About SSC JE 2022 Exam
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SSC JE 2022 Exam: SSC will be conducting an open competitive exam to select the candidates as Junior Engineers in different departments. Shortlisted candidates will be eligible for appointment to different posts depending on their choice and vacancy available. The candidates will be able to apply for the exam in online mode. It is expected that the application form will be released in the month of October 2022 and the exam will be conducted in January 2023.
In this article, we have discussed SSC JE 2022 Exam in great detail. Interested candidates are suggested to have a nice look at it.
SSC JE 2022 Exam Basic Info
The table below lists the basic details of SSC JE 2022 Exam.
|Exam Name||SSC JE 2022 Exam|
|Full Form||Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer|
|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 2022 Important Dates
Candidates who are willing to take part in SSC JE 2022 can check the table below for all the important dates. Dates provided below are tentative and subject to change.
Tentative Exam Schedule
|Availability of online application form||4th week of October 2022|
|Last date for submission of online application||3rd week of November 2022|
|Issue of admit card||3rd week of December 2022|
|Date of examination||1st week of January 2023|
|Declaration of result||February 2023|
SSC JE 2022 Exam Eligibility Criteria
A candidate must be either:
- a citizen of India, or
- a subject of Nepal, or
- a subject of Bhutan, or
- a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India. 5.2 Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. 5.3 A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/ her by the Government of India.
The criteria for the age limit depend on the respective post. Candidates who are interested to take the SSC Junior Engineer exam should be of at least 18 years of age and not more than 32 years.
Aspirants need to properly go through the following table as listed below to understand the age limit criteria for all the posts.
|Sl. No.||Name of Post||Organization/Department||Age Limit|
|1||Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying and Contracts)||Military Engineer Services (MES)||Up to 27 years|
|2||Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical)||Military Engineer Services (MES)||Up to 30 years|
|3||Junior Engineer (Civil)||Department of Posts||Up to 27 years|
|4||Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)||Farakka Barrage Project||Up to 30 years|
|5||Junior Engineer (Civil)||Border Road Organization||Up to 30 years|
|6||Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)||Central Water and Power Research Station||Up to 30 years|
|7||Junior Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical)||Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval)||Up to 30 years|
|8||Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)||National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)||Up to 30 years|
|9||Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical)||Central Water Commission||Up to 32 years|
|10||Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical)||Central Public Works Department (CPWD)||Up to 32 years|
SSC JE Age Relaxation
Given below is the permissible age relaxation for reserved categories under the rules prescribed by Govt. of India. Check the table below for more details:
|Category||SSC JE Age Limit – Relaxation in Upper Limit|
|Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ ST)||5 years|
|Other Backward Caste (OBC)||3 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD)/ Physically Handicapped (OH/ HH)||10 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD)/ PH (OA/ HH) + OBC||13 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PwD)/ PH (OA/ HH) + SC/ ST||15 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (General)||3 years after deduction of military service rendered in Armed forces from the actual age|
|Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof||3 years|
|Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)||8 years|
|Persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989||5 years|
Eligible candidates should hold the minimum SSC JE qualification (educational) pertaining to the relevant post. As a matter of fact, every candidate should have at least passed the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent degree from a recognised Board.
Given below are the essential academic qualification and experience that are required to be eligible for the respective posts:
|Sl. No.||Name of Post||Organization/Department||SSC JE Educational Qualification|
|1||Junior Engineer (Civil)||Central Water Commission||Diploma or Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution|
|2||Junior Engineer (Civil)||Central Public Works Department (CPWD)||Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution|
|3||Junior Engineer (Civil)||Department of Posts||3 years Diploma or equivalent in Civil Engineering from an institute recognized by the Central/ State Government|
|4||Junior Engineer (Civil)||Military Engineer Services (MES)||Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University Or(a) 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized Institute or University; and(b) 2 years of work experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering works|
|5||Junior Engineer (Civil)||Farakka Barrage Project||Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board|
|6||Junior Engineer (Civil)||Border Roads Organization, Ministry of Defence||Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute or(a) 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board; and(b) 2 years of work experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering works|
|7||Junior Engineer (Civil)||Central Water Power Research Station||Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board|
|8||Junior Engineer (Civil)||National Technical Research Organization||Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University/ Board/ Institution|
|9||Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical)||Military Engineer Services (MES)||Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/Board; Or(a) 3 years diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized Institute/ University/ Board; and(b) 2 years of experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering work|
|10||Junior Engineer (Electrical)||Central Public Works Department (CPWD)||Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute|
|11||Junior Engineer (Electrical)||Farakka Barrage Project||Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute|
|12||Junior Engineer (Electrical)||Central Water Power Research Station||Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/Board|
|13||Junior Engineer (Electrical)||Directorate of Quality Assurance, Naval||Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board; or(a) 3 years Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution; and(b) 2 years of experience in the relevant field|
|14||Junior Engineer (Electrical)||National Technical Research Organization||Diploma in Electrical Engineering from recognized University/ Institution|
|15||Junior Engineer (Mechanical)||Central Water Commission||Degree/ Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute|
|16||Junior Engineer (Mechanical)||Farakka Barrage Project||Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute|
|17||Junior Engineer (Mechanical)||Central Water Power Research Station||Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board|
|18||Junior Engineer (Mechanical)||Directorate of Quality Assurance, Naval||Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board; or(a) 3 years Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institution; and (b) 2 years of work experience in the respective field|
|19||Junior Engineer (Mechanical)||National Technical Research Organization||Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from recognized University/ Board/ Institution|
|20||Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contracts)||Military Engineer Services (MES)||3 years Diploma in Civil engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board or equivalent; or(a) Passed Intermediate examination in Buildings and Quantity Surveying Sub-Division-II of the Institute of Surveyors (India)|
SSC JE 2022 Exam Pattern
SSC JE 2022 will be 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/ Electrical 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 2022 Exam 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 is the detailed syllabus of each section.
