SSC IMD Scientific Assistant 2017 Exam Analysis | 25th November

SSC IMD Scientific Assistant 2017 Exam Analysis[10:00-12:00]

Dear Readers, Now it’s time for IMD Exam Analysis (Review) i.e. 10:00-12:00 noon. We are providing Exam analysis of  IMD Exam, so that all other aspirants can get an overall and clear idea about exam pattern and difficulty level. The IMD Exam 2017 is being held in ONLINE mode for the first time. but exam pattern has changed from last year (which was last held in 2011). So dear students, without much ado, let’s get straight to the detailed  Exam analysis.

Over all Good Attempts for SSC IMD 2017 Exam:

Section Level Good Attempts
 General Intelligence Easy 20-22
Quantitative Aptitude Easy-Moderate 18-21
English Language Easy 17-22
General Awareness Easy-Moderate 16-20
Physics/ CS IT/ Electronics Moderate 71-76
Overall Moderate 142-154

IMD Examination Instructions:

  • Candidates are required to choose any one option out of the Part-II at the time of Exam Login.
  • Candidates shall login using their USER ID (10 Digit roll number) followed by a SUFFIX – a special CODE (single alphabet) for each specialised subject of PART-II of the QUESTION PAPER) as described below –
  1. ‘P’- PHYSICS

For example:

  • Candidate opting for PHYSICS in PART-II, is to login with their ROLL NUMBER followed by code ‘P’ : 1234567890P
  • Candidate opting for COMPUTER SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY in PART-II, is to login with their ROLL NUMBER followed by code ‘C’: 1234567890C
  • Candidate opting for ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING in PART-II, is to login with their ROLL NUMBER followed by code ‘E’: 1234567890E
  • PASSWORD is DATE OF BIRTH of candidate to be entered in DDMMYYYY format ONLY.

NOTE: Based on the special SUBJECT code as mentioned above, after login, the candidates would get the question paper of his/her selected option. Candidate once logged in with a special SUBJECT code shall NOT BE ALLOWED to CHANGE it later. In case of RE-LOGIN due to system error or infrastructure issue, candidates are required to continue with the same SUBJECT CODE selected at the time of FIRST LOGIN, otherwise his/her responses would NOT be evaluated under any circumstances. 

Scheme of Examination:

Papers Subject No. Of
Marks Duration &

General Intelligence &
25 25

120 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude 25 25
English language &
25 25
General Awareness 25 25

(i)Physics or
(ii)Computer Science and Information Technology or (iii)Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering.



Total 200 200

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Part-I& II.

IMD Exam Analysis: General Intelligence & Reasoning 

Topic No of Questions Level
Syllogism 1 Moderate
Matrix 3-4 Easy
Blood Relation 0 Easy
Non-Verbal (Image) 2-3 Easy
Odd one out 4-5 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test 1 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 2 Moderate
Series  3-4 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 8 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Easy

IMD Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

Topic No of Questions Level
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss  2-3 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 2-3 Difficult
Trigonometry 3 Moderate-Difficult
Algebra 2 Difficult
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Geometry 3 Easy
Speed and Distance 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 2 Moderate
DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 25 Easy-Moderate

IMD Exam Analysis: English Language & Comprehension

Topic No of Questions Level
Sentence Improvement 2-3 Easy
Error Detection 3-4 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 3 Easy 
Parajumbled  2-3 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 3-4 Easy
One word substitution 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Spelling check 2-3 Easy
Cloze test 5 Moderate
Total 25 Easy

IMD Exam Analysis: General Awareness

This came as a surprise where most of the questions were based on Current Affairs. Apart from these, few questions were from Economics, Polity, History and rest of the General Awareness Topics. So we only have to say that the decent number of attempts would lie somewhere around 12-13 in this section.

Some questions from Exam:

  • Who is the new director of CAG?
  • Bangladesh sighed Mou with India of dollar 3.5 million for which purpose?
  • Which of the following longest river in dessert area?
  • Who won in the Asian World Cup?
  • Waves do not transmitted from which of the following? (Solid, Air, Vacuum, Environment)?
  • Who got Nobel prize 2017 in Economics?
Topic No of Questions Level
History 4 Moderate
Geography 3 Easy-Moderate
Polity 3 Easy
Economics 1 Moderate
Science 9 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 5 Moderate 
Total 25 Easy-Moderate


Part-II contains Physics or Computer Science and Information Technology or Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering:

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering:
To be updated soon

Computer Science and Information Technology
There were 8-9 questions from DBMS (Data Base Management System) and 8 questions were from Networking and 9 were from programming and 10 questions from basic hardware.

To be updated soon



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