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SSC JE 2021 Application Form, Registration, Exam Date, Eligibility & Syllabus

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Oct 21, 2020

To get recruited into various departments and ministries of Indian Government, the aspirants should participate and qualify the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exam. Though the headquarter of Staff Selection Commission is in New Delhi, however, there are seven regional offices and these are in Mumbai, Allahabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Guwahati, and in Chandigarh. Every year, the Staff Selection Commission publishes the notification for junior engineers. These junior engineers will be recruited for multiple posts like mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and civil engineers. Hence, the exams for different streams will be conducted accordingly and separately.

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Overview of SSC JE 2021 Exam

Name of the examination SSC JUnior Engineers (JE) 2021
Conducting authority Staff Selection Commission
Category of the examination National
Types of the exam Central Level Recruitment Exam
Examination Mode (Tier I) Computer Based Exam
Examination Mode (Tier II) Descriptive test
Official website
Total number of questions 200 (in Tier I)
Total Marks 200 (for Tier I), 300 (for Tier II)
Sections 4 (Tier I)
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (For Tier I); Conventional type (Tier II)
Eligibility Criteria Diploma in particular disciple respect to the designation
Duration of the exam 2 hours for both tier I and tier II
SSC JE 2021 Exam Dates

Important Dates of SSC JE 2021 Exam

Main Events Tentative Dates
Starting of application form submission in online mode 2nd week of August 2020
Last date to submit online application form 2nd week of September 2020
Last date for the submission of online application fee 2nd week of September 2020
Final date for the generation of offline challan 2nd week of September 2020
Final date for the payment of fee through challan 3rd week of September 2020
Date of computer based Examination (Paper – I) Last week of April 2021
Date of Paper – II (offline exam) 3rd week of June 2021
SSC JE Eligibility Criteria 2021

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria 2021


  • Indian Citizen
  • The subject of Bhutan, Subject of Nepal
  • The Tibetan refugee, who had come before 1 Jan 1962 and have the intention of settling in India or,
  • The Indian Citizens, who have migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Malawi, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Zambia, Kenya and want to permanently settle in India.

Age Group:

  • The candidates, who are belonging from the age group of 18 years to 27 years, can apply for the civil, mechanical, surveying contract and quality engineer.
  • If the aspirants want to apply for the CPWD and Central water commission, they need to be less than 32 years old.
  • On the other hand, if the aspirants are willing to appear for the JE, MES, or for CWPRS, they should be less than or equal to 30 years old.
  • All the aspirants should complete their graduation from any renowned university/institution.

Some relaxations of the below mentioned reserved categories aspirants will get in upper age limit:

SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD 10 years
PwD(OBC) 13 years
PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC/General/Unreserved) 3 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC?ST) 8 years

Educational Qualification:

Posts Educational status
Civil Junior Engineer BE or B.Tech or diploma in Civil engineering from any recognized University/Institution
Mechanical Junior Engineer BE or B.Tech or diploma in Mechanical engineering from any recognized University/Institution
Junior Engineer Electrical & Mechanical BE or B.Tech or diploma in Electrical engineering or Mechanical engineering from any recognized University/Institution
Junior Engineer Quantity Surveying and Contract

Intermediate examination in Building & Quantity Surveying Diploma from an authorised University/Institution;
BE or B.Tech or diploma in Civil engineering from an authorised University/Institution.

Junior Engineer Electrical BE or B.Tech or diploma in Electrical engineering from an authorised University/Institution.
SSC JE Application Form 2021

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SSC JE Application Form 2021

  • To fill the SSC JE Application Form 2021, the aspirants should open the official website, which is or For more information, you can check the official website of SSC JE.
  • The application form fill up process will be started with the registration process on the official website.
  • To complete the registration process, the candidates should submit complete data such as educational, and personal information.
  • Unless the aspirants provide the correct data for the registration process, the candidature of the aspirants will be rejected.
  • In the next step, the candidates will have to upload their scanned copy of passport-sized photo and signature.
  • You should remember that the size of the scanned photograph should not be more than 8 bit and it is uploaded in jpg format. More specifically, the photograph size should be in between 4 kb to 12 kb, while the resolution should be ideally 100/120 pixels.
  • Similarly, the scanned copy of the signature should be uploaded in JPG format and it needs to be 8 bit. In addition, the ideal size should be 1 kb to 12 kb, while the acceptable resolution is 140/160 pixels.
  • At the last stage, the applicants have to pay the application fees.

Payment of Application Fees

  • To pay the amount of SSC JE 2021 exam, the aspirants should pay through the credit card/ debit card or through net banking/BHIM UPI/ VISA Mastercard/ Maestro. Apart from this, the aspirants can pay the amount through offline (e-challan).
  • OBC/General students have to pay Rs. 100
  • SC/ST/PH/Women (all category)/Ex-servicemen are exempted from the application payment process.
SSC JE Admit Card 2021

SSC JE Admit Card 2021

On the exam date, the aspirants have to carry the SSC JE Admit Card 2021 to the examination centre, otherwise, they will not get permission to appear for the exam.

