SSC JE Syllabus 2019
Updated on Jan 24, 2019 - 11:55 a.m. IST by Supriya

SSC JE Syllabus 2019The syllabus of SSC JE is prescribed by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). SSC JE syllabus highlights the topics and sub-topics under each section of exam that candidates need to cover during their preparation. Candidates must go through SSC JE 2019 syllabus as the questions in the exam will be asked from the topics given in the syllabus. SSC JE syllabus is provided separately for Paper 1 and 2.  The syllabus for Paper 1 carries the topics and sub-topics from General Intelligence, General Awareness and General Engineering. SSC JE syllabus 2019 of Paper 2 will have topics from Civil & Structural Engineering, Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. The syllabus will help candidates to decide how much time they will require to prepare each and every topic. The detailed SSC JE syllabus 2019 is provided on this page. Candidates can check the syllabus to prepare for the exam.  

SSC JE Syllabus 2019

The paper 1 of SSC JE constitutes of General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil and Structural), (Electrical & Mechanical.

SSC JE Syllabus 2019 (Paper 1)



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)

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, 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 2019 (Paper 2)

The paper 2 of SSC JE is divided into 3 different parts. Part A comprises of Civil & Structural Engineering whereas Part B is Electrical Engineering and Part C is Mechanical Engineering.

SSC JE Part A - Civil & Structural Engineering Syllabus



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, Mid-section formula, Trapezodial 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.

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 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 double 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 Part B - Electrical Engineering Syllabus



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 wave form, 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 re-active) 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 Part B - Mechanical Engineering Syllabus



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 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 etc.

Important Books to refer for SSC JE 2019


Candidates can refer to the best books given below for the preparation of SSC JE 2019.

Best books for General Intelligence & Reasoning

Name of book 


PSUs 2017: Reasoning & Aptitude Paperback

Nem Singh

Analytical Reasoning

M.K. Pandaey

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal

Best books for General Knowledge

Name of book 


Manorama Yearbook

Mammen Mathew

Lucent General Knowledge

Vinay Karna

Best books for Civil Engineering

Name of book


SSC Junior Engineer Civil & Structural Engineering Recruitment Exam Guide

Disha Prakashan

SSC CWC/MES Civil Engineering (Junior Engineering Recruitment Exam) includes solved paper 2013- 2017

GK Publications

SSC Junior Engineer Civil and Structural Engineering Exam Practice Work Book

Kiran Publishing

SSC CPWD-MES Junior Engineers Recruitment Examination Civil Engineering

GK Publications

Best books for Electrical Engineering

Name of book


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

Kiran Prakashan

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

GK Publication

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

Ramesh Publishing

SSC Juniors Engineers Electrical Engineering Recruitment Exam Guide (English)

Disha Publication

Best books for Mechanical Engineering

Name of book


SSC CWC/MES 2017 Mechanical Engineering (Junior Engineering Recruitment Exam) includes solved paper)

Disha Prakashan and GK Publications

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

Ramesh Publishing

Kiran’s SSC Junior Engineer Mechanical Engineering Self Study Guide-cum-Practice Work Book with Scratch Card

Kiran Publishing


Preparation Tips of SSC JE


To prepare for SSC JE 2019 it is important for the candidates to know the tips for the preparations which help them to score well. Read below in for the detail preparation tips for SSC JE exam.

Solve previous years’ question paper - To prepare for SSC JE exam candidates must solve the questions papers for previous years’ to get an idea about the exam pattern, questions asked in exam, weightage of topics etc.

Go through syllabus carefully – It is important for the candidates to know syllabus properly. Candidates must check the topics and subtopics properly to prepare well for exams.

Make notes – Making notes helps candidates revise the topics and subtopics easily. Candidates can simply go through the notes in the last days of exams.

Revision is essential – To score well in exam, it is important for the candidates to revise topics and sub- topics properly. This help then retain topics and subtopics longer duration.

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Questions related to SSC JE

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hii sir.. in ssc je 2019 there written that for cpwd post diploma in civil engineering is required.. but i have done only .. i have no diploma so am i eligible for that post??

Naufal Mohamed 9th Jan, 2020
Make sure to go through the guidelines again. They might have specifies that the minimum degree required is a diploma. Which means diploma or any qualification above is acceptable. So having a B.Tech degree makes you over qualified for the position. Good luck.

final B.E student SSC JE eligible or not and what is SSC and JE?

Ruchika Chauhan Expert 5th Jan, 2020


SSC JE is the exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for recruitment of Junior Engineers (JE).

As per the eligibility criteria, candidates should have diploma or degree in civil,  electrical, mechanical engineering.

Hiwever, Eligibility criteria varies post wise. You can go through the link below to check the detailed eligibility criteria

Good Luck!


this was a honable request why would automobiles are not eligible for SSC Je exams I observe the syllabus of mechanicals in SSC Je exams that topics are also related to automobiles like ic engine/ lubrication and thermodynamics properties etc.. a sincere request for give answer for this.. Thank you.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 2nd Jan, 2020


see ssc junior engineer has vacancy for diploma in mechanical, civil or electrical branch. you may find similarity and knowledge of mechanical syllabus, but you are not eligible to apply if you dont belongs to any of the similar branch or any combinational branch like, electrical and electronics engineer can apply for electrical branch. hope you may understand.


who is the best coaching for SSC je in ranchi?

Rashi Shukla 30th Dec, 2019


Best coaching centers for SSC JE in Ranchi are-

  • Engineers Academy, Lalpur
  • Chahal Academy, New Barhi Toli
  • Career Launcher,Hindpuri
  • Srijan Civil Services Centre, Lalpur
  • Gurukul Classes, Hatma
  • Sure Success Center, Lalpur
  • The Educator, Lalpur
  • Amar Classes, Lalpur
  • 3E Learning Maths by Amiya, New Barhi Toli
  • Sachdeva College, Ahirtoli
  • IMS Ranchi, Lalpur
  • Nawudit Coaching Centre, Bijli Office Road
  • Sujan Civil Services Centre, Circular Road

Hope this helps...

All the best!!!


syllabus of ssc je and RRB je is same or not

Shagufa Zareen Student Expert 10th Nov, 2019

Hello Aspirant,

No they both are different as one is conducted by Railway and other is Staff selecion.

RRB JE Syllabus:

SSC JE Syllabus:

Good luck

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