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DRDO JRF Recruitment

DRDO JRF Recruitment  2021: Defence Research and Development Organisation has announced the DRDO JRF Recruitment 2021. If you are below 28 years then you can easily apply for the fellowship on the official website before August 30. 

Here we provide you with the complete guide on DRDO JRF Recruitment 2021.

DRDO JRF Recruitment 2021: Overview:

Exam Name


Conducting Body

Defense Research and Development Organization


Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)


Rs 31,000 + HRA



Official Website


DRDO JRF Recruitment 2021: Important Dates 

Notification Date Aug 9, 2021
Last Date of Submission Aug 30, 2021

DRDO JRF Vacancy Details

Here you can check the number of vacancies available for the post of Defense Research and Development Organization JRF Recruitment.


Number of vacancies

Aeronautical engineering

02 Posts

Computer science and engineering

05 Posts

Electronics and communication engineering

09 Posts

Electrical engineering

01 Post

Mechanical engineering

03 Posts

DRDO JRF Eligibility

Before applying for the recruitment, make sure that you have met all required criteria as mentioned in DRDO JRF Recruitment Notification 2021.

  • Upper Age Limit: Your upper limit should 28 Years
  • Age relaxation in the upper age limit is applicable for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, and OBC candidates.

Educational Qualifications

You should have followed the educational qualification to apply for the recruitment.

Essential Educational qualification


BE/B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering in the 1st Division with valid NET/GATE qualification. Or ME/M.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering in the 1st Division both at the Graduate and Postgraduate level.

Electronics & Communication Engineering

B.E/B.Tech in Computer Science in 1st Division with valid NET/GATE qualification. Or B.E/B.Tech in Computer Science & M.E/M.Tech in Computer Science in first division both at the Graduate and Postgraduate level.

Computer Science & Engineering

BE/B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering in 1 st Division with valid NET/GATE qualification. Or ME/M.Tech in Mechanical Engg in 1st Division both at Graduate and Postgraduate level

Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate Degree in Basic Science pertaining to the subject concerned in the 1st Division with valid NET qualification.

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Essential Documents Required For DRDO JRF Recruitment

Here are the documents required for the DRDO JRF Recruitment for DRDO JRF Interview.

  • Your all certificates/ testimonials/ Community certificate/ valid GATE/ NET Scorecard, etc (In original as well as self-attested-copies)
  • Your ID proof like Aadhaar card/ Voter’s ID/ PAN card/ Driving License (In original)
  • Your recent Colour Passport size Photograph

How To Apply For DRDO JRF Recruitment 2021?

You can follow the procedure as given below to apply for the DRDO JRF Recruitment 2021:

  • Go to the DRDO internet site at www.drdo.gov.in.
  • Download the application form from the ‘What’s new section’
  • Submit the packages in exact proforma thru email
  • Attach the self-attested and scanned copies of required certificates or degrees
  • Send the finished application form to the e-mail ID jrf.rectt@cabs.drdo.in.

DRDO JRF Selection Procedure

You should keep in mind that the selection process will be done through the Interview. You will be called on the basis of marks obtained in the marks.

Candidates could be called for an online interview on the idea in their GATE rating and mark acquired in Degree/Post-graduate Degree. The listing of shortlisted applicants could be published at the professional internet site of DRDO at www.drdo.gov.in. Shortlisted applicants could be knowledgeable approximately the time and date for the interview via way of means email/SMS.

We have covered the detailed guide on DRDO JRF Recruitment 2021. Feel free to ask any question in the comment section below.

FAQ: DRDO JRF Recruitment 2021

How can I apply for JRF in DRDO?

Refer to the steps in the above article.

Is JRF a permanent job?

JRF (Junior research fellowship) is provided to the UGC NET JRF qualified candidates for a time period of 2 years. It is not a job but a scholarship program through which students can pursue Ph.D. in their respective subjects.

Is DRDO hard?

The selection for the recruitment of Scientists in DRDO is a challenging process.

What is the average salary for JRF?

The national average salary for JRF – Junior Research Fellow is ₹32,149 per month in India.

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