SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2024

Post Name : SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2024
Post Date :  08 April, 2024
Post Description : The Staff Selection Commission has announced a total of 968 vacancies for Junior Engineers in various departments. The Commission will select the desirable candidates based on their performance in Paper 1 and Paper 2.

SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2024 Overview

The Staff Selection Commission has unveiled the SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2024 on its official website Aspirants must check out a brief overview of the SSC JE Syllabus for Civil Engineering paper from the below table:

SSC JE Civil Syllabus 2024 Overview
Conducting AuthorityStaff Selection Commission
Exam NameSSC JE 2024
Eligible BranchesCivil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Contracts
SSC JE Vacancy 2024968
CategoryAE/JE Exams
Level of ExamNational Level Exam
Application ModeOnline
SSC JE 2024 Notification Release28 March 2024
SSC JE 2024 Apply Online28 March to 18 April 2024
SSC JE Selection Process 2024Paper 1 & Paper 2
SSC JE Exam Date 2024
  • Paper 1: 4th, 5th & 6th June 2024
  • Paper 2: To Be Announced
SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2024Available Here
SSC JE 2024 Official

SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus

The officials have released the SSC JE Exam Civil Engineering Syllabus under detailed notification at Candidates who are going to take the SSC JE Civil Engineering Exam must refer to this section to know the syllabus in detail:

SSC JE Civil Paper 1 Syllabus

The SSC JE Paper 1 comprises General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, and General Engineering (Civil) sections and a total of 200 questions will be asked from these carrying 1 mark each. This section outlines topic-wise syllabus for all the subjects:

SSC JE Civil Paper 1 Syllabus
General Intelligence & ReasoningAnalogies, Classification, Coding-Decoding, Paper Folding Method, Matrix, Word Formation, Venn Diagram, Direction and Distance, Blood Relations, Series, Verbal reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Seating Arrangement, Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
General AwarenessStatic General Knowledge, Science, Current Affairs, Sports, Books and Authors, Important Schemes, Economic Scene, General Polity and Scientific Research, Awards and Honors
Civil EngineeringCivil 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.

SSC JE Civil Paper 2 Syllabus

Paper 2 will consist of 100 questions from specific Civil Engineering subjects like building materials, cost and estimation, surveying, soil mechanics, concrete technology, etc. Each question will award 3 marks for correct attempts. The below table provides topic-wise details of all the technical subjects:

SSC JE Civil Paper 2 Syllabus
Building MaterialsPhysical and Chemical properties, ification, standard tests, use, 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, Brickwork (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, Trapezoidal 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.
  • Basic Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying, working of the prismatic compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying, theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Levelling,
  • Definition of terms used in leveling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring, use of a contour map, techo metric survey, curve setting, earthwork calculation, advanced surveying equipment.
Soil Mechanics
  • Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, the 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 ification, 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, and standard penetration test.
HydraulicsFluid 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, 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 types of canals, types of canal irrigation, and loss of water in canals. Canal lining – types and advantages. Shallow and deep to wells, the 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, waterlogging, preventive measure. Land reclamation, Characteristics affecting the fertility of soils, purposes, methods, description of the land, and reclamation processes. Major irrigation projects in India.
Transportation EngineeringHighway 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.

SSC JE Civil Exam Pattern 2024

The SSC Junior Engineer Exam includes two stages: Paper 1 and Paper 2 having a specific format according to which the question paper will be framed. The aspirants must have a better understanding of the SSC JE Civil Engineering Exam Pattern 2024 to get familiar with the weightage of subjects and marking schemes. We have tabulated the detailed paper pattern for both the stages below:

SSC JE Civil Paper 1 Exam Pattern 2024
General Intelligence & Reasoning50502 hours
General Awareness5050
General Engineering (Civil & Structural)100100
SSC JE Civil Paper 2 Exam Pattern 2024
Paper 2QuestionsMarksTime
Civil & Structural Engineering1003002 hours

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