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Personal Questions Tell us about yourself! "I am an outgoing person who interacts well with people, listen and understand to develop a deeper level of understanding. I like to prioritize my works and focus on its completion and Im very diligence. "I completed DCom in Sectorial practice, B.Com and now pursuing my Executive MBA at Christ University, Bangalore. I started to my career at ISRO as commercial Apprentice during 2009, immediately after completion of DCom, through campus recruitment, for tenure of one year and had a chance to work with the recruitment team. After the successful completion of the training in 2010, I was appointed as Stenographer on contract and had chance to work with various other departments in the ISAC namely in the recruitment, technical and in IT as a personnel secretary Currently Im working in the IT department as personnel secretary for Group Director Mr Rajeev Chethan, CCND and Mr Ramathan CND, with work scope of stenographer, transcribing notes into legal formats, letters and mails, Answering and forwarding calls, assisting in fixing up meetings Also I had chance to work with few renounced pupil in ISRO namely Mr. Malik ex-Deputy Director, CMA. Mr. Mayavan, Ex Senior Admin officer. Why do you wish to join ISRO? Next after the availability of science and technology I think the employees are the reason behind successful journey ISRO, and if this organization has a reputation or name in the field of science & space is because of them and I want to be a part of those people by which I will definitely groom my personality, knowledge and lifestyle and tomorrow when people appreciate this company I will feel proud to be the part of this organisation. Where do you see yourself in five years? Five year down the line I would like to see myself as an important part of ISRO. I would like to see myself as a more knowledgeable, well talented, experienced person, scaling to new heights. An efficient employee who will be more competent in skills and whom a company would not want to lose in any circumstances. How do you relate your previous work experience will suit this job? In my previous position, I used many of the same skills that are needed to do this job well. And been working as a part of ISAC I feel that it will be easy for me to adopt towards the organization culture and use my skills effectively. I feel my experience and contacts have prepared me for this step in my career." Do you have any questions? Thank you sir for giving me this opportunity, one question that I would like to ask is, what mistakes I made during this interview, and in what fields I should work upon, so that I could improve myself?

ISRO QUESTIONS What you know about ISRO? ISRO is the primary space agency of the Indian government. It is also one amongst the six largest government space agencies in the world ISRO was established in 1969, under the administrative control of the Department of Space, Government of India, headquartered in Bangalore. With current budget of Rs 66 billion (US$1.25 billion) The objective of ISRO is to develop space technology and its application to various national tasks. What are the various launch vehicles and satellites used in ISRO? There are two major satellite systems namely Indian National Satellites (INSAT) for communication services and Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites for management of natural resources. Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is used for launching IRS type of satellites and Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) for launching INSAT type of satellites. What are the various organizations or groups under ISRO? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Antrix Corporation Limited Applications Centre Indian Deep Space Network Indian Institute of Remote Sensing Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Development and Educational Communication Unit ISRO Satellite Centre ISRO Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (SAC) (IDSN) (IIRS) (IIST) (DECU) (ISAC) (ISTRAC) (LEOS) (LPSC) (MCF) (NARL) (NRSC) (NE-SAC) (PRL) (SDSC) (SCL) (VSSC) Bangalore Ahmedabad Bangalore Dehradun Thiruvananthapuram Ahmedabad Bangalore Bangalore Bangalore Bangalore, Hassan; Chittoor Space Hyderabad Shillong Ahmedabad Sriharikota Chandigarh Thiruvananthapuram

10. Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre 11. Master Control Facility 12. National Atmospheric Research Laboratory 13. National Remote Sensing Centre 14. North Eastern-Space Applications Centre 15. Physical Research Laboratory 16. Satish Dhawan Space Centre 17. Semi-Conductor Laboratory 18. Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

Who is the present chairman of ISRO? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Dr. Vikram Sarabhai Prof. M G K Menon Prof. Satish Dhawan Prof. U R Rao Dr. K Kasturirangan Shri. G Madhavan Nair Dr. K. Radhakrishnan from (1963-1972) (1972) (1972-1984) (1984-1994) (1994-2003) (2003-2009) 2010 to date -Present

What are the recent milestones of ISRO? 2012 Successful launch of GSAT-10 by Ariane-5 VA-209 from Kourou French Guiana (September 29, 2012). ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C21 successfully launches SPOT 6 and PROITERES from Sriharikota (September 09, 2012). PSLV-C19 successfully launches RISAT-1 from Sriharikota (April 26, 2012). 2011 PSLV-C18 successfully launches Megha-Tropiques, Jugnu, SRMSat and VesselSat-1 from Sriharikota (October 12, 2011). PSLV-C17 successfully launches GSAT-12 from Sriharikota (July 15, 2011). Successful launch of GSAT-8 by Ariane-5 VA-202 from Kourou French Guiana, (May 21, 2011). PSLV-C16 successfully launches Three Satellites - RESOURCESAT-2, YOUTHSAT, X-SAT from Sriharikota (April 20, 2011).

