DRDO Scientist B Salary 2021 (in Hand): Job Profile, Promotion

DRDO Scientist B Salary 2021 (in Hand): Job Profile, Promotion

ByRachna Kapil  |  Updated on: Dec 14, 2021DRDO Scientist B recruitment 2021 has been released by the DRDO authorities for candidates of different branches through GATE score.
DRDO Scientist B recruitment 2021 has been released by the DRDO authorities for candidates of different branches through GATE score.
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DRDO Scientist B Salary details

The Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC) is about to conduct recruitment for the post of DRDO Scientist B. The shortlisting for the exam/interview itself is done on the basis of GATE score. Hence it can be concluded that it takes a great amount of hard work in order to get appointed for a highly prestigious organization like DRDO. Therefore in order to motivate the aspirants,  DRDO Scientist B Job Profile and salary details play a very important role. The candidates can also know about various perks and benefits entitled along with the Salary for the DRDO Scientist B post

DRDO Scientist B Salary Structure

Candidtaes can check the DRDO Scientist B salary structure in the table given below:



Pay Level


Entry Pay

Rs. 56100-177500/-

Dearness Allowance

Rs. 6,732 /-

Travel Allowance

Rs. 3,600 – 7,200/-

HRA (if Government accommodation unavailable)

Rs. 13,400/-

Professional update allowance

Rs. 22,500/-

Gross Salary

Rs. 68,307 – 85,553

DRDO Scientist B In-Hand Salary

The aspirants should be aware that the gross salary and the in-hand salary will differ by a certain amount. This difference shows up due to the various deductions. All such deductions that the salary may be subjected to, are as follows:

  1. Income Tax
  2. Gratuity
  3. Employer’s Provident Fund
  4. Central Government employees group insurance scheme
  5. Professional Tax

DRDO RAC Perks and Benefits 2021

The DRDO always offers some extra perks which in total are as follows:

  • Merit-based promotion scheme
  • House Rent Allowance (provided that accommodation is unavailable)
  • Transport Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance
  • Leave Travel Concession
  • Medical facilities
  • Reimbursement of expenditures on newspapers/periodicals
  • Higher education from prestigious academic institutions
  • Foreign deputations for training/presentation/specific assignments
  • Group Insurance
  • Subsidized Canteen

DRDO Scientist B Job Profile 2021

The job profile of the candidate is determined by the lab or department he/she works for. The overall duties of the DRDO scientists revolve around developing new defence equipment and technologies for the country's armed forces. Hence the overall responsibilities of the scientist revolve around these tasks:

  • Research work
  • Designing & Development
  • Managerial work

DRDO Scientist B Probation Period 2021

After the induction, the candidates will be given a Post Induction Training School (POINTS) course. This training course will take place at the Defence Institute Of Advanced Technology (DIAT), Pune. The trainees are referred to as Officer Trainees(OTs) and are entitled to the entire payment. The training period may last for about 5 months but may differ for various disciplines.

Career Growth & Promotion

The DRDO has a Flexible Complementing Scheme to ensure a merit-based promotion. Hence the DRDO also works hard to ensure the career-advancement of its employees. The career ladder is as follows:

Sr. No.



Scientist 'B'


Scientist 'C'


Scientist 'D'


Scientist 'E'


Scientist 'F'


Scientist 'G'


Scientist 'H' (Outstanding Scientist)


Distinguished Scientist (DS)


Secretary, Department of Defence R&D and Chairman

DRDO Scientist B Exam Salary FAQs

  • The net gross salary of DRDO Scientist B 2021 is ₹68,307/-

  • The probation period for DRDO Scientist B 2021 is almost 5 years

  • DRDO Scientist B training takes place in DIAT Pune