DEFENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (DRDO)
RECRUITMENT & ASSESSMENT CENTRE (RAC)
Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi-110054
Advt. No. 89
Closing Date of Advt. :31-05-2008
Challenging opportunities for Engineering Graduates in Electronics & Communication Engg , Mechanical Engg , Computer Science & Engg, Chemical Engg, Electrical Engg., Instrumentation Engg and Metallurgical Engg. and Post Graduates in Chemistry and Physics in DRDS.
DRDO, India's premier technology organization employs bright, qualified and competent scientists and technologists in Group 'A' (Class-I) technical service known as Defence Research & Development Service (DRDS).
RAC INVITES APPLICATIONS FOR ENTRY INTO DRDS AS SCIENTIST-'B' IN THE SCALE: Rs.8000-275-13500 (TO BE REVISED SHORTLY AFTER GOVT APPROVAL ON 6TH PAY PANEL)THROUGH DRDO SCIENTIST ENTRY TEST (DRDO SET) - 2008
VACANCIES / SUBJECTS FOR DRDO
No. of Vacancies: 500
Electronics & Comm. Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Note : Out of above reservation, 03 vacancies are reserved for Orthopaedic Handicapped(OH) and 17 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.
Atleast first class Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Technology in Electronics & Communication Engg / Mechanical Engg / Computer Science & Engg/ Chemical Engg/ Electrical Engg./ Instrumentation Engg/ Metallurgical Engg. or first class Master's Degree in Sciencein Chemistry/Physics from a recognized University in respective/relevant discipline.
The upper age limit is 28 years (as on 31st May 2008). It is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC/HH/OH candidates in respect of vacancies reserved for them as per rules in vogue. Age is also relaxable for Armed Forces Personnel as per rules in vogue.
Only Indian nationals need apply.
2. SET - 2008
After ensuring that the above eligibility conditions are satisfied, candidates are required to apply in the Electronically Scannable Application Form specified for DRDO SET - 2008. 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 (for details visit http://rac.drdo.in ) from 5th May 2008 to 31st May 2008 to 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. Forms purchased from the designated Branches of State Bank of India should be filled in accordance with the instructions given in information brochure. However, for HH/OH candidates, there is no Application / Examination fee. Such candidates may obtain application form free of cost from RAC by sending a copy of "Prescribed Disability Certificate" issued by competent authority as per G.I.,Dept. of Per. & Trg.,O.M. No 36035/3/2004-Estt (Res), dated 29 Dec 2005. The filled in application forms should be sent/submitted to The Director, Recruitment & Assessment Centre, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi 110054 latest by 31st May 2008.The application form should be filled carefully, without over writing, as these will be machine processed and no manual checking will be done. Onus of satisfying the eligibility requirements for appearing in the chosen subject lies with the candidate. In respect of applications sent by Post by candidates from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, NE Hill Region, Jammu & Kashmir, Lahul & Spiti Districts & Pangi Sub-division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh and abroad, closing date of receipt of applications is 10th June 2008. 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 2008.
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.
3.DATE & TIME OF DRDO SET 2008
Sunday, 7th September2008; 1000 - 1300 hrs.
4.CENTRES FOR SET-2008
Agra, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi, Guwahati, Gwalior, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai,, Nagpur, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Shimla and Triruvannantapuram. However, the centers may be changed due to non-availability of sufficient number of candidates.
Copies of certificates/testimonials regarding qualifications, cast, employment etc. should NOT be attached with the application form. Candidates, shortlisted for interview after the test will, however, be required to produce original certificates for verification at the time of interview. Candidates serving in Central/State / Govt./PSU/Autonomous body etc. will be required to bring 'NOC' from their respective Department / Employer at the time of interview failing which candidates will not be allowed to appear for the interview.
The final selection of the candidates will be based purely on their performance in the interview based on subject knowledge and/or job oriented aptitude. In accordance with the subject wise merit, the offer of appointment to the selected candidates will be restricted to the number of vacancies. The appointment, however, will be subject to satisfying conditions like qualifying the Medical examination prescribed for Group 'A' Technical posts of Govt. of India with Field Service Liability and character verification besides verification of SC/ST/OBC/HH/OH certificate, if applicable. All Scientists 'B' to be inducted through DRDO SET - 2008 will initially undergo for Post Induction Training (POINT) at Pune. Selected candidates have the liability to serve anywhere in India.
