SSC JE Exam Pattern 2023

SSC JE 2022 is conducted in two papers i.e. paper 1 and paper 2. Paper 1 is an objective paper while Paper 2 is a descriptive paper. Given below is the detailed exam pattern for paper 1 and paper 2.

SSC JE Exam Pattern 2023-Subject-wise Pattern for Paper 1 & Paper 2 Syllabus 
SSC JE Exam pattern & Syllabus

SSC JE Exam Pattern : Paper 1

  • Paper 1 is a computer-based test (CBT) having multiple-choice questions OR objective type Questions.
  • It consists of 3 sections namely

1.General Intelligence and Reasoning,

2.General Awareness

3.General Engineering ( Civil / Mechanical / Electrical )

PapersSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum marksExam duration
Paper 1 – Objective typeGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning50 MCQs50 marksCumulative duration of 2 hours(2 hours and 40 minutes for those aspirants, who need a scribe)
General Awareness50 MCQs50 marks
General Engineering –Part A – Civil & Structural)/Part B (Electrical)/Part C (Mechanical)100 MCQs100 marks
Total3 Subjects200 MCQs200 Marks120 minutes(160 minutes for those aspirants, who need a scribe)
SSC JE Exam Pattern : Paper 1

Note : There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks per wrong answer.

SSC JE Exam Pattern : Paper 2

  • Paper 2 is a descriptive paper conducted in pen and paper mode.
  • Candidates have to attempt a question paper of 300 marks in 2 hours.
  • Paper 2 is a conventional type exam, candidates have to choose the subject from Part A- Civil & Structural Engineering, Part B- Electrical Engineering or Part C- Mechanical Engineering.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Table and Steam Table for Paper-2.
  • There is no negative marking applicable in Paper-2.
PaperSubjectsMaximum marksExam duration & time
Paper 2 – Descriptive TypePart A – General Engineering(Civil and Structural) OR
Part B – General Engineering(Electrical) OR
Part C – General Engineering(Mechanical)
300 marks2 hours
SSC JE Exam Pattern : Paper 2

SSC JE Syllabus 2023

SSC JE Syllabus and SSC JE Exam Pattern includes topics from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and Technical topics of candidates’ respective specialization in Paper 1.

While in Paper 2, candidates have to solve the problems based on the topics from Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical engineering as chosen by the candidates. Given below are the key points of the SSC JE Syllabus

SSC JE Paper 1 Syllabus : SSC JE Exam pattern

The SSC JE Paper 1 includes three sections such as General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering. Here are the detailed syllabus of each section.

SSC JE General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

This section in Paper 1 of SSC JE comprises 50 questions. The major topics are:

Arithmetical computationsDecision making
DiscriminationRelationship concepts
Arithmetical reasoningVerbal and figure classification
Arithmetical number seriesVisual memory
Space visualizationAnalysis
ObservationAbstract ideas, symbols, and their relationships
Analytical functionsJudgment
SSC JE General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

SSC JE General Awareness Syllabus

This section also includes 50 MCQs. The questions test candidate’s knowledge of current events relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, and Scientific Research, etc.

SSC JE General Engineering Syllabus

This section in Paper 1 consists of 100 objections based on the stream opted by the candidate amongst Civil/ Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

  • Part A – Civil Engineering Syllabus: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.
  • Part B – Electrical Engineering Syllabus: 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.
  • Part C Mechanical Engineering Syllabus: 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 steel.

SSC JE Paper 2 Syllabus

There are three parts in Paper 2 – Part A (Civil Engineering), Part B (Electrical Engineering) and Part C (Mechanical Engineering). Candidates have to indicate their choice of specialization in the application form.

SSC JE Paper 2 Syllabus

SSC JE Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

Candidates can check all the topics of Mechanical Engineering in the table given below:

Theory of Machines and Machine DesignFitting & Accessories
Engineering Mechanics and Strength of MaterialsAir Compressors & their cycles
Properties of Pure SubstancesRefrigeration cycles
1st Law of ThermodynamicsThe principle of the Refrigeration Plant
2nd Law of ThermodynamicsNozzles & Steam Turbines
IC Engines CombustionProperties & Classification of Fluids
Air standard Cycles for IC EnginesFluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure
IC Engine PerformanceFluid kinematics
IC Engine Cooling & LubricationDynamics of Ideal fluids
Rankine cycle of SystemMeasurement of Flow Rate
BoilersBasic principles
ClassificationHydraulic Turbines
SpecificationCentrifugal Pumps
Classification of steels
SSC JE Mechanical Engineering Syllabus

SSC JE Electrical Engineering Syllabus : SSC JE Exam Pattern

These are the topics that must be prepared for Electrical Engineering Paper:

Basic conceptsSynchronous Machines
Circuit lawGeneration
Magnetic CircuitTransmission and Distribution
AC FundamentalsEstimation and Costing
Measurement and Measuring InstrumentsUtilization and Electrical Energy
Electrical MachinesBasic Electronics
Fractional Kilowatt MotorsSingle-phase Induction Motors
SSC JE Electrical Engineering Syllabus

SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus

All the questions of Civil and Structural Engineering will be asked from the topics mentioned in the table below:

Building MaterialsHydraulics
Estimating, Costing, and ValuationIrrigation Engineering
SurveyingTransportation Engineering
Soil MechanicsEnvironmental Engineering
Theory of StructuresConcrete Technology
RCC DesignSteel Des

SSC JE Instructions :

To complete the entire syllabus accordingly, candidates should have a compact list of SSC JE 2022 Preparation books and then start preparing for the exam.

SSC JE 2023 Important Instructions

The important instructions are given below for SSC JE 2022 candidates:

  • Candidate should reach the SSC JE exam centre 1 hour prior to the commencement of the exam
  • Candidates must not forget to carry SSC JE Admit Card on the day of the exam, it is required to enter the examination hall.
  • No electronic item is allowed in the examination hall ex : Watch , Calculater
  • No extra rough sheet is allowed in the examination hall. Margin will be given to do rough work in the test booklet.
  • Do not open the test booklet until and unless you are permitted to.
  • Fill the required details in the answer sheet. The result may not be evaluated if the details are not entered correctly.
  • The answer should be marked properly by darkening the circle in the OMR sheet.
  • Candidates should carefully listen to the instructions given by the invigilator.
  • Failure to follow instructions written in the examination will lead to disqualification.

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