SSC JE Exam Notification for Recruitment 2016

The SSC recently announced an examination for recruitment of Junior Engineers (JE), to Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted posts. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold this examination in two phases. While the 1st phase (Paper I), will be a Computer based exam, the 2nd Phase (Paper II) will be a written exam. If you score equal to or higher than the minimum qualifying marks (to be decided by SSC), you will qualify for Paper II. There will be no further interview in the SSC JE Exam for the purpose of selection. Since the last date to apply for the exam is 31st October 2016, we suggest you apply for the exam at the earliest.

This article will tell you more about the exam pattern, selection procedure, application procedure, important dates, number of vacancies, age limit and relaxation, salary, etc. You can also download this article as PDF for keeping it handy.

Important Dates for SSC JE Exam

S. No.  Event Date
1 Release of Online Application Form 1 October 2016
2 Last Date of Registration 31 October 2016
3 Release of e-Admit Card for
SSC JE Paper-1 Exam
3rd week of Nov 2016
4 SSC JE Paper-1 Exam 3 Dec 2016 to 5 Dec 2016
5 SSC JE Paper-1 Exam Result  January 2017
6  SSC JE Paper-2 Exam To be notified

Salary/Grade Pay for SSC Junior Engineer

Your salary/grade pay will range in the Pay Band of Rs.9300 – 34800/- plus Grade Pay Rs.4200/- (pre-revised).

Eligibility Details & Age Limit

To check the eligibility detials before applying, visit:

Eligibility & Age Relaxation – SSC JE Exam

Vacancies 2016 for SSC JE Recruitment

The number of vacancies are not officially mentioned in the SSC JE Exam notification. However, following is the description of vacant posts in various departments.

S. No Organisation Post
1. Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil)
2. Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
3. CPWD Junior Engineer (Civil)
4. CPWD Junior Engineer (Electrical)
5. Department of Post Junior Engineer (Civil)
6. MES Junior Engineer (Civil)
7. MES Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical)
8. MES Junior  Engineer  (Quantity  Surveying  and Contract)
9. Farrakka Barrage (Project) Junior Engineer (Civil)
10. Farrakka Barrage (Project) Junior Engineer (Mechanical/Electrical)
11. Central Water Power Research Station. Junior Engineer (Civil)
12. Central Water Power Research Station. Junior Engineer (Electrical)
13. Dte. Of Quality Assurance (Naval) Junior Engineer (Naval Quantity Assurance) – (Mechanical)
14. Dte. Of Quality Assurance (Naval) Junior Engineer (Naval Quantity Assurance) – (Electrical)
  • Note: Reservation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ ExS / PH etc. categories is available as per extant Govt. orders and as communicated by the departments reporting vacancies.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment

  • You need to pay the application fee of Rs. 100/- while submitting your application online.
  • The official notification clearly instructs you to apply online. No other mode of application will be acceptable.
  • Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, Physically handicapped and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from paying fee.
  • You have to make the payment online, while submitting your application.
  • Fee paid in respect of online applications through SBI Challan / Net banking and any credit and debit cards will be accepted.
  • The fee is non-refundable.

SSC JE Exam Pattern:

Papers Date of Exam Subject Maximum
Duration &

  • Objective Type
  • Computer Based
03-12-2016 to 05.12.2016 (i) General Intelligence
& Reasoning
50 2 Hours per shiftMorning shift
(10.00 AM to
12.00 Noon)Afternoon Shift
(2.00 PM to 4.00
(ii) General Awareness 50
Part –A
General Engineering
(Civil & Structural)
General Engineering (Electrical)
General Engineering (Mechanical)

  • Conventional Type
  • Written Exam
To be notified Part –A
General Engineering
(Civil & Structural)
General Engineering (Electrical)
General Engineering (Mechanical)
300 2 Hours
  • In Paper-I, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Choose your subjects for Part-A, B and C according to the post you are applying for. If you fail in the subject that you choose, your answer sheet will not be evaluated.
  • You will be  allowed to bring their own Slide–Rule, Calculator, Logarithm Tables and Steam Table for Paper-II only. You are not allowed to use such aids for Paper-I.
  • Your answer sheets will be made available to you by SSC after the examination. You can raise your objections at that time, if you have any.


Are you wondering where to study from? Checkout the whole syllabus here:

Detailed & Complete Syllabus in PDF – SSC JE

How to Apply

Follow this procedure to apply:

  1. Click the below link. It will take you to the Direct Link on official SSC website, where you can directly download the application form and apply.
    Direct Link – Download Application Form & Apply
  2. Carefully fill the form.
  3. Submit the form and make the online payment.
  4. Alternatively, go to the official website of SSC  and click the link ‘Notice-Junior Engineers Examination, 2016′.
  5. Then click on ‘click here’ under ‘Form’ for the notification dated ’30th September 2016′.
  6. Follow step 2 & 3 given above.

Selection Procedure

You will be selected on the basis of total marks obtained by you in Paper I and Paper II. In cases two or more candidates score equal aggregate marks, tie will be resolved by applying the following methods one after another:-

  • Total Marks in Paper-II
  • Total Marks in Paper-I
  • Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.
  • Alphabetic order in the first names of the candidates appeared.

Posting Location

All the posts carry All India Service Liability (AISL) i.e. the candidate, on selection, may be asked to serve anywhere in the country.

Official SSC JE Exam Recruitment Notification

Here’s the official JE Exam Recruitment Notification for you:

We hope that this article clears all your doubts about the SSC Junior Engineer Exam. However, if you have any doubts then please feel free to comment below. Here are some more articles that you might find helpful:

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