DRDO Eligibility Criteria

Important Notice - DRDO Scientist recruitment via GATE Score

Requirement of Valid GATE Score for Direct Recruitment of Scientist `B’ in DRDO Be it known to the candidates desirous of recruitment to the post of Scientist `B’ in the Defence Research & Development Organisation that the organisation would be notifying vacancies of Scientist `B’ for the year 2018 in the next few months, depending upon the requirement. The direct recruitment to the post of Scientist `B’ 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. Only those candidates who will have valid GATE score on the crucial date of eligibility will be considered for shortlisting for recruitment.


Atleast first class Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology in Electronics & Communication Engg / Mechanical Engg / Computer Science & Engg/ Chemical Engg/ Electrical Engg from a recognized University in respective/relevant discipline.

Note : If a class/division is not awarded at B.E./B.Tech or equivalent degree, a minimum of 60% marks in aggregate or 6.75 CGPA shall be considered equivalent for grade points on a ten point scale. 

Age relaxation: Maximum relaxation in upper age limit will be as under:- 
i) Upto 05 years in case of SC/ST candidates 
ii) Upto 03 years in case of OBC candidates 
iii) Upto 05 years for Physically Handicapped Persons (10 years for SC/ST and 08 years for OBC candidates) in identified disciplines even if no posts are reserved for them in these areas. 
iv) In case of Ex-serviceman, services rendered in the armed forces plus 3 years 

Only Indian nationals need apply. 

Candidates appearing in the final examination (final semester) may also apply. However, candidates found eligible for interview, will be allowed to appear for the same if their final results is declared before established date of previous year.