SSC JE Syllabus 2020 – SSC prescribes SSC Junior Engineer 2020 syllabus in official notification. The syllabus of SSC JE 2020 includes the topics & sub-topics of each subject which candidates need to know to qualify the exam. Along with knowing SSC JE 2020 syllabus applicants should also know exam patterns as both are complementary to each other for preparation. The SSC JE paper 1 syllabus 2020 includes the subjects i.e General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering. While SSC JE syllabus 2020 for Paper 2 comprises the topics from Civil & Structural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC JE exam to recruit applicants as engineers in various government departments. Read the complete article to know more about SSC JE 2020 syllabus, exam pattern and other important details.
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SSC JE Syllabus 2020

SSC JE Syllabus 2020 Paper 1

Applicants should note that paper 1 of SSC JE 2020 consists of General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering for (Civil, Structural, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering ).

SSC JE Paper 1 Syllabus 2020

SSC JE Tier 1 Syllabus 2020


General Intelligence & Reasoning

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.

General Awareness

History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc.

General Engineering

Part A Civil Engineering Syllabus

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 Syllabus

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 Syllabus

Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, 11Properties of Pure Substances, 1 st 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 etc.

SSC JE Syllabus 2020 for Paper 2

Staff Selection Commission prescribes the syllabus of SSC JE paper 2 into 3 different parts. Their classification is mentioned below

  1. Part A comprises Civil & Structural Engineering

  2. Part B is Electrical Engineering

  3. Part C is Mechanical Engineering.

SSC JE Paper 2 Civil Engineering Syllabus

Civil Engineering Units


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, Midsection formula, Trapezoidal formula, Simpson‟s rule etc.


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 etc.


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 etc.

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 etc.

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) etc.

Environmental Engineering

Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of distribution of water, need of sanitation, sewerage systems, circular sewer, oval sewer, appurtenances, sewage treatments etc.

SSC JE Paper 2 Syllabus of Structural Engineering



Theory of structures

Elasticity constants, types of beams – determinate and indeterminate, bending

moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever and overhanging beams. Moment of area and moment of inertia for rectangular & circular sections etc.

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 etc.

RCC Design

RCC beams-flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of singly reinforced and doubly reinforced beams, cantilever beams. T-beams, lintels. One way and two way slabs, isolated footings. Reinforced brick works, columns, staircases, retaining wall etc.

Steel Design

Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams roof trusses plate girders.

SSC JE Syllabus for Electrical Engineering 2020

Units of Electrical Topics


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, solenoidal, etc. Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction.

AC Fundamentals

Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves, Representation of sinusoidal waveform, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance, Tank Circuit etc

Measurement and measuring instruments

Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase, both active and reactive) and energy, 2 wattmeter method of 3 phase power measurement. Measurement of

frequency and phase angle.

Electrical Machines

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 etc.

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 etc.

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 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.

SSC JE Syllabus Mechanical for Paper

Mechanical Engineering Units


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 etc.

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 etc.

Thermal Engineering

Properties of Pure Substances, 1 st Law of Thermodynamics, 2 nd Law of Thermodynamics, Air standard Cycles for IC engines, Rankine cycle of steam, Boilers; Classification; Specification etc.

Fluid Mechanics & Machinery

Properties & Classification of Fluid, Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure,Fluid Kinematics, Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles etc.

Production Engineering

Classification of Steels : mild steel & 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 etc.

Before checking for the SSC JE 2020 syllabus in detail, check SSC JE 2020 exam pattern.

SSC JE Exam Pattern 2020

To prepare for SSC JE 2020, in a better way applicants should know the exam pattern in detail. The exam pattern includes marks of each paper and time duration to attempt the papers.

SSC JE 2020 Exam Pattern- (Paper 1 and Paper 2)



Mode of Exam

SSC JE Paper 1: Computer Based Test

SSC JE Paper 2: Pen and paper

SSC JE Question Paper Type

Paper 1: Multiple Choice Questions

Paper 2: Descriptive Paper branch wise

Total marks of SSC JE

SSC JE Paper 1: 200 marks

SSC JE Paper 2: 300 marks

Negative Marking

0.25 or ¼ marks applicable for Paper 1 only

Language of Paper

English and Hindi

Duration of Exam

2 hours for each paper

Best Books for SSC JE 2020 Exam

Applicants after knowing SSC JE 2020 syllabus paper wise and exam pattern in details can give boost to their preparation by knowing what books to read to qualify.

