SSC JE is conducted to recruit junior engineers in central and state ministries and governments. To crack this exam, candidates must know the complete SSC JE Syllabus and the pattern of the exam.

  • The SSC JE Exam consists of two papers - Paper 1 and Paper 2. 
  • Paper 1 consists of General Awareness and General Intelligence and Reasoning section along with the choice of the third section between - civil, mechanical and electrical engineering.
  • There will be 50 questions each in the GA and GI/GR section, while the third section of the paper will have 100 questions. 
  • Along with Study materials, candidates must follow the previous year question papers and SSC JE Important Questions
  • Read on to know the SSC JE Important Topics along with their weightage. Find the book recommendations for each section.

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SSC JE Important Topics for General Awareness

To crack the SSC JE General Awareness section, candidates must be aware of the current events and happenings around them. The questions will be based on current affairs within the country and neighborhood. SSC JE Important GA Topics include the following.

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Topic  Weightage
Indian History 5-8 marks
World History 0-3 marks
Indian Art and culture 0-2 marks
Indian Polity and Constitution 4-7 marks
Physical Geography 3-5 marks
Geography of India 3-5 marks
World Geography 0-2 marks
Indian Economy and Economics 2-5 marks
Physics 4-8 marks
Chemistry 2-6 marks
Biology, Environment, and Agriculture 5-8 marks
Computer and IT 1-3 marks
Discoveries and Inventions 0-2 marks
Science and Technology 0-1 marks
Honours and Awards 0-2 marks
Books and Authors 0-2 marks
International and National Organisations 0-3 marks
Sports  0-3 marks
Miscellaneous 0-3 marks

SSC JE General Awareness Preparation Books

Along with SSC JE important topics, the General Awareness section is tricky. However, if candidates pick up the right strategy and refer to good study material, they can get through easily. Here is the list of SSC JE Preparation Books to ace this section.

Name of the book Author
General Knowledge 2020 Manohar Pandey
General Knowledge Lucent

SSC JE Important Topics for General Intelligence and Reasoning

The General Intelligence and Reasoning section needs the ability to calculate and solve questions at a faster pace. In this section, a candidate's ability to verbal and non-verbal questions is put to test. Listed below are the SSC JE Important Reasoning Topics that cover a total of 50 marks in the exam. As per the SSC JE Syllabus, the Reasoning section can be cracked easily if candidates have high Logical knowledge.

  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Problem-solving
  • Space visualization
  • Visual memory
  • Analysis and judgment
  • Analogies
  • Decision making
  • Discrimination and Observation
  • Verbal and figures classification
  • Arithmetical Number Series
  • Similarities and differences

SSC JE General Intelligence and Reasoning Preparation Books

Some of the recommended books for SSC JE general intelligence and reasoning section are:

Name of the book Author
Wiley's General Intelligence and Reasoning Exam Goalpost for Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Exams DT Editorial Services
SSC (CPWD/CWC/MES) General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness for Junior Engineers Guide GK Publication
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal

SSC JE Important Mechanical Topics

For candidates who have chosen Mechanical Engineering for a Junior Engineer’s position via SSC JE, it is important to keep a tab on important topics and questions that have been asked in previous years. Here is the list of SSC JE Important Mechanical Topics. 

Topic  Topic Details Weightage
Theory of Machines and Machine Designs Concept of a simple machine, four-bar linkage and link motion, power transmission by belts, clutches, gears, riveted joints, cams, bearings, friction in collars and pivots, etc. 7 - 10 marks
Engineering mechanics and strength of materials Equilibrium of forces, the law of motion, friction, concepts of stress and strains, elastic limits and constants, bending moments and shear force diagram, Stress in composite bars, etc.  12 - 15 marks
Thermal engineering Properties of a pure substance, 1st law of thermodynamics, 2nd law of thermodynamics 12 -18 marks
Rankine cycle of steam Simple Rankine cycle plot, Rankine cycle efficiency, boilers, fitting and accessories, fire tube and water tube boilers, air compressors, refrigeration cycles, nozzles, otto cycle, thermal efficiency, diesel cycle, IC Engine performance, combustion, cooling and lubrication, etc. 20-25 marks
Properties and classification of fluids Ideal and real fluids, newton’s law of viscosity, Newtonian and non-newtonian fluids, fluid statistics, measurement of fluid pressure, fluid kinematics, dynamics of ideal fluids, measurement of flow rate basic principles, hydraulic turbines, centrifugal pumps, etc. 28 -32 marks
Manufacturing engineering Classification of Steels, welding, foundry, and casting, etc. 12-15 marks

SSC JE Mechanical Engineering Preparation Books

To solve 100 MCQs in the Mechanical Engineering section of SSC JE paper 1, candidates must prepare well and leave no scope of missing out on any chance. In order to prepare for SSC JE Paper 1 Topics, we have curated a list of books to refer to for better preparation.

