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Introduction to PSUs

 

PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings)

The government owned corporations are termed as Public sector Undertakings (PSUs) in India. In a PSU majority (51% or more) of the paid share capital is held by central government or by any state government or partly by the central government and partly by one or more state governments. Several Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the aegis of Government of India regularly provide tremendous employment opportunities in various technical and management areas.

Maharatna PSUs: Maharatna is the status given to top public sector enterprises where the companies have the authority to make foreign investments of upto Rs 5,000 crores without taking any government approval. To be qualified as Maharatna, the company should gain an annual net profit of over Rs. 5,000 crores, net worth of Rs. 15,000 crores and turnover of Rs. 25,000 crores over past three consecutive years. At present the companies which have Maharatna status are: SAIL, ONGC, NTPC, CIL, IOCL, BHEL and GAIL.

Navratna PSUs: Navratna status is conferred to the companies by the Department of Public Enterprises. To be qualified as a Navratna, the company must obtain a score of 60 out of 100. The score is based on six parameters which include net profit to net worth, total manpower cost to total cost of production or cost of services, PBDIT (Profit before depreciation, interest and taxes) to capital employed, PBDIT to turnover, EPS (Earning per Share) and inter-sectoral performance. Additionally, a company must first be a Miniratna and have four independent directors on its board before it can be made a Navratna. The Navratna status gives privileges to enhance financial and operational autonomy and empowers to invest up to Rs. 1000 crores or 15% of their net worth on a single project without seeking government approval. In a year, these companies can spend up to 30% of their net worth not exceeding Rs. 1000 crores. They will also have the freedom to enter joint ventures, form alliances and float subsidiaries abroad.

How to Prepare for PSUs?

 

  • PSUs Entrance Exam Question Paper mainly consists of two major sections:
    Technical Section: Subject specialization of related stream
    Non-Technical Section: General Awareness, Current Affairs, English Language, Reasoning & Aptitude.
    Hence to crack PSUs competitive exam, candidate should prepare for both technical and non-technical sections, where 50% to 70% questions are from technical and remaining questions from non-technical sections.
  • Be aware of exam pattern of different PSUs like number of technical questions, number of non-technical questions, negative marking, exam duration, marks per question etc.
  • Always make it a habit of referring to previous year question papers.
  • Prefer Reference books for derivations, equations, conceptual thought process, theory etc.
  • Use shortcut techniques for numerical solving instead of traditional methods to save time.
  • Practice previous year question papers and analyze the weak topics and concentrate more on those topics. Always try to solve question papers in a given time frame to obtain an idea as how many questions you are able to solve in given limits.

 

Group Discussion Round: Group Discussion is a crucial round conducted for shortlisted candidates. Good communication skills, topic knowledge, team spirit, leadership qualities, patience level and presence of mind are the major parameters to be considered.

Personal Interview: The personal interview is conducted to judge the personality of a candidate. Sound technical knowledge, positive attitude, body language, good communication skills play an important role to clear personal interviews. Candidates should be prepared with questions about their strengths and weaknesses and answer all questions confidently.

PSUs Exam Pattern

Organization Post Exam Pattern Related links
BSNL JTO

Written Test- Objective

Set A :Engg stream

(50 questions)

Set B: Engg stream

(50 questions)

Section C: General

Ability Test (20 questions)

www.bsnl.co.in
NTPC Executive Trainees

Written Test –

GATE Exam

Set A: 55questions

(Engg Stream)

Set B: 35 questions

(Executive Aptitude Test)

Negative marking: ¼ marks

Group Discussion

Personal Interview

www.ntpccareers.net
BHEL Engineer Trainees

Written test-objective

GATE Exam

Personal Interview

www.bhel.com/
ONGC Graduate Trainees

Written test

(Objective and Subjective)

Psychometric test and PI

www.ongcindia.com

PSUs Salary Structure

ORGANIZATION

SECTOR

STATUS

SALARY STRUCTURE

Oil & Natural

Gas Corporation

Limited (ONGC)

Petroleum &

Natural Gas

Maharatna

Rs. 24,900-50,500

Indian Oil Corporation

Limited (IOCL)

Petroleum &

Natural Gas

Maharatna

Rs. 23,000-46,500

National Thermal

Power Corporation

Limited (NTPC)

