Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) is a corporate body of DRDO with an Independent Chairman and Director as its Administrative Head. It’s a premier centre of DRDO, formerly established as Personnel Assessment Centre (PEACE) in November 1995 to cater for DRTC Cadre (Technical Staff) of DRDO. CEPTAM is entrusted with the Recruitment of Technical, Administrative & Allied category of non-gazetted personnel, Assessment of DRTC Officers & Staff, and facilitates Training for development of these cadres as per Training Policy of DRDO. DRDO offers exciting and challenging career opportunities to work on defence systems, infrastructure & related activities in a broad spectrum of subjects/disciplines at its more than 60 laboratories/establishments spread throughout the country.
Latest: DRDO CEPTAM-09 / TECH -A admit card has been released. Click here to download the same.
DRDO CEPTAM (9) 2019
DRDO CEPTAM (9) 2019 Recruitment Process consist of three stages (i) CEPTAM-09/STA-B (ii) CEPTAM-09/TECH-A (iii) CEPTAM-09/A&A. The process of CEPTAM-09//STA-B is over now. CEPTAM-09/TECH-A process is ongoing and CEPTAM-09/A&A information is announced. You may check the complete information of CEPTAM-09/TECH-A from this article.
DRDO CEPTAM (9) 2019 Recruitment Schedule
|DRDO CEPTAM (9) Events||Important Dates|
|Crucial date of eligibility||26 Jun 2019|
|Closing of submission of applications||26 Jun 2019|
|Edit Facility in the online application||Before Final Submission|
|Release of Admit Card||14 Sep 2019|
|Date of Examination||28 -30 Sep 2019 (in two shifts)|
|Release of admit cad for re-exam|
|Date of re-exam for absentee candidates||23 Oct 2019|
|Availability of Online application form||21 Sept 2019 10 AM onwards|
|Crucial date for eligibility||15 Oct 2019 till 5 PM|
|Last date for submission of online application||15 Oct 2019|
|Availability of e-admit card||To be announced|
|Date of Exam-Tier-1 (CBT)||To be announced|
|Date of Exam-Tier-2 (Trade/Skill/Physical Fitness & Capability Test,|
|To be announced|
|Declaration of result||To be announced|
|Publication of final result & Rank list||To be announced|
Notice Regarding Re-Exam Under CEPTAM-09/TECH-A for absent candidates of Patna, Dehradun, Panaji, Jaipur and Delhi of Selected Centres
CEPTAM-09 Admit Card
E-admit card is available for CEPTAM-09/TECH-A post on DRDO website. The DRDO CEPTAM 9 Admit Card for the examination will not be sent by CEPTAM via post. The candidate have to download the admit card from the DRDO website. Candidates are required to bring a hard copy of admit card and preferably same photo Id (original as mentioned in the application form) at the examination center.
CEPTAM-09 Examination Pattern
For post of CEPTAM-09/Admin & Allied (A&A):
Following exam pattern is for Admin & Allied (A&A) post under DRDO CEPTAM-09 recruitment 2019. It is most important to get the information or details regarding the exam pattern in order to get an idea of how the marks are distributed & duration of examination. Go through the table for in-depth information & details.
Maximum Marks for Tier-1 Exam (CBT)- 150 Marks.
Total Duration of Examination (in minutes)- 120 mins.
|Stages||Type of Examination||Exam Details|
|Tier-1||CBT* (Computer Based-Exam) for Provisional Selection||For post codes (0301, 0401, 0402, 0501, 0502)- 50 Questions on Quantitative ability/aptitude, General intelligence & Reasoning ability, General awareness, |
General science, Arithmetic & Numerical Ability.
50 Questions on General English.
50 Questions on Hindi or English Language.
For post codes (0601, 0701 , 801, 0901, 1001, 1101)-100 Questions on Quantitative ability/aptitude, General intelligence & Reasoning ability, General awareness, General science, Arithmetic & Numerical Ability 25 Questions on General English.
25 Questions related to Job.
|Tire-2||Trade/Skill/Physical Fitness & Capability Test (whichever is applicable)||It is mandatory for all shortlisted candidates to qualify the prescribed Trade/Skill/Physical Fitness & Capability Test, as per the instructions.|
Criteria for Physical Fitness & Capability Test-
Below given table which explains the parameters of Physical Fitness & Capability Test, which is mandatory to fulfill the given parameters accordingly in order to get the final appointment letter for the said post.
|Parameters||For Male Candidates||For Female Candidates|
|Height without shoes||165 cm min||157 cm min|
|Chest (un-expanded)||81 cm min||N/A|
|Chest expansion||05 cm||N/A|
|Weight||50 Kgs Min||45 kgs min|
Medical Standards- Vision
- 1. Distant 6×6 without aids.
