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 Recruitment of Diploma Trainee (Electrical/Civil/Electronics)

POWERGRID,  a ‘Maharatna’  Public Sector Enterprise  under the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India is   engaged   in  power   transmission   business   with   the   mandate   for   planning,   co-ordination, supervision and control over complete Inter-State Transmission  System and operation of national

& regional power grids.

POWERGRID  operates around 1,73,720 ckm Transmission  Lines along with 269 Sub-Stations  (as on Oct 31, 2022) and wheels about 50% of total power generated in the country through its transmission networks.   POWERGRID also operates around 76,712 kms of telecom network. POWERGRID with its strong in-house expertise in various facets of the Transmission, Sub- Transmission,  Distribution  and Telecom  sectors  also offers consultancy  services  at National  and International levels. POWERGRID has been making profit since inception, having Gross turnover of Rs. 42,697.90 Crores and Profit After Tax of Rs. 16,824.07 Crores (FY: 2021-22).

POWERGRID   requires  bright,  committed,  and  energetic  Diploma  engineers  to  be  inducted  as Diploma  Trainees  (DT)  in Electrical  (EE),  Civil  (CE)  and  Electronics  (EC)  disciplines  under  the regional  recruitment   scheme  for  its  various  regions  /  Corporate  Telecom  Department.     The jurisdiction of various Regions is indicated below:

# Horizontal Reservation:
PwBD:   Persons   with   Benchmark   Disabilities;   Ex-SM:   Ex-Servicemen;    DEx-SM:   Disabled   Ex- Servicemen/Dependents of Ex-Servicemen  killed in action.

The vacancies are Region-specific and are not interlinked with each other. 

Candidates belonging to PwBD category may apply for above posts, identified as per the table given
below, provided they meet the eligibility criteria prescribed for their respective category:
Category abbreviations  used:
LV: Low Vision;
HI: Hearing impaired, D-Deaf; HH: Hard of Hearing.
LD: Locomotive Disability, OL: One Leg; OA: One Arm; BA: Both Arms; BL: Both Legs; CP: Cerebral
Palsy; LC: Leprosy Cured; Dw–Dwarfism; AAV: Acid Attack Victims.
SLD: Specific Learning Disability; MI: Mental Illness; MD: Multiple Disabilities


The Corporation offers a very attractive pay package and is one of the best in the industry. Selected candidates will be paid Rs. 27,500/- per month as a stipend during the one-year training period.

On successful completion of training, the candidates will be absorbed as Junior Engineer Gr-IV (S1) in the
Supervisory category in the pay scale of Rs. 25,000 –3%- 1,17,500 (IDA).

On regularization, the Compensation package includes Basic Pay, Dearness Allowance, Perquisites and Allowance as per cafeteria approach, Performance Related Pay, Company Quarters or HRA, Reimbursement of monthly conveyance expenditure, mobile facility, Provident Fund, Gratuity, Pension & Leave encashment, Group Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance etc.

The Corporation also offers excellent facilities like Short and Long-term Loans & Advances including House Building Advance, Medical facilities for self and dependents  etc. to its  regular employees in accordance with the policies of the organization from time to time. 


1.  Reservation / relaxation / concession shall be as per Government of India directives.

2.  Persons suffering from not less than 40% of the relevant disability shall only be eligible for the benefit under PwBD.

3. Relaxation in Marks pertaining to essential qualification for SC/ST/PwBD/Ex-SM candidates: Qualifying  Marks  in  essential  qualification is  relaxed  to  pass  marks for  posts  reserved for  the respective category.

4.  Relaxation in Upper Age Limit:
5.  Reservation/ Relaxation / Concession for SC / ST will be subject to submission of relevant Caste
Certificate in the prescribed format issued by a competent authority.

6.  Relaxation / Concession for J&K Domiciled / Ex-Servicemen / Victims of riots will be subject to submission of relevant Age relaxation cum Domicile certificate /Discharge certificate etc. in the prescribed format issued by a competent authority.

7.  Reservation and Relaxation for OBC (NCL) will be subject to submission of a copy of the latest OBC (NCL) certificate in the format prescribed by the Govt. of India for “Appointment to posts under Govt. of India” from a competent authority at the time of application.

