Centre for Personnel Talent Management the Entry test (CEPTAM) Eligibility Details

Defence Research and Development Organization conducts a Centre for Personnel Talent Management the Entry test for the recruitment of Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ (STA’B’), Technician ‘A’ (Tech ‘A’), Assistant (Hindi), Admin & Allied Category Posts.  The Eligibility details are as follows…

Eligibility Criteria:

I. a) Candidate must be a Indian Citizen.

b) Age Limit: Candidates age should be between 18 to 28 years for STAT-B and for Tech -A posts. between 18 t o 30 years for Asst Hindi Post, 18 to 27 years for Admin & Allied posts except for Asst Hindi post.

c) Candidates must have completed the Essential Qualification Requirement (EQR) and other eligibility for the posts as on closing date.

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 namely.,  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 as may be prescribed by the competent authority, conducted before the offer of appointment is issued, if found unfit, will not be appointed.

g) Candidates serving in Govt. / PSU/ Autonomous organizations/ armed forces including (departmental candidates) must apply through proper channel and may send an advance copy before closing date to be initially considered with intimation to their offices. 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.

 Benefits Of Reservation:

 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/concession, 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 vacancies. PWD candidates applying against unreserved vacancies will be treated as general candidates.

c) ESM: The person  who has served in any rank in regular Indian Army, Navy or Air Force and retired after earning Pension or any other relevant terms & conditions of Govt. of India d) MSP: As per rules of Government of India

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 of India. For relaxation of age limit and proforma for certificates, our website may be referred to.

II. Educational Qualification:

a) Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’: Candidates should possess B.Sc Degree or Three years Diplome in Engineering in Agricultural Science, Automobile Engineering,  Biotechnology, Botany, Chemical Engineering,  Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical & Electronics,  Electrical, Electronics & Communication or Electronics & Telecommunication, Electronics & Instrumentation, Electronics, Geology, Instrumentation, Library Science, Mathematics, Mechanical,  Mechatronics, Metallurgy,  Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacy, Photography, Physics, Printing, Psychology, Radiography, Surveyor, Textile, Tool Die & Moulding, Veterinary Science Zoology from recognized University/ Institute.

b) Technician’A’ (Tech’A’): Candidates should possess X Class or equivalent and certificate from ITI in  Automobile, Book Binder, Carpenter,  COPA, Cutting & Tailoring, Draughtsman (Mechanical),  DTP Operator, Electrician, Electronics, Electroplating, Fitter, FRP Processor, Grinder, Instrument Mechanic, Machinist, Machinist (CNC Operator),  Mechanic (Diesel), Medical Lab Technology, Mill Wright Mechanic, Motor Vehicle Mechanic, Painter, Photographer, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Sheet Metal Worker, Turner, Welder trade.

c) Admin & Allied Category Posts:

i. Assistant Hindi: Master’s Degree of a recognized University in English/Hindi with Hindi and English as compulsory elective subjects at degree level OR Bachelor’s degree with Hindi and English as main subjects (which includes the term compulsory and elective) and two years Experience of translation from English to Hindi and vice versa .

ii.Personal Assistant ‘A’: XII class pass or equivalent from Board or University. Accurate speed of 80 words per minute in shorthand and 40 words per minute in typing in English or 30 words per minute in Hindi or Accurate speed of 8000 key depressions per hour for data entry into computer.

iii. Admin Assistant ‘A’ & Store Assistant ‘A’:  XII Class Pass Or equivalent from a recognized Board or University, Typing on computer at the speed of 30 words per minute in Hindi (30 words per minute corresponds to 9000 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word.) or Typing on computer at the speed of 35 word per minute in English (35 words per minute corresponds to 10500 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word.)

iv. Security Assistant ‘A’: XII class pass Or equivalent from a recognized Board or University or equivalent certificate awarded by Armed Forces in the case of Ex-Serviceman, Physical fitness and capability to undertake strenuous duties.

v. Civilian Driver ‘A’: X class pass Or equivalent qualification by the Central/   State  Governments  and possessing  a valid driving  license for Two/ Three wheelers and light and heavy vehicles (both) and  One year experience of driving after acquiring the license (HMV).

vi. Fire Engine Driver ‘A’: X class  pass  Or  equivalent  qualification  recognized by  the Central/  State Governments,  valid driving  license for Two/ Three wheelers and light and heavy vehicles (both), Knowledge of traffic regulations, (iv) Physical  fitness and capability for strenuous duties.

vii. Fire men: X  class  pass  certificate  recognized  by Central/  State Governments,  Physical fitness  and capability to perform strenuous duties.

