BSNL JTO recruitment 2016 information

JTO Recruitment 2016 expected vacancy

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. Last time general JTO exam was conducted in the year 2009 after that some backlog recruitment was conducted for reserved category candidates. Please read our latest post on BSNL JTO apply online 2017.

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Here is the number of vacancies notified by BSNL for recruitment of JTOs.

Sl. No.Recruitment YearTotal vacancy notified

Recruitment notification for 2005

Recruitment notification for 2007

Recruitment notification for 2008

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 2000 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.

BSNL Junior Telecom Officer recruitment 2016 for engineers & freshers

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 Exam. The Exam is conducted all over India and selected candidates are posted based on merit and options provided in the application.

Age Limit

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).


Here exam is conducted on the same day for all the branches ie Telecom, Civil, Electrical. Hence a candidate can apply for only one stream, and the decision may be taken wisely while applying for the post.

Exam pattern

BSNL JTO 2016 examination may be conducted online as Junior Engineer recruitment test 2016 is also conducting online. Duration of exam will be of three hours. The Junior Telecom Officer exam comprises of three sections where two technical sections contain 50 questions and one section contains 20 questions. All the questions will be multiple choice type questions.

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.

BSNL JTO Posting

Junior Telecom officer is a technical post which comes under group B. It is a circle/state cadre. While filling application form you need to fill 5 choices of your posting. Depending upon the merit list posting will be allotted. It means, if your rank is high then there is a high probability that you get posting in your home state. So you have to score good rank to get posting in your choice of states otherwise, you may be posted anywhere in India or least preferred state. You have to serve at least 5 years in first posting circle/state thereafter you can apply for transfer to another circle.

After successful qualifying, the examination candidate has to undergo medical and fitness test before joining. A routine PVR (Police verification Report) is conducted by Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited and certificates are also verified. After completion of all the process, the successful candidates are called for training. The training is given to the selected candidates for a period of 14 Weeks (10 weeks classroom training and 4-week field training).

Service Bond

All successful candidates have to sign a bond agreement of at least 5 years to serve in Company from the date of appointment in BSNL.

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104 thoughts on “BSNL JTO recruitment 2016 information

  1. Sir,Is there any limit for eye specs power in BSNL…I am selected but I am just confused whether there will be any problems during medical because of high power of specs….As u it just the colour blindness test only?….

    • It is a general physical test. You don’t have to worry about it. You will clear it without any special efforts.

      • it’s very imprtant thing for me…to knw properly…whether i wil be passing the medical test or not…coz i am about to leave iit mtech for this…please tell me surely..are you 100% sure and is this information authentic?…that -7 D specs will not create any problm in medical test…
        I mean sir…are you current employee of BSNL or ex employee or someone?,,,are so sure about the thing there will be no problem in my medical test because of high power specs?….

    • I can’t comment on it. If you see the past JTO recruitment record of BSNL. You will find that it had recruited JTOs only 6 times (including JTO 2017) in last 17 years. So chances are less.

  2. Sir, I have completed my B.Tech(ECE) in the year 2016 with 82% aggregate and also i have appeared for GATE 2016 but i was not qualified and now i have not applied for GATE 2017 . I don’t want to loose this opportunity the BSNL JTO vacancies . I just wanted to ask is there any change in plans of recruiting through GATE ?
    or is there any scope for having its own competitive exam ? Is there any scope to apply for me for this post? does my GATE 2016 score is not considered?

  3. Sir I have not applied for gate 2017. I have completed my B.Tech(ECE) in 2016 with 82% overall aghregate and I have written gate 2016 and I was not qualified but I want try for Bsnl JTO post .I am I eligible for this post.

  4. Today is 1st Jan 2017..and JTO notification is not released yet.Can you inform us of any possible change in the process of selecting the JTOs ???

  5. Sir according to the notification that is circulating in the websites BSNL has to release the notification on 1st of December and start registration from 1st of January but till now no notification has been released and today is 31st of December can you please confirm if BSNL would recruit jto through GATE exam.Thanks in advance.

    • As it has notified in newspapers regarding JTOs recruitment through GATE 2017, so it will go as per with words. Now 1st Jan 2017 is very near. So it would be better to wait for it.

  6. I m 7th Sem student of CSE . And my pass out year was 2017 .can I eligible for the JTo recruitment .

  7. Respected Sir, I’m final year student now(4-1), at present, semester exams r going on, I think I’ll be having one arrear in this Semaster. I’ll clear this sub in next sem I.e on April/May 2017. Am I eligible for jto.

