BBNL Recruitment 2018 through GATE

Last Updated - March 24 2018


BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018 is hiring engineers in Electronics and Communication, Computer Science and Information Technology and Electrical Engineering branches. Aspirants will be selected on the basis of their GATE Score. The application forms for Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL) have been made available from January 15, 2018 on its official website. BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018 majorly hires Executive Trainees for roles such as Project Planning, Operations, Project Monitoring, Engineering roles in OFC laying, Broadband Network, and Transmission Network.

In order to apply for BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018, aspirants can apply before February 27, 2018. It is essential to appear for Electronics and Communication (EC), Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) and Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper of GATE 2018. An application fee of INR 500 is to be paid online or via E-Challan of Punjab and Sind Bank for BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018. 

BBNL Recruitment 2018 Important Dates 

Aspirants ready to apply for the post of Executive Trainee in BBNL Appointment 2018 must keep note of all the important dates. Aspirants must have completed GATE 2017 to be able to apply for BBNL Appointment via GATE 2017. The last date to apply is January 27, 2018. 

The application window for BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018

GATE 2018 Hall Ticket download date

January 5, 2018

Announce of official notification for BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018

January 12, 2018

Availability of Application form 

January 15- February 27, 2018

Individual interview

May-June 2018

BBNL Recruitment 2018 Job Profile

The job profile to provide by BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018 is for Executive Trainees. These roles will be undertaken by BBNL. Aspirants will have to carry out executive level engineering activities and perform roles such as Project Planning, Operations, Project Monitoring, Engineering roles in OFC laying, Broadband Network, and Transmission Network. They’ll be re-designated as Assistant Manager after successful completion of probation. Aspirants will be on probation for 12 months starting from the date of joining.

At current the company has its Corporate Office at New Delhi and Project Management Units at Delhi, Chandigarh, Ambala, Karnal, Jammu, Jaipur, Kota, Lucknow, Aligarh, Kanpur, Meerut, Saharanpur, Varanasi, Dehradun, Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Raipur , Durg, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Chennai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Trivandrum, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Ranchi and Meghalaya.

Bharat Broadband Network Limited (BBNL), is a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV), set up by the Government of India for the Founded, Management and Operation of BharatNet (National Optical Fiber Network (NOFN)). BBNL has been incorporated as a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU)/ Company under Companies Act (1956) under the administrative control of Department of Telecommunications, Government of India.

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BBNL Recruitment 2018 Salary Structure

The BBNL Executive Trainee salary for aspirants selected via BBNL Appointment via GATE is INR 16,400 – 3% – 40,500/-. Aspirants will need to sign a Service Agreement to work for minimum 2 years from the date of joining.  The probation duration is comprised in the stated 2 years. Any aspirant failing to cater this period will have to pay INR 3,00,000 to BBNL.

BBNL Recruitment 2018 Eligibility Criteria

To apply for BBNL Appointment 2018, aspirants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must have a degree in any of B.E/B.Tech in Electronics & Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology / Electrical / Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  2. Must be a citizen of India
  3. The aspirants who have appeared in the final year/semester examination and expect their result by August 14, 2018 can also apply
  4. Must have qualified EC/CS/ EE paper of GATE 2018 with marks deemed requisite by the authorities.
  5. The age of aspirants must be an at least of 21 years but no more than 27 years on January 15, 2018.

Relaxation Criteria for BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018

Relaxation will be offered to aspirants as per their category. The various relaxation conditions are given below: Persons suffering from not less than 40% of the relevant disability shall only be applicable for the benefit of PwD.

