SSC JE 2022 Exam Notification, Exam date, Pattern, Syllabus

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About SSC JE 2022 Exam

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

SSC JE 2022 Exam Basic Info

The table below lists the basic details of SSC JE 2022 Exam.

Exam NameSSC JE 2022 Exam
Full FormStaff Selection Commission Junior Engineer 
Conducting BodySSC
Number of papers2
Exam ModePaper 1: Computer-based test (Online),
Paper 2: Pen and paper-based mode (Offline)
Question Paper TypePaper 1: Multiple Choice Questions,
Paper 2: Descriptive Paper
Total marksPaper 1: 200 marks Paper 2: 300 marks
Exam duration2 hours for each paper (2 hours and 40 minutes for those aspirants, who need scribe)
Exam languageEnglish and Hindi
Negative Marking0.25 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

EventsExpected Dates
Availability of online application form4th week of October 2022
Last date for submission of online application3rd week of November 2022
Issue of admit card3rd week of December 2022
Date of examination1st week of January 2023
Declaration of resultFebruary 2023

SSC JE 2022 Exam Eligibility Criteria

Nationality/Citizenship

 A candidate must be either:

  1. a citizen of India, or 
  2. a subject of Nepal, or 
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or 
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 
  5. 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.

Age Limit

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 PostOrganization/DepartmentAge Limit
1Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying and Contracts)Military Engineer Services (MES)Up to 27 years
2Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical)Military Engineer Services (MES)Up to 30 years
3Junior Engineer (Civil)Department of PostsUp to 27 years
4Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)Farakka Barrage ProjectUp to 30 years
5Junior Engineer (Civil)Border Road OrganizationUp to 30 years
6Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)Central Water and Power Research StationUp to 30 years
7Junior Engineer (Mechanical, Electrical)Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval)Up to 30 years
8Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical)National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)Up to 30 years
9Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical)Central Water CommissionUp to 32 years
10Junior 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:

CategorySSC 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) + OBC13 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD)/ PH (OA/ HH) + SC/ ST15 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 thereof3 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 31.12.19895 years

Educational Qualification

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 PostOrganization/DepartmentSSC JE Educational Qualification
1Junior Engineer (Civil)Central Water CommissionDiploma or Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution
2Junior Engineer (Civil)Central Public Works Department (CPWD)Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution
3Junior Engineer (Civil)Department of Posts3 years Diploma or equivalent in Civil Engineering from an institute recognized by the Central/ State Government
4Junior 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
5Junior Engineer (Civil)Farakka Barrage ProjectDiploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board
6Junior Engineer (Civil)Border Roads Organization, Ministry of DefenceDegree 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
7Junior Engineer (Civil)Central Water Power Research StationDiploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board
8Junior Engineer (Civil)National Technical Research OrganizationDiploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University/ Board/ Institution
9Junior 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
10Junior Engineer (Electrical)Central Public Works Department (CPWD)Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute
11Junior Engineer (Electrical)Farakka Barrage ProjectDiploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute
12Junior Engineer (Electrical)Central Water Power Research StationDiploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/Board
13Junior Engineer (Electrical)Directorate of Quality Assurance, NavalDegree 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
14Junior Engineer (Electrical)National Technical Research OrganizationDiploma in Electrical Engineering from recognized University/ Institution
15Junior Engineer (Mechanical)Central Water CommissionDegree/ Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute
16Junior Engineer (Mechanical)Farakka Barrage ProjectDiploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board/ Institute
17Junior Engineer (Mechanical)Central Water Power Research StationDiploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Board
18Junior Engineer (Mechanical)Directorate of Quality Assurance, NavalDegree 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
19Junior Engineer (Mechanical)National Technical Research OrganizationDiploma in Mechanical Engineering from recognized University/ Board/ Institution
20Junior 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).
PapersSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum marksExam duration
Paper 1 – Objective typeGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning50 MCQs50 marksCumulative duration of 2 hours(2 hours and 40 minutes for those aspirants, who need a scribe)
General Awareness50 MCQs50 marks
General Engineering –Part A – Civil & Structural)/Part B (Electrical)/Part C (Mechanical)100 MCQs100 marks
Total3 Subjects200 MCQs200 Marks120 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.
PaperSubjectsMaximum marksExam duration & time
Paper 2 – Descriptive TypePart A – General Engineering (Civil and Structural) OR
Part B – General Engineering (Electrical) OR
Part C – General Engineering (Mechanical)
300 marks2 hours




SSC JE 2022 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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:

Analogiessimilarities
DifferencesProblem-solving
Arithmetical computationsDecision making
DiscriminationRelationship concepts
Arithmetical reasoningVerbal and figure classification
Arithmetical number seriesVisual memory
Space visualizationAnalysis
ObservationAbstract ideas, symbols, and their relationships
Analytical functionsJudgment

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:

TopicsTopics
Theory of Machines and Machine DesignFitting & Accessories
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of MaterialsAir Compressors & their cycles
Properties of Pure SubstancesRefrigeration cycles
1st Law of ThermodynamicsThe principle of the Refrigeration Plant
2nd Law of ThermodynamicsNozzles & Steam Turbines
IC Engines CombustionProperties & Classification of Fluids
Air standard Cycles for IC EnginesFluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure
IC Engine PerformanceFluid kinematics
IC Engine Cooling & LubricationDynamics of Ideal fluids
Rankine cycle of SystemMeasurement of Flow Rate
BoilersBasic principles
ClassificationHydraulic Turbines
SpecificationCentrifugal Pumps
Classification of steels



Electrical Engineering Syllabus

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

TopicsTopics
Basic conceptsSynchronous Machines
Circuit lawGeneration
Magnetic CircuitTransmission and Distribution
AC FundamentalsEstimation and Costing
Measurement and Measuring InstrumentsUtilization and Electrical Energy
Electrical MachinesBasic Electronics
Fractional Kilowatt MotorsSingle-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:

TopicsTopics
Building MaterialsHydraulics
Estimating, Costing, and ValuationIrrigation Engineering
SurveyingTransportation Engineering
Soil MechanicsEnvironmental Engineering
Theory of StructuresConcrete Technology
RCC DesignSteel Des




SSC JE 2022 Application Process

SSC JE 2022 Application Process can be completed in three easy steps:

  1. Registration – Visit the official website – ssc.nic.in and register by filling up your personal and academic details.
  2. Upload Documents – Upload your recent Photograph and Signature in given specifications.
  3. 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:

DocumentsDimensionsformatSize (Width X Height)
Photograph20 – 50 KbsJPEG3.5 cm X 4.5 cm
Signature10 – 20 KbsJPEG4 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




Conclusion 

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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