BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2021, Application Process, Eligibility, and Pay Scale

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    • Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) is a government organization that recruits engineering graduates on the basis of their score in GATE.
    • It is one of India's largest power generation equipment companies which recruits candidates for different posts like an executive trainee, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, etc.
    • BHEL is owned by the government of India and has 17 manufacturing units, including 2 repair units, with 4 regional offices, with 8 service centers, 8 overseas offices, 15 regional centers, 7 joint ventures, and a large infrastructure
    • The application forms are released online on their official website. 
    • It is expected that 270 vacancies will be available for the candidates and the official website will release its notification by March 2021. 

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    BHEL Recruitment Highlights

    Exam NameGraduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
    Organization NameBharat Heavy Electricals Limited
    Selection ProcedureThrough GATE Exam
    Number of Vacancies270 (Approx)
    Exam FrequencyOnce a year
    Exam ModeOnline
    Exam Duration3 hours
    Test TakersApprox 10 Lakh
    Accepting Colleges1497 colleges
    Official Website

    BHEL 2021 Recruitment

    Bharat heavy electricals Limited (BHEL) was established in 1964 and is a government organization that recruits engineering graduates on the basis of their GATE 2021 score. It is one of the largest power generating manufacturers. 

    Posts availableEngineer Trainees
    DisciplinesMechanical or Electrical
    Total VacanciesMechanical - 30 posts (tentative) Electrical - 20 posts (tentative)

    BHEL 2021 Eligibility Criteria

    It is necessary for the candidates to clear the eligibility criteria for the recruitment process. The candidates must clear all these criteria to apply for the posts- 

    Age Criteria

    • The candidates must be 27 years old and those born before 1st September 1992 cannot apply
    • For candidates of 2 years, full-time PG in Engineering or Business Administration/Management the age limit would be 29 years

    Educational qualification

    • The applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or could have a 5-year integrated Master’s Degree in engineering or technology in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering from a known university. 


    • The applicant must be of Indian nationality 

    Age Relaxation

    SC/ST5 years
    OBC 3 years
    PwD10 years
    candidates domiciled in the state of J&K5 years
    Ex-Servicemen and commissioned officers 5 years 

    Check: DRDO Recruitment Through GATE

    BHEL 2021 Important Dates

    The important dates for BHEL 2021 will be released soon on the official website, the candidates must check and keep themselves updated. 

    BHEL Online Application Start DateTo be announced
    BHEL Online Application Closing DateTo be announced
    Closing of on-line paymentTo be announced

    How to Apply for BHEL 2021

    • Step 1: Visit the official website of BHEL i.e
    • Step 2: Click on the ‘apply online’ option available
    • Step 3: Select your discipline and enter your GATE registration number
    • Step 4: Check the eligibility criteria and then apply
    • Step 5: Fill in their details like name, age, educational qualification, and many more. 
    • Step 6: You will be guided to a new page where your acknowledgment number will appear, which must be saved.
    • Step 7: Upload the scanned documents and click on the submit the application form
    • Step 8: Pay the application fee
    • Step 9: The application fee can be paid through Debit/Credit card and Net Banking.
    • Step 10: After submitting the fee and form, take a print out of the application form and receipt.

    BHEL 2021 Selection Process

    Candidates wanting to join BHEL must have qualified GATE and will be selected based on the Personal Interview session.

    • The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their GATE score 
    • The weightage will be divided for the selection process and 75% weightage will be given to the GATE Scores and 25% to the Interview round
    • For Physically challenged candidates they will be given cut off marks relaxation in concerned categories for the interview round
    • The candidates are required to provide the correct information, in case of false details given, they would be disqualified
    • The candidate will not be considered until they clear all the rounds, including the interview round, as they would be called for the interview round separately 
    • They must clear all rounds of the Selection Procedure to be finally eligible for Selection for the post of Engineer Trainees with BHEL 

    Tentative number of vacancies available

    PostVacancies (tentative)
    Mechanical engineers30
    Electrical engineers20

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    Salary and Remuneration Package- BHEL Recruitment

    • The candidates will be given basic pay of INR 20600/- to 46500 during their training
    • After the selection of trainees as Engineers, they would get a pay scale of INR 24900 to 50500 with basic pay of INR 24900/-. 
    • The Total Cost to company for Engineer Trainees will be INR 8 lakhs

