SSC JE Exam Notification 2020: Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern & 2019 Cut-off

SSC JE Exam 2020: Exam Notification, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern & 2019 Cut-off

Every year, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC JE Exam for the posts of Junior Engineers in various Departments in the Government of India. These departments include Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Quantity Surveying and Contracts.

The SSC JE exam is a golden opportunity for the students who wish to make a career for themselves in the government sector. The notification for SSC JE Exam 2020 is yet to be announced by the Staff Selection Commission.

On the basis of the SSC JE 2019, prospective applicants must check their eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus for SSC JE Exam 2020. Also, aspirants must keep track of  previous-year cut-off as it will help them analyse what is the minimum score they need to secure to crack the SSC JE Exam.

 SSC JE 2020 Exam Notification

As mentioned earlier, SSC JE 2020 Exam dates have not been declared by the commission. The announcement of the SSC JE exam notification will probably take place in August 2020.

However, on the basis of the previous exams, tentative dates and deadlines for 2020 SSC JE are mentioned in the table below:

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Event Name Date(s)
SSC JE Notification Release Date 2nd week of August 2019
Deadline to Apply Online for SSC JE 2020 2nd week of September 2019 (till 5:00 PM)
SSC JE 2020 Tier-I Admit Card 1st week of March 2020
Beginning of SSC JE 2020 Tier-I Exam Date Last week of March to 1st week of April 2020
Beginning of SC JE 2020 Tier-II Exam Date 3rd week of June 2020


SSC JE Exam 2020 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer 2020 is based on two factors, Age limit and Academic Qualification. The details of both these factors have been tabulated below:

SSC JE  2020 Age Limit

Post Age Limit
JE (Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical); Central Water Commission and CPWD 32 years
JE (Civil, Mechanical, and Mechanical); MES 30 years
JE (Electrical and Civil); Department of Post and JE (Surveying & Contract); MES 18-27 years

SSC JE 2020 Academic Qualifications

Post Minimum Academic Qualification Required
JE (Civil) CPWD – B.Tech. / B.E. / Diploma in Civil Engineering
JE (Civil & Mechanical) Central Water Commission – Diploma / B.E. / B.Tech. in Mechanical/ Civil Engineering
JE (Electrical) CPWD – Diploma / B. Tech/ B.E. / in Electrical Engineering
JE(Civil) Dept of Posts – 3 yrs. Diploma / B.E. / B.Tech. / in Civil Engineering
JE(Electrical) Dept of Posts- B.Tech. / B.E. / 3 years Diploma in Electrical Engineering
JE (Electrical & Mechanical) MES — B.Tech. / B.E. in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering OR 3 yrs. Diploma in Mechanical /Electrical Engineering
JE(Civil) MES – B.Tech. / B.E. in Civil Engineering
JE(QS&C) MES – 3 yrs. Diploma / B.E. / B.Tech. in Civil Engineering


SSC JE 2020 Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for SSC JE Exam 2020 is quite vast and is distributed in two SSC JE papers, Objective type which is Paper I and Descriptive Type which is Paper 2.

The SSC JE 2020 Syllabus for Paper I includes a large number of topics and subject areas. These have been distributed in the following manner:

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning: This section majorly comprise of basic topics like Arithmetical reasoning, Visual memory, Relationship concepts, Analysis and judgement, Analogies, Verbal and figures classification, Number Series, Decision making, etc.
  2. General Awareness: In this section, main topics include History, Culture, Scientific Research, Geography, and General Polity.
  3. General Engineering: Under this section, the SSC JE paper I cover particular topics related to core coursework of Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

SSC JE 2020 Syllabus for Paper-II comprises of three parts which are divided into core subjects in the following manner:

  1. Part A (Civil & Structural Engineering): This includes topics like Surveying, Building Materials, Irrigation Engineering, Hydraulics, Estimating, Cost and Valuation, etc.
  2. Part B (Electrical Engineering): This consists of study areas like AC Fundamentals, Circuit law, Electrical Machines, Synchronous Machines, etc.
  3. Part C (Mechanical Engineering): This includes areas such as Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Fluid Mechanics & Machinery, etc.

SSC JE 2020 Exam Pattern

The SSC JE 2020 Exam is divided in two papers, Paper I (Objective type) and Paper II (Descriptive type). The duration of both SSC JE Paper I and SSC JE Paper II is 2 hours.

The table below will give the aspirants a brief idea regarding the SSC JE 2020 Paper pattern:

SSC JE Papers Exam Mode Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Paper-I: Objective Type Computer-based Test General


and Reasoning

50 50 2 Hours


50 50
Part A General

Engineering (Civil & Structural)

OR Part B General

Engineering (Electrical)

OR Part C General

Engineering (Mechanical)

100 100
Paper-II: Descriptive Type Written Test Part A: General Engineering (Structural and Civil)


Part B: General Engineering (Electrical)


Part C: General Engineering (Mechanical)

300 2 Hours

Applicants must remember that there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer in SSC JE Paper 1.

Also, for SSC JE 2020 Paper 2, applicants will be allowed to use their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Tables, and Steam Table.

SSC JE Exam Cut-Off

For those who don’t know, the SSE JE Exam Cut off is decided by the Staff Selection Commission itself. The commission will announce the Merit list/ Cut off along with the SSC JE 2020 Exam result on their official website.

Also, the SSC JE releases two separate cut off marks for SSC JE Paper I and SSC JE Paper II. To give the candidates an idea, we have tabulated the Cut off for SSC JE 2018-19 for Paper 1

Category Cut Off for Mechanical/

Electrical Engineering

Cut Off for Civil


GEN 152.16 127.40
SC 133.39 107.61
ST 125.49 107.01
OBC 149.30 122.91
EWS 147.47 118.99

SSC JE aspirants are advised to regularly check this page for updates on SSC JE 2020 Notifications, Exam dates.

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