BSNL JTO recruitment through GATE 2017

BSNL a Miniratna category-I Company has recently announced that it will recruit 2510 Graduate engineer Junior Telecom Officer through GATE 2017 exam. Registration for GATE 2017 exam has already been started. Here you can find the complete information about GATE 2017. Online Application will start from 01/01/17 till 31/01/2017, candidates have to fill GATE application along with BSNL recruitment application from its official site.

Read also our latest article on the vacancy: BSNL JTO Apply Online 2017

It’s a golden opportunity for Electronics and communication, Computer Science, Information Technology & radio engineering graduates.  As this PSU doesn’t recruit every year so nobody can predict about next recruitment in near future. You can check our best article for finding good PSU jobs for graduate engineers.

bsnl junior telecom officer job 2510 vacancies through valid gate 2017 score

Junior Telecom Officer Eligibility

The candidate must be completed BE or Btech from


ME/MTech from govt recognized university,



Candidates whose results are awaited can also apply for the examination but the candidate must clear all the subjects till the date of appointment/verification. A candidate who have completed or results awaited in the equivalent degree are also eligible for BSNL Junior Telecom Officer through GATE 2017. The GATE Exam is being conducted on 4,5th & 11, 12th of Feb 2017.

The candidate must complete 18 years as on the date of examination or date of submission of application form and the candidate must not exceed 30 years as on the date of submission of application. Certain relaxation is provided for the following candidates

  • for Govt Servants relaxation provided up to 5 years
  • For SC/ST candidates relaxation up to 5 years
  • BSNL employees up to 5 Years.
  • For OBC Candidates up to 3 Years
  • For PH category up to 10 years(15 for SC/ST and 13 for OBC).

Junior Telecom officer recruitment through a valid GATE 2017 scorecard

JTO Pay scale

Junior telecom officers will be appointed on IDA pay scale of E1 16400-40500. After the appointment,  the telecom PSUs fix the initial basic pay will be fixed at 16400. The gross salary of newly appointed Junior Telecom officer will be around 45 thousand.

Place of Posting

JTOs can be posted anywhere in India according to the requirement of executives in a place or department. However, top ranking candidates can get their home state. So you need to be on top 1000 to get your desired state or circle.

Training Period & Bond amount

Successful candidates have to appear in induction training of 14 weeks at BSNL training center. Out of 14 weeks, 10 weeks training will be of classroom type & remaining 4 weeks training will be on the job training. During on job, training candidates have to perform day-to-day operations jobs in a particular department.
The probation period for Junior Telecom officer post is of 2 years. After 2year of complete service, candidates will be made permanent executive of BSNL.
Before appointment in BSNL at JTO post, successful candidates has to sign a bond agreement of Rs 2 lakhs for the period of 5 years with Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. It means if somebody leaves the job before 5 years of service, he/she has to pay Rs 2 lakhs to the employer.

Read it also the other PSUs vacancy for engineers through GATE 2017:

210 thoughts on “BSNL JTO recruitment through GATE 2017

  1. Sir, I am persuing M.Tech now and I am having less than 60% in BE. but scored 60 marks in gate exam. I am from General Category.
    Am i eligible for BSNL JTO…………..?
    please sir do tell me this…….
    and if there is another PSU where i can apply with less than 60% in graduation Please let me know.

  2. sir is there is necessary to written a gate exam for jto or direct jto exams available i am studying final year in bachelor of engineering in electronics and communication engineering i need a clear explanation about the jto examination

    • GATE is a must for BSNL JTO. As there is no interview for the BSNL JTO post. So only on the basis of GATE marks, you can get the BSNL JTO post.

  3. Hello sir …my name is in 3rd round list for JTO gujrat circle .. how they will notify for upcoming procedure ?? Will they send a mail to me or through any other means ..

  4. sir my gate 2017 CSE rank is 1457 with score 626.I belong to OC category.Can I get call from BSNL if I choose Karnataka circle

    • I can’t confirm this as there are many factors included on it. Take time, discuss with friends and then decide about the circle.

