How RRB JE And SSC JE Syllabus Is Different From Each Other

SSC and RRB are the most important government exams to get opportunities in top government services. SSC is the staff selection commission, and RRB is the railway recruitment commission.

Candidates passionate about making their career in a railway can give the RRB JE exam and those interested in the military, engineering, and organic and go SSC JE exam. 

Both exams give the notification for the engineers who are interested in government sectors and open a wide variety of vacancies for engineers. 

JE means junior engineer, who works across design, maintenance, production, and industry management. 

Both exams conduct once a year with thousands of candidates applying for them, and a hundred got selected for the exam, so it can be concluded how tough it is to crack these exams where aspirants are high, and seats are low. Students can take BYJU’S Exam Prep coaching to get training for such exams and to get proper guidance for the exam. 

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for these exams are quite the same. 

A graduation degree is compulsory for the candidate, with at least 50 % of marks, and a person having an engineering background will be added as a benefit. 

While the age limit for the exam is 18 to 32 years maximum, the Eligibility criteria are the same, but the syllabus is different. 

SSC JE has two exams in the form of paper 1 and paper 2; after that candidate cracks the written exam, he or she has to go through a physical test and finally, after document verification candidate is eligible to be an officer in the case of RRB JE students need to qualify two exams, after qualifying medical test, the student has to submit its document, then he or she can start his job as an officer. 

 A person who qualifies for RRB JE is qualified for a field job. This job is considered a blue-collar job, and the person who clears the SSC gets the opportunity to work in an office, which is considered a white-collar job; opportunities are more after clearing SSC exams as compared to RRB, where growth is limited. 


Now let’s talk about the syllabus of the exam, 


  • General knowledge, reasoning 
  • History 
  • Political science, English, maths 
  • Current affairs 
  • This syllabus is for the exams, 
  • RRB ( FOR CBT 1 )


For RRB, students need to study the following subject 

  • Math
  • General knowledge 
  • Reasoning
  • General Science 
  • FOR CBT 2 
  • General knowledge 
  • Reasoning 
  • Computer engineering
  • Electronic engineering 

It can be seen that the syllabus of the exam is quite different from each other, so candidates preparing for any exam need to have proper knowledge of the exam syllabus to make preparation easy. 

In RRB, there are two exams one is CBT 1, which is 100 marks with 80 questions and 1.3 marks reduction as negative marking, while CBT 2 is 150 marks with 100 questions; it is a subjective-based paper. 

Both the papers are quite different in pattern and syllabus, so both have to deal with different approaches and strategies; although both can be cracked with proper planning and hard work, 

RRB and SSC are important and difficult government exams that require a lot of preparation and hard work, but one can easily crack if one follows proper strategies and plans. Both exams have their pros and cons. There are different facilities after clearing any exam. 

People who qualify for not get home facilities but have a discount travelling, while people who crack SSC got home facilities with a trip once a year. In railway promotion gets late, but not after clearing SSC. After clearing, you can get a promotion in just 2 to 3 years with extra benefits. Which is the best exam candidate wants to opt for depends on the students and their preferences. 


I hope this article will give enough knowledge about the exam,  its pattern, and its syllabus to the aspirants aspiring to take the exam. Cracking any exams can open bounds of opportunity for any person who wants to make a career in government services.