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February 22, 2014

ISRO Scientist Engineers Exam Patten | Papers | Books

ISRO Scientist Engineers Exam pattern, Papers & Books
ISRO Scientist/Engineers Exam 2014 is scheduled to be held on 26th April and this blog article is being made to provide you the prep materials for ISRO Scientist/Engineers written exam 2014- the sample papers as well as books along with a discussion on the exam pattern/format. If you have not applied so far for the exam and would like to know about it, please visit my earlier blog post titled: ISRO Recruitment 2014 Scientists/Engineers Notification Eligibility Forms

ISRO Exam pattern for Scientist/Engineers:
This was the most difficult thing to find – I was not able to find any single website which gives the ISRO Exam picture in totality, let alone the ISRO exam notification, which says only this much about the ISRO selection process: there would be a written test, followed by interview for those shortlisted from the written test.

However, based on the feedback posted in different web forums, the exam pattern of ISRO written test was found as follows
Total questions: 80
Time: 90 minutes
Marking: +3 for correct answer -1 for wrong.
There is only one section and the questions would be your branch-specific.

Is there any syllabus for ISRO exam?
No. No syllabus has been prescribed by ISRO for the written test. But most of the people who appeared in the ISRO written test and left feedback on these forums said that GATE exam syllabus can be used in your preparation for the ISRO written test as well as for the interview. The questions asked were reported to be conceptual and therefore, you have to dig your basics in your area of specialization.

Previous years ISRO Scientists/ Engineers Exam Papers
You can download from the links below the exam papers of previous years for ISRO Scientist/Engineers Written Exam.

ISRO Exam Syllabus

Download ISRO Scientists/ Engineers Exam Papers for Computer Science:
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2007 Computer Science Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2008 Computer Science Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2009 Computer Science Papers.

Download ISRO Scientists/ Engineers Exam Papers for Electronics:
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2006 Electronics Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2007 Electronics Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2008 Electronics Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2009 Electronics Papers
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2010 Electronics Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2011 Electronics Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2012 Electronics Papers.

Download ISRO Scientists/ Engineers Exam Papers for Mechanical:
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2006 Mechanical Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2007 Mechanical Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2008 Mechanical Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2009 Mechanical Papers
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2010 Mechanical Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2011 Mechanical Papers.
Click here to Download ISRO Exam 2012 Mechanical Papers.

Prep Books for ISRO Scientists/ Engineers Exam
ISRO Scientists Engineers Exam Prep BooksThere are no prep books specifically on the market for ISRO Scientist/Engineers Exam. But since every PSU these days is taking the GATE route their engineer recruitment, I feel the following books on GATE for Computer Science, Electronics & Mechanical Engineering should help you in your preparation for ISRO Scientist/Engineers Exam.

GATE 2014 scores would be used by 14 PSU organisations for recruitment of engineers, detailed information of which can be found in my popular article titled: Jobs through GATE 2014 List of PSU Organisation recruiting. Therefore I am posting below the books which can be used for short time preparation for ISRO Scientist/Engineers Exam. 

These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from Flipkart.com which offers huge discounts up to 318, apart from free delivery, if the order exceeds Rs. 500/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep.

GATE Computer Science and Information Technology (2014) by GK Publication
Cover Price: Rs. 795; Offer Price: Rs. 487; Discount: RS. 308/= (38%)

GATE Electronics and Communication Engineering (2014) by GK Publication
Cover Price: Rs. 795; Offer Price: Rs. 487; Discount: RS. 308/= (38%)

GATE Mechanical Engineering (2014)  by GK Publication
Cover Price: Rs. 795; Offer Price: Rs. 487; Discount: RS. 308/= (38%)


ISRO Interview questions:
Questions asked in the ISRO interview can be divided into following three broad areas:
1.0 Warming up questions about yourself:
To prepare for these questions, take help of the “Interview” section of this blog – post which gives you nuances of an interview along with 99 most common interview questions.

2.0 About ISRO as an organisation and its various space programs:
To prepare for these questions, read the “About us” page of ISRO website.

3.0 Conceptual questions from your own branch of engineering, with questions on your final year project.
Help yourself with the preparations you made for the written tests.

Hope I have been able to do justice to provide you some information on ISRO written exam for Scientist/Engineers as well as the interview. I would be on the lookout for more and would post the same as and when I can spot them. So visit me again!

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