  5. hello sir..i got 29 marks in gate.and i belong to sc category in EC branch and i belong to maharashtra state…is there any chance for me to be get selected for BSNL JTO?

  6. Sir , I got AIR -515 in cse . so which circle i preferred…so i get a jod ?
    Is Gujarat a right choice..bocs its my homestate?

        • You have a quite good rank. There is an uncertainty everywhere about the state selection as no one knows that in which state competition is more. Think with cool mind and select your choice. You are intelligent and definitely get a good job.

  7. sir, does all the branches have equal number of vacancies?? if not approximately how many vacancies are there for cse branch??

  8. hello,
    i tried applying for JTO through official portal but in educational details i have issue with passing out date of graduation.
    i am currently doing my final semester in CSE. Ill be graduating in the month of June 2017. but while filling the details year of passing out is restricted to 2016 .
    so, are final year students not eligible for applying ?

  9. hello,
    i tried applying for jto through official portal but in educational details i have issue with passing out date of graduation.
    i am currently doing my final semester in ece. Ill be graduating in the month of may 2017. but while filling the details year of passing out is restricted to 2016 .
    so, are final year students not eligible for applying ?

  10. Respected sir,with referance of answer key provided by gate holders;i have scored+8.78 score.will i eligible for JTO???plz reply.&In which circle i have to apply??? Iam open catagorie candidate….

  11. I hv a very very important question about bsnl jto recruitment.. Suppose there are 50 seats and for that 50 seats there are 100 students having same AIR rank in gate as there is no tie brake in gate.. For same score rank will be same.. So how bsnl will solve this ambiguity and fill those seats??? Next any idea about seats available for EC paper amoung 2510 vacancy..??

  12. i am getting 35 marks in gate 2017, according to made easy answers….i belong to sc category. so is there any chance for bsnl jto through gate. plzzz reply

  13. I am getting 44 marks CSE GATE 2017.
    Expected rank – 1800-2200
    Category – OBC
    What would be my expected category Rank & what are my chances for BSNL JTO Call as I am from CSE ?
    How many vacancies (EXPECTED) will be there for CSE in JTO’s ?

  14. Dear Sir, approximately how many vacancies will be there for electrical engineering students? Can I apply for EC vacancies also? I did B tech in electrical and electronic engineering.

  15. As Many candidate are waiting for BSNL JTO from last 3-4 years and they were unaware of BSNL recruitment through GATE as notice has came at the last moment so it will be unfair for them. BSNL should give equal chance to all the candidate by recruiting through BSNL OWN Exam as like BSNL JE so that every candidate can put equal effort to gain the job.
    BSNL should consider emotion of every candidate and look into it and should give them a chance to prove themselves.

  16. Hi There,
    I have a query,
    IF BSNL shortlist candidates on the basis of GATE exam, will they conduct their own exam as well like they used to do earlier and then interview the candidates OR will they simply interview the candidates shortlisted on the basis of GATE exam?

  17. sir my branch is instrumentation I.e electronics and instrumentation I will appear gate from ECE paper code can I eligible for the recruitment. please reply sir.

  18. Sir I have been trying to apply for BSNL JTO recruitment process. But, I couldn’t find any registration link for BSNL JTO recruitment 2017 through gate 2017. It is telling that BSNL is in process.and last date for applying is 31st Please help with the registration.

  19. sir,
    how many seats will be alloted for instrumentation. what will be the rank which is safe for an instrumentation student to get in jto

  20. BSNL have give advertisement that they will appoint JTO from GATE Score Card of 2017 and nomination will be started from 01 January, 2017 but till date i.e. 17.01.2017 there is no any instructions online

      • When i asked to bsnl executive he is saying to contact your regional bsnl office about this notification as we don’t have any idea.

        • Regional Offices can’t provide you info about BSNL JTO exam or notification as it is conducted by BSNL Corporate Office New Delhi. So it would be better to contact at BSNL CO New Delhi Office Recruitment Department. They can provide you exact info.

  21. I have been trying to apply for BSNL JTO recruitment process. But, I couldn’t find any registration link for BSNL JTO recruitment 2017 through gate 2017. Please help with the registration.

