SSC JE Electrical Syllabus- Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts recruitment examination for Junior Engineer Electrical (JE) as per the requirements of staff for Government Departments of India. The standard of the questions in Engineering subjects will be approximate of the level of Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) from a recognized Institute, Board or University recognized by All India Board of Technical Education.
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SSC JE Electrical exam is conducted in Online Mode in Paper-I and Offline Mode in Paper-II.
Note: There will be Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
Note: Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Tables and Steam Table for Paper-II only. They are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.
SSC JE Electrical Pattern at a glance is given below herewith:
|Papers||Mode of Examination||Subject||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Paper-I Objective Type||Computer
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||50||2 Hours|
|General Engineering Electrical||100||2 Hours|
|Paper-II Conventional Type||Written Examination||General Engineering (Electrical)||300||2 Hours|
Note: There will be Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I.
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The details of the syllabus are given below herewith:
|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, Solenoidal, etc. Electromagnetic Induction, Self and Mutual Induction|
|AC Fundamentals||Instantaneous, Peak, R.M.S. and Average Values of Alternating Waves, Representation of Sinusoidal Wave Form, 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 and 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|
|Electrical Machines:||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, 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 and Auto transformers. 3 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. Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single-Phase Induction Motors: Characteristics and applications|
|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. Buchholtz relay, Merz-Price System of Protection of Generators & Transformers, Protection 14 of Feeders and Bus Bars. Lightning Arresters, Various Transmission and Distribution System, Comparison of Conductor Materials, Efficiency of Different System. 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.|
Cracking the exam depends not on intelligence and knowledge but on utilising your strength with the proper strategy of Time Management and Answering Speed with Accuracy. Some important factors Candidate must remember are as follows:
There are lots of books available in the market for the preparation of SSC JE Electrical. Following are some books recommended on the basis of its popularity for your reference:
SSC Junior Engineers (Electrical Engineering) Recruitment Examination - Paper 1
Author: Arihant Publication
Second edition (2016)
SSC Junior Engineer Electrical Engineering Recruitment Exam Guide
Author: Disha Experts
SSC (CPWD/CWC/MES) Electrical Engineering (Junior Engineers) 19 Practice Papers 2016
Publisher: G.K. Publications Private Limited;
Second edition (23 March 2016)
Question Bank in Electrical Engineering (With More Than 17,000 Objective Type Questions & Answers) Paperback – 2013
Author: J.B. Gupta
SSC JE: Electrical Engineering - Topicwise Previous Solved Papers Paperback – Mar 2017
Publisher: Made Easy Publications (1 March 2017)
Objective Electrical Engineering Paperback – 2010
Author: P.K. Mishra
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