ADVT. No. ISRO HQ:ICRB:02:2018 dated 10.04.2018

  1. Indian Space Research Organisation [ISRO] of the Department of Space [DOS] is looking for young, dynamic and dedicated candidates for filling-up the posts of JUNIOR PERSONAL ASSISTANTS & STENOGRAPHERS in Level 04 of Pay Matrix for filling-up in various ISRO Centres/Units, across India.

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    Frequently Asked Queries and Answers(FAQ's)

    The zone-wise details of vacancies are as under:

    Zone of Posting
    Reservation status Vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) Vacancies reserved for Ex-Servicemen






    Blindness /
    Low Vision

    Deaf /
    Hard of Hearing

    Locomotor Disability /
    Cerebral Palsy
    ISRO Centres/Units
    Post No. 1 : JUNIOR PERSONAL ASSISTANTS for filling up in ISRO Centres/Units

    Ahmedabad 12 02 01 04 19 1 -- 1 1
    Bengaluru 34 14 10 03 61 -- 1 1 5
    Hyderabad 10 03 02 01 16 -- -- -- 2
    New Delhi 01 -- -- -- 01 -- -- --  
    Sriharikota 15 05 03 02 25 -- -- -- 3
    Thiruvananthapuram 28 11 05 -- 44 1 1 3 --

    Out of PWBD vacancies in Thiruvananthapuram Zone, 03 are backlog vacancies (01 each for HH/VH/OH). If HH/VH/OH candidates are not available, UR/OBC and SC candidates will be considered against the vacancies and the reservation will be carried forward.
    Total 100  35  21  10  166  11 
    Department of Space
    Post No. 2 : Stenographers for filling up in Department of Space, Bengaluru

    Bengaluru 04 01 -- -- 05 -- -- -- --
    UR-Unreserved; OBC - Other Backward Classes; SC - Scheduled Caste; ST - Scheduled Tribe
    Reservation for meritorious Sports persons Posts are reserved for meritorious sports persons, as per Govt. of India orders.
    Eligibility:  Graduation in Arts/Commerce/ Management/ Science/ Computer Applications with First Class, as declared by the University.
    Diploma in Commercial/Secretarial Practice with First Class with one year experience as Steno-Typist/Stenographer
    A minimum speed of 80 w.p.m in English Stenography
    Knowledge in the use of Computers
    (The prescribed qualification to be acquired on or before 30.04.2018)
    Age limit : 18 - 26 years as on 30.04.2018 (31 years in case of SC/ST candidates and 29 years for OBC candidates).  Ex-Servicemen; Persons with Disabilities; Widows; Divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried; Meritorious Sportspersons are eligible for age relaxation as per Govt. of India orders.

  3. How to apply: The application for on-line registration will be hosted in the ISRO web-site between 10.04.2018 and 30.04.2018. Candidates may visit our web-site at to register their applications on-line between 10.04.2018 and 30.04.2018. 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. 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 will have to be given in the application compulsorily. The on-line application has to be invariably followed-up with a 'No Objection Certificate' from the employer concerned, by those already in employment under Central/State Government, Public Sector Undertakings or Autonomous Bodies, duly indicating the name and Reg. No. on the reverse

  4. Application Fee : There will be an Application Fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only) for each application. 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 date for fee payment 02.05.2018. The last date for submitting online application is 30.04.2018 Candidates are, however, advised to make online payment by 30.04.2018 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 if required contact their Banks and ensure successful payment of application fee. Candidates may utilize 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:

  5. If candidate desires to pay application fee immediately then he on submitting application will be shown a web page displaying registration number. On same web page, there exists "Make Payment" button which candidate may click and follow the payment process as outlined below

  6. If the candidate wants to pay application fee later, he can pay the fee before closure of the advertisement by accessing the link "Make Payment" link available in advertisement page. Candidate has to provide his registration number, Date of Birth and later click on the "Make Payment" button and follow the payment process as outlined below

  7. 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.

