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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts written exams annually for the post of Junior Engineer to recruit engineers for CPWD, MES & Other Central Govt. Organisation.

Those Students who will be Completing or Completed Diploma in Civil or Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an institution recognized by Govt. of India or equivalent qualification can appear for this selection examination.

SSC JE 2016 Exam: Important Dates

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SSC JE Posts / SSC JE Salary 2016

Departments Post Group Grade Pay Gross Salary In Hand Salary
Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil) “B” 4,200 32,667 – 37,119 29,455 – 33,907
Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Mechanical) “B” 4,200 32,667 – 37,119 29,455 – 33,907
CPWD Junior Engineer (Civil) “B” 4,200 32,667 – 37,119 29,455 – 33,907
CPWD Junior Engineer (Electrical) “B” 4,200 32,667 – 37,119 29,455 – 33,907
Department of Post Junior Engineer (Civil) “B” 4,200 32,667 – 37,119 29,455 – 33,907
Department of Post Junior Engineer (Electrical) “B” 4,200 32,667 – 37,119 29,455 – 33,907
MES  Junior Engineer(Civil) “B” 4,200 32,667 – 37,119 29,455 – 33,907
MES Junior Engineer(Electrical and Mechanical) “B” 4,200 32,667 – 37,119 29,455 – 33,907
MES Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contract) “B” 4,200 32,667 – 37,119 29,455 – 33,907

SSC JE 2016 Eligibility Criteria (Read Full Article)

Educational Qualification:

  • Junior Engineer (Civil), CPWD – B.E. / B.Tech. / Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.
  • Junior Engineer (Electrical), CPWD – B.E. / B.Tech. / Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognised University/Institute.
  • Junior Engineer (Civil), Department of Posts – B.E. / B.Tech. / 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.
  • Junior Engineer (Electrical), Department of Posts – B.E. / B.Tech. / 3 years Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.
  • Junior Engineer (Civil), MES – B.E. / B.Tech. in Civil Engineering OR 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/Institute and with 2 years work experience in civil engineering works.
  • Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical), MES – B.E. / B.Tech. in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering OR 3 years Diploma in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/Institute and with 2 years work experience in electrical/mechanical engineering works.
  • Junior Engineer (QS&C), MES – B.E. / B.Tech. / 3 years Diploma in Civil engineering from a recognised University/Institute OR Passed Intermediate examination in Building and Quantity Surveying (Sub Divisional-II) from the Institute of Surveyors (India).
  • Junior Engineer (Civil & Mechanical), Central Water Commission – B.E. / B.Tech. / Diploma in Civil/Mechanical Engineering from a recognised University/Institute.

Age Limit:

  • Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical), Central Water Commission and CPWD – Not exceeding 32 years.
  • Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical), Department of Post and Junior Engineer (Surveying and Contract), MES – 18 to 27 years.
  • Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical), MES – Not exceeding 30 years.
  • There is age relaxation in the upper age limit for reserved categories as per Government rules.

SSC JE 2016 Selection Procedure

  • 1st Step: Written Examination (Paper 1) (Objective Type) (200 marks)
  • 2nd Step: Written Examination (Paper 2) (Conventional Type) (300 marks)
  • 3rd Step: Interview (100 marks)

In Case of Tie

In case more than one candidate secures the equal aggregates marks, tie will be resolved by applying the following methods one after another:

1) Total marks in written examination.
2) Marks in Paper-2
3) Marks in Paper-1
4) Who is senior according to the Date of Birth.
5) Alphabetical order in the first names of the candidates.

SSC JE 2016 Paper-1 Exam Pattern

  • Paper-1 Questions will be divided into 3 parts: (A) General Intelligence & Reasoning, (B) General Awareness and (C) General Engineering.
  • General Engineering has 3 parts: part-A (Civil & Structural), part-B (Electrical) and part-C (Mechanical). Candidates need to attempt only one part which is relevant to his/her post.
  • Paper-1 will be objective type, carry 200 marks and exam duration will be 2 hours.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Summary: SSC JE 2016 Paper-1 Exam Pattern

Part Subject Marks Exam Duration
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 hours
B General Awareness 50
C Part A – General Engineering (Civil & Structural)


Part B – General Engineering (Electrical)


Part C – General Engineering (Mechanical)

Total 200

SSC JE 2016 Paper-2 Exam Pattern

Candidates who will qualify the paper-1 exam will be eligible to appear in the paper-2 exam. Paper-2 exam pattern and marking scheme are given below:

  • Paper-2 is conventional type and carry three parts in which candidates have to attempt only one part relevant to his/her post.
  • Paper-2 carry 300 marks and exam duration will be 3 hours.
  • There is no negative marking in paper 2.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own slide rule, non programmable calculator, logarithm tables and stream tables for SSC JE paper 2.

Summary: SSC JE 2016 Paper-2 Exam Pattern

Paper Subject Marks Exam Duration
Paper-2 (Conventional Type) Part-A General

Engineering (Civil &



Part- B General




Part-C General



300 marks 2 hours

Interview Round

Those candidates who pass the paper-2 exam will be called for the interview round. Interview carries 100 marks for all the posts.

SSC JE 2016 Paper-1 Exam Syllabus

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, judgement, 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 functions.

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.

3. General Engineering (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical)

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.

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.

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, Rankin 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 steels.

SSC JE 2016 Paper-2 Exam Syllabus

Part A – Civil & Structural Engineering

  • Civil 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, varnishes.

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, and Plastering. Boundary wall, Brick building, Water Tank, Septic tank, Bar bending schedule, Centre line method, Mid-section formula, 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.

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.

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.

Hydraulics: 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.

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.

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.

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 12 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 e.g. straight, circular, solenoid, etc. Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction.

AC Fundamentals: Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves, Representation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. 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 & 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) D.C. Machine – Construction, Basic Principles of D.C. motors and generators, their characteristics, speed control and starting of D.C. Motors. Method of braking motor, Losses and efficiency of D.C. Machines.

(b) 1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. 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.

Synchronous Machines: Generation of 3-phase e.m.f. 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, H.R.C. Fuses, Protection against earth leakage / over current, etc.

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 e.g. 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 & 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 Chart).

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.

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 i.e. TIG, MIG, etc. (Brazing & Soldering), Welding Defects & Testing; NDT, Foundry & Casting – methods, defects, different casting processes.

SSC JE 2016 Admit Card

SSC will not send admit card by the mail post therefore candidates have to download the admit card through online, download admit card from official regional website of SSC. Commission will release the JE admit card in December 2016. It is compulsory to bring the admit card to the exam centre, otherwise candidates will not be allowed to enter in the exam centre premises.

SSC JE 2016 Answer Key

SSC will publish the answer key of JE Exam 2016 on its official website. Commission will release the answer key for objective type paper i.e. paper-1 for all sets. SSC JE 2016 answer key will help candidates to analyse their performances in the exam. Commission will publish JE answer key 2016 after the exam or candidates can check unofficial answer key published by some coaching institutes, same will be available on this website.

SSC JE 2015 Cut Off

The cut off mean the least qualifying marks required to clear the exam. Candidates need to score equal or more than cut off marks if they want to clear the exam. SSC will publish two cut-offs first will be for paper-1 and second will be for paper-2.

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