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Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Entry Test-2012

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Website www.drdo.gov.in, Email drdoentrytest@gmail.com
Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM)

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DRDO Entry Test-2012

Closing date: 09th April, 2012

DRDO offers exciting and challenging career opportunities in very broad spectrum of subjects/ disciplines at its more than 50 laboratories/ establishments spread throughout the length and breadth of the country invites applications for recruitment through DRDO Entry Test-2012 for the following Posts

Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’

Vacancy: 227

Educational qualification: B.Sc/ 3 years Diploma in Engineering in specified subjects/disciplines

Pay Band-2; Rs 9300-34800/- grade pay Rs 4200/-

Age as on closing date must be between 18 to 28 years (Relaxable for SC/ST/ESM/OBC/PwD etc as per Govt rules

Technician ‘A’

Vacancies: 119

Educational qualification: 10th class pass with ITI in specified trades

Pay Band-1; Rs 5200-20200/- grade pay Rs 1900/-

Age as on closing date must be between 18 to 28 years (Relaxable for SC/ST/OBC/ESM/PwD etc as per Govt rules

Administrative and Allied Cadre

Number of vacancy: 260

Assistant Hindi

Vacancy: 19

Educational qualification: Master’s degree of a recognized University in English/Hindi, with Hindi and English as compulsory elective subjects at degree level or Bachelor’s degree with Hindi and English as main subjects (which includes the term compulsory and elective) and two years experience of translation from English to Hindi or vice versa

Age between 18 to 28 years

Pay band-2; Rs 9300-34800/- grade pay Rs 4200/-

Store Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing)

Number of vacancy: 06

Educational qualification: XII class pass or equivalent from a recognized board or university; typing on computer at the speed of 30 words per minute in Hindi (30 words per minute corresponds to 9000 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word)

Age between 18 to 27 years

Pay band-1; Rs 5200-20200/- grade pay Rs 1900/-

Store Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing)

Number of vacancy: 58

Educational qualification: XII class pass or equivalent from a recognized board or university; typing on computer at the speed of 35 word per minute in English (35 words per minute corresponds to 10500 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word)

Age between 18 to 27 years

Pay band-1; Rs 5200-20200/- grade pay Rs 1900/-

Admin Assistant ‘A’ (Hindi Typing)

Vacancy: 06

Educational qualification: XII class pass or equivalent from a recognized board or university; typing on computer at the speed of 30 words per minute in Hindi (30 words per minute corresponds to 9000 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word)

Age between 18 to 27 years

Pay band-1; Rs 5200-20200/- grade pay Rs 1900/-

Admin Assistant ‘A’ (English Typing)

Vacancy: 90

Educational qualification: XII class pass or equivalent from a recognized board or university; typing on computer at the speed of 35 word per minute in English (35 words per minute corresponds to 10500 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word)

Age between 18 to 27 years

Pay band-1; Rs 5200-20200/-; grade pay Rs 1900/-

Civilian Driver ‘A’

Vacancy: 41

Educational qualification: X class pass or equivalent qualification by the Centre/State Govt and possessing a valid driving license for two/three wheelers and light and heavy vehicles (both and one year experience of driving after acquiring the licence

Age between 18 to 27 years

Pay band-1; Rs 5200-20200/-; grade pay Rs 1900/-

Security Assistant ‘A’

Vacancy: 14

Educational qualification: XII class pass certificate recognized by Central/State Govt or equivalent awarded by Armed Forces in the class of Ex-Servicemen; Physical fitness and capability to undertake strenuous duties

Age between 18 to 25 years

Pay band-1; Rs 5200-20200/- grade pay Rs 1900/-

Fire Engine Driver

Vacancy: 04

Educational qualification: X class pass or equivalent qualification recognized by the Central/State Govt; a valid driving license for two/three wheelers and light and heavy vehicles; knowledge of traffic regulations; physical fitness and capability for strenuous duties

Age between 18 to 25 years

Pay band-1; Rs 5200-20200/- grade pay Rs 1900/-

Fireman

Vacancy: 22

Educational qualification: X class pass certificate recognized by Central/Stage Govt; physical fitness and capability to perform strenuous duties

