DRDO Centre for Personnel Talent Management Exam 2020

Computer Based Test

CEPTAM Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 100
  • Examination Modes:Computer Based Test
  • Exam Conducting Body:Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)

DRDO CEPTAM 2020: Tier-II(Postponed), Tier-I Result

Updated On - September 04 2020 by Akriti Maurya

DRDO CEPTAM 2020 Skill Test has been postponed. The Result of TIER-I for A&A recruitment and TIER-II for STA-B & Tech-A was available on the website. It is also known as the DRDO Centre for Personnel Talent Management Exam. The exam is conducted once a year at the national level for those who want to make a career in DRTC Cadre (Technical Staff) under Defence Research & Development Organisation Technical Cadre. The exam is conducted by the DRDO. The DRDO centre is responsible for the recruitment of Technical, Administrative & Allied category staff, assessment and facilitates training for this cadre. The selection process of DRDO Recruitment 2020 consists of 3 phases, firstly, a basic computer-based test. Candidates who are shortlisted in the CBT are called for document verification. After the verification round, all the eligible candidates are called for skill test round in which requisite skills as per the posts are verified. Go through this article to have more idea about the DRDO CEPTAM exam 2020.
Latest Updates:
  • TIER-II exam of DRDO CEPTAM  for A&A has been postponed due to unavoiadable situation of COVID-19.

DRDO CEPTAM 2020 Exam Pattern

 This exam is also known as Trade/Skill/Physical fitness and Capability test
  • Tier two exam is compulsory and qualifying in nature
  • Candidates of any postcodes have to qualify this exam to qualify CEPTAM.
DRDO CEPTAM 2020 Question Paper Pattern

The medium of the Exam

English and Hindi

Types of Questions

Multiple types of questions (MCQs)

Total marks


Duration of Exam

120 minutes

The exam will be conducted in a two-tier or section. See the below-mentioned table for more idea about the exam.

Exam pattern details for Tier 1: CBT: For postcodes: 0301, 0401, 0501,


Number of Questions

Quantitative aptitude, General awareness, General awareness  and science, Arathematic and Numerical ability, General intelligence and reasoning


General  English


Hindi or English language (optional)


Exam pattern for postcodes: 0601, 0701, 0801, 0901, 1001, 1101


Number of questions

Quantitative aptitude, General awareness and science, Arathematic and numerical ability, General intelligence and reasoning


    General English


Questions related to job


DRDO CEPTAM 2020 Admit Card

Defence Research and development organization [DRDO] will release the Admit card for CEPTAM Candidate who has successfully applied for the exam will be able to download the hall ticket from the official website-drdo.govt.in. Check the more details mentioned below;

  • Admit card will be appeared on the Defense research and development organization (DRDO).
  • Admit card is an important document and must be preserved carefully till all the examination process
  • The candidate will not be allowed to sit in the exam hall in absence of their admit card

Admit card is one of the essential documents and the only source to download is the official website. Appearing candidate can follow the below-mentioned procedure to download it.

  1. Go to the official website of DRDO (drdo.govt.in)
  2. Search for the link or section of Admit card
  3. Click on the link given
  4. Once the hall ticket appears on the screen, check all the details carefully
  5. Download the document in PDF file, take 2or 3 number of printout for future references.

Imp note. If there is any mistake found in the hall ticket, must be reported to the exam authority immediately, so that the further correction would be made and issued to the aspirant. Helpline numbers are also available for the candidate to put their queries.

CEPTAM Admit card contains important details related to the candidate and exam to be held. See the list of details mentioned below;

  • Name of the candidate, Parents name, contact details, Registration number, Date of Birth, Gender
  • Permanent address of the applicant, where they belong to
  • Details about exam and venue description.
  • Xerox image and signature of the applicant
  • Important Instructions to be followed by the candidate during the exam
  • Signature of the authority.

DRDO CEPTAM 2020 Result

Defence Research and development organization (DRDO) will release the CEPTAM exam result soon after the exam. The result can be obtained from the official website of DRDO. Check out the more details of the exam mentioned below;

  • Report card for the CEPTAM Tier exam will release on the official website, ‘drdo.govt.in’.
  • The result date is not released yet and expected to have appeared very soon
  • Candidate’s login credentials would be required to access the scorecard
  • Once the result date will be declared, we will provide the accurate details of the scorecard data.

DRDO CEPTAM 2020 Application Form

The registration portal for the CEPTAM will open very soon. A candidate who has successfully applied for the exam or has registered themselves within the scheduled time can appear for the exam. View more details from the below-mentioned points for DRDO CEPTAM 2020 Application form:

  • The application form is expected to be released in June on the official website, an applicant can check it.
  • Once the user has generated their individual Registration ID and password, They would have able to fill the other details of the application.
  • Candidates will have to upload the scanned copy of the photograph in the prescribed format.
  • Also will have to make the fee payment to complete the form.

DRDO CEPTAM 2020 Application Fee

Fee structure for the CEPTAM Exam conducted by the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is different as per the category. see the details mentioned in the table.

DRDO CEPTAM 2020 Registration Fee Structure 
For General Category CandidatesRs.100/-
For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/ESM CandidatesNo charges
For Women CandidateNo charges

DRDO CEPTAM 2020 Eligibility Criteria

A candidate who has applied for the CEPTAM, this year have must have gone through the eligibility. Those who have fulfilled the eligibility, only there application would be accepted.  Check the eligibility in details.

  • Nationality- A candidate must be an Indian citizen
  • Age criteria- Appearing candidate must fall in the age category of 18 to 27
  • Relaxation in terms of age is to be given to the candidate who falls in the category of SC/ST, OBC
  • Candidates who are divorced Women, Widows, Disabled defence personal and a person having J&K domicile.

DRDO CEPTAM 2020 Highlights

Examination NameDRDO CEPTAM 2020
Conducted ByCentre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) of Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO).
Level of examNational level
Name of PostsMulti-Tasking Staff, Technician -‘A’- Tech A,  Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ (STAB) and Admin and Allied Cadre (A&A)
Stages of SelectionTier 1 and Tier 2
Purpose of ExamThe DRDO centre is responsible for the recruitment of Technical, Administrative & Allied category staff, assessment and facilitates training for this cadre.
CEPTAM Official websitehttps://www.drdo.gov.in/

Center of Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM)

CEPTAM is a corporate body of DRDO established for processing the recruitment of talented personnel from across the country. This corporate body has a separate Chairmen and independent director as its Administrative Head. CEPTAM has its core activities of the Recruitment of Technical, Administrative & Allied category of non-gazetted personnel, Assessment of DRTC Officers & Staff, and facilitates Training for development of these cadres as per Training Policy of DRDO


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CEPTAM Important Dates

Form Date21 Sep - 15 Oct 2019

DRDO Centre for Personnel Talent Management Exam 2020 Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

2 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:


1Quantitative Aptitude50150

Instructions:In addition to questions from Quantitative aptitude, it also consists of questions from General Awareness, Numerical Ability, General Intelligence, and reasoning. Language consists of either Hindi or English

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Form Start Date:

21 Sep 2019

Form End Date:

15 Oct 2019

The last date to submit the form was on 15 Oct 2019
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