PGCIL DT 2023 Exam Date, Vacancy, Answer Key Released

By BYJU'S Exam Prep  |   Updated on: December 26th, 2023
Check PGCIL Diploma Trainee Recruitment 2023 for all regions. Know the region-wise PGCIL Diploma Trainee vacancy, syllabus, selection process, salary, cut-off, and other details here.
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PGCIL Diploma Trainee 2023 Notification has been made public. 425 openings for the position of Diploma Trainee in a variety of fields, including Electrical, Civil, and Electronics, have been made public by the Power Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL). For diploma holders in the pertinent stream, this is a fantastic chance. Discover the crucial dates, requirements, and other information regarding the PGCIL Diploma Trainee Recruitment 2023 by reading on.

The online applications are received region-wise for PGCIL Diploma Trainee (DT) Recruitment 2023. The selection for the Diploma Trainee will be done through an online written exam.

What is PGCIL?

PGCIL Full form is Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL). PGCIL comes under the Ministry of Power, Government of India and is one of the public sector Maharatna companies. It is one of India’s largest Electric Power Transmission Utility.

PGCIL is responsible for carrying out a number of recruitments and selections at several posts. PGCIL Diploma Trainee is one of the posts for which it carries out recruitment. The recruitment for PGCIL Diploma Trainee is fone through region-wise. The diploma Trainees at PGCIL will not be entitled to the inter-region transfer requests.

Latest Updates:

  • 1st September 2023, PGCIL DT Official Detailed Notification Released.

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Recruitment 2023 Notification

The notification comprises essential details concerned with the examination. Candidates who want to check the details can download the PGCIL Diploma Trainee notification 2023. It comprises the information on application process, eligibility criteria, exam, syllabus, and more. Download the notification PDF from the link given below to check the details in a comprehensive manner.

Download: PGCIL Diploma Trainee notification

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Exam Date 2023

The concerned authority has announced the PGCIL Diploma Trainee exam date. Candidates who have applied for the exam can check the important dates in the table given below.



Application form release date

01st September 2023

Last date to submit the application form

23rd September 2023

PGCIL Diploma Trainee exam date

To be announced

Admit card released

To be announced

Answer key available

To be announced

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Vacancy 2023

PGCIL has released vacancies for various regions. Hence, the region-wise PGCIL Diploma trainee vacancy has been provided in the table given below.

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Vacancy 2023

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Vacancy 2023

Steps to Apply for PGCIL Diploma Trainee Recruitment 2023

Candidates who are interested in applying for the post of PGCIL Diploma Trainee Recruitment 2023 shall apply only through online mode. The steps to apply online for the POWERGRID Diploma Trainee are given below.

  • Step 1: Visit the official PGCIL/POWERGRID. 
  • Step 2: On the homepage, click on the careers section, then job opportunities. 
  • Step 3: As you click on the job opportunities link, click on the opening>> regional openings. 
  • Step 4: Select the region for which you wish to apply for. 
  • Step 5: Fill up the details required. 

Application Fee for PGCIL Diploma Trainee Recruitment

The application fee for the PGCIL Diploma Trainee has to be paid only through online mode. 


Application fee

SC/ST/PwD/Ex-SM/Departmental Candidates

No fee

Other categories of candidates

Rs. 300/-

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for the POWERGRID Diploma Trainee Recruitment 2023, you must be completely aware of the eligibility criteria that each post requires. The post-wise PGCIL Diploma Trainee educational qualification, age limit is given below. 

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Educational Qualification


Educational Requirement


Diploma Trainee, Electrical

  • Full-Time Regular 3 Years Diploma from recognized Technical Board/ Institute.

  • At least 70% must be obtained by General/EWS candidates and pass marks by SC/ST/PWD.

  • Note: Candidates having higher technical qualifications like B. Tech /B. E /M. Tech /M. E etc with or without Diploma are not allowed

Electrical/ Electrical (Power)/ Electrical and Electronics/ Power Systems Engineering/ Power Engineering (Electrical) 

Diploma Trainee, Civil

Civil Engineering 

Diploma Trainee, Electronics

Electronics & Communication Engineering 

Jr Officer Trainee, HR

  • 2 years full-time PG Diploma/MBA in Human Resources/Personnel Management /Industrial Relation/ MSW or equivalent
  • You must have obtained your degree from a recognised  Institute with pass marks for ST/PwD Candidates and with a minimum of 55% for Ex-SM.


PGCIL Diploma Trainee Age Limit

The last date for upper age limit relaxation for the PGCIL Diploma Trainee varies as per the region-wise recruitment notification.  The cut off date for age relaxation is the last date of the submission of application forms. 


Age Limit 

Diploma Trainee

(Civil and Electrical)

  • 27 years for General/EWS 
  • 30 years for OBC(NCL)
  • 32 years for SC/ST 

Selection Process for PGCIL Diploma Trainee

The selection process for the PGCIL Diploma Trainee involves an online written examination comprising of multiple-choice questions. However, a computer-based test and computer skill test will be conducted for the post of PGCIL Jr Officer Trainee, HR. The following given table will give you a fair idea of the selection process for all the posts in PGCIL Diploma Trainee recruitment 2023. 


Selection Process

Diploma Trainee, Electrical

Computer Based Test (CBT) 

Diploma Trainee, Civil

Diploma Trainee, Electronics

Jr Officer Trainee, HR

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Computer Skill Test (Qualifying in Nature)

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Exam Pattern

PGCIL Diploma Trainee computer-based test (CBT) exam pattern is given below here. 

