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SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) Recruitment Exam : Dates Released

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is set to conduct the examination for the candidates aspiring for the post of Scientific Assistant in the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The examination will be conducted in November 2017 from 22nd to 27th (Wed-Mon). The exam will be followed by recruitment of the suitable candidates. There are total 1102 vacancies in the Department. When asked about the same, the SSC official said ‘the number of vacancies is tentative and subject to variation’. Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PH etc. categories is in accordance with the Govt. Orders. Keep in mind the posts carry All India Service Liability (AISL) i.e. the candidate, on selection, may be asked to serve anywhere in the country.

Exam Pattern:

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

Papers Subject No of Questions
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 25
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) 25
English Language & Comprehension 25
General Awareness 25
2 Physics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics & Tel Communication Engineering 100

Eligibility Criteria:

Age: Not exceeding 30 years as on August 4, 2017 (Friday). The Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation / Secondary Examination Certificate will be accepted by the Commission for determining the Age eligibility. For categories, OBC has relaxation by +3 years and SC/ST has relaxation by +5 years.

Educational Qualification: An Applicant should have scored first class marks (60%) (or 6.75 CGPA on a 10 point scale)in 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. The qualifying Degree or Diploma referred above must be of three (3) years duration after (10+2) examination. The applicant must have passed 10+2 Examination from a Recognized Board or equivalent in Science with Physics and Mathematics as core subjects.

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