160 minutes exam duration, TIMINGS 10 AM 12 PM, 2PM4PM.
ONLINE MODE 0.25 negative marks 
TIER 2 exam pattern
Subjects  Total Marks 
General Engineering (Civil & Structural / Electrical /Mechanical )

300 
3 hours duration, descriptive, offline mode. 
SSC JE TIER 1 syllabus Reasoning
General Intelligence & Reasoning 
analogies 
analysis 
analytical functions 
Arithmetical computations 
arithmetical number series 
arithmetical reasoning 
decision making 
differences 
discrimination 
judgment 
observation 
problemsolving 
relationship concepts 
similarities 
space visualization 
Verbal and figure classification 
visual memory 
SSC JE TIER 1 syllabus General Awareness
General Awareness 
Culture 
Economic 
Political science 
Geography 
History 
Science & technology 
JE Civil Engineering Syllabus
Civil Engineering 
Building Materials. Estimating. 
Concrete Technology. 
Costing and Valuation. 
Environmental Engineering. 
Hydraulics. 
Irrigation Engineering. 
RCC Design. 
Steel Design. 
Structural Engineering. 
Surveying. Soil Mechanics. 
Theory of Structures. 
Transportation Engineering. 
SSC Junior engineer Electrical Syllabus
Electrical Engineering 
AC Fundamentals. 
Basic concepts. 
Basic Electronics. 
Circuit law. 
Electrical Machines. 
Estimation and Costing. Utilization and Electrical Energy. 
Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors. 
Generation. Transmission and Distribution. 
Magnetic Circuit. 
Measurement and Measuring Instruments. 
Synchronous Machines. 
JE Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
Mechanical Engineering 
1st Law of Thermodynamics. 
2nd Law of Thermodynamics. 
Air Compressors & their cycles. 
Air standard Cycles for IC Engines. 
basic principles. 
Boilers. 
Centrifugal Pumps. 
Classification of steels. 
Classification. 
Dynamics of Ideal fluids. 
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials. 
Fitting & Accessories. 
Fluid kinematics. 
Fluid Statics. 
Hydraulic Turbines. 
IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication. 
IC Engine Performance. 
IC Engines Combustion. 
Measurement of Flow rate. 
Measurement of Fluid Pressure. 
Nozzles & Steam Turbines. 
The principle of the Refrigeration Plant. 
Properties & Classification of Fluids. 
Properties of Pure Substances. 
Rankine cycle of System. 
Refrigeration cycles. 
Specification. 
Theory of Machines and Machine Design. 
SSC JE PART B Civil engineering syllabus
Building Materials 
asbestos products 
bituminous materials 
building stones 
cement (Portland) 
classification 
laminates 
paints 
Physical and Chemical properties 
silicate based materials 
standard tests 
timber and woodbased products 
uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials 
varnishes 
Estimating, Costing and Valuation 
analysis of rates 
assessed value 
Bar bending schedule 
Boundary wall 
Brick building 
Brickwork (Modular &Traditional bricks) 
Centre line method 
Cost estimate of Septic tank 
depreciation and obsolescence 
estimate 
flexible pavements 
Flooring 
glossary of technical terms 
isolates and combined footings 
Items of work – earthwork 
methods and unit of measurement 
methods of valuation, 
Midsection formula 
Painting 
Piles and pilecaps, 
Plastering, 
RCC work 
salvage value 
scrap value 
Septic tank 
Shuttering 
Simpson’s rule, 
sinking fund 
Steel Truss 
Timber work 
Trapezoidal formula 
Tubewell 
Valuation – Value and cost 
Water Tank 
Surveying 
adjustment of theodolite 
advanced surveying equipment 
bearings 
chain surveying 
compass traversing 
contouring 
curvature and refraction corrections 
curve setting 
Definition of terms used in levelling 
earthwork calculation 
Levelling 
local attraction 
measurement of distance 
methods of contouring 
plane table surveying 
Principles of surveying 
tachometric survey 
temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level 
theodolite traversing 
uses of contour map 
working of prismatic compass 
Soil Mechanics
Soil Mechanics 
active and passive earth pressures 
and standard penetration test, 
Atterberg’s limits 
Bearing capacity of soils 
coefficient of permeability 
computation of ultimate settlement, 
consolidation of soils 
Definitionsvoid ratio 
degree of consolidation 
degree of saturation 
density index and interrelationship of different parameters 
determination of coefficient of 12 permeability 
direct shear test 
earth pressure theories 
effective stress 
Elog p curve 
Grain size distribution curves and their uses, 
Index properties of soils 
ISI soil classification and plasticity chart, Permeability of soil 
Laboratory compaction test 
Maximum dry density and optimum moisture content 
normally consolidated soil 
Origin of soil 
phase diagram 
plate load test 
porosity 
preconsolidation pressure 
