A part of the restructured Tamil Nadu Electricity Board (TNEB) Limited, Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) has posted an advertisement to invite applications for the post of Gangman (Trainee) to fill up 5000 vacancies. A candidate who desires to get selected needs to apply for the post on the official website of the board i.e. www.tangedco.gov.in. The applicants need to register themselves on the website and fill up an online form by providing all the required information and documents along with online payment of the stipulated application fees. Though the last date for online application was on 22nd April 2019 due to a great response, the deadline has been stretched and fixed on 30th May 2019.

The application/examination fees are fixed at Rs. 1000/- for OC, BCO, BCM, MBC/DC category; Rs. 500/- for SC, SC(A) and ST category and Rs. 500/- for destitute widow and Differently Abled People category. The fees can be paid through Bank Challan, Net Banking, Various Payment Gateways, and Debit./Credit Card. If a candidate wishes to make the payment through a bank challan, then he/she has to select either Canara Bank or Indian Bank or Indian Overseas Bank. The selected candidates will get Rs. 15,000/- per month during the training period and after successful completion of the training period they will be promoted to level-1 in the pay-scale i.e. Rs. 16,000 – Rs. 51,500.

Eligibility Criteria:-

In order to be eligible for the Gangman (Trainee) post, an applicant must possess the following educational qualification and must fall within the age limit.

Educational Qualification (as on 07.03.2019):

  1. Studied up to the fifth standard from a recognized school or institution.
  2. Must be able to speak, write and read the Tamil Language with perfection.

Age Limit (as on 01.07.2018):

  1. Age limit for SC, SC(A), ST, Differently Abled Persons, and Destitute Widows is- Minimum 18 years and maximum 40 years.
  2. Age Limit for MBC/DC, BCO, BCM category people is- Minimum 18 years and Maximum 37 years.
  3. Age Limit for ‘Others’ category people who do not fall in any of the categories mentioned under point no. 1. and 2. Above is- Minimum 18 years and Maximum 35 years.

Note: Irrespective of the priority category of the candidates, the upper age limit shall be 40 years.  

Selection Process:

The selection process for the Gangman (Trainee) post comprises of 3 rounds. First, one being the document verification round, which if cleared will make the candidate qualify for the second round i.e. a Physical Test, which if qualified will make successful candidates sit in an online written examination. Those who pass all the above three rounds will be selected for the post.

A Brief About The Physical Test And The Written Examination:

A shortlisted applicant has to undergo a Physical Test like Pole Climbing, Fixing of Cross Arm, etc. Once the applicant successfully passes the Physical Test will make him qualify for the last round i.e. an online written examination. This online written exam is an objective based exam which consists of multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. The total marks for this examination are 100 and the duration is 2 hours, which is divided into two parts i.e. Part I and Part II. Part I will contain 40 questions and Part II 60 questions. The question paper for this written examination will be based on the following subjects- General Knowledge, Tamil Language, Verbal and Non-Verbal, English, Reasoning, and Aptitude.

Currently, the exam date and place of examination has not yet been decided by the authority. Once the application process is over the board will post a notice on its website “www.tangedco.gov.in” in respect of the examination dates and the venue. So it is advisable to keep a track on the official website of the board for any updates or notification.

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