DRDO Question Pattern
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
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
The interview is a cool one. 5-6 members' board very friendly.
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.
Have a good look into the prospectus of DRDO set 2003- Salary, post and things like that. Should have sound info about the different wings of DRDO. Refer the site www.drdo.org
Inside the room you will be seated in front of a board of members. Behind you will be a white board and a sketch pen will be handed over you. You will have to use the board to explain the answers.
The subjects that are hot favorites to the DRDO board - radar and navigational aids, satellite communication, antenna theory, digital, filters and microprocessors. (Sorry guys I have the info about ECE branch only).
There will be one minute warming questions in the beginning.
Question of general interest will be asked and they may ask to describe you. After that they will straight a way get into the tech interview. Don't expect any leniency from the super brains of India.
If they see that you are not capable of answering a subject they will stick on to that subject and fire you with a volley of questions until you yourself think that "I am really a fool". Then now abt the standard of question. They ask only basic questions. Questions are simple but twisted. You should be able to give innovative solutions to the problems they give you- after all it's a Scientist B post.