Thousands of engineers dream of landing a job in the prestigious PSUs. It is evident that PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2018 is a significant reason for the increase in GATE applicants. The Public Sector Undertakings consider raw as well as the normalized score of GATE, depending on their selection policy. Apart from the GATE Score, the PSU might also conduct a written examination and personal interview for selection. Hence GATE is a part of the recruitment albeit an essential one. The selection policy of each PSU is unique and is announced in the detailed notification. The candidates interested in working with a PSU may check more details on PSU Recruitment via GATE 2018 from this page.

Latest: PSU Recruitment via GATE 2018 has been announced for AAI, BPCL, Power Grid, Vizag Steel, NTPC, HPCL, IOCL, SAIL, NTPC, HPCL, THDC, ONGC, DRDO, MDL, NPCIL, NCL, NFL, BHEL, MRPL.

About GATE

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is an all-India entrance examination for admissions to postgraduate programmes (M.Tech, M.E., Ph.D). A total of 23 papers are conducted under it by IITs. The conducting body for GATE 2018 is IIT Guwahati and it will conduct the exam on February 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2017.

PSU Recruitment through GATE began from 2012. Since then, both PSUs and students have appreciated the medium for recruitment. In the beginning, only a few PSUs participated in the recruitment process. Today more than 35 PSUs recruit through GATE.

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Now Let’s Understand the PSU

Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) are companies which are owned by Center or State Government. Yet, 49% shares of it are owned by Public and remaining 51% is held by the Government. The functionality of PSUs is just like private firms, as they share their profits with the public. Broadly speaking, the PSUs can be categorized as below:

  • Maharatnas: There are 7 Maharathans in all and it included NTPC, Coal India, GAIL, IOLC, BHEL, ONGC, and Steel Authority.
  • Navratnas: These are 17 in number and includes Power Grid, HPCL, OIL, VIZAG Steel, Neyveli, BPCL, etc.
  • Miniratnas: It is divided in category I and II. Popular one includes WAPCOS, BEML, BSNL, Mishra Dhatu, PEC, etc.

Note: Apart from these there are various other PSUs as well which recruit via GATE.

PSU Recruitment through GATE 2018 in a Nutshell

The recruitment of the candidates on the basis of GATE 2018 score will be done as explained below.

  • On the basis of raw or normalized GATE 2018 score, the candidates will be shortlisted.
  • The shortlisted candidates will be called for written exam (only applicable in few PSUs).
  • Next, the candidates will be called for the Group Discussion and/or Personal Interview round.

Different PSUs have different selection criteria. While most of the PSUs recruit candidates on the basis of their performance in GD and/or PI performance (like BPCL) some give weightage to GATE score, GD and PI performance (like IOCL). The personal interview is the test of the candidate’s technical knowledge, attitude, and presence of mind.

For e.g. BPCL shortlists candidates on the basis their GATE score. Shortlisted candidates then appear for a GD followed by a technical and an HR interview. Each stage is a knockout stage.The GATE score hardly matters in the final selection.

PSU Recruitment through GATE 2018

Here is the list of all the PSU which are recruiting through GATE 2018. As the details will keep on releasing, we will update it in the table below.

