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PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) Recruitment - Notification, eligibility, Important Dates, Admit Card and more 2021


The Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) conducts a State engineering services examination to recruit engineering graduates for Junior Engineer posts in various departments under the government of Punjab. The PPSC has announced multiple Junior Engineer vacancies from multiple departments. Details about PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) recruitment 2021 - Exam notification, Eligibility Criteria, Vacancy distribution, reservation, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, etc., are given in this article.

PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) 2021 - At a glance

Recruiting bodyPunjab Public Service Commission
PostJunior Engineer
Date of Examinationto be notified later
Official website

PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) 2021 - Useful links

Detailed Advertisements:

Junior Engineer (Civil) in Punjab Water Resource Management and Development Corporation
Junior Engineer (Civil) in Punjab Housing and Urban Development
Junior Engineer (Public Health) in Punjab Housing and Urban Development
Junior Engineer (Civil) in the Department of PWD, Punjab
Junior Engineer (Civil) in Punjab Water Resource Management and Development Corporation, Punjab

PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) 2021 - Important dates

PPSC JE Notification Date05 March 2021
PPSC JE Online Application Starts06 March 2021
PPSC JE Last Date to Apply Online19 May 2021 (Revised)
PPSC JE Last Date to pay fees26 May 2021 (Revised)
PPSC Junior Engineer Admit Card 2021 Release Dateto be notified
PPSC JE Exam DateAugust 2021 (Tentative)
PPSC JE Result Dateto be notified

Eligibility Criteria for PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) Exam 2021


  • The applicant should be a Citizen of India.

Candidates will have to get the certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of Punjab in the following cases-

  • A Citizen of Bhutan/Nepal/Bangladesh
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1 January 1962 to settle permanently.
  • An Indian origin migrated from Burma, Sri Lanka, Pakistan & East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, and Ethiopia or Vietnam to permanently settle in India.

Educational Qualification

The minimum educational qualification for the Junior Engineer (Civil) post is either a three-year diploma in Civil Engineering or a full-time four-year engineering degree in the same discipline.


  • Minimum Age: 18 years
  • Maximum Age: 37 years


CategoryRelaxation allowed in Upper Age limit
SC/ST of Punjab42 years
Widows, Divorcees42 years
Government employees45 years
PwD of Punjab47 years

Application and Examination fee

CategoryApplication feeExamination feeTotal
SC/ST of all states & OBC of Punjab₹ 500₹ 250₹ 750
Ex-Servicemen of Punjab₹ 500exempted₹ 500
EWS/PwD/LDESM of Punjab₹ 500exempted₹ 500
Open category₹ 500₹ 1000₹ 1500

How to Apply for PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) Exam 2021

Applications for PPSC JE 2020-21 are now closed. Visit the official website for more information.

However, If you are planning to sit for the upcoming PPSC JE recruitment exam, you can follow the following steps:

  • Visit the Official Website, click on the "Apply for the Post" tab, and choose the post you are applying for.
  • Select the "New Registration" link.
  • Duly fill out the application form by providing sufficient information.
  • Upload requested photographs, scanned documents, and signatures as asked.
  • Read through your filled application form carefully and click on the Submit option.
  • Pay the application fee and keep a copy of the receipt for future reference.

PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) Exam 2021 Admit Card

The admit cards for the PPSC JE exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to get access to the admit cards.

PPSC JE(Civil) 2021 Vacancy

Water Resource, Government of Punjab585
Punjab Water Resource Management and Development Corporation27
Water Supply and Sanitation81
Rural Development and Panchayat125
PWD B&R210
Punjab Housing and Urban Development27
Water Supply and Sewerage Board Local Govt.53

Reserve List

The Government of Punjab allows reservation for the following categories:

CategoryJE (Civil) in Water Resource Management & DevelopmentJE (Civil) in PWD B&RJE (Public Health) in Punjab Housing and Urban DevelopmentJE (Civil) in Punjab Housing and Urban DevelopmentJE (Civil) in Water Supply and Sewerage Board Local Govt.
General Category0963-1116
General EWS of Punjab0315-0204
Freedom Fighters of Punjab0102--01
Sports Persons of Punjab0105010101
PwD (Hearing disability/Locomotive disability)0206-0105
Scheduled Castes of Punjab0219-0204
SC Ex-Servicemen/LDESM08--02
Balmiki/Mazbhi Sikhs, Punjab0320010304
Balmiki/Mazbhi Sikhs Ex-Servicemen/LDESM0108010102
Balmiki/Mazbhi Sikhs Sports Persons, Punjab0102-0101
Backward Classes of Punjab0234010305
Backward Classes Ex-Servicemen/LDESM of Punjab0103-0103

A category-wise breakdown of seats for the recruitment of Junior Engineers has been mentioned in the detailed advertisement of the respective posts. We have provided direct links to the advertisements in the article.

PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) 2021 - Selection Process

The shortlisting of candidates for Junior Engineer posts will be made through a Written Competitive Exam.

PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) 2021 - Examination Pattern

PaperSectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum Marks
Paper-IQuestions from Logical Reasoning, Mental ability, and General Knowledge2050
Paper-IIQuestions from the Subject100250
  • Duration: 120 minutes.
  • Multiple Choice Questions will be asked.
  • Each question carries 2.5 marks.
  • Negative Marking is applicable. 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong response.

PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) 2021 - Syllabus

SubjectTopics included
Logical Reasoning and Mental AbilityBlood Relationship Tests, Symbol Based Problems, Statements Arguments,  Analytical Reasoning, Sequencing, Coding and Decoding, Matrix Arrangements,  Number Series, Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Data interpretation.
General AwarenessCurrent Affairs of National and International History, Politics, Economy, General science and technology, Culture, Geography, Trade awareness, Indian Constitution
Civil EngineeringEngineering Drawing, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Construction Materials & Building Construction, Structural Engineering, Soil and Foundation Engineering, Irrigation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Surveying, Earthquake resistant building construction, Water Supply and Wastewater engineering, Repair and Maintenance of Buildings, Basis of management, Construction management and accounts, Quantity Surveying and Valuation

PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) 2021 Result

The results for the PPSC JE Exam 2021 are yet to be released. Keep checking the official website for more information regarding the written exam.

PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) 2021 Cut-off

CategoryMinimum Qualifying marks
General candidates45%
Schedules Caste of Punjab and Backward Classes of Punjab40%

The official cut-offs for the PPSC JE Exam 2021 are yet to be released. Keep visiting the official website for more information on cut-offs.

Job Profile

Responsibilities of a Junior Engineer include:

  • Carrying out all tasks given by the Senior Engineer.
  • Work on Engineering Projects of the State.
  • Assist with design, maintenance, and inspection of ongoing projects.


Junior Engineer₹ 35,400

PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) 2021 Exam Analysis

These are the key topics that were noticed frequenting the PPSC JE exam papers:

  • Fluid and Applied mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Theory of Structure Archives
  • RCC
  • Building materials and Construction
  • Soil and Foundation Engineering
  • Surveying

Here are a few details you need to know about the written test:

  • 100 questions will be asked from the technical part and 20 questions will be non-technical.
  • Each question carries 2.5 marks.
  • Negative Marking is applicable. 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong response.

PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) Exam 2021 Preparation tips

The first thing you need to do before starting your preparation is to carefully comprehend the syllabus and the examination pattern. Know the exam pattern like the back of your hand.

  • Solve plenty of previous years papers to get an idea of the types of questions asked. As negative marking is not applicable, try to attempt a maximum number of questions.
  • For general awareness, make a habit of reading a local newspaper every day. Make a note of important events as you go. Most of the questions from general studies are repetitive. Solving previous years question papers will be of great advantage.
  • Know your weak areas - take a few mock tests before starting your preparation. Analyse the results and note the areas in which you lag. You can pay special attention to these topics. Allot some specified time in your study plan to focus on them.
  • Rely on your college materials for preparation. They will contain all the concepts demanded by the PPSC JE examination Syllabus and will be familiar to you since you have already gone through them.
  • Plan and divide your time. Designate time for complicated topics in the syllabus. This varies from person to person.
  • Select your subject paper carefully based on the post you are aiming for, and prepare accordingly. Your diploma books will primarily cover the prescribed syllabus in comfortable language.

Question papers

Recommended Books for PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) Exam 2021

Reasoning Ability Books

Book nameAuthor/Publication
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-VerbalArihant Publication
Disha ExpertsR. S. Agarwal/S. Chand Publication
Analytical ReasoningM. K. Pandey/BSC Publication
Bank Clerk Reasoning Chapter-wise Solved Papers 2003 - Till DateKiran Prakashan

General Knowledge and Current Affairs

Book nameAuthor/Publication
Daily newspapersIndian Express, The Hindu, local newspapers
Press Information Bureau (PIB)website
Current Affairs monthly magazinePratiyogita Darpan, Competition success review

For Civil Engineering

Name of BookAuthor
Strength of MaterialsGere and Temoshenko or B C Punamia
Structural AnalysisNegi or S Ramamurtham
Concrete StructuresPunamia & Jain
Steel StructuresDuggal
Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engg.Ranjan & Rao
Fluid Mechanics and HydraulicsModi & Seth
IrrigationS K Garg
Highway Engg.Khanna & Jasto b) Kadiyali

Study Plan for PPSC Junior Engineer (Civil) Exam 2021

Syllabus: Covering all the topics in the syllabus is very important. Don't limit yourself to only conventional sources. Solve a maximum number of multiple-choice questions for practice. There is plenty of practice material available on the internet - mock tests, sample papers, e-books, video lectures, online study materials, topper notes, etc.

Making notes: make short notes as you proceed through the syllabus. These notes should be crisp and to the point. Include mind maps and flowcharts wherever appropriate. Make notes for each chapter highlighting essential details and include a precise explanation of concepts.

Solve previous year papers- Try solving them by having yourself the time limit you are getting in the examination. The main objective of doing this is that aspirants will identify their weak & strong areas.

Quality Study- It is suggested not to cramp yourself with a massive bulk of study material from multiple sources. This causes you to end up studying nothing instead.

We hope that you found all the information you were looking for about PPSC JE Examination. Stay updated with any developments regarding the examination. Take special care of your health, especially during this unfortunate time. Stay Healthy and Stay Safe!