SSC JE 2019

Exam Date : September 23, 2019 To December 29, 2019

Do you know that the JE(Junior Engineers) is the backbone of the various Govt works Department? As a JE, you can employ your Technical skills in making the country better and technologically advanced. Want to know the procedure to join, follow the details given below.

What is the SSC JE Exam?

The SSC JE Exam is conducted for the recruitment of Junior Engineers in various Government Departments. It is a national level exam for the recruitment of Group B Non-Gazetted Officers in Govt organisations such as CPWD, MES, BRO etc. Every year Lakhs of candidates appear for few thousand seats in this exam.

The exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, which is affiliated to the Department of Personal training(DoPT), Govt of India. The SSC is responsible for conducting recruitment exams for the posts under Group B and C in various departments under the Govt of India.

The various details for this exam are as follows:

SSC JE Highlights
Particulars Details
Exam Name Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer(SSC JE)
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
SSC JE Exam level National Level Test
SSC JE Exam Dates 23 September - 29 December 2019
Mode of Application Online/ Offline
Application Website
Exam Mode Paper 1: Online
Paper 2: Offline(Descriptive)
Duration Paper 1: 120 minutes
Paper 2: 120 minutes

Exam Dates

The notification for SSC JE exam was released in February 2019. Paper I is going to take place in September and Paper II will be there in the month of December. The Final results are expected to be released in the month of May 2019. The SSC JE Important Dates are given below:

SSC JE Important Dates
Events  Dates
Registration Begins February 1, 2019
Application Submission Last Date February 25, 2019
SSC JE 2019 Paper I Admit Card Yet to be notified
Paper I Exam September 23-27, 2019
 Paper I Results Yet to be notified
Paper II Admit Card Yet to be notified
Paper II Exam December 29, 2019
SSC JE 2019 Paper II Results May 2019(Tentative)


The SSC JE exam is conducted for the post of Junior Engineer in different Govt Departments given in the table below. Some seats are reserved for the candidates belonging to specific categories. The vacancies for each category is given below:  

SSC JE 2019 Vacancy
S.No.  Name of Organization  Name of Post  SC  ST  OBC  UR  Total  OH  HH Suitable for Colour Blind
1 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil) 18 18 40 72 148 3 3 No
2 Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Mechanical) 2 2 4 8 16 1 No
3 Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Civil) 43 21 77 147 288 4 4 Yes
4 Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Electrical) 28 14 50 99 191 3 3 Yes
5 Military Engineering Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Civil) 19 4 14 39 76 1 No
6 Military Engineering Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical) 5 5 14 19 43 2 No
7 Military Engineering Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Quality Surveying and Contract) 3 2 7 14 26 1 No
8 Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Civil) 4 1 6 4 15 No
9 Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Electrical) 1 1 No
10 Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Mechanical) 1 1 No
11 Border Road Organization Junior Engineer (Civil) 114 57 207 389 767 No
12 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Civil) 1 1 1 3 1 No
13 Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Mechanical) 1 1 No
14 Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) Junior Engineer (Mechanical) 2 2 1 6 11 No
15 Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval) Junior Engineer (Electrical) 2 2 2 8 14 No
    Total 240 129 423 809 1601 16 10  


Nationality: A candidate must either be:

  • a citizen of India
  • a subject of Bhutan
  • a subject of Nepal
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan and East African Countries of  Malawi, Zaire, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention of permanent settlement.


Age Limit: The age criterion varies from one post to another. Also, it varies with the department the candidate is aspiring to join. The candidates belonging to certain categories such as SC/ST/OBC/Ex-Servicemen etc are given some relaxation in age criterion. The age relaxation for each category is given below:

SSC JE Age Eligibility
Category Age Relaxation (Years)
Ex-Servicemen 3 years after Deduction of Military service rendered
PwD 10
PwD+OBC 13
PwD+SC/ST 15

Educational Qualification:

Candidates should have either a bachelor's degree in either civil engineering or mechanical engineering or electrical engineering OR Diploma in the respective fields. Also in some branches, work experience is needed in addition to the respective diploma.


The SSC JE Exam involves two papers. The syllabus for each paper is different. The SSC JE Syllabus for Paper I and Paper II are given below:

Paper I: The Paper I is divided into three sections: General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering. The detailed syllabus for each section is given below:

SSC JE Syllabus Paper I
No Subject Topics
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Series and Sequences
  • Data Interpretation
  • Analogy
  • Blood Relation
2 General Awareness
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Government Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • World History
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Sports
3 General Engineering Civil/Mechanical/Electrical

Paper II: Paper II tests the technical knowledge of the individual in their respective domain. The standard of Paper II will be of the level of Diploma in engineering in the respective Branches(Civil/Electrical/Mechanical). 


How to Apply for the SSC JE exam?