    Apart from basic pay for the engineers, there will be a few allowances ;

    • A Dearness Allowance with 126.9% of basic pay
    • Perks and allowances with 46% of basic pay and
    • Leave
    • Leave Encashment
    • Medical Facilities
    • Related Pay
    • HRA-Housing Rent Allowance
    • Gratuity
    • A Performance Related Pay
    • A Subsidized Canteen Facilities

    Check:GATE 2021 Rank Predictor

    Recruitment Service Bond- BHEL 2021

    • The Selected candidates will be asked to execute a bond of service of INR 2,00,000/- to serve the company after completion of their training.
    • The candidates will also have to sign a surety bond with the company. 
    • During the training period, and later the candidates will not be allowed to request any transfer and if any outside influence is used, Rule 17 of the BHEL will be taken into consideration with Discipline and Appeal Rules 1975 coming into place.

    Health and Medical

    The candidates should have proper health before joining the company, they will be asked to undergo medical examinations and the company’s head office will examine them.

    • The candidates will get appointments depending on the health conditions and as prescribed by the firm. 
    • The candidates will not get any health condition relaxations 
    • Definition of Locomotor Disability and Hearing Impairment for PwD is as per the Disabilities Act 1995.
    • The candidates with less than 40% of any relevant disability are not allowed for any health reservation. 
    • The Physically challenged candidates have to give a self-attested and duly stamped medical certificate from a government hospital in relation to their disability as proof. 

    BHEL Previous Years Cut Offs

    BHEL 2020 Cut off

    Discipline UnreservedOther Backward ClassScheduled ClassScheduled Tribes
    Mechanical Engineer84.43NA70.4961.58
    Electrical Engineer67.05NA50.2448.13
    Electronics Engineer68.6865.3256.4649.13
    Metallurgy Engineer6557.6756.6748.67

    BHEL 2019 Cut off

    StreamGeneralEWSOther Backward ClassScheduled ClassScheduled Tribes
    Mechanical Cut-off (Out of 100)57.3951.8753.8547.9146.354
    Mechanical Cut-off (Out of 240)137.75124.5129.25115111
    Electrical cut off (out of 100)64.6857.8160.9354.2749.47
    Electrical cut off (out of 240)155.25138.75146.25130.25118.75
    Civil cut off (out of 100)63.9555.31359.16751.9753.43
    Civil cut off (out of 240)153.2132.75142124.75128.25
    Chemical cut off (out of 100)62.2956.256054.4152.29
    Chemical cut off (out of 240)149.5135144133125.5
    HR cut off (out of 100)73.4352.29268.6464.6866
    HR cut off (out of 240)176.25125.25164.75155.25160

    BHEL 2018 Recruitment GATE Cut off

    Cut-Off GATE Scores (out of 100) - Shortlisted for InterviewsCut-Off Marks (out of 100) for Final Selection

    BHEL 2017 Recruitment GATE Cut off


    BHEL 2016 Recruitment GATE Cut off


    BHEL 2021 General Instructions

    • During the interview, the Candidates should provide the final year mark sheets 
    • The candidates who are employed in the state or central government and autonomous bodies or PSUs can only apply through a proper channel or during the interview can submit their NOC 
    • At the time of admission if any candidate provides wrong information it will lead to disqualification
    • All the candidates should have a valid email ID when employed and while communicating with BHEL company
    • The official website will provide all details on how to have further communication.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Ques. What is the age criteria for BHEL 2021?

    Ans. BHEL 2021 age criteria is-

    • The candidates must be 27 years old and the those born before 1st September 1992 cannot apply
    • For candidates of 2 years, full-time PG in Engineering or Business Administration/Management the age limit would be 29 years

    Ques. What are the basic selection criteria for BHEL 2021?

    Ans. The basic selection criteria for BHEL 2021 is that the candidates must have a valid GATE score and must clear the interview round.

    Ques. How can candidates apply for BHEL 2021?

    Ans. The candidates have to apply online for BHEL 2021 by visiting their official website. 

    Ques. What is age relaxation for SC/ST?

    Ans. The age relaxation for SC and ST is nearly 5 years 

    Ques. What is the application fee for OBe for OBC and SC/ST category candidates?

    Ans. The application fee for OBC category candidates is rs. 800+ GST and for SC/ST category the application fee is Rs. 300 +GST



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