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:// from ­­­­­­­­­­­1000 hours on 20.12.2019 to 1700 hours on 03.01.2020. The candidates registered under National Career Service (NCS) portal and fulfilling the eligibility conditions may visit VSSC website and follow the application procedure as stated above.

"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.




03.       Age limit (as on 03.01.2020) and Pay & allowances :

Sl No

Post Code


Age limit (years)

Approximate Salary per month (`)


1436 to 1447

Scientist / Engineer-SD

No upper age limit

90,000 / -


1448 to 1469

Scientist / Engineer-SC


 74,600 / -



Medical Officer-SD

No upper age limit

1,03,000 /-



Medical Officer-SC


85,800 / -

[ Ex-Servicemen, Meritorious Sportspersons & Persons With Benchmark Disability (PWBD) are eligible for age relaxation as per Government of India orders ]


04.    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.

05.    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.

06.    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.

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

08.    Selection Process :

Based on the online bio-data, initial screening / written test will be conducted for shortlisting the candidates for interview. The Centre may adopt the method of conducting written test for initial screening or may directly shortlist the candidates for interview by fixing a higher cut-off percentage of marks scored in the essential qualification advertised. Candidates called for Written Test / interview will have the option to answer the questions in Hindi also. Please note that the qualification prescribed is the minimum requirement and the same does not automatically make candidates eligible for written test / interview / selection. If written test is opted for preliminary screening, the written test score will not reflect in the final selection process. The final selection will be based on performance of candidates in the interview only.

09.    Only Indian Nationals need apply.

10.    No interim correspondence will be entertained.

11.    Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.

12.  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 / interview.

13.  Candidates possessing Degrees awarded by foreign universities should produce the equivalency certificate issued by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi, at the time of interview.

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


There will be a non-refundable  application fee of Rs.250 / - (Rupees Two Hundred & Fifty 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 refunded under any circumstances.

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


16.    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.


17.    The applicants need not send any documents such as printout 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-SM] and Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) candidates, the latest application submitted before the closing date of submission of application shall be considered for further processing. In case of candidates paying application fee and submitting multiple applications, the application against which the ‘application fee’ has been received within the closing date of application only will be considered.