OBC-NCL3 years
SC/ST5 years
PwD10 years above the category relaxation
J&K DomicileAs per Govt. norms
Ex-Serviceman/Riots VictimsAs per Govt. norms

Read about GATE Eligibility

BBNL Recruitment 2018 Application Procedure

If an aspirant successfully fulfills the eligibility criteria of RRB Appointment 2018, he may proceed with the registration procedure. There are certain pre-requisites for applying online forRRB Appointment via GATE 2018They have been mentioned below:

i. A valid GATE-2018 Registration Number

ii. A valid e-mail ID and Mobile Number which should be kept active till the declaration of results

iii. Scanned image of passport size photograph (same as used for GATE-2018 Registration) in .jpg/.jpeg pattern in size of 20-50 Kb and 4.5cm x 3.5 Cm in dimension

iv. Scanned image of the signature in the .jpg/.jpeg pattern in 10-20 kb in file size and 4.5cm x 3.5 Cm in dimension

v. Certificates wherever eligible are to be uploaded in pdf form and the size of the pdf file should not exceed 250 Kb

How to apply for BBNL Appointment Via GATE 2018?

The aspirants need to follow stage wise application procedure given below to fill BBNL Appointment via GATE 2017 application form. Before that, aspirants must visit the official website of BBNL i.e Then, aspirants may begin the procedure of GATE Registration. The steps involved in registration for BBNL Appointment via GATE 2017 are given below:

Stage 1: GATE Registration Number Validation

Aspirants can validate their GATE Registration Number by following the steps given below:

  1. Enter GATE Registration Number as given on GATE hall ticket
  2. Agree to the certification and continue ticking the checkbox
  3. BBNL Online Registration Application Form Part 1is made available to be filled up online after successful validation
  4. In BBNL Online Registration Application Form Part, aspirants have to fill the details such as name as registered for GATE, father’s name, community, e-mail ID, mobile number, address for communication etc.
  5. Name (as -2015), Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Community, Email ID, Mobile number, the address for communication and other such information
  6. To receive a PIN for verification purpose, aspirants need to offer a valid mobile number
  7. A scanned passport size photograph needs to be uploaded by aspirants. The photograph should be in .jpg/.jpeg pattern with a size not exceeding 100 kb. The dimensions of the scanned photograph must be 4.5cm x 3.5 cm
  8. Aspirants will receive a verification link sent by BBNL to the Email ID offered in Application Part 1
  9. Aspirants have to verify their email ID by clicking on the verification link
  10. In case the aspirants do not receive the link, they can resend this link by logging in to the BBNL portal using their GATE registration ID and date of birth
Read About GATE PSU Cutoff

Stage 2: Fill BBNL Online Application Form

The next stage of application procedure is BBNL Online Application Part II. For completion of this stage, the aspirants need to follow the steps given below:

  1. Login with the GATE 2017 Registration Number as user ID and date of birth as password
  2. Fill details regarding professional and educational qualifications and experience like Name, Father’s Name, Date of Birth, Community, Email ID, GATE-2017 Registration number, Mobile no., and address for communication/permanent address and other details.
  3. The details should match that of the 10th Class certificate. The participant will not be able to proceed to the next step if they have not given valid GATE-2017 Registration ID, Email ID, and mobile no.
  4. On submission of details, an email will be received in the registered email-ID with a link for activation. Oon clicking the link, the registration procedure will proceed on to next stage.
  5. Upload the scanned image of the signature. The scanned image of the signature should be in .jpg/.jpeg pattern with a size not exceeding 30 kb. The dimensions of scanned signature must be 4.5cm x 3.5 cm
  6. Once an aspirant has filled-in all these details, he may write about educational qualification/ experience (if need)

Stage 3: Application Fee Payment

Under this stage, the aspirants need to make BBNL online payment of application fee. It can be done either in online or offline mode. For BBNL online payment, the aspirants can make payment of a sum of INR 500/- in addition to eligible transaction charges via Credit Card/Debit Card/Net banking.

The aspirants, who wish to make payment of application fee offline, should follow the process given below:

  1. A participant can download the Punjab & Sind BANK Challan prefilled with their specific details and make the payment in any discipline of Punjab & Sind Bank.
  2. After making the payment the aspirant may log in again via the Participant Login Menu and submit the form finally
  3. Take a printout of finished BBNL application for future reference
  4. Except for the online method, the aspirant has to wait for three days after making their payment for the verification to be finished.
  5. Once the payment is validated, the BBNL registration ID will be generated and the aspirant will not be able to edit the form thereafter. Accordingly, aspirants must verify the details filled up thoroughly before making the final submission of the application forms.

