DRDO Recruitment through GATE 2019
Rajeev Kumar Maurya, 07 Oct 2019, #GATE
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DRDO Recruitment through GATE 2019 - The online application form of DRDO recruitment through GATE 2019 was available from August 10. The last date to apply for DRDO Recruitment through GATE was August 31. Interested and eligible candidates had to first fill their application form of DRDO recruitment through GATE 2019 and pay the application fee of Rs 100 (SC/ST/PwD/ Female candidates are exempt) on or before August 31. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is recruiting Scientists 'B', through scores secured in GATE. Candidates who applied for recruitment to DRDO through GATE must have qualified GATE in order to be eligible for the same. Shortlisted candidates for Scientist "B" posts in DRDO will also have to appear for a written descriptive test for followed by a personal interview after which their recruitment by DRDO will be finalised. Candidates applying for recruitment can refer to this article for detailed information related to DRDO recruitment through GATE 2019.

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DRDO recruitment through GATE is not just for Scientist ‘B’ in Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO), but also for Scientist `B’ in Department of Science & Technology (DST), Scientist/Engineer `B’ in Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA), and Executive Engineer in Gallium Arsenide Enabling Technology Centre (GAETEC).

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Fast Facts about DRDO Recruitment through GATE

Name of PSU

DRDO, DST, ADA and GAETEC

Designation

Scientist ‘B"/ Scientist/Executive Engineer

Disciplines

Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Computer Science & Engg, Chemical Engg, Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engg, Aeronautical Engg, Mathematics, Metallurgy, Material Science, Civil Engg, Geology, Instrumentation Engg, Textile Engg, Production/ Industrial Production Engg and Food Science


Details of Vacancies Category wise

Organization

UR

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

Total

Scientist ‘B’ in DRDO

99

23

64 +

16*

35 +

9*

17 +

7*

238 +

32*

Scientist ‘B’ in DST

4

2

6

Scientist/Engineer ‘B’ in ADA, Bengaluru

4

1

2

2

1

10

Executive Engineer in GAETEC, Hyderabad

1

1

2

4

* Vacancies are backlogs
Important Dates related to DRDO Recruitment 2019

Event

Dates

Start date of DRDO application

August 10, 2019

Last date for application

August 31, 2019

Written descriptive testOctober 2019.

Eligibility Criteria for DRDO Recruitment through GATE

Criteria

Details

Nationality

Indian Only

Valid GATE Scores

Candidates must have valid GATE scores. Candidates who have qualified either GATE 2017 or GATE 2018 or GATE 2019 will be eligible to apply.

Qualifying Degree

First Class Master’s Degree with the specified discipline from a recognized university or equivalent with a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate or CGPA/CPI of 6.75 (for a 10 point scale)

Final Year students

Such candidates must be able to submit degree/ provisional degree certificate on or before September 30, 2019

Students from Foreign Universities

Candidates who have qualified from foreign universities must obtain equivalence certificate from 'Association of Indian Universities, Delhi' and submit the same on or before September 30, 2019

Candidates serving in Govt. Service or in Govt. owned organizations

Candidates should upload a signed declaration (as per the proforma available at RAC website) that they have informed their Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) in writing that they have applied for the post of Scientist ‘B’ in DRDO/ Scientist ‘B’ in DST/ Scientist/Engineer ‘B’ in ADA/ Executive Engineer in GAETEC. In case their application for NOC has been rejected, they must inform RAC before September 300, 2019.

Age Limit Criteria - Candidates must not exceed the given age limit as on August 31, 2019

Category

DRDO

DST

ADA

GAETEC

i) Un Reserved (UR) /EWS

28 years

35 years

30 years

28 years

ii) OBC (Non‐creamy layer)

31 years

38 years

33 years

31 years

iii) SC/ST

33 years

40 years

35 years

33 years


Eligible Disciplines and GATE Paper for DRDO Recruitment 2019

Table 1 (Part‐I) : The recruitment in the disciplines mentioned below will be based on valid GATE score, a Descriptive Examination followed by Personal Interview.

Subject/ Discipline

Organization

Details of Essential Qualification (EQ) & GATE

Equivalent acceptable subjects of Degree

Electronics & Comm. Engg

DRDO,
ADA

GAETEC

Essential Qualification(EQ)#:At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Electronics & Communication Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.

Applicants must also fulfil ONE of the following additional requirements:

  1. GATE Qualification: Valid GATE score in Electronics & Communication Engg [Paper code : EC]
  2. 80% aggregate marks in EQ degree, if done from an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) or National Institute of Technology (NIT). However, this option is not applicable for GAETEC posts
  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
  15. Radio Physics & Electronics
  16. Electrical Engg

Mechanical Engg

DRDO

DST

ADA

GAETEC

Essential Qualification(EQ): At least First Class (condition of First Class does not apply to DST posts) Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Mechanical Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.