Age between 18 to 25 years

Pay band-1; Rs 5200-20200/- grade pay Rs 1900/-

Keep visiting CEPTAM at website www.drdo.gov.in for important announcements/ information throughout the selection process at its various stages

Candidates must satisfy themselves, before applying, about their eligibility for the post to avoid disappointment later

Online facility is only for interim registration and therefore, candidates registering online must also submit their printed copy of application, complete in all respect, to reach us in time

Candidates are advised to send the application well before the closing date

DRDO/CEPTAM will not be responsible for any postal delay/loss of the applications

One envelope should contain only one application

Applications which are incomplete and not on given format are liable to be rejected, and no correspondence will be entertained in this regard

Canvassing in any form will disqualify a candidate

Service Conditions: As per the Central Govt rules candidates are liable to serve anywhere within limits of Union of India including field locations/remote areas

Remuneration and other benefits includes, dearness allowance, house rent allowance, transport allowance, leave travel concession, medical facilities etc

The personnel policies in DRDO are well laid down

All Technical Posts are covered under limited flexible complementing scheme which means that based on meritorious performance, a fast track career advancement is available

For other posts, time bound financial upgradation under the scheme of modified assured career progression is available

All the persons recruited against this advertisement will be covered under New Pension Scheme of the Govt unless provided otherwise in the rule

Eligibility Criteria: Candidate must be a citizen of India

Candidates appearing in the final examination of the eligibility essential qualification requirement may also apply

However, they shall only be interviewed, if they have passed the essential qualification requirement before the date of interview and must produce the original certificate at the time of document verification

Candidates must have read the required subject at least for 2 years in the course of B.Sc programme

Please note that the candidates possessing higher qualification M.Sc or B.Tech, B.E. degree etc as on closing date, shall not be considered for the recruitment to the posts of Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’ or Technician ‘A’

Candidates must be in good mental and physical health and free from any physical deformity which may interfere in efficient discharge of duties

A candidate, after medical examination such as may be prescribed by the competent authority, conducted before the offer of appointment is issued, if not found fit, will not be appointed

Candidates serving in Govt/PSU, Autonomous organizations, armed forces including (departmental candidates) must apply through proper channel

They shall not be interviewed if they fail to produce no objection certificate from the present employer at the time of interview

At any stage of selection process, if it is found on verification that an individual fails to fulfil any of the eligibility criteria, his/her candidature shall be treated as cancelled without notice and no representation in this regard shall be entertained under any circumstances

Reservation benefits: Reservation benefits will be available to the candidates in accordance with the instructions/orders/circulars, issued by Govt from time to time

Candidates who wish to be considered against reserved vacancies, seeking age and fee relaxation, must support their claim by submitting applications alongwith their duly self attested copies of relevant certificates issued by Govt/notified Competent Authority, else their claim for any relaxation/concession etc will not be considered and their application will be dealt with as that falling under General Category (UR)

Age Relaxation: The candidate must be within prescribed age limit on the closing date. However, upper age limit is relaxable for SC/ST/OBC/PwD/MSP/ESM/GS/Persons domiciled in Kashmir Division of J&K state during the period from 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989; Widows, Divorced Women and Women judicially separated from husband but not remarried as per the rule prescribed by the Govt

For relaxation of age limit and proforma for certificates, our website may be referred to

Essential Requirements: To pass typing test is essential for the post of Admin Assistant ‘A’ and Store Assistant ‘A’

For the post of Security Assistant ‘A’, Fireman, Fire Engine Driver etc where Physical Fitness is necessary for discharge of the duties, it is mandatory to pass the prescribed Physical Endurance and Medical tests as per DRDO norms

For Civilian Driver ‘A’ and Fire Engine Driver, passing of Driving test is mandatory

How to apply: Apply on the designed proforma on A4 size (210X297mm) white plain paper, and exactly in the same format as provided in advertisement

The proforma may be downloaded from our website

Photocopy of the format published in the Employment News can also be used

All columns of the application form should be filled legibly in own handwriting

CEPTAM encourages online registration of candidates through our website

Online facility will be available upto 1600 hrs on 02nd April, 2012

To be considered online, applicants must complete the instructions in all respects and should apply only once for one post