  • The aspirants will not get the admit card to their postal address, the commission will not be obliged to send it to their address. To download the admit card, the candidates have to visit the official website.
  • Before 10-15 days of the exam, the aspirants can issue the SSC JE Admit Card 2021.
  • To download the admit card, the candidates have to provide detailed information like application number, date of birth and password.
  • All the aspirants are suggested to read the guidelines before downloading the admit card.
  • It is better to keep a print out of your admit card for future reference.
SSC JE Exam Pattern 2021

SSC JE Exam Pattern 2021

The written examination of SSC JE 2021 exam will be divided into two parts and these are Paper 1 and Paper 2. For more information, check SSC JE Exam Pattern 2021.

Paper 1:

  • It is an objective-based examination, which will be conducted in online mode.
  • The aspirants will have to answer 200 questions, and the total marks of the questions will be 200.
  • Language of the examination: Either in Hindi or English.
  • For every incorrect answer, the aspirants will get a deduction of ¼ marks.
  • Paper 1 is subdivided into three sections and these are General Awareness, General Engineering and General Intelligence and Reasoning.

Paper 2:

  • The qualified candidates of Paper 1, only get an opportunity to appear for the Paper 2 test.
  • Pattern of questions: Descriptive.
  • Total allotted marks in paper 2: 300
  • Negative marking is also application in paper 2
  • This paper is contained into three sub parts, such as Part A, Part B and Part C. These are Structural, mechanical and electrical and the aspirants only need to attempt only one from these (according to their posts).
SSC JE Syllabus 2021

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SSC JE Syllabus 2021

To make the SSC JE Syllabus, SSC will get the only authority. To know more about the SSC JE Syllabus 2021, go through the following content:

Chapters Topics 
General Intelligence & Reasoning The Syllabus will include General Intelligence questions verbal and non-verbal both type
General Awareness Culture, History, Geography, General Polity Economic Scene & Scientific Research, etc
Civil Engineering Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Hydraulics, Soil Mechanics, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering. 
Electrical Engineering Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, Basic concepts, Measurement and Measuring Instruments, Electrical Machines, AC Fundamentals, Single phase induction Motors & Fractional Kilowatt Motors, Transmission and Distribution, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Estimation and Costing, Basic Electronics, Utilization, and Electrical Energy
Mechanical Engineering Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, 12 Properties of Pure Substances, Theory of Machines and Machine Design, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Air standard Cycles for IC Engines, 1st Law of Thermodynamics, IC Engines Combustion,IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication, IC Engine Performance, etc

Post Offered

  • Junior Engineer (JE) Civil & Electrical in Central Public Works Department (CPWD) & department of posts.
  • JE (Quality surveying & contract) & JE (Electrical & Mechanical) in Military Engineering Services (MES)
  • JE (Civil) & JE (Mechanical & Electrical) in the ministry of Defense and in Border Roads Organisation (BRO)
  • JE (Mechanical & Civil) in Civil Water Commission (CWC) and Farakka Barrage.
SSC JE Result 2021

SSC JE Result 2021

  • The result will be announced after completing each stage on their official website.
  • To check the SSC JE Result, the aspirants have to visit the official website and then submit the registration id and password of the candidates.
  • If you check the result, you have to click OK at the end.

SSC JE Answer Key 2021

The commission will also publish the SSC JE Answer Key 2021. After a few days of the exam, the aspirants can check the answer key from the official website of the SSC. Though SSC will release the answer key officially a few days later of the exam, however, the aspirants can check their answers since the coaching institutes publish the answer keys unofficially. Hence, the aspirants can analyze their performance and can predict their score.

SSC JE Cut Off 2021

SSC JE Cut Off 2021

To qualify the exam, the aspirants should get the minimum cut off score so that they can appear for stage 2 and stage 3 respectively. The candidates can check the cut off marks from the official website. To get an idea, go through the following tables to know the previous year’s cut off marks.

Paper I cut off

Category Civil Engineering Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering
UR 117 136.25
OBC 110.75 133.25
SC 101.75 120
ST 105 114.50
OH 91.50 113
HH 61.75 83.50

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Paper II Cut off

Category Civil Engineering Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering
UR 244.75 303.50
OBC 244.75 299
SC 220.75 268.50
ST 228 265.50
OH 231.25 247.50
HH 152 164.75

In SSC JE 2021 exam, there will be no sectional cut off score. Hence, the aspirants will need to get the overall cut off score for qualifying the exam. Based on the difficulty level, it can be mentioned that the SSC JE exam is below the ESE exam. 

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


kunal thakrar
What should be my preparation strategy if I want to appear for both the CAPF AC exam as well as the SSC JE (Civil) exam in 2021?
kavita rani

Hi Kunal. Along with preparing for other sections, focusing on the Current Affairs section is also important as it helps get a good score in the exam. To know details about these exams, refer here.

alice singh
Plz cnfrm tha date for ssc je 2020 reg

Hi Alice. Application process of SSC JE will be between October 1 to October 30, 2020.