Aim for RRB JE or SSC JE: Everything you Must Know to Begin


Every youngster desires to settle with a quintessential position of employment along with a growing career path that offers astounding earnings. They look for employment which can provide a positive working environment and lead to a better life.

There are many government Organizations that provide employment opportunities to the students who wish to achieve a secure and stable job. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and Ministries of Railways (RRB) are two major organizations which offer numerous job opportunities in various institutions and different departments of railways and ministries for various posts such as RRB JE, SSC JE, SSE, Assistant account officer and more. Students who are willing to apply in  RRB or SSC for the post of Junior Engineer(JE) can go through the given points before preparing, as it would surely help them understand the exam appropriately.

Eligibility Criteria: Before filling the application form for RRB JE and SSC JE, aspirants must understand the eligibility criteria properly so that they can keep themselves from being rejected due to eligibility constraints.

  • RRB JE: As per the Railway Recruitment Board regulations, a candidate must be a citizen of India and should age between 18-33 years (along with an age relaxation for reserved category candidates). An applicant must have a 3 year diploma in Mechanical/Civil Engineering/Production/Electrical/ Electronics/ Automobile/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering/Tools & Die Making/ Control/ Computer Engineering /Tools & Machining or B.Sc in Civil Engineering from a Recognized University.
  • SSC JE: Similar to the RRB JE regulations, SSC conducts exams for various trades for junior engineer posts like Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Quantity Surveying & Contracts etc. for different departments of divergent ministries. The aspirants must be citizens of India and have diploma or degree in respective trade he/she applying for. Along with that, the pretender’s minimum age should be 18 years and the maximum 32 years. As per the rules, candidates are eligible for age relaxation in the reserved category.

Examination Framework: Another vital section of the exam is the exam pattern which must be analysed appropriately for the better scheduling of preparation. Structure of the exam can be understood from the following breakdown:

  • RRB JE: The exam process of RRB JE is divided into four stages, in which two of them consist of CBT (Computer Based Test) and at the third stage documents verification takes place, followed by medical examination as the final stage. The first stage incorporates a total of 100 MCQs of Mathematics, General Awareness, General Science, General Intelligence and Reasoning.

It is conducted for a time duration of 90 minutes and a penalty of 1/3rd of the marks assigned to each question for each wrong answer. It includes a total of 150 MCQs of General Awareness, Physics & Chemistry, Basics of Computer Applications, Basics of Environment & Pollution Control and Technical Abilities.

  • SSC JE: The exam structure of SSC JE is diversified into two segments Paper-I and Paper-II. Paper-I is objective questions based exam conducted online and consists of total 200 questions of General Awareness, General Intelligence & Reasoning and Part-A ( Civil & Structural) Or Part-B (Electrical) or Part-C (Mechanical) in association candidate have to attempt as per the applied trade within the given time of 2 hours.

The exam is conducted in bilingual mode and 0.25% of negative marking is applicable for each wrong answer. The Second stage consists of a descriptive test of chosen subject trade (Civil & Structural /Electrical/Mechanical) and comprises 300 marks that have to be an attempt by the candidate within 120 minutes.

The course of study: Syllabus comes under one of the most significant parts of any exam. This portion of the exam should be taken very seriously because the majority of the possibility of getting selected depends on this aspect of preparation.

  • RRB JE First stage CBT: topics that come under syllabus
  • Mathematics: Number systems, LCM, HCF, Percentages, Time & Work, Algebra, Geometry, Elementary Statistics, Calendar & Clock, Pipes & Cistern, Mensuration etc.
  • General Awareness: Current affairs, Indian Economy, Environmental issues in India and the World, General scientific and technological developments, culture and history of India, Sports, geography etc.
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning: Analogies, Data Interpretation and Sufficiency, Coding and Decoding, Mathematical problems, Relationships, Venn Diagram, Jumbling, and Decision Making.
  • General Science: Physics, Chemistry and Life science ( Upto 10th Standard CBSE syllabus)
  • RRB JE Second Stage CBT: topics that come under syllabus
  • General Awareness: Current affairs, geography, Indian Economy, Indian Polity and constitution, Sports, etc.
  • Physics & Chemistry: Upto 10th Standard according to CBSE syllabus.
  • Basics of Computer Applications: The architecture of Computer, Storage devices, Networking, Operating System, Computer Virus etc.
  • Technical Abilities: Engineering Mechanics, Material Science, Strength of Materials, Machining, Welding etc.
  • SSC JE Paper-I: Topics Comes Under SSC JE Exam syllabus
  • General Awareness: Current affairs of India and its neighbouring countries, History,  General Polity and Scientific Research, Culture etc.
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: Differences, problem-solving, Judgement, visual memory, discrimination etc.
  • Part-A (Civil & Structural): Building Materials, Costing and Valuation, Estimating, Surveying etc.
  • Part-B (Electrical): Basic concepts, Electrical Machines, AC Fundamentals, Basic Electronics etc.
  • Part-C (Mechanical): IC Engines Combustion, Boilers, Fitting & Accessories, Fluid kinematics, Classification of steels etc.
  • SSC JE Paper-II: Topics Comes Under SSC JE Exam syllabus
  • Part-A (Civil & Structural): Building Materials, Surveying, Hydraulics, Transportation Engineering, Theory of Structures, RCC Design, Concrete Technology etc.
  • Part-B (Electrical): Basic concepts, Measurement and measuring instruments, Synchronous Machines, Generation, Transmission and Distribution, Estimation and costing etc.
  • Part-C (Mechanical): Centrifugal Pumps, Measurement of Flow rate Basic Principles, Measurement of Fluid Pressure, Fluid Statics, Classification of Steels etc.


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