DRDO Recruitment 2021: DRDO Exam Date, Full Form, Vacancy, Notification, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Jobs

Exam Date

Jul 25, 2021

Result Date

Aug 9, 2021

Apr 7, 2021

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DRDO was formed in 1958 and it had only around 10 laboratories. But now, DRDO has come a long way to have more than 50 laboratories under its umbrella. If you are an engineer passionate about the subject and curious about research and development then DRDO offers you with one of a kind opportunity to serve the country. Aspiring candidates can take up the DRDO 2021 Recruitment Examination and get the opportunity to become a scientist developing products that will be helpful for the nation's defense system. Aspiring candidates can appear for the DRDO exam which has vacancies in the posts of Technicians, Scientists, MTS, and also for getting a research fellowship.

Latest Updates:

  • March 27, 2021: DRDO has issued a notifications for 111 vacancies across various posts. The last dates to apply vary for each post. Check out our DRDO Recruitment Application Form page for more information.

Contents

What is DRDO Exam?

The full form of DRDO is the Defense Research & Development Organization. It is a National Level Entrance Examination conducted by the Defence Research and Development Organization of the Ministry of Defence for the position of Junior Research Fellows.

DRDO dedicatedly works towards enhancing self-reliance in Defence Systems and undertakes design & development leading to the production of world-class weapon systems and equipment per the expressed needs and the qualitative requirements laid down by the three services.

DRDO Working Areas

DRDO is working in various areas of military technology which include aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, electronics, instrumentation engineering systems, missiles, materials, naval systems, advanced computing, simulation, and life sciences. DRDO conducts a National Level Entrance Examination once every year.

DRDO Exam Details

DRDO has its headquarters at DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi, India. DRDO conducts the examination every year to hire skilled graduates from all over India for the post of Junior Research Fellows.

DRDO 2021 exam at a glance
Exam Name Defense Research and Development Organization
Acronym DRDO
Level National
Conducting Body Defense Research and Development Organization of the Ministry of Defence
Mode Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)
Date Jul 25, 2021
Frequency Once a year
Eligibility Passed Bachelor'/ Master's Degree or Final Year Candidates or GATE Score of 2016/ 2017/ 2018
No. of Sections Section A and Section B
Duration 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes
Marking Pattern Section A - 400 marks ; Section B - 100 marks
Negative Marking Section A - 1 marks ; Section B - 1/2 marks
Age Limit 18-27 Years
Website www.drdo.gov.in

DRDO 2021 Notification

The DRDO 2021 official notification will have all the details related to the recruitment process. DRDO has released a notification for the Trade Apprentices post for the Naval Physical and Oceanographic Laboratory (NPOL), Kochi. The notification states that the DRDO vacancy for the Trade Apprentice post is 41 in number. The details for the DRDO 2021 vacancy for the Trade Apprentice posts can be found in the following table.

DRDO 2021 Vacancies in NPOL, Kochi for Trade Apprentice Post
Name of the Post Number of Vacancies Educational Qualification
Fitter 4 ITI in Fitter Trade
Turner 2 ITI in Truner Trade
Machinist 3 ITI in Machinist Trade
Draughtsman (Mech) 11 ITI in Draughtsman(Mech) Trade
Tool & Die Maker (Die & Mould) 1 ITI in Instrument Mechanic Trade
Injection Moulding Machine Operator 1
Welder (Gas & Electric) 2 One year ITI in Welder Trade
Electronic Mechanic 6 ITI in Electronic Mechanic Trade
Electrician 3 ITI in Electrician Trade
COPA 3 One year ITI in COPA Trade
Secretarial Assistant 1 ITI/ITC in Library & Information Science
Front Office Assistant 4

DRDO 2021 Exam Date

The whole schedule for DRDO Recruitment Exam is decided by the conducting authority only. At the moment, DRDO 2021 Exam Dates for all the events mentioned below are tentative.

