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NIC Recruitment 2020 for the post of Scientist – 'B' and Scientific/Technical Assistant -'A'

Get information related to Eligibility, Selection Procedure and link for Online Application for NIC recruitment 2020 for the post of Scientist-‘B’ and Scientific/Technical Assistant-'A'.

National Informatics Center (NIC) is an attached office under Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology , Government of India. NIC provides infrastructure to help support delivery of Government IT services and delivery of some of the initiatives of Digital India. NIC has notified following vacancies for the year 2020 for the post of Scientist - B and Scientific/Technical Assistant - A:

UR: Unreserved

OBC: Other Backward Classes

SC: Scheduled Castes

ST: Scheduled Tribes

EWS : Economically Weaker Sections

Essential Educational Qualification

1. Scientist - ‘B’

A) Pass in Bachelor Degree in Engineering OR Bachelor in Technology OR Department of Electronics and Accreditation of Computer Courses B-level OR Associate Member of Institute of Engineers OR Graduate Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers OR Master Degree in Science (MSc) OR Master Degree in Computer Application OR Master Degree in Engineering /Technology (ME /M.Tech) OR Master Degree in Philosophy (M Phil) in the field as mentioned below (single or in combination amongst the below only):-

Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Computer Sciences, Communication, Computer and Networking Security, Computer Application, Software System, Information Technology, Information Technology Management, Informatics, Computer Management, Cyber law, Electronics and Instrumentation.

2. Scientific/Technical Assistant- ‘A’

A) Pass in M.Sc./MS/MCA/B.E./B.Tech in any one or in combination of below mentioned field as mentioned below (single or in combination amongst the below only):-

Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Electronics & telecommunications, Computer Sciences, Computer and Networking Security, Software System, Information Technology, Informatics.

The candidate should have obtained the essential qualification on the date of closing of application (as on 26/03/2020)

AGE LIMIT (completed years as on 26/03/2020)

The upper age limit for direct recruitment for the category in post shall be as under:-


Selection will be done through a written examination and interview for Scientist ‘B’ Post and only through written examination for Scientific/Technical Assistant - ‘A’ Post.

All eligible candidates who have successfully submitted the online application for Scientist-’B’ and Scientific/Technical Assistant – ‘A’ along with required fee & screened in, shall be called for a written examination. Written Examination shall be of 3 hours duration conducted in English medium only.

Scheme of written examination shall be Objective type and OMR Based.

There shall be a total of 120 objective type Questions consisting of 78 questions from Technical Area (Computer Science) and 42 question on Generic area. The Generic Area will comprise of Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning Capabilities, Quantitative and Qualitative abilities and General Aptitude. Every question will carry 1(one) mark and there will be negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer.

The minimum percentage to qualify the written examination will be 50% for General/EWS, 40% for OBC, 30% for the SC/ST/PWD categories. The cut –off marks specified would be applicable in the overall marks (i.e., Technical/Generic Combined) as well as for each section (Technical/Generic) separately.

Only the shortlisted candidates for the post of Scientist–‘B’ (based on merit position and reservation policy etc.) who have qualified the written examination, shall be called for interview.

The final selection of eligible candidates for appointment to the post of Scientist –‘B’ will be based on the combined performance of the candidates both in the written examination and in interview and verification of documents submitted by the candidates. The weightage of marks for written examination and interview will be in the ratio 85:15. It is mandatory to appear in the interview for selection.

The final selection of eligible candidates for appointment to the post of Scientific/Technical Assistant – ‘A’ will be based on the merit position arrived from the performance of the candidates in the written examination, reservation policy and verification of documents submitted by the candidates.


Candidates are required to apply online only. Application window will be open from 26.02.2020 (10:00 A.M) to 26.03.2020(05:00 P.M).

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