Junior Engineer (CPWD) Exam 2012


The Staff selection Commission conducts an entrance examination across the country for the recruitment of Junior Engineers for civil as well as electrical branches in CPWD. The candidates those who are successful in clearing the test are eligible to join SSC as Junior Engineer.

Structure of CPWD Exam

The Junior CPWD examination has two parts. First paper is a written test which is upon 500 marks. The second paper of the test includes the personal interview and it is rated on 100 marks. Paper I and II will be in Hindi and English. Candidates have the choice to answer it in Hindi or in English. Paper two will be evaluated only if the particular candidate meets the minimum requirements in Paper I set by the Selection Staff Commission.

The part A is a written test which consists of two parts that is paper1 and paper2

Paper 1-It includes objective multiple choice questions.

General awareness- 25 questions (50 marks).

General Engineering (civil & structural) or General Engineering (Electrical & Mechanical) - 75 questions (150 marks).

Paper 2- It is of conventional type.

General Engineering (Civil & Structural) or General Engineering (Electrical &    Mechanical) -30 marks.

Part B is a personality test (interview) upon 100 marks.

The personality test is conducted in such a manner that the candidate aptitude, interest, knowledge, suitability etc are probed through

  • Academic qualifications
  • General knowledge
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Experience

Also in depth of knowledge in the subjects studied from 10th grade onwards is required. Over all personality and communication skills are also important criteria.

Syllabus for CPWD Exam

The questions from engineering subjects will be approximately from Diploma level (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical) recognized by All India Council of Technical education.

General Awareness

Questions are designed in such a way to test the candidate’s general awareness and also to measure one’s knowledge in current affairs as they are expected from any educated person. The test also includes questions related to India and its neighboring countries which cover the following topics.

  • Sport
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research

General Engineering (Civil & Structural)

Civil Engineering

  • Building Materials: 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.


  • Principles Of Surveying
  • Working Of Properties
  • Compass And Bearing
  • Plane Table Surveying
  • Theodolite Traverse
  • Adjustment Of Theodolite
  • Levelling And Contouring
  • Curvature
  • Refraction
  • Permanent Adjustment Of Dumpy Level
  • Methods Of Contouring And Uses Of A Control Map
  • Tachometric Survey

Soil Mechanics

  • Origin Of Soil Phase Diagram
  • Definitions Of Void Ratio
  • Porosity
  • Degree Of Saturation
  • Water Content
  • Specific Gravity Of Soil Grains And Unit Weights
  • Grain Size Distribution Curves For Different
  • Solid And Their Uses
  • Atterjerg’s Limits
  • ISI Soil Classification
  • Plasticity Chart
  • Coefficient Of Permeability
  • Effective Stress
  • Consolidation Of Soils.
  • Calculation Of Shear Strength Of Soils
  • Direct Shear Test
  • Vane Shear Test
  • Triaxial Test
  • Soil Compaction
  • Lab Compaction
  • Lab Compaction Test
  • Moisture Content And Bearing Capacity Of Soils
  • Plate Load Test
  • Standard Penetration Test


  • Fluid Properties
  • Hydrostatics
  • Measurements Of Flow
  • Bernoulli’s Theorem And Its Application
  • Flow Through Pipes
  • Flow In Open Channels
  • Weirs, Flumes And Spillways,
  • Pumps And Turbines

Environmental Engineering

  • Quality Of Water
  • Source Of Water Supply
  • Purification Of Water
  • Distribution Of Water
  • Need Of Sanitation
  • Sewerage System
  • Circular Sewers
  • Oval Sewer
  • Sewer Appurtenances
  • Surface Water Drainage
  • Sewage Treatments

Structural Engineering

  • Theory Of Structures
  • Elasticity Constants
  • Type Of Beams
  • Determinate And Indeterminate
  • Bending Moment And Shear Force Diagrams Of Simply Supported
  • Cantilever And Over Hanging Beams.
  • Moment Of Area And Moment Of Inertia For Rect. & Circular Section,
  • 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

