DRDO Technician Exam 2022

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Defence Research and Development Organization or DRDO conducts a test to occupy its vacancies for technicians in various fields. To do so DRDO organises an exam called CEPTAM which stands for Center for Personal Talent Management. These vacancies are for Senior Technical Assistant B and Technician A. 

The CEPTAM exam is taken in two segments namely Tier I and Tier II. It is conducted to get candidates for technical, administrative and allied categories for any non-gazetted posts. The exam is conducted on a national level every year by DRDO. 

DRDO full form Defence Research and Development Organization
Conducting Body CEPTAM, Center for Personal Talent Management
Posts DRDO Technician A
Number of Vacancies 826
Level of Exam  National Level
Mode of Application Online
DRDO Technician Exam Dates 2022 12-Nov-2022 to 15-Nov-2022
DRDO Technician Exam Application Fees INR 100
Selection Process 2-Tier Offline Exam
Duration  Tier 1: 1.5 hours, Tier 2: 1- 2  hours
Official Website https://www.drdo.gov.in/

Important Dates for DRDO Technician Exam 2022

The DRDO technician exam 2022 is scheduled in the Middle of November 2022. Mentioned hereunder are some important dates to plan your application process.  

Event Date
Registration Date 03-Sep-2022 to 25-Sep-2022
Admit Cards 31-Oct-2022
Exam Date 12-Nov-2022 to 15-Nov-2022

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DRDO Technician Exam Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the DRDO Technician exam in 2022 are not much different from the previous year, however, the candidate is required to check age bars, and duration of residence instead of the given date or date of application. 

  1. Only Indian citizens can apply for the exams.
  2. The candidate must be above 18 years of age and below 28 years of age. 
  3. Age relaxations only for the upper limit are given to those under reservation of (ST/SC/OBC) PWD, Widows, Divorced Women, Employees of the central government, Departmental candidates, Domicile residents of Jammu and Kashmir (between 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989). 
  4. Each applicant is required to have completed class 10th or equivalent examination.
  5. One should also have done ITI (Field Specific) from a recognised university or institute.
  6. The candidate must not pursue any higher education while applying for the position. 
  7. All results should be clear and declared before applying for the examination. 

DRDO Technician Exam Application Process

Here is the complete process of applying for a DRDO Technician exam. 

DRDO Technician Exam Registration 

The registration process for the DRDO Technician Exam is easy and the process is completely online. To register for the DRDO Technician Exam one must follow the given steps:

  1. To register, one must go to the official website of DRDO and click on careers. 
  2. Select other recruitments and the CEPTAM page will appear. 
  3. Click on the relevant link or advertisement. 
  4. As it opens, scan the code on the last page of the advertisement. 
  5. Click on new registration and complete the process of entering your details. 

DRDO Technician Exam Application Process 

Once the applicant is registered they simply have to follow the given steps to apply for the year’s exam.

  1. The registration number and password will be emailed to you. Use these credentials to log in to your account. 
  2. Click on ‘apply now’ and complete the application. 
  3. Upload clear copies of the required documents.
  4. Proceed to pay the application fee. 
  5. Save a copy of the application form and fee receipt for future reference. 

DRDO Technician Exam  Application Fees

The application fee is different for the General and Reserved categories. 

Category Fees (INR)
UnReserved 100
SC/ST Nil
Women/Pwd/EWS Nil

DRDO Technician Exam Centres

DRDO Technician exams are conducted in 2 tiers across the country in various centres. For the Tier I exam candidates are given a choice amongst the given centres, however, in Tier II exams the choice of the centre is not given and the candidate has to report where the centre is mentioned. 

Patna Vijaywada Visakhapatnam Port Blair
Nasik Panaji Prayagraj Hyderabad
Thiruvananthapuram Pune Siliguri Jammu
Raipur Ranchi Jaipur Imphal
Nagpur Mysore Kolhapur Lucknow
Kolkata Kochi Kanpur Jodhpur
Varanasi Mumbai Itanagar Jabalpur
Gorakhpur Guwahati Gwalior Aurangabad
Coimbatore Agra Dehradun Delhi NCR
Chandigarh Bhubaneswar Bengaluru Balasore
Bhopal Ahmedabad Chennai

Syllabus for DRDO Technician exam 

The syllabus majorly caters to 5 main sessions in the examination, Quantitative ability, General awareness, reasoning ability, General science and English. There are many Mock test papers and previous years’ question papers available on the official DRDO Website. Given below are the specifics of each category. 

