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DRDO CEPTAM Recruitment 2022: Official Notification Out

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DRDO CEPTAM Recruitment 2022: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has released the official notification for DRDO Central for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) 10. As per the official notification, the application process for the post of Senior Technical Assistant B and Technician A on September 3, 2022. Furthermore, the total vacancy announced by the DRDO is 1901.

This article has provided all the important information related CEPTAM recruitment process. Candidates must check the eligibility criteria and category-wise DRDO CEPTAM vacancy list before applying for the recruitment process. Continue to read the article to get details on DRDO CEPTAM Recruitment 2022. Check important dates, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, results and more.

Latest: The DRDO CEPTAM Official Notification has been released by the DRDO

DRDO CEPTAM Recruitment 2022 – Overview

Candidates can take a look at the overview of DRDO CEPTAM 2022 recruitment from the table below:

ParticularsDetails
Name of RecruitmentDRDO CEPTAM Recruitment 2022
Conducting AuthorityCentre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO
Job OfferedSenior Technical Assistant B and Technician A
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam LevelNational Level
Mode of ExaminationOnline (Computer Based Test)
Selection StagesTier 1 and 2 
Notification Status Released
Exam frequencyOnce a year (Depending upon the number of vacancies)
Official Websitedrdo.gov.in

What is DRDO CEPTAM?

Centre for Personnel Talent Management, commonly popular as CEPTAM, is a corporate body and premier centre of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). CEPTAM is responsible to conduct the recruitment of Technical, Assessment of DRTC Officers & Staff, Administrative & Allied category of non-gazetted personnel, and facilitating training for the development of DRDO as per the requirement. 

CEPTAM organised competitive exams for various posts from time to time, including Technician ‘A’, Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ (STA ‘B’), A & A, MTS, etc. CEPTAM conducts national level competitive exams at various exam centres throughout the country. DRDO CEPTAM exams are conducted in two phases: tier 1 and tier 2. Candidates are selected for jobs on the basis of their performance in both phases of the CEPTAM exam. 

DRDO CEPTAM Important Dates

The authority released the important dates for DRDO CEPTAM 2022 exams. Candidates who are seeking jobs through DRDO CEPTAM 2022 recruitment can check the dates related to it here. Since the conducting authority has not revealed the important dates yet, the candidates can check the tentative dates from the table below:

DRDO CEPTAM Important Dates 2022

EventsImportant Dates
DRDO CEPTAM Official Notification ReleasesAugust 24, 2022
DRDO CEPTAM Online Application BeginsSeptember 3, 2022
DRDO CEPTAM Online Application Form EndsSeptember 23, 2022
Last Date to Pay the DRDO CEPTAM Application Form FeeTo be announced
DRDO CEPTAM Admit Card ReleasesTo be announced
DRDO CEPTAM Tier 1 Exam for Senior Technical Assistant BTo be announced
DRDO CEPTAM Tier 1 Exam for Technician ATo be announced

DRDO CEPTAM Vacancies

Every year, DRDO CEPTAM conduct recruitment to select the most deserving candidates for various DRDO posts including MTS, Technician ‘A’, Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ (STA ‘B’), Admin and Allied Cadre (A&A), etc. The DRDO on August 24, 2022, announced a total vacancy of 1901 for the posts of Senior Technical Assistant B and Technician A. Below is the vacancy list given for the post of Senior Technical Assistant B and Technician A.

S.No.Name of postVacancy
1.Senior Technical Assistant B1075
2.Technician A826

In the table below, we have provided category-wise distribution of DRDO CEPTAM recruitment for Senior Technical Assistant B and Technician A posts:

Categories Senior Technical Assistant B (Vacancy)Technician A (Vacancy)
SC 14999
ST6166
OBC259193
EWS13279
General category474389
Total1075826

DRDO CEPTAM Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who want to apply for the DRDO CEPTAM 2022 recruitment must check the eligibility criteria for the offered posts before proceeding to fill the application form. After filling the application form, if any candidate is found to be not fulfilling any of the required criteria will not only lose the chance to be selected for the job but will also not be refunded the application fees. Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO has already prescribed the eligibility criteria for all offered posts which we have also mentioned below:

Nationality

Candidates must be Indian citizens and should be living in any Indian state.

Age Limit

To be eligible for any of the offered posts through the DRDO CEPTAM exam, the applicants must be aged between 18 and 28 years as of the last date of the DRDO CEPTAM exam application. 

