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ICSSR invites Online applications for the recruitment of 35 Assistant Director (Research), Research Assistant, and Lower Division Clerk (LDC) Posts. This online facility will be available in the Official website @ from 04.01.2024 to 05.02.2024. Before applying for the recruitment, candidates must carefully read the ICSSR LDC 2024 notification and ensure their eligibility.

A new notification for the year 2024 has been released by the ICSSR, offering 35 openings. From January 4, 2024, until February 5, 2024, qualified individuals may submit their ICSSR Recruitment 2024 applications.

OrganizationIndian Council of Social Science Research
Post NameLower Division Clerk/Research Assistant/Assistant Director
QualificationMaster’s Degree
Starts on04 January 2024
Last Date5 February 2024
SalaryRs. 19900 – 1,77,500/-

Vacancy 2024

A recent announcement from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) details 35 positions for the year 2024. There are three positions in different departments. 

Only the Lower Division Clerk/Research Assistant position (number 02) is open to new hires out of the 03 positions. 

  • Lower Division Clerk: 13 posts (UR-7, SC-2, OBC-2, ST-1, EWS-1)
  • Research Assistant: 14 posts (UR-8, SC-1, OBC-3, ST-1, EWS-1)
  • Assistant Director (Research): 8 posts (UR-5, SC-1 & OBC-2)

Eligibility Criteria 2024

The eligibility criteria for ICSSR Recruitment 2024 vary based on the specific positions, ensuring a comprehensive and inclusive selection process. Here is a general overview of the eligibility criteria for key positions

Educational Qualification

  • Lower Division Clerk:
  • Advanced Secondary or Associated
  • 30 words per minute should be the minimum typing speed.
  • Research Assistant:
  • M.A. in any social science field with a minimum of 50% of the possible points.
  • Assistant Director (Research):
  • A master’s degree with a high second class from an accredited university in any field of social science, or a comparable degree.
  • A minimum of three years’ worth of experience in social science research, teaching, or research administration at a reputable institution.
  • It is preferable to be computer literate.

Age Limit

  • Applicants are advised to carefully read the detailed recruitment notification on the official ICSSR website for specific eligibility criteria related to each position.
  • Lower Division Clerk: 18 – 28 years
  • Research Assistant: 18 – 28 years
  • Assistant Director (Research): Maximum 40 years

Important Date

  • Apply Start Date: 04/01/2024
  • Apply Last Date: 05/01/2024

Application Fee

The candidates have to pay the examination fee online in favour of ICSSR, New Delhi, through NEFT/RTGS on A/c No. 8474101050001, IFSC Code: CNRB0008474, the post-wise examination fee payable is as under:

Post NameUR / OBCSC / STPWD / Female / EWS
LDCRs. 800/-Rs. 400/-Nil
Research AssistantRs. 1000/-Rs. 500/-Nil
Assistant DirectorRs. 1500/-Rs. 750/-Nil

Selection Process

Candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance in computer-based tests and written examinations. The decision of ICSSR about the mode of selection to the above posts and eligibility conditions of the applicants for interview shall be final and binding. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

Written Exam Pattern

Lower Division Clerk:

Paper 1 (Objective Type)

Subject NameNo. of QuestionMax MarksDuration
General Intelligence2550
English Language2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
General Awareness2550
Total1002001 Hour

Paper 2 (Descriptive Type): 30 Minutes

Essay Writing100 Marks

Research Assistant:

Paper 1 (Objective Type)

Part ANo. of QuestionMax MarksDuration
General English2550
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
General Intelligence2550
Part B2550
Total1252501.5 Hour

Paper 2 (Descriptive Type): 1.5 Hours

Descriptive & Language Proficiency test100 Marks

Assistant Director:

Paper 1 (Objective Type)

Part ANo. of QuestionMax MarksDuration
General Awareness2550
Numerical Ability2550
Reasoning Ability2550
English Language & Comprehension2550
Part B2550
Total1252501.5 Hour

Paper 2 (Descriptive Type)

Subject NameMarksDuration
English Language and Comprehension, Essay Writing50
Letter Writing25
Expansion of Ideas in the English Language25
Total1001.5 Hours

Interview: 100 Marks

Important Documents List

  • Scanned copy of a recent passport-size color photograph
  • Scanned signature
  • Educational Qualification
  • Valid Identity Proof
  • Domicile Certificate, if applicable
  • Caste/ Non Creamy Layer/ EWS Certificate, if applicable
  • Certificate of Disability, if applicable

Official Website

Apply Online Click Here

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