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SSC JE 2019 Exam Pattern

SSC JE 2019 Exam will be conducted in two phases. Paper 1 will be of 200 marks and paper 2 will be of 300 marks. According to the recent Exam Pattern, candidates appearing for the post of JE (civil), JE (quantity surveying & contract) should attempt Part A (civil & structural) of paper I & II.
On the other hand,candidates appearing for JE (electrical) need to attempt Part B (electrical) & the candidates appearing for JE (mechanical) need to attempt Part C (mechanical) of Paper I & II.
PaperSections AskedMaximum MarksDuration
Paper - IGeneral Awareness502 Hours
General Intelligence and Reasoning50
Part A- General Engineering (civil & structural)100
Part B- General Engineering (electrical)
Part C- General Engineering (mechanical)
Paper - IIPart A- General Eng. (civil & structural)3002 Hours
Part B- General Eng. (electrical)
Part C- General Eng. (mechanical)
2 In Paper-I and Paper-II for General Engineering, the candidate will be required to attempt 
only the part as per option given in the application form filled by the candidate. In other words, 
the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil), Junior Engineer (Quantity 
Surveying & Contracts) should attempt Part A (Civil & Structural) of Paper-I and Paper-II and 
the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical) should attempt Part-B 
(Electrical) and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Mechanical) should 
attempt Part C (Mechanical) of Paper-I and Paper-II failing which his/ her answer sheet (Paper-
II) will not be evaluated.

3 There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I.
Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

4Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Tables 
and Steam Table for Paper-II only. They are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.

5 Answer Keys will be placed on the Commission‟s website after the Examination.
Candidates may go through the Answer Keys corresponding to their Test Form and submit 
representations, if any, within the time limit given by the Commission through on-line modality only, on payment of Rs 100/- per question. Any representation regarding Answer Key received
within the time limit fixed by the Commission at the time of uploading of the Answer Key will 
be scrutinized and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final. No representation 
regarding Answer Keys shall be entertained later.

6 Marks scored by candidates in Paper-I will be normalized and such normalized scores 
will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
Indicative Syllabus

1 The standard of the questions in Engineering subjects will be approximately of the level of 
Diploma in Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical). All the questions will be set in SI units. The 
details of the syllabus are given below:

2 Paper-I:

2.1 General Intelligence & Reasoning :-The Syllabus for General Intelligence would 
include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on 
analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, 
decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, 
arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, etc. The 
test will also include questions designed to test the candidate‟s abilities to deal with abstract 
ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical 

2.2 General Awareness: -
Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate‟s general 
awareness of the environment around him/ her and its application to society. Questions will also 
be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations 
and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will 
also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to 
History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc.
These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
 2.3 General Engineering: Civil & Structural, Electrical and Mechanical:-

2.3.1 Part-A (Civil Engineering):

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.

2.3.2 Part-B (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 and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics.

2.3.3 Part-C Mechanical Engineering):

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.

13.3 Paper II

13.3.1 Part-A (Civil & Structural Engineering):-

Building Materials :-

Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and 

manufacture/ quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based materials, cement (Portland), 

asbestos products, timber and wood based products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, 


Estimating, Costing and Valuation: -

estimate, 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, Plastering, Boundary wall, Brick building, 
Water Tank, Septic tank, Bar bending schedule, Centre line method, Mid-section formula, 
Trapezodial 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 
Surveying :-

 Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying, working of prismatic 
compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying, theodolite traversing, 
adjustment of theodolite, Levelling, Definition of terms used in levelling, contouring, 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 
Soil Mechanics : 

Origin 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, e-log 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


Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli‟s theorem and its 
application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines
Irrigation Engineering:-

 Definition, necessity, benefits, 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, duty, 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, 
purposes, methods, description of land and reclamation processes Major irrigation projects inIndia

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 Engineering- Components of permanent way – sleepers, ballast, 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 Engineering: -

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 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 

Concrete Technology:-

 Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates, importance 
of water quality, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, 
compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold 
weather concreting, repair and maintenance of concrete structures
RCC Design:-

RCC 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, columns, staircases, retaining wall, water tanks 
(RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress methods)
Steel Design: Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams roof trusses plate girders
Part-B (Electrical Engineering):-

Basic concepts :-

Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them 
Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their units