Educational Qualification

In the separate table below, we have mentioned the minimum educational qualification required for the DRDO posts:

Educational Qualification for STA ‘B’:

StreamsEducational Qualification
AgricultureBSc degree in Agriculture/ Agricultural Science
Automobile Engineering3 years diploma in automobile engineering
BotanyBSc degree in Botany
Chemical Engineering3 years diploma in Chemical Engineering/Technology
ChemistryBSc in Chemistry/Chemical Science (Candidates should have PCM/ZBC/PCB)
Civil Engineering3 years diploma in Civil Engineering
Computer ScienceBSc or a 3 years diploma in Computer Science/Engineering/Technology/Information Technology 
Electrical & Electronics Engineering3 years diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering
Electrical Engineering3 years Diploma in Electrical Engineering
Electronics & Instrumentation3 years diploma in Electronics & Instrumentation
Electronics or Electronics & Communication or Electronics & Telecommunication EngineeringBSc or 3 years diploma in Electronics or Electronics & Communication or Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering
GeologyBSc in Geology
InstrumentationBSc or 3 years diploma in Instrumentation or Instrumentation or Instrumentation & Control Engineering
Library ScienceScience graduate with minimum 1 year diploma in Library Science
MathematicsBSc in Mathematics (Candidates having PCM can also apply)
Mechanical Engineering3 years diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering (Production/Automobile/Refrigeration/Air Conditioning/Maintenance)
Metallurgy3 years diploma in Metallurgical Engineering
PhotographyBSc or 3 years diploma in Photography or Cinematography (Candidates who are holding applied courses and Bachelor in Fine Arts are not eligible) 
PhysicsBSc in Physics (Candidates of PCM/PCB may apply)
PsychologyBSc degree in Psychology
ZoologyBSc in Zoology/Life Science

Educational Qualification for Technician ‘A’:

PostsQualification
AutomobileClass 10 pass or equivalent and Certificate in Automobile Trade from ITI
Book BinderPassed Class 10 or equivalent exam and Certificate in Book Binder or Offset Machine Operator cum Book Binder Trade from ITI
CarpenterClass 10 or equivalent and Certificate in Carpenter Trade from ITI
COPAClass 10 or equivalent and Certificate in Computer Operator & Programming Assistant (COPA) Trade from ITI
Draughtsman (Mechanical)Class 10 or equivalent and certificate in Draughtsman (Mechanical) Trade
DTP OperatorClass 10 or equivalent and Certificate in Desktop Publishing Operator Trade from ITI
ElectricianClass 10 or equivalent and Certificate in Electrician/Wireman/Electrical Fitter Trade from ITI
FitterClass 10 or equivalent and Certificate in Fitter/Bench Fitter Trade from ITI
ElectronicsClass 10 or equivalent and certificate in Electronics/Electronics/Mechanic/IT & Electronic System Maintenance of Industrial Electronics Trade from ITI
MachinistClass 10 or equivalent and a certificate in Machinist/Mill Wright Mechanic/Machinist (Composite) Trade from ITI
Mechanic (Diesel)Class 10 or equivalent and certificate in Mechanic (Diesel) Trade from ITI
Medical Lab TechnologyClass 10 or equivalent and certificate in Medical Lab Technology Trade from ITI
Motor MechanicClass 10 or equivalent and certificate in Motor Mechanic Trade from ITI
PainterClass 10 or equivalent and certificate in Painter Trade from ITI
PhotographClass 10 or equivalent and certificate in Photographer Trade from ITI
TurnerClass 10 or equivalent and certificate in Turner Trade from ITI
WelderClass 10 or equivalent and certificate in Welder Trade from ITI

Educational Qualification for A&A Cadre:

PostsEducational Qualification 
Clerk, Asstt Halwai-cum Cook, Vehicle Operator, Fire Engine Driver, FiremanCandidates must be passed class 10 or its equivalent exam 
Administrative Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing), Stenographer, Administrative Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing), Store Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing), Store Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing), Security Assistant postsCandidates must be passed class 12 or its equivalent exam  from a recognised board

DRDO CEPTAM Application Form

To appear for the DRDO CEPTAM 2022, candidates need to first fill online application forms. The Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO releases the application form for all DRDO posts. And, candidates can fill the DRDO CEPTAM application form online from the official website. Applicants must note that the application form is not made available in offline mode. Furthermore, candidates must make sure that they are fulfilling the above-mentioned eligibility criteria before filling the application form. To fill the DRDO CEPTAM application form, follow the steps mentioned below: 

Step 1: Registration

Firstly, the candidates have to visit the official website of the Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO. Candidates need to now select the registration option. Candidates can fill in more than one application form through a single CEPTAM registration. Candidates need to provide required details such as name, DOB, mobile number and email ID and click on the register option. The system will now send a user ID and password to the candidate’s registered email ID. Candidates need to note down it as it will be used multiple times in future.

