Navratna PSU – PowerGrid – Recruitment through GATE 2019

Posted by under General on February 7, 2019

Recruitment of fresh Engineering Graduates for Executive positions in Electrical / Electronics / Civil Disciplines

POWERGRID, the Central Transmission Utility (CTU) of India, one of the largest Transmission Utilities in the World and a Navratna Enterprise of Govt. of India is engaged in power transmission business with the mandate for planning, co-ordination, supervision and control over complete inter-State transmission system. POWERGRID operates around

  • 148,754 circuit kms of transmission lines
  • 237 Sub-stations (as on 31.07.2018) and wheels about 50% of total power generated in the country
  • 47,735 kms of Telecom Network
  • 688 locations and intra-city network
  • 105 cities across India

POWERGRID, with its strong in-house expertise in various facets of Transmission, Sub-Transmission, Distribution and Telecom sectors also offers consultancy services at National and International level. POWERGRID has been making profit since inception, having Gross turnover of Rs. 30,767 Crore and Profit After Tax of Rs. 8,239 Crore (FY: 2017 – 18). To take the growth curve to further heights, POWERGRID is looking for Bright, Committed and Energetic engineers to join its fold as EXECUTIVE TRAINEEs in the disciplines of Electrical / Electronics/ Civil through GATE 2019.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA a. Valid Score in the GATE 2019 Candidate should have appeared in the corresponding paper of GATE 2019 as shown in the following table and Qualified in the same. The qualifying marks shall be as declared by GATE 2019 Organizing Body.

Post Corresponding GATE 2019 Paper
ET (Electrical) EE
ET (Electronics) EC
ET (Civil) CE

POWERGRID may also use the GATE 2019 scores for recruitment for other positions depending on requirement.

Upper Age Limit 28 years as on 31.12.2018

Essential Qualification Course:

Course Discipline Percentage of Marks
Electrical Electronics Civil
Full time BE/B.Tech/ B.Sc (Engg) from recognised 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 Engineering Minimum 65% ir equivalent CGPA*

Final Year / Semester students who expect their final results by 14.08.2019 are also eligible to apply, provided they have obtained 65% marks or equivalent CGPA in aggregate of all semesters/years up to pre – final examination. In case of selection, their candidature shall be subject to their securing minimum 65% marks in essential qualification. Such candidates need to mention their marks up to pre-final examination while filling up the online application form for POWERGRID.

Selection Process:

The Selection Process consists of marks obtained (out of 100) in the corresponding paper of GATE 2019, Group Discussion & Personal Interview.

Eligible candidates will have to appear for the corresponding paper of GATE 2019, i.e. Electrical Engineering (EE)/ Electronics and Communication (EC) / Civil Engineering (CE)

The candidate should get at least 40% marks in PI i.e. the qualifying marks for PI is 40%

Personal Interview and qualifying GATE Paper carry maximum marks in computing final score of the candidate.

Group discussion does not have any qualifying marks

The respective weightage in total score for GATE marks, PI and GD is given below:

  1. GATE paper – 85%
  2. PI – 12%
  3. GD – 3%

Total 100%

GATE 2018 or previous score will not be valid.


Applicants should have sound health. No relaxation in POWERGRID Medical Norms is allowed. For details of standards on medical fitness, please visit career section of our website:

The Corporation offers a very attractive pay package and is one of the best in the Industry. Selected candidates will be placed in the pay scale of Rs. 60,000 – 1,80,000 during the one-year training period. On successful completion of training, the candidates will be absorbed as Engineer in the same scale.

Application window for POWERGRID shall be open from 15th Jan 2019 to 15th Feb 2019. Candidates have to register themselves online at POWERGRID website with details of their GATE 2019 Application No., GATE 2019 Registration Number and other required information, which will be made available at CAREER section of

Important Dates
GATE 2019 Online Application Start of GATERegistration through GOAPS 1st September 2018
Closing Date for submission of online application 21st September 2018
Extended Closing Date for admission of online application 1st October 2018
POWERGRID Online Application Commencement of Online Submission of Application of POWERGRID 15th January 2019
Last date for Online submission of Application to POWERGRID 15th February 2019

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