SSC Scientific assistant 2017: Find Paper-1 complete syllabus

Staff selection commission will conduct an open online competitive examination for recruiting 1102 scientific assistants in IMD (Indian Meteorological department). find complete syllabus for paper-1 here in this article.

Created On: Aug 18, 2017 15:35 IST
ssc scientific assistant syllabus
ssc scientific assistant syllabus

Staff selection commission will conduct an open online competitive examination for recruiting 1102 scientific assistants in IMD (Indian Meteorological department). The candidates selected under this entry will be deputed under Group- ‘B’ Non-Gazetted Non-ministerial post in the Level-6 of Pay Band(2)- Rs. 9,300-34800 plus grade pay  of Rs. 4,200 in the previous scale. The 7thpay commission recommendation is still awaited in regard of salary structure. The last date of submitting online application is 4thAugust, 2017 and online examination will be conducted from 20.11.2017 to 27.11.2017 all across the country.

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SSC Scientific Assistant: Scheme of Examination

The exam would be conducted in two parts: Paper- I and II. This examination would comprise 200 questions carrying 200 marks and total duration will be of 2 hours. Find the additional information in the following format.



No. of Questions

Total Duration

Paper-I (Online Mode)

  1. General intelligence & reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. English Language & Comprehension
  4. General Awareness





120 Minutes (Total)

Paper-II (Online Mode)

Physics, Computer Science and Information Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering


There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in Part-I & II. Before answering the questions, keep this thing in mind.

SSC Scientific Assistant 2017: Detailed Syllabus for Paper-1

The detailed syllabus for Paper-1 is given underneath.

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 & Judgment
  • 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

This test is to check your command on general maths and understanding of methods, concepts and their applicability.

  • 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 Allegation
  • 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
  • Circle and its chords, tangents
  • Angles subtended by chords of a circle
  • Common tangents to two or more circles
  • Triangle
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • 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 Angles
  • 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.

As exam for this entry is coming closer, Start preparing for it keeping an eye on the above stated syllabus. For more recent updates, visit .

All the best!

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