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Defence Research and Development Organisation Recruitment
Defence Research and Development Organisation Recruitment

DRDO Recruitment Eligibility 2023: Eligibility for Scientist ‘B’, Apprentice, CEPTAM Technical Cadre, CEPTAM Admin & Allied Cadre

Defence Research and Development Organisation prescribes the eligibility criteria for Scientist ‘B’, apprentice, technical cadre, and admin & allied cadre posts. The eligibility criteria outline the educational qualification required for the post.
DRDO Recruitment Eligibility 2023

DRDO Recruitment Eligibility 2023

DRDO Recruitment Eligibility 2023: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) releases the eligibility criteria for various posts. Before applying for the DRDO positions, candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria to know if they can register for the post.

Recently, DRDO has released the applications for the apprentice position on June 13, 2023. The last date to apply for the DRDO apprentice post is June 28, 2023. DRDO also conducts the CEPTAM (Centre for Personnel Talent Management) examination for recruitment to Technical Cadre and Admin & Allied positions. 

Meanwhile, the DRDO registration process has started for the Scientist B positions. In order to apply for the Scientist B position, candidates have to apply online at the DRDO RAC (Recruitment and Assessment Centre) website. On the other hand, for apprentice posts, candidates need to submit the scanned copy of their application form to the email address: admin.dept.nstl@gov.in

DRDO Recruitment Eligibility 2023

DRDO conducts the recruitment process for Admin and Allied (A&A) posts and Technical Cadre(DRTC) through the CEPTAM (Centre for Personnel Talent Management) exam. Candidates need to check the CEPTAM eligibility criteria in order to apply for the exam.

For DRDO Scientist ‘B’ positions, candidates need a first class B.E./B. Tech or M.Sc degree in the respective subject or discipline and a valid GATE score. For DRTC posts, candidates are required to B.Sc or Diploma qualification in the specific discipline. 

DRDO Apprentice Eligibility

  • Candidates who have completed their graduation, diploma, or ITI qualification are eligible to apply for the DRDO apprentice position. 

Educational Qualification

Course

B.Tech/B.E. (Graduate Apprentice)

  • Naval Architecture
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Technician (Diploma Apprentice)

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electronics and Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Commercial and Computer Practice

ITI (Trade Apprentice)

  • Turner
  • Fitter
  • Welder (Gas and Electric)
  • Computer Operator and Programming Assistant
  • Mechanist
  • Electrician
  • All educational qualifications of the candidates must be from Indian Institutions which have been recognized by their respective statutory authorities. 
  • Candidates with postgraduate qualifications are not eligible to register for the apprentice position. 
  • Candidates with more than one-year of work experience are not eligible to apply for the position.  
  • Applicants should be at least 18 years old on the last date of registration.
  • The selection process of the eligible candidates is based on academic merit, written test and interview. 

DRDO Scientist ‘B’ Eligibility

Candidates who have Bachelor’s degree in engineering and technology or a Master’s degree in Science from a recognized university are eligible to apply for the Scientist ‘B’ post at DRDO. Further, candidates also need to have a valid GATE score to be eligible to register for the position. 

Course

Required Educational and GATE Qualification 

Electronics and Communication Engineering 

  • First Class B.E./B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Candidates need to have a valid GATE score  in Electronics and Communication Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • First Class B.E./B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering
  • Candidates are required to have a valid GATE score  in Mechanical Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

  • First Class B.E./B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering
  •  Candidates need to have a valid GATE score  in Computer Science & Information Technology 

Electrical Engineering

  • First Class B.E./B.Tech in Electrical Engineering 
  • Candidates are required to have a valid GATE score  in Electrical Engineering

Material Engineering/Material Science and Engineering/Metallurgical Engineering

  • First Class B.E./B.Tech in Metallurgy
  • Candidates need to have a valid GATE score  in Metallurgical Engineering

Physics

  • First Class M.Sc Degree in Physics
  • Candidates are required to have a valid GATE score  in Physics

Chemistry

  • First Class M.Sc Degree in Chemistry
  • Candidates need to have a valid GATE score in Chemistry

Chemical Engineering

  • First Class B.E./B.Tech in Chemical Engineering
  • Candidates are required to have a valid GATE score in Chemical Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering

  • First Class B.E./B.Tech in Aeronautical Engineering
  • Candidates need to have a valid GATE score in Aerospace Engineering

Mathematics

  • First Class M.Sc Degree in Mathematics
  • Candidates are required to have a valid GATE score in Mathematics

Civil Engineering

  • First Class B.E./B.Tech in Civil Engineering
  • Candidates need to have a valid GATE score in Civil Engineering

Age Limit

There is an age limit for candidates seeking to apply for the DRDO Scientist B position. For General/EWS category candidates, the age limit is 28 years. For OBC candidates (non-creamy layer), the age limit is 31 years. For candidates of the SC/ST category, the age limit for applying to the Scientist ‘B’ post is 33 years. 

