Department of Space, Government of India

INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANISATION [ISRO]

ISRO CENTRALISED RECRUITMENT BOARD [ICRB]

RECRUITMENT OF ASSISTANTS, JUNIOR PERSONAL ASSISTANTS, UPPER DIVISION CLERK AND STENOGRAPHERS

Advt No. ISRO:ICRB:02(A-JPA):2022 dated 20.12.2022


    Indian Space Research Organization/Department of Space Centres/Units are engaged in Research and Development activities in development 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.



    Last date for submission of online applications is extended upto 16/01/2023.
    Last date for Application Fee payment is extended upto 18/01/2023


  1. Online applications are invited from meritorious candidates for the following vacancies in Level 4 of Pay Matrix at constituent ISRO Centres and in Autonomous Bodies, as detailed below:


  2. Do not use 'Back' and 'Forward' button of your browser while filling up online application form.

    Frequently Asked Queries and Answers(FAQ's)

    If already applied,



    POST NO.1 - ASSISTANT
    Zone UR OBC SC ST EWS TOTAL PWBD Ex-Ser

    OH

    VH

    HH

    ASD

    Ahmedabad 10 08 02 04 02 26 01 -- 01 -- 02
    03 ST vacancies are backlog vacancies
    01 HH is backlog vacancy
    01 UR vacancy is identified to be filled at RRSC-Central, Nagpur
    Bengaluru 51 32 21 06 15 125 01 02 04 01 18
    02 HH are backlog vacancy
    Hassan 08 04 02 01 01 16 -- -- -- -- 01
    Hyderabad 14 11 04 03 03 35 01 01 01 -- 03
    01 VH is backlog vacancy
    Sriharikota 27 11 08 03 05 54 -- 03 02 -- 10
    01 HH is backlog vacancy
    Thiruvananthapuram 40 24 10 01 08 83 01 03 04 01 13
    Out of the above PWBD vacancies, 5 PWBD vacancies (VH- 02 & HH - 03) are backlog.
    TOTAL 150 90 47 18 34 339 04 09 12 02 47
    POST NO.2 - JUNIOR PERSONAL ASSISTANTS
    Ahmedabad 02 01 -- 02 -- 05 -- 01 -- -- --
    01 OBC and 02 ST are backlog vacancies
    01 VH is backlog vacancy
    Out of the above 02 UR vacancies, 01 vacancy each is identified for filling up at RRSC-C, Nagpur and RRSC-W, Jodhpur
    Bengaluru 29 12 10 04 05 60 03 -- -- -- 07
    01 OH Vacancy is backlog vacancy
    Hassan 01 -- -- -- -- 01 -- -- -- -- --
    Hyderabad 07 04 03 -- 02 16 -- -- -- -- 02
    02 OBC and 01 SC are backlog vacancies
    Out of the above 07 UR vacancies, 01 vacancy is identified for filling up at RRSC-E, Kolkata
    New Delhi 02 -- -- -- -- 02 -- -- -- -- --
    01 post is identified to be filling up at IIRS, Dehradun
    Sriharikota 12 05 03 02 02 24 01(leg only) -- -- -- 04
    Thiruvananthapuram 23 12 05 -- 05 45 03 01 01 -- 02
    Out of the above PWBD vacancies,3 PWBD vacancies (VH - 01; HH - 01 & OH - 01) are backlog.
    TOTAL 76 34 22 08 14 153 07 02 01 -- 15
    POST NO.3 - UPPER DIVISION CLERKS
    Bengaluru 09 04 01 01 01 16 -- 01 -- -- 01
    TOTAL 09 04 01 01 01 16 -- 01 -- -- 01
    POST NO. 4 - STENOGRAPHERS
    Bengaluru 06 04 02 01 01 14 -- -- -- -- 01
    TOTAL 06 04 02 01 01 14 -- -- -- -- 01
    POST NO. 5 - ASSISTANTS FOR FILLING-UP AT AUTONOMOUS INSTITUTIONS UNDER DEPT. OF SPACE
    Hyderabad 01 -- -- 01 -- 02 -- -- -- -- --
    Posts are identified to be filled at NE-SAC, Shillong
    Thiruvananthapuram 01 -- -- -- -- 01 -- -- -- -- --
    TOTAL 02 -- -- 01 -- 03 -- -- -- -- --
    POST NO. 6 - JUNIOR PERSONAL ASSISTANTS FOR FILLING-UP AT AUTONOMOUS INSTITUTIONS UNDER DEPT. OF SPACE
    Hyderabad 01 -- -- -- -- 01 -- -- -- -- --
    Posts is identified to be filled at NE-SAC, Shillong
    Total 01 -- -- -- -- 01 -- -- -- -- --
    UR- Unreserved; OBC - Other Backward Classes; SC - Scheduled Caste; ST - Schedule Tribe; EWS - Economically Weaker Section; PWBD - Persons with Benchmark Disabilities; OH - Orthopedically Handicapped; VH - Visually Handicapped; HH - Hearing Handicapped; ASD - Autism, Ex-Ser - Ex-Servicemen;
    Backlog vacancies : If PWBD candidates are not available for any identified category (i.e. OH, VH, HH), other categories of PWBD candidates will be considered against the aforesaid vacancies. If other categories of PWBD candidates are also not available, it will be filled with UR and the PwBD reservation will be carried forward.
  3. Educational qualification and experience


