SSC IMD Scientific Assistant Examination 2022: Exam Date Out

Robin Singh | Updated On - January, 14 2023

SSC - Scientific Assistant In Indian Meteorological Department Examination, 2022: Notification Out

Around 990 Vacancies for the Scientific Assistant Post in Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) have been released by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will conduct an open competitive examination for recruitment to the post of Scientific Assistant in Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial post, in the Level 6 of the Pay Matrix as per the Recruitment Scheme formulated by the IMD. 

Latest Updates

  • 4 November 2022: Exam Date Announced by SSC for IMD Examination 2022. The Computer-Based Examination (CBE) is scheduled to be conducted from 14 December 2022 to 16 December 2022

The examination process started on 30th September and the examination is expected to be held in December 2022. 

We are covering all details related to the SSC Scientific Assistant Examination 2022 such as vacancy details, exam date, official notification, admit card 2022, the online application process, Scientific Assistant Eligibility,  Syllabus, books, and more.Direct link to download the official notification PDF for Scientific Assistant in IMD by SSC 2022

https://youtu.be/7MVbgfrwcpk Download Notification PDF

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment in IMD: 2022 Highlights

Particular Details
Exam Conducting Authority Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Recruiting Department Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)
Post Name Scientific Assistant
Group B, Level 6 Pay Matrix
Salary Rs. 35,400/-
Total No. vacancies Around 990
Level Central
Application Mode Online
Examination Mode Computer Based Test (CBT)
Official Website https://ssc.nic.in/

SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) Exam Date & Important Events

The following table shows the important events for the examination for the post of Scientific Assistant in the Indian Meteorological Department.

Event DATE
IMD Scientific Assistant Exam Date December 2022 (Tentative)
Application Process Notification Date 30 September 2022
Online Application Start Date

30 September 2022

Online Application Last Date

18 October 2022

SSC IMD Exam Date

14 - 16 December 2022

Admit Card Release Date Nov - Dec 2022
Application Correction Last Date 25 October 2022
SSC Scientific Assistant Result Date To be notified

Salary for Scientific Assistant in IMD

As per the 7th Pay Commission, SSC IMD Scientific Assistant’s Salary is around Rs. 35,400 per month. Along with this salary, there are many allowances and benefits like TA, DA, HRA, etc. offered to selected candidates. Candidates can check the detailed SSC IMD Scientific Assistant Salary structure in the below table.

Scientific Assistant IMD salary details
Pay Matrix Level 6
Pay Band Rs,35,400 /-
Allowances Travel Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Dearness Allowance.
Gross Salary Rs. 48,912/-

Eligibility Criteria for SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) Examination 2022

Candidates must know the eligibility criteria clearly in order to be considered for the announced post. If the candidate fails to fulfill the required eligibility, their application will get rejected. The SSC Scientific Assistant Examination (IMD) 2022 eligibility criteria includes- age, educational qualifications, experience, nationality, and other factors.

All the factors of eligibility criteria are listed below in detail:

  1. Age Limit
  2. Educational Qualification 
  3. Nationality
Criteria Qualification
Nationality Indian
Age Limit
  • 18 years – 30 years for the general category as on 18 October 2022
  • Age Relaxation is given for reserved categories.
Educational Qualification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science (with Physics as one of the subjects)/Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Applications OR
  • Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from a recognized Institution/University or equivalent.

Eligibility Criteria - Age Limit

To be eligible for Scientific Assistant recruitment, candidate's age must be between 18 years - 30 years as on 18 October 2022Candidate must have been born not earlier than 19-10-1992 and not later than 17-10-2004.  Age relaxation has been provided for various categories as shown in the table below:

Category Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 Years
PwBD (Unreserved)

10 years

PwBD (OBC) 13 years
PwBD (SC/ST) 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

3 years after the deduction of the
military service rendered from
the actual age as on the closing
date.

Defense Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof

3 years

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)

8 years

Eligibility Criteria - Nationality

A candidate must be either:

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India,
  5. 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.

