CEPTAM-05 DRDO Recruitment Notification 2012 – Total Post 606 http://drdo.gov.in/drdo/ceptam/Advertisement_ceptam_05.pdf
DRDO Recruitment 2012 – CEPTAM-05 606 Vacancies: Defence Research & Development Organization (DRDO) invites application for the recruitment of 606 various vacancies through DRDO Entry Test-2012 (CEPTAM-5). Eligible candidates may apply through prescribed application form on or before 09-04-2012. The details regarding Age limit, Educational Qualification, Selection process and How to apply are given below…

DRDO Vacancy Details:
Total No of Posts: 606
Name of the Post:
I. Senior Technical Assistant-B (STA-B): 227
1. Automobile Engineering: 05
2. Botany: 01
3. Chemical Engineering: 01
4. Chemistry: 10
5. Civil Engineering: 03
6. Computer Science: 28
7. Electrical/ Electronics Engineering: 27
8. Electronics & Communication Engineering: 59
9. Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering: 05
10. Food Science: 01
11. Library Science: 05
12. Mathematics: 04
13. Mechanical Engineering: 60
14. Metallurgical Engineering: 03
15. Photography: 03
16. Physics: 07
17. Zoology: 01
18. Geology: 01
19. Printing Technology: 01
20. Rubber Technology: 01
21. Veterinary Science: 01
II. Technician-A (Tech-A): 119
1. Carpenter: 01
2. CNC Operator (Machinist):05
3. Computer Operator & Programming Assistant (COPA): 06
4. Draughtsman (Mechanical): 04
5. Electrician: 14
6. Electronics: 11
7. Fitter: 18
8. Machinist: 19
9. Motor Vehicle Mechanic: 02
10. Photographer: 01
11. Refrigeration & AC Mechanic: 02
12. Sheet Metal Worker: 02
13. Turner: 12
14. Welder: 08
15. Boiler Attendant: 01
16. Book Binder: 01
17. Crane Operator: 01
18. Diesel Mechanic: 03
19. Fibre Reinforced Plastic Processor: 01
20. Medical Lab Technology (MLT): 01
21. Mill Wright Mechanic: 01
22. Moulder: 01
23. Painter: 02
24. Pattern Maker: 01
25. Printing: 01
III. Administrative & Allied Cadre: 260
1. Assistant Hindi: 19
2. Store Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi typing): 06
3. Store Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing): 58
4. Admin Assistant ‘A’(Hindi Typing): 06
5. Admin Assistant ‘A’(English Typing): 90
6. Civilian Driver ‘A’: 41
7. Security Assistant ‘A’: 14
8. Fire Engine Driver: 04
9. Fireman: 22

Age Limit & Educational Qualification: Candidates are requested to see the advertisement link given below.

Application Fee: Rs. 50/- paid through Indian Postal Order in favour of “The Director, CEPTAM, Delhi”, payable at Delhi (Fee exempted for SC/ST/EXM/PHD/Women Candidates).

Selection Process: Mode of Selection is based on Written Test and Interview.

How to Apply: Eligible candidates may apply through prescribed application form and send filled form to the following address DRDO Entry Test- 2012, Post Box No.: 8626, Delhi-110 054” on or before 09-04-2012.

Last date for Submission of Application: 09-04-2012
Last date for Submission of Application (far flung areas): 16-04-2012


