DRDO Recruitment

DRDO Recruitment 2019 for JRF, Scientists & Engineer – 299 Posts Available Apply Online Now at www.drdo.gov.in the Last Date to Apply 31 August 2019

DRDO Recruitment 2019 for 299 Scientist & Engineer and JRF Post Available

DRDO Recruitment 2019 – Apply Online for Scientist & Engineer and Jr Research Fellow  Posts. Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Job notifications for Scientists, Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and Executive Engineer. Around 299 vacancies are announced by DRDO in various states and disciplines. Eligible candidates may apply online on or before 31 August 2019. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process & how to apply are given below.

DRDO Recruitment 2019: Important Highlights

Name of Organization Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO)
Available Post Name Scientist & Engineer and Junior Research Fellow
Total Number of posts 299
Apply Process Online Application
Last Date 31 August 2019
Official Website  www.drdo.gov.in

DRDO Recruitment 2019 Details: Official Notification

Job Role Vacancy Last Date
Scientist & Engineer 290 31 August
DRDO-JRF 9 20 August

DRDO Recruitment 2019: Vacancy Details

Scientist & Engineer Post Vacancies details:

  • Scientist ‘B’ in DRDO: 270 Posts
  • Scientist ‘B’ in DST: 6 Posts
  • Scientist/Engineer ‘B’ in ADA, Bengaluru: 10  Posts
  • Executive Engineer in GAETEC, Hyderabad: 4 Posts

Discipline wise vacancy:

  • Electronics & Comm. Engg: 78 Posts
  • Mechanical Engg:59 Posts
  • Computer Science & Engg: 46 Posts
  • Chemical Engg: 11 Posts
  • Electrical Engg:12 posts
  • Metallurgy: 12 Posts
  • Aeronautical Engg:14 Posts
  • Chemistry: 5 Posts
  • Physics:4 Posts
  • Mathematics: 3 Posts
  • Material Science:1 post
  • Civil Engg:8 Posts
  • Geology:1 Post
  • Instrumentation Engg:1 Post
  • Textile Engg:1 Post
  • Food Science*:1 post
  • Production/ Industrial Production Engg:1 Post

Junior Research Fellow: 9 Post


DRDO Recruitment 2019: Educational Qualifications

For Scientist & Engineer: 

For Engineering in Electronics & Comm/Mechanical /Computer Science/ Chemical/ Production/ Industrial Production/ Textile / Instrumentation/ Civil/ Metallurgy / Aeronautical/ Electrical:

  • At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in a respective engineering discipline from a recognized university or equivalent.

Applicants must also fulfill ONE of the following additional requirements:

  • GATE Qualification: Valid GATE score in the respective engineering paper
  • 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.

Note: Respective discipline in engineering will be any of the following Electronics & Comm/Mechanical /Computer Science/ Chemical/ Production/ Industrial Production/ Textile / Instrumentation/ Civil/ Metallurgy / Aeronautical/ Electrical.

For Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Material Science/ Geology/ Food Science:

  • At least First Class (condition of First class does not apply to DST posts) Master’s Degree in respective subjects from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • GATE Qualification: Valid GATE score in respective subjects.

The respective subject will be any of the following Chemistry/ Physics/ Mathematics/ Material Science/ Geology/ Food Science.


  • Recruitment based on the valid score of GATE 2017/2018/2019.
  • Applicants who have appeared in the final year/semester examination may submit their degree/provisional degree certificate by 30 Sep 2019, if not able to do so
    at the time of filling the application form

For JRF:

  • B.E/B.Tech in Electronics / E&TC / Electronics and Communications Engineering/ Computer Science/ Mechanical/ Metallurgical Engg with first division with NET/GATE Qualification.
  • M.Sc in Electronics Science/Instrumentation Science/Computer Science with first division with NET Qualification.
  • M.E/M.Tech (Electronics/ Instrumentation Engineering) in first division at both Graduate and Post Graduate with work experience in sensor projects.

DRDO Recruitment 2019: Criteria for Age

For Scienticst & Engineer Age Limit(As on 31.08.2019): 

Category                                Maximum Age Limit in years
Un-Reserved (UR) /EWS 28 35 30 28
OBC (Non‐creamy layer) 31 38 33 31
SC/ST 33 40 35 33

Age Relaxation:

  • 10 years for PwD (HH) and PwD(OH)
  • The upper age limit is relaxable up to 5 years for serving Central Civilian Govt. employees.

Junior Research Fellow: 

Below 28 years

Age Relaxation:

  • 5 years for SC/ST
  • 3 years for OBC

DRDO Recruitment 2019: Salary Details

Total No. of Posts Remuneration
Scientist & Engineer Level‐10 (7th CPC) of the Pay Matrix (Rs.56,100/‐) in specified disciplines and categories. 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.
Junior Research Fellows Rs. 25,000/- Per month (Consolidated Stipend). HRA and medical facilities shall be admissible as per rules

DRDO Recruitment 2019: Selection Process

Selection Process will be don by conducted on the basis of the GATE scores and/or Descriptive Examination will be required to appear in the personal interview to be held in Delhi.

Screening/ Shortlisting for Descriptive Exam:

  • Eligible candidates will be shortlisted for a Descriptive Examination 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.
  • All eligible IIT and NIT graduate engineers with minimum 80% aggregate marks in the EQ degree will be called for a Descriptive Examination.
  • Candidates who appear for the Descriptive Examination will be further shortlisted for Personal Interview in the ratio of 1:5 in order of merit list prepared on the basis of the Descriptive Examination only.

Scheme of Descriptive/Written Examination:

  • The written examination will be of the descriptive type.
  • The descriptive examination can consist of two papers of 300 marks each, to be conducted in two sessions of the duration of 3 hours each.
  • The Descriptive Examination will be administered in a paper-based format.

Examination centers:

  • Tentatively, the Descriptive Examination will be conducted at DRDO centers in seven cities (Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kanpur, Kolkata, and Pune) as well as at other common centers, if the need arises.
  • Candidates are required to indicate their first and second preference of examination center in the online application form among the listed centers. However, RAC reserves the right to allot any center as per its administrative convenience.
  • The Descriptive Examination is likely to be held on October 2019.

DRDO Recruitment 2019: Procedure for Application

How to Apply for DRDO Recruitment 2019 :-

Eligible candidates may apply online through the website “www.drdo.gov.in” on or before 31 August 2019.

  • Before applying online candidates should have valid email id, phone number
  • Log on through the website www.drdo.gov.in
  • Select the desired post & click on it.
  • Click on the New Registration if he/ she would be new user.
  • Fill all the details in the application & Submit the form
  • After submission, take printout of online application for future use.

Application form can be downloaded from the website www.drdo.gov.in and eligible candidates may send their duly completed application as per format given by e-mail before the walk-in interview on hrd@debel.drdo.in and Biodata should be typed in enclosed format and submitted. Those filled by hand will be summarily rejected. Last date for receipt of application forms by e-mail is 07th June 2019. A copy of the form should also be brought duly filled along with complete bio-data on the date of interview.

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