NTPC Recruitment Through GATE 2019
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NTPC Recruitment Through GATE 2019 - National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC), one of India’s largest power companies has started the recruitment of Engineering Executive Graduates through GATE 2019.  The application form for the NTPC recruitment through GATE 2019 was available from January 10 till February 7, 2019. Graduate engineers in Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Electronics and Mining engineers could apply for the NTPC recruitment through GATE 2019. Shortlisting will be on the basis of the GATE 2019 scores only. Eligible candidates who have been shortlisted will have to appear for an online aptitude test conducted by NTPC. Only candidates who qualify in the written test will further have to participate in a group discussion and face a personal interview.  A final merit list will be prepared on the candidate’s performance in all stages of the NTPC recruitment process. Selected candidates will also have to undergo a medical test to be conducted by a board of medical officers of NTPC. To know all the details about NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2019 like important dates, eligibility criteria, application process, written test, selection process, cutoff and more, candidates can check the article below.

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Highlights 

Overview

Name of PSU

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)

Available Posts

Engineering Executive Trainees

Disciplines Required

Electrical, Mechanical, Mining, Instrumentation, Electronics

Important Dates for NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2019

S.No 

Event 

Important Dates 

1.

Date for the issue of GATE 2019 Application Form

August 31, 2018

2.

Last date for filling the GATE online application f

October 1, 2018

3.

Download of  GATE Admit Card

 January 4, 2019

4.

GATE 2019 exam

February 2 & 3, 2019

February 9 & 10, 2019

5

Availability of application form for NTPC Recruitment

January 10, 2019

6.

Last date to fill the application form for NTPC Recruitment

February 7, 2019

7.

Announcement of the list of shortlisted candidates for test conducted by NTPC

To be notified

8.

NTPC Online Test

To be notified

9.

GD &Interview

To be notified


Eligibility Criteria for NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2019

Candidates aspiring to work for NTPC must meet the eligibility criteria for NTPC recruitment through GATE 2019 as mentioned below in the given table. This includes the age limit, nationality, academic qualification, marks required that are parameters for selection.


Eligibility Criteria for NTPC Recruitment 2019

S. No

Particulars 

Details 

1.

Nationality

Indian

2.

Age Limit as on January 31, 2019

  • Upper age limit is 27 years for candidates belonging to general category.

  • Upper age limit is relaxed by five years  for candidates belonging to schedule caste and Schedule tribe category

  • Upper age limit is relaxed by three years for candidates belonging to OBC- NCL category

  • Age limit is relaxed by ten years for PwD- General

  • For PwD OBC age limit is relaxed by 13 years

  • For PwD SC, ST candidates, age limit is relaxed by 15 years 

3.

Academic Qualification

  • Candidates must have passed the full time degree in engineering in the below given disciplines. They must have scored at least 65% marks in B.E/B.Tech/AMIE. The average of all the years is taken irrespective of any weightage that is given any university or institute.

  • Final year students are also eligible to apply provided they meet the eligibility criteria at the time of joining. Such students must obtain at least 65% marks in their engineering degree.

Electrical Engineering

Graduation in

  • Electrical

  • Electrical & Electronics

  • Electrical, Instrumentation &Control

  • Power Systems & High Voltage

  • Power Electronics

  • Power Engineering 

Mechanical Engineering

Graduation in

  • Mechanical

  • Production

  • Industrial Engineering

  • Production and Industrial engineering

  • Thermal

  • Mechanical & Automation

  • Power Engineering

Mining Engineering

Graduation in Mining Engineering

Instrumentaion Engineering

Graduation in

  • Electronics & Instrumentation

  • Instrumentation  & Control

Electronic Engineering

Graduation in

  • Electronics

  • Electronics &Telecommunication

  • Electronics & Power

  • Power Electronics

  • Electronics & Communication

  • Electrical and Electronics

4.

Marks Required

  • Candidates belonging to the general category must score at least 65% marks, with an average of all the four years

  • Candidates belonging to ST, SC and PwD must score at least 55% marks in the qualifying exam

5.

Medical Requirement

  • Candidates must meet the requisite health criteria that are laid down by NTPC.

  • Candidates must be of sound health and they will have to undergo a medical examination which will be conducted by the medical board of NTPC.  The decision of the board will be final.

GATE Paper Allowed for NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2019

S.No 

Discipline Advertised for NTPC 

Corresponding GATE 2019 paper 

Corresponding GATE 2019 Paper Code

1.