Note:

  • Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4), and (5) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued
    by the Government of India.
  • A 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.

Educational Qualification for SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) 2022

  • Candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (with Physics as one of the subjects)/Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Application OR
  • Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from a
    recognized Institution/University or equivalent.

Required Percentages/Marks for SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) 2022 Exam:

  1. The qualifying Degree or Diploma referred to above should be in First Class (60% marks) or 6.75 CGPA on a 10-point scale.
  2. The qualifying Degree or Diploma referred to above must be of three
    (3) years duration after (10+2) examination.
  3. The applicant must have passed the 10+2 Examination from a Recognized Board or equivalent in Science with Physics and Mathematics as core subjects

Steps To Apply Online For SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) 2022 Exam

The application process has already started on 30 September 2022. The first step of the application process is registration. The candidates must register themselves for the one-time registration process. If a candidate has already registered on the portal of SSC, you can directly apply for the position. Candidates can follow the step-by-step process to apply for the Scientific Assistant Examination. 

  • Step 1: Visit SSC's official website.
  • Step 2: On the homepage, login using your registration number, password and security code.
  • Step 3: On your dashboard, click on "Latest Notification" tab and click on "Apply" button
  • Step 4: Start applying by fill all of the details as required
  • Step 5: Submit all documents if asked
  • Step 6: Pay the registration fees online.

Application Fee For SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) 2022

Online application form submission for SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) Examination is completed only after online payment is made successfully. Fee payment can be made using 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.

Category Application Fee
General/Unreserved Rs. 100/-
Female/SC/ST/PwBD/ESM Exempted

Exam Pattern For SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) 2022

Candidates should be well aware of the SSC Scientific Assistant Examination (IMD) Exam Pattern 2022 so that they can strategize their paper taking strategy and practice well by setting time bounded benchmarking to achieve success in this examination. 

SSC will conduct a Computer Based Examination consisting of 200 questions carrying 200 marks for 2 hours duration. The syllabus for the Scientific Assistant Examination 2022 exam consists of 2 Parts. Subjects covered in both parts is as follows-

  • Part I(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning (ii) Quantitative Aptitude (iii) English language & Comprehension (iv) General Awareness
  • Part II: Physics / Computer Science & Information Technology / Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Papers Subject No. of Questions Total Time Given
Part-I (CBT)

1. General Intelligence & Reasoning

25 2 hours (120 minutes) - Total Time

2. Quantitative Aptitude

25

3. English language & Comprehension

25

4. General Awareness

25
Part-II
  • Physics OR
  • Computer Science & Information Technology OR
  • Electronics & Telecommunication
    Engineering.
100
  • There will be 200 questions for total 200 marks
  • Each question is of 1 mark.
  • Total duration of the exam is 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • There is 1/4 mark negative marking in this exam.
  • The question paper will be of objective type Multiple Choice Question.

Syllabus for Scientific Assistant (IMD) 2022

Candidates should be well aware of the SSC Scientific Assistant Examination (IMD) Syllabus 2022 so that they can make a better preparation strategy and ace the exam. The syllabus is classified in 2 parts. Part-I and Part-II as per the exam pattern given above. Following is the section-wise syllabus for both parts.

Syllabus for PART-I

General Intelligence & Reasoning

The questions are designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations, and other analytical functions. The topics on which candidates is tests are: 

  • Analogies,
  • Similarities
  • Differences
  • Space visualization,
  • Problem-solving,
  • Analysis,
  • Judgment,
  • Decision making,
  • Visual memory,
  • Discrimination,
  • Observation,
  • Relationship concepts,
  • Arithmetical reasoning,
  • Verbal and figure classification,
  • Arithmetical number series 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,
  • The salient feature of the Constitution of India.
  • The economic and social aspects of the country and its people
Quantitative Aptitude

The questions in this section are designed to test the candidate’s ability to know the appropriate use of numbers and number sense. The topics in this section include:

  • 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
    the similarity of triangles,
  • Circle and its chords,
  • Tangents, and 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 and Comprehension
  • English grammar, Vocabulary, Spellings, Synonyms and Antonyms, Comprehension, Correct and incorrect usages, etc.

