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Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC JE exam every year to recruit suitable candidates as Junior Engineer in civil, mechanical and electrical engineering departments. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has begun the 2020 recruitment drive for filling in numerous Junior Engineer Posts. 

Latest: The Staff Selection Commission released the SSC Exam Calendar for the year 2020-21. Candidates are advised to check the exam dates and apply before the last date.

  • SSC JE Exam is a highly competitive examination conducted for filling in positions under Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Quantity Surveying & Contracts branches under various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India.
  • The Junior Engineer posts are categorized under Group B (Non-Gazetted) having a monthly salary ranging between Rs 35400 - Rs 112400 in the pay matrix of 7th Central Pay Commission. 
  • As per the SSC JE Exam Dates 2020, the first stage of Recruitment is an online exam that is scheduled in the month of March 2020.
  • Candidates aged between 21 to 30 years can utilize this golden opportunity of working in a government organization. 
  • Selected candidates will be posted at either of the State/Central Government offices including CPWD, Water commission, MES, Farrakka Barrage Project, Central Water Power Research Station, and Quality Assurance Naval.

Direct Link to Download SSC JE Paper 1 Admit Card 2020

SSC JE 2020 Exam Highlights

Exam Name SSC JE
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Mode of Examination Online
Official Website
Stages of Exam Prelims, Mains, Interview
Number of Vacancies To Be Notified Later
Job Location Across India
Post Name Junior Engineer
Salary Rs 35400 - Rs 112400

SSC JE Notification 2020

The Staff Selection Commission released the Junior Engineer Notification for the year 2020. Candidates go through the detailed SSC JE Recruitment Notification carefully to know all the information regarding the examination. The Notification is an official document released by the exam conducting authority to inform candidates about the Recruitment.

SSC JE 2020 Notification PDF Download

SSC JE 2020 Exam Dates

The below table gives the tentative exam dates for SSC JE 2020. Candidates appearing for Junior Engineer post must know the dates of all important SSC Junior Engineer Exam events.

Events Date
Notification Release Date and Starting Date of Application  August 13, 2019
Last Date To Apply Online For SSC JE September 12, 2019 (5:00 PM)
Last Date for Fee Payment September 14, 2019 (5:00 PM)
Tier-I Admit Card Release Date March First Week 2020
Tier-I Exam Date (CBE* ) 30th March to 2nd April 2020
Tier-I Result 2019 Declaration Date  April 2020
Tier-II Admit Card June 2020
Tier-II Exam Date 2019 (DES) 21st June 2020
Tier-II Result 2019 July 2020
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Posts To Be Filled Through SSC JE Recruitment 2020

Here is the list of posts that will be filled through the Junior Engineer 2020 Recruitment conducted by Staff Selection Commission

Organization Post
Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil)
Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Civil)
Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Electrical)
Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Civil)
Military Engineer Services (MES) Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical)
Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Civil)
Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Electrical)
Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
Border Road Organization (BRO) Junior Engineer (Civil)
Border Road Organization (BRO) Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical)
Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Civil)
Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Electrical)

SSC JE 2018-19 Exam Dates

Here is the table comprising of SSC JE Exam Dates 2019. Candidates can check the below table to know about the event schedule.

Events Date
Notification Release Date 01st February 2019
Last Date To Apply Online For Tier-I 25th February 2019
Tier-I Admit Card Release Date September 15, 2019
Tier-I Exam Date (CBE* ) September 23 to 27, 2019
Result 2019 Declaration Date  October 2019
Tier-II Admit Card A week prior to Mains Exam
Tier-II Exam Date 2019 (DES) December 29, 2019
Tier-II Result 2019 January 2020

SSC JE Vacancy 2020

SSC has released the official SSC JE Vacancy list for the year 2019. A total of 1601 vacancies has been notified with the official vacancy PDF. In the table below, we have mentioned the complete brach-wise vacancy for SSC Junior Engineer Exam 2020.

Posts Vacancy
Junior Engineer (Civil) 1277
Junior Engineer (Mechanical) 29
Junior Engineer (Electrical) 206
Military Engineering Services (MES)(Electrical & Mechanical) 43
(Quality Surveying & Contract) 26
Total 1601
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SSC JE Salary 2020

Junior Engineer Post in SSC Organization has a huge demand and lakhs of candidates apply for this post every year. It is common that candidates are interested in knowing the SSC JE Salary. Here is a glance of the salary structure for various Junior Engineer posts.

