NIC Scientist B Recruitment 2023: Check Out All The Details Here!

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NIC Scientist B New Notification for 2023 is expected to be released soon! NIC Stands for National Informatics Centre which was established in 1976. NIC has been instrumental in steering e-Government/e-Governance applications in various Government departments/ministries at the Centre, States and Districts facilitating improvement in Government services, wider transparency, promoting decentralised planning and management. resulting in better efficiency & accountability to the people of India. 

  • All candidates who are interested in the NIC Scientist B Recruitment 2023 can read the notification and start applying online as and when released.
  • Only candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria can apply for the NIC Scientist Recruitment 2023.
  • In the year 2020, a total number of 288 vacancies were released for this position. A similar number of vacancies are expected to be released this year.

Continue reading this article to get details on NIC Scientist B Recruitment 2023.

Download the Official Notification for NIC Scientist B 2020 here

NIC Scientist Vacancies 2023

The official notification for the NIC Scientist B for the year 2023 has not come out yet. The total vacancy will be known as soon as the notification will come. However, we can form an idea about this year’s vacancy on the basis of 2020’s vacancies. The NIC has released a total of 288 vacancies for the post of NIC Scientist B under the recruitment notification released for the year 2020. A similar number of vacancies are expected to be released for this year as well. Check the detailed vacancy information as mentioned in the table below. NIC has released a total of 288.

NIC Scientist B Vacancies 2020


Total Vacant Posts


Reserved for SC/ST/OBC/EWS

Reserved for PWDs (Horizontal Reservation)






Scientist – ‘B’








Locomotive disability (OA, OL, BL, OAL) – 04

Hard of Hearing (HH) – 04

Multiple Disabilities from amongst (a) to (b) except deaf-blindness – 04

How to Apply for NIC Exam 2023?

You can apply for the NIC Exam through Online mode only. To apply for the post of Scientist Exam, follow the below-mentioned steps:

Step 1: Visit the official website of NIC and search for NIC Scientist B Recruitment Apply online link!

Step 2: You have to register yourself through Email-ID.

Step 3: Enter the required details in the application form.

Step 4: Use a valid email ID that should be kept active till the declaration of results.

Step 5: You should keep a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the Official Notification.

Step 6: After filling all the details, pay the Application fee online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

Step 7: Take the print out of the Application Form for future reference.

Check out NIC Scientist B Vacancy details here!

NIC Scientist B Exam Application Fees 2023

Applicants have to pay the Application Fee (non-refundable) through online mode after submitting their applications. The details of application fees are mentioned in the table below.



General and all others

Rs.800/- per application per post(including taxes)

SC/ST/ PWD/ Women candidates


Note* Bank charges towards remittance of application fee have to be borne by the candidates. Fees through any other mode like Cash, Demand Draft, Pay Order, Cheque or Challan will not be accepted.

Check out important NIC Scientist B Exam Dates here!

NIC Scientist B Eligibility Criteria 2023

Only eligible candidates can apply for the NIC Scientist B 2023 recruitment. The eligibility criteria for 2023 is not out yet. We have provided candidates with the criteria for the previous year so that they can get an overview. NIC Scientist B Eligibility Criteria 2023 will be updated here once it is released!

Educational Qualification

  1. Candidates must have Bachelor Degree in Engineering or Bachelor in Technology or Department of Electronics and Accreditation of Computer B-Level or Associate Member of Institute of Engineers or Graduate Institute of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineers or Master Degree in Science or Master Degree in Computer Application or Master Degree in Engineering/Technology or Master Degree in Philosophy in any one of the below-mentioned fields-
  2. Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Computer Science, Computer & Networking Security, Computer Application, Software System, Information Technology, Information Technology Management, Informatics, Computer Management, Cyber Law, Electronics & Instrumentation.

Get detailed NIC Scientist B Eligibility Criteria here!

Note: Field can be single or in combination amongst the above-mentioned ones.

Category-wise Upper age limit not exceeding (in years)






# Service Candidate

Ex- Servicemen

Scientist – ‘B’






Candidates: 45;

PWD OBC (NCL) candidate: 43}

UR/EWS Service Candidate: 35 ;

SC/ST Service Candidate: 40 ;


Service Candidate: 38

As per

Govt. of

India Rules

NIC Scientist B Selection Process 2023

Candidates who apply for the NIC Scientist B Recruitment 2023 will have to undergo a selection process. Since the official notification is not out yet, the latest selection process is not available yet. Although candidates can refer to the previous year’s selection process. According to the previous year’s notification, NIC Scientist B will have a two tiered process which will include the following stages:

  • Written Exam
  • Interview

Learn more about the NIC Scientist B Selection process right here!

