SSC JE Exam Pattern 2019, SSC JE Exam Syllabus, SSC JE Exam Date 2019

SSC JE Exam Pattern Syllabus 2019:

Those applicants who have successfully applied the application of ssc je will now have to undergo written examination. For the SSC JE exam, the candidates will have to take two written exams. Paper will be computer first and will be Paper II Descriptive Type. The 1st paper will be held from 23 September to 27 September. While the second paper will be held on December 29 Before the exam, it is necessary to take full knowledge about exam pattern and its syllabus. Here we will give you full information about the SSC JE exam.

SSC JE Exam Pattern :

Papers Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration & Timings
Paper-I Objective type (Computer Base Examination) (i) General Intelligence & Reasoning

(ii) General Awareness

(iii) Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) OR Part-B General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)

(i) 50
(ii) 50
(iii) 100
(i) 50
(ii) 50
(iii) 100
2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe
Paper-II Conventional Type Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) OR Part – B General Engineering (Electrical) OR Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical) 300 2 Hours (2 hours and 40 minutes for the candidates who are allowed use of scribe

SSC JE 2019 Exam Syllabus for Paper I:

General Intelligence and Reasoning: The Syllabus for General Intelligence covers both oral and non-verbal questions. Tests can include questions on equality, equality, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, decision making, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetic reasoning, oral and data classification, arithmetic number series etc. This examination will also include questions designed to examine candidate’s capabilities to deal with candidate’s ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetic calculations and other analytical functions.

General awareness: The purpose of the questions is to examine the general awareness / application for its society about the environment surrounding the candidate. Questions will be designed to test the knowledge of current events and experiences of everyday comments such as cases and their scientific aspects as any educated person can be expected from. The test will also include questions related to India and its neighboring countries, especially in relation to history, culture, geography, economic view, general politics and scientific research etc. These questions will be such that they do not need special study of any discipline.

Part-A (Civil Engineering): Building Materials, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Environmental Engineering.

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

Part-C(Mechanical Engineering): Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Boilers, Classification, Specification, Fitting & Accessories, Air Compressors & their cycles, Refrigeration cycles Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, 15 Properties of Pure Substances, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid kinematics, Dynamics of Ideal fluids, Measurement of Flow rate, basic principles, 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, , Principle of Refrigeration Plant, Nozzles & Steam Turbines. Properties & Classification of Fluids, Fluid Statics, Hydraulic Turbines, Centrifugal Pumps, Classification of steel.

SSC JE Exam Syllabus for Paper II:


Building Materials: varnishes, Physical and Chemical properties, asbestos products,  classification, standard tests, uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, cement (Portland), timber and wood based products, silicate based materials,  laminates, bituminous materials, paints,

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.

Surveying: methods of contouring, Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying, working of prismatic compass, contouring, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying, tachometric survey,  theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Levelling, Definition of terms used in levelling, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, uses of contour map, curve setting, earth work calculation, advanced surveying equipment.

Soil Mechanics: Origin of soil, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, unit weights, density index and interrelationship of different parameters, Index properties of soils, Atterberg‘s limits, ISI soil classification and plasticity chart. Permeability of soil, coefficient of permeability, specific gravity of soil grains, determination of coefficient of permeability, Unconfined and confined aquifers, effective stress, quick sand, phase diagram, consolidation of soils,  Soil compaction, Grain size distribution curves and their uses.  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, standard penetration test

Hydraulics: Fluid properties, flow through pipes, hydrostatics, flow in open channels, measurements of flow, Bernoulli‘s theorem and its application, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines.

Irrigation Engineering: Definition, necessity, benefits, 2II effects of irrigation, types and methods of irrigation, Weir and barrage, 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, Overlap allowance, Command area, Time factor, Crop ratio, 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. Failure of weirs and permeable foundation, Slit and Scour, Kennedy‘s theory of critical velocity. Lacey‘s theory of uniform flow. Definition of flood, water logging causes and effects, purposes, methods, methods of flood control, , preventive measure. Land reclamation, Characteristics of affecting fertility of soils, 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, Highway drainage, Rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Railway Engineering- Components of permanent way – sleepers, ballast, points and crossings, track junction, fixtures and fastening, track geometry, stations and yards. Traffic Engineering – Different traffic survey, speed-flow-density and their interrelationships, traffic signs and markings, intersections and interchanges, traffic signals, traffic operation, road safety.

Environmental Engineering: Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, engineered management system. Surface water drainage. Solid waste management – types, effects, Air pollution – pollutants, causes, effects, control.Noise pollution – cause, health effects, control.


Theory of structures: Elasticity constants, types of beams – determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear stress for tee, cantilever and over hanging beams channel and compound sections, chimneys, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported,. Moment of area and moment of inertia for rectangular & circular sections, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, Torsion of circular section.

