Sunday, January 30, 2011

HOW TO PREPARE DRDO EXAM

DRDO Exam Details:

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, 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.
• Date of Examination : 6-Sept-2010
• Examination Fee : Rs 300
• Qualification : At least first class Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology (B.Tech./ BE) in Chemical/ Electrical/ Electronics & Communication/ Mechanical/ Computer Science from a recognized University in respective/relevant discipline.
• Last date of receipt of application form : 5-June-2010.
• Total vacancies : 200+ posts.
• Age : 28 years.
• Pay Band : Rs.15600-39100 Grade Pay Rs.5400.
• Forms available: in SBI from 5-May-2010 to 5-June-2010.
Question Paper Pattern for DRDO 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. 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 of Engineering Graduates/Science Post Graduates. Each question will have 4 choices one of which will be correct. Each correct answer will fetch 2 marks. 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 for interview purely on merit basis subject to minimum qualifying criteria as decided by RAC.
Syllabus for Chemical Engineering paper DRDO-SET
1. Process Calculations and Thermodynamics: Laws of conservation of mass and energy; use of tie components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; degree of freedom analysis. First and Second laws of thermodynamics. First law application to close and open systems. Second law and Entropy Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: equation of state and departure function, properties of mixtures: partial molar properties, fugacity, excess properties and activity coefficients; phase equilibria: predicting VLE of systems; chemical reaction equilibria.
2. Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations: Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Bernoulli equation, Macroscopic friction factors, energy balance, dimensional analysis, shell balances, flow through pipeline systems, flow meters, pumps and compressors, packed and fluidized beds, elementary boundary layer theory, size reduction and size separation; free and hindered settling; centrifuge and cyclones; thickening and classification, filtration, mixing and agitation; conveying of solids.
3. Heat Transfer: Conduction, convection and radiation, heat transfer coefficients, steady and unsteady heat conduction, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and their design.
4. Mass Transfer: Fick’s laws, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stagewise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts design and operation of equipment for distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and adsorption.
5. Chemical Reaction Engineering: Theories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions, interpretation of kinetic data, single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, non-ideal reactors; residence time distribution, single parameter model; non-isothermal reactors; kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions; diffusion effects in catalysis.
6. Process Calculations and Thermodynamics: Laws of conservation of mass and energy; use of tie components; recycle, bypass and purge calculations; degree of freedom analysis. First and Second laws of thermodynamics. First law application to close and open systems. Second law and Entropy Thermodynamic properties of pure substances: equation of state and departure function, properties of mixtures: partial molar properties, fugacity, excess properties and activity coefficients; phase equilibria: predicting VLE of systems; chemical reaction equilibria.
7. Fluid Mechanics and Mechanical Operations: Fluid statics, Newtonian and non-Newtonian fluids, Bernoulli equation, Macroscopic friction factors, energy balance, dimensional analysis, shell balances, flow through pipeline systems, flow meters, pumps and compressors, packed and fluidized beds, elementary boundary layer theory, size reduction and size separation; free and hindered settling; centrifuge and cyclones; thickening and classification, filtration, mixing and agitation; conveying of solids.
8. Heat Transfer: Conduction, convection and radiation, heat transfer coefficients, steady and unsteady heat conduction, boiling, condensation and evaporation; types of heat exchangers and evaporators and their design.