8.  Reservation and Relaxation for EWS will be subject to submission of a copy of the latest Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority at the time of application.

9.  Reservation / Relaxation / Concession for Persons with Benchmark Disability is subject to submission of medical certificate in prescribed format in support of disability issued by the Government Medical Board.

10.  Ex-Servicemen  with a minimum of six month’s continuous service are allowed age relaxation to the extent of the period spent in service plus three years subject to the condition that the resultant age after deducting his period of service from his actual age does not exceed the prescribed age limit by more than three years. 

11.  In case Caste/Category  certificate is issued in a language other than Hindi or English, candidates are advised to produce a certified translation of the same in either Hindi or English language at the time of Document Verification, if called for.

12.  SC/ST/PwBD/Ex-SM candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

13.  Ex-Servicemen candidates whose experience of service in the Armed Forces has been equated by the Government of India with qualification prescribed in this advertisement, then the said experience shall be acceptable as an induction level qualification for the said posts in this recruitment. The Ex- Servicemen candidate shall however have to produce certificate issued by respective Armed Forces stating that their experience/ training has been equated to or has equivalency of required level of qualification, failing which their candidature will not be considered.

14.  Candidates working in POWERGRID are advised to refer to internal circular before filling up the application.

15.  Trainees  working  in POWERGRID  shall not to be considered  as Departmental  Candidate.
However,  applicable  relaxation  shall be extended  to personnel  engaged  on Contractual/Fixed
Tenure Basis (Field Supervisor) on rolls of POWERGRID as on the last date of application.


The selection process shall consist of Written Test (Computer Based Test) of eligible candidates. Applications of candidates shall be scrutinized based on the Job Specification, Relaxation and Concession given as per the uploaded documents. Hence, candidates are requested to be very careful while uploading the relevant documents.
The decision of POWERGRID regarding the scrutiny of application and short listing for Computer
Based Test shall be final and binding.

Written  Test shall be of Objective  Type (each question  shall have four answer options)  of two
hours’ duration consisting of two parts –

1.  Part-I  consists   of  Technical   Knowledge   Test   (TKT)   with  120  questions   having   specific questions from respective discipline.

2.  Part-II consists  of Supervisory  Aptitude  Test (SAT) with 50 questions  on vocabulary,  verbal comprehension,  quantitative  aptitude,  reasoning  ability,  data sufficiency  and interpretation, numerical ability etc.

3.  All  questions  carry  equal  marks  (1  mark).  Wrong  and  multiple  answers  wou ld  result  in negative marks of ¼.

4.  Qualifying Criteria in Written Test (As per posts reserved for the respective category): 

5.  Final merit for selection will be decided based on marks secured by the candidates in Written Test (100% weightage). Candidates who will qualify in Written Test as per qualifying criteria shall be shortlisted category-wise  for empanelment,  in proportion to the number of vacancies in the respective category.
6.  The offer of Appointment to the suitable candidates shall be issued in order of merit and on the basis of vacancy. Appointment of selected candidates will be subject to their being found medically fit in the Pre-Employment  Medical Examination to be conducted as per POWERGRID Norms and Standards of Medical Fitness. (Refer to “Health” Link on career page of our website for standards of Medical Fitness.)


Payment of Application fee (Non-refundable Rs. 300/-, wherever applicable):

For detailed instructions regarding payment of the application fee, Click here: ( Candidates are requested to go through the instructions carefully and ensure payment of fees on time.


Computer Based Test of all notified post shall be conducted on “Single Day in Single Session” for all Regions. Hence, interested and eligible candidates are advised to apply for “Any One Region” only.

Once  opted  for  a Region  by  the  candidate  in  the  online  application  form,  the  option  to change the Region shall not be allowed under any circumstances. The candidate shall not be considered  for the post of any other Region  i.e. the candidature  of the applicant  shall be considered only for the Region for which the application is submitted. 

1.  Interested  and eligible  candidates  should  apply only through  On-line  Registration  System  of POWERGRID.   To  apply  log  on  to  →  Careers  Section  →  Job Opportunities  → Openings and then “Recruitment  of Diploma Trainee (Electrical/Civil/Electronics) for Regions and Corporate  Centre”.  No other means / mode of application shall be accepted. POWERGRID will not be responsible for bouncing back of any email sent to the candidate.

