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SSC JE Civil Engineering Exam

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will be releasing the official notification for Junior Engineer (Civil) Examination 2023. The notification will contain all the important details about the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, syllabus, selection process, and application procedure for the SSC JE Civil exam. Candidates who are interested in applying for the SSC JE Civil exam will be able to download the notification PDF from the official website of SSC once it is released on July 26, 2023. The notification PDF will also provide the tentative schedule of the exam and the instructions for filling up the online application form. Last date to apply for this exam is July 26, 2023 and the SSC JE exam will take place in the month of October 2023. The SSC JE Civil exam is a national level competitive exam that aims to recruit qualified candidates for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil) in various government departments and organizations.

The exam consists of two stages: Paper-I (Computer Based Test) and Paper-II (Descriptive Test). The candidates who qualify in both papers will be called for document verification and final selection. The SSC JE Civil exam is a golden opportunity for candidates who have a diploma or degree in civil engineering and want to work in the government sector. The SSC JE Civil exam offers a lucrative salary, job security, and career growth prospects for the selected candidates. Therefore, candidates are advised to read the notification PDF carefully and apply for the SSC JE Civil exam before the last date of application, which is August 16, 2023. Have a look at all the important elements of this notification.

SSC JE Civil Engineering Overview

Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam nameSSC Junior Engineer (SSC JE)
Department for which vacancies are announcedCivil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Quantity Surveying & Contracts
Frequency of ExamOnce a year
Level of the examNational Level
Application modeOnline
Exam modeOnline and Offline
Selection Process

Written test consisting of 2 papers 

Paper 1: Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Paper 2: Descriptive Test

Medium of paperEnglish and Hindi

SSC JE Civil Engineering 2023 Important Dates

SSC JE, or Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer, is a highly competitive exam for engineering graduates who wish to secure a job in the government sector. It is essential for candidates to stay updated with the SSC JE Important Dates to prepare and apply accordingly. The exam is usually conducted once a year, and the notification for the same will be released by SSC on their official website. The important dates for the exam include the release of the notification, application form submission deadline, admit card release, exam date, result declaration, and more. It is crucial to keep track of these dates to ensure that you don't miss out on any crucial deadlines.

Dates for submission of online applicationsJuly 26, 2023
Last date and time for receipt of online applicationsAugust 16, 2023
Last date and time for generation of offline ChallanWill be Updated
Last date and time for making online fee paymentWill be Updated
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank)Will be Updated
Date of ‘Window for Application Form Correction' and online payment of Correction Charges.Will be Updated
Schedule of Computer Based ExaminationOctober 2023
Schedule of Paper-II (conventional)To be notified later

SSC JE Civil Engineering 2023 Post Details

S. No.OrganizationPost
1Border Roads Organization (BRO)Junior Engineer (Civil)

Central Public Works Department


Junior Engineer (Civil)
3Central Water and Power Research StationJunior Engineer (Civil)
4Central Water CommissionJunior Engineer (Civil)
5Farakka Barrage Project (FBP)Junior Engineer (Civil)
6Military Engineer Services (MES)Junior Engineer (Civil)
7National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)Junior Engineer (Civil)
8Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (Andaman Lakshadweep Harbour Works)Junior Engineer (Civil)

SSC JE Civil Engineering 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Junior Engineer (JE) exam every year to recruit candidates for various engineering posts in different departments of the central government. The SSC JE eligibility criteria include the following aspects:

Age Limit

S. No.OrganizationAge Limit
1Border Roads Organization (BRO)Up to 30 years

Central Public Works Department


Up to 32 years
3Central Water and Power Research StationUp to 30 years
4Central Water CommissionUp to 32 years
5Farakka Barrage Project (FBP)Up to 30 years
6Military Engineer Services (MES)Up to 30 years
7National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)Up to 30 years

Note: There are certain age relaxations as well. Please refer to the official notification for more information on that.

Essential Educational Qualifications/ Experience

S. No.PostEducational and Other Qualification
1Junior Engineer (Civil), Border Roads Organization, Ministry of Defence.

Degree  in  Civil  Engineering  from  a recognized University/Institute


(a) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board; and

(b)  Two years working experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering works.

2Junior Engineer (Civil), CPWDDiploma  in  Civil  Engineering  from  a recognized University or Institute.

Junior Engineer (Civil),

Central Water Power Research Station.

Diploma  in  Civil  Engineering  from  a recognized Institute.
4Junior Engineer (Civil), Central Water Commission.Degree or Diploma in Civil  Engineering from a recognized University or Institution.
5Junior Engineer (Civil), Farakka Barrage Project.Diploma  in  Civil  Engineering  from  a recognized University or Institute or Board.
6Junior Engineer (Civil), Military Engineer Services (MES)

Degree  in  Civil  Engineering  from  a recognized University


(a) Three years  Diploma  in  Civil Engineering from a recognized Institute or University or Board; and

(b) Two years' experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Civil

Engineering works.

7Junior Engineer (Civil), National Technical Research Organization.Diploma  in  Civil  Engineering  from  a recognized University/Institution.
8Junior Engineer (Civil), Ministry of Ports, Shipping & Waterways (Andaman Lakshadweep Harbour Works)Diploma  in  Civil  Engineering  from  a recognized Institution.

SSC JE Civil Engineering 2023- How to Apply

Applications are required to be submitted in online mode only at the official website of SSC Headquarters; i.e.,

SSC JE Civil Engineering 2023- Application Fee

Fee payable: Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only).

Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with disabilities (PwD) and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.

SSC JE Civil Engineering 2023- Exam Pattern

The Examination will consist of two Papers; i.e. Paper-I (Computer Based Examination) and Paper-II (Descriptive). Details of these Papers are as follows:

PapersMode of ExaminationSubject

No of

Questions/ Max. Marks

Paper-IComputer Based Examination

(i) General

Intelligence and Reasoning


2 Hours

(2   hours   and

40 minutes for the candidates who are

eligible for scribe as per 

Para-10.1 and 10.2


(ii) General Awareness50/50

(iii) Part-A: General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

or Part-B: General

Engineering (Electrical) or

Part-C: General Engineering (Mechanical)

Paper-IIWritten Examination

Part-A: General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

or Part-B: General

Engineering (Electrical) or

Part-C: General

Engineering (Mechanical)


2 Hours

(2   hours   and

40 minutes for the candidates who are

eligible for scribe as per 

Para-10.1 and 10.2



  • The candidates will be required to attempt the General Engineering part (i.e. Part-A, Part-B or Part-C) in Paper-I and Paper-II, which has been selected by them, on the basis of their Educational Qualification, in the online application form. In other words, the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Civil) / Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contracts) are required to attempt Part-A (Civil & Structural) of Paper-I and Paper-II and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Electrical) are required to attempt Part-B (Electrical) and the candidates appearing for the post of Junior Engineer (Mechanical) are required to attempt Part-C (Mechanical) of Paper-I and Paper-II failing which their candidature will be rejected.
  • The Paper-I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
  • Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Table and Steam Table for Paper-II only. They are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.
  • Tentative Answer Keys of Paper-I will be placed on the website of the Commission after the Examination. Candidates may go through the Answer Keys and submit online representations, if any, within the time limit given by the Commission, on payment of Rs. 100/-  per  question which is non refundable. Any representation regarding the Answer Keys received through the online modality within the time limit fixed by the Commission at the time of uploading of the Answer Keys will be scrutinized before finalizing the Answer Keys and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final. Representations on the matter received through any other modalities; i.e., letter, application, email, etc. will not be entertained.
  • Marks scored by candidates in Paper-I will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2019 and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
  • The Paper-II will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and part in English will be awarded zero marks.
  • In Paper-II, candidates must write their correct Roll Number and Subject at the prescribed places on the cover page of the Answer Book. Candidates must also affix signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression in the relevant columns in the Answer Book. Answer Books not bearing Roll Number, Subject, Signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression will not be evaluated and such candidates shall be awarded zero marks.
  • The dates of examinations indicated in the Notice are tentative. Any change in the schedule of examinations will be informed to candidates  only through the website of the Commission.
  • There shall be no provision for re-evaluation/ re-checking of scores in the Examination. No correspondence in this regard shall be entertained.
  • Candidates are strictly advised not to write any personal identity  e.g. name, roll number, mobile number, address, etc. inside the Answer Book (Paper-II) which will be considered as use of unfair means (UFM). The candidates who fail to adhere to these instructions will be awarded zero marks even if marks are awarded during the evaluation process.

SSC JE Civil Engineering 2023- Syllabus

The standard of  the  questions  in  Engineering  subjects  will  be approximately of the level of Diploma in Engineering (Civil/ Electrical/ Mechanical). The details of the syllabus are given below:


General Intelligence & Reasoning: The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, 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.

General Awareness: Questions will be aimed at testing the candidate's general awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of  current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

General Engineering: Civil & Structural

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.

Paper II

Part-A (Civil & Structural 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, pre-consolidation 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


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, run off 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 type 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 over hanging 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 double 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

SSC JE Civil Engineering 2023- Cut-offs

SSC JE Tier-1 Cut-Offs 2022

CategoryCivil Engineering
Other PWD40.00000

SSC JE Tier-1 Cut-Offs 2020-21

CategoryCivil Engineering

SSC JE 2019-20 Tier-I Cut-Offs


SSC JE 2018-19 Tier-I Cut-Offs


SSC JE 2017-18 Tier-I Cut-Offs


SSC JE 2017-18 Paper 1 + 2 Cut-Offs

SSC JE 2017-18 Paper 1 + 2 Cut-Offs for Civil and Quantity Surveying & Contract Engineering

Cut-Off Marks in Paper I+II220.75228.00244.75244.75231.25152.00--
Candidates Available19714750342007^06^^1280*

SSC JE 2017-18 Paper 1 + 2 Cut-Offs for Electrical/ Mechanical Engineering

Cut-Off Marks in Paper I+II268.50265.50299.00303.50247.50164.75--
Candidates Available442111013203^09^^319*

Exam Date

To be updated

Total Vacancies

To be updated

Pricing Plan

Flexible pricing options for all the aspirants


What is the eligibility criteria for SSC JE?

To apply for SSC JE, you must have a diploma or degree in engineering (relevant stream) from a recognized institution. You must also be between 18 and 30/32 years of age as on January 1 of the year of examination.

How to prepare for SSC JE? +

To prepare for SSC JE, you should follow the syllabus and exam pattern prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). You should also practice previous year papers and mock tests to improve your speed and accuracy. You should also revise the important topics and formulas regularly.

What is the selection process for SSC JE? +

The selection process for SSC JE consists of two stages: Paper-I and Paper-II. Paper-I is a computer-based test (CBT) with objective type questions. Paper-II is a descriptive test with conventional type questions. The final merit list is prepared based on the marks obtained in both papers.

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