SSC stands for Staff Selection Commission. It is a group under the Government of India.
It hires people for different types of posts. They hire people in various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and also in Subordinate offices.
The SSC organizes exams for Junior Engineers (JE) every year. Moreover, this exam is for hiring staff in various posts of engineering. These posts include Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering too. They also hire Quantity surveying Engineers. This exam gets conducted for Group B posts in level 6 according to the 7th Central Pay Commission. The people in Group – B posts are non-gazetted. Also, the salary for Level 6 officers is Rs. 35400 – Rs. 112400
These exams are SSC JE exams. To give SSC JE exams, one has to visit their official website. The SSC organization updated the dates for the 2020 – 21 exam on 18th March 2021. Besides, they published an official notice regarding this. Also, the organization published the admit cards before by the regional headquarters.
|Name of the exam||SSC JE|
|Full-Form||Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer|
|Conducting body||Staff Selection Commission|
|Stages in SSC JE||Paper 1 (Objective)
Paper 2 (Descriptive)
|Occurrence||Once a year|
|Vacancies||1650 (not confirmed)|
|Contact information (Address)||Staff Selection Commission Block No-12,
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Some aspirants want to fulfill their dream of becoming an employee in the Government sector. They should not lose this golden opportunity of working in such a prestigious job. Hence, they are requested to visit the official website regularly. It will help them stay updated on the information regarding this exam. The aspirants get chosen to manage the managerial and technical jobs in various departments. Moreover, these exams get taken at both state and central levels. Also, the posts are announced separately by every state.
SSC JE Exam notification of 2020-21 got already published on the official website by SSC officials. It got released on 1st October 2020. Earlier, the committee said that they would declare the notification on 4th August 2020. But it got delayed. At the same time, the application form got released.
This notification is very much essential for the aspirants who will appear for the exam. They also release details about other posts too. Hence, they should go through it carefully before sitting for the exam. Moreover, it holds much necessary information. They are exam dates, the application process, examination pattern, syllabus, and result declaration too. The notification gets released every year in PDF format. As stated there, the last date for the application form was 30th October 2020. The recent news regarding this exam is that the answer key for the Paper 1 Exam got released on 7th July 2021 – 8th July 2021. The result for the Paper 2 Exam will get published on 30th November 2021.
|Exam Events||Exam Dates|
|Notification||1st October 2020|
|Application form||1st October 2020 – 30th October 2020|
|Online exam fee payment||1st October 2020 – 1st November 2020|
|Generation of offline challan||1st October 2020 – 3rd November 2020|
|Exam fee payment through offline challan||1st October 2020 – 5th November 2020|
The SSC JE Exam Paper – 1 already occurred from 22nd March – 25th March 2021. Firstly, SSC released the calendar for all its exams on the official website. According to that calendar, the aspirants can find the dates for all the other exams of SSC. Recently, SSC declared the Exam Paper – 2 dates through an official notice on 6th August 2021. According to this notice, the exam for Paper – 2 will be from 26th September 2021 onwards. The aspirants who qualify for the Paper – 1 Exam will get the admit card for Paper – 2. They will get the admit cards from 16th September 2021. After that, the answer key gets released after few weeks from the exam.
|Paper 1 Admit Card Download Date||12th March 2021|
|Paper 1 Exam Date||22nd – 25th March 2021|
|Paper 1 Result date and Cut – off date||30th June 2021|
|Paper 1 Answer Key Date||7th July 2021|
|Paper 2 Admit Card Download Date||16th September 2021|
|Paper 2 Exam Date||26th September 2021 onwards|
|Paper 2 Result date and Cut – off date||30th November 2021|
|Paper 2 Answer Key Date||Yet to declare|
|Release of the Notification date||2nd week of September 2021|
|Start to submit an Online application||3rd week of September 2021|
|Deadline for Application Form Submit||1st week of October 2021|
|Paper 1 Admit Card Download Date||November 2021|
|Paper 1 Exam Date||November 2021|
|Paper 1 Result date and Cut – off date||January 2022|
|Paper 2 Admit Card Download Date||January 2022|
|Paper 2 Exam Date||January 2022|
|Paper 2 Result date and Cut – off date||March/April 2022|
There are two modes of transaction available for paying the SSC JE application forms.