2. Before  registering  and  submitting  their  applications  on  the  website,  the  candidate  should possess a valid E-mail ID, Alternate E-mail ID and Mobile number.

3. Candidates  are advised to upload legible copies of the following documents  while submitting online application in the space earmarked in the online application: -

a)Scanned copy of recent passport size color photograph max. (50KB) in .jpg format

b)Scanned copy of signature max (30KB) in .jpg format

c) Date of Birth Proof: Matric / Birth Certificate (wherein DOB is mentioned) (max 1MB) in .pdf format

d) Qualification  Certificate  (Diploma)  along with Mark Sheets of all years / semesters  (max.
10MB) along with Proof  of norms  adopted  by the Technical  Board  / Institute  to convert CGPA / OGPA / DGPA into percentage (if applicable) (all Qualification Certificate & Mark Sheets are required to be scanned in .pdf format)

e) Candidates  working in Govt. / PSU are required  to apply through the proper channel and
need to upload “No-Objection Certificate” from the present employer in .pdf format.

f)   Caste Certificate  in the prescribed Govt. of India format issued by Competent Authority (if applicable) (max. 1MB) in .pdf format

g)  Persons  with  Benchmark  Disability  (PwBD)  Certificate  in  the  prescribed  Govt.  of India
format issued by Competent Authority (if applicable) (max. 1MB) in .pdf format

h)  In case  of  requirement  of  scribe,  Certificate  in  prescribed  format  issued  by  Competent Authority as per Govt. of India guidelines regarding physical limitation by the candidate to write.

i)   Ex-Serviceman   Discharge   Certificate,   Undertaking   and   Proforma   of  Certificate   for
Employed Officials in case of Ex-Servicemen  in the prescribed format (if applicable) (max.
1MB) in .pdf format

j)    Domicile cum Age relaxation certificates for Candidates from J&K State / Riots Victim in the prescribed Govt. of India format issued by Competent Authority (if applicable) (max. 1MB) in .pdf format

k)  EWS Certificate, as prescribed by Government of India.

4.  Applicants are advised to take a print out of the submitted online application and note down the user ID (i.e., primary email ID) and password (i.e., registration  ID) generated at the time of online registration.  The candidates called for Document Verification  are required to produce the above uploaded documents in original for verification.

5. Candidates are not required to forward the hard copies of applications  to POWERGRID. 

6.   Also, candidates should keep the following documents ready with themselves for any future requirement. (Self-attested  copies):

a) Copy of online generated resume

b) Documents related to Essential Qualification (Passing Certificate & Mark sheets.)

c)  Documents related to Other Qualifications (Passing Certificate & Mark sheets)

d) Proof of norms adopted by the Technical Board / Institute to convert CGPA / OGPA / DGPA
into percentage.

e) Proof of Date of Birth (X class certificate / Birth Certificate)

f)Caste  (SC  / ST / OBC-NCL  / EWS)  Certificate  for  claiming  Reservation  / Relaxation  / Concessions (as applicable)

g) For Ex-servicemen  candidates, Discharge Certificate h)    For PwBD candidates, Disability Certificate

i)In case of requirement  of scribe, certificate  for person with specified disability covered under the definition of Section 2 (s) & 2(r) of the RPwD Act, 2016 and having difficulty in writing.

j)  Any other relevant document

Candidate will have to bring these documents along with original for verification at the time of document verification  / medical / joining, if called for.

k)Candidates  should  submit  only  one application  for a post. Application  once submitted cannot be altered. Accordingly, no requests for change in applicant data after submission of online application shall be entertained. A valid e-mail ID is essential for submission of the online application.  POWERGRID  will not be responsible  for bouncing  of any e- mail sent to the candidates.

Candidates   are  advised   to  make  a  note  of  their  e-mail  ID  as  entered   in  the application  form and Registration  Number generated  at the top right-hand  corner of  the  ‘Resume’.   These  would  be  required   for  accessing   information   through candidate login during the later stages of the recruitment  process.

l)Once applied, the applicants are advised to check the website as well as their registered e-mail regularly for any updates.

