The Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) will invite applications from all over India for various posts under DRDO CEPTAM 2021 exam. For one exam, candidates can apply for different posts. Therefore, candidates must start their preparation at a very early stage. Check DRDO CEPTAM 2021 Preparation Tips
The very beginning step of preparation is to collect knowledge about the exam pattern. The Tier-I of DRDO CEPTAM 2021 is a computer-based test. There will no negative marking for wrong attempts. There will 1 mark allotted to each question. The questions will be objective type MCQ questions. To know the exam pattern precisely, check DRDO CEPTAM 2021 Post - Wise Exam Pattern
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DRDO CEPTAM MTS exam comprises two tiers: 1 and 2. The syllabus of tier 1 comprises topics from General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, and Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability. DRDO CEPTAM syllabus 2020 for Tier 2 comprises topics from General Science, General Math, and General English.
Analogies, Problem Solving, Spatial Orientation, Directions, Similarities & Differences, Number Series, Discrimination, Alphabet Series, Spatial Visualization, Observation, Visual Memory, Diagram Series, Figural Classification, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning, Arithmetic number series, Non-Verbal Series, Coding & Decoding, Seating Arrangement, Input-Output etc.
Current Events – National & International (6 months prior to exam), Economy, History, Culture, Environment, Geography, General Polity, Sports, Important Dates, Budget and Five-year plan, Books and Authors, Indian Constitution, Famous Personalities, Science & Technology etc,
Fundamental arithmetical operations, Discounts, Ratio and Time, Tables and Graphs, Percentages, Time and Work, Data Interpretation, Number System, Time and Distance, HCF & LCM, Computation of Whole Numbers, Use of Tables and Graphs, Decimal & Fractions, Averages, Simple & Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Simplification, Mensuration, Relationship between Numbers.
Subject-Verb Agreement, Sentence Rearrangement, Fill in the Blanks, Comprehension, Unseen Passages, Grammar, Articles, Antonyms, Error Correction, Vocabulary, Verb, Parts of Speech, Active Voice & Passive Voice, Tenses, Degrees of Comparison, Adverb, Idioms & Phrases, Synonyms.
Mode of Nutrition in Animal, Food and Nutrition, Human Diseases, Nuclear fission and nuclear fusion, Classification of Animal Kingdom, Nutrition in Animal, Sexual Reproduction in Animal, Respiration in Animals, Plant tissue, Photosynthesis, Classification of Organisms, Cytology, Plant Morphology, Genetics, Structure of Plant and Animal Cell, Classification of Plant Kingdom, The transport system in Plant, Human Circulatory system, Human Reproductive system, Human Digestive system, The five kingdoms of life, Asexual Reproduction in Plants, Plant Hormones, Respiration and Excretion in plants, The Cell: The foundation of all living things, Cell: Structure and Functions, Mode of Nutrition in Plant, Control and Coordination in Plant, Sexual Reproduction in Flowering Plant, Excretory system in Humans, The Heart, Composition of Blood, Functions of Blood.
Heat & Thermodynamics, Light, Atomic and Nuclear Physics, Scientific Instruments, Inventions, Floatation, Units & Dimensions, Current Electricity, Magnetism, Work, Energy, and Power, Surface Tension, Viscosity, Elasticity, Gravitation, Pressure, Motion, The kinetic theory of matter, Magnetic effect of electric current, Electromagnetism, Simple Harmonic Motion, Wave, Sound Wave,
Carbon and it’s Compound, Fuels, Atomic Structure, Chemical Bonding, Behaviour of Gases, Metals and Non-metals, Chemical Reactions, Radioactivity, Acids, Base, and Salts, Catalyst, Hydrocarbons, Fertilizers, Concepts of PH scale, Metallurgy
DRDO CEPTAM syllabus for A & A post is divided into Quantitative ability/aptitude, General intelligence & Reasoning ability, General Awareness, General Science, Arithmetic & Numerical Ability, General Ability, Hindi or English Language. DRDO CEPTAM A&A syllabus is given below.
Analogies, Similarities and Differences, Space Visualisation, Spatial orientation, Problem Solving, Analysis, Judgement, Decision Making, Visual Memory, Discrimination, Observation, Relationship Concepts, Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification, Arithmetic Number Series, Non-Verbal Series, Coding and Decoding, Statement Conclusion, Syllogistic Reasoning, Simplification, Number Series, Quadratic Equations Average, Percentage, Time & Work, Area, profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, Investment, HCF & LCM, Problem On Ages, Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart. etc.
Focus on Comprehension Reasoning, Venn Diagrams, Coding and De-coding, Problem Solving Techniques, Statement & Conclusion type questions, Arithmetic Reasoning, Arithmetical Number Series, Non-Verbal Series, Syllogistic Reasoning, Seating Arrangements, Decision Making, Input & Output, Logical Reasoning. Candidates might also get questions from Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Current Affairs (National and International), Major Financial/Economic News. Budget and Five Year Plans, Sports, Books and Authors, Awards and Honours, Science-Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, Important Days, International and National Organisations.
Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Error, Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Arrangements/ Word Arrangement, Comprehension & Cloze Test.
The Section A of the question paper comprises questions from Quantitative Ability/Aptitude, General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability, General Awareness, English Language (basic knowledge), General Science and the Section B comprises questions specific to trade/discipline as per the post-code.
Phrase Replacement, Error spotting, Personification, Fill in the blanks, One-word substitution
Sentence Improvement, Reading Comprehension, Jumbled Sentence, Cloze test, Direct and Incorrect Speech.
HCM & LCM, Mensuration, Number System, Average, Speed, time & distance, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Profit & Loss, Inequalities, Probability, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Pipes & Cisterns, Trigonometry, Geometry, Data Interpretation,
Classification, Arithmetical Reasoning, Series, Time sequence, number and ranking test, Analogy, Statement and Reasoning, Coding and Decoding, Venn diagrams, Number puzzle,
Blood relation, Syllogism, Visual reasoning, Mathematical operation, Clock & Calendar.
History, Botany, Physics, Zoology, Current Affairs, Static GK, Budget and Five-year plans
Current affairs of National & International news, Banking, Important dates, Sports & Culture, Sports & Culture, Awards and Honors.
The minimum qualifying marks for Tier-I is 40% for UR/ESM/OBC and Qualifying marks for SC/ST for Tier-I is 35%. The shortlisting of candidates for Tier-II will be done in the ratio to 1:10. To know more about the cutoff marks and other facts, check DRDO CEPTAM 2021 Results and Cutoffs
Ques. What is the question paper level of DRDO CEPTAM 2021?
Ans. The question paper level is Class- 10 to 12 standard. However, there will be question form the current affairs and contemporary events.
Ques. Is the syllabus of Tier-I is same as Tier-II of DRDO CEPTAM 2021?
Ans. The syllabus of DRDO CEPTAM 2021 varies from post to post and each stage of the selection process.
Ques. Is there any negative marking in DRDO CEPTAM 2021?
Ans. No, there will be no deduction on attempting wrong answers in DRDO CEPTAM 2021 exam.
Ques. Are questions tough in the exam?
Ans. No, the questions are not tough if practised well.
Ques. I am not good at Maths. Do I have to attempt math?
Ans. Yes, the Mathematics section is mandatory. It is a very scoring topic as well. Therefore, it is advisable that rather than skipping it, work on it in a more profitable way.
Ques. Does DRDO release CEPTAM syllabus for various posts?
Ans. DRDO does not release CEPTAM syllabus officially. Based on the previous years' question paper trend, the topics have been prescribed for DRDO CEPTAM syllabus.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.