Syllabus for Part-II

Part II of the examination will be on the basis of the subject opted in the online application form.

In other words:

  • Candidates opting for Physics will be required to attempt Physics paper,
  • Candidates opting for Computer Science & IT will be required to attempt Computer Science & IT paper,
  • Candidates opting for Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering will be required to attempt Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering paper.

Following is the syllabus, for Part-II: 

Physics
  • Mechanics: Units and dimensions, SI Units, Newton’s Laws of Motion,
    conservation of linear and angular momentum, projectiles, rotational
    motion, moment of inertia, rolling motion, Newton’s Law of
    gravitation, Planetary motion, Kepler’s Laws of Planetary motion,
    artificial satellites, Fluid motion, Bernoulli’s theorem, Surface tension,
    Viscosity, Elastic Constants, bending of beams, torsion of cylindrical
    bodies, elementary ideas of special theory of relativity.
  • Thermal Physics, Radiation & Sound: Equations of state, Ideal and real
    gases, Dalton’s law of partial pressure. Thermometry, Zeroth, first and
    second laws of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes,
    Heat engines, Maxwell’s relation, Heat Capacities, Adiabatic and
    Isothermal processes, Clausius-Clapeyron relation, Thermal
    Conductivity, Thermodynamic state variables, viz., Internal energy,
    Entropy, Enthalpy, Helmholtz’s free energy function, Gibb’s free
    energy function. Vapour pressure, evaporation. Kinetic theory of
    gases, Brownian motion, Maxwell’s velocity distribution,
    Equipartition of energy, mean free path Vander walls’ equation of
    State, Liquefaction of gases. Blackbody radiation, Kirchhoff’s law,
    Stephen’s law, Planck’s law. Conduction in solids.
  • Wave and Oscillations: Simple harmonic motion, wave motion,
    superposition principle, Damped oscillations; forced oscillations and
    resonance; simple oscillatory systems; vibrations of rods, strings and
    air columns. Doppler effect; Ultrasonic; Sabine’s law of reverberation;
    Recording and reproduction of sound.
  • Optics: Nature and propagation of light; Reflection & Refraction.
    Interference; diffraction; polarization of light; simple interferometers.
    Determination of wavelength of spectral lines, Electromagnetic
    spectrum. Rayleigh scattering, Raman effect, Lenses and mirrors,
    combination of coaxial thin lenses, spherical and chromatic
    aberrations, and their corrections, Microscope, Telescope, Eyepieces
    and Photometry.
  • Electricity and magnetism: Electric charges, fields and potentials,
    Gauss’s theorem, Electrometers, Dielectrics, Magnetic properties of
    matter and their measurement, Elementary theory of dia, para and
    ferro-magnetism, Hysteresis, Electric current and their properties,
    Ohm’s law, Galvanometers, Whetstone’s bridge and applications,
    Potentiometers, Faraday’s law of E.M. induction, self and mutual
    inductance and their applications, alternating currents, impedance and
    resonance, LCR circuit, Dynamos, motors, transformers, PeltierSeebeck and Thomson effects and applications, electrolysis, Hall
    the effect, Hertz experiment and electromagnetic waves, Particle
    accelerators and cyclotron.
  • Atomic structure: Electron, measurement of ‘e’ and ‘e/m’,
    measurement of Planck Constant, Rutherford-Bohr Atom, X-rays,
    Bragg’s law, Moseley’s law, Radioactivity, Alpha-Beta-Gamma
    emission, Elementary ideas of nuclear structures, Fission, Fusion and
    Reactors, Louis de Broglie waves and Electron Microscope.
  • Electronics: Thermo-ionic emission, diodes and triodes, p-n diodes and transistors, simple rectifier, amplifier and oscillator circuits.
  • Calculus: Limits, Differential calculus (Differentiation), Integral calculus (Integration), Multivariable calculus (Function theory), basic
    concepts of differential equation, viz., types, order, degree of
    differential equations. Concept of Laplacian of a function.
  • Linear algebra: Concept of a Vector Space, Basic concepts of linearly dependent/independent vectors. Matrix and determinant. Concepts of
    Eigen Value and Eigen Vectors
  • Vector Algebra & calculus: Zero Vector, Unit Vector, Position Vector,
    Co-initial Vector, Like and Unlike Vectors, Co-planar Vector,
    Collinear Vector, Equal Vector, Displacement Vector, Negative of a
    Vector, Vector and Scalar Quantities, Vector Formulas, Components
    of a Vector, Vector Addition and its Laws, Multiplication of Vectors
    and Scalar Quantity, Vector Algebra, Dot Product of Two Vectors,
    Scalar Triple Product. Basic concepts of Vector calculus, viz., Grads,
    Divergence, Curl, Stokes theorem, Gauss divergence theorem.
Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Computer: History of Computers and their classification, Basic Organization, Memory–RAM, ROM, EPROM, etc., Magnetic-Floppy,
    Hard disks, CDROM, WORM etc., Concept of Virtual Memory and Cache Memory, Number systems, binary, octal, Hexadecimal, Binary Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication, Flotation, point
