Scientific Assistant – Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
The Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology is a unit of Department of Atomic Energy, Government of India, engaged in R&D in non-nuclear front-line research areas of lasers, particle accelerators and related technologies. RRCAT was established by the Department of Atomic Energy, India to expand the activities carried out at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai, in two frontline areas of science and technology namely Lasers and Accelerators. On February 19, 1984 the President of India, Gyani Zail Singh, laid the foundation stone of the centre. Construction of laboratories and houses began in May 1984. In June 1986, the first batch of scientists from BARC, Mumbai, moved to RRCAT and scientific activities were started. Since then, the centre has rapidly grown into a premier institute for research and development in lasers, accelerators and their applications. Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, RRCAT, invites applications for the post of Scientific Assistant from Electrical Engineering Diploma holders.
|Scientific Assistant/ C(Electrical)||B-3||01|
|Scientific Assistant/ C(Electrical)||B-4||01|
|Scientific Assistant/ B(Electrical)||B-6||04|
|Technician/C [Draftsman (Electrical)]||D-4||01|
Selection Process for the post of Scientific Assistant – Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
I. Selection Process for B-1 to B-12:
- Written examination will be conducted and will comprise of objective (multiple) type questions. There will be negative marking for the written examination for incorrect answers. The syllabus for the written examination will be based on subjects at Diploma/B.Sc. level, as the case may be.
- Candidates in the ratio of 1:5 will be short-listed for interview which will be held on the following day.
- Final selection and ranking will be on the basis of the performance of the candidates in interview. No weightage will be given for marks scored in the written examination.
- The decision of RRCAT in this regard will be final.
II. Selection Process for C-1 to C-10 :
The selection process will consist of tests in 3 stages. (Stage 1 & 2 – Written Test and Stage 3 – Trade / Skills Test).
Stage 1- Preliminary Test: Screening examination will be held to shortlist candidates. The format of the screening examination will be common for all disciplines and will be in the following format:
1. Examination shall comprise 50 Multiple Choice Questions (Choice of four answers) of one hour duration in the following proportion : Mathematics : 20 questions Science : 20 questions General Awareness : 10 questions
2. ‘3’ marks will be awarded for each correct answer and ‘1’ mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer
3. Test may be conducted in single / multiple sessions depending upon logistics requirement.
4. All candidates with <40% in UR category will be screened out. Suitable relaxation will be granted to ST category vacancy in the cut-off % to ensure that sufficient number of candidates are screened in for Stage 2. However, lowest cut-off for reserved categories vacancies in Stage 1 shall not be fixed below 30%.
Stage 2- Advanced Test :
1. All candidates screened in Stage 1 will undertake an advanced test in their respective trade.
2. The test will comprise 50 Multiple Choice Questions (Choice of four answers) with ‘3’ marks awarded for each correct answer and ‘1’ mark deducted for each incorrect answer. Test will be of two hours duration.
3. All candidates with <30% in UR category to be screened out. Appropriate relaxation in % of marks for ST category vacancy will be granted to ensure that sufficient numbers of candidates are shortlisted for Stage 3. However, lowest cut-off for reserved vacancies in Stage 2 shall not be fixed below 20%. – 10 –
4. A merit list of candidates will be prepared after Stage 2 based upon scores obtained in Stage 2 only.
5. In the event of tie, following criteria will be adopted in sequence for deciding position in merit list
Candidate with lower negative marks in Stage 2 will be placed higher on the merit list.
Candidate with higher marks in Stage 1 will be placed higher on the merit list.
Candidate with lower negative marks in Stage 1 will be placed higher on the merit list.
Candidate with higher positive marks in mathematics in Stage 1 is placed higher on the merit list.
Candidate with higher positive marks in science in Stage 1 is placed higher on the merit list.
Preliminary Test (Stage 1) and Advanced Test (Stage 2) will be conducted on the same day.
Stage 3- Trade / Skills Test :
1. Based upon the merit list prepared after Stage 2, candidates in each trade will be short listed for Trade / Skills Test.
2. The number of candidates shortlisted for Trade / Skills Test will depend upon the number of candidates qualifying for Stage 2 but shall not exceed 5 times the number of vacancies in each trade.
3. The Trade / Skills Test will be conducted on “Go/No-Go” basis for qualifying the candidates.
4. Candidates clearing the Trade / Skills Test will be shortlisted and empanelled in order of merit based on marks secured in Stage 2.
The candidates will be given choice to answer the questions in written exam/trade test in Hindi or English.