9. Mass Transfer: Fick’s laws, molecular diffusion in fluids, mass transfer coefficients, film, penetration and surface renewal theories; momentum, heat and mass transfer analogies; stagewise and continuous contacting and stage efficiencies; HTU & NTU concepts design and operation of equipment for distillation, absorption, leaching, liquid-liquid extraction, drying, humidification, dehumidification and adsorption.
10. Chemical Reaction Engineering: Theories of reaction rates; kinetics of homogeneous reactions, interpretation of kinetic data, single and multiple reactions in ideal reactors, non-ideal reactors; residence time distribution, single parameter model; non-isothermal reactors; kinetics of heterogeneous catalytic reactions; diffusion effects in catalysis.
Syllabus for Computer Science and Engineering paper DRDO-SET
1. Theory of Computation: Regular languages and finite automata, Context free languages and Push-down automata, Recursively enumerable sets and Turing machines, Undecidability; NP-completeness.
2. Digital Logic: Logic functions, Minimization, Design and synthesis of combinational and sequential circuits; Number representation and computer arithmetic (fixed and floating point).
3. Computer Organization and Architecture: Machine instructions and addressing modes, ALU and data-path, CPU control design, Memory interface, I/O interface (Interrupt and DMA mode), Instruction pipelining, Cache and main memory, Secondary storage.
4. Programming and Data Structures: Programming in C; Functions, Recursion, Parameter passing, Scope, Binding; Abstract data types, Arrays, Stacks, Queues, Linked Lists, Trees, Binary search trees, Binary heaps.
5. Algorithms: Analysis, Asymptotic notation, Notions of space and time complexity, Worst and average case analysis; Design: Greedy approach, Dynamic programming, Divide-and-conquer; Tree and graph traversals, Connected components, Spanning trees, Shortest paths; Hashing, Sorting, Searching.
6. Compiler Design: Lexical analysis, Parsing, Syntax directed translation, Runtime environments, Intermediate and target code generation, Basics of code optimization.
7. Operating System: Processes, Threads, Inter-process communication, Concurrency, Synchronization, Deadlock, CPU scheduling, Memory management and virtual memory, File systems, I/O systems, Protection and security.
Syllabus for Electronics and Communication Engineering paper DRDO-SET
1. Networks: Network graphs: matrices associated with graphs; incidence, fundamental cut set and fundamental circuit matrices. Solution methods: nodal and mesh analysis. Network theorems: superposition, Thevenin and Norton’s maximum power transfer, Wye-Delta transformation. Steady state sinusoidal analysis using phasors. Linear constant coefficient differential equations; time domain analysis of simple RLC circuits, Solution of network equations using Laplace transform: frequency domain analysis of RLC circuits. 2-port network parameters: driving point and transfer functions. State equations for networks.
2. Electronic Devices: Energy bands in silicon, intrinsic and extrinsic silicon. Carrier transport in silicon: diffusion current, drift current, mobility, and resistivity. Generation and recombination of carriers. p-n junction diode, Zener diode, tunnel diode, BJT, JFET, MOS capacitor, MOSFET, LED, p-I-n and avalanche photo diode, Basics of LASERs. Device technology: integrated circuits fabrication process, oxidation, diffusion, ion implantation, photolithography, n-tub, p-tub and twin-tub CMOS process.
3. Analog Circuits: Small Signal Equivalent circuits of diodes, BJTs, MOSFETs and analog CMOS. Simple diode circuits, clipping, clamping, rectifier. Biasing and bias stability of transistor and FET amplifiers. Amplifiers: single-and multi-stage, differential and operational, feedback, and power. Frequency response of amplifiers. Simple op-amp circuits. Filters. Sinusoidal oscillators; criterion for oscillation; single-transistor and op-amp configurations. Function generators and wave-shaping circuits, 555 Timers. Power supplies.
4. Digital Circuits: Boolean algebra, minimization of Boolean functions; logic gates; digital IC families (DTL, TTL, ECL, MOS, CMOS). Combinatorial circuits: arithmetic circuits, code converters, multiplexers, decoders, PROMs and PLAs. Sequential circuits: latches and flip-flops, counters and shift-registers. Sample and hold circuits, ADCs, DACs. Semiconductor memories. Microprocessor(8085): architecture, programming, memory and I/O interfacing.

