DRDO 2019

Exam Date : February 2, 2019 To February 4, 2019
Result Date : February 19, 2019

DRDO SET 2019 Application Form, Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Pattern, and Results


DRDO 2019 Introduction

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

  • DRDO 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.

  • About DRDO Exam: Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) is a National Level Entrance Examination conducted by Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence for posting in Junior Research Fellows.

  • Examination Level: DRDO is a National Level Entrance Examination conducted once every year.

  • DRDO Full Form: DRDO Stands for Defence Research and Development Organisation. 

  • Headquarters: DRDO has its headquarters at DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi, India.

  • Scope: DRDO is conducted every year to hire skilled graduates from all over India for the post of Junior Research Fellows.

DRDO 2019 Highlights

Exam Name

Defence Research and Development Organization





Conducting Body

Defence Research and Development of Ministry of Defence


Offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT)


February 2, 2019


Once a year


Passed Bachelor'/ Master's Degree or Final Year Candidates or GATE Score of 2016/ 2017/ 2018

No. of Sections

Section A and Section B


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



DRDO 2019 Recruitment

  • Pay scale: 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: DRDO Recruitment 2019 Notifications was released on September 1, 2018. 

DRDO 2019 Important Dates

  • Application Form: DRDO 2019 Application Form was available from September 1, 2018 and the last date to submit the Application Form was on October 5, 2018.

  • Admit Card: The Admit Card was available on the official website on December 3, 2018.

  • Date of Exam: DRDO 2019 will be conducted offline i.e. Pen and Paper-based Test (PBT) from February 2, 2019.

  • Results: After the completion of the DRDO written test the result will be published on the DRDO official website from February 19, 2019. 

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DRDO 2019 Eligibility

  • Educational Qualification: Candidates should have passed a Bachelor's/ Master's Degree in Engineering/ Technology from a recognized College/ University/ Institute.

  • Final Year: The candidates who are pursuing there final year degree in any stream are also eligible to apply for DRDO 2019.

  • Gate Qualified: The candidates who have a valid GATE score in the year of 2016/ 2017/ 2018 are also eligible to apply.

  • Age Limit: The age limit for the candidates to appear in DRDO should be between 18-27 years.

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DRDO 2019 Syllabus

  • Subjects: DRDO 2019 syllabus for the recruitment of Junior Research Fellows is different for different departmental exams.

  • Syllabus: Candidates can follow the syllabus which is prescribed by the conducting authority or the toppers of the previous year.

  • Reference Books: There are some reference books which are mentioned for the preparation of DRDO 2019.

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DRDO 2019 Exam Pattern

  • Structure: The DRDO 2019 will be conducted offline i.e. Pen & Paper-based Test (PBT) for both the papers. DRDO Recruitment for the Junior Research Fellows will consist of two sections, Section– A will be set for 400 marks and Section-B will be for 100 marks.

  • Duration: The candidates will get 3 hours i.e. 180 minutes to complete the papers.

  • Post-exam: The candidates who qualify both the exams (Section A and Section B) will be called for Personal Interview.

  • Get more information about DRDO 2019 Exam Pattern

DRDO 2019 Application Form

  • Registration Date: DRDO Application Form will be available on the official website from September 1, 2018 and the last date to submit the Application Form is on October 5, 2018.

  • Application Fee: 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.

  • Payment Mode: All the candidates must pay the Registration Fee online through Debit Card/ Credit Card/ Net Banking.

  • Scanned Documents: Candidates must scan the self-attested testimonials/ certificates and upload while filling up the Application Form. 

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DRDO 2019 Exam Centre

  • Exam Cities: DRDO exam is conducted in 25 different cities across India.

  • Choice: Candidates must choose their preferred Exam Centre at the time of filling the Application Form.

  • Change in Centre: The exam centre once chosen and allotted cannot be changed under any circumstance.

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DRDO 2019 Admit Card

  • Availability: DRDO Admit Card 2019 will be available on the official website from December 3, 2018.

  • Download: While downloading DRDO Admit Card 2019 candidates have to enter their Application Number, Date of Birth and Security Pin.

  • Id Proof: All the candidates must carry a government id proof along with the Admit Card to the Exam Centre.

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DRDO 2019 Results

  • Date: The Results will be announced online by the conducting authority on February 19, 2019.

  • Scorecard: Candidate can download the scorecard by giving the username and password which is provided at the time of registration.

  • Answer Key: The Defence Research & Development Organisation will release the DRDO 2019 Answer Key on its official website.

  • Interview: A separate interview is conducted for all the candidates who cleared the DRDO 2019.

  • Get more information about DRDO 2019 Results

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