How to become Assistant Manager (MT) in OPTCL?

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The Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited is the largest Electrical Transmission Company with a total asset value of 3832 Crore. The Company is backed up by the young engineering professionals. It has recently (September 2018) floated the recruitment of total 100 (33 Women) Electrical Engineers to work as a Management Trainee in the OPTCL.

In order to be a Management Trainee or Assistant Manager (AM) in the OPTCL, one must be an engineering Graduates in one of the following streams

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Civil Engg
  • Electronics & Communication

This time recruitment is only for the AM Electrical but generally, power distribution companies take the both Civil and Electrical graduates.

The Civil graduates are responsible for the construction of the office building, the erection of the high power electric line poles etc.

The Electronics Engineering Graduates are posted in the Telecommunication wing of the organization.

Age Limit

  • Minimum 21 years
  • Maximum age 32 Years
  • Relaxation in age limit will be as follows
  • SC/ST/SEBC/Woman/Ex-serviceman: 5 Years that means 37 Years
  • PWD Candidates: 10 Years that means 42 Years

Selection Procedure

The selection process comprises of the following three steps

  • Written Examination (Online)
  • Psychometric Test (Online)
  • Personal Interview

Online Written Examination

OPTCL will organize a computer-based online test for the all eligible candidates. The details of the test as follows

Subject Name Number of Questions
Technical Subject 160
Numerical Ability, Reasoning & GK 20
English 20
Total 200

There is no negative marking in the online written examination.

The total time available for the Computer-based exam is 3 Hours or 180 Minutes only for 200 Multiple Choice questions.

Psychometric Test

After the written test one Psychometric Test also is to be conducted and the same will be checked during the personal interview. The duration of the Psychometric Test is 30 minutes.

Personal Interview

The Odisha Power Transmission Corporation written test qualify applicants will be called for the personal interview in the ratio of 1:3 of total vacancy notified.

Minimum Qualify Marks

Test Name UR/ SEBC SC/ ST/ PWD
Online Test 50% 40%
Personal Interview 40% 40%

Merit List

The final merit for the OPTCL Management Trainee list will be prepared on the basis of Written Test & Personal Interview with the corresponding weight-age of 80% & 20% respectively.

Training & Bond Period

After the successful selection for the Management Trainee in the Odisha Power Transmission Corporation Limited, the candidate gets a call for medical examination and then they would get appointment letter to join the induction training of the one-year duration.

After the training, they will be appointed in the regular post and will have to serve the Company for a bond period of 3 years after permanent appointment in the post.

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