Fourier series, continuous-time and discrete-time Fourier Transform, DFT and FFT, z-transform. Sampling theorem. Linear Time-Invariant (LTI) Systems: definitions and properties; causality, stability, impulse response, convolution, poles and zeros, parallel and cascade structure, frequency response, group delay, phase delay. Signal transmission through LTI systems.
5. Control Systems: Basic control system components; block diagrammatic description, reduction of block diagrams. Open loop and closed loop (feedback) systems and stability analysis of these systems. Signal flow graphs and their use in determining transfer functions of systems; transient and steady state analysis of LTI control systems and frequency response. Tools and techniques for LTI control system analysis: root loci, Routh-Hurwitz criterion, Bode and Nyquist plots. Control system compensators: elements of lead and lag compensation, elements of Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) control. State variable representation and solution of state equation of LTI control systems.
6. Communications: Random signals and noise: probability, random variables, probability density function, autocorrelation, power spectral density. Analog communication systems: amplitude and angle modulation and demodulation systems, spectral analysis of these operations, superheterodyne receivers; elements of hardware, realizations of analog communication systems; signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) calculations for amplitude modulation (AM) and frequency modulation (FM) for low noise conditions. Fundamentals of information theory and channel capacity theorem. Digital communication systems: pulse code modulation (PCM), differential pulse code modulation (DPCM), digital modulation schemes: amplitude, phase and frequency shift keying schemes (ASK, PSK, FSK), matched filter receivers, bandwidth consideration and probability of error calculations for these schemes. Basics of TDMA, FDMA and CDMA and GSM.
7. Electromagnetics: Elements of vector calculus: divergence and curl; Gauss’ and Stokes’ theorems, Maxwell’s equations: differential and integral forms. Wave equation, Poynting vector. Plane waves: propagation through various media; reflection and refraction; phase and group velocity; skin depth. Transmission lines: characteristic impedance; impedance transformation; Smith chart; impedance matching; S parameters, pulse excitation. Waveguides: modes in rectangular waveguides; boundary conditions; cut-off frequencies; dispersion relations. Basics of propagation in dielectric waveguide and optical fibers. Basics of Antennas: Dipole antennas; radiation pattern; antenna gain.
Syllabus for Electrical Engineering paper DRDO-SET
1. Electric Circuits and Fields: Network graph, KCL, KVL, node and mesh analysis, transient response of dc and ac networks; sinusoidal steady-state analysis, resonance, basic filter concepts; ideal current and voltage sources, Thevenin’s, Norton’s and Superposition and Maximum Power Transfer theorems, two-port networks, three phase circuits; Gauss Theorem, electric field and potential due to point, line, plane and spherical charge distributions; Ampere’s and Biot-Savart’s laws; inductance; dielectrics; capacitance.
2. Signals and Systems: Representation of continuous and discrete-time signals; shifting and scaling operations; linear, time-invariant and causal systems; Fourier series representation of continuous periodic signals; sampling theorem; Fourier, Laplace and Z transforms.
3. Electrical Machines: Single phase transformer - equivalent circuit, phasor diagram, tests, regulation and efficiency; three phase transformers - connections, parallel operation; auto-transformer; energy conversion principles; DC machines - types, windings, generator characteristics, armature reaction and commutation, starting and speed control of motors; three phase induction motors - principles, types, performance characteristics, starting and speed control; single phase induction motors; synchronous machines - performance, regulation and parallel operation of generators, motor starting, characteristics and applications; servo and stepper motors.
4. Power Systems: Basic power generation concepts; transmission line models and performance; cable performance, insulation; corona and radio interference; distribution systems; per-unit quantities; bus impedance and admittance matrices; load flow; voltage control; power factor correction; economic operation; symmetrical components; fault analysis; principles of over-current, differential and distance protection; solid state relays and digital protection; circuit breakers; system stability concepts, swing curves and equal area criterion; HVDC transmission and FACTS concepts.
5. Control Systems: Principles of feedback; transfer function; block diagrams; steady-state errors; Routh and Niquist techniques; Bode plots; root loci; lag, lead and lead-lag compensation; state space model; state transition matrix, controllability and observability.
6. Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Bridges and potentiometers; PMMC, moving iron, dynamometer and induction type instruments; measurement of voltage, current, power, energy and power factor; instrument transformers; digital voltmeters and multimeters; phase, time and frequency measurement; Q-meters; oscilloscopes; potentiometric recorders; error analysis.
7. Analog and Digital Electronics: Characteristics of diodes, BJT, FET; amplifiers - biasing, equivalent circuit and frequency response; oscillators and feedback amplifiers; operational amplifiers - characteristics and applications; simple active filters; VCOs and timers; combinational and sequential logic circuits; multiplexer; Schmitt trigger; multi-vibrators; sample and hold circuits; A/D and D/A converters; 8-bit microprocessor basics, architecture, programming and interfacing.
8. Power Electronics and Drives: Semiconductor power diodes, transistors, thyristors, triacs, GTOs, MOSFETs and IGBTs - static characteristics and principles of operation; triggering circuits; phase control rectifiers; bridge converters - fully controlled and half controlled; principles of choppers and inverters; basis concepts of adjustable speed dc and ac drives
Syllabus for Instrumentation Engineering paper DRDO-SET
1. Basics of Circuits and Measurement Systems: Kirchoff’s laws, mesh and nodal Analysis. Circuit theorems. One-port and two-port Network Functions. Static and dynamic characteristics of Measurement Systems. Error and uncertainty analysis. Statistical analysis of data and curve fitting.
2. Transducers, Mechanical Measurement and Industrial Instrumentation: Resistive, Capacitive, Inductive and piezoelectric transducers and their signal conditioning. Measurement of displacement, velocity and acceleration (translational and rotational), force, torque, vibration and shock. Measurement of pressure, flow, temperature and liquid level. Measurement of pH, conductivity, viscosity and humidity.
3. Analog Electronics :Characteristics of diode, BJT, JFET and MOSFET. Diode circuits. Transistors at low and high frequencies, Amplifiers, single and multi-stage. Feedback amplifiers. Operational amplifiers, characteristics and circuit configurations. Instrumentation amplifier. Precision rectifier. V-to-I and I-to-V converter. Op-Amp based active filters. Oscillators and signal generators.
4. Digital Electronics: Combinational logic circuits, minimization of Boolean functions. IC families, TTL, MOS and CMOS. Arithmetic circuits. Comparators, Schmitt trigger, timers and mono-stable multi-vibrator. Sequential circuits, flip-flops, counters, shift registers. Multiplexer, S/H circuit. Analog-to-Digital and Digital-to-Analog converters. Basics of number system. Microprocessor applications, memory and input-output interfacing. Microcontrollers.
5. Signals, Systems and Communications: Periodic and aperiodic signals. Impulse response, transfer function and frequency response of first- and second order systems. Convolution, correlation and characteristics of linear time invariant systems. Discrete time system, impulse and frequency response. Pulse transfer function. IIR and FIR filters. Amplitude and frequency modulation and demodulation. Sampling theorem, pulse code modulation. Frequency and time division multiplexing. Amplitude shift keying, frequency shift keying and pulse shift keying for digital modulation.
6. Electrical and Electronic Measurements: Bridges and potentiometers, measurement of R,L and C. Measurements of voltage, current, power, power factor and energy. A.C & D.C current probes. Extension of instrument ranges. Q-meter and waveform analyzer. Digital voltmeter and multi-meter. Time, phase and frequency measurements. Cathode ray oscilloscope. Serial and parallel communication. Shielding and grounding.
7. Control Systems and Process Control: Feedback principles. Signal flow graphs. Transient Response, steady-state-errors. Routh and Nyquist criteria. Bode plot, root loci. Time delay systems. Phase and gain margin. State space representation of systems. Mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic system components. Synchro pair, servo and step motors. On-off, cascade, P, P-I, P-I-D, feed forward and derivative controller, Fuzzy controllers.
8. Analytical, Optical and Biomedical Instrumentation: Mass spectrometry. UV, visible and IR spectrometry. X-ray and nuclear radiation measurements. Optical sources and detectors, LED, laser, Photo-diode, photo-resistor and their characteristics. Interferometers, applications in metrology. Basics of fiber optics. Biomedical instruments, EEG, ECG and EMG. Clinical measurements. Ultrasonic transducers and Ultrasonography. Principles of Computer Assisted Tomography.
Syllabus for Mechanical Engineering paper DRDO-SET
1. Engineering Mechanics: Free body diagrams and equilibrium; trusses and frames; virtual work; kinematics and dynamics of particles and of rigid bodies in plane motion, including impulse and momentum (linear and angular) and energy formulations; impact.
