SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2017: Apply for 1102 Vacancies!

By Puneet Bansal|Updated : July 18th, 2017

Today SSC has released recruitment notification for the post of Scientific Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department, Group "B‟ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post. Total vacancies for the post of Scientific Assistant in India Meteorological Department are 1102. Earlier SSC did the recruitment for the same Scientific Assistant Posts in India Meteorological Department in the year 2011. In this post, we will discuss the complete details of Scientific Assistant in India Meteorological Department like Vacancy, Application form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Selection Process, Syllabus & Exam Pattern and How to apply for these posts. 

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2017: Important Dates 

Online application for the recruitment of Scientific Assistant in IMD has started from 18th July 2017 and the last date to apply is 04th August 2017.

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Exam Events

Exam Dates


Opening Date of Online Application



Last Date of Online Application



Exam Date

20.11.2017 - 27.11.2017

How to Apply Online for SSC Scientific Assistant 2017: Application Form

1. Visit SSC official website

2. You will find Recruitment for SSC Scientific Assistant Examination 2017, Click to Apply

3. Drag to SSC Scientific Assistant Application Form page. 

4. Left of the screen, you will find a tab for New Registration, Click the option-Register.

5. Fill all these details.

6. Click 'Continue'

7. Upload Photo and Signature.

8. Fill your Registration Number and Password. Then Submit it.  

Candidates can check SSC official notification for the SSC 2017 recruitment of Scientific Assistant Exam in Indian Meteorological Department from the link given below:

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2017 Official Notification

Candidates can apply online directly from the link given below:

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2017 Apply Now

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment: Eligibility Criteria

As per official notification of SSC Scientific Recruitment 2017, in order to be eligible for the exam, a candidate should possess following–

  • Maximum age limit is 30 years as on 04.08.2017 and there are no minimum age limit criteria.
    Important Note: Age relaxation will be as per SSC official notification.
  • Minimum Educational Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Science (with Physics as one of the subject)/ Computer Science/Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from a recognised Institution/University or equivalent.
    Important Note: 
    1.The qualifying Degree or diploma referred above should be in First Class (60% marks) or 6.75 CGPA on a 10 point scale.
    2.The qualifying Degree or Diploma referred above must be of three (3) years duration after (10+2) examination.
    3.The applicant must have passed 10+2 Examination from a Recognized Board or equivalent in Science with Physics and Mathematics as core subjects.

You can check SSC Scientific Assistant Eligibility Criteria 2017 for detailed information.

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment: Exam pattern

There will be 1 paper for SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2017 exam which will have two parts comprises of 200 questions for 200 marks. Total duration of exam will be 2 hours.
Each question carries 1 mark. There will be negative marking and 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.




Maximum Marks

Exam Duration

Part 1




General Intelligence & Reasoning 



2 hours







Quantitative Aptitude



General English



General Awareness



Part 2

Physics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.



Note: Exam will be conducted in online mode and candidates are not permitted to use mobile, calculators or any digital means.

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment: Syllabus

In SSC Scientific Recruitment 2017 Exam, only 1 paper will be conducted which will have two parts. Part 1 is to check aptitude and general knowledge of candidates while Part 2 is for technical knowledge.

Part I

1) General Intelligence and Reasoning: 25 Questions (25 Marks)
The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualisation, problem-solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc.

2) Quantitative Aptitude: 25 Questions (25 Marks)
The test may include questions on whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and Distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various Kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angle, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

3)English Language & Comprehension: 25 Questions (25 Marks)
English grammar, Vocabulary, Spellings, Synonyms and Antonyms, Comprehension, Correct and incorrect usages, etc.

4) General Awareness: 25 Questions (25 Marks)
General, physical, geographical, topographical, economic and climatic features of India. Current events. Matters of everyday observation and experience on scientific aspects and reasoning. Basic topics of mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. History of India, its cultural heritage, freedom movement, the salient feature of the Constitution of India. The Economic and social aspect of the country and its people.

Part II: Questions related to Physics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication and Telecommunication will be asked. Read below-

Exam Pattern and Syllabus of SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2017


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