PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2021

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PSU Recruitment Through GATE

GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering) is counted amongst the toughest exams in India. Did you know that various PSUs also use the GATE exam score to hire engineers at executive posts? Based on the scores students get in the GATE exam, they become eligible for the recruitment process. If you want to find out more about PSU recruitment through GATE 2021, then this blog is just for you! 

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What are PSUs?

Before we look at PSU recruitment through GATE 2021, let us first understand what are PSUs. Public Sector Undertaking or PSUs are those enterprises or companies which are regulated and owned by the Union Government of India or instead any of the state governments or both. The company shares are owned by the government in the majority. PSUs can be further divided into categories on the basis of their annual turnover and net worth. They are:

  • Maharatna
  • Navratna
  • Miniratna Category 1
  • Miniratna Category 2

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PSU Recruitment Through GATE 2021

Tabulated below are important dates and the number of posts available for PSU recruitment through GATE 2021. You can have a look here: 

Name of PSU  Date of Application  Number of Posts Discipline 
Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited  December 7 to December 28, 2020 31 Electrical Engineering 
GAIL  February 15 to March 16, 2021 Chemical -15
Instrumentation – 10 
Chemical: Chemical Technology, Petrochemical, Petrochemical Technology
Instrumentation: Electrical and Instrumentation, Instrumentation and Control, Electrical and Electronics
Power Grid  March 25, 2021 To be announced  Power Engineering/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Electronics and Telecommunication/ Power Systems Engineering/ Electrical Power/ Telecommunication Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical Communication 
DRDO  To be announced  To be announced  Mechanical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Geology, Textile Engineering, Metallurgy, Mathematics, Material Science, Civil Engineering
NDMC March 1 to March 21, 2021 Electrical – 10
Mechanical – 14
Materials Management – 25
Mining – 18
Mining, Electrical, Materials Management,
NPCIL  February 23 to March 9, 2021 200 Electronics, Electrical, Fire Safety Engineering, Chemical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Industrial, Civil 
KIOCL Limited  To be announced  25 Electrical and Electronics, Instrumentation and Control/ Electronics and Communication, Computer Science, Mining, Mettarlurgical
NHPC Limited  To be announced  Civil – 30
Mechanical – 21
Civil and Mechanical
AAI  To be announced  360 Telecommunications/ Electrical with Specialization in Electronics/ Civil/ Electronics/ Architecture
NHAI  To be announced  48 Civil Engineering 
NALCO  To be announced  150 Metallurgy, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation Engineering 
IOCL  January 12 to February 1, 2021 NA  Computer Science and Information Technology, Mechanical, Metallurgy, BTech/ B.E in Chemical, Petrochemical, Civil, Electronics and Instrumentation
M.Tech/ M.E in Chemical, Electronics and Communication, Mechanical, Metallurgical Engineering 
HURL  To be announced  80  Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical and Instrumentation
OMPL To be announced  16 Instrumentation, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical and IT 
CVPPPL  To be announced  20 Civil 
BMRC  To be announced  25 Civil 
BSNL  To be announced  198 Civil/ Electrical Engineering 
DST Bihar  To be announced  NA Electrical, Civil, Communication and Electronics, Mechanical Engineering 
Vizag Steel  To be announced  NA  Instrumentation, Metallurgy, Electrical, Mechanical Engineering
NBCC To be announced  NA  Civil Engineering 
MECL  To be announced  NA  Chemistry 
EIL  To be announced  NA Chemical, Mechanical and Civil Engineering 
BPCL  To be announced  NA  Mechanical Engineering 
OIL India  To be announced NA  Geology, Mechanical, Geophysics
IRCON  To be announced  NA  Electrical, Civil 
DMRC To be announced  35 Civil Engineering 
Midhani  To be announced  NA  Metallurgy, Mechanical, Electrical 

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Eligibility Criteria

Here are the major eligibility requirements for PSU recruitment through GATE 2021:

  • The applicant must have GATE scores in a related subject. Apart from this, there are separate requirements for the following factors that you must check for your select job profile:
    • Medical records
    • Minimum pass percentage or CGPA in Bachelor’s degree
    • Age limit

How to Apply?

A lot of PSUs prefer the online mode of application. To apply for PSU recruitment through GATE 2021 the following steps need to be followed:

  • Online mode of application: Get yourself registered online, upload the required documents and submit the application form after filling it completely.
  • The fees for PSUs needs to be submitted. It can either be online or offline.
  • Details of the GATE exam like registration number and scores are an important prerequisite to fill the application form of different PSUs.
  • After the conclusion of the GATE exam, application dates of certain PSUs are announced.

GATE Cutoff for PSUs

The GATE cutoff for PSU recruitment through GATE 2021 is tabulated below:

Junior Executive (Civil Engineering)  80.48 75.56 68.02 69.4 48.35
Junior Executive (Electronics)  50.33 50 40 40.33
Junior Executive (Architect) 69.67 65.67 48.67
Junior Executive (Engineering Electrical)  75.67 70.33 58.67 60.33 47.67


1. Why are GATE scores considered for recruitment? 

GATE is considered an unbiased exam, therefore the scores obtained in the exam are considered for recruitment.

2. What is the full form of PSU?

The full form of PSU is Public Sector Undertaking.

3. When does the application procedure start?

The application procedure for several PSUs starts after the release of the GATE admit card.

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