Department of Space, Government of India



Advt No. ISRO:ICRB:02(EMC):2023 dated 25.05.2023


Indian Space Research Organisation/Department of Space Centres/Units are engaged in Research and Development activities in the realm of Space Application, Space Science and Technology for the benefit of society at large and for serving the nation by achieving self-reliance and developing capacity to design and build Launch Vehicles and Communication/Remote Sensing Satellites and thereafter launch them.
  1. Online applications are invited from meritorious graduates for the following vacancies of Scientist/Engineer 'SC' in Level 10 of Pay Matrix at constituent ISRO Centres (Group 'A' Gazetted posts) and in an Autonomous Body under DOS (Group 'A' Non-Gazetted posts), as detailed below:

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    Post No. Name of the Post Total number of vacancies Vacancies identified for filling up with PWBD Educational Qualification
    BE001 Scientist/Engineer 'SC'(Electronics)

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    90(*) 11 [2 OH (1 - Backlog; 1 - One Leg); 9 - HH] BE/ B.Tech or equivalent in Electronics & Communication Engineering with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA 6.84/10.
    BE002 Scientist/Engineer 'SC'(Mechanical)

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    163 10 [2 - VH; 5 - HH (2 backlog); 3 - OH (1 backlog)] BE/ B.Tech or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA 6.84/10.
    BE003 Scientist/Engineer 'SC' (Computer Science)

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    47 5 [1 - HH; 3 - VH (1 backlog); 1 - LD/MI/MD] BE/ B.Tech or equivalent in Computer Science Engineering with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA 6.84/10.
    BE001A Scientist/Engineer 'SC'(Electronics) - Autnomous body - PRL

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    02 2 [1 (HH - backlog); 1 (OH - 1 leg/CP/Dw - backlog)] BE/ B.Tech or equivalent in Electronics & Communication Engineering with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA 6.84/10.
    BE003A Scientist/Engineer 'SC' (Computer Science) - Autonomous body - PRL

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    01 1 [HH - backlog] BE/ B.Tech or equivalent in Computer Science Engineering with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA 6.84/10.
    (*)1 post is identified to be filled up at Port Blair Ground Station.
    OH - Orthopedically Handicapped; HH - Hard of Hearing/Hearing Impairment; VH - Low Vision/Visually Handicapped; LD - Learning Disabilities; MI - Mental Illness; MD - Multiple Disabilities; CP - Cerebral Palsy; Dw - Dwarfism
    NOTE: Graduation should have been completed within the stipulated duration of the course as prescribed by the University. Candidates who are going to complete the above course in the academic year 2022-23 are also eligible to apply, provided final degree is available by 31.08.2023 and their aggregate is 65% marks or CGPA 6.84/10 (average of all semesters for which results are available).
    (2) Allied disciplines in BE/BTech acceptable under the above disciplines are mentioned in the FAQs.
    In case of Dual/Integrated Degree programmes:
    a) Where a CGPA/Percentage for Graduation and Post-Graduation is mentioned separately in the Dual/Integrated Degree Certificate, existing procedure for reckoning CGPA/percentage for the graduation level will be reckoned;
    b) Where a common CGPA/percentage applicable for the entire course of study is only mentioned in the Dual/Integrated Degree Certificate, the final CGPA/percentage as mentioned in the Dual/Integrated degree Certificate as applicable for the entire course of study, will be reckoned for deciding the eligibility;
    c) Where a University does not prescribe any CGPA/percentage in its Dual/Integrated Degree certificates, the cumulative CGPA/percentage as per Final / Consolidated Mark Sheet, as applicable for the entire course of study, will be reckoned for deciding the eligibility;
    d) The above criteria will apply uniformly regardless of whether or not a University/Institution prescribes a formula to derive the CGPA/percentage for Graduation/Post Graduation in its Dual / Integrated Degree certificate;
    e) Where a University mentions both CGPA and percentage of marks in its Degree Certificate or Consolidated Mark-sheet, then at least one criteria (either CGPA or percentage) should meet DOS/ISRO's eligibility norms;
    f) Where a University mentions only CGPA in its Degree Certificate or Consolidated Mark-sheet, then the CGPA so mentioned should necessarily meet DOS/ISRO's eligibility criteria. Conversion of CGPA into percentage of marks is not permitted to determine eligibility, regardless of whether any conversion formula is prescribed by the University/Institution concerned. The same criteria apply mutatis mutandis in cases where only percentage of marks is mentioned in the Degree Certificate /Consolidated Mark-sheet.

  2. Age Limit: 28 years as on 14.06.2023 Serving Central Govt. employees, Ex-Servicemen; Persons with Benchmark Disabilities are eligible for age relaxation as per Govt. of India orders.

