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DRDO MTS Notification, Syllabus, Salary and Selection Process


Notification for the Recruitment of MTS staff was released by DRDO two years back (December 2019) but due to several reasons the exams got delayed. Now, DRDO has released a notice that DRDO MTS Vacancy is cancelled. No examination will be conducted by DRDO for recruitment of Multi Tasking Staff. You can see latest updates with the DRDO official notice given below.

Check Official Notice Regarding Cancellation of DRDO Exam

DRDO MTS Notification

DRDO MTS exam Overview

Organization Name

Defense Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Post Name

Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS)

Advt. No. DRDO ENTRY TEST: 2019-20/MTS

No Of Vacancies


Application Starts Date

23rd December 2019, 10 AM

Application Last Date

23rd January 202o, 5 PM


Exam Cancelled

DRDO MTS Admit Card

Exam Cancelled

Official Notification for Exam date

Exam Cancelled

Selection Process

Computer Based Test comprising of Tier I and Tier II

Official Site


DRDO MTS Exam Pattern

DRDO Multi Tasking Staff  Exam Pattern and Syllabus is given below. The pattern for the exam is  given below.

  • There will be Two Tiers of the examination
  • Students who clear Tier 1 will be eligible for the Tier 2 Exam.
  • Total duration of the exam is 90 minutes.
  • Exam will be conducted in Online mode only.
  • Tier 2 exam will consists of 3 sections namely, General English, Science and Mathematics.
MTS Tier I Exam
Subjects No. of Questions Max Marks Duration
General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability 35 35 90 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability 35 35
General Awareness 30 30
MTS Tier-II Exam
General Science 40 40 90 Minutes
General Math 40 40
General English 20 20

DRDO MTS Selection Process

The Selection Process include the following Three Steps.

  1. Tier 1 examination: It will be conducted in the computer-based Test and is screening in nature.
  2. Tier 2 Examination: It will consist of objective type MCQs in computer-based test and the marks will include for the final selection.
  3. Document Verification

Marking Scheme For DRDO MTS Exam

  1. The Score of Tier-I (CBT) may be normalized as per requirement.
  2. DRDO MTS Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of objective type multiple choice questions (MCQ’s) only.
  3. There will be no negative marking for the wrong answers.
  4. The medium for the examination will be Hindi and English.
  5. Tier-1examination is for screening purpose and merit list and final selection will be made on the basis of the performance of the candidates in Tier-II.

Qualifying Marks For DRDO MTS Exam

The Minimum Qualifying Marks for Tier-1 (CBT) is given below as per the category of the candidates.

  • General/ESM/OBC Candidates: 40%
  • SC/ST Candidates: 35%

On the basis of the Tier-1 (CBT) exam merit list, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in Tier-2 (CBT) in the ratio of 1:10, i.e., Number of vacancies: Number of shortlisted candidates. However, candidates must remember that this ratio may increase or decrease depending upon organizational requirements.


The DRDO MTS Grade pay according to 7th pay commission is 1800, the in hand salary of a new joinee is around 22000 to 25000 per-month, their are several allowances provided to MTS which are mentioned below.

DRDO MTS Allowances

  • Medical facilities for self and dependents: Health insurance is granted to the employees till the completion of their service.
  • Pensions including service, invalidity, disability, war injury, etc.
  • Location Allowances
  • Performance-related pay
  • Telephone/Mobile facility
  • Medical facilities
  • Personal Accident Insurance
  • Gratuity, Pension
  • Dearness Allowances.

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021: Tier 1

The Tier 1 exam syllabus comprises General Intelligence , General Aptitude and General Awareness topics, candidates must check the DRDO MTS tier 1 syllabus in order to prepare meticulously.

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021: General Intelligence/  Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles & Seating Arrangements
  • Alphabet Related Questions/ Alphabetical Understanding
  • Blood-Relation
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Direction Sense/ Logical Sense
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Syllogism/ Logical Argument
  • Order and Ranking

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021: Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability

  • Statement and Arguments
  • Statement and Assumption
  • Causes & Effects
  • Passage and Conclusions
  • Assertion & Reason
  • Statement and Conclusion
  • Course Of Action
  • Syllogism
  • Average
  • Ratio
  • HCF
  • LCM
  • Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Number system
  • Speed Distance and Time
  • Probability
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Problems on Boats and Stream
  • Problem on Ages
  • Work and Time
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Simple Interest (SI)
  • Compound Interest (CI)
  • Number Series
  • Mensuration
  • Problems on Trains
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Pipes and Cisterns

