SSC Junior Engineer Electrical

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  • Overview

    SSC JE (Junior engineer) is the exam conducted by the Staff selection commission (SSC) for engineering graduate candidates from various disciplines. This exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the post of junior engineer in disciplines such as civil, mechanical and electrical in various ministries/departments/offices of the Government of India. On average, 3-5 lakh people appear for this exam every year.

    Eligibility Criteria

    Junior Engineer (Civil)18-32 yearsDegree in the respective field from a recognized University/Institute
    Diploma in the respective field from a recognized
    University/ Institute/ Board
    Two years’ experience in the respective field.
    Junior Engineer (Electrical)
    Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
    • The age limit and relaxation criteria of various posts will be according to the vacancy notification.
    • The Educational qualification and Desirable qualifications for particular posts will be as per the recruitment notification.

    Physical Standard

    RegionStates/Region includedPhysical Standards
    Minimum HeightChest Minimum Weight
    Western HimalayanJ&K, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab Hills (Area South and west of the Inter State Border between Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and North and East of Road of MukerianHoshiarpur, Garh Shankar, Ropar and Chandigarh), Uttarakhand158 CmsMinimum 75 Cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 Cm47.5 Kgs
    Eastern Himalayan RegionSikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Assam & Hill region of West Bengal (Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts and Andaman Nicobar)152 CmsMinimum 75 Cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 Cm47.5 Kgs
    West Plain RegionPunjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Western UP162.5 CmsMinimum 76 Cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 Cm50 Kgs
    Eastern PlainEastern UP, Bihar, West Bengal & Orissa and Jharkhand157 CmsMinimum 75 Cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 Cm50 Kgs
    Central RegionGujrat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, Dadra Nagar & Haveli, Daman & Diu and Chaattisgarh157 CmsMinimum 75 Cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 Cm50 Kgs
    Southern RegionAndhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Goa and Pondicherry, Telangana157 CmsMinimum 75 Cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 Cm50 Kgs
    Relaxation to sons of serving/Ex-GREF personnel)2 Cms1 Cm2 Kgs
    Relaxation in DD cases (this will be applicable to own son adopted son and not any other relative 2 Cms1 Cm2 Kgs
    Gorkhas (Indian Domicile)152 CmsMinimum 75 Cm (Unexpanded) and expansion by 5 Cm47.5 Kgs

    Age Relaxation for Different Categories

    CategoryAge Relaxation
    OBC3 years
    SC/ST5 years
    PwD (Unreserved)10 years
    PwD (OBC)13 years
    PwD (SC/ST)15 years
    Ex-Servicemen (ESM)03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date of receipt of online application.
    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

    Exam Pattern

    SSC JE Paper-I Exam is an online computer based examination and Paper-II is written examination(Descriptive).

    Paper - IGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning50500.252 Hours
    General Awareness50500.25
    Part-A: General
    Engineering (Civil &
    Part-B: General
    Engineering (Electrical)
    Part-C: General
    Paper - IIPart-A: General
    Engineering (Civil &
    Part-B: General
    Engineering (Electrical)
    Part-C: General
    Engineering (Mechanical)
    3002 Hours
    Total 300

    Physical Test

    ActivityMaximum MarksTime Available
    One mile runOnly passing the test is mandatory 10 Minutes


    The exam syllabus is as follows:

