CEPTAM Exam Pattern:
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 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 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
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.
(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.