Concrete Technology: Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, batching, mixing, placement, cement aggregates, importance of water quality, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, 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, columns, staircases, retaining wall, shear strength, bond strength, design of singly reinforced and double reinforced beams, cantilever beams. T-beams, lintelsisolated footings. Reinforced brick works, One way and two way slabs,  water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress methods).

Steel Design: beams roof trusses plate girders, Steel design and construction of steel columns.


Basic Concepts: power inductance, capacitance, Concepts of resistance, Concepts of current, voltage, , and various factors affecting them., energy and their units.

Circuit Law:  Simple Circuit solution using network theorems, Kirchhoff‘s law.

Magnetic Circuit: solenoidal, Concepts of flux, mmf, reluctance, Magnetic calculations for conductors of different configuration e.g. straight, circular, etc. Electromagnetic, Different kinds of magnetic materials, induction, self and mutual induction.

AC Fundamentals: Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves, Tank Circuit.  Representation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance, Poly Phase system – star and delta connection, 3 phase power, DC and sinusoidal response of R-Land R-C circuit.

Measurement and Measuring Instruments: Measurement of power of frequency and phase angle. extension of range wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges. Use of CRO, Signal Generator, Ammeter and voltmeter, CT, PT and their uses. Earth Fault detection.

Electrical Machines: (a) D.C. Machine – Construction, speed control and starting of D.C. Motors. Method of braking motor, Losses and efficiency of D.C. Machines. (b) 1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction,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. Basic Principles of D.C. motors and generators, their characteristics, Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers. Auto transformers. (c) 3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, principle of operation, starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors. equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, Methods of braking, effect of voltage and frequency variation on torque speed characteristics.

Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors: Characteristics and applications.

Synchronous Machines – Generation of 3-phase e.m.f. armature reaction, voltage regulation, control of active and reactive power. Starting and applications of synchronous motors, parallel operation of two alternators, synchronizing.

Generation, Transmission and Distribution – Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, cost of generation, inter-connection of power stations. Switchgears – rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. Fuses, Protection against earth leakage / over current, etc. Buchholtz relay, Merz-Price system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars. Cable – Different type of cables,cable rating and derating factor.

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.


Theory of Machines and Machine Design: Concept of simple machine, Four bar linkage and link motion, Clutches – Plate and Conical clutch, Gears – Type of gears, gear profile and gear ratio calculation, 1Flywheels and fluctuation of energy, Power transmission by belts – V-belts and Flat belts, Governors – Principles and classification, Riveted joint, Cams, Bearings, Friction in collars and pivots.

Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials: Equilibrium of Forces, Elastic limit and elastic constants, Bending moments and shear force diagram,  Law of motion, Friction, Concepts of stress and strain, 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, Definition of dryness fraction of steam, degree of superheat of steam. Introduction of steam table with respect to steam generation process; definition of saturation, wet & superheated status. H-s chart of steam (Mollier‘s Chart).

1st Law of Thermodynamics: Definition of stored energy & internal energy, Non Flow Energy Equation, Flow Energy & Definition of Enthalpy, 1st Law of Thermodynamics of cyclic process.

2nd Law of Thermodynamics: Definition of Sink, Source Reservoir of Heat, Heat Engine, Entropy, Entropy change calculation of ideal gas processes,Heat Pump & Refrigerator; Kelvin – Planck & Clausius Statements of 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Absolute or Thermodynamic Scale of temperature, Clausius Integral,  Thermal Efficiency of Heat Engines & co-efficient of performance of Refrigerators,. Carnot Cycle & Carnot Efficiency, PMM-2; definition & its impossibility.

Air standard Cycles for IC engines: Otto cycle; plot on P-V, T-S Planes; Thermal Efficiency, Diesel Cycle; Plot on P-V, T-S planes; Thermal efficiency IC Engine Performance, IC Engine Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication.

Rankine cycle of steam: Simple Rankine cycle plot on P-V, T-S, h-s planes, Rankine cycle  efficiency with & without pump work.

Boilers; Classification; Specification; Fittings & Accessories: Fire Tube & Water Tube Boilers. Air Compressors & their cycles; Refrigeration cycles; Principle of a Refrigeraton Plant; Nozzles & Steam Turbines

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.

Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles: Venturimeter, Pilot tube, Orifice meter.

Hydraulic Turbines: Classifications, Principles.

Centrifugal Pumps: Classifications, Principles, Performance.

Production Engineering

Classification of Steels: Mild steal & alloy steel, Heat treatment of steel, Welding – Arc Welding, Foundry & Casting – methods, defects, different casting processes, Forging, Extrusion, etc, Metal cutting principles, Gas Welding, Resistance Welding, Special Welding Techniques i.e. TIG, MIG, etc. (Brazing & Soldering), Welding Defects & Testing; NDT, cutting tools, Basic Principles of machining with (i) Lathe (ii) Milling (iii) Drilling (iv) Shaping (v) Grinding, Machines, tools & manufacturing processes.

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