    Please do give a reply.

      • good evening sir ! i have 55% in btech . i have graduated in engineering physics with major in electronics from delhi college of engineering (DCE) . am i eligible for JTO ?

          • good evening sir !
            in my degree it is mentioned engineering physics with major in electronics.
            and i am writing the gate exam from ECE.
            almost every student of my branch apply for electronics post.
            am i eligible sir ?
            and thanks for the reply.

  22. It is 4th of January but i am not able to find the registration link on externalexam site. Can someone please help me?

  23. I have been reading about the valid GATE score. What is the score that should be obtained for BSNL JTO Job.
    Kindly consider this question.

    • Valid GATE score card means, you have obtained passing marks in GATE examination. I can’t tell you exact marks but your All India GATE rank in exam must be below 2000 in corresponding branch. For CS & IT branches, it may be lower than 1000.

  24. Why bsnl has not released official notification for jto through gate 2017, which was supposed to be release on 1 December? Does this mean still there is chance that bsnl may not recruit through gate 2017?

  25. what is the expected cutoff of gate 2017 to qualify for BSNL JTO. any idea ?? asi guess its the first time BSNL is recruiting through GATE

  26. Respected sir,
    I have applied for GATE 2017,
    You say that a valid gate score is required to get a job in bsnl , can u say an appropriate score board plzzzzzz.
    Around this much mark like that.

    I am an ece final year student.
    I come under OBC category.

    Plz leave a reply if somebody knows….plzzz

    • BSNL has not issued its detailed notification for the recruitment of JTOs. Please wait for detailed advertisement which may come in month of December.

  27. is it mandatory for bsnl jto that an ece graduate should appear for ece gate paper only? can’t he appear from instrumentation branch as bsnl has said to take gate in any one of the four streams. please reply? will bsnl reject me for this?

    • I am observing the notification of various PSUs through GATE. Some of the PSUs are considering only core branches score of GATE 2017 exam. Hence there is a high probability that BSNL may also allow core branches GATE 2017 qualified students only. You can read articles (On this website) of other PSUs vacancies & their eligibility criteria for better understanding.

  28. i have checked on many sites and information is a bit misleading. please tell me that if a state has for example 50 seats of jto. Then top 50 applicants will be chosen directly on basis of gate score or is clearing gate just a starting step and after that bsnl will conduct its own objective/written exam or interviews. And im from himachal so can u plez tell me how are seats are there for himachal in general category???

    • BSNL is not going to conduct any separate examination for JTO recruitment. All appointment will be done through GATE 2017 score only. Last time BSNL has asked 5 state choices for posting from candidates. Top ranking candidates get their 1st preference and remaining are posted as per seats available in different states.

    • Central Government job may have age limit of 40 years. But BSNL is a PSU (A govt company) whose rules are framed by its Board of Directors. Most of the PSUs have upper age limit of below 30 years (General Category) for direct recruitment of executives.

    • This branch name is not present in eligible disciplines. There are many streams are now as compare to earlier. Some PSUs issued advertisement about eligible streams or disciplines but BSNL still not issued any notification for the same. Hence you should apply for the exam.

  29. i’m an instrumentation student.i’m waiting for my last sem revaluation result.i have backlog how can i apply for gate there any seats provided instrumentation branch for jto recuirment.. how do you select the 2510 vacancies in jto.

  30. My branch is Ece , can I write gate exam in instrumentation to get seat in jto?….. As in instrumentation competition is negligible and Sylbs is 70%. Same as of Ece .i know there would be less ( around 250 ) seats for instrumentation.

    • Yes, you can appear in GATE 2017 examination with Instrumentation paper. GATE authorities permits you to choose any of the paper according to your admission or job plan. Hence you can choose Instrumentation paper for appearing in GATE 2017 exam.

      • My branch is IT , can I apply gate exam in ECE ?….. kya exam clear karne k baad IT ki degree hone se reject to nahi hoga…plz reply

        • As there is no notification about GATE Paper code allowed for BSNL JTO vacancy. I can’t comment on that. But as per my personal opinion, you should fill CS branch. You will get the chance to appear in IOCL, DRDO, COAL India jobs etc.

