BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2017

BHEL Recruitment Through GATE 2017: BHEL is recruiting Engineer Trainees through GATE 2017. BHEL or Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited is a manufacturing and engineering company in India. Its ownership is in the hands of the Indian Government. The head office of this company is present in Delhi. Its foundations were laid in the year 1964. In the year 2013, the company was awarded the Maharatna status by the Government for its excellent performance. It earned the revenue of four billion dollars in the year 2015. During the same year, its total assets and equity were of the worth eleven billion dollars and five billion dollars respectively.

The operations of BHEL include commissioning, construction, engineering, servicing, testing, manufacturing and designing a large number of services, systems, and products. These services and products are used in the economy’s core areas like gas, renewable energy, industry, power, defense, oil, transportation, transmission, etc. The network of this company consists of seven joint ventures, eight global offices, four regional offices, seventeen manufacturing facilities, fifteen regional centers, eight service centers, and two repair units. Its infrastructure is quite vast, thereby enabling it to complete over one hundred and fifty projects not only in India but also in other nations. BHEL has the capability of delivering twenty thousand megawatts of power equipment every year for addressing the increasing requirements of equipment for generating power.

During the years 2015 and 2016, it has retained its leadership position in the Indian market. In the power sector, it holds seventy-four percent of the market shares. The company improved its focus on the execution of its projects. This has resulted in recording the highest synchronization or commissioning of over fifteen thousand megawatts of power plants in both international as well as domestic markets in the years 2015 and 2016. For more than forty years, BHEL has been exporting services and products of its industry and power segment.

The international references of this company extend to more than seventy nations. The capacity of the power plants installed by the company out of India is more than nine thousand megawatts. It has installed plants in nations like Egypt, UAE, Oman, New Zealand, Bhutan, Iraq, and Malaysia. In India, the manufacturing units of BHEL can be found in Jagdishpur, Bhopal, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Rudrapur, Tiruchirappalli, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, Goindwal, Ranipur, Jhansi, and Thirumayam. A new GPEFP or Greenfield Power Equipment Fabrication Plant has been set up by the company in Maharashtra. Its foundation was laid in the year 2013.

Educational Qualifications

For getting recruited in BHEL as an engineering trainee in the field of Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics or Metallurgical Engineering, it is necessary for the candidates to meet the educational requirements. These requirements are given below:

  1. A candidate must possess a full-time graduate degree from an authentic and recognized university in the field of engineering or technology. Those who possess a five-year Master’s degree in the fields of Metallurgical, Electrical, Mechanical or Electronic Engineering from a recognized institute or university can also apply for the BHEL recruitment process. The candidates who have undergone the dual degree program under the same fields are also eligible to apply for the post of engineering trainee.
  2. The candidates who are from other disciplines of the engineering field may also apply for this recruitment process. The following shows the disciplines taken into account by BHEL during the process:

Mechanical Discipline:

The disciplines that the BHEL takes into account in the Mechanical discipline are industrial Engineering, Production Technology Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Process and Automation, Production Engineering, Thermal Engineering, Power Engineering, Industrial and Production Engineering, Mechanical Production, Mechatronics, Power Plant Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Manufacturing Technology. All candidates who have suitable qualifications in these disciplines and desire to apply for the BHEL’s Mechanical Discipline must take the GATE examination under the ME code.


For the recruitment process in the Electrical Discipline, BHEL takes the following disciplines into account: Electrical, Instrumentation & Control, Power Systems and High Voltage Engineering, Electronics and Power, Power Plant Engineering, Power Engineering, Electrical and Electronics, High Voltage Engineering, Electrical Machine, Power Electronics and Energy Engineering. The GATE examination under the EE code must be taken by the candidates who desire to apply for BHEL recruitment process in the Electrical Discipline.


Like in the Electrical Discipline, the candidates should take the GATE examination under the EC code if they wish to appear in the recruitment process for the BHEL’s Electronics Discipline. The disciplines considered under this engineering field include Instrumentation, Electronics and Power, Electronics and Biomedical, Power Electronics, Electrical and Electronics, Mechatronics, Control and Instrumentation, Electronics, and Telecommunication, Electronics Design and Technology, and Applied Electronics.


The BHEL considers the following disciplines for the Metallurgy discipline: Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, Extractive Metallurgy, Process Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering, and Foundry Technology. The candidates are also required to give the GATE examination under the MT code to obtain eligibility for the BHEL’s recruitment process of the Metallurgy Discipline.