Applicants must also fulfil ONE of the following additional requirements:
  1. GATE Qualification: Valid GATE score in Mechanical Engineering [Paper code : ME]
  2. 80% aggregate marks in EQ degree, if done from an IIT or NIT. However, this option is not applicable for GAETEC posts.
  1. Mechanical Engg
  2. Mechanical & Automation Engg
  3. Mechanical & Production Engg

Computer Science & Engg*

DRDO

DST

ADA

Essential Qualification(EQ): At least First Class (condition of First Class does not apply to DST posts) Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Computer Science & Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.

Applicants must also fulfil ONE of the following additional requirements:
  1. GATE Qualification: Valid GATE score in Computer Science & Information Technology [Paper code : CS]
  2. 80% aggregate marks in EQ degree, if done from an IIT or NIT
  1. Computer Science/ Engg/ Technology
  2. Computer Science and Engg./Technology
  3. Computer Science/Engg & Info Tech
  4. Computer Science & System Engg
  5. Software Engg/ Technology
  6. Computer Science & Automation Engg/ Tech
  7. Information Technology
  8. Computer Science/Technology & Informatics Engg
  9. Information Science & Engg/Technology
  10. Computer & Communication Engg
  11. Computer Networking


Table 1 (Part‐II) : The recruitment in the disciplines mentioned below will be based on valid GATE score followed by Personal Interview.

Subject/ Discipline

Organization

Details of Essential Qualification (EQ) & GATE

Equivalent acceptable subjects of Degree

Chemical Engg

DRDO

Essential Qualification: At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Chemical Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification : Valid GATE score in Chemical Engineering [Paper code : CH]

  1. Chemical Engg
  2. Chemical Technology
  3. Chemical Plant Engg
  4. Applied Chemical & Polymer Technology
  5. Polymer Science & Chemical Technology
  6. 6. Chemical Science & Technology

Chemistry*

DRDO

DST

Essential Qualification: At least First Class (condition of First class does not apply to DST posts) Master’s Degree in Chemistry from a recognised university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification : Valid GATE score in Chemistry [Paper code : CY]
  1. Chemistry
  2. Organic Chemistry
  3. Inorganic Chemistry
  4. Analytical Chemistry
  5. Physical Chemistry
  6. Applied Chemistry

Physics*

DRDO

DST

Essential Qualification: At least First Class (condition of First class does not apply to DST posts) Master’s Degree in Physics from a recognised university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification : Valid GATE score in Physics [Paper code : PH]
  1. Physics
  2. Physics (Electronics)
  3. Applied Physics
  4. Solid State Physics
  5. Computational Physics
  6. Engineering Physics
  7. Physics & Electronics

Electrical Engg

DRDO

ADA

Essential Qualification: At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Electrical Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.


GATE Qualification :Valid GATE score in Electrical Engg

[Paper code : 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

DRDO

ADA

Essential Qualification: At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Aeronautical Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification :Valid GATE score in Aerospace Engineering [Paper code : AE]

  1. Aeronautical Engg
  2. Aerospace Engg
  3. Avionics Engg

Mathematics*

DRDO

DST

Essential Qualification: At least First Class (condition of First class does not apply to DST posts) Master’s Degree in Mathematics from a recognised university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification :Valid GATE score in Mathematics [Paper code : MA]

  1. Mathematics
  2. Applied Mathematics
  3. Mathematics & Computing

Metallurgy *

DRDO

ADA

Essential Qualification: At least First Class Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology in Metallurgy from a recognized university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification :Valid GATE score in Metallurgical Engineering [Paper code : MT]

  1. Metallurgy & Material Tech
  2. Metallurgy/Metallurgical Engg
  3. Materials Engg
  4. Material Science & Engg

Material Science*

DRDO

Essential Qualification: At least First Class Master’s Degree in Material Science from a recognised university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification :Valid GATE score in Material Science
[Paper code : XE]
  1. Material Science
  2. Material Science & Nano Technology
  3. Nano Science
  4. Nano Science & Tech
  5. Physics (Material Science)
  6. Nanotechnology
  7. Material Engg and Nanotechnology
  8. Physics with specialization in Material Science

Civil Engg*

DRDO

Essential Qualification: At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Civil Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification :Valid GATE score in Civil Engineering
[Paper code : CE]

  1. Civil Engg
  2. Civil & Structural Engg
  3. Civil & Environmental Engg
  4. Civil & Rural Engg
  5. Civil & Water Management Engg
  6. Civil & Infrastructure Engg
  7. Construction Engg & Management

Geology*

DRDO

Essential Qualification: At least First Class Master’s Degree in Geology from a recognised university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification :Valid GATE score in Geology [Paper code : GG]