  • All the junior engineers recruited through SSC are Non-Gazetted employees under Group B in Level-6 and have a pay scale of 35400-112400 INR of pay matrix after 7th central pay commission. 
  • Below is the table showing the Salary structure for SSC Junior Engineer post.
Post Name Grade Pay (INR) In-Hand Salary (INR)
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical 4200 35400-112400
Electrical and Mechanical Junior Engineer
Quantity Surveying and Contract Junior Engineer

Apart from this salary, the SSC Junior Engineers are entitled to various other allowances. So, go through the detailed salary structure before applying for the post to know about the job profile as well.

SSC JE Selection Process 2020

The SSC JE Selection Process will involve three stages. Here is a glimpse of the selection process for Junior Exam.

  • Paper- I will be an online objective test of 200 marks for 2 hours.
  • Paper-II will be a descriptive test of 300 marks for 2 hours.
  • Interview: Those who qualify the Paper I as well as Paper-II with the minimum cut off marks as specified by the commission will be called to attend the personal interview round. Final selection will depend on the marks obtained in both the papers (Paper I + Paper-II) and interview.

SSC JE Exam Pattern 2020

The Junior Engineer Exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission in two stages: Prelims (Paper-I), and Mains (Paper-II). Here is a glimpse of the SSC JE Exam Pattern. Candidates must sure they are aware of the pattern so that it will help in knowing the marking scheme for each section. 

Paper I Pattern

Sections Asked Maximum Marks Duration
General Awareness 50 2 Hours
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50
Part A- General Engineering (civil & structural) 100
Part B- General Engineering (electrical)
Part C- General Engineering (mechanical)

Paper-II Pattern:

Sections Asked Maximum Marks Duration
Part A- General Eng. (civil & structural) 300 2 Hours
Part B- General Eng. (electrical)
Part C- General Eng. (mechanical)

SSC JE Syllabus 2020

To begin with the preparation, candidates must firstly know the detailed SSC JE Syllabus for Prelims and Mains. Check out the below important topics from each section.

Paper-I Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Analogy History Building Materials Basic Network IC Engine
Similarities Culture Surveying Electrical Machines Machine Design
Discrimination Geography Hydraulics Basic Electronics Theory of Machines
Problem-solving General Polity RCC Design Power Systems Machne Design

Paper-II Syllabus

Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering
Building Materials Basic concepts Theory of Machines and Machine Design
Estimating, Costing and Valuation Circuit law Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
Surveying Magnetic Circuit Thermal Engineering
Soil Mechanics AC Fundamentals Fluid Mechanics & Machinery, Fluid Statics, Fluid Kinematics

SSC JE Admit Card 2020

Candidates who have successfully filled their application form will be receiving the SSC JE Call Letter. 

  • The Hall Ticket or the admit card will be released on the official website.
  • Candidates must note that no hard copy of the admit card will be sent to them.
  • The SSC JE Admit Card for the first stage will be released 10-15 days before the exam.
  • SSC will be releasing a separate call letter for Prelims and Mains.

SSC JE Exam Centers 2020

The SSC Junior Engineer Exam is conducted in various centers across the country. Candidates will be given an option to choose any of the four exam centers while filling their application forms. Candidates must know their SSC JE Exam Centers well in advance so that they can estimate the distance to the center from their place.

SSC JE Preparation Tips 2020

As there is an ample amount of time, candidates can begin their preparation now. Start your preparation well in advance to complete all the topics before the examination.

  • Before beginning with the preparation, candidates must be aware of the exam pattern and syllabus thoroughly.
  • Plan a proper study plan to finish all the topics and concepts well in advance so that there is enough time for revision.
  • Know the best SSC JE Preparation Tips by experts that will boost your preparation.
  • Make sure you have all the right books for preparation which is according to the latest syllabus.
  • Solve questions from Previous Year Question Papers to know different types of questions that can appear in the exam.
  • Take up SSC JE Mock Tests to manage your time and improve your speed.

SSC JE Prelims Exam Analysis 2020

After completion of the exam, candidates are interested in knowing the difficulty level of the exam and the number of good attempts. Candidates can go through the SSC JE Exam Analysis which will be released immediately after the conclusion of the exam. 

  • On the day of the exam, candidates can get the complete analysis by going through our post on prelims Analysis. 
  • The Analysis will help candidates to know the difficulty of the paper, the number of questions that appeared from each section in the exam, and also the number of good attempts.

SSC JE Answer Key 2020

An answer key is a document released by the board to check the answers. Candidates can check their answers and calculate marks obtained by going through the SSC JE answer key.

