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 the pay matrix of the seventh Central Pay Commission. SSC JE paper-I 2020 exams are going to be conducted from March 22-25, 2021. On the opposite hand, SSC JE Paper-II 2019 is going to be persisted 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).
January 11: SSC JE 2018-19 result has been announced on January 11, 2021. Total of 1,840 candidates are selected for appointment. Read More
December 29: the ultimate SSC JE result 2018 is going to be announced on January 11, 2021. Also, SSC paper-I result 2019 is going to be out on February 26, 2021. Read More
December 27: Tentative SSC JE answer key 2019-20 has been released. Read More
SSC JE (Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineer)
Once a year
Paper-I: 120 minutes
Paper-II: 120 minutes
Selection of candidates for the post of Junior Engineer in ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India
English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk No.
SSC JE Eligibility 2020-21:
SSC JE eligibility criteria differ as per the post applied by a candidate. However, the essential parameters that candidates got to fulfill so as to satisfy SSC JE 2020-21 eligibility criteria are:
1.Nationality/citizenship: A candidate must be either a citizen of India or a topic 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
2.Educational qualification: A candidate should complete his/her degree/diploma in Civil/Electrical/Mechanical engineering as on January 1, 2021
3.Age limit: A candidate should be aged maximum 32 years as on January 1, 2021
|SSC JE Exam Events||SSC JE Exam Dates||Salient Features|
|SSC JE 2020 notification has been released on October 1 on the official website.|
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 payment||01-Oct-2020 to 01-Nov-2020||Candidates can pay SSC JE application fee in online mode till November 1.|
|Generation of offline challan||01-Oct-2020 to 03-Nov-2020||Candidates can generate challan for fee payment in offline mode till November 3.|
|Exam fee payment through offline challan||01-Oct-2020 to 05-Nov-2020||Candidates can pay SSC JE exam fee through challan till November 5.|
|Paper-I||22-Mar-2021 to 25-Mar-2021||SSC JE paper-I 2021 will be held from March 22-25.|
|Paper-II||to be announced||SSC JE paper-II 2021 dates are yet to be out.|
Candidates can go through important SSC JE 2019-20 exam dates below:
|SSC JE Exam Events||SSC JE Exam Dates||Salient Features|
|Application form||13-Aug-2019 to 12-Sep-2019||SSC JE application process commenced on the official website of SSC on August 13 and ended on September 12.|
|Admit card for paper-I||18-Oct-2020 onwards||SSC 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 key|
|Tentative SSC JE 2019 answer key was released on the official website on December 27, 2020.|
|Objections against answer key|
27-Dec-2020 to 31-Dec-2020
|Candidates can submit representations against the answer key from December 27 (6:00 PM) to December 31 (6:00 PM).|
|SSC 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 paper-I 2019-20 was conducted from October 27-30, 2020 in two shifts per day – 10:00 AM-12:00 PM and 3:00-5:00 PM. Shiksha reached bent students at an exam centre in Noida soon after the paper within the first shift on October 27 was over. Shiksha reached bent students to understand the problem level and expected cutoff for paper-I. Most of the scholars that Shiksha spoke with shared that SSC JE 2020 exam was of easy to moderate level. As per students, SSC JE cutoff 2020 for paper-I is predicted to be as high as 150 marks for General category.
SSC JE admits card 2021 is going to be released by Staff Selection Commission region-wise on its official regional websites. The admit card is going to be released for all regions – Northern (NR), North Eastern (NER), Karnataka Kerala (KKR), Southern (SR), Eastern (ER), Central (CR), Western (WR), Madhya Pradesh (MPR) and North Western (NWR).
However, before the admit card, the Commission will release application status for all regions. The SSC JE application status determines whether a candidate’s application for the exam has been accepted or rejected. Candidates can download the SSC JE admit card and application status by using their login credentials like roll number, registration ID, date of birth, name, and father’s name.
It may be noted that SSC JE admits card may be a mandatory document to be carried to the allotted test center. alongside the admit card it’s also mandatory for candidates to hold a passport-size photograph and a legitimate photo ID proof to the test center. Candidates not having any of the mentioned documents won’t be allowed to offer the paper.
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:
SSC JE Paper-I Highlights
SSC JE Paper-II Highlights
Number of sections & subjects
3 [General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness and General Engineering (Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)]
1 [General Engineering (Civil & Structural/Electrical/Mechanical)]
Type of questions
Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Number of questions
Language of paper
English and Hindi
English and Hindi
SSC JE Recruitment Process:
SSC JE selection process includes the subsequent steps:
Step 1: Fill SSC JE form
Candidates got to visit the official website and fill the SSC JE form online. To apply, the aspirants first got to register on the official website. Thereafter, candidates got to log into their account and fill-up the shape online.
Step 2: Download SSC JE Admit Card
SSC JE admit cards are made available for download on the regional websites of the commission. SSC JE admit card is a crucial document containing information associated with the exam and candidate. Candidates are advised to preserve the admit cards until the recruitment process is over.
Step 3: Appear for SSC JE exam
Students got to appear for SSC JE exam as per the prescribed schedule. Candidates first got to appear for SSC JE paper-I. Thereafter, all qualifying candidates got to appear for SSC JE paper-II.
Step 4: Check SSC JE Exam Result
The Staff Selection Commission declares the results for the SSC JE exam on its official website. The SSC JE results are released in PDF format for various categories.
SSC JE FAQs
Q: that posts are the SSC JE exam conducted?
A: The SSC JE exam is conducted for the post of Junior Engineer in Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical branches of Engineering.
Q: What percentage stages does the SSC JE exam contain?
A: The SSC JE exam is conducted in two stages – paper-I and -II.
Q: When will SSC JE paper-I be conducted?
A: SSC JE 2020 exam dates for paper-I are revised for candidates who opted for exam centers in Bihar. The exam for Bihar candidates is going to be persisted on December 11. Paper-I for the remainder of the candidates is going to be persisted the dates announced earlier – October 27-30. SSC JE Paper-II 2020 is going to be persisted on March 21, 2021. On the opposite hand, SSC JE paper-I 2021 is going to be held from March 22-25.
Q: Is there any regulation to use for the SSC JE exam?
A: Yes, the regulation varies as per the post applied by a candidate.
Q: What percentage of times is SSC JE held during a year?
A: Each paper (I and II) of the SSC JE exam is held once a year.
Q: during which mode is that the SSC JE exam conducted?
A: The paper-I of the SSC JE exam is conducted in online mode as a computer-based test. The Paper-II of the SSC JE exam is held in offline mode as a pen-and-paper based test.
Q: what’s the appliance fee for the SSC JE exam?
A: The appliance fee for the SSC JE exam is Rs 100. However, the fee is exempted for females of all categories and candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD/ECS.
Q: what’s the minimum educational qualification required to use for the SSC JE exam?
A: Candidates should possess a diploma/degree in Engineering to use for the exam.
Q: Is there any negative marking in the SSC JE exam?
A: Yes, there’s a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer in SSC JE paper-I.
Q: Is it mandatory to see for both the papers of the SSC JE exam?
A: Yes, it’s mandatory to seem for both paper-I and -II of the SSC JE exam.
Q: When will SSC JE admit card 2020 for paper-I be released?
A: The SSC JE paper-I admit card 2020 has been released for all regions – NR, NER, KKR, SR, ER, CR, WR, MPR, and NWR regions.
Q: When will SSC JE notification 2020-21 be released?
A: SSC JE 2020-21 notification has been released on October 1. Earlier, the notification was scheduled to be released on August 4 but was postponed.