SSC JE Syllabus 2020 Check JE Prelims And Mains Syllabus

Know Details of SSC JE Syllabus 2020 to strategize your preparation for SSC JE 2020. Candidates can go through this article to know all the important points regarding SSC JE Syllabus 2020.

SSC Junior Engineer Syllabus 2020

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Junior Engineer ( JE ) Examination in Two Tiers namely Tier 1, and Tier 2. While SSC JE Tier 1 is conducted in Online Mode on the other hand Tier 2 is conducted in Pen and Paper mode. It is very important for candidates to know SSC JE Syllabus 2020 to prepare well. All candidates must stay updated about the latest changes in the SSC JE syllabus and exam pattern to prepare thoroughly for SSC JE 2020.

SSC JE Exam Pattern 2020: Tiers of Exam

SSC JE Comprises of two Tiers. Exam Pattern of SSC JE is explained below:

Tiers Type of Examination Mode of examination
Tier 1 Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)
Tier 2 Descriptive Test Pen and Paper Mode

SSC JE Syllabus 2020: Tier 1

SSC JE Ties 1 comprises 200 questions in total with maximum marks of 200. SSC JE Tier 1 is of 120 minutes. SSC JE Tier I is divided into three sections with 50 questions in two sections and 100 question discipline. All candidates must stay updated about the latest changes in the SSC JE syllabus and exam pattern to prepare thoroughly for SSC JE 2020.
The sections asked in SSC JE Tier I Exam are:

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • General Engineering:
    Part A: (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering)
    Part B: (Electrical Engineering)
    Part C: (Mechanical Engineering)

The Topic-wise Syllabus of Tier 1 is given in Table below:

General Intelligence
& Reasoning
General Awareness General Engineering
Civil Engineering &
Structural Engineering
Classification Static General Knowledge Building Materials Basic concepts Theory of Machines and
Machine Design
Analogy Science Surveying Circuit law IC Engines Combustion
Coding-Decoding Current Affairs Estimating AC Fundamentals Air standard Cycles for IC Engines
 Paper Folding Method Sports Soil Mechanics Magnetic Circuit IC Engine Performance
Matrix Books and Authors Costing and Valuation Electrical Machines 1st Law of Thermodynamics
Word Formation Important Schemes Concrete Technology Utilization and Electrical Energy 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
Venn Diagram Portfolios Irrigation Engineering Transmission and Distribution Boilers
Direction and Distance People in News Steel Design Estimation and Costing IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication
Blood Relations History Theory of Structures Basic Electronics Classification
Series Culture Hydraulics Generation Rankine cycle of System
Verbal reasoning Geography RCC Design Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors Specification
Non-Verbal Reasoning Economic Environmental Engineering Measurement and Measuring instruments Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
Seating Arrangement Awards and Honors Transportation Engineering Synchronous Machines Centrifugal Pumps
Puzzle Basic Principles & Classification of steel
Hydraulic Turbines
Dynamics of Ideal fluids
Fluid kinematics
Measurement of Fluid Pressure
Properties & Classification of Fluids
Air Compressors & their cycles
Refrigeration cycles
Measurement of Flow rate
Fluid Statics
Nozzles & Steam Turbines
Principle of Refrigeration Plant
Fitting & Accessories

SSC JE Syllabus: Tier II Syllabus

This paper consists of three parts as mentioned above. Tier II is a written exam of 300 marks for a duration of 2 hours. Candidates have to attempt any of the following parts chosen by the respective candidate:

  • Part-A (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering)
  • Part-B (Electrical Engineering)
  • Part-C (Mechanical Engineering)

Candidates need to select any one of the parts which they wish to take during the exam. Basically, Tier II of the SSC JE syllabus includes a detailed explanation of each of the topics under each part as discussed in the General Engineering section of Paper I.