Step 2: Filling the application form

After completing the registration process, the candidates need to proceed to fill the main application form for DRDO CEPTAM 2022. Candidates need to first log in using the credential generated while registering. After login, candidates need to select “new registration” and fill in all the required details asked in there. Candidates will be asked to provide their mother’s name, father’s name, date of birth etc. as per matriculation/secondary/ equivalent certificate and correspondence address, valid ID proof detail, educational qualification detail. Candidates are suggested to fill all the required details carefully because once the DRDO CEPTAM application form is submitted then conducting authority will not provide another chance to make corrections in it. 

Step 3: Upload Images

After filling in the required details in the application form, the applicants need to select the exam centres from the list given there. Candidates need to select 2 to 3 exam centres in order to choose. Candidates need to now proceed to upload the required documents. Applicants have to upload their recent passport size photograph, scanned signature and educational qualification certificates. The candidates need to upload the documents in the below-prescribed format. 

  1. All the documents or images should be in JPG/JPEG format only.
  2. The height of the photograph should be 4.5cm and the Width should be 3.5cm. The size of the photograph should be between 20KB to 35KB
  3. The size of the candidate’s signature should be between 20kb to 35 kb
  4. The size of the candidate’s Class 10 or equivalent certificate must be between 50 kb to 100 kb
  5. The size of the candidate’s EER certificate should be between 50kb to 100 kb

Step 4: Payment of Application Fees

After uploading the required documents, the candidates need to check all the details filled in the DRDO CEPTAM application form. If required, the applicants can edit the application form and make changes. Candidates need to now proceed to pay the fee for DRDO CEPTAM application form. Candidates can pay the application fee only through online mode. A credit card, debit card, internet banking, etc., can be used to pay the application fee.

Step 5: Printing the DRDO CEPTAM Application Form

After completing the above-mentioned steps, the applicants have to click on the submit button given there. After submission, a confirmation page will appear on the screen with an option to download. Candidates are now suggested to download and take a printout of the same and keep it safe until the whole selection process gets completed. 

Note: A candidate can apply for more than one post as per their eligibility. The candidates who want to apply for more than one post will have to fill a separate application form. However, the candidates need not complete the registration process twice; they can fill the second application form with the previous registration credentials. 

DRDO CEPTAM Application Fees

The candidates who are going to apply for DRDO CEPTAM 2022 will have to pay the application fee as per their category. Candidates can pay the application fee using the online mode of payment. The candidates can pay the DRDO CEPTAM application fee as per the fee detail mentioned below:

CategoryApplication Fee
General and OBCRs 100
Women/SC/ ST/ ESMNo Fees

DRDO CEPTAM Exam Centres

The DRDO CEPTAM tier 1 exam for offered posts is conducted in offline mode at various exam centres throughout the country. Candidates who are seeking any of the offered jobs through DRDO CEPTAM 2022 needs to select the exam centre for CBT as per their choice. Candidates have to select three exam centres in the application form in order of their choice. DRDO CEPTAM CBT will be conducted in the following cities of India:

Agra Jodhpur 
Ahmedabad Kanpur 
Aurangabad Kochi 
Bengaluru Kolkata 
Bhopal Lucknow 
Bhubaneswar Mumbai 
Chandigarh Mysore 
Chennai Nagpur 
Coimbatore Nashik
Dehradun Panaji 
Delhi NCR Patna 
Gorakhpur Port Blair 
Guwahati Prayagraj 
Gwalior Pune
Hyderabad Raipur 
Imphal Ranchi 
Indore Siliguri 
Itanagar Thiruvananthapuram 
Jabalpur Varanasi 
Jaipur Vijayawada 
Jammu Visakhapatnam

Note: The candidates are not provided with the facility to opt for the exam centres for DRDO CEPTAM tier 2 exams. The exam centre for the tier 2 exam is allotted based on the operational need. Candidates are advised to visit the exam centres at least an hour before the exam starting time. 

DRDO CEPTAM Admit Card

Candidates who will successfully fill the application form for DRDO CEPTAM 2022 will download the admit card for appearing for the exam. The exam conducting authority usually releases the hall ticket at least two weeks before the date of the exam. Candidates can download their exam admit cards via online mode only. Moreover, the officials will not send the same through the post. To download DRDO CEPTAM 2022 hall ticket, the candidates need to follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Visit the official website of DRDO at drdo.gov.in.
  2. Candidates need to find the option given there to download the DRDO CEPTAM admit card for the post they have applied for and click on it.
  3. Candidates need to now login using the required credential (generated while registration process). 
  4. After login, DRDO CEPTAM hall ticket will appear on the screen. Candidates need to check all the details mentioned over it and then click on the download option. 
  5. In the end, the candidates need to take one or two copies of their to admit card and keep it safe for future references.

