GAIL Recruitment through GATE 2018

GAIL Recruitment through GATE 2018

GAIL Recruitment through GATE 2018 – GAIL (India) Limited uses GATE scores for recruitment of graduate engineers. The official notification of GAIL recruitment through GATE 2018 hasn’t been released yet but is expected around January 2018. In the last session, GAIL recruited 73 executive trainees from Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation, and Business Information System engineering disciplines. GAIL recruitment through GATE 2018, as the name suggests will be open only for candidates who have qualified GATE 2018. The application process for GAIL recruitment through GATE 2018 will be held online. The application process includes entering position details, which in turn includes information like name of the post, email ID, and date of birth. Next, the candidates have to enter their personal details and education and experience details. The candidates will also have to share their GATE details, including registration number. Go through the complete article to learn more about the GAIL recruitment through GATE 2018, including important dates related to the application process and eligibility criteria.

The application form of GATE 2018 has closed on October 9, 2017, and had to be filled in online mode. IIT Guwahati is the conducting body of GATE 2018, which will be conducted for 23 papers. The result of GATE 2018 will be released on March 17, 2018.

Eligibility Criteria for GAIL Recruitment through GATE 2018

S.No Eligibility Criteria Details
1 Nationality Only Indian nationals can apply
2 Qualifying Exam
  • Candidates should have passed full-time B.Tech/ BE/Bsc Engg or equivalent degree from an AICTE/UGC recognized institution.
  • Candidates must have studied full-time courses starting from the Class X stage till graduation or Post graduation.
  • Engineering Degree can be B.E. / B.Tech. / B.Sc. Engg.
  • Integrated ME/ M.Tech candidates: Candidates having 5 years B.E / B. Tech. + M.E / M. Tech. integrated dual degree in engineering in a relevant discipline can also apply.
3 Minimum Pass Percentage General and OBC (NCL) category:  Minimum 65% marks in aggregate in the qualifying exam

SC/ST/PwD category:  Minimum 60% marks in aggregate

4 Final year students At the time of filling application form candidates must have obtained the specified % till the last semester.

  • General & OBC-NCL category students must have secured minimum 65% Marks in aggregate
  • SC/ST/PWD candidates must have secured minimum 60% marks in aggregate

However, such candidates must submit their final mark sheet tentatively by 31st August, 2018 and should meet the prescribed eligibility criteria

6 Age Limit (As on January 20, 2018)

Maximum upper age limit is 56 years (including all

possible age relaxations)


  • General Category candidates: Must not be more than 28 years
  • OBC-NCL candidates: Upper age limit is 31 years (upper age limit is relaxable by 10 years
  • SC/ST candidates: Upper age limit is relaxable by 5 years
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)- Upper Age limit is relaxable by 10 years
  • Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989 can avail relaxation up to 5 years
  • Ex-servicemen – Relaxation will be as per guidelines
7 No Objection Certificate (NOC) Candidates employed in Government/ Semi-Government/ Central / State Government Departments / PSUs should produce ‘NOC’ from their employer at the time of Interview

Disciplines for GAIL recruitment and GATE Paper Codes

Discipline Disciplines/ Branches of Engineering to be considered equivalent against GAIL Discipline Corresponding

GATE Paper

GATE Paper Code
  1. Electrical
  2. Electrical & Electronics


  1. Mechanical
  2. Production
  3. Production & Industrial
  4. Manufacturing
  5. Mechanical & Automobile


  1. Civil
Civil Engineering CE
  1. Instrumentation
  2. Instrumentation & Control
  3. Electronics & Instrumentation
  4. Electrical & Instrumentation
  5. Electronics
  6. Electrical & Electronics


  1. Chemical
  2. Petrochemical
  3. Chemical Technology
  4. Petrochemical Technology


Business Information System
  1. Computer Science
  2. Information Technology
  3. Master of Computer Application
  4. (MCA)
Computer Science





