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SSC JE Exam Pattern 2021 (Subject-wise Pattern for Paper 1 & 2), Syllabus & Books

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Apr 13, 2021

The Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC JE exam pattern 2021 (Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer) on the official website. SSC JE exam 2021 contains two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2. The SSC JE 2021 Exam Paper 1 has been scheduled for March 22 – 24, 2021. Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here

Paper 1 is an objective type test conducted in online mode whereas Paper 2 is a descriptive exam conducted in offline mode. The weightage of marks is also different in both papers i.e Paper 1 is of 200 marks and Paper 2 is of 300 marks. Catch up on SSC JE latest news here

There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer applicable in Paper 1 only. There are three stages in the SSC JE selection process 2021: Paper 1 (CBT), Paper 2 and lastly, Document Verification process. The SSC JE Exam Pattern will have the details like total marks, mode of exam, duration of the exam, total sections and marking scheme. Get the latest news on the government exam here.

SSC JE Highlights

SSC JE 2021 Exam Pattern Highlights

Particulars Details
Number of papers 2
Exam Mode Paper 1: Computer-based test (Online),
Paper 2: Pen and paper-based mode (Offline)
Question Paper Type Paper 1: Multiple Choice Questions,
Paper 2: Descriptive Paper
Total marks Paper 1: 200 marks Paper 2: 300 marks
Exam duration 2 hours for each paper (2 hours and 40 minutes for those aspirants, who need scribe)
Exam language English and Hindi
Negative Marking 0.25 marks in Paper 1 only

SSC JE Exam Pattern

SSC JE 2021 Exam Pattern

SSC JE 2021 is conducted in two papers i.e. paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 is an objective paper while Paper 2 is a descriptive paper. Given below is the detailed exam pattern for paper 1 and paper 2:

SSC JE Paper 1 Exam Pattern

  • Paper 1 is a computer-based test having multiple-choice questions.
  • It consists of 3 sections namely General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical).
Papers Subjects Number of Questions Maximum marks Exam duration
Paper 1 – Objective type General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 MCQs 50 marks

Cumulative duration of 2 hours

(2 hours and 40 minutes for those aspirants, who need a scribe)

General Awareness 50 MCQs 50 marks

General Engineering –

  • Part A – Civil & Structural)/
  • Part B (Electrical)/
  • Part C (Mechanical)
100 MCQs 100 marks
Total 3 Subjects 200 MCQs 200 Marks

120 minutes

(160 minutes for those aspirants, who need a scribe)

  • Sections 1 and 2 are the same for each candidate. In section 3, candidates have to choose their respective subjects from Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical Engineering.
  • Section 1 and 2 consists of 50 questions each. These sections test the candidate’s ability and knowledge of general reasoning and awareness. Section 3 consists of 100 questions and examines the candidate’s knowledge for the subject chosen from Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrica Engineering.
  • In Paper-1 and Paper-2 for General Engineering, the candidate will be required to attempt only the part as per the option given in the application form filled by the candidate.
  • In other words, the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil or Quantity Surveying & Contracts) are required to attempt Part-A (Civil & Structural Engineering)
  • Candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical) are required to attempt Part-B (Electrical Engineering)
  • Candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Mechanical) are required to attempt Part-C (Mechanical Engineering)
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks per wrong answer.

SSC JE Paper 2 Exam Pattern

  • Paper 2 is a descriptive paper conducted in pen and paper mode.
  • Candidates have to attempt a question paper of 300 marks in 2 hours.
  • Paper 2 is a conventional type exam, candidates have to choose the subject from Part A- Civil & Structural Engineering, Part B- Electrical Engineering or Part C- Mechanical Engineering.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Table and Steam Table for Paper-2.
  • There is no negative marking applicable in Paper-2.
Paper Subjects Maximum marks Exam duration & time
Paper 2 – Descriptive Type Part A – General Engineering(Civil and Structural) OR
Part B – General Engineering(Electrical) OR
Part C – General Engineering(Mechanical)
300 marks 2 hours

SSC JE Syllabus

SSC JE Syllabus 2021

SSC JE Syllabus includes topics from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and Technical topics of candidates’ respective specialization in Paper 1.

While in Paper 2, candidates have to solve the problems based on the topics from Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering as chosen by the candidates. Given below are the key points of the SSC JE Syllabus:

SSC JE Paper 1 Syllabus

The SSC JE Paper 1 includes three sections such as General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering. Here are the detailed syllabus of each section.

