Scientific Assistant (IMD)

What is SSC Scientific Assistant IMD Exam?

Check Your SSC Scientific Assistant IMD Result

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Scientific Assistants exam in Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The SSC IMD Exam takes place in 2 parts. Once you qualify the exam, you are hired as a SSC Scientific Assistant in IMD. This year, there are around 1102 SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 vacancies.

If you are wondering how much salary does an SSC Scientific Assistant gets, here is a glimpse that might motivate you further!

The Final Salary or pay Band of Rs.9300-34800 is now Rs 35400/- (Basic Salary) after the approval of 7th Pay commission. It will increase along with your career path at the bank.

Apart from the salary, there are a number of allowances that you get. This will cover Travel Allowance, HRA & DA making your total salary of 48912/-.

However, the SSC Scientific Assistant Salary and other allowances are also determined by the cities in which an employee is employed in.

Therefore, the salary offered in different cities are –

X Class Cities – Rs. 48912/-

Y Class Cities – Rs. 46082/-

Z Class Cities – Rs. 41448/-

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Where can I find SSC Scientific Admit Cards & SSC Scientific Assistant Results?

SSC Scientific Assistant Admit Card for all the Regions are out now. The SSC IMD Exam will take place from 20th November to 27th November 2017.  You can download the SSC Scientific Assistant Call Letter from the regional sites of SSC Website. Also, you can directly download your SSC Scientific Assistant 2017 Admit Card on RAS Lectures for all the SSC Regions.

The SSC Scientific Assistant Result for all exams that it holds comes out within a 1-2 months of the exam date. For now, you can find SSC Scientific Assistant Result 2016 on RAS Lectures Likewise, SSC Scientific Assistant Results 2017 will be also announced in sometime. You can find SSC Scientific Assistant Results 2017 on RAS Lectures as soon as SSC announces them. Besides the RAS Lectures SSC Scientific Assistant  Results are also found on the Official Website of SSC.

When will the SSC Scientific Assistant IMD 2017 Exam take place?

Given below is the SSC Scientific Assistant Exam Date for each Tier along with some other important dates. Have a look at the table carefully.

Exam Event

Exam Date

Starting of Application

16th July 2017

Last Date to Apply

14th August 2017 (5 PM)

Start Date of Exam

20th November 2017

Last Date of Exam

27th November 2017

Where can I find the complete list of SSC Scientific Assistant IMD 2017 Vacancies?

The total number of vacancies for this year is 1102 for SSC Scientific Assistant Exam.

What is the SSC Scientific Assistant Eligibility Criteria IMD 2017?

There are overall 3 criteria of eligibility that you need to fulfill to apply for the Scientific Assistant SSC 2017 exam. You need to qualify all these 3 criteria to prove your candidature for this exam. These 3 criteria are broadly classified into the following categories:

A. 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).

  • OR

  • 3 Year Diploma in Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

B. Experience Requirements:

  • No Prior Experience Required

C. Age Limit (as on 01/08/2017):

  • Minimum Age – 18 Years​
  • Maximum Age – 30 Years

D. Age Relaxation:

  • SC/ST – 5 Years

  • OBC – 3 Years

  • PH – 10 Years

  • Ex-Servicemen – 3 Years

What is SSC Scientific Assistant IMD Exam Pattern & Selection Process 2017?

The selection of SSC Scientific Assistants will be made through the Computer Based Test.

The commission will prepare merit list which will be handed over to Indian Meteorological Department.

You will be selected through a selection procedure which consists an online Computer Based Test. This Test has 2 sections: Part I & Part II. Part I will test General Intelligence level whereas Part II will test specific subject related knowledge.

Part II of SSC Scientific Assistant will have three optional subjects:

(i) Physics

(ii) Computer Science and Information Technology

(iii) Electronics and Telecommunications.

You have the option to choose any 1 of the above 3 question papers 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


The selection will be based on your marks in the Computer Based Test. Based on the marks, the State Selection Commission will prepare a merit list and hand it over to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). In cases of ties, they will be resolved by applying following methods respectively:

  1. Total marks (Part I & Part II) in the Computer-based Exam

  2. Marks obtained in Part II of the Computer Based Exam

  3. Marks obtained in Part I of the Computer Based Exam

  4. Date of birth, with preference to older candidates

  5. Alphabetical order of the first name as entered in the application form

Where can I get the Detailed SSC Scientific Assistant IMD Syllabus to prepare for the Exam?

Given here is the detailed Syllabus topics for SSC Scientific Assistant 2017. You can find more details by having a look at the SSC Assistant Syllabus article on Testbook Blog.

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Quant Aptitude

English Language & Comprehension

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.

Now that you know the new SSC Scientific Assistant Exam Pattern, you should start your preparation accordingly. The following SSC Scientific Assistant exam Preparation Tips will help you kick-start your preparation.

1. Know the Previous Years Cut Off

In these exams, cut-off is more important than the actual score. This is because cut offs are the first hurdle that you need to cross to reach your goal. You need to reach to the bare minimum score before you can even start dreaming of maximizing your score. Hence, once you have appeared for a few mock tests, go through the cut-offs of these exams and figure out the difference that you need to cover. You should at least be familiar with previous year SSC Scientific Assistant Cut Off.

2. Know the pattern & SSC Scientific Assistant Syllabus with Weightage of each topic

This step is very important before you start the preparation of any exam. It gives you a basic idea about the exam and puts you on the right track for your preparation.

3. Knowing the SSC Scientific Assistant 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.

4. 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:

(a) The difference between your current preparation level and the level that is required to pass the exam.

(b) If you need to work on certain topics from scratch.

(c) If you are taking too much time in solving questions.

5. Time Left for SSC Scientific Assistant Preparation 2017

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.

How to Apply for SSC Scientific Assistant IMD Exam?

You can apply for SSC Scientific Exam through Online mode only. To apply for SSC Scientific Assistant Exam, follow the below steps:

  1. You can register through SSC official website.

  2. You need to pay the Application fee online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

  3. Use a valid email ID that should be kept active till the declaration of results.

  4. You should keep a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the official notification.

  5. Submit the Application Form.

  6. Take out the Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.

By following these above steps, you will be able to submit your SSC Scientific Form successfully.

Where can I find SSC Scientific Assistant Previous Papers?

Though the SSC Scientific Assistant Exam is conducted in Online Mode, there are a few offline question papers that can be found. However, 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 RAS Lectures.