2. Strength of Materials: Stress and strain, stress-strain relationship and elastic constants, Mohr’s circle for plane stress and plane strain, thin cylinders; shear force and bending moment diagrams; bending and shear stresses; deflection of beams; torsion of circular shafts; Euler’s theory of columns; strain energy methods; thermal stresses.
3. Theory of Machines: Displacement, velocity and acceleration analysis of plane mechanisms; dynamic analysis of slider-crank mechanism; gear trains; flywheels.
4. Vibrations: Free and forced vibration of single degree of freedom systems; effect of damping; vibration isolation; resonance, critical speeds of shafts.
5. Design: Design for static and dynamic loading; failure theories; fatigue strength and the S-N diagram; principles of the design of machine elements such as bolted, riveted and welded joints, shafts, spur gears, rolling and sliding contact bearings, brakes and clutches.
6. Fluid Mechanics: Fluid properties; fluid statics, manometry, buoyancy; control-volume analysis of mass, momentum and energy; fluid acceleration; differential equations of continuity and momentum; Bernoulli’s equation; viscous flow of incompressible fluids; boundary layer; elementary turbulent flow; flow through pipes, head losses in pipes, bends etc.
7. Heat-Transfer: Modes of heat transfer; one dimensional heat conduction, resistance concept, electrical analogy, unsteady heat conduction, fins; dimensionless parameters in free and forced convective heat transfer, various correlations for heat transfer in flow over flat plates and through pipes; thermal boundary layer; effect of turbulence; radiative heat transfer, black and grey surfaces, shape factors, network analysis; heat exchanger performance, LMTD and NTU methods.
8. Thermodynamics: Zeroth, First and Second laws of thermodynamics; thermodynamic system and processes; Carnot cycle. irreversibility and availability; behaviour of ideal and real gases, properties of pure substances, calculation of work and heat in ideal processes; analysis of thermodynamic cycles related to energy conversion.
9. Applications: Power Engineering: Steam Tables, Rankine, Brayton cycles with regeneration and reheat. I.C. Engines: air-standard Otto, Diesel cycles. Refrigeration and air-conditioning: Vapour refrigeration cycle, heat pumps, gas refrigeration, Reverse Brayton cycle; moist air: psychrometric chart, basic psychrometric processes. Turbomachinery: Pelton-wheel, Francis and Kaplan turbines — impulse and reaction principles, velocity diagrams.
10. Engineering Materials: Structure and properties of engineering materials, heat treatment, stress-strain diagrams for engineering materials.
11. Metal Casting: Design of patterns, moulds and cores; solidification and cooling; riser and gating design, design considerations.
12. Forming: Plastic deformation and yield criteria; fundamentals of hot and cold working processes; load estimation for bulk (forging, rolling, extrusion, drawing) and sheet (shearing, deep drawing, bending) metal forming processes; principles of powder metallurgy.
13. Joining: Physics of welding, brazing and soldering; adhesive bonding; design considerations in welding.
14. Machining and Machine Tool Operations: Mechanics of machining, single and multi-point cutting tools, tool geometry and materials, tool life and wear; economics of machining; principles of non-traditional machining processes; principles of work holding, principles of design of jigs and fixtures
15. Metrology and Inspection: Limits, fits and tolerances; linear and angular measurements; comparators; gauge design; interferometry; form and finish measurement; alignment and testing methods; tolerance analysis in manufacturing and assembly.
16. Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Basic concepts of CAD/CAM and their integration tools.
17. Production Planning and Control: Forecasting models, aggregate production planning, scheduling, materials requirement planning.
18. Inventory Control: Deterministic and probabilistic models; safety stock inventory control systems.
19. Operations Research: Linear programming, simplex and duplex method, transportation, assignment, network flow models, simple queuing models, PERT and CPM.
EXAM STRUCTURE:-
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
candidates 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 candidates 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 short listing the candidates t be called for interview purely on merit basis limited to a reasonable number and subject to minimum qualifying criteria as decided by RAC.
candidates are required to apply in the Electronically Scannable Application Form specified for DRDO SET. 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 from 5th May 2011 to 5th Jun 2011 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.
for HH/OH candidates, there is no Application / Examination fee.








