Eligibility for drdo interview call


Does anyone know within what rank in GATE guarantees to get an interview call from DRDO??


The cut-off of the GATE scores from selection to interviews for each category is given below (based on last year, and tentative):

General Category – 875
OBC – 824
SC – 705
ST - 578

GATE rank to get into DRDO 2017

Category wise: cutoff ranks/ Scores

General :

Rank Below 151 rank shortlisted (2017 gate)
Rank Below 179 rank (Gate 2015)
OBC : Rank Below 440
SC: Rank Below 2400
ST : Around 4000 ranks.


How is the level of the interview which is done after selection ?? Suppose a candidate doesn’t have any internship experience,does that affect his or her chances of getting selected???