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What is SSC JE?

SSC JE is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the recruitment of Junior Engineers (JEs) in various branches of Engineering including Civil, Electrical, Mechanical and Quantity Surveying & Contracts. The exam is conducted to recruit candidates for Group-B (non-gazetted) posts in level-6 (Rs 35,400-1,12,400) of pay matrix of the seventh Central Pay Commission. SSC JE paper-I 2020 exam will be conducted from March 22-25, 2021. On the other hand, SSC JE paper-II 2019 will be held on March 21, 2021. SSC JE exam for paper-I was held from October 27-30, 2020 (for all except Bihar candidates) and on December 11, 2020 (for Bihar candidates). 

Posts that are likely to be filled up through SSC JE 2020 exam are given in the table below:

SSC JE PostsOrganisations/Departments
JE Civil
  • Central Water Commission
  • Central Public Works Department (CPWD)
  • Military Engineer Services (MES)
  • Farakka Barrage Project
  • Border Road Organization (BRO)
  • Central Water and Power Research Station
  • National Technical Research Organization (NTRO)
JE Mechanical
  • Central Water Commission
  • Farakka Barrage Project
  • Central Water and Power Research Station
  • Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval)
  • NTRO
JE Electrical
  • CPWD
  • NTRO
  • Farakka Barrage Project
  • Central Water and Power Research Station
  • Directorate of Quality Assurance (Naval)
JE Electrical & Mechanical
  • MES
  • BRO

SSC JE Exam Highlights 2020-21

Exam NameSSC JE (Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer)
Conducting BodySSC
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam Mode

Paper-1: Online

Paper-2: Offline

Exam Duration

Paper-I: 120 minutes

Paper-II: 120 minutes

Exam Purpose Selection of candidates for the post of Junior Engineer in ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India
Exam LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk No.011-69999845
Official Websitehttp://ssc.nic.in/

SSC JE Eligibility 2020-21

SSC JE eligibility criteria differ as per the post applied by a candidate. However, the basic parameters that candidates need to fulfill in order to meet SSC JE 2020-21 eligibility criteria are:

  • Nationality/citizenship: A candidate must be either a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal/Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 or an Indian who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East Africa countries
  • Educational qualification: A candidate should complete his/her degree/diploma in Civil/Electrical/Mechanical engineering as on January 1, 2021
  • Age limit: A candidate should be aged maximum 32 years as on January 1, 2021

Check complete SSC JE eligibility 2020-21.

Important SSC JE Exam Dates 2020-21

Check important SSC JE 2020-21 exam dates below:

SSC JE Exam Events SSC JE Exam DatesSalient Features



SSC JE 2020 notification has been released on October 1 on the official website.
Application form

04-Aug-2020 to 03-Sep-2020

01-Oct-2020 to 30-Oct-2020

SSC JE application process 2020 will start on October 1 and end on October 30.
Online exam fee payment01-Oct-2020 to 01-Nov-2020Candidates can pay SSC JE application fee in online mode till November 1.
Generation of offline challan01-Oct-2020 to 03-Nov-2020Candidates can generate challan for fee payment in offline mode till November 3. 
Exam fee payment through offline challan 01-Oct-2020 to 05-Nov-2020Candidates can pay SSC JE exam fee through challan till November 5.
Paper-I22-Mar-2021 to 25-Mar-2021SSC JE paper-I 2021 will be held from March 22-25.
Paper-IIto be announcedSSC JE paper-II 2021 dates are yet to be out.

Important SSC JE Exam Dates 2019-20

Candidates can go through important SSC JE 2019-20 exam dates below:

SSC JE Exam EventsSSC JE Exam DatesSalient Features
Application form13-Aug-2019 to 12-Sep-2019SSC JE application process commenced on the official website of SSC on August 13 and ended on September 12.
Admit card for paper-I18-Oct-2020 onwardsSSC JE admit card 2020 has been released for NWR and MPR regions. The admit card for other regions will be out soon. 

01-Sep-2020 to 04-Sep-2020

27-Oct-2020 to 30-Oct-2020 and 11-Dec-2020

SSC JE paper-I 2020 will be held from October 27-30. However, SSC JE paper-I for candidates who opted for exam centre in Bihar will be held on December 11. 
Tentative answer key27-Dec-2020Tentative SSC JE 2019 answer key was released on the official website on December 27, 2020. 
Objections against answer key27-Dec-2020 to 31-Dec-2020Candidates can submit representations against the answer key from December 27 (6:00 PM) to December 31 (6:00 PM).
Paper-I result26-Feb-2021SSC JE paper-I 2019 result will be out on February 26, 2021.



SSC JE paper-II will be held on March 21, 2020. Earlier, the exam was scheduled to be held on June 21. However, it was postponed due to Coronavirus.

SSC JE Exam Pattern

SSC JE exam is conducted for two papers - I and II. SSC JE paper-I is an objective test conducted in online mode. SSC JE paper-II is a subjective test conducted in offline mode. Check major highlights of both SSC JE paper-I and -II below:

ParticularsSSC JE Paper-I HighlightsSSC JE Paper-II Highlights
Exam modeOnlineOffline
Number of sections & subjects3 [General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)]1 [General Engineering (Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)]
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)Descriptive questions
Exam duration120 minutes120 minutes
Number of questions200NA
Total marks200300
Language of paperEnglish and Hindi English and Hindi  


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