DRDO Recruitment through GATE 2015/ 2016/ 2017 - The application form of DRDO recruitment through GATE is available from December 16, 2017. The last date to fill the application forms of the DRDO recruitment through GATE is January 5, 2018. Candidates appplying for the DRDO Recruitment through GATE must have valid GATE 2015/ 2016/ 2017 scores. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) recruitment will be for the post of Scientists ‘B’ while recruitment will also be for Scientist/Engineer `B’ in Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA). Candidates with valid GATE 2015/ 2016/ 2017 scores will be shortlisted for a personal interview before being selected for the DRDO recruitment through GATE. Interested applicants may be required to pay an application fee of Rs 100 (no fee for SC/ST/PwD/ Women candidates) while filling the application form of the DRDO recruitment through GATE. Candidates will have to also upload their GATE score cards. Check the complete details of the eligibility criteria, application dates, procedure to fill the application, selection criteria and more for the DRDO Recruitment through GATE on this page. Since DRDO is a defence organization, the cutoffs for this recruitment are not disclosed.
GATE 2018 is being held by IIT Guwahati on February 3, 4, 10 and 11 in the online mode for 23 papers. The GATE 2018 application form was available from August 31 till October 9, 2017. The GATE 2018 admit card can be downloaded from January 5 onwards. The result of GATE 2018 will be announced on March 17 while the score card can be downloaded from March 20 onwards.
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Fast Facts about DRDO Recruitment through GATE
Name of PSU
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) & Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA)
Scientist ‘B’ in DRDO & Scientist/Engineer `B’ in ADA
Electronics & Comm. Engg/ Electronics Engg, Mechanical Engg, Computer Science & Engg, Electrical Engg/ Electrical & Electronics Engg, Aeronautical Engg/ Aerospace Engg, Chemical Engg, Instrumentation Engg, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geology
No of vacancies
53 for DRDO and 11 for ADA
Important Dates for DRDO Recruitment through GATE
Candidates can check below the important dates of DRDO Recruitment through GATE.
Important Dates related to DRDO Recruitment
Start date of DRDO application
December 16, 2017
Last date for DRDO application
January 5, 2018
To be notified
Eligibility Criteria for DRDO Recruitment through GATE
DRDO has specified the eligibility criteria for its recruitment through GATE. Candidates can go through the details below
DRDO Recruitment Eligibility Criteria
Valid GATE Scores
Candidates must have valid GATE scores. Candidates who have qualified in GATE 2015 or GATE 2016 or GATE 2017 are eligible to apply.
Gen Category- Not more than 28 years for DRDO and 30 years for ADA
OBC NCL Category-Not more than 31 years for DRDO and 33 years for ADA
SC/ST-Not more than 33 years for DRDO and 35 years for ADA
PwD- relaxation by 10 years for specific disciplines
Central Civilian Employees found eligible - relaxation of up to 5 years
Ex-servicemen-as per existing guidelines
First Class Master’s Degree the specified discipline from a recognized university or equivalent with a minimum 60% marks in aggregate or CGPA/CPI of 6.75 (for a 10 point scale)
Final Year students
Such candidates may apply however shortlisting will be subject to availability of the final result of qualifying degree on or before August 2018.
Candidates serving in Govt. Service or in Govt. owned organisations
“NOC” from their respective Department/Employer must be submitted at the time of interview failing which candidate will not be allowed to appear for the interview.
Knowledge of German/ French/ Russian/ Japanese/ Chinese language
Detailed Eligibility Criteria for DRDO Recruitment through GATE
Part I - Screening based on valid score of GATE 2015/ 2016/2017
Equivalent acceptable subjects of Qualifying Degree
Electronics & Comm. Engg/ Electronics Engg
At least First Class Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology in Electronics & Communication
Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.
Electronics & Communication Engg(EC)
1. Electronics & Communication Engg
2. Electronics Engg
3. Electronics & Computer Engg
4. Electronics & Control Engg.
5. Electronics & Communication System Engg
6. Electronics & Instrumentation Engg
7. Electronics & Tele- Communication Engg
8. Electronics & Telematics Engg
9. Industrial Electronics Engg
10. Tele Communication Engg
11. Telecommunication & Information Tech
12. Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engg
13. Electronics & Electrical Communication Engg
14. Electrical with Communication Engg
At least First Class Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology in Mechanical Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
1. Mechanical Engg
2. Mechtronics Engg
3. Mechanical & Automation Engg
4. Mechanical & Production Engg
At least First Class Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology in Computer Science & Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.
Computer Science & Information Technology (CS)
1. Computer Science & Engineering
2. Computer Science /App Engg./Tech.
3. Computer Science/Engg. & Info Tech
4. Computer Science & System Engg.
5. Computer Software Engg
6. Computer Science & Automation Engg
7. Computer Technology
8. Computer Technology & Informatics Engg
9. Computer Technology & Information Engg
10. Information Science/ Technology Engg
11. Information Technology Engg
12. Computer & Communication Engg
13. Computer Networking
14. Software Engg
Electrical Engg/ Electrical & Electronics Engg
At least First Class Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology in Electrical Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.
Electrical Engg (EE)
1. Electrical Engg
2. Electrical Power System Engg
3. Electrical & Electronics Engg
4. Electrical & Renewable Energy Engg
5. Power Engg
6. Power Electronics Engg
7. Electronics & Electrical Communications Engg
8. Electrical with Communication Engg
Aeronautical Engg/ Aerospace Engg
At least First Class Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology in Aeronautical Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.
Aerospace Engineering (AE)
1. Aeronautical Engg
2. Aerospace Engg
3. Avionics Engg
At least First Class Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology in Chemical Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.