Principles of consolidation 
quicksand 
Shear strength of soils 
Soil compaction 
specific gravity of soil grains 
Triaxial test, 
Unconfined and confined aquifers 
unit weights 
Vane shear test 
water content 
Hydraulics
Hydraulics 
Bernoulli’s theorem and its application 
flow in open channels 
flow through pipes 
Fluid properties 
flumes 
hydrostatics 
measurements of flow 
pumps and turbines 
spillways 
weirs 
Irrigation Engineering
Irrigation Engineering 
benefits 
Canal lining – types and advantages, 
causes and effects 
Characteristics of affecting fertility of soils 
Command area 
Crop ratio 
Definition 
delta and base period 
description of land and reclamation processes, 
Different type of canals 
duty 
effects of irrigation 
Failure of weirs and permeable foundation 
Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall 
infiltration 
Irrigation efficiencies, 
Kennedy’s theory of critical velocity, 
Kharif and Rabi Crops 
Lacey’s theory of uniform flow, Definition of flood 
Land reclamation 
loss of water in canals, 
losses from precipitation – evaporation 
Major irrigation projects in India 
methods 
methods of flood control 
necessity 
Overlap allowance 
preventive measure, 
purposes 
rain gauge 
run off coefficient 
Shallow and deep to wells 
Slit and Scour 
Time factor 
types and methods of irrigation 
types of canal irrigation 
water logging 
Water requirement of crops 
Weir and barrage 
yield from a well, 
Transportation Engineering
Transportation Engineering 
ballast 
Bituminous construction 
Design of flexible and rigid pavements – Water Bound Macadam (WBM) and Wet Mix Macadam (WMM) 
different tests 
Fixtures and fastening 
geometric design 
Gravel Road 
Highway drainage 
Highway Engineering – cross sectional elements 
intersections and interchanges 
pavement maintenance 
pavement materials – aggregates and bitumen 
points and crossings 
Railway Engineering Components of permanent way – sleepers 
Rigid pavement joint 
road safety 
speedflowdensity and their interrelationships 
stations and yards. 
track geometry 
track junction 
Traffic Engineering – Different traffic survey 
traffic operation 
traffic signals 
traffic signs and markings 
types of pavements 
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Engineering 
Air pollution – pollutants 
causes 
circular sewer 
control, 
control, Noise pollution – cause 
distribution of water 
effects 
effects 
engineered management system, 
health effects 
need of sanitation 
oval sewer 
purification of water 
Quality of water 
sewage treatments, Surface water drainage, 
sewer appurtenances 
sewerage systems 
Solid waste management – types 
source of water supply 
SSC JE Structural Engineering Syllabus
Theory of Structures 
Elasticity constants 
types of beams – determinate and indeterminate 
bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported 
cantilever and over hanging beams. 
Moment of area and moment of inertia for rectangular & circular sections 
bending moment and shear stress for tee 
channel and compound sections 
chimneys 
dams and retaining walls 
Concrete Technology 
Advantages and uses of concrete 
batching 
cement aggregates 
compaction 
finishing and curing of concrete 
hot weather and cold weather concreting 
importance of water quality 
mix design 
mixing 
placement 
Properties 
quality control of concrete 
repair and maintenance of concrete structures 
storage 
water cement ratio 
workability 
RCC Design 
bond strength 
Cantilever Beams. Tbeams 
columns 
design of singly reinforced and double reinforced beams 
isolated footings. 
lintels. 
One way and two way 12 slabs 
RCC beamsflexural strength 
Reinforced brickworks 
retaining wall 
shear strength 
staircases 
water tanks 
Steel Design 
beams roof trusses 
construction of steel columns 
plate girders 
SSC Junior engineer Part B – Electrical syllabus
Basic Concepts 
Capacitance and various factors affecting them. 
Concepts of current 
Concepts of resistance 
energy and their units 
inductance 
power 
voltage 
Circuit Law 
Simple Circuit solution using network theorems 
Kirchhoff’s law 
Magnetic Circuit 
Concepts of flux 
MMF 
reluctance 
Different kinds of magnetic materials 
Magnetic calculations for conductors of different configuration 
straight circular 
solenoid 
Electromagnetic induction 
self and mutual induction 
AC Fundamentals 
3 phase power 
DC and sinusoidal response of RLand RC circuit 
Instantaneous 
peak 
Poly Phase system – star and delta connection 
RMS and average values of alternating waves 
Representation of sinusoidal waveform 
Resonance 
simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R,L, and C 
Tank Circuit, 
Measurement & Measuring Instruments 
2 wattmeter method of 3 phase power measurement. 
