SSC JE Syllabus 2023, Know the Exam Pattern and Topics

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SSC JE Syllabus

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the examination for recruitment of Junior Engineers annually. With an increasing number of aspiring candidates, the difficulty level of the examination has also escalated. So, it is really important for all aspiring candidates to be fully aware of the syllabus and exam pattern of the SSC JE. The knowledge of syllabus and exam patterns helps candidates in creating an effective preparation strategy. In this blog, we will provide you with all the details regarding SSC JE Syllabus 2023.

SSC JE Syllabus 2023

Aspirants can create an effective preparation strategy only with the right knowledge of the syllabus and exam pattern of the recruitment. SSC has set different syllabi for the candidates of different fields of engineering as per their post preference. We have mentioned below the detailed syllabus and exam pattern of the SSC Junior Engineer for all the candidates.

SSC JE 2023 – Exam Pattern

The Examination will consist of two papers i.e. Paper-I (Computer-Based Examination) and Paper-II (Descriptive Type). Details of these Papers are as follows:

Paper I Exam Pattern

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
General Awareness5050
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
Part A: General Engineering (Civil) OR
Part B: General Engineering (Mechanical) OR
Part C: General Engineering (Electrical) OR

Paper II Exam Pattern

PaperExam TypeSubjectsMarks Time
Paper-II Computer Based ExaminationPart-A
General Engineering (Civil & Structural)
General Engineering (Electrical)
Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)
3002   Hours
(2 hours and    40 minutes for the candidates who are eligible for a scribe as per Para- 9.1 and 9.2)
  • The candidates will be required to attempt the General Engineering part (i.e. Part-A,  Part- B or Part-C) in Paper-I and Paper-II, which has been selected by them, on the basis of their educational qualification, in the online application form. In other words, the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil), Junior  Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contracts) are required to attempt Part-A (Civil &  Structural) of Paper-I and Paper-II and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior  Engineer (Electrical) is required to attempt Part- B (Electrical) and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Mechanical)  are required to attempt Part-C (Mechanical) of Paper-I and Paper-II failing which their candidature will be rejected.
  • Paper I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple-choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi.
  • There will be a 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.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Table, and  Steam Table for Paper II only. They are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.

SSC JE Syllabus 2023

We have mentioned below the detailed syllabus for both the papers of the examination. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus for each engineering field from the data mentioned below:

General Awareness and Intelligence

  • Classification Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding Paper Folding Method
  • Matrix Word Formation
  • Venn Diagram Direction and Distance
  • Blood Relations Series
  • Verbal Reasoning Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Seating arrangements Analogies
  • Similarities Differences
  • Space Visualization Problem-Solving
  • Analysis Judgment
  • Decision Making Visual Memory
  • Discrimination Observation
  • Relationship Concept Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Verbal and Figure Classification Arithmetical Number Series
  • Arithmetical Computations

General Awareness

  • Static General knowledge Science
  • Current affairs Sports
  • Books and Authors Important Schemes
  • Portfolios People in the News
  • History Culture
  • Geography Economics
  • General Polity Scientific Research

Mechanical Engineering

  • Theory of Machines and Machine Design IC Engines Combustion
  • Air Standard Cycles for IC Engines IC Engine Performance
  • 1st Law of Thermodynamics 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
  • Boilers IC Engine Cooling and Lubrication
  • Rankine Cycle of Systems and it’s Specifications Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
  • Centrifugal Pumps Basic Principles and Classification of Steel
  • Hydraulic Turbines Dynamics of Ideal Fluid
  • Fluid Kinematics Measurement of Fluid Pressure
  • Properties and Classification of Fluids Air Compressors and their cycles
  • Refrigeration Cycles Measurement of Flow Rates
  • Fluid Statics Nozzles and Steam Turbines
  • Principle of Refrigeration Plant Fitting and Accessories

Civil Engineering

Building Materials Surveying
Estimation Soil Mechanics
Costing and Valuation Concrete Technology
Irrigation Engineering Steel Design
Theory of Structures Hydraulics
RCC Design Environment Engineering
Transportation Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Basic Concepts Circuit Law
AC Fundamentals Magnetic Circuit
Electrical Machines Utilization of Electrical Energy
Transmission and Distribution Estimation and Costing
Fractional KW Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors Measurements and Measuring Instruments
Synchronous Machines

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SSC JE Syllabus 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 What is the total weightage of the SSC JE 2023 Paper I?

Ans. SSC JE 2023 Paper I has a total weightage of 200 marks.

Q.2 What is the SSC JE Syllabus 2023?

Ans. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus mentioned in the blog.

Q.3 When will the SSC JE 2023 Paper I be conducted?

Ans. SSC JE Paper I will be conducted on 9th, 10th, and 11th October 2023.


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