Electrical

Electrical Engineering

EE

2.

Mechanical 

Mechanical Engineering

ME

3.

Mining

Mining Engineering

MN

4.

Instrumentation

Instrumentation Engineering

IN

5.

Electronics

Electronics and Communication Engineering

EC

Application Form of NTPC Recruitment 2019

The application form for the NTPC recruitment 2019 was available online from January 10. The last date to fill the form was February 7, 2019. Check the steps to fill the NTPC application below: 

Steps to Apply for NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2019

  • Candidates had to first apply for GATE 2019

  • After downloading the GATE 2019 admit card, the GATE registration number had to be entered in the application form for NTPC recruitment through GATE

  • Payment of registration fee (in online and offline mode) had to be done

  • Uploading of photograph and signature in .jpeg/ .jpg format (max. file size can be 1 MB), 

  • Filling the other requisite information in the online application form

  • Generation of unique registration number has to be kept safe for reference

  • Take printout of the registration slip and keep it for future reference

Application fee for NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2019

 Candidates applying for NTPC recruitment 2019 could pay the application fee in an online and offline mode.  However, the application fee was different for various categories. 

NTPC Application fee

Category 

Application  fee 

General/OBC

Rs 150

SC/ST/PwD/XSM

-

How to pay the application fee through online mode 

To pay the application fee for NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2019 through offline mode candidates had to follow the steps given below:

  • Candidates had to take a print out of the pay-in-slip and visit the nearest SBI Branch

  • Use the pay-in-slip to pay the registration fee

  • After receiving the payment of the registration fee (non-refundable), the bank provided the unique journal number, branch code of the bank which is collecting the money

  • Candidates had to mention the journal number and the branch code number at the time of online registration

How to pay the application fee through online mode?

  • Candidates could pay the online registration fee (non-refundable) for NTPC Recruitment 2019 through online mode by using a debit card, credit card, net banking

  • The option to pay the online registration fee appeared at the end of the online application form before they clicked on the submit button.

Details to be filled in the Application Form for NTPC Recruitment 2019

  • Candidates had to fill the GATE 2019 registration number as mentioned in the admit card

  • Next candidates had to fill their personal and contact details including the email address

  • They had to upload their photograph and signature

  • Shortlisted candidates had to select the online test centre  in order to take the NTPC online   exam

  • The NTPC  test centres are Bhopal, Delhi, Chennai, Delhi/NCR, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Patna and Lucknow

  • Candidates had to upload their signature and photograph in JPG/JPEG format with the file size of less than 1MB. 

Selection Process for NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2019 

The following steps are followed by NTPC for recruiting the candidates through GATE 2019 : 

Steps for selection

S. No 

Stage

Parameter 

1.

Shortlisting of candidates for online test

Candidates are shortlisted based on their GATE 2019 score. Shortlisted candidates will have to appear for a qualifying online entrance test conducted by NTPC.

2.

Group Discussion and Interview

Candidates will have to further undergo a group discussion and interview

3.

Selection

The final merit list will be prepared based on the GATE Score, Group Discussion and Interview

Weightage of Marks for Final Selection

S. No 

Parameters 

Percentage of marks 

1.

GATE marks

85%

2.

Group Discussion

5%

3.

Personal Interview

10%

Important points about NTPC Online Aptitude Test and Admit Card

  • Candidates shortlisted on the basis of the GATE 2019 will have to take an online aptitude test

  • The online aptitude test is just qualifying in nature and will not carry any weightage in the selection process.

  • Candidates will have to download their admit card which will contain the information of the test venue and attend the test on the specified dates.

  • The result for the NTPC online aptitude test will be declared on the same day at the venue.

  • Candidates, who qualify the NTPC online aptitude test, will be called for a group discussion and interview the details of which will be intimated to them.

Documents to be brought at the Interview Venue  

The list of documents to be brought by candidates to the interview is given below:

  • GATE 2019 score card

  • Date of birth (Tenth standard certificate and marksheet)

  • Certificate/Provisional Certificate/Degree/PG Degree/Diploma and mark sheets of all semesters/years

  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Class (non-creamy layer) certificate issued by the Competent Authority in the format prescribed by GOI* (if applicable). Candidates belonging to OBC – Non Creamy Layer must bring caste certificate from the Competent Authority, issued in the Current Year.

  • Physical Disability certificate in the format prescribed by GOI* from the Competent authority (if applicable).