If any candidate finds any mistakes published on their DRDO CEPTAM admit card, they need to contact the exam conducting authority and request to resolve it before the exam. The DRDO CEPTAM Exam admit card contains details such as the name of the candidate, Post name, Postcode, Reference number, Seat number, Subject, Address of communication, Category & sub-category, Nature of exam, Application number, Exam time, Exam venue, the rules to be followed during the exam. All candidates have to carry their hall ticket to the exam centres along with a photo ID proof.

DRDO CEPTAM Exam Pattern

Cracking the DRDO CEPTAM exam is not an easy task. Thus, the candidates who are going to appear for the DRDO CEPTAM exam need to leave no stone unturned when it comes to exam preparation. The Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO has already prescribed the exam pattern for various post exams on its website. Knowing the exam pattern helps the candidates get an idea about the type of questions asked in the exam, total marks, duration of exam, marking scheme and more. Candidates can check separate exam patterns for different posts below:

DRDO CEPTAM MTS Exam Pattern 2022

  1. Stages: DRDO CEPTAM MTS exam has a total of two phases which are tier 1 and tier 2.
  2. Mode of Exam: DRDO CEPTAM MTS exam will be held in online mode (Computer-based test).
  3. Time Duration: Total duration of each phase of the DRDO CEPTAM exam is 1 hour 30 minutes.
  4. Total Questions: A total of 100 questions are asked in both phases of the DRDO CEPTAM Exam.
  5. Total Marks: Total of 100 marks are distributed in each phase of the CEPTAM MTS exam.
  6. Type of Questions: Multiple choice objective type questions are asked in the DRDO CEPTAM exam. 
  7. Sections: The tier 1 exam has a total of 3 sections which are General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability. The Tier 2 exam also has 3 sections which are General Science, General Math, and General English. 
  8. Language: Both phases of the MTS exam is conducted in both Hindi and English languages and the candidates can select the medium as per their choice.
  9. Section Time Limit: There will be no section time limit.
  10. Marking Scheme: For every correct response, candidates will receive 1 mark and there will be no negative marking for the wrong response/ unanswered questions.
  11. Marks Distribution: In both phases of the DRDO CEPTAM MTS exam, marks will be distributed as per the detail mentioned in the table below:
Subjects Number of questions Maximum marks 
Tier 1 – General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability3535
Tier 1 – General Awareness 3030 
Tier 1 – Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability3535
Tier 2 – General Science4040
Tier 2 – General Math 4040
Tier 2 – General English2020

DRDO CEPTAM A&A Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2022

  1. Mode of Exam: A&A exam will be held in online mode (Computer-based test).
  2. Time Duration: Total duration of each phase of the DRDO CEPTAM exam is 2 hours.
  3. Total Questions: A total of 150 questions are asked in tier 1 of the DRDO CEPTAM A&A Exam.
  4. Total Marks: Total of 100 marks are distributed in the first phase of the CEPTAM exam.
  5. Type of Questions: Multiple choice objective type questions are asked in the DRDO CEPTAM exam. 
  6. Papers: The test paper for Stenographer Grade-II (English Typing), Administrative Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing), Store Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing) and Store Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing), Administrative Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing), comprises questions from Quantitative ability/aptitude, General intelligence & Reasoning Ability, General Science, Arithmetic & Numerical Ability, General English and Hindi or English Language.
  7. Sections: A&A exam has a total of three sections and each section of the A&A Tier 1 exam has a total of 50 questions. 
  8. Language: A&A exam is conducted in both Hindi and English languages and the candidates can select the medium as per their choice.
  9. Section Time Limit: There will be no section time limit.
  10. Marking Scheme: For every correct response, candidates will get 1 mark and there will be no negative marking for the wrong response/ unanswered questions.
  11. Qualifying Marks: The minimum qualifying marks for A&A tier 1 is 40% for UR/OBC/EWS candidates while the candidates belonging to SC/ST category need to secure at least 35% marks.

A&A Post Tier 2 Exam Pattern: Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO conducts tier 2 exams for all posts offered in the A&A category. In tier 2 of the A&A exam, the candidates need to pass the grade/Skill/Physical Fitness and Capability Test as per the requirement of posts. This is qualifying in nature and the candidates need to clear this stage to be selected for the job.

