SSC JE Syllabus 2022 Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying, Contract Exam Pattern


SSC JE Syllabus 2020: Candidates appearing for the SSC JE exam should be aware of SSC JE Syllabus along with the important topics. Check the detailed SSC JE Mechanical Engineering Syllabus, SSC JE Electrical Engineering Syllabus, and SSC JE Civil Engineering in this article. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC JE (Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer) Examination every year for the recruitment of Junior Engineers in different government departments. SSC conducts Junior Engineer ( JE ) Examination in Two Tiers namely Tier 1, and Tier 2. While SSC JE Tier 1 is conducted in Online Mode on the other hand Tier 2 is conducted in Pen and Paper mode.

SSC JE Syllabus 2022: Overview

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

Exam Name Staff Selection Commission JE Exam
Conducting Authority     Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Posts Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Quantity Surveying & Contract    
Exam Mode Online
Exam Mode CBT (Computer Based Test) Paper I and Offline(Paper-II)
Official Website

SSC JE Exam Pattern

SSC JE Comprises of two Tiers. Exam Pattern of SSC JE is explained below:

Paper I

Exam Type Objective(MCQ)
Mode of Exam CBT(Online)

  Paper II

Exam Type Descriptive Test
Mode of Exam Pen and Paper Mode

SSC JE PAPER I Exam Pattern

General Awareness

  • Total Question: 50
  • Total Marks: 50

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Total Question: 50
  • Total Marks: 50

Part A: General Engineering (civil & structural) OR
Part B: General Engineering (Electrical) OR
Part C: General Engineering (Mechanical)

  • Total Question: 100
  • Total Marks: 100


The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC JE (Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer) Examination every year for the recruitment of Junior Engineers(JE) in different government departments. Check the SSC JE Paper-I Syllabus from the below section.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • Verbal and non-verbal types
  • 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

  • India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity and Scientific Research, etc.

These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

General Engineering (Civil and Structural), (Electrical & 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 steels.


SSC JE Syllabus 2020: Students who will appear for the SSC JE exam should be aware of SSC JE Syllabus along with the important topics. In this article, we bring you a detailed SSC JE Syllabus for all engineering branches. Check the SSC JE Paper II syllabus from the below section.

Paper-II will be held in a written format

Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

  • Total Marks: 300
  • Total Time: 02 hours


Part- B General Engineering (Electrical)

  • Total Marks: 300
  • Total Time: 02 hours


Part- C General Engineering (Mechanical)

  • Total Marks: 300
  • Total Time: 02 hour

SSC JE Civil & Structural Engineering Syllabus in Hindi

The topics are Building Materials: Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses 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. Check the detailed topics wise syllabus is given below. 

SSC JE Syllabus: Civil Engineering

Building Materials:

  • Physical and Chemical properties
  • classification
  • standard tests
  • uses 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
  • a glossary of technical terms
  • analysis of rates
  • methods
  • unit of measurement
  • items of work-  earthwork
  • Brickwork (Modular & Traditional bricks)
  • RCC work
  • Shuttering
  • Timber work
  • Painting
  • Flooring
  • Plastering.
  • Boundary wall
  • Brick building
  • Water Tank
  • Septic tank
  • Bar bending schedule
  • Centreline method
  • Mid-section formula
  • The trapezoidal 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 the prismatic compass
  • Compass traversing
  • Bearings
  • Local attraction
  • Plane table surveying
  • Theodolite traversing
  • Adjustment of theodolite
  • Leveling
  • Definition of terms used in leveling
  • Contouring
  • Curvature and refraction corrections
  • Temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level
  • Methods of contouring
  • Uses of a 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 the 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.
  • 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
  • 2nd 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.
  • Different types of canals
  • Types of canal irrigation
  • Loss of water in canals
  • Canal lining- types and advantages.
  • Shallow and deep to wells
  • The 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
  • Waterlogging
  • Preventive measure.
  • Land reclamation
  • Characteristics of affecting fertility of soils,
  • Purposes
  • Methods
  • Description of the 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 the 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,
  • The need for sanitation,
  • Sewerage systems,
  • Circular sewer,
  • Oval sewer,
  • Sewer
  • Appurtenances,
  • Sewage treatments.
  • Surface water drainage.
  • Solid waste management- types
  • Effects,
  • Engineered a management system.
  • Air pollution- pollutants, causes, effects, control.
  • Noise pollution- cause, health effects, control.

SSC JE Syllabus: Structural Engineering

Theory of structures:

  • Elasticity constants,
  • Types of beams- determinate and indeterminate,
  • Bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported,
  • Cantilever, and overhanging 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
  • One way and two-way slabs
  • Isolated footings
  • Reinforced brickworks
  • 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)

SSC JE Syllabus: 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
  • 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
  • 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 the R-L an 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.
  • Ammeter and voltmeter (both moving oil and moving iron type), an 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) 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, Losses and efficiency of D.C. Machines.

