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April 30, 2009

DRDO SET Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books

DRDO has just brought DRDO SET-2009 exam notification for recruitment of 220 Scientist “B” positions.

The focus of this blog post is on telling you how to prepare for DRDO SET exam: by first telling you about the Pattern of DRDO SET exam and than giving you the Syllabus and whatever Online Sample papers & Preparatory books are available for preparation of DRDO SET exam.

DRDO SET exam pattern:
DRDO SET exam consists of two stages –Written test followed by Interview. Marks you score in DRDO SET Written test is not carried forward but is just used for screening candidates for Interview. Final selection is based on the performance in the interview only.

DRDO SET Written test is 3-hour long with two sections:
Section A: Subject Knowledge (from your discipline of Engineering)
Section B: Aptitude for Applied Research & Development.

DRDO SET test has total 150 Objective-type questions for 500 total marks. Type of DRDO SET questions along with marks per question is given below section-wise in following analysis:
As you can find from above, there is more mark (400) in your DRDO SET Subject paper (Section-A) compared to your DRDO SET Aptitude paper (Section-B), having only 100 marks. Also, marks per SET Subject questions is more (4 marks) compared to SET Aptitude questions (2 marks). So you can easily find on which section to give more stress – you should be really strong on your Engineering Subjects!

Also, beware! DRDO SET has negative marking. Minus 1 mark for each wrong Section-A answer, while Minus 1/2 mark for each wrong Section-B answer!

DRDO SET exam Syllabus:
A separate blog post titled: DRDO SET-2009 Exam Syllabus (CH, CS, EC,EE,ME) has been made giving you the SET syllabus of all 5 engineering subjects. Kindly go through the same.

DRDO SET exam sample papers:
I had tried to explore the net for free Online DRDO SET exam sample papers and could not find any authentic sample papers. So in absence of any good papers, you have to rely on guide books available to prepare for the DRDO exam.

DRDO SET exam books:
Since the syllabus of DRDO SET exam is not so much different that of GATE exam and the emphasis is on same: to test your subject knowledge, I would advise you to go for GATE exam study materials for your Section-A (Subject paper), which has 400 marks compared to 100 marks in Section-A.

DRDO SET exam Interview Questions:
After you get selected in the SET written test, you would be called for Interview and your final selection would be based on the Interview alone.

So naturally, you would have to prepare for the same. If you are naïve and DRDO SET interview is the first one in your life, may be you should go through this exhaustive blog post titled: Interview for Jobs, which gives you 99 most asked questions along with an interesting youtube video on interview.

While appearing in DRDO interview, most naturally you would have to field questions on DRDO as an organisation – its mission, vision, organisation and what it produces. Please go through this Wiki page, which gives you exhaustive information on DRDO as well as this this About Us page of DRDO website.

I am sure above study materials on DRDO SET exam would help you crack the exam. I would be on the look out for more resources on net, specially for DRDO Sample papers and books and would post the same as and when I find it in this blog. So keep visiting it!

Best wishes!

32 comments :

Anonymous said...

very useful info and papers....

Anand Bommakanti said...

PLEASE HELP ME..... I NOW GOT IDEA HOW TO PREPARE FOR SECTION-A IN "DRDO" BUT I M VERY UNKNOWN ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE FOR SECTION-B. PLEASE GIVE ME SUGGESTIONS WHICH BOOK I HAVE TO USE TO PREPARE FOR "APPLIED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT" IN DRDO SET-2009.

My name is Anand, please send suggestions to my email id anand_b405@yahoo.co.in

Kindly reply me regarding above information. Hope you helps me.

chandrashekhar yadav said...

mr.Anand
try standard books from sylabus,and follow G.E. punlication book for only question its all answer r wrong ,please do't
bealive its answers......

Krishna said...

Is there a indivisual cuttof in each section??

Anonymous said...

plz suggest me how to prepare for the test as i am finding only gk publishers for preparation. can anybody suggest me a book on power electronics other than bhimbhra

Anonymous said...

has anyone got the admit card or any other intimation?

shantanu said...

hello people aggording to the RAC, admit cards will be sent in the third week of august and also that if u dont get them then u can get them onlline after th last week of august

shank said...