DRDO CEPTAM Tech A Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2022

  1. Mode of Exam: Tech A Post-exam will be held in online mode (Computer-based test).
  2. Time Duration: Total duration of each phase of DRDO CEPTAM Tech A Post exam is 2 hours.
  3. Total Questions: A total of 150 questions are asked in tier 1 of DRDO CEPTAM Tech A Post Exam.
  4. Total Marks: Total of 100 marks are distributed in the first phase of the CEPTAM Tech A Post exam. 
  5. Type of Questions: Multiple choice objective type questions are asked in the DRDO CEPTAM exam. 
  6. Sections: Tech A Post exam has a total of two which are Section A and Section B. Part A of the CEPTAM Tech A Post exam comprises questions from Quantitative Ability/Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language (basic knowledge), General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability, General science while section B comprises questions specific to trade/discipline as per the requirement of the post.
  7. Language: Exam paper is conducted in both Hindi and English languages and the candidates can opt for the medium as per their choice.
  8. Section Time Limit: There will be no section time limit.
  9. Marking Scheme: For every correct response, candidates will get 1 mark and there will be no negative marking for the wrong response/ unanswered questions.
  10. Marks Distribution: The structure of the DRDO CEPTAM MTS tier 1 exam is mentioned in the table below:
SubjectsNumber of questions
Section A – Quantitative Ability/Aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, English Language (Basic Knowledge), General Science50
Section B: Specific to trade/discipline of the postcode100

Tech A Post Tier 2 Exam Pattern: Based on the performance in Tier 1 exam, the candidates are selected for tier 2. In tier 2, the candidates are tested for their practical knowledge. 

DRDO CEPTAM Exam Day Instructions

To take up the DRDO CEPTAM exam in a particular way is very important to perform better in the exam. In order to take up the DRDO CEPTAM exam without facing any trouble, the candidates should follow the instructions mentioned below:

  1. Candidates must get a good sleep a night before the DRDO CEPTAM Exam and do not overeat on the very day of the exam. 
  2. The candidate must carry their DRDO CEPTAM exam hall ticket along with a valid photo ID proof to the exam centre.
  3. Candidates should try to reach the exam centre 1 hour before the time of exam commencement. It helps the candidates to avoid any unwanted problems due to last-minute haste.
  4. Candidates need to find their allotted seat and acquire it as per their roll number before the exam commencement time. 
  5. During the exam, the candidates must maintain silence in the exam hall. Appropriate action will be taken against those candidates who will be caught making any unfair means of communication or noises during the exam.
  6. The candidates are completely prohibited from bringing electronic items to the DRDO CEPTAM exam centre. 
  7. Candidates are also completely prohibited from bringing any paper to the exam centre; all candidates will be provided with a rough paper to do all rough work.

DRDO CEPTAM Syllabus 

In order to be selected for the DRDO posts, the candidates need to perform better in both phases of the DRDO CEPTAM exam. To perform better in the exam, the candidates need to cover the entire syllabus of the exam. The Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO has already prescribed a syllabus for its DRDO CEPTAM exam for the offered posts. Check the post-wise syllabus for DRDO CEPTAM 2022 exam below:

DRDO CEPTAM MTS Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability

  1. Average
  2. Average
  3. Decimal & Fractions
  4. HCF & LCM
  5. Mixtures & Allegations
  6. Number System
  7. Partnership
  8. Percentages
  9. Permutation, Combination & Probability
  10. Problems on Age
  11. Profit and Loss
  12. Ratio and Proportions
  13. Simple & Compound Interest
  14. Simplification
  15. Speed, Time & Distance
  16. Time & Work

General Awareness

  1. Abbreviations
  2. Awards and Honors
  3. Books & Authors
  4. Culture
  5. Current Affairs – National & International
  6. Current events
  7. Economic Science
  8. General Politics
  9. Geography
  10. History
  11. Important Days
  12. Important Financial & Economic News
  13. Indian Constitution
  14. Science – Inventions & Discoveries
  15. Sports and Games

General Science

  1. Physics
  2. Chemistry
  3. Biology

General Mathematics

  1. Calculus & Differential Equations
  2. Classical Algebra & Analytic Geometry
  3. Differential Equations & Mechanics
  4. Numerical Methods & Probability Theory
  5. Vector Algebra & Multivariate Calculus

DRDO CEPTAM A&A Syllabus

Quantitative Ability: Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Visual Memory, Discrimination, Observation, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification, Space Visualisation, Spatial orientation, Problem Solving, Analysis, Judgement, Decision Making, Arithmetic Number Series, Non-Verbal Series, Coding and Decoding, Statement Conclusion, Syllogistic Reasoning etc.

