Staff Selection Commission is organising selection process for recruitment of Scientific Assistants in India Meteorological Department. There are a total of 1102 tentative vacancies for which applications are invited online. The online test for SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2017 will be conducted in November all over the country. Candidates who will be selected for this position will be paid at level 6 of the pay matrix (Rs.9300-34800) plus grade pay of Rs.4200 in pre-revised scale. The approximate salary for the Scientific Assistant, as per analysis of salary structure from secondary sources, is Rs.33,000 – 36,000 / month (varies with post location). The Scientific Assistant in India Meteorological Department carries an All India Service Liability (AISL) which means that the candidates who will qualify in the Final list can be asked to serve anywhere in the country.

Latest: SSC NR, KKR, SR, NER, ER, NWR, CR, MPR and WR Region Admit Card has been released. Also, candidates can now know the time, date and city of your Examination for SSC SR Region from the “Admit Card” link provided below.

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2017

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2017 Important Dates

Events Dates
Release of notification 18 Jul 2017
Application form begins from 18 Jul 2017
Last date to submit the application form 04 Aug 2017 14 Aug 2017
Online exam date 20 Nov to 27 Nov 2017

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2017 Vacancies

Total vacancies: 1102.

This number is tentative, SC, ST, OBC, PH candidates will get the reservation as per government rules. Posts are also suitable for persons suffering from disabilities of
One Arm affected (OA) or One Leg affected (OL).
SSC Scientific Assistants 2017 Eligibility Criteria


Applicant should be a citizen of India or a subject of Bhutan or Nepal. Otherwise, applicant may be a Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, with the sole intention of permanently settling in India. 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 is also eligible.

Age Limit

Age of the candidate should not exceed more than 30 years as on August 4, 2017. Age relaxation is as follows.

Educational Qualification

Qualifying Degree or Diploma in the listed disciplines must be of three years duration after 10+2 Examination.

  1. Must have obtained Bachelor’s Degree with 60% aggregate marks in Science (with Physics as one of the subject)/ Computer Science/Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR a diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from a recognized Institution/University or equivalent.
  2. Must have passed 10+2 Examination from a Recognized Board or equivalent in Science with Physics and Mathematics as core subjects.


  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.

SSC Scientific Assistants 2017 Application Form

The application form has to be obtained online only. Read all the instructions carefully before filling the online application form. The online application will be available on the official website of the SSC. In order to fill the details in the application form, you would first need to register on SSC website. As you will complete the registration process, a Registration ID and Password will be provided to the candidates. The registration facility will be available on Procedure for filling online application is divided into two parts: Registration Part (In case not registered earlier) and Application Part.

In Registration Part, candidates will have to provide their basic personal details and upload their photograph (in JPG format, having digital size between 4 KB and 20 KB) and signature (in JPG format, having digital size between 1 KB and 12 KB). On successfully submission of these details, candidates shall be asked to check the details and make any correction in the registration.

Then a candidate can proceed to fill-in all the details in the online application with Registration ID and password provided in the one-time registration process. Application procedure is incomplete without application part. Application part requires filing of information about the choice of centres, education qualification, making payment of examination fee, etc. The application forms have to be submitted on or before the last date in online mode only. Candidates are allowed to submit only one application for the post of Scientific Assistant IMD 2017. The facility of online application will be available from June 18, 2017 to August 4, 2017. Be very careful while filling the applications, as application once submitted no request for change in details will not be entertained.

Application Fee

General and OBC candidates will have to pay Rs. 100/- as application fee. Only online applications will be accepted at However, SC/ST/PH and women candidates are exempted from paying application fee, as per extant government orders. The application fees can be paid either through SBI challan/ SBI Net banking or through credit/debit cards of any bank.

To make payment in cash, candidates should take a printout of the challan generated online after completion of Application Part and deposit the fee in designated branch of State Bank of India within the stipulated date and time.

Note: Fees once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 Exam Centres

The exam will be held at the following centres for SSC Recruitment in Scientific Assistant IMD 2017:

S.No . Examination Centres Centre Code Address of Regional Offices
1 Agra(3001), Allahabad(3003), Kanpur(3009), Lucknow (3010), Varanasi (3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Patna(3206) Regional Director(CR), Staff Selection Commission, 21-23, Lowther Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh-211 002.
2 Gangtok (4001), Ranchi(4205), Jalpaiguri (4408), Kolkata(4410), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Sambalpur (4609), Port Blair (4802) Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st MSO Building,(8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020
3 Bangalore(9001), Dharwar (9004), Gulbarga (9005), Mangalore(9008), Kochi (9204), Kozhikode(Calicut)(9206), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Thrissur (9212) Regional Director(KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka-560034
4 Almora(2001), Dehradun(2002), Haldwani (2003), Srinagar (Uttarakhand) (2004), Delhi(2201), Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402), Bikaner(2404), Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406), Kota(2407), Sriganganagar(2408), Udaipur(2409) Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504
5 Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102), Guwahati (Dispur)(5105), Jorhat (5107),Silchar(5111), Kohima (5302), Shillong(5401),Imphal(5501), Churachandpur(5502), Agartala(5601), Aizwal(5701 Regional Director(NER), Staff Selection Commission, HOUSEFED Complex, West End Block, Last Gate, Beltola Basistha Road, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781 006.
6 Guntur(8001), Vishakhapatnam(8007), Chennai(8201), Madurai(8204), Hyderabad(8601), Warangal (8603) Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, EVK Sampath Building, 2 nd Floor, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006
7 Ahmedabad(7001), Vadodara (7002), Rajkot(7006), Surat(7007), Amravati (7201), Aurangabad(7202), Kolhapur(7203), Mumbai(7204), Nagpur(7205), Nashik(7207), Pune(7208), Panaji(7801) Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, South Wing, PratishtaBhawan, 101 M.K. Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020
8 Bhopal(6001),Chindwara(6003), Guna(6004), Gwalior (6005), Indore(6006), Jabalpur (6007), Khandwa (6009),Ratlam (6011),Satna(6014),Sagar(6015), Ambikapur(6201), Bilaspur(6202),Jagdalpur(6203), Raipur(6204) Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhatisgarh-492001
9 Jammu(1004), Leh(1005), Srinagar(J&K)(1007), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla(1203), Bhathinda (1401), Jalandhar(1402), Chandigarh (1601) Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Gr. Floor, Kendriya Sadan,Sector-9, Chandigarh-160017

Scheme of SSC Scientific Assistant 2018 Examination Pattern

In Part-II, there will be three separate papers on (i) Physics, (ii) Computer Science and Information Technology, and (iii) Electronics and  Telecommunications. Candidates will have the option to choose any one of the above three question papers in Part-II.

The examination will comprise of 200 questions carrying 200 marks for 2 hours duration. The question paper will have two parts i.e., Part – I & Part – II.

Papers Subject No. of questions Duration and Timings
Computer based Examination mode
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude
English language & Comprehension
General Awareness
120 Minutes
Computer based Examination mode
Physics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering. 100

SSC Scientific Assistant in IMD 2017 Syllabus

The syllabus for Recruitment in Scientific Assistant IMD 2017 for Part 1 and Part 2 is given below:

Part 1:

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. English Language & Comprehension
  4. General Awareness

Part 2:

  1. Physics
  2. Computer Science and Information Technology
  3. Electronics & Telecommunication

SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 Admit Card

The SSC SCientific Assistant admit card 2017 will be available for download on SSC’s official website. The Staff Selection commission Admit Card for the Scientific assistant exam will be mandatory to be produced to write the exam. The admit card also known by Admission Certificate (AC) is considered as the Id proof of the applicants who applied for that particular post only. The SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 Admit Card will be available for download two weeks prior the commencement of the examination. The SSC Scientific Assistant Admit card 2017 consists the basic details of the exam like: the exam date, venue of the written test, exam session and etc which are necessary for the participants. No candidate will be allowed into exam without hall ticket. Along with the admit card candidates will have to bring three passport size photographs, without which they will not be allowed to enter the examination centre.

Tie Breaker

In case if more than one candidate scores the equal aggregate marks, tie will be resolved by applying the following methods:-

(i) Total marks in the Computer based examination (Part-I & Part-II)

(ii) Marks in Part-II

(iii) Marks in Part-I

(iv) Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.

(v) Alphabetical order in which first name of the candidates appear in line.

SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 Selection Procedure

SSC will prepare a category-wise Merit List and hand it over to India Meteorological Department, which would declare the final result. Candidates of the reserved categories (SC, ST, PH and OBC) who are selected on their own merit without any relaxed standards, along with candidates belonging to other communities, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. Such candidates will be accommodated against the general/unreserved vacancies in the post as per their position in the overall Merit List or vacancies earmarked for their category. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs, OBCs and PH candidates.

Though success in the entrance exam confers no right of appointment unless the Government is satisfied after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate is suitable in all respects for appointment to the service/post.

SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 Result

The result for SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 will be announced soon on the official website of SSC. The result will be available online only. No score/ rank card will be sent to candidates through post. However, the final result will be declared by India meteorological Department once the commission hand over the category wise merit list to it. To check your result you will require your registration id and date of birth etc. After entering the details you can download the result and take printout of it for future reference.

SSC Scientific Assistant Notification 2017

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