No. of Vacancies :-

Subject Code No. of Vacancies: 220
UR OBC SC ST Total
Electronics & Comm.Engineering EC 41 21 12 06 80
Mechanical Engineering ME 31 16 08 05 60
+Computer Science & Engineering CS* 20 11 06 03 40*
Chemical Engineering CH 11 05 02 02 20
Electrical Engineering EE 09 06 04 01 20





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


Qualification:

 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.

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

Nationality:
Only Indian nationals need apply.

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 results is declared before 31st Aug 2010.

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. 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 of Engineering Graduates/Science Post Graduates. Each question will have 4 choices one of which will be correct. Each correct answer will fetch 2 marks. 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 for interview purely on merit basis subject to minimum qualifying criteria as decided by RAC.


Test for all is 3 hours
100 technical questions 25 GK and current affairs and 25 aptitude.

well there are several books available for preparing for DRDO. Any book which is prescribed for the GATE preparation would do sufficiently.

Computer Organization---William Stallings,Morris Mano
Theory of Computation---Aho and Ullman
Compiler Design-----Ullman
Operating systems----Galvin
computer Networks----William Stallings

apart from these for apptitude and General Knowledge

Refer some good magazines like CSR, Manorama Year book for GK sample gk questions and R.S Agarwal


HOW TO PREPARE:-

1.TECHNICAL
a) Students should aware of the fact that calculator is not allowed in the exam hall
So that examiner won’t ask lenthy numerical problems
b) examiner test ur understanding and application knowledge on basics.so that u must
familiar in the basics for that u have to follow standard books for the concern subject
c) see the prevous papers then u have some idea regarding the exam i.e
i)what type of questios were asked
ii)standared of questions
d) generally the standard of the questions not as much as simple as IES objective questions and not lenthy questions in GATE. The standard of the question is GATE 2marks questions and 1marks questions that can be solved without calculator.
e) So that it is better to prepare IES objective type previous papers and GATE papers.



GENERAL APTITUDE :
Out of the 50 questions 20 to 25 questions from GK and CURRENT AFFAIRS and 10 from Life Science 5 from Indian polity and 12 from Indian History 6 to 10 from Geography. So that most concentrate on current affairs, Life science, Indian History and Geography.

HOW TO WRITE EXAM:
This is most important for any student. This differs you from others which has the same standard as you. Most of the candidates were not succeeded even though their preparation is good. Why because they are lacking in the approach towards writing an entrance. Here I am mention some tips writing a multiple choice exam.

The question paper must solved three times
1) in the first attempt solve the complete paper ,don’t spend much more time on the questions which are not get the answers,skip the question and go for the next question.put mark on those questions which are not get the answers.
2) in the second attempt solve the questions which are marked in the first attempt in this attempt again u have to follow the above procedure.
3)in the third attempt solve the questions which are marked in the second attempt At last it is important that u have to check it out whether u r marked correctly for the concerned question are not .this can be done at last 10 minutes of the exam



INTERVIEW
The interview is a cool one. 5-6 members
You have to reach at least half an hour earlier and complete the filling of forms and other formalities.
You must be in formals with tie (guys) and gals sorry no info.
Should have a strong and attractive personality.
You will be seated in a big hall. Refreshments are provided.
If you don't bring the following certificates in original and in Xerox you will not be allowed to be interviewed.
The certificates are SSLC, PDC / PUC / 12, BTech/BE provisional or original, all the mark lists from 10th to BTech,hall ticket ,interview call letter, course certificate from the college, ID card (passport, college ID or voters ID), two passport sized photographs and certificates of any extra curricular activities like paper presentation, project work etc etc.
Carry with you the reports of the project work and papers presented.


Prepare a time table from now onwards
Buy one objective book from the market. There are many. Just select which give the method and theory to solve the problem.
Prepare for the test first then for the interview. You will get approximately 1 month for that.
Refer some good magazines like CSR for GK sample G.K questions are asked in last year was

1) Coldest planet:Pluto
2) INS Shivali is the first:
3) Which one of the following was NOT indegineously developed?:Prithvi/Akash/Agni
4) Full form of SARS
5) Anthrax is a :Virus/Bacteria/.../...
6) Dakshina Gangothri is:Ganga's origin/Indian camp @ antartica/.../...
7) Which of the following is a chemical weapon:Mustard Gas/Marsh Gas/.../...
8) A question based on Coding and Decoding
9) Another question similar to above
10) Question on series completion
11) Another series completion question
12) Where is Institute of Forensic Science?:Hyderabad
13) A G.K question based on X and Y chromosomes in males and females

