SSC JE Syllabus 2019 – 20 lists all the important topics from which questions may come in the SSC JE Examination. The standard of the SSC JE questions in Engineering subjects will be of the level of the mindset of the graduate candidates (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical) from a recognized Institute, Board or University recognized by All India Board of Technical Education. All the questions will be set in SI units. SSC JE has 2 papers in which are of 2 hours duration. Paper 1 is a computer – based examination whereas Paper 2 is a descriptive written exam. Read this article thoroughly to know about the SSC JE Syllabus 2019 – 20.
SSC JE Syllabus 2019-2020
There will be 3 parts in both the papers. Candidates are required to opt for the one of the parts if they have to appear in the examination. Candidates are required to attempt General Awareness, General Reasoning and General Intelligence questions positively. To know more about SSC JE Syllabus 2019 – 20, check the information given below.
SSC JE Syllabus 2019 – 20
Various topics are covered related to Engineering are covered in SSC JE Exam. Check the important topic given below:
General Intelligence & Reasoning:
The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. This test is also going to have questions which will test the candidate‟s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.
- In this ection, the questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society.
- Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person.
- The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.
General Engineering (Civil and Structural), (Electrical & Mechanical):
- Building Materials
- Costing and Valuation
- Soil Mechanics
- Irrigation Engineering
- Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering.
- Structural Engineering – Theory of Structures
- Concrete Technology
- RCC Design
- Steel Design
Basic concepts, Magnetic Circuit, Circuit law, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors, Electrical Machines, Transmission and Distribution, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Estimation and Costing, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics.
- Theory of Machines and Machine Design
- Properties of Pure Substances
- Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
- 1st Law of Thermodynamics, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics
- Air standard Cycles for IC Engines, IC Engine Performance
- Rankine cycle of System
- IC Engines Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication
- Boilers, Classification, Specification, Fitting & Accessories
- Air Compressors & their cycles, Refrigeration cycles
- Principle of Refrigeration Plant
- Nozzles & Steam Turbines
- Properties & Classification of Fluids, Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid kinematics, Dynamics of Ideal fluids, Measurement of Flow rate, basic principles, Hydraulic Turbines, Centrifugal Pumps, Classification of steels.
SSC JE Syllabus 2019- 2020
Part-A: Civil & Structural Engineering
Building Materials : Physical and Chemical properties, standard tests, classification, uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based materials, cement (Portland), asbestos products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes, timber and wood-based products.
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
- 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.
- 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 of prismatic compass, compass traversing, plane table surveying, bearings, local attraction, theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Levelling, Definition of terms used in levelling, contouring, curve setting, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, curve setting, methods of contouring, uses of contour map, tachometric survey, earth work calculation, advanced surveying equipment.
Soil Mechanics :
- Origin of soil
- Degree of saturation
- Water content
- Density index and interrelationship of different parameters
- Phase diagram
- Specific gravity of soil grains
- Unit weights
- Permeability of soil
- Grain size distribution curves and their uses
- Soil compaction, Laboratory compaction test, earth pressure theories, active and passive earth pressures
- Effective stress
- Vane shear test
- Triaxial test
- Direct shear test
- ISI soil classification and plasticity chart
- Index properties of soils, Atterberg‟s limits
- Definitions-void ratio
- Determination of coefficient of permeability
- Unconfined and confined aquifers
- Bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test
- Coefficient of permeability
- Maximum dry density and optimum moisture content
- Consolidation of soils
- Normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate settlement
- Quick sand
- Principles of consolidation
- Degree of consolidation, pre-consolidation pressure
- Shear strength of soils
Hydraulics : Fluid properties, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines, measurements of flow, Bernoulli‘s theorem and its application, hydrostatics, flow through pipes, flow in open channels.
Irrigation Engineering : Definition, necessity, benefits, types and methods of irrigation, 2II effects of irrigation, Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, runn off coefficient, rain gauge, losses from precipitation – evaporation, infiltration etc. Duty, Delta and Base Period, Kharif & Rabi crops, Water requirement of crops, Command Area, Time Factor, Overlap allowance, Crop Ratio, 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’ Theory of critical velocity.
