DRDO GATE Recruitment 2020: Direct Recruitment for Scientist “B”


DRDO GATE Recruitment 2020– The recruitment notification for the post of Scientist ‘B’ is available by DRDO. For the final selection, the exam score, as well as, the performance in the interview round will be considered. And, the recruitment is only open for the GATE qualifiers, who will also fulfil the eligibility criteria of DRDO GATE Recruitment 2020. Also, Interested candidates can check important dates, eligibility criteria, the application process, selection methodology and more information from the article below. Research and Assesment centre DRDO published a public notice regarding Direct Recruitment of B Group Scientist in DRDO via Valid Gate Score. Written Examination will be held on 23 September 2020(tentative) at all the centres as opted by the candidates. The shortlisted candidates will be informed by email before 10 September 2020.

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Requirement of Valid GATE Score for Direct Recruitment of Scientist `B’ in DRDO

  • As per the notification, Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) would be
    notifying vacancies of Scientist `B’ for the year 2020 in the next few months, depending
    upon the requirement.
  • The direct recruitment for the post of B Group Scientist will be conducted based on valid GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) score (in respect of vacancies
    in the subjects/disciplines for which GATE is conducted) and interview.
  • Candidates with valid GATE score on the crucial date of eligibility will be considered for shortlisting for recruitment.
  • In respect of vacancies pertaining to subjects/disciplines for which GATE is not
    conducted, the recruitment will be done through written examination/interview or both
    depending upon the requirement.

Direct Recruitment for Scientist “B” Posts

Subject/Discipline Seats
Electronics & Communication Engineer 22
Computer Science & Engineering 19
Total Number of Seats 41


Features of DRDO GATE Recruitment

Organisation Name: DRDO (Defence Research & Development Organization)

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  • Number of Vacancies: 41
  • Pay Scale/ Salary: Total Emolument (Inclusive of HRA and all other allowances) at the time of joining will be approximately Rs. 80000/- at the present metro city rate.
  • Post: Scientist ‘B’
  • Categorised Under: Ministry Of Defence, Government Of India.
  • Nationality: Only Indian Nationals Need to Apply.
  • Date of Written Examination: 23 September 2020(Tentative).

Selection Procedure of DRDO GATE Recruitment 2020

  • Shortlisting of GATE Qualifiers: The GATE 2020 qualifiers will be shortlisted for the interview round. The shortlisting will be done in 1:5 ratio, to the vacancies.
  • Personal Interview: The shortlisted candidates will then be issued call letters, on which date, venue, and other details will also be mentioned.
  • And, the candidates will have to appear for interview in Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, or Pune centre.
  • Final Merit: The announcement of the recruited candidates will be done through the final merit list. And, It will be available on the basis of discipline and category wise.
  • Finally, The selection of the candidates for the final merit list will be done giving 80% weightage to GATE score and the remaining 20% to Personal Interview Score.

DRDO GATE Recruitment 2020 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: Indian
  • Age Limit for Candidates:
Category Age Limit
Unreserved (UR) Not Exceeding 28 years
OBC (Non-creamy layer) Not Exceeding 31 years
SC/ST Not Exceeding 33 years

Note: Age limit as on the closing date of the advertisement.

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  • Education Qualification: Below given points are the necessary educational qualification for DRDO GATE Recruitment 2020:
  1. The applicant must have completed the Undergraduate Engineering/Technology course.
  2. Also, the course must be completed from a recognized institute.
  3. Finally, an aspirant should also have passed with a first-class degree in the UG course.

NOTE: Student pursuing the last degree can also apply. And, they must ensure that their Final Result should be available before the second week of August.

Important Dates of DRDO Recruitment GATE 2020

S. No. Events Date
1. Release of GATE Application Form 2020 31 August 2019
2. Last Date to Register for GATE 2020 28 September 2019(05 October 2019) Extended
3. Release of GATE 2020 Admit Cards 03 January 2020
4. GATE 2020 Exam 1, 2, 8 and 9 February 2020
5. Application form for DRDO GATE recruitment Will be notified
6. Shortlisted Candidates Get Notification 10 September 2020
7. Date for Written Examination 23 September 2020

DRDO GATE Recruitment 2020 Application Process

  • The date for the release of DRDO GATE Recruitment 2020 application form will be available soon. And, it will be available in the month of February.
  • However, the candidates should also note that the form will be available online, And the candidates will also have to mention personal, educational and various other details.
  • The form will not be complete until and unless the candidates will fill the GATE Registration Number in it. And, the Registration number will also be allocated through admit card.
  • Finally, For the final submission, candidates will also have to submit the application fee of Rs. 100/-. And, the applicants can pay The Amount by any of the Online Transaction Methods such as Net Banking, Debit Card and Credit Card etc.

How to apply?

Online registration on RAC website https://rac.gov.in is mandatory.

Important Exam Update

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Read & Download DRDO Direct Recruitment for Scientist B PDF.

Syllabus for Written Examination

The syllabus for the written examination is similar to engineering services examination (Main) for mechanical engineering conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

Download DRDO Syllabus for Written Examination PDF here.

Eligible Branches and Vacancies

S. No. Qualification Vacancies
1. B.E/B.Tech. in Electronics & Communication Engineering 5(OBC-2, SC-1, ST-2)
2. B.E/B.Tech. in Aeronautical Engineering 1(OBC-1)
3. B.E/B.Tech. in Naval Engineering 2(SC-2)
4. B.E/B.Tech. in Civil Engineering 1(OBC-1)
5. B.E/B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering 6(OBC-3, SC-1, ST-2)
6. B.E/B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering 7(OBC-3, SC-3, ST-1)
7. B.E/B.Tech. in Instrumentation Engineering 1(OBC-1)

Important Details

  • Candidate should also have a Knowledge of German, French, Russian, Japanese or Chinese languages.
  • Payscale will be Level-10 of the Pay Matrix in specific disciplines and categories.
  • The age limit will be as per the Government rules:
    • Other Backwards Classes (Non-creamy layer): Should Not exceed 31 years
    • Schedule Caste/Schedule Tribe: Not exceeding 33 years.
  • Also, Post Induction Training may be necessary initially for All the Scientists ‘B’. And then they will be able to get Recruitment in DRDO.
  • Recruitment is open for GATE qualifiers, who will fulfil eligibility criteria of DRDO GATE Recruitment 2020. Performance in the interview will be considered.

DRDO RAC Contact Details & Downloads

RECRUITMENT AND ASSESSMENT CENTRE (RAC), DRDO Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India.

Recruitment and Assessment Centre
Defence Research and Development Organisation
Ministry of Defence
Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi (INDIA)
PIN – 110 054

Phone Number: 011‐2381096/011‐23830599/011‐23819745/011‐23915140/011‐23971048

Email: [email protected]/[email protected]/[email protected]/ [email protected]

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Website: https://www.drdo.gov.in

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