DRDO Eligibility Criteria 2021: Age Limit, Educational Qualification, Nationality

Exam Date

Jul 25, 2021

Result Date

Aug 9, 2021

Apr 7, 2021

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DRDO has an official notification on the number of vacancies on various domains. Different domains have different eligibility criteria. Thus, the candidate must check for the eligibility criteria based on his/her required domain before starting the DRDO 2021 Application Process.

DRDO 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Scientist 'B' Post:

DRDO 2021  Eligibility - Scientist B
Subject/Discipline Essential Qualification Corresponding GATE Paper (Code) Equivalent acceptable subjects of Qualifying Degree
Electronics and Communication Engineering At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Electronics & Communication Engineering from a recognized university or equivalent. Electronics and Communication Engineering (EC)
  1. Electronics & Communication Engineering
  2. Electronics Engineering
  3. Electronics & Computer Engineering
  4. Electronics & Control Engineering.
  5. Electronics & Communication System Engineering
  6. Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  7. Electronics & Tele‐ Communication Engineering
  8. Electronics &Telematics Engineering
  9. Industrial Electronics Engineering
  10. TeleCommunicationEngineering
  11. Telecommunication & Information Tech
  12. Applied Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  13. Electronics & Electrical Communication Engineering.
  14. Electrical with Communication Engineering
Computer Science and Engineering At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Computer Science & Engineering from a recognized university or equivalent Computer Science and information technology (CS)
  1. Computer Science Engineering/Technology
  2. Computer Science/Engineering & Info Tech
  3. Computer Science & System Engineering
  4. Software Engineering/Technology
  5. Computer Science & Automation Engineering/Technology
  6. Information Technology
  7. Computer Science/Technology & Informatics Eng
  8. Information Science & Engineering/Technology
  9. Computer & Communication Engineering
  10. Computer Networking
Mechanical Engineering At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized university or equivalent. Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Mechatronics Engineering
  3. Mechanical & Automation Engineering
  4. Mechanical & Production Engineering
Electrical Engineering/Electrical &Electronics Engineering At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Electrical Engineering from a recognized university or equivalent. Electrical Engineering(EE) 1. Electrical Engineering
2. Electrical Power System Engineering
3. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
4. Electrical & Renewable Energy Engineering
5. Power Engineering
6. Power Electronics Engineering
7. Electronics & Electrical Communications Engineering
8. Electrical with Communication Engineering
Aeronautical
Engineering/Aerospace
Engineering
At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree
in Engineering or Technology in
Aeronautical Engineering from a recognized
university or equivalent.
Aerospace
Engineering (AE)
1. Aeronautical Engineering
2. Aerospace Engineering
3. Avionics Engineering
Chemical Engineering At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree
in Engineering or Technology in
Chemical Engineering from a recognized
university or equivalent.
Chemical
Engineering (CH)
1. Chemical Engineering
2. Chemical Technology
3. Chemical Plant Engineering
4. Applied Chemical & Polymer Technology
5. Polymer Science & Chemical Technology
6. Chemical Science & Technology
Instrumentation
Engineering
At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree
in Engineering or Technology in
Instrumentation Engineering from a
recognized university or equivalent.
Instrumentation
Engineering (IN)
1. Instrumentation Engineering
2. Instrumentation & Control Engineering
3. Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
4. Electronic Instrumentation & Control Engineering
5. Applied Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
6. Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering
7. Electrical Instrumentation & Control Engineering

DRDO 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Scientist 'C' Post:

