Recruitment by Defense Research & Development Organization for the post of Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’


About Exam

Defense Research and development Organization (DRDO) has released an official notification for the recruitment of senior Technical assistant. DRDO is an organization is responsible for Military Research and Development in India. There are about 60 laboratories/ infrastructure in all over India. The recruitment procedure is done by DRDO through a competitive examination. The recruited candidate will be in probationary period and can be posted anywhere in India.

Important dates

Activity Dates
Starting Date for online application & Fee payment 04.08.2018
Last date for online application & Fee Payment 29.08.2018
Admission card (Hall ticket) Download 2 weeks prior to examination
Tire 1 Examination day To be Announced


No. of Vacancies

There are 494 vacancies in various posts and according to category is as follows

Category Vacancies
SC 68
ST 36
OBC 130
UR 260


For subject wise and state wise vacancy refer the official notification.


The eligibility criteria for taking the exam is as follows

  • Nationality

Must be a citizen of India

  • Age Limit

Minimum age for attempt for exam is 18 years and maximum age limit is 28 years.

Age relaxation for SC, ST, OBC, PWD, ESM, Central Govt. Civilian Employees, Ex- service men, Military service (ECOs/SSCOs), domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir state during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989 are give as per the rule of Government of India

  • Education-

Bachelor’s degree in science (B.Sc) or Three years Diploma in engineering or technology in the specific subject required. Higher qualified candidates with B.E,,, Ph.D etc.., are not eligible for these posts.

For detailed subject list for qualification and eligibility criteria refer the official notification

Salary Scale

The recruited candidates will get a pay level of 6 that is Rs 50,000 per month inclusive of other allowances.

Exam Pattern

There will be two stages in exam and the pattern is as follows:

Tire Subject No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Quantitative ability/aptitude,

General intelligence & Reasoning ability, General awareness,

English language (basic knowledge), General science

150 150 120
2 Test specific to subject 100 100 90
  • The exams will be Computer Based Test.
  • All questions will be MCQs/objective Type.
  • Tire 1 is qualifying, so minimum of 40% (for GM and OBC) and 35% (For SC/ST) must be scored.
  • The shortlisted candidates of Tire 1 are eligible for Tire 2 examination.
  • Tire 2 is the provisional test and candidates are selected based on the merit.

Exam Fees

  • Candidates are required to pay a Fee of Rs 100/- through online methods only.
  • Once Paid the Fee is not Refundable.
  • Women SC/ST/PWD/ESM candidates are exempted of Application Fee


How to Apply-

  • All eligible candidates must fill an application form at the official website.
  • A candidate must first register with basic details.
  • Scanned copy of age proof, Graduation certificates, identity proof, Recent Photograph, signature, left hand thumb print and other proof like caste and age relaxation certificates are required


Application Official  Notification

Online Application Procedure


Exam Centers

Exam centers for tire 1 examination

Agra Chennai
Imphal Jodhpur
Mysore Rajkot
Ahmedabad Dehradun
Indore Kanpur
Nagpur Ranchi
Balasore Delhi NCR
Itanagar Kochi
Nasik Siliguri
Bengaluru Gorakhpur
Jabalpur Kolkata
Panaji Thiruvananthapuram
Bhopal Guwahati
Jaipur Lucknow
Patna Varanasi
Bhubaneswar Gwalior
Jalandhar Madurai
Port Blair Vijaywada
Bikaner Hamirpur
Jamshedpur Mangalore
Pune Visakhapatnam
Chandigarh Hyderabad
Jammu Mumbai