CEL Recruitment Through GATE 2018
Surbhi Mehtani, 08 Sep 2017, #GATE

CEL Recruitment through GATE 2018 – Applications for the CEL recruitment through GATE 2018 will be available tentatively from January. The Central Electronics Limited (CEL), a Public Sector Undertaking will recruit graduates in Civil, Electronics & Communication, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their GATE 2018 scores. The recruitment in CEL through GATE will be for 2 years and can be extended for 1 year depending on the candidate's performance. During the contractual period, exceptionally performing candidates may be absorbed on a regular basis. Candidates are required to fill and submit the application form in two phases with the prescribed application fee by the stipulated last date. The selection in CEL recruitment through GATE 2018 will be on the basis of the interview conducted. Candidates can check all the details pertaining to CEL recruitment through GATE 2018 like pay scale, selection procedure, application form dates and phases from the article given below.

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GATE 2018 will be conducted on February 3, 4, 10 & 11, 2018. The application form of GATE 2018 was available for candidates since August 31, 2017 till October 9, 2017.

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CEL Recruitment 2018 Important Dates





Start date of GATE 2018 application form

September 1, 2017


End date of GATE 2018 application form

October 9, 2017


GATE 2018 admit card download date

January 4, 2018


GATE 2018 exam

February 3, 4, 10, 11, 2018


Availability of application form for CEL Recruitment 2018

First week of January 2018


Last Date to submit CEL Application Form

First week of February 2018


Start date for uploading GATE scores and final year marks

Second week of June 2018


Last date for uploading GATE scores and final year marks

Fourth week of June 2018

Eligibility Criteria for CEL Recruitment through GATE 2018

  • Candidates need to have completed full time Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in the relevant discipline with not less than 65% marks.

  • Candidates in their final year or semester are also eligible for recruitment in CEL, if they have gained minimum 65% marks in their engineering degree and furnish proof of the same at the time of joining.

  • Candidates who are eligible need to appear in GATE 2018 as they will be shortlisted on the basis of their GATE 2018 scores.

  • Age Limit: Candidates should be less than or equal to 27 years of age as on September 30, 2018 to be eligible. For SC/ ST candidates, the upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years for, it is relaxed by 3 years for OBC (Non Creamy Layer). It is relaxable by 10 years for PwD–General, 13 years for PwD–OBC and 15 years for PwD-SC/ ST candidates.

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How to apply for CEL Recruitment through GATE 2018 ?


Candidates can apply for CEL recruitment through GATE 2018 in two phases.

  • In the first phase, candidates need to apply online for CEL recruitment citing their GATE registration number within the stipulated time period. The GATE registration number will be mentioned on the GATE admit card 2018.

  • In the second phase, candidates will be required to upload their GATE related details like scores, rank & score card along with the final year aggregate marks within the stipulated time period. The second phase will be open after the announcement of the GATE 2018 result which is March 17, 2018.

First phase of application for CEL recruitment – The first phase of recruitment for CEL involves two steps.


Step 1 – Registration


In the first step, candidates need to register themselves by providing the following details:

  • Name

  • Father's Name/ Husband's Name  

  • Mother's Name  

  • Gender  

  • Address  

  • City  

  • State  

  • Pincode  

  • GATE 2018 Registration No. (i.e. EC....xxxxxx)  

  • Branch  

  • Category  

  • Ex-Serviceman (if applicable)

  • Physical Disability (if applicable)

  • Date of Birth(yyyy-mm-dd)  

  • Marital Status  

  • Nationality  

  • Email Id  

  • Mobile No. (10 Digit Only)

Step 2 – Filling of application form along with fee submission


In the second step, candidates will have to fill the application form for CEL recruitment 2018 along with the deposition of the application fee.

  • After successful registration, candidates will be sent the key code to their registered mobile numbers. Therefore, it is important to provide correct details during registration.

  • Candidates will be sent the login and password via Email to fill the application form.

  • Using the login and password received, candidates will have to enter the required details and pay the necessary application fee online. SC/ ST and PH candidates are exempted from fee payment.

Second phase of application for CEL recruitment 2018 – In the second phase, candidates will have to provide their GATE exam details.

  • Candidates will have to log in and upload their GATE 2018 scores and rank.

  • They also have to enter their final year aggregate marks of their graduation.

CEL Recruitment through GATE 2018 - Selection Procedure & Interview Process


The selection process for CEL recruitment through GATE 2018 will be tentatively conducted in August 2018. It has following steps involved:

  • Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their GATE 2018 scores and ranks.

  • A list of shortlisted candidates will be announced along with the date, time and venue for their personal interviews.

  • Candidates whose names will appear in the list will be required to bring all certificates in support of age, educational qualification, caste certificate and GATE 2018 score card in original at the time of interview.

  • They are also required to bring one self-attested copy of all the certificates.

CEL Recruitment through GATE 2018 - Pay Scale Details

Name of the post

First Year Emoluments (Fixed)

Second year Emoluments (Fixed)

On exemplary performance, If considered for absorption in regular cadre in

Maximum age As on 30.09.2017

Grade (IDA)

CTC at initial pay in the scale At present


Graduate Engineers on contract basis

Rs.23,000/-per month

Rs. 24,000/-per month

E-2 i.e.16400-40500

6.50 Lakhs p.a

27 years

GATE Cutoff for CEL Recruitment


Candidates can check the GATE cutoff for CEL recruitment from the table given below and estimate the cutoff for the present year.


CEL Recruitment Cutoff 2016




GATE Ranks


Electrical Engg.


From 95 to 921


From 368 to 3372


From 54 to 1105


From 1646 to 5680


Mechanical Engg.


From 61 to 1712


From 12 to 1989


From 1264 to 6618


From 4939 to 14105



General/ SC



E&C Engg.


From 35 to 4423


From 73 to 4900


From 2236 to 4900


From 459 to 12484


From 3950 to 28221


From 1818 to 27466

To know about all PSU recruitments, check PSU recruitment through GATE 2018.



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