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How to Become DRDO Scientist | Eligibility, Exams, Salary

DRDO is India’s defense technology making organization, which works under the Government of India. DRDO has own laboratories that develop defense technology like aeronautics, armament, electronics, land combat engineering, life sciences and materials, missiles, naval systems. DRDO has made some major missiles like AGNI, TEJAS, PRITHVI.

So from time to time DRDO recruits Scientist in Defense Research and Development Services. So if you also want to do a job in this higher institution of the Government of India, then today we will tell you about this.


The full form of DRDO is “Defense Research and Development Organization” which works under the Government of India. DRDO was established in 1958 and its headquarter is located in New Delhi. Presently G. Satheesh Reddy is the Chairman of DRDO.

How To Become A DRDO Scientist?

To do the job of scientist in DRDO, you have to clear GATE Exam. Every year DRDO recruits Scientist through GATE Exam. Mostly entry level scientist i.e Scientist B is recruited from this exam and according to the need, recruitment is also done for higher posts like Scientist C and Scientist H.

After passing the GATE exam i.e. “Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering” you will have a Written descriptive test and finally on the basis of personal interview you can do the job of scientist in DRDO.

Subjects For Scientist B

• Electronics and Communication Engineering
• Computer Science Engineering
•  Mechanical Engineering
•  Electrical engineering
•  Electronics Engineering
Aeronautical Engineering and Aerospace Engineering • Instrumentation Engineering
•  Chemical Engineering

Subjects For Scientist C

• Electronics and Communication Engineering
• Computer Science Engineering
• Information Technology Engineering

Subject For Science D or E

• Computer Science and Engineering
• Information Technology Engineering


• You must be an Indian citizen to Apply for GATE exam

• Candidate should have completed graduation from B.E/ B.Tech with 50% percent or should have maintained 6.75 CGPA.

• The maximum age limit for Scientist B is 28 years while applying for GATE exam,  where SC/ ST candidates get 5 years, OBC candidates 3 years, PWD candidates 10 years relaxation.

There is a relaxation of 13 years for PW with OBC candidates, 15 years for PWD for SC/ST candidates and 5 years for Central Civil Government Employees.

• Candidate should know language like German, French, Russian, Japanese, Chinese it is not necessary but it will Strong your profile.

GATE Exam Application Fees

You will have to submit the application of GATE exam online, whose fee is ₹ 100 for general category, SC / ST / PWD / Women candidates are exempted.

DRDO Scientist Salary

The salary of Scientist in DRDO ranges from 15,000 to 40,000 per month whose grade pay is ₹ 5,400, at the time of joining DRDO Scientist  salary is around 60, 000 per month


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