Detailed ISRO Scientist/Engineer Civil Exam Analysis 2018 + Weightage

By Sachin Singh|Updated : April 23rd, 2018

ISRO Scientist/Engineer 'SC' Exam 2018 for Civil Engineering branch was conducted successfully for 14 posts on 22nd April 2018 from 12.30 pm to 2.00 pm. Analysing the previous year papers, this year the exam was quite easy which would surely result in high cutoff marks for the above posts. As the candidates have already prepared for GATE, ESE and BARC exams, ISRO CE exam would have seemed quite easy to the candidates.

Here we are providing the detailed exam analysis and the expected cutoff for ISRO Civil exam:

 ISRO Scientist Engineer Civil Exam Analysis 2018

Check here some of the important points about ISRO Scientist Engineer CE Exam 2018:

  • ISRO 2018 CE exam was quit easy as most of the questions were theoretical and required the fundamental knowledge of the subject.
  • Level of the questions asked was below the SSC JE level.
  • Almost 80-90% questions were theoretical type.
  • Maximum asked questions were from Engineering Maths, Building Materials, Soil & Fluid Mechanics
  • Highway & Structure Analysis (zero question) weightage was reduced.

Weightage Analysis of ISRO Civil Engineering Exam 2018

Here you can check the subject wise weightage and the included most important topics.

SubjectNo.of questionsImportant Topics
Math10 (30 marks)Basics of Matrices(Null, Deter., Product), Linear Differential Eq., Complex Number & Limits.
Building Material10 (30 marks)Vicat's Apparatus, Hammer Test, C3A, Annular Rings, Distemper, Pug Mill.
Mechanics8 (24 marks)C.G, Angle of Friction, SHM, Circular Motion, Resultant, Projectile Trajectories.
Soil10 (30 marks)Degree of saturation, Fineness Modulus, Cu, Shrinkage Limit, Slope Failure, 3Phase Diagram, Consolidation & Consistency Index.
Surveying8 (24 marks)Bearing, Prismoidal formula, Scale, Parallax Error, Least count of Vernier Scale and Contour.
Fluid Mechanics9 (27 marks)Kinematics Viscosity, Metacentre, Continuity, Weber No., Compressibility, Hydraulic radius, Free Board.
SOM7 (21 marks)Shear Force, Poisson's Ratio, Principle Plane, B.M, Deflection, Shear Stress Distribution.
RCC6 (18 marks)Main Steel distribution, Deflection Limit, Singly Reinforced, Effective Depth, Severe Exposure Condition, Staircase.
Environmental5 (15 marks)Sludge Digestion Tank, Per Capita Demand, Zero Hardness, Surgetank, H2O, BOD.
Steel Structure3 (9 Marks)Struts, Gauge, Net Area Calculation.
Highway, Railway & Misc.4(12 Marks) Steel Sleepers, Meandering Type, Types of Gradient.
Total80Qs (240 Marks) 

Overall Exam Analysis of ISRO Scientist/Engineer CE Exam 2018

  • As per the analysis of ISRO 2018 Civil Engineering Exam, the expected cut off will be above 190+ Marks. The exam was very easy and candidates had already prepared for ESE, GATE and BARC exams.
  • No. of questions asked from Basic Engineering Maths was increased which was a plus point for all aspirants.

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Sreekutty Nair
I am getting 173 any chance.?  This year vacancy is more so....?
Moinul Hasan

Moinul HasanApr 24, 2018

Cut off will be above 200...
Naveen S Kumar
180+ for OBC any chances?
Sandeep Kumar
Getting 204 OBC
Sandeep Kumar
All questions were from indiabix
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Ankur Dubey

Ankur DubeyApr 25, 2018

What is the answer of question for calculating area of wall for painting
Dipali Gore

Dipali GoreFeb 14, 2019

Any one book for preparation of  ISRO , suggest name...? .for Civil engineering
Shaik Althamash
Negative marks is there in main exam
Shivani Rana

Shivani RanaFeb 27, 2019

Virtual calculator is provided or not
Anuraj Kumar

Anuraj KumarFeb 28, 2019

Plese can u upload isro  civil question last two years

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