DRDO Graduate Apprentice Trainees Vacancy @ Ministry of Defense


DRDO Graduate Apprentice Trainees Vacancy – Ministry of Defense

Under the provisions of The Apprentices Act, 1961, Director, Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bengaluru invites online applications from eligible candidates for Graduate / Diploma / ITI (Engineering) and General Stream – B.Com. / B.Sc. / B.A (Non-Engineering) Apprenticeship Training for the Financial Year 2022-23 as per details below:-


Job Title: Graduate Apprentice Trainees (General Stream)

No.of posts: 10

Eligibility Criteria: B. Sc. Chemistry

A degree granted by a statutory University/ by an institution empowered to award such degrees by an Act of Parliament / Educational Institutes established by a State

Government / by an Institute recognised by the State Government or Central Government

Age Limit: Minimum Age – 18 years

Maximum Age –

• Unreserved

category – 27 yrs

• OBC – 30 yrs

• SC/ST – 32 yrs

• PWD – 37 yrs


Non Engineering – General Stream

Graduate Apprentice (B.Com./ B.Sc. / B.A) : Rs.9000/-per month


1. For the above-mentioned vacancies, reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS

categories will be applicable as per provisions of the Ministry of Skill Development and

Entrepreneurship, Central Apprenticeship Rules, Apprentices Act 1961,

Apprenticeship Rules, 1992 and Apprenticeship (Amendment) Rules, 2015 & 2019.

2. The number of vacancies mentioned above is only indicative and may change at a

later stage depending on the final assessment of eligible applications received.

Important Instruction:

1. The engagement and training will be strictly in accordance with the Apprentices Act,

1961, Apprenticeship Rules and its amendments from time to time and there is no obligation for employment of apprentices on completion of their training.

2. The tenure of the Apprenticeship for the above categories /trades would be 12 months commencing from the execution of the contract of Apprenticeship

3. Registration of BE/B.Tech./Diploma (Engineering) & General Stream – B.Com. /B.Sc. /B.A (Non-Engineering) candidates on (www.mhrdnats.gov.in) and ITI candidates on the Apprenticeship portal (www.apprenticeshipindia.org) is mandatory. Kindly see respective websites for registration. The registration no. is to be uploaded while filling out the online application.

4. The above registration no. is liable to be verified at the time of selection /

Document verification.

5. For B.E / B.Tech. / Diploma (Engineering) Apprentice Trainees & General

Stream – B.Com. /B.Sc. / B.A (Non-Engineering) Apprentice Trainees only;

Candidates who have passed in the year 2019/2020/2021 (last three years) as

regular candidates are only eligible to apply. Candidates who have passed the

qualifying exam earlier than 2019 are not eligible.

6. Candidates with higher qualifications are not eligible to apply.

7. OBC certificate whose validity has expired would not be accepted for granting


8. ITI Apprentice Trainees only; Candidates must have completed ITI from NCVT

or SCVT Board.

9. Applications of those candidates who have appeared in the qualifying examination

but whose results have not been declared / available as on the date advertisement will NOT be considered for training. Provisional Degree Certificates of the qualifying exam would however be acceptable during the time of joining, but final degree certificates shall have to be submitted as & when received for verification and acceptance.

10. Suppression of facts will lead to disqualification, at any stage of the selection

process or during the training period.

11. Those candidates who have completed the qualifying examination as regular

candidates are only eligible to apply.

12. Selection of candidates from SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EWS category would be as per

Apprenticeship Rules.

13. PWD candidates are eligible only for the designated trades as per Apprenticeship


14. Candidates who have already undergone Apprenticeship Training or at

present undergoing Apprenticeship Training under any organization are

not eligible to apply.

15. Candidates with more than one-year work experience are not eligible to


16. No TA/DA shall be given to the candidates for interview / Document

verification / joining GTRE as Apprentice Trainees.

17. The Apprentice Trainees will not be provided any quarters/hostel accommodation by this establishment at the time of the interview and also during the training period.

How to Apply :

1. Applications are to be submitted online through the following website/link:

rac.gov.in or drdo.gov.in (‘What’s New’ section)

2. Candidates are requested to fill up correct details against all the fields along with

uploading of scanned copies of all the mandatory documents (as per list).

