SSC JE Civil Syllabus | JE Civil Syllabus


The SSC JE Exam 2019 is an exam that allows civil engineers the splendid opportunity to land a secure government job. So, if you are a Civil Engineering Graduate then you should definitely consider appearing for SSC JE 2019. But before you do that, you should know about the SSC JE Civil syllabus. So, let us take a look at what you can expect from SSC JE exam syllabus when it comes to civil engineering. 

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Structure of SSC JE Civil Syllabus

The SSC Junior Engineers exam is conducted in two stages – Paper I and Paper II. If you opt for Civil engineering, then you would need to answer questions based on Civil Engineering, under the ‘General Engineering’ section in Paper I. Apart from general engineering, Paper I would also contain questions on General Intelligence and Reasoning and General Awareness.

Paper I would be a computer-based test and the total marks for ‘General Engineering’ would be 100.

If you qualify for Paper I, then you would need to sit for Paper II. Unlike Paper I, Paper II would only have questions related to Civil engineering or any other branch depending upon that you might choose. This would be a conventional test for 3 hours.

Prepare for SSC JE Civil exam

Let us now look at the SSC JE civil engineering syllabus 2019 for both the Papers.

SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus for Paper I

The first paper for SSC JE includes a section for Civil engineering in which objective questions related to civil engineering are asked. However, know more about SSC JE Cvivil syllabus for paper 1.

General Engineering (Civil) 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.

SSC JE Civil Engineering  Syllabus for Paper II

In Paper II, you have Civil and Structural Engineering. The syllabus for SSC JE civil engineering for Paper II is given below,

SSC JE Syllabus – Civil Engineering

Subject Syllabus
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, 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 levelling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections,
  • temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level,
  • methods of contouring, uses of contour map,
  • tachometric survey, curve setting, earth work calculation, advanced surveying equipment
Soil Mechanics
  • Origin of soil,
  • phase diagram,
  • Definitions-void ratio,
  • porosity, degree of saturation,
  • water content, 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 12 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, and 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, 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, 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.

SSC JE Civil Syllabus – Structural Engineering

Given below is the syllabus for Structural Engineering  in SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus

Subject SSC JE Civil Syllabus
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
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

So this was the syllabus was SSC JE civil engineering. Prepare your best and surely you would crack the SSC JE 2019 with ease, you can check out other SSC Junior Engineer syllabus in the links provided below. 

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