    representation and arithmetic, Arithmetic through stacks.
  • File System: File Concepts – Assess Methods – Directory Structures – Protection Consistency Semantics – File system Structures –
    Allocation Methods – Free Space Management.
  • I/O System: Overview – I/O hardware – Application I/O Interface – Kernel I/O subsystem, Performance, Secondary Storage Structures,
    Protection, Goals, Domain – Access matrix
  • Assemblers: Elements of assembly language programming – Overview of the Assembly process – Design of a low-pass Assembler – a single
    pass Assembler for the PC. The security Problem – Authentication –
    Threats – Threat Monitoring – Encryption.
  • Fundamentals of programming: Unix Programming, Programming in
    FORTRAN, C, Object Oriented Programming in C++, programming
    in Java, Basics of compilers.
  • Database Management Systems: Advantages and components of a
    Database Management Systems, Data Types, Data Dictionary, Query
    Basics, Forms and Reports, Graphical objects, Error Handing,
    Distributing Application, Data Storage Methods, Data Clustering and
    Partitioning, Database Administration, Backup and Recovery, Security
    and Privacy, Distributed Databases, Client/Server Databases, Object
    Oriented Databases, Integrated Applications, SQL, RDBMS
  • Internet Technology: Basics, topologies, layers, switching in the
    networks, bridges, routers and gateways, types of networks, WWW. Client/Server Applications, Internet Standards, and specifications, ISP,
    Broad Band Technologies, Protocols, web-servers, browsers, and security, firewalls, data security, HTML, dHTML, XML, Web
    designing.
  • Fundamentals of Geographical Information System (GIS): GIS Data
    and Spatial Models, Topology and Spatial Operations, Projections,
    Scale and Coordinate Systems, Mapping, GIS Analysis, Cartography.
    Basics of GIS application development.
  • Telecommunication: Basic antenna principle directive gain, directivity,
    radiation pattern, broad-side and end-fire array, Yagi antenna,
    Parabolic antenna, Ground wave propagation, space waves, ionosphere
    propagation and electromagnetic frequency spectrum, Modulation,
    types of modulation, Amplitude Modulation (AM), Modulation index,
    Power relation in AM, Generation and Demodulation of AM.
  • Single Side Band (SSB): Power requirement in comparison with AM,
    Advantages of SSB over AM. Concept of Balanced Modulator, Generation of SSB, Pilot Carrier System. Independent Side System, Vestigial Sideband Transmission
  • Multiplexing: FDM/TDM
  • Introduction of digital Communication: PSK, ASK, FSK, introduction
    to fiber optics system, Propagation of light in optical fiber and ray
    model.
  • Propagation of signals at HF, VHF, UHF and microwave frequency
    and satellite communications
Electronics & Telecommunication
  • Electronics: Conductors, Semi-conductors, Insulators, Magnetic, Passive components, characteristics of Resistors, Capacitors and
    inductors.PN Junction diode, forward and reverse bias characteristics and equivalent circuits of diode, Zener diode and applications, clipping,
    clamping and rectifier circuits using diodes.
  • Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT), Field Effect Transistor (FET) and
    MOSFET: Biasing and stability, Emitter follower and its applications
    – Negatives Feedback-Transistor as a switch, Multistage Amplifiers,
    Feedback, Oscillators, Multivibrators, Voltage regulation, Power
    amplifiers.
  • Introduction to Network Theorems: Kirchoff’s laws, superposition,
    Thevenin’s , Norton’s and Maximum power theorems. Voltage and Current relationship in the resistance, inductance, and capacitance. Concepts of reactance, susceptance, conductance, impedance and admittance in series and parallel RL, RC and RLC circuits – Three phase supply-star and delta connection diagrams – Relation between line and phase & voltages and currents, series and parallel resonance circuits – condition of resonance, resonant frequency, Q factor, and bandwidth.
  • Digital electronics:–Logic gates, Demorgan’s theorem, Boolean
    algebra, frequency counters, flip-flops, shift resistors, Basic concepts
    of Digital to Analog and Analog to Digital Converters, Timing circuits, Digital logic circuits, systems & codes Combinational logic design.
  • Telecommunication: Basic antenna principle directive gain, directivity,
    radiation pattern, broad-side and end-fire array, Yagi antenna,
    Parabolic antenna, Ground wave propagation, space waves, ionosphere
    propagation and electromagnetic frequency spectrum, Modulation,
    types of modulation, Amplitude Modulation (AM), Modulation index,
    Power relation in AM, Generation and Demodulation of AM.
  • Single Side Band (SSB): Power requirement in comparison with AM,
    Advantages of SSB over AM. Concept of Balanced Modulator, Generation of SSB, Pilot Carrier System. Independent Side System, Vestigial Sideband Transmission
  • Multiplexing: FDM/TDM
  • Introduction of digital Communication: PSK, ASK, FSK, introduction
    to fiber optics system, Propagation of light in optical fiber and ray
    model.
  • Propagation of signals at HF, VHF, UHF and microwave frequency
    and satellite communications

