(Notification) National Informatics Centre (NIC) Recruitment of Scientist - 'B' and Scientific/Technical Assistant -'A'

(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


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.

  • 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.

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 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.

5. 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 http://apply-delhi.nielit.gov.in .

  • 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 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.

7. Syllabus

(Computer Science)

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, Poisson, Binomial.

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 rules.

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, Secondary storage.

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 Encapsulation.

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 machines, Undecidability.

Compiler Design: Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation, Runtime environments, Intermediate and target code generation, Basics of code optimization.

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 (sequential files,
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 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.

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