Online Application for the recruitment of Scientist- 'B' and Scientific/Technical Assistant -'A'

(Advertisement Number: NIELIT/NDL/NIC/2017/7) (Website:

1. On behalf of Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), applications are invited from eligible and qualified persons for the post of Scientist-‘B’ and Scientific/Technical Assistant ‘A’ in National Informatics Centre (NIC).
The detailed Advertisement is available on the following websites:
(a) (b) (c) d)

For fulfilling the eligibility criteria, a candidate should possess one of the Essential Educational Qualifications as indicated in the Table given below, with minimum 60% marks in aggregate or First Class from a University/Institution established under either Central or State or UGC Act and requisite experience if applicable, complete in all respects, by last date of receipt of applications (closing date i.e 28/08/2017). Details of number of vacancies and essential eligibility qualifications are as under:
Scientist-‘B’ GROUP -A
Total Post =81 (UR=42 SC = 12 ST = 6 OBC = 21 )
Pay Level - 10 , (Rs.56100- 177500)
Scientific /Technical Assistant ‘A’
Total Posts =259 (UR = 133, SC=38, ST=19, OBC=69)
Pay Level - 6 , (Rs.35400- 112400)

2.1 Age Limit:
 Upper Age limit not exceeding 30 years (as on closing date i.e. 28/08/2017 )
 The upper age limit in respect of SC, ST, OBC, Persons with Disabilities and other special categories of persons shall be relaxable as per Govt. Rules and Orders issued from time to time.
 The upper age limit in respect of Government Servants, Ex-servicemen and other special categories of persons are relaxable in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government, from time to time, in this regard.
 Age relaxation:
i) Upto 05 years in case of SC/ST candidates for the posts reserved for them
ii) Upto 03 years in case of OBC(Non Creamy Layer (NCL)) candidates for the posts reserved for them
iii Upto 10 years for PWD (15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC candidates).
iv) For ex-servicemen, as per rules.
v) 5 years for serving Central Civilian Govt. employees working in posts which are in the same line or allied cadres and where
a relationship could be established that the service already rendered in a particular post will be useful for the efficient
discharge of the duties of the advertised posts. Decision in this regard will rest with NIC.
2.2 CHANGE IN THE NUMBER OF POSTS: The number of vacancies indicated in the above table are tentative and may
increase or decrease, depending upon requirements.
2.3 PLACE OF POSTING: The person selected may be posted anywhere in INDIA in the interest of the Organization.
Online Application for the recruitment of Scientist- 'B' and Scientific/Technical Assistant -'A'

