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About SSC-JE Exam

SSC JE is one of the achievable exams for engineering students. Cracking this exam is not a cakewalk but if you prepare it with sheer dedication and proper planning you will definitely have ensured success.


Coaching institutes help you in many aspects related to SSC JE exams such as speed accuracy, time management, easy way for learning important dates and days. But if your subjective knowledge is good then you should do self-practice with a different set of questions.


In this article, we have shared great formulas so that you can crack aptitude in SSC JE in a very 1st attempt. For cracking SSC Junior Engineering Exam you need to put a lot of hard work and dedication. And the key points given below will help you in your preparations as well as delivering the expected result.  

SSC-JE Coaching in Chandigarh

As per the present scenario, there is a lot of demand of the engineers in the growing economy of India in public and govt. Sectors.


By keeping in mind the same, GATE GURUS has started SSC-JE coaching in Chandigarh in the year 2016.


After getting a good response in this segment, on demand of the students, the institute also launched exclusive batches for AE coaching and became the First Choice among the graduate students preparing for AE coaching in Chandigarh.


Nowadays thousands of students not only preparing for SSC-JE but for the state technical exams as well.


The institute is providing coaching for the states like Himachal, Punjab, Haryana, J&K etc.

The institute has its best study material for JE/AE exam preparation.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Nationality

An applicant must be one of the following:

  • an Indian citizen, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • any Tibetan refugee with the intention of permanently settling in India came before 1st January 1962, or
  • any person who has immigrated from Burma, or East African countries of Uganda, Ethiopia or Vietnam, Kenya, Malawi, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, United Republic of Tanzania,  Zambia, Zaire, and of Indian origin with the intention of setting in India.

An applicant belonging to the above categories except being an Indian citizen shall have a certificate of eligibility assigned by the Govt. of India for appearing in SSC JE Exam.

2. Age Limit:

  • For Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical) in CPWD and Department of Posts, there is age limit between 18-27 years.

  • For Junior Engineer (Civil) and Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical) in MES the age limit is that it should not be exceeding 30 years.

  • For Junior Engineers (Civil & Mechanical) in CWC and Farakka Barrage, the age limit is up to 32 years.

  • For Junior Engineers(Quantity Surveying and Contract) in MES, the age limit is between 18 to 27 years.

  • For Junior Engineer (Civil) and Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical) in Border Roads Organisation (BRO) of Ministry of Defence, the age limit is that it should not exceed 30 years.

* Permissible relaxation of upper age limit as per government rules.

SSC JE Vacancy

Updated vacancy for SSC JE 2019 Exam has been released by the staff selection commission of India. There is a total of 1601 vacancy which has been declared for SSC JE 2019 Exam.

SSC JE Application Fee

For SSC JE 2019 - 2020 candidates are required to pay Rs. 100/-. Candidates belonging to reserved categories, Female candidates and Ex. serviceman are exempted from paying the application fee. Applicants can choose any of the modes to pay the fee, it can be paid online through net banking, debit card/ credit card or offline through e-challan.

SSC JE Exam Pattern

Two phases carrying a total of 500 marks are conducted in SSC JE Exam Paper 1 and Paper  2.

Paper 1 holds 200 marks where candidate’s test is based on General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Engineering (civil & structural), General Engineering (electrical) and General Engineering (mechanical) within the time period of 2 hours.

Paper 2 holds 300 marks where the candidate is judged on the basis of the following subjects:

Part A- General Eng. (civil & structural),

Part B- General Eng. (electrical) and

Part C- General Eng. (mechanical) within the time period of 2 hours.



Maximum Marks

Paper - I

General Awareness


General Intelligence and Reasoning



Part A- General Engineering (civil & structural)



Part B- General Engineering (electrical)


Part C- General Engineering (mechanical)


Paper - II

Part A- General Eng. (civil & structural)


Part B- General Eng. (electrical)


Part C- General Eng. (mechanical)


There are Multiple Choice Questions for both paper 1 and 2 and for every wrongly attempted question, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in both the papers.

Those candidates who are willing to appear for the post of JE (civil), JE (quantity surveying & contract) should attempt Part A (civil & structural) of paper I & II.

And the one who is appearing for JE (electrical) need to attempt Part B (electrical) & the candidates appearing for JE (mechanical) need to attempt Part C (mechanical) of Paper I & II.

SC Junior Engineer Selection Process Details

Selection procedure for the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Junior Engineer Examination is just like other competitive Exams.


It is conducted in two stages:

Stage 1: Written Test which holds 500 marks.

Stage 2: Interview which holds 100 marks.

Stage 1: Written Test: Written test consists of two papers viz Paper -I and Paper-II. Part I will be Objective type questions for 200 marks and Paper II will have Conventional type questions for 300 marks. The time duration for each paper will be 2 hours.


Stage 2: Personality Test (Interview): Only those candidates are eligible for the interview who had at least secured the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion. It is conducted for 100 Marks.


On the basis of total marks in the Written Examination and Interview candidates are further recommended for appointment by the Commission.


Resolution of Tie Cases: Where more than one candidate secure the equal aggregates marks, in that case, a tie is resolved by applying the following methods:-

(i) Total marks scored in the written examination.

(ii) Marks scored in Paper-II.

(iii) Marks scored in Paper-I.

(iv) Date of birth (with that older candidate is placed higher).

(v) Alphabetical order (the first names of the candidates appear)

Note-I: The Commission may, its discretion fix minimum qualifying standards in the interview.

SSC JE 2019 Syllabus

SSC Junior Engineer Syllabus: Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineers (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying, and Contract) Examination Syllabus details are given below….


Syllabus: The standard of the questions in Engineering subjects will be approximate of the level of Diploma in Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical) from a recognized Institute, Board or University recognized by All India Board of Technical Education. All the questions will be set in SI units.




Maximum Marks

Duration & Timings

Paper-I Objective type (OMR Answer Sheets will be provided for this Paper)

(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning (ii) General Awareness (iii) Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) OR Part-B General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)


2 Hours [10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon]

Paper-II Conventional Type

Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) OR Part – B General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)


2 Hours [2.00 PM to 4.00 PM]

Note I:  Paper -I and Paper-III for General Engineering, the candidate will be required to attempt only one part i.e. Part-A or Part-B or Part-C as per option given in the application form by the candidate.e. In other words, the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil), Junior Engineer(Quantity Surveying & Contract) should attempt Part A (Civil & Structural) of Paper-I and Paper-II and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical) should attempt Part-B (Electrical) and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Mechanical) should attempt Part C (Mechanical) of Paper-I and Paper-II failing which he/she would be awarded zero marks.


Note-II:  Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Non-Programmable Calculator, Logarithm Tables and Steam Table for Paper-II only. They are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.

B.  Personality Test (Interview): Personality test will be conducted for 100 marks. Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion will be eligible to appear in the Interview.

The syllabus for SSC JE 2019 Exam covers the major three sections:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Technical Subjects (Electrical, Mechanical, Civil & Structural


Let’s have a look at the Detailed syllabus for all these sections separately are the following:

Under General Intelligence and Reasoning there are:


Under General Awareness:

Under Technical Subjects there are:








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