SSC Je civil syllabus

SSC je civil syllabus: SSC (Staff selection commission) released notification for the various posts of SSC JE (Junior Engineer). Aspirant who wants to start ssc je preparation and need to know detailed syllabus and exam pattern of ssc je syllabus, then you are at the right side, here we will cover the detailed syllabus of ssc je civil syllabus, exam pattern, best books recommendation to start their preparation and much more.

SSC Je paper I syllabus covers General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness And General Engineering (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering).

SSC je civil syllabus

Paper I consists of 200 total marks with 0.25 negative marking for each wrong answer.

SSC Je civil syllabus For paper II include descriptive type questions and it will be of offline mode.SSC je civil syllabus

SSC je civil syllabus Paper I

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • General Engineering

 SSC je syllabus Paper II

General Engineering

  • Part-A (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering)
  • Part-B (Electrical Engineering)
  • Part-C (Mechanical Engineering)

SSC JE Paper-I Syllabus

  • It is a computer based examination.
  • It will be of 200 marks
  • Paper I exams consists multiple choice questions
  • There will be 0.25 marks negative marking for each wrong answer.

SSC JE Exam Pattern Stage 1st

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Exam Duration
General Awareness 50 50 120 Minutes
General Intelligence &


50 50
Part A- General Engineering (civil & structural) or

Part B- General Engineering (electrical) or

Part C- General Engineering (mechanical)

100 100
Total 200 200

(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning:

The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.

It include questions on

Analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. 

The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.

(ii) General Awareness: 

The test will include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, Current events etc. 

(iii) General Engineering 

Part-A Civil Engineering

Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Irrigation Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering.

Structural Engineering: 

Theory of Structures, Concrete Technology, RCC Design, Steel Design.

SSC JE Paper II Syllabus

  • Paper II is a descriptive type test.
  • It will be of 300 marks

SSC JE Exam Pattern Stage 2nd

Subjects Total Marks Exam Duration
Civil & Structural Engineering 300 120 Minutes
Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Total 300

Part-A : Civil & Structural Engineering

Civil Engineering

Building Materials : Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based materials, cement (Portland), asbestos products, timber and wood based products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes. 

Estimating, Costing and Valuation: estimate, glossary of technical terms, analysis of rates, methods and unit of measurement, Items of work – earthwork, Brick work (Modular & Traditional bricks), RCC work, Shuttering, Timber work, Painting, Flooring, Plastering. Boundary wall, Brick building, Water Tank, Septic tank, Bar bending schedule, Centre line method, Mid-section formula, Trapezodial formula, Simpson’s rule. Cost estimate of Septic tank, flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, Steel Truss, Piles and pile-caps. Valuation – Value and cost, scrap value, salvage value, assessed value, sinking fund, depreciation and obsolescence, methods of valuation. 

Surveying : Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying, working of prismatic compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying, theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Levelling, Definition of terms used in levelling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring, uses of contour map, tachometric survey, curve setting, earth work calculation, advanced surveying equipment.

Soil Mechanics : Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, specific gravity of soil grains, unit weights, density index and interrelationship of different parameters, Grain size distribution curves and their uses. Index properties of soils, Atterberg’s limits, ISI soil classification and plasticity chart. Permeability of soil, coefficient of permeability, determination of coefficient of permeability, Unconfined and confined aquifers,effective stress, quick sand, consolidation of soils, Principles of consolidation, degree of consolidation, preconsolidation pressure, normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate settlement. Shear strength of soils, direct shear test, Vane shear test, Triaxial test. Soil compaction, Laboratory compaction test, Maximum dry density and optimum moisture content, earth pressure theories, active and passive earth pressures, Bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test.

Hydraulics : Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli’s theorem and its application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines. 

Irrigation Engineering: Definition, necessity, benefits, 2II effects of irrigation, types and methods of irrigation, Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, runoff coefficient, rain gauge, losses from precipitation – evaporation, infiltration, etc. Water requirement of crops, duty, delta and base period, Kharif and Rabi Crops, Command area, Time factor, Crop ratio, Overlap allowance, Irrigation efficiencies. Different types of canals, types of canal irrigation, loss of water in canals. Canal lining – types and advantages. Shallow and deep to wells, yield from a well. Weir and barrage, Failure of weirs and permeable foundation, Slit and Scour, Kennedy’s theory of critical velocity. Lacey’s theory of uniform flow. Definition of flood, causes and effects, methods of flood control, water logging, preventive measure. Land reclamation, Characteristics of affecting fertility of soils, purposes, methods, description of land and reclamation processes. Major irrigation projects in India. 

Transportation Engineering: Highway Engineering – cross sectional elements, geometric design, types of pavements, pavement materials – aggregates and bitumen, different tests, Design of flexible and rigid pavements – Water Bound Macadam (WBM) and Wet Mix Macadam (WMM), Gravel Road, Bituminous construction, Rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Highway drainage, Railway Engineering- Components of permanent way – sleepers, ballast, fixtures and fastening, track geometry, points and crossings, track junction, stations and yards. Traffic Engineering – Different traffic survey, speed-flow-density and their interrelationships, intersections and interchanges, traffic signals, traffic operation, traffic signs and markings, road safety.

Environmental Engineering: Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, need of sanitation, sewerage systems, circular sewer, oval sewer, sewer appurtenances, sewage treatments. Surface water drainage. Solid waste management – types, effects, engineered management system. Air pollution – pollutants, causes, effects, control. Noise pollution – cause, health effects, control.

Structural Engineering 

Theory of structures: 

Elasticity constants, types of beams – determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever and overhanging 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, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, Torsion of circular section.

Concrete Technology: Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates, importance of water quality, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting, repair and maintenance of concrete structures. 

RCC Design: 

RCC beams-flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of singly reinforced and doubly reinforced beams, cantilever beams. T-beams, lintels. One way and two way slabs, isolated footings. Reinforced brick works, columns, staircases, retaining wall, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress methods).

Steel Design:

Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams roof trusses plate girders.

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Best books for SSC JE civil syllabus

There are various book to prepare for the ssc exams, here we will recommend some of the best books for the preparations:

  • SSC Junior Engineer Civil & Structural Recruitment Exam Guide by Disha experts
  • SSC-JE 2019 General Awareness & Reasoning Previous Years Detailed Solution by Ies master team
  • General Knowledge by Manohar Pandey

SSC JE syllabus pdf

FAQ on SSC JE civil Syllabus:

What is the exam mode of the SSC JE Civil tier I and tier II exam?
Paper I will be online and Paper II will be of offline mode.

How many questions are there in SSC JE  Paper I?
There are 200 questions in the ssc je paper I exam.


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