Sample technical questions will ask in test last year in CSE :

1) Banker's algorithm is used for: Deadlock Avoidance
2) A LOT of questions were based on generating strings from a given grammar.
3) A circle(dot) shown in the PCB is:Vcc/Grnd/Pin 1/Pin 14
4) Program Segment Prefix in MS-DOS 5.0 is:
5) Some IP addresses were given and the question was to select the private addess from it(?)
6) 10Base2 and 10Base5 wires refers to:
7) A question on sliding-window protocol
8) Which of the following require a driver?:disk/cache/ram/cpu
9) A LOT of mathematical questions which were asked from calculus,trigonometry...

The questions will ask in ECE are mainly from Control Systems, Communications,
EMT and microprocessor

Make sure that u know the fundas of microprocessors useful in interview also: see if u know these questions

1. Which type of architecture 8085 has?

2. How many memory locations can be addressed by a microprocessor with 14 address lines?

3. 8085 is how many bit microprocessor?

4. Why is data bus bi-directional?

5. What is the function of accumulator?

6. What is flag, bus?

7. What are tri-state devices and why they are essential in a bus oriented system?

8. Why are program counter and stack pointer 16-bit registers?

9. What does it mean by embedded system?

10. What are the different addressing modes in 8085?

11.What is the difference between MOV and MVI?

12. What are the functions of RIM, SIM, IN?

13. What is the immediate addressing mode?

14. What are the different flags in 8085?

15. What happens during DMA transfer?

16. What do you mean by wait state? What is its need?

17. What is PSW?

18. What is ALE? Explain the functions of ALE in 8085.

19. What is a program counter? What is its use?

20. What is an interrupt?

21. Which line will be activated when an output device require attention from CPU?

Test for all is 3 hours 100 technical separate for each group and 50 G.K and aptitude questions same for all!

Then comes the interview questions Will ask in ECE interview are fundamental.

Director:
1. Which college and university are you coming from?

2. Did you appear for GATE? Why are you not interested in higher studies?

3. Did you appear for IES?

4. Did you appear for any other board interview of public sector?

5. The subjects you have learned in college can be divided into three- basic electronics, communi-cation and digital logic. Tell me any five subjects you like.




Board member1 (QUESTION LEVEL- MODERATE)

1. Write the truth table for full adder and implement it in NAND gate only.

2. What's the difference between looping 0s and 1s in K map?

3. Difference between microprocessor and micro controller

4. Microprocessors you are familiar with

5. How will you send and receive data to a micro-processor? (One method is I/O mapped I/O which is the other one?)

6. Radar range equation?

7. Does the radar range depend upon the frequency of the signal transmitted?

8. What is Doppler shift? What is its importance?



BOARD MEMBER -2 QUESTION LEVEL- TOUGH)

1. I will make two fuzzy statements. Pencil is long. Table is long. What is the term long signify?

2. What is a membership function?

3. What are the design criteria for very low frequency amplifier?

4. Can you measure distance with the help of CW radar? If so how?

5. How will you design a stable oscillator? (Not with crystal oscillator because temperature affects it)

6. You have designed an amplifier. After few days it is found that its gain have changed. What might be the reason?

BOARD MEMBER-3 (QUESTION LEVEL- MODERATE)

1. A plane is moving in a circular path around the transmitter of the radar. Will there be Doppler shift detected in the radar?

2. State Keplers laws

3. Why there is more geo synchronous satellite?

4. The angular difference between two satellites is 2 degree. What is the maximum number of satellites needed to cover the whole earth?

5. What is the minimum number of satellites needed to cover the whole earth?


BOARD MEMBER-4 QUESTION LEVEL- MODERATE)

1. Which is the law of conservation involved in the second of Keplers?

2. Why do you explain elliptical orbit while stating Kepler's law? Why not circular orbit?

3. What are the advantages of optical communication?

4. What are the invasive and non-invasive methods of instrumentation?

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