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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    DRDO Technician A Exam
  • Mode of Conduction
  • Exam Duration
    120 minutes
  • Exam Frequency
  • Official Website
  • No. of Papers
  • Total Marks
  • Total No. of Questions
  • Medium of the exam
    English and Hindi
  • Marking Scheme
    +1 for every correct answer No negative marking
  • Exam Dates
    To be announced
Eligibilty Criteria

It is important to check the eligibility before applying for the DRDO Technician 'A' Recruitment Exam. Here, we have provided complete details about the DRDO Technician 'A' Recruitment Eligibility criteria. The candidates must have the prescribed educational qualifications and must fulfill the age criteria to apply for the DRDO Technician 'A' Recruitment Exam.

DRDO Technician 'A' Recruitment Exam Eligibility: Nationality

The candidate must be:

  • A citizen of India

DRDO Technician 'A' Exam Eligibility: Age Limits

The candidate applying for the DRDO Technician 'A'Exam 2022 must fulfill the age criteria as per the official notification. The age criteria are provided below.

  • The candidate applying for the DRDO Technician 'A'post must have attained the age of 18 years and not have attained the age of 28.
  • Relaxations in the upper age limit are provided to the candidates belonging to the reserved categories (SC/ST, OBC), PWD, Widows, Divorced Women & Women judicially separated from their husbands who are not remarried, Employees of Central Government & departmental candidates, Persons domiciled in J&K state during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989.
  • Note: Candidates are required to upload copies of educational certificates, caste certificates, PwD certificates, etc. at the time of submission of the online application.

DRDO Technician 'A' Exam Eligibility: Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates should have at least passed 10th or equivalent and ITI (Trade specific) from any Recognized Institute or University as the Educational Qualification.

NOTE: Those awaiting results of the final examination of the prescribed Educational/Professional qualification SHOULD NOT APPLY. Please note that the candidates possessing higher qualifications, viz., M.Sc. or B.Tech. or B.E. or Ph.D. degree, etc., as on crucial date of eligibility, shall not be considered for the recruitment. Mere fulfillment of the minimum eligibility does not entitle any candidate to claim his/her candidature for selection to any post.

Exam Pattern

The DRDO Technician 'A' recruitment is a two-tier-based examination. Candidates have to clear the tier I as well as the tier II examination for the final selection. The candidates who qualify in the tier I exam are shortlisted for the tier II exam and final selection is done on a merit basis.

DRDO Technician 'A' recruitment 2022 Tier I Exam Pattern

The Tier I exam is a computer-based online exam that contains 150 multiple-choice questions. The candidates have to mark the correct option from the provided options. The total duration of the CBT exam is 2 hours.

The DRDO Technician 'A' recruitment 2022 CBT Exam Pattern is provided in the table below.

Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Online Mode (CBT Exam)
Type of Questions Objective Type Questions (MCQs)
No. of Questions 150 Questions
Total Weightage 150 Marks (1 mark per question)
Duration of Exam 120 Minutes
Negative marking No negative marking

DRDO Technician 'A' recruitment 2022 Tier II Exam Pattern

The candidates who qualify cutoff marks in the DRDO Technician 'A' Exam Tier I are further shortlisted for the Tier II (Trade test) exam. The calling for the Tier-II exam is based on the result of the Tier I exam in a ratio of 1:12 (vacancy: No. of shortlisted candidates). However, this ratio may increase depending upon organizational requirements. The last candidate marks in the bracket will also be included. Provisionally shortlisted candidates in Tier-I will be called for Tier-II (Trade Test). Trade tests can happen for 1-2 hours. Trade Test is mandatory for final selection.

The table further explains more about the DRDO Technician 'A' recruitment exam pattern.

DRDO Technician 'A'recruitment 2022 Tier I Exam Pattern
Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Online mode (Computer-based)
Type of Questions Objective MCQs
No. of Questions 150 Questions (50 Section A + 100 Section B
Total Weightage 150 Marks
Duration of Exam 2 Hours
DRDO Technician ‘A’ Tier I Exam Paper
Section Type of Questions No. of Questions
Section A Quantitative ability/aptitude, General intelligence & Reasoning ability, General Awareness, English language (basic knowledge), General science 50
Section B Specific to trade/discipline of post-code 100
DRDO Technician ‘A’ Tier II Exam
Name Type of Questions Duration
Trade test Trade test will be of ITI level in the related trade to test the practical skills of the candidates 1 Or 2 Hours

The candidates who further qualify in the Mains Exam are shortlisted for the Document Verification (DV) Round.


The DRDO Technician 'A'recruitment Exam is conducted for a wide range of disciplines. The discipline-wise syllabus for some of the most chosen ones is provided in detail below. The candidates can also refer to the official website of DRDO or the advertisement for more details about the syllabus.

Quantitative Ability/Aptitude
  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Alligation and mixture
  • Data interpretation
  • Approximation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Speed, distance, and time
  • Mathematical Inequality
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Time and work
  • Average
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Profit and loss
General awareness syllabus
  • National/International Affair
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • Awards and Honours
  • Appointments/Resignations
  • Books and Author
  • Sports News
  • Important Days
  • International/National Affairs
  • Awards and Honours
  • Books and Authors
  • Science and Defence
Reasoning ability syllabus
  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangement
  • Input-Output
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Inequality
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Order and Ranking
  • Direction Sense
General Science Syllabus
  • Nature of matter
  • Force and gravitation
  • Newton’s laws of motion
  • Work, energy, and power
  • Measurements in science
  • Sound and wave motion
  • Atomic structure
  • Heat and temperature
  • Metals and non-metals
  • Carbon and its compounds
  • Universe (Planets/ Satellite, Sun, Earth)
  • Electricity and its Applications
English Language Syllabus
  • Error Spotting
  • Theme based questions
  • Reading comprehension
  • Odd one out
  • Sentence Connectors
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Sentence rearrangement
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze Test

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