DRDO Recruitment 2024, Check Vacancy Notice and Apply Online for ITI Apprentice at drdo.gov.in

The Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory (DMRL), Hyderabad has recently announced its ITI Apprenticeship program for the year 2024-25. This is an excellent opportunity for aspiring individuals who wish to pursue a career in trades such as a Fitter, Electrician, Computer Operator, etc.

The program will be a one-year apprenticeship, wherein the selected candidates will undergo comprehensive training that will equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge required to excel in their respective trades.

A total of 127 apprentices will be selected for the program, and they will receive a stipend as per the Apprenticeship rules. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2024, and interested individuals are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute rush.

DRDO ITI Apprentice Notification 2024


Organization Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO)
Post Name Electrician, Fitter, Computer Operator and Programming Assistant, Painter and Other Posts
Total Vacancies 127
Post Cadre ITI Apprenticeship
Last Date to Apply 31 May, 2024
Application Mode Online
Official Website drdo.gov.in

DRDO Apprentice Recruitment Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have completed ITI in relevant trades to be eligible for the respective positions. Only candidates who have passed ITI exams from NCVT and SCVT as regular students are eligible. Individuals who have previously undertaken or are currently undertaking an apprenticeship under the Apprentices Act of 1961 are not eligible.

Age Limits

Applicants should be a minimum of 18 years old as of 1st January 2024. The maximum age limit set for these positions is 55 years.

Application Fee

Details about the application or registration fee are not specified in the provided information.

Selection Process for DRDO ITI Apprentice Position

Candidates’ applications are first reviewed based on the marks obtained in their ITI courses. Shortlisted candidates are then called for an interview. The interview panel consists of senior technicians and HR representatives from DRDO. During the interview, candidates may be asked technical questions related to their trade, questions about their practical experiences, and situational questions to assess their problem-solving skills and suitability for the role.

Candidates who perform well in the interview are invited for document verification. At this stage, candidates must present original documents that verify their educational qualifications, age, and other eligibility criteria.

The list of documents includes:

  • SSC (Secondary School Certificate) for age proof.
  • ITI Certificate to verify educational qualifications.
  • Caste Certificate, if applicable, for candidates claiming reservation benefits.
  • Disability Certificate, if applicable, for candidates claiming reservation under the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) category.
  • A police verification certificate.
  • A character certificate from the last educational institution attended.
  • A physical fitness certificate from a Civil Assistant Surgeon.
  • A copy of the candidate’s bank passbook.
  • Aadhar Card for identification.
  • Recent passport-size photograph

Selected candidates are issued offer letters that detail the terms of the apprenticeship, including duration, stipend, and other conditions of employment. Candidates are expected to accept the offer and join on the designated date, as mentioned in the offer letter.

Upon joining, apprentices undergo an induction program that introduces them to the work culture, safety protocols, and responsibilities at DRDO. This is followed by on-the-job training under the supervision of experienced mentors.

Application Dates

  • Notification Release Date: 30 April 2024
  • Starting Date of Application: 30 April 2024
  • Last Date to Apply: 31 May 2024

Vacancy Details

Trade Vacancies
Computer Operator and Programming Assistant 60
Electrician 12
Fitter 20
Turner 8
Machinist 16
Welder 4
Electronics 4
Carpenter 2
Book Binder 1

How to Apply for DRDO ITI Apprentice Recruitment 2024?

If you’re interested in applying for DRDO ITI Apprentice positions, here are the steps you need to follow:

  1. Before applying to the DMRL ITI Apprenticeship, candidates must first register on the National Apprenticeship Training Scheme (NATS) portal at www.apprenticeshipindia.org.
  2. Complete the registration process by filling out the necessary personal and educational details. Upon successful registration, you will receive a unique registration number.
  3. With your registration number at hand, proceed to fill out the DMRL application form, which is available through a specific Google Form link: https://forms.gle/xqRiBZ4U6NgebvIDA.
  4. Enter all requested information accurately, ensuring that your registration number from the apprenticeship portal is correctly entered into the form.
  5. After completing the Google Form, you must also apply directly for the specific apprentice position at DMRL through the NATS portal.
  6. Log into your account on www.apprenticeshipindia.org and navigate to the ‘Positions Available’ section. Here, look for the apprenticeship opportunities specifically listed under the Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory.
  7. Select the position that matches your qualifications and interests, and submit your application.
  8. The registration number you provided will be used to verify your application at various stages of the selection process, including during document verification.

Important Links

Official Website drdo.gov.in / apprenticeship.org
Official Notification Download Here
Google Form Link Click Here
Registration Link Click Here

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