New Delhi, Feb 13: Candidates appeared for the staff selection commission (SSC) examination can expect their results to be out today. The examination to recruit Scientific Assistant in India Meteorological Department (IMD) was held from November 22 to November 25, 2017.

The commission has released a notification saying that the result will be out on February 13, 2018. There are 1102 posts for this recruitment. In order to check the result after they are declared, candidates should visit their official website – ssc.nic.in.

The exams consisted of two hours having two parts and comprised of 200 questions carrying 200 marks. The vision and mission of SSC is to select suitable candidates for the government in an objective and transparent manner at the group ‘B’ (non-gazetted) and group ‘C’ (non-technical) levels and to develop recruitment processes which will enable recruitment of manpower conducive for good governance.

It is also “to ensure total objectivity and impartiality in the recruitment of personnel for the government and to provide suitable and adequate manpower in time to the user organisations.”

 The India Meteorological Department (IMD), also referred to as the Met Department, is an agency of the Ministry of Earth Sciences of the Government of India. It is the principal agency responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasting and seismology. IMD is headquartered in Delhi and operates hundreds of observation stations across India. Its regional offices are located at Mumbai, Kolkata, Nagpur and Pune.

IMD is also one of the six Regional Specialised Meteorological Centres of the World Meteorological Organization. It has the responsibility for forecasting, naming and distribution of warnings for tropical cyclones in the Northern Indian Ocean region, including the Malacca Straits, the Bay of Bengal, the Arabian Sea and the Persian Gulf.