Quantitative Aptitude:  Simplification, Time & Work, Area, profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Number Series, Quadratic Equations Average, Percentage, Time & Speed, Investment, HCF & LCM, Problem On Ages, Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart.

Reasoning Ability:  Comprehension Reasoning, Problem Solving Techniques, Statement & Conclusion type questions, Arithmetic Reasoning, Venn Diagrams, Coding and Decoding, Arithmetical Number Series, Non-Verbal Series, Decision Making, Input & Output, Syllogistic Reasoning, Seating Arrangements, Logical Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning

General Awareness: Current Affairs (National and International), Major Financial/Economic News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Sports, Science-Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, Books and Authors, Awards and Honours, Important Days, International and National Organisations

English Language: Synonyms, Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Arrangements/ Word Arrangement, Sentence Error, Sentence Correction, Comprehension & Cloze Test. 

DRDO CEPTAM Tech A Syllabus

  1. Cloze test
  2. Direct and Indirect Speech
  3. Error spotting
  4. Fill in the blanks
  5. General English
  6. Jumbled Sentence
  7. One word substitution
  8. Personification
  9. Phrase Replacement
  10. Reading Comprehension
  11. Sentence Improvement

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Average
  2. Data Interpretation
  3. Geometry
  4. HCM & LCM
  5. Inequalities
  6. Mensuration
  7. Number System
  8. Percentage
  9. Pipes & Cisterns
  10. Probability
  11. Profit & Loss
  12. Ratio and Proportion
  13. Simple & Compound Interest
  14. Speed, time & distance
  15. Time & Work
  16. Trigonometry

 Reasoning Ability

  1. Analogy
  2. Arithmetical Reasoning
  3. Blood relation
  4. Classification
  5. Clock & Calendar
  6. Coding and Decoding
  7. Mathematical operation
  8. Number puzzle
  9. Series
  10. Statement and Reasoning
  11. Syllogism
  12. Time sequence, number and ranking test
  13. Venn diagrams
  14. Visual reasoning

General Science

  1. History
  2. Botany
  3. Physics
  4. Zoology

General Knowledge

  1. Awards and Honors
  2. Banking
  3. Budget and Five-year plans
  4. Current Affairs
  5. Current affairs of National & International news
  6. Important dates
  7. Sports & Culture
  8. Sports & Culture
  9. Static GK

DRDO CEPTAM Exam Preparation Books

DRDO CEPTAM is India’s one of the tough competitive exams and clearing DRDO CEPTAM is certainly not going to be easy for the candidates; therefore, the DRDO CEPTAM aspirants need to leave no stone unturned when it comes to exam preparation. The candidates should read all the recommended books that not only cover the entire syllabus but also explain topics in an easy way. Below we have mentioned the name of some of the best books along with the name of their authors/ publishers:

  1. DRDO: CEPTAM Technician ‘A’ (Tech ‘A’) Tier-I Exam Guide  (English, Paperback, RPH Editorial Board)
  2. DRDO: CEPTAM Recruitment Exam Guide (English, Paperback, RPH Editorial Board)
  3. Master Reasoning Book by KK Singh
  4. English for General Competitions by Neetu Singh

DRDO CEPTAM Question Papers

For a holistic preparation of the DRDO CEPTAM exam, the candidates not only rely on the books and notes, but they should also practise the previous years’ question papers. Practice previous year’s question papers help the aspirant understand the exam pattern and also understand the level of question trends. Candidates can use the DRDO CEPTAM exam previous years question papers to revise the syllabus and analyse their overall exam preparation. Candidates can download the previous year’s questions papers in online mode.

DRDO CEPTAM Answer Key

After successfully conducting the DRDO CEPTAM exam, the Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO releases the answer key for the same. Candidates can access it in online mode on the official website. Answer key contains the right answers to the questions asked in the exam. It helps the candidate have a rough idea about their chances for the next round qualification. To download the answer key, the candidates need to visit the official website and log in using the required credential. After login, candidates can download the answer key. If any candidate is not satisfied with the released answer key, they can send their objection to the exam conducting authority under the given deadline. 

DRDO CEPTAM Result

After releasing the answer key, the Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO will prepare and publish the DRDO CEPTAM 2022 result. CEPTAM prepares results for both phases of the DRDO CEPTAM exam. Firstly, the Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO declares the result for the tier 1 exam and the candidates who qualify in it appear for the tier 2 exam. 

