The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will soon be announcing the Tier 1 examination dates for Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS). As per reports, the examination is likely to be held this month itself. A total of 1817 vacancies are set to be filled through this recruitment drive. The Tier 1 examination could not be held as planned because of the COVID-19 pandemic. An official notification on the website drdo.gov.in reads that the planned and tentative dates will be announced in due course of time.
Furthermore, reports state that the official announcement will be available 20 days prior to the exam date. Now, this makes it very unlikely that the exam will be held in November, 2021. As and when DRDO announces the exam dates, the admit cards for the same will be available soon. They have to be downloaded online and will not be sent via post. Candidates, after appearing for Tier 1 will be eligible to take the Tier 2 test. Candidates who will be recruited after qualifying all stages of the examination will receive a Level-1 pay of Rs 18000 to Rs 56900. They will be posted as per the preferences filled by them.
DRDO MTS Tier 1 syllabus is not available officially. Given below is a generic overview of the syllabus that has been curated by taking references from sources like YouTube.
- General intelligence and reasoning (35 questions): This section is based on questions from arithmetical number series, similarity and difference, problem-solving, analysis, judgement, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, space visualisation, etc.
- General awareness (30 questions): The second section will cover questions from the environment around us, current events, India and its neighbouring countries, History and culture, Geography, Polity, Indian constitution, etc.
- Quantitative aptitude and numerical ability (35 questions): The final section is mostly based on questions from number system, decimals and fractions, computation of whole numbers, relationship between numbers, fundamental arithmetical operations, percentages, averages, ratio and proportion, simple and compound interest, profit and loss, table sand graphs, mensuration, time and distance, ratio and time, time and work, etc.
The selection process for DRDO MTS will be based on two tiers. Tier 1 will be a screening test while Tier 2 will be for final selection. Both the examinations will be held in the CBT mode. Starting with Tier 1, the examination will comprise three sections namely general intelligence and reasoning ability, general awareness along with quantitative aptitude and numerical ability. A total of 100 questions will be asked from all three sections while the examination will be held for a duration of 90 minutes. Provisional selection will be granted to the candidates based on the merit obtained in Tier 1 of DRDO MTS exam. The minimum qualifying marks is 40% for UR, ESM and OBC category candidates while the same SC and ST categories is 35%.