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SSC JE Syllabus 2018 Jr. Engineer Detailed Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Syllabus

SSC JE Syllabus       

Staff Selection Commission conducts written examination and Interview to recruit candidates on vacant positions. SSC JE Syllabus can help those candidates who are going to apply for Junior Engineer Positions. Here you can check SSC Jr. Engineer Detailed Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Syllabus PDF and exam pattern as well.

Aspirants may now start their preparation according to this updated SSC JE Syllabus 2018 which is structured below on this web page by www.recruitmentinboxx.com. SSC Junior Engineer is a national level paper-pen based entrance test and to crack this examination, you are required to have proper study material and SSC JE Syllabus and Exam Pattern is one of it.

SSC JE Syllabus

SSC JE Reasoning Syllabus:

  • Analogies
  • Differences
  • Problem Solving
  • Judgment
  • Visual Memory
  • Observation
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Arithmetical Number Series Etc.
  • Similarities
  • Space Visualization
  • Analysis
  • Decision Making
  • Discrimination
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Verbal And Figure Classification
  • Relationships
  • Arithmetical computations
  • Other analytical functions

SSC JE General Awareness Syllabus:

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

SSC JE New Syllabus of General Engineering:

Part-A: Civil Engineering SSC JE Syllabus          

§  Building Materials

§  Costing and Valuation

§  Soil Mechanics

§  Irrigation Engineering

§  Environmental Engineering

§  Estimating

§  Surveying

§  Hydraulics

§  Transportation Engineering


SSC JE Syllabus Structural Engineering

§  Theory of Structures

§  RCC Design

§  Concrete Technology

§  Steel Design

(Civil and Structural), (Electrical & Mechanical)

Part-B: SSC JE Syllabus Electrical Engineering

§  Basic concepts

§  Magnetic Circuit

§  Measurement and Measuring instruments

§  Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors

§  Generation

§  Estimation and Costing

§  Basic Electronics

§  Circuit law

§  AC Fundamentals

§  Electrical Machines

§  Synchronous Machines

§  Transmission and Distribution

§  Utilization and Electrical Energy


Part C: SSC JE Syllabus Mechanical Engineering

§  Theory of Machines and Machine Design

§  Properties of Pure Substances

§  2nd Law of Thermodynamics

§  IC Engine Performance

§  IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication

§  Boilers

§  Specification

§  Air Compressors & their cycles

§  Principle of Refrigeration Plant

§  Properties & Classification of Fluids

§  Measurement of Fluid Pressure

§  Dynamics of Ideal fluids

§  Basic principles

§  Centrifugal Pumps

§  Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials

§  1st Law of Thermodynamics

§  Air standard Cycles for IC Engines

§  IC Engines Combustion

§  Rankine cycle of System

§  Classification

§  Fitting & Accessories

§  Refrigeration cycles

§  Nozzles & Steam Turbines

§  Fluid Statics

§  Fluid kinematics

§  Measurement of Flow rate

§  Hydraulic Turbines

§  Classification of steels

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SSC JE Syllabus 2018 Paper 2

Part B – SSC JE Syllabus for Civil Engineering

Building Materials

ClassificationStandard Tests
Building StonesSilicate Based Materials
Cement (Portland)Asbestos Products
Timber And Wood Based ProductsLaminates
Bituminous MaterialsPaints
VarnishesPhysical and Chemical properties

Estimating, Costing And Valuation

EstimateGlossary Of Technical Terms
Analysis Of RatesMethods And Unit Of Measurement
Items Of Work – EarthworkBrick Work (Modular & Traditional Bricks)
RCC WorkShuttering
Timber WorkPainting
Boundary WallBrick Building
Water TankSeptic Tank
Bar Bending ScheduleCentre Line Method
Mid-Section FormulaTrapezodial Formula
Simpson’s RuleCost Estimate Of Septic Tank
Flexible PavementsTube Well, Isolates And Combined Footings
Steel TrussPiles And Pile-Caps
Valuation – Value And CostScrap Value
Salvage ValueAssessed Value
Sinking FundDepreciation And Obsolescence


Principles Of SurveyingMeasurement Of Distance
Chain SurveyingWorking Of Prismatic Compass
Compass TraversingBearings
Local AttractionPlane Table Surveying
Theodolite TraversingAdjustment Of Theodolite
LevellingDefinition Of Terms Used In Leveling
Contouring, Curvature And Refraction CorrectionsTemporary And Permanent Adjustments Of Dumpy Level
Methods Of ContouringUses Of Contour Map
Tachometric SurveyCurve Setting
Earth Work CalculationAdvanced Surveying Equipment
Soil Mechanics
Origin Of SoilPhase Diagram
Definitions-Void RatioPorosity
Degree Of SaturationWater Content
Specific Gravity Of Soil GrainsUnit Weights
Density Index And Interrelationship Of Different ParametersGrain Size Distribution Curves And Their Uses
Index Properties Of SoilsAtterberg’s Limits
ISI Soil Classification And Plasticity ChartPermeability Of Soil
Coefficient Of PermeabilityDetermination Of Coefficient Of 12 Permeability
Unconfined And Confined AquifersEffective Stress
Quick SandConsolidation Of Soils
Principles Of ConsolidationDegree Of Consolidation
Pre-Consolidation PressureNormally Consolidated Soil
E-Log P CurveComputation Of Ultimate Settlement
Shear Strength Of SoilsDirect Shear Test
Vane Shear Test Triaxial Test
Soil CompactionLaboratory Compaction Test
Maximum Dry Density And Optimum Moisture ContentEarth Pressure Theories
Active And Passive Earth PressuresBearing Capacity Of Soils
Plate Load TestStandard Penetration Test


