ICSSR Recruitment 2024 – Consultant/Research Assistant

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ICSSR Recruitment 2024 – The Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), has announced notification for the post of Consultant (Junior Research)/Research Assistant. There are 04 openings for this ICSSR Recruitment. Candidates with an MA qualification are eligible for these posts. Interested and eligible candidates can apply online on or before 15 July 2024. The detailed eligibility criteria and application process for the ICSSR Vacancy are given below.

Indian Council of Social Science Research Recruitment

Applications are invited for filling up the following positions purely on contractual basis in the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. This new vacancy from ICSSR is for candidates with 0-3 years of experience. If you want to know more details regarding the job, like Salary, Age, mode of application, examination, selection, Application fee, important dates, and job location, you can find it below. You can check the official notification below if you still have any doubts. The age limit for the Consultant (Junior Research)/Research Assistant post is 28-40 years. Candidates are offered a monthly salary of Rs. 53,100 – 84,150/-. The detailed scheme of examination for all the roles is given below. Candidates have to secure the minimum marks to pass in the examination. Before applying, the candidates must ensure that they possess the required qualifications. If you want to know more details regarding the job, like Salary, Age, mode of application, examination, selection, Application fee, important dates, and job location, you can find it below. You can check the official notification below if you still have any doubts.

ICSSR Recruitment

ICSSR Recruitment 2024 – Details:

ICSSR Recruitment 2024 for Consultant (Junior Research)/Research Assistant:

Job Role Consultant (Junior Research)/Research Assistant
Job category Govt Jobs
Qualification MA
Vacancies 04 Posts
Salary Rs. 53,100 – 84,150/-
Experience 0 – 3 years
Job Location New Delhi
Last Date 15 July 2024
Official Website https://icssr.org/

Detailed Eligibility – ICSSR Vacancy:

Educational Qualification:

Consultant (Junior Research):

  • A Master’s degree with high second class in any Social Science discipline from a recognized University or equivalent qualification.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in teaching, research in social science area and/or 3 years of experience of research administration in a reputed organisation.
  • Computer literacy is desirable.

Research Assistant:

  • M.A. with at least 50% marks in any of the Social Sciences.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Consultant (Junior Research): The Consultant (Junior Research) will be responsible for implementation of various research programs / fellowships/ publications of ICSSR.
  • Research Assistant: The job of Research Assistant is to assist the Research Program/Fellowship/Publication and other program divisions of the ICSSR. He/she will be responsible for communicating with the individual/institutions receiving grants from ICSSR and monitoring the Research work funded by the ICSSR apart from other work assigned by the division.

Duration: The engagement will be purely on contract basis initially for a period of six months, further extendable depending upon performance of the candidate and requirement of ICSSR.



Age Limit: 

  • Consultant (Junior Research): Maximum Age 40 years
  • Research Assistant: Maximum age 28 years

Salary for Indian Council of Social Science Research Recruitment:

  • Consultant (Junior Research): Rs. 84,150/- p.m. (Consolidated)
  • Research Assistant: Rs. 53,100/- p.m. (Consolidated)

No of vacancies: 04 posts

  • Consultant (Junior Research): 02 Posts
  • Research Assistant: 02 Posts

Selection Process of ICSSR Vacancy:

  • The selection process will be based on Interview/Interaction
  • The candidates short-listed for interview/interaction will be informed by e-mail as well as notified on the ICSSR’s website.

How to Apply for ICSSR Recruitment 2024?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the Indian Council of Social Science Research recruitment online on or before 15 July 2024.

For More Details & To Apply: Click here.  


ICSSR Recruitment 2024 for Lower Division Clerk/Research Assistant/Assistant Director: (Expired)

Job Role Lower Division Clerk/Research Assistant/Assistant Director
Job category Govt Jobs
Qualification Master’s Degree/MA/12th
Vacancies 35 Posts
Salary Rs. 19900 – 1,77,500/-
Experience 0 – 3 years
Job Location New Delhi
Starts on 04 January 2024
Last Date 05 February 2024
Official Website https://icssr.org/

Detailed Eligibility – ICSSR Vacancy:

Educational Qualification:

Lower Division Clerk:

  • Higher Secondary or Equivalent
  • Should have a minimum typing speed of 30 w.p.m.

Research Assistant:

  • M.A. with at least 50% marks in any social sciences discipline.

Assistant Director (Research):

  • A Master’s Degree with high second class in any Social Science discipline from a recognized University or equivalent qualification.
  • At least three years experience in teaching, research in the Social Science area and/or three years of experience of research administration in a reputed organization.
  • Computer Literacy is desirable.

