SSC Scientific Assistant IMD 2022: Result (Out)

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SSC IMD 2022

The recruitment exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the post of Scientific Assistant in the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has been winding up recently. The candidates are now waiting for the results of SSC IMD Scientific Assistant Exam which is supposed to be released in January 2023. SSC IMD notifications for results will soon be out, and the candidates will also be informed about the dates and times of submitting documents. 

IMD full formIndian Meteorological Department 
Conducting bodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Available PostScientific Assistant
CategoryGovernment Jobs
Number of Vacancies990
Level of Exam National Level
Mode of ApplicationOnline
SSC IMD Online Application30/09/2022 to 18/10/2022
SSC IMD Application Fee Payment Last Date20/10/2022
SSC IMD Application feeINR 100
SSC IMD Exam Dates14/12/2022 to 16/12/2022
Selection ProcessComputer-based Exam (CBE)
Duration 2 hours
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Official Website

SSC IMD Notification on Results 2022

The results for SSC IMD Scientific Assistants have not been declared yet. The organisation is yet to declare the SSC IMD Results date, however, the results are expected to come by January 2023. Here are a few things to know about the 2022 SSC IMD Scientific Assistant Result: 

  1. The CBE is organised by the Staff Selection Commission under the guidelines of IMD for the SSC IMD Scientific Assistant post. 
  2. The verification of documents will be carried out by the Indian Meteorological Department. 
  3. The department will release admission certificates for candidates on its official website, and an SSC IMD notification on the release of certificates will also be issued on the official website of SSC. 
  4. The final results will be processed and declared on the commission’s website along with the list of 50% reserved candidates. 
  5. Court Cases, RTIs, and Public Grievances will collectively be handled by SSC and IMD based on the nature of the issue. 

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SSC IMD Vacancies 2022

The notification for vacancies was set for 990 vacancies. Now that the examinations have been conducted the results will soon be out to notify candidates who would be occupying these vacancies. Here are a few things to note.

  1. The vacancies are tentative and can be subject to variation from the initial count. 
  2. The reservations granted on the vacancies are based on Extant Government Orders. 
  3. The selected candidates can be asked to work anywhere in the country as the posts carry the All India Service Liability (AISL).

Exam Pattern 2022

The SSC IMD Scientific Assistant exam 2022 had 200 questions for 200 marks. The total duration of the exam is 2 hours and the paper is divided into 2 parts. 

Part 1 (CBE)
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English language & Comprehension 
  • General Awareness
25 Marks Each
Part 2 (CBE) 100 Marks

SSC IMD Scientific Assistant Selection Criteria 2022

To determine a candidate for selection under the recruitment drive, the following criteria are followed by SSC and IMD:

Age limit

The candidates must have attained the required age by the mentioned date to be eligible for recruitment. 

  1. The age limit is between 18 to 30 years of age.
  2. The upper age limit is considered in accordance with birth dates starting from 19-10-1992.
  3. The minimum age is as per birth date 17-10-2004, the candidate must not be born after this date.
  4. The age relaxation for SC/ST candidates is of 5 years, for OBC candidates and Ex-servicemen is of 3 years, for disabled defence personnel is of 3-8 years and for PwD candidates is of 10-15 years. 

Educational qualifications

As of 18 October 2022, the candidate must have passed one of the following from a recognized Institution or University.

  1. BSc. with Physics as one of the subjects; or, 
  2. BSc. in Computer Science/Information Technology/Computer Applications; or,
  3. A Diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering.
  4. The candidate must have scored 60% marks or 6.75/10 CGPA in academics to qualify. 
  5. The Degree or Diploma must be of 3 years duration. 
  6. The candidate must have qualified for a 10+2 examination in Scientific with Physics and Mathematics as core subjects. 


Apart from Indian citizens, other people can also apply for this recruitment drive. 