They are online mode as well as offline mode. Students can pay the online fees through BHIM UPI, Net Banking. They can also pay by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit, or Debit card. At the same time, students can pay fees through offline mode. For this, they have to submit an SBI challan at any SBI Bank branch.
After the candidate fills up the application form, they can pay the application fees category-wise.
|Women/SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-servicemen||Not have to pay any fees.|
SSC JE notification mentions all the eligibility criteria points. Moreover, the educational qualifications depend on the post or degree. The aspirants have to match them with the position for which they want to apply.
|Civil Engineer, Jr.||B.Tech. / BE / Diploma in CE|
|Electrical Engineer, Jr.||B.Tech. / BE / Diploma in EE|
|Civil Engineer, Jr. (Department of Posts)||B.Tech. / BE / three years Diploma in CE|
|Electrical Engineer, Jr. (Department of Posts)||BE / B.Tech. / three years Diploma in EE|
|Junior Engineer (Civil), Military Engineering Services||B. Tech/ BE in CE/ three years Diploma in CE
At least two years of work experience in CE
|Junior Engineer (Mechanical and Electrical), Military Engineering Services||B.Tech./BE in Me or EE/ three years Diploma in ME or EE
At least two years of work experience in EE or ME
|Junior Engineer (Assistant Engineer), Military Engineering Services||B.Tech. / BE / three years Diploma in CE/ must have passed in Building and Quantity Surveying (Sub Divisional-II) from the Institute of Surveyors (India)|
|Junior Engineer (Civil and Mechanical), Central Water Commission||B.Tech. / BE Diploma in ME or CE|
SSC JE Notification also mentions the nationality criteria for the students.
Age limit is also an essential requirement that an aspirant should fulfill. As stated in the SSC JE age criteria, the applicant should be born within 1st January 1992 – 1st January 2006. Below is the tabular form where the age limit is post-wise.
|Posts||Maximum Age Limit|
|Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical), Central Water Commission||32|
|Junior Engineer (Civil and Electrical), Department of Post||30|
|Junior Engineer (Surveying and Contract), Military Engineering Services||30|
|Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical), Military engineering services||30|
The vacancies for SSC JE Exams 2020 – 21 got already declared. They got declared by SSC on their official site on 19th October 2020. Although, these vacancies are unsettled. They can get changed at any time by SSC. But, a total of 1650 vacancies got announced as a tentative vacancy detail.
2019-20 SSC JE had a total of 887 vacancies. Below is a tabular form of 2019-20 vacancies according to the category.
|Categories||Number of Vacancies|
For further details on vacancies, the aspirants can check the SSC JE official notification on the site.
SSC JE salary is according to the 7th pay commission. As stated above, the pay scale of these posts comes under level 6 of the pay matrix. The gross salary and the In-hand salary are mentioned below in a tabular form post-wise.
|Posts||Gross Salary||In-hand Salary|
|Central Water Commission Department, Jr. Civil Engineers||Rs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)||Rs 29,455 – 33,907|
|Central Water Commission Department, Jr. Mechanical Engineers||Rs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)||Rs 29,455 – 33,907|
|Jr. Civil Engineers, CPWD||Rs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)||Rs 29,455 – 33,907|
|Jr. Electrical Engineers, CPWD||Rs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)||Rs 29,455 – 33,907|
|Jr. Civil Engineers||Rs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)||Rs 29,455 – 33,907|
|Jr. Electrical Engineers||Rs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)||Rs 29,455 – 33,907|
|Jr. Civil Engineers, MES||Rs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)||Rs 29,455 – 33,907|
|Jr. Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, MES||Rs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)||Rs 29,455 – 33,907|
|Junior Quantity Surveying and Contract Engineers, MES||Rs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)||Rs 29,455 – 33,907|
The SSC JE Exam comprises two papers. Firstly, SSC JE Paper – 1 and lastly, SSC JE Paper – 2. The questions in the exam come from subject-wise topics. Below is the detailed syllabus for SSC JE Paper – 1 and Paper – 2.
|Details||SSC JE Paper 1||SSC JE Paper 2|
|Subject papers||General Intelligence and Reasoning
Awareness and Engineering (Civil and Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)
|General Engineering (Civil and Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)|
|Type of questions||MCQs||Descriptive questions|
|Exam duration||2 hours||2 hours|
|Number of questions||200||–|
|Languages||English and Hindi||English and Hindi|
The exam pattern for SSC JE Paper 1 is entirely different from Paper 2.
