Last Updated: 8th September, 2017
PGCIL Recruitment through GATE 2018
Power Grid Corporation of India Limited – PGCIL / POWERGRID is the Central Transmission Utility (CTU) of India. It is likely one of the largest Transmission Utilities within the World and a Navratna Enterprise of Government of India. It is engaged in power transmission business along with planning, coordination, supervision, and management over full inter-State transmission system.
POWERGRID operates approx 1,41,920 circuit km of transmission lines together with 224 Sub-stations (as on 31.08.2017) and wheels about 50% of complete energy generated within the nation by means of its transmission network.
POWERGRID additionally holds and operates roughly 43,450 km of Telecom Network, with points of
presence in approx. 662 places and intra-city network in 105 cities throughout India.
POWERGRID, with its robust in-house experience in numerous aspects of Transmission, Sub-Transmission, Distribution, and Telecom sectors also provide consultancy services at Nationwide and Worldwide degree. It has been making the profit since inception, having Gross turnover of Rs. 26,581 Crore and Profit After Tax of Rs. 7,520 Crore (FY: 2016 – 17).
To take the growth curve to further heights, POWERGRID looks for Positive, Devoted and Active engineers to join its fold as EXECUTIVE TRAINEE in the disciplines of Electrical, Electronics, Civil and Computer Science.
Eligibility Criteria for PGCIL Recruitment through GATE 2018
a. Valid Score in the GATE 2018
Candidate should have appeared in the corresponding paper of GATE 2018 as shown in the following
table and Qualified in the same. The qualifying marks shall be as declared by GATE 2018 Organizing
|Post||Corresponding GATE 2018 Paper|
|ET (Computer Science)||CS|
b. Upper Age Limit
28 years as on 31/12/2017 for unreserved Category. There is Age relaxation for OBC/SC/ST/PWD as per government rules.
c. Essential Qualification
|Course||Discipline||Percentage of Marks|
|Full Time B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Sc (Engg.) from recognized University/ Institute||Electrical/ Electrical (Power)/ Electrical and Electronics/ Power Systems Engineering/ Power Engineering (Electrical)||Electronics / Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Telecommunication / Electronics & Electrical Communication / Telecommunication Engg||Civil |
|Computer Science/ Computer Engg./ Information Technology||Minimum 65% or Equivalent CGPA *|
Final Year / Semester students who expect their results by 14.08.2018 are also eligible, provided they have obtained 65% marks or equivalent CGPA in aggregate of all semesters/years up to pre-final examination
Selection Process for PGCIL Recruitment through GATE 2018
The Selection Process consists of marks obtained (out of 100) in the corresponding paper of GATE
2018, Group Discussion & Personal Interview.
Eligible candidates will have to appear for the corresponding paper of GATE 2018, i.e. Electrical Engineering (EE)/ Electronics and Communication (EC) / Civil Engineering (CE)/ Computer Science and Information Technology (CS)
Applicants qualified in the corresponding paper of GATE 2018 shall only be eligible to be considered for the next stage of selection. Qualifying marks in GATE-2018 shall be as decided by GATE-2018 conducting authority.
Qualified applicants shall be short-listed category-wise for Group Discussion & Personal Interview based on their normalized marks out of 100 in GATE 2018, in the corresponding paper.
Applicants shall obtain information about their status through their login at the POWERGRID Online Application System. Shortlisted candidates shall be able to download their interview call letter and other relevant documents through the candidate login.
Applicants shortlisted for the Group Discussion and Interview shall be required to bring the documents as mentioned in their interview call letter.
Candidates must qualify in the Personal Interview in order to be considered for empanelment. The
qualifying % in the interview for different categories are as mentioned below:
|Category||Qualifying % in Interview|
|OBC (NCL) / SC/ ST/ |
|30% ( for posts reserved for the corresponding category as per notification to be issued before online submission of application to POWERGRID.)|
Weightage of Different Parameters
For calculation of final score of a candidate for empanelment, the weightages of marks obtained in GATE, Group Discussion and Interview shall be as indicated below:
|GATE 2018 Marks (out of 100) in corresponding Paper||85%|
Compensation Package for PGCIL Recruitment through GATE 2018
The company offers a very pleasing pay package and is one of the tops in the Industry. Selected applicants will be positioned in the pay scale of Rs. 24900-50500 through the one-year training period. On successful accomplishment of training, the candidates will be absorbed as Engineer. The approximate CTC per annum are as follows:
|During Training||Rs. 8.6 lakhs|
|After Training||Rs. 15 lakhs|
The CTC shall vary depending on location of posting and other terms and conditions of appointment
On regularization, the Compensation package includes Basic Pay, Dearness Allowance, Perquisites and Allowance as per cafeteria approach, Performance Related Pay, Company Leased Accommodation / Company Quarters or HRA, Reimbursement of monthly conveyance expenditure, mobile facility, PF, Gratuity, Pension & Leave encashment, Group Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance etc.
The company also offers brilliant facilities like Short and Long term Loans & Advances including House Building Advance, Medical facilities for self and dependents etc. to its regular employees in accordance with the policies of the organization from time to time.
Application Fees for PGCIL through GATE 2018
Application Fees for GEN/OBC is Rs. 500/-. SC/ST/PwD/ Ex-SM/ Departmental candidates need not to pay it.
How to Apply for PGCIL through GATE 2018
- Applicants have to register themselves and appear for the corresponding paper of GATE 2018
- Applicants have to register themselves online at POWERGRID website with details of their GATE
2018 Application No., GATE 2018 Registration Number, and other required information,
which will be made available at CAREER section
- Applicants will be required to retain their GATE 2018 Admit card and GATE 2018 Score card for verification at the time of GD/ Interview / Joining in POWERGRID.
Important Dates for PGCIL Recruitment through GATE 2018
|GATE 2018||Commencement of Online submission of GATE Application||1 Sept 2017(00:00 hrs)|
|Last date of Online submission of GATE Application||5 October 2017(23:59 hrs)|
|POWERGRID||Commencement of Online Submission of Application to POWERGRID||05th January 2018|
|Last date for Online submission of Application to POWERGRID||31th January 2018|