PSU Hiring Through GATE 2022: List of PSUs, Jobs, and Eligibility   

The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) is conducted to select candidates who qualify for Post Graduate Engineering programs such as M.Tech, MS, M.E etc. Through the Ministry of Human Resource Development, the GATE 2022 will be conducted tentatively in February, with two new papers added to the total of 27 papers. Candidates are required to choose just one of the available options and score the maximum marks to qualify for the GATE merit list.

More than 50 PSUs will accept GATE scores in 2022. Under the leadership of IIT Kharagpur, the GATE 2022 will be held within 199 cities in India and six cities abroad. A qualifying GATE 2022 score can get you a job at a Public Service Undertaking. Through GATE, a candidate’s technical flair is tested through a rigorous 100 mark paper.

A Public Sector Undertaking is a government-run private company that shares its profits with the state. There are many ways to get a job at a PSU. This includes selection through examinations such as NET and GATE and direct selection. PSUs recruit candidates through the marking scored in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). The results of GATE 2022 will take its meritorious candidates to companies such as NHAI, IRCON, DMRC, etc.

PSU Classification

Soon after independence, there was an effort to nationalise various companies to strengthen Indian production and productivity. Through the Narsimhan committee, the government undertook many privately owned entities that could shift their focus from generating a profit and instead contribute to the country’s economy. This is how the PSUs were born.

Candidates with an in-depth knowledge of technology, along with a basic understanding of engineering, can secure a job at PSUs. GATE 2022, a post-engineering examination, is an ideal pool of recruitment for the PSUs.

There are many ways to classify PSUs. However, the different kinds can get bifurcated into Maharatnas (NTPC, BHEL, IOCL, ONGC, GAIL), Navratnas (BEL, BPCL, HAL, HPCL, MTNL), and Miniratnas (AAI, BSNL, CCIL, MECL, NSICL).

As per the holdings, Indian PSUs are classified into three sections:

  1. Central Public-sector Enterprise: Central government retains most shares and has 51% or more undertaking in the company.
  2. Public Sector Banks: Government retains the majority of shares and has 51% or more undertakings in the bank.
  3. State Level Public Enterprise: State Government owns most shares and has a 51% or more undertaking in the company.

List of PSU jobs hiring through GATE 2022

Indian PSUs have more than 2000 critical vacancies wherein engineering graduates can avail job offers from. Several leading India PSUs such as GAIL, WBSEDCL, HPCL, HURL, BSNL, Power Grid, POSOCO, MDL, ECIL, BMRC, etc will be hiring candidates through GATE 2022. PSUs round up candidates for posts as suited to their enterprise. Therefore, the employment eligibility depends upon the nature of the company and the services they offer.

Here are some of the PSUs and their available job postings:

PSU  Job Post
ONGC Executive in Engineering and Geo-Science
DRDO Scientist “B”
NCL India Graduate Executive Trainee
IOCL Graduate Apprentice Engineer
NHAI Deputy Manager
NALCO Graduate Engineer Trainee

GATE 2022 – Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for all PSU appointments depends upon the hiring company and its requirements. The eligibility can switch depending upon the age limit, discipline, application status, and work experience. However, the common requirement for GATE scores remains common throughout the PSUs.

Here are some of the other common eligibility pointers:

Area Eligibility
Nationality Permanent citizens of India, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and UAE.
Age General: 21-27 years

SC/ST: 21-30 years

Qualification B.Tech graduates/Final year B.E students (Speciality dependent upon the PSU) + GATE 2022 scorecard
Academic Qualification General/OBC: 65% aggregate score

ST/SC: 60% aggregate score

GATE 2022 Exam Pattern

The GATE exam is conducted in the month of February. During COVID-19 in India, it is advised to keep yourself updated with the changing dates every once in a while.

Here’s what students can expect from the February paper:

Maximum Marks 100
Pattern Multiple Choice Questions + Numerical Answer Type
Section 1. General Aptitude

2. Engineering Mathematics/Chemistry

3. Subject-specific section

Duration 3 hours
Marking criteria MCQ: 1 for the right answer

NAT: 2 for the right answer

Negative marking Yes

Why PSUs through GATE 2022?

Starting your career with a job in Public Sector Undertaking can be one of the best decisions you can make. The government-owned companies offer a wide range of growth and career opportunities to thousands of students each year.

PSU employees enjoy the following perks:

  1. Salary: PSU employees get a handsome salary every month, with companies like HAL and MECL offering INR 14,500-40,500/- and INR 60,000-1,80,000/- respectively.
  2. Steady Promotions: PSU candidates get time-bound promotions and various increments throughout their careers. They had a recent salary increment after the 7th pay commission.
  3. Job Security: PSU jobs are secure and not subject to the daily hustle and bustle as is routine for a private company.
  4. Health insurance: PSU employees have health insurance with great coverage. The insurance covers friends and family as well.
  5. Paid leaves: PSU employees get paid leaves and can apply for educational sabbaticals.
  6. Allowances: PSU employees have additional allowances that include telephone bills, personal care and other daily allowances.

Points to remember:

  • GATE is just one of the many ways in which PSU hires candidates.
  • Candidates must keep an eye out on the official GATE website (GATE 2022 Official Website) for all time-sensitive information about examinations and recruitment.
  • Candidates must be wary about the scarcity of vacancies and prepare accordingly.
  • PSUs jobs are highly demanding and rewarding at the same time, which must be kept in mind.
  • While choosing one of the 27 GATE 2022 papers, candidates are required to keep the eligibility criteria set by the preferred institutions in mind.

That’s all; if you are planning for GATE 2022, besides studying M.Tech, these PSUs can be a perfect opportunity for a great career ahead. However, with the COVID-19 pandemic still very much alive in India, there are chances that the exam dates may get changed. Students must keep visiting the official websites for that reason. They must also take care of their health now as the situation in the country is grave. Also, keep working hard to achieve the ultimate goals!



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