NIELIT Scientist B and Scientific Assistant-‘A’ Recruitment 2020 – For Freshers!
National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) is an autonomous Scientific Society that comes under the hold of the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India. And it is offering a remarkable career opportunity for all the tech graduates, on behalf of Standardisation Testing & Quality Certification Directorate (STQC), for the particular posts – Scientist ‘B’ and Scientific Assistant ‘A’. The notification for the same has been released on the official website and you can scroll down the article to know everything about the NIELIT Scientist B and Scientific Assistant-‘A’ Recruitment 2020 in detail.
** The Exam Date for NIELIT Scientist B and Scientific Assistant-‘A’ Recruitment 2020 will be released soon!**
The eligibility criteria that you need to satisfy to apply for the NIELIT exam 2020 is provided below:
1. Age Limit: The maximum age should not be more than 30 years for both the posts – Scientist B and Scientific Assistant-‘A’ as of December 31, 2020.
2. Educational Qualifications: Posts Academic Qualification
Associate Member of Institute of Engineers /
Graduate Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers
In any of following streams :
Electronics / Electronics & Communications / CS / Communication/
Computer & Networking Security/ Computer Application /
Software System/ IT/ IT Management/ Industrial Electronics /
Instrumentation/ Electronics & Instrumentation / Power Electronics
In anyone or in combination of following:
Electronics/ Electronics & Communications /Electronics &
Telecommunications / CS/ Computer & Networking Security/
Software System/ IT / GIS / Electrical / Design / Informatics /
Computer Management/ Computational Linguistics
You can also check additional details such as age relaxation, etc. from the official website.
Selection Process and Exam Pattern
The candidates for the post of Scientific Assistant ‘A’ will get selected based on the performance in Online Written Exam only whereas the selection of the candidates for the post of Scientist ‘B’ will be based on the performance in Written Examination and Interview. The Written Exam will consist of Multiple-choice Questions and there will be a total of 120 questions (1 mark each) that need to be solved within an overall duration of 3 hours. Also, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer. Subject Weightage No. Of Questions Duration
Technical Area of Respective Stream 65% 78 (1 mark each) 3 hours Generic Area
(Logical, Analytical Reasoning Capabilities,
Quantitative & Qualitative abilities,
General Awareness and Aptitude)
35% 42 (1 mark each)
No. Of Questions
Moreover, the cut-off marks for passing the written exam will be 50% for General and EWS Category candidates, 40% for OBC candidates and 30% for SC /ST / PWD candidates. For Scientist ‘B’ post, the weightage of marks for written exam and interview will be in the ratio of 85:15. You must keep in mind that the document verification for the post of Scientist ‘B’ will be done at the time of interview and it will be done before joining for Scientific Assistant ‘A’ post.
What to Prepare?
The important topics that you need to cover to score well in the exam are provided below:
1. Technical Area – For Computer Science / Computer Engineering (65% Weightage)
- 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, 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, 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.
- 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)
- Theory of Computation (Regular languages and finite automata, Context free languages and Push-down automata, Recursively enumerable sets and Turing machines, Undecidability)
- Engineering Mathematics (Mathematical Logic, Probability, Set Theory & Algebra, Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Linear Algebra, Numerical Methods, Calculus)
- Digital Logic (Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of combinational and sequential circuits, Number representation, computer arithmetic)
- Computer Organization and Architecture (Machine Instructions & 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)
- 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)
- Analog and Digital Communication (Autocorrelation and power spectral density, properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems, amplitude / 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, frequency shift keying (ASK, PSK, FSK), Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA etc.)
2. Generic Area (35% Weightage)
- Logical Reasoning
- Analytical Reasoning Capabilities
- Quantitative and Qualitative abilities
- General Awareness and Aptitude
Schedule and Vacancies
There will be a total of 49 vacancies out of which 39 vacancies are for Scientific Assistant ‘A’ and 10 for Scientist ‘B’ posts. Also, the selected candidates will be liable to be posted anywhere in the country as decided by the organization. The timeline for NIELIT Scientist B and Scientific Assistant-‘A’ Recruitment 2020 is as follows: Event Date
Release of Application form 02 Dec 2020 Last Date of Registration 31 Dec 2020 Downloading of Admit Card To be announced Exam Date To be announced
Candidates can opt for any of the exam centers for written examination from the following: Agartala, Bangalore, Calicut, Chennai, Delhi, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Mumbai. However, you need to know that no change of exam center will be permissible at a later stage and the interview for the post of Scientist ‘B’ will be conducted only in Delhi.
How to Apply?
The application form for NIELIT Scientist B and Scientific Assistant-‘A’ Recruitment 2020 can be filled in online mode with an application fee of Rs. 400/- for SC / ST / PWD / Women candidates and Rs. 800/- for the General category and all other candidates. Also, the candidates can apply for both the posts but only one stream (CS / IT / Electronics) per post. The steps to fill the application form are provided below:
- Firstly, you’re required to visit the Official Website.
- Here, you can register yourself by clicking on the ‘New User Registration‘ link and by providing the required details like email ID, mobile number, etc. After successful registration, a Registration ID will be generated.
- Now, you need to log in with the Registration ID that you received earlier, and then a dashboard will be displayed on your device screen.
- Now you need to fill the detailed application form and after verifying all the details you can proceed with the payment process.
- On a successful transaction, a receipt will be generated. You’re advised to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form for future use.
Also, you need to know that if you’re applying for more than one post then you have to submit separate applications for each post and remit the application fee for each post separately.