  3. Candidates applying for the post reserved for PWBD have to submit a self-attested copy of Disability Certificate in the prescribed format at the time of Interview, clearly indicating the percentage of disability, issued by Medical Board consisting of at least three (03) members out of which one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing disability, duly constituted by Central or a State Government. The definition of Disabilities is as specified in the schedule of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

  4. DEGREE OF DISABILITY FOR RESERVATION: Only such persons would be eligible for reservation in Services/Posts who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability.

  5. How to apply : Candidates may apply for multiple posts, subject to conditions. However, candidates applying for multiple posts should select common (same) written test centres. Candidates have to make application fee payment separately for applications for all the posts. The application for on-line registration will be hosted in the ISRO website between 25.05.2023 and 14.06.2023. Applications will be received on-line only. Upon registration, applicants will be provided with an on-line Registration Number, which should be carefully preserved for future reference. E-mail ID of the applicant is to be given in the application compulsorily. The last date for submitting on-line application is 14.06.2023.

  6. The Candidates registered under National Career Services (NCS) portal and fulfilling the eligibility conditions may visit ISRO website and follow the application procedure as stated.

  7. Applications that are not in conformity with the requirements indicated in this advertisement and incomplete applications will not be entertained.

  8. No Objection Certificate: Candidates who are employed under Central/State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies etc. have to submit 'No Objection Certificate' from the employer concerned, at the time of Interview or as and when called for by ISRO. However, the candidate should apply for the post only under intimation to and with the prior permission of the employer. A candidate who may gain/change employment after applying for the post, is required to inform the employer the particulars of his/her application and shall mandatorily submit NOC at the time of Interview. Any candidate, who fails to submit NOC in original at the time of Interview, shall not be permitted to appear in the Interview and TA will not be paid.

  9. Application Fee The Application Fee is Rs.250/- (Rupees Two Hundred and Fifty only) for each application. Those candidates desirous to apply for multiple post have to separately remit application fee of Rs.250/-. Candidates may make the payment 'online' using Internet Banking/Debit Card or 'offline' by visiting nearest SBI Branch. Candidates after submitting their application can pay application fee immediately or any day before the last date for fee payment which is 16.06.2023. The last date for submitting online application is 14.06.2023. Candidates are, however, advised to make online payment by 12.06.2023 to avoid any unexpected transaction failures/issues. [Candidates making online payment may kindly note that ISRO shall not be responsible for pending transactions or transaction failures. Candidates may contact their Banks and ensure successful payment of application fee. Candidates may utilise alternative methods of payment (offline payment) if required. Ensuring a 'successful payment' from 'Payment Status' link in ISRO's website is mandatory for the candidates]. The process followed for each case is shown below:

    1. (i) If candidate desires to pay application fee immediately then he/she on submitting application will be shown a web page displaying registration number. On the same web page, there exists a "Make Payment" button which the candidate may click and follow the payment process as outlined below.

      (ii) If the candidate wants to pay the application fee later, then payment can be made any time before closure of the advertisement by accessing the "Make Payment" link available in advertisement page. Candidate has to provide Registration number, Date of Birth and later click on the "Make Payment" button and follow the payment process as outlined below.

  10. Process for application fee payment : The candidates on clicking the Make Payment button will be redirected to State Bank Multi Option Payments Systems (MOPS) page. The candidate may choose one of the payment modes shown below for making payment.

    • Online mode :

      1. Net Banking: State Bank of India

      2. Net Banking: Other Banks

      3. Debit Card: State Bank of India

      4. Debit Card: Other Banks

      5. Credit Card:State Bank of India

      6. Credit Card: Other Banks

    • Off-line mode :
      • Pre-printed SBI Challan [Candidates should download, print and pay the application fee in cash at any SBI Branch within 3 days of generation of challan or last day stipulated for payment(16.06.2023), whichever is earlier]. The challan will be valid for the next three days only, from date of generation. If payment is not made within 3 days, the challans which are older than the specified time will be deemed unsuccessful. However, the candidate may regenerate fresh challan, if required or alternatively, make online payment.

    Note: (i)Though application fee charged by ISRO is same across the payment modes the bank charges and taxes may vary. Therefore candidates are required to carefully follow the instructions shown. In case of Net banking and debit cards payments, the candidate on successful payment will be redirected to ISRO web portal and shown a page displaying transaction details.

    (ii) During entire payment processing do not click REFRESH or BACK button, else session will be aborted.

    (iii) Please follow the instructions of the banks/payment gateways with respect to the mode of payment (net banking, debit cards, across SBI counters, etc.)

