Staff Selection Commission will issue the recruitment notification for Scientific Assistants for India Meteorological Department. In the year 2017, there were a total of 1102 tentative vacancies for which applications were invited online. The online test for SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2020 will be conducted in the month of November, 2019. Direct link to fill the application form will also be posted below. 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. Get complete details on SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2020 from below.

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2020

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.

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2020 Important Dates

Events Dates
Release of notification 3rd week of Jul 2019
Application form begins from 3rd week of Jul 2019
Last date to submit the application form 2nd week of Aug 2019
Online exam date Last week of Nov 2019
The provisioanl answer key releasded on 1st week of Dec 2019
Answer key can be challenged from 1st week of Dec 2019
Written Exam Result 13 Feb 2020
Document Verification conducted Jul / Aug 2020
Final Result Last week of Oct 2020

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment 2020 Vacancies

Total vacancies: 1102 (As per last year)

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 2020 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 01, 1964, 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, 2019. 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 2020 Application Form

The application form will be available online only. In order to fill the details in the application form, you would first need to register on SSC website. As they completed the registration process, a Registration ID and Password will be provided to the candidates. 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 successful submission of these details, candidates will be asked to check the details and make any correction in the registration.

Then a candidate could proceed to fill in all the details in the online application with Registration ID and password provided in the one-time registration process. The application procedure is incomplete without the application part. Application part requires the filing of information about the choice of centers, education qualification, making payment of examination fee, etc. The application forms will 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 2020.

Application Fee

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

To make payment in cash, candidates will have to take a printout of the challan generated online after completion of Application Part and deposit the fee in a 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 2020 Admit Card

The SSC Scientific Assistant admit card 2020 will be released on the SSC’s official website. The Staff Selection Commission Admit Card for the Scientific assistant exam is mandatory to be produced to write the exam. The admit card also known by Admission Certificate (AC) will be considered as the Id proof of the applicants who applied for that particular post only. The SSC Scientific Assistant 2020 Admit Card will be available for download two weeks prior the commencement of the examination. The SSC Scientific Assistant Admit card 2020 consisted of 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.

SSC Scientific Assistant 2020 Exam Centres

The exam will be held at the following centres for SSC Recruitment in Scientific Assistant IMD 2020:

Examination Centres Centre Code Address of Regional Offices
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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 2020 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 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus for Recruitment in Scientific Assistant IMD 2020 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 2020 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 Answer Key 2020

The answer key for the examination will be released by the Staff Selection Commission. Along with the answer key, the candidate’s response sheet shall also be provided. The candidates can challenge the provisional answer key until first week of December, 2019. However, to do so, the candidates will have to submit Rs. 100, per objection.

SSC Scientific Assistant 2020 Result

The result for SSC Scientific Assistant 2020 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 the printout of it for future reference.

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.

All the details given above is as per last year!. You can visit Official Website :

To know more about SSC Scientific Assistant download 2017’s notification.

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