DRDO CEPTAM-10/DRTC Eligibility

Candidates can check the eligibility criteria for the DRDO CEPTAM exam for Technical cadre posts in the tables given below. The educational qualifications must be from an institution/university which is recognized by their respective statutory authorities such as AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education). 

Senior Technical Assistant-B (STA-B): Eligibility Criteria

Subject/Discipline

Minimum Academic Requirement

Agriculture

B.Sc. Degree in Agriculture 

Automobile Engineering

Diploma in Automobile Engineering/Mechanical Engineering(Automobile)

Botany

B.Sc Degree in Botany

Chemical Engineering

Diploma in Chemical Engineering/Technology

Chemistry

B.Sc Degree in Chemistry/Chemical Science

Civil Engineering

Diploma in Civil Engineering

Computer Science

B.Sc Degree in Computer Science or Diploma in Computer Science/Information Technology/Engineering/Technology

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Diploma in Electrical Engineering

Electronics and Instrumentation

Diploma in Electronics and Instrumentation

Electronics/Electronics and Communication/

Electronics and 

Telecommunication

Engineering

B.Sc Degree in Electronics

Or

Diploma in Electronics and Communication/

Electronics and Telec

Instrumentation

B.Sc Degree in Instrumentation

Or Diploma in Instrumentation/Instrumentation and Control

Library Science

Degree in Science with One-year Diploma in Library Science

Mathematics

B.Sc Degree in Mathematics

Mechanical Engineering

Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Metallurgy

Diploma in Metallurgical Engineering

Medical Lab Technology

B.Sc Degree in Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT)

Or 12th Std Science Stream with 2 year Diploma in MLT

Photography

B.Sc Degree in Photography

Physics

B.Sc Degree in Physics

Printing Technology

B.Sc Degree in Printing Technology

Psychology

B.Sc Degree in Psychology

Textile

B.Sc Degree in Textile/Textile Chemistry

Zoology

B.Sc Degree in Zoology

Technician-A Eligibility

  • Candidates must have passed their Class 10 examination or equivalent from a recognized board or institution. 
  • Candidates are required to hold a certificate from a recognized Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in the specific discipline. 
  • Alternatively, applicants will need to have a certificate of a minimum one-year duration from a recognized Institution in the required discipline if ITI does not award a certificate in that discipline. 
  • Other alternative certificates include National Trade Certificate in the required discipline or National Apprenticeship Certificate in the specific discipline. 

DRDO CEPTAM-10/A&A Eligibility

Post

Educational Qualification Requirement

Stenographer Grade-I (English Typing)

Bachelor’s Degree from Recognized University

  • Stenographer Grade-II (English Typing)
  • Administrative Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing)
  • Administrative Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing)
  • Store Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing)
  • Store Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing)
  • Security Assistant ‘A’

Candidates are required to have cleared their 12th Standard Examination (Or equivalent from a recognized board/university)

  • Vehicle Operator ‘A’
  • Fire Engine Driver ‘A’
  • Fireman

10th Standard Pass

 

  • Junior Translation Officer (Eligibility): Candidates for Junior Translation Officer must hold one of the following qualifications : 

A) Master’s Degree in English/Hindi with Hindi/English as an elective or compulsory subject at the Degree level (From a recognized university)

B) Master’s degree in any subject with Hindi as the medium of instruction and examination with English as a compulsory subject at the degree level

C) Bachelor’s degree with English and Hindi as the primary subjects or either of the two languages as the medium of examination and the other one as the main subject; and a recognized Certificate course or Diploma in translation from Hindi-English and vice-versa or 2 years of work experience in translation from Hindi-English and vice versa in Central/State Government offices. 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who releases the eligibility criteria for positions at DRDO ?

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) releases the eligibility criteria for various positions such as Scientist 'B', apprentice, Admin & Allied cadre, and Technical cadre.

What is the eligibility criteria for DRDO Scientist 'B' position ?

Candidates aspiring to secure the Scientist 'B' position at DRDO need to have a B.Tech/B.E. or M.Sc. degree in a relevant discipline and a valid GATE score. 

What is the eligibility criteria for DRDO apprenticeship ?

Candidates planning to apply for the DRDO apprentice post are required to have a B.E./B.Tech degree, Diploma or ITI qualification. 

What is the eligibility criteria for the Senior Technical Assistant-B (STA-B) post at DRDO ?

For the Senior Technical Assistant-B post at DRDO, candidates are required to hold a B.Sc Degree or Diploma in a relevant discipline.  

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