DRDO Centre for Personnel Talent Management Exam

Form Date: 01 Aug - 31 Aug 2021 (Tentative)

Computer Based Test

Form Date: 01 Aug - 31 Aug 2021

CEPTAM Basic Information

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

DRDO CEPTAM 2021: Check CEPTAM-09 A&A Tier 2 Result Status Here

Updated On - June 01 2021 by Swagota Nandi

DRDO CEPTAM 2021 Result of TIER-II for A&A recruitment and TIER-II for STA-B & Tech-A will be available soon after the exam. 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 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 2021 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 2021.

DRDO CEPTAM 2021 Exam Status

Candidates can check DRDO CEPTAM status from below:


No notification has been released yet by the conducting authority.

Latest Updates

  • CEPTAM 2021 Admit Card has released for Security Assistant.
  • DRDO has released status of provisionally shortlisted candidates after tier-ii (trade test). Check CEPTAM-09 A&A Tier 2 Result Status Here   

DRDO CEPTAM 2021 Important Dates

Candidates can find important dates and events related to DRDO CEPTAM from the given table below:

DRDO CEPTAM Important Dates
DRDO CEPTAM (9) EventsImportant Dates
CEPTAM-09/TECH-AAugust 2021
Crucial date of eligibilityAugust 2021
Closing of submission of applicationsAugust 2021
Edit Facility in the online applicationAugust 2021
Release of Admit CardSeptember 2021
Date of Examination September 2021
Release of admit card for re-examSeptember 2021
Date of re-exam for absentee candidatesSeptember 2021
Tier II trade TestNovember 2021
Declaration of ResultNovember 2021
CEPTAM-09/A&AAugust 2021
Availability of Online application formAugust 2021
Crucial date for eligibilityAugust 2021
Last date for submission of online applicationAugust 2021
Availability of e-admit cardSeptember 2021
Date of Exam-Tier-1 (CBT) September 2021
Declaration of Tier -1 resultSeptember 2021
Date of Exam-Tier-2 (Trade/Skill/Physical Fitness & Capability Test,
[if applicable]
September 2021
Declaration of tier -2 resultNovember 2021
Publication of final result & Rank listNovember 2021

DRDO CEPTAM 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Registration Fee Structure 
For General Category CandidatesRs.100/-
For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/ESM CandidatesNo charges
For Women CandidateNo charges

DRDO CEPTAM 2021 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.
For post CEPTAM-09/Admin & Allied:
Education Qualification- It is mandatory to hold a minimum educational qualification in order to become an eligible candidate for Admin & Allied posts of DRDO CEPTAM-09 2020 recruitment. For all 11 posts under Admin & Allied (A&A) is mandatory to qualify the following:
Essential Qualification Requirement (EQR)- 
  • For posts with codes 0301 to 0601- It is compulsory to qualify 10+2/12th or its equivalent from any recognised board or university.
  • For remaining posts it is required to qualify 10th standard/Class 10 which should be recognised by state/central government.
Other Essential Requirement (OER)- 
  • For posts with codes 0301 to 0502 & 0701, it is mandatory to have computer knowledge & maintain a good typing speed as per norms.
  • For posts with codes 0601 & 1101, it is mandatory to maintain a good fitness level & one should able to undertake duties accordingly.
  • For post with code 0801, it is mandatory to have two years of experience in cooking field in a Government/SemiGovernment/Autonomous Organisation.
  • And for the remaining two posts 0901 & 1001, it is compulsory to have a valid driving licence, knowledge of motor mechanism & experience of driving for at least three years.
For post CEPTAM-09/TECH-A:
Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India.
Age Limit: Candidate must be between 18 and 28 Years of age (relaxable for SC/ST/OBC/ESM/PWD/Widows/Divorced Women/Women Judicially Separated from their Husbands who are not remarried etc as per Govt. of India Rules).
Educations Requirements: 
  1. Xth Class pass or equivalent from a recognized Board or Institute.
  2. Certificate from a recognized Industrial Training Institute or Certificate of minimum one-year duration from a recognized Institute if the Industrial Training Institutes do not award certificate or National Trade Certificate or National Apprenticeship in the required discipline.