  • Part I
    • Step 1: Visit the official website of SSC i.e
    • Step 2: Select 'SSC JE 2019 Registration'.
    • Step 3: The candidates are required to enter their basic personal details such as name, date of birth, residential address, category.
    • Step 4: Choose the exam centre as per your convenience from the list.
    • Step 5: Verify all the details and click on 'I Agree' at the end of the page.
    • Step 6: A confirmation page will be generated with Registration ID and other details if the registration is successful.  It is important for the applicants to save it for future references.
  • Part II
    • Step 1: Once the first part of the registration is complete, proceed for 'Part II Registration". 
    • Step 2: Enter the Registration ID that you received in Part I and your Date of birth for logging in.
    • Step 3: Online Payment: Pay the application fee either through Debit Card or Credit Card or Net Banking.
    •             Offline Payment: Select the offline mode payment, download the system generated the challan and submit the fee by cash at any bank.
    • Step 4: Upload the scanned images of the following documents - photograph and signature.
    • Step 5: Click on the 'Submit' button. A confirmation page will be generated. Applicants are required to download the confirmation and take photocopies for future references. 

Application Form

The notification for SSC JE was released in the month of February. The SSC JE Application form was only available online on the official website of the SSC. The application form had two parts. Part I involves filling of personal and academic details and part II involves payment of fees and Uploading of scanned documents.

The payment of application fees can be made online and offline both. In the online mode, the candidate has to pay through the Debit/Credit card, BHIM, UPI or Internet Banking. In the offline mode, the candidate can pay through Bank Challan. The Application fees for SSC JE Exam for different categories are as follows:


SSC JE Application fees
Category Application Fee
General/ OBC Rs. 100/-
Women/SC/ST nil (exempted)

The application fees should be paid before February 27, 2019, in online mode. For offline mode, the fees can be paid up to 28 February 2019.

Documents required to apply for the SSC JE Exam

The candidates are required to upload the scanned images of the following documents:

  • Photograph: The format should be in .jpg. The size of the image should be between 4 and 12 KB. The dimensions should be 120*100 pixels.

  • Signature: The size of the image should be between 1 and 12 KB. The image should be in .jpg format. The image dimensions should be 60*140 pixels.

Exam Pattern

The SSC JE exam pattern consists of two papers. Paper- I will be a computer-based test, and Paper II will be an offline exam. Only those candidates who qualify Paper I will be allowed to appear for Paper - II. The SSC JE Exam pattern for both the paper is given below:

Paper I

This Paper will be objective in nature and contains three sections. The candidate has to solve 200 questions in 2 hours. The details of the Paper I exam pattern is as follows:

SSC JE Exam Pattern-Paper I
Paper No. of Sections Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration Negative Marking
Paper - I 3 General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 2 hours 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer
General Awareness 50 50
General Engineering 100 100
Total 200 200

Paper II

The Paper II will be of descriptive type. The questions will be based on the domain in which the candidate has done his/her Degree or Diploma in Engineering. The exam pattern for Paper II is as follows:

SSC JE Exam Pattern-Paper II
Paper No. of Sections Sections Maximum Marks Duration
Paper - II  1 out of 3 Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical 300 2 hours

Admit Card

The candidates will only be available online on the official website of the commission. The candidates who have paid the fees and are satisfying the eligibility conditions for the exam will be able to download the SSC JE Admit card by entering their Registration ID and Date of birth. The candidates possessing the admit card will only be allowed to enter the exam hall.

Details printed on SSC JE 2019 Admit Card

  • Candidate's Name
  • Photograph of the Candidate
  • Signature of the Candidate
  • Category of the Candidate
  • Exam Centre
  • Exam Centre Address
  • Date of the Exam
  • Time of the Exam

How to download SSC JE 2019 Admit Card

  • Visit the official website of the commission.
  • Select the Login tab.
  • Enter your login credentials i.e your Register Number and Date of Birth.
  • You will be able to view your Admit Card

Exam Centres

The exam centres for SSC JE are spread all across the country. The exam centres with their Regional head Office are given below: 

SSC JE Exam Centres
S.No Examination Centres & Centre Code SSC Region and States/ UTs under the jurisdiction of the Region
1 Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea, Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Moradabad, Varanasi. Central Region (CR)/Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
2 Port Blair, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi, Balasore, Behrampur-Ganjam, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, Gangtok, Asansol, Hooghly, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri. Eastern Region (ER)/Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal
3 Belagaun, Bengaluru, Hubli, Gulbarga, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi. Ernakulam, Kannur, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode , Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Kavaratti. Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala
4      Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain. Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
5 Itanagar, Dibrugarh, Guwahati (Dispur), Jorhat, Silchar, Tejpur, Imphal, Shillong, Aizwal, Kohima, Agartala. North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
6 Delhi NCR, Ajmer, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, Udaipur. Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee. Northern Region (NR)/Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand
7 Chandigarh, Hamirpur, Shimla, Jammu, Leh, Srinagar (J&K), Amritsar, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala, North Western Sub-Region (NWR)/Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab
8 Chirala, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Puducherry, Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Salem, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal. Southern Region (SR)/Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
9 Panaji, Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Amravati, Aurangabad, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Western Region (WR)/Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra

Documents required at the Exam Centre

The applicant must take the following documents to the exam centre:

  • SSC JE Admit card
  • A valid Photo ID card


The SSC JE Exam has Two stages. The result for each stage will be declared on the official website of the SSC. The Paper I result will be probably declared in the month of November and the final result is expected to be declared in the month of May next year.

