DRDO Recruitment For 127 ITI Trade Apprentices

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the country's premier military research and development agency has invited applications for the selection of 127 ex-ITI Trade Apprentices with its Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE) laboratory located in Avadi, Chennai for a period of one year.


The recruitment for Trade Apprentices is for various Trades - Carpenter, Computer Operator and Programming Assistant (COPA), Draughtsman (Mechanical), Electrician, Electronics, Fitter, Machinist, Mechanic (Motor Vehicle), Turner and Welder.

Name Of The Posts Trade Apprentices
Organisation DRDO-CVRDE
Educational Qualification 1-year ITI certificate for COPA and Welder in the relevant Trade; 2-year ITI certificate in the relevant Trade for all other Trades.
Skills Required Technical skills
Job Location Avadi, Chennai
Salary Scale Rs.10,739/- pm for Carpenter, COPA & Welder; Rs.11,552/- pm for all other Trades
Industry Defence
Application Start Date December 12, 2018
Application End Date December 31, 2018

DRDO Recruitment For Trade Apprentices

Trade Vacancy Details:

Name of the Trade No of Posts
Carpenter 02
Computer Operator and Programming Assistant (COPA) 25
Draughtsman (MECHANICAL) 08
Electrician 22
Electronics 03
Fitter 35
Machinist 12
Mechanic (Motor Vehicle)
Turner 06
Welder 06
Total 127

Also Read: CFTRI Recruitment For Technical Assistants 2018-19

Educational Qualifications & Selection Process

Interested ex-ITI candidates must have secured a 2-year ITI certificate from an Institute/Board recognized by the NCVT covered under the gazette order of the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. However, candidates applying for the Trades involving Computer Operator and Programming Assistant (COPA) and Welder should have a 1-year ITI certificate from an Institute/Board recognized by the NCVT.

The selection of candidates for various Trades will be based on the performance in the personal interview, details regarding which (date, time and venue) will be sent to the applicant's registered mail-ID and phone number following the closure of online registration.

The selected candidates under various Trades will be paid a prescribed stipend of Rs.10,739/- per month for Trades involving Carpenter, COPA & Welder and Rs.11,552/- per month for all other Trades.

Candidates shortlisted for the personal interview should produce their original certificates consisting of T.C., ITI Certificate, Mark Sheets, Photo ID Proof, Aadhaar Card, Address Proof and other necessary documents. They are also required to carry a photo/xerox copy & printout of the online application to the interview.

How To Apply:

  • Candidates must register online on the official website https://rac.gov.in or by clicking on the link here https://rac.gov.in/cgibin/2018/advt_cvrde_apprentice/.
  • Candidates should pay Rs 30/- as part of the registration fee. However, candidates belonging to the categories SC/ST/OBC/PWD are exempted from fee payment.
  • Only candidates registered online will be invited for the face-to-face interview and intimation regarding the same will be sent to their registered e-mail ID 30 days prior to the interview.

Also Read: DRDO-DESIDOC Apprentice Recruitment 2019

The online registration and submission of applications for various Trade Apprentices will end on 31 December 2018 at 1700 hrs (5:00 p.m).

For more detailed notification about the Trade positions and other terms and conditions candidates can visit the official website at rac.gov.in or click here https://rac.gov.in/cgibin/2018/advt_cvrde_apprentice/public/pdf/advt_cvrde_apprentice.pdf?e07aaf48eb44580df5e21835cce8bf8b=1

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