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SSC JE CE Recruitment 2021 eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, study plan, vacancies, salary, and more


SSC or Staff Selection Commission periodically conducts its customary recruitment process for a multiplicity of esteemed posts, including, but not limited to, that of a Junior Engineer. An official notice has been released announcing vacancies for the post of Junior Engineers, specifically limited to the Civil Engineering branch of specialization.

SSC JE CE Recruitment 2021 At A Glance

OrganizationStaff Selection Commission
Vacant PostsJunior Engineer (Civil Engineering)
Total Vacancies743
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessPaper I, Paper II
Official Website

SSC JE CE Recruitment 2021 Notification

SSC JE CE has released the initial official notification for the recruitment exam on 1 October 2020. You can view it here.

SSC JE CE Exam Dates 2021

The online application process for SSC JE CE 2021 was scheduled to begin on 1 October 2020. The closing date for applications was set for 30 October 2020. You can find all the important notifications here in the table below:

Notification Date1 October 2020
Online Application Starts from1 October 2020
Online Application Ends on30 October 2020
Last Date to Pay Fees1 November 2020
Admit Card Release Date for Paper I12 March 2021
Paper I Exam Date22 to 24 March 2021
Paper I Result Declaration30 June 2021
Paper II Exam Date26 September 2021
Paper II Result DeclarationTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria for SSC JE CE Posts

Educational Qualification:

Post (by department)Educational Qualification
Junior Engineer, CPWDA viable Degree or Diploma in the field of Civil Engineering from a government-recognized University
Junior Engineer, Department of Posts3 years Diploma or its equivalent in Civil Engineering from a government-recognized University
Junior Engineer, MESA viable Degree or Diploma in the field of Civil Engineering from a government-recognized University OR 2 years experience in the arena of planning, execution, and maintenance of Civil Engineering works
Junior Engineer, Central Water CommissionA viable Degree or Diploma in the field of Civil Engineering from a government-recognized University
Junior Engineer, Farakka Barrage ProjectA viable Diploma in the field of Civil Engineering from a government-recognized University
Junior Engineer, Border Roads Organization, Ministry of Defence3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering or its equivalent from a government-recognized University + 2 years working experience in Civil Construction (monitoring and executing projects) is desirable
Junior Engineer, Central Water Power Research Station.A viable Diploma in the field of Civil Engineering from a government-recognized University
Junior Engineer, National Technical Research OrganizationA viable Diploma in the field of Civil Engineering from a government-recognized University

Age Limit (as of 1 January 2022):

Here is a list of the age limits you have to adhere to for applying for the vacant posts:

DepartmentMaximum Age Limit
Central Water Commission and CPWD32 years
MES, Central Water and Power Research Station, Central Water Commission, Farakka Barrage Project, and National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)30 years

Age Relaxation:

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
SC/ST5 years
Ex-Servicemen (General)3 years following deduction of the number of years military service was rendered
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
PH (General)10 years
PH (SC/ST)15 years
PH(OBC)13 years

SSC JE CE Exam Application Fee

The application fees are the following:

PostApplication Fee
GeneralINR 100

Steps to Apply for SSC JE CE Recruitment 2021

If you are planning to sit for the SSC JE CE recruitment exam of 2021, here’s the application procedure you need to follow diligently:

  • Go to the Official Website and click on the Career/Recruitment Page.
  • Select the “New Registration” link.
  • Duly fill out the application form by providing sufficient information.
  • Upload requested photographs, scanned documents, and signature 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.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the SSC JE CE exam 2021 Paper I had been released on 12 March 2021. However, the admit cards for Paper II are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to get access to the admit cards.

List of Vacancies

Provided below is the list of vacancies for 2021. You are advised to keep checking the official website to get a thorough idea of the category-wise vacancies.

Central Water and Power Research Station2
Border Road Organization75
Central Water Commission64
Central Public Works Department (CPWD)114

Reservation List

The reservation list for SSC JE CE exam 2021 entails reserving seats for the different categories of candidates appearing for the exam. SSC JE CE exam 2021 follows the same reservation rules as mandated by the Government of India.

A category-wise break-down of seats has been released by SSC. You can check it out in the official notification here. Here is a brief idea:

Central Water and Power Research Station1010000
Border Road Organization3272011500
Central Water Commission257186800
Central Public Works Department (CPWD)48113017822

SSC JE CE Exam 2021 Selection Process

The SSC JE CE Exam 2021 takes place in the following steps:

  • Paper-I (online)
  • Paper-II (offline)

SSC JE CE Exam 2021 Pattern


SubjectTotal Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning50
General Awareness50
General Engineering100
  • Total Time Duration: 2 hours
  • Type: Objective-Type


SubjectTotal Marks
General Engineering (Civil and Structural)300
  • Time-Duration: 2 hours (40 mins extra for those opting for scribes)
  • Type: Descriptive-Type

SSC JE CE Exam 2021 Syllabus

Reasoning AbilityFigure Matrix Questions, Analogy, Mirror Images, Number Series, Grouping Identical Figures, Problems on Age Calculation, Coding-Decoding, Test of Direction Sense, Blood Relations, Non-Verbal Series, Venn diagram, Arguments, Alphabet Series
General EngineeringBuilding Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, Surveying, Soil Mechanics, Hydraulics, Transportation Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Theory of structures, Concrete Technology, RCC Design, Steel Design
General Knowledge and Current AffairsScientific Inventions and Discoveries, Geography, History, Indian Constitution, India and its neighboring countries, Budget and 5 Year Plans, Important Economic Schemes and News, Scientific Research, Culture, Economy, Current Affairs: National and International, Sports, Knowledge of Current Events, Countries and Capitals, General Politics

SSC JE CE 2021 Result

The results for Paper I have been released on 30 June 2021. The dates for the declaration of results of the SSC JE CE Paper II exam 2021 is yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the result dates when they are uploaded.

