BSNL Recruitment 2019 : Notification, Apply Online, Admit Card

BSNL Recruitment Notification & Apply Online : BSNL Recruitment 2019 is a golden opportunity for job aspirants. Various vacant posts are recruited through competitive examinations conducted by BSNL after releasing recruitment notifications. Posts like management trainee, Junior engineer, JTO, JAO etc. will be filled through the upcoming notifications.

Candidates who want to secure any of the above said posts in BSNL must read this entire article to know essential details like date of release of notification, registration dates, no. of vacancies, scale of pay, eligibility, scheme of examination & syllabus, minimum qualifying standards, examination centres, online application and examination fee etc.

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BSNL Recruitment 2019 Notification

To conduct various recruitment events in 2019, BSNL will release several notifications from time to time. Below we have provided links to check ongoing and upcoming BSNL Recruitment 2019 notifications.

PositionNotification no.Download / view
Management Trainee (MT) (Telecom Operations)74-1 (2) / 2018-Rectt.Click here
Junior Telecom Officer (Civil & Electrical)12-1 / 2018-Rectt.Click here
Junior Accounts Officer (JAO)-Click here
Junior Engineer previously called as TTA or Technical Assistant-Click here

About BSNL

The year of incorporation of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited is 2000. The company actually was operational for several years prior to it. Yes, they took over the business of offering network management and telecommunication services from the erstwhile Central Government Departments of Telecom Operations and Telecom Services. As most of us know, BSNL holds the pride of being one of the leading and largest public sector units that offer a wide range of telecommunication services in India. Every year, BSNL hires a number of candidates for different positions. For the year 2019 too, a lot of job openings are on the cards.

Positions and Job Openings With BSNL

BSNL hires both external candidates, who are not previously employed with BSNL and even employees of the company through new recruitment. The job openings for the following positions can be expected by job seekers for the year 2019 from BSNL:

  • Management Trainee (MT) (Telecom Operations)
  • Junior Telecom Officer (Civil & Electrical)
  • Junior Engineer previously called as TTA or Technical Assistant
  • Junior Accounts Officer (JAO)
Positions available in BSNLNo. of vacancies
Management Trainee (MT) (Telecom Operations)300
Junior Telecom Officer (Civil & Electrical)198
Junior Engineer previously called as TTA or Technical Assistant2500
Junior Accounts Officer (JAO)1000

BSNL Recruitment Calendar

The notification for some of these positions has been released by the BSNL for the year 2019, while for some candidates can expect the release to happen this year. To help them gain an understanding, here is the table to show the calendar of events for the year 2019 with respect to BSNL Recruitment:

S. No.PositionRelease of NotificationStarting Date of Online ApplicationClosing Date to submit online applicationDate of the Test
1Management Trainee (Telecom Operations)11 th December 201826 th December 201826 th January 201917 th March 2019
2Junior Telecom Officer (Electrical & Civil)10 th September 2018To Be Known SoonTo Be Known Soon2 nd Feb to 10 th Feb (GATE 2019)
3Junior Engineer (Previously called as TTA)1 st Week of July 2019 (Tentative)Around the 10 th of July 2019 (Tentative)End of July 2019 (Tentative)End of Sep. 2019 (Tentative)
4Junior Accounts OfficerFirst Week of September 2019 (Tentative)Around the 11 th of September 2019 (Tentative)Around the 15 th of October 2019 (Tentative)Around the first week of Nov. 2019 (Tentative)

For official notification for the positions mentioned above, candidates can visit the jobs portal of BSNL by clicking here

Eligibility (Nationality, Age & Education)

Candidates are recommended to make sure that before they apply for any position mentioned above, they should make sure that they meet the eligibility requirement with respect to age, nationality and also education. BSNL will not verify these things and will release the admit card for all the applicants merely on the basis of the details provided by the applicants in the online application. If in the future, it is found that a candidate has provided false details, his/her candidature will be immediately cancelled. Even, BSNL reserves the right to take legal action against such candidates.

1. Management Trainee Recruitment

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has released official notification for recruiting 300 Management Trainees (MT – Telecom Operations) through BSNL MT 2018-19 notification. Out of the 300 vacancies, 150 will be recruited from open market i.e., external candidates. All the eligible candidates should submit online application form before Jan 26, 2019 on BSNL website.

BSNL has number of functional and territorial circles, Management Trainee post is an All India Cadre and controlled by BSNL Corporate office. Selected candidates for the posts of MT can be posted anywhere in India where BSNL functions. Candidates can be posted in any circle on temporary or permanent basis.

