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The status of shortlisting for interview is likely to be declared during the last week of January to February 2024 based on the discipline/subject of candidates. Thereafter, as per para 5 of Advt. no. 145, shortlisted candidates will be required to confirm their willingness to appear for interview, and also select their own interview date from the interview calendar that shall be made available discipline-wise/item-wise from time to time at the RAC website.

The interview calendar for each discipline will be open only for a fixed period of time (5 days) during which the interview dates will be released incrementally (50% dates at a time only during 10:00 a.m. to 04:00 p.m.) for selection by candidates on first-come-first-served basis. As and when the interview scheduling window gets opened for their respective disciplines, shortlisted candidates will be notified through SMS/email to login at the RAC website and choose their interview date themselves.

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  Recruitment of Scientist 'B' in DRDO
Addendum to Revised Advt. no. 145 for Six Vacancies of Scientist 'B' in WESEE. Addendum
(Dated 05-Sep-2023)

Last date to apply for the post of Scientist ‘B’ in Advt. no. 145 has been extended to 29 September 2023 (16:00 hours). Candidates may however note that the crucial date for determining the age limit will remain the same as the closing date notified earlier i.e. 31 August 2023.


Corrigendum/ Revised Advertisement Advt. no. 145 for 204 vacancies of Scientist ‘B’ in DRDO, ADA, DST and CME.
Due to additional vacancies in ADA, DST and CME, and revision of age limit to 35 years from the earlier 28 years for the post of Scientist ‘B’ in DRDO, the Corrigendum/ Revised Advt. no. 145 has been published with the revised vacancy position and age limits as given below:

  Category    Revised Age Limit for DRDO
i) Un Reserved (UR) /EWS     35 years
ii) OBC (Non-creamy layer)     38 years
iii) SC/ST     40 years


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The closing date for receipt of online applications will be 31 August 2023 (1700 hrs), 29 September 2023 (16:00 hrs)



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RAC invites applications for various scientists’ posts in the DRDS cadre of DRDO.
The start date to submit online application will be from 21-Oct-2023.
Closing time has been extended upto 1800hrs (17 Nov 2023).


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RAC invites online applications for the posts of Scientists in Radiology & Nuclear Medicine in DRDO:

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ADA invites applications from young, dynamic and meritorious Indian nationals for the post of ‘PROJECT ENGINEER’ (PE) on ‘DEFINED LIMITED TENURE BASIS’.


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RAC invites application for the post of Project Scientists purely on Contractual basis at Hyderabad.

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Recruitment of Project Scientists on Contractual Basis For NMRL, Mumbai

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This is to inform that due to insufficient no. of eligible candidates for given vacancies, further selection activity under Advt. No. 142 has been cancelled.

  Advertisement No. 139
Please note that the results for Final Personal Interview for Item No. 10, 12, 31, 32 and 45 under Mechanical Engg. discipline vide Advt. No. 139 has been updated and is available upon candidates’ login.
(updated on: 28 Dec, 2023)

Please note that the results for Final Personal Interview for Item No. 1, 4, 8, 11, 40 & 41 under Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engg. discipline vide Advt. No. 139 has been updated and is available upon candidates’ login at RAC website.
(updated on: 29 Nov, 2023)

Please note that the eligibility status after Technical Screening for Items No. 10, 12, 31, 32 and 45 under Mechanical Engg. discipline has been updated and is available upon candidate’s login. It is also informed that Final Personal Interview under Item 10, 12, 31, 32 and 45 under Mechanical Engg. discipline will tentatively be held during Third Week of December 2023 for which the interview schedule will be updated in due course. All Candidates shortlisted for Final Personal Interview for Item No. 10, 12, 31, 32 and 45 under Mechanical Engg. discipline are advised to remain prepared for aforesaid interview at short notice.
(updated on: 28 Nov, 2023)

Please note that the final eligibility status after review for Items No. 3, 10, 12, 31, 32 and 45 under Mechanical Engg. discipline has been updated and is available upon candidate’s login. Please note that further selection activity under Item No. 3 has been cancelled due to insufficient no. of administratively eligible candidates.
(updated on: 17 Nov, 2023)

Please note that the results for Final Personal Interviews for Item Nos. 21, 23, 33 & 42 under Physics/Chemistry/Material Sc. Disciplines vide Advt. No. 139 has been updated and is available upon Candidate’s login.
(updated on: 08 Nov, 2023)

Please note that final interview schedule for Final Personal Interview all Item No. 1, 4, 8, 11, 40 & 41 under Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engg. discipline vide Advt. No. 139 has been updated and is available upon candidates’ login.
(updated on: 30 Oct, 2023)