SSC JE CE Exam 2021 Cut offs

The cut off list for 2021 is yet to be released by SSC. Mentioned below is the cut off list of previous years for your reference. It lists down the combined cut offs for both Paper I and II. You can check the updated cut offs on the official website once released.

CategoryCut off

SSC JE CE Job Profile

Here’s what the SSC JE CE posts entail:

  • Supervising projects
  • Planning and executing errands
  • Assisting superiors in projects
  • Handling fiscal aspects
  • Analyzing data
  • Writing reports

SSC JE CE Salary Details

Here’s what the salary structure for SSC JE CE posts looks like:

PostPay ScalePay LevelGrade Pay
Junior Engineer (Civil)INR 35,400 to INR 1,12,4006INR 4,200

SSC JE CE 2021 Exam Analysis

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

  • General Knowledge/Awareness on current National issues
  • Logical Reasoning
  • General Mental ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • General Engineering

Marking Scheme:

  • In Paper-I, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark for every incorrect answer.
  • Paper-II will be conducted in pen and paper mode.
  • You must bring your own slide rule, calculator, log-table, and steam table for Paper-II.
  • There will be no negative marking for Paper-II.

Analysis of Paper-I:

  • The overall difficulty level was Moderate.
  • 40 to 50% of the questions in the technical section were numerical in nature.
  • The paper was lengthy and calculative.
  • The General Intelligence and Reasoning section was of a moderate level of difficulty, but it was time-consuming.
  • In the General Awareness section, few questions were challenging, but the rest was of a moderate level of difficulty.
  • The overall difficulty for the non-technical section was Moderate to Advanced.

Analysis of Paper-II:

SubjectNumber of QuestionsDifficulty Level
Circuit Theory18 to 20Easy
Measurements8 to 12Easy
Electrical Machines30 to 35Moderate
Generation, Transmission, and Distribution6 to 8Easy
Estimation and Costing2 to 6Moderate
Utilization of Electrical Energy5 to 9Moderate
Basic Electronics8 to 10Easy

The SSC JE CE 2021 exam is not hard, but preparation is key. If you are familiar with current affairs, you are good to go!

SSC JE CE Recruitment 2021 Preparation Tips

If you are aspiring to bag an SSC JE CE vacant post, here are some tips to keep a note of:

  • Ensure you allot enough time for every subcategory of the question paper and pay special attention to those sections that fluster you more.
  • Regularly practice and know more about General Awareness and Reasoning questions, for they form an integral part of the paper.
  • Make sure you are all caught up in matters related to the current affairs of India and the world at large to ace the General Awareness section.
  • Solve reasoning quizzes daily.
  • Get your hands on a few General Engineering books pertaining to the branch of Civil Engineering and rely on audio-visuals for the rest.

SSC JE CE Exam Question Papers

Here are a few previous years question papers for the SSC JE CE exam:

SSC JE CE Recruitment Exam Books

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningRS Aggarwal
Logical ReasoningArihant
How To Prepare Logical Reasoning for CATArun Sharma
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CATNishit K Sinha
Logical and Analytical ReasoningAshok Gupta

General Awareness:

General KnowledgeLucent
Quick General AwarenessDisha Publications
General Knowledge ManualPearson Publications
General StudiesDisha Experts
General KnowledgeArihant Publications
General Knowledge DigestPratiyogita Darpan
Objective General Knowledge Chapter-wise MCQsArihant
General Knowledge and Current AffairsUpkar
Samanya GyanLucent

General Engineering (Civil):

SSC JE Civil Engineering Previous Year Topic-wise Objective Solved PapersMade Easy Publications
Civil Engineering: Conventional & Objective TypeS Chand Publication

SSC JE CE 2021 Study Plan

Here's how you should plan your study hours to make the most out of them:

  • Your mind should be fresh while sitting down to study. There should be as few distractions as possible.
  • Divide your focus on the technical and non-technical portions equally.
  • Make sure you have the previous years' papers and a few mock test centers around, to sit for practice tests.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open so that you are always up to date with current affairs. This is one of the best ways to learn. Watch news channels, read newspapers and magazines.
  • If reading too many books get exhausting, switch to alternative modes of learning that are more interesting: watch videos related to your study topics, find out movies and literary works pertaining to the core themes that will help you learn without sitting down and burying your head in a book.

Keep track of the SSC JE CE exam 2021 by checking the official website regularly. It will help you inch closer to your dream employment at SSC JE CE. Fill out the application form carefully and pay the fee in due time. Go through the syllabi and exam patterns carefully to ace the SSC JE CE 2021 exam with flying colours!