SSC JE Syllabus

SSC has released its official notification for the recruitment of junior engineers to various departments of Government of India on 1st February 2019. Qualifying SSC JE examination is dream of many engineering students.  If you are one among those SSC JE aspirants, then it is the right time to start your preparation.  To prepare well for any examination, it becomes important to understand the syllabus and exam pattern properly.  Lets have a look at the exam pattern and syllabus.

 

Exam Pattern:

SSC JE exam is conducted in two stages. Stage 1 exams which is computer based test and stage 2 exam which is a written, descriptive exam.

Stage 1 Exam – Paper I will have objective type 200 questions from three sections of general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness and technical section and the exam duration is 2 hours. Negative marking is applicable for paper I only. Calculators and other calculating tools are not allowed in stage 1 exam.

Examination Scheme for Stage 1

 

Paper

 

Mode of Exam

 

Subject

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

 

 

 

 

Paper 1

 

[ Objective Type]

 

 

 

 

Computer Based Examination

  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning

 

       50

 

      50

 

     

 

   

 

 

 

      2 Hours

 

  1. General Awareness

 

        50

 

       50

  1. Technical

 

 

 

      100

 

 

 

      100

 Part A – General Engineering  - Civil & Structural

Part B – General Engineering  - Electrical

Part C – General Engineering – Mechanical

 

Syllabus

The level of questions in paper I will be approximately same as that of diploma engineering examination questions.  The questions will be picked from three sections as above.  Let us check the detailed syllabus of these three 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.

      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.

 Stage 2 exams: This paper will be descriptive in nature where candidates write the answer description, the number of questions may vary, but the maximum mark will be 300, which needs to be written and completed in 2 hours.  No negative marking for this paper. Calculators and other calculating aids are allowed. Candidates should carry their own calculating aids with them.

 

Paper

Mode of Exam

 

Subject

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

 

 

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         300

 

 

 

     2 Hours

 

Paper II Syllabus in detail

Part-A (Civil & Structural Engineering)

 

  1. 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.

  1. 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, 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.

 

  1. 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 equipment

 

  1. 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

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

 

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.

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 in India

 

            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 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 Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction

 

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.

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 & its impossibility.

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 Refrigeration 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

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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