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GATE 2017 Score Opens Career in PSUs

A career in PSUs, Public Sector Undertakings, is highly coveted among the Engineering graduates. You must be aware that your PSU career dreams can turn into reality if you are able to crack GATE 2017 with a good score. Some of the PSUs like ONGC, BHEL, HPCL, WBSEDCL, PowerGrid, MDL, etc. have annouced recruitments through GATE 2017 scores.

While the different PSUs release their recruitment notification separately, a candidate must have a valid GATE score card to apply to all of them. The application process for a majority of the PSUs is online.

Public Sector Undertaking (PSU)

PSU is a Government owned corporation or a company in which Central or State Government have more than 51% share. Basically these Government companies run like private companies and share profits to Government. A career with PSU requires, a strong and in-depth technical knowledge and understanding of core engineering Principals.

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GATE is one such exam, where ones technical and general aptitude is tested. Today, number of jobs are available for a fresh graduate in engineering in major PSUs in India. The list includes IOCL, BHEL, NTPC, BPCL and likes.

All these Public sector companies recruit Engineer Trainee (ET) based on the GATE scores. Candidates who apply to PSUs would be shortlisted on the basis of their respective GATE score. The shortlisted candidates then have to appear for a group discussion round and personal interview round for assessment of different facets of knowledge. Based on their performance in the GD and PI, the final selection of the candidate would be done.

Public Sector Undertakings can be classified into three types of companies based on the parameters such as listing on Indian stock exchange, global presence, annual revenue and operations.

  • Maharatna PSU’s
  • Navaratna PSU’s
  • Mini-ratna PSU’s

Selection Criterion 

GATE qualification has become a basic prerequisite for engineers to land in a government jobs in many of the Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) .

Candidates seeking recruitment through GATE 2017 are required to appear for the national level entrance exam in their respective branch of study.

The recruitment process in many PSU’s also includes GATE score, Group Discussions and personal interview.

PSUs Recruitment through GATE 2017

There are many career options for an engineering graduate, one of highly desirable is Career in PSU. Candidates have below the table listing PSUs recruiting through GATE 2017. ONGC, BHEL, HPCL, WBSEDCL, PowerGrid, MDL, etc. have announced recruitment through GATE 2017 scores. 

S.No. Name of PSU Number of seats Application Dates      Disciplines/Streams 
1. NTPC Limited NA January 10 to 31, 2017 Electrical/ Mechanical/ Civil/ Electronics & Instrumentation
2. BHEL 50 January 9 to February 3, 2017 Mechanical/Electrical
3. BEML NA January 10 to 31, 2017 Mechanical/ Electrical/ Metallurgy
4. WBSEDCL NA To be announced Electrical/ Power Engineering/ Mechanical
5. NHAI 25 To be announced Computer Science/Civil Engineering
6. HAL 125 January 6 to February 7, 2017 Electrical/ Electronics/ Mechanical/ Civil
7. GAIL NA December 21, 2016 to January 20, 2017 Chemical/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Civil/ Business Information System
8. NPCIL NA  To be announced Mechanical/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Chemical/ Electronics/ Civil
9. Cabinet Secretariat, Govt. of India 8 To be announced Computer Science/ Electronics and Communications or Electronics/ Physics or Chemistry/ Telecommunication or Electronics
10. BBNL NA January 15 to February 27, 2017 Electronics & Communication/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electrical/ Electrical & Electronics
11. Indian Oil NA January 5 to February 4, 2017 Chemical, Civil, Computer Science & IT, Electrical, Electronics & Communications, Instrumentation, Mechanical, Metallurgy, Petroleum, Polymer
12. NLC Ltd. NA December 1 to 30, 2016 Mechanical/ Electrical/ Civil/ Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Mining
13. BSNL 2,510 January 1 to 31, 2017 Computer Science & Information Technology/Electronics & Communication/Electrical/Instrumentation
14. BPCL NA January 6 to February 10, 2017 Mechanical Engineering/Chemical Engineering
15. Power Grid NA February 15 to March 15, 2017 Electrical/ Electrical (Power)/ Electrical and Electronics/ Power Systems
Engineering/ Power Engineering (Electrical)/ Electronics / Electronics and
Communication/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Civil Engineering/ Computer Science/ Computer Engg./ Information Technology
16. MDL 8 January 6 to February 6, 2017 Mechanical/ Mechanical & Industrial Engineering/ Mechanical & Production Engineering/ Production Engineering/ Production Engineering & Management/ Production & Industrial Engineering/Electrical/ Electrical & Electronics/Electrical & Instrumentation


NA January 10 to February 10, 2017 Mechanical/ Mechanical & Production/ Civil/ Electrical/ Electrical & Electronics/Electronics/ Electronics & Communication/Electronics &
Telecommunication/Applied Electronics/ Instrumentation/ Instrumentation & Control/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Instrumentation & Electronics/ Instrumentation & Process Control/ Chemical/ Petrochemical/ Petroleum Refining & Petrochemical/ Petroleum Refining

Career in PSUs Through GATE

ONGC, NALCO, EdCIL India, AAI, NHPC, CEL, BNPM, Coal India Ltd, Rail Vikas Nigam Ltd, GSECL, KRIBHCO, BAARC: OCES/ DGFS, THDC India Ltd, OPGC Ltd, IRCON International Ltd, National Textile Corporation, Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation Ltd (MRVC Ltd) and many more have to disclosed their deadlines and number of seats available for various streams. 

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017 will be conducted by IIT Roorkee on February 4, 5, 11 and 12 for the PG admissions to Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture and Science programmes offered at the IITs, NITs and other leading centrally funded institutes in addition to many state universities as well as private universities.

GATE 2017 is completely online starting with the application process to the tests and the download of the score card. Read GATE: Pattern Of Question Papers And Marking Scheme for understanding the pattern and marking scheme for GATE-2017.

PSU Recruitment through GATE commenced in 2012 and since then, the number of recruiting companies is steadily increasing. In Year 2015, 27 plus companies have recruited through GATE 2015, whereas the number grew to more than 40 in year 2016.

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