DRDO Recruitment 2018: Tier-I Exam Analysis

DRDO Recruitment 2018: Tier-I Exam Analysis is given below –

DRDO Tier-I 2018 Exam Analysis

Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is conducting Tier-I Exam from 15th – 18th December 2018. We are providing Exam analysis of Tier-I Exam so that all other aspirants can get an overall and clear idea about exam pattern and difficulty level. Defence Research & Development Organisation

DRDO Computer Based Exam Pattern:


Subjects No. Of Questions Marks Duration
1 Quantitative Ability/Aptitude 30 30 120 minutes
2 General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability 30 30
3 General Awareness 30 30
4 English Language 30 30
5 General Science 30 30
Total 150 150
  • Tier-I exam is for screening.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for Tier-I is 40% for UR/OBC candidate and 35% for SC/ST candidates.
  • The medium for examination will be Hindi or English.

Quantitative Aptitude

In DRDO Tier-I Exam 2018, Quantitative Aptitude was of Easy-Moderate Level. Most of the questions were based directly on Formulas and some were calculative.
There were 1 DI in the Exam:-

  1. Line Graph
Topic No of Questions Level
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss 5-6 Easy-Moderate
Mensuration 2-3 Difficult
Mixture 2
Algebra 1-2 Difficult
Time and Work 3-4 Moderate
Geometry 1-2 Moderate
Speed and Distance 2 Easy-Moderate
Average & Percentage 3-4 Moderate
Misc. 6-7 Moderate
DI 5 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy-Moderate

General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability

In DRDO Tier-1 Exam 2018, General Intelligence(Reasoning) questions were of Easy level. There were only 1 questions from image.


Topic No of Questions Level
Syllogism 4-5 Moderate
Blood Relation 2-3 Easy
Non-Verbal (Image) 5-6 Easy
Odd one out 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 2-3 Moderate
Series 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 8-9 Easy-Moderate
Total 30 Easy

General Awareness

Few questions asked in General Awareness Section of DRDO Exam:

1. Who was the chandela dynasty founder
2. first woman to go into space
3. slinex defence exercise bw?
4. MIMO technology related to
5. Pinak” used in defence is related to
6. Which asian para games were held recently?
(a) 18
(b) 19
(c) 20
(d) 17
7. Virat kohli was awarded khel ratan award on which date?
8. In which year did the space mission started in india?
9. Ganymede is the satellite of which planet?
10. NETA scheme launched on which date?

English Language

In DRDO Tier-1 Exam 2018, English language section was Moderate, this time there were no Cloze test instead there were 1 RC with 5 questions based on it and questions from it were of moderate level. Spelling check questions were not that easy although the words are very common. Parajumbled questions were also asked. 


Topic No of Questions Level
Sentence Improvement 3-4 Easy
Error Detection 2-3 Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 3 Difficult
Parajumbled 3 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 4-5 Difficult
One word substitution 2 Difficult
Spelling check 2 Easy
Narration 2 Moderate
Active-Passive 2 Moderate
Reading Comprehension 5 Moderate
Total 30 Moderate


General Science 

Few Questions asked in General Science Section of DRDO Tier 1 Exam

  1. Relation bw conductance and resistance
  2. Cytokinin and abscisic acid promotes or inhibites growth?
  3. A question abt muscles- cardiac, skeletal and smooth
  4. Kinetic energy + potential ??
  5. Metal used in solar cells
  6. A question from evolutionary relationship
  7. Sodium symbol?
  8. Pentane formula
  9. The number of which organelle will increase in a cell if a person is starving
  10. A metal reacts with an acid releases what?
  11. Due to which of the following do the changes in a female body occurs when they reach puberty
  12. Which of the following will not have valency 3?

(a) 11

(b) 13

(c) 15

(d) 7

  1. Waves used in sonar?
  2. Speed of light?
  3. Which current can travel over long distances?
  4. Electromagnetic induction based on which phenomenon?
    17. Scattering of light called?

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