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SSC JE 2021 Paper-1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus: Check SSC Junior Engineer Latest Exam Pattern & Detailed Syllabus

Archana Shandilya

SSC JE 2021 Paper-1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the examination for recruitment of Junior Engineers (JE) Group-’B’ posts in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contract domain. The candidates are supposed to undergo two stages of SSC JE selection procedure, i.e., Paper - I and Paper-I. SSC JE 2021 Paper-1 has been scheduled from 22nd March to 24th March 2021.  So, let’s look at the Exam Pattern and Detailed Syllabus of SSC JE 2021 Paper-I:

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Exam Pattern of SSC Junior Engineer (JE) 2021 Paper – I (CBE)

SSC JE Paper - I 2021 Computer Based Exam (CBE)


Maximum Marks


General Intelligence & Reasoning


2 Hours

General Awareness


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

Part A- General Engineering (Civil & Structural)


Part B- General Engineering (Electrical)


Part C- General Engineering (Mechanical)


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Syllabus of SSC Junior Engineer (JE) 2021 Paper – I

The standard of the questions in Engineering subjects will be approximately of the level of Diploma in Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical/Electronics) from a recognized Institute, Board or University recognized by All India Board of Technical Education. All the questions will be set in SI units. The details of the syllabus are given below:

1. 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.

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2. General Awareness

Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate’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.

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3. General Engineering (Civil and Structural), (Electrical & Mechanical)

Part-A: Civil and Structural Engineering

a) Civil Engineering: Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering.

b) Structural Engineering: Theory of Structures, Concrete Technology, RCC Design, Steel Design.

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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.

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Part-C: Mechanical Engineering:

Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Properties of Pure Substances, 1st Law of Thermodynamics, 2nd 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.

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