SSC JE Eligibility | Age Limit | Educational Qualification | Nationality

SSC JE Eligibility: SSC JE is a national level exam conducted by the SSC (Staff Selection Commission) for the recruitment of JE (Junior Engineer), in various branches of Engineering including Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Quantity Surveying & Contracts. The exam is conducted to recruit candidates for Group-B (non-gazetted) posts. The Notification for SSC JE 2020-21 has already been released by the SSC, according to their revised SSC calendar.

Since, the Notification has been released now candidates should know the SSC JE Eligibility Criteria before filling their Online Application Form, in this Page, we will provide you with the latest SSC JE Eligibility Criteria as provided by the SSC for filling SSC JE Online form.

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SSC JE Notification And Exam Updates

Due to the COVID-19 situation in the Country, many Exams were postponed, the Following table consists of the Notification and Exam Date as provided by the SSC in their Revised calendar.

Exam Events Date(Tentative)
SSC JE 2020-21 Notification 1st October 2020
SSC JE Online Application Start Date 1st October 2020
SSC JE Online Application End Date 30th October 2020
Paper-I(Computer Based Test) 22nd March 2021 to 25th March 2021
Paper-I Result Date To be Updated
Paper-II(Descriptive Paper) Exam Date To be Updated
Paper-II Exam Result To be Updated

SSC Revised Notification and Exam Dates Calendar 

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria

According to the Commission candidates filling their Online Application form must full-fill some basic criteria, which is dependent on the following factors:-

  1. Nationality/Citizenship
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification

SSC JE Eligibility – Nationality

A candidate applying for SSC JE  must be either:

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal/Bhutan, or
  3. a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  4. a person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India

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SSC JE Age Limit

Candidates applying for SSC JE must be of the following age limit depending on their Engineering Stream and the Department they are applying for, as specified in the SSC JE Eligibility criteria.

The following table shows the Departments, Posts and Upper Age Limit Required:-

S. No. Departments Post Upper Age Limit
1 Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
2 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Up to 32 years
3 Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 32 years
4 Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Electrical) Up to 32 years
5 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 32 years
6 Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical) Up to 30 years
7 Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
8 Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Electrical) Up to 30 years
9 Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Up to 30 years
10 Border Road Organization Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
11 Border Road Organization Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical) Up to 30 years
12 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
13 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Electrical) Up to 30 years
14 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Up to 30 years
15 Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Up to 30 years
16 Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) Junior Engineer (Electrical) Up to 30 years
17 National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
18 National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Junior Engineer (Electrical) Up to 30 years
19 National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Up to 30 years

As per SSC JE Eligibility, Further Age Relaxation is also given to Candidates of reservation and different categories, the table below gives the details of the Age Relaxation on Upper Age limit.

S.No Categories Age Relaxation after the Upper Age limit 
1 SC/ST 5 years
2 OBC 3 years
3 PwD(Persons with disabilities) 10 years
4 PwD+OBC 13 years
5 PwD+SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen(General & Reserved) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from

the actual age

7 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 01- 01-1980 to 31-12-1989. 5 years

 

 

8 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof General/OBC 3 years
SC/ST 8 years

SSC JE Educational Qualification

As per the SSC JE Eligibility, Educational Qualification for candidates appearing for SSC JE Exam varies for a different department, given in below table:-

S. No. Department  Posts Educational Qualification
1 Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical) Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University;

Or

(a) Three years diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized Institute or University or Board; and

(b) Two years experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering works.

2 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Degree or Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University or Institution
3 Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Civil) Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institute
4 Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Electrical) Diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University or Institute
5 Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Civil) Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University

Or

(a) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized Institute or University or Board; and

(b) Two years experience in Planning, Execution and

Maintenance of Civil Engineering works

6 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil) Degree or Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution
7 Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Civil) Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institute or Board
8 Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Electrical) Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University or Institute or Board.
9 Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University or Institute or Board
10 Border Road Organization Junior Engineer (Civil) Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute

or

(a) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a

recognized University/ Institute/ Board; and

(b) Two years working experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering

works

11 Border Road Organization Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical) Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute;

or

(a) Three years Diploma in Electrical/ Automobile/

Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board; and

(b) Two years experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Electrical or Mechanical

Engineering works

12 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Civil) Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University.
13 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Electrical) Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University.
14 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University.
15 Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University;

or

(a) Three years Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

from a recognized University or Institution; and

(b) Two years experience in the respective fields

16 Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) Junior Engineer (Electrical) Degree in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University;

or

(a) Three years Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University or Institution plus

(b) Two years experience in the respective field.

17 National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Junior Engineer (Civil) Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University/ Institution
18 National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Junior Engineer (Electrical) Diploma in Electrical Engineering from recognized University/ Institution
19 National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Junior Engineer (Mechanical) Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from recognized University/ Institution

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. What is the Upper Age Limit for Candidates appearing for SSC JE Exam for Military Service(MES) as per SSC JE Eligibility?

Ans. As per SSC JE Eligibility, Upper Age Limit for candidates Appearing for SSC JE(Military Service) is up to 30 years.

Q2.  Is there any negative marking in SSC JE exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer in SSC JE paper-I but there is no negative marking in SSC JE Paper-II(Descriptive Paper). 

Q3. What is Essential SSC JE Eligibility crieteria for Education for Junior Engineer(Mechanical) at Central Water and Power Research Station as asked by the SSC?

Ans. Educational Qualification for Junior Engineer(Mechanical) at Central Water and Power Research Station is Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University.

Q4. SSC JE exam is conducted every year for which Posts?

Ans. The SSC JE exam is conducted for the post of Junior Engineer in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical branches of Engineering.

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