- Lacy’s Theory of uniform flow
- Definition of flood, causes and effects, methods of flood control, water logging, preventive measure.
- Land reclamation
- Characterstics of affecting fertility of soils, purposes, methods, description of land and reclamationprocesses,
- Major Projects in India.
- 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, 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|
|Distribution of water||Purification 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|
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.
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. 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) 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. (b) 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 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 e.m.f. armature reaction, parallel operation of two alternators, voltage regulation, 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, 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 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 : Electric Heating, Illumination, Electroplating, Electric Drives and Motors, Electric Welding.
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.
PART – C
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.
- 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 of steam (Mollier‘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 Refrigeraton 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.
Classification of Steels: mild steal, alloy steal, heat treatment of steel, Welding – Arc Welding, Gas Welding, Resistance Welding, Special Welding Techniquest i.e., 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:
- Grinding, Machines, Tools & Manufacturing Processes
SSC JE Exam Pattern 2019 – 2020
Candidates can check the exam pattern from the information provided below. SSC JE consists of 2 papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. The first paper is a computer – based examination whereas the second paper is a conventional descriptive pen – paper test. Now, let’s check the no. of questions, duration etc. from the data given below:
Duration: 2 hours
Nature of Questions: Multiple – Choice Questions.
Total marks: 200
No. of parts: There will be questions related to General Awareness, General Intelligence and Reasoning which are compulsory to attempt. Then, there will be questions from the subject you choose from Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Engineering.
Distribution of Questions: For the distribution of questions in each section, candidates can have a look at the information given below:
|Subject||No . of questions|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning||50 / 50|
|General Aareness||50 / 50|
|Part A – Civil / Structural Engg.|
Part B- Electrical Engg.
Part C – Mechanical Engg.
|100 / 100|
Duration: 2 hours
Nature of Questions: Descriptive Type Written Exam
Total no. of marks: 300
Parts: There will be 3 parts in Paper 2; Part A, Part B and Part C. Candidates are required to opt for one part only as per their preferences.
Distribution of Questions: To check the number of questions in each section, check the table mentioned below:
|Parts (Internal choice between the 3 parts)||Marks|
|Part A (OR)||300|
|Part B (OR)||300|
|Part C (OR)||300|
Important Books for SSC JE 2019 – 20
In order to prepare for some examination, candidates need to have reliable sources to study. For that, candidates can refer to the table given below:
|SSC JE (CPWD/CWC/MES) General Intelligence & Reasoning and General Awareness for Junior Engineers Recruitment Examination 2018-19 – By JKP||Buy Here|
|SSC-JE 2019 Civil Engineering Previous Years Topicwise Objective Detailed Solution with Theory – By IES Master Team||Buy Here|
|SSC (RRB-JE) : Electrical Engineering Objective Solved Papers – ME Editorial Board||Buy Here|
|Mechanical Engineering: Conventional and Objective Types (2018-19 Session) – By R.S. Khurmi||Buy Here|
|SSC JE Civil 2019 Engineering Solved Papers – Youth Competition Times||Buy Here|
About SSC JE
Staff Selection Commission conducts the exam for the post of Junior Engineer (JE) to grant recruitment in Civil, Mechanical, Quantity Surveying and Contracts for various ministries / departments / organizations under Govt. of India. This posts for the examination are Group B (Non – Gazetted) in Level 6. The qualified candidates will get pay ranging between Rs 35,400 – Rs 1,12,400 (7th pay CPC).
SSC JE is a open competitive national level exam. SSC JE Examination has 2 papers, paper 1 is a computer – based examination and paper 2 is a written examination. In both the papers, candidates are required to select their parts from Civil or Structural Engineering / Civil Engineering / Mechanical Engineering. However, in Paper 1 the parts like General Awareness, General Reasoning and Intelligence are compulsory to be attempted.