    1. Net Banking: State Bank of India

    2. Net Banking: Other Banks

    3. Debit Card: State Bank of India

    4. Debit Card: Other Banks

    5. Credit Card:State Bank of India

    6. Credit Card: Other Banks

    7. Pre-printed SBI Challan (Candidates should download, print and pay the application fees in cash at any SBI Branch within 3 days of generation of challan or last day for payment, 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 payment 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).

    (iv)Candidates can check Payment status 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.

  8. All Women candidates/Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST); Ex-servicemen [EX] and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee. However, after registration of application on-line, the candidates have to down-load and print the personalized registration confirmation form from the ISRO system which will contain the Name of the candidate, Registration Number, Advertisement No.,and Post code for future reference.

  9. In case of submission of duplicate/multiple applications by Women candidates/Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST); Ex-serviceman [EX] and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates, the last application submitted before the last date for submission of application shall be considered for further processing.

    In case of submission of duplicate/multiple applications by other candidates including OBC, the application against which the 'application fee' has been received within the last date for payment of application fee only will be considered.

  10. The candidates who are already employed under Central/State Govt/PSU/Autonomous Bodies have to send a 'No Objection Certificate' from the employer concerned, duly indicating their Registration Number and Post Code to the Administrative Officer [ICRB], ISRO Headquarters, Antariksh Bhavan, New BEL Road, Bengaluru-560094 within fourteen days of filing the applications on-line by the candidates and in any case not later than 14.05.2018

  11. Documents to be sent to ISRO Headquarters, Bengaluru by 14.05.2018:

    Those candidates who are already employed under Central/State Govt./PSU/ Autonomous Bodies should produce 'No Objection Certificate' from the employer concerned. All other candidates need NOT send any documents, but have to produce as and when required.

  12. Selection Process: The written test will be conducted on 12.08.2018 [Sunday] at thirteen venues viz., Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram. However, the Organisation 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 to the short-listed candidates will be sent only by e-mail during the last week of July 2018/first week of August 2018. Based on the performance in the written test, candidates will be shortlisted for Skill Test in English Stenography @ 80 w.p.m., schedule of which will be notified in the ISRO website. Those who secure minimum 50% marks each in both objective and descriptive type questions in the written test will be considered for short-listing for Skill Test. However, depending upon the vacancies to be filled-up in each zone, a higher cut-off percentage may be prescribed. Those who secure minimum 50% marks each in written test and qualify in the skill test will be considered for empanelment in the order of merit, subject to number of vacancies notified. In case, sufficient number of SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Ex-servicemen candidates are not available for filling-up the vacancies reserved for these categories, relaxation will be extended to candidates belonging to the respective category, to make good the short-fall.

  13. Pay and Allowances: Selected candidates will be appointed as Junior Personal Assistant in the in Level 04 of Pay Matrix The gross emoluments in the minimum of pay band will at present be approximately Rs. 25,500/- p.m. In addition, House Rent Allowance [HRA], Transport Allowance at the prescribed rates in force at the place of posting will be paid for those who are not availing Departmental Housing and Transport facility, respectively. The employees will be governed by the National Pension Scheme. On employment in ISRO, other facilities are available such as medical facilities for self and dependants, subsidized canteen, transport allowance when official transport is not availed, limited housing facility for fresh entrants in lieu of HRA, Leave Travel Concession, Group Insurance, advance for construction of house, etc. as per Central Government orders.

  14. Other Conditions/Instructions :
    • 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 in the previous paragraphs. The posts are temporary, but likely to continue
    • The appointees are liable to be posted in any of the Centres/Units of the Indian Space Research Organisation/Department of space situated anywhere in India as and when required
    • Candidates may have to work on round the clock shift basis depending on the functional requirements
    • For details of ISRO Centres/Units, please visit
    • 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 called for Skill Test will have to produce all relevant 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 wrong or false, the candidate will not be allowed to attend the 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 or send their mail to
    • 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.

  15. It is for candidate to ensure that he/she fulfills the eligibility criteria and complied with the requirements adhered to the instructions contained in this advertisement as well as in the application form. Candidates are, therefore, urged to carefully read the advertisement and complete the application form and submit the same as per instructions given in this regard.

  16. 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 3 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 and through any other modes will not be considered under any circumstances.