How should prepare for ISRO Mechanical Exam ?

In this article i we are going to discuss about tips to crack ISRO SC/Engineer Exam for Mechanical Engineering. so go through below guide.

When we listen the word ISRO, as an Indian we feel proud. ISRO is the India’s best aerospace industry being famous in the world by creating world records and showing India’s power to the world. Recently ISRO had set a world record by launching 104 satellites in space. In which they have sent 92 satellites of USA, isn’t it great ? USA also owns the world’s best aerospace company NASA but still they choose ISRO as it is cheap and having accurate performance. Everybody wish to work in ISRO . It will be our immense pleasure to serve the nation with our creative minds. ISRO always gives us the opportunity to join as mechanical engineers as we have the special skills.

ISRO Recruitment 2017 for Mechanical Engineering

ISRO generally publish various vacancies for mechanical engineers and other engineering branches too. ISRO recruits us for the post of ISRO SC Mechanical.

Job Role Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’
Qualification B.E/B.Tech
Total Posts 87
Age Limit Maximum 35 Years
Salary  Rs 56100/- p.m
Job Location Across India
Last Date 7 March 2017

Detailed Eligibility:

  • B.E/B.Tech or equivalent qualification in first class with an aggregate minimum of 65% marks or CGPA 6.84/10 (average of all semesters for which results are available).
    Candidates applying with qualification of AMIE/Grad IETE should have 65% marks or CGPA 6.84 in Section ‘B’ alone. Candidates who are going to complete the above course in the academic year 2016-17 are also eligible to apply, provided final degree is available by 31/8/2017.
  • The qualification prescribed and the benchmark are only the MINIMUM requirement and fulfilling the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for Written Test.
    Age Limit(As on 7/3/2017): 35 years (ExServicemen and Persons with Disabilities are eligible for age relaxation as per Govt. of India orders)

Total Post for Mechanical Engineers – 36  

ISRO Recruitment Selection Process:

  • Written Test: Based on the academic performance and bio-data, initial screening will be conducted to short-list candidates for taking-up written test. The written test will be conducted on 07.05.2017 at twelve venues viz., Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Chandigarh,Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, New Delhi and Thiruvananthapuram
  • The written test paper consists of 90 objective type questions carrying equal marks. Based on the performance in the Written Test, candidates will be short-listed for interview, the schedule and venue of which will be notified.
  • Written test is only a first level screening and written test score will not be considered for final selection process.
  • Final selection will be based on the performance of the candidates in the Interview and those who secure minimum 60% marks in the interview will be eligible for consideration for empanelment in the selection panel, in the order of merit.

How should prepare for ISRO Mechanical Exam ?

  • Firstly ISRO conducts a written test which consists of basic 80 MCQs to be answered in 90 minutes and generally 50% + cut is compulsory to clear the test and go ahead for ISRO interview.
  • Written test will be based on GATE Mechanical Syllabus but the level of ISRO test is not as hard as compared to the GATE Mechanical
  • ISRO mainly focuses on Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Metallurgy, Mechanics, Production and little bit on Mathematics too.
  • Questions based on simple calculations will be asked to crack the exam, the more the practice the less will be the time.
  • More than 90 percent of ISRO questions will be asked from GATE syllabus. So you can depend on GATE syllabus or undergraduate syllabus to cover the topics for ISRO exam.
  • Once the syllabus is covered, you must practice previous year questions of ISRO. Because 20 to 30 percent of questions would be repeated from previous year.
  • You can practice the questions from GATE, DRDO, other exams previous year questions. Here GATE exam could cover difficult (time taking) questions and you can omit such questions in your practice. Because ISRO questions will be asked easy type but requires understanding of fundamentals. Many of the questions of ISRO exam depends on facts, formulas and methods/techniques.

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Weightage analysis for ISRO Mechanical Exam


Following weightage of marks is expected for ISRO 2016 Mechanical exam.

  • Fluid Mechanics & Machines : 7 to 12 Questions (21 Marks to 36 Marks)
  • Strength of Materials: 10 to 15 Questions  (30 Marks to 45 Marks)
  • Theory of Machines & Vibration: 4 to 6 Questions (12 Marks to 18 Marks)
  • Heat and Mass Transfer: 7 to 10 Question(21 Marks to 30 Marks)
  • Materials Science: 5 to 7 Questions (15 Marks to 21 Marks)
  • Production (Manufacturing): 15 to 20 Questions (45 Marks to 60 Marks)
  • Machine Design: 4 to 8 Questions (12 Marks to 24 Marks)
  • Engineering Mathematics: 4 to 8 Questions (12 Marks to 24 Marks)
  • Basic Physics: 4 to 6 Questions (12 Marks to 18 Marks)
  • Thermodynamics: 8 to 14 Questions (24 Marks to 42 Marks)

You may observe the above weightage analysis that Production, Thermodynamics, Strength of Materials, Fluid Mechanics & Machines, and Heat & Mass transfer topics are having good weightage of marks. So you can plan to prepare these subjects to crack ISRO exam.

So at last i want to say all the best for ISRO 2017 exam. I hope you already started preparation.

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