Events Dates (Tentative)
DRDO 2021 Application Form Start Date May 10, 2021
DRDO 2021 Application Form Last Date Jun 12, 2021
DRDO 2021 SET Admit Card download date Jul 14, 2021
DRDO 2021 SET Exam Date Jul 25, 2021
DRDO 2021 SET Result Date Aug 9, 2021
DRDO 2021 SET Counselling Date To be announced

Admit card will be made available for download on the official website on Jul 14, 2021 tentatively. DRDO 2021 will be conducted offline as a Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT). After the completion of the DRDO written test, the result will be expectedly published on the DRDO official website tentatively on Aug 9, 2021. Candidates can keep checking the official website for the latest update in the schedule of the examination. Candidates should also keep all the important dates in mind and plan their tasks way before the last dates to avoid any kind of last-minute hurry.

DRDO 2021 Recruitment

The latest DRDO 2021 Recruitment notification was released on September 14, 2021. The DRDO recruits candidates for the posts of scientists, technicians, and senior technical assistant, admin & allied cadre, and research fellowships. Candidates can visit the official DRDO website to apply for the available posts. Below you can find the available vacancies across different posts for DRDO:

DRDO 2021 Recruitment - Research Associate

DRDO 2021 Recruitment Details
Research Associate M.Sc, M.E/M.Tech, M.Phil/Ph.D
Job Location Hyderabad
Total Vacancies 4
Notification Release Date September 9, 2021
Last Date to Apply September 28, 2021

DRDO 2021 Recruitment - Junior Research Fellowship

DRDO 2021 Recruitment Details
Junior Research Fellow M.Sc, M.E/M.Tech.
Job Location Mysore
Total Vacancies 6
Notification Release Date August 28, 2021
Last Date to Apply September 30, 2021

DRDO 2021 Recruitment: Graduate Apprentice vacancy in Defence Food Research Laboratory Recruitment 2021

Candidates must note the last date to apply is October 14, 2021

DRDO 2021 Recruitment Details
Graduate Apprentice B.Sc, B.Tech/B.E
Job Location Mysore
Total Vacancies 3
Notification Release Date September 23, 2021
Last Date to Apply October 14, 2021

DRDO 2021 Recruitment: Technician Apprentice vacancy in Defence Food Research Laboratory Recruitment 2021

Candidates must note the last date to apply is October 14, 2021

DRDO 2021 Recruitment Details
Technician Apprentice Diploma
Job Location Mysore
Total Vacancies 12
Notification Release Date September 23, 2021
Last Date to Apply October 14, 2021

DRDO 2021 Recruitment: Vacancy Details

DRDO has released vacancies under the following job categories. Candidates can visit the official site to apply. The last date to apply is October 6, 2021.

Essential Qualification Number of Apprentices
ITI in Fitter 25 Posts
ITI in Electronic Mechanic 20 Posts
ITI in Electrician 15 Posts
ITI in Computer Operator and Programming Assistant (COPA) 10 Posts
ITI in Turner 10 Posts
ITI in Machinist 5 Posts
ITI in Welder 5 Posts

DRDO 2021 Recruitment - DRDO Scholarship Scheme for Girls

DRDO 2021 Recruitment Details
DRDO Scholarship Scheme for Girls B.Sc, B.Tech/B.E, M.Sc, M.E/M.Tech
Job Location New Delhi
Total Vacancies 30
Notification Release Date August 15, 2021
Last Date to Apply November 11, 2021

DRDO 2021 Eligibility

Educational Qualification for Senior Technical Assisgettant under DRDO Technical Cadre

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree in Science or a 3-years Diploma in Engineering/Technology/Computer Science/allied subjects in the required discipline from a recognized institute. Candidates who are pursuing their final year degree in any stream are also eligible to apply for DRDO 2021. Candidates should ensure that they satisfy DRDO 2021 Eligibility Criteria. Otherwise, their candidature will be canceled.

Educational Qualification for Technician 'A' under DRDO Technical Cadre

Candidate should be class 10 qualified or equivalent from a recognized board/institute. The candidate should also possess a certificate from a recognized Industrial Training Institute.

If an ITI doesn't provide a certificate for the course the candidate is interested in, he/she should at least have a 1-year certificate from a recognized institute (or) a National Trade Certificate (or) a National Apprenticeship Certificate in the required discipline.

Gate Qualification

Candidates who have a valid GATE score from the years 2017/2018/2019 are also eligible to apply.

Age Limit

The age limit for the candidates to appear for the DRDO Recruitment should be between 18-28 years.

