8. Scheme & Syllabus for SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment in Indian Meteorological Department 2011
The SSC Scientific Assistant Recruitment Examination will be conducted in two stages :
- Written Test ( 400 marks )
- Interview ( 100 marks )
- SSC Written Test :
Two papers with 200 marks each of 2 hour duration. First paper will consists of 200 questions of objective multiple choice ( Higher Secondary Standard ).
Papers Subject Maximum marks Duration & Timings Paper - I Objective type ( OMR Answer Sheets will be provided for this Paper ) (i) General Intelligence & Reasoning 50 2 Hours
10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon
(ii) Quantitative Aptitude 50 (iii) English language & Comprehension 50 (iv) General Awareness 50 Paper-II Conventional Type ( descriptive ) Physics, Or
Computer Science and Information Technology, Or
Electronics & Telecommunication Engg.
200 2 Hours
[2.00 P.M to 4.00 P.M ]
Note – 1 :
Candidates are allowed to bring their own Slide – Rule, Non Programmable Calculator Logarithm Tables and Steam Table for Paper – II only.
Note – 2 :
Paper – I will consist of Objective Type Multiple Choice questions only. Answer sheet Paper – II ( Conventional Type ) will be evaluated in respect of only those candidates who qualify in Paper I at the standard as decided / fixed by the Staff Selection Commission at its discretion.
Note – 3 :
Candidates are not permitted to bring or use Mobile Phone, Calculators or any other electronic / electrical device for answering any paper ( Test Booklets ). Candidates must not, therefore, bring Mobile Phone, Calculators or any other electronic / electrical device inside the SSC Examination premises. Possession of these items, whether in use or not, will be considered as “use of unfair means” in the Staff Selection Commission Examination and appropriate action will be taken by the Staff Selection Commission against such candidates, as per extant policy of the Staff Selection Commission.
Note – 4 :
There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper – I. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
Note – 5 :
Discrepancies in question paper should be brought to the notice of the Staff Selection Commission in writing within fifteen days of holding the SSC examination. Representation submitted thereafter will not be entertained.
Note – 6 :
If the number of SSC 2011 application form does not justify holding the examination the Staff Selection Commission may dispense with the written examination for SSC and shortlist candidates on the basis of academic performance.
- SSC Personality Test ( Interview ) : 100 marks
SSC Interview will carry 100 marks. Short listing of candidates will be done after evaluation of paper – I. Paper – II of only the shortlisted candidates will be evaluated. Short listing of candidates for SSC interview 2011 will be on the basis of marks in Paper – I & II and final ranking will be on the basis of written exam marks and SSC interview. The Staff Selection Commission is at liberty to prescribe qualifying marks in paper – II.
Note – I :
Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination for SSC as may be fixed by the Staff Selection Commission at its discretion, will be eligible to appear at the SSC Interview. The SSC interview will be held at places as may be decided by the Staff Selection Commission.
Note – II :
SC / ST candidates called for SSC interview will be paid TA as per Govt. Orders. However no TA is payable to any candidate for appearing in the SSC written examination. Canvassing in any form will disqualify the candidate.
The details of the SSC Scientific Assistant syllabus are given below.
- General Intelligence & Reasoning :
The Syllabus for General Intelligence would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test may include questions on analogies, similarities, differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate‘s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and other analytical functions.
- Quantitative Aptitude :
The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the SSC test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Square roots, Averages, interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and Distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various Kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angle, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.
- English Language & Comprehension :
English grammar, Vocabulary, Spellings, Synonyms and Antonyms, Comprehension, Correct and incorrect usages, etc.
- General Awareness :
General, physical, geographical, topographical, economic and climatic features of India. Current events. Matters of everyday observation and experience on scientific aspects and reasoning. Basic topics of mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. History of India, its cultural heritage, freedom movement, salient feature of the Constitution of India. Economic and social aspect of the country and its people.
Paper – I will consist of Objective Type Multiple Choice questions only. Answer-sheets of Paper – II ( Conventional Type ) will be evaluated in respect of only those candidates who qualify in Paper I at the standard as decided / fixed by the Staff Selection Commission at its discretion.
Units and dimensions, SI UNITS, Newton‘s Laws of Motion, conservation of linear and angular momentum, projectiles, rotational motion, moment of inertia, rolling motion, Newton‘s Law of gravitation, Planetary motion, Kepler‘s Laws of Planetary motion, artificial satellites, Fluid motion, Bernoulli‘s theorem, Surface tension, Viscosity, Elastic Constants, bending of beams, torsion of cylindrical bodies, elementary ideas of special theory of relativity.
