Department of Space, Government of India




ADVT. No. ISRO HQ:01:2019 dated 12.03.2019

  1. Applications are invited for the post of 'Library Assistant' in Level 07 of Pay Matrix, for filling up in ISRO HEADQUARTERS, BENGALURU :

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    02 (1-UR;1-OBC)
    [One out of 2 posts is reserved for HH]
    Graduate + First Class Master's Degree in Library Science/Library & Information or Equivalent S, MF, BN, SE, RW, ST, W, C Written Test & Skill Test (Computer Literacy)
    Nature of job Acquisition of documents; Cataloguing and classification of documents; Journals/Serials control; Reader's services; Developing information services/current awareness services; Database management; Monitoring printed and online resources; Digital library/institutional repository applications; Working knowledge of library management software such as Libsys and Koha; Online database searches; Website design and maintenance
    Abbreviations used - /UR-Unreserved; /OBC-Other Backward Classes S-Sitting, MF-Manipulation with Fingers, BN-Bending, SE-seeing, RW-Reading & Writing, ST-Standing, W-Walking, C-Communication

  3. Age Limit: 35 years as on 01.04.2019 (38 years for OBC candidates).
  4. Central Govt. Servants, 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.

  5. How to apply: The application for on-line registration will be hosted in the ISRO web-site between 12.03.2019 and 01.04.2019. Candidates may visit our web-site at to register their applications on-line between 12.03.2019 and 01.04.2019. 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.

  6. Application Fee: There will be an Application Fee of Rs100/- (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 02.04.2019. The last date for submitting online application is 01.04.2019 Candidates are, however, advised to make online payment by 28.03.2019 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:

    (1)If candidate desires to pay application fee immediately then he/she 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

    (2)If the candidate wants to pay application fee later, he/she 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/her 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
    5.Credit Card: Other Banks
    6.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-serviceman [EX]; Economically Weaker Sections [EWS] and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee. However, after registration of application on-line, the candidates have to ensure receipt of system generated email regarding successful submission of application.

  9. In case of submission of duplicate/multiple applications by Women candidates/Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST); Ex-serviceman [EX]; Economically Weaker Sections [EWS] and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) 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 [RMT], ISRO Headquarters, Bengaluru within fourteen days of filing the applications on-line by the candidates and in any case not later than 15.04.2019


  12. Selection Process : The qualification prescribed and the benchmark are only the MINIMUM requirement and fulfilling the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for Written Test. Initial screening will be conducted to short-list candidates for taking-up written test. Candidates whose applications are received against this advertisement will be short-listed based on the defined screening guidelines and those screened-in candidates alone will be called for Written Test. Candidates will be short-listed for skill test based on the performance in the written test and taking into consideration number of vacancies notified. Skill Test will be conducted after announcement of results of the Written Test, the schedule and venue of which will be notified.

    Skill Test Methodology : Computer Literacy (Skill) Test will be purely go-no-go basis and marks obtained in the skill test shall not be considered for selection. The Skill Test shall be evaluated on a 100 points scale with minimum 60% for qualification. The final selection will be done amongst qualified candidates, purely on the scores obtained in the written test. From amongst candidates who qualify in the skill test with minimum 60% marks, empanelment shall be done in the order of marks obtained in the written test, subject to number of vacancies notified. In case, sufficient number of OBC/PWBD 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 : Candidates appointed as Library Assistant in Level 07 of Pay Matrix and will be paid minimum basic pay of Rs 44900/- p.m. approx. In addition, House Rent Allowance [HRA] and 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 New Pension Scheme. On employment in ISRO, other facilities are available such as medical facilities for self and dependents, 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 interview 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 interview (change of address and city for the purpose will not be entertained)
    • Candidates called for interview will have to produce all relevant original documents in proof of details furnished in their applications submitted on-line, at the time of interview
    • If any information furnished on-line is found to be wrong or false, the candidate will not be interviewed 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 five 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.