SSC-JE 2023 Mains Test Series - CE | Master Learners

The Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer (SSC-JE Mains) Mains Examination for Civil Engineering Paper-II is the gateway to various prestigious government job opportunities. It evaluates your knowledge in essential areas of civil engineering and is a crucial step toward your career goals.

Our tailored SSC-JE Mains Civil Engineering Paper-II Test Series is here to guide you through your preparation journey.

Test Series are devided in two types:

  • Mixed Subjects Tests with multiple times revision based on their weighatage.
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Strength of Material

SSC-JE is a national level examination conducted by the Staff selection commission board to recruit (JEs) fromCivil, Electrical, Mechanical and Quantity Surveying & Contracts. This exam helps engineers to get appointed to various ministries & department wherein they would be contributing in techno-managerial functions of the government.

There are two levels of selection for this exam and notification for every exam is issued separately technically they are called Tier-1 & Tier-2 exams. Notification for these exams gets issued on

Students have to appear for both objective & descriptive papers, Tier-1 is being conducted in objective mode whereas Tier-2 is conducted in Descriptive mode.


SSC JE 2022 Eligibility Criteria

SSC JE Exam Eligibility Criteria 


Exam Name

SSC Junior Engineer Examination 2023 (SSC JE)

Exam Conducting Body

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Examination level

National level examination

Application mode


Age Limit for SSC JE 

Upper age limit: 32 years

(Upper age limit varies as per the post and department)

Educational Qualification 

Diploma or Bachelor's degree in Engineering

Official Website



Minimum Educational Qualification

Minimum educational qualification required for SSC JE civil/ mechanical/ electrical is an engineering degree or diploma in the relevant fields. Check the SSC-JE Educational Qualification for all the organizations below:

Name of Post


Educational Qualification

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Central Water Commission

Diploma or Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Central Public Works Department (CPWD)

Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University or Institution

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Department of Posts

3 years Diploma or equivalent in Civil Engineering from an institute recognized by the Central/ State Government

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Military Engineer Services (MES)

Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University Or(a) 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized Institute or University; and(b) 2 years of work experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering works

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Farakka Barrage Project

Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Border Roads Organization, Ministry of Defence

Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute or(a) 3 years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board; and(b) 2 years of work experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering works

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Central Water Power Research Station

Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board

Junior Engineer (Civil)

National Technical Research Organization

Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized University/ Board/ Institution

Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contracts)

Military Engineer Services (MES)

3 years Diploma in Civil engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board or equivalent; or(a) Passed Intermediate examination in Buildings and Quantity Surveying Sub-Division-II of the Institute of Surveyors (India)



Minimum SSC-JE 2022 Notification

Updated exam calendar is updated on wherein following important dates are mentioned and also certain details will be updated soon.

SSC JE 2022 Notification extracts

Exam Conducting Body

Staff Selection Commission


Junior Engineer (Civil/Electrical/Mechanical)

Official Website

Date of advertisement

28th November, 2022

Application closing date

27th December, 2022

Date of Exam



SSC-JE 2022 Vacancies

SSC JE 2022 Vacancies has not been clarified yet but SSC JE 2020 vacancies are indicative for all of us. Every year vacancies are issued for every organization and on the basis of different categories.

Name of Organization

Name of Post

Border Road Organization (For Male candidates only)

JE Electrical and Mechanical

SC: 11|ST: 5|OBC: 20|EWS: 7|UR: 32| Total: 75

Central Water Commission

JE Civil

SC: 1 | ST: 1 |OBC: 4 | EWS: 1| UR: 6 | Total: 13

Central Water Commission

JE Civil

SC: 6 | ST: 8 | OBC: 18 | EWS: 7 | UR: 25 | Total: 64

Central Water Power Research Station (CWPRS)

JE Electrical

SC: 0| ST: 0 | OBC: 1 | EWS: 0 | UR: 0 | Total: 1

Central Water Power Research Station (CWPRS)

JE Civil

SC: 0 | ST: 0 | OBC: 1 | EWS: 0 | UR: 1 | Total: 2

Central Public Works Department (CPWD)

JE Civil

SC: 17 | ST: 8 | OBC: 30 | EWS: 11 | UR: 48 | OH: 2

HH:2 | Total: 118

Central Public Works Department (CPWD)

JE Electrical

SC: 11 | ST: 5 | OBC:20 | EWS: 7 | UR: 33 | OH: 2

HH: 1 | Total: 79

M/o Defence (DGQA-NAVAL)

JE Electrical: UR: 1 | Total Vacancy: 1

M/o Defence (DGQA-NAVAL)

