DRDO CEPTAM Exam 2019 – 351 Tech – Apply Online till 26 June

DRDO Recruitment 2019 – The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), under Ministry of Defence has released an official notification inviting all the interested, eligible candidates for 351 Technician-A posts. The application process for DRDO CEPTAM Tech-A Exam is open and the last date to apply is June 26, 2019 (5:00 pm).


DRDO CEPTAM Exam 2019 – Apply Before: 26 June, 2019
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DRDO Recruitment 2019

DRDO Technician Exam DetailsDRDO is holding a recruitment exam to hire 351 Technician-A to work on defence systems, infrastructure and related activities in a broad spectrum of disciplines at its more than 60 laboratories/ establishments/ units spread throughout the country. Candidates with diploma/ ITI certificate, have a golden chance to be a part of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). The interested candidates can check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.

DRDO Recruitment 2019 Important Dates
EventsImportant Dates
Start Date of Application3-June-2019
End Date of Application26-June-2019
Examination Date (Tier I and II)To be announced

Read further to know about the number of vacancies, eligibility, application procedure, selection criteria and other details.

Trade/ Discipline (Post Code)Number of Vacancies
DRDO CEPTAM Tech-A Vacancies
Automobile (0201)03
Book Binder (0202)11
Carpenter (0203)04
COPA (0204)55
Draughtsman – Mechanical (0205)20
DTP Operator (0206)02
Electrician (0207)49
Electronics (0208)37
Fitter (0209)59
Machinist (0210)44
Mechanic – Diesel (0211)07
Medical Lab Technology (0212)04
Motor Mechanic (0213)02
Painter (0214)02
Photographer (0215)07
Sheet Metal Worker (0216)07
Turner (0217)24
Welder (0218)14

Candidates must ensure that they meet the following DRDO Technician -A Exam Eligibility Criteria before applying for the exam. It is necessary to meet all eligibility conditions i.e. nationality, age limit, and educational qualification. Check detail explanation of eligibility here.

Eligibility Criteria for DRDO Recruitment
NationalityCandidate must be citizen of India
Age LimitCandidate must be between 18-28 years (Upper age limit is relaxable for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/ ESM/ Widows/ Women judicially separated from their husbands who are not remarried, etc. as per Govt of India rules.
Essential Qualification Requirement (EQR)(i) Xth class pass or equivalent from recognised board or institute.

(ii) Certificate from a recognised ITI in the required discipline, Certificate of min one year duration from a recognised institution in the required discipline if the ITI do not award certificate in that discipline, National Trade Certificate in the required discipline, National Apprenticeship Certificate in the required discipline.
View table below for details.

Medical FitnessCandidate must be in good mental and physical health and free from any physical deformity which may interfere in efficient discharge of duties. For PWD candidates, medical fitness standards are as per Govt of India rules.
No Objection Certificate (NOC)Candidates serving in Govt., PSU, Autonomous organisations, Armed forces and Departmental candidates must submit NOC from the present employer.


Get the detailed eligibility regarding the Technician Exam. Know the Essential Qualification Requirement (EQR) to be eligible to write the Tech A Exam.

Essential Qualification Requirement (as per the trade)
Trade/ DisciplineQualification
Automobile10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Automobile Trade.
Book Binder10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Book Birder or Offset Machine Operator cum Book Binder trade.
Carpenter10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Carpenter Trade.
COPA10th Class Or equivalent and certificate from ITI in Computer Operator & Programming Assistant COPA Trade.
Draughtsman (Mechanical)10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Draughtsman (Mechanical) Trade.
DTP Operator10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate From ITI in Desktop Publishing Operator Trade.
Electrician10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Electrician/ Wireman/ Electrical Fitter Trade.
Electronics10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Electronics/ Electronic Mechanic/ Radio & TV. Mechanic/ Radar Mechanic/IT & Electronic System Maintenance/ Maintenance of Industrial Electronics Trade.
Fitter10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Fitter/ Bench Fitter Trade.
Machinist10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Machinist/ Mill Wright Mechanic/ Machinist (Composite) Trade.
Mechanic (Diesel)10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Mechanic (Diesel) Trade.
Medical Lab Technology10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Medical Lab Technology Trade.
Motor Mechanic10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Motor Mechanic Trade.
Painter10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Painter Trade.
Photographer10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Photographer Trade.
Sheet Metal Worker10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Sheet Metal Worker Trade.
Turner10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Turner Trade.
Welder10th Class Or equivalent and Certificate from ITI in Welder Trade.

During DRDO CEPTAM 2019 online application, candidates need to pay the Non-refundable application fee of Rs. 100/-. All women and SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

How to Apply for DRDO-CEPTAM Technician – A Exam 2019?

Candidates who wish to appear for DRDO CEPTAM Technician A Exam can check the details here. Applicants should enter the valid details in the DRDO Technician A Apply Online Form.

  • Step 1:  Click on Official Link
  • Step 2:  Click on Online Application Link to apply
  • Step 3:  Click on ‘new registration’
  • Step 4:  Use registration number to log-in, if already registered
  • Step 5:  Fill the form, upload documents, review the final draft
  • Step 6:  Fill required details, and then submit
  • Step 7:  Make payment by using debit or credit card.

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What is DRDO CEPTAM Exam?

The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) is an agency that is involved in the development of technology for the defence forces of India. It was established in the 1958 with its headquarters in New Delhi. It works under the Defence Ministry of India. The scientists engaged in the organization are responsible for research and development of such tools and techniques which find their usage in the fields of aeronautics, electronics, life sciences, missiles, armaments, materials, naval systems, etc. DRDO conducts recruitments to various posts such as engineers, scientists, technicians, assistants, vehicle operators, fire engine drivers, etc. To be a part of this organisation is a matter of great respect and honour. If wish to join the Defence sector and possess a zeal of doing something for your motherland then this job is perfect for you. It is really important to know the exam dates and other important info. Keep visiting this page. 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 cadre as per Training Policy of DRDO.

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