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Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd. (BSNL)
(Ministry of Communications)

(Office : B-903, Statesman House, Connaught Place)
Post / Position : Junior Telecom Officer. JTO.

(This Information is available for last recruitment drive conducted in year 2005. For latest vacancies refer to BSNL website. )

Eligibility : Applicant must possess Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Technology degree from a recognized engineering college/university in any of the following disciplines or in equivalent engg. disciplines:

  • Telecommunication Engg.
  • Electronics Engg.
  • Radio Engg.
  • Computer Engg.
  • Electrical Engg.

Age limit : The applicant should not be more than 30 years of age on the closing date for receipt of applications from candidates. However, this age is relaxable as per standing instructions on this subject for:-

  • Govt. servants upto 5 years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Govt.;
  • BSNL employees upto 5 years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the BSNL;
  • For Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes upto 5 years;
  • For OBC Candidates upto 3 years;
  • For PH candidates upto 10 years ; (15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC)
    (Note : Those Both legs affected PH persons who were either not allowed to appear in the GE JTO-2002 Examination or could not even apply due to non eligibility on above account, will be eligible to appear in this exam.)
  • For certain other categories like ex-servicemen, displaced persons from East Pakistan[now Bangladesh], repatriates from Burma and Ceylon [now Srilanka],residents of Goa, Daman & Diu, persons migrated from Kenya, Uganda, Republic of Tanzania as per instructions issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.

Selection process

The mode of selection is through an All India Competitive Examination. The examination will be of three hours duration. The Question Paper will be fully objective type with multiple options as answers to each question. The standard of paper in Engineering subjects will be that of Engineering Examination of an Indian University. The objective type examination shall be of 3 hours duration with one question paper containing 3 sections of Engineering Stream Paper-I, Engineering Stream Paper-II and General Ability Test Paper-III. The Engineering Stream Paper-I and Paper-II would include 50 questions each and General Ability test Paper-III would include 20 questions. However, there would be no separate time fixed for attempting the separate sections nor any minimum marks fixed for each section. Detailed syllabus appears at Annexure 'B'.

Minimum qualifying standards : BSNL shall fix minimum qualifying marks for OC / OBC / SC / ST / PH candidates. Candidates obtaining less than minimum-qualifying marks shall not be considered for inclusion in the merit-list. The merit-list will be drawn up depending on the vacancies and the choices indicated by the candidates. The appearance of the name in the merit-list does not confer any right to the candidate for employment. A final call letter/appointment letter will be issued to the candidate after completion of all other formalities.

Pay package : The post of J.T.O. is in the IDA pay-scale of Rs. 9850-250-14600.

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Remark : All candidates provisionally recruited shall execute Bonds in the format specified by the BSNL indicating their willingness to serve the Circle allotted and Corporation for a period of at least 5 years from the date of their appointment as JTOs. All candidates shall, before their appointment as JTOs have to successfully undergo prescribed training as per the training plan laid down and amended by the Company from time to time.

Scheme Adopted for the Recruitment of Graduate Engineer Junior Telecom Officers [JTO] 2005

For Direct Recruitment of Junior Telecom Officers, an objective type Examination of 3 hours duration consisting of following sectional papers will be conducted:

Scheme :

A) Engg. Stream Paper - I
B) Engg. Stream Paper - II
C) General Ability Test Paper - III

  • The standard of paper in Engineering subjects will be that of Engg. Degree Examination of an Indian University.
  • In the general ability test, special attention will be paid to assess the candidate's capacity for general awareness. The standard of paper in general ability test will be such as may be expected of an Engineering Graduate.
  • The syllabus for engineering stream papers will be as given below.


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