Ministry of Defence


Highlights

The Government of India invited applications from eligible Indian citizens for various posts in the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The candidates applied for the following posts: Civilian Technical Instructor, Stenographer Grade-II, Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Draughtsman Grade III, Civilian Motor Driver (Ordinary Grade), MTS (Chowkidar), MTS (Messenger) & Fatigueman. The notification contains all the details related to these posts. It is advised that all the candidates read about complete details before moving on with the preparation. A total of 46 vacancies have been announced for all the posts. The selection process for all will be conducted in various phases.

Ministry of Defence Highlights

Conducting BodyMinistry of Defence
Official Website https://www.mod.gov.in/
Post
  • Civilian Technical Instructor
  • Stenography Grade II
  • Lower Division Clerk
  • Draughtsman GradeIII
  • Civilian Motor Driver (Ordinary Grade)
  • MTS (Chowkidar)
  • MTS(Messenger)
  • Fatigueman
Application Mode Online
Stages of Exam Three Stages-
  • Tier 1- Written Test
  • Tier 2-(Descriptive Paper and Typing Test)
Maximum marks & Time duration
  • Tier 1- 200 marks, 75 minute
  • Tier 2- 100 marks, 1 hour
Total Vacancies 46 (More Details)
Official Notification PDF Click Here

Notification

The notification for various posts has been released by the Government of India, Ministry of Defence. The notification came out on July 03, 2021. The vacancies have been announced for various posts such as Civilian Technical Instructor, Stenographer Grade-II, Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Draughtsman Grade III, Civilian Motor Driver (Ordinary Grade), MTS (Chowkidar), MTS (Messenger) & Fatigueman. The application process for the same ended on July 24, 2021. The exam dates have not been announced yet. The application process was offline and the application forms duly filled along with the self attested copies of all the required documents were to be sent via Registered / Speed post.

Exam Dates

The Ministry of Defence announced vacancies for various posts to be filled in the Indian Army. It is a matter of pride to serve the country being in the Indian Army, irrespective of whichever post that you are in. The notification came out on July 03, 2021. The application process has been completed already. You should actively keep checking for the latest updates. The selection process will have various phases, the dates for which have still not been announced.

Exam Pattern

The selection process for all the posts mentioned in the notification released by the Ministry of Defence will be conducted in a proper manner in various phases or tiers. The posts of Civilian Technical Instructor, Stenographer Grade-II, Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Draughtsman Grade III, Civilian Motor Driver (Ordinary Grade), MTS (Chowkidar), MTS (Messenger) & Fatigueman have been announced. For all the posts a two-tier selection process will be conducted with Tier 1 (Written Test) & Tier 2 (Descriptive & Typing Test).

For complete information on the exam pattern, visit this page: Ministry of Defence Exam Pattern.

Stenographer (Tier 1)

PartsSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Part-I Genereal Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 120 Minutes
Part-II General Awareness 50 50
Part-III English Language and Comprenhension 100 100
Total 200 200  

Civil technical Instructor

PartsSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Part-I Genereal Intelligence & Reasoning 50 50 120 Minutes
Part-II General Awareness 50 50
Part-III English Language and Comprenhension 100 100
Total 200 200  

LDC

PartsSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Part-I Genereal Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 75 Minutes
Part-II English Language 25 50
Part-III Quantiative Aptitute 25 50
Part-IV General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200  

Draughtsman, Civilian Motor Driver, MTS (Chowkidar), MTS(Messenger), Fatigueman

PartsSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
Part-I Genereal Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25 90 Minutes
Part-II Numerical Aptitute 25 25
Part-III General English 25 25
Part-IV General Awareness 25 25
Total 100 200  

Syllabus

The Ministry of Defence recruitment is one of the most important ones. The recruitments are supposed to be done for the Indian Army. Being a government job, the notification holds utmost importance. There are 8 posts in all for which the vacancies have been announced. For whichever post you have applied, an important aspect is preparing well. An important part of preparation is good study material which can only be selected once you are well aware of the complete syllabus. For all the posts, there will be two tiers having a written test in Tier-1. Tier 1 will contain questions from various sections/subjects and you check out the complete syllabus here.

