The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bengaluru. It is one of the most prestigious organizations for engineers to work in. ISRO has a vision to “harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration”.
With a total of 32 centers all over India, ISRO entrance exam is conducted for which candidates are invited from Civil, Electrical, Architecture, Mechanical, Electronics, computer science, and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning streams. The degrees eligible for applying to ISRO are B.E., B.Tech, B.Sc. (Engineering), Diploma + B.E/B.Tech (Lateral Entry), B.Sc. + B.E/B.Tech (Lateral Entry), AMIE, B.E/B.Tech degree part-time.
The ISRO Centralized Recruitment Board (ICRB) of the Department of Space and Indian Space Research Organization ISRO conducts the recruitment drive. The recruitment is done to fill in the vacancies at the following 15 centers:
Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC)
Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC)
Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR
ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC)
ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC)
Space Applications Centre (SAC)
National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC)
ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC)
ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU)
Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS)
Development and Educational Communication Unit (DECU)
Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS)
Master Control Facility (MCF)
Department of Space and ISRO HQ
Antrix Corporation Limited
The ISRO Requirement with respect to age is that the maximum age limit for all the candidates is 35 years i.e. candidates less than 35 years of age can apply for the post of Scientist in ISRO.
The maximum age limit for all the SC/ST candidates is 40 years
The maximum age limit for all the OBC candidates is 38 years
For the SC/ST and OBC, the age relaxation is only valid against posts reserved for these categories
Special relaxation is given to Ex-Servicemen and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) as per Govt. of India orders.
ISRO requires, for the post of scientist, graduates in the field of Civil, Electrical, Architecture, Mechanical, Electronics, computer science and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning streams. Accordingly, the required Educational Qualification for the candidates is:
All the candidates who are willing to apply must have qualified B.E/B.Tech or equivalent qualifying degree in first class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA of 6.84 on a scale of 10.
The Candidates who are in their final year of qualifying degree are eligible to apply if their final graduation degree will be available before the final results and they secure an aggregate of 65% marks or CGPA 6.84 (average of all semesters for which results are available).
For all the candidates who have done their diploma followed by B.E/B.Tech (Lateral Entry) are also eligible provided they have passed their degree in first class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA 6.84 on a scale of 10.
Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers (AMIE) candidates can also apply to ISRO but special conditions are specified for these candidates so AMIE candidates wishing to apply must check if they are eligible before applying.
All the candidates who have passed M.E/M.Tech with B.Tech is eligible to apply provided their B.Tech marks meet the eligibility specified above.
All the candidates who have studied the integrated courses of B.E/B.Tech and M.E/M.Tech is also eligible for the ISRO examination. These candidates must produce their Graduation certificate for B.E/B.Tech separately in first class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA 6.84 on a scale of 10.
Candidates with part-time B.E/B.Tech degrees are also eligible.
Candidates who have done their B. E or B.Tech through correspondence course not eligible.
The qualification mentioned and the benchmark set is only the MINIMUM requirement and fulfilling the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for Written Test.
Candidates who apply for the post of architect will have to produce the Registration Certificate for having registered with the Council of Architecture, at the time of Interview, failing which he/she will not be allowed for an interview
ISRO Entrance exam Pattern and Syllabus
Considered as one of the most prestigious organization, ISRO Entrance Exam is conducted to test the technical understanding and application of the concepts of candidates in their respective streams. Therefore, the selection procedure for ISRO is conducted in three phases:
1st phase: After the filling of the application form, the first screening process for the candidates is done. In this, the candidates are shortlisted for their written exam based on the academic performance in college and their bio-data.
2nd phase: In the second phase, all the candidates shortlisted in the screening process are called for the written examination. The written examination has limited cities in which the exam is conducted. The call letter for the written examination is sent by email. The written test is conducted in the following twelve venues viz., Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram.
ISRO Entrance Exam pattern:
The written exam is an objective type exam and is set in English.
In the question paper, 80 objective type questions carrying equal marks (3 marks) are asked.
The total time allotted is 90 minutes.
The written test is only a screening process and the marks of the same are not considered while preparing the final list of selection.
All those candidates who qualify the written exam are called for the interview
3rd Phase: The last and final round of the selection is the interview round. All the candidates who qualify the written exam are called for the interview round. The final selection of the candidate is solely dependent on this phase, the interview round. All the candidates who score more than 60% marks in the interview are eligible and will be considered for empanelment in the selection process.
Candidates attending the interview are reimbursed to and fro second-class train fare by the shortest route from the city indicated in the on-line application form to the place of interview (change of address and city for the purpose will not be entertained).
Also, the candidates called for interview are required to produce all relevant original documents in proof of details furnished in their applications submitted on-line, at the time of interview. Failing to do so may the candidate’s interview will stand canceled.