3. The marks obtained in the qualifying exam are to be mentioned in percentage. In the case of CGPA, candidates are requested to convert the CGPA into percentage as per their university norms and the same will be verified during document verification.

4. Candidates are required to bring a signed printout of the application along with

the originals of the documents submitted online at the time of joining at GTRE,


5. Online Applications after the last date would NOT be accepted. Incomplete or

partially filled application forms would not be accepted.

Selection Process :

1. Graduate Apprentice Trainees (B.E / B.Tech. / Equivalent); Diploma Apprentice Trainees / ITI Apprentice Trainees / General Stream (B.Com. / B.Sc. / B.A) Apprentice Trainees: Depending upon the vacancies available in various disciplines, selection of candidates will be carried out by shortlisting on the basis of Academic Merit/Written Test/Interview as required, subject to satisfactory verification of the documents,

2. Details of shortlisted candidates will be published in the DRDO website. Candidates

are advised to check regularly on the website for updates.

General Instructions :

1. It should be noted that the selection and training of apprentices are strictly in

compliance with the provisions of Apprentices Act 1961 and its amendments and



2. Candidates before filling the application form shall ensure that they fulfill all the

eligibility conditions for the apprenticeship training. If at any stage of selection or even

after selection and joining or during training, it comes to notice that the candidate/trainee does not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions or the facts stated are not true or the documents enclosed by the applicant are false/forged, the candidature of joining such individual shall be withdrawn immediately without assigning any reason.

3. All applicants are required to bring a self-attested copy of the documents mentioned

below & its original certificates along with the printout of the application form during

document verification / joining:-

Documents to be enclosed:

(i) 10thMark sheet and Certificate

(ii) B.E/B.Tech/Diploma/ITI / Degree (B.com. / B.Sc. / B.A) Mark sheets for all semesters /

year wise

(iii) Degree / Provisional Degree Certificate

(iv) Caste Certificate (if applicable)

(v) PWD Certificate (if applicable)

(vi) Photo ID card issued by Govt. of India (Preferably Aadhaar Card)

(vii) EWS certificate (if applicable)

(viii) Two Passport size photographs

(ix) Police Verification Certificate (District Authority)

(x) Medical Fitness Certificate

4. The Management reserves the right to amend/refix/cancel/suspend the

selection process at any time during the process without assigning any reason

whatsoever. The decision of the Management shall be final and binding and no appeal

of any kind shall be accepted/entertained/considered in this regard.

5. Request for settlement of any dispute arising out of the application in reference to

this advertisement can only be initiated in Gas Turbine Research Establishment

(GTRE), Bengaluru.

6. No correspondence shall be entertained from the candidates not selected for


7. Results will be published on www.drdo.gov.in under the ‘What’s New’ section.

8. Candidates would be informed through ‘The DRDO website (www.drdo.gov.in) or

via email mentioned in their application form regarding any change/amendment/

update till the final selection process is completed.

9. Selected candidates shall have to sign a contract on the date of joining as per

Govt. of India rules.

10. Candidates finally selected will have to produce valid police verification

certificate at the time of joining from their place of last residence (for at least past one

year) / permanent address.

11. For any queries, please mail to hrd.gtre@gov.in.

For filling ONLINE APPLICATION please visit rac.gov.in or drdo.gov.in

Important Dates:

a. Last date of submission of online application forms duly completed in all respects 14th March 2022

b. Publishing of First list of shortlisted candidates for interview/written test in DRDO website 25th March 2022

c. Acceptance by candidates to join GTRE as Apprenticeship Trainee 31st March 2022

d. Interaction with the shortlisted candidates who have submitted acceptance to join (as per ‘c’ above) 11th April 2022 onwards

e. Probable date of declaration of finally selected candidates;

• Graduate (B.E / B.Tech. ) / Diploma / ITI & General Stream (B.Com. / B.Sc. / B.A) Apprenticeship Trainees (by E-mail / DRDO Website / SMS) & GTRE Notice Board

22nd April 2022

f. Probable date of joining Apprenticeship Trainees at GTRE;

• Graduate (B.E / B.Tech.) / Diploma / ITI & General Stream (B.Com. / B.Sc. / B.A) (exact dates of joining shall be intimated along with the result)

02nd May 2022 onwards


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