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  • SSC
  • SSC-JE Junior Engineer (CPWD) Exam
  • SSC CGLE - SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam
  • SSC-CPO (Central Police Organizations)

SSC Entrance exams are conducted in all India wise for the recruitments, to lower category of posts for various Indian Government sectors and offices. Staff selection commission is the primary authority for conducting the examinations. They formulate and execute examinations and selection test which includes various Departmental examinations.

They mostly recruits to non-technical group ‘B’ and group ‘C’ non-gazetted posts in Departments and Ministries, such as attached and subordinate offices of the Government of India and the CAG and the offices of the Account General.


Educational Qualification: Educational Qualification can be varied from Matric to Graduates as per the posts.

Age: General age limit is between 18 to 27 years on the date of exam notification. There is age relaxations in upper age limit for SC/STs, OBCs physically handicapped, widow etc. For each post they may have variations in age limit as per the exam notification.


Exam Notifications are published in Employment News and other leading newspapers in India for the SSC Combined Graduate Preliminary Examination. Candidates are needed to Apply for the exam in typewritten format as shown in proforma printed along with notification in newspapers. Duly completed applications forms of examination need to submit to Staff selection commission by Registered Post/ Speed Post/ UPC only.
List of exams conducted by Staff selection commission:

  • Graduate Level Examination - Eligibility is graduation or equivalent in any discipline.
  • Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination- Eligibility is higher secondary i.e. 10+2 in and discipline or equivalent.
  • Combined Matric Level Examination - Eligibility is matriculation qualification or High School.

Candidate who qualifies prelims of SSC EXAM need to appear for Mains. Mains qualifier have appear for Interview and Physical Efficiency Test (PET).
Matric level main exam qualifier requires attending skill test (stenography or type). Also exams for Section officers, Investigators etc. are separately conducted without any prelims

SSC-JE Junior Engineer (CPWD) Exam

Staff Selection Commission Junior Engineering Exam (CPWD) helps to become a SSC Junior Engineer by getting passed for the open competitive exam held in all over the country for Civil and Electrical Engineers
Educational: Any diploma holder in Civil or Electrical or Mechanical Engineering from recognized institute by Government of India or equivalent qualification.
Age: Candidate should only have a maximum age of 27 years on date of commencement of exam.
Exam Pattern
Exam is conducted as two individual parts

Written Test500 marks
Interview100 mark

Part 1
Paper 1 with objective type multiple choice

PaperSubjectNo.of QuestionsMarks
1(a)General Awareness2550
1(b)General Engineering (Civil & Structural) or75150
General Engineering (Electrical & Mechanical)

Paper 2 will be of conventional type

General Engineering (Civil & Structural) or General Engineering (Electrical & Mechanical)300

Part 2
Personality Test (Interview): 100 marks
Candidate selected for interview/personality test of SSC JE have option for choosing language either as Hindi or English. Interview/personality test examines candidate’s interest, knowledge, various traits, aptitude, suitability etc. along with the experience, educational qualification, subject knowledge, general awareness from (10+2 onwards), communication skill and overall personality.

SSC Junior Engineer (CPWD) Exam syllabus

General Engineering (Civil and Structural)

Civil Engineering :Building Materials: Physical and Chemical properties, classification, standard tests, uses and manufacture/quarrying of materials e.g. building stones, silicate based materials, cement (Portland), Asbestos products, Timber and Wood based Products, laminates, bituminous materials, paints, varnishes.

Surveying: Principles of surveying, working of properties, compass and bearing, plane table surveying, theodolite traverse, adjustment of theodolite, leveling and contouring, curvature, refraction, permanent adjustment of dumpy level, methods of contouring and uses of a control map, tachometric survey.

Soil Mechanics :Origin of soil phase diagram, definitions of void ratio, porosity, degree of saturation, water content, specific gravity of soil grains and unit weights, grain size distribution curves for different solid and their uses, ISI soil classification, plasticity chart, coefficient of permeability, effective stress, consolidation of soils.

Calculation of shear strength of soils, direct shear test, vane shear test, triaxial test, soil compaction, Lab compaction, Lab compaction test, moisture content and bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test.

Hydraulics :Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of low, Bernoulli’s theorem and its application, low through pipes, low in open channels, weirs, fumes, spillways, pumps and turbines. Environmental Engineering: Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, need of sanitation, sewerage system, circular sewers, oval sewer, sewer appurtenances, surface water drainage, sewage treatments.

