BSNL JTO recruitment 2018-Is it really happening this year?

BSNL had announced the recruitment 2510 Junior Telecom Officer in the year 2017. Till today Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited has released 3 waiting list for the appointment of JTOs. Now the earlier recruitment is almost over and candidates either joined or in the process of appointment in many states.



BSNL JTO Post overview

BSNL recruits Junior Telecom Officer as entry level in executive cadre group B in three streams Telecom, Civil, and Electrical. As Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is the largest government telecom service provider in India, hence the number of vacancies will be more for telecom stream while there are very few vacancies for electrical and civil streams.

Most of Electronic & Communication, Computer Science, and Information Technology graduates are waiting for the upcoming vacancy for Engineers in the Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited. As this is only Government Company in India which hires graduate in mass scale. And the selection criteria only GATE score so easy to get selected for the job whereas a candidate has to go through Group Discussion and Personal Interview for all Navratna & Maharatna Companies recruitment.

Upcoming BSNL JTO Vacancy in 2018

Let’s move to point whether BSNL is recruiting Junior Telecom Officer in the year 2018. If you see the past trend of appointment of engineers in Central Public sector enterprises through GATE. You will find that almost all CPSEs announce the vacancy before the closing date of GATE online application. As GATE online application is over and even examination is also conducted. And there is no official announcement from the BSNL side either. So there is no chance of BSNL JTO recruitment 2018 for this year.

The Junior Telecom Officer’s 2017 batch 3rd waiting list released on 12 December 2017. The next step just after this is document verification which also takes time of 2 to 3 months. And then candidates are called for classroom training of 10 weeks. So the last recruitment process is still the continuation. After the completion of this the organization’s head office call for the vacant position from each state and after compiling the data from each state, the vacancy may be notified.


Since the inception of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited in the year of 2000, the PSU had announced the recruitment Junior Telecom Officers 6 times till date. Here are the details of each year vacancy

Sl. No.Recruitment YearTotal vacancy notified
120053000
220073591
320083545
420172510

From the above table, we can see on an average BSNL go for recruitment after 3 years. So before 2020, we may see the new vacancies for more than 2500 young Graduate Engineers through GATE 2019 exam.

These years there is a heavy retirement in the government sector; hence fresh recruitment is necessary for smooth functioning of the government’s departments. We can analyze from above table that this time also BSNL may issue recruitment notification for more than 2500 JTO posts. So all interested candidates are requested to remain fully prepared for examination. Here are the new recruits Junior Telecom Officer salary structure details.

So those who are currently in 3rd or 4th year of engineering. They can start the preparation for the upcoming GATE exam to get the job in Government biggest telecom company.

Junior Telecom Officer Interview

There is no job interview for BSNL JTO. You just need to crack the multiple choice type question to become a Junior Telecom officer.


2 thoughts on “BSNL JTO recruitment 2018-Is it really happening this year?

    • You have to prepare for GATE to get BSNL JTO. GATE score will also help to get the job in high paying PSUs.
      So start preparing for next GATE examination. It will also help in the preparation of Bank Specialist Officer, Engineering service exam, state level Engineering exam etc.

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