SSC IMD Scientific Assistant Examination 2022: Exam Date Out

Ripul Agarwal | Updated On - January, 12 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.

SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment in IMD: 2022 Highlights

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

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.

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.

Pay Matrix
Level 6
Pay Band
Rs,35,400 /-
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
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:

5 years
3 Years
PwBD (Unreserved)

10 years

13 years
15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

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

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.


  • 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.

Rs. 100/-

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 IIPhysics / Computer Science & Information Technology / Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
Part-I (CBT)

1. General Intelligence & Reasoning

2 hours (120 minutes) - Total Time

2. Quantitative Aptitude


3. English language & Comprehension


4. General Awareness

  • Physics OR
  • Computer Science & Information Technology OR
  • Electronics & Telecommunication
  • 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

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

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: 

  • 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.

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. 
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