SSC JE General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

This section in Paper 1 of SSC JE comprises 50 questions. The major topics are:

Analogies similarities
Differences Problem-solving
Arithmetical computations Decision making
Discrimination Relationship concepts
Arithmetical reasoning Verbal and figure classification
Arithmetical number series Visual memory
Space visualization Analysis
Observation Abstract ideas, symbols, and their relationships
Analytical functions Judgment

SSC JE General Awareness Syllabus

This section also includes 50 MCQs. The questions test candidate’s knowledge of current events relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, and Scientific Research, etc.

SSC JE General Engineering Syllabus

This section in Paper 1 consists of 100 objections based on the stream opted by the candidate amongst Civil/ Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

  • Part A – Civil Engineering Syllabus: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.
  • Part B – Electrical Engineering Syllabus: 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 Engineering Syllabus: 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 steel.

SSC JE Paper 2 Syllabus

There are three parts in Paper 2 – Part A (Civil Engineering), Part B (Electrical Engineering) and Part C (Mechanical Engineering). Candidates have to indicate their choice of specialization in the application form.

SSC JE Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

Candidates can check all the topics of Mechanical Engineering in the table given below:

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

SSC JE Electrical Engineering Syllabus

These are the topics that must be prepared for Electrical Engineering Paper:

Topics Topics
Basic concepts Synchronous Machines
Circuit law Generation
Magnetic Circuit Transmission and Distribution
AC Fundamentals Estimation and Costing
Measurement and Measuring Instruments Utilization and Electrical Energy
Electrical Machines Basic Electronics
Fractional Kilowatt Motors Single-phase Induction Motors

SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus

All the questions of Civil and Structural Engineering will be asked from the topics mentioned in the table below:

Topics Topics
Building Materials Hydraulics
Estimating, Costing, and Valuation Irrigation Engineering
Surveying Transportation Engineering
Soil Mechanics Environmental Engineering
Theory of Structures Concrete Technology
RCC Design Steel Des
SSC JE Instructions

To complete the entire syllabus accordingly, candidates should have a compact list of SSC JE 2021 Preparation books and then start preparing for the exam. 

SSC JE 2021 Important Instructions

Given below are the important instructions for SSC JE 2021 candidates:

  • Candidate should reach the SSC JE exam centre 1 hour prior to the commencement of the exam
  • Candidates must not forget to carry SSC JE Admit Card on the day of the exam, it is required to enter the examination hall.
  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall.
  • No extra rough sheet is allowed in the examination hall. Margin will be given to do rough work in the test booklet.
  • Do not open the test booklet until and unless you are permitted to.
  • Fill the required details in the answer sheet. The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered correctly.
  • The answer should be marked properly by darkening the circle in the OMR sheet.
  • Candidates should carefully listen to the instructions given by the invigilator.
  • Failure to follow instructions written in the examination will lead to disqualification.

SSC JE FAQs

SSC JE 2021 FAQs

Ques: What are the major topics of Paper 1 for SSC JE 2021?

Ans:SSC JE Syllabus includes topics from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and Technical topics of candidates’ respective specialization in Paper 1. While in Paper 2, candidates have to solve the problems based on the topics from Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering as chosen by the candidates.

Ques: What is the exam pattern of SSC JE Paper 2?

Ans: Paper 2 is a descriptive paper conducted in pen and paper mode and candidates have to attempt a question paper of 300 marks in 2 hours. Here candidates have to choose the subject from Part A- Civil & Structural Engineering,Part B- Electrical Engineering or Part C- Mechanical Engineering i.e. the field of their specialization. Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Table and Steam Table for Paper-2. Moreover, there is no negative marking applicable in Paper-2.

Ques: Are there any books to prepare for electrical engineering for Paper 1 & 2?

Ans: Candidates can refer to these to prepare for Electical Engineering:

  • SSC Jr. Engineer (Electrical) Exam Guide – RPH Editorial Board
  • SSC JE: Electrical Engineering – Topic wise Previous Solved Papers – Made Easy Editorial Board
  • SSC Junior Engineer Electrical Engineer Exam Guide –Cum-Practice Work Book—English – Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan, Pratiyogita Kiran & KICX

Ques: Is there any negative marking SSC JE 2021 and what is the total time duration to complete the exam?

Ans: Yes, there is a negative marking in Paper 1 i.e. 0.25 for every wrong answer will be deducted. The Paper 1 will be of 200 marks and total time duration to complete this paper is 2 hours. In the case of Paper 2 there is no negative marking because this paper is descriptive type with a total of 300 marks and the time duration provided to complete this paper is 2 hours.

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

Comments


19 Comments
V
vipasha
In Paper-1 and Paper-2 for General Engineering, which part do I need to do?
J
jaya garg

Hi. In Paper-1 and Paper-2 for General Engineering, candidates are supposed to do only the part as per the option given in the application form filled by the candidate.