  • Properties, Advantages And Uses Of Concrete
  • Cement Aggregates Quality
  • Water Cement Ratio
  • Workability
  • Mix Design
  • Storage, Batching, Mixing, Placement And Compaction
  • Finishing And Curing Of Concrete
  • Quality Control Of Concrete
  • Hot Weather And Cold Weather Concreting
  • Repair And Maintenance Of Concrete Structure

RCC Design

  • Flexural Strength
  • Design Of Single Reinforced Beans
  • Reinforced Brick Work
  • T-Beams

Steel Design

  • Steel Design And Construction Of Steel Columns
  • Beams
  • Roof Trusses
  • Plate Girder

General Engineering (Electrical & Mechanical)

Electrical Engineering

  • Elect. Measurements
  • Concepts Of Current
  • Circuit Law
  • Electro-Magnetism
  • A.C. Fundamentals
  • Measurement And Measuring Instruments
  • Basic Electronics.

Electrical Machines

  • Basic Principles Of D.C. Motors
  • Transformers
  • Synchronous Machines
  • 3-Phase Induction Motor
  • 1-Phase Induction Motors
  • Transmission And Distribution.
  • Power Factor Improvement


  • Rating Of Circuit Breakers
  • Principles Of A Extinction By Oil And Air, H.R.C.
  • Fuses, Protection And  Earth Leakage
  • Lightning Arresters
  • Utilization Of Electrical Energy

Mechanical Engineering

  • Flow Of Fluids
  • Measurement Of Discharge
  • Work Done And Efficiency
  • Classification Of Turbines & Pumps

Thermal Engineering

  • Laws Of Thermodynamics
  • Change In Entropy In Various Processes
  • Properties Of Steam Table & Charts
  • Construction & Working Of Cochran
  • Diesel Fuel, Pump & Injector
  • Cooling & Lubrication.

Production Engineering

  • Foundry
  • Welding
  • Testing And Defects In Welds
  • Lathes
  • Drilling Operations Performed On Drilling Machines
  • Strength Of Materials
  • Stresses In Beams-Combined Direct And Bending Stresses
  • Struts And Columns – Euler’s And Rankin’s Theories
  • Torsion Of Circular Shafts.

Theory Of Machines

  • Simple Machines
  • Flywheel
  • Transmission Of Power Through Flat And V-Belts
  • Gears, Profile Of Gears
  • Governors- Watt And Hartnell Governors

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should hold a diploma in Civil or Mechanical engineering from a recognized university. The aspirants should not exceed 27 years of age on the specified date of the exam.

How to apply?

Junior Engineer (CPWD) application forms 2011 can be obtained from specified post offices and SSC official website. The duly filled applications should be sent along with the demand draft to the required address. The envelope with the application should be subscribed in capital letters as “Application for Junior Engineers (Civil & Electrical) Exam, 2011 with the name of the centre from where the candidate wishes to appear should be written in bold letters at the left side corner. The dully filled applications can also be submitted by hand to the Regional or Sub regional office within the stipulated time.

How to fill the form?

Documents to be attached along with the application

  • Central Recruitment fee Stamps (CFRS) of Rs 100/- should be affixed.
  • Recent passport size photograph should be pasted in the space given in the application form.
  • A self addressed post card of Rs 6/-. The applicant should inscribe “Application for Junior Engineers (Civil & Electrical) Exam 2011” on the post card.
  • Affix a self addressed envelope of 12 cms x 25 cms with postage stamps of Rs 5/- on it.
  • Attested copies of 10th grade certificates as age proof, copies of certificates/provisional certificates should be produced towards educational qualifications.

Proper documents should be attached to claim SC/ST/OBC/PH benefits. Supportive documents to claim age relaxation.

