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DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organization) conducts the SET (Scientist Entry Test), Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM), SRF and JRF examination every year to recruit engineers. Download previous year question papers and model papers can be download in pdf format below. Download DRDO SET papers of 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014.

DRDO entrance exam papers for Electronics / ECE, Computer science / CSE, Electrical - EEE, Mechanical / Mech ,Chemical Engineering, general Ability, aptitude, General Knowledge, Aero, Civil, Communication, Instrumentation, Metallurgy etc and Science subjects such as Chemistry, Physics and Maths/ Operations Research/ Statistics etc papers are given below for download. For more information leave a comment here.

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    DRDO Scientist Entrance Test (SET)

    Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is an agency of the Republic of India which does innovative development of technology required for the military purposes. DRDO SET all India entrance exam is conducted every year to recruit engineering or scientific graduates. This recruitment process is done by Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC) of DRDO.

    The exam is usually conducted on the first Sunday of September every year. DRDO employs only highly qualified and efficient scientists and technologists to Defence Research and Development Service (DRDS).

    Important Dates/Information for DRDO-SET exam

    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. Click here to see important dates for DRDO-SET exam this year.

    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. 

    Streams/subjects for which DRDO-SET is conducted

    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.

    DRDO SET exam is conducted only for those subjects where vacancies are sizable in number.

    DRDO-SET results and schedule of interviews

    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 

    Structure and Pattern of DRDO SET

    DRDO SET exam is of three hours duration consisting of two sections ; Section‘A’& Section ‘B’

    Section 'A' has a total of 100 questions in the area where applicant has graduates like engineering stream or science subjects Section 'B' of 50 questions is on testing analytical and qualitative skills, and to gauge application understanding of current affairs and general awareness

    Based on the organisation's requirements, DRDO SET exam can be set to cover questions in conventional engineering streams like civil. Electrical and mechanical as well as new ones like aero, electronics&communication, metallurgy and science subjects such as Chemistry, Physics and Maths. Selection in DRDO Totally based on the score secured for entrance Exam. The short listed candidate are called for Personal Interview for final admission.

    Qualification Criteria for DRDO SET

    Any engineering graduate with B.Tech or MSc degree in 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. The age limit is 28 years. For SC/ST students there is an age relaxation by 5 years and for OBC, there is a 3 year age relaxation.

    Application Procedure for DRDO SET

    Candidates are required to apply in the specified electronic application forms. DRDO issues notification for this exam in all major dailies. These application forms along with information booklet containing instructions for filling the application will be available at selected branches of SBI. For General/OBC candidates there is Rs 100 as application form cost and another Rs 200 as exam fee. However for SC/ST candidates exam fees is exempted and the application form with information brochure will be available on payment of Rs 100/-. For HH/OH candidates, there is no Application or Examination fee.

    Official Information on DRDO SET

    Address: Director, Recruitment and Assessment Centre, Defence Research and Development Organisation, Ministry of Defence, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi - 110 054
    Ph No; 91-011-23817833 , 91-011-23810314

    About CEPTAM:

    DRDO offers exciting and challenging career opportunities in very broad spectrum of subjects/ disciplines at its more than 50 laboratories/ establishments spread throughout the country. Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducts a Centre for Personnel Talent Management the Entry test (CEPTAM) for the recruitment of Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ (STA’B’), Technician ‘A’ (Tech ‘A’), Assistant (Hindi), Admin & Allied Category Posts. The following are the Eligibility Details…

    Eligibility Criteria:

    I. a) Candidate must be a Citizen of India.

    b) Age Limit: Candidates age should be between 18 years and 28 years for STAT-B and Tech -A posts. between 18 t o 30 years for Asst Hindi Post, 18 to 27 years for Admin & Allied posts except for Asst Hindi post.

    c) Candidates must have completed the Essential Qualification Requirement (EQR) and other eligibility for the posts as on CLOSING DATE.

    d) Candidates must have read the required subject at least for 2 years in the course of B.Sc. programme.

