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Eligibilty Criteria

As per the official notification of DRDO Apprenticeship Trainee, different categories have different eligibility criteria. The candidates must follow the instructions and then fill out the application form.

All the required DRDO Recruitment Eligibility Criteria are categorized under three sections: Educational Qualifications, Age Limit, and Some other important Criteria:

DRDO Recruitment Educational Qualifications 2022

Candidates aspiring to join the Apprenticeship Trainee upon the qualification of the DRDO Recruitment Examination should possess the following educational qualifications.

Apprenticeship Category Minimum Qualifications
Graduate Apprentice ( Engineering Stream or Equivalent) Candidate must possess a degree in Engineering or Technology (B.Tech or B.E or Equivalent disciplines) issued by a recognized university.
Diploma Apprentice Trainee Candidate should have a diploma degree in Engineering or Technology issued by the State Council of Board of Technical Educational under State Government or by another recognized institution of the central government. OR Candidates undergoing Sandwich course so that he/she may hold a diploma degree in technology/Engineering are also eligible to apply.
ITI Apprentice Trainees The candidate should have a certificate in a vocational course 2 years after completing the secondary stage of school education recognized by the AICTE. OR Candidates who are undergoing any Sandwich course to hold a certificate in vocational education.
Graduate Apprentice ( General Stream) Candidate must possess a degree of graduation in any general stream like B.Com/ B.Sc/ B.A by a recognized university.

DRDO Recruitment Age Limit 2022

DRDO has specified the Age limit for all the categories of Apprenticeship. Interested candidates should be very well aware of the age limit that one should have to apply for the post. The table below will provide the exact age limit for DRDO Recruitment 2022:

Apprenticeship Category Age limit ( as of March 14, 2022.)
Graduate Apprentice ( Engineering Stream) Minimum Age- 18 years Maximum Age- 27 years
Diploma Apprentice Trainees
ITI Apprentice Trainees
Graduate Apprentice Trainees ( General Stream)

Age Relaxation is also provided under DRDO Recruitment 2022 as per the Central Government Rule. The age relaxation on the upper limit is tabulated below:

Apprenticeship Category Maximum Age limit Relaxation ( as of March 14, 2022.)
Graduate Apprentice ( Engineering Stream)
  • Unreserved Category: 27 years
  • OBC Category: 30 years
  • SC/ST Category: 32 years
  • PWD Category (Person with Disability): 37 years
Diploma Apprentice Trainees
ITI Apprentice Trainees
Graduate Apprentice Trainees ( General Stream)

DRDO Recruitment Overall Eligibility Criteria 2022

DRDO Candidates can check the age limit and other important eligibility information from the table below:

Particulars Details
Age Limit 18 years – 27 years ( General category)
Nationality Indian
Number of Attempts As long as candidates satisfy all the eligibility criteria
Important Points
  • For Graduate Apprentice/ Diploma Apprentice: Registration should be on www.mhrdnats.gov.in and for ITI Candidates: Registration should be on www.apprenticeshipindia.org.This registration No. is mandatory for Document Verification.
  • For B.Tech/ B.E/ Diploma Apprentice Trainees ( General Stream): Candidates who passed their qualifying exam earlier than 2019 are not eligible to apply for the post.
  • Candidates with higher qualifications ( other than the mentioned qualifications ) are not eligible to apply.
  • ITI Apprentice Trainee candidates must have completed their ITI from SCVT / NCVT Board.
  • Candidates who have already undergone any other Apprenticeship Training with any other organization or are presently working with some other organization are eligible to apply.
  • Medical Fitness Certificate is mandatory to submit during the final selection procedure.
  • Covid-19 Certificate is also mandatory to submit for the finally selected candidates.
Exam Pattern

As mentioned in the official notification of DRDO Apprenticeship Trainee Recruitment 2022, it depends on the number of applications received, there will be a written exam or interview followed by a document verifications process. Therefore it is not confirmed whether there will be a written examination or not.

Category of Apprenticeship Training Topics that may be included in the Exam
Graduate Apprentices (B.Tech/B.Tech/ Equivalent disciplines)
  • Mechanical/ Industrial Production/ Production Engineering
  • Aerospace/ Aeronautical Engineering
  • Instrumentation/ Electrical & Electronics/ Electronics & Communications/ Telecom Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Material/ Metallurgy Science
  • Computer Engineering/ Computer Science
Diploma Apprentice Trainees
  • Computer Science/ Computer Networking/ Engineering
  • Mechanical/ Tool & Die Design/ Production
  • Electronics & Communication/ Electrical & Electronics/ Electronics & Instrumentation
ITI Apprentice Trainee
  • Machinist
  • Turner
  • Fitter-Welder
  • Electrician
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Programming Assistant & Computer Operator
Graduate Apprentice Trainee(General)
  • English
  • History
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Electronics
  • Computer
  • Finance
  • Banking

Admission Open 2023