Rashmi Ranjan

The Combat Vehicles Research & Development Estt. (DRDO), Avadi, Chennai has invited application from eligible candidates for one year of Apprenticeship training under the Apprenticeship (Amendment) Act 1973.

The candidates must be Graduate / Diploma holders in Engineering (passed during 2019, 2020 & 2021), hailing from Tamil Nadu.

DRDO Recruitment 2021 - Here are the vacancy details:

Total posts: 57

Name of the post:

•    Graduate Apprentices - 31 Posts
•    Technician (Diploma) Apprentices - 26 Posts

Education qualification

Category - I Graduate Apprentices

•    A Degree in Engineering or Technology granted by a Statutory University in a relevant discipline.
•    A Degree in Engineering or Technology granted by an Institution empowered to grant such degree by an Act of Parliament in a relevant discipline.
•    Graduate examination of Professional bodies recognised by the State Government or Central Government as equivalent to above.

Category - II Technician (Diploma) Apprentices

•    A Diploma in Engineering or technology granted by a State Council or Board of Technical Education established by a State Government in relevant discipline
•    A Diploma in Engineering or Technology granted by a University in a relevant discipline
•    A Diploma in Engineering and Technology granted by an institution.

Age Limit for DRDO Recruitment 2021

Age limit will be followed as per Apprenticeship Rules

Reservation for vacancies

Guidelines under Apprentices Act on Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PwD will be followed. Those who are claiming reservation under SC/ST/OBC/PwD shall provide certificate as per Government standard format, failed which their claim for reservation will be considered as ‘General’ category only. 

If BC/MBC candidates claiming OBC category, they should bring OBC certificate as per the approved (OBC) format from the certificate issuing authority.

Duration of training

The duration of Apprenticeship training will be for a period of one year as per the Apprenticeship (Amendment) Act 1973.

Selection procedure

The Board of Apprenticeship Training (SR) is interested with the task of preparation of shortlist from the online application data. 

Shortlisting of candidates will be done based on the percentage of marks obtained in the basic prescribed qualification as applicable to the respective disciplines. Shortlisted candidates shall be intimated through their registered Email id. Shortlisted candidates have to appear for Certificate Verification in Chennai.

How to apply for the DRDO Jobs

All the candidates need to apply online by visiting the official website -- portal.mhrdnats.gov.in.

Key dates

Online Application starting date: July 5, 2021

Last date for enrolling in NATS portal: July 20, 2021


Declaration of Shortlisted list: July 30, 2021

Verification of certificates for shortlisted candidates: August 9, 2021