KPTCL Recruitment Exam

KPTCL Recruitment 2022: Latest News, Date, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

November 3, 2022

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Karnataka Power Transmission Corp. Ltd. (KPTCL) came into being in 1999. It is responsible for power transmission and distribution for the state of Karnataka. It is the only authority for power transmission and distribution for the state. Initially, the Karnataka Electricity Board used to control electricity transmission and distribution in the state. But eventually, Karnataka Electricity Board was broken up and KPTCL was formed. KPTCL has the duty to handle the power transmission and distribution unit for the state of Karnataka.

AbbreviationKPTCL Recruitment Test
PurposeRecruitment to various posts
Type State Govt. Exam
Location Karnataka
Chairman Sri. G. Kumar Nayak, IAS,
 Website https://kptcl.karnataka.gov.in

KPTCL holds recruitment for different posts in the Corp. and ESCOM. For the recruitment to the posts, KPTCL conducts an exam known as KPTCL Exam. It is basically to test the technical knowledge of candidates in their respective fields. The selection process is divided into two parts which are as follows:

Written Exam:

There is a written exam for the eligible candidates. The written exam is the first qualifying round of the KPTCL Exam.

Interview:

The Candidates who clear the written exam will sit for the interview round. Those candidates whose names are on the merit list after Written Exam will be eligible for the interview.

The KPTCL Exam is a state-level test. KPTCL conducts the exams along with ESCOM for vacancies in both KPTCL and ESCOM. There is an online Aptitude Test for few posts. The KPTCL Exam is conducted in authorized centers throughout the State of Karnataka. The Candidate is asked to choose from the Exam Centers according to their preference. The names of the Exam centers are as follows:

Exam Centres – Karnataka
Bengaluru
Davanagere
Belagavi
Mangaluru
Mysore
Hubbali – Dharwad
Balla
Kalaburgi (Gulbarga)

KPTCL Recruitment Exam Notifications

KPTCL has announced the apprenticeship recruitment for the year 2021. The recruitment is conducted for two posts only. They are namely Graduate Apprentice Technician apprentice. The job location for both the post is Karnataka.

In 2019, KPTCL and other ESCOMs announced recruitment for the position of Assistant Executive Engineer, Junior Engineer, etc. The total number of vacancies released is 3469. The notification for the exam held in 2019 is available on their official website.

HIGHLIGHTS OF KPTCL EXAM
The expanded version of ExamKarnataka Power Transmission Corp. Recruitment Test
ExamExam held by Karnataka State Government
Frequency Yearly
Mode of ApplicationOnline Applications only
Prescribed FeesGeneral, Category-I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, & IIIB – (Rs. 500) SC/ ST – (Rs. 300)
Mode of conducting ExamOnline
The total duration of Exam2 hours
Language of ExamEnglish
Official Websitehttps://kptcl.karnataka.gov.in

The application form is released on the official website of KPTCL and the ESCOM. The application forms are to be submitted through online mode only. The candidates should keep a constant check on the official website of KPTCL for any new notification of exams/vacancies.

The openings in the KPTCL are also advertised in the national and regional newspapers as well. As and when the notification is released the interested candidates shall apply online. The candidates should apply before the lapse of time.

The candidates can apply:

  • Either on the website of KPTCL.
  • On the website of the respective ESCOM under which he/she wishes to apply for a particular post. The website links are given below:

KPTCL Recruitment Exam Dates

The official notification for the KPTCL Exam 2021  is generally released at the start of the year. Usually every year the notification goes public in January/ February for that year’s exam. But due to the existing pandemic situations, there has been a default in practice. The unpredictable policies of governments about lockdown in the country have postponed the exams.

The notification released by the KPTCL contains details of the KPTCL Exam. Details such as stages of exams, type of exams, exam process, tentative dates of exam, etc. are stated.

Below is the tabular view of important notification details on KPTCL Exam 2021.

