NTPC Recruitment through GATE: Application Process, Eligibility, Cut off

By Mona Kumari|Updated : November 8th, 2021

About NTPC: NTPC Limited, formerly popular as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited is an Indian PSU. The company is occupied with the business of the generation of electricity and related activities. It generates and sells electricity to state-owned power distribution companies.

The company has been integrated under the Companies Act 1956 and is promoted by the Government of India. NTPC recruits promising and hard-working graduate engineers to achieve its organizational goals. 

NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) hires Engineering Executive Trainees (ET) on the basis of GATE Score. NTPC will announce the recruitment of GATE qualified candidates in Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, Instrumentation, and Mining Engineering. 

About NTPC: NTPC Limited, formerly popular as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited is an Indian PSU. The company is occupied with the business of the generation of electricity and related activities. It generates and sells electricity to state-owned power distribution companies.

The company has been integrated under the Companies Act 1956 and is promoted by the Government of India. NTPC recruits promising and hard-working graduate engineers to achieve its organizational goals. 

NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation) hires Engineering Executive Trainees (ET) on the basis of GATE Score. NTPC will announce the recruitment of GATE qualified candidates in Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, Instrumentation, and Mining Engineering.

NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2022: Important Dates

EventsDates
Availability of applications for NTPC Recruitment1st week of December 2022
Last date to fill/submit the application form for NTPC Recruitment1st week of January 2022
Group Discussion3rd week of January 2022
Issue of Interview Call Letter1st week of February 2022

GATE NTPC Vacancies

NTPC aims to achieve its growth plan by filling its vacancies with young, promising, enthusiastic, energetic and young graduate engineers with a brilliant academic record. NTPC vacancies list varies every year as per the requirement but it's generally varied around the data given below follow: 

DisciplineVacancies
TotalUROBCSCST
Electrical30 18070401
Mechanical4525110603
Electronics, Instrumentation2513060402

GATE NTPC Eligibility Criteria

Any aspirant to be eligible for the NTPC examination has to be under the age limit of 27 years as of the last date of application in NTPC. For candidates coming into Reserved categories, the relaxation in the upper age limit is as follows:

Age Limit

  1. Upper age relaxation for SC/ST- 32 years
  2. Upper age relaxation OBC- 30 YEARS (Non-Creamy Layer)
  3. PWD (General Category)- 37 years
  4. PWD (OBC Category)- 40 years
  5. PWD (SC/ST Category)- 42 years 
  6. Candidates belonging to the Jammu and Kashmir living from 01.01.81 to 31.12.90 - 32 years.
  7. Relaxation for Ex-servicemen (XSM) according to the Government of India norms.

Academic Qualification

  1. A candidate requires to have a minimum score of 65% in Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering or Technology/AMIE.
  2. In the case of SC, ST and PWD candidates, the minimum required percentage is reduced to  55%. 
  3. Final year students can also apply for the NTPC who are appearing in the GATE.

Valid Degree

  1. Electrical Engineering – GATE EE
  2. Mechanical Engineering – GATE ME
  3. Instrumentation Engineering – GATE IN
  4. Electronic Engineering –GATE EC

Medical Requirement

  1. The candidates need to be declared medically fit by the NTPC medical board and no relaxation will be considered in terms of health standards.
  2. After the medical check-up, the decision taken by the board of NTPC will be considered final. 

GATE NTPC Selection Process

  • Candidates will be shortlisted based on their performance in GATE. This is called a screening round. 
  • All the shortlisted candidates will be qualified and eligible to appear for NTPC online test.
  • There will be Group Discussion and Personal Interview round for all the candidates who qualify for the online test.
  • A merit list will be declared after evaluation of the minimum qualifying marks in Group Discussion and Interview.
  • After this, the candidates will be called for the final joining procedure.

Weightage of Marks for Final Selection

S. No

Parameters

Percentage of marks

1.

GATE marks

85%

2.

Group Discussion

5%

3.

Personal Interview

10%

 

GATE NTPC Application Process – How to Apply?

  • Candidates are required to register online using their GATE registration number at ntpccareers.net
  • A Unique Registration Number will be generated after the successful submission of the registration process.
  • The application fees for the NTPC can be paid in an online or offline mode.
  • Further candidates have to upload their passport size photograph in jpg/jpeg format, the size should be as per the notification.
  • After the successful submission of the application, take the printout for future reference. 

Application Fee

The application fee for NTPC is very nominal keeping in mind the diverse financial background of every candidate.

CategoryFees
General/OBCINR. 150/-
SC/ST/PWD/XSM categoryExempted

NTPC Recruitment through GATE: Cutoff

StreamCategory202120202019201820172016
MechanicalUR84.8171.55108177.2881.0276.31
EWS82.2870.3610--------
OBC81.5471.353565.8773.2477.2668.69
SC73.0361.361554.3163.5469.7655.83 
ST72.7957.261549.9155.7262.9449.72 
PwBD53.0642.765025.7735.8541.8938.87
ElectricalUR76.6770.0081.0068.3362.84 66.69 
EWS72.3365.00--------
OBC72.3364.6776.0063.0059.6061.11
SC7359.0066.33 51.6744.3550.93
ST66.3360.67 64.6745.3348.98 49.28 
PwBD46.3336.3337.0031.5932.54
ElectronicsUR6472.00 64.00 52.6765.95 63.74 
EWS62.6768.33--------
OBC60.6766.0055.3346.6764.52 55.85
SC4858.3348.0033.6756.0847.47
ST51.6756.67 39.3333.0051.2847.10
PwBD48.6740.0030.00--45.2339.35
InstrumentationUR70.33--52.0069.6772.35 63.33 
EWS65.33----------
OBC65.67--39.0061.3371.01 55.00
SC51.67--32.3344.3360.0143.00
ST50.67--22.0041.3347.02 46.67
PwBD32.33--22.00--34.0129.67
CivilUR--------82.43 73.12 
EWS------------
OBC--------75.8570.34
SC--------64.0464.84
ST--------66.8457.56 
PwBD--------40.1140.36
ITUR----------65.93 
EWS------------
OBC----------55.76
SC----------50.71 
ST----------37.71 
PwBD----------50.71
MiningUR----39.33 63.00----
EWS------------
OBC----29.0053.33----
SC----32.3338.67----
ST----25.6730.67----
PwBD------------

Documents to be brought to the Interview Venue

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

  • A valid GATE scorecard
  • Date of birth proof: Candidates can carry the 10th class certificate for the DOB verification.
  • Certificate or Provisional Certificate of Degree/PG Degree/Diploma
  • Mark sheets of all semesters/years.
  • Category Certificate provided in the Current Year.
  • Physical Disability certificate, if relevant.
  • For reimbursement purpose: Air ticket and boarding pass in original / Train and bus tickets.
  • Two recent passport-sized coloured photographs.

For Recruitment Advertisement on NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2022, Click Here:

NTPC 2022 Recruitment Advertisement (To be updated soon)

For more PSU notifications details, please visit the following link:

PSU 2022 Notifications through GATE 2022

For the Official website of NTPC, Click Here 

NTPC Official Website

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