  • Nationality – Only Indian National are eligible to apply.
  • Educational Qualifications – Applicants must have completed their B.E/B. Tech or its equivalent engineering degree in electrical, computer/information technology, electronics or telecommunication with at least 60% of marks. Candidates must have taken up this course on a regular basis from a reputed institution. In addition, candidates must have their M. Tech/MBA on a regular basis from a recognized university/institution to apply for the Management Trainee position.
  • Age – As on Aug 01, 2019, candidate shall not exceed 30 years. However, this upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates of the following categories-
Category of candidatesRelaxation in upper age limit
OBCUp to 3 years
SC / STUp to 5 years
PWD OCUp to 10 years
PWD SC / STUp to 15 years
PWD OBCUp to 13 years

2. Junior Telecom Officer Recruitment

BSNL will recruit ‘Graduate Engineers’ for the posts of JTO through GATE Score 2019. BSNL invites online applications for recruiting 198 Junior Telecom Officer posts vacant in different circles. Eligible candidates should submit online application before last date through BSNL Portal /GATE online application processing system (GOAPS). After submitting online application, candidates are advised to take printout of submitted application for future reference. There will not be separate exam for JTO posts, the recruitment will be based on the valid GATE score 2019.

Candidates after submitting online application has to appear in the GATE 2019 examination, choosing one paper from the selected four disciplines of GATE paper codes i.e., CS & IT/ EC/ EE/& IN.

  • Nationality Only Indian National are eligible to apply.
  • Educational Qualifications – Candidates must be graduates in instrumentation engineering, information technology, electrical, computer, radio, electronics or telecom engineering. Candidates with M. Sc in Electronics or Computer Science can also apply. Candidates applying for the Junior Telecom Officer position will have to take up the GATE 2019 in EC/IN/EE/CS branch.
  • Age : 18 – 30 years. However, the upper age limit is relaxable for the candidates of the following categories-
Category of candidatesRelaxation in upper age limit
OBCUp to 3 years
SC / STUp to 5 years
PWD OCUp to 10 years
PWD SC / STUp to 15 years
PWD OBCUp to 13 years

3. Junior Engineer Recruitment

BSNL will release official notification for recruiting more than 2500 vacancies of Junior Engineers (erstwhile TTA) in the coming months. Eligible candidates can apply online to submit BSNL JE application form 2019 for appearing in the All India online competitive examination conducted by BSNL for the positions of Junior Engineer. BSNL has number of territorial and functional circles. JE position will be a circle specific cadre and candidates upon selection should give option of only one circle of their choice for posting and are recruited against the vacancies of the particular circle. Once exercised the option of circle, it will not be changed. The first posting will be in rural areas of a circle as a Junior engineer for a period of 5 years. Recruited candidates can be posted in any of the particular circle temporarily or permanently on the sole discretion of the BSNL.

Upon selection, every candidate should execute a bond in the specified format for serving 2-year period from the date of appointment or period specified by BSNL. Selected candidates should undergo training as per plan laid by the BSNL.

  1. Nationality – Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply

2. Educational qualification – To apply to this position, candidates must have completed their three-year diploma in computer, radio, instrumentation, electrical, electronics, IT or telecommunication engineering. Candidates with B. Tech/B.E in these disciplines are also eligible. Even, candidates with B. Sc/M. Sc in electronics or computer science are eligible.

3. Age – Candidates age should be between 18 to 30 years. Upper age limit of 30 should be calculated on the last date of receipt of online application. There is a relaxation in upper age limit for certain categories.

  • SC/ST – 5years
  • OBC – 3 years
  • SC/ST PWD – 15 years
  • OBC PWD – 13 years
  • OC PWD – 10 years
  • BSNL Employees – 5 years
  • Ex-Servicemen – As per central govt. rules
BSNL JE 2019BSNL JE Apply Online 2019
BSNL JE Syllabus 2019BSNL JE Admit Card 2019
BSNL JE Result 2019

4. Junior Accounts Officer Recruitment

BSNL JAO notification 2019 will be released for recruiting eligible candidates on the posts of Junior Account Officers. Over 1000 vacancies are to be filled through BSNL JAO Notification 2019. BSNL will invite online applications from eligible candidates and conduct all India competitive examination to select candidates for the post of JAO. It is a circle specific cadre and candidate upon selection should serve minimum of 5 years in the particular circle or until promoted to All India Cadre whichever is earlier. However, BSNL has a sole discretion to post any of the selected candidate to any of the circle either temporarily or permanently.

Upon selection, candidates have to execute a bond in specified format to serve for 5-year period from the day of appointment as JAO. Candidates has to undergo pre appointment training as per the plan laid down by the company.

  • Nationality – Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply.
  • Educational Qualification – For the JAO Position, applicants must have completed their M.Com/CS/ICWA/CA from a recognized university or institution.
  • Age Limit – Candidates with a minimum of 20 years of age and maximum of 30 yeas of age are eligible to apply. However there is a relaxation in age of 5 years for SC/ST, 3 years for OBS, 10 years for PWD candidates.

BSNL Application Form 2019

  • Registering With BSNL Website

Candidates can submit their application for any of the positions mentioned above only after they get the login credentials with the website of BSNL. So, they should first register themselves with the website to get the registration number and password. They can use these credentials to apply for any position with the company online.

