DRDO Recruitment 2023 Application Form

Submit application form before last date for appointment in DRDO for the post of Project Scientist. Known qualification, experience and salary package.

DRDO Recruitment 2023: Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) invites eligible candidates to submit application form before last date for the post of Project Scientists in DRDO.

In pursuit of self-reliance in critical technologies relevant to national security, RDO formulates and executes programmes of scientific research, design, development, testing and evaluation of various systems, subsystems, devices and products required for defence of the nation.

Job Vacancy at DRDO

DRDO invites applications from highly qualified and competent Technologists for tenure-based engagement, purely on contractual basis, as Project Scientists for programme of DRDO.

Initially the contract will be for 3 years which may be extended depending upon the performance of the Project Scientist and if the requirement exists.

Job Title for DRDO Recruitment 2023

Recruitment & Assessment Centre (RAC) invites online recruitment applications through RAC website (https://rac.gov.in) for the following posts of Project Scientists in DRDO:

  1. Project Scientist ‘F’
    • Mechanical Engineering
  2. Project Scientist ‘E’
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Instrumentation/ Electronics & telecommunication/ Electrical
  3. Project Scientist ‘D’
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Electrical Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Electronics and Communication Engineering
  4. Project Scientist ‘C’ –
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Physical Chemistry
  5. Project Scientist ‘B’ –
    • Chemical Engineering / Chemical Technology
    • Chemistry

Age Limit for DRDO Recruitment 2023

  • For Project Scientist ‘F’ : not exceeding 55 years
  • For Project Scientist ‘E’ : not exceeding 50 years
  • For Project Scientist ‘D’ : not exceeding 45 years
  • For Project Scientist ‘C’ : not exceeding 40 years
  • For Project Scientist ‘B’ : not exceeding 35 years

Note: Maximum age shall not exceed 56 years including age relaxation

Eligibility Details for DRDO Recruitment 2023

Academic Requirements: As described above for different posts, the applicants should ensure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria as on the closing date of advertisement. Candidates should be in possession of First-Class degree certificate awarded by a recognised University.

Candidates should possess the prescribed experience in the relevant field as mentioned under the column “Qualifications & Experience” and must have documentary proof for establishing the fact. The prescribed Essential Qualifications/experience is bare minimum and mere possession of same does not entitle candidate to be called for personal interview.

Monthly Salary for DRDO Recruitment 2023

According to the official DRDO Recruitment 2023 notification, the selected candidates will receive a consolidated monthly salary according to the position for which the candidate has been selected.

The monthly pay receivable by selected candidates appointed for various posts is given below:

  • Project Scientist ‘F’: Rs. 2,20,717
  • Project Scientist ‘E’: Rs. 2,01,794
  • Project Scientist ‘D’: Rs. 1,24,612
  • Project Scientist ‘C’: Rs. 1,08,073
  • Project Scientist ‘B’: Rs. 90,789.

Application Fee for DRDO Recruitment 2023

General, OBC and EWS male candidates are required to pay a non-refundable non-transferable application fee of Rs. 100/- (Rs. One Hundred only) payable online only while filling form. There is no application fee for SC/ST/ Divyang and Women candidates.

Job Tenure for DRDO Recruitment 2023

As mentioned in the official notification of DRDO Recruitment 2023, the appointed candidate will initially be employed for a period of 3 years.

However, the period of engagement can be further extended based on the organization’s requirements and the performance of the selected candidate.

Shortlisting criteria for DRDO Recruitment 2023

All applications received within due date will be screened and shortlisted for further selection process by adopting any one or more of the following methods:

a. On the basis of educational qualifications and / experience higher than the minimum prescribed in the advertisement duly supported by the Documentary evidence

b. Relevance of experience as filled in application by candidates

c. On the basis of Desirable Qualification (DQ), if more than one DQ is prescribed, on any one or all of the DQs

d. By holding a Screening Committee Meeting including Technical Experts from Industry and Academia.

Selection Process for DRDO Recruitment 2023

a. The shortlisted candidates will be advised to appear for a final personal interview to be conducted as per rules at the venue and date, which will be intimated through the call letter.

b. Candidates serving in Govt. or in Govt. owned organizations will be required to produce a copy of proof of their communication with their employer i.e. the intimation regarding their application for the desired post and acknowledgement received from employer regarding their application for the said post.

c. The final selection of candidates will be purely on the basis of merit of marks scored by a candidate in the final personal interview only. The minimum qualifying marks required by the candidate in the personal interview for consideration for selection are 70% for all Unreserved vacancies and 60% for all reserved vacancies.

