidates for Junior Engineer positions in various government departments. This exam is a great opportunity for those with diplomas or degrees in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering who want a stable and rewarding career.
The SSC JE Exam helps candidates secure Group B Non-Gazetted roles in respected government departments and organizations. Those preparing for the exam often wonder about the lifestyle and benefits they will enjoy after passing it. In this article, we’ll explore what life is like for those who succeed in the SSC JE Exam, including details about salaries and other perks. Aspiring candidates should read this article carefully and consider bookmarking our website for future updates on engineering job opportunities.
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Junior Engineer (JE) examination is a highly anticipated opportunity for engineering graduates aspiring to secure a prestigious position in various government departments.

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As we look forward to SSC JE 2024, it's essential to understand the vacancy details, syllabus, paper pattern, and crucial aspects such as admit cards.

Table of content 
1. Vacancy Details for SSC JE 2024
2. Syllabus for SSC JE 2024
3. SSC JE Paper 1 Exam Pattern
4. SSC Junior Engineer 2023 Cut-off Marks


Vacancy Details for SSC JE 2024

The SSC JE exam typically announces vacancies across several engineering disciplines including:
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Quantity Surveying and Contracts
The number of vacancies varies each year and is distributed among different departments under the Government of India. Candidates can expect detailed vacancy notifications closer to the exam announcement.

Here is the list of the SSC JE posts and respective departments recruiting for the respective posts:
Sr.No Organization  Post
1 Border Road Organization (BRO) Junior Engineer (Civil)
2 Border Road Organization (BRO) Junior Engineer (Electrical)
3 Border Road Organization (BRO) Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
4 Brahmaputra Board, Ministry of Jal Shakti Junior Engineer (Civil)
5 Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Civil)
6 Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Electrical)
7 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Electrical)
8 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Civil)
9 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil)
10 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
11 DGQA-NAVAL, Ministry of Defence Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
12 DGQA-NAVAL, Ministry of Defence Junior Engineer (Electrical)
13 Farakka Barrage Project, Ministry of Jal Shakti Junior Engineer (Civil)
14 Farakka Barrage Project, Ministry of Jal Shakti Junior Engineer (Electrical)
15 Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Civil)
16 Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Electrical)
17 Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
18 National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Junior Engineer (Civil)

Syllabus for SSC JE 2024

The SSC JE 2024 exam consists of two papers:

Paper-I (Objective Type):
- General Intelligence and Reasoning
- General Awareness
- Part-A: General Engineering (Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)
- Part-B: General Engineering (Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)

Paper-II (Conventional Type):
Part-A: General Engineering (Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)
Part-B: General Engineering (Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)
The syllabus is designed to assess candidates' understanding of fundamental engineering principles and their practical applications.


General Intelligence & Reasoning
The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. The test may include questions on 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. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations, and other analytical functions.

General Awareness:
Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries, especially about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity Scientific Research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

General Engineering: Civil & Structural, Electrical and Mechanical:
Part-A (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.

Part-B (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.

Part-C 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, Air standard Cycles for IC Engines, IC Engine Performance, IC Engines Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication, Rankine cycle of System, Boilers, Classification, Specification, Fitting & Accessories, Air Compressors & their cycles, Refrigeration cycles, 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 Steel.

Paper II

Part-A (Civil & Structural Engineering):

Building Materials:
Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, use, and manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. 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, Trapezodial formula, Simpson’s rule, Cost estimate of Septic tank, flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates 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 leveling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring, uses of contour map, tachometric survey, curve setting, earthwork calculation, advanced surveying equipment

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, 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 and 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, 2II effects of irrigation, types, and methods of irrigation, Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, run off coefficient, rain gauge, losses from precipitation – evaporation, infiltration, etc Water requirement of crops, duty, delta and base period, Kharif and Rabi Crops, Command area, the 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 to 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:

Theory of structures: Elasticity constants, types of beams – determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever and over hanging beams Moment of area and moment of inertia for rectangular & circular sections, bending moment and shear stress for tee, channel and compound sections, chimneys, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, Torsion of circular section

Concrete Technology: Properties, Advantages, and uses of concrete, cement aggregates, the 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 double reinforced beams, cantilever beams T-beams, lintels 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 and construction of steel columns, beams roof trusses plate girders

