About DRDO CEPTAM 2019

DRDO Entry Test for Senior Technical Assistant B (STA B) or DRDO CEPTAM is conducted by Centre For Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) for the recruitment of eligible candidates in the technical cadre of DRDO, in CBT mode. The exam is held for 21 subjects and in two papers – Tier I and II. Candidates with BSc. degree or passed the specified engineering diploma can apply for the exam. Tier I exam is a screening test, while Tier II examination is held for provisional selection. The entire selection process includes Tier I, Tier II and preliminary document verification. Tier I exam is held for 2 hours wherein candidates need to answer 150 objective type questions whereas Tier II test is conducted for 1.30 hours where candidates have to answer 100 questions for 100 marks. Tier I is common for all, while Tier II will be held for specific subject selected by the candidates.  

Frequency: Vacancy Based
Languages English, Hindi
Conducting Body: Centre for Personnel Talent Management
Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes

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DRDO CEPTAM 2019 Important Dates

Upcoming Dates and Events

23 Nov, 2019

Exam | Mode: Online

04 Nov, 2019 - 23 Nov, 2019

Admit Card | Mode: Online Ongoing

13 Jan, 2020 (Tentative)

Result | Mode: Online

Past Dates and Events

21 Sep, 2019 - 15 Oct, 2019

Application | Mode: Online

DRDO CEPTAM 2019 Eligibility Criteria

DRDO CEPTAM Eligibility Criteria  - Essential Qualification Requirement (EQR)

  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in science or Three years Diploma in engineering or technology or computer science, or allied subjects in the required discipline by the crucial date of eligibility. 

  • Candidates awaiting their results of the final exam as on crucial date of eligibility are not eligible. 

  • B.Sc. candidates are required to have studied the required subject for at least 2 years in the course of B.Sc. programme.

DRDO CEPTAM Paper-wise  Eligibility Criteria



Automobile Engineering

Three years Diploma in Automobile Engineering from

recognized Technical Board/ Institute


B.Sc. degree in Agriculture/ Agricultural Science from

recognized University/ Institute

Chemical Engineering

Three years Diploma in Chemical Engineering/Technology

from recognized Technical Board/ Institute

Computer Science

B.Sc. degree Or Three years Diploma in Computer Science/

Engineering/ Technology/ Information Technology from

recognized University/ Technical Board/ Institute (Courses by

DOEACC/BCA/MCA are not eligible)


B.Sc. degree in Botany from recognized University/ Institute

(candidates of ZBC etc. may also apply)


B.Sc. degree in Chemistry/Chemical Science from recognized

University/ Institute (candidates of PCM/ZBC/PCB etc. may

also apply)

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Three years Diploma in Electrical & Electronics Engineering

from recognized Technical Board/ Institute

Electronics & Instrumentation

Three years Diploma in Electronics & Instrumentation from

recognized Technical Board/ Institute

Civil Engineering

Three years Diploma in Civil Engineering from recognized

Technical Board/ Institute


B.Sc. degree in Geology from recognized University/ Institute

Electrical Engineering

Three years Diploma in Electrical Engineering from recognized

Technical Board/ Institute


B.Sc. degree Or Three years Diploma in Instrumentation or

Instrumentation & Control Engineering from recognized

University/ Technical Board/ Institute

Electronics or Electronics & Communication or Electronics & Telecommunication


B.Sc. degree Or Three years Diploma in Electronics or

Electronics & Communication or Electronics &

Telecommunication Engineering from recognized University/

Technical Board/ Institute

Library Science

Degree in Science with minimum one year Diploma in Library

Science from recognized University/Technical Board/



B.Sc. degree Or Three years Diploma in Photography or

Cinematography (Vocational Photography & Cinematography)

from recognized University/ Technical Board/ Institute

(Applied courses and Bachelor in Fine Arts are not eligible)


B.Sc. degree in Physics from recognized University/ Institute

(candidates of PCM/PCB etc. may also apply)


B.Sc. degree in Mathematics from recognized University/

Institute (candidates of PCM etc. may also apply)


Three years Diploma in Metallurgical Engineering from

recognized Technical Board/ Institute

Mechanical Engineering

Three years Diploma in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical

Engg(Production/ Automobile/ Refrigeration/ Air Conditioning/ 30

Maintenance etc.) from Technical Board/ Institute


B.Sc. degree in Psychology from recognized University/



B.Sc. degree in Zoology/ Life Science from recognized

University/ Institute (candidates of ZBC etc. may also apply)

DRDO CEPTAM 2019 Application Process

Mode of Application : Online

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card

What to keep ready before filling DRDO CEPTAM Application Form ?

