SSC JE Exam 2019-2020 Schedule, Admit Card and Exam Center with Other Preparation Tips

Last Modified: 17 Apr 2024

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has postponed the Junior Engineer recruitment  2019-20 due to the COVID-19 situation. The new exam dates are to be announced soon. Till then, the candidates are advised to keep a check on the official website. Here is the information on the application process, eligibility, pattern, syllabus, exam centers, admit card, preparation tips related to the SSC JE 2019 exam.

What is SSC JE exam?

SSC JE exam is a national-level exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for recruitment of Junior Engineer (Civil, electrical, Mechanical, and Quantity Surveying & Contracts) for various departments/ organisations/ ministries under the Government of India.

SSC JE Exam 2019 - Important Dates

The exam dates for the SSC JE 2019 exam has been postponed due to the Coronavirus. The new dates will be announced soon. The dates are as under:

Exam Events

Important Dates

Release of official notification

13th August 2019

Submission of online applications

13th August to 12th September 2019

Last date for making online fee payment

14th September 2019

Last date for generation of offline Challan

14th September 2019

Last date for payment through Challan

16th September 2019

Admit card for Paper-I

One week before the exam


30th March to 2nd April 2020 (Postponed)

Admit Card for Paper-II

One week before the exam



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SSC JE 2020-21 Notification -

The official notification for the SSC JE 2020-21 recruitment is scheduled to be released in August 2020. The tentative dates for availability of the application forms are from 4th August to 3rd September 2020. For detailed information on the SSC JE 2020-21 exam, check out the complete article.

SSC JE 2019-20 Eligibility

Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Here are the details:

Qualification for SSC JE Exam

Candidates need to have an Engineering degree or diploma in the respective fields (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical). Some posts also require experience. Check out the official notification for detailed qualification.

Age Limit

The age limit for JE in different ministries is different. The age limit will be calculated as on 1st January 2020.

The age limit for JE in the Central Water Commission and Central Public Works Department is up to 32 years and in other departments/ ministries, it is up to 30 years.

Relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to reserved category candidates.

SSC JE Exam Pattern

SSC JE exam consists of two papers. Paper-I is a Computer Based Examination while Paper-II is a written examination. The pattern for both the papers is as under:

SSC JE Tier-1 (Paper-1) Exam Pattern

All the questions in Paper-1 will be of objective type. The question paper will be in both English and Hindi languages. Here are the subjects covered in Paper-1:


Number of Questions


General Intelligence and Reasoning



2 Hours (2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are allowed Scribe)

General Awareness


Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structure)


Part-B General Engineering (Electrical)


Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)


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SSC JE Paper-2 Exam Pattern

Paper-2 will descriptive. Candidates are required to write Paper-2 either in Hindi or in English. If the paper is written half in Hindi and half in English, zero marks will be awarded. Here are the subjects covered in the exam:


Number of Questions


Part-A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)


Part-B General Engineering (Electrical)


Part-C General Engineering (Mechanical)


2 Hours (2 Hours and 40 Minutes for candidates who are allowed Scribe)

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SSC JE Exam Negative Marks

Each question in Paper-1 and Paper-2 will be of 1 mark. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-1 and no negative marking in Paper-2.


SSC JE Latest Syllabus

Paper-1 Syllabus -

General Intelligence & Reasoning: Analogies, Differences, Similarities, Problem-solving, Space Visualization, Decision-making, Observation, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning, Arithmetical Number Series, Verbal and Figure Classification, Visual Memory, Analysis, etc.

General Awareness: Knowledge of Current Events, History, Geography, Culture, Economic Scene, Scientific Research, General Polity, etc. related to India and its neighbouring countries.

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, Properties of Pure Substances, 1st 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. 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 steel.

Paper-2 Syllabus -

Part-A (Civil & Structural Engineering): Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Structural Engineering, Concrete Technology, RCC Design, Steel Design.

Part-B (Electrical Engineering): Basic concepts, Magnetic Circuit, Circuit Law, AC Fundamentals, Electrical Machines, Measurement and Measuring Instruments, Generation, Transmission, and Distribution, Synchronous Machines, Estimation and Costing, Utilization of Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics.

Part-C (Mechanical Engineering): Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strenght of Materials, Thermal Engineering: Properties of Pure Substances, 1st Law of Thermodynamics, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Rankie cycle of steam, Air standard cycles of IC Engines, Fluid Mechanics & Machinery: Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid Kinematics, Hydraulic Turbines, Centrifugal Pumps, classification of steels.

SSC JE Application Process

Candidates can apply for the SSC JE exam online. SSC follows a one-time registration facility where candidates need to register only once at the SSC website. After the registration candidates can apply for any exam conducted by SSC. Here are the steps to be followed:

  • Go to SSC’s official website -
  • If you haven’t registered at the SSC’s website, go fo new registration and complete the process.
  • After the one-time registration, you need to log-in using your registration ID and password to complete the SSC JE application form.
  • Provide your choices for the exam centers, make fee payment, and take a print of the confirmation page. 