7.  The admit card indicating Roll Number, Name of the allocated Test Centre and guidelines for the test will be made available  on our website  to the candidates  found  apparently  eligible based  on the  online  data  only.  The  candidate  has to download  his  / her  Admit  card,  Test Guidelines  etc. for appearing in the test from the website only.  Please note that the admit card will not be sent by post.

8. All information regarding this recruitment will be made available on the website: and no separate  communication  shall be made.  Candidates  must regularly visit website for information regarding dates of screening test / computer-based  test, downloading  of admit card, result of screening  test / computer- based test, medical standards etc. 

9.   E-mail ID and Mobile number to be entered in online application form is mandatory. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he / she should create his / her new email ID before applying online. Candidates  are advised to keep the e-mail ID and Mobile number entered in the online application form compulsorily  active for at least one year. No change in the email ID or mobile number will be allowed once entered.

10. Applicants should keep sufficient copies of same photographs in reserve for future use, which they are using in the Online Registration.
11. It is mandatory that candidates go through the full text of the advertisement  and agree to all the conditions given, while applying for the post.


The selected candidates on training will be required to execute a service agreement bond of Rs.2,50,000/- for General and OBC (NCL)/EWS candidates and Rs.1,25,000/- for SC/ST/PwBD candidates for serving the Corporation for a minimum period of three years after completion of training successfully.


Interested and eligible candidates are advised to select one test center amongst the list of test centers mentioned below against the name of Region, in which the candidate is willing to apply i.e. the test center shall be available to the candidates based on the Region for which the candidate has applied for. Computer Based Test shall be held at the following centers:
POWERGRID reserves the right to alter the test centres. The decision of POWERGRID regarding test centres shall be final and binding. Efforts will be made to allot city for Computer Based Test to the candidates in order of the choice opted by them in their application. However, in exceptional circumstances, a nearby different city may be allotted. 


1. Only Indian Nationals who have attained the age of 18 years or above are eligible to apply.

2.  The candidature  of the candidate  at all stages of the selection  process  shall be  provisional in nature.

3.  Mere submission of application to POWERGRID does not guarantee the adequacy of candidature for being considered for further selection process.

4.  Before applying, the candidate should ensure that he / she fulfils the eligibility criteria and other norms mentioned in this advertisement.  Candidates  not meeting the specified criteria  shall not be considered for selection.

5.  Applications  in which the essential qualification  / age cannot be fully ascertained  will be liable for rejection. Accordingly,  it is the responsibility  of candidate  to satisfy that he / she meets the eligibility criteria (as mentioned in this advertisement)  fully before applying, to properly fill the application and provide necessary documents asked for. The online application form will not be checking the eligibility.

6.  All photocopies  of documents  (along with the application)  submitted  at the time of Document Verification,  if  called  for,  should  be  self-attested  by  the  candidate.  Candidates  should  retain sufficient number of same coloured size photograph as used in the online application for future use.

7.  The  candidate  must  possess  qualifications   recognized  by  the  relevant  statutory  bodies  like
Technical Board / Institute, etc.

8.  Higher technical  qualification  like B.Tech. /BE / M.Tech. /ME etc. with or without Diploma is not allowed for the post of Diploma Trainee.

9.  Wherever CGPA / OGPA / DGPA or Letter Grade in diploma is awarded, its equivalent percentage of marks must be indicated in the application form as per norms adopted by the Technical Board/ Institute.

10.  In case the candidates  are awarded grades / CGPA instead of marks, the conversion  of grades / CGPA to percentage of marks shall be based on the procedure certified by the Technical Board / institution  from  where  they  have  obtained  the  qualification.   In  case  the  Technical  Board  / institution does not have any scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would  be established  by dividing  the  candidate’s  CGPA  by the  maximum  possible  CGPA  and multiplying the result with 100.

11.  Recruitment  of Diploma Trainees are conducted on regional basis against requirement  of concerned  regions.  Hence,  candidates  joining  as  Diploma  Trainees  in  regions  are  not entitled for Inter-region  transfer request.   However, candidates are liable to be posted at the discretion of management to serve at any of the company’s offices / establishments / units or any other government departments,  statutory body or public sector undertaking anywhere in India or abroad.