Paper 1 consists of MCQ questions. Paper 2 consists of descriptive questions. Below is the tabular form of the examination pattern. It is for the aspirants so that they can understand better and prepare themselves for the exam.
|Paper 1||MCQs||Intelligence and Reasoning||50||2 Hours|
|General Engineering (Part A/B/C)||100|
|Paper 2||Descriptive||Part – A General Engineering Civil and Structural
|Part – B General Engineering Electrical
|Part – C General Engineering Mechanical|
The SSC already published the admit cards for the Paper 1 exam. It was on 12th March 2021. But, the admit card for Paper 2 is yet to get released on 16th September 2021.
This organization releases admit cards on its official site. So, the students should check and stay updated regarding the notifications on the site. The admit card can only get downloaded through an online mode. It will not get sent to the aspirants at their postal address. Besides, there is no other way to have the admit card rather than getting it downloaded.
Essential documents should be there with the aspirants when they log into the official site for downloading the admit card. These documents include registration number and date of birth. Also, the applicant should download and save the admit card for future use.
The admit card is an important document. Hence, the aspirant must carry them to the examination center. Otherwise, they would not get allowed to sit for the examination.
SSC JE Paper 1 result got released already by SSC on their official site (ssc.nic.in). It got released on 30th June 2021. As a result, the aspirants can get an idea about the cut-off marks based on these results. A recent announcement by SSC regarding the Paper 2 Examination was there. It got released through an official notice by SSC on 6th August 2021.
First of all, the Paper 2 exam would be from 26th September 2021. Secondly, the result of this exam would get published by 30th November 2021. Also, the admit card would start to appear on the site from 16th September 2021. But, whoever passes the Paper 1 exam is eligible to give the Paper 2 exam. The SSC JE result always gets released within 3-4 weeks after the examination in PDF format. The answer key gets released few weeks after the result comes out.
Before filling up the application form, the aspirants must go through the guidelines for eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria are necessary for SSC JE Examination. The candidate must fulfill all the eligibility requirements. Otherwise, they would not get qualified even if they fill up the application form. So, it is advisable if the aspirant reads and understands the eligibility criteria fully before filling up the application form.
It can be difficult for students to fill up the application form for those appearing for the first time. So, for them, the steps are given below in an easy way.
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SSC JE recruits students for the position of Junior Engineers every year. They hire them for various departments like Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Quantity Surveying and Contracts department. This exam gets organized for Group B posts in level 6, according to the 7th Central Pay Commission. The people in Group – B posts are non-gazetted. Also, the salary for Level 6 officers is Rs. 35400 – Rs. 112400
The SSC JE exam occurs once a year.
The applicants have to appear for two papers in the SSC JE exam. Firstly, Paper 1 and Secondly, Paper 2.
The Paper 1 exam gets carried out in online mode. It consists of MCQ Questions.
The Paper 2 exam gets carried out in offline mode. It consists of descriptive questions.
The applicants must have an Engineering degree or Diploma degree in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering department.
The application fees for General candidates is Rs.100/-
But, women and the candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PwD or Ex-Servicemen do not have to pay any application fees.
Yes. It is compulsory. The aspirant has to clear the Paper 1 exam to get qualified for the Paper 2 exam. The aspirants who fail in any of these exams will get disqualified from the hiring process.
The aspirants have to visit the official site of SSC (ssc.nic.in) to get the admit card. The admit card is available for ten days before the examination. So the student should stay in touch with the official site so that they do not miss the latest updates.
Yes. A final year student can apply for SSC JE Exam.
Junior Engineers (CE, EE, and ME) of Central Water Commission and CPWD should be within 32 years. Junior Engineers (CE and EE) of the Department of Post should be within 27 years. Also, Junior Engineers (Surveying and Contract) of Military Engineering Services should be within 27 years too. Junior Engineers (CE, EE, and ME) of Military Engineering Services should be within 30 years.
Yes. 0.25 negative marking given in SSC JE Exam for every wrong answer.