  1. Visit the official website of the Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO and look for the option to check DRDO CEPTAM exam result for the post you have applied for and click on it.
  2. The candidates have to now log in using the required credentials such as application number and password (generated while registration) and then click on the submit button.
  3. The result for the DRDO CEPTAM exam will appear on the screen. The candidates can need to check the details mentioned over it and then take a print out of it. 

DRDO CEPTAM Result Detail

The result of the DRDO CEPTAM exam contains the below-mentioned detail:

Candidate’s nameFather’s name
Roll numberDate of birth
Category & Sub-CategoryGender
EmailTotal marks obtained in the qualifying exam
Rank in meritEducational qualification
Correspondence addressSubject

DRDO CEPTAM Cut Off

After the declaration of DRDO CEPTAM, the conducting authority also releases the cut-off that determines the minimum marks to be obtained by the candidates to qualify for the final selection for the offered DRDO posts. Cut off for DRDO CEPTAM recruitment has not been announced yet, till then, the candidates can check the last year’s cut-off. It will help the candidates have an idea about the tentative required cut off for the selection. In the table below, the candidates can check the last year’s DRDO CEPTAM 20201 final cut-off:

Post Code & Post NameURSCSTOBC
0101-STA-B (Agricultural Science)63.08
0103-STA-B (Chemical Engineering)64.76355.9860.37
0106-STA-B (Computer Science)60.755.9856.2858.93
0104-STA-B (Chemistry)6963.654.1567.87
0105-STA-B (Civil Engineering)66.9263.5262.2565.85
0102-STA-B (Automobile Engineering)74.474.27
0107-STA-B (Electrical & Electronics Engineering)69.9362.1867.4767.47
0108-STA-B (Electronics & Instrumentation)64.5361.5853.7261.52
0109-STA-B (Electronics or Electronics & Communication
or Electronics & Telecommunication)
63.8359.1853.4762.83
0110-STA-B (Electrical Engineering)76.6774.0367.9276.05
0111-STA-B (Instrumentation)68.23
0112-STA-B (Library Science)78.2577.37
0113-STA-B (Mathematics)50.5747.17
0114-STA-B (Mechanical Engineering)76.0570.0564.5274.47
0115-STA-B (Metallurgy)73.7872.1358.3772.95
0116-STA-B (Microbiology)
0117-STA-B (Photography)59.0563.45
0118-STA-B (Physics)44.0244.02
0119-STA-B (Printing Technology)62.7761.07
0120-STA-B (Psychology)50.75
0121-STA-B (Radiography)59.9342
0122-STA-B (Textile)60.05
0123-STA-B (Zoology)62.6552.0849.7560.37
0201-Tech-A (Book Binder)48.3
0202-Tech-A (Carpenter)61.1353.38
0203-Tech-A (Chemical Plant Operator)50.5753.27
0204-Tech-A (COPA)58.1855.6749.554.97
0205-Tech-A (Cutting & Tailoring)63.02
0206-Tech-A (Draughtsman (Mechanical))64.1758.85
0207-Tech-A (DTP Operator)49.358.6243.52
0208-Tech-A (Electrician)66.860.5260.8865.67
0209-Tech-A (Electronics)54.2247.1752.70
0210-Tech-A (Electroplator)43.95
0211-Tech-A (Fitter)76.2273.1568.574.97
0214-Tech-A (Mechanic (Diesel))78.7377.03
0215-Tech-A (Medical Lab Technology)59.556.3556.73
0212-Tech-A (FRP Processor)
0213-Tech-A (Machinist)75.5269.6267.872.02
0501-Admin Assistant -A (English Typing)7065.5354.2868
0502-Admin Assistant -A (Hindi Typing)59.8757.48
0216-Tech-A (Motor Mechanic)75.17
0217-Tech-A (Photographer)54.83
0218-Tech-A (Sheet Metal Worker)54.4755.35
0219-Tech-A (Turner)64.9760.1357.9262
0220-Tech-A (Welder)74.467.8562.1370.3
0301- (Junior Translator)45.15
0401-Stenographer Grade-II ()65.4
0601-Store Assistant -A (English Typing)70.5766.9768.18

DRDO CEPTAM Document Verification

After clearing both phases of DRDO CEPTAM, the candidates are selected for the DRDO posts. The selected candidates have to complete the document verification process under the given deadline. To complete the document verification process, the candidates need to produce the following documents:

  1. 10th certificate
  2. Address proof/ Residence certificate
  3. Caste/Reserved certificate for SC/ ST/ OBC/BCA/BCB/EBPG etc (If required).
  4. Date of Birth certificate
  5. DESM candidates original certificates
  6. Discharge certificate (Required only for Ex-serviceman )
  7. Employment registration certificate
  8. Graduation/Diploma certificate
  9. HSC certificate or matriculation
  10. Original e-challan.
  11. Original proof of earlier fees deposited like Treasury challan.
  12. Physically Handicapped certificate (If applicable)
  13. Sports certificate (if any)
  14. Print copy of the application form
  15. Self-attested copy of all the documents mentioned above.

