Every year Airports Authority of India (AAI) recruits GATE qualified engineers from various disciplines. The application form for AAI recruitment through GATE are available at the official webiste. Civil, Electrical, Electronics engineering graduates having valid GATE scores (2019) are eligible to apply for the AAI recruitment.
The last date to fill the online application has been extended to September 15, 2020.
A total of 180 vacancies have been listed by AAI for the post of Junior Executive. Candidates must note that only GATE marks scored in the year 2019 will stand valid.
The minimum qualification required for is B.Tech with 60% marks in Civil, Electrical or Electronics Engineering.
Candidates recruited through GATE usually work in Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance (CNS) departments. These posts did not require any prior experience. The final selection of candidates will be based only on GATE scores. Check GATE Cutoff
During the time of online registration for AAI recruitment process, candidates have to pay INR 300 through online mode as the application fee. Females, Reserved category, and PwD candidates are exempted from paying the application fee. Candidates are also advised to download their GATE scorecard before the recruitment process. Download GATE Scorecard
The registration process of the recruitment drive is completely online. Check the table below to know about AAI recruitment dates through GATE 2020.
Opening Date for On‐Line Applications
August 3, 2020
Last Date to submit the application
September 15, 2020
Availability of Schedule for Document Verification
Will be announced on AAI Website
Vacancies offered by AAI
AAI Recruitment List of Vacancies
The seat distribution for various categories and subsequent reservation has been presented below in the table –
Name of the Post
No. of Vacancies & Reservation
Junior Executive (Engineering‐ Civil)
Junior Executive (Engineering‐ Electrical)
Junior Executive (Electronics)
NOTE: HH=Hearing Impaired, OH=Orthopedically Handicapped, OA=One arm, OL=One leg
AAI Recruitment Eligibility Criteria
AAI Recruitment through GATE Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility conditions for AAI recruitment is listed below:
Citizenship: Applicants should be Indian Citizens
AAI Recruitment Eligibility – Age Limit
Not more than 27 years for Unreserved Candidates.
Not more than 30 years for OBC candidates.
Not more than 32 years for SC/ST Candidates.
For Ex‐servicemen, age relaxation is applicable as prescribed by Govt. of India orders issued from time‐to‐time.
Relaxation by 05 (Five) Years for the candidate who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.80 to 31.12.1989 and candidate has to provide the certificate for the same issued by District Magistrate/Block Development Officer/Sub Divisional Officer at the time of document verification.
The Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate will only be accepted.
Please note that the Date of Birth as recorded in the Secondary Examination Certificate will be accepted only.
Applicants should have scored a minimum of 60% marks in a full-time regular Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology from a recognized/ deemed university or from an apex Institution (like IIT) recognized by the Government of India.
Only candidates with qualifying GATE 2019 Normalized Marks will be eligible to apply for the post of Junior Executives.
The date of declaration of result or issuance of Mark Sheet of the qualifying examination will be considered to be the date of acquiring the qualification.
Specific instructions in the context of academic qualification required for the recruitment through GATE.
Name of Post
GATE Branch/ GATE Code
Junior Executive (Civil Engineering)
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/ Technology in Civil with minimum 60% marks from a recognized/deemed university or from an apex Institution i.e. IIT recognized by Government of India.
Junior Executive (Electrical Engineering)
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/ Technology in Electrical with minimum 60% marks from a recognized/deemed university or from an apex Institution i.e. IIT recognized by the Government of India.
Junior Executive (Electronics Engineering)
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/ Technology with minimum 60% marks in Electronics/ Telecommunications/ Electrical with specialization in Electronics from a recognized/ deemed university or from an apex Institution i.e., IIT recognized by Government of India.
Note: Under no circumstances, the rounded-off percentage will be acceptable. For example, 59.99% will be considered as less than 60% and not rounded off to the immediately next whole number.
Candidates recruited through GATE usually work in CNS departments. They have to look after various technical equipment installed at airports to aid flights, maintain security, and perform other related operations. The major tasks assigned to recruited engineers is to take readings continuously, keep a record, and maintain the desired performance. Keep reading to know more about the job profile of engineers hired through GATE.
Pay Scale of Rs.40000-3%-140000 (E-1)
Emoluments In addition to Basic Pay
Increment @ 3% of Basic Pay per annum
Perks @ 35% of Basic Pay
Other benefits which include CPF, Gratuity, Social Security Schemes, Medical Benefits, etc., are admissible as per AAI rules.
