SSC JE Syllabus: for Paper-I & II

The Short Service Commission annually conducts the recruitment exam for the post of junior engineer in various departments/ministries of the government. Candidates need to apply for the exam to be eligible for appearing in the exam. They should know the syllabus of the exam in order to crack the exam with flying colors. Since the exam is highly competitive in nature, candidates should prepare smartly for the same.

The syllabus comprises of the topic such as General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and Technical subject knowledge. The SSC JE syllabus will act as a guide to the candidates and will help them in knowing the topics to be covered for the exam. Candidates can go through the article for detailed info on the SSC JE Syllabus 2021.

Syllabus for Paper-I

General Intelligence and Reasoning syllabus

Space Visualizations Similarities Differences
Analogies Problem Solving Judgment
Analysis Visual Memory Decision Making
Discrimination Relationship Concepts Observation
Figure Classification Number Series Arithmetic Reasoning
Assertion and Reason Classification Alphabetical Series

General Awareness Syllabus

Indian History Current Events Polity
Geography Sports Environment
Economics Indian Culture Scientific Research
Science Technology GK
Dates and Places Books & Authors Govt. Schemes

General Engineering (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical/Structural)

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 etc.

Electrical Engineering : Basic concepts, Circuit law, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Synchronous Machines, Estimation and Costing, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics.

Mechanical Engineering : 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials,  Properties of Pure Substances, 1st Law of Thermodynamics, Air standard Cycles for IC Engines, IC Engine Performance, IC Engines Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication, Specification, Fitting & Accessories, Properties & Classification of Fluids, Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid kinematics, Air Compressors & their cycles, Refrigeration cycles, Principle of Refrigeration Plant, Rankine cycle of System, Boilers, Classification, Nozzles & Steam Turbines, Dynamics of Ideal fluids, Measurement of Flow rate, basic principles, Hydraulic Turbines, Centrifugal Pumps, Classification of steels.

Syllabus for Paper-II

The paper-II will be based on the technical subjects for the post of which a candidate is appearing in the SSC JE exam. The detailed and topic-wise SSC JE syllabus 2021 can be checked form the PDF column given below.

SSC JE syllabus paper-II

Exam pattern – an Insight

Aspirants should be familiar with the exam pattern to gain an insight on the structure in which questions will be framed. Here is a brief version of the exam pattern so that the candidates can take advantage of it and prepare smartly for the exam.

                       Mode Online & Offline

SSC JEPaper-I (Computer based)

Paper-II (Pen & Paper based)

Duration Two Hours for each paper
Language Hindi and English
Paper Two i.e. Paper-I and Paper-II
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Total Marks Paper-I carry 200 Marks

Paper-II carry 300 Marks

Marking Scheme +1 mark will be awarded for each right response
Negative Marking 0.25 marks will be deducted in case of wrong answer

Important Tips for Preparation

  • Candidates must prepare a realistic timetable and try to stick to it.
  • Candidates should solve as many as mock papers and previous year papers as they can.
  • Aspirants should study only from the reliable source and study material. Revision of the topics studied must not be ignored.
  • They should take care of their physical and mental health.
  • To avoid the exam stress, candidates should indulge in outdoor activities (for short time).
  • Candidates should make short notes for quick revision and must avoid lengthy ones.
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