NIC Scientist B Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates who are appearing for the NIC Scientist B Exam must know the exam pattern thoroughly. The NIC Scientist B Exam Pattern 2023 is not out yet. Candidates can refer to the previous year’s pattern to get an idea of the question paper. Minor changes are expected in this year’s pattern. Latest NIC Scientist B Exam Pattern will be updated here once the notification is released!

  • A total of 120 Objective type questions will be asked in the written examination.
  • The time duration will be 3 hours for the written test.
  • 78 questions will be of Technical Area & 42 questions from Generic Area.
  • One mark will be allotted for every correct answer and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Mode of Examination: Objective Type Questions (OMR Based)

Objective Type Questions

Total no. of Questions

120(78 from Technical Part & 42 from Generic Part)

Maximum Marks


Time Duration

3 Hrs


Part 1: Technical Field

Part 2: Generic Part (Logical Reasoning, Analytical Reasoning Capabilities, Quantitative and Qualitative abilities and General Aptitude)

Get steps to download the NIC Scientist B Admit Card here!

NIC Scientist B Syllabus 2023

The candidates who are willing to apply for the NIC Scientist B must be aware of the syllabus of the Exam. Knowing the syllabus beforehand will help the candidates get a good start in their preparations. The NIC Scientist B Syllabus 2023 is not out. Candidates can view the previous years syllabus and start preparing for the exam. Candidates can find the syllabus below:



Logical Reasoning

Blood Relations, Clock and Calendar, Ordering & Ranking, Directions & Distances, Arranging words in Meaningful order

Quantitative and Qualitative abilities

Number system, Profit and Loss, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Analytical Reasoning Capabilities

Ranking & Time Sequence, Analogy & Data Sufficiency, Input-Output, Syllogisms

General Aptitude

General knowledge, Current Affairs

Probability, Statistics and Combinatorics

Conditional Probability; Mean, Median, Mode and Standard Deviation; Random Variables; Distributions; uniforms, normal, Exponential, Poisson, Binomial, Permutations, Combinations, Counting, Summation, generating functions, recurrence relations, asymptotic

Digital Logic

Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of combinational and sequential circuits, Number representation and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point)

Computer Organization and Architecture

Machine instructions and 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.

Electrical Engineering

Power Electronics, Signals and Systems, Electromagnetic Fields, Network graph, KCL, KVL, Node and Mesh Analysis, Transient response of DC and AC Networks, Sinusoidal steady-state analysis, Resonance, Super position theorem, Maximum Power transfer theorem, Three Phase Circuits, Power and Power factor in AC Circuit

Analog and Digital Communication

Autocorrelation and power spectral density, properties of white noise, filtering of random signals through LTI systems, amplitude modulation and demodulation, 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, PCM, DPCM, digital modulation schemes, amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying (ASK, PSK, FSK), QAM, MAP and ML decoding, matched filter receiver, calculation of bandwidth, SNR and BER for digital modulation; Fundamentals of error correction, Hamming codes; Timing and frequency synchronization, inter-symbol interference and its mitigation; Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA.

Programming and Data Structures

: Programming in modern languages viz., Java, .Net, Open Source (PHP), Python, GoLang, NodeJS, etc. Functions, Recursion, Parameter passing, Scope, Binding, Abstract data types Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists, Trees, Binary search trees, Binary heaps, Object Oriented Programming Concepts- Object, Class, inheritance, Polymorphism, Abstraction and Encapsulation.


Analysis, Asymptotic, notation, Notions of space and time complexity, Worst and average case analysis, Design; 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, Synchronisation, Deadlock, CPU scheduling, Memory management and virtual memory, File systems, I/O systems, Protection and security


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, NoSQL Databases, questions on internals of Postgresql.

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.

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, HTTPS), Basic concepts of hubs, switches, gateways and routers. Wireless technologies, Network security -basic concepts of public key and private key cryptography, digital signature, firewalls

Web Technologies

HTML5, CSS3, XML, basic concept of client-server computing, web server, proxy server, web application development, MVC Architecture, web services, frontend technologies

Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies

Secure programming techniques, OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities, concepts on IOT, Block chain, AI

Cloud Technology

Computer, Network, Storage Management Technologies, Edge Computing

Download the NIC Scientist B Syllabus and Exam Pattern here!

