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GATE examination is one of the most popular common entrance tests of India and also one of the toughest. One of the reasons for that is because the candidates can land PSU jobs through it. Other than that, those who are interested in carrying on their studies can apply for post graduate programmes in the top technical universities of the country and Ph.D. courses as well. The PSUs have their own recruitment policies regarding the positions and pay packages offered, the qualifying score and the final recruitment based on personal interviews and group discussions. However, a good score always gives the candidate an edge over the others in getting the placement in PSU through GATE.
In the article below, there are details about the application dates, applicable posts, website links, age limits and cut offs of some of the companies for which candidates can apply for PSU recruitment through GATE 2017.
A list of PSUs recruiting through GATE along with their application dates, number of posts, application links & applicable branches
As the GATE 2018 results are just out on March 17, here are the links to the official websites of 41 PSU through GATE recruitment. Many of them have not announced their application issuance and completion dates, but soon will.
To give the candidates an idea about what the possible cut-offs in 2018 could be, here are 10 companies with PSU jobs and their previous year cut offs
Electronics & Communication (EC)873705562785562
Management Trainee (Civil)62.72 to 79.47
Design Trainee41.38 to 81.09
Management Trainee41.38 to 81.09
Cutoff for Interview ShortlistingCutoff for Final Selection
50% Relaxation over the cut-off marks accorded to Persons with Disabilities candidates for being invited for interviews.
DisciplineGATE ScoresGATE MarksAll India Rank in GATE 2017
ET-2017 (Engg.)Cateqorv wise GATE-2017 cut-off marks and rank
Cut Off Marks62.8459.6044.3548.9831.59
All India Rank2063803221185710273
Cut Off Marks81.0277.2669.7662.9441.89
All India Rank2806382010430017332
Cut Off Marks65.9564.5256.0851.2845.23
All India Rank11213963212792570
Cut Off Marks72.3571.0160.0147.0234.01
All India Rank881023719291937
Cut Off Marks82.4375.8564.0466.8440.11
All India Rank421799736937855
ElectricalCut Off Marks66.6961.1150.9349.28
MechanicalCut Off Marks76.3168.6955.8349.72
ElectronicsCut Off Marks63.7455.8547.4747.1
InstrumentationCut Off Marks63.33554346.67
CivilCut Off Marks73.1270.3464.8457.56
ITCut Off Marks65.9355.7650.7137.71
S. No.Name Of The PostUROPC (NCL)SCSTPWD (HH)PWD (OH)
1Executive Trainee (Chemical)144215312744-2440
2Executive Trainee (Mechanical)70132-267941938-
3Executive Trainee (Electrical)751359991086--
4Executive Trainee (Instrumentation)7396-1188--
5Executive Trainee (Civil)2265-693--
6Executive Trainee (Business Information System)68117447---
SL. NDDisciplineMinimum Cut-off Marks of Shortlisted Candidates
2Electrical - EEE66.0662.27S2.2949.6039.30
3Electrical - ECE68.5466.6755.11NR35.18
5Control & Instrumentation79.6870.3S59.36NRNR
Any Indian organisation that is state-owned is termed as a PSU or Public Sector Undertaking. These establishments are either owned by the central government or any of the state authorities of India, or both. These enterprises have subdivisions within themselves – Maharatna, Navratna and Miniratnas.
All of these companies have their own recruiting procedure. Some of these PSUs recruit their employers through GATE. They set their own cut offs each separately and make the final decision based on the personal interviews and group discussion sessions.
The PSUs in India are divided into four subcategories.
Those PSUs which for three years have an annual average net profit of 5,000 crores OR an average annual net worth of 10,000 crores or an average annual turnover of 20,000 crores get the status of a Maharatna PSU. These companies get the benefit of autonomy of investing up to 15% of their net in a project. The top companies like SAIL, ONGC, NTPC, CIL and IOCL have the Maharatna status.
To get the status of Navratna, a company must first be a Miniratna PSU. Upon having 4 independent directors on their board, they can be given the status of Navratna. It also has to score 60 out of 100 in the various parameters which include net profit, net worth, total manpower cost, total cost of production, cost of services, PBDIT (Profit Before Depreciation, Interest and Taxes), capital employed etcetera. They have the financial freedom of investing up to 1000 crore or 30% of their net worth in a whole year.
The companies which have continuously profited for the last 3 years and have had a profit of 30 crores or more in one of the years are given the status of a Miniratna I PSU. They have the autonomy to invest up to 500 crores or their net worth – whichever amount is lesser.
The status of the Miniratna II category is just below the I category, where the companies with a positive net worth for three years are given this status. They are free to invest up to 300 crores or 50% of their net worth – whichever is lower.
Many of these companies do their PSU recruitment through GATE.
Below is a list of PSU through GATE 2017 for mechanical engineering
No. Only securing the cut off marks stated by the PSU will not be enough for most companies. A candidate has to do well in the personal interview and group discussion sessions as well. Other factors like graduation and board exam mark sheets are also taken into consideration. The HR department decides to hire someone only after a holistic and thorough checking of one’s academic performances and personal skills shown. However, some companies do take in employees only based on the GATE scores – it varies from one to another.
GATE is one of the toughest examinations of the country. Qualifying GATE is a benchmark of an individual’s knowledge on the particular field as well as his/her analytical skills, perception abilities, logical reasoning and general aptitude.
PSU through GATE is popular because with qualifying marks in the GATE, the recruiting companies already get an idea of the crème le da crème candidates and do not have to dig deep in the hiring process. For the candidates, it is easier to land a job with a higher pay package with a good GATE scorecard because it immediately reflects his/her abilities at one glance.
The eligibility criteria for GATE 2018 are firstly to secure qualifying marks for GATE examination, and the subject paper should be relevant to the job applied for; and secondly, PSU jobs through GATE have their own cutoffs depending on which they take applications. A candidate also has to pass the medical test before the hiring process is finalised.
PSU through GATE can be applied both online and offline for few companies. For others, it is only online. The procedure is the same as any application process. Candidates have to register on the respective sites, download the application form and upload it back along with scanned copies or soft copies of necessary documents. The most commonly asked documents are photographs, ID proofs, signature, mark sheets of previously passed examinations and obviously the GATE scorecard. Candidates will also be asked to enter their GATE registration IDs which are available only after the admit cards are released.
For the offline applications, the all the documents are to be printed out/photocopied and sent to the given address. In case of some PSUs, they ask for an application fee which has to be paid online or via a challan or demand draft. PSU exams are also held by some companies by themselves like BSNL or BHEL.
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