  1. Geology
  2. Applied Geology
  3. Geo‐informatics
  4. Geology and mineralogy
  5. Earth Science
  6. Geophysics
  7. Applied Geophysics

Instrumentation Engg*

DRDO

Essential Qualification: At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Instrumentation Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification : Valid GATE score in Instrumentation Engineering [Paper code : 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

Textile Engg*

DRDO

Essential Qualification: At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Textile Engg from a recognize d university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification : Valid GATE score in Textile Engineering & Fibre Science [Paper code : TF]
  1. Textile Engg
  2. Textile Chemistry Engg
  3. Textile Technology

Production/ Industrial Production Engg

ADA

Essential Qualification: At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Production Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification :Valid GATE score in Production & Industrial Engg [Paper code : PI]
  1. Production Engg
  2. Industrial Production Engg
  3. Production & Industrial Engg

Food Science*

DRDO

Essential Qualification: At least First Class Master’s Degree in Food Science from a recognised university or equivalent.

GATE Qualification : Valid GATE score in Life Sciences [Paper code : XL]

  1. Food Science/Technology
  2. Food Science & Technology



What to keep ready before filling in application for DRDO recruitment?

DocumentsSpecifications
Self attested certificates/testimonials regarding Date of Birth (Matriculation /High School Certificate or Birth Certificate issued by appropriate local authority) Essential and Higher qualification along with mark‐sheets, caste, EWS status, ex‐servicemen, employment etc.Maximum file size of each attachment should not exceed 500KB and it must be legible when a print out is taken
Each certificate must be in PDF, jpeg or jpg formats.
They must NOT be password protected.
Recent passport size colour photographSize not exceeding 30 KB; resolution of 110 x 140 pixels
Scanned sample of candidate’s signatureSize not exceeding 30 KB; resolution of 110 x 140 pixels
Valid GATE score cardin PDF, jpeg or jpg format and file size should be less than 500 KB
Signed Declaration by candidates in Govt Service or in Govt owned organisationsas per given format. Click here to download

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How to fill the application form for the DRDO Recruitment through GATE:

  • Registration - Candidates had to register first by entering details, like Name, Email and Mobile number, etc. Enter a password which must be in between 8-15 digits, Characters [A-Z,a-z,0-9,_,#,@,.,~], contain at least 1 number, 1 uppercase, 1 lowercase and 1 special character.

  • Fill Biodata - Candidates had to enter all personal details, academic qualification details and communication/contact details. Candidates appearing for the written test had to enter two exam centres out of the given seven cities. Details are given below.

  • Upload Documents - Candidates had to upload the documents as given above. Final year students are allowed to upload their provisional or degree certificate at a later point of time.

  • Fee Payment - General/OBC candidates had to pay Rs 100 in an online mode whereas SC/ST /PWD and women candidates were exempted from fee payment.

  • Lock and Submit - Candidates had to save their application form and take a print out of the acknowledgement slip. generated by the system.

  • A copy of the submitted application was mailed to the registered e-mail id of the candidates along with an SMS on the registered mobile number after successfully submission of the application form.

  • Candidates who wished to apply for more than one post could do so but had to submit a separate application for each post applied and also had to upload a fresh set of documents with each one.

Details of Written Test for DRDO recruitment through GATE:

  1. The written examination will be of descriptive type and a pen and paper based exam.
  2. It will consist of two papers of 300 marks each and will be conducted in two sessions of duration of three hours each.
  3. The syllabus of the Descriptive Examination can be downloaded from RAC website and is similar to Engineering Services examination (Main) in the relevant discipline conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
  4. The exam will be conducted at DRDO centres in seven cities namely Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, and Pune. Other centres will be announced if required.
  5. Candidates are required to indicate their first and second preference of examination centre in the online application from among the listed centres. However, RAC reserves the right to allot any centre as per its administrative convenience.
  6. The Descriptive Examination is likely to be held in October 2019.

DRDO Recruitment through GATE Selection Procedure

Recruitment Assessment Center (RAC) of DRDO will shortlist candidates for recruitment on the basis of the following parameters.

Selection Procedure

Stage

Selection Criteria

Shortlisting for written test only for subjects in table 1 above.


Category I: On the basis of valid GATE score in the ratio of 1:25, subject to their GATE score not being below 25% of the GATE score of the first shortlisted candidate.
Category II: All eligible IIT and NIT graduate engineers with minimum 80% aggregate marks will be called for a Descriptive Examination.

Shortlisting for Interview for subjects in table 2 given above.

Shortlisting on discipline‐wise category‐wise merit list of GATE scores.

Final Selection

Part 1 Subjects: Written Test - 80% weightage + Personal Interview – 20% weightage

Part 2 Subjects: GATE - 80% weightage + Personal Interview – 20% weightage

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.

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

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