DRDO Scientist Entry Test (SET) Exam,Details,Eligibility Criteria,Pattern,Important Dates,Subjects
Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO) works under Department of Defense Research and Development of Ministry of Defense. DRDO every year conducts a Scientist Entry Test (SET) on all India basis for the recruitment of scientists ‘B’ posts. A huge number of candidates appear for DRDO SET test.
DRDO SET is conducted on all India basis in the month of September, depending on the requirements, in order to provide equal opportunity to all students from different educational institutions in view of the increasingly wide variation in the marking pattern of different educational institutions in the country.
Important Date:The advertisement generally appears during the month of April / May every year.
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DRDO SET Exam Eligibility Criteria and Application Form
Candidates having first class bachelor degree (minimum 60 % marks)in engineering, technology, electronics, communication, mechanical engineering and computer science can apply for SET exam.
Age Limit for DRDO SET Exam is 28 years and You musy be a citizen of India to apply.
Application forms are available with information brochure at designated branches of State Bank of India or forms are also published on the official website General/OBC candidates on payment of Rs. 300/- (Rs. 100/- for the application form with information brochure and Rs. 200/- as Exam. Fees). For SC/ST candidates, there is no exam fee and the application form with information brochure will be available to them on payment of Rs. 100/- only.
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 (BE/ BTech (for Engg discipline) or MSc ( for Science Discipline))
Section B: Aptitude for Applied Research & Development.
DRDO SET test has total 150 Objective-type questions for 500 total marks. Section A consists of 100 questions of 4 marks each total 400 Marks from the subject as per the syllabus of B.E/ B.Tech/ M.Sc and Section B consists of 50 questions of 2 marks each total 100 marks covering the topics related to Logical Reasoning, Spatial Reasoning, Concept Formation, Abstract Reasoning, and Numerical Reasoning.
NOTE:DRDO Set Also has Negative marking.Minus 1 mark for each wrong Section-A Answer,while Minus ½ Mark for Each wrong Section-B answer.
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DRDO SET Exam Subjects
DRDO SET is conducted in Engineering Subjects such as Aero, Civil, Electrical, Chemical, Computer, Electronics/Electronics & Communication, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Metallurgy etc
And is Conducted in Science subjects such as Chemistry, Physics and Maths/ Operations Research/ Statistics etc.
These subjects are specified in the advertisement.
PAY SCALE Benefits (After Entry Through SET Exam)
The DRDO SET Exam is for the position Scientist-B. Once you clear the exam and interview there will be 6 months training in pune after that you will be allocated to any of your specific domain. Starting pay will be –> Rs. 43000 + Free accomodation + For education for your childrens.
After Scientist-B next level is Scientist-C, D, E and F. but it will take maximum 5 years to move from one level to other level.