BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2018 – The Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has announced the recruitment of Engineer Trainees through GATE 2018. The application form for the BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2018 will be available from February 12 and the last date to apply is yet to be notified. Candidates who are graduates in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering must appear for GATE 2018 to be eligible for the recruitment by BHEL. Candidates who apply for the BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2018 will be shortlisted on the basis of the marks they obtain in GATE . It may be noted that only GATE 2018 marks will be considered for this BHEL recruitment 2018. While filling the application form, candidates will be required to upload their signature and photograph. In addition, the general and OBC category candidates will have to pay an application fee. The complete details of the BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2018 like the eligibility criteria, important dates, application procedure, shortlisting and selection process can be checked form the article below.

Quick Facts about BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2018

Highlights Overview
Name of PSU Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL)
Available Posts Engineer Trainees
Disciplines Required Mechanical / Electrical
Vacancies Mechanical – 30

Electrical – 20

Important Dates for BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2018

S.No Event Dates
1. GATE 2018 Registrations August 31, 2017
2. Last date to register for GATE 2018 October 9, 2017
3. GATE 2018 Admit Card  January 4, 2018
4. GATE 2018 exam dates February 3 & 4, 2018

February 10 &11, 2018

5 Start dates for BHEL application January 12, 2018
6. Last date to fill the application form to be notified
7. Interview dates To be notified

Eligibility Criteria for BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2018

S. No







Age Limit as on September 1, 2017

27 Years for General and OBC candidates (candidates born before September 1, 1990 are not eligible)

29 years for candidates who have studied  two years‟ full time Post Graduate in Engineering or Business Administration/ Management

Relaxation for Reserved candidates will be in accordance with Government directives


Academic Qualification

Candidates must have passed a full-time Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

/Technology or Five year integrated Master’s

degree or Dual Degree programme in

Engineering or Technology Mechanical or Electrical Engineering from a

recognized Indian University/ Institute


Final year students

Candidates must submit their Degree/Final year marks sheets by June 1, 2018 or at the time of Interview, whichever is earlier


Medical Requirement

As per BHEL guidelines

GATE Paper Allowed for BHEL Recruitment 2018

S.No Discipline Advertised Allowed disciplines Corresponding GATE 2018 Paper Code
1. Electrical Electrical & Electronics

Electrical, Instrumentation & Control

High Voltage Engg.

Power Systems & High Voltage Engg

Electrical Machine

Electronics & Power

Power Electronics

Power Plant Engineering.

Energy Engineering

Power Engineering

2. Mechanical Industrial and Production Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Mechanical Production and Tool Engineering

Production Technology Manufacturing Engineering (NIFFT Ranchi)


Manufacturing Process and Automation

Power Plant Engineering Production Engineering  Production and Industrial Engineering

Thermal Engineering  Manufacturing Technology

Power Engineering


Documents required for BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2018

Document File size/Dimensions Format
Scanned Copy of Caste / Tribe/ Class certificate (for SC / ST/ OBC candidate) should not exceed 1 MB .jpg/ .jpeg format or PDF format
Scanned Copy of Disability Certificate for Persons with Disabilities
Image of scanned photograph 3.5 cm × 4.5 cm (Width x Height)

Maximum pixel: 480 × 640

Minimum Pixel: 240 × 320

File size should not exceed 500KB

jpg / jpeg format
Image of scanned signature Sign in blue or black ball point pen in a box of size 2 cm × 7 cm (Height x Width) on an A4 white paper

Maximum pixel: 160 × 560

Minimum Pixel: 80 × 280

File size should not exceed 250 KB

Debit/Credit Card details / Net banking details To pay the application fee

How to fill the application form for BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2018?


Step 1: Fill the details

  • Candidates must initiate the application process by clicking on the “Apply Online” link.
  • Next they must select the discipline to apply for and enter the valid GATE 2018 Registration No.
  • Then candidates must fill the Personal details, Education Qualification details and submit the same
  • An Acknowledgement Number will be generated that has to be kept safe to login.

Step 2: Upload Scanned images and documents

Candidates must login using the “Acknowledgement Number” as user name and date of birth as password.

They should upload the documents with specifications as mentioned in the table above and save the form


Step 3: Payment of application fee

  • It is advisable to review the details before making the payment
  • Application fee is Rs 300 plus service tax extra payable through Credit card/ Debit card/ Net banking
  • SC / ST / EXSM / PWD Candidates are exempt from paying any fee

Candidates are advised to take a printout of their application form. They are however not required to send any documents to the BHEL office.


Selection Procedure for the BHEL Recruitment through GATE 2018

The final merit list shall be prepared on the basis of the GATE scores and the performance of the candidates in the personal interview. Weightage given will be as follows

  • GATE 2018 marks out of 100: 75% weightage
  • Interview: 25% weightage

Training/ Probation: Candidates will have to undergo training for one year after joining and thereafter will be absorbed as Engineers

Pay Scale
:  Candidates will be paid a basic pay of Rs 20,600/- during training in a pay scale of pay of Rs. 20, 600-46, 500/-. After successful completion of training, the trainees will be absorbed as Engineers in the scale of pay of Rs. 24, 900-50, 500/-. They will receive a basic pay of Rs 24, 900/- along with DA (Currently 114.8% of Basic Pay). Other Perks and Allowances (46% of Basic Pay) as well as benefits such as Leave, Leave Encashment, Medical facilities for self and dependent family members, Provident Fund, Gratuity, Performance Related Pay, Uniform, Subsidized Canteen Facilities, Company‟s accommodation or HRA etc. will also be accorded as per the company rules

The cost to company will be Rs 8.0 Lakhs per annum


Service Agreement Bond: Selected candidates will be required to execute a service agreement bond of Rs 2,00,000/- (Rupees Two Lakh only) that they will serve the Company (or any Government Department or Undertaking at the discretion of the Company) for a period of three years after  completing their training successfully. Candidates will also be required to furnish a Surety Bond that has been executed by their parents/ guardian/ reliable surety.


GATE Cutoff for BHEL Recruitment

The cutoff is the minimum score that is used for shortlisting for the BHEL interviews. The GATE cutoff for BHEL recruitment for the past years can be checked by candidates to get an idea of the GATE marks that were used to shortlist the candidates for the personal interview.


GATE cutoff for BHEL recruitment 2017

Discipline UR OBC SC ST
Mechanical 84.43 NA 72.49 61.58
Electrical 67.05 NA 50.24 48.13

Note: Relaxation to the cut-off marks for Persons with Disabilities candidates is upto 50% for being invited for interviews.


GATE cutoff for BHEL recruitment 2016

Disciple UR OBC SC ST
Mechanical 79.31 75.18 61.33 53.84
Electrical 69.98 66.04 53.99 50.49
Electronics 68.68 65.32 56.46 49.13
Metallurgy 65 57.67 56.67 48.67


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Siri Fort,

New Delhi – 110049, India


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