POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED, the Central Transmission Utility (CTU) of India, one of the largest Transmission Utilities in the World and a “Maharatna” Enterprise of 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.



POWERGRID operates around 171,950 circuit kms of transmission lines along with 266 Substations (as on 30.04.2021) and wheels about 50% of total power generated in the country through its transmission network. POWERGRID also owns and operates approximately 66,922 kms of Telecom Network, with points of presence in approx. 714 locations and intra-city network in 206 cities across India. POWERGRID, with its strong in-house expertise in various facets of Transmission, Sub-Transmission, Distribution and Telecom sectors also offers consultancy services at National and International level.

To take the growth curve to further heights, POWERGRID is looking for Bright, Committed and Energetic candidates to be inducted in the posts as detailed below for Northern Region-III covering the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh. 

Candidates belonging to OBC (NCL)/ST category may also apply for the Post ID 2, provided they meet the eligibility criteria prescribed for UR category. Candidates belonging to PwD sub-category other than the one for which the post is reserved can also apply, provided the post is identified for that sub-category and the candidate meets the eligibility criteria prescribed for their respective category as mentioned under Relaxations & Concessions. 

Diploma Trainee (Electrical):  Full Time Regular 3 Years Diploma in relevant discipline of engineering from recognized Technical Board/ Institute with minimum 70% marks for General / OBC(NCL) / EWS candidates and pass marks for SC/ST/PWD. Higher technical qualification like B.Tech/B.E/M.Tech/M.E etc with or without Diploma is not allowed Electrical/ Electrical (Power)/ Electrical and Electronics/ Power Systems Engineering/ Power Engineering (Electrical) 27 years for UR/EWS 30 years for OBC(NCL) 32 years for SC/ST.

Diploma Trainee (Civil):  Full Time Regular 3 Years Diploma in relevant discipline of engineering from recognized Technical Board/ Institute with minimum 70% marks for General/ OBC(NCL)/EWS/ST/PWD candidates and pass marks for SC. Higher technical qualification like B.Tech/B.E/M.Tech/M.E etc with or without Diploma is not allowed Civil Engineering 27 years for UR/ST/EWS/ OBC(NCL) 32 years for SC.

Eligible candidates may note that “Recruitment of Diploma Trainees are conducted on regional basis against requirement of concerned regions. Hence, candidates joining in such positions in regions are not entitled for inter-region transfer request.”

Selection procedure: Only Computer Based Test (CBT) / Written Test shall be conducted.  

Type of Written Test: The Computer Based Test / Written Test t shall be of Objective type (each question shall have four options) of two hours duration consisting of two parts – (a) Part-I consists of Technical Knowledge Test/Professional Knowledge Test (TKT/PKT) with 120 questions having specific questions from respective discipline. (b) Part-II consists of Aptitude Test (AT) with 50 questions on vocabulary, verbal comprehension, quantitative aptitude, reasoning ability, data sufficiency & interpretation, numerical ability etc.

Offer of Appointment: The offer of appointment shall be issued to the suitable candidates empanelled in the order of merit and based on the requirement. 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. 

Applicants should have sound health. No relaxation in health standard is allowed. 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’s Norm & Standards of Medical Fitness. Please visit Careers section on POWERGRID website → Health for details of medical standards.

Selected candidates shall undergo training for a period of one year. They will be required to execute a Service Agreement Bond as per the below details for serving the Corporation for a minimum period of three years after completion of training successfully.

How to Apply:

1. Interested eligible candidates should apply only through On-line Registration System of POWERGRID. To apply logon to http://www.powergrid.in  

Careers section  

Job Opportunities

 Openings 

 Regional Openings 

 Northern Region-III, Lucknow Recruitment and then “Recruitment for the post of Diploma Trainee (Electrical/Civil) in NR-III-2021”. 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 Self E-mail ID, Alternate E-mail ID and Mobile number.  

3. Candidates are advised to upload the following documents while submitting online application in the space earmarked in the on-line 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/ Degree) along with Mark Sheets of all years/semesters (max. 10MB) along with Proof of norms adopted by the University/ 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 proper channel and need to upload “No Objection Certificate” from the present employer in .pdf format. f) Caste Certificate in the prescribed GOI format issued by Competent Authority (if applicable) (max. 1MB) in .pdf format g) Disability Certificate in the prescribed GOI format issued by Competent Authority (if applicable) (max. 1MB) in .pdf format h) 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 i) Domicile cum Age relaxation certificates for Candidates from J&K State/ Riots Victim in the prescribed GOI format issued by Competent Authority (if applicable) (max. 1MB) in .pdf format j) Employment Exchange Registration Certificate/ Receipt (if applicable) (1MB) in .pdf format.

4. Applicants are advised to take a print out of the submitted online application and note down the user ID and password generated at the time of online registration. On further announcement of dates for the CBT/Written test, the eligible candidates shall download Admit cards from the POWERGRID website for appearing in the screening test. In case the candidate qualifies the CBT/Written test and is called for further verification process then at that time the candidate is required to produce the above uploaded documents in original. 

5. Information regarding this recruitment process shall be made available in the career section of POWERGRID website. Applicants are advised to check the website periodically for updates. 

Payment of Application Fees: 

After successful completion of registration candidates shall receive an email with details of their Login ID, Password and other information. Candidate is required to login to career page through candidate login link available on job opportunities section (www.powergrid.in> Careers> Job Opportunities>Openings> Regional Openings > Northern Region-III, Lucknow Recruitment> Concerned advertisement & candidate login link). 

 A button shall be available on the login page which will guide the candidate to payment gateway. Candidate will be automatically directed to payment gateway website and return back to POWERGRID website automatically on completion of transaction. 

Online payment can be made through Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking and E wallets 

 If the transaction is successful, the online payment button will disappear and transaction confirmation will appear. If the transaction fails and the amount is deducted, the candidates will have to wait for 2 hours to check any update in status on his/ her candidate login home page. In case of no change, he/ she will have to send mail stating the issue and quoting his/ her POWERGRID Registration No. Payment once done cannot be refunded. Hence candidates are advised not to wait till last date for submission of application or payment of fees. 

7. CANDIDATES ARE NOT REQUIRED TO FORWARD THE HARD COPIES OF APPLICATION TO POWERGRID.