The Staff Selection Commission is an organization that works under the central government and responsible for recruiting eligible candidates for various posts. Recently, SSC has issued SSC Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Quality Surveying & Contracts) job notification. As per the official notification, the link for SSC JE Application Form 2024 will be activated on 01 August 2024. So interested and eligible can fill out the form by visiting the official site. Candidates are advised to finish the application process before the deadline.
The questions will be asked from Engineering subjects of the level of Diploma in Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical/Electronics). Below, you will get the SSC JE Syllabus 2024 (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Quality Surveying & Contracts). There is a different SSC Syllabus for Civil, Mechanical, and Electrical streams.
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Below, you will get the SSC JE Syllabus 2024 of 1st paper for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Streams
(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning: (Weightage - 50 Marks) (both Verbal and Non-Verbal)
The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. The test may include questions on
The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s ability to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations, and other analytical functions.
(ii) General Awareness: (Weightage - 50 Marks)
Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society.
(iii) General Engineering (Civil and Structural), (Electrical & Mechanical):
Civil Engineering -
Electrical Engineering -
Mechanical Engineering -
Properties & Classification of Fluids -
Below, you will get the SSC JE Syllabus 2024 of 2nd paper for Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Streams
Part-A: Civil & Structural Engineering Civil Engineering Building Materials -
Uses and Manufacture/Quarrying Of Materials E.G.
Estimating, Costing, and Valuation:
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 applications, 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 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 of affecting the 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 sewers, 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 overhanging 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 doubly 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
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 waveform, 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 reactive) 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), the extension of range wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges. Use of CRO, Signal Generator, CT, PT, and their uses. Earth Fault detection.
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 –
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
Part-C (Mechanical Engineering):
Bucking of columns –
Properties of Pure Substances:
1st Law of Thermodynamics:
2nd Law of Thermodynamics:
Thermal Efficiency of Heat Engines & co-efficient of performance of Refrigerators, Kelvin –
Air standard Cycles for IC engines:
IC Engine Performance, IC Engine Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication.
Rankine cycle of steam:
Boilers; Classification: Specification; Fittings & Accessories: Fire Tube & Water Tube Boilers.
Air Compressors & their cycles: Refrigeration cycles; Principle of a Refrigeration Plant; Nozzles & Steam Turbines.
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, YOUtube, Inclined tube.
Fluid Kinematics: Streamline, laminar & turbulent flow, external & internal flow, continuity question.
Dynamics of ideal fluids: Bernoulli’s equation, Total head; Velocity head; Pressure head; Application of Bernoulli’s equation.
Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles: Venturimeter, Pilot tube, Orifice meter.
Hydraulic Turbines: Classifications, Principles.
Centrifugal Pumps: Classifications, Principles, Performance.
Classification of Steels:
Basic Principles of machining with :
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