  4. ASSISTANTS/UPPER DIVISION CLERK (POST NO.1, 3 & 5) JUNIOR PERSONAL ASSISTANT/ STENOGRAPHER (POST NO.2,4 & 6)

    Graduation with Minimum of 60% marks or CGPA of 6.32 on a 10-point scale as declared by any recognized University, with a pre-requisite condition that Graduation should have been completed within the stipulated duration of the course as prescribed by the University;

    AND

    Proficiency in the use of Computers.








    Graduation with Minimum of 60% marks or CGPA of 6.32 on a 10 point scale as declared by any recognised University, with a pre-requisite condition that Graduation should have been completed within the stipulated duration of the course as prescribed by the University;

    OR

    Diploma in Commercial/Secretarial Practice with Minimum of 60% marks or CGPA of 6.32 on a 10-point scale as declared by any recognised Board/ University, with a pre-requisite condition that Diploma should have been completed within the stipulated duration of the course as prescribed by the University;

    One-year experience as Steno-Typist/ Stenographer.

    AND

    A minimum speed of 60 w.p.m. in English Stenography;

    Proficiency in the use of Computers.


    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.


  5. Age Limit 28 years as on 09.01.2023 (31 years for OBC candidates and 33 years for SC/ST candidates, wherever posts are reserved). Serving Govt. employees, Ex-Servicemen; Persons with Disabilities, meritorious Sportspersons; Widows, Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried are eligible for age relaxation as per Govt. of India orders.

  6. 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 Skill Test, 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 are as specified in the schedule of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

  7. 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.
  8. How to apply:Candidates may apply for multiple posts, subject to conditions. A candidate may apply for different posts under same/different zones, but cannot apply for same post in different zones. For Ex : A candidate may apply for Post No.1 (Assistant) in Ahmedabad Zone, Post No 3 (UDC) under Bengaluru Zone/Dept. of Space. However, he/she cannot apply for Post No. 1 (Assistant) in Ahmedabad Zone and again Post No. 1 (Assistant) under Bengaluru Zone. However, candidates applying for both the 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 20.12.2022 and 09.01.2023. 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 09.01.2023.

  9. 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.
  10. Applications that are not in conformity with the requirements indicated in this advertisement and incomplete applications will not be entertained.

  11. 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 Skill Test or as and when called for. 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 Skill Test. Any candidate, who fails to submit NOC in original at the time of Skill Test, shall not be permitted to appear in the Skill Test and TA will not be paid.

  12. Application Fee:The Application Fee is Rs-100/- (Rupees One Hundred only) for each application. Those candidates desirous to apply for the post Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 have to separately remit application fee of Rs.100/-.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 datefor fee payment which is 11.01.2023. The last date for submitting online application is 09.01.2023. Candidates are' however, advised to make online payment by 07.01.2023 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:

    (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.


  13. 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. (i)   Net Banking: State Bank of India

        (ii)  Net Banking: Other Banks

        (iii) Debit Card: State Bank of India

        (iv) Debit Card: Other Banks

        (v) Credit Card:State Bank of India

        (vi) 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 (11.01.2023), 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. NO DOCUMENTS (EXCEPT PHOTO AND SIGNATURE in JPG format) ARE TO BE UPLOADED ALONG WITH THE APPLICATION. HOWEVER, CANDIDATES SHOULD BE READY TO SUBMIT ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS IN SUPPORT OF QUALIFICATION, AGE, CATEGORY, NOC FROM EMPLOYER ETC. AS AND WHEN CALLED FOR.