SectionTopics
General Awareness General Polity, Indian Constitution, Geography, Economic Scene, Current Events – International & National, Sports, History, Scientific Research, Culture, Science – Inventions & Discoveries, History, Budget and Five Year Plans, Important Financial & Economic News, Economy, Culture, India and its neighboring countries, Sports, Knowledge of Current Events, General Politics, Current Affairs – National & International, Economy, Banking, and Finance, Countries & Capitals
Numerical Ability Boats and Streams, Average, Data Interpretation, Number Systems, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Time, Work, Distance, Problems on Ages, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Percentages, Simplification, H, C, F, and L, C, M, Discounts, Fundamental Arithmetical operations
General English Tenses, Verb, Adverb, Articles, Error Correction, Conclusion, Grammar, Vocabulary, Synonyms, Subject-Verb Agreement, Word Formation, Antonyms, Theme detection, Passage Completion, Comprehension, Idioms & Phrases, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Completion, Unseen Passages, Sentence Rearrangement
Reasoning Number Series, Coding-Decoding, Directions, Analogy, Mirror Images, Clocks & Calendars, Embedded Figures Blood Relations, Non-Verbal Series, Decision Making, Alphabet Series, Number Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, Cubes and Dice

Salary

The Ministry of Defence recruitment comes under the aegis of the Government of India, which makes it a Government job and attractive to many. A government job and that too in Indian Army makes for an excellent combination and makes it a lucrative opportunity. There are a number of posts released by the Government of India, Ministry of Defence. The pay level for all the posts is decent and makes it a significant opportunity for all the aspirants. Take a look at the salary breakup for the posts.

PostSalary
Civilian Technical Instruction Pay Level -5(Rs 29200-92300)
Stenography Grade II Pay Level -4(Rs 25500-81100)
Lower Division Clerk Pay Level -2(Rs 19900-63200)
Draughtsman Grade III Pay Level -2(Rs 19900-63200)
Civillian Motor Driver (Ordinary Grade) Pay Level -2(Rs 19900-63200)
MTS (Chowkidar) Pay Level -1(Rs 18000-56900)
MTS (Messenger) Pay Level -1(Rs 18000-56900)
Fatigueman Pay Level -1(Rs 18000-56900)

Eligibility Criteria

An important aspect of any exam process is its application process which needs to be completed duly in time. But before proceeding with the application, it is always sensible to check the complete eligibility requirements. The notification by the Ministry of Defence contains complete eligibility criteria for all the posts for which the vacancies have been announced. The criteria will vary according to the posts. You can check the complete MoD eligibility criteria here.

PostEducation Criteria
Civilian Technical Instruction (CTI) BSC with Physics and maths or equivalent from Recognised Board /University with previous teaching experience
Stenography Grade II
  • 12th pass or equivalent from a recognized Board or university.
  • Skill Test Norms- Dictation :10 minutes @ 80 w.p.m. Transcation-50 minutes(English) (on computer),65 minutes (Hindi)(on computer)
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
  • 12th pass or equivalent from a recognized Board or university.
  • Typing speed (computer)-@ 35 w.p.m in English on computer or a typing speed of 30 w.p.m in hindi on computer (35 w.p.m and 30 w.p.m correspond to 10500/9000 key depression per hour on an average of 5 key depression for each word).
Draughtsman Grade III
  • Matric or equivalent from recognised board.
  • Diploma /certificate in Draughtsmanship.
  • Some experience in map /chart drawing.
Civillian Motor Driver (Ordinary Grade)
  • Matric or equivalent from recognised board.
  • Must posses the civilian Driving licence for heavy vehicles and have two years experience of driving such vehicles.
MTS (Chowkidar)
  • Matric pass or equivalent from recognised board.
  • Must be conversant with the duties of the respective trade with one year experience in the trade.
MTS (Messenger)
  • Matric pass or equivalent from recognised board.
  • Must be conversant with the duties of the respective trade with one year experience in the trade.
Fatigueman
  • Matric pass or equivalent from recognised board.
  • Must be conversant with the duties of the respective trade with one year experience in the trade.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1:  

Can I still apply for the Ministry of Defence recruitment exam?

A:  

No. The last date of application for the Ministry of Defence recruitment exam was July 24, 2021.

Q2:  

How many vacancies have been announced in the Ministry of Defence recruitment?

A:  

A total of 46 vacancies have been announced in the Ministry of Defence recruitment.

Q3:  

For how many posts the above-mentioned vacancies have been announced?

A:  

There are in all 8 posts for which the vacancies have been announced.

Q4:  

When is the exam for Ministry of Defence recruitment scheduled?

A:  

No such dates have been announced yet regarding the exam for any of the posts. Only after the complete scrutiny of the applications, the dates will be intimated to the candidates.

Q5:  

How many phases will be there in the selection process of the Ministry of Defence?

A:  

There will be two main tiers in the selection process of the Ministry of Defence recruitment. Tier 1 will have a written test and Tier 2 will have a descriptive test and/or typing test. For some posts, skill test & practical test will also be done.

Q6:  

Is the application mode for this recruitment online or offline?

A:  

The application will be done through offline mode. All the applications along with all the requisite documents will have to be sent through speed post/registered post.

Q7:  

Should the documents that have to be submitted with the application, be attested by a Government official?

A:  

No. The required documents to be sent along with the application form will have to be duly self attested by the candidates.



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