  • Final year students will have to take an undertaking in the prescribed format that they will furnish the provisional degree certificate or degree certificate of the qualifying exam on or before July 31, 2018.  The certificate must clearly mention that the candidates have successfully completed the engineering degree and the prescribed percentage of marks.

  • Air ticket and boarding pass in original / Train and bus tickets for reimbursement purposes.

  • Two recent passport size coloured photographs 

Travel Fare Claim 

  • The reimbursement will be for "to and fro" sleeper class rail fare (non-AC) from the address that is given on the admit card or the place from where the candidate has actually travelled, whichever is nearer to the place of interview, by the shortest route, on producing the original railway ticket.

  • If the candidates have travelled by bus, then the reimbursement will be limited to equivalent sleeper class rail fare from the nearest railway station, subject to production of bus ticket. Local travel expenditure shall not be reimbursed.

  • For travel reimbursement, candidates will have to provide a copy of the aptitude test admit card at the interview venue

  • Travel reimbursement will be through cheque and it will be sent to the candidates by post

After Selection in the NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2019 

Service Agreement Bond - Candidates belonging to the general and the OBC category will have to furnish a service bond agreement for Rs 2,50,000 to serve the company for a period of three years after completion of the training period of one year. Candidates belonging to the Schedule Caste, Schedule Tribe, Persons woth Disability will have to furnish a bond for Rs 1,25,000 for the same duration. 

Pay Scale: If selected, candidates will be eligible for a pay scale of Rs 24900-3%-50500. The basic pay during the one year training period will be Rs 24900/- . 

GATE cutoff for NTPC Recruitment 

Candidates can check the table that is given below as it mentions the GATE cutoff of previous years. The cutoff of GATE for NTPC recruitment will help the candidates to get a fair idea about the probable cutoff scores for the forthcoming session.

 

Previous Years GATE Cutoff for NTPC Recruitment

NTPC Recruitment 2018 Cutoff

Discipline

UR

OBC

SC

ST

PWD

Electrical

64.8695

59.5195

 49.6695

 45.1695

28.8695

Mechanical

73.438

 71.399

 60.459

 54.212

42.113

Electronics

52.0805

48.55

 37.2805

 37.45

 31.2805

Instrumentation

68.1805

65.5695

 52.6805

 52.6195

 43.0695

Mining

68.48

55.37

 45.67

40.95

NA

*The Cut-off Marks are the total marks scored in GATE (out of 85), GD (out of 05) and Interview (out of 10
* The total marks have been calculated only for those candidates who have qualified separately in both GD & Interview.

NTPC Recruitment Cutoff 2017

Discipline

Category wise GATE-2017 cut-off marks and rank

General

OBC

SC

ST

PWD

Electrical

Cut Off Marks

62.84

59.60

44.35

48.98

31.59

All India Rank

206

380

3221

1857

10273

Mechanical

Cut Off Marks

81.02

77.26

69.76

62.94

41.89

All India Rank

280

638

2010

4300

17332

Electronics

Cut Off Marks

65.95

64.52

56.08

51.28

45.23

All India Rank

112

139

632

1279

2570

Instrumentation

Cut Off Marks

72.35

71.01

60.01

47.02

34.01

All India Rank

88

102

371

929

1937

Civil

Cut Off Marks

82.43

75.85

64.04

66.84

40.11

All India Rank

42

179

973

693

7855

GATE 2016 Cutoff for shortlisting for GD and Interview

Discipline

Scores/AIR

General OBC

SC

ST

Electrical

Cut Off Marks

66.69

61.11

50.93

49.28

AIR

223

559

1955

2305

Mechanical

Cut Off Marks

76.31

68.69

55.83

49.72

AIR

439

1309

5035

8062

Electronics

Cut Off Marks

63.74

55.85

47.47

47.1

AIR

138

497

1675

1732

Instrumentation

Cut Off Marks

63.33

55

43

46.67

AIR

97

299

934

696

Civil

Cut Off Marks

73.12

70.34

64.84

57.56

AIR

74

124

309

811

IT

Cut Off Marks

65.93

55.76

50.71

37.71

AIR

181

755

1236

 

Contact Information  

NTPC Bhawan, SCOPE Complex,
Institutional Area, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003
Website: https://www.ntpc.co.in/ 

To check recruitment at other PSUs, read PSU Recruitment through GATE 2019 

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