DRDO Recruitment through GATE 2016/ 2017/ 2018
Prabha Dhavala, 21 Jun 2018, #GATE

DRDO Recruitment through GATE 2016/ 2017/ 2018 - The application for the DRDO Recruitment through GATE is available now. The last date to apply is July 6, 2018. This recruitment of Scientists ‘B’ in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) in 2018 will be based on valid GATE scores of 2016/ 2017/ 2018 and an interview. Candidates must have qualified in GATE and have valid scores to be eligible for shortlisting for the DRDO recruitment through GATE. Interested applicants may be required to pay an application fee as specified while filling the application form of the DRDO recruitment through GATE 2016/ 2017/ 2018. Candidates who are shortlisted will have to qualify in the personal interview to be selected for the recruitment by DRDO through GATE scores. 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.

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GATE 2018 was held by IIT Guwahati on February 3, 4, 10 and 11 in the online mode for 23 papers. The result of GATE 2018 was announced on March 16 while the scorecard was available for download from March 20 onwards.


Fast Facts about DRDO Recruitment through GATE

Name of PSU

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)


Scientist ‘B’


Mechanical Engineering

No of vacancies


Important Dates related to DRDO Recruitment 2018



Start date of DRDO application

June, 2018

Last date for application

July 6, 2018

Eligibility Criteria for DRDO Recruitment through GATE




Indian Only

Valid GATE Scores

Candidates must have valid GATE scores. Candidates who have qualified in GATE 2016 or GATE 2017 or GATE 2018 are eligible to apply.

Age Limit as on last date of application

Un Reserved (UR): Not exceeding 28 years

OBC (Non-creamy layer): Not exceeding 31 years

SC/ST: Not exceeding 33 years

Qualifying Degree

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

July 31, 2018.

Candidates who have qualified from foreign universities should obtain equivalence certificate from 'Association of Indian Universities, Delhi' and submit the same on or before July , 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.

Eligible Disciplines and GATE Paper for DRDO Recruitment 2018


No. of Vacancies

GATE Paper(Code)

Qualifying Degree






Mechanical Engg.







  • Mechanical Engg

  • Mechtronics Engg

  • Mechanical & Automation Engg

  • Mechanical & Production Engg

How to apply for the DRDO Recruitment through GATE?


What to keep ready before applying for the DRDO Recruitment through GATE 2016/ 2017/ 2018?

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. The file size must not exceed 500 KB in size except when specified otherwise

  • GATE Score Card

  • 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. They must also enter a password which should be between 8-15 digits, Characters [A-Z,a-z,0-9,_,#,@,.,~], contain at least 1 number, 1 uppercase, 1 lowercase and 1 special character.

  • 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.


Selection Procedure


Selection Criteria


Valid GATE Score

Qualifying in Personal Interview

70% in Interview for Gen and 60% for OBC/SC/ST/PWD candidates

Final Selection

GATE - 80% + Personal Interview – 20%

Pay Scale: Candidates selected will be taken absorbed at Level-10 (7th CPC) of the Pay Matrix (Rs. 56,100/-). Total emoluments (Inclusive of HRA and all other allowances) at the time of joining will be approximately Rs. 80,000/- p.m. at the present metro city rate.


Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Recruitment & Assessment Centre (RAC)
Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi – 110054


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