Power

Maharatna

Rs. 24,900-50,500

Steel Authority

of India Limited

(SAIL)

Steel and Iron

Maharatna

Rs.20,600-46500

Coal India

Limited

Mining

 

Maharatna

Rs.20,600-46500

Bharat Petroleum

Corporation Limited

(BPCL)

Petroleum &

Natural Gas

Navratna

Rs. 23,000-46,500

Gas Authority of

India Limited (GAIL)

Petroleum &

Natural Gas

Navratna

Rs. 24,900-50,500

Hindustan Petroleum

Corporation Limited

(HPCL)

Petroleum &

Natural Gas

Navratna

Rs. 24,900-50,500

Oil India

Limited (OIL)

Petroleum &

Natural Gas

Navratna

Rs. 24,900-50,500

Power Grid

Corporation of

India Limited (PGCIL)

Power

Navratna

Rs. 24,900-50,500

Bharat Electronics

Limited (BEL)

Defense

Navratna

Rs. 16,400-40,500

Hindustan

Aeronautics

Limited (HAL)

Defense

Navratna

Rs 16500-40500

National Mineral

Development

Corporation

Limited

(NMDC)

Steel and Iron

Navratna

Rs. 16,400-40,500

Mahanagar

Telephone Nigam

Limited (MTNL)

Communication

& IT

Navratna

Rs. 24,900-50,500

Power Finance

Corporation Limited

Finance

Navratna

Rs. 24,900-50,500

 

National Aluminum

Company

Limited (NALCO)

Mining

Navratna

Rs. 16,400-40,500

Shipping Corporation

of India Limited

Shipping

Navratna

Rs.20,600-46500

Rural Electrification

Corporation Limited

Power

Navratna

Rs.20500-26500

Bharat Earth

Movers Limited

(BEML Limited )

Defense

Mini-Ratna

Rs. 16,400-40,500

Mazagaon Docks

Limited (MDL)

Defense

Mini-Ratna

Rs. 16,400-40,500

 

Engineers India

Limited (EIL)

Petroleum

& Natural Gas

Mini-Ratna

Rs.20,600-46500

Bharat Sanchar

Nigam Limited (BSNL)

Communication

& IT

Mini-Ratna

Rs. 16,400-40,500

RITES

Infrastructure

Mini-Ratna

Rs. 16,400-40,500

 

 

National Hydroelectric

Power Corporation

(NHPC) Limited

Power

Mini-Ratna

Rs.20,600-46500

Airport Authority

Of India Limited

(AAI)

Civil Aviation

 

Mini-Ratna

Rs. 16,400-40,500

Indian Space

Research

Organization (ISRO)

Department

of Space

Govt. of India

Rs. 15,600-39,100

Defense Research

& Development

Organization (DRDO)

Defense

Govt. of India

Rs. 15,600-39,100

Bhabha Atomic

Research

Centre (BARC)

Department

of Atomic

Energy

Govt. of India

Rs. 15,600-39,100

Electronics Corporation

of India Limited (ECIL)

Department

of Atomic

Energy

Govt. of India

Rs. 16,400-40,500

Delhi Metro Rail

Corporation (DMRC)