Chemical Engineering (CH)
1. Chemical Engg
2. Chemical Technology
3. Chemical Plant Engg
4. Applied Chemical & Polymer Technology
5. Polymer Science & Chemical Technology
6. Chemical Science & Technology
At least First Class Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology in Instrumentation Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.
Instrumentation Engineering (IN)
1. Instrumentation Engg
2. Instrumentation & Control Engg
3. Electronics & Instrumentation Engg
4. Electronic Instrumentation & Control Engg
5. Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engg
6. Electrical and Instrumentation Engg
7. Electrical Instrumentation & Control Engg
8. Power Electronics & Instrumentation Engg
9. Electronics Communication & Instrumentation Engg
At least First Class Master's Degree in Mathematics from a recognised university or equivalent.
2. Applied Mathematics
3. Mathematics & Computing
4. Industrial Mathematics
5. Industrial Mathematics & Computer Applications
6. Industrial Mathematics & Informatics
At least First Class Master's Degree in Physics from a recognised university or equivalent.
2. Physics (Electronics)
3. Applied Physics
4. Solid State Physics
6. Computational Physics
7. Space Physics
8. Engineering Physics
9. Nuclear Physics
At least First Class Master's Degree in Chemistry from a recognised university or equivalent.
2. Organic Chemistry
3. Inorganic Chemistry
4. Analytical Chemistry
5. Physical Chemistry
At least First Class Master's Degree in Geology from a recognised university or equivalent.
2. Applied Geology
4. Geology and mineralogy
5. Earth Science
7. Applied Geophysics
Part II - Screening based on percentage of marks in the Essential Qualification in order of merit/ separate written test
Equivalent acceptable subjects of Qualifying Degree
At least First Class Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology in "Automobile Engg' from a recognized university or equivalent.
1. Automobile Engg
2. Automotive Engg
3. Automotive Design Engg
At least First Class Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technology in "Ceramic Engg' from a recognized university or equivalent.
1. Ceramic Engg
2. Ceramic Technology
3. Ceramics & Cement Technology
At least First Class Master's Degree in "Material Science' from a recognised University or equivalent.
1. Material Science
2. Material Science & Nano Technology
At least First Class Master's Degree in "Polymer Science' from a recognised university or equivalent.
1. Polymer Science
At least First Class Master's Degree in "Atmospheric Science' from a recognised university or equivalent.
1. Atmospheric Science
3. Climate Science and Policy
4. Atmosphere and Ocean Science
At least First Class Master's Degree in "Physical Oceanography' from a recognised university or equivalent.
1. Physical Oceanography
At least First Class Master's Degree in Psychology from a recognized university or equivalent.
2. Applied Psychology
3. Clinical Psychology
4. Counselling / Counselling and Guidance Psychology
5. Health Psychology
6. Military Psychology
7. Cognitive Psychology
8. Psychology (Organizational Behaviour)
9. Physiological Psychology
10. Abnormal Psychology
11. Social Psychology
12. Educational Psychology
13. Industrial Psychology
14. Any combination of above listed subjects of Item No. 18
Note: The Part 2 are positions for which the recruitment is through a written test. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the marks obtained in their qualifying exam. Such candidates will be called for a written test and the selection process will be on the basis of their merit in the written test and a personal interview. The rest of the terms are same for both part 1 & part 2 candidates.
DRDO Recruitment Application Form
The application form of DRDO Recruitment through GATE has been released from December 16, 2017 onwards. Candidates can fill the application form is online mode only.
What to keep ready before applying for the DRDO Recruitment through GATE?
Candidates need to upload some documents as specified in the given formats within the mentioned file size. All documents to be uploaded must be scanned in in 200dpi grey scale. The file size must not exceed 500 KB in size except when specified otherwise
Recent Passport size photograph scanned with a resolution of 110 x 140 pixels in a file less than 30 KB
Marks Sheets of Class 11 & 12 as well as Certificates
Qualifying Degree or Provisional Certificate along with Marks Sheets of all semesters
Category Certificate if applicable
Medical Certificate in case of PwD candidates
Ex-Servicemen Certificate if applicable
NOC for applicants working in other Govt organizations
How to fill the application form for the DRDO Recruitment through GATE:
Registration - Candidates must enter details, like Name, Email, and Mobile etc.
Next, candidates must fill the personal details, academic qualification details as well as the communication details.
Upload documents – the documents specified must be uploaded
Payment of application fee - General/OBC candidates must pay Rs 100 online only. SC/ST /PWD and women candidates are exempt from fee payment.
After submission of the application form, candidates must take a print out of the acknowledgement slip that is generated by the system.
Selection Procedure for DRDO Recruitment through GATE
Shortlisting of candidates will be done by the Recruitment Assessment Center (RAC) of DRDO on the basis of the following parameters.
Valid GATE 2015/ 2016/ 2017 Score
Qualifying in Personal Interview
70% in Interview for Gen and 60% for OBC/SC/ST/PWD candidates
GATE - 80% + Personal Interview – 20%
Pay Scale: Candidates will be entitled to Level-10 (7th CPC) of the Pay Matrix (` 56,100/-) with the total emoluments tentatively being Rs 80,000 per month.
Training: All selected Scientists ‘B’ for DRDO may be required to initially undergo a full time Post Induction Training at DIAT Pune/ ITM Mussoorie.
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Recruitment & Assessment Centre (RAC)
Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi – 110054
Helplinesduring working days (0900 Hrs to 1730 Hrs)
For all query related to online applying,
Email id: [email protected]
For any other queries
Phone: 011-23812955 (Extn – 402),
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