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How to Prepare for SSC Scientific Assistant Exam in One Month


Staff Selection Commission has notified for the recruitment of Scientific Assistants. The exam will be conducted from 20th November 2017 to 27th November 2017. The candidates should start preparing for the exam. Through this article, we will be sharing the best-fit study plan of four weeks. Moreover, for preparing SSC exams online like Scientific Assistant, bookmark the post and to share with others.


PaperPaper NameNo of Questions / MarksTime
Part IGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning25 





120 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude25
General Awareness25
English language and Comprehension25
Part IIPhysics or100
Computer Science or
Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering

All four sections of the first part are compulsory but in second part out of three sections, you are required to attempt only one section.

The best fit plan of four weeks is given below:-

SubjectsWeek 1Week 2Week 3Week 4
General Intelligence and ReasoningClassification, Analogy, Coding Decoding, Matrix, Word formationArranging words
in Meaningful
order or
Dictionary order, Venn diagram
Directions; Distances, Blood Relations, Missing Number, Decision makingPuzzles, Problem Solving, Series, Non Verbal
Reasoning, Observation, Space visualization
Quantitative AptitudeSimplification and approximation, Interest, Percentage, Ratio and ProportionAverage, Problems
on Ages
, Speed Time and Distance, Profit and Loss
Number Series, Number System, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Time and WorkMixture problems, Algebra, Algebra, Trigonometry
General AwarenessStatic:- Culture, Indian History , Geography (Indian + World)Environment, Economy, Polity, Misc. GK- Sports,
People In News,
Dates, Portfolios, Schemes
Biology, Diseases, pollution, Nutrition, Chemistry, Physics +Space ScienceComputer and
Mobile Technology
,Current Affairs
English language and ComprehensionReading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, SpellingsError Spotting, Correct and Incorrect usages,One Word Substitution, Phrase Replacement/ Sentence CorrectionPhrase or Idiom
Meaning, Synonyms and  Antonyms
Physics or Units and Measurement, Laws of motion, linear and angular momentum, projectiles, gravitation, Bulk properties of matter, fluid statics and dynamics: Bernoulli’s theorem, Surface tension, Viscosity, Thermometry, Zero, first and second laws of thermodynamics, reversible and irreversible processes, Internal energy, Heat engines, Maxwell’s relation, ideal and real gases, equations of state, Heat, 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; Reflection & 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. Electric charges, fields and potentials, Gauss’s theorem, Electrometers, Dielectrics, Magnetic properties of matter and their measurement, Elementary 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.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. Thermo-ionic emission, diodes and triodes, p-n diodes and transistors, simple rectifier, amplifier and oscillator circuits.
Computer Science orHistory 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 Memory, Number systems, binary octal, Hexadecimal, Binary Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication, Flotation, point representation and arithmetic, Arithmetic through stacks. 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 detailing – overlays – logical and Physical address space – Contiguous Allocation – internal& External Fragmentation. Non-Contiguous Allocation: Paging and Segmentation Schemes – Implementation – Hardware Protection – Protection – sharing – Fragmentation.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. Overview – I/O hardware – Application I/O Interface – Kernel I/O subsystem, Performance, Secondary Storage Structures, Protection, Goals, Domain – Access matrix. Database Management Systems
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: Internet Technology, Fundamentals of Geographical Information System (GIS)
Electronics and Telecommunication EngineeringConductors, Semi-conductors : P type, N type, types of junctions, Insulators, Magnetic, Passive components, characteristics of Resistors, Capacitors and inductors, Zener diode and applications, clipping, clamping and rectifier circuits using diodes, Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT) Field Effect Transistor (FET) and MOSFET, Biasing and stability, Emitter follower and its applications – Negatives feedback-Transistor as a switch, Multistage Amplifiers, Feedback, Oscillators, Multi-vibrators, Voltage regulation, Power amplifiersKirchhoff’s laws, superposition, Theremin’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. Logic gates, De-Morgan’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. 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, Single Side Band (SSB), Frequency Modulation (FM), Definition of PM. Difference between AM and FM, Radio   Sampling  Theorem,  PAM,  PTM,  PWM,  PPM,  pulse  code modulation, Quantization noise, commanding, PCM system, differential PCM, Delta modulation, Multiplexing,  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

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