SAIL Exam 2022

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The SAIL exam is a central government-backed examination that is conducted every year for various posts in this field. This is a national-level recruitment examination and it is organized in an offline mode. The objective of this examination is to select eligible candidates for the available posts.

Name of the Company Steel Authority Of India
Job level Central Government
Vacancy 774
Job Location Pan-India
Official Website
Post Trade Apprentice Nurse for proficiency training graduate/ Technician apprenticeSpecialist

SAIL Notification 

SAIL recruitment notification 2023 is out for various job opportunities. Eligible and interested candidates can apply for the available vacancies. A total of 774 vacancies are available.

The criteria for selection and eligibility are different depending on the job profile. Those applying are advised to visit the official website of the company to apply for a job.

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About SAIL Exam

Steel Authority of India Limited is an Indian government-backed company for steel-making and was the first Maharatna in the country under Central Public Sector Enterprises.

SAIL produces iron and steel at 5 different integrated plants, of which three are special steel plants which are located in the central and eastern regions of India, and are located close to the availability of raw materials. The Five integrated steel plants of SAIL are:

  • Bhilai, Chattisgarh
  • Rourkela, Odisha
  • Durgapur, West Bengal
  • Bokaro, Jharkhand
  • Burnpur, West Bengal

Wide range of steel products are manufactured and sold by SAIL. About 65% of SAIL’s equity is owned by the Indian government which has voting power over the company.

SAIL has separate departments engaged in Engineering and Technology, Coal supply, Research and Development, Environment Management, Super Speciality Hospitals, etc.

SAIL Exam Eligibility

Before applying for the SAIL exam, candidates have to fulfill all the eligibility conditions as prescribed in the notification. Eligibility varies depending on the job type:

Job Type Eligibility Conditions
Trade Apprentice 12th/ Diploma from a recognized University
Nurse for proficiency training BSc-nursing/Diploma in general nursing
Graduate/ technician apprentice Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering/ electrical engineering
Specialist MBBS with PG diploma/ degree in the concerned Speciality

Other eligibility Criteria-

  • Candidates who have no experience as an apprentice must fulfill the eligibility conditions for this role.
  • Candidates with NCVT certificates are eligible for these roles.
  • Minimum age of the candidate should be 18 years.
  • 10 & 12th standard certificates.
  • Age relaxation- for SC/ST candidates- 5 years
  • For PWD candidates- 10 years

Application Process for SAIL Recruitment

  • Candidates have to visit the official website of Steel Authority of India Limited and look for the “Careers” section.
  • You have to select the desired post for yourself.
  • Go through the notification details of SAIL.
  • If you are eligible, then apply for the post you want.
  • Enter all the personal and educational details.
  • After that, pay the application fee either online or offline by generating a challan.
  • Before the final submission, verify all the details in your application.

SAIL Exam: Syllabus

The syllabus will help you in preparing for the SAIL exam and it will be very effective for you.It gives you an idea about the various topics which will be covered in the exam. The syllabus includes

  • Quantitative Ability( mathematics).
  • Reasoning.
  • Current Affairs.
  • English Verbal Ability.

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SAIL Exam: Selection Process

The Selection process depends on the post for which you have applied for:

Post Selection Process
Trade Apprentice Selection depends on the exam/ merit list which is announced by the officials of SAIL.
Nurse,  There will be a walk-in interview and for the first 18 months, the candidate will be appointed at Durgapur Steel Plant.
GDMO & Specialist There will be a walk-in interview for eligible candidates with one-year contractual services, and the term may or may not be extended.
Technician Apprentice A merit list will be released depending on the highest marks in the last exam in prescribed academics.

The basic selection process will include the following steps-

  • Written Exam
  • Group Discussion (GD)
  • Technical Interview
  • HR Interview
  • Document Verification

The time period between these processes will take 2-3 months. So candidates are advised to prepare themselves thoroughly.

SAIL Exam: Exam Pattern

Aspirants must start their exam preparation with the help of the SAIL exam pattern and syllabus:

  • The exam pattern includes details about the exam, marking scheme, duration of exam, no.of questions in the exam, about topics involved, etc.
  • The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.
  • Exam consists of objective-type questions, where one question carries one mark.

The pattern of the exam will be as follows:

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks
General Awareness 40 40
Logical Reasoning 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 30 30
Total 100 100

For clearing government exams, one of the best ways to prepare is to go through the previous year question papers to have a clear idea about all the information.

This becomes important because most of the questions in the exam are from the previous year’s papers.

SAIL Exam: Admit Card

Admit Card for the exam will be released by the officials of SAIL on the website itself.

By using your login ID, candidates have to download their respective admit cards.

Admit card is mandatory for the aspirants to bring with them while appearing for the exam. And candidates who do not have their admit card, will not be allowed to appear for the exam.

SAIL Exam: Results

The results of the SAIL exam will be released on the official portal of the company. Those candidates who had appeared for the exam have to login using their valid credentials like 

Date of Birth, registration number, etc to download/ check their results.

If you have cleared the exam, then after some days you will receive an email/ SMS from the SAIL regarding the next step of the recruitment process which will be Group Discussion (GD).


How can I apply for SAIL recruitment 2023?

Candidates who are interested and eligible can apply online on the official website of SAIL.

What is the age limit for SAIL recruitment 2023?

The age limit varies according to the post which is available. For example- for the role of Trade Apprentice, the age limit is 17-24 years. Visit the company website for other detailed information.

Does SAIL recruit for various posts every year?

Yes, SAIL publishes notifications for the post of executive and non-executive posts on their    official website, where you have to apply

What is the highest salary in SAIL?

The highest salary which is offered by SAIL is 50 lakh Rupees. More than  29 lakh rupees are earned by the top 10% of SAIL’s employees.

What is the pension in SAIL?

 To retired employees, SAIL provides 2% Basic Pay with Dearness Allowance.

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