Opportunities are no less for engineer of Civil, Electrical and Mechanical in government sector. While GATE Exam being most preferred for higher studies, Staff Selection Commission Exam for Junior Engineer remains best career option for engineering aspirant to work with central government and work Pan India throughout their service.

Staff Selection Commission

Let us discuss the exam pattern, SSC JE 2020 important dates, salary structure and various departments a candidate may work after joining as a Junior Engineer.

SSC JE 2020 Important Date:

Due to Covid 19 pandemic the whole yearly calendar of SSC (Staff Selection Commission) has been well revised recently in august. Based on the revised calendar the exam dates for SSC 2020 are updated with notification release.

SSC JE 2020 NOTIFICATION DATE2020 01 October
Application Starts2020 01 October
Application Closes2020 30 October 5 pm
Admit Card2021 March
SSC JE 2020 Tier I2021 March 22-25
Tier I ResultsYet to release
SSC JE Important Dates

Exam Pattern:

Annually SSC release vacancy notification for Engineers or Civil, Electrical, Mechanical cadre. The vacancy number are huge every year which makes it a best career option along with GATE and UPSC Engineering Exam.

The exam is divided in two phase, Pre Exam and Mains Exam:

Pre Exam:

Pre Exam is totally online with objective based question of multiple choice. The details are explained below with total time of pre-exam being 2 hour time with 1 mark rewarded as correct option and -0.25 marks as wrong answer.

General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
General Awareness5050
Engineering Discipline100100
Total200 Que200 Marks
Pre-Exam Pattern

The exam paper will be available in both English and Hindi language.

Mains Exam:

Unlike the Pre Exam, the Mains exam is descriptive in nature. So a candidate is suggested to prepare for mains exam simultaneously with pre-exam.

Engineering Discipline3002 Hour
Mains Exam Pattern.

The candidate has to apply online only with one-time registration on the SSC portal. Once registration is complete for every upcoming vacancy one can apply easily by logging in on the portal and direct application to the recent vacancy.

Details required:

Keep the following details with you while registration process.

  • Mobile Number for OTP
  • Email ID for OTP
  • Valid Identity Proof
  • 10th Roll Number
  • Photograph
  • Signature

Departments to work in:

After induction in SSC as JE, the starting salary is handsomely good. The post is Group B (Non-Gazetted) in level 6(Rs 35400 to Rs 1,12,400) of the pay matrix as per the 7th pay commission.

While working as JE the various departments you work in are

  • Central Water Commission
  • Central Public Works Department (CPWD)
  • Military Engineer Services (MES)
  • Farakka Barrage Project
  • Border Road Organization
  • Central Water and Power Research Station
  • Directorate of Quality Assurance
  • National Technical Research Organization

These department opens up a tons of opportunities for career growth of an aspirants with quick promotions.

Useful Tips for aspirants:

  • Start preparation for both Pre and Mains exam simultaneously
  • Take a comprehensive course on YouTube or Paid course
  • Start test series early and analyse them
  •  Take proper precautionary measure in the current COVID 19 situation.

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