Is there anyway I can contact the site owner.A good site like this should have a contact link so that it's open to suggestions and feedback.

Prasanta Bora said...

Shank,
Thanks for showing interest and for the nice words. You can contact me at careerquips@gmail.com

deepthi said...

haiii sir
i hv applied for drdo set but idont have any book to prepare can u provide me a site which has previous qns of thi exam.i will be very thankfull sirr..

Anonymous said...

Plz provide the complete study materials as in syllabus for CS in this site so it will be helpful for those who prepare at the last moment....

Regards
Vinod....

Anonymous said...

nice site

vidhya said...

am doing be in instrumentation and control... am i not eligible to write the exam??

Aishana said...

m doing b.tech in information and tecnology(IT) BRANCH. M i eligible for the test?

ranveer said...

Is there any scope for B.Pharma students in this field. How can they apply ? what are the eligibilities and qualification?
send me the details on style.ranveer@gmail.com

ranveer said...

Is there any scope for B.Pharma students in this field. How can they apply ? what are the eligibilities and qualification?
send me the details on style.ranveer@gmail.com

Rajesh said...

Is there any scope for B.Pharma students in DRDO. How can they apply ? what are the eligibilities and qualification?
send me the details on style.ranveer@gmail.com

budh2009 said...

IM MR BUDHRAM FROM KALKAJI WE SHOULD DRDO SYELLBES MENTION MY E MAIL id

krishna said...

hello sir,please kindly help me i'm preparing for STA-B, am degree group is B.Sc(M.P.Cs)pls kindly send sutble meterial to my id-sindhkittu@gmail.com
pls help me...

anuk07 said...

Sir,
i want to know the syllabus and previous years question papers of DRDO STA-B(Electronics & Communication) if available... thanking u!!!

Anuroop Khare.

kiran said...

sir,
I have an exam for DRDO STA-B.(Electrical) in this february 2010.But I have no idea for this Exam.so,pls. help me and send me a previous question paper as much as possible.my mail add. is kkc.partner@gmail.com,krn.chowdhary@rediffmail.com

jayati said...

sir,
i am jayati purkait.i have diploma in computer science & technology.Please send me the proper guide book and previous question papers in my email address for drdo exam which will be held 0n february 2010.
my email address- purkait.jayati29@gmail.com
yours sincerely
jayati purkait

bhola said...

hello sir give me some privious year computer science questions.my email id is bholakumar.kumar@gmail.com .
i am diploma in information technology

c,c++ said...

Ive applied for exams that is to be held on 7/02/2009, & Ive recieved my admit card also, but now Ive recieved another letter saying that they have not recieved my postal application. Now Im confused what to do............Please help

c,c++ said...

Ive applied for the exam which is be held on 7/02/09
Ive recieved hall ticket also,
but now Ive recieved a letter saying that they have not recieved my postal application, therefore I cannot give Exam............Please let me know what to do further.

Thankyou
Ashwini

rama said...

i have written DRDo Asst -A ,senior technicalk assistant exam on feb 2010.when will the results be announced????

naresh.... The great said...

hi i completed my Bsc(MPCS) and MCA.
AM I ELIGIBILE or NOT???????

sai said...

hai, my name is sai
i want to prepare for drdo set2010
when will be the notification will be
published?

subha said...

hai,
i would like to know about the syllabus for instrumentation and control(coded as IN) engineering.
It hasn't been displayed in any of the set2010 syllabus.Kindly notify.

manoj said...

hai, my name is manoj
i want to prepare for drdo set201i
when will be the notification will be
published? i want to sample paper for STA(B)for mechanical
email id - manojideori.raj02@gmail.com. send me immediate

Nonu said...

please send me the study material for the Mechanical Engg.As soon as possible.

Email address:-sunil191091@gmail.com

Dhanesh Rawat said...

as I am in 10th class now so plz suggest me the subjest and exam for which I should go ..I mean what to do in 12th class for DRDO .