JE Mechanical

SC: 1 | OBC: 3 | Total Vacancy: 4

Military Engineering Services (MES)

JE Civil

SC: 41 | ST: 20 | OBC: 73 | EWS: 27 | UR: 110 |OH: 6|HH:5| Total: 282

Military Engineering Services (MES)

JE Electrical & Mechanical

SC: 25 | ST: 12 | OBC: 44 | EWS: 16 | UR: 66 | OH: 4 | HH: 3 | Total: 170

Farakka Barrage Project

JE Mechanical

SC: 0 | ST: 0 | OBC: 0 | EWS: 0 | UR: 1 | Total:1


Total vacancies


SC: 113 | ST: 59 | OBC: 215 | EWS: 76 | UR: 322| OH:14 | HH: 11 | Total: 810



SSC JE 2023 Syllabus

Paper-I Syllabus

(i) 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, judgement, 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.

(ii) 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 neighboring 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.

(iii) General Engineering (Civil and Structural), (Electrical & Mechanical)

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.

Part B - Electrical Engineering

Basic concepts, Circuit law, Magnetic Circuit, AC Fundamentals, Measurement and Measuring instruments, Electrical Machines, Fractional Kilowatt Motors and single-phase induction Motors, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Estimation and Costing, Utilization and Electrical Energy, Basic Electronics.

Part C - Mechanical Engineering

Theory of Machines and Machine Design, Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Properties of Pure Substances, 1st Law of Thermodynamics, 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Air standard Cycles for IC Engines, IC Engine Performance, IC Engines Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication, Rankine cycle of System, Boilers, Classification, Specification, Fitting & Accessories, Air Compressors & their cycles, Refrigeration cycles, Principle of Refrigeration Plant, Nozzles & Steam Turbines.

Properties & Classification of Fluids, Fluid Statics, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid kinematics, Dynamics of Ideal fluids, Measurement of Flow rate, basic principles, Hydraulic Turbines, Centrifugal Pumps, Classification of steels.

Paper-II Syllabus

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.

Hydraulics: 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.


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.


Basic concepts: Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them. Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their units.

Circuit law: Kirchhoff’s law, Simple Circuit solution using network theorems.

Magnetic Circuit: Concepts of flux, mmf, reluctance, Different kinds of magnetic materials, Magnetic calculations for conductors of different configuration e.g. straight, circular, solenoidal, etc. Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction.

AC Fundamentals: Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves, Representation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance, Tank Circuit. Poly Phase system – star and delta connection, 3 phase power, DC and sinusoidal response of R Land R-C circuit.

Measurement and measuring instruments: Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase, both active and re-active) and energy, 2 wattmeter method of 3 phase power measurement. Measurement of frequency and phase angle. Ammeter and voltmeter (both moving oil and moving iron type), extension of range wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges. Use of CRO, Signal Generator, CT, PT and their uses. Earth Fault detection.

Electrical Machines: (a) D.C. Machine – Construction, Basic Principles of D.C. motors and generators, their characteristics, speed control and starting of D.C. Motors. Method of braking motor, Losses and efficiency of D.C. Machines. (b) 1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. Tests, Losses and efficiency. Effect of voltage, frequency and wave form on losses. Parallel operation of 1 phase /3 phase transformers. Auto transformers. (c) 3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors. Methods of braking, effect of voltage and frequency variation on torque speed characteristics.

Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors: Characteristics and applications.

Synchronous Machines - Generation of 3-phase e.m.f. armature reaction, voltage regulation, parallel operation of two alternators, synchronizing, control of active and reactive power. Starting and applications of synchronous motors.

Generation, Transmission and Distribution – Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, cost of generation, inter-connection of power stations. Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults.

Switchgears – rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. Fuses, Protection against earth leakage / over current, etc. Buchholtz relay, Merz-Price system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars. Lightning arresters, various transmission and distribution system, comparison of conductor materials, efficiency of different system.

Cable – Different type of cables, cable rating and derating factor.

Estimation and costing: Estimation of lighting scheme, electric installation of machines and relevant IE rules. Earthing practices and IE Rules.

Utilization of Electrical Energy: Illumination, Electric heating, Electric welding, Electroplating, Electric drives and motors.

Basic Electronics: Working of various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type), BJT and JFET. Simple circuits using these devices.


Theory of Machines and Machine Design: Concept of simple machine, Four bar linkage and link motion, Flywheels and fluctuation of energy, Power transmission by belts – V-belts and Flat belts, Clutches – Plate and Conical clutch, Gears – Type of gears, gear profile and gear ratio calculation, Governors – Principles and classification, Riveted joint, Cams, Bearings, Friction in collars and pivots.