    Paper IGeneral Intelligence & ReasoningAnalogies
    Space visualization
    Problem solving
    Decision making
    Visual memory
    Relationship concepts
    arithmetical reasoning
    Verbal and figure classification
    Arithmetical number series etc.
    General AwarenessAlpha-Numeric Series
    Coding and Decoding
    Following Directions
    Similarities and Differences
    Problem Solving and Analysis
    Non-verbal Reasoning based on diagrams
    Age Calculations
    Calendar and Clock etc.
    General AwarenessSocial StudiesHistory
    Art and Culture
    General Science
    Environmental Studies
    General Engineering Civil & Structural, Electrical and MechanicalCivil EngineeringBuilding Materials, Estimating
    Costing and Valuation
    Soil Mechanics
    Irrigation Engineering
    Transportation Engineering
    Environmental Engineering
    Structural Engineering
    Theory of Structures
    Concrete Technology
    RCC Design
    Steel Design
    Electrical EngineeringBasic concepts
    Circuit law
    Magnetic Circuit
    AC Fundamentals
    Measurement and Measuring instruments
    Electrical Machines
    Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors
    Synchronous Machines
    Transmission and Distribution
    Estimation and Costing
    Utilization and Electrical Energy
    Basic Electronics.
    Mechanical EngineeringTheory 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
    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.
    Paper IICivil & Structural EngineeringBuilding MaterialsPhysical And Chemical Properties
    Standard Tests
    Uses And Manufacture/Quarrying Of Materials E.G. Building Stones
    Silicate Based Materials Cement (Portland)
    Asbestos Products
    Timber And Wood Based Products
    Bituminous Materials
    Estimating, Costing and ValuationEstimate
    Glossary Of Technical 18 Terms
    Analysis Of Rates
    Methods And Unit Of Measurement
    Items Of Work – Earthwork
    Brick Work (Modular & Traditional Bricks)
    Rcc Work
    Timber Work
    Boundary Wall
    Brick Building
    Water Tank
    Septic Tank
    Bar Bending Schedule
    Centre Line Method
    Midsection Formula
    Trapezoidal Trapezoidal Formula
    Simpson’s Rule
    Cost Estimate Of Septic Tank
    Flexible Pavements
    Tube Well
    Isolates And Combined Footings
    Steel Truss
    Piles And Pile-Caps. Valuation – Value And Cost
    Scrap Value
    Salvage Value
    Assessed Value
    Sinking Fund
    Depreciation And Obsolescence
    Methods Of Valuation.
    SurveyingPrinciples Of Surveying
    Measurement Of Distance
    Chain Surveying
    Working Of Prismatic Compass
    Compass Traversing
    Local Attraction
    Plane Table Surveying
    Theodolite Traversing
    Adjustment Of Theodolite
    Definition Of Terms Used In Levelling
    Curvature And Refraction Corrections
    Temporary And Permanent Adjustments Of Dumpy Level
    Methods Of Contouring
    Uses Of Contour Map
    Tachometric Survey
    Curve Setting
    Earth Work Calculation
    Advanced Surveying Equipment
    Soil MechanicsOrigin Of Soil
    Phase Diagram
    Definitions-Void Ratio Porosity
    Degree Of Saturation
    Water Content
    Specific Gravity Of Soil Grains
    Unit Weights
    Density Index And Interrelationship Of Different Parameters
    Grain Size Distribution Curves And Their Uses Index Properties Of Soils
    Atterberg‟s Limits
    Isi Soil Classification And Plasticity Chart Permeability Of Soil
    Coefficient Of Permeability
    Determination Of Coefficient Of Permeability
    Unconfined And Confined Aquifers
    Effective Stress
    Quick Sand
    Consolidation Of Soils
    Principles Of Consolidation
    Degree Of Consolidation Pre-Consolidation Pressure
    Normally Consolidated Soil
    Elog P Curve
    Computation Of Ultimate Settlement Shear Strength Of Soils
    Direct Shear Test
    Vane Shear Test
    Triaxial Test 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
    HydraulicsFluid Properties
    Measurements Of Flow
    Bernoulli’s Theorem And Its Application
    Flow Through Pipes
    Flow In Open Channels
    Pumps And Turbines
    Irrigation EngineeringDefinition
    2ii Effects Of Irrigation
    Types And Methods Of Irrigation
    Hydrology – Measurement Of Rainfall
    Run Off Coefficient
