SSC JE Syllabus 2024, Latest Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Paper 1 & 2

The SSC JE syllabus includes Paper 1 and Paper 2 both will be conducted in online mode Computer Based test (CBT). Ambitious candidates aiming for SSC JE should review the SSC JE syllabus 2024 thoroughly.

SSC JE Syllabus 2024

The Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC JE syllabus 2024 for the upcoming SCC JE 2024 exam. Aspirants preparing for SSC JE 2024 must go through the SSC JE syllabus to understand the exam. The syllabus is very important tool through which candidates can prepare and make strategies for the examination. As per the SSC calendar, the SSC JE 2024 exam for paper 1 of Junior Engineer (civil, mechanical, Electrical, and quantity surveying & contracts) will be conducted on 4, 5, and 6 June 2024. So all candidates must prepare every single topic to ask in SSC JE recruitment.

SSC JE Syllabus 2024 for Civil, Electrical, Mechanical

The SSC Junior Engineer (JE) is conducted in 2 stages- paper 1 and Paper 2. As per the latest SSC JE syllabus both paper 1 and Paper 2 is conducted in online Computer Based tests. The staff selection commission has revised the exam pattern this year, now the examination will be conducted in CBT for both paper 1 and 2. The question will be asked from the level of diploma in Engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical).

PaperSubjectMode of exam
Paper 11. General Intelligence & reasoning
2. General awareness
3. Part A General Engineering (civil & structural)
Part B General engineering (electrical)
Parts C general engineering (mechanical)
Paper 2Part A- General Engineering (civil & structural)
Part B- General engineering (electrical)
Parts C- general engineering (mechanical)

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SSC JE Exam Pattern 2024 (Revised)

The SSC JE exam includes 2 papers- paper 1 and paper. As per the latest SSC JE Exam pattern, both Paper 1 and Paper 2 will be conducted through online Computer-based examination. Earlier the SSC JE paper 1 (objective type question) is conducted online while paper 2 (written exam) consist of descriptive type questions. Candidates can look for the detailed SSC JE Exam Pattern 2024 below.

SSC JE Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2024

The SSC JE paper 1 is conducted through online mode (Computer-based test). The SSC JE exam pattern consists of 3 sections: General Awareness, General Intelligence & reasoning and General Engineering (civil & structural, electrical, and mechanical). The paper 1 maximum marks is 200 and conducted for 2 hours. In SSC JE paper 1 there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Subject Number of
Duration &
General Awareness5050
General Intelligence & reasoning5050
Part A- General Engineering (civil & structural)
Part B- General engineering (electrical)
Parts C- general engineering (mechanical)
Total2002002 Hours

SSC JE Syllabus For Paper 1

The SSC JE 2024 Paper 1 syllabus is divided in 3 sections namely General Awareness, General Intelligence & reasoning and General Engineering (civil & structural, electrical, and mechanical). Candidate can check the complete SSC JE paper 1 syllabus 2024 below.

(i) General Intelligence and Reasoning

(ii) General Awareness

(iii) General Engineering- Civil and Structural, Electrical & Mechanical

1. SSC JE Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning

The staff selection commission covers both verbal and non-verbal type questions in the General Intelligence & Reasoning section of paper 1. Check the topics covered in SSC JE General Intelligence and reasoning.

  1. Classification
  2. Analogy
  3. Coding-Decoding
  4. Paper Folding Method
  5. Matrix
  6. Word Formation
  7. Venn Diagram
  8. Direction and Distance
  9. Blood Relations
  10. Series
  11. Verbal reasoning
  12. Non-Verbal Reasoning
  13. Seating Arrangement
  14. Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

2. SSC JE Syllabus for General Awareness

The SSC JE paper 1 Syllabus for general awareness consist of current affairs an events of approx 1 year. Check the topics cover in general awareness below.

