Many Electronics & Communication, Computer Science, Information Technology & Instrumentation Engineers are waiting for BSNL Junior Telecom Officers recruitment through GATE 2017. Some of them even thinking that the vacancy may get canceled. But the good news is out now and BSNL authorities have clarified that “BSNL IS IN PROCESS OF ISSUING RECRUITMENT NOTIFICATION FOR DR-JTO POSTS THRO’ GATE SCORE-2017, SHORTLY”. So all interested candidates must prepare hard to get selected in the first attempt.

BSNL Junior Telecom Officer recruitment through gate 2017 shortly

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, the largest Government Telecom sector Company had announced the recruitment of 2510 JTOs in the month of September 2016 for which online application form filling would start from Jan 2017.  But the process got delayed and registrations may start anytime. The Government Telecom Giant has started the open recruitment of JTOs after long 7 years. Hence numbers of vacant posts are more this time.  As most of Graduate Engineers are aware of the fact that there are very fewer Government Jobs for Electronics & Communication Engineers, Radio, Computer science, Information Technology, hence the candidates appearing from the above streams have a golden opportunity to work in a Telecommunication Company. Junior Telecom Officer is a Group B/Class II executive post. Some people have a common misconception that it’s a gazetted post but no executive post in Public Sector Enterprise is a Gazetted.

 BSNL JTO recruitment 2017 Vacancy Position

Sl. No.StateVacancy
Total Vacancy2510
1Andaman & Nicobar13
2Andhra Pradesh0
8Himachal Pradesh53
13Madhya Pradesh0
14North East- I91
15North East- II17
20Kolkata TD0
21Chennai TD37
22UP East0
23UP West117
25West Bangal93
26Northern Telecom Region28
27Jammu & Kashmir84

JTO Eligibility Criteria

Final year appearing student or passed out candidates of following branches are eligible to apply for Junior Telecom Officer Post

  • Electronics and Telecommunications.
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Radio
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentation
  • Electronics


  • M.E.or M.Tech. From Government recognized University


  • M.Sc.(Electronics/Computers)

The final year appearing students are eligible provided that they must pass all the semester before the document verification or the date of appointment.

Age Limit

The candidate must have completed the 18 years age as on the date of examination or date of submission of application form and he/she must not be older than 30 years as on the date of submission of application. As per Government of India Rules, relaxation in the upper age limit will be given to following class/category of 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)

BSNL JTO Online Application

Applicants who have applied for the GATE 2017 exam and full fill the above said eligibility criteria are eligible to apply online for the Job. Registration will start from the 01 January 2017 and the last date of application is 31/01/2017. Here is the BSNL JTO Recruitment official link to apply online for the post.

Valid GATE Scorecard

BSNL JTO Recruitment is taking place after a 6 to 7 year and upper age limit is higher than any other PSU, So the competition for this job would be more as compared to any other Central Public Sector Undertaking. Hence GATE appearing candidates have to clear the cut off as well as they must require top marks. On the basis of GATE 2017 examination score card or merit list, the company will select top rankers from the respective branches. They will be intimated via call letter. Selected person has to follow the further instruction like Medical Fitness Test, Documents verification etc from BSNL authorities to get the job there.

BSNL JTO Posting

After successful qualifying, the examination candidate has to undergo medical and fitness test before joining. This will be routine checkup and almost all successful candidates clear it easily. The fitness test is conducted in Government Medical hospitals & Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the district issues the certificate for fitness. 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).

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is providing service in all over India. So there are high chances that newly recruited Junior Telecom Officer is to get posted in his choice of state. During the online application, candidates have to fill the five choices of circle or state in which they would want to get posted. I request applicants to make your choices wisely as you need to work minimum 5 years in 1st posting location. Although, you can apply for the change of district within the state, just after completion of 2 years of regular service. But 1st posting state change application can be considered only after completion of 5 years of regular service.

Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited gives priority to top rankers for to be posted in the 1st choice of state. If there is no vacant position available in the selected 5 states then BSNL can post the candidate as per the requirement & vacant position in a place.

Pay scale and Salary in hand

As per recruitment advertisement, the successful applicant will be appointed as Junior Telecom Officers at E1 (16400-40500) pay scale. He/she would get the gross salary of 50k to 55k per month after the appointment in the company. As 3rd PRC implementation is due from 01.01.2017 so this may further increase around 20% after the pay revision.

Service Bond

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

Junior Telecom Officer Work Profile

As Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited provides the wide range of services, so there is ample of opportunity for newly recruited JTO to work in various departments and sections of latest technology which you may not get in other CPSE. Some of the most important technology departments are Data Centers, Mobile Communications, Optical Fiber network, Enterprise Business, Customer Service centers, Broadband, Network Planning, Material Management etc.


    1. Yes, vacancy mentioned here are taken from BSNL Association website last year. But it doesn’t mean that no candidate will be selected from MP. BSNL JTO Selection will be made on the basis of All India rank. There is no reservation for the same state candidates.

  1. When will be the application out for JTO-2017 ?
    What are the no. of posts for CS GATE Paper?
    Salary would be raised to 60k, up from 50k as you mentioned 20% pay hike in 3rd PRC?

    1. It will be out very soon.
      Branch wise number of seat positions yet to be declared by BSNL Authorities.
      Yes, the salary would increase to 20% more as compared to the present.

  2. thanks for all this information
    what does the state vacancy here stands for…does it mean this no. of candidates are to be recruited from the same state or does it mean that this no. of candidates are to be posted in the same state irrespective of there home state …… is it a state candidate quota or just vacancy and posting quota……what if there is a state where the candidate with highest marks is 30 will he be recruited or the toppers from other state …..

    also i can’t find the official bsnl jto notification where can i find it…?

    1. Thanks
      State vacancy means the number of vacant posts available in a state/circle. Suppose MP has zero vacant position, it means that no selected candidate will be posted in MP state. It doesn’t mean that BSNL will not recruit any candidate from that place. BSNL JTO selection will be on all India merit on GATE 2017 examination. I hope that you have got the answer.

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