KPTCL EXAM 2021
KPTCL Exam 2021- NotificationTo be released
Tentative Date notifiedIt Will be declared soon
Release of Admit CardsYet to be announced
ResultsTo be notified
KPTCL EXAM 2019
Employment notification KPTCL20th February 2019
Revised Date of Application16th March 2019- 18th April 2019
Last date For Application – Online18th April 2019
Date for filling Application Fee16th March 2021- 22nd April 2019
Last Date Filling Application via E-Post Office22nd April 2019
APPRENTICE SELECTION 2021
Online Application Date04th January 2021
Last Date for enrolment- NATS Portal19th January 2021
Last Date for Applying22nd January 2021
Release of the list of Shortlisted Candidates27th January 2021
Verification Procedure for shortlisted candidates03rd & 04th February 2021
The final list of selected candidates22nd February 2021

KPTCL Recruitment Exam Application Fee

The candidates have to fill the online application form for various posts. The application form can be filled when KPTCL puts out a notification for receipt of the application. The candidates should upload the required documents when prompted on the website. The documents include a photo ID, signature, photograph, etc.

The payment of prescribed fees should be made in either of the following two ways:

1. to make the application fee payment online through the e-post office

2. To deposit the application fees physically in any of the post offices in the State of Karnataka.

The payment of fees through the post office may incur a service charge. The service charge should be paid by the candidate himself.

The prescribed fees for the KPTCL Exam are as below stated:

S.No.CATEGORYFEES AMOUNT
1Unreserved/ General/IA, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB500
2SC/ST300

Note: No claim for refund of application fees submitted shall be made. It shall not be held to be processed for any other exam.

KPTCL Recruitment Exam Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Asst. Executive Engineer (Electrical) Asst. Engineer (Electrical)B.Tech or B.E in Electrical Engg.
Asst. Engineer (Civil)B.Tech or B.E in Civil Engg.
Jn. Engineer (Civil)Civil Engg. Diploma (State of Karnataka)
Jn. Engineer (Electrical)Electrical Engg. Diploma (State of Karnataka)
Jn. AssistantPUC/ Accountancy and Auditing or Accountancy and Costing Diploma
Jn. Personal AssistantStd. 10th  from the state of Karnataka

The notification which was declared by KPTCL in 2019 has mentioned that:

If a candidate does not satisfy the above criteria and if:

  • He has passed AMIE section A and section B of either the electrical or civil exam.

Then, in that case, the candidate will be considered to appear in the exam.

Those candidates who are born before the age calculation date are only eligible to appear in the exam. The eligible candidates are those:

  • Who have completed their degree or
  • Candidates who are to receive their degree.

The criteria will be mentioned in the notification provided by the Corp. Candidates who are in their final year are not eligible to appear in the exam.

The apprenticeship recruitment notification which was declared in 2021, has mentioned the following:

  • Only those aspirants who hold a valid degree in engineering will be eligible for a Graduate apprenticeship.
  • For the position of Technician Apprentice, the candidate must possess a diploma in engineering.

Nationality

The candidates must:

  • be a citizen of India and
  • Must have valid identification proof.

At the time of the document, verification candidates need to provide it to the exam authorities.

Age limit

  • For the Assistant Executive Engineer, Assistant Engineer and Junior engineer the minimum age limit is 18 years.
  • The maximum age limit for candidates in the general category is 35 years.
  • For the category IIA, IIIA, IIB the upper age limit is 38 years.
  • The upper age limit for SC/ST and Category I is 40 years.
  • For the physically handicapped candidates, age relaxation of 10 years is provided.

Relaxation in age criteria purely depends on the decision of the KPTCL. This was clearly mentioned in the notification which was released in 2019 by KPTCL. The age calculation date will be considered as 4th April 2019. Furthermore, this indicates that till 4th April 2019, a candidate should not exceed the upper age limit.

