NTPC Engineering Executive Trainee Vacancy Through GATE 2019

National Thermal Power Corporation is a Maharatna Company which has achieved the annual turnover of Rs 85,207.93 Crore during the financial year 2017-18 and made a profit of Rs 10,343.17 Crore. The Company is backed up by 19,739 trained staff which work relentlessly to fulfill the electrical power needs of the citizens of the country. The NTPC is producing power from the following listed fuels.

  • Coal
  • Gas
  • Hydro
  • Solar
  • Wind

The Power Sector Company has set the target for the year 2032 to increase the existing Capacity 132GW from the Coal, Gas, Hydro, Solar, Other RE, and Nuclear power plant.

The company recently made an announcement for the recruitment of Engineering Executive Trainee Through GATE 2019 for which online application will start from the 10 January 2019 and remain available till 31 January 2019.

NTPC ET Apply Online Schedule

Start Date to Apply Online10 January 2019
Last date of Registration31 January 2019
Official WebsiteVisit Here

The applicants of below-mentioned engineering streams who have already applied for the GATE 2019 examination, can apply for the ET Job through NTPC Official website.

Eligible Engineering Streams

Like last year the company is going to recruit the Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, Instrumentation and Mining Engineer on the basis of GATE 2019 scorecard. The details of eligible branches and GATE 2019 paper code is shown here in the table.

Engineering DisciplineEligible BranchesGATE 2019 Paper Code
  • Electrical
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Electrical Instrumentation & Control
  • Power System & High Voltage
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Engineering
  • Mechanical
  • Production
  • Industrial
  • Production & Industrial
  • Thermal
  • Mechanical & Automation
  • Power Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Electronics & Telecommunication
  • Electronics & Power
  • Power Electronics
  • Electronics & Communication
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Instrumentation
  • Instrumentation & Control
  • Electronics & Instrumentation
  • Mining Engineering

Age Limit

The Upper age limit for the candidates is 27 Years as on the last date of online form filling, in this case, the cutoff date for the calculation of age is 30 January 2019.

The candidates who belong to the reserved categories will get the relaxation in the upper age limit criteria as per the government policy.

Selection Process

The National Thermal Power Corporation will call the candidates on the basis of GATE 2019 marks for the further selection rounds which includes the Online behavioral aptitude test, Group Discussion, and Personal Interview.  The weighage for each step is shown here in the table.

Test NameWeightage (%)
GATE 2019 Score85%
Group Discussion5%
Personal Interview10%

The final selection based on the total marks obtained in the above three rounds and NTPC recruitment section will publish the category wise merit list for the successful candidates.


The NTPC has revised the salary of its executives by implementing the 3rd PRC Pay recommendation. You can check here the NTPC Pay revision and NTPC salary after the 3rd PRC. The pay scale of newly recruited Executive engineers will be 60,000 – 1,80,000.

Service Agreement Bond

The successful candidates have to sign a bond agreement with NTPC to serve the company for at least three years after the training. The category wise bond amount details are shown here in the table.

CategoryBond Amount
GEN/ OBCRs 2,50,000/-
SC/ ST/ PwDRs 1,25,000/-

Pros & Cons of NTPC Job


  • Highest salary among all PSUs
  • Group A Cadre post
  • Quick Promotions
  • The enormous amount of facilities


  • NTPC plants are remotely located
  • Shift duty in the early years of Job

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