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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 Registration / Application Form

DRDO SET Application Form:-


DRDO SET Exam Dates

The advertisement for DRDO SET is generally published in the month of April or May every year. 

Due to administrative reasons, DRDO SET is not being conducted.

However, candidates are advised to refer to RAC and DRDO website regularly for updates.

In case of few vacancies, individuals will be shortlisted and directly called for interview.





Part I: 154 Vacancies (151 for DRDO and 3 for ADA) in Electronics & Comm Engg, Mechanical Engg, Computer Science & Engg, Electrical Engg, Chemical Engg, Civil Engg, Aeronautical Engg, Textile Engg, Material Science & Engg/ Metallurgical Engg, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry

Screening for Interview will be based on valid Score of GATE–2015 or GATE–2016

Part II: 9 Vacancies for DRDO in Fire Tech Safety Engg, Biomedical Engg, Agriculture Science, Animal Science and Cognitive Science

Screening for Interview will be based on percentage of Marks in the Essential Qualification.

Essential Qualification:-

Atleast First Class Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology (in relevant Subject/ Discipline) or Metallurgy (Material Science & Engg / Metallurgical Engg) for vacancies in Engineering disciplines atleast First Class Master’s Degree in relevant Science subjects or Mathematics, as applicable, for vacancies in other disciplines

Final Year students whose results of qualifying degree in first class would be available on or before 10 Aug 2016 may also apply.

Online registration at http://rac.gov.in starts on 20 March 2016 at 1700 Hrs (IST) & closes on 10 April 2016 at 1700 Hrs (IST).

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DRDO SET Preparation Tips

DRDO SET Coaching Institutes

DRDO Sample Papers

DRDO SET Syllabus

Below you may find detailed topics of all the subjects which are being expected in the exam:

Chemical Engineering:

Process Calculations and Thermodynamics
Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations
Heat Transfer
Mass Transfer
Chemical Reaction Engineering
Instrumentation and Process Control
Plant Design and Economics
Chemical Technology

Computer Science and Engineering:

Theory of Computation
Digital Logic
Computer Organization and Architecture
Programming and Data Structures
Compiler Design
Operating System
Computer Networks

Electronics and Communication Engineering:

Electronic Devices
Analog Circuits
Digital Circuits
Signals and Systems
Control Systems

Electrical Engineering:

Electric Circuits and Fields
Signals and Systems
Electrical Machines
Power Systems
Control Systems
Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Analog and Digital Electronics
Power Electronics and Drives

Instrumentation Engineering:

Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems
Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation
Analog Electronics
Digital Electronics
Signals, Systems and Communications
Electrical and Electronic Measurements
Control Systems and Process Control
Analytical, Optical and Biomedical Instrumentation

Mechanical Engineering:

Engineering Mechanics
Strength of Materials
Theory of Machines
Fluid Mechanics
Engineering Materials
Metal Casting
Machining and Machine Tool Operations
Metrology and Inspection
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Production Planning and Control
Inventory Control
Operations Research

Paper Pattern

DRDO SET exam is of three hours duration consisting of two sections viz. Section 'A' of 100 questions to test the candidate's knowledge in the subject of their BE/ BTech (for Engg discipline) or MSc ( for Science Discipline) and Section 'B' of 50 questions to the candidate's ability in analytical and qualitative skills, current affairs and general awareness to test the aptitude and scientific knowledge required for Applied Research & Development. Based on the organisation's requirements, DRDO SET is conducted in Engineering Subjects such as Aero, Civil, Electrical, Chemical, Computer, Electronics/Electronics & Communication, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Metallurgy etc and Science subjects such as Chemistry, Physics and Maths/ Operations Research/ Statistics etc.

DRDO SET Preparation

Find some tips on how to crack DRDO SET:

Plan your time according to your subjects and topics to be covered in a span of time.
Collect the proper study material before you start your preparation.
A proper guidance is required, hence join best coaching institute.
Revising is most important, set a time for it on daily basis.

DRDO SET Notification

Exam is scheduled to be held in the first week of September every year.



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