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SSC JE Exam 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

September 8, 2022

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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.

More about SSC JE Exams

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.

SSC JE Exam Highlights

Name of the examSSC JE
Full-FormStaff Selection Commission Junior Engineer
Conducting bodyStaff Selection Commission
Official websitessc.nic.in
Exam categoryNational
Stages in SSC JEPaper 1 (Objective)
Paper 2 (Descriptive)
Document verification
OccurrenceOnce a year
Vacancies1650 (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.

Exam Notification and News

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.

News

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.

SSC JE Notification Events

Exam EventsExam Dates
NotificationOctober 2022
Application form28 November 2022 – 27 December 2022
Online exam fee paymentNovember 2022 – December 2022
Generation of offline challanNovember 2022 – December 2022
Exam fee payment through offline challanNovember 2022 – December 2022

Exam Date

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.

Important Exam Dates for SSC JE 2020 – 2021

Paper 1 Admit Card Download DateTo be announced
Paper 1 Exam DateJanuary 2023
Paper 1 Result date and Cut – off dateJanuary – February 2023
Paper 1 Answer Key DateTo be announced
Paper 2 Admit Card Download DateTo be announced
Paper 2 Exam DateTo be announced
Paper 2 Result date and Cut – off dateTo be announced
Paper 2 Answer Key DateTo be announced

A tentative schedule for SSC JE Exam 2021-22 is mentioned below in the tabular form.

EventsExam Dates
Release of the Notification dateOctober 2022
Start to submit an Online application28 November 2022
Deadline for Application Form Submit27 December 2022
Paper 1 Admit Card Download DateTo be announced
Paper 1 Exam DateJanuary 2023
Paper 1 Result date and Cut – off dateJanuary – February 2023
Paper 2 Admit Card Download DateTo be announced
Paper 2 Exam DateTo be announced
Paper 2 Result date and Cut – off dateTo be announced

Application Fee

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, Ru Pay 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.

CategoryApplication Fees
GeneralRs 100/-
Women/SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-servicemenNot have to pay any fees.

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications 

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.

Important Educational Criteria

PostsQualifications
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 ServicesB. 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 ServicesB.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 ServicesB.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 CommissionB.Tech. / BE Diploma in ME or CE

Nationality 

SSC JE Notification also mentions the nationality criteria for the students.

  1. Firstly, the aspirant should be an Indian citizen.
  2. Also, the aspirant can be a citizen of Nepal.
  3. The aspirant can also be from Bhutan as well.
  4. Furthermore, the aspirant can be a Tibetan refugee who came to India on 1st January 1962. The aspirant should have a permanent settlement in India.
  5. Lastly, the applicant can be of Indian origin who came to India to resettle. The applicant can be from Pakistan or Burma. Then, they can be from Sri Lanka or the East African countries of Kenya. Also, they can be from Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi. They can be from Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam. The applicant should have a permanent settlement in India.

Age Limit 

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.

PostsMaximum Age Limit
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical), Central Water Commission32
Junior Engineer (Civil and Electrical), Department of Post30
Junior Engineer (Surveying and Contract), Military Engineering Services30
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical), Military engineering services30

Vacancies

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.

CategoriesNumber of Vacancies
SC130
ST64
OBC241
EWS87
UR365
OH7
HH6
Total887

For further details on vacancies, the aspirants can check the SSC JE official notification on the site.

Salary

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.

PostsGross SalaryIn-hand Salary
Central Water Commission Department, Jr. Civil EngineersRs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)Rs 29,455 – 33,907
Central Water Commission Department, Jr. Mechanical EngineersRs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)Rs 29,455 – 33,907
Jr. Civil Engineers, CPWDRs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)Rs 29,455 – 33,907
Jr. Electrical Engineers, CPWDRs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)Rs 29,455 – 33,907
Jr. Civil EngineersRs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)Rs 29,455 – 33,907
Jr. Electrical EngineersRs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)Rs 29,455 – 33,907
Jr. Civil Engineers, MESRs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)Rs 29,455 – 33,907
Jr. Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, MESRs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)Rs 29,455 – 33,907
Junior Quantity Surveying and Contract Engineers, MESRs 4,200 + (32,667 – 37,119)Rs 29,455 – 33,907

Syllabus

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.

Detailed Syllabus for SSC JE Exam

DetailsSSC JE Paper 1SSC JE Paper 2
Exam modeOnlineOffline
Subject papersGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning Awareness and Engineering (Civil and Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)General Engineering (Civil and Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)
Type of questionsMCQsDescriptive questions
Exam duration2 hours2 hours
Number of questions200
Total marks200300
Negative marking0.25
LanguagesEnglish and HindiEnglish and Hindi

Exam Pattern

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.

Exam Pattern for Paper 1

PaperQuestion TypeSubjectsMarksDuration
Paper 1MCQsIntelligence and Reasoning502 Hours
General Awareness50
General Engineering (Part A/B/C)100

Exam Pattern for Paper 2

PaperQuestion TypeSubjectsMarksDuration
Paper 2DescriptivePart – A General Engineering Civil and Structural3002 hours
Part – B General Engineering Electrical
Part – C General Engineering Mechanical

Admit Card

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.

Important information about admit card

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.

  1. The aspirant must get the admit card online. For that, they have to visit the official website of SSC. They must download and save the admit card for future references and must take a printout.
  2. Also, the admit card gets released within ten days before the examination.
  3. Furthermore, the aspirant must go through the guidelines before they download the admit card.
  4. The aspirants must have their application number and password or their date of birth with them while downloading.
  5. The applicant has to bring the admit card with them to the examination center. They would not get allowed to sit in the exam without it.
  6. Lastly, the applicant must carry their Government ID proofs (Voter Card or Aadhaar Card) to the examination center.

Result

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.

How to apply?

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.

The steps for applying for the SSC JE Exam are :

  1. First of all, the applicant should go to the official site of SSC (ssc.nic.in).
  2. Secondly, the applicant should select the “Apply Online for SSC JE 2020” link.
  3. The application form will appear on the computer screen.
  4. Next, the applicant should fill up the application form.
  5. The applicant should thoroughly match their details with the documents.
  6. After that, when the applicant is sure that their details are all correct, they should press the submit button.
  7. Next, the applicant has to pay the application fees online or in offline mode.
  8. Finally, the applicant should save and print out the application form for their future use.

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FAQs

Q. SSC JE recruits students for which posts?

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

Q. How many times does the SSC JE exam occur in a year?

The SSC JE exam occurs once a year.

Q. What are the ways of giving SSC JE examination?

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.

Q. What are the minimum eligibility criteria for the SSC JE exam?

The applicants must have an Engineering degree or Diploma degree in Mechanical, Civil or Electrical Engineering department.

Q. What is the application fee?

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.

Q. Is it compulsory to give both the Paper 1 and Paper 2 exams?

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.

Q. How can a student download SSC JE Admit card?

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.

Q. Can a final-year student appear in the SSC JE exam?

Yes. A final year student can apply for SSC JE Exam.

Q. What is the highest age limit to appear for the 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.

Q. Is negative marking given in SSC JE Exam?

Yes. 0.25 negative marking given in SSC JE Exam for every wrong answer.

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