(Notification) National Informatics Centre (NIC) Recruitment
of Scientist - 'B' and Scientific/Technical Assistant -'A'
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) nielit.gov.in (b)
meity.gov.in (c) recruitment.nic.in d) ccdisabilities.nic.in
2. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND SCALE OF PAY OF POSTS TO BE FILLED
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:
3. 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.
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
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.
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.
PLACE OF POSTING: The person selected may be posted
anywhere in INDIA in the interest of the Organization.
4. 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 conditions.
iii. Candidates are requested to apply ONLINE at http://apply-delhi.nielit.gov.in/
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 rejected.
vi. Checklist: Following should be kept handy before applying
a) Credit Card/ Debit Card / Bank details (If fee is
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
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.
5. Scheme of written examination:
The Written Examination shall be Objective type and OMR
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
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.
6. 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
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.
1 Computer Science / Computer Engineering
1.1. Engineering Mathematics
Mathematical Logic: Propositional Logic; First Order Logic:
Probability: Conditional Probability; Mean, Median, Mode and Standard
Deviation; Random Variables; Distributions; uniforms, normal, exponential,
Set Theory & Algebra: Sets, Relations, Functions, Groups, Partial Orders,
Lattice, Boolean Algebra.
Combinatorics: Permutations, Combinations, Counting, Summation, generating
functions, recurrence relations, asymptotics.
Graph Theory: Connectivity, spanning trees, Cut vertices & edges, covering,
matching, independent sets, Colouring, Planarity, Isomorphism.
Linear Algebra: Algebra of Matrices, determinants, systems of linear
equations, Eigen values and Eigen vectors.
Numerical Methods: LU decomposition for systems of linear equations,
numerical solutions of non-linear algebraic equations by Secant, Bisection and
Newton-Raphson Methods; Numerical integration by trapezoidal and Simpson’s
Calculus: Limit, Continuity & differentiability, Mean value Theorems,
Theorems of integral calculus, evaluation of definite & improper integrals,
Partial derivatives, Total derivatives, Maxima & Minima.
1.2 Computer Science/ Computer Engg
Digital Logic: Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of
combinational and sequential circuits, Number representation and computer
arithmetic (fixed and floating point).
Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instructions and addressing
modes, ALU and data-path, CPU control design, Memory interface, I/O interface
(Interrupt and DMA mode), Instruction pipelining, Cache and main memory,
Analog and Digital Communication: Autocorrelation and power spectral density,
properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems,
amplitude modulation and demodulation, angle modulation and demodulation,
spectra of AM and FM, Super heterodyne receivers, circuits for analog
communications, Information theory, entropy, mutual information and channel
capacity theorem, Digital communications, PCM, DPCM, digital modulation schemes,
amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying (ASK, PSK, FSK), QAM, MAP and ML
decoding, matched filter receiver, calculation of bandwidth, SNR and BER for
digital modulation; Fundamentals of error correction, Hamming codes; Timing and
frequency synchronization, inter- symbol interference and its mitigation; Basics
of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA.
Programming and Data Structures: Programming in C, Functions, Recursion,
Parameter passing, Scope, Binding, Abstract data types Arrays, Stacks, Queues,
Linked Lists, Trees, Binary search trees, Binary heaps, Object Oriented
Programming Concepts- Object, Class, Inheritance, Polymorphism, Abstraction and
Algorithms: Analysis, Asymptotic, notation, Notions of space and time
complexity, Worst and average case analysis, Design; Greedy approach, Dynamic
programming, Divide-and-conquer, Tree and graph traversals, Connected competent,
Spanning trees, Shortest paths; Hashing, Sorting, Searching, Asymptotic analysis
(best, worst, average cases) of time and space, upper and lower bounds, Basic
concept of complexity classes –P, NP, NP-hard, NP-complete.
Theory of Computation: Regular languages and finite automata, Context free
languages and Push-down automata, Recursively enumerable sets and Turing
Compiler Design: Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation,
Runtime environments, Intermediate and target code generation, Basics of code
Operating System: Processes, Threads, Inter-Process communication,
Concurrency, Synchronization, Deadlock, CPU scheduling, Memory management and
virtual memory, File systems, I/O systems, Protection and security, Databases:
ER-model, Relational Model (relational algebra, tuple calculus), Database design
(integrity constraints, normal forms), Query languages (SQL), File structures
indexing, B and B+ trees), Transactions and concurrency control. Information
Systems and Software Engineering: Information gathering, requirement and
feasibility analysis, data flow diagrams, process specifications, input/output
design, process life cycle, planning and managing the project, design, coding,
testing, implementation, maintenance.
Computer Networks: ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies, Flow and error control
techniques, Routing algorithms, Congestion control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IP(v4),
IP(v6), Application layer protocols, (ICMP, DNS, SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP), Basic
concepts of hubs, switches, gateways, and routers. \ Wireless technologies,
Network security – basic concepts of public key and private key cryptography,
digital signature, firewalls.
8. 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
9. ACTION AGAINST MISCONDUCT
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
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
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.
10. IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS/INFORMATION
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
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.
Courtesy : NIC