Why SSC JE Should be an Important Exam for Engineers?

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The SSC JE stands for Selection Staff Commission Junior Engineer. The Selection Staff commission conducts the JE exam every year to recruit eligible candidates for the post of the Junior Engineers(Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Quantity surveying and Contracts) in various departments and organizations of the Government of India.

Importance of SSC JE for engineers

SSC provides a golden opportunity for engineers to work in government organizations. To enjoy the perks of working in various government departments, the aspiring candidates are required to appear for SSC JE exam, which is usually conducted in the month of September. The candidates recruited under SSC JE will be posted under “Group B Non-Gazetted” category. After the 7th Pay Commission, there has been a hike in the SSC JE pay scale. In this article, the perks, work profile, allowance and promotion on being recruited as the junior engineer in government organizations have been discussed.

SSC JE Salary Structure

The Junior Engineers are recruited in various departments of the government organizations. Before getting into the details of the pay scale, it is important for aspiring candidates to be well aware of the departments they will be working in. The following is the list of the departments.

Departments

Post Name

Central Water Commission(CWC)

Junior Engineer(Civil)

Junior Engineer(Mechanical)

Department of Post(DoP)

Junior Engineer(Civil)

Central Public Works Department(CPWD)

Junior Engineer(Civil)

Junior Engineer(Electrical)

Farrakka Barrage(|Project)

Junior Engineer(Civil)

Junior Engineer(Mechanical)

Junior Engineer(Electrical)

Military Engineering Services(MES)

Junior Engineer(Civil)

Junior Engineer(Electrical and Mechanical)

Junior Engineer(Quality Surveying & Contract)

Director General Board Road Organization(DGBR)

Junior Engineer(Civil)

Junior Engineer(Electrical)

Junior Engineer(Mechanical)

Directorate of Quality Assurance(Naval)

Junior Engineer(Naval Quality Assurance- Electrical)

Junior Engineer(Naval Quality Assurance-Mechanical)

Central Water Power Research Station(CWPRS)

Junior Engineer(Civil)

Junior Engineer(Electrical and Mechanical)

National Technical Research Organization(NTRO)

Junior Engineer(Civil)

Junior Engineer(Electrical)

Junior Engineer(Mechanical)

Salary structure of SSC JE:

Post Name

Grade Pay

Salary in Hand (in Rs.)

Gross Salary Including Allowance (in Rs.)

Junior Engineer(Civil)

4200

29455-33907

32667-37119

Junior Engineer(Electrical)

4200

29455-33907

32667-37119

Junior Engineer(Mechanical)

4200

29455-33907

32667-37119

Quality Surveying and Contract Junior engineer

4200

29455-33907

32667-37119

Junior Engineer(Electrical and Mechanical)

4200

29455-33907

32667-37119

SSC JE Salary After 7th Pay Commission:

The Junior Engineer salary after the 7th Pay Commission, including the allowances, is as follows:

Basic Pay as on 1st January 2016 X 2.57 +Allowances

The Junior Engineer pay band comes under level 6 pay matrix that is Rs. 35400 to Rs. 112400. So, the in-hand salary will be around Rs. 44000, including the allowances and benefits.

SSC JE Salary: Allowances, Benefits and Perks

Apart from job security, the SSC JE provides several benefits. The SSC JE allowances provided are listed below:

  • Medical Allowance

  • Travel Allowance

  • House rent Allowance

  • Dearness Allowance

  • Other Special Allowances

SSC JE Job Profile

Before applying for the exam, the aspiring candidates should be well aware of the work profile.

The roles and responsibilities of the recruited candidates will be as follows:

Supervision of work

Initially, Junior Engineers are required to supervise the work, which will help them to understand the functions of the organization.

Planning

Planning of the flagship projects is carried out in the respective department. Junior Engineers are responsible for designing such projects.

Accounts

The Junior Engineers are assigned with the work to look after the stocks. The engineer is also responsible for passing the bills to the contractors.

Schemes

The Junior Engineers will be posted under the various government department. These departments assign the task of successful implementation of certain schemes to the Junior Engineers.

Assisting Superiors

The Junior Engineers will be appointed under different sections. They will be heading such sections. In case they are dealing with particular projects, then they are required to report their seniors on a daily basis.

SSC JE Promotion

Based on the performance the Junior Engineers will receive promotion. SSCJuinor Engineer promotion details are as follows.

  • SSC Junior Engineer

  • SSC Executive Engineer

  • Senior Section Engineer

SSC JE Exam Pattern

Besides all the benefits, the most relaxing news regarding the SSC JE recruitment is that the candidate doesn’t have to sit for an interview. The selection process is conducted in two phases. Paper 1 is usually of 200 marks and Paper 2 is of 300 marks. Both paper 1 and 2 are Multiple Choice Questions 0.25 mark gets deducted on every wrong answer. According to the recent pattern, candidates appearing for the post of JE (Civil) and  JE(quantity surveying and contracts) should attempt Part A (Civil and structural) of paper l & ll.

The aspiring candidates appearing for the post of JE(Electrical) has to attempt Part B(electrical) while the candidates appearing for the post of JE (Mechanical) has to attempt Part C(Mechanical) of Paper l & ll.

Apart from the perks and allowances, the government employee receives a lot of respect in society. The best thing about the government job is the work schedule which helps to maintain the work-life balance. The aspiring candidates should consider appearing for this exam to get hold of such a lucrative career. SSC JE provides this golden opportunity to join the prestigious government organization on the basis of the rank secured in the SSC JE exam. The aspirants should visit the page regularly to be updated regarding the upcoming SSC JE exam.

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