Engineering Mechanics and Strength of Materials: Equilibrium of Forces, Law of motion, Friction, Concepts of stress and strain, Elastic limit and elastic constants, Bending moments and shear force diagram, Stress in composite bars, Torsion of circular shafts, Bucking of columns – Euler’s and Rankin’s theories, Thin walled pressure vessels.

Thermal Engineering

Properties of Pure Substances: p-v & P-T diagrams of pure substance like H2O, Introduction of steam table with respect to steam generation process; definition of saturation, wet & superheated status. Definition of dryness fraction of steam, degree of superheat of steam. H-s chart of steam (Mollier’s Chart).

1st Law of Thermodynamics: Definition of stored energy & internal energy, 1st Law of Thermodynamics of cyclic process, Non-Flow Energy Equation, Flow Energy & Definition of Enthalpy, Conditions for Steady State Steady Flow; Steady State Steady Flow Energy Equation.

2nd Law of Thermodynamics: Definition of Sink, Source Reservoir of Heat, Heat Engine, Heat Pump & Refrigerator; Thermal Efficiency of Heat Engines & co-efficient of performance of Refrigerators, Kelvin – Planck & Clausius Statements of 2nd Law of Thermodynamics, Absolute or Thermodynamic Scale of temperature, Clausius Integral, Entropy, Entropy changes calculation of ideal gas processes. Carnot Cycle & Carnot Efficiency, PMM-2; definition & its impossibility.

Air standard Cycles for IC engines: Otto cycle; plot on P-V, T-S Planes; Thermal Efficiency, Diesel Cycle; Plot on P-V, T-S planes; Thermal efficiency.

IC Engine Performance, IC Engine Combustion, IC Engine Cooling & Lubrication.

Rankine cycle of steam: Simple Rankine cycle plot on P-V, T-S, h-s planes, Rankine cycle efficiency with & without pump work.

Boilers; Classification; Specification; Fittings & Accessories: Fire Tube & Water Tube Boilers.

Air Compressors & their cycles; Refrigeration cycles; Principle of a Refrigeration Plant; Nozzles & Steam Turbines

Fluid Mechanics & Machinery

Properties & Classification of Fluid: ideal & real fluids, Newton’s law of viscosity, Newtonian and Non-Newtonian fluids, compressible and incompressible fluids.

Fluid Statics: Pressure at a point.

Measurement of Fluid Pressure: Manometers, U-tube, Inclined tube.

Fluid Kinematics: Stream line, laminar & turbulent flow, external & internal flow, continuity equation.

Dynamics of ideal fluids: Bernoulli’s equation, Total head; Velocity head; Pressure head; Application of Bernoulli’s equitation.

Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles: Venturimeter, Pilot tube, Orifice meter.

Hydraulic Turbines: Classifications, Principles.

Centrifugal Pumps: Classifications, Principles, Performance.

Production Engineering :Classification of Steels : mild steal & alloy steel, Heat treatment of steel, Welding – Arc Welding, Gas Welding, Resistance Welding, Special Welding Techniques i.e. TIG, MIG, etc. (Brazing & Soldering), Welding Defects & Testing; NDT, Foundry & Casting – methods, defects, different casting processes, Forging, Extrusion, etc, Metal cutting principles, cutting tools, Basic Principles of machining with (i) Lathe (ii) Milling (iii) Drilling (iv) Shaping (v) Grinding, Machines, tools & manufacturing processes.


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How many tests are there in SSC-JE Mains Paper-II Test Series?

There are total 11 Tests in the Test Series includes 07 Mixed Subjects Tests and 04 Full Length Mock Tests.

When the test series will start?

Test series will start from 18th December and will be continued till 26th March on every sunday.

What are the timings of tests?

Test will be held as per the schedule. You can check the timings in Test Schedule section.

Multi-Subjects will be there in test or one subject covered in only one test?

Test is designed with multiple subjects which will enhance your preparation in taking multiple subjects at a time. The subject will be covered with multiple times revision as per their weightage in exam.

Can I attempt the test after the scheduled exam date?

Test can be attempted and submitted anytime from anywhere till the validity of the test. You are suggested to take the test on scheduled time for your better preparation discipline.

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Will I get the copy of question paper?

Yes, copy of the test series will be provided on the date and it will remain in your account till its validity so that you can practice the test once again (if required).

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Will I get the solution of the test, if yes, where will get them?

Yes, answer of the question will be provided along with detailed analysis of his perfromance in the test. It will be available in student portal.

Is there any refund policy?

No, This is neither refundable nor transferrable.

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