PSU Pattern
Examination pattern

Examination pattern will be different for vary from one PSU to another.
  • Number of Questions: 150-200 Question
  • Time duration: 2 – 2½ Hrs
  • Negative Marking: 1/3
  • Technical:75% of total questions
  • General aptitude with English: 25%
Selection Procedure

The usual selection procedure followed by maximum no. of PSUs includes the following stages:
  • Stage-I:- Written Examination (Generally on Sunday)
  • Stage-II:- Interview and GD
  • Stage-III:- Medical Examination
Stage-I:-
Written Examination
Duration:- avg 2 hrs
Written exam of various PSUs can be divided mainly into 4 sections:-
  1. Technical
  2. Aptitude & Reasoning
  3. English & RC
  4. General Awareness & current affairs
Stage-II:- Interview
The interview is mainly conducted to lure the hidden potential of the candidate, thus it focuses on:
  1. Maximum stress on testing the technical knowledge of the candidate.
  2. More of HR Question limited to the general introduction, work experience (if any), hobbies etc.
  3. Final year project is very important for the interview.
Group Discussion is also conducted at some PSUs with the interview, which involves:
  1. Duration is 20 -30 minutes.
  2. Usually easy topics are given for discussion.
  3. Contemporary social and political issues are highly probable topics to be given.
  4. Topics on environmental and technical issues can also be given. *Note:- Interview and GD in most of the PSU’s can also be taken in Hindi.
Stage-III:- Medical Examination
In some of the PSUs, candidates selected on the basis of their performance in written exam, interview and GD are finally called for a medical check-up prior to their appointment and training.
Things need to be remembered

Apart from the above pattern of PSUs' examinations, followings things are also considered:
  • There can be an additional stage in some of the PSUs where only short-listed candidates are allowed to appear for the written exam. All the applicants fulfilling the eligibility criteria are screened again on the basis of their % of B.Tech primarily and depending upon the no. of vacancies Only selected candidates are called for the written exam. eg- ISRO, BHEL etc.
  • Some PSUs don’t hold interviews as a part of their selection procedure eg- BSNL (JTO).
  •  Though, the general pattern of examination has never been declared by any PSU, the trend of weightage given to different stages of selection which is followed by most of the PSUs is: Written – 70-85%, Interview – 15-30%, GD – 5%.
VARIOUS PSUS WITH SELECTION PROCESS AND OTHER DETAILS :
PSU’s BRANCHES SELECTION PROCESS EXAM HOUR No. OF QUESTION
BSNL EE,ECE,CS & RADIO ONLY WRITTEN 3:00 HOUR 100 Technical 20 English+GK
BHEL EE,ECE,ME,CE WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 2:30 HOUR 120 TECHNICAL 120 GK+APTITUDE+RESONING
ONGC EE,ECE,ME,CE,IE,CH WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 3:00 HOUR 82 TECHNICAL 40 GK+CURRENT EVENT
BARC EE,ECE,ME,CE,CS,IE,CH GATE SCORE OR WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 2:00 HOUR 100 TECHNICAL
Candidates who do not opt for GATE or who do not qualify on the basis of GATE Score may take the Written Test. The written test is held in around the month of April or May every year.
SAIL EE,ME,CE, CS & IT WRITTEN+INTERVIEW+GD 2:30 HOUR 100 TECHNICAL 150 GK+ENGLISH+APTITUDE
BPCL EE,ME,CE,IE WRITTEN+INTERVIEW+GD 2:00 HOUR 60 TECHNICAL 60 GK+ENGLISH+APTITUDE
IOCL EE,CS,ME,IE,CH,CE,Fire Engg. GATE SCORE +GD+INTERVIEW - Group Discussion / Group Task
IOCL : Age Limit :Maximum 26 years as on 30th June 2011 for the general category candidates. Age relaxation for OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/SC/ST/PH candidates will be applicable as per the Presidential Directive.
  • On the basis of GATE-2011 score, the candidates will be short listed for further selection process comprising of:
  • Group Discussion / Group Task
Personal Interview for assessment of different facets of knowledge, skill, attitude and aptitude.
MTNL EE,ECE,CE,IT WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 2:00 HOUR 100 TECHNICAL 70 ENGLISH+APTITUDE+REASONING
NTPC EE,ME,CE,IE WRITTEN+INTERVIEW+GD 2:00 HOUR 50 TECHNICAL 35 GK
BEL ECE,ME,CS & IT WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 2:00 HOUR 100 TECHNICAL 50 ENGLISH+APTITUDE+REASONING
ISRO ECE,ME WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 1:30 HOUR 80 TECHNICAL
GAIL ME,IE,CH WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 2:00 HOUR 66 TECHNICAL 34 APTITUDE+REASONING
ECIL EE,ECE,ME,CE,CS,EI WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 3:00 HOUR 90 TECHNICAL 45 APTITUDE + 15 DI+ 30 VOCAB
PGCIL EE,CE,IT WRITTEN+INTERVIEW+GD 2:00 HOUR 120 TECHNICAL 60 ENGLISH+APTITUDE+REASONING
HAL CS & IT,ECE WRITTEN(ONLINE)+INTERVIEW 2:30 HOUR 120 TECHNICAL 40 GK+ENGLISH+APTITUDE
HPCL EE,ME,CE,IE WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 2:30 HOUR 50 TECHNICAL 120 ENGLISH+MATHS+REASONING
NFL EE,ME,CS,IE,CH WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 3:00 HOUR 90 TECHNICAL 80 ENGLISH+MATHS+REASONING
NALCO ECE,ME,CE,IE,CH WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 2:00 HOUR 60 TECHNICAL 60 GK+ENGLISH
DRDO EE,ECE,ME,CS & IT, CH WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 3:00 HOUR 500 MARKS 100 TECHNICAL 50 GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
VIZAG STEEL EE,ECE,ME,CE,CH WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 3:00 HOUR 70 TECHNICAL 100 GENERAL AWARENESS+ENGLISH+NUMERICAL ABILITY
DMRC EE,ECE,CE WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 45 TECHNICAL 50 ENGLISH+ESSAY
PDIL EE,ME,CE,IE WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 2:30 HOUR 100 TECHNICAL 50 ENGLISH+APTITUDE+REASONING
SJVNL EE,ECE,ME,CE WRITTEN+INTERVIEW+GD 2:20 HOUR 120 TECHNICAL 30 ENGLISH+APTITUDE+REASONING
UPCL EE,ECE, ME WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 3:00 HOUR 125 TECHNICAL 50 GK+APTITUDE
UPPCL EE,ME,CE WRITTEN+INTERVIEW+GD 3:00 HOUR 150 TECHNICAL 50 GK+REASONING
RRB EE,ECE,ME,CE,IE ONLY WRITTEN EXAM+MEDICAL 2:00 HOUR 150 TECHNICAL+APTITUDE+ENGLISH
IFFCO ECE,ME,CE,CS & IT WRITTEN (ONLINE)+INTERVIEW 2:00 HOUR 100 TECHNICAL 50 APTITUDE
AAI ECE,EE,RADIO,IT WRITTEN+INTERVIEW 2:00 HOUR 70 TECHNICAL 30 GK+ENGLISH+REASONING
BDL ME,EE,ECE,CS,CE Written Test & Oral Interview 3:00 HOUR 100 TECHNICAL 100 APTITUDE
BEML ME,EE,ECE
MAZAGON DOCK ME,EE,ECE WRITTEN + INTERVIEW 2:00 HOUR 100 TECHNICAL 50 APTITUDE
 

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