Exam Pattern Details: DRDO offers exciting and challenging career opportunities in very broad spectrum of subjects/ disciplines at its more than 50 laboratories/ establishments spread throughout the country. Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) conducts a Centre for Personnel Talent Management the Entry test for the recruitment of Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ (STA’B’), Technician ‘A’ (Tech ‘A’), Assistant (Hindi), Admin & Allied Category Posts. The Essential requirements and exam pattern is as follows…

Scheme of the Examination: The written examination will be OMR based and of 2  hours duration consisting of 150 objective type 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 Personal Assistant, 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) 50 Questions related to Job

Essential Requirements:

 a) For the post of Technician ‘A’, it is mandatory to pass the Trade Test.

b) For the post of Personal Assistant ‘A’, it is mandatory to pass the prescribed Shorthand and Typing Test.

c)To pass Typing Test is essential for the post of Admin Assistant ‘A’ & Store Assistant ‘A’.

d) For Civilian Driver ‘A’ & Fire Engine Driver, passing of driving test is mandatory.

 e) For the post of Security Astt. ‘A’, Fire Engine Driver and Fireman, it is mandatory to pass the Physical Endurance Test (PET) and medical fitness test. The Physical Endurance Test (PET) will consist:

(i) 1600 m Run to be completed in 7 minutes

(ii) 20 Sit ups

(iii) Rope climbing using hands – 12 feet vertical climbing.

For female candidates, standards shall be relaxed as per DRDO norms. DRDO reserves the right to give all or a few of the above events to ascertain the endurance of the candidates. Candidates undergoing PET will do so at their own risk.

 Medical Standards:

(i) Minimum height 165 cm without shoes (relaxation in height is admissible for candidates belonging to Hilly areas and tribal areas as per Govt. of India rules)

(ii) Chest should be well proportioned and 82 cm without expansion with minimum 5 cm expansion

(iii) Weight should be minimum 50 kg

(iv) Hearing – normal without aids

(v) Vision – vision must be 6/6 without aid. Each eye must have full field of vision and the candidate must be free from Night & Colour blindness

Selection Process: Defence Research and Development Organization conducts a Centre for Personnel Talent Management the Entry test for the recruitment of Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ (STA’B’), Technician ‘A’ (Tech ‘A’), Assistant (Hindi), Admin & Allied Category Posts.  The selection processes are as follows…

Selection Process Details: Selection is based on Written Exam, Skill Test, Trade Test, Physical Test, Medical Test and Interview as per the requirement.

a) The candidates will be called for written examination without any scrutiny. However, the Original Certificates pertaining to Essential Qualification (EQR) and other relevant documents will be examined/ verified completely before/and at the time of Document Verification/ Interview.

b) Candidates fulfilling all the eligibility criteria are called for document verification, trade/ skill test and interview based on their ranking in written examination in a ratio of 1:6 (for STA ‘B’ and Assistant Hindi) and 1:8 (for all other post codes where Skill/ Trade/ Physical / Medical tests are mandatory) provided they secure the minimum qualifying marks in written examination (40% for General Candidate and 35% for SC/ ST candidate). The last candidate securing equal marks in the bracket are also included. The final selection will be based on combined merit of post/ category/ sub-category of the candidate and on the basis of marks obtained in Written Examination and Interview taken together in the ratio of 85% and 15% respectively. However, it would be mandatory for the candidate to secure minimum 45% marks for SC/ ST and 50% marks for others to qualify the interview. If there are two or more candidates in the same category having equal marks, the candidate older in age will get preference. It is reiterated that it is also 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.

Note: 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 English.

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