SSC or Staff Selection Commission has released the recruitment notification for Junior Engineers for Grade B 2017. You can begin your application for the SSC JE Exam from 22nd January 2018 to 25th January 2018. This SSC JE examination takes place in two phases. There is one paper each in both the phase. Paper I is a computer-based exam and Paper II is a written exam. This article will clear your concept on SSC JE Exam Pattern which will ensure your success to achieve your aim. With a clear concept of the SSC JE Exam Pattern, you can attempt the exam with full accuracy and confidence
Paper 1 of SSC JE will be the first stage for candidates participating in the Junior Engineer (JE) recruitment process. The question paper will be divided in three sections namely, General Intelligence Reasoning, General Awareness and Part A (Civil & Structural) OR Part B (Electrical) OR Part C (Mechanical). Candidates can choose between part A, B, C as per their engineering disciplines and the remaining two sections remain common. The total marks allotted to SSC JE Paper 1 is 200. There is negative marks of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in SSC JE Paper 1 2018.
Eligibility: A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India. The posts have been identified suitable for the persons suffering from disabilities of forty percent (40%) and above of One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), Hearing Handicapped (HH) as per guidelines of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
|SSC JE Paper 1 Admit Card available from||08 Jan 2018 onwards|
|SSC JE Paper 1 exam date 2017|
|SSC JE Admit Card for Paper 2 available from||Date to be intimated later on|
|SSC JE Tier 2 exam date 2017||29 Apr 2018|
Candidates should note that the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate only will be accepted by the Commission for determining the age and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted. Candidates are advised to opt only for such posts for which they have the qualification and are within the prescribed age limits. Permissible relaxation of upper age limit prescribed under para 4 above and Category Codes for claiming age relaxation as on date of reckoning.
Candidates will be shortlisted and recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their total marks in the Paper – I & II and preference for the posts.
Provided that SC, ST, OBC and PH (PWD) candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, along with candidates belonging to other communities, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. Such SC, ST, OBC and PH(PWD) candidates will be accommodated against the general/unreserved vacancies as per their position in the overall Merit List. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs, OBCs and PH(PWD) candidates which will thus comprise of SC, ST, OBC and PH(PWD) candidates who are lower in merit than the last general candidate on merit list of unreserved categories but otherwise found suitable for appointment even by relaxed standard.
Part A – General Engineering (Civil & Structural) Or
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 – General Engineering (Electrical) Or
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 – General Engineering (Mechanical)
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 steels.
Part-A: Civil & Structural Engineering for SSC JE Paper 2 Examination
Building Materials: Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based materials, cement (Portland), asbestos products, timber and wood based products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes.
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, Shuttering, 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, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying, theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Levelling, Definition of terms used in levelling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring, uses of contour map, tachometric survey, curve setting, earth work calculation, advanced surveying equipment.
Soil Mechanics: Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, 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.
Hydraulics: Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli‟s theorem and its application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines.
Environmental Engineering: Quality 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.
Structural Engineering 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.
Part-B (Electrical Engineering) for SSC JE Paper 2 or Tier II Examination
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.
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.
Part- C (Mechanical Engineering):
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.
Thermal Engineering 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).
1 st 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. 2 nd 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.
Classification of Steels: mild steal & alloy steel, Heat treatment of steel, Welding – Arc Welding, Gas Welding, Resistance Welding, Special Welding Techniques 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 (i) Lathe (ii) Milling (iii) Drilling (iv) Shaping (v) Grinding, Machines, tools & manufacturing processes.
SSC JE 2018 Eligibility Conditions
|Nationality||Only a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 to settle in India and people of Indian Origin who migrated to 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 to settle in India.|
|Age||The maximum age limit for the candidates is 32 years and the minimum age is 18 years.|
|Academic Qualification||Degree/diploma in engineering|
The applicants willing to participate in the recruitment of SSC JE 2018 need to posses certain academic qualifications. The required educational qualification has been decided according to the various posts that has been announced by the commission. Candidates can refer to the below table to know the requisite academic qualifications for each post.
