The SSC JE Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission every year. The commission invites young graduates from various fields to apply for a number of SSC JE Vacancies open in different cadres. Generally, this examination takes place every year. The Commission notifies JE posts for different government departments. The department notifies various posts in Civil and Electrical for the eligible and interested candidates. SSC department allowed the aspirants to fill the online application form for SSC JE for their favorable posts. In this page we will cover the basic information about SSC JE Exam, the aspirants can check the year specific information through the button given below.

SSC JE 2017  SSC JE 2018  SSC JE 2019


SSC JE stands for the Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer. SSC is a government organization which is responsible for recruiting the many candidates on different vacant seats recognized in various government and semi government organizations. The candidates can note the date of this year and last year recruitment process from here.

Important event SSC JE 2017-2018
SSC JE 2017
SSC JE Exam 2017 Paper 1 22 to 29 Jan 2018
SSC JE Exam 2017 Paper 2 29 Apr 2018
SSC JE 2019
SSC JE Exam 2018 Paper 1 01 Feb 2019
SSC JE Exam 2018 Paper 2 To be announced

SSC JE Exam Eligibility

A candidate must fulfill the eligibility criteria of SSC JE. Only then must he/she apply. Following are eligibility conditions for Junior Engineer.

Nationality: Candidate should be either citizen of India, or subject of Nepal, or subject of Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.

Age limit 

The candidate should be between 18 to 32 years. The age relaxation policy set by the government rules is also applicable here.

Educational Qualification

A candidate must possess either degree or Diploma in Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering from a recognized university.

SSC JE Exam Pattern

In Paper-I and Paper-II for General Engineering, the candidate will be required to attempt only the part as per option is given in the application form filled by the candidate. In other words, the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil), Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contract) should attempt Part A (Civil & Structural) of Paper-I and Paper-II and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical) should attempt Part-B (Electrical) and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Mechanical) should attempt Part C (Mechanical) of Paper-I and Paper-II failing which his/her answer sheet (Paper-II) will not be evaluated.

Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Tables and Steam Table for Paper-II only. They are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.

Paper-I will consist of Objective Type Multiple Choice questions only. Candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of performance in Paper –I will be called for Paper-II (Conventional Type).

SSC JE Syllabus

Basically, examination of SSC JE has two papers. The candidates have to appear in both of successively. Those who clear the paper I appear in paper II. The syllabus of SSC JE paper I examination covers various topics like

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • General Engineering (Civil and Structural), (Electrical & Mechanical)

In paper II of SSC JE, the question paper has the question form the streams of the candidates. The candidate has to attempt the questions from their own engineering streams like Civil Mechanical, Electrical etc.

What is SSC JE?

The SSC JE is one of the examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), to recruit the Engineering background candidates in various state and central government department across the country. The department notifies various posts in Civil and Electrical and Mechanical Engineer for the eligible and interested candidates.

Salary of SSC JE?

As per the last year’s data, the candidates who are recruited as the Junior Engineer are paid according to the 7th Central Pay Commission. The pay matrix comes under Level 6. The candidates are paid  Rs. (Rs.35400-112400/- per month. The salary of the candidates varies as per his/her performance in the probation period.

Who Should appear for SSC JE?

As per the notification of SSC JE the candidates who have the age group of 18 to 32 years and possess the degree or diploma in any Engineering stream like, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil are eligible to apply. Hence the candidate, who meets the above-specified eligibility criteria and seeking the job in government or semi-government sector in India should apply.

However, many candidates who are currently in their final year have a question in their mind, that, Whether they may appear in the recruitment process or not?

As per SSC, during document verification, the candidates ahve to produce the certificate of their degree/ diploma which certifies that they have completed their qualification. Hence a candidate who is appearing in His /her final years can take part but before DV they must having the certificate of their degree/ diploma.

SSC JE Exam Probation Period

Candidates, who will be appointed on the basis of this examination, shall be on probation for a period of two years and during the period of probation, the candidates would be required to undergo such training or pass such examinations as prescribed by the Controlling Authority. On successful completion of the period of probation, the candidates shall, if considered fit for permanent appointment, be confirmed to their post by the Controlling Authority.

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SSC Recruitment 

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