Mechanical Engineering JE Paper 2 Best books 2020

Mechanical Engineering Books


SSC JE: Mechanical Engineering - Topic wise Previous Solved Papers

Made Easy Editorial Board

SSC Junior Engineers (Mechanical) Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide)

Ramesh Publishing

Mechanical Engineering (Conventional and Objective Type): Conventional and Objective Types


Civil Engineering SSC JE Paper 2 Best Books

Civil Engineering Books


Civil Engineering: Through Objective Type Questions


SSC Junior Engineer Civil & Structural Engineering Recruitment Exam Guide

Disha Prakashan

SSC CPWD-MES Junior Engineers Recruitment Examination Civil Engineering

GK Publications

Electrical Engineering Paper 2 Best books

Electrical Engineering Books


Juniors Engineers Electrical Examination Guide: Electrical Engineering (Popular Master Guide)

Ramesh Publishing

SSC Junior Engineers (Cpwd/Cwc/ Mes) Electrical Engineering 15 Practice

GK Publication

Kiran SSC Junior Engineer Exam Electrical Guide-cum-practice work Book

Kiran Prakashan

SSC Jr. Engineer (Electrical) Exam Guide

RPH Editorial Board

How to Prepare for SSC JE 2020

After knowing SSC JE syllabus 2020 for paper 1 and paper 2, exam pattern and best books applicants should also compliment their preparation with the below mentioned points.

  1. Solve previous year SSC JE question papers

  2. Attempt mock test to evaluate your performance

  3. Make your own notes so that candidates can go through the notes in the last days of exams.

  4. Revision is essential part of preparation

  5. Also check the SSC JE cut off so that applicants have an idea as to what to score.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC JE Syllabus 2020

Question: What is SSC JE syllabus tier 1?


The tier 1 syllabus of SSC JE 2020 comprises General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness & Civil , Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering

Question: What is the exam pattern of SSC JE 2020 for paper 1?


The exam pattern of SSC JE paper 1 comprises 200 questions which needs to be solved within 2 hours. 

Question: Where can I get SSC JE 2020 syllabus civil engineering pdf file?


Applicants can check their SSC JE syllabus 2020 of Civil engineering in official notification only.

Question: Is the SSC JE syllabus for paper 1 & paper 2 same?


No SSC prescribes separates syllabus for SSC JE paper 1 and paper 2.

SSC JE Updates and Articles

Questions related to SSC JE

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can i know the upcoming notification for ssc je and rrb je?

Aman Raj Student Expert 28th Mar, 2020

Hello Kalyankarna

As per the previous schedule the SSC JE was scheduled to be held between 31st March to 2nd April but because of the outbreak it has been postponed till further notice.

The notice was released by the official website of SSC on 21st March.


ssc je k liye kya kya krna hai

Megha 24th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant !

I will suggest you to :

  1. Go through the syllabus for the exam on the official website of SSC( ). This will give you a general idea of the topics you need to prepare. This will give you more time to prepare topics that you know nothing about instead of keeping these till the end when you might be tempted to completely skip that topic!
  2. The next step is to get the appropriate books to start your preparation. (If you want any suggestion for book please ask)
  3. Make a study schedule starting with topics you don’t know at all and then mix it up with one familiar topic a week. This will help you to not overburden yourself with something new every day.
  4. In case you have a doubt in any topics, don’t keep it pending till the last day. Clear your doubts while you still have them.
  5. Time management applies not only to the time you take out to study but also on how you utilize those 4-5 hours every day.
  6. Work on your speed . Your success in clearing the test depends on those 2 hours that you will be writing the paper.
  7. Practice more to improve your speed. Every time you solve a question put yourself on a timer and try to beat your score each time you do it.
  8. Practice previous years question papers and answer them like you are attempting the real exam. Give yourself 2 hours and try to finish within that time.

Hope it Helps!

All the best:)


when will release next notification for SSC JE ?

lubhan cherwoo 24th Mar, 2020
The Staff Selection Commission released a notification on March 19, 2020 stating that the SSC JE Examination 2019-2020 paper I scheduled to commence from March 30th, is being postponed owing to the massive spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19) in India.