Important dates (Tentative)

Date of Notification: First Week of January , 2012

Closing date:  Last Week of January, 2012

The duly filled application forms should reach the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Offices latest by:  Last Week of January , 2012

Date of Examination: Third Week of March, 2012

Application forms reaching after the prescribed time will be rejected.

Contact Address for the CPWD Exam

  • Secretary, Staff Selection Commission, Block No: 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi,
  • Ph: 011-243633423

Reference Books for CPWD Exam

  • SSC Junior Engineer Exam Civil Engineering and Structural by Kiran Prakashan
  • SSC Junior Engineer Civil Examination Guide
  • SSC Junior Engineer Electrical Examination Guide
  • The Pearson General Knowledge Manual 2011 by Edgar Thorpe

Coaching Centers for CPWD Exam

  • Chanakya IAS Academy
  • Pinnacle Career Institute
  • Paramount Coaching Centre
  • Tara Institute
  • APEX academy

Study Plan

  • Think small at first. Create an action plan to achieve your aims.
  • Think about what you will study.
  • Work out how much time will be given to studying.
  • Plan when exactly you will do this study.
  • Write down simple tasks.
  • Set a target time frame to have each task completed.
  • Have a list of clearly defined, written goals for each week.
  • Set a small number of goals for the first few weeks. Then decide how you will achieve these goals.
  • Ask yourself questions, such as ‘what will I do?’ and ‘what plan of action do I need to complete these goals?
  • Always aim higher than you can think. You will amaze yourself at how well you can do.
  • Once you have your goals agreed, you will find yourself more motivated and you will work harder to reach them.

How and Where to get the Results?

The results will be available at ssc.nic.in/results/home on or before the month of July.

Score Validity

The score validity of CPWD exam is extended till the next CPWD exam occurs, which is supposed to be held the very next year.



Do you have any question? Please ask:

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86 Responses to “Junior Engineer (CPWD) Exam 2012”

  1. 86

    sir, i’m pradeep diploma holder from civil engineering.which university recognised by ugc.what can i apply for cpwd.

  2. 85

    sir,i am compleated diploma in electrical branch and i am colour blind.can i get job in ssc for je post?

  3. 84

    iam residing in Rohini delhi. please tell me cpwd j.e civil exam coaching center with complete postal address ,telephone number. If possible previous year question paper of j.e civil may please send to my e-mail address . thanking you amit

  4. 83
    supriya um:

    sir i have completed diplomo in civil engineering,please send old question paper

  5. 82

    sir im chandan rabi das .im completed diploma in mechanical eng distens education .can i applayi in cpwd job pls help me. im serching job

  6. 81
    kundan pandey:

    i have completed b.tech. can i apply for the post of junior engineer in uttar pradesh public works department.
    please give your suggestion that i have elegible for post of j.e. in various state govt.pwd?????????????

  7. 80
    sanjay kumar gupta:

    sir, i am applying jr egg for ssc in mechanical stream will u please provide sample question paper

    of last 5 yrs. thank u

  8. 79
    manoj ambustha:

    examination date of cpwd 2012

  9. 78
    Biplab Halder:

    Dear sir/Madam,
    I have done a architectural course of interior decoration & designer. sir can i have attend the exam?

  10. 77

    haa yaar of cut off around 85 to 95 for mechanical genral n total cutt off will be around190 marks
    thats my guess only

  11. 76

    Ssc ka cut off kitna hona chaiye

  12. 75
    manjeet kumar:

    how to prepare for upsc civil services exam. ?

  13. 74

    Pl. tell me the website so that i can apply onlin.

  14. 73

    can i get ssc je cpwd exam previous year question paper & syllabus for diploma in electrical engg.

  15. 72
    vinay shirke:

    sir tell when cpwd exam 2012 happening? when we get exam no n reciete?

  16. 71
    Swapnil patil:

    Sir plese last 5years(diploma in EE) qustion paper send to my emil I want to prepration

  17. 70
    Biplab Halder:

    Have govt.any requirement for the post of Interior designer?

