Best Books For SSC JE Civil Engineering Paper I 2017

Staff Selection commission conducts recruitment for Junior engineer post for multiple streams such as Civil engineering, Electrical engineering and Mechanical engineering. The vacancies came in the previous months. If you have filled the form then you must start preparing for the exam as it will be conducted in the month of January between 5th to 8th January 2018. 

The junior engineer exam will be conducted in two phases i.e. Paper I and Paper II. Paper 1 will be conducted for screening purposes. The JE Paper I will have 3 sections namely General awareness, General Intelligence and Technical Paper. We are going to give you the syllabus of technical paper of civil and structural engineering that you should prepare for paper I. Below is the pattern of the paper. 

S. NO Examination Type Subjects No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Objective Type General Intelligence 50 50 [10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon] Afternoon Shift [2.00 PM to 4.00 PM]
2. General Awareness 50 50
3. General EngineeringPart A (Civil & Structural)
(or)
Part B (Electrical)
(or)
Part C (Mechanical)
100 100
Total 200 200


Here is the list of best books and practice sets for SSC JE Civil Engg. Technical Paper I:

  1. SSC JE Civil Engineering 10 Solved Papers & 10 Practice Papers
  2. SSC JE: Civil Engineering – Topicwise Previous Solved Papers
  3. SSC JE Civil Engineering 10 Solved & 10 Practice Sets (Hindi)
  4. SSC Junior Engineers Civil Engineering Paper 1
  5. SSC Junior Engineer – Civil Engineering Paper 1 (CPWD/MES) Recruitment Examination 
  6. SSC JE Civil Engineering (Descriptive)Solved Papers 1(Hindi)

Hopefully you have already prepared for General Intelligence and General awareness subjects for Paper I which are equally important. The main difficulty in paper I will be to get marks in the technical paper. That’s why we have suggested books for technical paper only. If you score good marks in the technical paper then your confidence will become high for paper II. 

The paper I of civil engineering is an objective type paper. There will be negative marking as well. 1/4th marks will be cut for every wrong question. Total marks of the paper is 200 marks. You also need to remember that paper II is a descriptive paper. You should be very good in technicals else you won’t be able to clear the mains exam. It will be purely descriptive. Prepare for technical paper with full strength. 

Below is the syllabus for technical paper of SSC JE Civil and structural engineering:

  1. Building Materials.
  2. Estimating, Costing, and Valuation.
  3. Surveying.
  4. Soil Mechanics.
  5. Hydraulics.
  6. Irrigation Engineering.
  7. Transportation Engineering.
  8. Environmental Engineering.
  9. Theory of Structures.
  10. Concrete Technology.
  11. RCC Design, Steel Design.

The syllabus for general intelligence and general awareness are all very common that comes in every exam such as SSC CGL and SSC CHSL. You should prepare them accordingly. Best of luck for SSC junior engineer Civil Engg. exam. 

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