Age Limit(As on 05 February 2024): 



Lower Division Clerk 18 – 28 years
Research Assistant 18 – 28 years
Assistant Director (Research) Maximum 40 years

Salary for Indian Council of Social Science Research Recruitment:

Lower Division Clerk Level-2 (Rs. 19900-63200)
Research Assistant Level-6 (Rs. 35400-112400)
Assistant Director (Research) Level-10 (Rs.56100-177500)

No of vacancies: 35 posts

Lower Division Clerk 13 posts (UR-7, SC-2, OBC-2, ST-1, EWS-1)
Research Assistant 14 posts (UR-8, SC-1, OBC-3, ST-1, EWS-1)
Assistant Director (Research) 8 posts (UR-5, SC-1 & OBC-2)

Selection Process of ICSSR Vacancy:

  • Candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance in Computer Based Test and Written Examination.
  • The decision of ICSSR about the mode of selection to the above posts and eligibility conditions of the applicants for interview shall be final and binding.
  • There will be no interview for the post of Research Assistant and Lower Division Clerk

Scheme of Examination – Lower Division Clerk 

  • For the position of Lower Division Clerk, candidates have to qualify the written test and computer-based test. Those who qualify for the written test will be called for the Typing Test. However, the typing test will be qualifying.
  • Assessment will be done based on written test and computer-based test & not on the speed obtained in the typing test.
  • The minimum qualifying marks will be 50% of the maximum marks in each paper.
  • In case of SC/ST/OBC candidates, the qualifying marks will be 45% of the maximum marks in each paper.
  • There will be two papers (Objective Type and Descriptive Type). There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
Paper-1 (Objective Type) – 1 hr Questions/Marks
General Intelligence 25
English Language 25
Quantitative Aptitude 25
General Awareness 25
Paper-2 (Descriptive Type) – 30 minutes Questions/Marks
Essay Writing 100

Skill/Typing Test:

  • Skill Test/ Typing Test for the shortlisted candidates will be conducted on computers provided by the ICSSR or its authorized agency.
  • 30 WPM in English or 25 WPM in Hindi. Skill Test/ Typing Test will be of qualifying nature.
  • Errors in the Skill Test be calculated up to 2 decimal places.

Scheme of Examination – Research Assistant

  • The merit list for the position of Research Assistant will be prepared based on the performance of the candidates in the computer based test (Paper-1 (Part-A & Part-B)) and written test (Paper-2) only.
PART – 1 : Part-A (Objective Type) Questions/Marks
General English 25
General Awareness 25
Quantitative Aptitude 25
General Intelligence 25
Part-B (Objective Type) 25
Paper-2 (Descriptive Type)- Descriptive & Language Proficiency test 25

Scheme of Examination – Assistant Director

  • The final merit list for the position of Assistant Director (Research) will be based on the performance of the candidates in computer based test (Paper-1 (Part-A & Part-B)), written test (Paper-2) and interview. )
  • The category-wise minimum level of suitability in interview for the position of Assistant Director (Research) will be UR/EWS-50 marks, OBC-45 marks, SC/ST/PwD-40 marks, out of the total marks of interview being 100.
  • The candidate will have to achieve minimum suitability in their respective category at the interview stage.
  • The ratio of weightage of marks in the computer-based test and written test and marks in the interview will be 75:25
PART – 1 : Part-A (Objective Type) Questions/Marks
General Awareness 25
Numerical Ability 25
Reasoning Ability 25
English Language & Comprehension 25
Part-B (Objective Type) 25
Paper-2 (Descriptive Type) Questions/Marks
English Language and
Comprehension, Essay writing
50
Letter writing 25
Expansion of Ideas in the English
language
25

Interview – 100 Marks

Application fees:

  • UR/OBC
    • For Level-10: Rs. 1500/-
    • For Level-6: Rs. 1000/-
    • For Level-2: Rs. 800/-
  • SC/ST
    • For Level-10: Rs. 750/-
    • For Level-6: Rs. 500/-
    • For Level-2: Rs. 400/-

No application fee is required to be paid by candidates belonging to PwD and Ex-Servicemen category.

Application Fees: Online – In favour of ICSSR, New Delhi, through NEFT/RTGS on A/c No. 8474101050001, IFSC Code: CNRB0008474

Exam Centre: Computer Based Test/Typing Test/Interview – New Delhi

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How to Apply for ICSSR Recruitment 2024?

Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the Indian Council of Social Science Research recruitment online from 04 January 2024 to 05 February 2024.

For More Details & To Apply: Click here.  

Note: The candidates should take a printout of the online application, affix a recent passport size photograph and preserve it with them for their record and should not send the same to ICSSR address or any other address. The application printout with photograph affixed will have to be submitted during document verification at the time of interview/written test along with the self-attested copies of certificates in support of Age, Qualification, Experience, Caste, Caste Validity, Non-Creamy Layer, Physical disability, EWS etc. as applicable.

Important Dates:

  • Commencement of Online submission of applications on the ICSSR website: 04 January 2024
  • Last Date of Online submission: 05 February 2024
  • Date of Written Test: Will be intimated separately

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