  18. 69
    Hemant sharma:

    Sir, plz tell me exam. roll no. Kab tak ayenge

  19. 68
    utkal samal:

    when does the cpwd harayana 2012 recruitment exam happening?

  20. 67
    Hemavathi M N:

    Sir, please send last 5 years CPWD & SSC J E (Civil) question papers

  21. 66

    respected sir my is phani i have dout about ssc je engineers i knw abot paper 1 but wat about paper2

  22. 65

    sir,please send previous year JE{civil} question paper last five years part.1, part,2.

  23. 64
    hukam chand meena:

    date &syllabus of exam

  24. 63
    amit sharma:

    i want to peparation of cpwd exam.(diloma engg. in civil) so please send the 5 years old papers (1 and 2)

  25. 62

    plz tell me ssc jen exam date

  26. 61

    sir, i am applying jr egg for ssc in mechanical stream will u please provide sample question paper of last 5 yrs. thank u

  27. 60
    manish aarde:

    kya B.E student cpwd exame apper ho nhi sakte ?

  28. 59

    sir,plz send previous year JE(civil)question papers

  29. 58

    Sir,plz send previous year JE(civil) question papers

  30. 57
    sumit khansha:

    plz send me previous paper in cpwd exam

  31. 56
    Shaikh wajahat.:

    I am in tharid yearCivil egg diploma form in MIT college.How is requirement in percentage in diploma………..

  32. 55

    I am completed diploma in Electronics and communication can i have attend JE EXAM plz inform me sir…………

  33. 54

    Sir, please send previous years cpwd je civil exam question paper.

  34. 53

    send previous question paper of cpwd ?

  35. 52

    please, send me previous years question papers of junior engineer Electrical

  36. 51

    sir, i am applying jr egg for ssc in mechanical stream will u provide sample question paper of last 5 yrs. thank u

  37. 50

    please, send me previous years question papers of junior engineer civil exams

  38. 49

    i was completed my diploma in civil engg. and now i m in last year of degree course…for Jr. engg post i m eligible or not..

  39. 48

    Please send me previous years question papers of Junior civil Exams(CPWD,MES, QUANTITY SURVEYING)

  40. 47
    apurba kundu:

    syllabus of juniour engineer post exam of 2011 of c.p.w.d department

  41. 46
    gyanendra tiwari:

    respect sir
    the elligibility of junior engineer (civil & electrical) CPWD, is deploma in civil or electrical or mechanical engineering. but i am a degree holder in mechanical engg. so can i apply for CPWD.

  42. 45
    previous papers:

    wanted j e civil previous papers

  43. 44

    Dear sir
    I am having diploma in civil.my dob is 02 09 1977.can i sit in the exam

  44. 43
    Vijay Upadhyay:

    I have passed B.Tech (Mechnical) through Distance education from Vinyaka Mission Research Foundation (A Deemed University) Salem, Tamil Nadu. in the year 2008 which is approved by Distance Education Council, IGNOU.
    Please let me know whether I am eligible to appear in J.E Recuritment Examination 2012 and to add this qualification.

    M: 09210319505

  45. 42

    sir mechanical production diploma holders are also can apply in cpwd form as in mechanical stream?

  46. 41

    Dear sir, i am prepare the je mechanical cadre. so please send the mechanical conventional type solved model papers

  47. 40
    sageeta verma:

    rcc disign me based numerical ayenge ya beam disegn ke liye aayegi. center knha knha per hai

  48. 39

    sir, i am electrical gradute . will there be any mechanical questions in our paper, because you have made combined syllabus for ele. & mech. 2. will both (part1 & 2) exam be on same day??? plz tell me sir…..

  49. 38

    sir, i am diploma 4th sem i eligible in je exam

  50. 37
    animesh kumar meena:

    sir i am diploma holder.how can apply in JE exam 2012 by ssc

  51. 36

    sir, i am b.tech finl year student so what will i fil the form

  52. 35
    Manoj pal, jhansi:

    I am student of diploma civil final year. Can I apply the form of JE.EXAM-2012.