General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus
This section in Paper 1 of SSC JE comprises 50 questions. The major topics are:
|Arithmetical computations||Decision making|
|Arithmetical reasoning||Verbal and figure classification|
|Arithmetical number series||Visual memory|
|Observation||Abstract ideas, symbols, and their relationships|
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.
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.
Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
Candidates can check all the topics of Mechanical Engineering in the table given below:
|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|
|Classification of steels||–|
Electrical Engineering Syllabus
These are the topics that must be prepared for Electrical Engineering Paper:
|Basic concepts||Synchronous Machines|
|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|
Civil Engineering Syllabus
All the questions of Civil and Structural Engineering will be asked from the topics mentioned in the table below:
|Estimating, Costing, and Valuation||Irrigation Engineering|
|Soil Mechanics||Environmental Engineering|
|Theory of Structures||Concrete Technology|
|RCC Design||Steel Des|
SSC JE 2022 Application Process
SSC JE 2022 Application Process can be completed in three easy steps:
- Registration – Visit the official website – ssc.nic.in and register by filling up your personal and academic details.
- Upload Documents – Upload your recent Photograph and Signature in given specifications.
- Fee Payment – Pay the application fee of INR 100 in either online or offline mode.
Prerequisites for Registration
Before beginning with the registration process, candidates must have the following documents ready to fill the application form quickly and correctly:
- A Valid and Active Email ID
- Candidates scanned passport size photo and signature with dimensions as specified
- Aadhaar Card or any other photo ID proof such as Voter ID card, PAN, Passport, Driving License, and School/ College / Employer ID.
- Credit/ Debit Card/ Net Banking details in case of online fee payment
- Educational qualification details such as percentage/grade/ CGPA etc.
- Any past work experience details needed for the post candidate is applying for.
SSC JE Application Process is divided into two parts:
- Part 1 – One-Time Registration
- Part 2 – Filling online SSC JE Application Form
Part 1 Online Registration
Step 1: Click on the link “Register Now” available at the right corner at ssc.nic.in home page.
Step 2: Fill your aadhaar number/ Identity card number, name, father’s name, mother’s name and date of birth as per your matriculation certificate.
Step 3: Fill your gender, highest educational qualification, mobile number, email ID, and present and permanent address.
Step 4: Now, save these details and confirm your mobile number via OTP. Your registration number and password will be sent on your registered email ID and mobile number.
Step 5: Login again using your login credentials and change your password.
Step 6: Fill your category, nationality, visible identification mark, benchmark disability (if any).
Step 7: Upload scanned copy of your recent passport size photo and signature as specified below:
|Documents||Dimensions||format||Size (Width X Height)|
|Photograph||20 – 50 Kbs||JPEG||3.5 cm X 4.5 cm|
|Signature||10 – 20 Kbs||JPEG||4 cm X 3 cm|
Step 8: Save the information provided so far, review the details and click on “Final Submit”.
Step 9: Two different OTPs will be sent on your email ID and Mobile number, enter any one of them in the designated space.
Step 10: click on “I Agree” below the declaration to finish the registration process and proceed to fill the online application form and fee payment.
Part 2 – Online SSC JE Application Form
Step 1: Login to part II of the application process with your Registration Number and Password.
Step 2: Click on Apply for Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantity Surveying and Contracts).
Step 3: Indicate 3 SSC JE exam centres within the same region as per your preference
Step 4: Give details if you are Ex-servicemen, EWS, PwD, willing to use the services of scribe or seeking age relaxation.
Step 5: Select the post you wish to apply for, indicate your highest qualification and stream.
Step 6: Click on I Agree, fill the captcha code, preview the form and submit the form to proceed to fee payment if you are not exempted from fee payment.
Step 7: Make the fee payment and take a print out of the application form for your own records.
SSC JE Application Fee
The application fee for General, OBC and EWS category is INR 100 while ST, SC, PWD, Ex – Servicemen and women candidates are exempted from fee payment.
SSC JE Registration Fees can be paid via both online and offline mode:
Online Mode: Fees can be paid using BHIM UPI, Debit/ Credit Card and Net banking.
Offline Mode: To pay the fees in cash, candidates have to download the e-challan and submit it along with fees at any SBI bank branch. Also, download SSC JE Sample Papers during your preparation time to understand the previous years’ question pattern.
Steps to Re-generate the SSC JE Registration Password
- Go to the official website of the commission
- Click the Forgot password link
- Choose the permanent state and provide your email id or mobile number
- Click the submit option
- Enter the OTP
- Enter the captcha code
- Click the Submit option’
- Put the new password
- Click the submit option
This article discusses SSC JE 2022 Exam in details. Every candidate is suggested to go through the aforementioned information very carefully. It is hoped that the contents of this article result to be helpful to all the candidates.
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