DRDO MTS 2020 CEPTAM Recruitment Exam Update: DRDO will conduct online Exam to recruit 1817 Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) Posts that comes under General Central Service Group ‘C’, Non-Gazetted, Ministerial Post, Pay matrix Level-1 (Rs 18000-56900) as per 7th CPC Pay Matrix and other benefits/allowances as per extant Govt. of India rules. As per the latest notification released by DRDO, Tier-I (CBT) examination could not be conducted as per plan due to outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic. However, DRDO has confirmed that MTS CEPTAM 2020 Exam will be planned and tentative dates will be intimated in due course of time, subject to the prevailing conditions and Government guidelines issued from time to time regarding handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this article, we are going to share all the relevant information related to DRDO 2020 Scientist Recruitment like Vacancies, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Application Process, etc. So, let’s look at the list of topics covered below in the article:
DRDO invited online applications from the desirous & eligible candidates to fill up the vacant posts of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS), General Central service Group ‘C’, Non-Gazetted, Ministerial post. Eligible candidates applied for 1817 vacancies till 23rd January 2020.
Below are important dates for DRDO CEPTAM MTS 2020 Recruitment Process:
Important Dates for DRDO CEPTAM 2020 MTS Exam
Opening Date for Online Application
23rd December 2019 (Time: 1000 Hrs)
Closing Date for Submission Of Application
23rd January 2020 (Time: 1700 Hrs)
Crucial Date of Eligibility
23rd January 2020
Tentative Date OF Tier-I Exam (CBT)
Yet To be Announced
Let’s look at the break-up of 1817 Vacancies announced by DRDO CEPTAM for Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) Posts:
DRDO CEPTAM Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) Vacancies (Post Code – 1301)
PWD – CAT A
PWD – CAT B
PWD – CAT C
PWD – CAT D
For the DRDO 2020 Scientist Exam, the eligibility criteria are as follows:
Candidate must be between 18 and 25 Years of age (Relaxable for SC/ ST/ OBC/ ESM/ PWD/WIDOWS/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated from their husbands who are not remarried, Central Govt Civilian Employees, 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).
Educational Qualifications (As on 23rd January 2020)
Candidates must be 10th Class pass or equivalent from a recognized Board or Industrial Training Institute (ITI) pass. Candidates must have acquired the EQR as on crucial date of eligibility for the posts 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.
The selection process will consist of Tier–I (Screening) & Tier-II (Final Selection) and will be conducted in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
All candidates applied online through the link DRDO Recruitment [CEPTAM Notice Board] available on DRDO website (https://www.drdo.gov.in). The following documents and their scanned copies were required for filling the application:
(i) 10th Class or ITI Certificate for age proof & EQR
(ii) Photograph (Use only recent colour photograph taken within last 30 days. Keep sufficient copies of the same photograph for future use.)
(iii) Signature on plain white paper.
(iv) Identity proof (ID) (e.g. Aadhaar/Printout of E-Aadhaar, Passport, Voter ID, PAN, Driving License, Original 10th Certificate or ITI Certificate etc.) which must be carried during the examination & document verification.
Candidates also chose three different cities from the following list in order of priority for Tier-I examination. General (UR), EWS and OBC male candidates were required to pay a non-refundable non-transferable application fee of Rs 100/- (Rs. One Hundred only) payable online only. There was no application fee for SC/ST/PwD/ESM and women candidates.
General (UR), EWS and OBC male candidates
SC/ST/PwD, Ex-Servicemen and Women Candidates
DRDO CEPTAM MTS 2020 Exam Pattern
Tier/ Mode/ Type of
Number of Questions (1 mark each)
Duration of Exam
Tier-1/ CBT (Screening*)
General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability
(1 Hour 30 Mins)
PwD Candidates will get extra 20 mins
Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability
Tier-2/ CBT (Final Selection)
(1 Hour 30 Mins)
PwD Candidates will get extra 20 mins
- The Score of Tier-I (CBT) may be normalizedas per requirement.
- The Tier-I and Tier-II will consist of Objective Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
- There will be no negative markingfor wrong answer.
- The syllabusof the examinations will be commensurate to essential qualification required for the post.
- The medium for the examination will be Hindi and English.
- Tier-1 examination is for screening and Tier-2 is for final selection.
The e-admit cards will be available on website – www.drdo.gov.in for download/print, preferably 02 weeks prior to examination. Admit cards will not be sent by post. Candidates must print (preferably in colour) the admit card and carry it for appearing in examinations. Valid original photo Id (as mentioned in the application form) is mandatory with admit card to appear in the examination. CEPTAM reserves the right to divert candidate of any centre to other centre depending upon operational constraints. CEPTAM will not entertain any request for any change in examination city, centre, date and shift allotted to candidate(s). Mere issue of e-admit card to the candidates will NOT imply that their candidature has been finally accepted by the CEPTAM..
The function of the CEPTAM is to select and nominate the name of suitable candidates to the concerned DRDO Lab/Estt/Unit on the basis of availability of vacancies in various DRDO Labs/Estts/Units. Nomination shall be on the basis of merit of the candidates in the Tier-II & document verification and preference of posting to stations given by the candidates in their application for further processing of their candidature. Offer of appointment will be issued by concerned Lab/Estt/Unit subject to satisfying all eligibility criteria including antecedents and character. DRDO reserves the right to nominate candidates to any place in India depending upon organisational requirements/constraints.
CITIES OF POSTING STATIONS:-AGRA, AHMEDNAGAR, AMBERNATH, BALASORE, BENGALURU, BHUBANESWAR, CHANDIGARH, CHENNAI, DEHRADUN, DELHI, GWALIOR, HALDWANI, HYDERABAD, JAGDALPUR, JODHPUR, KANPUR, KOCHI, KOLKATA, LEH, MUMBAI, MUSSOORIE, MYSORE, NASIK, PANAGARH, PUNE, TEJPUR, VISAKHAPATNAM, others (as per organisation requirement).