April 24, 2009

Defence Research and Development Organisation

TEST (DRDO SET) - 2009

Note : Out of above reservation, 10 (01 current + 09 backlog) vacancies are reserved for PHP(Physically Handicapped
persons), in which 05 vacancies are reserved for Orthopaedic Handicapped(OH) and 05 vacancies for Hearing
Handicapped(HH) persons in the non-exempted disciplines marked with asterisk (*). However, DRDS cadre in DRDO, has
been exempted from the purview of Section-33 of Persons with Disability Act, 1995, in the areas of Chemical Engg
,Electrical Engg., Electronics & Communication Engg and Mechanical Engg.

Atleast first class Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology in Electronics & Communication
Engg / Mechanical Engg / Computer Science & Engg/ Chemical Engg/ Electrical Engg from a
recognized University in respective/relevant discipline.
Note : If a class/division is not awarded at B.E./B.Tech or equivalent degree, a minimum of 60% marks in
aggregate or 6.75 CGPA shall be considered equivalent for grade points on a ten point scale.
The upper age limit not exceeding 28 years (as on 5th June 2009).
Age relaxation: Maximum relaxation in upper age limit will be as under:-
i) Upto 05 years in case of SC/ST candidates
ii) Upto 03 years in case of OBC candidates
iii) Upto 05 years for Physically Handicapped Persons (10 years for SC/ST and 08
years for OBC candidates) in identified disciplines even if no posts are reserved for
them in these areas.
iv) In case of Ex-serviceman, services rendered in the armed forces plus 3 years
Only Indian nationals need apply.
2. SET - 2009
After ensuring that the above eligibility conditions are satisfied, candidates are required to apply in the
Electronically Scannable Application Form specified for DRDO SET - 2009. These application forms
with the information brochure containing the syllabus and instructions for filling the application will be
available at the designated Branches of State Bank of India (for details visit http://rac.drdo.in ) from
5th May 2009 to 5th Jun 2009 to 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 fees and the application form with information brochure will be available to such candidates on
payment of Rs 100/- only. Forms purchased from the designated Branches of State Bank of India should
be filled in accordance with the instructions given in information brochure. However, for HH/OH
candidates, there is no Application / Examination fee. Such candidates may obtain application form free of
cost from RAC by sending a copy of “Prescribed Disability Certificate” issued by competent authority
as per G.I.,Dept. of Per. & Trg.,O.M. No 36035/3/2004-Estt (Res), dated 29 Dec 2005. The filled in
application forms should be sent/submitted to The Director, Recruitment & Assessment Centre,
Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi – 110054 latest by 5th Jun 2009. The application form should be
filled carefully, without over writing, as these will be machine processed and no manual checking
will be done. Onus of satisfying the eligibility requirements for appearing in SET-2009 lies with the
candidate. In respect of applications sent by Post by candidates from Andaman & Nicobar Islands and
Lakshadweep, closing date of receipt of applications is 15th June 2009. Candidates appearing in the
final examination (final semester) may also apply. However, candidates found eligible for interview,
will be allowed to appear for the same if their final result is declared on or before 31st Aug 2009.
Candidates will be required to appear for the DRDO SET of three hours duration. Each candidate
appearing for the Test will be given one Question Booklet containing objective type questions. Each
booklet will have two sections. Section ‘A’ will consist of 100 questions to test the candidate’s
knowledge in the subject as per syllabus. Each question will have 4 choices one of which will be correct.
Each correct answer will fetch 4 marks and for each incorrect answer 1 mark will be deducted. Section
‘B’ will consist of 50 questions to test the candidate’s aptitude relevant to Applied Research &
Development. The standard of Section ‘B’ will be such as may be expected from Engineering Graduates.
Each question will have 4 choices one of which will be correct. Each correct answer will fetch 2 marks
and for each incorrect answer 1/2 mark will be deducted. The merit list will be prepared based on the
marks obtained by the candidates in Section A and Section B and this list will be used for shortlisting the
candidates to be called for interview purely on merit basis limited to a reasonable number and subject to
minimum qualifying criteria as decided by RAC.
Agra, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore,
Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi,
Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla, Siliguri,
Triruvannantapuram and Vishakhapatnam. However, the centers may be changed due to nonavailability
of sufficient number of candidates.
