GATE 2018 and sit for the exam which will be conducted in February 2018.
NTPC is India’s largest energy conglomerate with roots planted way back in 1975 to accelerate power development in India. Since then it has established itself as the dominant power major with presence in the entire value chain of the power generation business. From fossil fuels it has forayed into generating electricity via hydro, nuclear and renewable energy sources. This foray will play a major role in lowering its carbon footprint by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. To strengthen its core business, the corporation has diversified into the fields of consultancy, power trading, training of power professionals, rural electrification, ash utilisation and coal mining as well.
The PSU has set a target to have an installed power generating capacity of 1,28,000 MW by the year 2032. The capacity will have a diversified fuel mix comprising 56% coal, 16% gas, 11% nuclear and 17% renewable energy sources including hydro. By 2032, non fossil fuel based generation capacity shall make up nearly 28% of NTPC’s portfolio. NTPC has been operating its plants at high efficiency levels. Although the company has 17.73% of the total national capacity, it contributes 25.91% of total power generation due to its focus on high efficiency.
NTPC is not only the foremost power generator; it is also among the great places to work. The company is guided by the “People before Plant Load Factor” mantra which is the template for all its human resource related policies.
The application process for GATE 2018 started on September 1, 2017 and will end on October 5, 2017.
The individual vacancies in each of the engineering branches would be advertised by NTPC around the same time as commencement of online application process.
Selection Process for Executive Trainees
Candidates would be shortlisted for appearing in an Online Aptitude Test based on their GATE 2018 score. Further based on the performance in the online aptitude test, candidates would be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Candidates would need to secure minimum qualifying marks each in Group Discussion and Interview separately to be considered for merit list.
The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of 85% weightage of GATE score, 5% weightage of Group Discussion marks, and 10% weightage of Interview marks.
Candidates who are selected will have to undergo one year training. The final posting will be decided on the basis of performance during the training and requirement per se.