DRDO Recruitment through GATE 2019
Rajeev Kumar Maurya, 12 Jan 2019, #GATE

DRDO Recruitment through GATE  2019 - Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will be recruiting Scientists 'B' in 2019 through scores secured in GATE and an interview. Candidates applying for recruitment to DRDO through GATE must have qualified GATE in order to be eligible for the recruitment process. DRDO recruitment through GATE 2019 application form will be available tentatively in March/April. Candidates interested can fill their application form of DRDO recruitment through GATE 2019 and pay the required amount as application fee. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend the personal interview after which they will be recruited by DRDO. Candidates applying for recruitment can refer to this article for detailed information related to DRDO recruitment through GATE 2019.

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GATE 2019 will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee on February 2, 3, 9 and 10 in an online mode for 24 papers. Authorities will declare the result of GATE 2019 on March 16. The application form of GATE 2019 were available till October 3, 2019. 

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Fast Facts about DRDO Recruitment through GATE 

Name of PSU

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)


Scientist ‘B’


Mechanical Engineering, Electronics and Communication Engineering

No of vacancies

to be notified

Important Dates related to DRDO Recruitment 2019


Dates (Tentative)

Start date of DRDO application


Last date for application

to be notified

Eligibility Criteria for DRDO Recruitment through GATE




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.

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 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 may apply however shortlisting will be subject to availability of the final result of qualifying degree on or before last week of July, 2019.

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

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

“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 2019


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  2019?

Candidates applying for DRDO recruitment through GATE will have to upload the required documents in prescribed format. Scanned images of all relevant articles has to be uploaded whose size must not exceed more than 500 kb. Candidates must be ready with following set of documents as lsited below:

  • GATE 2017/2018/2019 Score Card

  • Scanned Image of Recent Passport Size Photograph with a Resolution of 110 x 140 Pixels in a file less than 30 KB

  • Marks Sheets and Certificates of Class 11 & 12 

  • 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 candidates working in other Govt. organizations

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

  • Registration - Candidates will have 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.

  • Next, candidates will have to provide all personal details, academic qualification details and communication/contact details.

  • Upload documents – Candidates must upload the scanned images of documents in the prescribed format.

  • Payment of application fee - General/OBC candidates will have to pay Rs 100 in an online mode whereas SC/ST /PWD and women candidates are exempted from fee payment.

  • Submit the application form after carefully reviewing.

  •  After submission of the application form, candidates must take a print out of the acknowledgment slip. generated by the system.

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


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% 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. 

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

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