    • In previous JTOs recruitment, there was no interview. Same may be expected in this time also. Hence only on the basis of GATE 2017 rank, JTOs appointment will be done.

  31. It is mentioned that candidates has to fill gate application along with the JTO application through Bsnl portal..We should fill the GATE application now before October 4th or is there any separate GATE application for JTO in the BSNL portal?? Could you please explain this clearly ???

    • GATE 2017 score is must for BSNL JTO recruitment. So you have to fill GATE 2017 online application form. And then from 01.01.2017 till 31.01.2017 onwards GATE 2017 appearing candidates can apply for BSNL JTO Job through BSNL portal. So you need to fill GATE 2017 form ( Online registration already started) as well as BSNL JTO recruitment form (Registration will start from 01.01.2017 onwards).

  32. I completed my age 30yrs on 8 September 2016.I have 55% marks in Electronics&Communication Engineering.Am I eligible for BSNL JTO through GATE?

    • As advertisement is not issued by BSNL authorities for BSNL JTO recruitment. So you have to wait for their official advertisement copy. Age limit previous exam was 30 years for General Category as on date of submission of application. And for reserved category there is a relaxation in age limit criteria.

        • Yes it is mandatory to fill the GATE 2017 application form to get BSNL JTO Job. In last JTO exam, the age limit is determined from the closing date of the application form. In both cases (Gate 2017 application form as well as bsnl application) you are crossing the Age limit of 30 years. So better to wait till 30th Sep 2016. In between BSNL may release its official notification.

          • Is there any possibility in age relaxation for bsnl jto gate exam has no age limit I’ve applied (OBC 38). Will this be decided when bsnl jto application comes.please explain.

          • Age relaxation will be there as per government rules. As per existing rules, 3 years relaxation is given to OBC candidates. Hence 33 will be the upper age limit for OBC candidates.

    • Please wait for BSNL official advertisement for JTO post to get the branch wise vacancy information. First you should apply for GATE 2017 exam.

    • BSNL JTO seats would be further divided into various streams and same is not yet published by BSNL. So you have to get rank according to number of seats in your stream.



    • BSNL is not going to take any separate examination for Junior Telecom Officer post. Only GATE 2017 valid score will be counted for selection on JTO post.
      I am preparing for best books list for GATE 2017 ECE stream, same will be updated on this website very soon.

  34. Hi sir, Am waiting for my 8th semester result since i have applied for revaluation. So i have to attach 6th & 7th semester Mark sheet. In that Mark sheet i have a arrear. So is that ok to attach ????

    • Yes, it is ok to attach 6th or 7th sem marksheet. I have thoroughly studied the GATE Notification and same was explained in official notification.

  35. how should they select candidates from different streams with different gate score. for each branch cutoffs and students appeaing for exam are different. How can they fairly choose students from different branches

    • Till date their official advertisement not released. So it will be not good to comment on that. BSNL authorities definitely will take care of these issues. As BSNL is biggest Govt Telecom company so it is expected that seats for telecom streams will be more as compare to other branches of engineering.

  36. In JTO there are 4 branches eligible,
    but no specification about seats division. For instrumentation students, It will be to much less competition compare to EC student because in Instumentation only 30K students give the Gate whereas in EC the number is 2.5 lakh .
    Any solution ??

    • The Govt PSU Jobs for ECE are less, only BSNL recruits those engineers in mass. The advertisement for BSNL Junior Telecom officer is not yet released by the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). So I request you to wait for their official advertisement.

      • Matlab agar me GATE me IT se apply karu to gate ka IT syllabus padu aur BSNL JTO me 3 stream hai civil, electrical, or ka syllabus wo na paddu…..kyoki jab b me online bsnl jto ka syllabus search karta hu to in 3 stream ka syllabus ata hai nai ki GATE ka….
        meri Degree BE IT ki hai aur me agar GATE me IT se apply karunga to mujhe IT ka syllabus padhna hoga kya ya ye

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