National Thermal Power Corporation Limited (NTPC) is one of the biggest Maharatna companies today (Public Sector Undertaking), founded by the Government of India in 1975. The company is on no.1 on the list of GATE aspirants. The Government of India awarded Maharatna status to National Thermal Power Corporation in May 2010, with other three Maharatna companies. The NTPC was formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation Limited. The company is performing great in all aspects.

NTPC is engaged in the business of generation of electricity and other similar activities. The core business is a generation of electricity and the sale of same to the state-owned power distribution companies and State Electricity Boards in India. The NTPC has also been involved in oil and gas exploration and coal mining activities. The National Thermal Power Corporation also ventures consultancy and turnkey project contracts which involves engineering, project management, construction management & operation and management of power plants, thus providing large scale jobs for engineers in these respective fields. The headquarters of the NTPC is situated in New Delhi.

NTPC is the largest electric power generating, power company with approx. the capacity of 53,651 MW. National Thermal Power Corporation contributes to over 25% of total power generation and presently producing 25 billion units of electricity per month.

NTPC limited currently, operating from 55 locations in India, and 2 locations in Bangladesh and one location in Sri Lanka and has eight regional headquarters: Headquarters (HQ) City
1 NCRHQ Delhi
2 ER-I HQ Patna
3 ER-II HQ Bhubaneshwar
4 NRHQ Lucknow
5 SRHQ Secunderabad
6 WR-I HQ Mumbai
7 WR-II HQ Raipur
8 Hydro HQ Delhi

NTPC thermal power plant:

The National Thermal Power Corporation has 18 coal based and 7 gas based stations and 1 gas based in JV/ subsidiary companies, located across India with a total installed capacity of 49,943 MW (including JVs). NTPC also have 1 hydro-based station and 1 wind-based station. And also have 9 joint ventures Stations are coal based and solar PV projects. All these projects make NTPC biggest thermal power in India and the reason NTPC why no. 1 Maharatna company. The increasing presence of  National Thermal Power Corporation power plant in the power value chain, National Thermal Power Corporation is on its path of success with the goal of becoming an “Integrated Power Major.” NTPC plans to become 128000 MW Firm by the year 2032.



NTPC PSU started recruiting through GATE in the year 2012 and since then it is continuing to do so. NTPC since 2012, recruits around 100-300 vacancies. Before applying to National Thermal Power Corporation, there are some factors which need to be taken into consideration.


Qualification criteria for the Recruitment process through GATE

Full-time Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Technology/AMIE with at least 65% marks, an aggregate of all years, in spite of the weight given to any specific year by the College/University. Last year/semester applicants are also eligible to apply, though they must have obtained not less than 65% marks in their engineering degree. Candidates belonging to ST, SC and PwD need score at least 55% marks in the qualifying exam

Branch Degree GATE Paper Code
Electrical Engineering Electrical / Electrical & Electronics / Electrical,
Instrumentation & Control / Power Systems & High Voltage / Power Electronics / Power Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical / Production / Industrial Engineering./ Production & Industrial Engineering./ Thermal / Mechanical & Automation / Power Engg. ME
Mining Mining MN
Instrumentation Engineering Electronics & Instrumentation/ Instrumentation & Control IN
Electronics Engineering Electronics / Electronics & Telecommunication / Electronics & Power/ Power Electronics/Electronics & Communication/Electrical & Electronics EC

Age Limit

  • Upper Age limit is 27 years as on the last date of online application i.e. 30/01/19.
  • Upper age limit is relaxed by five years for candidates belonging to scheduled caste and Schedule tribe category
  • Upper age limit is relaxed by three years for candidates belonging to OBC- NCL category
  • Age limit is relaxed by ten years for PWD- General candidates.
  • Candidates belonging to PWD OBC category age limit is relaxed by 13 years.
  • Candidates belonging to PwD SC, ST, category, age limit is relaxed by 15 years.

Medical Requirements:

  • Candidates need to meet the health criteria that are laid down by National Thermal Power Corporation.
  • Candidates must be of sound health and they will have to take a medical examination conducted by the medical board of NTPC.  The decision of the board shall be final.

Selection Process

Eligible applicants must apply for Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE). On the basis of GATE Score, candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in the Online Aptitude Test, which is only qualifying in nature. Further, on the basis of performance in the Aptitude test, candidates will be shortlisted for the Group Discussion followed by the Personal Interview.

Applicants must secure minimum qualifying marks each in Group Discussion and personal Interview individually to secure a seat. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of 85% weight-age of GATE-2019 marks, 5% weight-age of GD marks and 10% weight-age of Interview marks.

After selection, employees will have to go under for training for 1 year and sign a bond of 2.5 lakhs (UR/OBC category) or 1.25 lakhs (SC/ST/PWD) to serve the NTPC for 3 years.

Application Fees for NTPC limited Recruitment through GATE

Applicants who belong to General/OBC category have to pay the registration fee of Rs. 150/-.

The SC /ST /PWD/ XSM category applicants do not need to pay the registration fee. The fees payment can be made through both online and offline mode.

National Thermal Power Corporation through GATE 2019

NTPC has announced the recruitment for the post of Executive Trainees through GATE for the year 2019. The eligible disciplines for 2019 are Electrical Engineering (EE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Mining (MN), Instrumentation Engineering (IN), Electronics Engineering (EC).

There are 47 in Electrical Engineering (EE), 95 in Mechanical Engineering (ME), 15 in Mining (MN), 25 in Instrumentation Engineering (IN),  25 in Electronics Engineering (EC)  and 207 VACANCIES in total.

Application Fees for NTPC limited Recruitment through GATE 2019

Applicants who belong to General/OBC category have to pay the registration fee of Rs. 150/-.

The SC /ST /PWD/ XSM category applicants do not need to pay the registration fee. The fees payment can be made through both online and offline mode.

How to apply for NTPC Recruitment process:

Applicants need to register themselves for GATE 2019 Exam

As NTPC Starts Online Application for ET-2019 applicants, they need to register themselves providing their GATE Registration Number

Why you should choose a career in National Thermal Power Corporation limited:

Pay Scale, Perks, and Allowances National Thermal Power Corporation offers one of the best pay scales in the industry. The entrance level Executive Trainee will receive a pay scale of 60,000- 1,80,000. The basic pay will be 60,000 during the training period.

Other than the basic salary, employees will also get Dearness Allowance dependent on the basic pay, House Rent Allowance (HRA), Conveyance Allowance, Travel Allowance, Medical Benefits, Leave Encashment, Gratuity among others according to the rules and regulation of the company.

Apart from these material benefits, NTPC has been awarded continuously as great places to work for in PSUs category. The work environment is very important for employees as it affects their output and NTPC has a great work environment to work in.

There are various initiatives initiated by NTPC for the welfare of employees like sports infrastructure and yoga to keep employees fit and physically active. NTPC provides a platform where one never stops learning and continue to grow and reach its full potential.

Employee Benefits

All employees are entitled to benefits programs including dental and extended medical coverage, as well as life and disability insurance. The vacation leave program starts at three weeks and increases to four weeks after two years. The National Thermal Power Corporation also offers a “defined benefit” pension plan.

NTPC limited is a very prestigious company and has a good reputation in society, for it is no. 1 in its field. NTPC provides a platform where one never stops learning and continue to grow and reach its full potential

Unemployment in the NTPC is at an all-time low. Generous accommodation and location allowances given by NTPC further reduce the cost of living.

The National Thermal Power Corporation Limited is a great career option for the GATE aspirants as it offers a job which is safe and secure, gives a great package along with the numerous benefits.


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