  • The conducting authority will be releasing the answer on their official website after 1 or 2 weeks of the exam. 
  • Candidates will also have an option to raise the objection if any wrong answer found in the answer key.
  • It is a very helpful document using which candidates can check their answers and know their marks by calculating.

SSC JE Result 2020

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the SSC JE Result separately for Prelims and Mains. Candidates who clear the Prelims will be qualified for the Mains exam. 

  • Candidates who clear the Prelims exam will be eligible for the Mains Exam. 
  • The examination conducting authority will be releasing the Results in PDF format.
  • Candidates who appear for the examination must make sure to check and download their result PDF. 

SSC JE Cut Off 2020

After releasing the results, the examination conducting authority will be releasing the SSC JE Cut Off Marks for each stage separately.

  • Candidates qualifying the cut off marks of each stage will be eligible for the next stage. 
  • Here are the expected cut off marks tabulated for various junior Engineer Posts. Go through the qualifying marks for each stage and prepare accordingly.

SSC Junior Engineer Paper-I Expected Cut Off Marks

Category Civil Engineering Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering
UR 111.00 139.25
OBC 108.75 134.25
SC 104.50 125.00
ST 106.00 114.50
OH 94.50 116.00
HH 63.50 85.50

SSC Junior Engineer Paper-II  Expected Cut Off Marks

Category Civil Engineering Cut Off (Paper I+II) Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Cut Off (Paper I+II)
UR 245.75 305.00
SC 224.50 269.00
ST 226.00 267.50
OBC 248.75 291.00
OH 235.25 249.50
HH 155.00 168.75

SSC JE Application Form 2019

The application process for Junior Engineer conducted by Staff Selection Commission is concluded successfully on February 25, 2019. Candidates must make a note that no changes can be made after submitting the SSC JE Application Form

  • The SSC JE Online Application Process included five major steps: Registration, Filling up all the details, Uploading of Scanned documents, Fee Payment, and Confirmation. 
  • Candidates who had successfully filled the application form will receive the SSC JE Call Letter.
  • The application fee for the exam is as tabulated below.

SSC JE Application Fee

The required fee for various categories is as given below:

General /OBC Rs.100/-
SC/ST/PWD/Women No Fee

The required Application fees can be paid through both online mode (net banking/debit card/credit card) and offline mode (e-challan).

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria 2020

Candidates who satisfy the SSC JE Eligibility Criteria were able to apply for the Junior Engineer 2018 Exam. Here are the eligibility criteria which were followed while applying for the Junior Engineer Post.

Educational Qualifications

Candidates must have a three-year diploma or Bachelor's degree in either Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University.

Age Limit

Candidates should be more than 18 years and less than 32 years in age. The Age relaxation for each category is as per the Indian Govt. rules.


Candidates willing to apply for Junior Engineer Post must be

  • a citizen of India.
  • a subject of Nepal
  • a subject of Bhutan
  • a Tibetan refugee who came to India, before 1st January 1962 with the intention of settling here permanently
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently setting in India.


How many vacancies are there in SSC JE 2019?

This year SSC has released a total of 1601 vacancies of various posts under Junior Engineer.

What is the SSC JE Salary?

The in-hand salary of SSC JE as per the new commission will be Rs. 44,000 per month including all the other allowances which are: Dearness Allowance (DA) Medical Allowance. House Rent Allowance, and many more

Who can apply for SSC JE Exam?

All candidates with Diploma in engineering & engineering graduates are eligible to apply for SSC JE exams.

Can I apply for all posts under JE?

No, you can apply for the post for which you fulfill educational qualification and age eligibility.

Can I Prepare for SSC JE along with GATE?

If you have 4 years Engineering Degree then you can prepare parallelly, however, the pattern of SSC JE is entirely different from GATE.

Can final year Engineering student apply for SSC JE?

No, candidates must have completed 4 year B.Tech or 3-year diploma in Civil, Electrical, or Mechanical.

Is ECE branch students eligible for SSC JE?

No, students with ECE background are not eligible for SSC JE Exam.

How can I download the SSC JE Admit Card?

Candidates can download the SSC JE Admit Card from the official website. Login to your account and download the SSC JE Hall Ticket for 2019.

Is there negative marking in SSC JE 2019?

Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

What is SSC JE Exam?

The SSC JE Exam is conducted for filling up the Junior Engineer positions in various departments of Staff Selection Commission like Central water commission, Central public works department, Military engineering services and department of posts. 




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