3. How to Apply
i. Before applying, Candidates are advised to go through this advertisement carefully in detail for determining their
eligibility as per laid down criteria for the post.
ii. The admission at all the stages of the examination will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility
iii. Candidates are requested to apply ONLINE at between 28.07.2017 (11:30 a.m) and
28.08.2017 (5:30 p.m). No other means/mode of application will be accepted. Candidates are required to have valid e-mail
identification and active mobile number. The procedure/steps for filling up of applications online is briefed as:
STEP 1: Submission of Applicant‟s Details
STEP 2: Uploading of scanned Photograph along with Signature and relevant documents
STEP 3: Payment of application fee online if applicable.
iv. The application shall be treated complete only if all the three mandatory Steps (Step1, Step2 and Step3 (if applicable) ) are
completed successfully. In case candidate is not able to submit fee by closing date and time, or the application is otherwise
incomplete, his/her candidature will summarily be rejected.
v. Applicant can view the Application details from the View/Print Application menu option available on the home page by
providing Application Number and Date of Birth. Applicant is required to make sure that „Application Status‟ on
application form is “Submitted Successfully” otherwise application will be treated as incomplete and summarily
vi. Checklist: Following should be kept handy before applying online
a) Credit Card/ Debit Card / Bank details (If fee is applicable).
b) Scanned image of Photograph along with Signature (JPEG/JPG format, size less than 50 KB).
c) Scanned copy in single PDF file(Size less than 2 MB) of essential educational qualification, experience if
applicable, Date of birth, Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC), if applicable and Category Certificate (PWD or any
other), if applicable.
vii. Application Fees: The applicants shall pay the Application Fee at the rates indicated in the Table below through online payment
mode via application software only:
The processing charges towards remittance of Application Fee and service tax, if any, will have to be borne by the candidate. Fee
through any other mode like Demand Draft, Pay Order, Cheque or Challan will not be accepted.
4. Scheme of written examination:
 The Written Examination shall be Objective type and OMR based.
 There will be total of 120 objective type Questions consisting of 60 questions from Computer Science and 60 questions on
Generic Area. The Generic Area will comprise of Logical, Analytical Reasoning Capabilities, Quantitative and Qualitative
abilities and General Awareness and Aptitude.
 Every Question will carry 1 (one) mark and there will be negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer.
 Syllabus for the written examination is available at .
 The minimum percentage to qualify the written examination will be 50% for General, 40% for OBC and 30% for the
SC/ST categories.
5. Choice of Centre for Written Examinations and Interview: Candidates shall indicate their choice for Centre for Written Examination from the cities listed below. No change of Centre will be permissible at a later date. NIELIT, however, reserves the Category SC/ST/PWD/Women candidates General and all others NIL Rs.800/- per application.
right to direct the candidate to appear for Written Test at any location irrespective of his indicated choice depending upon the number of applications received and the administrative convenience.
1) Agartala 2) Ahmedabad 3) Aizwal 4) Bhopal 5) Bangalore 6) Chandigarh 7) Chennai 8) Dehradun 9) Delhi 10)
Gangtok 11 ) Guwahati 12) Hyderabad 13) Imphal 14) Jammu 15) Jaipur 16) Kohima 17) Kolkata 18) Lucknow
19) Mumbai 20) Naharlagun 21) Patna 22) Port Blair 23) Raipur 24) Ranchi 25) Thiruvananthapuram 26) Shillong
Interviews shall be conducted only at Delhi.
6. Selection Process
i. 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. The weight-age of marks for written
examination and interview will be in the ratio of 85:15. It is mandatory to appear in the interview for selection.
ii. Only the shortlisted candidates for the post of Scientist B (based on merit position and reservation policy etc.), who have
qualified the written examination, will be called for interview.
iii. For the post of Scientific/Technical Assistant ‘A’ there will be no interview.
iv. Verification of requisite documents will be done at the time of the interview for the post of Scientist-‘B’. For the post of
Scientific/ Technical Assistant ‘A’ verification of documents will be done before joining.
Candidates are advised in their own interest that they should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered of, fabricated and
should not suppress any material information. A candidate is liable to be prosecuted for misconduct if during or at any stage of
recruitment, he/she has been found guilty of
a. Using unfair means during the examination.
b. Impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person.
c. Misbehaving in the examination hall or taking away answer sheet from the examination hall.
d. Resorting to any irregular means in connection with his/her candidature during selection process
e. Obtaining support for his/her candidature by any means
 Such candidates in addition to rendering himself/herself liable to criminal prosecution may also be liable to be:
 Disqualified from the examination hall
 Debarred either permanently or for a specified period from any examination/recruitment to be conducted by MeitY, its
attached offices and statutory organizations.
i. CITIZENSHIP: A Candidate must be either: (a) a citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan, or (d) a
Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) a
person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the
United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the
intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be
a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
ii. Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PWD(minimum 40% disability) candidates shall be as per the Govt. guidelines. The candidates
must upload a copy of the Caste/Category Certificate in the formats prescribed by Government of India. The Certificate for