  • Photograph 

  • Thumb impression 

  • Signature

  • 10th class certificate

  • EQR Document

  • Caste certificate (if applicable) 

  • PWD certificate (if applicable)

DRDO CEPTAM Application Form – Stages 


Candidates have to first of all register online by entering the basic details. A user Id & password will be sent to candidates registered email ID and mobile number. Keep the log in ID and password safe for further filling the application form. 

Log in and Filling Application Form 

Candidates have to fill in the required details at this stage like name, date of birth, father’s name & mother’s name and other required educational details. They also have to select 3 exam centres as per the preference for Tier I exam. For Tier II exam, the authority will itself allot the exam centre. Besides this, they have to upload their digital photograph, signature, left thumb hand impression, category certificate or PWD certificate (if applying for reservation). 

Review Application Form 

Before final submission, candidates must exercise the option of reviewing the application form. The option is given to ensure that all the information and the data entered by the candidates are correct. If not, they can revisit the correct/edit/change/modify the particulars/data/information/details.  

Fee Payment 

After final submission of the application form, candidates have to pay the exam fee which is Rs. 100 for General candidates. Reserved category, women and ex-servicemen are exempted from paying the application fee. The fee can be paid online via net banking, credit card or debit card. 

Application Fee


Application Fee

General category

Rs. 100

All women and SC/ST/PWD/ESM candidates 

Exempted from fee payment 

Print Application 

After the fee payment, candidates must take a printout of the submitted application and keep it safe till the document verification. This print out has to be kept for personal reference only. However, in case candidates are shortlisted, then they have to bring the hard copy (duly signed) of this application form (if shortlisted) for document verification.

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General Online Male ₹ 100

DRDO CEPTAM 2019 Preparation Tips


DRDO CEPTAM Preparation Tips 

    • Get to know the exam pattern and the syllabus of DRDO CEPTAM completely. 

    • Make a study plan accordingly 

    • Buy the best books to study 

  • Keep targets for months, days and hours left in your hand. Meet the daily targets without fail 

    • Taking as many mock tests and solving previous years question papers and sample papers is a must. 

    • Make short notes during the preparation. Make use of these short notes during your revision

    • Revision is again a very important element of preparation, so keep a good amount of time for it. 

    • Do not take any fresh/new topic during the last phase of the preparation

DRDO CEPTAM 2019 Exam Pattern

DRDO CEPTAM Tier 1 Exam Pattern

DRDO CEPTAM Tier I exam will be held in the online mode wherein candidates have to attempt 150 questions for 150 marks. This means that each correct answer will get 1 mark. The exam has to be completed in 2 hours. Tier I exam is held for screening purpose. Tier I exam is common for all and will have questions from Quantitative ability/aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning ability, General awareness, English language (basic knowledge) and General science. 

DRDO CEPTAM Tier 2 Exam Pattern

The Tier II exam is held for the subject candidates have opted for out of the 21 papers, as per their eligibility. Tier II will be a computer-based test. Candidates have to answer 100 questions in 1.30 hours. All questions are mandatory and multiple choice. This paper is held for provisional selection.

DRDO CEPTAM 2019 Admit Card


The admit card of DRDO CEPTAM admission card will be issued by exam conducting authority. T Candidates have to download their admit card in online mode only. To download the admit card, they need to enter the required details. Candidates have to cross-verify all the information on the admit card and ensure that it’s correct. In case of incorrect details on the admit card, candidates must report it to the exam authorities and get them corrected. It must be noted that there is no other means through which the admit card will be released. On the day of the exam, candidates must bring the admit card to the examination centre along with the prescribed photo ID proof or else they will not be allowed to take the test.