What is the first satellite launched by ISRO? ISRO First Indian Satellite, Aryabhata, launched (April 19, 1975).

General Questions

Current affairs- India

1.

FDI Issue- India allowed FDI; in aviation upto 49%, in Broadcast sector upto 74%, in multi-brand

retail upto 51% in single-brand retail upto 100%

2.

Mamtha rift from UPA- West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has pulled out of the UPA

coalition, in which her party was the second-largest member. All her central ministers resigned against FDI on retail sector.

3.

Pension & Insurance- Government approved the proposals allowing foreign investors to own up

to 49% in insurance firms and pension funds.

4.

Robert Vadodara & DLF- Arvind Kejriwal alleges DLF of giving Rs. 300 crore property

to Robert Vadodara in exchange to lands from Haryana Govt, that was allocated to public projects

5.

Coal Gate Scam- It is a political scandal concerning the Indian government's allocation of the

nation's coal deposits to public sector entities (PSEs) and private companies with losses officially pegged at Rs 1.86 lakh crore

6.

Irrigation scam: Costs of 38 irrigation projects in Vidarbha were increased from Rs 6,672 crore to

Rs 26,722 crore by the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation.; This mind-numbing 300% cost escalation of over Rs 20,000 crore was approved in a short span of three months between June and August 2009. Under pressure, Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar resigns and probe is been ordered

7.

Kejirvals New political Party: Arvind Kejriwal on declared that he along with his team, is ready

to plunge into politics and started a new political party that is yet to be named

8.

Pranab Mukherjee as president: Shri Pranab Mukherjee assumed office as the 13th President of

India on July 25, 2012,

9.

Kingfisher Airlines: The Kingfisher Airlines financial crisis refers to a series of events that led to

severe disruptions within Kingfisher Airlines. Ever since the airline commenced operations in 2005, it has been reporting losses. After acquiring Air Deccan, Kingfisher suffered a loss of over 1,000 crore (US$189 million) for three consecutive years. By early 2012, the airline accumulated losses of over 7,000 crore (US$1.32 billion) with half of its fleet grounded and several members of its staff going on strike. Kingfisher's position in top Indian airlines on the basis of market share had slipped to last from 2 because of the crisis.

10.

Telengana Issue: The Telangana movement refers to a group of related political activities

organised to support the creation of a new state of Telangana, from the existing state of Andhra Pradesh in South India. The proposed new state corresponds to the Telugu-speaking portions of the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad. Recently on September 30 Telengana March was held at Hyderabad demanding a separate state.

11.

India at Olympics: This was India's most successful Olympics based on the medal standings,

winning a total of 6 medals (2 silver and 4 bronze), and doubling the nation's overall record in Beijing. Two medals were awarded to the athletes in shooting and wrestling. India also set a historical milestone for the female athletes who won two Olympic medals. Badminton player and world junior champion Saina Nehwal became the first Indian athlete to win an Olympic bronze medal in the women's singles. Boxer Mary Kom, on the other hand, lost to Great Britain's Nicola Adams in the semi-final match, but settled for the bronze in the first ever women's flyweight event. Silver Silver Bronze Bronze Bronze Bronze Vijay Kumar Sushil Kumar Gagan Narang Saina Nehwal Mary Kom Yogeshwar Dutt Shooting Wrestling Shooting Badminton Boxing Wrestling Men's 25 m rapid fire pistol Men's 66 kg freestyle Men's 10 m air rifle Women's singles Women's flyweight Men's 60kg Freestyle

12.

Assam Violence: In July 2012 the Indian state of Assam saw outbreaks of riots between

indigenous Bodos and migrants of Bangladeshi origin. The first incident was reported to have taken place on 20 Jul