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SSC Scientific Assistant Notification 2022 - Complete details

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts an open competitive examination for recruitment to the post of Scientific Assistant in India Meteorological Department (IMD), Group ‘B' Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post, in the Level 6 of the Pay Matrix as per the MoU signed between IMD and SSC. SSC has released the official SSC Scientific Assistant IMD Notification 2022 on its official website on 30th September 2022. Application process ends on 18th October 2022. 

SSC Scientific Assistant IMD Notification - Important Dates

EventsDates
Notification Release30th September 2022
Application Begin30th September 2022
Application Ends18th October 2022
Last Date of Payment of fees online20 October 2022 (11 pm)
Last Date of Payment of fees offlineWorking hours of SBI up to 20 October 2022 provided the challan has been generated by them before 19 October 2022 (11 pm).
Date of ‘Window for Application Form Correction' including online payment25 October 2022 (11 pm)
Admit CardTo be Notified Soon
Exam DateDecember 2022 (Tentative)
ResultTo be Notified Soon

SSC Scientific Assistant Notification 

SSC has released the SSC Scientific Assistant Notification in the IMD on 30th September 2022. Download the official notification below.

SSC Scientific Assistant Notification

SSC Scientific Assistant Eligibility

Various Eligibility Criteria for SSC Scientific Assistant is given below : 

Age Limit

Age Limit not exceeding 30 years as on 18 October 2022. Candidate must have been born not earlier than 19 October 1992 and not later than 17 October 2004.

Age Relaxation

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC/ST5 years
OBC3 years
PH3 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 years
Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 years after the deduction of military service rendered from the actual age, from the closing date of application
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 (3+3)Years after the deduction of military service rendered from the actual age, from the closing date of application
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 (5+3)Years after the deduction of military service rendered from the actual age, from the closing date of application
Central Govt. Civil Employees with at least 3 years of service (Gen)5 years
Central Govt. Civil Employees with at least 3 years of service (OBC)8 years(5+3)
Central Govt. Civil Employees with at least 3 years of service (SC/ST)10 years(5+5)
Domiciled Residents of Jammu and Kashmir (Gen)5 years
Domiciled Residents of Jammu and Kashmir (OBC)8 years
Domiciled Residents of Jammu and Kashmir (SC/ST)10 years
Defense Personnel disabled during hostilities (Gen)5years
Defense Personnel disabled during hostilities (OBC)8 years
Defense Personnel disabled during hostilities (SC/ST)10years

Educational Criteria

  • Candidates must hold a Bachelor's degree in Science with Physics as one of the key subjects/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications or a Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from a Recognised Institute.
  • Candidates must be completed their full-time 3 years diploma course after the 10+2 examination.
  • Candidate must be passed 10+2 from a recognized institute with Physics and Mathematics as core subjects.

SSC Scientific Assistant Application Form

Steps to Apply for SSC Scientific Assistant are as follows : 

  • Applications must be submitted only in online mode at the website of SSC Headquarter i.e. https://ssc.nic.in.
  • In the online Application Form, candidates are required to upload the scanned colour passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB). The photograph should not be more than three months old from the date of publication of the Notice of Examination.
  • Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). The photograph should be without cap, spectacles and the frontal view of the face should be clearly visible. If the proper photograph is not uploaded by a candidate, his candidature will be cancelled.
  • Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit the online application much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the SSC website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days. The Commission will not be responsible for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the Commission.
  • Before submission of the online application, candidates must check through Preview/ Print option that they have filled correct details in each field of the form.

Important dates for Application Form

Important Dates for SSC Scientific Assistant Application Form are as follows : 

EventsDates
Application Begin30th September 2022
Application Ends18th October 2022
Last Date of Payment of fees online20 October 2022 (11 pm)
Last Date of Payment of fees offlineWorking hours of SBI up to 20 October 2022 provided the challan has been generated by them before 19 October 2022 (11 pm).
Date of ‘Window for Application Form Correction' including online payment 25 October 2022 (11 pm)

SSC Scientific Assistant Application Fee

Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit cards or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan. Application Fee for SSC Scientific Assistant are as follows :

CategoryFee
General Merit and OBCRs.100

Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD)

and Ex-servicemen (ESM), Women candidates

Nil

SSC Scientific Assistant Vacancies

Total Vacancies: About 990.

  • The number of vacancies is tentative and subject to variation.
  • Reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) candidates is available as per extant Government Orders.
  • The posts carry All India Service Liability (AISL) i.e. the candidate, on selection, may be asked to serve anywhere in the country.

SSC Scientific Assistant Syllabus

SSC Scientific Assistant Syllabus is as follows :

SubjectTopics
General Intelligence & Reasoning

Includes verbal and non-verbal type :

  • 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
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.
Quantitative Aptitude
  • 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 center, Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
  • Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, 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 and Comprehension
  • English Language and Comprehension
  • English grammar
  • Vocabulary and Spellings
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Comprehension, Correct and incorrect usages, etc.

SSC Scientific Assistant Exam Pattern

SSC Scientific Assistant Exam Pattern for Paper I and II are : 

SSC Scientific Assistant Paper I

Subjects for Part INo. of Questions
Reasoning25
Quantitative aptitude25
English Language & Comprehension25
General Awareness25
 100

SSC Scientific Assistant  Paper II

Subjects for Part IINo. of Questions
Physics, Computer Science & IT, Electronics, and Telecommunications100
  • Part I & Part II consist of a total of 200 Questions.
  • The Total Time allocated for both parts of the Exam is 2 hours.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • There is a negative marking also, 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

SSC Scientific Assistant Salary

Pay Scale for Scientific Assistant posts under SSC IMD Recruitment 2022 is given below.

SalaryPay Scale
Earlier Pay BandRs.9,300- Rs.34,800
Revised Pay BandRs.35,400
Allowances 

Travel Allowance, House Rent Allowance, 

Dearness Allowance

Gross SalaryRs.48,912/-

FAQs

What is the last date to apply for SSC Scientific Assistant 2022?

Last date to apply for SSC Scientific Assistant 2022 is 18 October 2022.

What is the Application Fee for SSC Scientific Assistant 2022? +

Application Fee for SSC Scientific Assistant 2022 is Rs.100 for General Category and OBC. Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM), Women candidates are exempt from paying fees.

How many vacancies are announced for SSC Scientific Assistant 2022? +

990 Tentative vacancies have been announced for SSC Scientific Assistant 2022.

What is the SSC Scientific Assistant Exam Pattern? +

SSC Scientific Assistant Exam Pattern is as follows :
Paper I :
Reasoning - 25 questions
Quantitative Aptitude- 25 questions
English Language & Comprehension- 25 questions
General Awareness- 25 questions
Paper II :
Physics, Computer Science & IT, Electronics, and Telecommunications - 100 questions

What is the SSC Scientific Assistant Salary? +

Gross Salary for SSC Scientific Assistant Salary is Rs.48,912/-per month.

What is the age limit for SSC Scientific Assistant? +

Age limit for SSC Scientific Assistant 2022 is 30 years for General Category. Age relaxation provided for reserved categories.

What is the education eligibility for SSC Scientific Assistant? +

1. Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree in Science with Physics as one of the key subjects/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications or a Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from a Recognised Institute.
2. Candidates must be completed their full-time 3 years diploma course after the 10+2 examination.
3. Candidate must be passed 10+2 from a recognized institute with Physics and Mathematics as core subjects.

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