The age limit for apprentice recruitment is as per the Apprenticeship Rules. It comes under the category of Apprenticeship (Amendment) Act 1973.

Vaccancies

The total number of vacancies is 200 for the KPTCL Apprentice recruitment 2021. Out of these 200 vacancies 125 vacancies are reserved for the Graduate Apprentice. The rest 75 vacancies are reserved for the post of Technician Apprentice.

S.NODISCIPLINECIVIL ENGINEERINGELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS ENGINEERINGTOTAL
1Graduate Apprentice25100125
2 Technician Apprentice156075

The training period for the apprenticeship is for 1 year. This is according to the rules in the Apprenticeship (Amendment) Act 1973.

According to the Apprenticeship (Amendment), Act 1973, Candidates who:

  • Have done apprentice training or
  • Are currently undergoing an apprenticeship

are not eligible to apply.

The employment notification released by KPTCL in 2019, clearly mentioned that the overall vacancies are 3646. The recruitment is to be conducted for KPTCL and ESCOM. The details of the various post along with the number of vacancies for each post is mentioned below:

Name of postKPTCLMESCOMGESCOMBESCOMHESCOMCESCTotal
AEE(Elec.)301531100894
AE (Elec.)631014210016030505
AE (Civil)130205050328
JE(Civil)070208080328
JE (Elec.)320601065034570
Junior Personal Assistant16060918110363
Junior Assistant10250100360
Driver Grade II27255024126
Junior Station Attendant103103
Junior Power man696671424654261769

Salary

The remuneration and other allowances are different for each post. Salary details are clearly given in the official notification which is released by the KPTCL. The post vacancies are mostly the same every year. However, the vacancies created may only be known when the KPTCL notify the same.

The posts along with their salary scheme have been shown below.

SALARY DESCRIPTION KPTCL 2019
S/No.POST DESCRIPTIONPAYSCALE
1.Asst. Executive Engineer (Elec.)46080-98030
2.Assistant Engineer (Elec.)41130-72920
3.Asst. Engineer (Civil)41130-72920
4.Jn. Engineer (Civil)26270-65020
5.Junior. Eng. (Elec.)26270-65020
6.Junior Personal Assistant22920-56320
7.Junior Assistant20220-51640
8.Driver Grade II20220-51640
9.Junior Station Attendant16370-35180
 Junior Power man16370-35180
KPTCL APPRENTICE STIPEND
S.NoDESCRIPTIONSTIPEND
1.Graduate Apprentice7000
2.Technician apprentice5000

KPTCL Recruitment Exam Syllabus

The KPTCL holds the KPTCL Exam for various vacant posts under it. There are two rounds of the qualifying exam. They are namely:

1.  Written Exam

2. Interview Round

The detailed syllabus of the written exam has been given on the official website of the KPTCL. The candidates should well in advance go through the syllabus. According to the syllabus and marks distribution, an effective exam plan should be made. The main subject will correspond to the Post applied for. General knowledge though is a common paper for all the posts irrespective of their nature. However, the marks scheme may differ.

According to the posts, the subjects and marks distribution scheme is displayed online. The candidates should ensure that the whole syllabus is studied for the exam. The official website of KPTCL has exam details in the Circular Section. It is to be visited by the candidates applying for KPTCL Exam.

The brief syllabus of all the posts has been given below:

  S.No.Post NameMain SubjectGeneral Awareness & Aptitude
1Asst. Executive Engineer (AEE)/Asst. Engineer (AE- ELECT)Electrical & Electronics    “ 25 marks each”
2Assistant Engineer (AE- CIVIL)Civil –
3Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)Finance –
4Junior Engineer (JE-ELECT)Diploma Electrical & Electronics –
5Jr. Engineer (JE-CIVIL)Diploma Civil –
  6. Assistant & Junior AssistantComputer Literacy“  40 marks GK for Assistant post ”
General English or General Kannada – – –
7Junior Power man  General Kannada/General English“  50 marks questions for GK”

KPTCL Recruitment Exam Pattern

The selection process is divided into two parts which are as follows:

Written Exam:

There is a written exam for the eligible candidates. The written exam is the first qualifying round of the KPTCL Exam.

