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PSU Recruitment through GATE
Application Procedure for PSU Recruitment through GATE
Types of PSUs
Why is PSU recruitment through GATE in demand?
Frequently Asked Questions
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2024

PSU Recruitment through GATE

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In this article, we will get to know all about PSU Recruitment through GATE, its eligibility, and application procedure, and we will also see the previous year's cutoffs of PSUs. 

GATE is one of the most prestigious exams and a path for many students to land their dream colleges. But along with this, students also stand a chance to grab their dream job based on their GATE score. Isn't this amazing?

PSUs, or Public Sector Units, owned by the government of India, offer employment based on the GATE score of the candidates.

PSU Recruitment through GATE

PSUs offer jobs based on the GATE scores. The candidates should have qualified GATE  with the required cutoff, but the PSUs also announce their specific scores. Some PSUs also accept previous years' GATE scores, but some consider only the current year's score. 

While candidates can be recruited solely based on their GATE scores by some companies like Haryana Power Utilities, the process varies from one company to another. Like, the recruitment may also include interviews, tests or group discussions. For example - DRDO RAC Recruitment

The Most Popular PSU’s in India are:

  • National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC)
  • Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC)
  • Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL)
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (BHEL)
  • Indian Oil Corporation Limited(IOCL)
  • Coal India Limited(CIL)
  • Gas Authority of India Limited(GAIL)


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First and foremost, having a GATE score is the most important criterion for being eligible.

But this may not be enough as some PSUs consider several other parameters to determine eligibility like - 

  • Age Limit
  • Pass Percentage
  • CGPA

It is advised to check the eligibility criteria before applying for a PSU.

Application Procedure for PSU Recruitment through GATE

  • Mostly the application forms of different PSUs are available online.
  • The start and end dates of the applications vary widely among PSUs.
  • The information needed includes personal information, education, photograph, and signature.
  • Candidates are also required to upload the GATE registration number and other details as per the info given on the admit card of GATE.

Types of PSUs

PSUs are of 3 types, namely:

  • Maharatna PSUs (BHEL, GAIL, IOCL, SAIL and more)
  • Navratna PSUs (BEL, Oil Indian Limited, Power Grid and more)
  • Mini-Ratna PSUs (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, PEC Limited, THDC India Limited and more)

Why is PSU recruitment through GATE in demand?

Some of the reasons/benefits for the candidates to opt for PSU recruitment through GATE are as follows:

  • The recruitment process seems fairer because the GATE scores are considered unbiased.
  • PSUs provide handsome salaries and stable working conditions, thus promoting work-life balance.
  • PSUs also provide health care facilities, house allowances etc., to their employees.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a PSU?
    PSU stands for Public Sector Undertaking, which is a state-owned enterprise and companies under PSU are entirely or partly owned by the government of India.
  2. What are the categories of PSUs?
    There are three types of PSUs - Maharatna, Navratna and Mini-Ratna.
  3. Is PSU recruitment through GATE beneficial?
    Yes, candidates who aim for a job in the government sector after engineering should definitely appear for GATE and then apply for PSU recruitment.
  4. Is the GATE score valid for 3 years for PSU?
    GATE scores are valid for 3 years for M. Tech admissions, and for some PSUs, the validity of the scores is for a year.
  5. What is the eligibility for PSU?
    Minimum 70% Marks for General and OBC candidates and 65% Marks for SC/ST/PWD required.


In this article, we have extensively discussed PSU Recruitment through GATE.

We hope that this blog has helped you enhance your knowledge regarding PSU Recruitment through GATE and if you would like to learn more about GATE and its preparation, check out our articles Introduction to GATEGATE Books For CSEHow to prepare in the Last 10 days to score high in GATE?Basic of Programming Language Part-1.

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