NIC Scientist Exam Dates 2023

The Exam dates for the NIC Scientist Recruitment 2023 have not come out yet. We will be updating them as soon as the dates are out.

Exam Events

Important Exam Dates

Start Date of Online Application

To be Announced

Last Date of Application Process

To be Announced

Admit Card Released

To be Announced

NIC Scientist and Scientific/Technical Assistant Exam Date

To be Announced

Declaration of Results

To be Announced

Get steps to download the NIC Scientist B Answer key here!

NIC Scientist B Admit Card 2023

NIC Admit Card will be released 15 days prior to the written examination. We will update the link as soon as the NIC Call letter is out. Steps to download the NIC Scientist B Admit Card are as follows.

Step 1: Visit the official website of NIC and look for NIC Scientist B Admit Card download link.

Step 2: Enter your Registration Number and Password

Step 3: Your NIL Hall Ticket will be displayed on the screen.

Step 4: Take the Printout of NIC Scientist B Admit Card 2023.

Get a list of NIC Scientist B Best Books here!

NIC Scientist B Salary 2023

As much as it is prestigious to work in any Government Job, the Salaries of the post and benefits are a major attraction for the candidates. The NIC Scientist Salary too is the one that attracts a lot of applicants every year. The salary is expected to be anywhere around ₹ 56,100/ – ₹ 1,77,500/- per month. The average NIC Scientist B salary in India is around ₹ 12.4 Lakhs for candidates with experience between 2 years to 11 years. Candidates can expect basic allowances like House Rent Allowance (HRA), Dearness Allowance (DA) too.

Get expert curated NIC Scientist B Preparation Tips here!

NIC Scientist B Answer Key 2023

For the candidates, the Answer key is very helpful as it helps them predict their scores well before the actual results are out. After the examination is conducted, the link to the answer key will be released on the official website. The official response key will be released 2 to 3 weeks after the examination. Steps to download the NIC Scientist B Answer Key are as follows

Step 1: Visit the official website, search for the Answer Key tab and click on it.

Step 2: You will be shown the Answer Key for different posts on the screen.

Step 3: Choose the Answer Key for the applicable post.

Step 4: Download the answer key and save it.

Step 5: The Answer key should be printed, which will help you to count your responses and calculate the marks obtained.

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Tips to Prepare for NIC Scientist B Exam 2023

Going through the Exam Pattern & Syllabus is the first and foremost thing a candidate must do. Applicants applying for the NIC Scientist B 2023 must prepare well for the exam. As the competition for the exam is quite high, the candidates should therefore be well prepared for the exam. Here are a few preparation tips for candidates seeking to crack the NIC Scientist B Exam shared by our experts:

  • Have a good understanding of the pattern of the syllabus and exam.
  • It is necessary to prepare all the subjects and regularly revise them.
  • Regularly attempt mock tests and analyse your strengths and weaknesses.
  • Work on topics which in the mock tests appear to be weaknesses.
  • In any competitive exam, time management is the key to success.

Recommended Books for NIC Scientist B Exam

Candidates aiming to attempt the NIC Scientist B Exam should choose the right study material to prepare for the same. Below are the best chosen books to make it easier for the candidates to prepare for the exam.





Multiple Choice Questions For GATE / PSUs

Made Easy Team

Made Easy publications

In this book, candidates will find different questions from all Technical topics.

Objective Computer Awareness

R Pillai


This book will provide the candidates with a complete set of practice questions on Computer.

Computer Awareness Objective & Subjective

S. R. Behera

BK Publication

For a detailed concept review and MCQs on Computer in detail, this book can be bought.

NIC Scientist B Cut Off 2023

The Cut off for the NIC Scientist Exam will be released once the Written Exam has been conducted. Each year the recruitment body releases the Cut off list on the official website. The Cut off is determined keeping various factors like No. of applicants, vacancies for the post, the difficulty level of the Exam Paper in mind. Since these factors are subject to change, that is the reason the Cut off also changes for the NIC Scientist Written Test.

NIC Scientist B Exam Result 2023

Once the examination is conducted, NIC Scientist B Recruitment Result 2023 will be released by the Recruitment Board. The list of provisionally selected candidates will also be made available on the official website after each stage of the examination and a final merit list of the selected candidates will be published by the Board after all stages of the examination have been carried out.

Direct Link to Download NIC Scientist B Cut Off Marks 2020

NIC Scientist B Exam Centres 2023

The candidates will be given the option to select their desired exam centres in their application forms, but here is the list of centres where the NIC Scientist B exams are usually conducted so that the candidates can have a look.













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