SSC JE schedule:
SSC JE Notification-August 2020
SSC JE Online application-August 4th, 2020 September 3rd, 2020
Paper I (Computer-based exam)-February 2021
Paper-II (Conventional)-To be notified
Result declaration (Tentative)-To be notified

Hello guys, Now Im pursuing Diploma in mechanical engineering. Im from Jharkhand I want to clear SSC JE exam my question is.. please give me some useful ideas about how to prepare. Suggest me some best books please I will really grateful for help

AnkiT KunwaR 27th Jan, 2020
Hello Aspirant,

SSC JE is a popular exam among diploma candidates and lot of candidates dream to crack this exam.
So, first thing you need to go through its syllabus and past year question papers.
The exam consists of question from sections like English, Aptitude, Hindi and General Knowledge/Current Affairs.These sections are basis and you need a prepare 3 to 4 months to have a good grip on question from this and after completion just skip to you technical portion part.
Remember that going through year questions is very important so download them and solve.
Technical part is very important so most of focus should be on that side.

Books that you will need :

Books for Aptitude & Reasoning

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by S.Chand
  • A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non Verbal by Arihant

Books for General Awareness
  • General Knowledge Overview with Current Affairs by Upkar
  • Follow daily news and updates from any websites or YouTube videos.

Books for Manufacturing Drawing

  • Manufacturing Process II by Sharma &Bhatnagar
  • Manufacturing Technology by M.M. Rao
  • Foundry Technology by Sinha & Goel

Books for Meteorology and Measuring Instruments
  • Meteorology & measuring Instrument by Bhatnagar S
  • Measurement, Meteorology and Control by Vikram Sharma
  • Mechanical Measurement and Instrument by Rajput R.K

Books for Computer Graphics & Computer Aided Design
  • Computer Graphics by Bhatia P.K
  • Basics of Computer Aided Geometric Design by M. Ganesh
  • Computer Aided Analysis and Design by Srinivasa Prakash
  • Books for Strength of Materials & Hydraulics

  • Strength of Materials by Rajput R. K
  • Fluid Mechanics by Vijay Gupta & Gupta S.K
  • Strength of Materials by Ramamarutham S
  • Hydraulics & Hydraulic Machines by Jagdish Lal

Books for Engineering Materials & Material Science

  • Material & Materials Science by Bhatnagar S.K
  • Materials Science & Processes by Hajra Choudhury S.K
  • Textbook of Material Science by R.K. Rajput

Books for Thermal Engineering

  • Thermal Engineering by Bhatnagar S.K
  • Thermal Engineering by Ballaney P.L

Books for Theory of Machines

  • Machine Design Data Book by Jadon V.K
  • Design of Machine Elements by Rao T. Krishna
Books for Manufacturing Process

  • Foundry Technology by Sinha & Goel
  • Manufacturing Process II by Sharma & Bhatnagar
  • Manufacturing System Engineering by Hitomi

Books for Machine Tool Technology

  • Machine Tool Technology by Hazara and Chaudhary

Books for Design and Estimation

  • Design and Estimating by Sharma P.C

Books for Production Technology

  • Production Engineering & Science by Pandey & Singh
Books for Automobile Engineering

  • Automobile Engineering by Singh Kirpal
  • Objective I.C. Engines & Automobile Engineering by Poonia M.P

Books for Industrial Management

  • Industrial Management and Entrepreneurship Development by Bhatnagar & Jain

Books for Production Automation

  • Computer Aided Manufacturing by Visal S

Books for Corporate Communication

  • Business Communication by Chhabra T.N

Mentioned above are the books which you can use in preparation.A dedicated 1 years of preparation is enough to crack this exam.Be disciplined and consistent.

Good Luck

can you notify me whenever new form for ssc je civil will be declaired 2020. how so i know about that

prerna vats 10th Feb, 2020

Hello dear student!

SSC most probably release the notification for SSC JE civil examination in the month of July ,2020 and most probably the application forms will release in the month of August. You can get up to dated with the notifications by checking the official website of SSC or you can also get notified via newspaper , internet or social media so be active during those days on the respective platforms.

Hope this will help you

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