(b) 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 / 3phase transformers. Autotransformers.

(c) 3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, the principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors. Methods of braking, the 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 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- 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- a rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. 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 systems, comparison of conductor materials, the efficiency of different systems. Cable – Different types of cables, cable ratings, and derating factors.

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):

SSC JE Syllabus: Mechanical Engineering

Theory of Machines and Machine Design

  • Concept 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,
  • gear profile and gear ratio calculation,
  • Governors- Principles and classification,
  • Riveted joint,
  • Cams,
  • Bearings,
  • Friction in collars, and pivots.

Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials

  • Equilibrium of Forces
  • Law of motion
  • Friction
  • Concepts of stress and strain
  • Elastic limit and elastic
  • constants
  • Bending moments and shear force diagram
  • Stress in composite bars
  • Torsion of circular
  • shafts
  • Bucking of columns- Euler’s and Rankin’s theories,
  • Thin-walled pressure vessels.

Thermal Engineering
Properties of Pure Substances:

p-v & P-T diagrams of pure substance like H2O, Introduction of steam table with respect to the steam generation process; definition of saturation, wet & superheated status. Definition of dryness fraction of steam, degree of superheat of steam. H-s chart of steam (Mollier’s Chart).
1st Law of Thermodynamics:

Definition of stored energy & internal energy, 1st Law of Thermodynamics of cyclic process, Non-Flow Energy Equation, Flow Energy & Definition of Enthalpy, Conditions for Steady State Steady Flow; Steady State Steady Flow Energy Equation.

2nd Law of Thermodynamics:

Definition of Sink, Source Reservoir of Heat, Heat Engine, Heat Pump & Refrigerator; Thermal Efficiency of Heat Engines & co-efficient of performance of Refrigerators, Kelvin- Planck & Clausius Statements of 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Absolute or Thermodynamic. The scale of temperature, Clausius Integral, Entropy, Entropy change calculation of ideal gas processes. Carnot Cycle & Carnot Efficiency, PMM-2; definition & its impossibility.

Air standard Cycles for IC engines:

Otto cycle; plot on P-V, T-S Planes; Thermal Efficiency, Diesel Cycle; Plot on P-V, T-S planes; Thermal efficiency. IC Engine Performance, IC Engine Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication.

Rankine cycle of steam:

Simple Rankine cycle plot on P-V, T-S, h-s planes, Rankine cycle efficiency with & without pump work. Boilers; Classification; Specification; Fittings & Accessories: Fire Tube & Water Tube Boilers. Air Compressors & their cycles; Refrigeration cycles; Principle of a Refrigeration Plant; Nozzles & Steam Turbines, Fluid Mechanics & Machinery

Properties & Classification of Fluid: ideal & real fluids, Newton’s law of viscosity, Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, compressible and incompressible fluids.

Fluid Statics: Pressure at a point.

  • Measurement of Fluid Pressure: Manometers, U-tube, Inclined tube.
  • Fluid Kinematics: Streamline, laminar & turbulent flow, external & internal flow, continuity equation.

Dynamics of ideal fluids: Bernoulli’s equation, Total head; Velocity head; Pressure head; Application
of Bernoulli’s equitation.

Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles: Venturimeter, Pilot tube, Orifice meter.

Hydraulic Turbines: Classifications, Principles.

Centrifugal Pumps: Classifications, Principles, Performance.
Production Engineering

Classification of Steels: mild steel & alloy steel, Heat treatment of steel, Welding – Arc Welding, Gas Welding, Resistance Welding, Special Welding Techniques i.e. TIG, MIG, etc. (Brazing & Soldering), Welding Defects & Testing; NDT, Foundry & Casting – methods, defects, different casting processes, Forging, Extrusion, etc, Metal cutting principles, cutting tools, Basic Principles of machining with (i) Lathe (ii) Milling (iii) Drilling (iv) Shaping (v) Grinding, Machines, Tools & manufacturing processes.

SSC JE Syllabus Civil, Mechanical, Electrical FAQs

⭐How many questions will be there in SSC JE Paper I Exam?

There is a total of 200 questions in the SSC JEE exam.

⭐Who prescribes the SSC JE syllabus?

The Staff Selection Commission prescribes the SSC JE syllabus.

⭐What is the time duration for the SSC JE paper-I and -II?

Candidates are given a duration of two hours (120 minutes) each to complete both the SSC JE papers.

⭐How can I download the SSC JE syllabus PDF?

Candidate can download SSC JE Syllabus from the above link.



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