Educational Qualifications & Requirements for Scientific Assistant – Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
|Post||Educational Qualification||Experience Required|
|Scientific Assistant/ C(Electrical) – B-3||Diploma in Electrical Engineering (3 years after SSC or 2 years after HSC) |
with an aggregate of 60% marks.
|Minimum 4 years’ experience in installation / upkeep of lifts/elevators after obtaining requisite qualification.|
|Scientific Assistant/ C(Electrical) – B-4||Diploma in Electrical / Electronics / Electrical and Electronics Engineering (3 years|
after SSC or 2 years after HSC) with an aggregate of 60% marks.
|Minimum 4 years’ experience in installation / upkeep of electronic protection system / automation / SCADA systems for substations after obtaining requisite qualification.|
|Scientific Assistant/ B(Electrical)||Diploma in Electrical Engineering (3 years after SSC or 2 years after HSC) with an aggregate of 60% marks.||–|
|Technician/C [Draftsman(Electrical)]||SSC (with Science and Maths) with minimum 60% marks in aggregate PLUS trade certificate in Draftsman (Electrical) trade||Four year’s relevant experience after obtaining requisite qualification.|
|Technician/C [Electrical]||SSC (with Science and Maths) with minimum 60% marks in aggregate PLUS trade|
certificate in Electrical trade
|Four year’s relevant experience after obtaining requisite qualification.|
General Instructions before applying to post of Scientific Assistant – Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology
A) Before applying, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfills all the eligibility conditions mentioned in the advertisement. The candidates are required to give correct information. The applicants would be admitted to the written test on the basis of information furnished by them in their application form. In case it is found at a later stage that the information furnished by applicant is false and/or he/she does not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, the candidature of such applicants would be cancelled and no correspondence in this regard would be entertained.
B) Education/ Technical Qualifications should be from a recognized University / Board of Technical Education of Central or State Government.
C) In case University / Board award letter grades / CGPA / OGPA, the same will have to be indicated as equivalent percentage of marks as per the norms adopted by that University / Board. In the absence of the same, the candidature will not be considered.
D) Recruitment rule for Scientific Assistant/B or Scientific Assistant/C and Technician/B or Technician/C prescribes the eligibility criteria in terms of minimum qualification & percentage of marks. However, if the candidates with higher qualifications opt for selection to the post prescribed for lower qualification, they will not be denied in principle the opportunity of their recruitment. But, candidates with higher qualification should also have minimum qualification & percentage of marks as prescribed in the advertisement. Such candidates who are already overqualified or likely to complete the process of acquiring higher qualification after their recruitment with not less than 60% marks will not be considered for the purpose of Additional Qualification based promotion for the specified period while in service as follows: a) B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering – 6 Years b) B.Tech./AMIE/M.Sc. – 8 Years c) M.Tech./Ph.D. – 10 Years
E) Age relaxation to (1) PWD candidates (2) Ex-servicemen, (3) departmental candidates (central government civilian employees), (4) family members of those who died in 1984 riots (5) persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir division of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period – 11 – from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 (6) Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not re-married; will be as per extant Government orders.
F) The definition of EWS (Economically Weaker Section) will be as per the DoPT OM No. 36039/1/2019-Estt (Res) dated 31/01/2019. (For details click the link)
G) Only date of birth indicated in Matriculation Certificate / Municipal Birth Certificate will be accepted. No subsequent request for change shall be entertained.
H) The filling up of vacancy indicated in advertisement is subject to approval of Competent Authority and may not be filled up if decided otherwise in terms of the orders issued by Government from time to time.
I) The eligibility criteria including period of experience as prescribed in the advertisement will be determined with reference to the last date of submission of application.
J) RRCAT, Indore reserves the right to fill up the post or even to cancel / restrict / modify / alter the whole process of recruitment without issuing any further notice or assigning any reason therefor.
K) Candidates selected against this advertisement are likely to be posted at Indore but they are liable to serve in any of the constituent units of the Department of Atomic Energy in India.
L) Candidates who have not acquired / will not acquire the required educational qualification as on CLOSING DATE of submission of application will not be eligible and need not apply.
M) The applicants are requested to visit constantly our website for current information related to this advertisement.
N) Written Test / Interview/Trade Test will be conducted at RRCAT, Indore (MP) only.
O) Only unemployed SC/ST outstation candidates will be paid to and fro travelling allowance of Second class railway fare or bus fare by the shortest route as admissible under rules subject to production of paper tickets. If concessional tickets are available, reimbursement will be limited to the concessional fare only. However, Travelling Allowance is not admissible to those candidates who are already in Central/State Government services, Central/State Government Corporation, Public Sector Undertakings, Local Government Institutions and Panchayats and the concession availed from Railways, if any, for undertaking journey for attending written test/Interview/Trade Test (as the case may be).
P) Candidates should come prepared to stay in Indore for Written Test and Interview for minimum two days. No accommodation will be provided for these two days to the candidates.
Q) In addition to the normal Pay and Allowances as admissible under rules, the employees of the Department of Atomic Energy are entitled for:
Exciting working environment.
Promotions to higher grades which are covered under the Merit Promotion Scheme of DAE.
Healthcare for self and family members.
Attractive performance related incentives.
Attractive professional update allowance.
Leave Travel Concession for self and family.
Reimbursement of Tuition fee / Departmental Accommodation as per Government of India Orders.