Fluid PropertiesHydrostatics
Measurements Of FlowBernoulli’s Theorem And Its Application
Flow Through PipesFlow In Open Channels
 SpillwaysPumps And Turbines

Irrigation Engineering

BenefitsEffects Of Irrigation
Types And Methods Of IrrigationHydrology – Measurement Of Rainfall
Run Off Coefficient, Rain GaugeLosses From Precipitation – Evaporation
Infiltration, Etc.Water Requirement Of Crops
DutyDelta And Base Period
Kharif And Rabi CropsCommand Area
Time FactorCrop Ratio
Overlap AllowanceIrrigation Efficiencies
Different Type Of CanalsTypes Of Canal Irrigation
Loss Of Water In CanalsCanal Lining – Types And Advantages
Shallow And Deep To WellsWeir And Barrage
Failure Of Weirs And Permeable FoundationSlit And Scour
Kennedy’s Theory Of Critical VelocityLacey’s Theory Of Uniform Flow
Definition Of FloodCauses And Effects
Methods Of Flood ControlWater Logging
Preventive MeasureLand Reclamation
Characteristics Of Affecting Fertility Of SoilsPurposes
MethodsDescription Of Land And Reclamation Processes
Major Irrigation Projects In India

Transportation Engineering

Highway Engineering – Cross Sectional ElementsGeometric Design
Types Of PavementsPavement Materials – Aggregates And Bitumen
Different TestsDesign Of Flexible And Rigid Pavements – Water Bound Macadam (WBM) And Wet Mix Macadam (WMM)
Gravel RoadBituminous Construction
Rigid Pavement JointPavement Maintenance
Highway DrainageRailway Engineering- Components Of Permanent Way – Sleepers
BallastFixtures And Fastening
Track GeometryPoints And Crossings
Track JunctionStations And Yards
Traffic Engineering – Different Traffic SurveySpeed-Flow-Density And Their Interrelationships
Intersections And InterchangesTraffic Signals
Traffic OperationTraffic Signs And Markings
Road Safety

Environmental Engineering

Quality Of WaterSource Of Water Supply
Purification Of WaterDistribution Of Water
Need Of SanitationSewerage Systems
Circular SewerOval Sewer
Sewer AppurtenancesSewage Treatments
Surface Water DrainageSolid Waste Management – Types
EffectsEngineered Management System
Air Pollution – PollutantsCauses
Noise Pollution – Cause, Health Effects, Control

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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 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.

Concrete Technology Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates, 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 12 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 – SSC Junior Engineer Electrical Syllabus

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 configuration e.g. straight, circular, solenoid, etc. Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction.
AC Fundamentals
  • Instantaneous
  • Peak
  • R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves
  • Representation of sinusoidal wave form
  • 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 & 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

 SSC JE Syllabus- 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
  • Losses And Efficiency Of D.C. Machines

1 phase and 3 phase transformers

ConstructionPrinciples Of Operation
Equivalent CircuitVoltage Regulation
O.C. And S.C. TestsLosses And Efficiency
Effect Of VoltageFrequency And Wave Form On Losses
Parallel Operation Of 1 Phase /3 Phase TransformersAuto Transformers
3 Phase Induction MotorsRotating Magnetic Field
Principle Of OperationEquivalent Circuit
Torque-Speed CharacteristicsStarting And Speed Control Of 3 Phase Induction Motors
Methods Of BrakingEffect Of Voltage And Frequency Variation On Torque Speed Characteristics.

Synchronous Machines

Generation Of 3-Phase E.M.F. Armature ReactionVoltage Regulation
Parallel Operation Of Two AlternatorsSynchronizing
Control Of Active And Reactive PowerStarting And Applications Of Synchronous Motors

Generation, Transmission and Distribution

Different Types Of Power StationsLoad Factor
Diversity FactorDemand Factor
Cost Of GenerationInter-Connection Of Power Stations
Power Factor ImprovementVarious Types Of Tariffs
Types Of FaultsShort Circuit Current For Symmetrical Faults
Switchgears – Rating Of Circuit BreakersPrinciples Of Arc Extinction By Oil And Air
H.R.C. FusesProtection Against Earth Leakage / Over Current, Etc.

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

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Part C – SSC JE Mechanical Syllabus

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.

Engineering Mechanics & 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 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 Chart).
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 Stream line, 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.
Centrifugal Pumps Classifications, Principles, Performance.
Production Engineering Classification of Steels

 Mild steal & 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.

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SSC JE Exam Pattern

For SSC Junior Engineer Part I examination, all questions will be of Multi Choice Questions (MCQs) or Objective type. Question paper will contain total number of 200 questions. Time duration period for the exam will be of two hours. Applicants have to solve the questions carefully as there will negative marking of 0.25 in paper I.

For SSC Junior Engineer Part II examination questions are of Descriptive & Conventional Type. Total marks for paper II is 300. The selection process will be conducted in two stages-

  1. Written Test (500 marks)
  2. Interview (100 marks)

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Exam pattern is customized in below table-

Paper TypeSubjectsMaximum MarksDuration Timings
Paper I – Objective TypeGeneral Intelligence &  Reasoning502 Hours
General Awareness & Current Awareness50
General Engineering100
Total marks of Paper I200
Paper II – Descriptive & Conventional TypePart – A Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering


Part – B Electrical Engineering


Part – C Mechanical Engineering

3002 Hours

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