  1. Static General Knowledge
  2. Science
  3. Current Affairs
  4. Sports
  5. Books and Authors
  6. Important Schemes
  7. Portfolios
  8. People in the News
  9. History
  10. Culture
  11. Geography
  12. Economic
  13. Awards and Honors

3. SSC JE Syllabus for General Engineering (Civil and Structural), (Electrical & Mechanical):

The SSC JE Syllabus for general engineering is further subdivided into civil engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering. Candidates can look for the complete syllabus below.

Part-A: Civil Engineering
  1. Building Materials
  2. Surveying
  3. Estimating
  4. Soil Mechanics
  5. Costing and Valuation
  6. Concrete Technology
  7. Irrigation Engineering
  8. Steel Design
  9. Theory of Structures
  10. Hydraulics
  11. RCC Design
  12. Environmental Engineering
  13. Transportation Engineering
Part-B: Electrical Engineering
  1. Basic concepts
  2. Circuit law
  3. AC Fundamentals
  4. Magnetic Circuit
  5. Electrical Machines
  6. Utilization and Electrical Energy
  7. Transmission and Distribution
  8. Estimation and Costing
  9. Basic Electronics
  10. Generation
  11. Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors
  12. Measurement and Measuring instruments
  13. Synchronous Machines
Part-C: Mechanical Engineering
  1. Theory of Machines and Machine Design
  2. IC Engines Combustion
  3. Air standard Cycles for IC Engines
  4. IC Engine Performance
  5. 1st Law of Thermodynamics
  6. 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
  7. Boilers
  8. IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication
  9. Classification
  10. Rankine cycle of System
  11. Specification
  12. Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
  13. Centrifugal Pumps
  14. Basic Principles & Classification of steel
  15. Hydraulic Turbines
  16. Dynamics of Ideal fluids
  17. Fluid kinematics
  18. Measurement of Fluid Pressure
  19. Properties & Classification of Fluids
  20. Air Compressors & their cycles
  21. Refrigeration cycles
  22. Measurement of Flow rate
  23. Fluid Statics
  24. Nozzles & Steam Turbines
  25. Principle of Refrigeration Plant
  26. Fitting & Accessories

SSC JE Paper-II Exam Pattern

The SSC JE Exam pattern for paper 2 consists of 3 parts: Part A- General Engineering (Civil & Structural), Part B- General Engineering (electrical), and Part C- General Engineering (Mechanical). SSC JE Paper 2 is a Computer Based exam. The SSC JE question paper includes a total of 300 marks for 2 hours. Each question consists of 3 marks. There is a negative marking of 1 mark (revised) for each wrong answer.

SubjectNo. of questionsMaximum marksDuration & Timing
Part A- General Engineering (civil & structural)

Part B- General engineering (electrical)

Parts C- general engineering (mechanical)
1003002 Hours

SSC JE Syllabus 2024

SSC JE syllabus 2024 for paper 2 is divided in 3 parts namely General Engineering (Civil & Structural), Part B- General Engineering (electrical), and Part C- General Engineering (Mechanical). Candidate needs to select any 1 of the subject which they wish to take during the exam.

  1. Part-A (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering)
  2. Part-B (Electrical Engineering)
  3. Part-C (Mechanical Engineering)

SSC JE Syllabus 2024 for Civil Engineering (Part A)

Candidates who want to select civil engineering in paper 2 can check the syllabus for SSC JE below.

Building Materials Physical and chemical properties Classification, Standard Tests, Uses and Manufacture/Quarrying of Materials
Estimating, Costing, and Valuation Estimate, a 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, and 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.
Surveying Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying.Working on the prismatic compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying.The theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Leveling, Definition of terms used in leveling, contouring, curvature, and refraction corrections.Temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring.Uses of a contour map, tachometric survey, curve settingEarthwork calculation, advanced surveying equipment.
Soil Mechanics Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, the 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, quicksand, 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 and hydrostatics, measurements of flow.Bernoulli’s theorem and its application.Flow-through pipes.Flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps, and turbines.
Irrigation EngineeringDefinition, necessity, benefits, 2II effects of irrigation, types, and methods of irrigation.Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, runoff 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 types of canals, types of canal irrigation, loss of water in canals. Canal lining – types and advantages. Shallow and deep to wells, the 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.
Transportation Engineering Highway Engineering: cross-sectional elements, geometric design, types of pavements, pavement materialsAggregates and bitumen, different tests, Design of flexible and rigid pavementsWater Bound Macadam (WBM) and Wet Mix Macadam (WMM), Gravel Road, Bituminous construction, Rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Highway drainage, Railway EngineeringComponents of the 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 EngineeringQuality 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.