- 2. Near vision normal but with corrections for person above 40 years of age.
- 3. Each eye must have full field of vision.
- 4. No light and colour blindness.
Physical Endurance Test-
For Male Candidates-
- Running a distance of 1600 meter in 07 minutes time.
- Carrying a weight of 63.5 kgs to a distance of 183 meters within 96 sec (Only for Fireman post).
- 03 mtr vertical rope climbing (03 mtr foot above ground).
- 20 sit ups.
- Clearing 2.7 metres wide ditch & landing on both feet (long jump) (to achieve in any one of the 03 chances given).
For Female Candidates-
- Running a distance of 800 meter in 05 minutes time.
- Carrying a weight of 63.5 kgs to a distance of 183 meters within 96 sec (Only for Fireman post).
- 2.5 mtr vertical rope climbing (2.5 mtr foot above ground).
- 15 sit ups Or Long jump of 2.0 mts (to achieve in any one of the 03 chances given).
Note: Here candidates must note that there shall be a 10% relaxation in the given performance standards for the candidates with age more than 40 years.
For post of CEPTAM-09/TECH-A:
|TIER||Mode/Type of Examination||Scope of Examination|
|I||CBT (Provisional Selection)||Section A – Quantitative ability/aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning ability, General Awareness, English Language (Basic Knowle), General Science
Section B– Specific to trade/discipline of post-code
|II||Trade Test (Qualifying in Nature)||Specific to trade/discipline of post-code (Trade test will be ITI level in the related trade to test the practical skills of the candidates)|
- The Tier-I (CBT) will consist of objective type multiple choice questions only.
- The syllabus of the examinations will be commensurate to the essential qualification required for the postcode.
- The medium of examination will be Hindi and English.
The distribution of questions in the examination will be as follows:
|TIER||No of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration of Exam (Mins.)|
|II||The trade test may be of about one to two hours duration|
Examination Cities for TIER-I: Candidates are advised to choose any three different cities from the following list in order of preference for Tier-I
Examination Cities for TIER-II: No choice for the city is required to be given by the candidates for Tier-II (Trade test). Cities for the Trade Test will be decided by CEPTAM based on the operational requirement.
CEPTAM-09 Eligibility Criteria
All eligibility conditions will be determined with reference to the crucial date of eligibility as mentioned in the advertisement.
For post CEPTAM-09/Admin & Allied:
Education Qualification- It is mandatory to hold a minimum educational qualification in order to become an eligible candidate for Admin & Allied posts of DRDO CEPTAM-09 2019 recruitment. For all 11 posts under Admin & Allied (A&A) is mandatory to qualify the following:
Essential Qualification Requirement (EQR)-
- For posts with codes 0301 to 0601- It is compulsory to qualify 10+2/12th or its equivalent from any recognised board or university.
- For remaining posts it is required to qualify 10th standard/Class 10 which should be recognised by state/central government.
Other Essential Requirement (OER)-
- For posts with codes 0301 to 0502 & 0701, it is mandatory to have computer knowledge & maintain a good typing speed as per norms.
- For posts with codes 0601 & 1101, it is mandatory to maintain a good fitness level & one should able to undertake duties accordingly.
- For post with code 0801, it is mandatory to have two years of experience in cooking field in a Government/SemiGovernment/Autonomous Organisation.
- And for the remaining two posts 0901 & 1001, it is compulsory to have a valid driving licence, knowledge of motor mechanism & experience of driving for at least three years.
For post CEPTAM-09/TECH-A:
Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India.
Age Limit: Candidate must be between 18 and 28 Years of age (relaxable for SC/ST/OBC/ESM/PWD/Widows/Divorced Women/Women Judicially Separated from their Husbands who are not remarried etc as per Govt. of India Rules).
- Xth Class pass or equivalent from a recognized Board or Institute.
- Certificate from a recognized Industrial Training Institute or Certificate of minimum one-year duration from a recognized Institute if the Industrial Training Institutes do not award certificate or National Trade Certificate or National Apprenticeship in the required discipline.
Candidates must have acquired the EQR as on crucial date of eligibility for the post they are applying. Those awaiting results of the final examination as on crucial date of eligibility for the prescribed qualification are not eligible and hence should not apply.
