SSC JE Syllabus 2021 for Paper 1: Complete Updated Syllabus

SSC JE Syllabus 2021: SSC JE Syllabus 2021 Paper 1 complete details check here!!! SSC has recently announced the recruitment notification for the engagement of Junior Engineer posts in various disciplines. As per the official report, the official notification for SSC JE 2021-21 notification will be released on 01 October 2021. So candidates kindly visit the official site to know the regular updates regarding SSC JE recruitment 2021. Candidates before going to start your preparation everyone should know the SSC JE syllabus. Without knowing the SSC JE Syllabus 2021 it is very difficult to crack the examination So you should be aware of SSC Junior Engineer Syllabus 2021 before the examination. Here for your convenience, we are providing the Complete updated syllabus regarding SSC JE Syllabus 2021.

 Official Notification of SSC JE 2021-21 Recruitment

SSC JE Notification And Exam Updates

Due to the COVID-19 situation in the Country, many SSC exams were postponed, the following table consists of the new Notification and Exam Dates as provided by the SSC in their Revised calendar.

Exam Events Date(Tentative)
SSC JE 2021 Notification 1st October 2021
SSC JE Online Application Start Date 1st October 2021
SSC JE Online Application End Date 30th October 2021
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 Syllabus 2021: Computer Based Examination 

SSC JE Syllabus: Paper-I

The written examination for Paper-I consists of 3 sections namely

(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning

(ii) General Awareness

(iii) General Engineering (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical)

  • This paper is based on an Online computer-based examination.
  • This will be conducted for 200 marks with 2 hours time duration.
  • There will be 0.25 negative marks for every wrong answer.
S.No Section Max Marks Duration
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 hours
2 General Awareness 50
3 General Engineering

Part-A: Civil & Structural Engineering

Part – B: Electrical Engineering

Part-C: Mechanical Engineering

Total 200

SSC JE Syllabus 2021: Paper-II

  • Paper-II is a conventional type examination.
  • It comprises 300 marks with General Engineering (Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical).
  • It is a pen & Paper-based mode of examination.
S.No Section Max Marks Duration
1 General Engineering

Part-A: Civil & Structural Engineering

Part-B: Electrical Engineering

Part-C: Mechanical Engineering

300 3 hours
Total 300

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SSC JE  Syllabus 2021: General Intelligence & Reasoning

Arithmetical Number Series Relationship Concepts
Arithmetical Number Series Space Visualization
Arithmetical Reasoning Visual Memory
Arithmetical Computations and Other Analytical Functions Verbal and Figure Classification
Decision Making verbal and non-verbal type
Problem Solving

SSC JE Syllabus 2021: General Awareness

Current Affairs General Science
History Sports
Geography Static GK
Polity Country, Capital & Currency

SSC JE Syllabus 2021: General Engineering (Civil)

Building Materials Hydraulics
Estimating Irrigation Engineering
Costing and Valuation Transportation Engineering
Surveying Environmental Engineering
Soil Mechanics

SSC Junior Engineer Syllabus 2021: General Engineering (Structural)

Theory of Structures RCC Design
Concrete Technology Steel Design

SSC JE Syllabus 2021: Part-B: General Engineering (Electrical)

Basic concepts single-phase induction Motors
Circuit law Synchronous Machines
Magnetic Circuit Generation
AC Fundamentals Transmission & Distribution
Measurement and Measuring instruments Estimation and Costing
Electrical Machines Utilization and Electrical Energy
Fractional Kilowatt Motors Basic Electronics

SSC JE Syllabus 2021: Part-C: General Engineering (Mechanical)

Theory of Machines and Machine Design Air Compressors & their cycles
Engineering Mechanics Refrigeration cycles
Strength of Materials The principle of Refrigeration Plant
Properties of Pure Substances Nozzles & Steam Turbines
1st Law of Thermodynamics Properties & Classification of Fluids
1st Law of Thermodynamics Fluid Statics
Air standard Cycles for IC Engines Measurement of Fluid Pressure
IC Engine Performance Fluid kinematics
IC Engines Combustion Dynamics of Ideal fluids
IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication Measurement of Flow rate
Rankine cycle of System Basic principles
Boilers Hydraulic Turbines
Classification Centrifugal Pumps
Specification  Classification of steels
Fitting & Accessories

SSC JE Syllabus 2021: Paper-II

Civil Engineering:

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, a 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, Trapezoidal 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 the prismatic compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying, theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Levelling, Definition of terms used in leveling, contouring, curvature, and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring, use of contour map, tachometric survey, curve setting, earthwork calculation, advanced surveying equipment
Soil Mechanics Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, the 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. Permeability of soil, coefficient of permeability, determination of coefficient of permeability, Unconfined and confined aquifers, effective stress, quicksand, consolidation of soils, Principles of consolidation, degree of consolidation, pre-consolidation pressure, normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate settlement. Shear strength of soils, direct shear test, Vane shear test, Triaxial test. Soil compaction, Laboratory compaction test, Maximum dry density and optimum moisture content, earth pressure theories, active and passive earth pressures, Bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test
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
Irrigation Engineering Definition, necessity, benefits, 2II effects of irrigation, types, and methods of irrigation, Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, runoff coefficient, rain gauge, losses from precipitation – evaporation, infiltration, etc. Water requirement of crops, duty, delta and base period, Kharif and Rabi Crops, Command area, Time factor, Crop ratio, Overlap allowance, Irrigation efficiencies. Different types of canals, types of canal irrigation, loss of water in canals. Canal lining – types and advantages. Shallow and deep to wells, the yield from a well. Weir and barrage, Failure of weirs and permeable foundation, Slit, and Scour, Kennedy‘s theory of critical velocity. Lacey‘s theory of uniform flow. Definition of flood, causes, and effects, methods of flood control, water logging, preventive measure. Land reclamation, Characteristics affecting fertility of soils, purposes, methods, description of the land, and reclamation processes. Major irrigation projects in India
Transportation Engineering Highway Engineering – cross-sectional elements, geometric design, types of pavements, pavement materials – aggregates and bitumen, different tests, Design of flexible and rigid pavements – Water Bound Macadam (WBM) and Wet Mix Macadam (WMM), Gravel Road, Bituminous construction, Rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Highway drainage, Railway Engineering- Components of the permanent way – sleepers, ballast, fixtures and fastening, track geometry, points and crossings, track junction, stations and yards. Traffic Engineering – Different traffic survey, speed-flow-density and their interrelationships, intersections and interchanges, traffic signals, traffic operation, traffic signs and markings, road safety
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

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SSC JE Syllabus 2021: 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
Concrete Technology Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates, the importance of water quality, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting, repair and maintenance of concrete structures
RCC Design RCC beams-flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of singly reinforced and double reinforced beams, cantilever beams. T-beams, lintels. One way and two way slabs, isolated footings. Reinforced brick works, columns, staircases, retaining wall, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress methods)
Steel Design Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams roof trusses plate girders

SSC Junior Engineer Syllabus 2021: Part -B: Electrical Engineering

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. Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers. Auto transformers. (c) 3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors. Methods of braking, effect of voltage and frequency variation on torque speed characteristics
Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors Characteristics and applications
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
Generation, Transmission and Distribution Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, cost of generation, inter-connection of power stations. Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults. Switchgears – rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. Fuses, Protection against earth leakage / over current, etc. Buchholtz relay, Merz-Price system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars. Lightning arresters, various transmission and distribution system, comparison of conductor materials, efficiency of different system. Cable – Different type of cables, cable rating and derating factor
Estimation and costing Estimation of lighting scheme, electric installation of machines and relevant IE rules. Earthing practices and IE Rules
Utilization of Electrical Energy Illumination, Electric heating, Electric welding, Electroplating, Electric drives and motors
Basic Electronics Working of various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type), BJT and JFET. Simple circuits using these devices

SSC JE Syllabus 2021: 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
SSC JE Syllabus 2021 – 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)
1st 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
2nd 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
Air standard Cycles for IC engines Otto cycle; plot on P-V, T-S Planes; Thermal Efficiency, Diesel Cycle; Plot on P-V, T-S planes; Thermal efficiency IC Engine Performance, IC Engine Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication.
Rankine cycle of steam Simple Rankine cycle plot on P-V, T-S, h-s planes, Rankine cycle efficiency with & without pump work
Boilers; Classification; Specification; Fittings & Accessories Fire Tube & Water Tube Boilers, Air Compressors & their cycles; Refrigeration cycles; Principle of a Refrigeration Plant; Nozzles & Steam Turbines
SSC JE Syllabus 2021 – Fluid Mechanics & Machinery
Properties & Classification of Fluid Ideal & real fluids, Newton‘s law of viscosity, Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, compressible and incompressible fluids
Fluid Statics Pressure at a point
Measurement of Fluid Pressure Manometers, U-tube, Inclined tube
Fluid Kinematics Stream line, laminar & turbulent flow, external & internal flow, continuity equation
Dynamics of ideal fluids Bernoulli‘s equation, Total head; Velocity head; Pressure head; Application of Bernoulli‘s equitation
Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles  Venturimeter, Pilot tube, Orifice meter
Hydraulic Turbines Classifications, Principles
Centrifugal Pumps Classifications, Principles, Performance
SSC JE Syllabus 2021 – Production Engineering
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

Dear candidates these is the complete and updated details regarding  SSC JE Syllabus 2021-21. So kindly utilize this SSC JE Syllabus and start your preparation for the upcoming SSC JE examination which will be conducted within a short period of time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. When is the Official Notification for SSC JE Exam 2021 expected to released?

Ans. The Official Notification for SSC JE Exam 2021-21 is expected to release on 1-10-2021.

Q2. Is the Syllabus for all the Engineering Streams same for SSC JE Exam?

Ans. First two sections for every Stream is same, but the third section is different for every trade.

Q3. Is there any negative marking in SSC JE Exam Paper-I?

Ans. Yes. there is negative marking in SSC JE Paper-I, for every wrong answer 0.25 marks is deducted from candidates total score.

Q4. Is there any negative marking in SSC JE Exam Paper-II?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in SSC JE Paper-II Exam.

Q5. SSC JE Exam is conducted for which engineering branches?

Ans. Candidates having a diploma/degree in civil, mechanical and Electrical are eligible for SSC JE Exam.

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