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What Is SAIL?

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is the largest steel-making company in the country and comes under one of the seven Maharatna’s of the nation’s Central Public Sector Enterprises. SAIL operates and owns 5 integrated steel plants at Bhilai, Rourkela, Durgapur, Bokaro and Burnpur (Asansol) and 3 special steel plants at Salem, Durgapur, and Bhadravathi. The Government of India owns about 75% of SAIL’s equity and also retains the voting control of the Company and due to its ‘Maharatna’ status, enjoys significant operational and financial autonomy.

SAIL Divisions: Other than the integrated & special plants, it also owns a Ferro Alloy plant at Chandrapur. As a part of its global ambition, the SAIL company is undergoing a massive expansion and modernisation program wherein it involves up-gradation and building of new facilities with an emphasis on state-of-the-art green technology. As per the recent survey, SAIL is one of India’s fastest growing Public Sector Units and it also has an R&D centre for Iron & Steel (RDCIS), the center for Engineering in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

Some SAIL Refractory Units (SRU) are located at: SAIL Refractory Unit, Bhandaridah in Jharkhand, Bhilai in Chhattisgarh, IFICO, Ramgarh in Jharkhand and Ranchi Road in Jharkhand

SAIL Central Units - Centre for Engineering and Technology, Research and Development Centre for Iron and Steel, SAIL Consultancy Organization and Environment Management Division.

Steel Authority Of India Recruitment

Every year the recruitment division of SAIL invites applications from young, dynamic and brilliant engineering aspirants to hire to the executive and non-executive posts and Management Trainee posts. It’s one of the best SAIL careers opportunities for individuals and they should definitely look to seize it.

Here Are The Complete Details Such As Eligibility, Salary, Age Limit, etc.

SAIL Recruitment For Executive & Non-Executive Positions

  1. Educational Qualification:

  • Management: A Bachelor’s Degree in Fire Engineering from a recognized University.

  • Junior Manager (Safety): A Bachelor’s Degree in any branch of Engineering/Technology from a govt. recognized University.

  • Deputy Manager: A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University.

  • Junior Manager (Quality Testing Ultrasonic): A Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy from a recognized University.

  • Fire Operator (Trainee): Graduation in any stream with sub officer course from National Fire Service College, Nagpur and Valid Driving Licence for Heavy Motor Vehicles.

  • Operator-cum-Technician (Boiler Operator): Matriculation with 03 years full-time Diploma in Mechanical/ Electrical/ Chemical/ Power Plant/ Production/ Instrumentation Engineering from Govt. recognized institute with First Class Boiler Attendant Certificate of Competency.

  1. Age limit:

  • Manager (Boiler and Turbine Operation): 18 to 37 years

  • Management Trainee (Tech.) Fire: 18 to 28 years

  • Jr. Manager: 18 to 30 years

  • Fire Operator (Trainee), Fireman-cum-Fire Engine Driver (Trainee): 18 to 28 years

  • Operator-cum-Technician (Boiler Operator): 18 to 30 years

  • Operator-cum-Technician (Trainee) and Attendant-cum-Technician (Trainee): 18 to 28 years

  • Overman, Mining Sirdar, and Surveyor: maximum 28 years

There will be age relaxation for special category and to know more details you can visit the official site - SAIL

  1. Selection Procedure

  • The selection will be done on the basis of performance in the written test/skill test/trade test/Physical Ability Test and Interview.

  • The written test will consist of 100 Objective type questions in 2 segments; the Technical knowledge test for 80 marks and the General aptitude test for 20 marks.

  • The duration of the test would be for 2 hours.

  • The minimum qualifying marks in the written test for unreserved/EWS posts will be determined based on a 50 per cent score.

  • For SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/PWD candidates, the minimum qualifying marks will be a 40 per cent score.

  1. Salary Packages

Technical Staff (Executives & Non-Executives) – INR 15,830- Rs.58,000 per month

For SAIL Recruitment For Management Trainee

  • Disciplines: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Metallurgy, Electrical, Chemical, Instrumentation/Mining Engineering from a recognized University. Note - The disciplines can vary based on the available vacancies and the number of posts.
  1. SAIL Recruitment Eligibility Criteria

  • Only citizens of India can apply for SAIL jobs

  • Candidates should have completed full-time 4-years bachelor’s degree in Engineering/ Technology. Department candidates who are AMIE qualified are also eligible.

