Government Of India
Department of Space

VIKRAM SARABHAI SPACE CENTER

Thiruvananthapuram - 695 022



HOW TO APPLY

 

Applications will be received on-line only and all further communications will be made to the applicants through e-mail/VSSC website only. Therefore, the applicants are advised to check their e-mail and visit the VSSC website from time to time. For submission of online applications, please visit VSSC website http://www.vssc.gov.in from 1000 hours on 24.12.2018 to 1700 hours on 11.01.2019. The candidates registered under National Career Service (NCS) portal and fulfilling the eligibility conditions may visit ISRO website and follow the application procedure as stated.

"Government strives to have a workforce which reflects gender balance and women candidates are encouraged to apply"

 

General conditions/Instructions

 

01.       The posts are temporary, but likely to continue.

 

02.       THOSE WHO POSSESS THE REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AS ON THE LAST DATE OF APPLICATION ONLY NEED TO APPLY.

 

03.       03. Age limit (as on 11.01.2019) and Pay & allowances:

Sl No

Post No.

Post

Age Limit

Approximate Salary per month

UR

OBC

SC

ST

01

1390

Technician-B (Electrician)

35 years

38 years

40 years

35 years

` 27,000/-

02

1391

Technician-B (Electronic Mechanic)

35 years

38 years

40 years

40 years

` 27,000/-

03

1392

Technician-B (Machinist)

35 years

38 years

40 years

35 years

` 27,000/-

04

1393

Technician-B (Fitter)

35 years

35years

40 years

40 years

` 27,000/-

05

1394

Technician-B (FRP)

35 years

38 years

35 years

35 years

` 27,000/-

06

1395

Technician-B (Chem. Optr. Maint. Mech)

35 years

38 years

35 years

35 years

` 27,000/-

07

1396

Technician-B (Turner)

35 years

38 years

35 years

35 years

` 27,000/-

08

1397

Technician-B (MR&AC)

35 years

38 years

35 years

35 years

` 27,000/-

09

1398

Technician-B (Electroplater)

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 27,000/-

10

1399

Technician-B (Plumber)

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 27,000/-

11

1400

Technician-B (Blacksmithy)

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 27,000/-

12

1401

Technician-B (Instrument Mechanic)

35 years

35 years

35 years

35 years

` 27,000/-

13

1402

Draughtsman-B (Mechanical)

35 years

38 years

35 years

35 years

` 27,000/-

14

1403

Cook

35 years

38 years

35 years

35 years

` 24,000/-

15

1404

Fireman-A

25 years

25 years

25 years

25 years

` 24,000/-

16

1405

Catering Attendant-A

25 years

28 years

30 years

25 years

` 22,000/-

 

Minimum age is 18 years for all posts.

Ex-Servicemen, Meritorious Sportspersons & Persons With Disability (PWD) are eligible for age relaxation as per Government of India orders.

04.       The prescribed Physical Fitness/Endurance Test standards for the post of Fireman-A(Post No. 1404) is as follows :

(a) Physical Fitness Standards:

1.No deformity (inter-alia, bow legs, knock knees or flat foot shall be a disqualification)

2.Height165 cm (minimum)

3.Weight50 kg (minimum)

4.Chest81 cm (minimum)

5.Chest on expansion86 cm

6.Distant Vision6/6 without glasses or any other aid

7. Near VisionNormal but for presbyopic correction for persons above 40 years

8.Night blindness is a disqualification

9.Colour blindness is a disqualification

10.Each eye must have full field of vision

11.Squint or any other morbid condition of the eyes, or of the eyelids of either eye liable to the risk of aggravation or recurrence, shall be deemed to be a disqualification

(b) Endurance Test Standards:

Out of the eight events shown below, candidates should select and qualify in at least five.

Sl No

Events

For candidates of age

Below 40 years

40 years & above

Three Star Standard

Two Star Standard

One Star Standard

1

100 metres run

12 seconds

13 seconds

14 seconds

2

High Jump

5 feet 3 inch (160.02 cm)

5 feet (152.40 cm)

4 feet 6 in (137.16 cm)

3

Long Jump

19 feet (5.80 metres)

17 feet (5.19 metres)

15 feet (4.57 metres)

4

Putting the shot of 7.27 kg (16 lbs)

28 feet (8.53 metres)

24 feet (7.32 metres)

20 feet (6.10 metres)

5

Throwing the Cricket ball

275 feet (83.82 metres)

225 feet (68.58 metres)

200 feet (60.96 metres)

6

Rope climbing (only hands)

16 feet (4.88 metres)

14 feet (4.27 metres)

12 feet (3.66 metres)

7

Pull-ups

15 Nos.

10 Nos.

08 Nos.

8

1500 metres run

5 minutes

5 minutes 15 seconds

5 minutes 45 seconds

 

 

 

05. For Scientific/Technical posts(Post Nos.1390 to 1402), the Organisation has a progressive HRD policy which provides an excellent growth potential for the right individual through its periodical merit based performance review system (called Merit Promotion Scheme) de-linked from availability of vacancies at higher post by which the staff are being evaluated for the advancement of their career in the Organisation. For Administrative posts (Post No.1403 to1405), the promotion is against vacancy only.