How to Apply for DRDO Recruitment 2023

a. Candidates are required to first register online at the RAC website (https://rac.gov.in). Detailed guidelines will be available on candidates login at RAC website (https://rac.gov.in).

b. On successful registration, the candidates may login before the closing date of the advertisement to fill the application form online. The candidates are required to upload all requisite certificates/related documents and make payment of requisite fee. After previewing the application along with uploaded certificates/documents, the application needs to be locked for submission. Only locked/finalised applications in all respects shall be considered.

c. If any document is in any language other than English/Hindi, then its English/Hindi transcript should also be attached failing which the said document will be rejected.

d. Candidates are also advised to retain a printout /copy of the online recruitment application (pdf format) after submission.

e. Candidates desirous of applying for more than one post must apply separately for each post. In such case, please mention the item no. (nos.) of all other posts where you have applied/intend to apply.

f. The applicants are advised to fill in all their particulars carefully in the online recruitment application and verify it carefully before locking. No correction in the data/application will be allowed and no document will be accepted once finally submitted.

g. All serving candidates (whether in permanent or temporary capacity) working in Government or in Government owned organizations (PSU/Joint venture, Government promoted societies and Government / Non-Government companies / Agencies / Entities where Government or Government promoted companies/ Agencies/Entities have a combined controlling stake of 50% or more) need to upload a signed declaration as per format given on the web site that they have informed in writing to their Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) that they have applied for the post in RAC, DRDO and in case of any objection, the employer may communicate with RAC (at email: lateral1.recruitment@gov.in) directly within 15 days of the closing date of online registration.

Candidates shall ensure that the intimation will be made to the employer in the prescribed format only mentioning the clause for ‘objection’ else the intimation in any other format will not be considered. Candidates should note that in case a communication from the employer is received by RAC withholding the permission to the candidate applying for the post, their candidature will be liable for cancellation. The candidates will be required to produce a copy of proof of their communication with their employer i.e. THE INTIMATION TO THE EMPLOYER AND THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT RECEIVED FROM EMPLOYER regarding their application for the desired post at the time of interview (if called for).

h. Weightage of higher qualifications to be equated as experience only when the higher qualification is in the relevant discipline. Candidates are therefore, advised to highlight the experience acquired (either through Higher Qualification or Job Experience) matching to requirements mentioned under Essential and/or Desirable Qualification while filling the Justification column under ‘Other’ Section in the online Application form.

Download Job Notification
(Last date to apply is 16th June, 2023)

Documents To Be Uploaded Online While Filling Application Form

The maximum file size of each document/certificate to be uploaded should not exceed 500 KB and it must be legible when a printout is taken. For that, the applicant may scan the certificate into 200 dpi grey scale.

a. Date of Birth (DOB) proof: Self attested Matriculation certificate/High School certificate/Birth Certificate issued by appropriate Local Authority etc. Ensure that DOB proof mentions birth date.

b. A recent passport size colour photograph (size not exceeding 30 KB; resolution of 110 x 140 pixels).

c. Scanned sample of candidate’s signature.

d. Self-attested certificates/testimonials regarding Essential and Higher qualification along with mark-sheets, caste, ex-servicemen, Disability certificate (wherever applicable), employment and experience etc.

e. The candidates, whether in Govt Service or in Govt owned organisations, should upload a signed declaration (as per the proforma available at RAC website) that they have informed their Cadre Controlling Authority (CCA) in writing regarding their application for the post of Scientist in DRDO.

f. In case of mismatch in candidate name and/or parent(s) name(s) of the candidate as mentioned in the application form with any of the documents/certificates being uploaded, the relevant affidavit in support shall essentially be uploaded.

g. If any document/certificate furnished is in a language other than English or Hindi, a duly self-attested transcript of the same should be attached.

h. Candidates should attach all experience certificates and salary slips as proof of pay drawn for the experience claimed. The period of experience (date of joining/date of leaving/current job status) claimed should be easily verifiable from the salary slips/experience certificates/documents attached. (Please refer Para 9 for detailed experience requirement)

i. Upload requisite caste/ disability certificate, in case you belong to SC/ST/OBC (NCL)/ Divyang category.

j. Upload Release certificate in case you are a retired Armed Forces personnel. In case Age relaxation is being sought then the candidate must ensure that the age relaxation under Ex-serviceman category has not been claimed previously and relevant proof is required to be uploaded for the same.

For queries related to submission of online application for this advertisement, please contact phone no. 011-23889528 or e-mail at pro.recruitment@gov.in or lateral1.recruitment@gov.in


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