SSC JE- Who Can Apply For The Exam?

SSC JE- Who Can Apply For The Exam?

SSC JE exam is one of the competitive exams to get recruited as a Junior Engineer(Civil, Mechanical, Electrical ) into various organizations, departments under the Government of India.

To appear for SSC JE exam, one has to focus on the various important aspects like SSC JE Eligibility criteria, exam duration grace for special category candidates, important dates related to exam, etc.

SSC JE exam dates

The respective dates for SSC JE exam Paper 1 & 2:

 

SSC JE Paper  Date
Paper 1 (Computer-based) 23-09-2019 to 27-09-2019
Paper 2 (Written) 29-12-2019

 

SSC JE Exam-  Eligibility Criteria

SSC JE Exam has certain requirements that need to be fulfilled by the candidates while applying for the various posts.

 

These Eligibility criteria are decided upon certain factors like:

  • Nationality
  • Age
  • Special relaxation on upper age limit based on categories
  • Qualification

 

SSC JE – Eligibility based on Nationality

  1. Indian Citizenship
  2. Nepal Citizenship
  3. Bhutan Citizenship
  4. Tibetan refugee settled in India before 1st January 1962.
  5. Indian citizen 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 setting in India. 

Documents necessary to fulfil the above criteria:

  • Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Government of India for every person other than the 1st category.

 

SSC JE – Eligibility based on Age

 

Candidates need to fulfill the below-mentioned age as on 1st August 2019.

 

Department Position Age limit
Central Water Commission Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical) Up to 32 years
Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical) Up to 32 years
Department of Posts Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 27 years

Military Engineering Services (MES)

Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) Up to 30 years
Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying and Contracts) Up to 27 years
Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) Up to 30 years
Central Water and Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) Up to 30 years
Border Road Organization Junior Engineer (Civil) Up to 30 years
National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) Junior Engineer (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) Up to 30 years

Eligibility based on age relaxation:

There are exclusive eligibility criteria for certain categories of candidates where they have a permissible relaxation in the upper age limit.

 

The table below gives the data for eligibility based on the age relaxation in various categories:

Category Permissible age relaxation beyond the upper age limit 
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years 
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
PwD + OBC 13 years
PwD + SC/ ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 years + ( Actual age- Total years of rendered service)
Defence Personnel with disability due to hostilities 3 years
Defence Personnel with disability due to hostilities (SC/ST) 8 years

 

Eligibility based on Qualification:

The table below gives an idea about the eligibility of candidates based on their qualifications:

Department Post Qualification
Central Water Commission Junior Engineer( Civil, Mechanical) Degree or Diploma in the respective streams from a recognized University/Institution
CPWD Junior Engineer( Civil, Electrical) Degree or Diploma in  the respective streams from a recognized University/Institution
Department of Posts  Junior Engineer (Civil) Three years Diploma or equivalent in Civil Engineering from an institution recognized by the Central Government or State Government. 

Military Engineering Services

Junior Engineer (Civil)

Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University Or

 (a) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized Institute or University or Board; and

 (b) Two years experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Civil Engineering works.

Junior Engineer (Electrical & Mechanical)

Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University; 

Or 

(a) Three years diploma in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from a recognized Institute or University or Board; and

 (b) Two years experience in Planning, Execution and Maintenance of Electrical or Mechanical Engineering works.

Junior Engineer (Quantity Surveying & Contracts) Three years Diploma in Civil engineering from a recognized Institute/ University/ Board or equivalent; or (i) Passed Intermediate examination in Buildings and Quantity Surveying Sub-Division-II of the Institute of Surveyors (India).
Farakka Barrage Project Junior Engineer( Civil, Electrical Mechanical) Diploma in the respective domain from a recognized University or Institute or Board.
Border Roads Organization, Ministry of Defence Junior Engineer (Civil) Degree in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute

 Or 

(a) Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute/ Board; and

 (b) Two years of working experience in Planning/ Execution/ Maintenance of Civil Engineering works.

Central Water Power Research Station Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) Diploma in the respective stream from a recognized University
Directorate of Quality Assurance, Naval Junior Engineer( Mechanica, Electrical) Degree in the respective domain from a recognized University; 

Or

 (a) Three years Diploma in Electrical Engineering from a recognized University or Institution; and 

(b) Two years of experience in the respective fields.

National Technical Research Organization Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical) Diploma in the respective domain from a recognized University/ Institution. 

 

Important Tips with reference to the eligibility criteria

  1. Carry the necessary documents to support your respective eligibility criteria
  2. Check the tables properly to get a proper understanding of your eligibility criteria and follow the instructions mentioned along with it.
  3. Visit the official website and check the notifications regularly to be updated on any changes.

This article was aimed at providing the exact details regarding the eligibility criteria based on various factors and conditions. 

Preparing for the SSC JE Exam is not just limited to following the regular study routine. It is also necessary to focus on certain important areas related to the exam like checking the SSC JE syllabus, notifications, application dates and official website.

Candidates who take care of all these sensitive areas related to the SSC JE exam can get their dreams fulfilled with great score.

 

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