Candidates must have acquired the EQR as on crucial date of eligibility for the post they are applying. Those awaiting results of the final examination as on crucial date of eligibility for the prescribed qualification are not eligible and hence should not apply.

Please note that candidates possessing the higher qualification, viz., M.Sc. or B.Tech. or Ph.D. degree etc. as on crucial date of eligibility, shall not be considered for the recruitment.

DRDO CEPTAM 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Result

Defence Research and development organization (DRDO) has released the CEPTAM result 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 has been released on the official website, ‘drdo.govt.in’.
  • Candidate’s login credentials would be required to access the scorecard
  • DRDO has published the scores/rankings of the candidates appearing in the Tier-II (Trade Test) examination in descending order of ranking.
  • The result of the CEPTAM-09 (TECH-A & Admin & Allied) consists of the details of the candidates that will be disclosed as per the choice of candidate.

DRDO CEPTAM 2021 Selection Process

The selection process will consist of Tier-I (CBT) and Tier-II (Trade Test). Check the pointers below for more details:

  • The score of Tier-I (CBT) may be normalized as per requirement.
  • The Tier-I examination is for provisional selection and Tier-II (Trade test) is qualifying in nature.
  • Candidates will be called for Tier-I examination without any detailed scrutiny, therefore, their admission in examinations are only provisional.
  • Candidates are advised to ensure meeting all eligibility criteria to avoid rejection in the future.
Resolution of Tie cases for Tier-I (CBT): In cases where more than one candidate secure the equal aggregate marks in Tier-I examination, tie cases will be resolved by applying following criteria, one after other, as applicable till the tie is resolved:
  • Date of birth, older candidate placed higher in the merit list.
  • Alphabetical order (English Order) in which the names of the candidates appear.
Preliminary Document Verification: 
  • The original certificates pertaining to EQR and other relevant documents will be examined at the time of document verification.
  • Preliminary document verification will be held along with Tier-II (Trade Test).
  • Provisionally shortlisted candidates for Tier-II (Trade test) need to produce all the relevant certificates in original at the time of preliminary document verification, failing which the candidature of such candidates will be canceled.
  • Candidates may be asked at any stage of the recruitment process to produce original documents/certificates for the verification of its authenticity by the forensic expert/issuing authority.
Note: Here one must note that for Admin & Allied post’s Tier-II Exam, it also includes Skill/Physical Fitness & Capability Test (whichever is applicable).

DRDO CEPTAM-09 Vacancy Details

Vacancy Details for CEPTAM-09/Admin & Allied (A&A) are:
  • Pay Scale: Appointed candidates will get salary on monthly basis as per Pay scale of level 2 (Rs 19900-63200) for all post codes except Stenographer Grade-II i.e. Pay at level 4 (Rs 25500-81100) as per 7th CPC Pay matrix and other benefits as per Govt. of India rules & regulations.
  • Age Limit: All the aspirants of DRDO CEPTAM-09 A&A recruitment must be in between 18 to 27 years of age, which is relax-able for SC/ST/OBC/ESM/PWD/WIidows/Divorced Women/Women Judicially separated from their husbands & who are not remarried etc. as per Govt. of India rules & norms.
  • Codes of posting stations: Below given is the stations & its codes, where the shortlisted candidates will get their posting.

A1=Agra, A2=Ahmednagar, B1=Bengaluru, B2= Bhubaneswar, C1=Chandigarh, C2= Chennai, D1= Dehradun, D2= Delhi, G1= Gwalior, H1= Hyderabad, J1= Jadalpur, J2= Jodhpur, K1= Kochi, L1= Leh, M1= Mussoorie, M2=Mysore, N1= Nasik, P1= Panagarh, P2= Pune, V1= Vishakapatnam.

DRDO CEPTAM 2021 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/
Application LinkReleasing Soon

Center of Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM)

CEPTAM is a corporate body of Defence Research and Development Organisation (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 Date01 Aug - 31 Aug 2021 (Tentative)

DRDO Centre for Personnel Talent Management Exam 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:

01 Aug 2021

Form End Date:

31 Aug 2021

The forms will open on 01 Aug 2021



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