Quantitative Ability

  1. Simplification
  2. Data interpretation
  3. Data Sufficiency
  4. Number Series
  5. Mathematical Inequality
  6. Speed, distance, and time
  7. Time and work
  8. Average Simple and compound interest 
  9. Quadratic Equation
  10. Approximation
  11. Profit and loss

General Awareness

  1. Important Days
  2. Books and Author
  3. International/National Affairs
  4. Sports News
  5. Awards and Honors
  6. Appointments and Resignations
  7. Science and Defence

Reasoning Ability

  1. Alphanumeric Series
  2. Input-Output
  3. Coding-Decoding
  4. Verbal Reasoning
  5. Direction Sense
  6. Order and Ranking
  7. Syllogism
  8. Blood Relations
  9. Data Sufficiency
  10. Inequality
  11. Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

General Science

  1. Newton’s laws of motion
  2. Atomic structure
  3. Heat and temperature
  4. Work, energy, and power
  5. Sound and wave motion
  6. Nature of matter
  7. Measurements in science
  8. Metals and non-metals
  9. Carbon and its compounds
  10. Force and gravitation
  11. Electricity and its Applications
  12. Universe 

English

  1. Theme based questions
  2. Sentence Connectors
  3. Sentence Improvement
  4. Sentence rearrangement
  5. Odd one out
  6. Fillers
  7. Para jumbles
  8. Reading comprehension
  9. Cloze Test
  10.  Error Spotting

DRDO Technician Exam 2021 Cut off

Every year the DRDO Technician exam is becoming more competitive, and the cut-offs are revised every year as per the number of applications regarding several vacancies. Here is the 2021 cut-off for DRDO Technician Exam. 

Position Category 
UR SC ST OBC
Tech A (Carpenter) 83 73
Tech A (Chemical plant operator) 76 52
Tech A (Cutting and Tailoring) 86
Tech A (Book Binder) 62
Tech A (COPA) 77 72 64 74
Tech A (DTP Operator) 58 58 58
Tech A (Electrician) 93 80 85 90
Tech A (Motor mechanic) 94
Tech A (Photographer) 64
Tech A (Medical Lab Technology) 78 74 68
Tech A (Welder) 103 99 80 92
Tech A (Turner) 88 76 74 80
Tech A (Draughtsman Mechanical) 88 62

DRDO Exam Pattern 2022

The exam is divided into 2 tiers. Tier I is a Computer Based test (CBT)

Tier I: Computer-Based Test

Except for the English section, the whole exam is bilingual and can be attempted in Hindi or English as per choice. The prelims are also divided into two parts. The whole exam is for 90 minutes and contains 120 questions. 

Part A – consists of language-based questions, Quantitative Ability, General Intelligence and reasoning ability, General Awareness and General Science.

This section contains 40 questions

Part B – This section is specific to the specialisation of the post. The questions here are trade subject-specific.

This section contains 80 questions.

Minimum Qualifying Marks for Tier II 

The acceptance ratio for this year’s technicians posts is 1:8, that is 8 candidates will be promoted to Tier II Exam for each post. 

The minimum qualifying marks are 40% for general category candidates and 35% for ST/SC/OB category candidates. 

Tier II DRDO Technician Exam

The Tier II of the examination process is conducted to test the practical knowledge of the candidate in the respective field. 

It consists of only 1 part with questions specific to the discipline of the postcode and the exam time varies between 60 to 120 minutes. 

Why Apply for DRDO Technician Exams?

There are various benefits of DRDO Technician Exams like salary perks and other allowances. 

  1. The foremost benefit is that the average entering salary for a DRDO Technician is INR 28,000. 
  2. The candidates are entitled to a dearness allowance, and house rent allowance.
  3. DRDO also provides transport allowance.
  4. Educational allowances are provided for the candidates’ offspring.
  5. There are leave travel concessions for the worker. 
  6. They can avail the various medical facilities that they are entitled to. 

FAQs 

What is the cut-off for the DRDO Exam?

The cut-off for Tier I of the DRDO Technician exam is 40% for the general category and 35% for any other category. 

How many exams do I have to write for the DRDO Technician post?

There are two exams separated as Tier I and Tier II categories that one has to write to become a DRDO Technician. 

What is the salary after becoming a DRDO Technician?

The average starting salary for a DRDO Technician is around INR 28,000.

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