DRDO CEPTAM Salary/ Pay Scale

PostsPay Scale
Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ (STA B)Level 6 as per 7th CPC pay matrix and other benefits (Approximately Rs 50,000 per month including the allowances in class ’X’ cities
Technician ‘A’Pay at level 2 as per 7th CPC pay matrix and other benefits (Approximately Rs 28,000 including in class ‘X’ cities)
A&A All posts – Pay at level 2 (Rs 19900-63200)Stenographer Grade-II – Pay at level 4 (Rs 25500 -81100) as per 7th CPC Pay matrix.
MTSThe selected candidates will be paid a salary in the Pay Matrix Level-1 (Rs 18,000 – 56,900) as per the 7th CPC Pay Matrix and also other benefits/allowances as per the Government rules.

FAQs on DRDO CEPTAM Recruitment

Check various frequently asked questions related to DRDO CEPTAM Recruitment below:

Q: What is DRDO CEPTAM?
A: Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) is a corporate body and premier centre of DRDO. CEPTAM is responsible for conducting the recruitment of Technical, Assessment of DRTC Officers & Staff, Administrative & Allied category of non-gazetted personnel, and facilitating training for the development of DRDO as per the requirement. From time to time, CEPTAM organises competitive exams for various posts, including Technician ‘A’, Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ (STA B), A & A, MTS, etc.

Q: What is the selection process of DRDO CEPTAM?
A: DRDO CEPTAM selection process consists of two phases or stages, i.e., tier 1 and tier 2. Tier 1 is a national-level computer-based test, and tier 2 is CBT/ Trade/ Skill/ Physical Fitness and Capability Test, depending on posts. Candidates are selected for posts based on their performance in both phases.

Q: What is the minimum educational qualification for A&A Cadre Posts?
A: For the posts such as Clerk, Asstt Halwai-cum Cook, Vehicle Operator, Fire Engine Driver, Fireman, candidates need to be passed in class 10 or its equivalent exam. Candidates who want to apply for the posts such as Administrative Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing), Stenographer, Administrative Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing), Store Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing), Store Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing), must be passed class 12 or its equivalent exam from a recognised board. 

Q: When can I apply for DRDO CEPTAM 2022?
A: The Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO has not released notification for the DRDO CEPTAM recruitment. As soon as it is released, the candidates can fill the application form for the offered posts online from the official website.

Q: What is the mode to fill the DRDO CEPTAM application form?
A: Candidates can fill the application form online on the official website of DRDO, i.e., drdo.gov.in. The application form cannot be filled or submitted through any offline mode.

Q: How can I download my DRDO CEPTAM admit card?
A: The authority releases the DRDO CEPTAM exam hall ticket online on its official website. Candidates have to visit the official website and log in using the application number and password to download the same. After the successful login, the admit card will appear on the screen. After that, candidates can download and take a printout of the admit card.

Q: What will be the mode of the DRDO CEPTAM 2022 exam and what will be the marking scheme in the exam?
A: The authority conducts the DRDO CEPTAM exam in an online (computer-based) mode. For every correct response, candidates get 1 mark. There are no negative markings for the wrong response/ unanswered questions. Therefore, the candidates should not leave any questions unattempted.

Q: What are the books I should read to perform better in the DRDO CEPTAM exam?
A: The candidates should study from the best books to get good scores in the exam. Some of the best books are:
– DRDO: CEPTAM Technician ‘A’ (Tech ‘A’) Tier-I Exam Guide  (English, Paperback, RPH Editorial Board)
– DRDO: CEPTAM Recruitment Exam Guide (English, Paperback, RPH Editorial Board
– Master Reasoning Book by KK Singh
– English for General Competitions by Neetu Singh

Q: How do the previous year’s question papers for the DRDO CEPTAM exam help candidates?
A: Practising previous year’s question papers helps aspirants understand the exam pattern and the level of question trends. Candidates can use the DRDO CEPTAM previous years question papers to revise the syllabus and analyse their overall exam performance.

Q: What is the salary of the MTS cadre at DRDO?
A: The candidates selected for MTS posts at DRDO get a salary in the Pay Matrix Level-1 (Rs 18,000 to 56,900) as per the 7th CPC Pay Matrix. Furthermore, they also receive other benefits/ allowances as per the Government rules.

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