Category Upper Age Limit
Un-reserved/EWS 28 years
OBC (non-creamy layer) 31 years
SC/ST 33 years

DRDO 2021 Syllabus

DRDO 2021 syllabus for the recruitment of Junior Research Fellows is different for different departmental exams. Candidates can follow the DRDO 2021 Syllabus below which is prescribed by the conducting authority.

Chemical Engineering (CH)

  • Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
  • Heat Transfer
  • Mass Transfer
  • Chemical Reaction Engineering
  • Instrumentation and Process Control
  • Plant Design and Economics
  • Chemical Technology

Computer Science and Engineering (CS)

  • Theory of Computation
  • Digital Logic
  • Computer Organization and Architecture
  • Programming and Data Structures Algorithms
  • Compiler Design
  • Databases
  • Computer Networks

Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)

  • Networks
  • Electronic Devices
  • Analog Circuits
  • Digital Circuits
  • Signals and Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Communications
  • Electromagnetics

Electrical Engineering (EE)

  • Electric Circuits and Fields
  • Signals and Systems
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Systems
  • Control Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Power Electronics and Drives

Mechanical Engineering (ME)

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials
  • Theory of Machines
  • Vibrations
  • Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Heat-Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Applications
  • Engineering Materials
  • Metal Casting
  • Forming
  • Joining
  • Machining and Machine Tool Operations
  • Metrology and Inspection
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Production Planning and Control: Inventory Control
  • Operations Research

Instrumentation Engineering (IN)

  • Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems
  • Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation
  • Analog Electronics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Signals, Systems and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements
  • Control Systems and Process Control
  • Analytical, Optical and Biomedical Instrumentation

DRDO 2021 Exam Pattern

DRDO 2021 will be conducted offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) for both the papers. For every right answer, 2 marks will be awarded and for every wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted. Candidates will get 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes to complete the papers. Candidates who qualify both the exams (Section A and Section B) will be called for Personal Interview.

Subjects No of Questions Marks
Section A 100 400
Section B 50 100
Total 150 500

DRDO 2021 Exam pattern may change depending on the field of interest of the applicant.

DRDO 2021 Application Form

DRDO 2021 application form will be available on the official website. The application fee for the General/OBC category candidates is INR 100. There will be no application fee for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Female categories. All the candidates must pay the Registration Fee online through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking. Candidates must make sure that they satisfy all the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam. The application form is to be filled in online mode only. Candidates have to be very cautious while giving all the relevant details and documents while filling the forms. Candidates have to make sure that all the images and documents are in the required format and size before uploading them in the application form. Any mistakes committed during the form filling cannot be changed once the form is submitted. Candidates have to fill the application form way before the specified last date in order to avoid any last-minute hassle.

DRDO 2021 Application Fee

The particulars of DRDO aapication for each category are tabulated below.

Category Total
OC/OBC (Male) INR 100
SC/ST/PwD No Application Fee

DRDO 2021 Documents Upload

As mentioned above, candidates will need to upload scanned images of their photograph and signature. The specifications for document upload are given below.

Document Dimensions [in cms] File Size File Format
Photograph 4.5 X 3.5 20-35KB JPG/JPEG
Signature --

Candidates must scan the self-attested testimonials/certificates and upload them while filling up the Application Form.

Documents required while filling the DRDO application

While filling the DRDO application form, candidates will need to enter their personal details, academic details along with their contact information. Candidates should keep few documents or certificates ready so that they can refer to them during application process. Following are the documents candidates must have with them.

  • Class 10 mark sheet
  • Class 10 certificate
  • Class 12 mark sheet
  • Class 12 certificate
  • Graduation mark sheet and certificate
  • Aadhar Card [or any other photo id proof]
  • Caste certificate [if applicable]

DRDO 2021 Exam Centres

DRDO recruitment exam is conducted in 45+ different cities across India. You will be allowed to select the exam centers of your choice at the time of filling the application form. Candidates must choose their preferred Exam Centre at the time of filling the Application Form. DRDO 2021 Exam Centres is enumerated below:

DRDO 2021 Exam Centres
Exam Centres
Agra Hyderabad Nasik
Ahmedabad Imphal Panaji
Balasore Itanagar Patna
Bengaluru Jabalpur Port Blair
Bhopal Jaipur Prayagraj
Bhubaneswar Jammu Pune
Chandigarh Jodhpur Raipur
Chennai Kanpur Ranchi
Coimbatore Kochi Siliguri
Chennai Kolhapur Thiruvananthapuram
Dehradun Kolkata Varanasi
Delhi/NCR Lucknow Vijaywada
Gorakhpur Mumbai Visakhapatnam
Guwahati Mysore -
Gwalior Nagpur -

Change in Centre

After an exam center is assigned, it won't be changed under any circumstances. So, it is advised that you decide your exam centers in such a way that it is convenient for you to access it.

DRDO 2021 Admit Card

DRDO 2021 admit card will be available on the official website tentatively from Jul 14, 2021. While downloading DRDO admit card 2021 candidates have to enter their Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin that was provided while registering for the exam n order to login to the website. Candidates must take the admit card to the examination hall on the day of the exam. Candidates without an admit card will not be allowed to attend the exam. All the candidates must carry a government ID proof along with the DRDO 2021 Admit Card to the exam center.

Contents of DRDO 2021 Admit Card

DRDO 2021 exam admit card will have the following information displayed on it:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Father's Name
  • Address of the allotted exam center
  • Exam Centre Code
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Signature of the candidate
  • Exam timings

DRDO 2021 Exam Result

DRDO 2021 exam results will be announced online by the conducting authority soon after the successful conduction of the examination. Candidates can check their results by following the given steps.

  • Candidates have to visit the official website.
  • Login using the credentials (username and password) given at the time of registration.
  • In the notification section of the homepage choose the results link.
  • The result will be displayed next to the admit card number.
  • View the result and take a print out of it for further usage.

The Defence Research & Development Organisation will release the DRDO 2021 answer key on its official website. Candidates can view the answer key and download it from the official website by logging into the site with the credentials provided at the time of registration. Candidates can cross-check their answers with the ones in the answer key to arrive at the possible score in order to get a brief idea about the result.

A separate interview is conducted for all the candidates who cleared the DRDO 2021. For information purposes, the candidates who don't clear the DRDO 2021 exam, their status would be marked as "Not Qualified" in their DRDO 2021 Exam Result.

DRDO 2021 Recruitment Salary

Payscale: DRDO offers a pay scale of INR 34,000 per month which will be different as per the post (Scientist B, C, D, E).

Notifications: The DRDO 2021 Recruitment Notification was released on May 10, 2021.

DRDO Helpline

Director
Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM), Metcalfe House, Delhi-110054.

Phone: 011 - 23882323 (04 Lines), 23819217
Fax: 011-23810287
Email: [email protected]

FAQs

How is recruitment for various posts done by DRDO?

Recruitment and Assessment Centre(RAC) takes care of recruitment for Group \'A\'/ Gazetted posts (Scientists).CEPTAM takes care of the recruitment of Group \'B\' and \'C\' posts (DRTC/Admin/Allied cadre)

How can we address our recruitment related queries to DRDO?

You can visit the official page www.rac.gov.in/feedback_form to address your queries related to the recruitment process.

Can a candidate join higher posts in DRDO if he/she has experience in R&D in the related domains?

For Scientist \'C\' Posts DRDO has a Lateral Entry. This is based on the requirement in the Labs. It will be notified with an official advertisement for the openings.Through Talent Search Scheme DRDO recruits NRI\'s for Scientist \'C\' post. This is subjected to the requirement in the labs and will be notified with an official advertisement.

What is the eligibility criteria for Technician \'A\' post?

Candidate should be class 10 qualified or equivalent from a recognized board/institute. The candidate should also possess a certificate from a recognized Industrial Training Institute. If an ITI doesn\'t provide a certificate for the course that the candidate is interested in, he/she should at least have a 1-year certificate from a recognized institute (or) a National Trade Certificate (or) a National Apprenticeship Certificate in the required discipline.

Can I change the exam centre after submitting the application?

No, once you\'ve opted for a centre while submitting your application form another chance will not be given to change it. Because after an exam centre is assigned, it won\'t be changed under any circumstances. So, it is advised that you decide your exam centres in such a way that it is convenient for you to access it.

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