SSC JE Eligibility Criteria

Before a candidate applies for the SSC JE Exam 2016, it is his/ her duty to check the eligibility criteria. These criteria should be fulfilled by every single candidate who wishes to be a part of this competitive exam and qualify to become an eligible candidate for the vacant seat. The official notification for SSC JE 2015 exam has already expired on 10th Aug, 2015. So the candidates can expect the notification for the year 2016 in the month of July 2016.

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria: The Eligibility Criteria for SSC Junior Engineer Exam 2016 is based on 3 areas- Nationality of the candidate, Age of the candidate and Educational Qualification of the candidate. Let us take a look at these requirements in detail.

Organization and Posts Name:
Posts Name Department Name
Junior Engineer Civil
Electrical And Mechanical
Quantity Surveying And Contract

Nationality of the Candidate
A candidate needs to be one of the following in order to be eligible for the SSC JE Exam 2016-
  • An Indian Citizen, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A Subject of Nepal, or
  • A refugee from Tibet, whose ancestors had settled down in India prior to 1.1.1962., or
  • A person being of Indian Origin in Pakistan, Sri Lanka, any country of East Africa and Burma who has settled down in India permanently.

Age of the Candidate
The age of a candidate is a crucial factor. Since there are numerous vacancies for various posts, the following chart will offer an exhaustive analysis of the age requirement for SSC JE Exam 2016-

Category Age Limit
Civil Junior Engineer (Central) 32 years
Mechanical Junior Engineer (Central) 32 years
Electrical Junior Engineer (CPWD) 32 years
Civil Junior Engineer (Department of Post) 18 to 27 years
Electrical Junior Engineer (Department of Post) 18 to 27 years
Civil Junior Engineer (MES) 30 years
Electrical & Mechanical Junior Engineer (MES) 30 years
Surveying & Contract Junior Engineer (MES) 18 to 27 years

The above mentioned age limit is applicable only to the General category. Candidates who belong from SC, ST or OBC enjoys age relaxation upto 5 years, 5 years and 3 years, respectively. Educational Qualification of the candidate Candidates who wish to appear for the SSC JE Exam 2016 should hold either a bachelor’s degree or a diploma degree from a recognized University. The term ‘recognized’ relates to any organization or institution which has been approved by the Government. Salary Package: Selected job hunters will receive a salary package of Rs. 9300/- to Rs.34800/- plus grade pay of Rs. 4200/-.

Application Fee:
  • Contenders are required to deposit an application fee of Rs. 100/-.
  • Fee should be paid through SBI Challan /net banking any other debit/credit card.
  • Women candidates and Aspirants who belong to SC / ST / EXSM / PWD are exempted to pay the fee.
Mode of Selection for SSC Junior Engineer Exam:
Selection of job hunters will be made on the basis of:
  • Written Exam
  • Interview

SSC JE Exam Pattern

Papers Subject Maximum marks Duration
Paper-I (objective type) General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 hours
General Awareness 50
Part-A-General engineering (civil & structural) Or Part-B-General engineering (electrical) Or part-C- General engineering (mechanical) 100
Part –II (conventional type) Part-A-General engineering (civil & structural) Or Part-B-General engineering (electrical) Or part-C- General engineering (mechanical) 300 2 hours
Interview 100 -

SSC JE Exam Syllabus

Paper Name Syllabus
SSC JE Syllabus for paper-I
General Intelligence &Reasoning Analogies
Space Visualization
Problem solving
Decision making
Visual memory
Relationship concepts
Arithmetical reasoning
Verbal and figure classification
Arithmetical number series
General Awareness Current Events
Sports, History
Culture, Geography
General Polity
Indian Constitution
Scientific Research etc.
SSC JE Syllabus for General Engineering and Paper- II (Part- A )
Civil Engineering Building Materials
Estimating, Costing and Valuation
Soil Mechanics
Irrigation Engineering
Transportation Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Structural Engineering Theory of structures
Concrete Technology
RCC Design
Steel Design
SSC JE Syllabus for (Part-B & Part-C)
Electrical Engineering 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 of Electrical Energy
Basic Electronics
Mechanical Engineering Theory of Machines and Machine Design
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
Thermal Engineering
  • Properties of Pure Substances
  • 1st and 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
  • Air standard Cycles for IC engines
  • IC Engine Performance
  • IC Engine Combustion
  • IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication
  • Rankine cycle of steam
  • Boilers; Classification Specification; Fittings & Accessories
  • Air Compressors & their cycles
  • Refrigeration cycles
  • Principle of a Refrigeration Plant
  • Nozzles & Steam Turbines
Fluid Mechanics & Machinery
  • Properties & Classification of Fluid
  • Fluid Statics
  • Measurement of Fluid Pressure
  • Fluid Kinematics
  • Dynamics of ideal fluids
  • Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles
  • Hydraulic Turbines
  • Centrifugal Pumps
Production Engineering
  • Classification of Steels

SSC JE Selection Procedure

Structure of Examination SSC- Junior Engineer selection process will be carried out in two stages, the first one is Common Written Examination and second stage is Common Interview.

1. Written Test (500 marks)
2. Interview (100 marks)

Papers Subject Maximum Marks Duration Timings
Paper-I Objective type (OMR Answer Sheets will be provided for this Paper) 1.General Intelligence & Reasoning
2. General Awareness
3. Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)
Part-B General Engineering (Electrical)
Part-C General Engineering
2 hours ( 10.00 AM – 12.00 Noon)
Paper-II Conventional Type Part –A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)
Part – B General Engineering (Electrical)
Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)
300 2 hours (2.00 PM- 4.00 PM)

Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Non Programmable Calculator, Logarithm Tables and Steam Table for Paper-II only. They are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.

Paper-I will consist of Objective Type Multiple Choice questions only. Answer sheets of Paper-II (Conventional Type) will be evaluated in respect of only those candidates who qualify in Paper-I at the standard as decided/fixed by the Commission at its discretion. Penalty for Wrong Answers
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question. Personal Interview
Those candidates, who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be eligible to appear in the Interview. The interview will be held at places as may be decided by the Commission. A candidate should qualify both in the written and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process. Allotment
On completion of the interview process, depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2015-16 based on the business needs of the Participating Organizations and as reported to SSC, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organizations, based on merit-cum-preference keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, various guidelines issued by Govt. of India/ Others from time to time, administrative exigency, etc. In the event of two or more candidates having obtained the same score, merit order is decided as per date of birth (the candidate senior in age is placed before/ above the candidate junior in age), as per the prevailing practice.