    Rain Gauge
    Losses From Precipitation – Evaporation
    Infiltration Etc Water Requirement Of Crops
    Delta And Base Period
    Kharif And Rabi Crops
    Command Area
    Time Factor
    Crop Ratio
    Overlap Allowance
    Irrigation Efficiencies Different Type Of Canals
    Types Of Canal Irrigation
    Loss Of Water In Canals Canal Lining – Types And Advantages Shallow And Deep To Wells
    Yield From A Well Weir And Barrage
    Failure Of Weirs And Permeable Foundation
    Slit And Scour
    Kennedy’s Theory Of Critical Velocity Lacey’s Theory Of Uniform Flow Definition Of Flood
    Causes And Effects, Methods Of Flood Control
    Water Logging
    Preventive Measure Land Reclamation
    Characteristics Of Affecting Fertility Of Soils
    Description Of Land And Reclamation 19 Processes Major Irrigation Projects In India
    Transportation Engineering:Highway Engineering – Cross Sectional Elements
    Geometric Design
    Types Of Pavements
    Pavement Materials – Aggregates And Bitumen, Different Tests
    Design Of Flexible And Rigid Pavements – Water Bound Macadam (Wbm) And Wet Mix Macadam (Wmm)
    Gravel Road
    Bituminous Construction
    Rigid Pavement Joint
    Pavement Maintenance
    Highway Drainage
    Railway Engineeringcomponents Of Permanent Way – Sleepers
    Fixtures And Fastening
    Track Geometry
    Points And Crossings
    Track Junction
    Stations And Yards 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 EngineeringQuality 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 Surface Water Drainage Solid Waste Management – Types, Effects, Engineered Management System Air Pollution – Pollutants, Causes, Effects
    Control Noise Pollution – Cause
    Health Effects, Control
    Structural Engineering:Theory Of Structures: Elasticity Constants, Types Of Beams – Determinate And Indeterminate
    Bending Moment And Shear Force Diagrams Of Simply Supported
    Cantilever And Over Hanging Beams Moment Of Area And Moment Of Inertia For Rectangular & Circular Sections
    Bending Moment And Shear Stress For Tee
    Channel And Compound Sections, Chimneys, Dams And Retaining Walls, Eccentric Loads
    Slope Deflection Of Simply Supported And Cantilever Beams, Critical Load And Columns
    Torsion Of Circular Section
    Concrete TechnologyProperties, Advantages And Uses Of Concrete
    Cement Aggregates
    Importance Of Water Quality
    Water Cement Ratio
    Mix Design
    Finishing And Curing Of Concrete
    Quality Control Of Concrete
    Hot Weather And Cold Weather Concreting
    Repair And Maintenance Of Concrete Structures
    RCC DesignRcc Beams-Flexural Strength
    Shear Strength
    Bond Strength
    Design Of Singly Reinforced And Double Reinforced Beams
    Cantilever Beams T-Beams
    Lintels One Way And Two Way Slabs
    Isolated Footings Reinforced Brick Works
    Retaining Wall
    Water Tanks (Rcc Design Questions May Be Based On Both Limit State And Working Stress Methods)
    Steel DesignSteel Design And Construction Of Steel Columns
    Beams Roof Trusses Plate Girders
    Electrical EngineeringBasic conceptsConcepts Of Resistance, Inductance, Capacitance, And Various Factors Affecting Them Concepts Of Current, Voltage, Power, Energy And Their Units
    Circuit lawKirchhoff’s Law, Simple Circuit Solution Using Network Theorems
    Magnetic CircuitConcepts Of Flux, Mmf, Reluctance
    Different Kinds Of Magnetic Materials
    Magnetic Calculations For Conductors Of Different Configuration E.G. Straight, Circular, Solenoidal, Etc Electromagnetic Induction
    Self And Mutual Induction
    AC FundamentalsInstantaneous
    Rms And Average Values Of Alternating Waves
    Representation Of Sinusoidal Wave Form, Simple Series And Parallel Ac Circuits Consisting Of Rl And C, Resonance, Tank Circuit Poly Phase System – Star And Delta Connection
    3 Phase Power, Dc And Sinusoidal Response Of R-Land R-Ccircuit
    Measurement and measuring instrumentsMeasurement Of Power (1 Phase And 3 Phase, Both Active And Reactive) And Energy, 2 Wattmeter Method Of 3 Phase Power Measurement
    Measurement Of Frequency And Phase Angle Ammeter And Voltmeter (Both Moving Oil And Moving Iron Type)
    Extension Of Range Wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger
    Energy Meter Ac Bridges Use Of Cro, Signal Generator, Ct, Pt And Their Uses Earth Fault Detection
    Electrical Machines(A) Dc Machine – Construction
    Basic Principles Of Dc Motors And Generators, Their Characteristics, Speed Control And Starting Of Dc Motors Method Of Braking Motor
    Losses And Efficiency Of Dc Machines (B) 1 Phase And 3 Phase Transformers – Construction
    Principles Of Operation, Equivalent Circuit, Voltage Regulation, Oc And Sc Tests, Losses And Efficiency Effect Of Voltage
    Frequency And Wave Form On Losses Parallel Operation Of 1 Phase /3 Phase Transformers Auto Transformers (C) 3 Phase Induction Motors
    Rotating Magnetic Field
    Principle Of Operation Equivalent Circuit
    Torque-Speed Characteristics, Starting And Speed Control Of 3 Phase Induction Motors Methods Of Braking
    Effect Of Voltage And Frequency Variation On Torque Speed Characteristics Fractional Kilowatt Motors And Single Phase Induction Motors: Characteristics And Applications
    Synchronous MachinesGeneration Of 3-Phase Emf Armature Reaction, Voltage Regulation, Parallel Operation Of Two Alternators, Synchronizing
    Control Of Active And Reactive Power Starting And Applications Of Synchronous Motors
    Generation, Transmission and DistributionDifferent Types Of Power Stations, Load Factor, Diversity Factor, Demand Factor, Cost Of Generation, Inter-Connection Of Power Stations Power Factor Improvement, Various Types Of Tariffs
    Types Of Faults, Short Circuit Current For Symmetrical Faults Switchgears – Rating Of Circuit Breakers, Principles Of Arc Extinction By Oil And Air, Hrc Fuses, Protection Against Earth Leakage / Over Current, Etc Buchholtz Relay
    Merz-Price System Of Protection Of Generators & Transformers, Protection Of Feeders And Bus Bars Lightning Arresters
    Various Transmission And Distribution System, Comparison Of Conductor Materials
    Efficiency Of Different System Cable – Different Type Of Cables, Cable Rating And Derating Factor
    Estimation and costingEstimation Of Lighting Scheme
    Electric Installation Of Machines And Relevant Ie Rules Earthing Practices And Ie Rules
    Utilization of Electrical EnergyIllumination, Electric Heating, Electric Welding, Electroplating, Electric Drives And Motors
    Basic ElectronicsWorking Of Various Electronic Devices E.G. P N Junction Diodes, Transistors (Npn And Pnp Type), Bjt And Jfet Simple Circuits Using These Devices
    Mechanical EngineeringTheory of Machines and Machine DesignConcept Of Simple Machine
    Four Bar Linkage And Link Motion
    Flywheels And Fluctuation Of Energy
    Power Transmission By Belts – V-Belts And Flat Belts
    Clutches – Plate And Conical Clutch
    Gears – Type Of Gears
    Gear Profile And Gear Ratio Calculation
    Governors – Principles And Classification
    Riveted Joint
    Friction In Collars And Pivots
    Engineering Mechanics and Strength of MaterialsEquilibrium Of Forces
    Law Of Motion
    Concepts Of Stress And Strain
    Elastic Limit And Elastic Constants
    Bending Moments And Shear Force Diagram
    Stress In Composite Bars
    Torsion Of Circular Shafts
    Bucklingbucking Of Columns–Euler’s And Rankin’s Theories
    Thin Walled Pressure Vessels
    Thermal EngineeringProperties Of Pure Substances
    1st Law Of Thermodynamics
    2nd Law Of Thermodynamics
    Air Standard Cycles For Ic Engines
    Rankine Cycle Of Steam
    Fluid Mechanics & MachineryProperties & Classification Of Fluid
    Fluid Statics
    Measurement Of Fluid Pressure
    Fluid Kinematics
    Dynamics Of Ideal Fluids
    Dynamics Of Ideal Fluids
    Measurement Of Flow Rate Basic Principles
    Hydraulic Turbines
    Centrifugal Pumps
    Classification Of Steels

    Registration Process

    • Visit the website and click “New Registration”.
    • Read the instructions carefully and fill the form. For documents, candidates need to have their Aadhar Number and matriculation details ready for identification proof.
    • After registration, an online application is to be filled and submitted.

    Next, candidates need to pay the Application Fee which is different for each category

    General100 INR
    Female Candidates

    Final submission of the form is to be done and the application process is completed.

    Previous Year Cut Offs

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