  53. 34


  54. 33

    Sir, i`m final year student of B-tech ME,am i eligible to apply for this post??

  55. 32
    vijay srivastav:

    Sir, i`m final year student of B.tech civil ,am i eligible to apply for this post.Also let me know the centres of examination…thanks

  56. 31
    mohamed shameer:

    sir.. iam 28 years old… iam belonging in OBC category.. i would like know that am eligible for attending this exam.

  57. 30

    Hello sir,
    i have done b.tech with steam Electronics & communication.am i eligible for je elect in cpwd.

  58. 29
    John Amin:

    Sir, i`m final year student of B.E civil ,am i eligible to apply for this post.Also let me know the centres of examination…thanks

  59. 28
    Chetan dhikale:

    Hello sir,
    i am studying in s y in civil after 12 th. I am elligible for CPWD exam or not.

  60. 27

    i have done b.tech with steam Electronics & Instrumentation can i fill the form of ssc jr engineer electrical

  61. 26
    rajjat sharma:

    deat sir
    i am partialy colour blind and i have diploma in electrical then i can apply

  62. 25

    B.tech student r elligible

  63. 24

    i have done b.tech with steam Electronics & Instrumentation can i fill the form of ssc jr engineer electrical

  64. 23

    sir i am 28 years old and under obc category; i am eligible for exam or not

  65. 22

    sir I have passed diploma in civil engg. I shall be of 18 years on 25 febuary 2012. I am eligible for cpwd 2012 or not? Please reply me soon

  66. 21

    I am in diploma final year from eiilm university shikhim i doing diploma after 12th can i apply in ssc je entrance exam 2012. And all other conditions are fullfilled.

  67. 20
    jay prakash yadav:

    b.tech is elligible for this post or not

  68. 19

    sir I have passed diploma in civil engg. I shall be of 18 years on 25 febuary 2012. I am eligible for cpwd 2012 or not? Please reply me soon

  69. 18

    i am civil engineer
    date of cpwd entrance form. date of cpwd antrance exam

  70. 17

    sir i am 30 years old and under obc category; i am eligible for exam or not

  71. 16

    Respected sir in conventional type paper therr will be numerical type&theorem based proofing type questions also please give me the exact information .So that ican prepare well for the exam.

  72. 15
    manish aarde:

    i m 3rd year student in civil eng. how to appear in this exam in 2012

  73. 14
    ajay singh:

    date of cpwd entrance form. date of cpwd antrance exam

  74. 13

    am deploma holder in electrical and electronis so am i eligeble for jr elect in cpwd?

  75. 12
    sachin phulpagar:

    I am in last year of electrical engg can i apply for this post.

  76. 11

    how i come to know when aplaying date starts? and how to apply pls help……

  77. 10

    kiran prakashan book is not avalible in any store so plz show the store where is avalible

  78. 9
    ved prakash:

    i am having 3 year diploma in electronics and communication.am i eligeble for je elect in cpwd.

  79. 8
    rajnish kumar:

    is B.TECH students elligible for SSC JUNIOR ENGINEER EXAM?

  80. 7

    IS B.TECH students elligible for SSC JUNIOR ENGINEER EXAM ?

  81. 6

    I am stady in civil finil year can i enter this exam

  82. 5

    please give the cut off for 2010 and 2011 result for cpwd civil. In general how much should i have to score to enter to the 2nd part.?

  83. 4

    sir ,please give details of 600 marks division in part-1 and part-2

  84. 3

    when cpwd will conduct deptt. exam for JE (Civil & Elect.)

  85. 2
    bhanwar choudhary:

    What Both jen and aen exam is fight the btech student.

  86. 1

    Hello sir,
    I am studying final year Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering.Can i write CPWD Exam