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DRDO ( Defensive Research and Development Organisation) recruits for several posts throughout the year. These posts are of different categories like Technical, Administrative, and Non-Technical Staff. Non-Gazetted Staff etc. One such post is DRDO MTS ( Multi-Tasking Staff). There are many entry-level exams for candidates who want to apply. This allows the candidates to work with the defense sector of the country very closely.

The last time this exam was conducted was in 2019, but then it was canceled after that due to the pandemic. For 2022 there are no official confirmations yet. However, here are some tentative dates for the exam. Read this blog for all the information about the exam. 


Exam Name DRDO-MTS (DRDO- Multi tasking Staff) 
Conducting BodyDRDO ( Defensive Research and Development Organisation)
Mode Online
VacanciesTo be notified 
Negative MarkingNo
Application RegistrationAugust 2023
Date of ExamTo be notified
Website Official Website

About DRDO

In 1958, the government of India combined the Defense Organization and some technical posts to form a definite body DRDO. DRDO stands for Defensive Research and Development Organisation. 

DRDO has further classified various departments, and laboratories according to the area of research. Throughout the year, there are a lot of post vacancies announced by DRDO. You can visit their official website for all the latest updates on it. 

Also Read: How to join DRDO

Eligibility of DRDO MTS 2023

To check if you are eligible for an exam is very important. You can only appear for an exam if you fulfill all the eligibility criteria. To know if you are even eligible for the exam, scroll down further as we have the detailed information on it: Make sure, you are eligible to apply for this post and have all the documents to prove your eligibility.

Age18-25 years
Educational QualificationsMatriculation or graduation from any recognized board Industrial Training Institute ( ITI) degree
Nationality Indian
Citizen of Bhutan
Citizen of Nepal
Migrated from Malawi, Uganda, Kenya Myanmar, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Zaire to permanently settle in India. 

Other than the age limit, there are certain age relaxations for the reserved categories. The candidates who belong to reserved category will get relaxation in age limit. Check the category-wise relation below.

CategoryAge Relaxation (In Years)
Ex-servicemen including Commissioned Officers and ECOs/SSCOs5
Hearing problem, deaf, low vision, blindness, muscle deformity10
Defense Service Personnel3

DRDO MTS Selection Process

The selection process of DRDO MTS is divided into two tiers-TIER 1 and TIER II. The exam pattern and syllabus for both stages are different. The candidates are selected only if they clear these two exam stages: The detailed information for these exams is below. 


SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability3535
General Awareness3035
General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability3535


SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
Math 4040

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2023

In all the government exams, generally the subjects in an examination are the same. Furthermore, the topics in these subjects are also very similar. However, there are some exceptions to this when the exam is very specific to the subject. As mentioned earlier, the syllabus of both stages is different.


Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical AbilityBanker’s discount
Volume and surface area
Compound interest
Chain rule
Stock and share
Problem on ages
Ratio and proportion
Number average
Height and distance
Permutation and combination
Boats and streams
Simple interest
General AwarenessCurrent affairs
Books & author
Invention & Discoveries
General geography
General Intelligence & Reasoning AbilityPuzzles & Seating Arrangements
Direction Sense/Logical Sense
Syllogism / Logical Argument
Machine Input-Output
Alphabetical Understanding


Nature and composition of substances
Chemical Bonding
Plant Physiology
Plant Tissue
Math Number Series
Approximation and Simplification
Data Sufficiency
Profit and Loss
Simple Interest (SI)
Kinds Of Sentences & Clauses
Clause Analysis
Question Tag
Verb (Finite/Non-Finite Verbs)

DRDO MTS Apply Online

The application process for DRDO posts is very similar. Candidates need to follow every step mentioned below. Keep in mind, your application may get rejected if you missed any step and provided incomplete information. These are some of the steps to follow for the application process: 

Step 1: Visit the official website of DRDO MTC.

Step 2: You need to first register on that website for filling out the application form. Fill in all your details to complete the registration process. After you complete the registration, you will receive your credentials. 

Step 3: Log in with your credentials. You will then be redirected to the home page. You will see a notifications page and click on the post you wish to apply for. 

Step 4: Fill in the application form with all the information required. Please make sure you upload all the correct information. 

Step 5: You have to now upload the scanned document in the form. After uploading the document, submit the form.

Step 6: Pay the application fee in the next step for the final submission. This is the final step in the application process. Print out the application form and send the form to higher authorities.


Are the vacancies of DRDO MTS posts canceled?

Yes, according to the latest notifications by DRDO, the vacancies of MTS posts have been canceled. However, there are no latest updates available by the board. But still, there are many vacancies left for the post. 

Is the application fee different for everyone?

Yes, the application fee depends on which category you belong to. If you belong to general, or OBC, you have to pay the application fees. However, if you are SC/ST, you do need not to pay any fee.  

What is the exam pattern for a DRDO-MTS post?

The exam pattern of the DRDO-MTS post is:
TIER 1- Consists of a written exam which is then divided into 2 phases. These phases are called CBT.
TIER 2 –Again this is also a written test. The subjects include General Science, Mathematics, etc. 

What is the duration of the TIER 1 exam?

The duration of both the TIER 1 and TIER 2 exams is 90 minutes. However, the syllabus of both of these exams differs in terms of subjects.

Is DRDO a government job?

Yes, DRDO is a government sector. DRDO stands for Defence Research and Development Organization. DRDO hires for a lot of positions like MTS. Recently the department started accepting applications for MTS ( Multi-Tasking Staff)

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