Steps To Download Admit Card SSC Scientific Assistant (IMD) 2022

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of SSC.
  • Step 2: Login into the portal using your-
    • Application number.
    • Date of Birth (in Day-Month-Year format).
    • Security Pin.
  • Step 3: After login, select the admit card section from the homepage .
  • Step 4: Click on the download admit card link.
  • Step 5: Take a print out of the the admit card. 

Recommended Book for Scientific Assistant Examination 2022

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Complete Verbal and Logical Reasoning for SSC Agrawal Examcart View Book
Non Verbal Reasoning Practice Book for SSC Agrawal Examcart View Book

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is syllabus of Scientific Assistant (IMD) Exam by SSC 2022 examination?

The Scientific Assistant Exam (IMD) syllabus includes 2 parts: Part 1 and Part 2. For a detailed topic-wise syllabus scroll up this page to  Scientific Assistant syllabus 2022 section.

What is the exam pattern for scientific assistant (IMD) examination 2022?

There will be 200 questions, objective type with a total duration of 2 hours only. Checkout the exam pattern of Scientific Assistant (IMD) 2022

How can I download the admit card for Scientific Assistant (IMD) Examination 2022?

Visit official website --> click on admit card link --> login and click on the download admit card. For step by step process, please scroll up the article to section: Steps to download Scientific assistant admit card 2022.