SSC JE Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2020 for Paper-I & Paper-II

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SSC JE Syllabus 2020: Staff Selection Commission has announced examination date for the post of Junior Engineers in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying & Contract domains. The exam will be going to conduct on 22 March 2021 to 25 March 2021. The standard of the questions in Engineering subjects will be approximate of the level of Diploma in Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical/Electronics) For this recruitment, candidates should crack the examination conducted by the staff selection commission for that we have to prepare for the examination with the help of syllabus.

SSC JE Syllabus

SSC JE Syllabus 2020:

Staff Selection Commission is going to conduct the examination for the SSC JE post in Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying & Contract domains. For these recruitment candidates should undergo the examinations, it consists of paper-I and paper-II on the Computer-based examination:-

Paper I:

  • SSC JE 2020 Paper-I is Computer-based examination(CBE)
  • The questions will be consist of objective types
  • Paper-I contains 200 marks
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I
  • Candidates appearing for the post of JE Civil, Quantity Surveying & Contract should attempt the PART A section
  • Candidates appearing for the post of JE Electrical should attempt the PART-B section
  • Candidates appearing for the post of JE Mechanical should attempt the PART-C section

SSC JE 2020 Exam Pattern for Paper-I:

                        TOPICS    MARKS
General Intelligence & Reasoning        50
General Awareness        50
General Engineering
(Civil & Structural, Electrical, mechanical)
General Engineering(Civil & Structural)                          (OR)
General Engineering(Electrical)                                       (OR)
General Engineering(Mechanical)                                     (OR)
                    Total       200

SSC JE 2020 syllabus for Paper-I:

S.NO          SECTIONS             TOPICS
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • verbal and non-verbal type
  • 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
2 General Awareness
  • General awareness of the environment & current events
  • Questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture,
    Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc.
General Engineering(Civil & Structural)
  • 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
General Engineering(Electrical)
  • Basic concepts, Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Electrical Machines
  • Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single phase induction Motors, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Estimation and Costing, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics.
General Engineering(Mechanical)
  • Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Properties of Pure Substances
  • 1st Law of Thermodynamics, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Air standard Cycles for IC Engines, IC Engine Performance, IC Engines Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication,
  • Rankine cycle of System, Boilers, Classification, Specification, Fitting & Accessories, Air Compressors & their cycles, Refrigeration cycles, Principle of Refrigeration Plant, Nozzles & Steam Turbines
  • Properties & Classification of Fluids, Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid kinematics,
    Dynamics of Ideal fluids, Measurement of Flow rate, basic principles, Hydraulic Turbines,
    Centrifugal Pumps, Classification of steels.

SSC JE 2020 syllabus for Paper-II:(written exam)

  • The written exam will be conducted for 300 marks in General Engineering in Civil, Mechanical, Structural & Electrical domine
  • The total duration of the written exam will be 2 Hour
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Tables
    and Steam Table for Paper-II only

PART-A Civil Engineering & Structural:

                                           Civil Engineering
                        SECTIONS                     TOPICS
Building Materials
  • Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials
Estimating, Costing and Valuation
  • Technical terms, analysis of rates, methods and unit of measurement, Items of work – earthwork, Brickwork, 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, Trapezoidal 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.
  • Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying, working of the 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 a contour map, curve setting, earthwork calculation, advanced surveying equipment.
Soil Mechanics
  • Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, the 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, quicksand, consolidation of soils
  • Principles of consolidation, degree of consolidation, pre-consolidation pressure, normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate settlement.
  • 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
  • Definition of flood, causes and effects, methods of flood control, water logging,
    preventive measure. Land reclamation, Characteristics of affecting the 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
  • 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 the 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
           SECTIONS                                   TOPICS
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, the 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 double reinforced beams, cantilever beams. T-beams, lintels. One way and two-way slabs, isolated footings
Steel Design
  • Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams roof trusses plate girders

PART-B Electrical Engineering:

