Indian Meteorological Department

SSC IMD Recruitment

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) recruits Scientific Assistant for Computer Science and Information technology students to help interpret weather data, forecasts and issuing weather reports.

SSC IMD: Notification

As per the last recruitment of 2022, SSC recruited 990 Scientific Assistants via SSC IMF Exam. It is expected that similar number of vacancies might get released in 2024.

SSC IMD: Job Profile

A Scientific Assistant in the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) conducts weather observations, collects data using various meteorological instruments, and analyzes atmospheric conditions. Responsibilities include interpreting weather data, generating forecasts, and issuing weather advisories to the public and relevant authorities. They also assist in research projects, data analysis, and the development of meteorological models. Scientific Assistants calibrate and maintain instruments, ensure data accuracy, and contribute to the continuous improvement of forecasting techniques. Collaboration with meteorologists and other professionals is integral to the role. Strong analytical skills, attention to detail, and a background in meteorology or related fields are essential for success as a Scientific Assistant in the IMD.

SSC IMD: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates having a 3-year regular Bachelor’s degree in Science with Physics as one of the subjects or Computer Science or Information Technology or Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering or Computer Applications with at least 60% marks in aggregate.

The age limit of the candidates must be between 18 to 30 years as on deadline of application form filling. Although, there are certain age relaxation according to government norms to certain category students.

SSC IMD: Selection Process

The selection will be on the basis of written exam followed by document verification.

SSC IMD: Exam Pattern

  • The online exam will have two papers: Paper 1 and Paper 2.
  • Paper 1 consists of 100 questions of 1 mark each from General intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General English and General Awareness.
  • Paper 2 consists of 100 questions of 1 mark each from chosen discipline like Physics, computer Science or information Technology.
  • Each Paper will have negative of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
  • Total time allocated for both the papers combined is of 2 hours.

How to Apply for SSC IMD Recruitment Process?

Candidates may apply online through official website of Staff Selection Commission (SSC):

Candidates are advised to Login to the website and follow the instructions carefully given therein step by step for completing and submission of application form.

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