NPCIL Careers: Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited

Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is a Public Sector Undertaking which functions under the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India. This organization was registered as a Public Limited Company under the Companies Act, 1956. NPCIL, along with its operational nuclear power plants, also holds stake in BHAVINI, another PSU of Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) which is involved in Fast Breeder Reactor. In the country, Nuclear power reactors are designed and commissioned under the supervision of NPCIL. Also, NPCIL is responsible for hassle free operations of the various nuclear power reactors across the nation. At present, NPCIL has 22 operating commercial nuclear power reactors with an installed capacity of 6780 MW.

Core Values:

  • Safety – Safety is the top priority in all activities.
  • Ethics – Maintaining high ethical standards is a requisite for everyone in the organization.
  • Excellence – Striving for better performance and continuous improvement in accordance with global standards.
  • Care – Being aware about and taking care of the people and environment.

Operating Units:

  • Tarapur Atomic Power Station Units-1&2
  • Tarapur Atomic Power Station Units-3&4
  • Rajasthan Atomic Power Station Units 1to 6
  • Madras Atomic Power Station
  • Narora Atomic Power Station
  • Kakrapar Atomic Station Unit
  • Kaiga Generating Station
  • Kudankulam Nuclear Power Station

Along with these nuclear reactors, NPCIL also has a 10 MW Wind Power Plant at Kudankulam site.

NPCIL RECRUITMENT PROCESS*: –

1. Executive Trainee

Based on the previous trends, the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) releases the vacancy for the post of Executive Trainee through GATE.

Educational Qualifications:

In the past years, the educational qualifications for the Candidates were that they should have completed B.E/B. Tech/B. Sc. (Engineering)/5 year Integrated M Tech in respective disciplines

Candidates who have done 5 years integrated course leading to M.E./ M. Tech. in the relevant discipline may also apply

Final year students can also apply if they can produce proof of their eligibility and final marks sheet during the final recruitment.

Eligible Branches:

Based on previous trends of recruitment of Executive Trainee in Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited the eligible branches are: Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation, Chemical, Civil, Industrial and Fire Safety engineering.

 

S. No. Branches Eligible Branches
1. Mechanical

Mechanical

Production

2. Chemical Chemical
3. Electrical Electrical

Electrical & Electronics

4. Electronics

Electronics

Electronics & Communication

Electronics & Telecommunication

Electronics & Controls

Electronics & Instrumentation

5. Instrumentation Instrumentation

Instrumentation & Controls

Instrumentation & Electronics

6. Civil Civil

Passing marks:

For the recruitment done in the previous years the candidates interesting the post must have an aggregate of Minimum of 60% during the graduation for being eligible for the post of executive trainee.

Age Limit:

Based on the past year trends of recruitment The upper age limit for the candidates is 26 years. However, special relaxation is provided to various category students.

  • For the OBC category students the upper age limit is 29 years.
  • For the SC/ST category students the upper age limit is 31 years.
  • For the candidates who are Dependents of those who died in the riots of 1984, the upper age limit is 31 years
  • For students of Jammu & Kashmir Domiciled from 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989 (Dom Kashmir) the upper age limit is 31 years
  • For Persons with Disability (PWD) – 10 years of relaxation is provided on the upper age limit.
  • For PwBD – General/EWS Category, the upper age limit is 36 years
  • For PwBD – OBC Category candidates the upper age limit 39 years
  • For PwBD – SC/ST Category candidates the upper age limit is 41 years

Selection Procedure:

In the past, the Candidates with a valid GATE score in were allowed to apply for the NPCIL Selection based on the GATE Scores.

This will be followed by an interview. Based on the cumulative score of both GATE and interview the final selection will be done.

Salary Structure and perks:

The selected trainees will be given compensation as follows during the training period:

Monthly Stipend – INR 35,000

 Book Allowance – INR 10,000

Mandatory Lodging (on nominal charge) & Boarding – In NPCIL Hostels.

Salary after one year of training is completed:

Once the training is complete, the candidate is appointed as Scientific Officer/C (SO/C) in Group ‘A’. Following is the salary structure thereafter:

Pay Band: 15600 – 39100

Grade Pay: 5400

Dearness Allowance:

They are eligible for two additional or three increments (each of 3% of Band Pay + Grade Pay) and it will be in accordance with their performance during training.

Cut off:

Every year based on the vacancies and the GATE score of candidates the cut off for the post of Executive Trainee in Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited (NPCIL) is released.

Cut off for 2019

S. No. Branches UR SC ST OBC PWD
1. Mechanical 827 611 540 744 540
2.   Chemical 765 559 510 667 510
3. Electrical 841 637 594 760 594
4. Electronic & Communication 864 641 607 766 607
5. Instrumentation 793 539 NA 689 539
6. Civil 837 652 641 726 641

GATE 2017 Cutoff for the post of Executive Trainee 2017 in NPCIL

S. No. Branches UR SC ST OBC PWD
7. Mechanical 845 683 543 786 543
8.   Chemical 767 603 436 680 436
9. Electrical 825 615 525 744 525
10. Electronic & Communication 873 705 562 785 562
11. Instrumentation 770 604 387 704 387
12. Civil 837 643 564 772 564

2. Stipendiary Trainee

Educational Qualifications:

Based on the previous year’s trends the educational qualifications for the Stipend Trainee recruitment is Diploma with not less than 60% marks in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Electronics Engineering recognized by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development. The Diploma in Engineering should be of three years’ duration after SSC/H

S. No. Post Qualification
1. Stipendiary Trainee/

Scientific Assistant

(ST/SA) (Category-I)

