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PSU Through GATE

PSU Recruitment through GATE. Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) is a Government owned corporation or a company in which Central or State Government have more than 51% share.

About Exam

Public sector undertaking (PSU) is a government owned corporation or a company where in Central or State Government have more than 51% share. Essentially these government companies run like private companies and share profits to government. A career with PSU requires a strong and in-depth technical information and understanding of core Engineering Principles. GATE is one such examination, where technical and general aptitude is examined. Nowadays, more than 2000 jobs are available for fresh graduates in engineering in major PSU's in India. The list including IOCL BHEL, NTPC, BPCL, Power Grid and likes.

These kind of Public sector companies recruit Engineer Trainee (ET) based on the GATE scores. First of all they would shortlist applicants based on GATE scores and then the process is followed by Group Discussion (GD) and Interview for assessment of various facets of information.


Eligibility for the exam of PSU Through Gate are as follows:

  • They must qualify for GATE and possess valid scores. 
  • The applicants who have completed or are in the final year of their B.Tech are eligible to give this exam.

Application Fees

The application fees for different companies will be different. Some of the Public Sector Undertakings recruitment Through GATE are as follows:

Name of Public Sector Undertaking
Job position
Application fees
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC)
Scientific Officers
General/OBC Category - Rs. 500 + Bank charges
SC/ST - Fees exempted
National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO)
Graduate Engineer Trainees
General/OBC Category - Rs. 500
SC/ST/PWD/Departmental Candidates - Rs. 100
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)
Scientists ‘B’
General/OBC Category - Rs. 100
SC/ST/PWD/Women - Fees exempted
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL)
Engineer Trainees
General/OBC Category - Rs. 300 + service tax extra payable through Credit card/ Debit card/ Net banking
SC/ST/PWD/EXSM - Fees exempted
National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
Engineering Executive
General/OBC Category - Rs. 150
SC/ST/PWD/XSM - Fees exempted
Power GridExecutive Trainees (23rd batch)
General/OBC Category - Rs. 500
SC/ST/PWD/Departmental Candidates/EXSM - Fees exempted
Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL)
Management Trainees (Technical)
General/OBC Category - Rs. 500
SC/ST/PWD/Departmental Candidates - Rs. 100
M.P. Power Generating Company Limited (MPPGCL)
Assistant Engineer (Gen.)
General/OBC Category - Rs. 1,118
SC/ST/PD - Rs. 718
Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL)
Executive Trainees
General/OBC Category - Rs. 500
SC/ST/PWD/Women - Fees exempted

Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for PSU Through Gate is explained below:

  • The GATE exam is a computer-based exam.
  • There are two kinds of questions which includes MCQ's & NAT's in exams.
  • Some of the questions contain 1 marks and some contain 2 marks.
  • MCQ's have negative marking: For 1 mark question there is 1/3 negative marking and for 2 marks question there is 2/3 negative marking.
  • There is a total of 65 questions with a total of 100 marks.

Study Material

Here are some reference books for the exam of PSU:

Reasoning Section:

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning -RS Agarwal
  • General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning by S.Thorpe
  • Reasoning by P.K Mittal

English Section:

  • Objective English for Competitive exams by Hari Prasad and Uma Sinha
  • Objective English by Thorpe

Quantitative Aptitude Section:

  • Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal
  • Quantitative Ability by P.K Mittal
  • Quicker Maths


Applicant need to know about the syllabus of the exam of PSU Through GATE:

General English:

Active & Passive voice
Direct & Indirect speech
Synonyms & Antonyms
Comprehension Ability
Sentence Completion
Idioms & Phases
One Word Substitution
Sentence Improvement
Spotting Error
General Aptitude:

Profit & Loss
Ratio & Proportion
Time & Work 
Time & Distance
Simple & Compound Interest
Area & Volume
Data Interpretation


Series Completion
Blood Relation
Puzzle Test
Direction sense test
Coding - Decoding
Logical Venn Diagram
Paper Cutting
Cubes & Dices

General Knowledge:

Geography of India
History of India
Indian Polity
Indian Economy
Everyday science
General science
Environmental science
General Physics
General Chemistry
Life Science

Selection Procedure

You have to go through this procedure for the selection in the PSU:

  • All the PSU's have different selection procedures. Qualifying the GATE exam is the first necessity to be qualified for applying to the PSU's. Further, each PSU has its own selection procedures and finding the right number of workers, relying upon the number of vacancies. There may be Group Discussions and Personal Interviews with various weightage in each PSU. 
  • Competitors applying to Coal India Limited, ONGC simply need to confront an individual meeting, those applying to Haryana Power Utilities will be chosen just based on their GATE score and applicants applying for HAL would need to confront a meeting alongside a gathering exchange on the off-chance that they clean the GATE cut-up.

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