Copies of certificates/testimonials regarding qualifications, cast, employment etc. should NOT be
attached with the application form. Candidates, shortlisted for interview after the test will, however,
be required to produce original certificates alongwith one Xerox set for verification at the time of
interview. Candidates serving in Central/State / Govt. /PSU/Autonomous body etc. will be required
to bring ‘NOC' from their respective Department / Employer at the time of interview failing which
candidates will not be allowed to appear for the interview.
6. The final selection of the candidates will be based purely on merit of their performance in the
interview. In accordance with the subject wise merit, the offer of appointment to the selected
candidates will be restricted to the number of vacancies. The appointment, however, will be subject
to satisfying conditions like qualifying the Medical examination prescribed for Group ‘A’
Technical posts of Govt. of India with Field Service Liability and character verification besides
verification of SC/ST/OBC/HH/OH certificate, if applicable. All Scientists ‘B’ to be inducted
through DRDO SET - 2009 will initially undergo for Post Induction Training (POINT) at Pune.
Selected candidates have the liability to serve anywhere in India.
Andhara Pradesh - Hyderabad (Amberpet, Charminar, SBI Building-Main Branch, King Kothi);
Secunderabad (Patny Circle); Vijayawada (Bhaskararaopet); Warangal (Enumamula);
Vishakhapatnam (AU Campus); Tirupati (SVU University), Arunachal Pradesh - Itanagar,
Assam - Dibrugarh (Dibrugarh Branch); Guwahati (Panbazar, ICD Amigaon); Jorhat (Main
Branch, A.T. Road); Silchar (Park Road); Tezpur (Tezpur Branch), Bihar - Bhagalpur (Beatson
Road); Gaya; Muzaffarpur; Patna (Secretariat, West Gandhi Maidan), Chhattisgarh - Bilaspur;
Jagdalpur; Raipur (Jaistambh Chowk), Goa - Panaji (Main Branch, Near Mandovi Hotel),
Gujarat - Ahmedabad (Bhadra, Laldarwaja); Rajkot (Jawahar Road); Baroda (Main Branch,
Mandvi); Bhavnagar (Mangal Mahal Diwanpara Road); Gandhinagar (Sector 10B); Surat (Main
Branch, Chowk Bazar), Haryana - Hissar; Kurukshetra (Kurukshetra Univ); Gurgaon (Mehrauli
Road); Rohtak, Himachal Pradesh - Hamirpur; Shimla (The Mall Shimla), Jammu & Kashmir
- Jammu (Hari Market); Ladakh (Leh); Srinagar (Residency Road), Jharkhand - Dhanbad;
Jameshedpur (Agrico); Ranchi (Court Compound), Karnataka - Bangalore (JC Road, Main
Branch-SBI Road, IISc Campus), Bijapur; Hubli (Keshwapur), Mangalore (Port Road), Mysore
(Sayyaji Road), Gulbarga (Super Market), Kerala - Cochin (Calvetty Road Fort); Calicut (Bank
Road); Kannur (Fort Road Cannanore); Trivandrum (MG Road), Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal
(Main Branch-TTNagar); Saugor (Gujarati Bazar); Gwalior (Main Branch, Badda Lashkar);
Jabalpur (Main Branch-Civil Lines); Indore (Main Branch, Near GPO), Maharashtra - Mumbai
(Harniman Circle-Samachar Marg, Churchgate; Pali Market, Dr.Ambedkar Road Bandra (W); IIT
Powai); Ahmednagar; Aurangabad; Nasik (Collectorate Compound); Nagpur (Main Branch,
Sardar Vallavbhai Patel Marg); Pune (Main Branch) Solapur (Solapur Balives), Manipur- Imphal,
Meghalaya - Shillong (East Khasi Hills), Mizoram - Aizawal, Nagaland - Kohima, Orissa -
Balasore (Balasore Ind. Estate); Bhubaneswar (Main Branch, Near Capital Police Station);
Rourkela (Bisra Chowk); Cuttack (Collectorate Compound); Sambalpur (SBI Bulidling Ground
Floor), Punjab - Chandigarh (Bank Square, Sector 17-B); Ludhiana (Civil Lines); Jalandhar
(Civil Lines); Patiala (The Mall); Amritsar (Town Hall), Rajasthan - Ajmer (Civil Lines);
Jodhpur (High Court Campus); Kota (LIC Building, Chhawani Choraha); Jaisalmer (Main
Branch); Udaipur (Hospital Road); Jaipur (Sanganeri Gate); Jhunjhunu, Sikkim - Gangtok (MG
Marg), Tamil Nadu - Chennai (Chennai Main Branch, 22-Rajaji Salai; IIT Campus; Park Town,
68-Evening Bazar Road, CLS Buliding); Kanyakumari (16/82 Vivekananda Kendra); Coimbatore