1. GENERAL GUIDELINES: a) Keep visiting CEPTAM at website www.drdo.gov.in for important
announcements/ information throughout the selection process at its various stages. b) Candidates must
satisfy themselves, before applying, about their eligibility for the post to avoid disappointment later. c) Online
facility is only for interim registration and therefore, candidates registering online MUST also submit their
printed copy of application, complete in all respect, to reach us in time. d) Candidates are advised to send the
application well before the closing date. DRDO/CEPTAM will not be responsible for any postal delay/loss of
the applications. e) One envelope should contain only one application. f) Applications which are Incomplete
and not on given format are liable to be rejected, and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
Canvassing in any form will disqualify a candidate.
2. SERVICE CONDITIONS & REMUNERATION : As per the Central Government rules candidates are liable
to serve anywhere within limits of Union of India including field locations/remote areas. Remuneration and
other benefits includes, dearness allowance, house rent allowance, transport allowance, leave travel
concession, medical facilities etc. The personnel policies in DRDO are well laid down. All Technical Posts are
covered under limited flexible complementing scheme which means that based on meritorious performance,
a fast track career advancement is available. For other posts, time bound financial upgradation under the
scheme of modified assured career progression is available. All the persons recruited against this
advertisement will be covered under New Pension Scheme of the Government unless provided otherwise in
the rule.
3. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: a) Candidate must be a citizen of India. b) Please refer the table in SECTION ‘A’
for age limit and other conditions which will be determined with reference to the closing date as mentioned in
advertisement. c) Candidates appearing in the final examination of the eligibility Essential Qualificational
Requirement (EQR) may also apply. However, they shall only be interviewed, if they have passed the EQR
before the date of interview and must produce the Original Certificate at the time of Document Verification.
d) Candidates must have read the required subject at least for 2 years in the course of B.Sc. programme. e)
Please note that the candidates possessing higher qualification viz. M.Sc. or B.Tech, B.E. degree etc as on
closing date, shall NOT be considered for the recruitment to the posts of Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ or
Technician ‘A’. f) Candidates must be in good mental & physical health and free from any physical deformity
which may interfere in efficient discharge of duties. A candidate, after medical examination such as may be
prescribed by the competent authority, conducted before the offer of appointment is issued, if not found fit, will
not be appointed. g) Candidates serving in Govt. /PSU, Autonomous organizations, armed forces including
(departmental candidates) must apply through proper channel. They shall not be interviewed if they fail to
produce “NO OBJECTION CERTIFICATE” from the present employer at the time of interview. h) At any
stage of selection process, if it is found on verification that an individual fails to fulfil any of the eligibility
criteria, his/her candidature shall be treated as cancelled without notice and no representation in this regard
shall be entertained under any circumstances.
4. RESERVATION BENEFITS: a) Reservation benefits will be available to the candidates in accordance with
the instructions/orders/circulars, issued by Govt. from time to time. IMPORTANT: Candidates who wish to be
considered against reserved vacancies, seeking age and fee relaxation, must support their claim by
submitting applications alongwith their duly self attested copies of relevant certificates issued by Govt./notified
Competent Authority, else their claim for any relaxation/concession etc will not be considered and their
application will be dealt with as that falling under General Category (UR). b) PWD: as per PWD reservation
roster of DRDO, the reserved vacancies for PWD are mentioned against each post. PWD candidates applying
against unreserved posts will be treated as general candidates. c) ESM: the person who has served in any
rank in regular Army, Navy or Air Force and retired after earning Pension or any other relevant terms &
conditions of Govt. d) MSP: As per rules of Government.
5. AGE RELAXATION: The candidate must be within prescribed age limit on the closing date. However,
upper age limit is relaxable for SC, ST, OBC, PWD, MSP, ESM, GS, persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of
J&K state during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989, widows, Divorced women and Women judicially
separated from husband but not remarried as per the rule prescribed by the Government. For relaxation of
age limit and proforma for certificates, our website may be referred to.
6. ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: a) To pass Typing Test is essential for the post of Admin Assistant ‘A’ &
Store Assistant ‘A’. b) For the post of Security Assistant ‘A’, Fireman, Fire Engine Driver etc. where physical
fitness is necessary for discharge of the duties, it is mandatory to pass the prescribed Physical Endurance &
Medical tests as per DRDO norms. For Civilian Driver ‘A’ & Fire Engine Driver, passing of Driving test is
7. HOW TO APPLY: Apply on the designed proforma (SECTION ‘C’) on A4 size (210X297mm) white plain
paper, and exactly in the same format as provided in advertisement. The proforma may be downloaded from
our website.Photocopy of the format published in the Employment News can also be used. All columns of the
application form should be filled legibly in own handwriting. CEPTAM encourages online registration of
candidates through our website. Online facility will be available upto 1600 hrs on 02 April, 2012. To be
considered online, applicants MUST complete the instructions in all respects and should apply only once for
one post. The candidate must attach self attested copies of EQR and Driving License (for the post of Civilian
Driver ‘A’). The details of valid photo identity proof (viz. Driving Licence, PAN, Adhar, Voter ID, Passport,
Official ID, College/Institute ID etc.) which you wish to carry in Examination/Interview venue must be
furnished in application form. Candidate should use only recent coloured photograph (not more than 30 days
old), and must retain 7 copies of the same photograph for future use in CEPTAM. The candidate must attach
