SSC JE Electrical Syllabus | SSC JE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering


Electrical engineering is one of the accepted branches of SSC JE 2018 – 2019. This means that if you are an electrical engineering graduate from a recognized Indian institute, then you can sit for the SSC JE exam 2018. The exam consists of two stages– Paper I and Paper II. You would have to answer questions on Electrical Engineering (EE) in both of the stages. While preparing for the exam, one of the first things that you would need is a thorough understanding of the SSC JE electrical syllabus. Here, we are going to take a closer look at the detailed syllabus for SSC Junior Syllabus for electrical engineering.

SSC JE Electrical Preparation

SSC JE 2019 Electrical Engineering Syllabus

Before we go into the details of the SSC JE electrical syllabus, please know these few things about the exam first. As said before, SSC JE 2018 exam would contain two stages, namely Paper I and Paper II. There would be questions on Electrical Engineering in both the stages. However, the syllabus for EE would be different for each of them.

The first stage is Paper I. You would have to qualify in Paper I to be eligible to sit for Paper II. Paper I would be a computer-based test and would be objective in nature. Questions regarding Electrical Engineering (or any other branch that you choose) would come under the ‘General Engineering’ section. The total mark for this section is  100. Along with it would have General awareness and Reasoning.

Once you move to the next stage, i.e. Paper II, everything would be about the Engineering branch that you choose. It would be a conventional exam with descriptive answers. The total marks would be 300.

All clear? Good! Now, let us move to know what’s in the syllabus for SSC Junior Engineers exam.

SSC JE Electrical Syllabus for Paper I

Electrical Engineering will constitute the ‘Part B’ of the General Engineering section of the SSC JE exam Paper I. Keep that in mind when you are filling in your application.

The syllabus is as follows.

General Engineering (Electrical) 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.
Almost all of the subjects are covered by the EE course of any recognized institute in India. So, you are probably well-versed with them already. Please refer to the previous year question papers for knowing about the kind of questions that they ask.

SSC JE Electrical Syllabus for Paper II

Next up is Paper II of the SSC JE exam. Unlike Paper I which also has questions on reasoning and general awareness, Paper II is all about engineering. Therefore, its only natural that the syllabus for Paper II would be more exhaustive.

Here is the syllabus for SSC JE electrical engineering for Paper II

Subject 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 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 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

Paper II of Electrical Engineering has another part called Electrical Machines. Here is the syllabus for Electrical Machines

Subject Syllabus
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
  • Construction and Principles of operation,
  • equivalent circuit,
  • voltage regulation,
  • O.C. and S.C. Tests,
  • Losses and efficiency.
  • Effect of voltage,
  • Frequency and wave form on losses.
  • Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers.
  • Auto transformers3 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
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 – rating of circuit breakers,
  • Principles of arc extinction by oil and air,
  • H.R.C. Fuses,
  • Protection 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
The standards of the question change from time to time. However, SSC always ensures that the questions can be solved with the concepts that a graduate engineer is expected to have in ssc ke electrical syllabus. So, even if you are a B.Tech, you can ace the exam with a little bit of practice.

Now that you have the SSC JE electrical syllabus, it would be easier to have a strategy in place. The SSC JE exam gives a splendid opportunity for graduate electrical engineers to enjoy the privileges of a government officer and to serve the nation as well. So, prepare well and get your dream job!

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