Structural Engineering: Theory of structures: Elasticity constants, type of beams, determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever and over hanging beams. Moment of area and moment of inertia for rect. & circular section, bending moment and shear stress for tee, channel and compound sections, chimneys, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope detection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, torsion of circular section.

Concrete Technology :Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates quality, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting, repair and maintenance of concrete structure.

RCC Design:


RCC beams: 􀃗exural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of single reinforced beans, lintels, cantilever beams, double reinforced beams, one way slabs, two way slabs, isolated footings, reinforced brick work. T-beams, columns, staircases, retaining walls, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State method and Working Stress method). Steel Design: Steel design and construction of steel columns, beams, roof trusses, plate girders.

General Engineering (Electrical and Mechanical)

Basic Electrical Engg.: Elect. Measurements, Concepts of current, voltage, resistance, power and energy, their units, Ohm’s law.

Circuit Law: Kirchhoff’s law, solution of simple network problems, Network theorems and their applications, Electro-magnetism, concept of flux, e m f, reluctance, magnetic circuits. Electro-magnetic induction, self and mutual inductance.

A.C. fundamentals, instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves, Equation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC. circuits consisting of R.L. and C, Resonance. Measurement and measuring instruments, Moving coil and moving iron ammeters and voltmeters, Extension of range, Wattmeter’s, Multimeters, megger, Basic Electronics.

Electrical machines: Basic principles of D.C. motors, generators, their characteristics, Speed control and starting of D.C. motors, losses and efficiency of D.C. machines. 1-Phase and 3-phase Transformers: Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C.tests, efficiency, auto transformers.

Synchronous machines, generation of 3-phase e m f, armature reaction, Voltage regulation, parallel operation of two alternators, synchronizing, starting and applications of synchronous motors.

Phase Induction motor, rotating magnetic field, principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3-phase induction motors, Fractional KW motors, 1-phase induction motors, A.C. series motor, reluctance motor. General, Transmission and Distribution: Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, simple problems thereon, cost of generation, inter- connection of power stations. Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults. Switchgears- rating of circuit breakers: Principles of a extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. fuses, Protection, earth leakage, over current,Buchhotgz relay, Merz- Prince system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars.

Lightning arresters, Various transmission and distribution systems, Comparison of conductor materials, efficiency for different systems.

Utilization of Electrical Energy, Illumination, electric heating, Electric welding, electroplating, electric drives and motors.

Mechanical Engineering

Flow of Fluids: Laminar & turbulent low, equation of continuity, Bernoulli’s theorem, measurement of discharge, low through pipes, friction losses, Forces of jet impinging on vanes, blades, work done and efficiency, classification of turbines & pumps.

Thermal Engineering:

Laws of thermodynamics, change in entropy in various processes; uses of steam, Properties of steam table & charts; Construction & Working of Cochran, Lancashire locomotive & Babcock & Wilcox boilers, working of steam turbine, Otto & Diesel Cycles, working of IC engines, Carburetion, Solex Carburetor. Diesel fuel, pump & injector: Cooling & lubrication.

Production Engineering: Foundry- Different casting processes, concept of Patterns; types of mould making, purring defect in castings, causes & remedies, Welding-classification and types of welding, Testing and defects in welds. Lathes- working of lathe, various tools, operation on lathes, types of lathes. Drilling operations performed on drilling machines. Description, principles of working and various operations on machine tools, milling machine, shaper, grinder, boring and slotting machines. Strength of Materials: Stresses in composite bars, relation between elastic constants, Resilience under different types of loads, SF and BM diagrams; stresses in beams-combined direct and bending stresses, Struts and columns – Euler’s and Rankin’s theories, Torsion of circular shafts.

Theory of Machines: Simple Machines – Four bar chain, Slider crank chain, double slider crank chain, Flywheel – Turning moment diagrams. Fluctuation of energy, Friction-in collar and pivots, plate clutch, conical clutch, journal bearing. Transmission of power through vat and V-belts, Gears, proble of gears, Governors- Watt and Hartnell governors.

SSC CGLE - SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam

CGLE- Combined Graduate Level Exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission for National Level Combined Graduate level exam yearly to recruit in various Gazzeted and Non-Gazzeted posts in the Central Government departments. SSC Graduate exams had taken over several exams such as Statistical Investigator exam, Tax assistant exam, SSC CPO exam, Section Officer's exam etc.

