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DRDO Entrance Exam 2021 released Eligibility Criteria, Application, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Selection Process

DRDO Entrance Exam 2021: DRDO CEPTAM is in charge of the DRDO Personnel Talent Management Center (CEPTAM). CEPTAM is entrusted with the recruitment of technical, administrative, and related personnel from the category of unpublished personnel, the evaluation of officials and DRTC staff, and facilitates training for the development of these cadres according to the training policy of the DRDO.

This DRDO Entrance Exam 2021 is carried out once a year depending on the number of vacancies. The exam is done online. There are two stages of the selection process and they are Level I and Level II. Candidates must complete both stages and meet the cutoff marks to be selected for the position applied for.

DRDO CEPTAM 2021 Highlights

Exam Name

Defense Research & Development Organisation Centre for Personnel Talent Management Exam

The Conducting Body

Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of DRDO

Exam Level



Once a year


MTS (MULTI TASKING STAFF), Tech A, and A&A posts


INR 18000-56900/-

Application Mode


Application Fees

General - INR 100/- WOMEN/SC/ ST/ ESM - No fees

Exam Mode


Negative Marking

No Negative Marking

Selection Process       


Official Website


DRDO CEPTAM 2021 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for DRDO Entrance Exam 2021, candidates must be citizens of India and between 18 and 25 years of age. The upper age limit is relaxed for SC / ST / OBC / ESM / PWD / WIDOWS / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated from their husbands who have not remarried, civilian employees of the central government, disabled defense services personnel, persons domiciled in the state of J&K during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989 according to the current government. Of the Indian rules). Here is the required educational qualification:

DRDO CEPTAM 2021 Educational Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a 10th class pass or equivalent of a pass recognized by the Board or the Industrial Training Institute (ITI).
  • Candidates must have acquired the EQR by the crucial date of eligibility for the positions they are applying for.
  • Those who await the final exam results on the crucial eligibility date for the prescribed qualification are not eligible and therefore should not apply.
  • For coach "A" it is a Class 10 pass or equivalent.
  • Eligibility for STA "B" is graduation primarily in the branch of science.

How to apply for DRDO CEPTAM 2021

Candidates who are eligible to apply for DRDO CEPTAM recruitment can complete and submit the online application form on the official website. The form is available on the website ( These are the steps to request the hiring process:

  • Visit the official DRDO website at
  • On the home page, select "Careers" and then click "Other Hires"
  • You will be redirected to the DRDO CEPTAM home page.
  • Select the publication and click on "Online Application Form"
  • Register using the required details.
  • Once registered, log into your application using the registration number.
  • Complete the application form, submit the fee and submit your application.

How to download the DRDO CEPTAM 2021 admission card?

The DRDO CEPTAM admission card will be launched online on the official website. To download the admission card, candidates must enter the application number, publication and date of birth. Candidates will be able to download the DRDO CEPTAM 2021 admission card until the day of the exam.

  • Visit the DRDO CEPTAM Official Website -
  • Click on "Careers". A new page will appear.
  • Click on the link "CEPTAM- Advt: Notice Board".
  • Click on the download link for the admission card.
  • Enter roll / registration number and date of birth / password
  • Click the "Submit" button. Your DRDO CEPTAM 2021 admission card will appear on the screen.
  • Check all details on DRDO CEPTAM 2021 admission card
  • Download it and make some prints for the exam.

DRDO CEPTAM Exam Pattern 2021

The DRDO Entrance Exam 2021pattern is prescribed by the Center for Staff Talent Management for Tech A, A&A and MTS.

  • All exams comprise two levels.
  • The pattern is different for different levels and posts.
  • The exam will be conducted in the computer-based test (CBT) mode.
  • The exams consist of objective type MCQs that contain 1 mark for each question.
  • There is no negative score on the DRDO CEPTAM 2021 exam.

DRDO CEPTAM 2021 Syllabus

Syllabus for MTS Recruitment

The syllabus of Tier-I comprises General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability.

The syllabus of Tier-II comprises General Science, General Math, and General English.

Syllabus for A&A Recruitment

DRDO CEPTAM syllabus for A & A post is divided into Quantitative ability/aptitude, General intelligence & Reasoning ability, General Awareness, General Science, Arithmetic & Numerical Ability, General Ability, Hindi or English Language.

Syllabus for Tech “A” Recruitment

The Section A of the question paper comprises questions from Quantitative Ability/Aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, English Language (basic knowledge), General Science and the Section B comprises questions specific to trade/discipline as per the post-code.



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