  1. To be eligible for a post, a candidate must be either a citizen of India or a citizen of Nepal, Bhutan, a Tibetan refugee shifted before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent residence. 
  2. A person of Indian origin who has migrated with the intention of permanently settling in India from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Zaire, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, East African Countries of Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

Exam Cut-off 2022

The SSC IMD Scientific Assistant exam cut-off for 2022 will be released soon. The cut-off is decided category-wise, based on difficulty level and number of candidates sitting for the exam. So, an expected estimate for the cut-off marks is derived each year. Here is the expected cut-off for the SSC IMD Scientific Assistant recruitment exam 2022. 

General (Unreserved)85
Other Backward Classes (OBC)74.5
Scheduled Castes (SC)66.5
Scheduled Tribes (ST)56
Orthopedically Handicapped (OH)50
Hearing Handicapped (HH)50

SSC IMD Scientific Assistant Recruitment Process

The recruitment process consists of 3 stages.

  1. Written Exam as an Objective Computer-based Test (CBT).
  2. Document Verification by IMD including the proof of category, disability, nationality and service to the military etc. 
  3. A detailed Medical check-up.

SSC IMD Documents Verification Process

An SSC IMD notification for the submission of Documents will be released on both websites and candidates are advised to visit the websites regularly for updates. 

  1. The candidates have to present the original documents as well as the photocopies at the date of Document Verification. 
  2. The candidates must also submit 2 recent & coloured passport-sized photographs and an original photo ID. 
  3. The other documents include Matriculation (Grade 10) or Secondary School Certificate.
  4. Educational Qualification Certificate (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree).
  5. Caste/ Category Certificate in case of reserved categories. 
  6. PBwD Certificate, if applicable.
  7. For Ex-Servicemen, a Serving Defence Personnel Certificate is required.
  8. An Undertaking and Discharge Certificate is required if discharged from the Armed Forces. 
  9. Relevant Certificate for any age relaxation of the reserved categories. 
  10. A candidate with a name change after matriculation, marriage, remarriage or divorce shall also produce the necessary documents. 

Answer Key and Marking Scheme 

One can use the answer key to calculate tentative scores before the results are out. The marking scheme for SSC IMD Scientific Assistant Exam 2022 is as follows:

  1. Both Part 1 and Part 2 are to be attempted to pass the test. Both the sections will be separately evaluated and candidates will have to pass both. 
  2. There is 1 point for every correct answer and a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. 
  3. The answer key for SSC IMD Exam 2022 will soon be uploaded on the official SSC website. 
  4. To download the answer key, visit the link and Login using your roll number and date of birth. 
  5. Generate the answer key and download the question paper pdf along with the answer key. 

Tie-breaking Policy of SSC IMD Exam 2022

In case more than one candidate has qualified with the same marks, the selection criteria is extended to the below-given points of consideration. The tie-breaking among candidates securing the same marks will be followed in the order given below, the next criteria will only be considered if the former criteria fail to break the tie between candidates. 

  1. Higher Total CBT Score: Candidates with a higher total CBT score will be preferred.
  2. Higher Marks in Part II: a candidate with higher marks in Part I will be preferred.
  3. Higher Marks in Part I: a candidate with higher marks in Part II will be preferred.
  4. After the comparison of marks in Part II, preference for Elder candidates is given.
  5. Based on the names in Alphabetical order: this is the last tie-breaking criterion. If the tie between the respective candidates is not broken after this criteria, then those candidates will be awarded the same rank. 


How to become an IMD scientist?

A person can write an SSC IMD CBE Exam after completing a 3-year bachelor’s degree in Physics/Mathematics/Meteorology/Atmospheric Science from a recognized university with at least 60% marks or a 6.75 CGPA. 

When will be the results for SSC IMD Scientific Assistant 2022 out?

The SSC IMD Scientific Assistant results for 2022 will be out in January 2023.

What is the salary for an SSC IMD Scientific Assistant?

According to the 7th pay commission, the in-hand salary of an SSC IMD Scientific Assistant is INR 35,400.

The difficulty level for the 2022 SSC IMD Scientific Assistant CBE Exam was moderate as expressed by the candidates after the exam. The cut-off is expected to vary around  10% from the last year’s cut-off. 

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