  17. Selection Process:
    a) Written test will be conducted at eleven venues viz., Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Dehradun, 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.

    Post No.1, 3 & 5 Post No.2, 4 & 6
     Written test

    Single Objective type paper with a duration of 120 minutes (with compensation time as applicable for PwBD candidates). Syllabi and pattern of written test is at Annexure-I.


     Qualifying marks

    a) 50% marks (in Part A, B, C & D) for UR category;

    b) 40% marks (in Part A, B, C & D) for reserved categories against notified reserved vacancies.

     Written test

    Single objective type paper with a duration of 120 minutes (with compensation time as applicable for PwBD candidates). Syllabi and pattern of written test is at Annexure-II.


     Qualifying marks

    a) 50% marks (in Part A, B & C) for UR category;

    b) 40% marks (in Part A, B & C) for reserved categories, against notified reserved vacancies.

     Skill Test

    a) Based on performance in the written test, candidates will be short-listed for skill test in the ratio of 1:5 (maximum) to the category-wise number of vacancies, with 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;


    b) Syllabi & pattern of skill test (Computer Literacy Test) is at Annexure-III;

    c) Passing Criterion:

    • 60 % marks for UR category;

    • 50 % marks for Reserved categories against notified reserved vacancies.

    d) If sufficient number of candidates for empanelment (select list & wait list) do not qualify the skill test, then additional candidates will be short-listed for skill test, in the ratio of 1:5 to the extent of such short-fall.









     Skill Test

    a) Based on performance in the written test, candidates will be short-listed for skill test in the ratio of 1:5 (maximum) to the category-wise number of vacancies, 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;

    b) Skill Test will comprise:-

       (i) Computer Literacy Test;

       (ii) Stenography Test.

    c) Syllabi & pattern of skill test (Computer Literacy Test) is at Annexure III;

    d) Pattern of Skill Test (Stenography test) is at Annexure-IV;

    e) Pass Criteria:

       (1) Computer Literacy test:

    • 60 % marks for UR category;

    • 50 % marks for Reserved categories, against notified reserved vacancies.

       (2) Stenography Test:

    • 10% mistakes (maximum) for UR category;

    • 12% mistakes (maximum) for Reserved categories, against notified reserved vacancies.

    f) If sufficient number of candidates for empanelment (select list & wait list) do not qualify the skill test, then additional candidates will be short-listed for skill test, in the ratio of 1:5 to the extent of such short-fall.

    Final selection will be based on marks scored in the written test from among the candidates who qualify in the skill test.

    Final selection will be based on marks scored in the written test from among the candidates who qualify in the skill test.

    In the event of a tie in Written Test marks, the inter-se merit of candidates will be decided based on the following tie-breakers to be applied one after the other on need basis: -

         i) Marks scored in 'General Intelligence & Reasoning ability' in the written test;

         ii) Date of birth, with older candidate placed higher.

    In the event of a tie in Written Test marks, the inter-se merit of candidates will be decided based on the following tie-breakers to be applied one after the other on need basis: -

         i) Marks Scored in 'English Language & Comprehension' in the written test;

         ii) Date of birth, with older candidate placed higher.

    The qualification prescribed is the MINIMUM requirement and the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for written test.Based on the academic performance
    and bio-data, initial screening will be conducted.


  18. Pay and Allowances: Selected candidates will be appointed as Assistants/Junior Personal Assistants/Upper Division Clerks/Stenographers in Level 4 of Pay Matrix and will be paid minimum basic pay of Rs.25,500/- 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.


  19. 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.
    • The posts are temporary, but likely to continue.
    • For details of ISRO Centres/Units, please visit http://www.isro.gov.in/isro_centres.html
    • Candidates attending the Skill Test 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 skill test (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 skill test
    • If any information furnished on-line is found to be false, the candidate will not be allowed for skill test 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
    • No interim correspondence will be entertained
    • 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 rmt-icrb@isro.gov.in
      Queries about information already available in the Advertisement/FAQs and Frivolous queries will not be replied to either by email or telephone.
    • Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply.
    • CANVASSING IN ANY FORM WILL BE A DISQUALIFICATION.

  20. 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.


  21. 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.


  22. 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.


  23. Important dates to remember :
    Opening date for on-line registration   -    20.12.2022
    Closing date for on-line registration    -    09.01.2023
    Last date for payment of fee                -    11.01.2023


    VISIT OUR WEB-SITE http://www.isro.gov.in FOR LATEST UPDATES ON THE
    STATUS OF YOUR APPLICATION.

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