DRDO Recruitment through GATE 2016/ 2017/ 2018 - The application for the DRDO Recruitment through GATE is available from May 15. 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 score card was available for download from March 20 onwards.
Fast Facts about DRDO Recruitment through GATE
Name of PSU
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Electronics & Comm. Engg, Computer Science & Engg
No of vacancies
Important Dates related to DRDO Recruitment 2018
Start date of DRDO application
May 15, 2018
Last date for AAI application
21 days from the start date; tentatively in June first week, 2018
Eligibility Criteria for DRDO Recruitment through GATE
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
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 32, 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
Electronics & Comm. Engg
Computer Science & 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. Alldocuments 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
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.
Valid GATE 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 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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