The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will send hall tickets for Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’ examination 2017 to the shortlisted candidates via e-mail starting from April 24/April 25. The written test is scheduled to be conducted on May 7, 2017.
Candidates should note that candidates would neither be dispatched via post or courier, nor the admit cards would be made available on the website of ISRO. The admit cards will only be sent to the registered e-mail Ids of the candidates, provided by them in the application. Citing the anxiousness of candidates, ISRO earlier today noted at it’s website that “The ISRO call letters for the written examination scheduled for May 7 will be e-mailed to candidates by March 24/25, 2017”.
The written test will consist of 80 multiple choice questions (MCQ) and the test duration will be 90 minutes.
The details regarding test venue, test timings and reporting, instructions etc will be given in the admit card of the candidates. Test centres will be set up in 12 cities across the country.
Candidates may visit the Careers section at the official website www.isro.gov.in to check for the details syllabus and exam pattern.
What shortlisted candidates mean?
ISRO, in it’s notice, has said that the admit cards would only be sent to the shortlisted candidates stated by the organisation it the advertisement for this recruitment examination. What it really means is;
Thousands have registered to take this ISRO Scientist/Engineer ’SC’ 2017 recruitment examination. However, the candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria as per the norms set by ISRO will be issued admit cards to appear for the written test.
The candidates who have B.E./B.Tech or equivalent qualification in the first class with an aggregate percentage at 65 percent or more, or CGPA of 6.84/10 (average of all semesters for which results/marks have been issued by institution).
The catch here is that these are only the minima prescribed qualification required (i.e., eligibility criteria) and even if you fulfil these requirements, it does not make you eligible to take the test. ISRO considers your academic performance, bio-data, initial screening and few other things in shortlisting the candidates who appear for written test.
Apart from the initial shortlisting for written test, the selection process consists of making the merit list in written test and then interviews. Candidates who will qualify the written exam will be called for interviews for the posting on the notified posts.
ISRO Centralised Recruitment Board (ISRB), Department of Space, Government of India had advertised the Scientist/Engineer 2017 recruitment examination on February 02, 2017 for vacant posts in ISRO. The positions on offer thorough this recruitment exam is in the Electronics, Mechanical and Computer Sciences disciplines. A total of 87+24 vacancies have been notified, check out the image for the break-up of vacancies.
At it’s website, ISRO has made available the question papers of last 5 years for Computer Science, Mechanical and Electronics papers which you can pretty much use to get an idea of the type of paper to expect.
Plus, I’m sure you’ll have a lot of doubts and questions, to clear them up, visit this page “ISRO Scientist/Engineer FAQs”.