SSC JE Civil Syllabus 2022: Paper 1 & 2 Subject wise Syllabus

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: December 26th, 2023
SSC JE Civil Syllabus 2022. Learn everything about the syllabus of SSC JE civil engineering exam, different sections of the JE question paper and important topics for each section and more here.
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Candidates preparing for SSC JE 2022 first need to know the Syllabus in order to prepare for the examination. With the help of the SSC JE 2022 Syllabus, candidates will be able to know all the important topics from which the question can be asked in SSC JE 2022 exam. Without any actual idea of all the important topics, candidates will not be able to cover the whole SSC JE 2022 syllabus.

SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus 2022: Paper 1 and Paper 2

SSC JE Syllabus for Civil Engineering must be thoroughly understood to comprehend the topics to be covered under each section. The detailed SSC JE Civil Syllabus for both Papers 1 and Paper 2 must be studied and analysed properly. It will help candidates plan thier preparation and prioritise high-weightage topics. Candidates aspiring to crack the SSC JE Civil Exam 2022 must understand the pattern and the syllabus of SSC JE civil engineering exam for productive exam preparation. 

SSC JE Civil Engineer Syllabus Paper I – General (Non-Tech)

The SSC JE Civil Syllabus for Paper 1 covers the following sections.

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • General Engineering

SSC JE Civil General Intelligence & Reasoning Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning syllabus of SSC JE civil engineering exam (Weightage – 50 Marks) (both verbal and non-verbal type)

  • Analogies
  • Similarities
  • Differences
  • Space visualization
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgement
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Arithmetical number series etc.

SSC JE Civil General Awareness Syllabus

General Awareness syllabus of SSC JE civil engineering exam (Weightage – 50 Marks)

  • General awareness of the environment around him/her and its application to society
  • Knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observations and experience in their scientific aspect The test will also include questions
  • Relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History
    • Culture
    • Geography
    • Economic Scene
    • General Polity and Scientific Research, etc.

General Engineering (Civil and Structural)

SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus (Same For both Paper I and II)

The following topics make up the SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus. Candidates must prepare these topics covered in the syllabus of SSC JE civil engineering exam for great performance.

Building Materials (Weightage: 8-13 Marks)

  • 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. 

Estimating, Costing and Valuation (Weightage: 5-7 Marks)

  • Estimate, the glossary of technical terms, analysis of rates, methods and unit of measurement, Items of work
    • Earthwork,
    • Brickwork (Modular & Traditional bricks)
    • RCC work
    • Shuttering
    • Timber work
    • Painting
    • Flooring
    • Plastering
  • Boundary wall, Brick building, Water Tank, Septic tank, Bar bending schedule, Centre line method, Mid-section formula, Trapezoidal formula, Simpson‘s rule.
  • The cost estimate of Septic tank, flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates and combined footings, Steel Truss, Piles and pile-caps.
  • Valuation – Value and cost, scrap value, salvage value, assessed value, sinking fund, depreciation and obsolescence, methods of valuation.

Surveying (Weightage: 7-10 Marks)

  • Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying, working of the prismatic compass, compass traversing, bearings, local attraction.
  • Plane table surveying, theodolite traversing, adjustment of theodolite, Levelling,
  • Definition of terms used in levelling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections, temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level.
  • Methods of contouring uses of a contour map, tachometric survey, curve setting, earthwork calculation, advanced surveying equipment.

Soil Mechanics (Weightage: 10-14 Marks)

  • Origin of soil, phase diagram, Definitions-void ratio, porosity, the degree of saturation, water content, the specific gravity of soil grains, unit weights, density index and interrelationship of different parameters, Grain size distribution curves and their uses.
  • Index properties of soils, Atterberg‘s limits, ISI soil classification and plasticity chart.
  • Permeability of soil, coefficient of permeability, determination of the coefficient of permeability, Unconfined and confined aquifers, effective stress, quicksand.
  • Consolidation of soils, Principles of consolidation, the degree of consolidation, pre-consolidation pressure, normally consolidated soil, e-log p curve, computation of ultimate settlement.
  • Shear strength of soils, direct shear test, Vane shear test, Triaxial test.
  • Soil compaction, Laboratory compaction test, Maximum dry density and optimum moisture content, earth pressure theories, active and passive earth pressures, Bearing capacity of soils, plate load test, standard penetration test.

Hydraulics & Irrigation Engineering (Weightage: 13-16 Marks)

  • Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow, Bernoulli‘s theorem and its application, flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps and turbines.
  • Irrigation Engineering: Definition, necessity, benefits, 211 effects of irrigation, types and methods of irrigation, Hydrology – Measurement of rainfall, run off 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.
  • Different type of canals, types of canal irrigation, loss of water in canals.
  • Canal lining – types and advantages.
  • Shallow and deep to wells, yield from a well.
  • Weir and barrage, Failure of weirs and permeable foundation, Slit and Scour, Kennedy‘s theory of critical velocity.
  • Lacey‘s theory of uniform flow.
  • Definition of the flood, causes and effects, methods of flood control, water logging, 13 preventive measure.
  • Land reclamation, Characteristics of affecting the fertility of soils, purposes, methods, description of land and reclamation processes.
  • Major irrigation projects in India.

Transportation Engineering (Weightage: 11-15 Marks)

  • Highway Engineering – cross-sectional elements, geometric design, types of pavements, pavement materials – aggregates and bitumen, different tests, Design of flexible and rigid pavements – Water Bound Macadam (WBM) and Wet Mix Macadam (WMM), Gravel Road, Bituminous construction, Rigid pavement joint, pavement maintenance, Highway drainage,
  • Railway Engineering- Components of the permanent way – sleepers, ballast, fixtures and fastening, track geometry, points and crossings, track junction, stations and yards.
  • Traffic Engineering – Different traffic survey, speed-flow-density and their interrelationships, intersections and interchanges, traffic signals, traffic operation, traffic signs and markings, road safety.

Environmental Engineering (Weightage: 7-10 Marks)

  • Quality of water, the source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, need for sanitation, sewerage systems, circular sewer, oval sewer, sewer appurtenances, sewage treatments. Surface water drainage.
  • Solid waste management – types, effects, engineered management system.
  • Air pollution – pollutants, causes, effects, control. Noise pollution causes, health effects, control.

Structural Engineering

Theory of structures (Weightage: 7-11 Marks)

  • Elasticity constants, types of beams 
    • Determinate and indeterminate
    • Bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported
    • Cantilever and overhanging beams
  • Moment of area and moment of inertia for rectangular & circular sections, bending moment and shear stress for tee, channel and compound sections, chimneys, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads, slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns, Torsion of circular section.

Concrete Technology (Weightage: 4-6 Marks)

  • Properties, Advantages and uses of concrete, cement aggregates, the importance of water 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 structures.

RCC Design (Weightage: 8-12 Marks)

  • RCC beams-flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, the design of singly reinforced and double reinforced beams, cantilever beams.
  • T-beams, lintels. One-way and two-way slabs, isolated footings. Reinforced brickworks, columns, staircases, retaining wall, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State (LSM) and Working Stress (WSM) methods).

Steel Design (Weightage: 6-9 Marks)

  • Steel design and construction of steel columns
  • Beams
  • Roof trusses plate girders.

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