Which book should I prefer for the SSC JE exam?

SSC JE exam Preparation Books recommendation

After completing engineering, almost every candidate is looking for a job. Some want private jobs whereas some want to do government jobs. There are very few options for engineers to do a government job in their field. Therefore, today, the number of engineer candidates in UPSC preparation is higher than the candidates of other streams. The majority of job options for engineers are in the private sector.

To give government job opportunities, SSC (Staff Selection Commission) introduced the SSC JE exam for engineering candidates. It offers the most popular government jobs to engineers. After qualifying for this exam, you can become a government junior engineer. There are almost 15 types of jobs in 7 different departments including Central Water Commission, Military Engineer Services, etc.

In the SSC JE exam, candidates have to qualify for two papers. The first paper is a computer-based online test of 200 marks with a duration of two hours and the second paper is an offline descriptive test for 300 marks with a duration of two hours.

The first paper is divided into three parts of which you have to attempt each part. These parts are-

  1. General Intelligence (50 Marks)
  2. General Awareness (50 Marks)
  3. Electrical or Civil & Structural or MechanicalGeneral Engineering (100 Marks)

The second paper is also divided into three parts out of which you have to attempt only one. These parts are-

  1. Civil & Structural Engineering (300 Marks)
  2. Electrical Engineering (300 Marks)
  3. Mechanical Engineering (300 Marks)

I hope you must have understood the examination pattern. Now, I’m going to discuss the best preparation books for SS JE. These books will genuinely help you to crack the SSC JE exam.

Best SSC JE Books for Exam Preparation

SSC JE BooksGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning

A Modern Approach to Verbal and Nonverbal ReasoningR.S. Aggrawal
A Modern Approach to Logical ReasoningR.S. Aggrawal
SSC JE (CPWD/CWC/MES) General Intelligence & Reasoning and General AwarenessG.K. Publication

SSC JE Study Material – General Awareness

General Knowledge 2020Manohar Pandey
General Knowledge Lucent’s

SSC JE Mechanical Engineering Books

SSC Junior Engineers (Mechanical) Exam Guide (Popular Master Guide) RPH Editorial Board
SSC CWC / MES 2015 Mechanical Engineering (Junior Engineering Recruitment Exam)GK Publication
SSC Junior Engineering self-study Guide cum Practice BookKiran Prakashan

 Electrical Engineering SSC JE Study Material

SSC JE Electrical Engineering for Junior Engineers Previous Year Solved Papers (2008-18), 2018-19 for Paper I GK Publication
SSC JE Electrical exam Guide-Cum-practice workbook Kiran Prakashan
Juniors Engineers Electrical Examination Guide: Electrical Engineering (Popular Master Guide) RPH Editorial Board
SSC Junior Engineers (CPWD/CWC/MES) Electrical Engineering 15 Practice Papers GK Publication

Civil & Structural Engineering SSC JE Notebooks

SSC Junior Engineer Civil & Structural Recruitment Exam Guide 3rd Edition Disha Experts
SSC Junior Engineer Civil and Structural Engineering Exam Practice Work BookKiran Prakashan
SSC Junior Engineer Civil and Structural Engineering Recruitment Exam GuideDisha Experts
SSC (CPWD-MES) Junior Engineers Examination Civil Engineering GK Publication


These are the best books for SSC JE exam preparation. These books are written by very popular personalities like R.S. Aggrawal, Manohar Pandey, Kiran Prakashan, etc. If you take these books seriously, you will able to crack this exam undoubtedly.

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