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Exploring the Cosmos: ISRO’s Centralized Recruitment for Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’ in Civil Engineering

Exploring the Cosmos: ISRO's Centralised Recruitment for Scientist/Engineer 'SC' in Civil Engineering

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has long been at the forefront of space exploration, and its success is attributed to the dedicated and talented individuals who contribute to its various programs. In its continuous quest for excellence, ISRO has announced a recruitment drive for Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’ positions in the field of Civil Engineering. This blog provides an overview of the recruitment process, key details, and insights for aspiring candidates.

ISRO's Centralized Recruitment for Scientist/Engineer

About the Civil Engineering Programme Office (CEPO) and Construction and Maintenance Division (CMDs)

The CEPO at ISRO Headquarters in Bengaluru, along with CMDs located at various ISRO Centres/Units, plays a crucial role in the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of ground-based structures, buildings, and associated facilities. These efforts are essential to support the ambitious Indian Space Programme.

Key Details of the Recruitment

Number of Vacancies

A total of 39 vacancies are available for the Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’ position in Civil Engineering.

Selection Process

The selection process involves a written test and an interview.

Written Test

Test Venues: The written test will be conducted at eleven venues across India, including Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Thiruvananthapuram.

Pattern of Question Paper: The written test consists of two parts – Part ‘A’ and Part ‘B.’ Part ‘A’ is discipline-specific, comprising 80 MCQs, while Part ‘B’ focuses on aptitude/ability tests with 15 MCQs. The duration of the test is 120 minutes.


– Based on performance in the written test, candidates will be shortlisted for an interview in the ratio of 1:5, with a minimum of 10 candidates. For reserved vacancies, additional candidates may be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:5, irrespective of the candidates shortlisted under the UR category.

Qualifying Criteria

– UR Candidates: A minimum of 50% in each part (A & B) of the written test, 50/100 marks in the interview, and an aggregate of 60% are required for UR candidates.

– Reserved Candidates: Reserved candidates must secure a minimum of 40% in each part (A & B) of the written test, 40/100 marks in the interview, and an aggregate of 50%.

Weightage in Panel Generation

For the final panel generation, 50% weightage will be given to written test marks, and the remaining 50% will be based on interview performance.

Important Dates

The written test is scheduled for January 7, 2024 (Sunday).


The ISRO Centralised Recruitment Board’s announcement for Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’ in Civil Engineering is an exciting opportunity for individuals passionate about space exploration and civil engineering. Aspiring candidates are encouraged to prepare diligently for the written test and interview, keeping in mind the specific criteria outlined by ISRO. Best of luck to all the prospective scientists and engineers who aim to contribute to India’s space endeavors!

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