  • General and OBC (NCL) category candidates need to have secured a minimum of 65% aggregate marks (average of all semesters in all years).

  • For the SC/ ST and PWD category candidates, they should have scored a minimum of 55% aggregate marks in the qualifying test

Note - The final year students are not eligible

Age Limit: The maximum age limit for the General category candidates is 28 years. Along with this, age-relaxation is also provided to various category students like:

  • Relaxation of 5 years for SC &ST candidates

  • Relaxation of 3 years for OBC-NC candidates

  • 10 years for PWD (UR)

  • 13 years for PWD (OBC-NC)

  • 15 years for PWD (SC/ST) candidates

  • Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir from January 1, 1981, to December 31, 1990, can avail of relaxation up to 5 years

  • The Departmental candidates should not be less than 45 years

  1. NOC

All candidates employed in Government/ Semi-Government/ Central/ State Government Departments/ Public Sector Undertakings will have to produce ‘No Objection Certificate’ from their employer during the interview if they are shortlisted.

  1. SAIL Through GATE

The Management Trainee recruitment in SAIL company will be done through GATE and therefore, it becomes necessary for candidates to appear for GATE and in the same disciplines in which they have pursued their graduation. IIT, Kharagpur will conduct the GATE 2022 exam and the official notification has been released for it. The GATE application form is available to be filled up and submitted on or before 24 September 2021. For more information, you can visit the official site – GATE 2022

  1. SAIL Selection Procedure

  • Shortlisting: On the basis of the merit list for each discipline category wise on the basis of GATE marks (75% weightage)

  • Pre-selection: Group Discussion (GD) (10% weightage)

  • Personal Interviews (PI) (15% weightage)

  • Final Selection: Medical Fitness as per SAIL guidelines

  1. Job Profile:

Candidates will be selected as “Management Trainees (Technical) in E1 grade.

  •     Training & Probation: The selected candidates will have to undergo training for one year and thereafter, on completion of successful training, they will be designated as Junior Managers.

  •     Pay Scale and Perks: Candidates will draw a basic pay of INR 20,600 per month in the pay scale of INR 20600 to 46500. On successful completion of training, candidates will be placed in the scale of pay scale of INR 24900-50500 and the total Cost to Company (CTC) will be 9 lakhs.

  •     Other perks: Besides Basic Pay, the MTT will also be paid Dearness Allowance. They will also be entitled for perquisites under cafeteria approach and benefits such as PF, Gratuity and other allowances as per rules of the Company. The CTC would be around, 9 (Nine) lakhs per annum. In addition, the Company provides benefits like Leave encashment, Housing/HRA and free medical facility for self and dependents as per Company rules. Being direct recruitment on initial basic pay, the Company will not bear any liability on account of Salary eave salary/pension contribution, notice period pay of your previous employment etc. if any.

  •     Placement: If selected, the candidates can be posted to any Plant Unit/Mine location of the SAIL company. The candidates will not be allowed to seek/apply for transfer to any other plant unit location of the Company during the initial four years of service. For departmental candidates, this restriction will be for initial two years of service.

SAIL Careers:

SAIL Recruitment For Management Trainee 2021

The SAIL recruitment team had announced vacancies for Management Trainees in 2021. Candidates who had appeared for the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) were eligible to apply for the Management Trainee post in Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL).

Here are the complete details on SAIL Through GATE Recruitment 2021:

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates should have secured a minimum of 65% marks in the engineering disciplines of Mechanical, Metallurgy, Electrical, Chemical, Instrumentation, and Mining. Candidates must possess the required qualification through regular/full-time courses from University or Institution which is recognized or accredited by councils/ bodies like UGC/AICTE etc. which is set up by the Central/ State Government for the purpose. There was a total of 142 vacancies announced by SAIL Company. While applying for the post candidates have to give their GATE 2021 registration number.

Note - SAIL considered only GATE 2021 marks. And the GATE 2018 marks or prior to that were not considered.