R) The selected candidates will be governed by the National Pension System which has come into force with effect from 01.01.2004 vide Notification No. 5/7/2003-ECB&PR dated 22.12.2003 of Ministry of Finance. – 12 –
S) Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/EWS category should clearly indicate the same in the application (even when applying for UR vacancy) and should furnish proof of the same in the specified format at the time of written test/skill test/interview (as applicable) failing which they will be treated as Unreserved (UR) and subsequent representations for change of community status will not be entertained.
T) Candidates from Maharashtra State belonging to SC/ST/OBC categories need to submit Validity Certificate from Scrutiny Committee as per The Maharashtra Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, De-notified Tribes, (VimuktaJatis), Nomadic Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Special Backward Category (Regulation of Issuance and Verification of) Caste Certificate Act, 2000, published in the Maharashtra Government Gazette on 23rd May 2001.
U) OBC candidate’s caste certificate should be issued by an authorized authority in the prescribed Central Government format with non-creamy layer certificate and the caste/community should have been included in the Central lists of Other Backward Caste. The crucial date for determining the OBC non-creamy layer certificate will be the closing date of on-line application.
V) Selection of SC/ST/OBC/EWS candidates are will be provisional and is subject to the caste/category certificates being verified through the proper channels and if the verification reveals that the claim to belong to Caste/category as the case may be, is false, the selection will be terminated forthwith without assigning any further reasons and without prejudice to such further action as may be taken under the provisions of Indian penal code for production of false certificates.
W) Women Candidates fulfilling the requirements for the post are encouraged to apply against the recruitment advertisement. Also the specific benefits available to women employees may be perused in the website of the Department of Personnel & Training namely persmin.nic.in.
X) Important Requirement of Disability Certificate:
(i) According to the persons with disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 1996 notified on 31/12/1996 by the Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) and (2) of Section 73 of the Persons with Disabilities ((Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996), a disability certificate shall be issued by a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or a State Government. The Central/State Government may constitute a Medical Board consisting of at least three members, out of which, at least, one member shall be a Specialist from the relevant field.
(ii) The Certificate would be valid for a period of 5 years for those whose disability is temporary. The Medical Board shall indicate the period of validity of the certificate where there are chances of variation in the degree of disability. For those acquired permanent disability, the validity can be shown as Permanent. On representation by the applicant, the Medical Board may review its decision having regard to all the facts and circumstances of the case and pass such orders in the matter as it thinks fit.
(iii) Those SC/ST/OBC persons with disabilities selected on their own merit without relaxed standards along with other candidates will be considered against unreserved vacancies provided the post is identified for persons with disability of relevant category.
How to Apply for Scientific Assistant – Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology ?
(i) ONLY ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ENTERTAINED.
(ii) Last date of applying online application is 14/06/2022.
(iii) Candidates may visit official website for submitting their application online.
(iv) Candidates are required to have valid e-mail ID and a mobile number which should remain active during the currency of this recruitment. Call letter for Written Test to the screened-in candidates will be sent on registered e-mail ID only.
(v) User guide is available on the web-site duly explaining the procedure to apply and upload recent photograph and signature. The applicants must read the user guide before online submission of application.
(vi) RRCAT is not responsible for any discrepancy in submitting details online. The applicants are therefore advised to strictly follow the instructions and user guide.
(vii) Before uploading / submission of application form, the candidates should be cautious and ensure his/her eligibility to apply for the post. No relevant column of the application form should be left blank.
(viii) Only one application should be submitted for one post. If a candidate wishes to apply for more than one post, separate application should be submitted for each post.
(ix) Issuance of an admit-card for the Written Test/Trade Test will not confer any right for appointment. Appointment will be solely subject to the fulfillment of all eligibility conditions.
(x) Applicant must possess required qualification and experience as on last date of submission of application.
(xi) Candidates are advised to submit the online application well in advance without waiting for closing date.
(xii) Candidates working under the Central/State Govt./Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies etc. are required to submit “NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE” from the employer while appearing for Written Test/Trade Test, failing which they will not be permitted to appear in Written Test/Trade Test.
(xiii) The Candidates are required to upload the following documents at the time of submitting of application
a. Recent passport size coloured photograph
c. Certificate for the proof of Age (SSC/10th pass/ Municipal Birth Certificate)
d. Educational / Technical Qualification(s)
e. Experience Certificate(s) (as applicable)
f. Caste/ EWS certificate (format is available on RRCAT website)
g. Disability Certificate in prescribed format available on RRCAT website (if applicable)
h. Certificate regarding domiciled in Kashmir Division from 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 (if applicable)
i. Valid proof that they have been affected by 1984 riots (if applicable)
j. Any other relevant certificate (if applicable)
(xiv) Candidate is also required to bring the above documents in original as well as a self attested copy of each at the time of Written Test/Interview/Trade Test, failing which they will not be permitted to appear in Written Test/ Interview/ Trade Test.
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