Age Limit

The criteria for the age limit of the candidates appearing for the BHEL recruitment process are given below:

  1. The age of a candidate must not be more than 27 years.
  2. Those candidates who have a full-time PG degree in Management, Business Administration or Engineering must not be more than 29 years of age.

Reservation & Relaxation

  1. The candidates who come under the OBC and SC/ST categories are given relaxation in the age limit. In the OBE ((NCL) category, a relaxation of three years is given, and for the SC/ST categories, a relaxation of five years is given. For the OBC candidates to obtain the above benefits, the following points must be kept in mind:
  • The candidate must not belong to the creamy layer, and the candidate’s name of the community and caste must be present in the list of OBC provided by the government.
  • The candidates must possess their OBC (NCL) certificate.
  • The physically challenged candidates belonging to the General, SC/St and OBC categories are given the relaxation of 10 years, 15 years and 13 years respectively.
  • In accordance with the extant Government rules, the Ex-Servicemen are also subjected to age-relaxation.
  • A relation of 5 years is provided to those who are domicile to Jammu and Kashmir from 1980 to 1989.

Selection Process

The candidates are required to take the GATE exam in order to join as an Engineering Trainee in BHEL. The shortlisting of candidates for the interview will be done according to the requirement of the company and marks obtained in this exam. A relaxation of 20% will be given to the physically challenged candidates in their respective categories below the cut-off marks during the short-listing process of the interview.

The short listing is done as per 1:3 ratios. In the initial process, the candidates of each Engineering Discipline belonging to the unreserved category and the ones belonging to the reserved category, but not availing any relaxation, are gathered into the same group. They are then arranged in the descending order of the GATE merit list. For the interview, the candidates are called as per the 1:3 ratios in the unreserved category.

For the candidates in the ST/SC/OBC categories that are not able to get shortlisted under the unreserved category for the interview, grouping will be done in their respective categories. They will be called for the interview process after further consideration in 1:3 ratios in their respective category. The score obtained by the candidates in the GATE exam is given seventy-five percent weightage, and the interview is given twenty-five percent weightage. This forms the basis of the final merit list.

Training & Emoluments

Thorough training is given to the candidates who join the position of Engineering Trainee in BHEL. It extends for one year. The trainees will obtain the payment of 20,600 Rs during the training period. After they successfully complete the training, they will be absorbed on the post of Engineers. The pay scale of engineers ranges from Rs 24000 to Rs 50500.

According to the company rules that are applied from time to time, the benefits obtained by the trainees include Subsidized Canteen Facilities, payment related to performance, provident fund, medical facilities, leave, HRA, uniform, gratuity and leave encashment. These benefits are given in addition to the basic pay, perks, dearness allowances and other allowances.

Service bond

A service agreement bond of Rupees two lakh is needed to be executed by the selected candidates. According to this bond, the candidates selected by the recruitment process will serve BHEL for a time period of 3 years after completing the training successfully. A Security Bond needs to be furnished by the candidates. The reliable surety, guardian or parents of the candidate must execute this bond.

During the first 5 years of serving in the company, the candidate’s request of changing the place of posting or transfer will not be accepted. This period also includes the training period. This rule applies to a candidate until the company transfers him or her itself, in the interest of the organization.

Medical standards

The health of the applicants must be sound. The selected candidates will be subjected to medical examination. This exam will be done by the officer authorized by the company itself. No relaxation will be given in medical standards. An attested copy of medical certificate stamped by the Medical Board or Government Hospital must be furnished by the physically challenged.

General Instructions

The general instructions that are given below must be followed by the candidates:

  1. The mark sheets of the final year must be presented by the candidates during the interview time.
  2. The ‘Proper Channel’ may be used by the candidates who are currently employed in public sector undertakings, autonomous bodies, state government or central government. If such candidates are invited to the interview process, they can submit NOC or No Objection Certificate.
  3. Those candidates who furnish false information will be disqualified. The consequences of such actions will not be the responsibility of BHEL. If a candidate does not fulfill the eligibility requirements, or the information given by he or she is found to be wrong, then the candidate will get rejected during any stage of the recruitment process.
  4. If the candidate receives an interview call letter or a unique acknowledgment number, it will not mean that he or she is recruited by BHEL. The eligibility conditions of the candidate will be verified only when the candidate is selected for the interview process.
  5. Candidates must have a valid email id, which needs to be given in the application form. This email id must be retained for a minimum of one year. This is because any essential information will be sent to the candidate through email by BHEL.

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