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NTPC Recruitment through GATE: Application Process, Eligibility, Cut off
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NTPC Recruitment through GATE 2020: National Thermal Power Corporation Limited is an Indian Central Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Power, Government Of India. NTPC application process for the recruitment of GATE qualified candidates in disciplines like Electrical, Mechanical, Electronics, Instrumentation has begun and will remain open till July 06, 2020. 

  • The selection of candidates will be based on  GATE Cut Off.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for NTPC Online Test followed by Personal Interview, and Group Discussion. The dates for the same will be announced soon.
  • Candidates should download their GATE scorecard as it is one of the important documents required during the time of recruitment.  Download GATE scorecard

Direct Link to Apply for NTPC Recruitment through GATE

About NTPC

NTPC Limited, formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited is an Indian PSU. The company is engaged in the business of generation of electricity and related activities. The company has been incorporated under the Companies Act 1956 and is promoted by the Government of India. NTPC hires promising and hard-working graduate engineers so that the company can achieve its goals. 

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NTPC Recruitment through GATE – Important Dates

Candidates can check all the important dates related to NTPC Recruitment through GATE:

Events Dates
Availability of applications for NTPC Recruitment June 16, 2020
Last date to fill/submit application form for NTPC Recruitment July 06, 2020
Announcement of List of Shortlisted Candidates To be announced soon
NTPC Online Test To be announced soon
Group Discussion/ Personal Interview To be announced soon
Issue of Interview Call Letter Soon after the completion of GD/PI rounds

GATE NTPC Eligibility Criteria

GATE NTPC Eligibility Criteria

Any candidate to be eligible for the examination has to be under the age limit of 27 years as on the last date of application in NTPC (31.01.2020). Candidates belonging to Reserved categories, the relaxation in upper age limit is as following:

Age Limit

  1. SC/ST - Upper age relaxation- 32 years
  2. OBC- Upper age relaxation- 30 YEARS (Non-Creamy Layer)
  3. PWD (general)- 37 years
  4. PWD (OBC)- 40 years
  5. PWD (SC/ST)- 42 years 
  6. Candidates belonging to the domicile of Jammu and Kashmir living from 01.01.81 to 31.12.90 - 32 years.
  7. Relaxation for Ex-servicemen (XSM) according to the Government of India norms.

Academic Qualification

  1. A candidate needs to score a minimum of 65% in Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering or Technology/AMIE. 
  2. In case of SC, ST and PWD candidates, the minimum qualifying percentage is reduced to  55%. 
  3. Final year students can also apply.

Valid Degree

  1. Electrical Engineering – EE
  2. Mechanical Engineering – ME
  3. Instrumentation Engineering – IN
  4. Electronic Engineering – EC

Medical Requirement

  1. The candidates have to be declared medically fit by the NTPC medical board and no relaxation will be entertained in terms of health standards.
  2. After the medical check-up, the decision taken by the board will be considered final. 

Also Check  GATE Eligibility Criteria

GATE NTPC Application Process

GATE NTPC Application Process – How to Apply?

  • Candidates have to register online using their GATE registration number at
  • A Unique Registration Number will be generated after the successful completion of the registration process.
  • The application fees can be submitted in an online or offline mode.
  • Further candidates are required to upload their passport size photograph in jpg/jpeg format not exceeding 500kb.
  • After the successful submission of the application form, you can take the print out for future reference. 

Application Fee

The application fee has been kept very nominal keeping in mind the diverse financial background of candidates.

Category Fees
General/OBC(Creamy Layer) INR. 150/-
SC/ST/PWD/XSM category Exempted

GATE NTPC Vacancy, Salary, Profile

GATE NTPC Vacancy 2020

NTPC intends to achieve its ambitious growth plan by filling its vacancies with young, promising, energetic and young graduate engineers with a brilliant academic record. NTPC vacancies list is as follows: 

Discipline Vacancies
Electrical 30 18 07 04 01
Mechanical 45 25 11 06 03
Electronics, Instrumentation 25 13 06 04 02

Note: The Total No of Vacancies May Increase or Decrease Subject to the Discretion of NTPC Management.

GATE NTPC Job Profile & Salary

  • It’s a dream come true for many engineers to be enlisted as one of the successful candidates to have come across the NTPC hurdle.
  • Once the candidates are shortlisted, they will undergo one year of training followed by final place of posting based on performance during training and according to requirements. They can be enlisted to any projects or subsidiary functions of NTPC across India.