    e) Please note that the candidates possessing higher qualification viz. M.Sc. or B.Tech, B.E. degree etc as on closing date, shall NOT be considered for the recruitment to the posts of Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ or Technician ‘A’.

    f) Candidates must be in good mental & physical health and free from any physical deformity which may interfere in efficient discharge of duties. A candidate, after medical examination as may be prescribed by the competent authority, conducted before the offer of appointment is issued, if found unfit, will not be appointed.

    g) Candidates serving in Govt. / PSU/ Autonomous organizations/ armed forces including (departmental candidates) must apply through proper channel and may send an advance copy before closing date to be initially considered with intimation to their offices. They shall not be interviewed if they fail to produce “NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE” from the present employer at the time of interview.

    h) At any stage of selection process, if it is found on verification that an individual fails to fulfil any of the eligibility criteria, his/her candidature shall be treated as cancelled without notice and no representation in this regard shall be entertained under any circumstances.

     Reservation Benefits:

     a) Reservation benefits will be available to the candidates in accordance with the instructions/orders/circulars, issued by Govt. from time to time. IMPORTANT: Candidates who wish to be considered against reserved vacancies, seeking age and fee relaxation/concession, must support their claim by submitting applications alongwith their duly self attested copies of relevant certificates issued by Govt./notified Competent Authority, else their claim for any relaxation/concession etc will not be considered  and their application will be dealt with as that falling under General Category (UR).

    b) PWD: As per PWD reservation roster of DRDO, the reserved vacancies for PWD are mentioned against vacancies. PWD candidates applying against unreserved vacancies will be treated as general candidates.

    c) ESM: The person  who has served in any rank in regular Indian Army, Navy or Air Force and retired after earning Pension or any other relevant terms & conditions of Govt. of India d) MSP: As per rules of Government of India

    Age Relaxation: The candidate must be within prescribed age limit on the closing date. However, upper age limit is relaxable for SC, ST, OBC, PWD, MSP, ESM, GS, persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of  J&K state during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989, Widows, Divorced women and Women judicially separated from husband but not remarried as per the rule prescribed by the Government of India. For relaxation of age limit and proforma for certificates, our website may be referred to.

    II. Educational Qualification:

    a) Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’(STA-’B'): Candidates should possess B.Sc Degree or Three years Diplome in Engineering in Agricultural Science, Automobile Engineering,  Biotechnology, Botany, Chemical Engineering,  Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics,  Electrical, Electronics & Communication or Electronics & Telecommunication, Electronics & Instrumentation, Electronics, Geology, Instrumentation, Library Science, Mathematics, Mechanical,  Mechatronics, Metallurgy,  Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Photography, Physics, Printing, Psychology, Radiography, Surveyor, Textile, Tool Die & Moulding, Veterinary Science Zoology from recognized University/ Institute.

    b) Technician’A’ (Tech’A'): Candidates should possess X Class or equivalent and certificate from ITI in  Automobile, Book Binder, Carpenter,  COPA, Cutting & Tailoring, Draughtsman (Mechanical),  DTP Operator, Electrician, Electronics, Electroplating, Fitter, FRP Processor, Grinder, Instrument Mechanic, Machinist, Machinist (CNC Operator),  Mechanic (Diesel), Medical Lab Technology, Mill Wright Mechanic, Motor Vehicle Mechanic, Painter, Photographer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Sheet Metal Worker, Turner, Welder trade.

    c) Admin & Allied Category Posts:

    i. Assistant Hindi: Master’s Degree of a recognized University in English/Hindi with Hindi and English as compulsory elective subjects at degree level OR Bachelor’s degree with Hindi and English as main subjects (which includes the term compulsory and elective) and two years Experience of translation from English to Hindi and vice versa .

    ii.Personal Assistant ‘A’: XII class pass or equivalent from Board or University. Accurate speed of 80 words per minute in shorthand and 40 words per minute in typing in English or 30 words per minute in Hindi or Accurate speed of 8000 key depressions per hour for data entry into computer.