The candidate must attach self attested copies of essential qualification requirement and driving license (for the post of Civilian Driver ‘A’)

The details of valid photo identity proof (Driving Licence, PAN, Adhar, Voter ID, Passport, Official ID, College/Institute ID etc) which you wish to carry in examination/interview venue must be furnished in application form

Candidate should use only recent coloured photograph (not more than 30 days old), and must retain 7 copies of the same photograph for future use in CEPTAM

The candidate must attach self addressed stamped post card at the end of enclosures to acknowledge the receipt of application

The post card should have the name of the candidate, post code, subject and post name applied for

You are advised to retain a photocopy of your complete application along with enclosures for future reference

Fees and Mode of Payment: Non-Refundable fees of Rs 50/- is to be paid through Indian Postal order (IPO) issued in favour of the Director, CEPTAM, Delhi, payable at Delhi

The Cheque/Draft/Money order will not be accepted in any condition

Candidates belonging to SC/ST/ESM/PwD categories and women candidates are exempted from payment of fee

The application complete in all respect must reach DRDO Entry Test- 2012, Post Box No-8626, Delhi-110054 on or before the closing date 09th April, 2012

However, the applications from the candidates residing in Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh,
Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura, Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Lahaul and Spiti District and Pangi Sub Division of Chamba District of Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep shall be accepted sent by post till 16th April, 2012

Application received late will not be considered

Candidates must mention Advt No., Post Code, and their address for correspondence on the face of the envelope in capital letters

Scheme of Examination: The written examination will be OMR based and of two hours duration, consisting of 150 objective type multiple choice questions

STA ‘B’ and Technician ‘A’: The written test will consist of (i) 50 questions on General Awareness,
General Intelligence, Reasoning Ability, General Science and (ii) 100 Questions on Subject concerned

Assistant Hindi: The written test will consist of (i) 50 Questions on General Awareness, General
Intelligence, Reasoning and Numerical Ability and (ii) 50 Questions each on Hindi and English Language

Admin Assistant ‘A’ and Store Assistant ‘A’: The written examination will consist of (i) 50 questions on General Awareness, General Intelligence & Reasoning and Numerical Ability (ii) 50 questions on General English and (iii) 50 Questions on Hindi or English language

Civilian Driver ‘A’, Security Assistant ‘A’, Fire Engine Driver and Fireman: The written test will consist of (i) 100 Questions on General Awareness, General Reasoning, Arithmetic, Numerical Ability (ii) 25 Job related questions and (ii) 25 Questions on Hindi or English language

Syllabus and Medium of Examination: The syllabus of the examination will be based on the standards of essential qualification required for the post

The medium for written examination will be Hindi or English

Examination Cities: Agra, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Dehradun, Delhi NCR, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Imphal, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Kochi, Kolkata, Nagpur, Patna, Port Blair, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Visakhpatnam

Date and Shift of Examination: The date of examination will be decided later and will be available on our website

Admit cards to the candidates will be dispatched by post and same will also be available on our website

The examination of all post codes shall be completed in two shifts

However, the exact date, time, and examination centre will be intimated by post

The same will also be available on our website

The written examination of STA ‘B’ and Technician ‘A’ shall be conducted in different shifts on the same day all over the country

The examination for Admin Assistants ‘A’ and Store Assistants ‘A’ shall also be in separate shifts but it shall be time-clubbed either with shift for STA ‘B’ or Technician ‘A’

Therefore, candidates applying for more than one post should send their application, complete in all respect, in separate envelope

Mode of Selection: The candidates will be called for written examination without scrutiny

However, the original certificates pertaining to essential qualification (EQR) and other relevant documents will be examined/verified completely at the time of Document Verification/Interview

Candidates will be shortlisted on valid criteria as prescribed and adopted by CEPTAM

The final selection will be based on pooled merit of post/category/sub-category of the candidate and on the basis of marks obtained in written examination and interview taken together

It is reiterated that it is mandatory for shortlisted candidates to pass the prescribed skill/ trade/ physical/ medical tests, as per the norms, wherever applicable

The mode of selection may change depending upon the contingencies

On-line application available upto: 02nd April, 2012

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