Name of the book Author
SSC JE: Mechanical Engineering - Topicwise Previous Solved Papers Made Easy Editorial Board
SSC Junior Engineer Mechanical Engineering Recruitment Exam Guide Disha Experts
SSC Junior Engineers (Mechanical) Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide) RPH Editorial Board
Mechanical Engineering (Conventional and Objective Type): Conventional and Objective Types R.S.Khurmi
SSC CWC / MES 2015 Mechanical Engineering (Junior Engineering Recruitment Exam) GK Publication
SSC Junior Engineering self-study Guide cum Practice Book Kiran Prakashan

SSC JE Important Civil Topics

To get through the Civil engineering questions in SSC JE, candidates must be aware of the topics that hold maximum weightage. Given below is the list of the SSC JE Important Civil Topics that carry 100 multiple choice questions, have a look:

Name of the book Author
SSC JE: Mechanical Engineering - Topicwise Previous Solved Papers Made Easy Editorial Board
SSC Junior Engineer Mechanical Engineering Recruitment Exam Guide Disha Experts
SSC Junior Engineers (Mechanical) Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide) RPH Editorial Board
Mechanical Engineering (Conventional and Objective Type): Conventional and Objective Types R.S.Khurmi
SSC CWC / MES 2015 Mechanical Engineering (Junior Engineering Recruitment Exam) GK Publication
SSC Junior Engineering self-study Guide cum Practice Book Kiran Prakashan

SSC JE Civil Preparation Books

Along with the list of SSC JE Important Civil Topics, we have curated a list of preparation books for the SSC JE Civil Engineering section. 

Name of the book Author
SSC Junior Engineer Civil & Structural Recruitment Exam Guide 3rd Edition Disha Experts
SSC JE Civil Engineering Objective (SSC Junior Engineer) Praganya
SSC Junior Engineer Civil and Structural Engineering Exam Practice Work Book Kiran Prakashan
Civil Engineering: Through Objective Type Questions Gupta
SSC Junior Engineer Civil and Structural Engineering Recruitment Exam Guide Disha Experts

SSC JE Electrical Important Topics 

Candidates who wish to fare well in the Electrical engineering section of the exam must be aware of the SSC JE Electrical Important Topics, here is the list of topics along with the weightage. 

Topic  Topic Details Weightage
Basic concepts Resistene, inductance, capacitance, factors affecting them, concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their unit, circuit laws, etc. 10 - 12 marks
Magnetic circuit Concepts of flux, MMF, Reluctance, kinds of magnetic materials, magnetic calculations, electromagnetic inductions, self, and mutual inductions 8 - 10 marks
AC Fundamentals Instantaneous, peak, RMS, values of alternating waves, polyphase system, etc. 7 - 8 marks
Measurement and measuring instruments Measurement of power, measurement of frequency use of CRO, CT, PT, etc. 12 - 15 marks
Electrical Machines DC Machine, 1st phase, 3rd phase transformers, single-phase induction motors, synchronous machines 30 - 38 marks
Generation, transmission, and distribution Types of power stations, load factor, power improvement factor, switchgear and protections scheme, lightning arresters, transmission and distribution systems, cable, etc.  12 - 15 marks
Estimation and costing Estimation of lighting scheme, electrical installation, earthing practices, IE rules, illumination, electrical heating, etc. 6 - 8 marks
Basic electronics Working with various electronic devices, transistors, simple circuits, etc. 12 - 15 marks

SSC JE Electrical Preparation Books

For electrical engineering applicants of SSC JE paper 1, we have come up with book recommendations to ace this section. Find below the list of SSC JE Electrical Preparation Books.

Name of the book Author
SSC JE Electrical Engineering for Junior Engineers Previous Year Solved Papers (2008-18), 2018-19 for Paper I GK Publication
SSC JE Electrical exam Guide-Cum-practice workbook Kiran Prakashan
SSC Junior Engineers (CPWD/CWC/MES) Electrical Engineering 15 Practice Papers GK Publication
SSC Jr. Engineer (Electrical) Exam Guide RPH Editorial Board

FAQ's

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.

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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