SSC Junior Engineer Examination Pattern – Exam Pattern, Syllabus, How to prepare


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will be going to conduct the Junior Engineer examination this year also. Applying in this Government job will be a golden opportunity for the aspirants having Engineering Degree/Diploma in Civil/Electrical/Mechanical branch to work as ‘Group-B’ Non-Gazetted posts having pay scale of Rs.9300-34800/- plus Grade pay Rs.4200/- in various government departments. As, there is always a tough competition held for any government job and hence, they should prepare seriously by devoting equal time to each of the section.

The SSC Junior Engineer exam will be conducted in two stages which consist Written exam of 500 marks and Interview of 100 marks.


Paper I which will be of Objective type of 2 hours having 200 marks will be conducted on 06-12-2015 consisting

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning – 50 marks
  • General Awareness – 50 marks
  • Part A – General Engineering (Civil & Structural) / Part B – General Engineering (Electrical) / Part C – General Engineering (Mechanical) – 100 marks

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Paper II which will be of Conventional type of 2 hours having 300 marks will be consists:

  • Part A – General Engineering (Civil & Structural) Or
  • Part B – General Engineering (Electrical) Or
  • Part C – General Engineering (Mechanical)
  • In paper I and II the candidates have to attempt only either Part A/Part B/Part c depending on the trade of their Engineering
  • Candidates who will be successfully cleared the Paper I then, only they will be called for Paper II.
  • There will be Negative marking of 0.25 in Paper I.
  • The SSC reserves the right to conduct the written exam online anytime and if necessary then the exam will be conducted online.


The shortlisted candidates on the basis of their performance in Part I and II will be called for interview consisting of 100 marks in which the candidate’s academic knowledge, Hobbies, Technical aspects and all the areas of interest will be assessed.  Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories called for interview will be paid TA as per govt. rules.


For Paper I:

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning – Analogies, Similarities, Differences, Space visualization, Problem Solving, Analysis, Judgment, Decision making, Visual Memory ,Discrimination, Observation, Relationship concepts, Arithmetical reasoning, Verbal & figure classification arithmetical number series etc.
  • General Awareness – Current affairs, History, Geography, Culture, Economic, General Polity, Scientific Research etc.
  • General Engineering
    • Part A (Civil & Structural): Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Theory of Structures, Concrete Technology, RCC Design, Steel Design.
    • Part B (Electrical) : 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.
    • Part C ( Mechanical) : 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.

For Paper II:

In Paper II there will be detailed syllabus covered for exam in which aspirants desire to give exam and they have knowledge of all the topics of their trade. While for detailed topics for paper II refer to the SSC official website

Candidates, appointed on the basis of written exam and interview would undergo for a probation period of 2 years and during that period the candidates have to go through training and pass certain exams prescribed by the controlling authority

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