06.The Organisation provides medical facilities (Contributory Health Service Scheme) for self and dependants, free transport facilities/transport allowance, subsidised canteen facilities, housing accommodation subject to availability, in addition to the facilities available to the other Central Government Staff.The Centre has a well-maintained Central School and a well-stocked Library that provides an excellent opportunity for professional development.

07.At present the place of posting is VSSC, Thiruvananthapuram, but the selected candidates are liable to be posted in any of the Units of the Indian Space Research Organisation/Department of Space situated anywhere in India as and when required.

08.SC/ST candidates will have to submit self-attested copy of SC/ST certificate issued by the Competent Authority in the prescribed format applicable for reservation in jobs under Government of India at the time of skill test.

09.In respect of OBC candidates, reservation will be available only to candidates, who do not fall in the Creamy Layer and have to submit latest OBC (non-creamy layer) certificate issued by the Competent Authority in the prescribed format applicable for reservation in jobs under Government of India at the time of written/skill test.OBC certificate must specifically include the clause regarding exclusion from Creamy Layer and should be updated/valid at the relevant point of time i.e. at the time of submission of application form for the above post. OBC candidates, must therefore, furnish valid and updated OBC certificate which should specifically include the clause regarding Exclusion from Creamy Layer in order to be considered against the posts reserved for OBC at the time of skill test.

10.Candidates will have to produce proof of the details furnished in their applications submitted on-line as and when required.

11.Selection Process:

The selection process consists of (1) written test and (2) skill test. The written test will be conducted first and short-listing will be done based on the written test scores and required number of candidates (ratio between vacancy and number of candidates to be called for skill test) alone shall be called for skill test. Written test will be conducted in such a way that theoretical and practical knowledge of the candidate is tested covering both breadth and depth of the prescribed curriculum. The skill test will be purely on go-no-go basis and marks obtained in the skill test will not be considered for selection. The skill test will be evaluated on a 100 point scale with minimum 60% for qualification. The final selection will be done amongst qualified candidates, purely based on the scores obtained in the written test. From amongst candidates who qualify in the skill test with 60% marks, empanelment will be done in the order of marks obtained in the written test. In case of a tie in the written scores, the academic scores of the notified qualification will be the tie-breaker.

For the post of Fireman A (Post No.1404), the selection process consists of written test, skill (endurance) test and medical examination and the standards for qualification in skill (endurance) test and medical examination are detailed at Sl.No.4 (a) & (b) above.

12.The Centre reserves the right not to fill up any of the posts, if it so decides.

13. Only Indian Nationals need apply.

14.No interim correspondence will be entertained.

15. Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.

16. Candidates working under Central/State Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous bodies etc. should submit their application through proper channel or submit No objection certificate at the time of written test/skill test.

17. Applications submitted without complete information, photo, signature etc. will summarily be rejected.

 

PAYMENT OF APPLICATION FEE :

There will be a non-refundable application fee of Rs.100/- (Rupees One Hundred Only) for each application. Fee may be paid online through Credit Card / Debit Card / Internet Banking only through Integrated SBI ePay facility. No other mode of payment will be acceptable and the fee will not be refundable under any circumstances.

Female/Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST)/Ex-serviceman [EX] and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates are exempted from payment of Application Fee. Please note that the applications of non-exempted categories without Application Fee will not be considered.

 

Submission of application :

 

Upon on-line registration, applicants will be provided with an on-line Registration Number, which should be carefully preserved for future reference. The candidates are also advised to take a printout of the online application for future reference.

 

The applicant need not send any documents such as print out of online application, copies of certificates/mark lists in proof of educational qualification, work experience, age etc.

 

Note : In case of submission of duplicate/multiple applications by Female/Scheduled Castes (SC)/ Scheduled Tribes (ST)/Ex-serviceman [EX] and Persons with Disabilities (PWD) candidates, the latest application submitted before the closing date of submission of application shall be considered for further processing. In case of submission of multiple applications by other candidates including OBC, the application against which the application fee has been received within the last date of payment of application fee only will be considered.