Important Dates for GAIL Recruitment through GATE 2018

S.No Events Dates
1 Release of GATE 2018 application form September 1, 2017
2 Last Date to submit GATE 2018 application form October 9, 2017
3 GATE 2018 Exam February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018
4 GATE 2018 Admit Card January 5, 2018
5 Application Form of GAIL Recruitment available from January 10, 2018
6 Last date to apply February 17, 2018

How to Apply for GAIL Recruitment through GATE 2018

  • The application process for GAIL recruitment is held online
  • The link to apply for GAIL Recruitment 2018 will be provided on this page once it is available
  • The candidate has to click on the link to the advertised job post.
  •  In the application form of GAIL recruitment through GATE 2018 that opens, the candidate will have to enter the name of the post applied for, email ID and date of birth.
  • In the next step, candidates have to choose the qualifying exam, followed by Personal details, and Education and Experience.
  • Candidates will also be required to enter their GATE registration number as mentioned in their GATE 2018 admit card.
  • Upon successful submission of the application form, a unique GAIL application number will be generated. Candidates need to note it down.
  • Candidates should also download and keep the printout of GAIL application as it might be required for future reference. They are required to affix a photograph (identical to the one used in GATE 2018) on the application.

Note: The application process described here is based on last year’s notification and will be updated once GAIL releases its new notification.

Selection Process of GAIL Recruitment through GATE 2018:

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for admission based on their GATE 2018 scores.
  • Shortlisted candidates may have to appear in a group discussion (GD)/interview for which they will be sent call letters.
  • Post GD/interview, a medical fitness test might also be conducted. Candidates who pass the medical test would be made job offers.

Selection Process for GAIL Recruitment through GATE 2018

S.No Stages of Selection Process Parameters
1 Shortlisting GATE 2018 marks
2 Pre-selection Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interviews (PI)
3 Selection Medical Fitness


Post Grade Pay Scale Basic Pay Note
Executive Trainee E-2 grade Rs.24,900 – 50,500 Rs.24,900 Candidates will be retained in same Pay Scale on successful completion of training-cum-probation

Training-cum-probation: Candidates who get selected as E-2 grade executive trainee have to undergo one year of training-cum-probation. On successful completion of the one-year period, candidates will be absorbed in the same pay scale in E-2 grade.

During and post training-cum-probation, candidates may be posted at any of the installations, projects or offices of GAIL(India) Ltd. or its subsidiaries/joint ventures.

Document Checklist:

  • GATE 2018 Admit Card
  • Score Card of GATE 2018
  • Printout of completed GAIL application form
  • Certificate of Date of Birth
  • Class XII Certificate and marks sheet
  • Qualifying degree/ Provisional Certificate and Marks sheets
  • NOC Certificate from employer (Govt employees only)
  • PwD certificate, if required
  • Caste certificate (for SC/ST/OBC category candidates)
  • Ex-Servicemen ( relevant certificate)

GATE Cutoff for GAIL recruitment

While GAIL recruits candidates who have qualified GATE, there is a minimum cutoff that the candidates need to meet. GATE 2018 cutoff will be used to shortlist candidates; candidates who don’t score the cutoff will not be considered for admission. The GATE cutoff 2018 will be different for different papers and also vary across categories.

GATE Cutoffs 2017 for GAIL Recruitment

S.No. Name Of The Post UR OPC (NCL) SC ST PWD (HH) PWD (OH)
1 Executive Trainee (Chemical) 144 215 312 744 2440
2 Executive Trainee (Mechanical) 70 132 2679 41938
3 Executive Trainee (Electrical) 75 135 999 1086
4 Executive Trainee (Instrumentation) 73 96 1188
5 Executive Trainee (Civil) 22 65 693
6 Executive Trainee (Business Information System) 68 117 447

Discipline- and category-wise GATE 2016 cutoff for GAIL recruitment

1 Executive Trainee (Chemical) 82 132 333 852
2 Executive Trainee (Mechanical) 63 177 1666 38555
3 Executive Trainee (Electrical) 63 63 559 1705 13168
4 Executive Trainee (Instrumentation) 25 95 696
5 Executive Trainee (Business Information System) 175 332 1137
6 Executive Trainee (Telecom/Telemetry) 43 123 459 1592 9221

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