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DRDO- Senior Technical Assistant-B (STA-B) and Technician-A (Tech-A) | 1901 Vacancies | Apply Till 23rd September 2022

Updated On : 24 Aug, 2022

DRDO: AT A GLANCE

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is working under the Ministry of Defence, Government of India and is responsible for the Research \& Development of state-of-the-art battlefields systems required by the Nation's forces viz. Army, Navy & Air Force. DRDO offers exciting and challenging career opportunities to work on defence systems, infrastructure & related activities in a broad spectrum of subjects/disciplines at its more than 60 laboratories/establishments/units spread throughout the country. 

Online applications are invited for direct recruitment to the various posts of Defence Research & Development Organisation Technical Cadre (DRTC). Those who want to apply for the same are advised to read this article carefully, before filling up the online application form.

IMPORTANT DATES

Event

Date

Crucial date Of Eligibility

23rd September 2022

Opening Date For Online Application

3rd September 2022 (10:00 HRS)

Closing Date For Submission Of Application

23rd September 2022 (17:00 HRS)

Tentative Date For Tier-1 Exam 

To be announced later

IMPORTANT LINKS

Official Website

Click Here

Apply Link 

Link will activate on 3rd September 2022

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Visit drdo.gov to access the DRDO's official website.

  2. Choose "Careers" from the home page, and then click "Other Recruitments."

  3. You will be redirected to the home page for DRDO CEPTAM.

  4. Click on "Online Application Form," then choose Senior Technical Assistant-B (STA-B) and Technician-A (Tech-A).

  5. Use the necessary information to register yourself.

  6. Once registered, use your registration number to log into your application form.

  7. Complete the application form, pay the fee, and then go for final submission of the application. 

Application Fee

Non-refundable/Nontransferable application fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) is to be paid by the candidate. Fee is to be paid online through credit card/debit card/net banking/UPI. All applicable service charges i.e. bank charges shall be borne by candidates only. 

Note: Application fee paid by the candidates who have not completed their application or whose application is rejected will NOT be refunded. Application fee once paid shall NOT be refunded under any circumstances nor it will be adjusted against any other examination. No representation against such rejection will be entertained.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

1. Nationality

 Candidate must be a citizen of India or as per extant Govt. of India Rules. 

2. Essential Qualification

Candidates must have completed EQR as on the Crucial date of Eligibility. The specific qualifications information is tabulated below:-

Post Name

Educational Qualification

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANT-B (STA-B): Group 'B', Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial

Bachelor's degree in Science Or Diploma in Engineering or Technology or Computer Science or Allied Subjects, recognised by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), in the required Discipline. Candidates must have acquired the EQR as on crucial date of eligibility for the posts they are applying. Candidates whose results of the final examination awaiting as on crucial date of eligibility for the prescribed qualification are NOT eligible and hence should not apply. B.Sc. candidates must have read the required subject for at least 02 years in the course of B.Sc. programme. Please note that the candidates possessing higher qualification, viz., M.Sc. or B.Tech. or B.E. or Ph.D. degree etc., as on crucial date of eligibility, shall NOT be considered for the recruitment. Mere fulfilment of the minimum eligibility does not entitle any candidate to claim his/her candidature for selection to any post.

TECHNICIAN-A (TECH-A): Group 'C', Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial

(i) Xth Class pass or equivalent from a recognised Board or Institute; and 

(ii) Certificate from a recognised Industrial Training Institute in the required discipline; Or Certificate of minimum one year duration from a recognised Institution in the required discipline if the Industrial Training Institutes do not award Certificate in that discipline Or National Trade Certificate in the required discipline; Or National Apprenticeship Certificate in the required discipline.

3. Age Limit

Post Name

Age Limit

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANT-B (STA-B): Group 'B', Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial

Candidates must be between 18 and 28 Years of age( relaxable for the reserve categories SC/ST/OBCNCL/ESM/PwBD/Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated from their husbands who are not remarried, Departmental Candidates with three years continuous service in Central Government, Disabled Defence Services Personnel, Persons Domiciled in J\&K State during the period from 01-1980 to 31-12-1989 as per extant Govt, of India rules).

TECHNICIAN-A (TECH-A): Group 'C', Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial

Candidates must be between 18 and 28 Years of age (Relaxable for SC/ST/OBCNCL/ESM/PwBD/Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated from their husbands who are not remarried, Departmental Candidates with three year's continuous service in Central Government, Disabled Defence Services Personnel, Persons Domiciled in J&K State during the period from 01-01-1980 to $31-12-1989$ as per extant Govt. of India rules).

