Staff Selection Commission (SSC JE) Exam

Indian Staff Selection Commission has released the official notification for the recruitment of Junior Engineers (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical & Quantity Surveying & Contract) through SSC JE Exam 2019 to fill the vacancies in various departments and organisations of The Government of India. The vacancies are for Group ‘B’ (Non Gazetted) category with a pay scale of 35,400 – 112400/-.

Online registration for the Group B SSC JE Examination started on 1 February and was closed on 25th February 2019. Some of the important dates of the SSC JE Examination are as follows.

Important Dates of SSC JE 2019 Examination



Release of SSC JE 2019 Notification

1st Feb 2019

Last date to apply online

25th Feb 2019 [ 5:00 pm ]

Last date for online fee payment

27th Feb 2019 [ 5:00 pm ]

Last date for offline challan generation

27th Feb 2019 [ 5:00 pm ]

Last date for the payment through challan

28th Feb 2019 

[ During working hours of bank ]

CBT – Paper 1 Exam

23 Sept 2019 to 27 Sept 2019

Conventional – Paper 2 Exam

29th Dec 2019

Details of Posts:

SSC has announced the SSC JE 2019 exams to fill various departments in Government of India.  Following are the posts which will be filled through SSC JE 2019 examinations.





Central Water Commission Junior Engineer  [ CE, ME ]
Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer  [ CE, EE ]
Department of Posts

Department of Posts [Civil]

Military Engineer Services (MES)

 Junior Engineer  [ CE, EE, ME, Quantity Surveying & Contract]

 Farakka Barrage Project

 Junior Engineer  [ CE, EE, ME ]

Border Road Organization

 Junior Engineer [CE]

Central Water and Power Research Station

 Junior Engineer  [ CE, EE, ME ]

Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval)

 Junior Engineer [ME, EE]

National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)

 Junior Engineer  [ CE, EE, ME ]

Age Limit for SSC JE 2019

The age limit for selection of Junior Engineers should not exceed 32 years as on 01-08-2019. As the exam is conducted for various departments, the age limit varies among the different departments and SSC also offers the benefit of age relaxation for various categories. The age limit and age relaxations for various organisations and categories are detailed in the official notification of the SSC JE 2019.

Educational Qualification:

The candidates who wish to attempt SSC JE Examinations should have a degree or diploma in a particular engineering stream from a recognised University or Institution as on 1st August 2019.

Exam Pattern: The SSC JE 2019 Examination will be conducted in two stages. Stage 1 exam is computer based test whereas the stage 2 exam is conventional.

Stage 1 Exam: Computer Based Test

Stage 1 exam is an online computer based exam conducted between 23 Sept to 27Sept 2019. The stage 1 exam will be objective type, for 200 marks with 200 questions. The exam duration is 2 hours.

Examination Scheme and syllabus for Stage 1




Mode of Exam



No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Paper 1

[ Objective Type]

Computer Based Examination

  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning





      2 Hours

  1. General Awareness



  1. Technical



 Part A – General Engineering  - Civil & Structural

Part B – General Engineering  - Electrical

Part C – General Engineering – Mechanical

Stage 2 Exam:  Conventional – Written Examination – Descriptive



Mode of Exam



No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Paper II  Descriptive

written Examination

Technical –

General Engineering

Part A  - Civil & Structural

Part B –- Electrical

Part C –Mechanical




     2 Hours

Negative Marking: Negative marking 0.25 is applied to the wrong answers of Paper I SSC JE exams. Negative marking is not applicable to paper II as it is more descriptive paper.

Calculation Aids: Calculators, Slide–Rule, Logarithm Tables, Steam Tables are allowed for use for stage 2 exams only. For stage 1 exam, no such tool is permitted in exam.

SSC JE 2019 Cut off Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks in Paper-I and Paper-II

UR : 30%

OBC/ EWS : 25%

Others : 20%


The standard or the level of questions in engineering subjects will be at par with the diploma in engineering. Syllabus of SSC JE covers three major sections.

  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Technical – for streams – CE, EE and Mechanical

General Intelligence & Reasoning: [Verbal and Non Verbal]

The concepts include 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, abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.

General Awareness:

In this section, candidate’s knowledge about his environment, its importance, application of this knowledge for welfare of society, the current events and ongoing developments in science and research fields, to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc.

      Technical Section: This section will have questions related to general engineering.


     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.

 Selection Process of SSC JE 2019 Recruitment

The selection process involves the following stages.

  1. Online Application
  2. Issue of call letter / admission certificates – Online through websites of Regional / Sub Regional Office of Commission.
  3. Stage 1 Exams  - Paper I
  4. Shortlisting of Candidates through normalised marks scored in Paper I.
  5. Stage 2 Exams – Paper II
  6. Shortlisting of Candidates based on the performance of paper I + Paper II.
  7. Document Verification
  8. Final Selection and allocation to different Ministries and Departments of Government of India based on candidate’s preference exercised by candidates at the time of document verification and their merit.
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