Ammeter and voltmeter (both moving oil and moving iron type) 
both active and reactive) and energy 
CT 
Energy meter AC Bridges. 
extension of range wattmeter 
Measurement of frequency and phase angle. 
Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase 
Megger 
Multimeters 
PT and their uses. Earth Fault detection 
Signal Generator 
Use of CRO 
SSC JE Electrical Machines Syllabus
D.C. Machine 
Basic Principles of DC motors and generators 
Construction 
Losses and efficiency of DC Machines 
Method of braking motor 
speed control and starting of DC Motors 
their characteristics 
1st phase and 3rd phase transformers 
Auto transformers3 phase induction motors 
Construction and Principles of operation 
Effect of voltage 
effect of voltage and frequency variation on torquespeed characteristics 
equivalent circuit 
equivalent circuit 
Frequency and waveform on losses. 
Losses and efficiency. 
Methods of braking 
O.C. and S.C. Tests 
Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers. 
the principle of operation of rotating mthe agnetic field 
Starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors. 
torquespeed characteristics 
voltage regulation 
Synchronous Machines 
control of active and reactive power 
Generation of 3phase EMF armature reaction 
parallel operation of two alternators 
Starting and applications of synchronous motors 
synchronizing 
voltage regulation 
Generation, Transmission and Distribution 
cost of generation 
demand factor 
Different types of power stations 
diversity factor 
H.R.C. Fuses 
Interconnection of power stations. 
Load factor 
Power factor improvement 
Principles of arc extinction by oil and air 
Protection against earth leakage / over current 
Short circuit current for symmetrical faults. 
Switchgear – rating of circuit breakers 
types of faults 
various types of tariffs 
Estimation and Costing 
Earthing practices and IE Rules. 
Electric installation of machines and relevant IE rules. 
Estimation of the lighting scheme 
Utilization of Electrical Energy 
Electric drives and motors 
Electric heating 
Electric welding 
Electroplating 
Illumination 
Basic Electronics 
BJT and JFET 
Working of various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type), 
SSC JE part C Mechanical Engineering Syllabus
Theory of Machines and Machine Design 
Bearings 
Cams 
Clutches – Plate and Conical clutch 
Concept of simple machine 
Flywheels and fluctuation of energy 
Four bar linkage and link motion 
Friction in collars and pivots 
gear profile and gear ratio calculation 
Gears – Type of gears 
Governors – Principles and classification 
Power transmission by belts – Vbelts and Flat belts 
Riveted joint 
Engineering Mechanics & Strength of Materials 
Bending moments and shear force diagram 
Bucking of columns – Euler’s and Rankin’s theories 
Concepts of stress and strain 
Elastic limit and elastic constants 
Equilibrium of Forces 
Friction 
Law of motion 
Stress in composite bars 
Thin walled pressure vessels 
Torsion of circular shafts 
Thermal Engineering 
Definition of dryness fraction of steam 
Definition of saturation wet & superheated status. 
degree of superheat of steam. 
HS chart of steam (Mollier Chart) 
Introduction of steam table with respect to steam generation process; 
Properties of Pure Substances PV & PT diagrams of pure substance like H2O 
Properties & Classification of Fluid 
compressible and incompressible fluids 
Ideal & real fluids 
Newton’s law of viscosity 
Newtonian and NonNewtonian fluids 
Fluid Statics 
Measurement of Fluid 
The pressure at a point. 
Pressure 
Inclined tube 
Manometers. 
Utube. 
Fluid Kinematics 
continuity equation 
external & internal flow 
laminar & turbulent flow 
Streamline 
Dynamics of Ideal Fluids 
Application of Bernoulli’s Equitation 
Bernoulli’s equation. 
Pressure head. 
Total head. 
Velocity head. 
Centrifugal Pumps 
Classifications. 
Performance 
Principles. 
Production Engineering Classification of Steels 
Gas Welding. 
Heat treatment of steel. 
Mild steel & alloy steel. 
NDT. Foundry & Casting – methods. defects. different casting processes 
Resistance Welding. 
Special Welding Techniques i.e. TIG. MIG. etc. (Brazing & Soldering). 
Welding – Arc Welding. 
Welding Defects & Testing; 
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