How to download DRDO CEPTAM Admit Card 

  • Click on the admit card link

  • Enter the required credentials

  • Download the admit card and take print out 

DRDO CEPTAM 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Kanpur Nagar
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Odisha Balasore
Karnataka Bengaluru
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Rajasthan Bikaner
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Delhi New Delhi
Assam Guwahati
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Telangana Hyderabad
Manipur Imphal
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Punjab Jalandhar
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Kerala Kochi
West Bengal Kolkata
Maharashtra Mumbai City
Goa Panaji
Bihar Patna
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Andhra Pradesh Vijayawada

Documents Required at Exam

  • Passport
  • Driving license
  • Aadhaar card
  • Voter ID
  • PAN card

DRDO CEPTAM 2019 Answer Key


CEPTAM may not release the answer key of Answer Key of DRDO CEPTAM as the exam is held online. However, some coaching institutes may release DRDO CEPTAM answer key post the exam. The coaching institutes may release the answer key for 21 papers separately. Candidates can download the answer key after its availability for the specific paper they have appeared in. Candidates can compare their answers with it and calculate their probable scores.  

DRDO CEPTAM 2019 Result


DRDO will declare DRDO CEPTAM result in online mode. Candidates can check their result by entering their required credentials in the result window like registration number and date of birth. The scores and ranks of the candidates appearing in the Tier II exam will be published on its official website in the descending order. 

What does DRDO CEPTAM Result disclose?

  • Name 

  • Father’s name 

  • Date of Birth 

  • Category & sub category 

  • Gender 

  • Educational qualifications 

  • Total marks obtained in the qualifying examination 

  • Rank in merit 

  • Correspondence address 

  • E-mail

Note: However, while candidates fill DRDO CEPTAM Result application form, they have the option to opt out of disclosing the above details publicly.

Top 6% of the appeared candidates in both Tier I and II exam with at least 40% aggregate marks (For General) and minimum 35%  marks (reserved category) in both exams are considered qualified in DRDO CEPTAM Result exam.  

How to check DRDO CEPTAM Result 

  • Click on the result link on the official site 

  • Enter registration number and date of birth

  • Click on submit button to know your result 

DRDO CEPTAM 2019 Cutoff

The cut off of DRDO CEPTAM is released as per the different papers and categories of the candidates. Candidates have to check the cut off of DRDO CEPTAM as per their category and the paper they have taken. Only if candidates are able to secure the minimum qualifying marks in Tier I and Tier II of the DRDO Entry Test, they will be considered qualified in the exam for the further selection stage. 

To qualify in the exam, General category candidates have to secure at least 40% marks in Tier I and II exam, while reserved category candidates have to score a minimum of 35% aggregate marks in Tier I and II exam. However, only top 6% appearing candidates in Tier I and II with the above mentioned percentage of marks would be shortlisted for the document verification. 

DRDO CEPTAM 2019 Selection Process

DRDO CEPTAM Selection Procedure 

Selection process of DRDO CEPTAM includes three stages – Tier I, Tier II exams and preliminary document verification. Both, in Tier I and II exams candidates have to secure the minimum qualifying marks or cut off marks and then appear for the document verification. Tier I is held for screening while Tier II is for provisional allotment. Marks are normalized in Tier-I & Tier-II exam as per best practices and final selection of the candidates is done after the document verification.

Documents Required at Counselling

  • 10th class or equivalent certificate for age proof
  • Essential qualification requirement (EQR) certificates e.g. graduation, diploma etc. (as applicable)
  • Photograph (use only recent colour photograph taken within last 30 days. Keep 7 copies of the same photograph for future use)
  • Clear left thumb impression taken with stamp pad on plain white paper
  • Signature on plain white paper
  • Caste certificate in central govt. format (wherever applicable)
  • PWD certificate (wherever applicable)
  • Duly signed, hard copy of the application form at the time of document verification (In case candidates are provisionally selected)
  • Aadhaar card
  • Passport
  • Voter ID
  • Pan card

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