Various posts for SSC CGLE Exam:

Name of Post Pay Scale
Assistants (CSS)Rs.9300-34800 (GP=4600)
Assistants in other Central Govt. Ministries/Departments/CVCRs.9300-34800 (GP=4200)
Inspector of PostsRs.9300-34800 (GP=4200)
Inspector (Central Excise/Preventive Officer/Examiner)Rs.9300-34800 (GP=4600)
Sub Inspectors Rs.9300-34800 (GP=4200)
Inspector of Income TaxRs.9300-34800 (GP=4600)
Assistant Enforcement Officer Rs.9300-34800 (GP=4600)
Divisional Accountants  Rs.9300-34800 (GP=4200)
Statistical Investigators, Gr.II Rs.9300-34800 (GP=4200)
Compilers  Rs.5200-20200 (GP=2400)
Auditors   Rs.5200-20200 (GP=2800)
Junior Accountants/Accountants Rs.5200-20200 (GP=2800)
UDCs Rs.5200-20200 (GP=2400)
Tax Assistants Rs.5200-20200 (GP=2400)
Sub Inspectors (Ex) in CPOs (ITBP, CISF, CRPF, SSB, BSF)Rs.9300-34800 (GP=4200)

For Statistical Investigator Grade – II:  Bachelor’s Degree
For Compiler: Bachelor’s degree with Economics or Statistics or Mathematics as compulsory or elective subject from any recognized University.
All other Posts: Bachelor’s Degree (Graduation Degree) or equivalent from a recognized University.

Age limit vary for different kinds of post. These limits are as follows:

  1. Sub Inspectors (Ex) in CPOs: 20-25 years
  2. Assistant/Sub Inspector in CBI: 20-27 years.
  3. Statistical Investigators Gr.II: Max: 26 years.
  4. For all other posts: 18-27 years

Age relaxations are available for categories like Ex-serviceman as per rules of Indian Government.


Exam Pattern:
CGLE is having 3 levels of exams

Level 1: Combined Graduate level Examination would be common for all categories of posts and will be held in one session.

Subjects Num of questionsMaximum marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning  25   50
General Awareness25 50
Numerical Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension  25  50

Level 2: This is of objective type multiple choice questions

Subject Num of questionsMax marks
Arithmetical Ability                              100200
English Language & Comprehension 200200
Commerce/Mathematics Statistics/Economics          200 200

Level 3: Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi



Mode of exam


Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi(writing of Essay/Precise/Letter /Application Writing etc.


Pen and Paper Mode

60 Min


Combined Graduate Level Exam Syllabus

Level 1

General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, spatial visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc.

General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity, Indian Constitution, and scientific Research etc. These Questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

Numerical Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals and fractions and relationships between numbers. It will test sense of order among numbers, ability to translate from one name to another, sense or order of magnitude, estimation or prediction of the outcome of computation, selection of an appropriate operation for the solution of real life problems and knowledge of alternative computation procedures to and answers. The questions would also be based on arithmetical concepts and relationship between numbers and not on complicated arithmetical computation (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).

Level 2

Paper I

Arithmetic Ability: This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Average, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Use of Table and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time etc.

Paper II

English Language & Compression: Questions in these components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc.), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, etc. There will be a question on passages and comprehension of passages also. (The standard of the questions will be of 10+2 level).


Paper III

Commerce/Mathematics/Statistics/Economics for Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation and Compiler for Registrar General of India, Ministry of Home Affairs.

SSC-CPO (Central Police Organizations)

CPO Central Police Organizations exam conducted by SSC on national level for the post of Sub Inspectors in various central Govt. Police Dept.’s like CRPF, ITBP, CBI, SSB, CISF, BSF and SI in Delhi Police etc.


Educational: Graduate in any discipline from a recognised university or equivalent. Final year graduate students can also appear for the exam.

Age: Candidates age must in between 20 to 25 years of age.

Exam Pattern
SSC CPO written exam contains 2 papers.

Paper 1

SubjectNo.of QuestionsMax Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning5050
General Knowledge and General Awareness50 50
Quantative Aptitude  50  50
English Comprehension 50 50

Paper 2

SubjectNo.of Questions Max Marks
English Language and Comprehension200200

Note: Paper 2 is taken consideration for evaluation only if candidate qualify Paper 1
Candidates who have cleared written exams need to clear Physical Endurance Test (PET)