The Cost to Company per annum would be around Rs. 11 lakhs approximately for the post of Junior Executive.
Candidates are advised to read the following instructions carefully before applying online:
Step 1 – Online Registration
Candidates have to register online by visiting the official website.
Candidates will be required to enter their name, a valid Email ID, mobile number, GATE Year, Paper, GATE Registration Number, All India Rank (AIR), Score and Marks (out of 100)
Only after successful registration, a user name and password will be generated and sent to you via email.
Step 2 – Online Application
Login to fill the online application form.
Candidates must check all the details filled by him/ her before submitting the application form
Step 3 – Uploading the photograph and signature
Candidates must upload their signature and photograph as instructed.
Recent, passport-size color photograph (not older than 3 months).
Photograph in cap/hat/dark glasses not acceptable.
Religious headgear (if any) must not cover the face.
File Size: 80 kb
Candidate’s Specimen signature on white paper with a black ink pen.
File Size: 80 kb
Please scan the relevant Certificates
File Size: 1000 kb
Jpg/ jpeg/ PDF
Step 4 – Payment of Fees
Candidates are required to remit the prescribed fee through bank challan and deposit the fee at the nearest SBI branch. Candidates belonging to reserved categories and female candidates are not required to pay any application fee.
Discharge Certificate in case of Ex-Serviceman Candidate.
Scanned photograph and signature (as per dimensions)
Any other details/ documents required related to eligibility criteria.
Validity of Certificates
If a candidate belongs to the SC/ ST category then he/ she is required to submit the caste certificate which should be issued by the Competent Authority.
OBC Non-Creamy Layer Candidates are required to produce their certificate issued in the current financial year only.
SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS/ Disability certificate can be in Hindi or English but any variation in the caste name will not be accepted.
PWD candidates requires a valid Disability Certificate issued by the Medical Board duly constituted as per Govt. guidelines.
If you belong to the EWS category then you need to produce the Income and Asset Certificate in the prescribed format issued by the Competent Authority
AAI Recruitment Selection Process
AAI Recruitment 2020 Selection Process
The candidates will be shortlisted based on the details provided by candidates as per the eligibility criteria.
Shortlisted candidates (based on GATE 2019 scores) will be called directly for document verification which will be held at Corporate Headquarters at New Delhi.
If a candidate is working in some Government or Prvita sector then he/ she has to produce the “No Objection Certificate” from the present employer at the time of document verification.
Candidates are advised to provide the right Email Id because the call letter for the document verification process will be sent via email.
During the document verification candidates have to produce all the documents in original.
After the completion of the document verification process, the final selection will be entirely based on GATE scores.
If a candidate belonging to the reserved category but selected on the norms of UR category will be treated at par with UR category candidates and his/ her provisionally allotted seat under UR category will not be changed to reserved category.
However, the original category as registered in the online registration will remain unchanged.
It should be kept in mind that appointment of selected candidates is subject to verification of documents relating to the eligibility criteria, character and antecedents and other documents submitted and are also subject to the candidate meeting the requisite medical standards for the post and other requirements applicable for appointments under the rules of AAI.
The candidates selected for the post of Junior Executive (Electronics) will have to undergo training approximately for 06 months during which they will be paid basic pay along with other admissible allowances.
In the event of two or more candidates having obtained the same score, merit order is decided as per date of birth.
The candidate senior in age is placed before/above the candidate junior in age.
Applicants are advised to not provide any misinformation in the online application form of AAI. In case, at any stage of the recruitment process, any candidate is found guilty of misrepresenting information or canvassing in any form, the application will be summarily rejected apart from initiating any other course of action deemed fit.
Candidates should provide their permanent address in the application form in order to avoid any misplacement of communication from AAI in the future.
It is advisable to complete the application and fee payment process much earlier than the deadline in order to avoid last-minute rush and possible technical glitches.
All correspondence with candidates will be done through e-mail only and all general information shall be provided through the AAI website. As such, all candidates are advised to visit their email account/AAI website regularly for further updates.
The decision of AAI in regard to the eligibility, acceptance or rejection of applications, mode of selection to the post, etc. as well as modification/restriction of the recruitment process shall be final and binding.
Candidates recruited for the position of Junior Executives will have to execute a surety bond for an amount of INR 5 lakhs to serve AAI for a period of three years after completion of training.
Selected candidates can be posted anywhere in India.