    iii. Admin Assistant ‘A’ & Store Assistant ‘A’:  XII Class Pass Or equivalent from a recognized Board or University, Typing on computer at the speed of 30 words per minute in Hindi (30 words per minute corresponds to 9000 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word.) or Typing on computer at the speed of 35 word per minute in English (35 words per minute corresponds to 10500 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word.)

    iv. Security Assistant ‘A’: XII class pass Or equivalent from a recognized Board or University or equivalent certificate awarded by Armed Forces in the case of Ex-Serviceman, Physical fitness and capability to undertake strenuous duties.

    v. Civilian Driver ‘A’: X class pass Or equivalent qualification by the Central/   State  Governments  and possessing  a valid driving  license for Two/ Three wheelers and light and heavy vehicles (both) and  One year experience of driving after acquiring the license (HMV).

    vi. Fire Engine Driver ‘A’: X class  pass  Or  equivalent  qualification  recognized by  the Central/  State Governments,  valid driving  license for Two/ Three wheelers and light and heavy vehicles (both), Knowledge of traffic regulations, (iv) Physical  fitness and capability for strenuous duties.

    vii. Fire men: X  class  pass  certificate  recognized  by Central/  State Governments,  Physical fitness  and capability to perform strenuous duties.


    1. Sir, Please send to me the papers of DRDO-SET 2008 & sample paper for 2009 in MECHANICAL ENGG on my email id "iaiasamu3@gmail.com" .

      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UmfwYMORg&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z13lfzjrotaidjfwq04chnwpgyv4ynaxazo0k

    2. Sir, Please send to me the papers of DRDO- SET & sample paperS in COMPUTER SCIENCE ENGG on my email ID "tabrezmd786@gmail.com" .

      1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82UmfwYMORg&feature=gp-n-y&google_comment_id=z13lfzjrotaidjfwq04chnwpgyv4ynaxazo0k

    3. is B.E. student able to give this exam ?

    4. sir, please send me the DRDO SET Syllabus in a pdf file.


    6. Sir, please send to me , previous years question paper and study materials of Physics of CEPTAM STA 'B' on my E-Mail ID :- pollsan10sh@gmail.com

    7. sir plz inform is eligllibty for ph canditaes

    8. plz inform drdo is appicible for ph studentd

    9. please tell me when is hall ticket issue and exams for drdo ceptom08 for admin and allied post 2016 please do the needful .
      Thank you.
      contact: v.yamini5@gmail.com
      whatsapp: 09663812800

    10. sir small doubt all STA-B,Technicians,Assistantski examnation paper same

    11. I am preparing for DRDO Ceptam 8 in Computer Science.
      I want last 10 years paper
      Can anyone please send me to my mail id

      1. sir i also want previous cse papers please help me krajubabu888@gmail.com

    12. Sir please send 2015 ece diploma sta-b question paper to my mail 'smashanavar@gmail.com

    13. Sir please send me the previous years questions for sta b in mathematics to my mail rejauld@gmail.com

    14. BE final year student can apply fa dis?

    15. Sir,please send me the syllabus and previous years questions for sta b in mathematics to my email rejauld@gmail.com

    16. Is their any other que for stb B physics.help me

    17. sir please send me electrical&electronics engineering(EEE) papers for diploma holders STA B

    18. sir please send the STA-B previous year question papers for instrumentation engineering to my email suvarnadasan@gmail.com


    20. sir can u send me study matierial of mechanical stream plz send as soon as possible time my exam is coming so plz do as soon as possible time my mail id is sukhwinder.bachhal@hotmail.com

    21. please anyone send me 10 years DRDO Qn paper of computer science at my gmail. piyushbabu8@gmail.com,

    22. please anyone send me previous year paper of COPA technician A or the model test paper on 18amulya.sharma@gmail.com

    23. Ceptam 7 old question paper of machinist

    24. i want to know the syllabus for DRDO SET for Material science and also previous question papers please provide me

    25. sir please send me previous ueyea CHEMISTRY QUESTION PAPERS to pjuberahamed@gmail.com mail id thank you