SSC JE Syllabus 2019 For Civil Engineering (Part A)

SSC JE Syllabus For Civil Engineering
Building Materials 
  • Physical and chemical properties
  • Classification, Standard Tests, Uses and Manufacture/Quarrying of Materials
Estimating, Costing, and Valuation 
  1. Estimate, a glossary of technical terms, analysis of rates, methods and unit of measurement, Items of work – earthwork, Brick work (Modular & Traditional bricks), RCC work, Shuttering, Timber work, Painting, Flooring, and Plastering.
  2. Boundary wall, Brick building, Water Tank, Septic tank, Bar bending schedule, Centre line method, Mid-section formula, Trapezoidal formula, Simpson’s rule.
  3. Cost estimate of Septic tank, flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, Steel Truss, Piles, and pile-caps.
  4. Valuation – Value and cost, scrap value, salvage value, assessed value, sinking fund, depreciation and obsolescence, methods of Valuation.
  1. Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying.
  2. Working on the prismatic compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying.
  3. The odolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Leveling, Definition of terms used in leveling, contouring, curvature, and refraction corrections.
  4. Temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring.
  5. Uses of a contour map, tachometric survey, curve setting
  6. Earthwork calculation, advanced surveying equipment.
Soil Mechanics 
  1. Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, the specific gravity of soil grains, unit weights, density index, and interrelationship of different parameters, Grain size distribution curves, and their uses.
  2. Index properties of soils, Atterberg’s limits, ISI soil classification, and plasticity chart.
  3. Permeability of soil, coefficient of permeability, determination of coefficient of permeability, Unconfined and confined aquifers, effective stress, quicksand, consolidation of soils, Principles of consolidation, degree of consolidation, pre-consolidation pressure, normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate settlement.
  4. Shear strength of soils, direct shear test, Vane shear test, Triaxial test.
  5. Soil compaction, Laboratory compaction test, Maximum dry density and optimum moisture content, earth pressure theories, active and passive earth pressures, Bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test. 


  1. Fluid properties and hydrostatics, measurements of flow.
  2. Bernoulli’s theorem and its application.
  3. Flow-through pipes.
  4. Flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps, and turbines.
Irrigation Engineering
  1. Definition, necessity, benefits, 2II effects of irrigation, types, and methods of irrigation.
  2. Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, runoff coefficient, rain gauge.
  3. Losses from precipitation – evaporation, infiltration, etc. Water requirement of crops, duty, delta and base period, Kharif and Rabi Crops, Command area, Time factor, Crop ratio, Overlap allowance, Irrigation efficiencies.
  4. Different types of canals, types of canal irrigation, loss of water in canals. Canal lining – types and advantages. Shallow and deep to wells, the yield from a well.
  5. Weir and barrage, Failure of weirs and permeable foundation, Slit, and Scour, Kennedy’s theory of critical velocity.
  6. Lacey’s theory of uniform flow.
  7. Definition of flood, causes, and effects, methods of flood control, water logging, preventive measure.
Transportation Engineering 
  1. Highway Engineering: cross-sectional elements, geometric design, types of pavements, pavement materials
  2. Aggregates and bitumen, different tests, Design of flexible and rigid pavements
  3. Water Bound Macadam (WBM) and Wet Mix Macadam (WMM), Gravel Road, Bituminous construction, Rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Highway drainage, Railway Engineering
  4. Components of the permanent way -Sleepers, ballast, fixtures and fastening, track geometry, points and crossings, track junction, stations, and yards.
  5. Traffic Engineering – Different traffic survey, speed-flow-density, and their interrelationships, intersections, and interchanges, traffic signals, traffic operation, traffic signs and markings, road safety.
Environmental Engineering
  1. Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, need of sanitation, sewerage systems, circular sewer, oval sewer, sewer appurtenances, sewage treatments.
  2. Surface water drainage.
  3. Solid waste management – types, effects, engineered management system.
  4. Air pollution – pollutants, causes, effects, control.
  5. Noise pollution – cause, health effects, control.


SSC JE Syllabus 2019 For Structural Engineering (Part A)

SSC JE Syllabus For Structural Engineering
Theory of Structures 
  1. Elasticity constants, types of beams – determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever and overhanging beams.
  2. Moment of area and moment of inertia for rectangular & circular sections, bending moment and shear stress for tee, channel, and compound sections.
  3. Chimneys, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, Torsion of circular section.
Concrete Technology 
  1. Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates, the importance of water quality, water-cement ratio
  2. Workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing, and curing of concrete.
  3. Quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting repair, and maintenance of concrete structures.
RCC Design 
  1. RCC beams-flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of singly reinforced and double reinforced beams, cantilever beams.
  2. T-beams, lintels.
  3. One way and two-way slabs, isolated footings. Reinforced brick works, columns, staircases, retaining wall, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress methods).
Steel Design 
  1. Steel design and construction of steel columns
  2. Beams roof trusses plate girders.

