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.OWERGRID transmits about 50% of the total power generated in India on its transmission network. Its former subsidiary company, Power System Operation Corporation Limited (POSOCO) handles power management for Power Grid.
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
GATE (GRADUATE APTITUDE TEST IN ENGINEERING) 2018 Exam is an online examination conducted to test the understanding of candidate in undergraduate subjects of Engineering, Technology, Architecture and in postgraduate subjects of science. Download Application Form from GATE Official Website information is provided here.
GATE 2018 Exam Score can be used for admissions in various Post graduate programs in various IIT’s, NIT’s and other centrally funded institutions. Nowadays various PSU’s are also hiring with the GATE Score.
This exam is jointly coordinated by the seven IIT’s and IISC in rotation, with IIT-Guwahati being the Organizing Institute for GATE 2018.