Assistant Scientist in Meteorology

                                                 Assistant Scientist in Meteorology


IMD means Indian Meteorological Department, As the name suggest, This Staff Selection exam is conducted for recruiting Assistant Scientist in Meteorology. If you are interested in study of Weather condition, then this job is for you. This is a non-gazetted, non-ministerial post in nature and the person who is offering the job has to work anywhere in India (This job do not have location constraint). There were 1100 (approx.) vacancies throughout the country. Some of the vacancies are reserved for SC/ST/OBC/PH according to rules.

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Roles of Assistant Scientific

·        As the name suggest, it generally support the scientist in the matter of research and educational subject.

·        It assists the Scientist in various researches in the Meteorological Department and also carries out Researches related to environmental conditions like Flood, Weather Forecasting and Planning etc.

·        It also carries out various administrative task.


 Salary Structure

Candidate who get hired for the post of Scientific Assistant along with HRA, DA allowances, their Salary comes into range between 45K to 50 K per month (Approx.).



a) Nationality/Citizenship

The candidate must be

•Citizen of India OR

•Subject of Nepal or Bhutan OR

•Tibetan refugee who came to India before Jan 01, 1962 with intention to live in India permanently. OR

•The Indian origin (person) who has migrated from Burma, Srilanka, Pakistan, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Vietnam with purpose of permanently settling in India

b) The candidate age be not greater than 30 years. However, there is some age relaxation for reserved candidates.



 Age Relaxation beyond the Upper Age Limit


  5 years


 3 years


10 Years


13 Years


15 Years

Ex-Serviceman (General)

3 Years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date for receipt of application

Ex-Serviceman (OBC)

6 Years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date for receipt of application

Ex-Serviceman (SC/ST)

8 Years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date for receipt of application

Central government Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date of receipt of application.

General— 5 Years

OBC Category—8 Years

SC/ST Category—10 Years

Candidates who had Ordinarily been domiciled the State of J&K during the period from Jan 01, 1980 to Dec 31, 1989

General—5 Years

OBC Category—8 Years

SC/ST Category— 10 Years

Defense Person who is disabled during foreign operation or disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (General)

General—5 Years

OBC Category—8 Years

SC/ST Category— 10 Years


c) Education Qualification

•The candidate must have Bachelor degree with at least 60% marks in Science (with Physics as one of the Subject)/Computer Science/Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR a diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering (with 6.75/10 CGPA) from a recognized Institution/University or equivalent

•The candidate must have passed 10+2 Examination/ Intermediate ( from a Recognized Board or equivalent in Science with Physics and Mathematics as core subject)



Candidate should prepare for the following subjects before appearing to the exam.



•There are two Papers -Paper I and Paper II. (Computer based Examination)

•Syllabus of Paper I  is General Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, General Awareness.

•Syllabus of Paper II : There will be  three different papers like Physics, Computer Science and Information Technology and the third is Electronics & Telecommunications. The candidate have to choose any one out of three.

•Paper I  (100) & Paper II (100) comprises of 200 Question  and The total time given to student is 120 minutes ( 2 hours).

Once the candidate is Qualified in the Written exam (Paper I &II). The candidate is Shortlisted for the Interview


Selection Procedure

SSC will prepare a category-wise (General, SC/ST, OBC, PH) Merit List and give it to Indian Meteorological Department, which would announce the final result. Candidates of the reserved categories (SC, ST, PH and OBC) who are selected on their own merit (without taking any help of relaxed Standard), will not be adjusted against the reserved vacancies. Such candidates will be positioned in the General/Unreserved vacancies. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately among the eligible SCs, STs, OBCs and PH candidates.


When two candidates get the same Aggregate Marks?

If more than one candidate secured the equal marks, this case will be resolved by method:

•Total Marks in Paper I & II

•Marks in Paper I

•Marks in Paper II

•Date of Birth, as older age candidate will get preference.

•First name of the candidates in the Alphabetical order will be preferred.





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