National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) releases the notification about the recruitment of Scientist (Group-A) and Technical Assistant (Group-B) posts. The NIELIT Scientist B and Technical Assistant recruitment is conducted on the behalf ofthe Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) around 26 cities in India. For Scientist B and Technical Assistant A post, it is compulsory to appear in the written exam. The final selection for Scientist B will be based on the marks of written test and the interview. There is no interview for the Technical Assistant post and candidates will be selected on the basis of written test. Candidates are advised to go through the notification thoroughly to know the specified criteria for each post, instructions, selection procedure, mode of examination, etc. The number of vacancies are tentative and may increase or decrease, depending upon requirements.
Candidates should not exceed 30 years of age.
SC/ST - 5 years
OBC [Non-Creamy Layer (NCL)] - three years
PWD - 10 years [15 years for PWD (SC/ST) & 13 years for PWD (OBC)]
Central Civilian Govt. employees - Five years
Technical ‘A’ Assistant (Group-B)
M.Sc/MS/MCA/BE/B.Tech in any one or in the combination of below,
Physics, Applied Electronics, Electronics, Computer Science, Electronics & Telecommunications, Electronics and Communication, Computer & networking security, Information Technology, Software System, Management, Informatics, Bio-informatics, Remote Sensing, Computer Management, Geographical Information System (GIS), Applied Mathematics, Mathematics, Operations Research, Computational linguistics, Statistics, Information Science, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Design.
Then start the process for submission of online application form by clicking ‘Proceed to Apply Online’ button.
The application form will be considered complete only if all the following three mandatory Steps (Step-1, Step-2 and Step-3 (if applicable) are completed successfully.
STEP-1: Submission of Applicant’s Details
Candidates are required to provide all the mandatory details [marked with * (asterisk) sign] in the online application form. They have to furnish the following information carefully in the online application form without any mistakes,
Candidates have to enter the
City of Written Examination
Legal Guardian's Name
Date of Birth
Identity Details (AADHAR)
The candidates will have to click the ‘Continue’ button to Preview the details entered by them. If all details are correct, the candidates can proceed to Step-2 by clicking the ‘Save Step-1 & Proceed’ button. If any details are incorrect, the candidates can click on ‘Edit Application’ button to change the wrong information.
Finally, a Unique Application Number will be generated.
STEP-2: Upload the scanned Photograph along with Signature and relevant documents
Candidates need to upload the necessary documents given below on the website,
A single PDF file (size less than 2 MB) consists of educational qualification, experience, Date of birth, Caste Certificate (SC\ST\OBC)
Category Certificate (if applicable)
Scanned photograph along with signature (JPEG\JPG format & size less than 50 KB)
STEP-3: Payment of Application Fee
After completion of STEP-2, the candidates will click the ‘Save STEP-2 & Proceed’ button for making the payment of application fee (if applicable) or for final submission of application form (where the fee is not applicable).
Application Fee details
SC/ST/PWD/Women candidates – No Fee
General and all others – Rs.800
Mode of Payment: Online
In case the candidate is not able to submit fee before closing date and time, then the candidature will be rejected.
Step-4: Printout of the online application form
The applicant can view the online application form details from the View/Print Application option available on the home page of the website.
Candidates need to use their Application Number and Date of Birth to view the application form on the screen.
Applicants are required to make sure that ‘Application Status’ on the online application form is submitted successfully otherwise the application will be considered as incomplete and rejected.
Finally, take the printout of the online application form for the future reference.
The Written exam will be Objective type conducted in offline mode.
There will be a total of 120 objective type questions consisting of 60 questions from Computer Science and 60 questions on Generic Area.
The Generic Area includes Logical, Analytical Reasoning Capabilities, Quantitative & Qualitative abilities and General Awareness & Aptitude.
Every Question carries one mark and there will be negative marking of for each wrong answer (0.25 mark).
Engineering Mathematics &
Computer Science/ Computer Engineering
Analytical Reasoning Capabilities
Quantitative & Qualitative abilities
General Awareness & Aptitude
The admit card for written exam of NIELIT Scientist ‘B’ and Technical Assistant ‘A’ will be issued 15 days before the date of examination. Candidates can download the admit card by using their Application Number and Date of Birth. They will be intimated through SMS about the availability of admit card on the website. On the day of the written exam, candidates have to carry at least one valid photo identity proof along with the hard copy of admit card to the exam centre without which they will not be allowed to appear for the written examination. Call letters of the interview will be available only on the website. NIELIT will not send the call letters by post or any other modes.
How to download the NIELIT Scientist B and Technical Assistant Admit Card
Click on the link to download the admit card on the website.
Fill the application number and date of birth.
Click on the ‘Download Admit Card’ button.
The admit card will appear on the display.
Download it and take the print copy of the same.
NIELIT will provide the answer key of Scientist B and Technical Assistant exam after the completion of the written exam. The answer key will be available online in PDF format for all sets of test booklets issued to candidates during the examination. The answer key contains the correct answer for each question asked in the written exam.
The result will be declared in online mode on the official website. Candidates can check their result by using the necessary details includes application number, roll number and date of birth. The provisional list of candidates who have secured the minimum percentage of marks in written examination will be released on the website in PDF file (in order of merit) later.
NIELIT Scientist B and Technical Assistant Qualifying Marks
The minimum percentage to qualify the written examination will be 50% for General, 40% for OBC and 30% for the SC/ST categories.
Minimum percentage needed to qualify
The final selection of candidates for appointment to the post of Scientist B will be based on the combined performance of the candidates both in the written exam and an interview.
The weight-age of marks for written examination and interview will be in the ratio of 1:3 (Number of vacancies: Number of candidates). It is compulsory to appear in the interview for the final selection.
Only the shortlisted candidates for the post of Scientist B who have qualified the written examination will be called for interview.
For the post of Scientific ‘B’/Technical Assistant ‘A’, there will be no interview.
Documents verification will be done at the time of the interview for the post of Scientist-‘B’.
Verification of documents will be done before joining for the post of Technical Assistant ‘A’.
Common Written Test + Interview
Technical Assistant ‘A’ (Group-B)
Common Written Test
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