SSC Junior Engineer

SSC Junior Engineer is a national level paper-pen based entrance test directed by the Staff Selection Commission for Recruitment of Junior Engineer vacancies in

  • (CIVIL) and (ELECTRICAL) in Central Public Works Department (CPWD) 
  • (CIVIL) and JUNIOR ENGINEER(ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL) in Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in Ministry of Defence
  • (ELECTRICAL & MECHANICAL) &JUNIOR ENGINEER (Quantity Surveying & Contract) in Military 

Engineering Service (MES).

  • (CIVIL & MECHANICAL) in Central Water Commission (CWC) and Farakka Barrage.

Aspirants aged between 18 and 27 years of age with a diploma in civil, electrical or mechanical streams of engineering from an institution recognized by the central government or equivalent qualification are eligible to apply for SSC Junior Engineer 2015.

Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contract) Exam consists of

  1. a) Written Examination
  2. b) Interview

Engineering aspirants will be shortlisted for interview based on the total marks in the SSC Junior Engineer 2015 written examination. Aspirants who then qualify the interview will be recommended for appointment by the Staff Selection Commission on the basis of total marks in the SSC Junior Engineer written examination and interview.

Eligibility for SSC Junior Engineer


A person 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

Age Limit:- 18 to 27 years of age.

Upper age Relaxation:-

  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC – 3 years
  • PH – 10 years

Educational Qualification:-

Diploma in Civil , Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from an institution recognized by the Central Government or equivalent qualification.


SSC Junior Engineer Registration/Application Form:- 

  • Apply online on
  • SSC Junior Engineer Online application form consists of two marks namely (PART-I and PART-II Registration) 
  • In Part I registration, you will have to fill basic information.
  • On submission of details, you will be prompted to check the details and make any correction in the application.
  • Then you need to click “I agree” button after declaration.
  • Please note that no correction/modification etc will be allowed after application. 
  • Then a page with Registration No. shall be generated.
  • Part II registration requires filling of payment details, uploading of photograph and scanned signature. 
  • On-line application will be complete only if scanned signature and photo are uploaded as per instructions.

SSC Junior Engineer  application fee is Rs 100/-

Application fee is  exempted for Women  and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation, as per Government orders.

Application fee can be paid online through SBI net banking or cash through SBI bank challan

Photograph and Signature Specifications:- 

Photograph:- 8 – bit JPG format. The digital size of the file must be less than 12 kb and greater than 4 kb of resolution 100 pixel widths by 120 pixels height.

Signature:- 8 – bit JPG format. The digital size of the file must be less than 12 kb and greater than 1 kb of resolution 140 pixel width by 60 pixels height.

SSC Junior Engineer  Paper Pattern:- 

Following is the paper pattern for SSC Junior Engineer 2016:- 

  • Paper-I will consist of Objective Type Multiple Choice questions only. 
  • Answer- sheets of Paper-II (Conventional Type) will be evaluated in respect of only those candidates who qualify in Paper-I at the standard as decided/fixed by the Commission at its discretion.

Paper-I Objective type (OMR Answer Sheets will be provided for this Paper)

(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning – 50 marks

(ii) General Awareness – 50 marks

(iii) Part–A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)


Part-B General Engineering (Electrical)


Part- C General Engineering (Mechanical) – 100 marks

  • Duration:- 2 Hours
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I. 

Paper-II Conventional Type

Part– A General Engineering (Civil & Structural)


Part– B General Engineering (Electrical)


Part- C General Engineering (Mechanical) 

  • Maximum Marks– 300
  • Duration:-2 Hours.

Syllabus :

The standard of the questions in Engineering subjects for SSC Junior Engineer 2015 syllabus will be of Diploma level Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical) approved by the All India Board of Technical Education. (AICTE)


General Intelligence & Reasoning: The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate‘s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.

(ii) General Awareness: Questions will be aimed at testing the aspirant’;s general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

(iii) General Engineering (Civil and Structural) , (Electrical & Mechanical):

Part- A  Civil Engineering 

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   Electrical Engineering

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 Mechanical Engineering

Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials,

Properties of Pure Substances, 1 st Law of Thermodynamics, 2 nd 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.

Paper II

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 elasticconstants, 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 H2 O, 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 Ste ady 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 2ndLaw 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 R efrigeraton Plant; Nozzles & Steam Turbines

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, Totalhead; 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.

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.