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DRDO RAC Recruitment for Scientist `B’ | 204 Posts | 31-08-2023

Last Updated on August 30, 2023 by Admin

RAC invites online applications from graduate engineers and postgraduates in Science including students who are appearing or have appeared in their final year examination through RAC website https://rac.gov.in for recruitment to the posts of Scientist `B’ in Defence Research & Development Organization(DRDO), Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA) and to the encadred posts of Scientist `B’ in College of Military Engineering (CME) in Level-10 (7th CPC) of the Pay Matrix (Rs.56,100/-) in specified disciplines and categories. Total emoluments (inclusive of HRA and all other allowances) at the time of joining will be approximately Rs. 1,00,000/- p.m. at the present metro city rate.


DRDO, India’s premier Defence R&D organization employs bright, qualified and competent scientists in Group ‘A’ (Gazetted) technical service known as Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS) and offers exciting and challenging career opportunities in a broad spectrum of technologies at its laboratories/establishments located across the country. For further information about DRDO, please visit the DRDO website https://drdo.gov.in

ADA, Bengaluru, is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India entrusted with the design & development of the Light Combat Aircrafts for Defence Services. ADA provides challenging career opportunities and an excellent working environment. The candidates selected against ADA vacancies will be designated as Scientist/Engineer ‘B’ and will not be part of DRDS. For further information about ADA, please visit ADA website https://ada.gov.in

DST, Govt of India, is primarily entrusted with the responsibility of the formulation of S&T policies and their implementation; identification of thrust areas of research in different sectors of S&T; technology information, forecasting and assessment; international collaboration; organizing, coordinating and promoting S&T activities in the country. For further information about DST, please visit DST website at www.dst.gov.in


CME, Pune, Ministry of Defence, is a technical training institution of the Indian Army Corps of Engineers of the Indian Army. The six vacancies in CME are for encoded posts of Scientist ‘B’ in the Indian Armed Services and the emoluments will be paid by them. These posts are generally not transferable to DRDO Establishments. For further information about CME, please visit CME website on indianarmy.nic.in/about/training-site-main/cme-army-establishment

DRDO RAC Recruitment 2023 for Scientist `B’.

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Vacancy Details

The total no of Vacancies: 204 Posts 

Post Details

  • Scientist B in DRDO  –  181 Posts
  • Scientist B in DST  –  11 Posts
  • Scientist B in ADA  –  06 Posts
  • Scientist B in CME  –  06 Posts

The discipline-wise details of vacancies are given below. The recruitment in the disciplines will be based on valid GATE scores and Personal Interview

  • Electronics & Communication Engg  –  DRDO – 49, ADA – 02, DST – 01
  • Mechanical Engineering  –  DRDO – 44, ADA – 02, DST – 02, CME – 02
  • Computer Science & Engineering  –  DRDO – 34, ADA – 02, CME – 03
  • Electrical Engineering – DRDO – 05, CME – 01
  • Material Science & Engineering/ Metallurgical Engineering  –  DRDO – 10, DST – 02
  • Physics –  DRDO – 10
  • Chemistry  –  DRDO – 05
  • Chemical Engineering  –  DRDO – 13
  • Aeronautical Engineering  –  DRDO – 07
  • Mathematics – DRDO – 02
  • Civil Engineering  –  DRDO – 02
  • Environmental Science & Engineering  –  DST – 02
  • Geology and Geophysics  –  DST – 02
  • Petroleum Engineering  –  DST – 01
  • Production and Industrial Engineering  –  DST – 01



  • At least First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology in Electronics & Communication, Mechanical, Computer Science, Electrical, Metallurgy, Chemical, Aeronautical, Civil, Environmental
    Science, Geology, Petroleum, Production and Industrial
    Engg from a recognized university or equivalent.
  • At least First Class Master’s Degree in Science in the subject/discipline of Physics, Chemistry, or Mathematics from a recognised university or equivalent.

Application Fee

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

How to Apply

  • Candidates are required to register online at the RAC website (https://rac.gov.in).
  • On successful registration, the candidates may log in before the closing date of the advertisement to fill out the application form online. The candidates are required to upload the requisite certificates (See Para 3 for details), the details of the application fee payment (if not exempted) and lock the application before submission of the same.

Important Dates

Online submission closes on 31st August 2023 at 1700 Hrs (IST).

Important Links

Contact Details

  • For all queries related to applying online for this advertisement, please contact phone no. 011-23889528
  • For any other queries related to this advertisement, please contact 011-23830599 or email at pro.recruitment@gov.in or directrec.rac@gov.in

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