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AAI Recruitment Through GATE

Last Updated - July 19, 2019

AAI Recruitment Through GATE: Airports Authority of India (AAI) recruits GATE qualified engineers from various disciplines. Last year, recruitment drive of the company was to recruit approximately 542 Junior Executives (Civil, Electrical, Electronics and Architecture) posts based on GATE 2020 score. Keeping that into consideration, we can make a safe estimate of a similar drive to recruit more engineers to be employed with the organisation in 2020 as well.

The pay scale for the positions of Junior Executives advertised by AAI in 2018 was in the band of INR 40,000‐3%‐INR 1,40,000, with the total Cost to Company per annum estimated at approximately 9.1 lakhs. The posts did not warrant any prior experience. Read about PSU Recruitment through GATE

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Read on to know more about AAI recruitment through GATE exam, important dates, official notification, eligibility and other such information.

AAI Recruitment 2020 Dates

The registration process of recruitment drive is completely online. The application fee is INR 300, however, reserved category candidates are exempted from paying the fees. The last date to apply online for AAI recruitment through GATE 2020 is April 28 (tentative).

EventDate (tentative)
Opening Date for On‐Line ApplicationsMarch 2020
Last Date for On‐Line ApplicationsApril 2020
Last Date for payment of Application FeeApril 2020

Please note that the recruitment process for Junior Executives through GATE 2018 is ongoing currently, with the company releasing the names of shortlisted candidates for document verification in a phased manner. Direct link –

AAI Recruitment Job Profile

The candidates hired generally work in the CNS (Communication, Navigation and Surveillance) department, overlooking after various technical equipment installed at airports that aid flights. They continuously monitor and take readings, keep a record and maintain the desired performance. In case of failure or malfunction, they identify and repair the same. Check PSU Recruitment through GATE

AAI Junior Executive Job Profile (Electrical Engineering)

The Work of an AAI Junior Executive in Electrical Engineering is centered around executing maintenance and smooth running of the Electrical Infrastructure and includes tasks such as:

  • Maintenance of all the electrical equipments.
  • Reading design specifications and technical drawings.
  • Researching suitable solutions and estimating costs and timescales.
  • Recording, analyzing and interpreting test data.
  • Servicing  equipments on a regular basis.

AAI Junior Executive Job Profile (Civil Engineering)

The Work of an AAI Junior Executive in Civil Engineering is centered around executing maintenance and construction of structures, runways etc. and includes tasks such as:

  • Undertaking technical and feasibility studies.
  • Compiling job specs and supervising tendering procedures.
  • Resolving design and development problems.
  • Managing project resources.
  • Assessing the sustainability and environmental impact of projects

AAI Recruitment Eligibility

The eligibility conditions for AAI recruitment is listed below:

  • Citizenship: Applicants should be Indian Citizens

AAI Recruitment Eligibility – Age Limit 

  1. Not more than 27 years for Unreserved Candidate.
  2. Not more than 30 years for OBC candidate.
  3. Not more than 32 years for SC/ST Candidate.
  4. For Ex‐servicemen, age relaxation is applicable as prescribed by Govt. of India orders issued from time‐to‐time.
  5. 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.
  6. The Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation/Secondary Examination Certificate will only be accepted.

Please note that Date of Birth as recorded in the Secondary Examination Certificate will be accepted only.

AAI Recruitment Eligibility – Academic Qualification

  1. Qualifying degree acquired through distance learning/part time or equivalent qualifications such AMIE/Certificate etc. will not be acceptable.
  2. Applicants should have scored minimum 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 Government of India.
  3. In 2018, only the following engineering disciplines were considered for recruitment – Civil, Electrical, Electronics (or Telecommunications/ Electrical with specialization in Electronics), Architecture
  4. Only candidates with qualifying GATE 2019 Normalized Marks will be eligible to apply for the post of Junior Executives.  Know more
  5. 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 context of academic qualification requirement for the recruitment through GATE.

Name of PostEssential QualificationGATE Branch/ GATE Code
Junior Executive (Civil & Electrical Engineering)Full-time regular Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology in Civil and Engineering/Technology in Electrical with minimum 60%marks from a recognized/deemed university or from an apex Institution i.e. IIT recognized by Government of India and having qualifying GATE Normalized marks on GATE Scorecard for the year 2018.CE/ EE
Junior Executive (Electronics)Full time regular 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 and having valid GATE Normalized Marks on GATE Score card for the year 2018.EC
Junior Executive (Architecture)Full time Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and registered with Council of Architecture.AR

Please Note Under no circumstances, rounded-off percentage will be acceptable. For example, 59.99% will be considered as less than 60% and not rounded off to the immediate next whole number.

AAI Reservation

The seat distribution for various categories and subsequent reservation has been presented below in the table – 

Name of the PostNo. of Vacancies & Reservation
UnreservedOBC (NCL*)SCSTTotal
Junior Executive (Engineering‐ Civil)5027158100**
Junior Executive (Engineering‐ Electrical)5027158100**
Junior Executive (Electronics)189803922330
Junior Executive (Architecture)0902-0112

*(NCL) = (Non‐Creamy Layer)

** Includes 2 vacancies for PWD (1‐OH‐One leg, 1‐HH‐partially deaf) 

AAI Recruitment - How to Apply?

Candidates are advised to read the following instructions carefully before appyling online:

  • Candidates are required to apply online through the official website i.e. under the “Careers” tab.
  • Before applying, candidates should have a valid personal e-mail ID. 

Moreover, candidates should keep at hand the following details/ documents/ information:

  1. Educational qualification details with percentage of marks/ GATE Scorecard etc. as per eligibility criteria.
  2. Caste/ Category Certificate (for SC/OBC-NCL Candidates)
  3. Discharge Certificate in case of Ex-Serviceman Candidate.
  4. Scanned photograph and signature (as per dimensions)
  5. Any other details/ documents required relating to eligibility criteria.

​​Check GATE PSU Cutoff   

Instructions Regarding Scanning of Photograph and Signature

Scanned image of photograph and signature, should be as per the specifications given below –



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.

200X230 pixels

File Size: 20kb‐50kb

Specimen Signature

Candidate’s Specimen signature on white paper with a black ink pen.

140x60 pixels

File Size: 10kb‐20kb

AAI Recruitment – Application Fee

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. 

CategoryApplication Fees
General and OBC CategoryINR 300
ST/SC/Women ApplicantsExempted

AAI Recruitment - Selection Process

  • Candidates will be screened on the basis of Normalized GATE 2020 Scores. Shortlisted candidates will be called directly for document verification at the corporate headquarters in New Delhi.
  • Please note that screening and eligibility would strictly be on the basis of details furnished by the applicants. As such, candidates are advised to ensure they fulfill the eligibility conditions as specified by AAI.
  • The call letter for document verification will be sent to the registered email-ID of the candidates.
  • At the time of document verification, candidates will have to present a copy of the said call letter, proof of identity, original certificates along with a set of self‐attested photocopies of the same.
  • Candidates employed in a Government/Semi‐Government/PSU establishment are required to produce a NOC from the current employer at the time of document verification.
  • Post document verification, selection will be done as per merit list prepared on the GATE 2020 Normalized Marks of applicants.

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It should be borne 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 is also subject to the candidate meeting the requisite medical standards for the post and other requirements applicable for appointments under the rules of AAI.

AAI Recruitment - Special Instructions

  • 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.



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