Best book for SSC JE Electrical exam

(Last Updated On: October 19, 2017)

Best book for SSC JE Electrical exam


Syllabus of SSC JE Electrical
(For both Objective and Conventional Type Papers)


Electrical Engineering

Basic concepts : Concepts of resistance, inductance, capacitance, and various factors affecting them. Concepts of current, voltage, power, energy and their units.

Circuit law : Kirchhoff’s law, Simple Circuit solution using network theorems.

Magnetic Circuit : Concepts of flux, mmf, reluctance, Different kinds of magnetic materials, Magnetic calculations for conductors of different configuration e.g. straight, circular, solenoidal, etc. Electromagnetic induction, self and mutual induction.

AC Fundamentals : Instantaneous, peak, R.M.S. and average values of alternating waves, Representation of sinusoidal wave form, simple series and parallel AC Circuits consisting of

R.L. and C, Resonance, Tank Circuit. Poly Phase system – star and delta connection, 3 phase power, DC and sinusoidal response of R-Land R-C circuit.

Measurement and measuring instruments : Measurement of power (1 phase and 3 phase, both active and re-active) and energy, 2 wattmeter method of 3 phase power measurement. Measurement of frequency and phase angle. Ammeter and Voltmeter (both moving coil and moving iron type), Extension of range, Wattmeter, Multimeters, Megger, Energy meter AC Bridges. Use of CRO, Signal Generator, CT, PT and their uses. Earth Fault detection.

Electrical Machines : (a) D.C. Machine – Construction, Basic Principles of D.C. motors and generators, their characteristics, speed control and starting of D.C. Motors. Method of braking motor, Losses and efficiency of D.C. Machines. (b) 1 phase and 3 phase transformers – Construction, Principles of operation, equivalent circuit, voltage regulation, O.C. and S.C. Tests, Losses and efficiency. Effect of voltage, frequency and wave form on losses. Parallel operation of 1 phase / 3 phase transformers. Auto transformers. (c) 3 phase induction motors, rotating magnetic field, principle of operation, equivalent circuit, torque-speed characteristics, starting and speed control of 3 phase induction motors. Methods of braking, effect of voltage and frequency variation on torque speed characteristics.

Fractional Kilowatt Motors and Single Phase Induction Motors : Characteristics and applications.

Synchronous Machines – Generation of 3-phase e.m.f. armature reaction, voltage regulation, parallel operation of two alternators, synchronizing, control of active and reactive power. Starting and applications of synchronous motors.

Generation, Transmission and Distribution – Different types of power stations, Load factor, diversity factor, demand factor, cost of generation, inter-connection of power stations. Power factor improvement, various types of tariffs, types of faults, short circuit current for symmetrical faults. Switchgears – rating of circuit breakers, Principles of arc extinction by oil and air, H.R.C. Fuses, Protection against earth leakage / over current, etc. Buchholtz relay, Merz-Price system of protection of generators & transformers, protection of feeders and bus bars. Lightning arresters, various transmission and distribution system, comparison of conductor materials, efficiency of different system. Cable – Different type of cables, cable rating and derating factor.

Estimation and costing : Estimation of lighting scheme, electric installation of machines and relevant IE rules. Earthing practices and IE Rules.

Utilization of Electrical Energy : Illumination, Electric heating, Electric welding, Electroplating, Electric drives and motors.

Basic Electronics : Working of various electronic devices e.g. P N Junction diodes, Transistors (NPN and PNP type), BJT and JFET. Simple circuits using these devices.

Best book for SSC JE Electrical exam

Best book for SSC JE Electrical exam

Best book for SSC JE Electrical exam


SSC JE: Electrical Engineering – Topicwise Previous Solved Papers


This book contains previous year Objective and Conventional solved papers of SSC-JE (2007-2015). The topic wise segregation will help the students in learning the particular topic/subject. Special focus has been given to make the solutions/explanations in detailed and stepwise manner with lucid language so that any candidate can understand easily. Apart from SSC-JE, this book is also highly recommended to the students preparing for State Level JE examinations, DMRC JE Examination etc.

SSC JE Electrical Engineering Guide

GKP’s SSC-JE series has been designed to equip the diploma engineers appearing for Junior Engineer recruitment examination conducted by Staff Selection Commission. This series provides a wide range of study material in the form of study guides & practice papers for Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical. In addition to it, the series also provides with 24×7 access to premium content on android app and web portal to help students thoroughly prepare for the new online exam pattern.


  • Chapters include theory for conceptual clarity with 2 practice exercises
  • Exercise-I for concept building questions
  • Exercise-II provides previous years questions (2008 to 2015)
  • Also includes SSC-JE 2017 Solved Paper.

Best book for SSC JE Electrical exam

SSC Junior Engineerings (Electrical Engineering) Recruitment Examination – Paper 1

Applications for recruitment to the posts of Junior Engineers in the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) and Military Engineer Sciences (MES) have been invited by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). This book has been designed for the SSC Junior Engineers Electrical Engineering Paper I Recruitment Examination 2016.

The present book for SSC Junior Engineers (CPWD/MES)Electrical Engineering Paper I Recruitment Examination 2016 has been divided into three parts namely General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and Electrical, each sub-divided into ample number of solved problems designed on the lines of questions asked in previous years’ SSC Junior Engineers Electrical Engineering Paper I Recruitment Examinations. The General Intelligence and Reasoning section covers Analogy, Similarities, Differences, Judgment, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Discrimination, Observation, etc., whereas the General Awareness section covers History of India, Geography, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, General Science and General Knowledge.

The last part covers technical part covers Basic Electricity and AC Fundamentals, Electrostatics and Magnetism, Electrical Circuits, Electrical Measuring Instruments, Electrical Machines, Power Generation Transmission and Distribution and Basic Electronics. Each chapter in the book contains ample number of solved problems which have been solved in great detail for thorough understanding of the concepts on which the questions are asked. Also practice exercises have been provided at the end of each chapter to help aspirants practice the concepts covered in each chapter. Three mock tests which have been designed on the lines of latest examination pattern have been provided in the book to help aspirants practice as per the syllabi and latest examination pattern.

As the book contains ample study material along with solved as well as practice problems, it for sure will act as the perfect resource book for the upcoming SSC Junior Engineers (CPWD/MES)Electrical Engineering Paper I Recruitment Examination 2016

Best book for SSC JE Electrical exam