so in this post WE will discuss the NIELIT Scientist B & Technical Assistant syllabus, 2020
Selection will be done through a written examination and interview for Scientist ‘B’ Post
only through written examination for Scientific/Technical Assistant – ‘A’ Post
Written Examination shall be of 3 hours duration conducted in English medium only.
Scheme of written examination shall be Objective type and OMR Based.
Every question will carry 1(one) mark and there will be negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer.
The minimum percentage to qualify the written examination will be 50% for General/EWS, 40% for OBC, 30% for the SC/ST/PWD categories.
Candidates are requested to apply only by ONLINE at https://www.calicut.nielit.in
The question paper for the written examination will consists of 65% questions from Technical Area and 35% from Generic Area.
There shall be a total of 120 objective type Questions consisting of 78 questions from Technical Area (Computer Science) and 42 question on Generic area.
The Generic Area syllabus
Analytical Reasoning Capabilities,
Quantitative and Qualitative abilities
Syllabus for Scientist – ‘B’
Section B : Technical (Computer Science) 65%
1 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.
2 Digital Logic:
Logic functions, Minimization,
Design and synthesis of combinational and sequential circuits, Number representation and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point).
3 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.
4 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 Circuits.
5 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.
6 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.
8 Compiler Design:
Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation,
Runtime environments, intermediate and target code generation, Basics of code optimization
9 Operating System:
Processes, Threads, lnter-Process communication, Concurrency, Synchronization, 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 Postgres SQL.
11 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.
12 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 concepT
13 Web Technologies:
HTML5, CSS3, XML, basic concept of client-server computing, web server, proxy server,
web application development, MVC Architecture, web services, frontend technologies.
14 Cyber Security and Emerging Technologies:
Secure programming techniques, OWASP top 10 vulnerabilities, concepts on IOT, Block chain, AI etc..
15 Cloud Technology:
Compute, Network, Storage Management Technologies, Edge Computing etc.
Syllabus for Scientific/Technical Assistant –‘A’
1 Probability and Statistics:
Sampling theorems, Conditional Probability, Mean, Median,
Mode and standard deviations, Random Variables discrete and continuous distributions, Poisson,
Normal and Binomial distribution, correlation and regression analysis.
2 Digital Computer Principles:
Number systems- Binary, Decimal, Octal, and Hexadecimal Conversion, Arithmetic operations, Boolean expression, simplification,
Postulates and theorems, Simplifications, K-map, Combinational Logic circuits – Adder, Subtractor, Multiplexer, Demultiplexer, Encoder,
Decoder, Sequential circuits – SR, JK, T, D, flip flops, shift registers, Asynchronous, synchronous and Module and counters.
3 Computer Organization and Architecture:
Multiprocessors and microcomputers, Machine Instructions and addressing mode. ALU and datapath, CPU control design,
Memory interface, I/O interface (Interrupt and DMA mode), Cache and main memory, Secondary storage,
Semiconductor memory – Internal organization, SRAM, DRAM, SDRAM, Rambus Memory, ROM Technology, virtual memory,
Instruction sequencing, Instruction execution, Hardwired control and microprogrammed control, micro instructions, Instruction pipelining.
4 Programming and Data Structures :
Programming in C, Functions , Recursion, Parameter passing, Scope, Binding; Abstract data types
Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists, Trees, Binary search tress, Binary heaps.
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 Components, 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, N, NP, NPhard, NP-complete.
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.
8 System Software:
Lexical analysis, parsing, syntax directed translation, code generation and optimization, Assemblers, linkers and loaders for microprocessors
operating systems – processes, threads, inter-process communication, synchronization, deadlocks, CPU scheduling
memory management and virtual memory , file system, I/O systems, protection and security module.
9 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 and testing, implementation, maintenance.
10 Computer Networks:
ISO/OSI stack, LAN technologies (Ethernet, Token Ring), flow and error control techniques, Routing algorithm,
Congestion Control, TCP/UDP and sockets, IP(v4), Application layer protocol (ICMP, DNS,SMTP, POP, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS) :
Basic concept of hubs, switches, gateways and routers.
11 Web Technologies:
HTML5, CSS3, XML, basic concept of client-server computing , web server, proxy server, web application development,
MVC architecture, web services, frontend and backend technologies.