Part-B (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, reluctance, Different kinds of magnetic materials, Magnetic calculations for conductors of different configurations e.g. straight, circular, solenoidal, etc Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction

AC Fundamentals: Instantaneous, peak, RMS, and average values of alternating waves, Representation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of RL and C, Resonance, Tank Circuit Poly Phase system – star and delta connection, 3 phase power, DC and sinusoidal response of R-Land R-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 Ammeter and voltmeter (both moving oil and moving iron type), extension of range wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges Use of CRO, Signal Generator, CT, PT and their uses Earth Fault detection

Electrical Machines: (a) DC Machine – Construction, Basic Principles of DC motors and generators, their characteristics, speed control and starting of DC Motors Method of braking motor, Losses and efficiency of DC Machines (b) 1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, OC and SC Tests, Losses and efficiency Effect of voltage, frequency and wave form on losses Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers Auto transformers (c) 3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors Methods of braking, effect of voltage and frequency variation on torque speed characteristics Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors: Characteristics and applications

Synchronous Machines- Generation of 3-phase emf 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– Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, cost of generation, inter-connection of power stations Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults Switchgears – rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, HRC Fuses, Protection against earth leakage / over current, etc Buchholtz relay, Merz-Price system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars Lightning arresters, various transmission and distribution system, comparison of conductor materials, efficiency of different system Cable – Different type of cables, cable rating and derating factor

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 of various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type), BJT, and JFET Simple circuits using these devices

Part- C (Mechanical Engineering):

Theory of Machines and Machine Design:
Concept of 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, gear profile and gear ratio calculation, Governors – Principles and classification, Riveted joint, Cams, Bearings, Friction in collars and pivots

SSC JE Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2024

The SSC JE Exam Pattern 2024 for Paper 1 comprises three sections, with a total of 200 objective questions carrying 200 marks. Candidates are allotted 2 hours to complete the examination. The sections cover General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and General Engineering, with options from Civil & Structural, Electrical, or Mechanical disciplines.

No. Of Questions
Maximum Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning
50 50  
General Awareness
50 50  
Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) 
100 100 Only
Part-B General Engineering (Electrical) 
100 100 2 Hours
Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)
100 100  
Total 200 200  

SSC Junior Engineer 2023 Cut-off Marks

The cut-off marks for SSC JE 2023 varied across different engineering disciplines (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, etc.) and categories. Below are approximate cut-off marks for Paper-I (Objective Type) for various categories:

Civil Engineering:
UR: 120-130 marks
OBC: 110-120 marks
SC: 100-110 marks
ST: 95-105 marks

Electrical/Mechanical Engineering:
UR: 130-140 marks
OBC: 120-130 marks
SC: 110-120 marks
ST: 100-110 marks



SSC Junior Engineer 2024 offers a promising career opportunity for engineering graduates seeking government jobs. By understanding the vacancy details, syllabus, paper pattern, and ensuring timely preparation with mock tests and revisions, candidates can enhance their chances of success in this competitive examination.
Stay tuned to official SSC notifications for updates on exam dates, admit card release, and any changes in the syllabus. With diligent preparation and a focused approach, aspiring candidates can embark on a rewarding career path as Junior Engineers in esteemed government departments.

What is the eligibility criteria for SSC Junior Engineer 2024 exam?

Candidates must have a degree or diploma in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering from a recognized university or institution. The age limit typically ranges between 18 to 32 years, with age relaxation for reserved categories as per government norms.

What are the different branches of engineering eligible for SSC JE 2024?

SSC Junior Engineer exam is conducted for three branches: Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.

How can I apply for SSC Junior Engineer 2024 exam?

The application process is online through the official SSC website. Candidates need to register, fill out the application form, upload required documents, and pay the application fee online within the specified dates.

What is the exam pattern and syllabus for SSC JE 2024?

The SSC JE exam consists of two papers: Paper-I (Computer Based Examination) and Paper-II (Descriptive Type). Paper-I covers General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and Technical subjects related to the chosen engineering branch. Paper-II is a descriptive paper that tests the candidate's writing skills and technical knowledge.

What are some effective preparation strategies for SSC Junior Engineer 2024 exam?

Understand the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly.
Make a study plan and allocate sufficient time for each section.
Practice previous years' question papers and mock tests to gauge your preparation level.
Focus on strengthening technical concepts and formulas.
Stay updated with current affairs and developments in the engineering field.

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