Recruitment and Assessment DRDO Recruitment 2019 for JRF, Scientists & Engineer | 299 Posts | Last Date: 31 August 2019


DRDO Recruitment 2019 – 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 are requested to apply for the post before the last date. The detailed eligibility and application process of DRDO Recruitment are given below.

DRDO RAC Recruitment 2019 for Scientist & Engineer:

Job RoleScientist & Engineer
QualificationB.E/B.Tech/Master Degree
Total Vacancies290
Job LocationAcross India
Last Date31 August 2019

Detailed Eligibility:

Educational Qualification:

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

Age Limit(As on 31.08.2019): 

Category                               Maximum Age Limit in years
Un-Reserved (UR) /EWS28353028
OBC (Non‐creamy layer)31383331

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.

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

DRDO 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.

Application fee: Rs.100/‐ (payable online only).

Note: There is no application fee for SC/ST/PwD and women candidates.

How to apply for DRDO IRDE Recruitment 2019?

All interested and eligible candidates are required to register online at the RAC website from 10th August 2019 to 31st August 2019.

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