Recruitment of Scientist B in DRDO-through GATE 2018 scorecard

The Department of Research and Development Organization has notified the vacancy for 19 Mechanical engineers on the basis of GATE Scorecard. The corresponding GATE Paper code is “ME” for the eligibility.

On the basis of GATE, scorecard candidate has to appear in the separate written examination. The details of the online application, examination fee, Eligibility criteria, & selection procedure is presented here.


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ActivityDRDO Scientist B Recruitment
Start date of Online Application16 June 2018
Last Date of Online form Submission06 July 2018
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Number of Vacancy

CategoryNumber of Vacancy
UR09
ST02
SC03
OBC05
Total19



Education Qualification

DisciplineEssential QualificationGATE Paper CodeEquivalent Barnches
Mechanical EnggAt least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Mechanical Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.Mechanical Engineering (ME)Mechanical Engg, Mechtronics Engg, Mechanical & Automation Engg, and Mechanical & Production Engg

Note: Final year appearing candidate can also apply for the post.

Age Limit

Applicant TypeMax Age Limit as on 06 July 2018
UR28 Years
OBC-NCL31 Years
SC/ST33 Years

Selection Procedure

GATE Score Card: On the performance in the GATE examination the candidate will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:25 for the next round of examination.



Written Examination

In the next round, UPSC will organize written test paper for eligible candidates. The syllabus of the written exam will be similar to the Indian Engineering Services Examination.

This written exam will have two papers of 300 marks each. The DRDO Offices at Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, & Pune will be used as examination center.

The tentative month for the exam is August 2018.

The weightage to the written exam is 80%.

Personal Interview

On the basis of performance in the written examination, candidates will be called in the ratio of 1:5 for the interview round at Delhi or any other place.

The weightage to interview round is 20%.

The final category wise merit list will be prepared on the basis of Written test and Interview round. Those who find medical fit will be selected as Scientist D in the Department of Research & development organization. You can check here the DRDO Scientist B Salary.


Earlier Recruitment

Defence Research Development Organisation established in the year 1958 by merging two government departments i.e. Technical Development Establishment (TDEs) of the Indian Army and the Directorate of Technical Development & Production (DTDP) with the Defence Science Organisation (DSO).

As of now, the DRDO has more than 50 research centres across in India which are working in the field of like electronics, combat vehicles, engineering systems, instrumentation, missiles, aeronautics, armaments, advanced computing and simulation, information systems, special materials, naval systems, life sciences, training, and agriculture.


The current strength of the Scientist is around 5000 and the technical support staff are 25000.

DRDO’s Research and Assessment Centre has issued the official advertisement for the recruitment of 41 Scientist B Engineer through GATE 2018 scorecard.

DRDO Scientist B Post Details

The Defence Research Development Organization post is similar to the ISRO Scientist Recruitment post, both hires graduates engineers in the Group A Gazetted Officer Post at level-10 of  7th CPC pay Matrix.

Let’s see the number of post, eligibility criteria, engineering streams allowed, selection procedure for the Scientist B vacancy post.

Number of vacancy

StreamUROBCSCSTTotal
Electronics & Communication1206030122
Computer Science1005030119

Engineering Stream & GATE Paper Code

There are main two branches candidates are allowed to fill the vacant scientist position in this reputed Government organization. The Equivalent branches students are also eligible to apply. Here are the details.

Electronics and Communication Engineering: The compulsory GATE paper code for this stream is “EC”. Eligible Streams are listed here.

  • Electronics and Communication Engg,
  • Electronics Engg,
  • Electronics & Computer Engg,
  • Electronics and Control Engg,
  • Electronics and Communication System Engg,
  • Electronics and Instrumentation Engg,
  • Electronics and Tele-Communication Engg,
  • Electronics and Telematics Engg,
  • Industrial Electronics Engg,
  • Tele-Communication Engg,
  • Tele-Communication and Information Tech,
  • Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engg,
  • Electronics and Electrical Communication Engg, and
  • Electrical with Communication Engg.


The 2nd Eligible Branch is Computer Science Engineering. The compulsory GATE 2018 paper is “CS”. Here is the list of equivalent subjects:

  • Computer Science/Engg/Technology
  • Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
  • Computer Science/Engg and Information Technology
  • Computer Science & System Engg
  • Software Engg /Technology
  • Computer Science Automation Engg/Tech
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science /Technology and Informatics Engg
  • Information Science and Engg/Technology
  • Computer and Communication Engg
  • Computer Networking

The candidates who are applying for the post must have the degree certificate in above-mentioned engineering streams. The final years appearing graduates are also eligible for the recruitment provided that they should have to submit the degree certificate before 31 July 2018.

Minimum 60% marks are necessary to apply for the Scientist post. If a candidate is having CGPA/CPI marks then he/she must have more than 6.75 CGPA/CPI score in the Graduation.

Age Limit

The Upper age limit on the closing date of application for the Graduate Engineer vacancy is 28 Years for unreserved category candidates.

OBC (Non-Creamy layer): 31 Years

SC/ST: 33 Years

DRDO Recruitment through GATE 2018-Apply online

The interested candidates who are fulfilling the eligibility criteria proposed by the Research and Assessment Centre can apply for the post via the official website.

Last date for online application: 01 June 2018


The following self-attested copy of documents is mandatory before applying for Scientist in DRDO

  1. Valid GATE Score Card Registration Number
  2. Scanned Copy of recent passport size Color Photograph
  3. Scanned Copy of Signature
  4. Qualification Certificate
  5. Date of Birth Proof

Selection Procedure

On the basis of GATE score Candidate will be shortlisted in the ratio of 1:5 of total category wise vacancy advertised in the official notification.

The shortlisted candidates will be called for the Personal Interview. Before appearing in the interview they need to download the Interview call letter from RAC official website.

The candidates working in Govt Organisation have to produce NOC at the time of Interview.

The Weightage for the GATE score will be 80% and remaining 20% will be for the personal Interview.

Apply Online

Candidate can submit online application from Research and Assessment Centre official website. The site will remain until 1st June 2018 for online application.

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