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SSC JE Syllabus for Civil Engineering

SSC JE Syllabus for Civil Engineering

We should go thoroughly on SSC JE Syllabus for Civil Engineering. In SSC JE, most of the seats are allocated for Civil Engineering Candidates. In other words, 80% of the seats are reserved basically for Civil Engineering. Above all, the syllabus always helps to improve the chances of getting higher marks. and it also helps in the Examination to secure the seat.

In addition, SSC JE Civil Engineering Syllabus is consists of Building Materials, Estimating, Costing and Valuation, and Surveying, etc.

We have discussed already Paper 1 Syllabus. And SSC JE Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Cut off.

SSC JE Syllabus for Civil Engineering Paper 2

Building Materials
  1. 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.

Recommended Books:

  1. Building Materials & Construction by Rangwala
  2. Civil Objective book by RS Khurmi
  3. Civil Objective book in SS Gupta.
  4. Made Easy Notes

Estimating, Costing and Valuation
  1. Estimate, a glossary of technical terms. analysis of rates, methods, and unit of measurement.
  2. Items of work. E.g. earthwork, Brickwork (Modular & Traditional bricks).
  3. RCC work, Shuttering, Timber work.
  4. Painting, Flooring, Plastering.
  5. Boundary wall, Brick building.
  6. Water Tank, Septic tank.
  7. Bar bending schedule, Centre line method. Mid-section formula, Trapezoidal formula, Simpson’s rule.
  8. Cost estimate of Septic tank. flexible pavements, Tube well, isolates, and combined footings.
  9. Steel Truss, Piles, and pile caps.
  10. Valuation i.e, Value and cost, scrap value, salvage value, the assessed value. sinking fund, depreciation, and obsolescence, methods of valuation.

Recommended Books:


  1. Estimating and Costing by B N DUTTA
  2. Civil Objective book by RS Khurmi
  3. Civil Objective book in SS Gupta.
  4. Made Easy Notes


  1. Principles of surveying, measurement of distance, chain surveying.
  2. working of the prismatic compass, compass traversing.
  3. bearings, local attraction, plane table surveying.
  4. theodolite traversing, adjustment of a theodolite.
  5. Leveling, Definition of terms used in leveling, contouring, curvature and refraction corrections.
  6. temporary and permanent adjustments of dumpy level, methods of contouring, use of contour map.
  7. tachometric survey, curve setting.
  8. earthwork calculation, advanced surveying equipment.

Recommended Books:

  1. Surveying by R AGORE and B C Punmia
  2. Civil Objective book by RS Khurmi
  3. Civil Objective book in SS Gupta.
  4. Made Easy Notes

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

Recommended Books:

  1. Soil Mechanics by Gopal Ranjan
  2. Civil Objective book by RS Khurmi
  3. Civil Objective book in SS Gupta.
  4. Made Easy Notes

  1. Fluid properties, hydrostatics, measurements of flow.
  2. Bernoulli‟s theorem and its application.
  3. flow through pipes, flow in open channels, weirs, flumes, spillways, pumps, and turbines.

Recommended Books:

  1. Hydraulics by Bansal
  2. Civil Objective book by RS Khurmi
  3. Civil Objective book in SS Gupta.
  4. Made Easy Notes

Irrigation Engineering
  1. Definition, necessity, benefits, effects of irrigation, types, and methods of irrigation.
  2. Hydrology i.e. Measurement of rainfall, runoff coefficient, rain gauge, losses from precipitation i.e. evaporation, infiltration, etc.
  3. Water requirement of crops, duty, delta and base period.
  4. Kharif and Rabi Crops.
  5. Command area, Time factor, Crop ratio, Overlap allowance, Irrigation efficiencies.
  6. Different type of canals, types of canal irrigation, loss of water in canals.
  7. Canal Lining – types and advantages.
  8. Shallow and deep to wells, the yield from a well.
  9. Weir and barrage, Failure of weirs and permeable foundation, Slit, and Scour.
  10. Kennedy‟s theory of critical velocity. Lacey‟s theory of uniform flow.
  11. Definition of flood, causes, and effects, methods of flood control, water logging, preventive measure.
  12. Land reclamation.
  13. Characteristics of affecting the fertility of soils, purposes, methods, description of land and reclamation processes.
  14. Major irrigation projects in India.

Recommended Books:

  1. Irrigation Engineering by NN Basak
  2. Civil Objective book by RS Khurmi
  3. Civil Objective book in SS Gupta.
  4. Made Easy Notes

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

Recommended Books:


  1. Transportation Engineering by Porthan Chakroborty and Animesh Das
  2. Civil Objective book by RS Khurmi
  3. Civil Objective book in SS Gupta.
  4. Made Easy Notes

SSC JE Books list for Civil Engineering 

Environmental Engineering
  1. Quality of water, source of water supply, purification of water, distribution of water, need of sanitation. sewerage systems, circular sewer, oval sewer, sewer appurtenances, sewage treatments.
  2. Surface water drainage.
  3. Solid waste management – types, effects, engineered management system.
  4. Air pollution – pollutants, causes, effects, control.
  5. Noise pollution – cause, health effects, control.

Recommended Books:

  1. Environmental Engineering by B C Punmia
  2. Environmental Engineering by Er. Ashok Jain and Arun Jain
  3. Civil Objective book by RS Khurmi
  4. Civil Objective book in SS Gupta.
  5. Made Easy Notes

Structural Engineering
  • Theory of structure-
    1. Elasticity constants, types of beams – determinate and indeterminate, bending moment and shear force diagrams of simply supported, cantilever and over hanging beams.
    2. Moment of area and moment of inertia for rectangular & circular sections.
    3. bending moment and shear stress for tee, channel and compound sections, chimneys, dams and retaining walls, eccentric loads.
    4. slope deflection of simply supported and cantilever beams, critical load and columns.
    5. Torsion of circular section.
  • Concrete Technology-
    1. Properties, Advantages, and uses of concrete, cement aggregates.
    2. the importance of water quality, water cement ratio, workability, mix design, storage, batching, mixing, placement, compaction, finishing and curing of concrete, quality control of the concrete.
    3. hot weather and cold weather concreting, repair and maintenance of concrete structures.
  • RCC Design-
    1. RCC beams-flexural strength, shear strength, bond strength, design of singly reinforced and double reinforced beams, cantilever beams.
    2. T-beams, lintels.
    3. One way and two-way slabs, isolated footings.
    4. Reinforced brickworks, columns, staircases, retaining wall, water tanks (RCC design questions may be based on both Limit State and Working Stress methods).
  • Steel Design-
    1. Steel design and construction of steel columns.
    2. beams roof trusses plate girders.

Recommended Books: 

  1. Design and Steel Structure by Menon
  2. Design and Steel Structure by S K Duggal
  3. Civil Objective book by RS Khurmi
  4. Civil Objective book in SS Gupta.
  5. Made Easy Notes

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