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SSC JE Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Citizenship Norms and Academic Qualifications

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Feb 15, 2021

The SSC JE Exam date (Paper I) for 2020-21 session is scheduled to take place between 22nd March to 25th March 2021. Here, we will share detailed information on the SSC JE 2021 Eligibility criteria for students who are planning to appear in the exam in 2022.

Based on the current rules, the aspirants first have to meet the age and citizenship criteria and the academic requirements before applying for the SSC JE exam 2021.

  • The age criteria is different for different posts for which the exam is conducted. Also, there are certain rules for fulfilling the citizenship criteria to take this exam.
  • After meeting all these SSC JE eligibility criteria 2021, one has to qualify the stated academic qualification norms.
SSC JE Age Limit

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit for the Current Posts

The age limit for the current SSC JE Posts in different Departments/ Ministries/ Organizations are different, which have mentioned below as reference for future:

Organization Name Posts Upper Age Limit
Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Up to 32 years
Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 32 years
Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Electrical Engineer Up to 32 years
Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Civil Engineer Up to 32 years
Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Civil Engineer Up to 30 years
Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer - Electrical and Mechanical Up to 30 years
Farakka Barrage Project Jr. Civil Engineer Up to 30 years
Farakka Barrage Project Jr. Electrical Engineer Up to 30 years
Farakka Barrage Project Junior Mechanical Engineer Up to 30 years
Border Road Organization Jr. Civil Engineer Up to 30 years
Border Road Organization Junior Engineer - Electrical & Mechanical Up to 30 years
Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Electrical Engineer Up to 30 years
Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Up to 30 years
Directorate of Quality Assurance - Naval Mechanical Engineer (Junior) Up to 30 years
Directorate of Quality Assurance - Naval Jr. Electrical Engineer Up to 30 years
National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Jr. Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Jr. Engineer Electrical Up to 30 years
National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Junior Mechanical Engineer Up to 30 years

Please Note:

  • Before applying, applicants must note that the Date of Birth as mentioned in the 10th class or Secondary Examination Certificate or any other similar certificate only will be accepted by the authorities. No subsequent request will be entertained for its change.
  • Aspirants must check the age limit for various posts under the SSC JE exam 2021 as well and apply to the posts accordingly.

The Age Limit Relaxation for various reserved categories are mentioned below:

Reserved Categories Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD candidates 10 years
PwD + OBC 13 years
PwD + SC or ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved or General) 03 years after deducting the military service from the original age
Candidates who are originally born and residing permanently in Jammu & Kashmir between 01-Jan-1980 to 31-Dec-1989. 5 years
Defence Personnel who are disabled during any operation against any foreign nation or in a disturbed area and released thereof due to this. General or OBC (3 Years)
SC / ST (8 Years)

Please Note: The above mentioned relaxation will only be provided after producing the original documents related to the terms mentioned above.

SSC JE Nationality

SSC JE Eligibility 2021: Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must be either of the following:

  • A citizen of India, or a subject of Bhutan, or subject of Nepal.
  • A Tibetan refugee who shifted to India before the 1st January 1962 to settle permanently.
  • An Indian origin candidate who has migrated from countries like - Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, East African Countries of Kenya, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Vietnam with the intention to settle permanently in India.

Please Note:

  • The terms mentioned above will be applicable only when the Government of Indian issues an eligibility certificate in favor of such candidates.
  • Candidates have to provide a required eligibility certificate issued by the Indian Government before appointment even if they are allowed to take the exam.
SSC JE Qualifications

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria 2021: Academic Qualifications for Current Posts

Below mentioned is the brief details about academic qualifications required to apply for the posts in the SSC JE 2020-2021 exam. The SSC JE 2021 eligibility criteria is expected to be similar.

Name of the Organization Job Roles Educational Requirements and Other Criteria
Central Water Commission Junior Civil Engineer Degree / Diploma in Civil Engineering from a registered University or college
Central Water Commission Junior Mechanical Engineer Degree / Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized Institute or University
Central Public Works Department Junior Civil Engineer Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institute
Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Jr. Electrical Engineer Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering stream from a well known college or University
Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Civil Engineer Degree in Civil Engineering from a well known University Or the following:
(a) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized college or University; and
(b) Two years experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Civil Engineering works
Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer - Electrical and Mechanical Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering from a well known University; Or
(a) Three years diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a well known college or University or Board; and
(b) Two years experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering works.
Farakka Barrage Project Junior Civil Engineer Diploma in Civil Engineering from a registered College or University or Institute or Board
Farakka Barrage Project Jr. Electrical Engineer Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized college or Board or university
Farakka Barrage Project Junior Mechanical Engineer Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a well known College or University or Board
Border Road Organization Junior Engineer - Civil Degree in Civil Engineering from a registered University / College or (a) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a valid College / Board / University; and (b) Two years working experience in Planning / Execution / Maintenance of Civil Engineering works
Border Road Organization Jr. Engineer - Electrical & Mechanical Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University or Institute; or
(a) Three years Diploma in Electrical / Automobile / Mechanical Engineering from a recognized College / University / Board; and
(b) Two years experience in Planning / Execution / Maintenance of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering works
Central Water and Power Research Station Jr. Civil Engineer Diploma in Civil Engineering from a well known University.
Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Electrical Engineer Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a well known University.
Central Water and Power Research Station Jr. Engineer - Mechanical A Diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering from a registered University.
Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) Jr. Engineer - Mechanical Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University; or
(a) Three years Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University or Institution; and
(b) Two years experience in the respective fields
Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) Jr. Engineer - Electrical Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University; or
(a) Three years Diploma degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized College or University plus
(b) Two years experience in the respective field.
National Technical Research Organization Jr. Civil Engineer Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized College or University
National Technical Research Organization Junior Electrical Engineer Diploma in Electrical Engineering from recognized College / University
National Technical Research Organization Junior Mechanical Engineer Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from an established College or University

The authorities reserve the right to cancel the candidature in case the SSC JE 2021 eligibility norms are found to be flouted i.e. the credentials and details provided by the candidates are found wrong and misplaced after verification. So, the candidates are advised to check the above mentioned SSC JE 2021 eligibility criteria not to face any issue or rejection of application.

SSC JE FAQs

SSC JE 2021 Eligibility FAQs

Ques. What is the minimum SSC JE 2021 eligibility criteria and application fee?

Ans. Candidates must possess an Engineering degree or Diploma to be eligible for SSC JE 2021 exam. The SSC JE application fee 100 INR.

Ques. Will I be eligible for the SSC JE exam in case I am a citizen of the United States of America?

Ans. You will have to comply with Citizenship Norms as mentioned above with an intention to settle in India permanently. Otherwise you are not eligible.

Ques. Is a working experience a necessity for the SSC JE 2021exam?

Ans. A relevant work experience will always work wonders. But experience is generally required for diploma holders for certain posts.

Ques. I have a degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from a well known University, am I eligible for the SSC JE exam?

Ans. We regret to inform you that you are not eligible in this case. Only if you have a degree in Mechanical, Chemical & Civil Engineering, you are eligible for SSC JE 2021 exam.

Ques. Can a Final Year BTech student apply?

Ans. Yes, a final year BTech student can apply.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

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