Thermal Physics, Radiation & Sound :
Thermometry, Zeroth, first and second laws of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, Internal energy, Head engines, Maxwell‘s relation, ideal and real gases, equations of state, Heat Capacities, Adiabatic and Isothermal processes, Clausius-Clapeyron relation, Thermal Conductivity, Entropy, Enthalpy, Dalton‘s law of partial pressure, Vapour pressure, Kinetic theory of gases, Brownian motion, Maxwell‘s velocity distribution, Equipartition of energy, mean free path Vander walls‘ equation of State, Liquefaction of gases.
Blackbody radiation, Kirchhoff‘s law, Stephen‘s law, Planck‘s law. Conduction in solids.
Wave and Oscillations :
Simple harmonic motion, wave motion, superposition principle, Damped oscillations; forced oscillations and resonance; simple oscillatory systems; vibrations of rods, strings and air columns. Doppler effect; Ultrasonic; Sabine‘s law of reverberation; Recording and reproduction of sound.
Nature and propagation of light; Refection & Refraction. Interference; diffraction; polarization of light; simple interferometers. Determination of wavelength of spectral lines, Electromagnetic spectrum. Rayleigh scattering, Raman effect, Lenses and mirrors, combination of coaxial thin lenses, spherical and chromatic aberrations, and their corrections, Microscope, Telescope, Eyepieces and Photometry.
Electricity and magnetism :
Electric charges, fields and potentials, Gauss‘s theorem, Electrometers, Dielectrics, Magnetic properties of matter ad their measurement, Elemental theory of dia, para and ferro-magnetism, Hysteresis, Electric current and their properties, Ohm‘s law, Galvanometers, Whetstone‘s bridge and applications, Potentiometers, Faraday‘s law of E.M. induction, self and mutual inductance and their applications, alternating currents, impedance and resonance, LCR circuit, Dynamos, motors, transformers, Peltier-Seebeck and Thomson effects and applications, electrolysis, Hall effect, Hertz experiment and electro-magnetic waves, Particle accelerators and cyclotron.
Atomic structure :
Electron, measurement of ‗e‘ and ‗e/m‘, measurement of Planck Constant, Rutherford-Bohr Atom, X-rays, Bragg‘s law, Moseley‘s law, Radioactivity, Alpha-Beta-Gamma emission, Elementary ideas of nuclear structures, Fission, Fusion and Reactors, Louis de Broglie waves and Electron Microscope. Electronics; Thermo-ionic emission, diodes and triodes, p-n diodes and transistors, simple rectifier, amplifier and oscillator circuits.
- Computer Science and Information TechnologyComputer :
History of Computer and their classification, Basic Organization, Memory – RAM, ROM, EPROM, etc, Magnetic-Floppy, Hard disks, CDROM, WORM etc, Concept of Virtual Memory and Cache, Number systems, binary octal, Hexadecimal, Binary Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication, Flotation, point representation and arithmetic, Arithmetic through stacks.
Operating systems :
Assemblers, elements of Assembly language programming-Overview of the Assembly process, assembler for the IBM PC, Process synchronization, Memory Management – address Binding – dynamic Loading and linking – overlays – logical and Physical address space – Contiguous Allocation – internal & External Fragmentation. Non-Contiguous Allocation: Paging and Segmentation Schemes – Implementation – Harare Protection – Protection – sharing – Fragmentation.
Virtual Memory :
Demand Paging – Page Replacement – Page Replacement algorithms – Thrashing. File System : File Concepts – Assess Methods – Directory Structures – Protection Consistency Semantics – File system Structures – Allocation Methods – Free Space Management. I/O System: Overview – I/O hardware – Application I/O Interface – Kernel I/O subsystem, Performance, Secondary Storage Structures, Protection, Goals, Domain – Access matrix.
Elements of assembly language programming – Overview of the Assembly process – Design of a low-pass Assembler – a single pass Assembler for the IBM PC. The security Problem – Authentication – Threats – Threat Monitoring – Encryption.
Fundamentals of programming :
Unix Programming, lPro0gramming in FORTRAN, C, Object Oriented Programming in C++, programming in Java, Basics of compilers.
Database Management Systems :
Advantages and components of a Database Management Systems, Data Types, Data Dictionary, Query Basics, Forms and Reports, Graphical objects, Error Handing, Distributing Application, Data Storage Methods, Data Clustering and Partitioning, Database Administration, Backup and Recovery, Security and Privacy, Distributed Databases, Client / Server Databases, Object Oriented Databases, Integrated Applications, SQL, RDBMS.
Internet Technology :
Basics, topologies, layers, switching in the networks, bridges, routers and gateways, types of networks, WWW. Client / Server Applications, Internet Standards and specifications, ISP, Broad Band Technologies, Protocols, web-servers, browsers, and security, fire walls, date security, HTML, DHTML XML,Web designing.