The PGCIL Diploma Trainee exam will be conducted in online mode only comprising of objective type questions. 

  • There will be two parts for the written exam, Part 1 and Part 2. 
  • Part 1 will test your Technical Knowledge Test/Professional Knowledge Test (TKT/PKT) as per your educational qualification and post for which you have applied for. 
  • Part 2 will be an aptitude test (AT) with questions based on vocabulary, comprehension, etc. 
  • Part 1 of PGCIL Diploma Trainee will have 120 questions while Part 2 will have 50 questions. 
  • Every correct answer will fetch you 1 mark while an incorrect answer will lead to a penalty of 1/4th mark. 
  • You can attempt the examination in either the English language or Hindi Langauge. 


Number of Questions 



Part I: Technical Knowledge Test/Professional Knowledge Test (TKT/PKT)



2 Hours

Part II: Aptitude Test (AT) 



PGCIL Diploma Trainee Syllabus

The syllabus for the PGCIL Diploma Trainee will be based on what you studied in your diploma. We have given the syllabus for below for diploma trainee in Power Grid. 

  • Part I Syllabus: Technical Knowledge/Professional Knowledge as per your educational qualification.
  • Part II Syllabus: Knowldge of vocabulary, comprehension, data sufficiency and interpretation, reasoning ability, verbal ability and non-verbal ability, numerical aptitude, etc.

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Books for Preparation

We have provided you with a list of books for the PGCIL diploma trainee 2021 exam that will help you to elevate your knowledge. 


Name of the Book 



Objective Electrical Technology 

S Chand 

Electrical Engineering 101



Engineering Hydrology 

McGraw Hill Education

Civil Engineering Formulas 

McGraw Hill Education

Quantitative Aptitude 

Quantitative Aptitude 

S Chand 


A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning 

S Chand 


High School English Grammar and Composition

S Chand 

Final selection of PGCIL Diploma Trainee

The final selection of the candidates for the PGCIL Diploma Trainee 2023 will be done in the order of merit. Candidates securing higher marks in the written test will be placed at higher ranks. The final appointment will be, however, subject to the medical fitness of the candidates. All the shortlisted candidates will have to undergo POWERGRID norms and standards of medical fitness for being appointed to the post they have applied for.

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Exam Centre

PGCIL has allotted the following exam centers for conducting the written test. The region-wise POWERGRID Diploma Trainee exam center is given below in the table. More exam centers may be added to the list in case the number of applications received is huge.

PGCIL DT 2023 Exam Date, Vacancy, Answer Key Released

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Admit Card 2023

The PGCIL Diploma Trainee admit card link is active now. Candidates who have applied for the exam can download their admit card to contest the exam. Candidates will require their login details to download the admit card of PGCIL DT 2023. Without admit card, no candidate can enter the examination hall. The admit card comprises key details such as candidate’s name, roll number, exam venue, exam date, reporting time, etc.

Click here to download PGCIL DT admit card 2023

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Result 2023

PGCIL Diploma Trainee result 2023 will be released on the official website of PGCIL or POWER GRID. The result for the PGCIL diploma trainee will be announced after the completion of the exam as per the region. On the basis of the PGCIL Diploma Trainee written result, the further recruitment process will be carried out.  We shall update the PGCIL Diploma Trainee 2023 result here once it has been officially announced by the concerned authorities.

PGCIL Diploma Trainee Qualifying Marks

The category wise qualifying marks for the written exam is as follows. 


Qualifying marks in Written Test

Unreserved including EWS candidates

Minimum of 40% marks subject to at least 30% marks in each Part-I & Part-II separately 

Reserved candidates

Minimum of 30% marks subject to at least 25% marks in each Part-I & Part-II separately

Qualifying Marks for PGCIL Jr. Officer Trainee in Computer Skill test

The candidates appearing for the PGCIL Jr. Trainee (HR) will have to obtain qualifying marks in the skill test, which is the computer skill test. 


Qualifying marks for the skill test

Reserved including PwD


PGCIL Diploma Trainee Salary

The candidates who will be appointed as PGCIL Diploma Trainee will be in a training period of 1 year. They will be given a stipend of Rs. 27,500 per month for one year. Thereafter, after the completion of the tenure, their pay will be regularized as mentioned below.


Stipend during the training period of One year (₹)

Basic Pay on regularization of service

Diploma Trainee, Electrical

Rs. 27500/- p.m

25000/- in the pay scale of 25000-3%-117500/- 

Diploma Trainee, Civil

Diploma Trainee, Electronics

Jr Officer Trainee, HR

Besides receiving the salary, the candidates will also be entitled to receive perks and allowances as PGCIL Diploma Trainees such as DA, HRA and other allowances, benefits such as monthly conveyance reimbursement, medical facilities, various insurance covers, LTC, Performance Related Pay, Leave Encashment, CPF, Gratuity, etc. 

Probation Period for POWERGRID Diploma Trainee

  • Candidates selected as Diploma Trainee/Jr. Officer Trainee (HR) shall undergo training for a period of one (01) year. 
  • The appointed candidates will have to execute a Service Agreement Bond of 2,50,000/- for candidates belonging to UR/OBC (NCL)/EWS for a minimum period of 3 years after successful completion of the training period of one year.
  • Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD categories will have to pay Rs. 1,25,000/- for a minimum period of 3 years after successful completion of the training period of one year.

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