PGCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2023: Notification Out, Apply Online, Fee, Eligibility

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

Power grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL) has released a notification for recruiting Executive Trainees through GATE 2023. Candidates who have completed their engineering degree in Electrical / Electronics / Civil / Computer Science will be eligible to apply for the PGCIL recruitment through GATE 2023. In addition, the candidate should have appeared in the corresponding paper of GATE 2023.

Candidates can apply online for PGCIL recruitment through GATE 2023 with a valid GATE 2023 scorecard. Candidates need to apply online on the official website of PGCIL. PGCIL will release a detailed notification with the online application link in the upcoming days. BYJU’S Exam Prep has updated the eligibility criteria, vacancy, selection process, application fees & other important details below, so read this article to learn more about PGCIL recruitment through GATE 2023.

PGCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2023: Apply Online Link (To Be Updated)

Latest: The apply online Link is Inactive. Once the Link is Active, it will be updated on the page.

PGCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2023: Download Notification

Candidates can download the official notification pdf of PGCIL recruitment through GATE 2023 from the official website of Powergrid. Furthermore, candidates can check the direct link of the notification by clicking the link below.
The notification for PGCIL recruitment through GATE was published on 9th September 2022 on the official website, which details vacancies in Electrical, Electronics, Civil, and Computer Science Engineering disciplines through GATE-2023.

Click Here to Download Notification of PGCIL recruitment through GATE 2023

PGCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2023: Notification Out, Apply Online, Fee, Eligibility

About PGCIL: What is PGCIL?

PGCIL stands for Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd. PGCIL is India’s principal electric power transmission company. POWERGRID is one of the world’s major transmission utilities and a Maharatna Enterprise of the Indian Government. It coordinates, supervises, and controls the inter-state transmission system.

POWERGRID provides national and international consultation services based on its strong in-house knowledge in many aspects of the transmission, sub-transmission, distribution, and telecom sectors.

PGCIL Recruitment through GATE 2023: Important Dates

Candidates can check the important dates below for PGCIL recruitment through GATE 2023 by filling out the online application form. PGCIL has published the online application dates. PGCIL has asked aspiring candidates to apply online for GATE 2023 to become eligible for Graduate Executive Trainee posts. The starting date for PGCIL recruitment through GATE 2023 will be 16th January 2023, and the last date to apply online will be 18th February 2023.


GATE 2023

Online Application

Start of GATE Registration through GOAPS

30th August 2022

Closing date for submission of online application

30th September 2022

Extended closing date for submission of online application

7th October 2022



Online Application

Commencement of online submission of application to POWERGRID (Tentative)

16th January 2023

Last date for online submission of application to POWERGRID

18th February 2023

PGCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2023: Post-Wise Vacancy 

PGCIL has released vacancies in various branches. We will soon update the vacancy table with the detailed branch-wise and category-wise vacancies after the detailed notification is published with vacancies.


Corresponding GATE 2023 Paper Code

Number of Posts 

Engineer Trainee (Electrical)


To be Released

Engineer Trainee (Electronics)


To Be Released

Engineer Trainee (Civil)


To Be Released

Engineer Trainee (Computer Science)


To Be Released

PGCIL Executive Trainee Recruitment: Educational Qualifications

Candidates in their final year expect their final results to be released before 14th August 2023 are also eligible to apply for PGCIL recruitment through GATE 2023. Candidates who want to apply for PGCIL Executive recruitment should obtain a minimum of 60% marks or equivalent CGPA in aggregate of all semesters. Check the table below to know about the disciplines which are eligible to apply.


Eligible Disciplines

Percentage of Marks




Computer Science

Full Time B.E./ B.Tech/ B.Sc (Engg.) from recognized University/ Institute

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


Electronics / Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Telecommunication/ Electronics & Electrical Communication / Telecommunication Engineering

Civil Engineering

Computer Science/ Computer Engg./ Information Technology

Minimum 60% or Equivalent CGPA *

PGCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2023: Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for PGCIL recruitment through GATE 2023 are given below in the table. Candidates can also check the GATE codes (disciplines) in which candidates must appear in the GATE 2023 examination. Candidates will be eligible for PGCIL recruitment for Executives only if the candidate has appeared in the following GATE disciplines paper.


GATE Paper Code (Valid Score required for given code)

Electrical (ECE)


Electronics Engineering


Civil Engineering


Computer Science


Age Limit for PGCIL Executive Trainee

The age of the candidates for the PGCIL recruitment for an Executive Trainee must be up to 28 years as of 31.12.2023 (Candidates should have been born on or after 01.01.1993)

PGCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2023: Executive Trainee Selection Procedure

The selection process includes marks attained in the GATE 2023 corresponding paper, group discussion, and personal Interviews. In addition, eligible candidates must take the relevant GATE 2023 paper in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering, and Computer Science Engineering branches. Check the details below for more details about the selection procedure. 

  • Only candidates who have passed the respective GATE 2023 paper will be considered for the next selection round.
  • Based on their normalized marks out of 100 in GATE 2023, qualified applicants will be shortlisted category-wise for Group Discussion & Personal Interviews in the respective exam.
  • Candidates shortlisted for the Group Discussion and Interview shall be required to bring documents as mentioned in their Interview call letter.
  • The Interview qualifying percentage for different categories are as mentioned below:
Category Qualifying % in Interview
Unreserved/ EWS 40%
OBC (NCL)/ SC/ ST/ PwD 30%

Marks Weightage  of Different Parameters for PGCIL Recruitment Through GATE 2023

The weightage of different parameters for calculating a candidate’s final score for Interviewing and group discussion are indicated below. Candidates will have to qualify in GATE 2023 and Personal Interviews separately to qualify for empanelment.

Selection Process Weightage
GATE 2023 Marks (out of 100) 85% 
Group Discussion 3% 
Personal Interview 12%
Total 100%

Apply Online Procedure for PGCIL recruitment Through GATE 2023 

POWERGRID will release a separate notification with details regarding the number of vacancies and important instructions regarding the online submission of the application form. This detailed notification will be released on the official website of POWERGRID, carrying the interview date from 10th January 2023 (Tentative).

  • The application window for POWERGRID or PGCIL recruitment through GATE 2023 shall be open from 16th January 2023 to 18th February 2023 (Tentative). 
  • Candidates must register online at the official website with their GATE 2023 registration number details and other required information.
  • These details will be made available in the ‘CAREER’ section website.

PGCIL Application Fee for Executive Trainee

Category Application Fee
UR(General, OBC) Rs. 500
SC/ST/PwD/ Ex-SM/ Departmental candidates No Application Fee

PGCIL Executive Trainee Salary and Job profile

The Corporation provides a very attractive compensation package that is among the best in the industry. During the one-year training period, selected candidates will be paid Rs. 60,000 – 1,80,000/-. After completing training, the candidates will be hired as Assistant Managers on the same salary scale.

PGCIL Executive Trainee Job Profile

The job profile for PGCIL executive trainees varies as per the discipline of the candidates. The role and responsibilities of a PGCIL Executive Trainee include managing various Power Grids across the country. 

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