Diploma Holders in Engineering

Diploma with not less than 60% marks in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical or Electronics Engineering recognized by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development. The Diploma in Engineering should be of three years duration after SSC/H
2. Stipendiary Trainee/

Scientific Assistant

(ST/SA) (Category-I) Science

Graduate

(for Health Physics Un

B.Sc. with a minimum of 60% marks. B.Sc. shall be with Physics as principal and Chemistry/Mathematics/ Statistics/Electronics & Computer Science as subsidiary OR with Chemistry as principal and Physics/Mathematics/Statistics/ Electronics & Computer Science as subsidiary OR with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects with equal weightage. Mathematics at H.S.C. (10+2) level is essential. Candidates having Mathematics as the principal subject at B. Sc. are not eligible
3. Stipendiary Trainee/ Scientific Assistant

(ST/SA) (Category-I) Science Graduate (Chemistry)

B.Sc. with a minimum of 60% marks. B. Sc. Shall be with Chemistry as principal and Physics/Mathematics/Statistics/ Electronics & Computer Science as subsidiary OR with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects with equal weightage. Mathematics at H.S.C. (10+2) level is essential. Candidates having Mathematics as the principal subject at B. Sc. are not eligible.
4. Scientific Assistant/B (Diploma inCivil Engineering Diploma with not less than 60% marks in Civil Engineering recognized by the Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development. The Diploma in Engineering should be of three years duration after SSC/HSC

Stipend During Training:

During the 1st Year a monthly stipend of Rs. 16000

In the 2nd year, monthly stipend of Rs. 18000

Bond:

The selected candidates will be required to execute an Agreement, Indemnity Bond /Bank Guarantee and Service Bond for a period 3 (three) times the period of training subject to a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years and in the event of breach of bond, the amount repayable will be equivalent to the stipend plus book allowance actually received.

After training:

On successful completion of training, the candidates will be joining NPCIL as Scientific Assistant/B at a minimum pay of Rs. 35,400/-. Some Additional increments may be granted to the candidates based on the percentage of marks obtained during the training.

3. Assistant Grade:

Based on the past trends the Educational qualification for candidates in Assistant Grade 1 is as follows:

S. No. Post Educational Qualifications
1.  

Assistant Grade -1 (HR)

Bachelor’s Degree in Science or Commerce or Arts with minimum 50% marks. Please refer para 6 for details of acceptable Bachelor Degree.
2. Assistant Grade –1(C&MM) A Bachelor’s Degree in Science (with Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics) OR Commerce with minimum 50% marks. Please refer para 8 for details of acceptable Bachelor Degree

Age limit:

In the previous years, the upper age limit for the candidates is 28 years whereas the lower age limit is 21 Years. However, special age relaxation is provided to various category students:

For the Scheduled Castes category students, the upper age relaxation is 5 Years

 For the Other Backward Class (non-creamy layer) category students, the upper age relaxation is 3 Years

For the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PWBD) students the upper age relaxation is 10 Years.

 For the PWBD Scheduled Castes category students the upper age relaxation is 15 Years

For the PWBD Other Backward Class (non-creamy layer) category students the upper age relaxation is 13 Years

For the Ex-Servicemen the upper age relaxation is period of military service +3 Years

Selection Procedure:

Until last year the candidate’s selection procedure was simple. They had to undergo a written test along with a skill test. One had to qualify both the examination for final empanelment.

Written examination:

The written examination will be held in two stages:

Stage 1: Preliminary test

Examination will consist 50 multiple choice questions (Choice of four answers) of 01 (one) hour duration in the following proportion:

S. No. Topic Questions
1. General knowledge and current affairs 25
2. Computer Knowledge 15
3. English 10

The Test will be for an hour’s duration for a maximum 150 marks.

Each correct answer carries 3. Arms, whereas every negative answer deducts one marks.

Tests may be conducted in single/multiple sessions depending upon logistics requirements.

Qualifying marks:

The qualifying standards shall be as follows:

For general category – 40% marks

SC/OBC- 30% marks

Stage 2: Advanced Test

All the selected candidates of stage 1 will appear for stage 2.

The Test will be of 02 (two) hours duration for a maximum of 150 marks.

The test will comprise 50 Multiple choice questions (Choice of four answers) from the following syllabus:

S. No. Test Questions
1. Quantitative Aptitude 25
2. Critical reasoning 25

 (Three) marks to be awarded for each correct answer and 01 (one) mark to be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Qualifications criteria:

The qualifying standards for the exams conducted earlier for recruitment would be as follows:

General category: 30%

SC/ OBC 20%

Stage 3: Skill Test

Based on the merit list which will be prepared after Stage 2, candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test. The candidates appearing for the skill test will not be more than 5 times the actual number of vacancies for each post.

The skill test for Assistant Grade-1 will consist of:
  • Typewriting Test on Personal Computer (PC); and
  • Computer Proficiency Test

The Skill tests will be of qualifying nature only on Go/No Go basis.

Candidates clearing the Skill Test to be shortlisted and impaneled in order of merit based on marks secured in Stage-2. The Selection Committee decision is final and no waitlist is prepared.

Jobs in PSUs not only promise a handsome salary but also many associated perks and incentives to ensure ease of living for the employees and their family. Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited is a great organization to work with for engineers.  It offers various learning as well as growing opportunities.  All the information you need about NPCIL is mentioned in the article. Please let us know and mention your queries in the comment section.

* Note: This is not a job notification and should be treated or quoted as the same. The purpose of this article is to give the aspirants a detailed knowledge about the organization, the various job profiles and the procedure of recruitment. Job notifications are posted separately on our blog as and when they are published by the issuing authority.

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