7. DESIGNATED BRANCHES OF STATE BANK OF INDIA TO OBTAIN APPLICATION FORM
Andhara Pradesh - Hyderabad (Amberpet, Charminar, SBI Building-Main Branch,King Kothi); Secunderabad (Patny Circle); Vijayawada (Bhaskararaopet); Warangal (Enumamula); Vishakhapatnam (AU Campus); Tirupati (SVU University), Arunachal Pradesh - Itanagar, Assam - Dibrugarh (Dibrugarh Branch); Guwahati (Panbazar, ICD Amigaon); Johrat; Silchar (Park Road); Tezpur (Tezpur Branch), Bihar - Bhagalpur (Beatson Road); Gaya; Muzaffarpur; Patna (Secretariat, West Ganadhi Maidan), Chhattisgarh - Bilaspur; Jagdalpur; Raipur (Jaistambh Chowk), Goa - Panaji (Main Branch, Near Mandovi Hotel), Gujarat - Ahmedabad (Bhadra, Laldarwaja); Rajkot (Jawahar Road); Baroda (Main Branch, Mandvi); Bhavnagar (Mangal Mahal Diwanpara Road); Gandhinagar (Sector 10B); Surat (Main Branch, Chowk Bazar), Haryana - Hissar; Kurukshetra (Kurukshetra Univ); Gurgaon (Mehrauli Road); Rohtak, Himachal Pradesh - Hamirpur; Shimla (The Mall Shimla), Jammu & Kashmir - Jammu (Hari Market); Ladakh (Leh); Srinagar (Residency Road), Jharkhand - Dhanbad; Jameshedpur (Agrico); Ranchi (Court Compound), Karnataka - Bangalore (JC Road, Main Branch-SBI Road, IISc Campus), Bijapur; Hubli (Keshwapur), Mangalore (Port Road), Mysore (Sayyaji Road), Gulbarga (Super Market), Kerala - Cochin (Calvetty Road Fort); Calicut (Bank Road); Kannur (Fort Road Cannanore); Trivandrum (MG Road), Madhya Pradesh - Bhopal (Main Branch-TTNagar); Saugor (Gujarati Bazar); Gwalior (Main Branch, Badda Lashkar); Jabalpur (Main Branch-Civil Lines); Indore (Main Branch, Near GPO), Maharashtra - Mumbai (Harniman Circle-Samachar Marg, Churchgate; Pali Market, Dr.Ambedkar Road Bandra (W); IIT Powai); Ahmednagar; Aurangabad; Nasik (Collectorate Compound); Nagpur (Main Branch, Sardar Vallavbhai Patel Marg); Pune (Main Branch) Solapur (Solapur Balives), Manipur- Imphal, Meghalaya - Shillong (East Khasi Hills), Mizoram - Aizawal, Nagaland - Kohima, Orissa - Balasore (Balasore Ind. Estate); Bhubaneswar (Main Branch, Near Capital Police Station); Rourkela (Bisra Chowk); Cuttack (Collectorate Compound); Sambalpur (SBI Bulidling Ground Floor), Punjab - Chandigarh (Bank Square, Sector 17-B); Ludhiana (Civil Lines); Jalandhar (Civil Lines); Patiala (The Mall); Amritsar (Town Hall), Rajasthan - Ajmer (Civil Lines); Jodhpur (High Court Campus); Kota (LIC Building, Chhawani Choraha); Jaisalmer (Main Branch); Udaipur (Hospital Road); Jaipur (Sanganeri Gate); Jhunjhunu, Sikkim - Gangtok (MG Marg), Tamil Nadu - Chennai (Chennai Main Branch, 22-Rajaji Salai; IIT Campus; Park Town, 68-Evening Bazar Road, CLS Buliding); Kanyakumari (16/82 Vivekananda Kendra); Coimbatore (Kurinji Complex, State Bank Road); Tiruchirapalli (Macdonald's Road Cantonment); Madurai (Station Road); Vellore (Officer's Lane), Tripura - Agartala (Melar Math), Uttar Pradesh - Gorakhpur (Bank Road); Bareilly (Civil Lines); Moradabad (Civil Lines, Opposite Kutchehry); Aligarh (Main Branch); Agra (Main Branch Chipitola); Luchnow (Moti Mahal Marg); Meerut Cantt (Roorkee Road); Varanasi (SBI Main Branch, Kutchehry); Allahabad (SBI, Main Branch); Jhansi (SBI, Civil Lines, Near Elite Crossing); Kanpur (Main Branch, The Mall), Uttaranchal - Dehradun (Convent Road); Pant Nagar; Almora; Roorkee (Univ. of Roorkee), West Bengal - Kolkata (1, Strand Road; 24/1/1-Alipore Road; 50A-Gariahat Road, Ballygunge; Jadavpur University Branch); Durgapur (Durgapur Steel); Asansol (Court Road); IIT Kharagpur, Anadaman & Nicobar - Port Blair (Dean Street), Dadar Nagar Haveli - Silvassa (Near Dan Hotel), Daman & Diu - Daman (Jetty Road), Delhi - Delhi (40-41, Bakshi House, Nehru Place; A Block 11 Sansad Marg; Delhi University-North Campus; IIT Hauzkhas), Pondicherry - Pondicherry (5, Rue Suffren).
Candidates are advised to obtain the application forms from designated branches of State Bank of India only. However, in case of any difficulty in obtaining the application form, the request may be sent to Director, Recruitment and Assessment Centre (RAC), Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi-110054 by enclosing a crossed demand draft for Rs. 350/- (Rs.300/- for application form + Rs.50/- for handling charges) for General/OBC and Rs. 150/- (Rs.100/- for application form + Rs. 50/- for handling charges) for SC/ST candidates, in favour of "Director RAC", payable at Delhi. The candidate must write his/her name, address, contact (Tel/Mobile) number and e-mail address at the back of demand draft. HH/OH candidates may obtain application form free of cost from RAC by sending a copy of "Prescribed Disability Certificate" issued by competent authority. The request for obtaining the form must reach Director RAC, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi-110054 latest by 20th May 2008, accompanied with two self addressed white slips of size 4" x 3". The envelope must indicate "REQUEST FOR APPLICATION FORM ADVT NO. 89".
9. Candidates are advised to keep a photocopy of the application form for use in future.
10. Those applications, which are not completed by the candidates in accordance with the instructions or those received late due to any reason, will be summarily rejected and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
11. The applicants should ensure their eligibility themselves in respect of age, essential qualification etc. and may refer information brochure carefully as the application forms are processed electronically and eligibility for the written test cannot be verified.
12. The number of vacancies for any subject may vary.
For all related queries regarding DRDO SET-2008, please contact CAPIO, Telefax No. 011-23811882
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