DRDO EXAM ON SEP 6th Scientist Entry Test (SET) Biodata Form


Scientist Entry Test (SET) Biodata Form (to be submitted at the time of interview)

RAC advertises on DRDO Website (www.drdo.com & rac.drdo.in) & “The Employment News” (with curtain raiser) for Direct Recruitment of Scientists ‘B’. The prescribed Essential Qualifications as mentioned in the advertisement are bare minimum and mere possession of same does not entitle candidates to be called for interview. Where number of applications received in response to an advertisement is large, it is not possible to interview all the candidates. RAC may, therefore, restrict the number of candidates for interview to a reasonable limit on the basis of qualifications/experience/ achievements higher than that of the minimum prescribed in the advertisement or by conducting a screening test named DRDO Scientists Entry Test (DRDO SET).

DRDO SET is conducted on all India basis on 1st Sunday of September every year in order to provide equal opportunity to all students from different educational institutions in view of the increasingly wide variation of marks due to increase in the number of educational institutions in the country. 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 test 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 upon 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. These subjects are specified in the advertisement. DRDO SET exam is conducted only for those subjects where vacancies are sizable in number. Details of eligible candidates, examination schedule, result of the exam, schedule of interviews and list of selected candidates are made available time to time on DRDO website http://www.drdo.com

In cases, where very few vacancies are available, NO SET exam is conducted and the individuals are directly called for the interview. The advertisement generally appears during the month of April / May every year.

Tentative Dates SET – 2009

Sl. No. Activity Tentative Date
1 Date of release of Curtain Raiser in National dailies 23 April 2009
2 Date of release of advertisement in Employment News 2 May 2009
3 Start of sale of application forms at State Bank of India branches 5 May 2009
4 Last date for request for appliaction form at RAC 25 May 2009
5 Closing date of sale of application forms at State Bank of India branches 5 June 2009
6 Last date for receipt of appliaction forms at RAC 5 June 2009
7 Last date for receipt of appliaction forms at RAC from candidates of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep 15 June 2009
8 Date of examination 6 Sep 2009

Please note
The tentative dates for above mentioned programme from Sl. No. 1 to 8 may vary as per requirements or other activities, therefore candidates are advised to visit this site regularly for latest updates.

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