  8. May i please know if there will be jto exam without gate? As i did btech in ece but i did not give gate exam and i want to give this jto test. So please let me know as soon as possible. Thank you

    • You need to have a valid degree certificate in engineering from a recognised university or college. There aren’t any minimum percentage criteria for BSNL JTO Exam.

    • You need to have a valid degree certificate in engineering from a recognized university or college. There aren’t any minimum percentage criteria for BSNL JTO Exam.

  9. B.E final year students are eligible for bsnl jto 2016-17
    is neccessary to take GATE exam 2017?
    or other bsnl jto exam taken by bsnl….pls reply…

    • Still detailed official advertisement not issued by BSNL. But in last recruitment it was mentioned that BE Computer or Equivalent degree are allowed to appear. So most probably you are eligible for BSNL JTO exam.

  10. Sir,
    The Bsnl je exam date is been changed in the admit card instead of original date as per the official advertisement.Is that true or is there any rescheduling in the exam date ? Please leave a reply as soon as possible

  11. Hi Sir,
    I want to know upto what rank (rank in GATE 2017),will i get JTO job.I mean if I get All India GATE 2017 (EC) ranked 5000,will i get BSNL JTO job ??

    Please guest the rank of GATE 2017 so that i get a BSNL JTO job…….

    • BSNL JTO recruitment is only on the basis of GATE 2017 rank. There may not be any interview like previous JTOs recruitment. As ECE branch jobs in other PSUs are less. Hence your rank should be high. It should be under 2500.

  12. sir i have registered for the post of junior telecom officer 2016.The exam date is said to be on 25.09.2016.But so far i haven’t received any mail or notification regarding admit card and examination centre. So would you kindly tell me about the examination process and centre.

  13. hi sir ,
    now i am preparing for jto exam. my doubts are,
    1. self study is really helpful?
    2. i heard jto to sde promotion is difficult,their is a problem in that. is it true?
    3.any bribe expect from candidate during selection and promotion?
    please clarify my doubts.

    • Self study is always better than any coaching or tuition but you have to strictly follow the syllabus.
      In Governments departments it takes time to get promotions but JTO who have completed 3 years of service, they can appear in SDE exam. Internal departmental exams provides fast promotions to new recruits.

  14. i filled my exam form for je post of 2700 vacancies at bsnl but i could not download my application form and could not print it,,,How can i download it right now?,,,plz helppp

  15. Respected Sir,
    Is the BSNL JTO exam competition will be restricted to Circle wise or Zone wise ??
    i.e Is the final result will be All India merit list or Zone wise merit list will published

  16. Respected Sir ,
    Is BSNL JTO exam will be an All India Competitive Exam or Circle Wise merit list will be prepared as in case of a BSNL JE exam.i.e For BSNL JE ,competition is only in circle wise or zone wise,separate merit list will be given

    • For BSNL JTO all India merit list will be prepared. So its a all India exam but seats are filled by circle wise vacancy. So if you don’t get good rank there are high chances that you may get other circle or state.

    • In last JTO exam which was conducted in 2009, there was no criteria for minimum percentage of marks. Same may be expected in upcoming JTO notification.

    • Yes CSE passed out candidates are eligible for BSNL JTO examination. BSNL JTO exam is expected to be notified at the end of this year.

    • All selected JTOs have to sign a 5 years of bond agreement of 2 lakhs with BSNL before their training. So if you leave it before that period, you may have to pay bond amount to BSNL.

  17. Sir.. i have completed be in 2015.. but have 2 backpapers.. i am expecting the result before the jto exam in december.. am i eligible for applying the jto recruitment exam??

  18. Can final year student apply for bsnl je exam???Many people are saying that you cannot apply for bsnl je………………is this the same case for bsnl jto??????as you have mentioned that final year student can apply for jto

    • In last JTO recruitment which was conducted in 2009, final year BE candidates were made eligible. So we can expect the same in next JTO recruitment also. Both JE & JTO are separate post & having entirely different recruitment rules.

      • sir , at the time document verification original document are submit or not pls tell me sir becz i have an interview in iocl at 24 july but my document verification are at 5 july.

        • Generally, they check original documents and return after verification by keeping the Xerox copy of the same. You explain your problem to the officers present there. They will surely help you in this regard.

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