Stage 4- Print BBNL Application Form

Participants can take the print out of their application for future reference. Only when the payment is verified, the Participant will be able to print the applications.

BBNL Appointment Application Form Fee

The appointment fee for applying for BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018 is INR 500/- plus eligible bank transaction charges. SC/ ST/ PWD category aspirants are exempted from payment of application fees. The payment of application fee can be done either online or offline. To make the payment of application fee offline, the aspirants can do it via e-challan of P&B Bank. In case of online payment, transaction charges may also apply. For online payment, the aspirants can use Debit/Credit Cards and Net Banking.

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BBNL Recruitment 2018 Selection Procedure

The selection procedure of BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018 includes of two factors:


  • The selection procedure will comprise the Normalized Marks (Out of 100) obtained by the applicable aspirants in the EC/CS/ EE paper of GATE 2018, followed by Individual Interview of the aspirants who qualify in the GATE paper and are shortlisted category wise for the interview.
  • Interested & applicable aspirants will have to appear for the Electronics and Communication (EC), Computer Science and Information Technology (CS) and Electrical Engineering (EE) Paper of GATE 2018. The marks secured in the EC/CS/EE paper of GATE 2018 carry the weight of 75%. The rest 25% is carried by an individual interview which is organized in May-June.
  • Aspirants obtaining a valid GATE score (Marks out of 100) shall only be applicable for the next stage of selection. The score is valid only if the aspirant obtains more than or equal to the qualifying marks as fixed for the corresponding EC/CS/ EE paper of GATE 2017.

Qualifying Marks in GATE 2018

The qualifying marks for GATE Examination shall be as per the criteria adopted by the GATE 2018 examination organizing authority for various categories in various branches.

Shortlisting of Applicable aspirants for Interview

  • Aspirants shortlisted for the Interview shall need to submit the documents as may be mentioned in their personal communication to be sent via e-mail/ Aspirant login.
  • Qualified aspirants shall be short-listed category-wise for Individual Interview, based on their normalized marks (Out of 100) in the corresponding EC/CS/ EE paper of GATE.

    *Besides the above method of short listings, for preliminary short-listing, Psychometric tests and/or any other selection tools/tests may be considered, at the sole discretion of management.

Empanelment of Aspirants

  • Aspirants must note that only GATE 2018 score (Normalized Marks out of 100) is valid for this appointment procedure. GATE score of 2016 or prior is not valid.
  • Also, participation in the different stages of appointment/ selection procedure (GATE 2018, individual interview, psychometric or any other tests, pre-employment medical examination etc.) does not confer any right to a person for employment with BBNL.
  • All appoints are liable for transfer and posting anywhere in India as per company requirement.
  • Recruitment of selected aspirants will be subject to their being establish medically fit in the Pre-Employment Medical Examination and verification of their character and antecedents from related authorities for establishing fit for employment in the company.
  • Based on the GATE Score and interview, aspirants will only be adjudged appropriate for empanelment. The Provide of Recruitment shall be allowed to the appropriate aspirants in the order of category wise merit and based on requirement.

BBNL Recruitment 2018 Result List

After completion of individual interviews, the results will be uploaded on the official website in quick succession. Aspirants can get their result by entering details like application number and roll number. Then, they must ensure they fall in the specified GATE Cut off the range, to be applicable for selection. 

GATE Cutoff for BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018

Aspirants can refer to the below table to learn about GATE Cutoff need for BBNL Appointment via GATE 2018. 






GATE Marks





BBNL Contact Details

You may access BBNL at the following address: 
Bharat Broadband Network Limited
Room No-306, 3rd Floor,
C-DOT Campus, Mandigoan Road,
Mehrauli, New Delhi -110030
Phone: 011-26806100
Fax: 011-26806122 
1. [email protected]
2. [email protected]

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