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This post is about DRDO, how to join DRDO, DRDO Fellowship Program, How To Join Technical Cadre Of DRDO. The full form of DRDO is Defense Research and Development Organization. DRDO is a R&D organization which works under the Government of India. This agency has been specially tasked with research and development.

How To Join DRDO, How To Join Drdo As Scientist, DRDO Fellowship Program, How To Join Technical Cadre Of DRDO

History OF DRDO

DRDO was established in 1958 and its head quarter is located in New Delhi. DRDO has made many large weapons and tanks for the military since 1958 to date.

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How To Join Drdo As Scientist?

How To Join DRDO, How To Join Drdo As Scientist, DRDO Fellowship Program, How To Join Technical Cadre Of DRDO

If you want to join DRDO as a scientist, then there are different categories in DRDO for this, like Scientist ‘B’, Scientist ‘C’, Scientist ‘D’ , Scientist ‘E’, Scientist ‘F’, Scientist ‘G’, Scientist ‘H’ (OutStanding Scientist). DS comes after Scientist H and followed by DRDO’s highest post which is the chairman’s.

Grade
Scientist ‘B’
Scientist ‘C’
Scientist ‘D’
Scientist ‘E’
Scientist ‘F’
Scientist ‘G’
Scientist ‘H’ (OutStanding Scientist)
Distinguished Scientist (DS)
Secretary , Department Of R&D & Chairman , DRDO

How can I become a scientist in DRDO?

If you want to join DRDO and you are a fresher, then you will be appointed as Scientist B in DRDO. Scientist B which is an entry level recruitment. RAC ( Research & Assessment Centre) conducts recruitment for scientist ‘B’ Posts via SET (Scientist Entry Test ) Exam. The notification of examination comes every year in the months of May-June and August-September. You will find this notification on the DRDO website (www.drdo.gov.in )

What is the eligibility for DRDO SET Exam?

Age Limit

Category Maximum Age
General 28 years
OBC 30 Years
SC / ST 33 Years

 

Educational Qualification

The minimum qualification for this examination is 1st class master degree in science or 1st class graduate degree in Engineering Or 1st class post graduation degree in subjects like Mathematics or Psychology and if you are not a science student and If you have M.A. Degree in subject like Mathematics ,Statistics Operational Research and Psychology, then you can apply for this post But keep in mind, for this you also have to score well in the GATE Exam.

Is GATE score required for DRDO?

DRDO requires you to score well in GATE if you do not have an engineering degree.

Note:-Engineering students who score well in the GATE exam are also called for direct recruitment.

Can A Medical Student Join DRDO?

If you are a medical student then you can join DRDO.

Examination Fee For Medical Student

Category Examination Fee
General Rs.300
OBC Rs.300
SC/ST Rs.100

 

DRDO Fellowship Program

You can also join DRDO through DRDO’s research fellowship program. Notification of this exam is released every year on the official website of DRDO (www.drdo.gov.in) in the second OR third quarter year. There are three different types of categories in it (junior research fellow, senior research fellow, Research Associate. In these three categories, SC/ST candidate gets 5 years of age relaxation and OBC candidate gets 3 years of age relaxation.

Junior Research Fellow (JRF)

Age Limit

  • Maximum Age:- 28 years

Educational Qualification

  • Graduate degree in Engg / Technology , Post Graduate in science OR Post graduate in psychology with first class.

Senior Research Fellow (SRF)

Age Limit

  • Maximum Age:- 32 years

Educational Qualification

  • Degree in medical science (MBBS) or Dental Science / Surgery (BDS) or post Graduate degree in Engg / Technology (First Division)

Research Associate (RA)

Age Limit

  • Maximum Age:- 30 years

Educational Qualification

  • Phd in science subjects or MD/MS in medical science or M.Tech/ME with 2 years experience in research , teaching, design & development with first division degree.

How To Join Technical Cadre Of DRDO?

If you want to join the technical cadre of DRDO, then for this you can join it through Senior technical Ass. exam.

Age Limit

  • Maximum Age:- 28 years
  • SC/ST candidate gets 5 years of age relaxation and OBC candidate gets 3 years of age relaxation

Educational Qualification

  • B.sc Graduates or 3 years diploma in engineering or If you have B.Tech degree and do not have diploma degree then you cannot apply for it.

What is the salary of DRDO scientist B?

The initial salary of the candidates selected for the Candidate B position is ₹561001. The list of salary given below is after the seventh pay commission is implemented.

Grade Level Salary
Scientist ‘B’ Level 10 ₹56,100/-
Scientist ‘C’ Level 11 ₹67,700/-
Scientist ‘D’ Level 12 ₹78,800/-
Scientist ‘E’ Level 13 ₹1,23,100/-
Scientist ‘F’ Level 13A ₹1,31,100/-
Scientist ‘G’ Level 14 ₹1,44,200/-
Scientist ‘H’ (OutStanding Scientist) Level 15 ₹1,82,200/-
Distinguished Scientist (DS) Level 16 ₹2,05,400/-
Secretary , Department Of R&D & Chairman , DRDO Level 17 ₹2,25,000/-
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