SSC JE Syllabus 2024 for Structural Engineering (Part A)

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, 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, the importance of water quality, water-cement ratioWorkability, 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 walls, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress methods).
Steel Design Steel design and construction of steel columnsBeams roof trusses plate girders.

SSC JE Syllabus 2024 for Electrical Engineering (Part B)

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.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), the 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 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, Loss, and efficiency of D.C. Machines.1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. Tests, Losses, and efficiency.Effect of voltage, frequency, and waveform on losses. Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers.Autotransformers.3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, the principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, and starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors.Methods of braking, the 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 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.
Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults.Switchgears – the rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. 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 systems, comparison of conductor materials, the efficiency of the different systems.Cable – Different types of cables, cable rating, and derating factor.Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, cost of generation, inter-connection of power stations.
Estimation and Costing Estimation of lighting scheme, electric installation of machines, and relevant IE rules.Earthing practices and IE Rules.
Utilization of Electrical Energy IlluminationElectric heatingElectric weldingElectroplatingElectric drives and motors.
Basic Electronics Working on 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 2024 for Mechanical Engineering (Part C)

Theory Of Machines and Machine DesignsConcept of a simple machine, Four bar linkage and link motion, Flywheels, and fluctuation of energyPower transmission by belts – V-belts and Flat belts, Clutches – Plate and Conical clutch, Gears –Type of gears, etc.
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of MaterialsEquilibrium of Forces, Law of motion, Friction, Concepts of stress and strain, Elastic limit.Elastic constants, Bending moments and shear force diagram, Stress in composite bars, etc.
Thermal EngineeringProperties of Pure Substance1st & 2nd Law of ThermodynamicsAir standard Cycles for IC Engines.Rakhine Cycle of steamBoilers
Fluid Mechanics MachineryProperties & Classification of fluidFluid StaticsMeasurement of Fluid PressureFluid KinematicsDynamics of Ideal FluidsMeasurement Of Flow Rate Basic PrinciplesHydraulic TurbinesCentrifugal PumpsClassification Of Steels

FAQ on SSC JE Syllabus 2024

  1. What is the negative marking in SSC JE Paper 1 for 2024?

    As per the new exam pattern by Staff Selection Commission the negative marking in SSC JE paper 1 is 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

  2. What is the negative marking in SSC JE Paper 2 for 2024?

    The latest exam pattern for SSC JE paper 2 is 1 marks for each in correct answer.

  3. What is the mode for which SSC paper 1 and 2 is conductedin 2024?

    The SSC paper 1 and Paper 2 is conducted through Computer Based test (online).

  4. What is the SSC JE syllabus for paper 1?

    The SSC JE syllabus for paper 1 consists of 3 sections namely General Awareness, General Intelligence & reasoning and General Engineering (civil & structural, electrical, and mechanical).

  5. What is the SSC JE syllabus for paper 2?

    The SSC JE syllabus for paper 2 is consist of 3 parts namely Part A- General Engineering (Civil & Structural), Part B- General Engineering (electrical), and Part C- General Engineering (Mechanical).

  6. Is there is any changes in SSC JE syllabus 2024?

    No, as per Staff Selection Commission, there is no changes in SSC JE syllabus 2024. The SSC JE syllabus is same as the previous year.

  7. Is there is any change in SSC JE Exam pattern 2024?

    Yes, there is a change in SSC exam pattern for 2024, the commission has revised the exam pattern that paper 1 and Paper 2 is conducted through online Computer Based test mode.

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