SAIL Management Trainee: Vacancy Details

  •     Mechanical engineering: 66

  •     Metallurgical Engineering: 7

  •     Electrical Engineering: 41

  •     Chemical Engineering: 10

  •     Instrumental Engineering: 15

  •     Mining Engineering: 03

Age Limit – The maximum age limit for candidates was 28 years as of June 14. Candidates will be selected on the basis of GATE score, group discussion, and interview. The last date for submission of the application was June 14.

Place Of Posting: If selected, the candidates could be posted to any plant/unit/mine location of the Company. The candidates will not be allowed to seek/apply for transfer to any other plant/ unit/ mine location of the Company during the initial four years of service. For departmental candidates, this restriction will be for initial two years of service

How To Apply SAIL Through GATE Recruitment?

Interested and eligible candidates had to apply for these posts through the official website SAIL

Candidates can submit applications only through the online mode. They must note that no other means/ mode of application will be accepted.

  • The registration process for SAIL MTT had commenced on 25 May, 2021

  • The last date for online registration for SAIL MTT 2021 was 14 June 2021

Candidates who have qualified the GATE exam will be shortlisted for Group Discussion and Interview. Candidates can check more details and information on the official website of SAIL on sail.co.in or sailcareers.com

On A Concluding Note –

SAIL is an organization that provides candidates with a conducive work environment and excellent growth & learning opportunities.  SAIL jobs are like a dream come true for candidates who have done hard work and are dedicated to qualifying for the company. SAIL is one of the best PSUs to work with and accelerate your career. It offers the best of both government & private organizations and helps nurture your knowledge and management skills.

So, aspirants if you’re interested to apply for India’s Steel Giant - SAIL this blog will provide all the basic information you need. Since GATE is compulsory for Sail Recruitment, you should focus on the preparation and score excellent marks. To ace up your SAIL through GATE 2022 preparation sign-up with Ekeeda – India’s best tech educational platform for aspirants. Get access to GATE online courses, PDF notes, mock tests, and previous/model papers. Attend live lectures and clear your doubts instantly to move up the preparation ladder. Start GATE preparation online today!

We hope you like the article on SAIL company and its recruitment through GATE examination. For any doubts or queries reach us at mailto:care@ekeeda.com

All The Best For GATE 2022!


How Do I Get A Job At SAIL?

To be eligible to apply for SAIL, candidates will first have to attempt the GATE exam. Based on the GATE Scores, and further selection rounds such as group discussion, personal interview, and medical fitness, candidates will be qualified for various posts in the SAIL company. GATE 2022 Exam will be conducted by IIT, Kharagpur for which the registration is in process till 24 September 2021. For more information candidates can – Click Here

What Is The Salary Of SAIL?

At SAIL India, different posts will have different salaries based on the grades and candidate's performance. To find the complete salary lists – Click Here

What Is The Highest Salary in SAIL?

The highest reported salary offered at SAIL is ₹50 lakhs. The top 10% of employees earn more than ₹29 lakhs per year. The top 1% earn more than a whopping ₹41 lakhs per year.

Is GATE Compulsory For SAIL?

Yes! GATE is compulsory for SAIL recruitment – Management Trainee. A valid GATE score along with group discussion, personal interview and medical fitness will be used for the final selection of the candidates.

Is SAIL A Government Company?

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is a government-owned steel producer based in New Delhi, India. It is under the ownership of the Ministry of Steel, Government of India with an annual turnover of INR 66,267 Crore

Can Final Year Students Apply For SAIL?

NO! The final year candidates are not eligible to apply for the Steel Authority Of India Recruitment process.

What GATE Score Is Required For SAIL?

There will be a specific cutoff score prescribed by SAIL through GATE to shortlist the candidates. Candidates will have to attain a minimum cutoff to be eligible for SAIL Recruitment Through GATE. You can view the cut-off marks for GATE here:

SAIL GATE Cutoff 2018-19

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It is a public sector undertaking, owned and operated by the Government of India and it is one of the seven Maharatna’s of the country’s Central Public Sector Enterprises.

What Is A Full Form Of SAIL?

SAIL full form stands for Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) and it is the largest steel-making company in the nation. SAIL India is one of the seven Maharatna’s of the country’s Central Public Sector Enterprises.


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