Transportation

Govt. of India

Rs.20,600-46500

PSUs Percentage Criteria

PSUs Percentage Criteria

ORGANIZATION

STREAMS APPLICABLE

PERCENTAGE

GEN

OBC

SC/ST

PH

Bridge & Roof

co. (I) Ltd

EE, ME, CE

70

70

60

60

BHEL

EC, EE, ME, MT

65

65

60

60

ONGC

ECE, EE, ME, CE, CS,

IN, CH, 

65

65

60

60

NTPC

EC, EE, ME, EC,

CS, IN

65

65

55

55

SAIL

EC ,EE,ME,CS, IN, CH,

Metallurgy, Ceramics

65

65

50

50

IOCL

EC, EE, ME, CE,

CS, IN

65

65

55

55

ISRO

EC, EE, ME, CS

65

65

65

65

PGCIL

EC, EE, CE, CS

65

65

Pass

Pass

HAL

EC, EE, ME,

Industrial, Production

CS, IN

65

60

60

60

NALCO

 EE, ME, CS, IT, C&I, 

 Civil, Chemical,

Metallurgy, Mining,

65

65

55

55

GAIL

EC, EE, ME, CS,

IN, CH

65

65

60

60

DRDO

EC, ME, EE,

CS, CH

60

60

55

55

DMRC

EC, EE, ME, CE

60

60

55

55

GAIL

ME, IN, CH

60

60

60

60

BPCL

ME, CS, IN 

60

60

55

55

MTNL

EC, EE, CS, IT

60

60

55

55

HPCL

EC, EE, ME, CE,

IN, CH

60

60

50

50

BEL

EC, EE, ME, CE, CS,

CH, Telecommunication

60

60

Pass

Pass

BARC

 EC,ME, CS, CH,

 Instrumentation,

Metallurgy, & Control Engg

60

60

60

55

Indian Railways

EC, EE, ME, CE, 

CS or M.sc in Chemistry

or Applied Chemistry,

Metallurgy, CH

60

60

55

55

ECIL

EC, EE, ME, CE,

CS, E&I

60

60

50

50

VIZAG STEEL

EC, EE, ME, CE, CH,

 IN, Ceramics,

CH, Metallurgy

60

60

50

50

NHPC

EE, ME, CE

60

60

50

50

SJVNL

EC, EE, ME, Civil,

IT

55

50

50

50

BSNL

Telecommunication,

EC, Radio, CS,

EE, IT, CE

-

-

-

-

BHARATI PRASAR

EC, EE, IT

-

-

-

-

 

PSUs Age Criteria

ORGANIZATION

AGE CRITERIA

Gen

OBC

SC/ST

PH

Bridge & Roof

co. (I) Ltd

24 years

24-27 years

29 years

29 years-General

32 years-OBC

34 years- SC/ST

 

BHEL

27 years

27-30 years

32 years

32 years-General

35 years-OBC

37 years- SC/ST

 

ONGC

30 years

30-33 years

35 years

35 years-General

38 years-OBC

40 years- SC/ST

NTPC

27 years

27-30 years

32 years

32 years-General

35 years-OBC

37 years-SC/ST

SAIL

30 years

30-33 years

35 years

35 years-General

38 years-OBC

40 years- SC/ST

IOCL

26 years

26-29 years

31 years

31 years-General

34 years-OBC

36 years- SC/ST

 

ISRO

28 years

28-31 years

33 years

33 years-General

36 years-OBC

38 years- SC/ST

PGCIL

28 years

28-31 years

33 years

33 years-General

36 years-OBC

38 years- SC/ST

HAL

28 years

28-31 years

33 years

33 years-General

36 years-OBC

38 years- SC/ST

NALCO

30 years

30-33 years

35 years

35 years-General

38 years-OBC

40 years- SC/ST

GAIL

28 years

28-31 years

33 years

33 years-General

36 years-OBC

38 years- SC/ST

DRDO

28 years

28-31 years

33 years

33 years-General

36 years-OBC

38 years- SC/ST

DMRC

28 years

28-31 years

33 years

33 years-General

36 years-OBC

38 years- SC/ST

GAIL

26 years

26-29 years

31 years

31 years-General

34 years-OBC

36 years- SC/ST

BPCL

28 years

28-31 years

33 years

33 years-General

36 years-OBC

38 years- SC/ST

MTNL

30 years

30-33 years

35 years

35 years-General

38 years-OBC

40 years- SC/ST

HPCL

25 years

25-28 years

30 years

30 years-General

33 years-OBC

35 years- SC/ST

BEL

25 years

25-28 years

30 years

30 years-General

33 years-OBC

35 years- SC/ST

BARC

28 years

28-31 years

33 years

33 years-General

36 years-OBC

38 years- SC/ST

Indian Railways

22 to 35 age

Group

22 to 35 age

group + relaxable

upto 3 years

22 to 35 age

group +relaxable

by 5 years

 

22 to 35 age group +

5 years-General

8 years-OBC

10 years- SC/ST

VIZAG STEEL

25 years

25-28 years

30 years

30 years-General

33 years-OBC

35 years- SC/ST

NHPC

30 years

30-33 years

35 years

35 years-General

38 years-OBC

40 years- SC/ST

BSNL

30 years

30-33 years

35 years

35 years-General

38 years-OBC

40 years- SC/ST

PRASAR

BHARATI

27 years

27-30 years

32 years

32 years-General

35 years-OBC

37 years-SC/ST

 

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