The staff selection commission is going to conduct an examination for recruiting Junior Engineers through SSC JE exam.This exam is NON GAZETTED and will be conducted in two phase, Paper I & Paper II. Paper I is objective type, computer-based exam while Paper II is the conventional and subjective type. The first phase of exam i.e Paper I will take place from 5th to 8th January 2017. In this exam, your knowledge will be tested in three papers – Reasoning, General Awareness and Engineering paper. In the Engineering paper, you have to choose one subject from Civil, Electrical and Mechanical, based on your expertise. To help you prepare for the exam step-by-step, we are giving you the detailed SSC JE Syllabus for Civil and Structural Paper in this article. Moreover, you can evaluate your exam preparation by taking Online Mock Test.

HERE we have mentioned the to the point syllabus so you dont have to look for other syllabus. Go through the syllabus and start preparing for your exam.

Let us now get to the detailed SSC JE Syllabus For Civil and Structural exam. You will also find the list of topics, sub-topics, weightage, marks distribution, etc. against various subjects.

Topics for SSC JE Syllabus for Civil Exam 2017

1) Building Materials

  • Weightage: 20 – 25 Questions
  • Easy to solve, Less Time Consuming, Moderate Accuracy Possible, Theoretical Questions.
  • Question Types/ Sub Topics: Cement, Concrete, Stone & Brick Masonry, Aggregates, Timber & Paints


2) Surveying

  • Weightage: 10 – 12 Questions
  • Less Time Consuming, Mixed Questions Asked (Theory + Numerical).
  • Question Types/ Sub Topics: Principles, Linear Measurement, Angular Measurement & Levelling, Contouring, Tachometric Survey, Curve Setting, Earth Work Calculation, Advanced Surveying Equipment.

3) Hydraulics :

  • Weightage: 8 – 10 Questions
  • Very Time Consuming, Mixed Questions – Less Theory More Numerical, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types/ Sub Topics: Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli’s theorem, Flow in open channels & pipes, Pumps & Turbines. Note that you should devote time to Pumps and Turbines only after you cover the rest of the topics).

4) Strength of Materials :

  • Weightage: 15 -16 Questions
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types/ Sub Topics: Elasticity constants, types of beams (determinate and indeterminate), Bending Moment and Shear force diagrams of simply supported, Cantilever and overhanging beams, Torsion and Springs, Columns.

5) RCC Design :

  • Weightage: 10 – 12 Questions
  • Easy to Solve, Moderately Time Consuming, Low to Moderate Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types/ Sub Topics: Limit State and Working Stress methods, Refer IS 456:2000 code to solve Direct questions, Singly Reinforced Beams & Double Reinforced Beams, Shear Strength, Columns, Slabs & Footings, Staircases, Retaining wall, Water tanks.

6) Steel Design :

  • Weightage: 8 – 12 Questions
  • Moderately Time Consuming, Tricky Questions.
  • Question Types/ Sub Topics: Refer IS800:2007 to solve Direct Questions, General design principles including riveted & welded connections, Column, Tension Members, Beam, Roof Truss & Girder

7) Estimating, Costing and Valuation :

  • Weightage: 5 – 8 Questions
  • Can be Time Consuming because of Extreme Non-Predictability of Questions, Low to Moderate Accuracy Possible, Focus on Theoretical Concepts of valuation.
  • Question Types/ Sub Topics: Estimation & Measurement of Brickwork (Modular & Traditional bricks), RCC work, Shuttering, Timber work, Painting, Flooring, Plastering, Trapezoidal formula, Simpson’s rule, etc.

8) Soil Mechanics :

  • Weightage: 5 – 8 Questions
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible, Relatively fewer questions asked since last 2 years.
  • Question Types/ Sub Topics: Basic principles including phase diagram, index properties, classification. Permeability & effective stress, Compaction & consolidation. Shear strength of soils – a) Triaxial shear test b) Direct shear test c) Vane shear test. Bearing capacity of the soil. Earth pressure theories.


9) Irrigation Engineering :

  • Weightage: 3 – 5 Questions
  • Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible, Relatively fewer questions asked since last 2 years.
  • Question Types/ Sub Topics: Water Requirement of crops – Definition, necessity, benefits, 2II effects of irrigation, types and methods of irrigation, Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, runoff 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. Design of canals – a) Lacey’s theory b) Kennedy’s theory c) Type of canal
    Weir and barrage, Floods & River training including cross drainage work.

10) Transportation Engineering :

  • Weightage: 0 – 4 Questions
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible, Relatively fewer questions asked since last 2 years.
  • Question Types/ Sub Topics: Highway Engineering: Geometric design, Pavement design, Highway materials including aggregates & bitumen, Traffic engineering, Railway Engineering.

CREDIT: This info has been taken from a renowned site TESTBOOK  with few addition.

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