SSC JE Syllabus | SSC JE 2018 – 2019 Syllabus | Know What to Study for SSC JE


The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Junior Engineers Examination every year to recruit engineers for various departments in the Central Government. If you are a graduate in mechanical, civil or electrical engineering and you are looking for a secure and well-paying government job, then you can always appear for the SSC JE exam. The official notification for SSC JE 2019 is not out yet. However, the exams are likely to start from September 2018 or so. While preparing for the SSC JE Exam the first step in the preparation is knowing the SSC JE syllabus. Here, we are going to give you a brief overview of the exam and the SSC JE 2019 syllabus for the subjects so that you can start preparing the right way.

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SSC JE 2019 Exam Pattern

In SSC JE Exam Pattern conducted in two tiers – Paper I and Paper II. Paper I is a computer-based test and it is objective in nature. There are three sections – General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering. After you qualify for Paper I, you would require to appear for Paper II. This is a conventional test and the answers would be descriptive in nature.

Let us now take a detailed look at SSC JE syllabus for 2019.

SSC JE Syllabus 2019 for Paper I

Following is the syllabus for SSC JE Paper I. This paper is divided into 2 parts, 1  part of the exam is non-technical and has questions about reasoning and general awareness. The other part is a bit technical and has questions from engineering disciplines. Let’s see the detailed syllabus for SSC JE 2019 exam.

Subject SSC JE Syllabus
General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • Questions on 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.
  • 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 Questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc.
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.
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.
General Engineering (Mechanical)  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 2019 Syllabus for Paper II

As said before, the syllabus for SSC JE Paper II pertains only to engineering. This means that you would only be asked questions about engineering. It has 7 questions and applicants need to answer 5 of them. These questions are the discreet type and the applicants need to write the answers. For detailed syllabus on each branch of engineering, click on the following links.

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