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021: General Awareness

  • Harappan/ Indus Civilization
  • Vedic Culture
  • Sultanate Period
  • Union & the Territory
  • Religious Movements
  • Maurya Period Gupta Period
  • Freedom Struggle
  • Planning In India
  • Population of India
  • Earthquake & Volcano
  • Mountain, Plateau & Rock
  • State Legislature
  • Mughal Period
  • Expansion of British Power
  • Salient Feature of the Constitution
  • The Preamble
  • Interior of Earth
  • The Gandhian Era
  • World History
  • Constitutional Development of India
  • Fundamental Rights
  • Policy & Fundamental Duties
  • River Lakes & Falls
  • Jammu & Kashmir Special Provision The Union Legislature
  • Agriculture
  • Industry
  • The Union Judiciary: Supreme Court
  • Money
  • Banking
  • Public Finance
  • Local Government
  • Center-state Relationship
  • World Mineral Resources
  • World Energy Resources
  • Ocean Tides
  • Early Medieval Period
  • Public Service Commission
  • Official Language
  • World Industry
  • Settlement
  • Transportation
  • Current Affairs
  • Our Universe
  • Ocean Deposits
  • Continent & Continent Shelf
  • Islands & Lakes
  • River & Water Falls
  • Natural Region
  • Soil
  • Desert
  • World Agriculture

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021: Tier 2

Candidates who will get shortlisted after Tier I CBT can appear in Tier-II Test. The DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021 for Tier II will be as follows:-

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021: General Science

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021: Biology

  • Genetics
  • Structure of Plant and Animal Cell
  • Classification of Plant Kingdom
  • Mode of Nutrition in Animal
  • Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion
  • Classification of Anim
  • The transport system in Plant
  • Human Circulatory system.
  • Human Reproductive system
  • The five kingdoms of life
  • The Heart
  • Cell: Structure and Functions
  • Mode of Nutrition in Plant
  • Photosynthesis
  • Control and Coordination in Plant
  • Human Digestive system
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Nutrition in Animal
  • Sexual Reproduction in Animal
  • Respiration in Animals
  • Plant tissue
  • Plant Morphology
  • Human Diseases
  • Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plant
  • Excretory system in Humans
  • Asexual Reproduction in Plants
  • Plant Hormones
  • Respiration and Excretion in plants
  • The Cell: The foundation of all living things
  • Classification of Organisms.
  • Cytology
  • Composition of Blood
  • Functions of Blood

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021: Physics

  • Atomic and Nuclear Physics
  • Scientific Instruments.
  • Heat & Thermodynamics
  • Light
  • Motion
  • The kinetic theory of matter
  • Units & Dimensions
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Electromagnetism
  • Simple Harmonic Motion
  • Wave
  • Sound Wave
  • Viscosity
  • Elasticity
  • Inventions
  • Floatation
  • Work, Energy, and Power
  • Surface Tension
  • Magnetic effect of electric current
  • Gravitation
  • Pressure

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021: Chemistry

  • Atomic Structure
  • Acids, Base, and Salts
  • Behavior of Gases
  • Chemical Bonding
  • Catalyst
  • Fertilizers
  • Fuels
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Concepts of the PH scale
  • Metallurgy
  • Metals and Non-metals
  • Chemical Reactions
  • Radioactivity
  • Carbon and its Compound

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021: General Mathematics

  • Matrices
  • Determinants
  • Relations and Functions
  • Logarithms
  • Vectors
  • Exponential and Logarithmic Series
  • Sequences and Series
  • Sets and Set Theory
  • Probability Function
  • Trigonometry
  • Cartesian System of Rectangular Coordinates
  • Circles
  • Conic Sections
  • Limits and Continuity
  • Differentiation
  • Introduction to Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Definite Integrals
  • Straight Lines
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Statistics
  • Applications of Derivatives
  • Indefinite Integrals Binomial Theorem
  • Complex Numbers
  • Quadratic Equations

DRDO MTS Syllabus 2021 General English

  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Comprehension
  • Sentence Error
  • Sentence correction

Hope this Article proved to be a help in understanding the exam pattern and Syllabus well. Prepare well!


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Q1.What is DRDO MTS salary?

Ans. The DRDO MTS in-hand salary is Rs. 22,500 to 25,830 /- per month.
Q2. Does DRDO MTS has negative marking?
Ans. The marking scheme of the DRDO MTS has 1 mark for a correct answer while there is no negative marking.
Q3. What is the DRDO MTS Exam date 2022?
Ans. DRDO has released the official notice regarding cancellation of MTS Exam. No exam will be conducted now.


Q1.What is DRDO MTS salary?

Ans. The DRDO MTS in-hand salary is Rs. 22,500 to 25,830 /- per month.

Q2. Does DRDO MTS has negative marking?

Ans. The marking scheme of the DRDO MTS has 1 mark for a correct answer while there is no negative marking.

Q3. Is DRDO MTS Exam tough? 

Ans. Not Really, if you prepare well.

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