Circuit law:-

 Kirchhoff‟s law, Simple Circuit solution using network theorems

Magnetic Circuit :-

Concepts of flux, mmf, reluctance, Different kinds of magnetic materials, 
Magnetic calculations for conductors of different configuration eg straight, circular, solenoidal, etc

AC Fundamentals:-

Instantaneous, peak, 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-C circuit
Measurement and measuring instruments:-

Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase, both active 
and re-active) 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 Machines: 

Generation 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 Distribution: –

Different 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 costing :-

Estimation of lighting scheme, electric installation of machines and relevant 
IE rules Earthing practices and IE Rules
Utilization of Electrical Energy : Illumination, Electric heating, Electric welding, Electroplating, 
Electric drives and motors

Basic Electronics :-

Working of various electronic devices eg P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN 
and PNP type), BJT and JFET Simple circuits using these devices .

Part- C (Mechanical Engineering):

Theory of Machines and Machine Design

Concept 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, Cams, Bearings, Friction in collars and pivots 

Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials

Equilibrium of Forces, Law of motion, Friction, Concepts of stress and strain, Elastic limit and 
elastic constants, Bending moments and shear force diagram, Stress in composite bars, Torsion of 
circular shafts, Bucking of columns – Euler‟s and Rankin‟s theories, Thin walled pressure vessels
Thermal Engineering

Properties of Pure Substances : p-v & P-T diagrams of pure substance like H2O, Introduction of 
steam table with respect to steam generation process; definition of saturation, wet & superheated status Definition of dryness fraction of steam, degree of superheat of steam H-s chart of steam (Mollier‟s Chart)

1st Law of Thermodynamics :-

Definition of stored energy & internal energy, 1st Law of 
Thermodynamics of cyclic process, Non Flow Energy Equation, Flow Energy & Definition of 
Enthalpy, Conditions for Steady State Steady Flow; Steady State Steady Flow Energy Equation

2nd Law of Thermodynamics :-

Definition of Sink, Source Reservoir of Heat, Heat Engine, Heat 
Pump & Refrigerator; Thermal Efficiency of Heat Engines & co-efficient of performance of 
Refrigerators, Kelvin – Planck & Clausius Statements of 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Absolute or 
Thermodynamic Scale of temperature, Clausius Integral, Entropy, Entropy change calculation of 
ideal gas processes Carnot Cycle & Carnot Efficiency, PMM-2; definition & itsimpossibility

Air standard Cycles for IC engines :-

 Otto cycle; plot on P-V, T-S Planes; Thermal Efficiency, Diesel 
Cycle; Plot on P-V, T-S planes; Thermal efficiency
IC Engine Performance, IC Engine Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication.

Rankine cycle of steam :-

Simple Rankine cycle plot on P-V, T-S, h-s planes, Rankine cycle 
efficiency with & without pump work
Boilers; Classification; Specification; Fittings & Accessories : Fire Tube & Water Tube Boilers
Air Compressors & their cycles; Refrigeration cycles; Principle of a Refrigeraton Plant; Nozzles & 
Steam Turbines
Fluid Mechanics & Machinery

Properties & Classification of Fluid :-

ideal & real fluids, Newton‟s law of viscosity, Newtonian and 
Non-Newtonian fluids, compressible and incompressible fluids
Fluid Statics:
Pressure at a point
Measurement of Fluid Pressure

Manometers, U-tube, Inclined tube
Fluid Kinematics: Stream line, laminar & turbulent flow, external & internal flow, continuity equation

Dynamics of ideal fluids: 

Bernoulli‟s equation, Total head; Velocity head; Pressure head; Application of Bernoulli‟s equitation

Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles: Venturimeter, Pilot tube, Orifice meter 

Hydraulic Turbines:
 Classifications, Principles

Centrifugal Pumps: 
Classifications,Principles, Performance Production Engineering

Classification of Steels : 

mild steal & alloy steel, Heat treatment of steel, Welding – Arc Welding, 
Gas Welding, Resistance Welding, Special Welding Techniques ie TIG, MIG, etc (Brazing & 
Soldering), Welding Defects & Testing; NDT, Foundry & Casting – methods, defects, different 
casting processes, Forging, Extrusion, etc, Metal cutting principles, cutting tools, Basic Principles of 
machining with (i) Lathe (ii) Milling (iii) Drilling (iv) Shaping (v) Grinding, Machines, tools & 
manufacturing processes.

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