DRDO Recruitment 2019 | Freshers | Engineer & Scientist | 290 Posts | BE/ B.Tech

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is an agency of the Government of India, charged with the military’s research and development, headquartered in New Delhi, India. It was formed in 1958 by the merger of the Technical Development Establishment and the Directorate of Technical Development and Production with the Defence Science Organisation. It is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Defence, Government of India.

With a network of 52 laboratories, which are engaged in developing defence technologies covering various fields, like aeronautics, armaments, electronics, land combat engineering, life sciences, materials, missiles, and naval systems, DRDO is India’s largest and most diverse research organisation. The organisation includes around 5,000 scientists belonging to the Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS) and about 25,000 other scientific, technical and supporting personnel.

The DRDO was established in 1958 by amalgamating the Defence Science Organisation and some of the technical development establishments. A separate Department of Defence Research and Development was formed in 1980 which later on administered DRDO and its 50 laboratories/establishments. Most of the time the Defence Research Development Organisation was treated as if it was a vendor and the Army Headquarters or the Air Headquarters were the customers. Because the Army and the Air Force themselves did not have any design or construction responsibility, they tended to treat the designer or Indian industry at par with their corresponding designer in the world market. If they could get a MiG-21 from the world market, they wanted a MiG-21 from DRDO.

DRDO started its first major project in surface-to-air missiles (SAM) known as Project Indigo in 1960s. Indigo was discontinued in later years without achieving full success. Project Indigo led to Project Devil, along with Project Valiant, to develop short-range SAM and ICBM in the 1970s. Project Devil itself led to the later development of the Prithvi missile under the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) in the 1980s. IGMDP was an Indian Ministry of Defence programme between the early 1980s and 2007 for the development of a comprehensive range of missiles, including the Agni missile, Prithvi ballistic missile, Akash missile, Trishul missile and Nag Missile. In 2010, then defence minister A. K. Antony ordered the restructuring of the DRDO to give ‘a major boost to defence research in the country and to ensure effective participation of the private sector in defence technology’. The key measures to make DRDO effective in its functioning include the establishment of a Defence Technology Commission with the defence minister as its chairman. The programmes which were largely managed by DRDO have seen considerable success with many of the systems seeing rapid deployment as well as yielding significant technological benefits. DRDO has achieved many successes since its establishment in developing other major systems and critical technologies such as aircraft avionics, UAVs, small arms, artillery systems, EW Systems, tanks and armoured vehicles, sonar systems, command and control systems and missile systems.

DRDO Recruitment 2019 | www.drdo.gov.in | Freshers | Engineer & Scientist | 290 Posts | BE/ B.Tech – Aero/ Mech/ CSE/ EEE/ ECE/ I&CE/ Chemical/ Civil/ Metallurgy/ Production | Across India | Last Date: 31st August 2019

Positions: Engineer & Scientist

Total Vacancies: 290 Posts

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

Salary: Rs.80,000/- Month

Experience: Freshers

Job Location: Across India

Eligibility Criteria:

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

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:

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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