Interview:

The Candidates who clear the written exam will sit for the interview round. Those candidates whose names are on the merit list after Written Exam will be eligible for the interview.

The final selection of the candidate for the following post of is decided on the merit obtained by the candidate in the Online Exam.

  • Assistant Executive Engineer (AEE) or
  • Junior Engineer (JE) or
  • Assistant Engineer (AE) or
  • Junior Assistant

If a candidate has not studied Kannada in his 10th Std then he has to appear for the Kannada exam before taking the Aptitude Test. The details of the Kannada language test is given below:

  • The language test will only be held in Bengaluru.
  • The total weightage of the language test is 150 marks.
  • The candidate should score a minimum of 50 marks to pass the Kannada Language Test.

The details of the test are given below in a tabular form for a better understanding of candidates:

PARTICULARSDETAILS
Exam NameKPTCL EXAM
Mode of conducting the ExamOnline
Types of Questions AskedMultiple-Choice Questions (MCQ)
Exam Duration2 Hours
Medium of Language For KPTCL ExamEnglish
Number of Questions asked100
Scheme of Marksone mark is given for each right answer 0.25 marks are reduced for every wrong answer
Total Marks100
S.NO.POST NAMESUBJECTGENERAL AWARENESS & APTITUDE
1Asst. Executive Engineer (AEE)/Asst. Engineer (AE- ELECT)Electrical & Electronics (75 marks)    “ 25 marks each”
2Assistant Engineer (AE- CIVIL)Civil (75 marks) –
3Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO)Finance (75 marks) –
4Junior Engineer (JE-ELECT)Diploma Electrical & Electronics (75 marks) –
5Jr. Engineer (JE-CIVIL)Diploma Civil (75 mks) –
  6. Assistant & Junior AssistantComputer Literacy(20 marks)  “ The  GK is of 40 marks ”
General English/General Kannada (40 mks) – – –
7Junior Power man  General English/General Kannada (50 mks)“ 50 marks ”

KPTCL Recruitment Exam Admit Card

Due to the pandemic situation in the country, the KPTCL Exam kept postponing. The employment notification for the KPTCL 2021 has yet not been published on the official website. The date of downloading the Admit Card for the KPTCL 2021 Exam and KTPCL Endurance Exam 2021 is as given below:

KPTCL EXAM 2021 HIGHLIGHT
 Name of the AuthorityKarnataka Power Transmission Corp. Ltd
 Post Details(AEE) Asst. Executive Engineer. (JPA) Jnr. Personal Asst. (SSAA) Sub Station Attendant Asst. Lineman – Jnr. (JL) Asst. Engineer (AE) (JE) Jnr. Engineer (AAO) Asst. Accounts OFF. (JSA) Jnr. Station Attendant
 Name of the Exam KPTCL Recruitment Test
 Total VacancyTo be Declared
 Exam Date Yet to be announced
 CategoryAdmit Card
 Admit Card Release DateTo be updated

The recruitment by the KPTCL got canceled for the following posts for 2019. Hence, there is no Exam for the following posts.

