DRDO CEPTAM stands for Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) conducted by the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO). DRDO is an agency under the Government of India, responsible for the military’s research and development. DRDO CEPTAM conducts various examinations every year for recruiting the eligible candidates to departments throughout the country. To work in the prestigious organization under DRDO is a dream that many aspirants want to achieve. Let’s take a look at the various DRDO CEPTAM exams held over the year.
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DRDO Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) Exams
|Conducted by||Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)|
|Exam frequency||Once a year (Depends on the number of vacancies)|
|Posts||MTS, Technician ‘A’, Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ (STA B) and Admin and Allied Cadre (A&A)|
|Selection stages||Tier 1 and 2|
|Mode of exam||Online|
DRDO Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’
The Senior Technical assistant is one of the top posts that you can get if you are a graduate. It releases DRDO STA vacancies for various streams such as Engineering, Zoology, Botany etc. You can apply as per your qualifications and appear for the exam.
Pay Scale: Pay at level 6, as per 7th CPC Pay matrix and other benefits (Approx. Rs. 50,000 per month including allowances in class ‘X’ cities#
Educational Qualifications: Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in science or 3 years Diploma in engineering or technology or computer science, or allied subjects in the required discipline apply for this recruitment.
Selection Procedure: The selection process comprises of 2 Tiers mentioned below.
|Tier 1||CBT for Screening||Test common to all post-codes:
|Tier 2||CBT for Provisional
|Test specific to the subject of post-code||100||100||90|
The multitasking staff in DRDO involves paperwork, file work etc. It can be considered as a low profile but offers benefits to getting promoted to a higher level within the organization.
Pay Scale: Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS), comes under General Central Service Group ‘C’, Non-Gazetted, Ministerial post within the Pay Matrix Level-1 (Rs 18000-56900) as per 7th CPC.
Educational Qualifications: 10th Class pass or equivalent from a recognized Board or Industrial Training Institute (ITI) pass apply for this recruitment.
Selection Procedure: The exam pattern for the computer-based examination for Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam is provided in the table below:
|Tier||Mode of Examination||Subjects||No. of questions||Max
|Tier 1||CBT (Screening)||General Intelligence &
|Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability||35||35|
|Tier 2||CBT (Final
|General Science||40||40||90 minutes|
Pay Scale: Pay at level 2 as per the 7th CPC pay matrix and other benefits. (Approx Rs 28000 per month including allowances in X cities)
Educational Qualifications: 10th Pass plus ITI Diploma in the required stream.
Selection Procedure: It consists of 2 tiers as given below:
DRDO Admin & Allied (A&A) Cadre
Posts under Admin and Allied Cadre:
- Stenographer Grade-II (English Typing)
- Administrative Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing) Administrative Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing)
- Store Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing) )
- Store Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing) Security Assistant ‘A’
- Clerk (Canteen Manager Grade-III)
- Asstt Halwai-cum Cook
- Fire Engine Driver ‘A’
- Vehicle Operator ‘A’
Pay Scale: Pay at level 2 (Rs 19900-63200) for all postcodes except Stenographer Grade-II i.e. Pay at level 4 (Rs 25500-81100) as per 7th CPC Pay matrix and other benefits as per Govt. of India rules.
Educational Qualifications: 12th Class pass Or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.
Selection Procedure: Varies according to the post code.
|50 Questions : Quantitative ability/aptitude, General intelligence & Reasoning ability, General awareness, General science, Arithmetic & Numerical Ability
50 Questions : General English
50 Questions : Hindi or English Language
|100 Questions : Quantitative ability/aptitude, General intelligence & Reasoning ability, General awareness, General science, Arithmetic & Numerical Ability25 Questions : General English
25 Questions : related to Job
|II||For All Posts||It is also mandatory for shortlisted candidates to pass the prescribed Trade/Skill/Physical
Fitness and Capability Tests as per the norms, wherever applicable.
DRDO CEPTAM FAQs
What is the full form of CEPTAM?
CEPTAM stands for Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM).
What is CEPTAM 09 A&A?
CEPTAM 09 A&A is conducted for Admin and Allied Cadre where the administrative posts are filled by the written exam.
What is DRDO work?
DRDO stands for Defence Research & Development Organization which is an agency under the Government of India, responsible for the military’s research and development
How do I apply for CEPTAM?
Candidates who are qualified to apply for DRDO CEPTAM can fill and submit the online application form on the official website. The form can be accessed on the website drdo.gov.in.