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DRDO Recruitment 2020 for Scientist ‘B’ | 167 Posts

Last Date: 10 July 2020

DRDO Recruitment 2020 : Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) – Recruitment & Assessment Centre (RAC) invites online application from the eligible candidates for the post of Scientist ‘B’ in DRDO for 167 vacancies.

Candidates with the qualification of B.E/ B.Tech/ Master’s Degree in relevant disciplines are eligible to apply for these jobs. The selection process is based on the valid GATE score, a Descriptive Examination, NET, and Personal Interview.

Interested and eligible candidates can apply through online at the RAC website (https://rac.gov.in) on or before 10 July 2020. The detailed eligibility and application process of DRDO Recruitment are given below ;

About DRDO


The Defence Research and Development Organisation was founded in 1958. Its parent agency is the Ministry of Defence and the agency executive is Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy (Chairman of DRDO). The headquarters is in New Delhi. It is India’s largest and most diverse research organization. Around 30,000 employees including 5000 scientists are working in DRDO.

Job Summary
Post Name Scientist ‘B’
Qualification B.E/B.Tech/Masters Degree
Experience Freshers
Total Vacancies 167
Salary Rs. 56,100/-
Job Location Across India
Last Date 10 July 2020

Educational Qualification


Part-I & II:

  • Candidates should complete first-class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology/ Master’s Degree in the following Engineering disciplines (OR) Master’s Degree in Maths/Physics/Science from a recognized university/ institute
  • GATE Qualification: Candidates should possess the requisite Essential Qualification (EQ) along with a valid
    GATE-2018/2019/2020 Qualification
  • Candidates should possess the requisite Essential Qualification (EQ) from IITs/NITs with minimum aggregate 80% marks

Part III:

For Psychology:

  • At least First Class Master’s Degree in Psychology from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • NET Qualification: Qualified the NET exam for eligibility to Assistant Professorship in Psychology

Eligible Subject/ Discipline for Scientist ‘B’ :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology:

Part-I & Part-II:

  • Electronics & Communication Engg
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Material Science/Metallurgical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

Part-III:

  • Psychology

Age Limit (10.07.2020)


  • Un Reserved (UR) /EWS – 28 years
  • OBC (Non-creamy layer) – 31 years
  • SC/ST – 33 years

Post & Discipline Wise Vacancies : (Total – 60 Posts)


For Scientist ‘B’:

Part-I

  • Electronics & Communication Engg – 37 posts
  • Mechanical Engineering – 35 posts
  • Computer Science Engineering – 31 posts

Part-II

  • Electrical Engineering – 12 posts
  • Material Science/Metallurgical Engineering – 10 posts
  • Chemical Engineering – 06 posts
  • Aeronautical Engineering – 04 posts
  • Civil Engineering – 03 posts
  • Physics – 08 posts
  • Chemistry – 07 posts
  • Mathematics – 04 posts

Part-III

  • Psychology – 10 posts

Salary Details


Scientist ‘B’ : 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.

Selection Process


Part-I :

  • Selection will be based on valid GATE score, a Descriptive Examination and Personal Interview
    Eligible candidates will be shortlisted for a Descriptive Examination on the basis of valid GATE score, 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.

Part-II:

  • Selection will be based on valid GATE score and Personal Interview.
  • Eligible candidates will be shortlisted for Personal Interview on the basis of valid GATE score in the ratio of 1:5 subject to their availability in order of discipline-wise category-wise merit list.

Part-III:

  • Selection will be based on the Aggregate Percentage of Marks in NET and Personal Interview.
  • Eligible candidates will be shortlisted for Personal interview from amongst the candidates who have at least qualified for Assistant Professor, on the basis of the aggregate percentage of marks in the NET in the ratio of 1:5 subject to their availability in order of category wise merit list.

Application Fee


  • For General (UR), EWS and OBC male candidates: Rs.100/-
  • For SC/ST/PwD and women candidates: No fees

How to Apply


All interested and eligible candidates are required to register online at the RAC website (https://rac.gov.in) on or before 10 July 2020.

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