BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020

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BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020 is hiring engineers in Electronics and Communication, Computer Science and Information Technology and Electrical Engineering disciplines. Candidates will be selected on the basis of their GATE Score. The application forms for BBNL will be available from January 15, 2020 on its official website. 

BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020 majorly hires Executive Trainees for roles such as Project Planning, Operations, Project Monitoring, Engineering roles in OFC laying, Broadband Network and Transmission Network.

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In order to apply for BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020, candidates can apply before February 27, 2020. It is essential to appear for Electronics and Communication (EC), Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) and Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper of GATE 2020. An application fee of INR 500 is to be paid online or through E-Challan of Punjab and Sind Bank for BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020. 

About GATE 2020:
GATE 2020 will be conducted by IIT Madras on February 1, 2, 8 & 9, 2020 through online mode. It is a national level exam conducted for admission to M.Tech/ Ph.D. and other Government Scholarships/Assistantships. 

Important Dates 

Candidates willing to apply for the post of Executive Trainee in BBNL Recruitment 2020 must keep note of all the important dates. Candidates must have cleared GATE exam to be able to apply for BBNL Recruitment through GATE. The last date to apply is January 27, 2020 (tentative). 

Application window for BBNL Recruitment through GATE 

EventsDates (Tentative)
GATE 2020 Admit Card download dateJanuary 3, 2020
Release of official notification for BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020January 15, 2020
Availability of Application form January 15 to February 27, 2020
Personal interviewMay-June 2020

BBNL Recruitment Job Profile

The job profile to offer by BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020 is for Executive Trainees. Candidates will have to carry out executive level engineering activities and perform roles such as Project Planning, Operations, Project Monitoring, Engineering roles in OFC laying, Broadband Network and Transmission Network. These roles will be undertaken by BBNL. Candidates will be on probation for 12 months starting from the date of joining. They’ll be re-designated as Assistant Manager after successful completion of probation.

At present the company has its Corporate Office at New Delhi and Project Management Units at Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala, Karnal, Jammu, Jaipur, Kota, Lucknow, Aligarh, Kanpur, Meerut, Saharanpur, Varanasi, Dehradun, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Raipur , Durg, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Trivandrum, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and Meghalaya.

Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), set up by the Government of India for the Establishment, Management and Operation of BharatNet (National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN)). BBNL has been incorporated as a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU)/ Company under Companies Act (1956) under the administrative control of Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.

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BBNL Salary

The BBNL Executive Trainee salary for candidates selected through BBNL Recruitment through GATE is INR 16,400 – 3% – 40,500/-. Candidates will be required to sign a Service Agreement to work for at least 2 years from date of joining.  The probation period is included in the said 2 years. Any candidate failing to serve this period, will have to pay INR 3,00,000 to BBNL.

BBNL Recruitment Eligibility

To apply for BBNL Recruitment 2020, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have a degree in any of B.E/B.Tech in Electronics & Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology / Electrical / Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  2. Must be a citizen of India
  3. The candidates who have appeared in the final year/semester examination and expect their result by August 14, 2020 can also apply
  4. Must have qualified EC/CS/ EE paper of GATE 2020 with marks deemed requisite by the authorities.
  5. The age of candidates must be a minimum of 21 years but no more than 27 years on January 15, 2020.

Relaxation Criteria for BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020

Relaxation will be provided to candidates as per their category. Persons suffering from not less than 40% of the relevant disability shall only be eligible for the benefit for PwD. The different relaxation conditions are given below:

OBC-NCL3 years
SC/ST5 years
PwD10 years above the category relaxation
J&K DomicileAs per govt. norms
Ex-Serviceman/Riots VictimsAs per govt. norms

Read about GATE Eligibility

BBNL Recruitment Application Process

If a candidate successfully fulfils the eligibility criteria of RRB Recruitment 2020, he may proceed for the registration process. There are certain re-requisites for applying online forRRB Recruitment through GATE 2020They have been mentioned below:

i. A valid GATE-2020 Registration Number

ii. A valid e-mail ID and Mobile Number which should be kept active till the declaration of results

iii. Scanned image of passport size photograph (same as used for GATE-2020 Registration) in .jpg/.jpeg format in size of 20-50 Kb and 4.5cm x 3.5 Cm in dimension

iv. Scanned image of signature in .jpg/.jpeg format in 10-20 kb in file size and 4.5cm x 3.5 Cm in dimension

v. Certificates wherever applicable are to be uploaded in pdf form and the size of the pdf file should not exceed 250 Kb

How to apply for BBNL Recruitment Through GATE 2020?

The candidates are required to follow stage wise application process given below to fill BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020 application form. Before that, candidates must visit the official website of BBNL i.e Then, candidates may begin the process of GATE Registration. The steps involved in registration for BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020 are given below:


Stage 1: GATE Registration Number Validation

Candidates can validate their GATE Registration Number by following the steps given below:

  1. Enter GATE Registration Number as given on GATE admit card
  2. Agree to the certification and continue ticking the check box
  3. BBNL Online Registration Application Form Part 1is made available to be filled up online after successful validation
  4. In BBNL Online Registration Application Form Part, candidates have to fill the details such as name as registered for GATE, father’s name, community, e-mail ID, mobile number, address for communication etc.
  5. Name (as -2015), Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Community, Email ID, Mobile number, address for communication and other such information
  6. To receive a PIN for verification purpose, candidates are required to provide a valid mobile number
  7. A scanned passport size photograph is required to be uploaded by candidates. The photograph should be in .jpg/.jpeg format with a size not exceeding 100 kb. The dimensions of scanned photograph must be 4.5cm x 3.5 cm
  8. Candidates will receive a verification link sent by BBNL to the Email ID provided in Application Part 1
  9. Candidates have to verify their email ID by clicking on the verification link
  10. In case the candidates do not receive the link, they can resend this link by logging in to the BBNL portal using their GATE registration ID and date of birth