Please note that the results of Online Preliminary Interview at Technical Screening (Level-2) for Item No. 4, 11, 40 & 41 under Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engg. discipline for Advt. No. 139 have been updated and are available upon candidates’ login.
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Please note that final interview schedule for Final Personal Interview under Item No. 21, 23, 33 & 42 vide Advt. No. 139 has been updated and is available upon candidates’ login.
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Please note that the results of Online Preliminary Interview at Technical Screening (Level-2) for Items No. 21 & 33 under Chemistry discipline vide Advt. No. 139 have been updated and are available upon candidates’ login at RAC website. It is also informed that Final Personal Interview under Item No. 21 & 33 under Chemistry discipline and for Items no. 23 & 42 under Physics/ Chemistry/ Material Sc. disciplines will tentatively be held during Second Week of November for which the interview schedule will be updated in due course. All Candidates shortlisted for Final Personal Interview under Item No. 21, 23, 33 & 42 are advised to remain prepared for aforesaid interview at short notice.
(updated on: 17 Oct, 2023)

Please note that the results for Final Personal Interviews for Items No. 17, 27, 28 & 49 under Physics discipline vide Advt. No. 139 have been updated and is available upon Candidate’s login.
(updated on: 11 Sep, 2023)

Please note that the challenge period to raise any query related to Administrative Screening alongwith the facility to upload review document (if applicable) for Items No. 3, 10, 12, 31, 32 and 45 under Mechanical Engg. discilpline vide Advt. No. 139 has been completed. The final eligibility status after review will be updated in due course. No separate email will be accepted in this regard.
(updated on: 11 Sep, 2023)

Please note that the results for Final Personal Interviews for Items No. 16, 22 & 34 under Chemical Engg. and for Item No. 46 under Polymer Science & Technology disciplines vide Advt. No. 139 has been updated and is available upon Candidate’s login.
(updated on: 29 Aug, 2023)

Please note that results for Final Personal Interviews for Items No. 13, 14, 18, 20, 26, 36, 37, 39, 44 and 47 under Electronics/ ECE discipline and Items No. 6, 30 & 48 under Electrical Engg. discipline vide Advt. No. 139 has been updated and is available upon candidate’s login.
(updated on: 08 August, 2023)

  1. Step-I : Items under Administrative Screening:
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  2. Step-II : Items where challenge period is over and are under review:
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  3. Step-III : Items under Biodata based Technical Screening (Level-1):
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  4. Step-IV : Items where Online Preliminary Interview - Technical Screening (Level-2) have been scheduled:
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  6. Step–VI : Items where Final Personal Interviews have been scheduled:
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  7. Step–VII : Items where Final results have been declared
    • Items No. 10, 12, 31, 32 & 45 under Mechanical Engg. discipline
    • Item No. 1, 4, 8 , 11, 40 & 41 under Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engg. discipline
    • Items No. 21 & 33 under Chemistry
    • Items No. 23 & 42 under Physics/ Chemistry/ Material Sc. disciplines
    • Items No. 17, 27, 28 and 49 under Physics Discipline
    • Items No. 16, 22 and 34 under Chemical Engg. discipline
    • Items No. 46 under Polymer Sc. & Tech discipline
    • Items No. 19, 24, 25, 29, 35, 38 & 43
    • Items No. 13, 14, 18, 20, 26, 36, 37, 39, 44 and 47 under Electronics/ ECE discipline
    • Items No. 6, 30 and 48 under Electrical Engg. discipline

  8. ** Please note that Selection Activity under Item No. 2, 3, 5, 7 , 9 and 15 has been cancelled due to insufficient no. of administratively Eligible candidates.
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Current status of recent advertisements:
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1. Advt. No. - 148 In progress 5 Mar, 2024
2. Advt. No. - 147 Screening of applications is in process 5 Mar, 2024
3. Advt. No. - 146 Screening of applications is in process 5 Mar, 2024
4. Advt. No. - 145 Screening of applications is in process 5 Mar, 2024
5. Advt. No. - 144 Result Declared 13 Dec, 2023
6. Advt. No. - 143 Completed at RAC end 9 Jun, 2023
7. Advt. No. - 142 Due to insufficient no. of eligible candidates for given vacancies, further selection activity under Advt. No. 142 has been cancelled. 28 Jul, 2023
8. Advt. No. - 140 Result Declared 21 Jul, 2023
9. Advt. No. - 138 Result Declared 16 Mar, 2022
10. Advt. No. - 137 Due to unavoidable reasons, the further processing of recruitment against Advertisement Notice No 137 published in the Employment News for the week 30th May – 05th June 2020 stands cancelled. 28 Mar, 2022
11. Advt. No. - 136 Result Declared 31 Aug, 2020
12. Advt. No. - 135 Result Declared 24 Sep, 2020
13. Advt. No. - 134 Result Declared 16 Apr, 2019
14. Advt. No. - 133 Result Declared 26 Oct, 2018
15. Advt. No. - 132 Result Declared 13 Nov, 2018
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While processing the applications received against Advertsement No. 136, it was found that 6 candidates have filled in incorrect GATE score and have also uploaded modified GATE score card. The competent authority after going through their explanation have debarred them for applying against any DRDO vacancy for a period of three years till 30-August, 2022.

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Syllabus for Descriptive type examination for recruitment of Scientist 'B' in DRDO

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