(Kurinji Complex, State Bank Road); Tiruchirapalli (Macdonald’s Road Cantonment); Madurai
(Station Road); Vellore (Officer’s Lane), Tripura - Agartala (Melar Math), Uttar Pradesh -
Gorakhpur (Bank Road); Bareilly (Civil Lines); Moradabad (Civil Lines, Opposite Kutchehry);
Aligarh (Main Branch); Agra (Main Branch Chipitola); Lucknow (Moti Mahal Marg); Meerut
Cantt (Roorkee Road); Varanasi (SBI Main Branch, Kutchehry); Allahabad (SBI, Main Branch);
Jhansi (SBI, Civil Lines, Near Elite Crossing); Kanpur (Main Branch, The Mall), Uttaranchal -
Dehradun (Convent Road); Pant Nagar; Almora; Roorkee (Univ. of Roorkee), West Bengal -
Kolkata (1, Strand Road; 24/1/1-Alipore Road; 50A-Gariahat Road, Ballygunge; Jadavpur
University Branch); Durgapur (Durgapur Steel); Asansol (Court Road); IIT Kharagpur, Siliguri
(Hill Cart Road), Anadaman & Nicobar - Port Blair (Dean Street), Dadar Nagar Haveli -
Silvassa (Near Dan Hotel), Daman & Diu - Daman (Jetty Road), Delhi - Delhi (40-41, Bakshi
House, Nehru Place; A Block 11 Sansad Marg; Delhi University-North Campus; IIT Hauzkhas),
Pondicherry - Pondicherry (5, Rue Suffren).
Candidates are advised to obtain the application forms from designated branches of State
Bank of India only. However, in case of any difficulty in obtaining the application form, the
request may be sent to Director, Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC), Lucknow Road,
Timarpur, Delhi-110054 by enclosing a crossed demand draft for Rs. 350/- (Rs.300/- for
application form + Rs.50/- for handling charges) for General/OBC and Rs. 150/- (Rs.100/- for
application form + Rs. 50/- for handling charges) for SC/ST candidates, in favour of “Director
RAC”, payable at Delhi. The candidate must write his/her name, address, contact (Tel/Mobile)
number and e-mail address at the back of demand draft. HH/OH candidates may obtain application
form free of cost from RAC by sending a copy of “Prescribed Disability Certificate” issued by
competent authority mentioning their subject. The request for obtaining the form must reach
Director RAC, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi-110054 latest by 25th May 2009, accompanied with
two self addressed white slips of size 4” x 3”. The envelope must indicate “REQUEST FOR
9. Candidates are advised to keep a photocopy of the application form for use in future.
10. Those applications, which are not completed by the candidates in accordance with the
instructions or those received late due to any reason, will be summarily rejected and no
correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
11. The applicants should ensure their eligibility themselves for SET-2009 in respect of age,
essential qualification, first class etc. and may refer information brochure carefully as the application
forms are processed electronically and eligibility for the written test cannot be verified. For any
query regarding eligibility for SET-2009, candidates may contact CAPIO, RAC.
12. The number of vacancies for any subject may vary.
DRDO, India’s premier technology organization employs bright,
qualified and competent scientists and technologists in Group ‘A’
(Class-I) technical service known as Defence Research & Development
Service (DRDS)
Challenging opportunities for “ENGINEERING GRADUATES” in
Electronics & Communication Engg , Mechanical Engg , Computer
Science & Engg, Chemical Engg, and Electrical Engg in DRDS.
Visit the RAC/DRDO website http://rac.drdo.in or http://www.drdo.com.
For all related queries regarding DRDO SET-2009, please contact CAPIO,
Telefax No. 011-23812608
Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi-110054
Advt. No. 94 Closing Date of Advt. : 05-06-2009
for the posts reserved for them
· Forms available at SBI Branches : 05 May 2009 to 05 June 2009
· Last date of submission of Application forms : 05 June 2009
· Date and Time of Examination:
Sunday, 6th September 2009; 1000 – 1300 hrs