12.  Management  reserves the right to cancel / restrict / enlarge / modify / alter the recruitment  /
selection  process, if need so arises, without issuing any further notice or assigning  any reason 


13.  Application Fee is non-refundable  even if the candidature is rejected for any reason.

14.  Applications should be submitted through online mode only.

15.  Candidates claiming reservation under OBC (NCL) should belong to OBC – Non - Creamy Layer as on closing date of online submission of application to POWERGRID.

16.  All computations of Age and Qualification etc., shall be as on closing date of online application i.e.,
31.12.2022.   Date  of  issuance  of  final  mark  sheet  shall  be  taken  as  the  date  of  acquiring qualification.

17.  If any certificate etc. is issued in a language other than Hindi / English, candidates are advised to submit  a certified  translation  of the  same  in either  Hindi  or English  language  at the  time  of application or whenever called for.

18.  Candidates working in Govt./PSU are required to submit “No Objection Certificate” at the time of
filling application.

19.  Computer Based Test of all notified post shall be conducted  on “Single Day in Single Session” for all Regions.  Hence,  interested  and  eligible  candidates  are advised  to apply  for “Any  One Region” only.

20.  The  vacancies  are  Region-specific and  are  not  interlinked  with  each  other  i.e.  the  vacancy notified for a particular Region will be treated as separate vacancy for that Region only. Separate Common Merit List shall be drawn for each Region/CC post-wise.

21.  In case of selection, the offer of appointment shall be issued by the concerned Region for which the application is submitted and subsequently appeared for Computer Based Test (CBT).

22.  Once  opted  for a Region  by the candidate  in the online  application  form,  the option  to change the Region shall not be allowed under any circumstances. The candidate shall not be considered for the post of any other Region i.e. the candidature of the applicant shall be considered only for the Region for which the application is submitted.

23.  In case a candidate submits more than one application for the same post, the application with the latest registration number shall only be considered.

24.  SC/ST/PwBD Candidates shall be reimbursed sleeper class rail fare/bus fare by shortest route for to and fro travel for the purpose of appearing in Computer Based Test, provided they meet the laid down  criteria,  on production of railway ticket/number/bus ticket for onward journey and self- attested copy of SC/ST/PwBD certificate, restricted to distance between the address for communication and the test centre.

25.  Candidates  are required  to fill in their bank details such as bank A/C No, Bank’s name Branch Name, IFSC code etc. in the online application  form to enable to process TA payment online, if applicable.

26.  For  the  Un-Reserved  (UR)  vacancy,  SC/ST/EWS/OBC  (NCL)  candidates  can  apply  subject  to meeting with all general standards of eligibility.

27.  There is no provision of re-checking / re-evaluation of response Sheets / Answers.

28.  Candidature is liable to be rejected at any stage of recruitment / selection process without notice or if joined services are liable to be terminated,  if any information  provided by the candidate is 

not found in conformity with the eligibility criteria notified or if POWERGRID comes across any evidence / knowledge that the qualification  / experience and any other particulars indicated in the  application   /  personal  resumes  /  other  forms  /  formats  are  not  recognized   /  false  / misleading and /or amounts to suppression of information / particulars which should have been brought to the notice of POWERGRID or that the candidate has been shortlisted for next stage in the process / has secured employment in POWERGRID through or adopting any unfair means.

29.  Management  reserves  the right to raise or lower  the qualifying  standards  in any stage of the selection process depending on availability of sufficient number of candidates.

30.  Complaints  attributable  to the incompatibility  of the Client Systems,  ignorance  of users,  non- availability   of   internet   connectivity   or   any   other   aspects   beyond   the   direct   control   of POWERGRID employees or systems will not be entertained.

31.  No  correspondence   regarding  this  recruitment;  made  in  Complaint  Management  System  of
POWERGRID will be entertained.

32.  Legal jurisdiction will be NCT of Delhi in case of any cause / dispute.

33.  All information  regarding  this recruitment  process  would be available  in the career section of POWERGRID website only. Applicants are advised to check the website periodically for important updates. Once registered for POWERGRID, all correspondences shall be made through their registered email ID / SMS or candidate login only.

34. For     any     queries     regarding     this     recruitment      please     send     email     to Candidates  are required to add this email-id to their address book in order to avoid any email communication  gap. Please write “Recruitment  of Diploma Trainee-2022  <subject matter>” in the subject line of e-mail.


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