NPCIL Recruitment 2021: Scientific assistant, fire operator, Steno, etc

Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd (NPCIL) is inviting applications for the Scientific assistant, fire operator, Steno, etc posts.

Interested and eligible candidates can check the educational criteria and apply online. For more details about the important dates, Eligibility criteria, Recruitment process please read this post.


Nuclear Power Corporation Ltd. is a premier organization of the government of India which is responsible to manage Nuclear technology such as Nuclear Power Plants in India.

Post and Eligibility Criteria:

a)Age limit:

Sr. No.Name of PostAge Limit
1Scientific Assistant18 to 30 years
2Leading Fireman/A18 to 32 years
3Driver-cum-Pump Operator- cum-Fireman-A18 to 27 years
4Steno Grade – 121 to 28 years

Relaxation in upper age limit:

Candidates seeking age relaxation are required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of document verification.

(b) Educational Qualifications:

Sr. No.Name of PostEducational Qualification
1Scientific AssistantDiploma in Engineering or B. Sc. with a minimum of 50% marks
One year Diploma/Certificate in Industrial Safety
Minimum 04 years of industrial experience after obtaining a Diploma in Industrial Safety
2Leading Fireman/AHSC (10+2) (Science with Chemistry) or equivalent with a minimum of 50% of marks. Experience as a Fireman in a well-established Fire Service Organization.
3Driver-cum-Pump Operator- cum-Fireman-AHSC (10+2) (Science with Chemistry) or equivalent with minimum 50% of marks+ valid Heavy Vehicle Driving License with minimum one-year driving experience + Certificate Course in Fire Fighting equipment such as Fire Extinguisher etc.
4Steno Grade – 1A Bachelor’s Degree in any subject with a minimum of 50% marks.
A speed of 80 w.p.m. in English Stenography.
A speed of 40 w.p.m. in English typing on PC.

(c)Essential Physical Standards (Height & Weight):

Sr. No.Post NamePhysical Standard
11. Leading Fireman/A
2. Driver-Cum-Pump-Operator-cum- Fireman/A
No deformity
Height: Minimum 165 cm
Weight: Minimum 50 kg
Chest (normal): 81 cm
Chest (with expansion): 86 cm
Vision: 6/6

Candidates must ensure that they fulfill the Physical standard criteria before appearing for the written examination.



Pay Band:

Sr. No.Name of postSalary
1Scientific Assistant/C Rs, 44900/-(Pay Level-7)
2Leading Fireman/ARs. 25,500/- (Pay Level–4)
3Driver-cum-Pump Operator- cum-Fireman-ARs. 21,700/- (Pay Level–3)
4Steno Grade – 1Rs. 25,500/- (Pay Level–4)

Mode of Selection

Please find details in the below table about which test should be cleared for the selection according to post applied.

Sr. No.Name of the postSelection Process
1Scientific Assistant/CExamination (Computer Based Test )+ Interview
2Leading Fireman/APhysical Standard Test + Physical Assessment & Driving Test + Written Examination (Preliminary Test + Advance Test)
3Driver-cum-Pump Operator-cum-Fireman-A Physical Standard Test + Physical Assessment & Driving Test + Written Examination (Preliminary Test + Advance Test)
4Steno Grade – 1Examination (Computer Based Test)+ Skill Test

Please find below details for Written Examinisation(Preliminary + Advance):

Written Examination [Stage-1 (Preliminary Test) and Stage-2(Advance Test)]

Written Examination

The OMR  based or Computer Based Test (CBT) Written Examination will be in two  stages.

  • Stage-1- Preliminary Test (1 Hour  Duration)
  • Stage-2- Advanced Test (2 Hours  Duration)

Stage-1 –  Preliminary Test: Preliminary written test will be an objective type of test that will be having multiple types of questions. There will be a total of 50 questions that must be completed within 1-hour duration.

Sr. No.SubjectsNo. of Questions
1 Mathematics 20  Questions
2 Science 20  Questions
3 General Awareness 10  Questions

NOTE: There is no negative marking in the preliminary examination.

Stage-2 – Advanced Test

After the prelims test an Advance test will be conducted which will carry a total of 50 questions from the respective trades. The duration of the advance test will be of 2 hours.

Important Dates:

Sr. No.EventDate
1Starting of the online registration5th January 2021
2Last date for online registration 25th January 2021

Apply Online:

Official website:

Source: Official notification

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