self addressed stamped post card at the end of enclosures to acknowledge the receipt of application. The
post card should have the name of the candidate, post code, subject and post name applied for. You are
advised to retain a photocopy of your complete application along with enclosures for future reference.
8. FEES & MODE OF PAYMENT: Non-Refundable Fees of ` 50 is to be paid through INDIAN POSTAL
ORDER (IPO) issued in favour of “The Director, CEPTAM, Delhi”, payable at Delhi. The
Cheque/Draft/Money order will NOT be accepted in any condition. Candidates belonging to SC/ST/ESM/PWD
categories and women candidates are exempted from payment of fee.
respect must reach “DRDO Entry Test- 2012, Post Box No.: 8626, Delhi-110 054” on or before the closing
date. However, the applications from the candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh,
Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub
Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep shall be
accepted sent by post till 16 April, 2012. APPLICATION RECEIVED LATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Candidates must mention Advt. No., Post Code, and their address for correspondence on the face of the
envelope in CAPITAL letters.
10. SCHEME OF EXAMINATION: The written examination will be OMR based and of two hours duration,
consisting of 150 objective type multiple choice questions.
a) For STA ‘B’ & Technician ‘A’ : The written test will consist of (i) 50 questions on General Awareness,
General Intelligence, Reasoning Ability, General Science and (ii) 100 Questions on Subject concerned.
b) For Assistant Hindi: The written test will consist of (i) 50 Questions on General Awareness, General
Intelligence, Reasoning & Numerical Ability and (ii) 50 Questions each on Hindi and English Language.
c) For Admin Assistant ‘A’ & Store Assistant ‘A’ : The written examination will consist of (i) 50 questions
on General Awareness, General Intelligence & Reasoning & Numerical Ability (ii) 50 questions on General
English and (iii) 50 Questions on Hindi OR English language.
d) For Civilian Driver ‘A’, Security Assistant ‘A’, Fire Engine Driver and Fireman: The written test will
consist of (i) 100 Questions on General Awareness, General Reasoning, Arithmetic , Numerical Ability (ii) 25
Job related questions and (ii) 25 Questions on Hindi or English language.
11. SYLLABUS & MEDIUM OF EXAMINATION: The syllabus of the examination will be based on the
standards of essential qualification required for the post. The medium for Written Examination will be Hindi or
12. EXAMINATION CITIES WITH CODE NUMBER: Based on the number of candidates, Examination Cities
will be chosen from the following list (Numerals printed in the box below are respective city codes): –
01 – Agra 06 – Chandigarh 11 – Guwahati 16 – Kanpur 21 – Port Blair
02 – Ahmedabad 07 – Chennai 12 – Hyderabad 17 – Kochi 22 – Pune
03 – Bengaluru 08 – Dehradun 13 – Imphal 18 – Kolkata 23 – Raipur
04 – Bhopal 09 – Delhi NCR 14 – Jammu 19 – Nagpur 24 – Ranchi
05 – Bhubaneswar 10 – Gorakhpur 15 – Jodhpur 20 – Patna 25 – Visakhapatnam
Candidates are advised to choose any three cities in order of preference for written examination and write the
respective city codes in application form. CEPTAM reserves the right to add/delete any exam city depending
upon the number of applicants and availability of the Centres etc. Notwithstanding anything, candidates shall
surely be allotted one of the examination cities. NO request for change of Examination Centre shall be
13. DATE AND SHIFT OF EXAMINATION: The date of examination will be decided later and will be available
on our website. Admit Cards to the candidates will be dispatched by post and same will also be available on
our website. The examination of all post codes shall be completed in two shifts. However, the exact date,
time, and examination centre will be intimated by post. The same will also be available on our website. The
written examination of STA ‘B’ & Technician ‘A’ shall be conducted in different shifts on the same day all over
the country. The examination for Admin Assistants ‘A’ and Store Assistants ‘A’ shall also be in separate shifts
but it shall be time-clubbed either with shift for STA ‘B’ or Technician ‘A’. Therefore, candidates applying for
more than one post should send their application, complete in all respect, in separate envelope.
14. MODE OF SELECTION: a) The candidates will be called for written examination without scrutiny.
However, the Original Certificates pertaining to Essential Qualification(EQR) and other relevant documents
will be examined/verified completely at the time of Document Verification/Interview. b) Candidates will be
shortlisted on valid criteria as prescribed and adopted by CEPTAM. The final selection will be based on
pooled merit of post/category/sub-category of the candidate and on the basis of marks obtained in Written
Examination and Interview taken together. It is reiterated that it is mandatory for shortlisted candidates to
pass the prescribed skill/trade/physical/medical tests, as per the norms, wherever applicable. c) The mode of
selection may change depending upon the contingencies.
15. CAUTION: Misrepresentation or falsification of facts detected at any stage of the selection process, or
adopting unfair means at examination or misconduct/misbehavior shall result in cancellation of candidature
without any notice, and no correspondence in this regard shall be entertained. CEPTAM reserves the right to
initiate legal action against the candidate concerned. The defaulter candidate may be for a specified period or
permanently debarred from future recruitments. Canvassing in any form shall lead to disqualification.
Abbreviations: EQR = Essential Qualificational Requirement, ESM = Ex-Serviceman, GS = Government
Servant, HI = Hearing Impaired, IPO = Indian Postal Order, ITI = Industrial Training Institute, KDPH = Key
Depression Per Hour, MSP = Meritorious Sports Person, NOC = No Objection Certificate, OBC = Other
Backward Class, OH = Orthopaedically Handicapped, OMR = Optical Mark Reader, PB = Pay Band, PWD =
Persons with Disability, SC = Scheduled Caste, ST = Scheduled Tribe, UR = Unreserved, VI = Visually
Impaired, WPM = Words Per Minute
LIKELY STATION FOR POSTING*(Please refer the table in Section ‘A’ of the advertisement) :
A1=Agra, A2=Ahmednagar, A3=Ambernaath, B1=Balasore, B2=Bangalore, B3=Bhubaneswar,
C1=Chandigarh, C2=Chandipur, C3=Chennai, D1=Dehradun, D2=Delhi, P1=Pune, G1=Gwalior,
H1=Haldwani, H2=Hyderabad, J1=Jagdalpur, J2=Jodhpur, K1=Kanpur, K2=Kochi, L1=Leh, M1=Mussoorie,
M2=Mysore, N1=Nasik, P1=Pune, H2= Hyderabad, V1=Visakhapatnam

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