Application Fee

The application fee for SSC JE can be paid through Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card or in Cash at any SBI branch using the challan. The application fee is as under:


Application Fee

General and OBC (Male)

₹ 100/-

Women/ SC/ ST/ PwD/ Ex-Servicemen


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SSC JE Exam Centre

Candidates are provided with the option to select the examination center for SSC JE while filling the application form. The region-wise examination centers are as under:

SSC Region

Examination Centers

Central Region (CR) - Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Agra, Aligarh, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Prayagraj, Varanasi.

Eastern Region (ER) - Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal

Port Blair, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh, Ranchi, Balasore, BehrampurGanjam, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Gangtok, Asansol, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri

Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR) - Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala

Belagavi, Bengaluru, Hubballi, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga), Mangaluru, Mysuru, Shivamogga, Udupi. Ernakulam, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kavaratti

Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR) - Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain

North Eastern Region (NER) - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura

Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati (Dispur), Jorhat, Silchar, Tejpur, Imphal, Shillong, Aizwal, Kohima, Agartala

Northern Region (NR) - Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand

Delhi NCR, Alwar, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur, Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee

North Western Sub-Region (NWR) - Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab

Chandigarh, Hamirpur, Shimla, Jammu, Leh, Samba, Srinagar (J&K), Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala

Southern Region (SR) - Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

Chirala, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Puducherry, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal.

Western Region (WR) - Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra

Panaji, Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune,

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How to change the SSC JE exam centre?

Candidates are provided with the option to choose three examination centers within a region for the exam. They are required to provide priority for each center. Candidates must select the examination centers carefully. No provision is provided to make changes in the examination center. Thus, candidates can not change the examination center at any stage of the examination under any circumstances.

As per the official notification; “The Commission will endeavour to accommodate the candidates in centres opted by them. However, the Commission reserves the right to cancel any Centre and ask the candidates of that centre to appear from another centre. Commission also reserves the right to divert candidates of any centre to some other Centre to take the examination.”

SSC JE Admit Card

The SSC JE admit cards are released separately for both the Tiers. The facility to download the admit cards is activated one week before the exam. Candidates can download the same from the respective websites of regional SSC. The admit cards can be downloaded using the login details. Along with the admit card, it is mandatory to carry an original Photo-ID proof and two passport size coloured photographs to the examination hall.

SSC JE Exam Analysis

The previous year’s paper analysis will help you in the SSC JE 2019 exam preparation.

SSC JE 2018 Paper-1 Analysis

Paper-1 of SSC JE 2018 recruitment was held from 22nd to 29th January 2018. The overall paper was Moderate to Difficult. Here is the section-wise analysis:

Sections/ Subjects

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts (Number of Questions)

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Easy to Moderate

35 to 40

General Awareness


30 to 32

Technical (Civil/ Mechanical/ Electrical)

Moderate to Difficult

65 to 70

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Descriptive type questions are asked in Paper-2. So, for paper-2, you need to practice writing the answers referring to the previous years’ question papers.

How to prepare for the SSC JE exam?

SSC JE preparation tips provided here will help you in scoring good in the exam:

  • Know the Syllabus and Exam Pattern: Go through the SSC JE syllabus and exam pattern. Categorise the topics in the syllabus according to their difficulty level. Then you can plan on covering the topics accordingly. Exam pattern will help in understanding the time, number of questions, and marking scheme of the exam.
  • Create a Time-Table: Make a time-table which fits into your schedule. You need to follow the time-table daily so make sure it is not too rigid. Allocate more time for difficult topics. Keep breaks in-between the study sessions.
  • Get the SSC JE Exam Best Book: Find the best books for the SSC JE exam. They are easily available online. You can refer to some previous years’ qualifiers’ interviews for study material and books reference.
  • Make Notes: While preparing the topics, make short notes for each topic. These note will help in daily revision as well as last-minute revision.
  • Go through the SSC JE Previous Year’s Paper: Practicing previous years’ papers is the best advice you will get from your teachers, subject experts, and previous qualifiers. Practice as many papers as you can.
  • Appear for Mock Tests: Appearing for mock tests will give you an idea about your preparation level. It also helps in analysing the strong and weak areas, time management, etc.

How to crack the SSC JE exam?

Apart from the preparation tips, some crucial points to keep in mind to crack the SSC JE exam are:

  • For the technical section, have in-depth knowledge of your respective subjects (civil, mechanical, electrical, and quantity surveying). Make sure that the formula-based concepts are strong. All the formula should be on fingertips. You can write all the formula on a chart paper and stick it near your study place. Keep going through the formula whenever you see the chart.
  • For the non-technical section, candidates should focus on the current affairs of the last six months.
  • For Paper-2, work on your writing skills. The best way is to pick topics from previous years’ question paper and practice.
  • Along with the exam preparation, your attitude on the exam day also decides on whether you will get through or not. We suggest to stay calm during the exam and answer every question rationally. If you find any question difficulty, don’t waste time on that and don’t lose your focus because of one question.

SSC JE Exam Result

The list of qualified candidates is released after each Tier of the examination. The candidates who make it to the list of the qualified candidates are required to appear for the next Tier. After the final result is declared, the scorecards will be uploaded at the official website containing the marks and ranks secured by the candidates.