Syllabus of SSC JE and RRB JE

SSC JE is the short form of Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer. This national-level exam is held by the Staff Selection Commission. The SSC JE examination occurs once a year.

The candidates should be a citizen of India or subjects of Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet. The age limit for the candidates applying for SSC JE is between 18 to 32 years. It is mandatory for the candidates to hold an Engineering degree in the fields of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.


The full form of RRB JE is Railway Recruitment Board Junior Engineering. This Central Government examination is fit for candidates from engineering and science backgrounds. The age limit for the candidates applying for the RRB JE examination is 18 to 32 years. The exam pattern of RRB JE is discussed below. In order to get full details about these examinations, follow BYJU’s exam prep.

RRB JE Exam Pattern

This exam is conducted in two phases. The phase one exam is held in online mode and the time limit for this exam is 1 hour 30 minutes. In order to sit for CBT 2 (phase 2), candidates must qualify for the first phase.

The CBT 1 paper consists of subjects like Mathematics, General Intelligence, Reasoning, General Awareness, and General Science. There will be 100 questions of 100 marks based on the topics mentioned above.

The CBT 2 paper indulges topics like Chemistry, Basics of Environmental & Pollution Control, Physics, Technical ability, Basics of Computer & Application, and General Knowledge. This paper contains 150 questions with a time limit of 120 minutes. The full marks of CBT 2 are 150 marks.

Exam Pattern of SSC JE Examination

The SSC JE examination comprises Paper 1 which consists of multiple choice questions and Paper 2 which is based on descriptive questions. The time limit for a single paper is 2 hours.

Paper 1 is a computer-based exam and includes subjects like General Awareness, General Intelligence, and Reasoning, Part A General Engineering (Civil and Structural) or Part B General Engineering (Electrical) or Part C General Engineering (Mechanical). Paper 2 is a written examination that indulges subjects like Part A General Engineering (Civil & Structural) or Part B General Engineering (Electrical) or Part C General Engineering (Mechanical).

Syllabus for SSC JE examination

There are two papers in the SSC JE examination. The syllabus for the subjects is discussed below:

  • Paper 1- General Intelligence and Reasoning SSC JE Syllabus:

The General Intelligence and Reasoning syllabus consist of topics like Matrix, Analogy, Coding-Decoding, Non-verbal reasoning, Venn diagram, Paper folding method, Seating Arrangement, Direction and Distance, Series, Puzzles & Seating Arrangement, Word Formation, Blood Relations, Verbal reasoning.

  • Paper 1- General Awareness SSC JE Syllabus:

The General Awareness syllabus comprises concepts like Geography, History, Static General Knowledge, Sports, Culture, Books and Authors, Portfolios, economics, Current Affairs, Important schemes, Awards and honours, Science, and People in the news.

  • Paper 1- General Engineering SSC JE Syllabus:

Part A Civil Engineering:

The Civil Engineering section involves topics like Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, RCC Designs, Surveying, Environmental Engineering, Estimating, Building Materials, Steel Designs, Costing and Valuation, Irrigation engineering, Transportation engineering, Theory of structure, and Concrete Technology.

Part B Electrical Engineering:

The Electrical Engineering section consists of concepts like Circuit law, Electrical Machines, Basic concepts, Generation, Magnetic Circuit, Transmission and Distribution, Basic Electronics, Synchronous Machines, Utilisation and Electrical Energy,  Single phase induction motors and Fractional  Kilowatt Motors, AC Fundamentals, Measuring instrument and Measurement, Estimation and Costing.

Part C Mechanical Engineering:

The Mechanical Engineering sections comprise topics like Centrifugal pump, Classification, IC Engines Combustion, Boilers, Theory of Machines and Machine Designs, Hydraulic Turbines, IC Engine performance, Rankine cycle of the system, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication, Basic Principles & Classification of steel,  1st law of Thermodynamics, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Dynamics of Ideal fluids, 2nd law of Thermodynamics, Specification, Fluid Kinematics, Air Standard Cycles for IC Engines, Air Compressors & their Cycles,  Fitting & Accessories, Measurement of Flow rate, Fluid Statics, Refrigerator cycles, Nozzles & Steam Turbines, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Principle of Refrigerator plant.

  • Paper 2 Syllabus for SSC JE exam:

Paper  2 is categorised into three major sections: Part- A (Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering), Part -B (Electrical Engineering), and Part- C (Mechanical Engineering). The candidates are required to choose any one Part from these three parts.

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