NIC Recruitment 2023 for Scientist / Scientific Officer | 598 Posts | Last Date : 04 April 2023

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NIC Recruitment 2023 notification announced for the posts of Scientific & Technical Posts ( Scientist / Scientific Officer / Engineer / Technical Assistant ) in various disciplines. There are 598 posts available for above mentioned posts. Candidates with the qualification of B.E/B.Tech/M.Sc/MS/MCA are eligible to apply for the job. The interested and eligible candidates can apply for the job. The detailed eligibility and selection process are explained below.



NIC Recruitment

About NIC: National Informatics Centre (NIC) was established in 1976, and has since emerged as a “prime builder” of e-Government / eGovernance applications up to the grassroots level as well as a promoter of digital opportunities for sustainable development. NIC has been instrumental in steering e-Government/e-Governance applications in government ministries/departments at the Centre, States, Districts and Blocks, facilitating improvement in government services, wider transparency, promoting decentralized planning and management, resulting in better efficiency and accountability to the people of India. “Informatics-led-development” program of the government has been spearheaded by NIC to derive competitive advantage by implementing ICT applications in social & public administration.

NIC Recruitment 2023 for Scientific & Technical Posts:

Job Role Scientific & Technical Posts ( Scientist / Scientific Officer / Engineer / Technical Assistant )
Qualification B.E/B.Tech/M.Tech/M.Phil/M.Sc/MS/MCA
Total Vacancies 598 Posts
Salary Rs 35,400 – 1,77,500/-
Experience Freshers
Job Location Across India
Application starts from 04 March 2023
Last Date 04 April 2023

Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

Scientist-‘B’ : A Pass in Bachelor Degree in Engineering OR Bachelor in Technology OR Department of Electronics and Accreditation of Computer Courses B-level OR Associate Member of Institute of Engineers OR Graduate Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers OR Master Degree in Science (MSc) OR Master Degree in Computer Application OR Master Degree in Engineering /Technology (ME /M.Tech) OR Master Degree in Philosophy (M Phil) in the following streams : Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Computer Sciences, Communication, Computer and Networking Security, Computer Application, Software System, Information Technology, Information Technology Management, Informatics, Computer Management, Cyber law, Electronics and Instrumentation.

Scientific Officer/Engineer – SB  & Scientific/Technical Assistant – ‘A’ : A Pass in M.Sc. /MS/MCA/B.E./B.Tech in any one or in combination of the following streams : Electronics, Electronics and Communication, Electronics & telecommunications, Computer Sciences, Computer and Networking Security, Software System, Information Technology, Informatics .

Age Limit ( As on 04 April 2023 ) : 

  • UR / EWS : 30 years
  • SC /ST  : 35 years
  • OBC : 33 years
  • PwD : 40 – 43 years
  • Service Candidates  : 35 – 40 years
  • Ex – servicemen : As per Government rules.

Age Relaxation :

  • There shall be age relaxation for 5 years for candidates serving in Government Organizations.
  • The upper age limit in respect of SC, ST, OBC and PWD and other special categories of persons shall be relaxable in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.
  • The age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC candidate is applicable for the post reserved for them.
  • However relaxation in age limit for PWD candidate will be applicable irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved for them or not, provided the post is identified suitable for them.

Salary :

  • Scientist-‘B’ : Rs. 56,100- Rs.1,77,500/-
  • Scientific Officer/Engineer – SB : Rs. 44,900- Rs.1,42,400/-
  • Scientific/Technical Assistant – ‘A’ : Rs. 35,400- Rs.1,12,400/-

No.of.Vacancies : 598 Posts



  • Scientist-‘B’ : 71 Posts
  • Scientific Officer/Engineer – SB : 196 Posts
  • Scientific/Technical Assistant – ‘A’ : 331 Posts

Selection Process of NIC Recruitment 2023 :

  • The selection process includes Written Examination / Interview.
  • Selection will be done through a written examination and interview for Scientist „B‟ and Scientific Officer / Engineer-SB Posts and only through written examination for Scientific/Technical Assistant – „A‟ Post.
  • The written examination will be in ONLINE mode and the question paper would consist of 120 nos. of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) to be answered in a maximum time of 3 hours.
  • The medium of written examination shall be in English only.
  • The question paper will consists of 65% questions from Technical Area and 35% questions from Generic Area.
  • Every question will carry 1 (one) mark and there will be negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer.

For Scientist-B & Scientific Officer/Engineer-SB :

  • Only the shortlisted candidates (based on merit position and reservation policy etc.), who have qualified the written examination shall be called for interview.
  • The final selection of eligible candidates for appointment 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 85:15.
  • It is mandatory to appear in the interview for selection.
  • Shortlisted candidates shall be intimated about the date and venue through SMS/e-mail communications to the registered email ID/Mobile phone by NIELIT.
  • Interviews shall be conducted at Delhi or at any other location /mode approved by competent authority.

For Scientific/Technical Assistant-A : The final selection of eligible candidates for appointment will be based on the merit position (based on the reservation policy) arrived from the performance of the candidates in the written examination.

Application Fees :

  • For SC/ST/ PWD/ Women candidates : NIL
  • For General and all others : Rs.800/- per application per post (including taxes)

How to apply for NIC Recruitment 2023 ?

The interested and eligible candidates can apply for the job through online mode in their official website from 04 March 2023 10.00 am to 04 April 2023 till 5.30 pm.

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Note :

  • After submitting the ONLINE Application Form, the candidates are advised to download the application form and the Application id should be referred to in all future correspondence with NIELIT in connection with this recruitment process.
  • The number of advertised posts are tentative, the actual number of posts may increase or decrease depending upon the requirement and the reservation for the posts shall be as per the policy of Government of India.