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ISRO Scientist/ Engineer Exam Preparation

ISRO Exam: Scientist/Engineer (SC)

ISRO Exam Recruitment – Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus, Previous Year Questions, Cut Off & Salary

The Indian Space Research Organisation, also known as ISRO, is the official space agency of the Government of India which has its headquarters in Bengaluru. The vision of ISRO is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research & planetary exploration". Every year ISRO conducts exam for the post of Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’ for technical graduates which provides a beautiful opportunity to work in the Research & Development department of one of the greatest space organizations in the world. Here, you will find all the relevant information related to ISRO Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’ Exam.

ISRO Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’ Exam Pattern

There are three stages for the final selection in ISRO Scientist/Engineer SC Exam.

  • Shortlisting of Candidates for the Written Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Interview

BE/B.Tech or equivalent qualification in first class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA 6.84/10 is a must to be shortlisted for the written examination.

The Written Exam is Objective in nature and tests the fundamental understanding in the technical subjects from your concerned discipline.

Subjects No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
Related to Concerned Discipline 80 (3 marks each) 240 90 minutes

Candidates who get through this stage will have to appear for an interview.

The Interview stage is one of the toughest stages of this exam where students have to face an interview panel consisting of some of the elite scientists and professionals from ISRO.

ISRO Scientist/Engineer SC Exam Syllabus

Civil Engineering
  • Building Materials.
  • Surveying.
  • Transportation Engineering.
  • Soil Mechanics.
  • Hydraulics.
  • Irrigation Engineering.
  • Estimating, Costing, and Valuation.
  • Environmental Engineering.
  • Structural Engineering
  • Theory of Structures.
  • RCC Design
  • Steel Design.
  • Concrete Technology.
Electrical Engineering
  • Basic concepts.
  • Circuit law.
  • AC Fundamentals.
  • Basic Electronics.
  • Measurement and Measuring Instruments.
  • Electrical Machines.
  • Fractional Kilowatt Motors.
  • Single-phase induction Motors.
  • Synchronous Machines.
  • Magnetic Circuit.
  • Generation.
  • Transmission and Distribution.
  • Estimation and Costing.
  • Utilization and Electrical Energy.
Electronics Engineering
  • Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems.
  • Digital Electronics.
  • Analytical, Optical Instrumentation.
  • Analog Electronics.
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements.
  • Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation.
  • Control Systems and Process Control.
  • Signals, Systems, and Communications.
Mechanical Engineering
  • Heat Engines.
  • The strength of Materials.
  • Structural Engineering.
  • Thermodynamics.
  • Fluid Mechanics.
  • Automobile Engineering.
  • Hydraulics.
  • Theory of Machines.
  • Manufacturing Technology.
  • Industrial Engineering & Management
Computer Science Engineering
  • Databases.
  • Computer Organization and Architecture.
  • Operating System.
  • Compiler Design.
  • Web technologies.
  • Information Systems and Software Engineering.
  • Computer Networks.
  • Theory of Computation.

ISRO Scientist/Engineer SC: Previous Year Question Papers

Computer Science: 2009

Electronics: 2010

Mechanical: 2012

ISRO Scientist/Engineer SC: Cut-Off Marks

The cut-off marks vary each year depending on the number vacancies, number of students appearing and the overall performance of students in that particular year. For the exam held on 12.01.2020, the official cut-offs released by ISRO are as follows:

Post Code Discipline Total Marks PWBD Other than PWBD
BE001 Electronics 225 69 76
BE002 Mechanical 231 87 153
BE003 (Computer Science) Computer Science 216 74 96
BE008 (Electronics – Autonomous Body) Electronics-SCL 225 - 79

ISRO Scientist/Engineer SC: Salary and Facilities

Selected candidates will be appointed as Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’in Level 10 of Pay Matrix and will be paid minimum basic pay of 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), LeaveTravel Concession, Group Insurance, House Building Advance etc. are admissible as per Central Government orders.