PSU Recruitment through GATE 2018 Application Form Release Date Discipline Check Details Here
AAI March 17, 2018 Civil, Electrical, and Electronics Click Here
BPCL January 05, 2018 Mechanical Engineering Click Here
Power Grid January 05, 2018 Electrical, Electronics, Civil, and Computer Science Click Here
Vizag Steel To be Announced Electrical, Mechanical, and
Metallurgy
Click Here
SAIL To be Announced Mechanical, Metallurgical,
Electrical, Chemical,
Instrumentation and Mining
Click Here
IOCL January 05, 2018 Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Metallurgy, Chemical, Instrumentation,
Electronics and Communication, Computer Science and Information Technology
Click Here
NTPC January 10, 2018 Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, Instrumentation, and Mining Click Here
HPCL January 12, 2018 Mechanical, Civil, Electrical,
Electronics and Telecommunication, Instrumentation, and Chemical
Click Here
THDC January 05, 2017 Civil, Electrical, and Mechanical Click Here
ONGC To be Announced Petroleum/Civil/Mechanical/IT/Computer Science/Electronics/etc Click Here
DRDO To be Announced To be Announced Click Here
MDL January 08, 2017 Electrical and Mechanical Click Here
NPCIL To be Announced Mechanical, Chemical,
Electrical, Electronics and
Communication, instrumentation, Civil
Click Here
NLC January 06, 2017  Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Instrumentation, Computer, and Mining Click Here
NFL To be Announced Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Instrumentation, and Computer/IT Click Here
MRPL To be Announced To be Announced Click Here
BHEL January 09, 2017 Mechanical and Electrical Click Here
RCFL To be Announced Mechanical, Chemical or Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering Click Here
GAIL Click Here
BBNL Click Here
HPCL Click Here
WBSEDCL Click Here
Haryana Power Utilities Click Here
Midhani Click Here
NHAI Click Here
HAL Click Here
BSNL Click Here
Oil India Click Here
TATA Power Click Here
Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India Click Here
PSPCL Click Here
MECL Click Here
NALCO Click Here
DMCR Click Here
BSPCL Click Here
NHPC Click Here
Coal India Click Here

Criteria to be Satisfied for Applying

The eligibility criteria for each PSU is different. It includes factors like engineering stream, age limit, the percentage in B.E./B.Tech, GATE score.

  • Candidates should have an age between 21 to 27 years for general candidates and 21 to 30 years for SC/ST candidates although it can vary for different PSUs like maximum age limit is 33 for SAIL for general category students.
  • Candidates must possess a B.Tech, B.E., etc degree but the candidates in the final year of graduation may also apply.
  • Candidates need to have all of their academic certificates intact.
  • The minimum percentage criteria are highest for Bridge and Roof Co. Ltd which is 70% while Bharti Prasar has no percentage criteria. So, it can be concluded that 70% is graduation makes you eligible for all the PSUs while anything more than 65% makes you eligible for most of the PSUs.
  • They have a GATE scorecard of their respective subject paper.

If You are eligible then Apply Online for PSU Recruitment via GATE 2018

The application forms of most of the PSUs are available online. Most of the PSUs release their recruitment notification in the month of September-October but the application process begins after the announcement of the GATE result, i.e. after January. The candidates can apply using their GATE 2018 registration number. The candidates need to fill the registration form and submit it along with the registration fee. The reserved candidates belonging to SC\ST don’t have to submit the application fee.

The candidates can apply using their GATE 2018 registration number. The candidates need to fill the registration form and submit it along with the registration fee. The reserved candidates belonging to SC/ST don’t have to submit the application fee.

Pay Scale Offered by PSUs

It is impossible to state the pay scale of all the PSUs. Generally, most of the PSUs pay well to the candidates and provide various benefits and allowances as well. Round about Rs. 25,000 to Rs. 40,000 is the general pay scale offered by PSUs. The salary also depends on the post given to the candidate. Above the salary, the candidates may also get an HRA and other allowance as well.

Why Go For A PSU Recruitment through GATE 2018?

We have mentioned some merits of PSU Recruitment on the basis of GATE score. However, these are not the only benefits. For each individual, it may mean something different.

  • The employees of PSU enjoy job security like any other government employee.
  • They get a higher salary of government job at the same level.
  • The minimum salary increments in PSUs is fixed irrespective of your performance.
  • Promotion is assured irrespective of your performance in the PSU.
  • You will receive a pension after retirement.
  • There are different allowances as per your post in PSU like medical facilities, travel expenses are covered etc.
  • And finally, the respect in the society, if your post is high, cannot be denied.

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