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BSNL JTO recruitment through GATE

Last Updated - September 20, 2017

BSNL JTO Recruitment Through GATE 2017 – BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) plans to recruit graduate engineers for filling 2,510 posts of JTO (Junior Telecom Officers) on the basis of GATE 2017 score. The basic pay scale for the post of JTO in BSNL is between INR 16,400/- – INR 40,500/-.

Note- This article is about BSNL JTO recruitment through GATE. To know more about GATE 2018, click at GATE 2018.

Registration for BSNL JTO Recruitment through GATE 2017 is scheduled to start from March 6, 2017 to April 6, 2017. This is the largest psu recruitment on the basis of GATE score this year. Candidates can apply for post of JTO on the official recruitment portal of BSNL recruitment,

GATE 2017 Registration will close on October 4, 2016. The GATE Exam is scheduled from February 4 to February 12, 2017. The result for GATE 2017 is expected to be announced by March 27, 2017. BSNL will subsequently release its own cutoff for shortlisting candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be called for further rounds of counselling. 

BSNL JTO Eligibility Criteria

In order to apply for BSNL JTO 2017, candidates must adhere to the below mentioned eligibility criteria. If one doesn’t fulfill this criteria, his application will be rejected. Also, along with the below criteria, they must present their GATE 2017 Score to apply.

1.Candidates must hold a BE/B.Tech. degree in one of the following:

  • Electronics and Telecommunications
  • Electrical
  • Radio
  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Instrumentations
  • Electronics


 ME/M.Tech. degree from a recognized university


 M.Sc. Degree in Electronics/Computers

2. All the applicants should appear for GATE 2017 in one of the four disciplines – CS & IT, EC, EE, IN.

3. Candidates whose results are awaited can also apply, provided they clear all the subjects before the date of appointment/verification.

4. All the applicants must be atleast 21 years of age as on the date of BSNL JTO Examination or date of submission of application form. The maximum age limit is of 30 years as on the date of submission of application.

5. Certain relaxations have been given to the below mentioned categories:

  • For Govt Servants: relaxation provided upto 5 years
  • For SC/ST candidates: relaxation upto 5 years
  • BSNL employees: upto 5 Years.
  • For OBC Candidates: upto 3 Years
  • For PH category: upto 10 years(15 for SC/ST and 13 for OBC)

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Application Fee

Candidates must pay the below mentioned application fee, at the time of filling the recruitment application form. This fee has been decided upon the category of the candidate.

CategoryRegistration Fee
UR CategoryINR 500/-
OBC CategoryINR 500/-
SC/ST CategoryINR 300/-

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Recruitment Pay Scale

BSNL JTO 2017 selected candidates will be appointed on IDA Pay Scale of E1 16400-40500. Their basic salary after their appointment will be fixed at INR 16400. Their gross salary of the BSNL JTO’s will be around INR 45,000.

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BSNL JTO Job Postings

Candidates may please note that selected BSNL JTO’s can be placed anywhere across the country. This will be according to the requirement of executives in various departments/offices/places across India. Although, they will be asked to fill in their state/circle choice during the BSNL JTO 2017 Application Form filling process but their posting is in the hands of the authorityHowever, the top ranking candidates might get to stay in their home state.

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Hence, to be able to stay in your preferred state/circle, candidates have to stay among top 1000 ranks.

BSNL JTO 2017 Training Period & Bond Amount

Candidates selected for the post of JTO have to go through an induction training period of 14 weeks at the BSNL Centre. Out of these 14 weeks, 10 weeks training would include classroom type study. The remaining 4 weeks will be on-job training.

During the BSNL JTO on-job training, candidates must perform the day-to-day operational jobs at their assigned centres. The probation period for these officers is of 2 years. Once they successfully complete this probation period, they will be made permanent at the BSNL.

As far as the bond is concerned, selected candidates must sign it before their appointment as a JTO in BSNL. The bond agreement will be of INR 2,00,000 for a 5-year long period with BSNL. So, if the selected BSNL JTO’s leave their job before 5 years, they are liable to pay a penalty of INR 2,00,000 to the employer.

We hope all the deserving candidates find a place in this company. Do not forget to apply before the last date i.e. April 6, 2017. Also keep in mind the eligibility criteria and make sure you secure the best GATE Rank. Good luck!



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