SSC or Staff Selection Commission conducts the Scientific Assistants Exam in Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The SSC IMD Exam Takes place in 2 parts. Once your Qualify th eexam, your are  hired as a SSC scientific Assistant in IMD. AS per the Notitfication there are 1102 numbers of vacanciees to be Filled for SSC Scientifica Assistant 2017.

Dates to Remember

Events Date
Online Application Starts 16th July 2017
Online Application Ends 14th August 2017 (5 PM)
Start of  Exam  20th November 2017
Last Date of Exam 27th November 2017



As per the Notification, there are 1102 number of vacancies to be Filled for SSC Stenographer 2017

Eligibility Criteria

There are Overall 3 criteria of eligibility that you need to fulfill to Apply for Scientific Assistant SSC 2017 exam. Check the details as mention below- 

Age Limit ( as on 1st  August 2017)

Minimum Age- 18 Years
Maximum Age- 30 Years

Age Relaxation

SC/ST- 5 Years
OBC- 3 Years
PH- 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen- 3 Years

Educational Qualification

10+2 with Physics & Maths as Core Subjects
Minimum 60% in Bachelors of Science with Physics as one of the subjects (must be of 3 years of duration).
3 Year Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Experience Requirement

No Prior Experience Required

Latest Update

As per the Latest notice by IMD, the B.tech/B.E Degree holders are not eligible for Scientific Assistant. The candidates having a qualifying degree in the listed disciplines must be of 3 years duration after 10 + 2 exam. 

Exam Pattern & Selection Process

The Selection Process of SSC Scientific Assistant will be through the Computer Based Test.

This test has 2 Sections Part I and Part II. Part I will be General Intelligence Level Whereas  Part II will test specific subject related Knowledge. Part II of SSC scientific Assistant Will have three optional Subjects: Physics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronic And telecommunications. you have the option to Choose any 1 of the above 3 question paper in Part II.

Here is the Detailed exam pattern  for SSC Scientific Assistant Exam 2017


Paper Name

No. of Qs


Part 1

General Intelligence & Reasoning


120 Min

Quantitative Aptitude


General Awareness


English language & Comprehension


Part 2

Physics, Computer Science & IT, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering


  • Total marks (Part I & Part II) in the Computer-based Exam
  • Marks obtained in Part II of the Computer Based Exam
  • Marks obtained in Part I of the Computer Based Exam
  • Date of birth, with preference to older candidates
  • Alphabetical order of the first name as entered in the application form


General Intelligence & Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language General Awareness
- 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.
- 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 similarity of triangles
- Bar diagram & Pie chart
- English Grammar
- Vocabulary
- Spellings
- Synonyms and Antonyms
- Comprehension
- Correct and Incorrect usages, etc.
- General Physical, Geographical Topographical Economic and Climatic features of India.
- Current Events.
- Matters of everyday observation and experience on Scientific Aspects and Reasoning.
- Chemistry
- Physics
- History of India, its Cultural Heritage
- Economic and Social aspect of the country and its people.


Preparation Tips

Know the pattern & Syllabus with Weightage of each topic
This step is very important before you start the preparation for an exam. It gives you a basic idea about the exam and puts you on the right track for your preparation.

Knowing the Syllabus & Difficulty Level
This is the most crucial step. This analysis will help you make an informed decision. This is because this is the part of the plan where you plot to get the maximum output in the minimum time. Also, get to know about SSC Scientific Assistant Books to start your preparation.

Your Current Preparation Level
Once you know the pattern and syllabus, you need to know where you stand in terms of preparation. This is a very crucial step because it will help you do the reality check. This exercise will help you assess the following: 
The difference between your current preparation level and the level that is required to pass the exam. If you need to work on certain topics from scratch. If you are taking too many time-solving questions.

Time Left for Preparation
Keep in mind the time left for SSC Scientific Assistant exams. Your decision will also depend upon the time factor as you should not make plans that are unachievable. Time plays an important role. Because at the end of the day, if you run out of time, even the best-laid plans will come to waste.

Application Process

  • You can Register through SSC Official Website.
  • Use a Valid Email ID that should be kept Active till the declaration of results.
  • you will receive th Registration ID and Password. Note it down for Future reference.
  • Logging in using the New ID and Password.
  • Fill the Application Form carefully.
  • Upload your Scanned Photograph and signature. keep ready as per requirement mentioned in the Official Notification.
  • submit the Application form.
  • You need to pay the Application fee Online using Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Internet Banking/ Cash Card, Wallets, etc.
  • Take the printout of the application form for Future Reference

Previous Year Question Paper

Though the SSC Scientific Assistant Exam is conducted in online mode, there are a few offline question paper that can be found. You can easily find memory based Previous Year Questions, SSC Scientific Assistant Previous Question Paper and SSC Scientific Assistant Answer key 2016 for each Tier on SSC Website.

B.E/ B.Tech Eligibile

According to the latest notice released by IMD, B.Tech/B.E are eligible for the post of Scientific Assistant. In the recent development, the SSC IMD eligibility notice of 28th March 2018 has been withdrawn which stated that B.Tech/B.E candidates are not eligible. But According to the latest notice states that 4-year B.Tech/B.E degree in relevant discipline is higher than the 3-year degree. Hence, the candidates are eligible for selection & appointment for the post of Scientific Assistant. 


Category Final Cut Off Total Candidate Qualified
GEN 138.00 520
OBC 128.75 301
SC 114.25 163
ST 101.00 118
OH 91.00 53
Total   1102


Answer Key

SSC has Released the Final Answer key for SSC Scientific Assistant exam. You Can take a printout of your respective question paper along with the final answer key by using the Exam details till 24th May 2018 (5:00 PM). Use the below mention link to check your Answer key-

SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 Answer Key:- Click here


SSC Scientific Assistant final result 2017 is released. you can check your IMD result using the below mention link:

SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 IMD Result - Click here

Official Notification

As you are aware of Some SSC Scientific Assistant exam Details, you can now know all the little information by Reading the Official Notification. Read all the information on Vacancies, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, and more.

SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 Official Recruitment Notification - Click here

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