    (iv) Candidates can check Payment status after 24 hrs of their payment successful and Print Receipt by visiting "Payment Status" link available in advertisement page. In case of pending transactions or transaction failures candidates are advised to contact their Banks and ensure successful payment of application fee.

  11. All Women/Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST); Ex-serviceman [EX] and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee. However, after registration of application on-line, the candidates have to ensure receipt of system generated email regarding successful submission of application.

  12. Candidates are advised to check all the fields entered by them online before submitting their applications. Candidates should avoid submission of multiple applications for the same post.


  14. Selection Process :
    a) Written test will be conducted at eleven venues viz., Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram. However, ISRO reserves the right to cancel/change the written test venue and re-allot the candidates to any other test centre. The call letters for written test will be sent only to the registered e-mail ID of candidates.

    b)Pattern of the Question Paper for Written Test:
    Single objective type paper consisting of two parts, viz. Part 'A' and Part 'B', with a duration of 120 minutes (with compensation time as applicable for PwBD candidates).

    Part 'A' - Area/Discipline Specific part - Consists of 80 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) of 1 mark each (+1 and -1/3 pattern of marking).

    Part 'B' - Aptitude/Ability Tests - Consists of maximum 15 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) totaling to 20 marks (No negative marks). Questions will be based on Numerical Reasoning, Logical Reasoning, Diagrammatic Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning and Deductive Reasoning.

    c) Interview : Based on performance in the written test, candidates will be short-listed for Interview in the ratio of 1:5, with an aggregate minimum of 10 candidates. For reserved vacancies, distinct/additional candidates will be short-listed in the ratio of 1:5 (maximum), without regard to the reserved candidates if any, short-listed under UR category.

    d) Qualifying Criteria :


    Written Test



    Unreserved candidates

    50% each in Part A & B

    50/100 Marks


    Reserved candidates, only if a post is reserved

    40% each in Part A & B

    40/100 Marks


    e) Weightage in Panel Generation : For generation of the final panel, 50% weightage will be given to Written Test marks and 50% weightage to Interview marks.

  15. Pay and Allowances: Selected candidates will be appointed as Scientist/Engineer 'SC' in Level 10 of Pay Matrix and will be paid minimum basic pay of Rs.56,100/- p.m. In addition, Dearness Allowance [DA], House Rent Allowance [HRA] and Transport Allowance are payable as per extant rules on the subject. The employees will be governed by the New Pension Scheme. Further, medical facilities for self and dependents, subsidised canteen, limited quarters facility (in lieu of HRA), Leave Travel Concession, Group Insurance, House Building Advance etc are admissible as per Central Government orders.

  16. Other Conditions/Instructions:
    • The appointees are liable to be posted in any of the Centres/Units of the Indian Space Research Organisation/Department of Space.
    • They are also liable to be transferred to any such Centre/Unit at any point of time on need basis.
    • The number of vacancies indicated is provisional. ISRO reserves the right to increase/decrease the number of vacancies, as per the requirement.
    • The posts are temporary, but likely to continue.
    • For details of ISRO Centres/Units, please visit ISRO Centres.
    • Candidates attending the interview will be 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).
    • Candidates have to produce all original documents in proof of details furnished in their applications submitted on-line, at the time of interview.
    • If any information furnished on-line is found to be false, the candidate will not be interviewed and TA will not be paid.
    • No TA will be paid for attending the Written Test.
    • ISRO reserves the right not to fill up all or any of the posts, if it so desires.
    • Only Indian Nationals need apply.
    • In case of any clarification, candidates may refer to the FAQs uploaded in the ISRO website against the advertisement and if the doubt still persists, send e-mail to
    • Queries about information already available in the Advertisement/FAQs and Frivolous queries will not be replied to.
    • Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply

  17. It is the absolute responsibility of the candidate to ensure that he/she fulfills the eligibility criteria as notified and has fully complied with the procedural requirements and time limits stipulated for submission of on-line application and remittance of application fee. Any deviations from the procedures notified would result in cancellation of candidature and no representation on the matter will be entertained.

  18. In case of any ambiguity/dispute arises on account of interpretation of Hindi version of this notification, instructions detailed in the English version shall be final.

  19. The Answer Keys will be published on the ISRO Web-site within three working days of the Written Test. The candidates may raise objections with valid justifications, if any, within 5 days of publishing the answer keys in the web-site, ONLY through the link that shall be provided after the Written Test. Objections, if any, received thereafter or through any other modes will not be considered under any circumstances.

  20. Important dates to remember:-

    Opening date for on-line registration  -    25.05.2023

    Closing date for on-line registration    -    14.06.2023

    Last date for payment of fee                -    16.06.2023