The SSC JE results will be based on the cutoff decided by the commission for each stage. The candidates clearing the cutoff for Paper I will be selected for the Paper II. After the candidates appeared for Paper II, combined marks of Paper I and II will be used to generate the final result.

How to download SSC JE 2019 Exam Results

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on SSC JE 2019 Results
  • The page will be redirected, the candidates are required to enter their login credentials to view their scorecard.
  • Roll number and the date of birth will be the login credentials and it is important to note that the credentials cannot be disclosed to anyone.
  • Click on Submit, the SSC JE examination results will be displayed on the screen.


The Cutoffs are decided by the commission after each paper. The cutoff varies for different categories. The candidates above the cutoff make it to the advanced stage. The cutoff for each stage of 2018 is as follows:

Cutoff for Paper I

SSC JE Cutoff Paper I
 Category Civil Engineering Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering
UR 117.00 136.25
OBC 110.75 133.25
SC 101.75 120.00
ST 105.00 114.50
OH 91.50 113.00
HH 61.75 83.50

Cutoff for (Paper I + Paper II)

SSC JE Cutoff (Paper I + Paper II)
 Category Civil Engineering Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering
UR 244.75 303.50
OBC 244.75 299
SC 220.75 268.50
ST 228 265.50
OH 231.25 247.50
HH 152 164.75

Selection Process

The Process starts with filling of the application process in which the candidates have to give their preference for different departments. The candidates then appear for the Paper I. The candidates who are able to qualify the cutoff for Paper I proceeds for the Paper two. Paper II is a descriptive one.

After Paper II the marks of Paper I and II are combined to form merit list. The candidates in the merit list then proceed for document verification. After the document verification, the candidates will be allotted departments based on the Marks they got and the preference they gave at the time of applying for the exam.

The Process is the same for all the departments except the BRO. For BRO Physical efficiency test and Medical test will also be there. In Physical efficiency test, candidates have to cover the 1-mile distance in 10 minutes. The test is of qualifying nature and no marks are there, the candidate just needs to cover the distance in the allotted time. In Medicals candidate will be checked against the set physical standards decided by the organisation.

SSC JE Salary

The salary details for the post of SSC JE are as follows:

SSC JE Salary
Post Level Payscale Grade Pay
Junior Engineers Group-'B' (Non-Gazetted) Level-6 Rs.35400-112400 Rs.4200

Also, the SSC JE is also eligible for the following Allowances:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Travelling Allowances
  • Other Special Allowances

Reference Books

The Selection of good and relevant books forms the foundation for the preparation. The candidate should not only select not only good books but it should be suitable for the candidate also. The candidate can select the books from the following highly recommended books:

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Aggarwal
  • SSC (CPWD/MES) Civil Engineering 10 Solved Papers & 10 Practice Papers for Junior Engineers by GKP Publication
  • SSC (CPWD/MES) Mechanical Engineering 10 Solved Papers & 10 Practice Papers for Junior Engineers by GKP Publication
  • SSC (CPWD/MES) Electrical Engineering 10 Solved Papers & 10 Practice Papers for Junior Engineers by GKP Publication

Coaching Centres

A number of coaching centres are there for SSC JE Exam all over the country. The leading coaching centres in the country are:

Coaching Centres in Delhi 

  • Raj Engineering Academy
  • IBT
  • KTB Tutors

Coaching Centres in Bengaluru

  • Elite IIT
  • Race Coaching Institute
  • Tripti Coaching Centre

Coaching Centres in Mumbai

  • Success Forum
  • Promising Career Academy
  • IBOP Academy

Coaching Centres in Kolkata

  • Eastern India Academic Classes
  • Institute of Academic Excellence
  • Vivek Edu Centre


Q. Is there any interview in SSC JE?

Ans. No. There is no interview section in the SSC JE selection process. SSC recruits candidates based on the result of Paper I and Paper II

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

Ans. Yes, negative marking is there in Paper I. 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer.

Q: What is the mode of SSC JE 2019 exam?

Ans: Paper I (Objective Type Exam) will be conducted in online mode and Paper-II (Descriptive Type) will be conducted in offline mode.

Q: What is the frequency of SSC JE?

Ans: SSC JE Exam is conducted only once a year.

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The SSC JE Exam is going to take place in the month of September. 






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