SSC JE Syllabus 2019 For Electrical Engineering (Part B)

SSC JE Syllabus For Electrical Engineering
Basic Concepts 
  1. Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them.
  2. Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy, and their units.
  3. Circuit law: Kirchhoff‟s law, Simple Circuit solution using network theorems.
  4. 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.
  5. Electromagnetic induction, self, and mutual induction.
AC Fundamentals 
  1. Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S., and average values of alternating waves.
  2. Representation of sinusoidal waveform, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance, Tank Circuit.
  3. Poly Phase system – star and delta connection, 3 phase power, DC and sinusoidal response of R-Land R-C circuit.
Measurement and Measuring Instruments 
  1. Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase, both active and re-active) and energy, 2 wattmeter method of 3 phase power measurement.
  2. Measurement of frequency and phase angle.
  3. Ammeter and voltmeter (both moving oil and moving iron type), the extension of range wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges.
  4. Use of CRO, Signal Generator, CT, PT, and their uses.
  5. Earth Fault detection.
Electrical Machines 
  1. 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, Loss, and efficiency of D.C. Machines.
  2. 1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. Tests, Losses, and efficiency.
  3. Effect of voltage, frequency, and waveform on losses. Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers.
  4. Autotransformers.
  5. 3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, the principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, and starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors.
  6. Methods of braking, the effect of voltage, and frequency variation on torque speed characteristics.
Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors 
  1. Characteristics and applications.
  2. 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.
  3. Starting and applications of synchronous motors.
Generation, Transmission, and Distribution 
  1. Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults.
  2. Switchgears – the 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 of feeders and bus bars.
  3. Lightning arresters, various transmission and distribution systems, comparison of conductor materials, the efficiency of the different systems.
  4. Cable – Different types of cables, cable rating, and derating factor.
  5. Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, cost of generation, inter-connection of power stations.
Estimation and Costing 
  1. Estimation of lighting scheme, electric installation of machines, and relevant IE rules.
  2. Earthing practices and IE Rules.
Utilization of Electrical Energy 
  1. Illumination
  2. Electric heating
  3. Electric welding
  4. Electroplating
  5. Electric drives and motors.
Basic Electronics 
  1. Working on various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type) BJT, and JFET.
  2. Simple circuits using these devices.

SSC JE Syllabus 2018-2019 For Mechanical Engineering (Part C)

SSC JE Syllabus For Mechanical Engineering
Theory Of Machines and Machine Designs
  1. Concept of a simple machine, Four bar linkage and link motion, Flywheels, and fluctuation of energy
  2. Power transmission by belts – V-belts and Flat belts, Clutches – Plate and Conical clutch, Gears –Type of gears, etc.
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
  1. Equilibrium of Forces, Law of motion, Friction, Concepts of stress and strain, Elastic limit.
  2. Elastic constants, Bending moments and shear force diagram, Stress in composite bars, etc.
Thermal Engineering
  1. Properties of Pure Substance1st & 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
  2. Air standard Cycles for IC Engines.
  3. Rakhine Cycle of steam
  4. Boilers
Fluid Mechanics Machinery
  1. Properties & Classification of fluid
  2. Fluid Statics
  3. Measurement of Fluid Pressure
  4. Fluid Kinematics
  5. Dynamics of Ideal Fluids
  6. Measurement Of Flow Rate Basic Principles
  7. Hydraulic Turbines
  8. Centrifugal Pumps
  9. Classification Of Steels

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SSC JE 2020 Syllabus FAQ’s

Q 1. How many tiers of exams are there in SSC JE.?
Ans. SSC JE is conducted in two stages: Tier I and Tier II.

Q 2. Is there negative marking in SSC JE Prelims.?
Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4 of the marks assigned to that question for every wrong answer in SSC JE.

Q 3. How many subjects are there in SSC JE Prelims.?
Ans. There are three subjects in SSC JE Prelims.

Q 4. How many questions are there in SSC JE Tier 1.?
Ans. There are 200 questions in SSC JE Tier 1.

Q 5. For how many marks SSC JE Mains is conducted.?
Ans. SSC JE holds 300 marks, it is included in the merit list.

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