DRDO 2021 Eligibility - Scientist C
Subject/Discipline Essential Qualification Equivalent acceptable subjects of Qualifying Degree
Electronics &
Communication
Engineering
A degree in Communication or Electronics & Instrumentation or Electronics & TelecommunicationEngineering from a recognized university or equivalent. Candidate should have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in Research/Development/Design/Production in the field of Smart Embedded Devices & Emerging Technology (IoTs) Electronics Engineering
2. Electronics & Computer Engineering
3. Electronics & Control Engineering
4. Electronics & CommunicationSystem Engineering
5. Electronics & Telematics Engineering
6. Industrial Electronics Engineering
7. Telecommunication Engineering
8. Telecommunication & InformationTech
9. Applied Electronics &Instrumentation Engineering
10. Electronics & ElectricalCommunication Engineering
11. Electrical with CommunicationEngineering.
Computer
Science & Engineering/
Information &
Technology
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Computer Science &
Engineering/Information & Technology from a recognized university. Min 03 years experience in research or design or development or production in the field of
Big Data Analysis (Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Hadoop & Map Reduce Technologies)/Assembly Language Debugging/Advanced Persistent Threat Analysis/Application Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing/Smart Embedded Devices
& emerging Technology (IoTs).
1. Computer Science/Engineering/Technology2. Computer Science and Engineering/Technology3. Computer Science/Engineering &Info Tech4. Computer Science & System Engineering5. Software Engineering/Technology6. Computer Science & AutomationEngineering/Technology7. Information Technology8. Computer Science/Technology &Informatics Engineering9. Information Science & Engineering/Technology10. Computer & Communication Engineering11. Computer Networking

DRDO 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Scientist 'D' Post:

DRDO 2021 Eligibility - Scientist D
Subject/Discipline Essential Qualification Equivalent acceptable subjects of Qualifying Degree
Computer
Science & Engineering/
Information &
Technology
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Computer Science & Engineering/Information & Technology from a recognized university. Min 7 years experience in research or design or development or production in the field of
Big Data Analysis (Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Hadoop & Map Reduce Technologies)/Assembly Language Debugging/Advanced Persistent Threat Analysis/Application Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing/Smart Embedded Devices
& emerging Technology (IoTs).
1. Computer Science Engineering/Technology
2. Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
3. Computer Science/Engineering &Info Tech
4. Computer Science & System Engineering
5. Software Engineering/Technology
6. Computer Science & AutomationEngineering/Technology
7. Information Technology
8. Computer Science/Technology &Informatics Engineering
9. Information Science & Engineering/Technology
10. Computer & Communication Engineering
11. Computer Networking

DRDO 2021 Eligibility Criteria for Scientist 'E' Post:

DRDO 2021 Eligibility - Scientist E
Subject/Discipline Essential Qualification Equivalent acceptable subjects of Qualifying Degree
Computer
Science & Engineering/
Information &
Technology
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Computer Science &
Engineering/Information & Technology from a recognized university. Min 10 years experience in research or design or development or production in the field of
Big Data Analysis (Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, Hadoop & Map Reduce
Technologies)/Assembly Language Debugging/Advanced Persistent Threat Analysis/
Application Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing/Smart Embedded Devices
& emerging Technology (IoTs).
1. Computer Science Engineering/Technology
2. Computer Science and Engineering/Technology
3. Computer Science/Engineering &Info Tech
4. Computer Science & System Engineering
5. Software Engineering/Technology
6. Computer Science & AutomationEngineering/Technology
7. Information Technology
8. Computer Science/Technology &Informatics Engineering
9. Information Science & Engineering/Technology
10. Computer & Communication Engineering
11. Computer Networking

DRDO 2021 Eligibility based on Nationality:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India.

DRDO 2021 Eligibility based on Age Limit:

  • Upper Age Limit: Candidates more than 28 years of age(as of 31st May 2021) are not eligible for DRDO 2021 exam.

  • Age limit Relaxation:

    • SC/ST candidates: Not exceeding 33 years (5 years of Relaxation). For Scientist 'B' Post

    • OBC (non-creamy layer): Not exceeding 31 years (3 years of Relaxation). For Scientist 'B' Post

    • For every other post, age limit relaxation is reserved as per the rules in vogue.
  • Age is also relaxable for Armed Forces Personnel candidates as per rules in the vogue.

  • For Scientist "D"/"E": Age should not exceed 45 years.

  • For Scientist "C": Age should not exceed 35 years.


DRDO 2021 Eligibility based on Qualification

  • Candidates should have a first-class bachelor degree in engineering Or technology from a recognized university or institute or equivalent and valid GATE 2017/2018/2019 score.

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