                                       Electrical Engineering
                          SECTIONS                  TOPICS
Basic concepts Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them.
Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their units
Circuit law Kirchhoff’s law, Simple Circuit solution using network theorems
Magnetic Circuit Concepts of flux, reluctance, Different kinds of magnetic materials, Magnetic
calculations for conductors of different configuration e.g. straight, circular, solenoidal, etc.
Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction.
AC Fundamentals Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves,
Representation of sinusoidal waveform, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. and
C, Resonance, Tank Circuit. Poly Phase system – star and delta connection, 3 phase power, DC and
the sinusoidal response of R-Land R-C circuit.
Measurement and measuring instruments Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase, both active
and re-active) and energy, 2 wattmeter method of 3 phase power measurement. Measurement of
frequency and phase angle. Ammeter and voltmeter (both moving oil and moving iron type),
an extension of range wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges. Use of CRO, Signal
Generator, CT, PT and their uses. Earth Fault detection.
Electrical Machines
  • D.C. Machine – Construction, Basic Principles of D.C. motors and generators, their characteristics, speed control and starting of D.C. Motors. Method of braking motor, Losses and efficiency of D.C. Machines.
  • 1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. Tests, Losses and efficiency. Effect of voltage, frequency and waveform on losses. Parallel operation of 1 phase 3 phase transformers. Autotransformers
  • 3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, the principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors. Methods of braking, the effect of voltage and frequency variation on torque speed characteristics.
Synchronous Machines
  • Generation of 3-phase e.m.f. armature reaction, voltage regulation, parallel operation of two alternators, synchronizing, control of active and reactive power. Starting and applications of synchronous motors
Generation, Transmission and Distribution
  • Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, cost of generation, inter-connection of power stations. Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults.
  • Switchgears – a rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. Fuses, Protection against earth leakage / over current,
Estimation and costing
  • Estimation of lighting scheme, electric installation of machines and relevant IE rules. Earthing practices and IE Rules.
Utilization of Electrical Energy
  • Illumination, Electric heating, Electric welding, Electroplating, Electric drives and motors.
Basic Electronics
  • Working of various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type), BJT and JFET. Simple circuits using these devices.

PART- C Mechanical Engineering:

                                       Mechanical Engineering
Theory of Machines and Machine Design
  • Concept of a simple machine, Four bar linkage and link motion, Flywheels and fluctuation of energy
  • Power transmission by belts – V-belts and Flat belts, Clutches – Plate and Conical clutch, Gears – Type of gears, gear profile and gear ratio calculation, Governors – Principles and classification, Riveted joint, Cams, Bearings, Friction in collars and pivots.
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials
  • Equilibrium of Forces, Law of motion, Friction, Concepts of stress and strain, Elastic limit and elastic constants, Bending moments
  • shear force diagram, Stress in composite bars, Torsion of circular shafts, Bucking of columns – Euler’s and Rankin’s theories, Thin-walled pressure vessels.
Properties of Pure Substances
  • p-v & P-T diagrams of pure substance like H2O, Introduction of steam table with respect to steam generation process; definition of saturation, wet & superheated status.
  • Definition of dryness fraction of steam, degree of superheat of steam. H-s chart of steam
  • 1 st Law of Thermodynamics & 2 nd Law of Thermodynamics
Air standard Cycles for IC engines
  • Otto cycle; plot on P-V, T-S Planes; Thermal Efficiency, Diesel Cycle; Plot on P-V, T-S planes; Thermal efficiency.
Rankine cycle of steam
  • Simple Rankine cycle plot on P-V, T-S, h-s planes, Rankine cycle efficiency with & without pump work.
  • Boilers; Classification; Specification; Fittings & Accessories: Fire Tube & Water Tube Boilers.
  • Air Compressors & their cycles; Refrigeration cycles; Principle of a Refrigeration Plant; Nozzles & Steam Turbines Fluid Mechanics & Machinery
Properties & Classification of Fluid
  • Ideal & real fluids, Newton’s law of viscosity, Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, compressible and incompressible fluids.
Fluid Statics The pressure at a point.
Measurement of Fluid Pressure Manometers, U-tube, Inclined tube
Fluid Kinematics Streamline, laminar & turbulent flow, external & internal flow, continuity equation.
Dynamics of ideal fluids Bernoulli’s equation, Total head; Velocity head; Pressure head; Application of Bernoulli’s equitation.
Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles Venturimeter, Pilot tube, Orifice meter
Hydraulic Turbines Classifications, Principles
Centrifugal Pumps Classifications, Principles, Performance.
Classification of Steels Mild steel & alloy steel, Heat treatment of steel, Welding – Arc Welding, Gas Welding, Resistance Welding, Special Welding Techniques

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