SSC Scientific Assistant Notification 2022 Out - Eligibility Criteria, Application Process & Exam Pattern

Updated On : 03 Oct, 2022


The Staff Selection Commission has activated the application link for the post of Scientific Assistant on the 30th of September 2022 on its official website. The examination for the same is going to be conducted in the month of December 2022. Through this recruitment drive, approx 990 vacancies are going to be filled. Candidates can apply from 30th September to 18th October 2022 by visiting the official website.


Exam Conducting Body

Staff Selection Commission 

Post Name

Scientific Assistant

Application Dates

30th September to 18th October 2022



Application Mode


Application Fee

INR 100/-




Notification released on 


Application starts on 


Last date to apply 


Last date and time for receipt of online applications

18-10-2022 (23:00) 

Last date and time for generation of offline Challan

19-10-2022 (23:00)

Last date and time for making online fee payment

20-10-2022 (23:00)

Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank)


Date of ‘Window for Application Form Correction’ including online payment.

25-10-2022 (up to 23:00 hrs)

Tentative Schedule of Computer Based Examination (CBE)

December 2022 

Official Website

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Official Notification

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Apply Link 

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  1. First, go to the official website,, to submit an online application for an IMD position as a scientific assistant.

  2. Select the Apply tab.

  3. When the application form appears, carefully fill it out with no spelling mistakes. Upload the required documents in the formats specified on the form.

  4. Before submitting the form, thoroughly review it and double-check the details. Now, press the Submit button.

  5. Proceed to the Payment tab and complete your registration by making a payment. Print the application form and fee receipt for reference.

  6. est will be granted, now download your final submission for future reference. 

SSC Scientific Assistant 2022 Application Fee

The application fee that must be paid to complete the online application form is listed below:


Application Fee


Rs 100/-


Fee exempted

Note: Fee can be paid online through 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.


1. Nationality 

A candidate must be either: 

  • a citizen of India, or 

  • a subject of Nepal, or 

  • a subject of Bhutan, or

  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or 

  • 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.

2. Age Limit

Candidates must not exceed 30 years as on 18-10-2022. The candidate must have been born not earlier than 19-10-1992 and not later than 17-10-2004. The age relaxation for the special categories also applies according to the government rules. For making a clear understanding of age relaxation, check the below-mentioned table:-


Age Relaxation (in upper age)


5 years


3 years

PwBD (Unreserved)

10 years


13 years


15 years

Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

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

Defence 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

3. Essential Qualification

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Science (with Physics as one of the subjects)/Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Applications. 


Candidates have a Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from a recognized Institution/University or equivalent. .


The selection for the post of SSC Scientific Assistant will be done on the basis of CBT and DV rounds.

1) Computer-Based Test (CBT) 

The CBT will consists of 2 papers in which paper-1 is similar for all and paper-2 will be subject specific. To know the detailed format and instructions about CBT, check exam pattern,

2) Document Verification (DV)

The IMD would conduct Document Verification (DV). Candidates will be able to obtain their Admission Certificates for DV from IMD online. Therefore, candidates are advised to often examine IMD's websites. Additionally, a notice about the DV will be posted on the Commission's website. All of the candidates who have been shortlisted for document verification must appear for Document Verification along with the photocopies and original documents. 


  • The Commission will conduct a two-hour computer-based test.

  • Total of 200 questions will be asked in the examination for 200 marks.

  • Each right answer will be rewarded as 1 mark and there will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the examination.

  • The candidates will be required to attempt both Part-I and Part-II of the examination. Part II of the examination will be on the basis of the subject opted in the online application form. 

  • The examination will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi languages except for questions on English Language & comprehension. 

The exam would be divided into two sections, Part I and Part II, as described below:



No. of Question / Maximum Marks 


Part-I Computer-based Examination

General Intelligence & Reasoning 


120 Minutes (Total)

Quantitative Aptitude 


English language & Comprehension 


General Awareness


Part-II Computer based Examination

Physics / Computer Science & Information Technology / Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.






General Intelligence & Reasoning

The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem-solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.

Quantitative Aptitude

The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of 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 center, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, 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 & Comprehension

English grammar, Vocabulary, Spellings, Synonyms and Antonyms, Comprehension, Correct and incorrect usages, 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, salient feature of the Constitution of India. Economic and social aspect of the country and its people.




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.


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 effect, Hertz experiment and electro-magnetic 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.


Thermo-ionic emission, diodes and triodes, p-n diodes and transistors, simple rectifier, amplifier and oscillator circuits.


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


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.

Operating systems

assemblers, elements of Assembly language programming-Overview of the Assembly process, assembler for the PC, Process synchronization, Memory Management – address Binding – dynamic Loading and linking – overlays – logical and Physical address space – Contiguous Allocation – internal & External Fragmentation. Non-Contiguous Allocation: Paging and Segmentation Schemes – Implementation – Hardware Protection – Protection – sharing – Fragmentation

Virtual Memory

Demand Paging – Page Replacement – Page Replacement algorithms – Thrashing. 

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. 


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, fire walls, 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. 

Electronics & Telecommunication


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, Multi vibrators, 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. Concept 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


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. 

Frequency Modulation (FM)

Definition of FM, Bandwidth, Noise triangle, Pre-emphasis and De-emphasis. 

Pulse Modulation (PM)

Definition of PM. Difference between AM and FM. Radio receivers. Sampling Theorem, PAM, PTM, PWM, PPM, pulse code modulation, Quantization noise, commanding, PCM system, differential PCM, Delta modulation. 



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


The Staff Selection Commission has tentatively announced 990 vacancies for the post of Scientific Assistant. Commission will soon announce the category-wise vacancies for the same.

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