KPTCL CANCELLED POSTS 2019
AE (Elec.)631014210016030505
AE (Civil)130205050328
JE(Civil)070208080328
JE (Elec.)320601065034570
Junior Personal Assistant16060918110363
Junior Assistant10250100360
KPTCL EXAMS 2019
Name of Posts  ·  (AEE) Asst. Executive Engineer. ·  (JPA) Jnr. Personal Asst. ·  (SSAA) Sub Station Attendant Asst. ·   Lineman – Jnr. (JL) ·   Asst. Engineer (AE) ·   (JE) Jnr. Engineer ·   (AAO) Asst. Accounts OFF. ·   (JSA) Jnr. Station Attendant
KPTCL Endurance Exam Date26th, 27th, 28th Dec 2019
Admit Card Date16th Dec 2019

Important points

  • The candidate should carry a valid copy of the Admit Card along with other documents for verification.
  • The photo identity should be shown on demand.
  • The candidate shall check all the personal details printed on the Admit card for any error.
  • In case of any error in the Admit Card, the same should be informed to Exam Dept.
  • The Exam Centre allotted individually to candidates are the only ones where the candidate can appear for the exam. They will not be admitted to any other Centre.
  • Electronic gadgets and mobile phones are strictly a no for candidates when in exam centers.

KPTCL Recruitment Exam Result

After the answer key is published, within a short period the results of the KPTCL Exam results are also announced. The result can be checked on the official website of the KPTCL and ESCOM. The merit list containing the names of the selected candidates will be published on these websites. The candidates should visit the official website of KPTCL for updates on the exams and results. The eligible candidates should download a copy of the result page for future references.

The candidates have to pass the eligibility criteria for applying for the posts under KPTCL. This is always mentioned in the official notification of the KPTCL. The minimum marks criteria  for each category is given below:

S.No.CATEGORYMINIMUM PERCENTAGE
1.Unreserved / General60%
2.ST/SCPass
3.Category- I, IIA, IIB, IIIA, IIIB50%

How to apply?

The interested candidates can apply online. The applications should be submitted in online form only. However, the fees are accepted offline as well. The candidates should check on the KPTCL Exam portal for the last date of application. However, most of the time the prior decided date of the last date for filling the application form gets extended.

  1. The candidates should visit the official website of KPTCL.
  2. On the Homepage of the KPTCL, there is a section ‘Recruitment’ at the top of the homepage.
  3. Within seconds a new window will open and there will be an advertisement named Brief Employment Notification For Recruitment to the posts of KPTCL.
  4. The persons interested in applying for the KPTCL 2021 Exam should first read the official notification of the KPTCL 2021 Exam. You should check your eligibility.
  5. Then the eligible candidates can go to the link given for registration of the candidates for the exam.
  6. The registration is completed by verifying email and mobile number. The candidates should complete the application form by filling in the requisite details. You should upload documents and photographs along with the signature.
  7. The fees for the KPTCL Exam should be paid either online or offline.
  8. The candidates can download a copy of the application form for further use.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Q.1 Is the KPTCL 2021 application form available offline?

Ans: No, the application form can be filled online only though the payment can be done online and offline.

Q.2 Is the final date of the KPTCL 2021 exam notified?

Ans. No, the new date of KPTCL Exam 2021 has yet not been announced.

Q.3 Is there a negative marking in the KPTCL Exam?

Ans. Certainly there is negative marking for wrong answers in MCQ questions. The actual scheme of the negative marking is stated as 0.25 marks in the official notification of 2019.

Q.4 Has the vacancy list for KPTCL 2021 been notified?

Ans. No, the vacancy list is still not published, but it will be published in due course of time.

Q.5 What is the medium of the exam?

Ans. All the answers can be written in English language only except Kannada language paper. The candidates must strictly adhere to the English language.

Q.6 Is the KPTCL Online Exam?

Ans. No, the KPTCL exam is an offline mode test. The KPTCL exam has two qualifying rounds – A written Exam and Interview Round.

Q.7 Can a final year graduation student apply for KPTCL?

Ans. The final year graduation students can not apply for the KPTCL Exam. However, those aspirants who have appeared for their final result after giving the final Semester Exam can apply. But they have to qualify for their degree before the age calculation date as specified in the official notification.

Q.8 How many vacancies have been released for KPTCL?

Ans. The vacancies are let out in the official notification of the KPTCL. The candidates can go through the website circular/advertisement section for details regarding vacancies.