An ultimate guide on how to get a job in ISRO in 2020

How to get a job in ISRO

ISRO, Indian Space Research Organisation is a dream organization for a lot of aspirant researchers, astronauts, scientists and many such roles. How to get a job in ISRO? My main motive is to explain the answer to this very important question through this article.

With all the developments around various missions like Chandrayaan, Chandrayaan – 2 and others in recent years, ISRO has now become an equivalent to NASA. It is the agency of space of the Government of India.

If we focus on the educational qualifications, there are various levels of eligibility and various levels of jobs that open up after every level.

An aspirant can plan and prepare to get a job in ISRO at various levels of education, namely:
1. After class 12th
2. After completing B.Tech
3. After completing M.Tech

How to get a job in ISRO after 12th?

Aspirant students who wish to join ISRO after class 12th either as an engineer or a scientist must have completed and passed their class 12th with science as their stream.

The candidates must have passed 12th with maximum marks and weightage, i.e. their marks in the major subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology, Computer Science, etc. should be maximum when totaled.

The students must also have appeared in the IIST exam to be eligible to apply for the job.

How to get a job in ISRO after completing B.Tech?

To be eligible to apply for jobs in ISRO according to the requirement, below are the basic requirements:

  1. You must either be in the final year of your B.Tech/graduation in engineering or must have passed it without having any exam to re-do.
  2. You must score more than or equal to 65% in all subjects, specially in subjects like electrical or electronics (as per nomenclature in your institute), computer science and mechanical.
  3. You must possess a degree or be pursuing it from a well recognised university or institute by UGC.
  4. You must be of age 35 years or less than that.

ISRO conducts an entrance exam of 80 questions for every kind of job for which the marking scheme has +3 for every correct answer and -1 for every wrong one.

All the candidates who attend this annual entrance exam conducted by ISRO need not get selected for various posts in their departments.

According to this article from Quora, only the top 10% of the total students who write this entrance examination are selected for various posts.

ISRO Entrance Exam Selection Pattern

How to get a job in ISRO after completing M.Tech?

A candidate at such stage of education is well determined and surely dream big of being a part of organisation like ISRO. The basic elgibility criteria is:

  1. The person must have passed and achieved the degree of engineering in Geophysics with atleast 65%.
  2. The person must have passed and achieved the degree of engineering in Geology or Applied Geology with atleast 65%.
  3. The person must possess a degree of engineering Geo Informatics or Remote Sensing and GIS with first division.
  4. The person must have passed and possess a degree of engineering in Optics or Applied Optics with first division.

A simple and very obvious benefit of appliying after M.Tech is that the selectors will prefer applicants with a masters degree ovr those with a bachelors degree.

A few things you need to keep in mind while applying for a job in ISRO:

  • Application fee: Rs.100 which can be paid using Internet Banking or Debit Card or paying in cash by visiting nearest SBI Branch.
  • For women candidates/scheduled castes (SC)/ scheduled tribes (ST); ex-serviceman [EX] and persons with disabilities (PWD) the fee is exempted.
  • After submission of your application, screening of bio-data and experience is done on the basis of which candidates for written test are selected, which contains 80 MCQ type questions of equal weightage.
  • Post the results, further shortlisting for interviews is done which can be passed by attaining 605 in interviews and thus be eligible for empanelment.

ISRO has various centres and departments that roll out jobs individually and have required eligibility criteria. Some of them are:

  1. Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL): The section of ISRO aims to undertake the R&D in the discipline of semiconductor technology. The department also aids, promotes, guides and coordinates the activities of the same. This vertical of ISRO offer jobs to majorly PhD holders or in the final journey of attaining a PhD in the fields of science or engineering in disciplines of electricals/electronics, microwaves, VLSI design, RF, MEMS, semiconductor materials and others.

    To apply for a job in SCOL, candidates can register for openings as and when applicable. The selected candidates will be appointed for the role of Scientist or Engineer SD with a salary range of Rs.15600-39100.
  2. IIST: This verticle of ISRO offers jobs for undergraduate in the field of avionics, aerospace engineering and physical sciences. It also offers opportunities for post-graduates and doctorate holders in areas of space science, technology and applications.

A few jobs that you can aim for in ISRO are:

  1. Draughtsman
  2. Scientist
  3. Scientific Assistant
  4. Technical Assistant
  5. Research Associates
  6. Resident Medical Officers

For more jobs and time to time openings you can visit I hope that this article helps you to find an answer to the question “How to get a job in ISRO?”.

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