Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC JE Exam every year to select eligible candidates for the recruitment of Junior Engineers (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Quantity Surveying and Contracts) posts for various Departments/ Organizations in the Government of India.

The SSC JE full form is Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineers. 

Interested candidates who wish to take the SSC JE exam are required to visit the official website of SSC ( to apply online for the competitive exam. 

SSC JE Exam Dates

The SSC JE Examination dates 2020 will be notified with the SSC JE Notification 2020-21, which is expected to be released by September/October 2020.

The table below gives an idea regarding the tentative SSC JE Exam dates for the year 2020:

SSC JE Exam Date 2020
EventsExam Dates (Tentative)
SSC JE NotificationAugust 2020
SSC JE Online applicationAugust 4th, 2020 – September 3rd, 2020
Paper I (Computer-based exam)February 2021
Paper-II (Conventional)To be notified
Result declaration (Tentative)To be notified

SSC JE Notification 2020

SSC JE Exam notification updates:

SSC JE Exam Postponed amidst Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak. Candidates can check the detailed notice of SSC JE 2019-2020 exam postponement below:

SSC JE Posts

Staff Selection Commission holds a Computer Based Examination for recruitment of Junior Engineers Group- “B” (Non-Gazetted) posts every year. SSC Junior Engineer Exam recruit graduates engineers for the following posts:

Central Water CommissionJunior Engineer (Civil)
Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
Up to 32 years
Central Public Works Department (CPWD)Junior Engineer (Civil)
Junior Engineer (Electrical)
Up to 32 years
Military Engineer Services (MES)Junior Engineer (Civil)
Junior Engineer (Electrical and Mechanical)
Up to 30 years
Farakka Barrage ProjectJunior Engineer (Civil)
Junior Engineer (Electrical)
Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
Up to 30 years
Border Roads OrganisationJunior Engineer (Civil)
Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical)
Up to 30 years
Central Water Power Research Station.Junior Engineer (Civil)
Junior Engineer (Electrical)
Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
Up to 30 years
Directorate Of Quality Assurance (Naval)Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
Junior Engineer (Electrical)
Up to 30 years
National Technical Research OrganisationJunior Engineer (Civil)
Junior Engineer (Electrical)
Junior Engineer (Mechanical)
Up to 30 years

Notes: Age Limit as on 1st January 2020, 5 year relaxation for SC/ST, 3 year for OBC applicants. Refer notification for PWD, Ex-Servicemen etc relaxation.

SSC JE Eligibility Criteria

SSC JE Age Limit

Candidates must fulfil the below-mentioned age requirement as on 1st January 2020:

SSC JE PostsSSC JE Age Limit
Junior Engineer (Civil and Electrical), Department of Posts and Junior Engineer (Surveying & Contracts) and MES18-27 Years
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical and Mechanical), MES, NTRO, Naval, Border Road Organization30 Years
Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical) and CPWD32 Years

Candidates appearing for the SSC JE exam 2019 are required to check the detailed SSC JE Eligibility Criteria and the basic requirements before they fill up the SSC JE Application Form.

Here are some other key criteria that a candidate must adhere to before applying for this post:

  1. Educational Qualifications: Eligible candidates must hold the essential educational qualification for the posts relevant to their degree. They should have passed the Matriculation examination or any equivalent degree from a recognised Board.
  2. Nationality: Candidates who are the citizens of the below-mentioned countries are also eligible to take the exam, as per the SSC Junior Engineer 2019 Notification:
  • A citizen of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • A subject of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Aspirants interested to know the detailed SSC Eligibility for the different examination held by the commission can visit the given link.

About SSC

The Staff Selection Commission is a constitutional body which conducts various recruitment exams like Group “B” posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices.

In particular, the SSC holds Open Competitive Examinations for recruitment of the following posts:

SSC PostsMinistries/Departments
Lower Division ClerksCentral Secretariat Clerical Service /Indian Foreign Service (B), Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service and the Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service
Grade “C” and Grade ‘D” StenographersCentral Secretariat Stenographers Service and equivalent Grades of Indian Foreign Service, (B) Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service/Armed Forces Headquarters
AssistantsCentral Secretariat Service/ IFS (B)/ Railway Board Secretariat Service/Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service
Inspectors of Central ExciseInspectors of Income-TaxPreventive Officers and ExaminersAssistant Enforcement OfficersCollectorates of Central Excise,Commissioners of Income-Tax,Custom Houses,Directorate of Enforcement
Sub-InspectorsCentral Bureau of Investigation and Central Police Organisations
Divisional Accountants, Auditors and AccountantsOffice of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and other Accounts Departments and Upper Division Clerks
Junior Engineer (Civil & Electrical), a Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial,CPWD, General Central Services (Technical)
Statistical Investigators, Grade IV of Subordinate Statistical Service (SSC), a Group ‘C’ non-gazetted, non-ministerial postin the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation
Tax Assistant, a Group C non–Gazetted Ministerial postCommissionerates of Central Board of Direct Taxes ( CBDT) and the Central Board of Excise and Customs)
Section Officer (Commercial Audit), a Group “B” Non-gazetted postIndian Audit and Accounts Department
Section Officer (Audit), a Group B Non-Gazetted postOffice of the Comptroller and Auditor General

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) also holds Departmental Examination for promotion purposes as well from:

SSC Posts (For Promotion purposes)Ministries/Departments
Group “D” to Lower Division Clerk GradeCentral Secretariat Clerical Service and equivalent grades in Indian Foreign Service (B)/Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service/Armed Force Hqrs. Clerical Service
Lower Divisional Clerks to Upper Divisional Clerks GradeCentral Secretariat Clerical Service and equivalent Indian Foreign Service (B)/Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service/Armed Forces Hqrs. Clerical Service
Stenographers Grade “D” to Stenographers Grade “C”Central Secretariat Stenographers Service and equivalent grades in Indian Foreign Service (B)/Railway Board Secretariat Stenographers Service/Armed Forces Hqrs. Stenographers Service

SSC Exams 2020: Important instructions for candidates 

  • Candidates are advised to reach the exam center as per the time slot and no candidate would be allowed entry after the entry closing time in any circumstances.
  • Aspirants will have to carry the following documents- admission certificate, passport size photograph, photo-bearing identity proof in an original, face mask, hand sanitizer, transparent water bottle, and printout of the COVID-19 Self Declaration Form provided with the Admission Certificate.
  • No candidate will be allowed to leave the examination lab before the completion of the examination time for any reason without permission from the exam Functionaries.
  • Prohibited items such as watches, books, pens, paper chits, magazines, electronic gadgets are strictly not allowed in the examination lab.
  • A candidate shall have to undergo the process of contactless Frisking through Handheld Metal Detector (HHMD).
  • Eligible PwD candidates are entitled to a compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour and assistance of a scribe. PwD candidates, other than those affected by blindness and cerebral palsy, who have opted for the facility of scribe and/or Compensatory time in their application form are required to produce certificates.