  • Submission Of Online Application

Candidates will have to submit their application form for the above-mentioned positions through online mode only from the official website of BSNL. Before they start applying, candidates are recommended to carefully go through the instructions and they should make sure that they apply and pay the appropriate application fee before the last date specified by BSNL in the job notification for the positions stated above.

Management Trainee (MT) (Telecom Operations) Apply Online

  • Online registration process was started from Dec 26, 2019 and the last date is January 26, 2019.
  • All candidates applying for MT will have to pay an amount of Rs. 2200/- towards the examination fee; Rs. 1100/- for SC / ST, OC / OBC candidates
  • The prescribed examination fee should be paid through online mode only (i.e. Debit Card, Credit Card and Internet Banking only)
  • All candidates must take print-out of the system generated registration form for their record

BSNL Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The pattern of the online test for the positions other than the Junior Telecom Officer Position is decided by the BSNL. The syllabus is also decided by the company. Candidates are recommended to be aware of the pattern and syllabus so that they can plan their preparation accordingly. Further post wise test pattern & syllabus are provided below

Management Trainee

  • BSNL Exam Pattern 2019

Firstly, there will be an On-line Assessment test having multiple choice objective type questions (MCQ) only. Pattern of the test is given provided below

SectionSubject / testMarksTiming & Duration
IManagement Aptitude15010.00 A.M. to 1.00 P.M.
(3 hours)
IICognitive Ability150
IIITechnical knowledge150

Note- For every incorrect answer, 25% marks of that question shall be deducted.

  • BSNL Syllabus 2019

Section no. & test nameSyllabus
I Management AptitudeCurrent events of national and international importance, Accounting and Finance, General Management, Telecom knowledge, Operations Management, Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior etc.
II Cognitive AbilityVerbal ability, reading comprehension and analysis, Reasoning (e.g. analytical, logical, critical reasoning) and Quantitative ability & data sufficiency
III Technical KnowledgePower Electronics, Computer Engineering, Microwave Engineering, Communication Systems, Control Systems, Analog / Digital Electronic Circuits etc.

Minimum Qualifying Standards

To qualify the On-line Assessment exam, candidates will have to score the following percentage of marks in each of the section of online test

  • 33% for SC/ST candidates
  • 40% for General candidates
  • 36% for OBC candidates

Candidates qualified in online assessment tests will be called for Group Discussion & Interview.

BSNL Selection Process

  • Management Trainee

Final selection of candidates will be based on the combined score of online examination (75% weightage), group discussion (12.5% weightage) and interview (12.5% weightage).

  • Junior Telecom Officer

Final selection of candidates will be through valid GATE 2019 score .

BSNL Admit Card 2019

In general, for the exams conducted by BSNL other than for the position for which recruitment is planned to be held through GATE 2019, BSNL will release the admit card five days before the date of the test. So, candidates are recommended to check and download the admit card from the website of BSNL and they will not get it delivered to their Email or home. To download the admit card, candidates will have to use their registration number and password or DOB.

BSNL Results 2019

The results for the online test conducted for the positions above are published by BSNL on the official website. After they take up the online test, candidates are recommended to regularly visit the website of BSNL for updates on the date of result. BSNL will publish the list of qualified candidates.

BSNL Cut Off

The cut-offs for the online test for all positions are decided by BSNL after considering different factors like number of applicants, the toughness of the question paper, number of candidates, who have taken up the test, etc.

BSNL Salary

Post wise salary details of BSNL is tabulated below.

Post NameSalary (Pay Scale)
Management Trainee (MT) (Telecom Operations)Rs 24,900-50,500/-
Junior Telecom Officer (Civil & Electrical)Rs. 16400-40,500/-
Junior Accounts Officer (JAO)Rs. 16400-40,500/-
Junior Engineer previously called as TTA or Technical AssistantRs. 13,600-25,420 /-


Q. Does BSNL Recruit Through GATE 2019?

A. Yes, BSNL will recruit candidates through valid GATE Score 2019 but only for the post of Junior Telecom Officer (Electrical & Civil).

Q. What Is BSNL JTO?

A. BSNL JTO 2019 will be a direct recruitment event to be organized by BSNL to recruit approximately 198 Junior Telecom Officer (Electrical & Civil). BSNL JTO 2019 will be only for SC, ST and OBC candidates.

Q. What Is The Scale Of Pay Of BSNL MT (Telecom Operations)?

A. BSNL MT (Telecom operations) scale of pay will be ‘IDA pay scale [E-3] of Rs 24,900-50,500/- (pre-revised) plus other applicable allowances such as HRA, Medical benefits etc.

Q. What Is The Scale Of Pay Of BSNL JTO?

A. BSNL JTO pay scale will be ‘IDA pay scale of Rs. 16400-40,500/-.

Q. What Is The Salary Of SDO In BSNL?

A. Sub Divisional Engineer Officer in BSNL will get salary range from ₹28,721 -₹87,079.


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