Age Relaxation  

A) The candidates must be within the prescribed age limit on the crucial date of eligibility. However, the upper age limit is relaxable for SC, ST, OBC-NCL, PwBD, ESM, Widows, Divorced Women & Women judicially separated from their husbands who are not remarried, Departmental Candidates with three years continuous service in Central Government, Disabled Defence Services Personnel, Persons domiciled in J&K state during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989 as per the rule prescribed by the Government of India. No age relaxation is allowed to SC/ST/OBC-NCL candidates applying against unreserved (UR) vacancies Candidates belonging to PwBD, ESM, Departmental Candidates with three years continuous service in Central Government, Disabled Defence Services Personnel, Persons domiciled in J&K state during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989 categories, who are applying against UR vacancies will get age relaxation benefit only for their respective category as above and no additional relaxation will be given for belonging to SC/ST/OBC-NCL category 

B) For relaxation, proforma for certificates may be downloaded (if required) from the CEPTAM notice board on DRDO website www.drdo.gov.in

4. Medical Fitness 

Candidates must be in good mental and physical health and free from any physical deformity which may interfere in the efficient discharge of duties. Provisionally shortlisted candidates will be subjected to a medical examination as prescribed by the competent authority, before the offer of appointment is issued. If a candidate is found unfit, he/she will not be offered an appointment. For PwBD candidates, medical fitness standards are as per extant Govt. of India rules.

SELECTION PROCESS

1. SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANT-B (STA-B): Group 'B', Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial

The selection process will consist of Tier-I (Screening) and Tier-II (Final Selection) are as follows:-

A) Tier-I and Tier-II will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode. 

B) The Score of Tier-I (CBT) may be normalized as per requirement. 

C) The Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of objective type multiple choice questions only. 

D) Tier-I examination is for screening and Tier-II is for final selection. 

2. TECHNICIAN-A (TECH-A): Group 'C', Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial

The selection process will consist of Tier-I (CBT) and Tier-II (Trade Test) are as follows:-

A) The Score of Tier-I (CBT) may be normalized as per requirement. 

B) The Tier-I (CBT) will consist of objective type-multiple choice questions only. 

C) Tier-I examination is for Provisional selection and Tier-II (Trade Test) is qualifying in nature. 

D) Trade test will be of ITI level in the related trade, to test the practical skills of the candidates. The test may be of about one to two hours duration. 

E) The mode of selection may change depending upon the organizational requirement/Govt. of India policy for both STA-B \& Tech-A posts.

EXAM PATTERN

A) There will be no negative marking for the wrong answer. 

B) The syllabus of the examinations will be commensurate to the essential qualification required for the post. 

C) The medium for examination will be Hindi and English.

For the post of 'STA-B'

Tier

Mode/Type of Examination

Scope of Examination

 No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration of Exam

1

CBT for Screening

Test common to all post-codes: Quantitative ability/aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning ability, General awareness, English language (basic knowledge), General Science

120

120

90

2

CBT for Provisional Selection 

Test specific to subject of post-code

100

100

90

For the post of 'Tech-A

Tier

Mode/Type of Examination

Scope of Examination

 No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration of Exam

1

CBT for Provisional Selection 

Section-A: Quantitative ability/aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning ability, General awareness,

English language (basic knowledge)

AND

Section-B: Specific to trade/discipline of post-code

      40

(Section-A)

  •      80

(Section-B)

120

90

2

Trade Test

(Qualifying in nature)

Specific to trade/discipline of post-code

(Trade test will be of ITI level in the related trade to test the practical skills of the candidates)

The Trade test may be of about one to two hours duration.

POST & SLARAY

Post Name

Salary 

SENIOR TECHNICAL ASSISTANT-B (STA-B): Group 'B', Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial

Pay matrix Level-6 (₹35400-112400) as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix and other benefits/allowances as per extant Govt. of India rules.

TECHNICIAN-A (TECH-A): Group 'C', Non-Gazetted, Non-Ministerial

Pay matrix Level-2 (₹19900-63200) as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix and other benefits/allowances as per extant Govt. of India rules.

VACANCY

For the post of 'STA-B'

Post Name (Stream)

Vacancy

Agriculture

10

Automobile Engineering

15

Botany

3

Chemical Engineering

35

Chemistry

58

Civil Engineering

25

Computer Science

167

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

17

Electrical Engineering

68

Electronics & Instrumentation

31

Electronics or Electronics & Communication

or Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

192


Instrumentation

17

Library Science

23

Mathematics

13

Mechanical Engineering

294

Metallurgy

21

Medical Lab Technology (MLT)

16

Photography

8

Physics

32

Printing Technology

5

Psychology

11

Textile

5

Zoology

9

Total 

1075

For the post of 'Tech-A

Post Name (Trade)

Vacancy

Automobile

5

Book Binder

20

Carpenter

12

CNC Operator

9

COPA

139

Draughtsman

(Mechanical)

35


DTP Operator

8

Electrician

106

Electronics

113

Fitter

127

Grinder

7

Machinist

89

Mechanic (Diesel)

4

Mill Wright Mechanic

8

Motor Mechanic

13

Painter

3

Photographer

11

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

8

Sheet Metal Worker

14

Turner

45

Welder

50

Total 

826

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