Meteorologist - How to become a Meteorologist?


An individual who specializes in the study of weather or climate change and may also conduct research on this subject is called as a meteorologist. There are many colleges in India that offer interested students with graduate and postgraduate courses in meteorology. Those who have concluded their course successfully can find jobs with Government or other private meteorological organizations. The designations of the candidates will also change according to their experience and proficiency in the field. Candidates can find work as atmospheric scientists, Operational meteorologist and industrial meteorologists in addition to jobs as climatologists as well as physical meteorologists. The initial salary of meteorologists will be around Rs.10, 000 - Rs.15, 000 for each month. Professionals in the field may earn as much as Rs. 50,000 a month.

Qualifying Exam

Candidates who aspire to become meteorologists must appear and pass in an entrance exam to join the course that is offered by numerous colleges and universities across India. Some of them are: Shivaji University entrance exam, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology entrance exam, Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences entrance exam, Cochin University of Science and Technology entrance exam, Punjabi University meteorology entrance exam, Indian Institute of Science entrance exam, University of Andhra entrance exam and Bharathiar University entrance exam.

Who is eligible to apply?

Candidates who wish to become meteorologists should be permanent residents of India. They must be no less than 21 years at the time of applying. To become a meteorologist, candidates should have completed their PG course with meteorology, physical sciences or mathematics.

How to prepare for exam and interview?

Those who are appearing for the written exam must be well prepared in the subject. They can get ready by consulting individuals in the field of meteorology. By doing this they will get detail information on this theme. They can also prepare by reading periodicals or journals on the topic. Another good option is to consult students who have attended this examination before. It is important for the candidates to have an aptitude to work together as a team. This will enable them to solve any minor or major problem that might come their way. When they are appearing for the interview, the candidates must be precise when they answer.



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5 Responses to “Meteorologist - How to become a Meteorologist?”

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    How to we can get a job after M.Sc on Agril.Meteorology?
    Which exam requird only for job?
    Plzzz tell me with details

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    i am a student of M.A. geography and i want to become a meteorologist. which course should i pursue to become professional in this field? kindly suggest me some institutes from where can i pursue education of meteorology in india?

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    I had completed my hsc this year and willing to become metereologist (weather forecasting) but do not have clear idea about it.Now i had took admissions for FyBsc (sub:chem,phy,maths).i have decided to complete my Bsc taking physics but have no idea about how to pursue my career in meteorology.Please help

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    ankush boradkar:

    which is th best college in india for studying GEOLOGY ?