H
harssham
Can you brief me about SSC JE 2021 exam, are both papers objective in nature?
J
jaya garg

Hi. SSC JE 2021 is taken in two papers including paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 is an objective paper while Paper 2 is a descriptive paper. Detailed SSC JE exam pattern for paper 1 and paper 2 is mentioned here.

D
deep jyoti das
When the SSC JE exam was held?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The Staff Selection Commission announced the SSC JE exam pattern 2021 (Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer) on the official website. SSC JE exam 2021 contains two papers – Paper 1 and Paper 2; Paper 1 was taken from March 22 – 24, 2021.

D
deepak bangalore
Need to know the ssc je preparation for mechanical diploma
D
diya suresh

The strategy to prepare for Mechanical Engineering is similar to that of Civil and Electrical engineering. Some of the tips include:

  • Try to solve a mock test and previous year question paper completely daily
  • Try to clear the theoretical concept
  • While solving mock test series try to manage time
  • Understand the syllabus and exam pattern
  • Refer good books

Find more strategies at SSC JE Preparation tips 2021.

B
bhagyashri kene
how to crack ssc je electrical exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Bhagyashri. Stay updated abut the latest exam pattern. You can go through the notes taken over the course of time and revise them right before the exam start.
Detailed preparation tips are present here.
 

B
bhagyashri kene
how to prepare for ssc je mechanical exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Bhagyashri. To prepare for this Test, you must attempt at least 40-50 questions each day. Make sure that you are well versed with the latest syllabus that help you get a good score. Detailed preparation tips are present here.
 

K
koti sarika
Are there any books of mechanical engineering for paper1and2?
A
aditi arun

Hello Koti,

For a list of books, you can refer to for mechanical engineering, visit – SSC JE Book list

K
kunal thakrar
What are the differences between the level of questions in SSC JE exam and IES civil?
J
jaya garg

Hi Kunal. There is a lot of difference on both these post. In SSC JE post, candidates are selected as Junior engineer while IES exam is taken by UPSC to offer group A posts to the selected candidates. For more details, you can refer to the official website.

S
santosh ks
All 3 papers are doing in one day?
A
aditi arun

Hello Santosh,

No, all the three papers are not conducted in a single day. 

K
kashish tomar
Are the B.Tech. students of final year (CE, ME and EE) eligible for the SSC Junior Engineer Exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Kashish. The minimum education qualification is diploma or degree in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering. You can refer here to check out detailed eligibility criteria.
 

Y
yash raj singh
How can I become a topper in the SSC JE 2020 exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Yash. Dedicate at least 6-8 hours each day to practice the last year questions, also refer to the latest books and books suggested by the toppers while preparing for the SSC JE 2020 exam. For more beneficial tips and strategies, refer here.
 

S
sourajit mukherjee
What is the exam pattern of the SSC JE 2021 for mechanical engineering?
J
jaya garg

Hi Sourajit. SSC JE includes two Papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 is an objective in nature while Paper 2 is a descriptive exam taken offline. You can refer here to check the exam pattern of the SSC JE 2021 exam.

R
riya gupta
What is the SSC JE exam pattern, posts, and salary?
J
jaya garg

Hi Riya. You can refer here to know the salary chart which can help the aspirants in getting all the details related to SSC JE Job Salary and SSC JE Grade Pay.

R
renu sharma
which book is best for the preparation
M
manisha malik

Hi Renu. To get information regarding the books required for preparation of SSC JE exam, click here.

N
nivedita m desale
Which book I purchased for General knowledge? General knowledge2020 or genral knowledge2021
M
manisha malik

Hi Nivedita. To get information regarding the books required for preparation of SSC JE exam, click here.

R
rakesh roshan
I am interested but I am diploma in civil engineering. Iase deemed university. So I am fill the form je civil
M
manisha malik

Hi Rakesh. Since you have completed diploma, you can apply for SSC JE exam.

A
anusree k
I'm BE ELECRONICS AND COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING graduate . Is I can apply for je
M
manisha malik

Hi Anusree. Unfortunately, you are not eligible to apply for the exam.

S
surbhi khandelwal
I have done electrical engineering. Can u tell me syllabus of conventional paper of ssc JE
M
manisha malik

Hi Surbhi. SSC JE exam is held in paper I and paper II. To get the information about the paper, click here – pattern and syllabus of SSC JE.

P
piyush kumar
EEE STUDENT CAN FILL THE FORM IN ELECTRICAL
S
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Piyush, sorry, but you are not eligible for this exam as only those candidates who have done engineering in electrical, civil and mechanical engineering will be considered eligible. However, you can check other criteria too from here: SSC JE Eligibility Criteria