SSC recruitment 2017-18 notification 1102 Scientific Assistant in India Metrological department

Staff Selection Commission will conduct a open competitive examination for recruitment to the post of Scientific Assistant in India Meteorological Department, Group „B‟ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post, in the Level 6 of the Pay Matrix (Pay Band2(Rs.9300-34800) plus Grade Pay Rs.4200 in pre-revised scale),from 20.11.2017 to 27.11.2017 in computer based mode all over the country.

  • Qualification As on 04.08.2017:-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 recognized Institution/University or equivalent.
  • Salary Structure:- Rs. 9300 – 34800/- Per Month Plus Grade Pay Rs.4200/-

Age Limit:- Not exceeding 30 years as on 04.08.2017.

NOTE: Candidate should note that only the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation / Secondary Examination Certificate will be accepted by the Commission for determining the Age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will be considered or granted.

SSC Scientific assistant application fee

Application fee is Rs. 100/-. Candidate may note that only online applications will be accepted at Fees can be paid through SBI challan/ SBI Net banking or through credit/debit cards of any bank. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstance. All women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and Physically Handicapped categories are exempted from paying application fee, as per extant government orders.

How to apply for SSC Scientific Assistant 2017

The application must be submitted through online mode only, below are the steps to apply online application.

  1. Go to official website of SSC >
  2. Go to Apply link and then select the Other Tab there you will get Apply Link.
  3. There you will be redirected to online application page.
  4. If you already registered for ssc website then log in or else create new profile.
  5. Now here you will get all the options to submit your profile.
  6. You also need to pay application fee.
  7. After filling your form you need to submit it and then you can take printout for future reference.

SSC Scientific Assistant Exam Dates 2017

Application Begin date 18-07-2017
End Date to Apply application 4/8/2017
Offline challan generation end date 04-08-2017 upto 05:00 PM
Payment through SBI challan 08-08-2017 upto 05:00 PM
Computer based exam date 20-11-2017 to 27-11-2017

SSC Scientific Assistant Exam Pattern 2017

The examination would comprise 200 questions carrying 200 marks for two hours duration. The question paper would have two parts, Part – I & Part – II.


Exam Name Syllabus Marks Time
Part 1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 120 Minutes (total)
Quantitative Aptitude 25
English language & Comprehension 25
General Awareness 25
Part 2 Physics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. 100

Candidates are not permitted to bring or use Mobile Phone, Calculators or any other electronic/ electrical device for answering any paper. Candidates must not, therefore, bring Mobile Phone, Calculators or any other electronic/electrical device inside the Examination premises. Possession of these items, whether in use or not, will be considered as “use of unfair means” in the Examination and appropriate action will be taken by the Commission against such candidates, as per extant policy of the Commission.

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Part-I& II. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

Discrepancies in question paper should be brought to the notice of the Commission through online challenge system when representations are invited by the commission after the examination. Representations submitted thereafter and through any other means will not be entertained.

SSC Scientific Assistant Syllabus 2017


  • General Intelligence &Reasoning: The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate‟s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of 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.
  • English Language & Comprehension: English grammar, Vocabulary, Spellings, Synonyms and Antonyms, Comprehension, Correct and incorrect usages, etc.
  • General Awareness: 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, salient feature of the Constitution of India. Economic and social aspect of the country and its people.

Part-II. Check Official notification for par II exam syllabus.

General  Instructions:

  1. In the question papers, wherever necessary, the Metric systems of weights and measures only will be used.
  2. Use of mobile phone, calculator, Blue tooth devices and other electronic gadgets and their accessories is not permitted. Therefore, these should not be brought inside the Examination Premises/ Venue.
  3. Candidature of any candidate found to possess mobile phones or any other means of wireless communication or related accessories either in working or switched off mode, shall be cancelled forthwith. This will also invite further penal action as per the policy of the Commission.
  4. Candidates are advised to desist from use of any unfair method in the examination lab which will render them ineligible for further consideration for the examination and also lead to their debarment from Commission‟s examinations in future beside inviting criminal prosecution.

Nationality:- Candidate must be either.

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania ( Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar ), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
  • Candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India.

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