Please note that candidates possessing the higher qualification, viz., M.Sc. or B.Tech. or Ph.D. degree etc. as on crucial date of eligibility, shall not be considered for the recruitment.
The educational requirements should be from recognized institutions and approved by suitable bodies like NCVT/SCVT/UGC/AICTE/State/Central Education Board or similar appropriate statutory authority.
Medical Fitness: Candidate must be in good mental and physical health and free from any physical deformity which may interfere in the efficient discharge of duties.
No Objection certificate: Candidate serving in Govt., PSU, Autonomous organization, Armed Forces and Departmental candidates must apply through proper channel. Candidate should obtain NOC from the present employer at an appropriate time.
CEPTAM-09 Application Form
The application process for CEPTAM-09 is ongoing for the eligible candidates. Candidates should read all the instructions carefully before making any entry or selecting options. The instructions for filling up of online application are available on the official website. Candidates are required to make online payment of application fee of Rs.100/-(wherever applicable). After final submission of the application form, request for change/correction in the particulars will not be entertained in any circumstances. No printed copy of the application is required to be sent to CEPTAM.
The selection process will consist of Tier-I (CBT) and Tier-II (Trade Test). The score of Tier-I (CBT) may be normalized as per requirement. The Tier-I examination is for provisional selection and Tier-II (Trade test) is qualifying in nature. Candidates will be called for Tier-I examination without any detailed scrutiny, therefore, their admission in examinations are only provisional. Candidates are advised to ensure meeting all eligibility criteria to avoid rejection in the future.
Resolution of Tie cases for Tier-I (CBT): In cases where more than one candidate secure the equal aggregate marks in Tier-I examination, tie cases will be resolved by applying following criteria, one after other, as applicable till the tie is resolved:
- Date of birth, older candidate placed higher in the merit list.
- Alphabetical order (English Order) in which the names of the candidates appear.
Preliminary Document Verification: The original certificates pertaining to EQR and other relevant documents will be examined at the time of document verification. Preliminary document verification will be held along with Tier-II (Trade Test). Provisionally shortlisted candidates for Tier-II (Trade test) need to produce all the relevant certificates in original at the time of preliminary document verification, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be canceled.
Candidates may be asked at any stage of the recruitment process to produce original documents/certificates for the verification of its authenticity by the forensic expert/issuing authority.
Note: Here one must note that for Admin & Allied post’s Tier-II Exam, it also includes Skill/Physical Fitness & Capability Test (whichever is applicable).
DRDO will declare the CEPTAM-09 result after the successful completion of both Tier-I and Tier-II. DRDO will publish the scores/rankings of the candidates appearing in the Tier-II (Trade Test) examination on the website in descending order of ranking. The result of the CEPTAM-09 (TECH-A & Admin & Allied) will consist of the details of the candidates that will be disclosed as per the choice of candidate.
CEPTAM-09 Vacancy Details
Vacancy Details for CEPTAM-09/Admin & Allied (A&A):
Pay Scale: Appointed candidates will get salary on monthly basis as per Pay scale of level 2 (Rs 19900-63200) for all post codes 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 & regulations.
Age Limit: All the aspirants of DRDO CEPTAM-09 A&A recruitment must be in between 18 to 27 years of age, which is relax-able for SC/ST/OBC/ESM/PWD/WIidows/Divorced Women/Women Judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried etc. as per Govt. of India rules & norms.
Codes of posting stations: Below given is the stations & its codes, where the shortlisted candidates will get their posting.
A1=Agra, A2=Ahmednagar, B1=Bengaluru, B2= Bhubaneswar, C1=Chandigarh, C2= Chennai, D1= Dehradun, D2= Delhi, G1= Gwalior, H1= Hyderabad, J1= Jadalpur, J2= Jodhpur, K1= Kochi, L1= Leh, M1= Mussoorie, M2=Mysore, N1= Nasik, P1= Panagarh, P2= Pune, V1= Vishakapatnam.
Vacancy details for CEPTAM-09/Tech-A:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. 1 From where I can get a copy of the advertisement of CEPTAM-09/TECH ‘A’?
Ans. Copy of advertisement can be downloaded from the CEPTAM Notice Board (https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/ceptam/ceptamnoticeboard.html) available on DRDO Website. It has also been published in Employment News dated 01-07 June 2019.
Q. 2 What is the Syllabus for CEPTAM-09/TECH ‘A’ Examination?
Ans. The Syllabus of the examination will be commensurate to the essential educational qualification required for the post as per table 1 under Section-4 of advertisement.
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