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SSC JE Syllabus & Complete Information | SSC JE Paper 1 & 2

SSC JE Syllabus & Complete Information | SSC JE Paper 1 & 2

SSC JE Syllabus 2019 & 2020 for Paper 1 & 2 for the branch of mechanical engineering can be found, in detail, below. We have also listed out the syllabus as per the weightage of topics in the SSC JE Exam. As per the official website of Staff Selection Commission (SSC), the dates for SSC JE 2018 exam are given below:

  • Date of Computer Based Examination (CBE) - Paper 1 : 23-09-2019 to 27-09-2019
  • Date of Descriptive Examination (DES) - Paper 2 : 29-12-2019

The SSC JE exam will fill up the posts in the following departments:

  • Central Water Commission - Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Central Water Commission - Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Central Public Works Department (CPWD) - Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Central Public Works Department (CPWD) - Junior Engineer (Electrical)
  • Department of Posts - Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Military Engineer Services (MES) - Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Military Engineer Services (MES) - Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical)
  • Military Engineer Services (MES) - Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contracts)
  • Farakka Barrage Project - Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Farakka Barrage Project - Junior Engineer (Electrical)
  • Farakka Barrage Project - Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Border Road Organization - Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Central Water & Power Research Station - Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • Central Water & Power Research Station - Junior Engineer (Electrical)
  • Central Water & Power Research Station - Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) - Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
  • Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) - Junior Engineer (Electrical)
  • National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) - Junior Engineer (Civil)
  • National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) - Junior Engineer (Electrical)
  • National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) - Junior Engineer (Mechanical)

General requirements for SSC JE exam:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Maximum age limit varies from 27 years to 32 years for various departments.
  • The candidates appearing for SSC JE exam must have a Diploma or Degree from a recognized university or equivalent. Some departments, listed above, may require 2 years work experience and some relevant exam certificate for the posts advertised.

Scheme of Examination for SSC JE exam:

The SSC JE exam will consist of 2 papers, i.e. Paper 1 which will be a Computer Based Examination (CBE) & Paper 2 which will be a Descriptive Paper (DES). 

Paper 1:

  • Mode of Examination: Computer Based Examination
  • Subjects: (i) General Intelligence & Reasoning, (ii) General Awareness, (iii) General Engineering - Part-A (Civil) or Part-B (Electrical) or Part-C (Mechanical)
  • Number of Questions: 50 in subject (i) and (ii) & 100 in subject (iii)
  • Maximum marks: 50 for the subject (i) and (ii) & 100 for subject (iii)
  • Duration of exam: 2 hours / 2 hours 40 mins for candidates with Scribe

Paper 2:

  • Mode of Examination: Written Examination
  • Subjects: General Engineering - Part-A (Civil) or Part-B (Electrical) or Part-C (Mechanical)
  • Maximum marks: 300
  • Duration of exam: 2 hours / 2 hours 40 mins for candidates with Scribe

The candidate will be required to attempt only the part as per option given in the application form filled by the candidate for Paper 1 & Paper 2 for General Engineering.

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper 1.

Calculators, Slide rule, Log tables & Steam tables are only allowed for Paper 2.

SSC JE Syllabus:

Paper 1:

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

  • Analogies
  • Similarities
  • Space Visualization
  • Differences
  • Judgement
  • Decision Making
  • Analysis
  • Visual memory
  • Observation
  • Discrimination
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical number series
  • Verbal & figure classification

General awareness:

  • Current events
  • India & neighbouring countries' events
  • History
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • General Polity

General Engineering:

Mechanical Engineering-Part C:

  • Theory of Machines
  • Machine Design
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Thermodynamics: (i) Properties of Pure Substances (ii) 1st law of thermodynamics (iii) 2nd law of thermodynamics
  • IC Engines: (i) Air standard cycles (ii) IC Engine performance, combustion, cooling & lubrication
  • Power plant engineering: (i) Ranking cycle (ii) Boilers (iii) Nozzles & Steam turbines (iv) Air compressors
  • Refrigeration & Air conditioning: (i) Refrigeration cycles (ii) Principles of refrigeration plant
  • Fluid Mechanics & Machinery
  • Manufacturing engineering

Weightage of Topics in General Engineering-Part C- Mechanical Engineering:

  • Theory of machines & Machine design-7 to 10 marks
  • Engineering Mechanics & Strength of Materials-12 to 15 marks
  • Thermal Engineering-12 to 18 marks
  • Power plant engineering-20 to 25 marks
  • Fluid mechanics-28-32 marks
  • Manufacturing engineering-12 to 15 marks

We hope that you now have got all the relevant details to start your preparation for SSC JE exam. 

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