PWD must indicate the percentage of disability while the Certificate for Backward Caste must clearly indicate that the
candidate does not belong to the persons/sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in column 3 of Schedule to the Government of
India Department of Personnel & Training O.M. No.36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT) dated 8/9/93 as amended from time to time
(Performa for OBC certificate is annexed with detailed advertisement).
iii. The cut-off date for calculating the age as well as completion of eligibility conditions with regard to essential qualifications
and experience if applicable will be 28.08.2017, which will remain unchanged even in case of extension of the closing date
for submission of applications.
iv. All correspondences in connection with the recruitment will be made by NIELIT through e-mails/sms only, the candidates
must, therefore, regularly check their e-mail ids/sms on their registered e-mail ID and Mobile No.
v. NIELIT will not be responsible in case of incomplete transactions during the online payment process. It is the sole
responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the correct payment of application fee has been made successfully. Application
fee once paid is non-refundable. Applicants, in their own interest, should check their eligibility for the post before remitting
the application fee. Only qualifications mentioned against each post shall be considered for determining the eligibility.
vi. The candidate must indicate his/her primary e-mail ID and active primary Mobile No. , in the online application form on
which the communication regarding this recruitment process would reach to the applicant. The candidate shall submit only
one application against each post. Failure to do so may lead to rejection/cancellation of the Applications.
vii. Applicants applying for more than one post should submit separate applications for each post and remit the application fee for
each post separately.
viii. The candidate applying for more than one post should fill the same primary e-mail ID and primary Mobile No. against all
posts applied for by him/her in the application form. Failure to do so may lead to rejection/cancellation/of the Applications or
clash of examination time.
ix. Candidates for the post of Scientist B, at the time of interview shall bring the downloaded Interview Call Letter, self attested
copies of the testimonials along with originals of the same. The candidates, without self attested copies of essential
testimonials and their originals, will not be allowed to appear in the Interview.
x. Final selection of candidates for appointment to the above mentioned positions will be based on meeting the prescribed
eligibility criteria, the performance in the written examination and in interview if applicable.
xi. If at any point of time it is found that the information furnished by the candidate was incorrect in any respect or forged
/fabricated documents were presented by any candidate, his/her candidature will be cancelled and in case the candidate has
already joined the post, his services shall be summarily terminated.
xii. Each candidate shall affix his/her recent colour passport size photograph (of size 3.5 cms x 4.5 cms) on a White Paper and
then append his/her signatures with Black Pen in another box of 3.5 cms x 1.5cms below the photograph on the same Paper.
Scan the above photo and signature in a single file in JPG format of size not more than 50 KB and upload the same at
appropriate space provided in the on-line Application Form.
xiii. Candidates shall upload only the following relevant document in the following sequence in a single file in PDF Format (not
exceeding the size of 2 MB):
a. Caste Certificate (SC/ST/OBC), if applicable.
b. Category Certificate (PWD or any other), if applicable.
c. Certificate of Date of Birth (issued by Municipality, etc. or Matriculation/High School/SSC Certificate)
d. Certificate of Educational qualification, which makes him/her eligible for applying for the post
e. Certificates of higher educational qualification, if any
f. Certificate of Experience in relevant field, if applicable.
g. NOC if applicable
xiv. The candidates should upload only relevant documents. It should be kept in view that uploading of irrelevant documents may
lead to disqualification of the candidature/rejection of the Application Form. Non-submission of the documents in the above
sequence may lead to cancellation/rejection of the Application Form.
xv. Candidate shall have eligibility qualification complete in all respects by cut-off date. Qualifications obtained through Open
Universities/Distance Education mode that are approved by DEC and wherever necessary, by AICTE, are recognized for the
purpose of employment under Central Government vide Gazette Notification No. 44 dated 1st March 1995.
xvi. In case the percentage of marks is not indicated in the Mark Sheet/Certificate/Degree, conversion formula of the grades/ score
to percentage duly authenticated by the concerned university for the relevant year will be provided by the candidate
xvii. Before final submission of the on-line Application Form, the candidates must go through the same carefully. It shall
be noted that Incomplete / Incorrect application form will be summarily rejected.
xviii. After submitting the ONLINE Application Form, the candidate should take the printout of Acknowledgement Slip bearing a
reference number, which should be referred to in all future correspondence with NIELIT in connection with this recruitment
xix. Candidates applying for the post of scientist B and working with Central Govt./ State Govt./PSU/Autonomous bodies have to
furnish ‘NOC‟ at the time of interview. The ‘NOC’ should also confirm that no disciplinary/Vigilance case is either pending
or contemplated.
xx. Withdrawal of candidature on account of non furnishing of any information will not confer any right to carry forward or retain
the candidature for future recruitment.
xxi. Any request for change of address will not be entertained. Also no change in particulars shall be permitted and the particulars
furnished by the applicant in the online application form will be taken as final.
xxii. NO TA/DA shall be paid for attending the written exam and interview.
xxiii. For any problems related to online submission of application form/downloading of admit card,

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