Salary Description

The consolidated remuneration for this post is as follow:

  • The successful candidates are entitled to a salary of Rs. 24900 – 50500 at the basic pay of Rs. 24900. After successful completion of their training, the candidates will be absorbed as an assistant manager in the pay scale of Rs. 24900 – 50500 at basic pay of Rs. 25650/-.
  • The candidates will be entitled to numerous allowances like dearness allowance, medical benefits, provident fund, gratuity etc. as per company rules.

GATE NTPC Selection Process

GATE NTPC Selection Process

  • Candidates will be selected based on their performance in GATE. This is called as shortlisting round. 
  • All the shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for NTPC online test.
  • There will be Group Discussion and Personal Interview round for all those candidates who will qualify the online test.
  • A merit list will be prepared after evaluation of the minimum qualifying marks in GD and Interview.
  • Candidates will be called for the final joining procedure.

Weightage of Marks for Final Selection

S. No


Percentage of marks


GATE marks



Group Discussion



Personal Interview


Documents to be brought at the Interview Venue

The list of documents to be brought by candidates to the interview is given below:

  • Valid GATE 2020 scorecard
  • Date of birth proof. Candidates can carry the 10th class certificate for the same.
  • Certificate/Provisional Certificate/Degree/PG Degree/Diploma and mark sheets of all semesters/years.
  • Category Certificate issued in the Current Year.
  • Physical Disability certificate, if applicable.
  • Air ticket and boarding pass in original / Train and bus tickets for reimbursement purposes.
  • Two recent passport size colored photograph.



PSU cutoff not only depends on GATE entrance examination. There are various factors by which PSU cutoff is increased or decreased:

  • Total number of candidates appearing for GATE.
  • Total number of institutes accepting GATE result.
  • Total number of vacancies for different courses.
  • Relative performance level of the applicants.
  • Previous year cutoff trends.
  • Capacity of intake of each institute.

Candidates who have applied for GATE 2020 can apply for NTPC recruitment. The previous year category wise  GATE PSU Cutoff for NTPC is as follow:

NTPC Expected 2020 cutoff

Discipline General OBC SC ST
Electrical Engineering 68.76 65.17 55.31 56.63
Mechanical Engineering 90.94 86.37 76.17 63.16
Civil Engineering 89.04 85.45 75.99 72.67
Instrumentation Engineering 83.00 65.00 55.00 40.33
Electronics Engineering 75.17 65.54 60.64 56.54

NTPC 2018 Cutoff

Discipline UR OBC SC ST PWD
Electrical 64.8695 59.5195  49.6695  45.1695 28.8695
Mechanical 73.438  71.399  60.459  54.212 42.113
Electronics 52.0805 48.55  37.2805  37.45  31.2805
Instrumentation 68.1805 65.5695  52.6805  52.6195  43.0695
Mining 68.48 55.37  45.67 40.95 NA

NTPC 2014 Cutoff marks

Every year PSU cutoff vary depending on the number of GATE aspirants. Subject wise cutoff for all category like GEN, OBC, SC and ST is as follow:

Discipline General OBC SC ST
Electrical Engineering 61.22 58.64 47.23 41.58
Mechanical Engineering 76.82 68.92 59.31 48.27
Civil Engineering 78.04 72.45 66.04 63.61
Instrumentation Engineering 49.67 45.33 34.00 22.67
Electronics Engineering 78.79 77.38 60.73 57.74

NTPC Cutoff 2013 AIR

Discipline General OBC SC ST
Electrical Engineering 152 547 1700 2483
Mechanical Engineering 246 749 2657 5519
Civil Engineering 35 118 570 126
Instrumentation Engineering 51 134 423 1500
Electronics Engineering 70 217 1008 1441

NTPC PSU Cutoff marks 2012

Discipline General OBC SC ST
Electrical Engineering 47.67 40.67 34.67 31.33
Mechanical Engineering 69.00 65.00 50.33 39.00
Civil Engineering 65.33 54.00 52.00 49.00
Instrumentation Engineering 44.67 37.00 33.00 21.00
Electronics Engineering 50.67 44.67 36.67 29.00

The cut off will help candidates in getting an idea about the expected cut off for this year ad depending on that candidates can prepare for the recruitment process.