|Junior Engineer (Civil), CPWD||Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institute.|
|Junior Engineer (Electrical) CPWD||Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognised University or Institute.|
|(a) Junior Engineer (Civil), MES (b) Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical), MES (c) Junior Engineer (QS&C), MES||Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognised University OR (I) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised Institute or University or Board; and (II) Two years experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Civil Engineering works. Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognised University; OR (I) Three years diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognised Institute or University or Board; and (II) Two years experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering works.3 years Diploma in Civil engineering from a recognised institute / University / Board or equivalent; OR Passed Intermediate examination in Building and Quantity Surveying Sub Divisional-II of the institute of Surveyors (India).|
|Junior Engineer (Civil) in Central Water Commission||Degree or Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised University or Institution.|
|Junior Engineer (Mechanical) in Central Water Commission||Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognised University or Institution.|
|Junior Engineer (Civil) in Farrakka Barrage Project||Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised University or Institute|
|Junior Engineer (Mechanical) in Farrakka Barrage Project||Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognised University or Institute.|
|Junior Engineer (Electrical) in Farrakka Barrage Project.||Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognised University or Institute.|
|Junior Engineer (Civil) in Central Water Power Research Station||Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognised University.|
|Junior Engineer (Electrical) in Central Water Power Research Station||Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognised University.|
|Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Date of Quality Assurance Naval||Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from any recognised University / Institution; and Two years experience in respective fields i.e. - Either of the field quality assurance / quality control/ production/manufacturing and testing of marine engineering propulsion systems including turbines, power generation equipment, hydraulic system, as conditioning / refrigeration, pumps values, gears and gear trains, boilers, cranes/winches/load handling devices etc. including knowledge of various standard and their interpretation.|
|Junior Engineer (Electrical) Date of Quality Assurance Naval||Diploma in Electrical Engineering from any recognised University/Institution; and Two years experience in respective fields i.e.- Either of the field quality assurance / quality control / production / manufacturing and testing of switch gears, cables, converters, light and light fittings, motors, generators, drives and control systems, airfield lighting equipment, Electronics / Radar / Radio / Telecommunication equipment, 7 electro hydraulic system, programmable logic controller based systems, printed circuit boards / instrumentation, software development and validation, network control system etc. including knowledge of various standard and their interpretation.|
A candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) 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 settling in India.
Any applicants who belongs to the categories (b), (c) and (d) should have a certificate of eligibility issued in his or her favor by Government of India.
A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.
SSC has also decide the age limit for each post that has been announced under SSC JE 2018. Candidates can check the table given below to have an idea about the minimum and maximum age for all the posts as on January 1, 2018.
|Junior Engineer (Civil)||18- 32 years||Central Water Commission|
|Junior Engineer (Mech)||18-32 years||Central Water Commission|
|Junior Engineer (Civil)||18-32 years.||CPWD|
|Junior Engineer (Civil)||18-27 years||CPWD|
|Junior Engineer (Civil)||18- 30 years.||Department of Post|
|Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical)||18- 30 years.||MES|
|Junior Engineer (Surveying and Contract)||18-27 years||MES|
|Junior Engineer (Civil)||18- 30 years||MES|
|Junior Engineer (Electrical / Mechanical)||18- 30 years||Farrakka Barrage (Project)|
|Junior Engineer (Electrical / Mechanical)||18- 30 years||Farrakka Barrage (Project)|
|Junior Engineer (Civil)||18- 30 years||Central Water Power Research Station|
|Junior Engineer (Electrical)||18- 30 years||Central Water Power Research Station|
|Junior Engineer (Naval Quality Assurance)- Mechanical)||18- 30 years||Date of Quality Assurance (Naval)|
|Junior Engineer (Naval Quality Assurance)- (Electrical)||18-30 years||Date of Quality Assurance (Naval)|
The criteria for age relaxation under the SSC JE eligibility criteria has been explained below in the table for the convenience of candidates.
|Codes||Category||Age-Relaxation Permissible beyond the Upper age limit|
|3||PH (OH/HH)||10 Years|
|4||PH (OH/HH) + OBC||13 Years|
|5||PH (OH/HH) + SC/ST||15 Years|
|6||Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)||03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date|
|7||Ex-Servicemen (OBC)||06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date|
|8||Ex-Servicemen (SC/ ST)||08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date|
|12||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date.||05 Years|
|13||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date.||08 (5+3) years|
|14||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date||10 (5+5) years|
|21||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (Unreserved/General)||5 years|
|22||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (OBC)||8 years|
|23||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (SC/ST)||10 years|
|27||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General)||5 years|
|28||Defence Personnel disabled in operation 4 during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC)||8 (5+3) years|
|29||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)||10 (5+5) years|
The SSC JE application form 2018 has been released by the commission on October 20 and the last date to submit the application form is November 17. The application process of SSC JE 2018 is online and applications submitted through any other mode will not be accepted by examination authority.
Course Duration: 8 Month