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Stage 2: Fill BBNL Online Application Form

The next stage for application process is BBNL Online Application Part II. For completion of this stage, the candidates are required to follow the steps given below:

  1. Login with the GATE 2020 Registration Number as user ID and date of birth as password
  2. Fill details regarding professional and educational qualifications and experience like Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Community, Email ID, GATE-2020 Registration number, Mobile no., and address for communication/permanent address and other details.
  3. The details should match that of 10th Class certificate. Applicant will not be able to proceed to the next step if they have not given valid GATE-2020 Registration ID, Email ID and mobile no.
  4. On submission of details, an email will be received in the registered email-ID with a link for activation. Oon clicking the link, the registration process will proceed on to next stage.
  5. Upload the scanned image of signature. The scanned image of signature should be in .jpg/.jpeg format with a size not exceeding 30 kb. The dimensions of scanned signature must be 4.5cm x 3.5 cm
  6. Once a candidate has filled-in all these details, he may write about educational qualification/ experience (if required)

Stage 3: Application Fee Payment

Under this stage, the candidates are required to make BBNL online payment of application fee. It can be done either in online or offline mode. For BBNL online payment, the candidates can make payment of a sum of INR 500/- in addition to applicable transaction charges through Credit Card/Debit Card/Net banking.

The candidates, who wish to make payment of application fee offline, should follow the procedure given below:

  1. Applicant can download the Punjab & Sind BANK Challan prefilled with their specific details and make the payment in any branch of Punjab & Sind Bank.
  2. After making the payment the candidate may login again through the Applicant Login Menu and submit the form finally
  3. Take a printout of completed BBNL application for future reference
  4. Except for the online mode candidate have to wait for three days after making their payment for the verification to be completed.
  5. Once the payment is validated, the BBNL registration ID will be generated and the candidate will not be able to edit the form thereafter. Accordingly candidates must verify the details filled up thoroughly before making the final submission of the application forms.

Stage 4- Print BBNL Application Form

Applicants can take the print out of their application for future reference. Only when the payment is verified, the Applicant will be able to print the applications.

BBNL Recruitment Application Form Fee

The recruitment fee for applying for BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020 is INR 500/- plus applicable bank transaction charges. SC/ ST/ PWD category candidates are exempted from payment of application fees. In case of online payment, transaction charges may also apply. The payment of application fee can be done either online or offline. For online payment, the candidates can use Debit/Credit Cards and Net Banking. To make the payment of application fee offline, the candidates can do it through e-challan of P&B Bank.

BBNL Recruitment Selection Process

The selection process of BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020 comprises of two factors:

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  • Interested & eligible candidates will have to appear for the Electronics and Communication (EC), Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) and Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper of GATE 2020. The marks secured in the EC/CS/EE paper of GATE 2020 carry the weight of 75%. The rest 25% is carried by a personal interview which is conducted in May-June.
  • Candidates obtaining a valid GATE score (Marks out of 100) shall only be eligible for the next stage of selection. The score is valid only if the candidate obtains more than or equal to the qualifying marks as fixed for the corresponding EC/CS/ EE paper of GATE 2020.
  • The selection process will include the Normalized Marks (Out of 100) obtained by the eligible candidates in the EC/CS/ EE paper of GATE 2020, followed by Personal Interview of the candidates who qualify in the GATE paper and are shortlisted category wise for interview.

Qualifying Marks in GATE 2020

The qualifying marks for GATE Examination shall be as per the criteria adopted by the GATE 2020 examination conducting authority for different categories in different disciplines.

Shortlisting of Eligible candidates for Interview

  • Qualified candidates shall be short-listed category-wise for Personal Interview, based on their normalized marks (Out of 100) in the corresponding EC/CS/ EE paper of GATE.

    *Besides the above mode of short listings, for preliminary short listing, Psychometric tests and / or any other selection tools/tests may be considered, at the sole discretion of management.

  • Candidates shortlisted for the Interview shall be required to submit the documents as may be mentioned in their individual communication to be sent through e-mail/ Candidate login.

Empanelment of Candidates

  • Based on the GATE Score and interview, candidates will only be adjudged suitable for empanelment. The Offer of Appointment shall be issued to the suitable candidates in the order of category wise merit and based on requirement.
  • Appointment of selected candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in the Pre-Employment Medical Examination and verification of their character and antecedents from concerned authorities for being found fit for employment in the company.
  • Candidates must note that only GATE 2020 score (Normalized Marks out of 100) is valid for this recruitment process. GATE score of 2016 or prior is not valid.
  • Also, participation in the various stages of recruitment/ selection process (GATE 2020, personal interview, psychometric or any other tests, pre-employment medical examination etc.) does not confer any right to an individual for employment with BBNL.
  • All recruits are liable for transfer and posting anywhere in India as per company requirement.

BBNL Recruitment Result List

After completion of personal interviews, the results will be uploaded on the official website in quick succession. Candidates can get their result by entering details like application number and roll number. Then, they must ensure they fall in the specified GATE Cut off range, to be eligible for selection. 

GATE Cutoff for BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020

Candidates can refer to the below table to learn about GATE Cutoff required for BBNL Recruitment through GATE 2020. 






GATE Marks





BBNL Contact

You may reach BBNL at the following address: 
Bharat Broadband Network Limited
Room No-306, 3rd Floor,
C-DOT Campus, Mandigoan Road,
Mehrauli, New Delhi -110030
Phone: 011-26806100
Fax: 011-26806122 



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