Fundamentals of GIS :
GIS Data and Spatial Models, Topology ad Spatial Operations, Projections, Scale and Coordinate Systems, Mapping, GIS Analysis, Cartography. Basics of GIS application development.
- Electronics & Telecommunication
- Electronics :
Conductors, Semi-conductors, Insulators, Magnetic, Passive components, characteristics of Resistors, Capacitors and inductors. PN Junction diode, forward and reverse bias characteristics and equivalent circuits of diode, Zener diode and applications, clipping, clamping and rectifier circuits using diodes. Bipolar Junction Transistors ( BJT ) Field Effect Transistor ( FET ) and MOSFET; Biasing ad stability, Emitter follower and its applications – Negatives feed back-Transistor as a switch, Multistage Amplifiers, Feedback, Oscillators, Multivibrators, Voltage regulation, Power amplifiers.
Introduction to Network Theorems :
Kirchoff‘s laws, superposition, Thevenin‘s Norton‘s And Maximum power theorems. Voltage and Current relationship in the resistance, inductance and capacitance. Concept of reactance, susceptance, conductance, impedance and admittance in series and parallel RL, RC and RLC circuits – Three phase supply-star and delta connection diagrams – Relation between line and phase & voltages and currents, series and parallel resonance circuits – condition of resonance, resonant frequency, Q factor and bandwidth. Digital electronics – Logic gates, Demorgan‘s theorem, Boolean algebra, frequency counters, flip-flops, shift resistors, Basic concepts of Digital to Analog and Analog to Digital Converters, Timing circuits, Digital logic circuits, systems & codes Combinational logic design.
- Telecommunication :
Basic antenna principle directive gain, directivity, radiation pattern, broad-side and end-fire array, Yagi antenna , Parabolic antenna, Ground wave propagation, space waves, ionosphere propagation and electromagnetic frequency spectrum, Modulation, types of modulation, Amplitude Modulation ( AM ) , Modulation index, Power relation in AM, Generation and Demodulation of AM.
Power requirement in comparison with AM, Advantages of SSB over AM. Concept of Balanced Modulator, Generation of SSB, Pilot Carrier System. Independent Side System, Vestigial Sideband Transmission.
Frequency Modulation ( FM ) :
Definition of FM, Bandwidth, Noise triangle, Preemphasis and De-emphasis.
Pulse Modulation ( PM ) :
Definition of PM. Difference between AM and FM. Radio receivers. Sampling Theorem, PAM, PTM, PWM, PPM, pulse code modulation, Quantization noise, commanding, PCM system, differential PCM, Delta modulation.
Multiplexing : FDM / TDM.
Introduction of digital Communication: PSK, ASK, FSK, introduction to fiber optics system, Propagation of light in optical fiber and ray model. Propagation of signals at HF, VHF, UHF and microwave frequency and satellite communications.
- Electronics :
10. General Instructions to be complied by the candidates in the Written Examination
Paper-I & II
- Candidates must write the papers/indicate the answers in their own hand.
- Candidates are not permitted to use calculators and other electronic gadgets except as specified in the Notice. They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Premises / Venue.
- If any candidate is found to possess mobile phones or any other means of wireless communication in the working or switched off mode, his/her candidature shall be cancelled forthwith.
- Wherever applicable, the candidates must indicate /write the answer either in Hindi or in English or vice versa. If answers are indicated/written partly in Hindi and partly in English and vice versa, the Answer script will not be evaluated and the candidate will be awarded zero marks.
- In the question papers, wherever necessary, the Metric systems of weights and measures only will be used.
(i) OMR Type of Answer Sheets will be supplied by the Commission to candidates for recording their answers of Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions. Candidates are advised to read very carefully, the following instructions, in their own interest.
- Part A & B of OMR Answer Sheet to be filled in Black Ball Point Pen only as per instructions given in OMR Sheet.
- Candidate should write his/her name, Roll Number, Ticket Number, Name of the Examination as mentioned in Admission Certificate, Date of birth and Test Form Number correctly, in the relevant places in OMR Answer Sheet. Answer Sheet not bearing candidate‘s Name, Roll Number, Ticket Number, Test Form No. and signature and Left Thumb Impression will not be evaluated and ‘Zero’ marks will be awarded to them. If any candidate belonging to reserved category does not write and code their category properly in the OMR Answer Sheet, they will be treated as belonging to UR category.
- The choice of subject should be clearly indicated in the spaces on the Answer Booklet – top page failing which the answer sheet will not be evaluated and awarded Zero.
- Answer Booklet not bearing the candidate‘s Roll Number, Ticket Number, Signature LTI etc. in the space meant for the purpose will not be evaluated and awarded Zero.