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Ministry of Science & Technologies Recruitment 444 Posts Application Form


Online applications are invited by the Combined Administrative Services Examination (CASE) on 11/12/23 for direct recruitment candidates for the post of ‘SO & CSO’ with the total number of vacancies being 444. The application process started on 08/12/23 (05:00 pm) and will end by 12/01/24 (05:00 pm). All the eligible candidates are invited to apply for the available vacancies. The Age limit has been given under the notification of the official authority. Relaxation of age has also been given as per the rules.

Detailed Information:

  • Name of the Department:  Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
  • Name of the Posts: SO & CSO
  • Post Date: 11/12/23
  • Advertisement No.: E-I/RC/2023/1
  • Number of Posts: 444

Important Dates:

  • Online Application Date and Payment starts from: 08/12/23 (05:00 pm)
  • Last Date for filling the Application Form: 12/01/24 (05:00 pm)
  • Last Date for making the Payment of Application Fee: 14/01/24 (05:00 pm)
  • Date of the Stage-I Examination: February, 2024 (Tentative)
  • Tentative date of the Stage-II Examination: Will be notified on CSIR Website
  • Admit Card/ Call Letter Issuance: Will be notified on CSIR Website

Application Fee Details:

  • Application Fees for the Candidates of categories Unreserved, OBC and EWS: Rs. 500/-
  • Application Fees for SC/ST/PwBD/Women/Ex-Servicemen/CSIR Departmental Candidates: NIL
  • Application Fee Payment Mode: Online

Age Criteria as per 11/01/2024

  • Upper Age Limit for candidates: 33 years
  • Relaxation in Upper Limit of the age has been provided as per the rules.

Age Relaxation:

S. No.CategoryAge Relaxation
1.Scheduled Castes/ Tribes05 years
2. Other Backward Classes (OBC)03 years
3.PwBD (Unreserved)10 years
4.PwBD (SC/ST)15 years
5.PwBD (OBC)13 years
6.Ex-Servicemen03 years
7.CSIR Departmental Candidates05 years
8.Any Other CategoriesNo Relaxation

Mode of Selection:

  • Paper-I: General Awareness & English Language and Comprehension
  • Paper-II: General Intelligence, Reasoning & Mental Ability
  • Paper-III: English/Hindi- Descriptive Paper
  • Interview
  • Computer Proficiency Test (100 MM)
  • All the detailed syllabus is available in the official notification.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • In terms of qualification the candidate must be having University Degree (Any)
  • The candidate should have Indian Nationality.

Pay Scale:

  • For Group B (Gazetted): Pay Level-8, Cell-1- ₹47,600-₹1,51,100.
  • For Group B (Non-Gazetted): Pay Level-7, Cell-1- ₹44,900-₹1,42,400.

The selection criteria has been given in the official Notification in details. 

Reserved Posts for the Post of SO:

S. No. CategoriesNo. of Vacancies
2.Other Backward Classes19
3.Scheduled Castes/ Tribes14
4.Economically Weaker Section06

Reserved Posts for the Post of ASO:

S. No. CategoriesNo. of Vacancies
2.Other Backward Classes102
3.Scheduled Castes/ Tribes80
4.Economically Weaker Section35

Out of the total 444 (76+368) posts, 19 posts are reserved for the Persons with Disability.

General Instructions for the candidates.

To apply for the available vacancies the eligible candidates must fulfil the requirements of the given criteria and carefully read the given instructions in the Official Notification of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. The process of application can only be done Online through the official website of CSIR ( Government Department candidates will have to produce ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their departments.

How to apply for the Post?

Visit the website and tap on ‘Exam Portal’. Register yourself and start the application procedure. Make the application fee and upload the required documents.

Candidates will be notified and also can keep checking the website for the updates on call letter and exam centres.


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