How to prepare for Scientific Assistants exam in Indian Meteorological Department

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IMD  was established in 1875 under Government of India

IMD is conducting exam for the post of scientific assistant  having the following pattern and the whole exam is online consisting of two parts

Part I – General Intelligence ( further 4 sections)
Part II – Subject Specific (1 Section)

PartsPaperNumber of Question Time
Paper IReasoning25 (25 Marks)120 Min.
 Quantitative Aptitude25 (25 Marks)
 General Awareness25 (25 Marks)
 English Comprehension25 (25 Marks)
Paper II
  • Physics
  • CS & IT
  • Electronics & Communication
100 (100 Marks)

Paper II will be having 3 Optional Subjects and you need to choose only one out of these three.

  1. Physics
  2. Computer Science & information Technology
  3. Electronics & Communication

Negative marking is of 0.25 marks of each wrong answer given by the candidate

After these papers there will be an interview of  100 marks which is combined with paper 1 and paper2  marks which decide your selection for this post

  1. SSC Scientific Assistant Exam Syllabus in detail:

Syllabus for Part I – Here’s in-depth syllabus for all four sections of part 1 paper

  • Reasoning – Relationships, Observation, Discrimination, Problem Solving, Space Visualization, Analogies, Similarities, Differences,  Analysis, Visual Memory, Decision Making, Arithmetical Reasoning, Judgement, Verbal and Figure Classification, Arithmetical number Series etc.
  • Quantitative Aptitude – Percentage, Fractions, Geometry, Algebra, Linear Equation (Graphs), Profit & loss, Ratio & Proportion, Number system, Discount, SI & DI, (Questions on Sqr root, cube root etc.), Averages, Partnership, Allegations & Mixtures, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Bar diagram & Pie charts.
  • General Awareness –  Current Affairs, Science (Physics, Chemistry, Maths), History (Ancient, Medieval, Modern), Geography of India, Economics & Polity
  • English Language & Comprehension – Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary,  Error finding, Synonym, Antonym, Fill in the blanks

Syllabus for Part II – Click here to download In depth Syllabus for Part II

  • Physics – Mechanics, Thermal Physics, Radiation, Sound, Waves & Oscillations, Optics, Electricity, Magnetism, Atomic Structure, Electronics
  • Computer Science & Information Technology – History & Classification, Operating System, Memory, File System, Programming fundamentals, Input / Output System, Assembler, Database Management System, Internet Technology, Fundamentals of GIS (Geographical Information System)
  • Electronics & Telecommunication – (i) Electronics (ii) Telecommunication (Download Pdf)

Let’s have a look at few numbers from Previous years SSC Scientific Assistant Exam details

YearVacanciesCandidates AppearedPaper- I (UR)
(Cut Off)
Paper-II (UR)
(Cut Off)
Final (UR)
(Cut Off)
2011465Approx. 1900085 /100177.50 /200241.75

This (2011) was the last time SSC took exam for IMD Scientific Assistant. Paper 2 was of 200 marks and in 2017  it is of 100 Marks.

How to prepare for Scientific Assistants exam in Indian Meteorological Department

  • English Section : In english section you must learn the basics like Subject verb agreement , Nouns , Pronouns ,  Modals all these are important for exam point of view  and also start improving your vocabulary day by day with the help of newspaper reading because it can do 2 in 1 job your vocabulary become strong at the same time your gs also become strong
  • Comprehension – The trick of comprehension is that try to understand the gist of passage so that you can suddenly and easily answer the questions for this you can read passage two times
  • Reasoning –  Reasoning is very scoring subject but require speed to analyze for this you do not waste your time in analyzing deeply just relax your mind and answer the questions
  • General Knowledge – For general knowledge section you can use ncert books and lucent one liner books and also you can read the Hindu daily for improving current affairs knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude – Quantitative aptitude  only require practice and remember formulas is the only key to success  in Quantitative aptitude









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