Test Pattern & Selection Procedure of Sail

Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) that comes under Government of India. It has also earned status of Maharatna. It was established in 1973 in New Delhi, India. It is a state owned fully integrated iron & steel maker, producing both basic & special steels for domestic construction, railway, and automotive, power, engineering and defence industries and for sale in export markets. The SAIL Test-Pattern and Selection Procedure is as follows:
Selection Process:
The company conducts recruitment process every year to select new candidates. It also selects candidates through GATE exam. The selection process of the company consists of 4 rounds. These rounds are as follows:
  • Written Exam
  • Group Discussion
  • Technical Interview
  • HR Interview
Academic Criteria:
  • Degree in engineering with minimum 55% marks, in the disciple of Mechanical, Electrical, Metallurgy, E & T, Instrumentation, Ceramics and Chemical Engineering.
  • Candidates are required to meet requisite minimum physical standards which are as follows:
For Men : Height - 155 cms
   Weight – 45 kgs
For Women: Height – 143 cms
   Weight -35 kgs
Pattern of Gate Exam:
Section No. of questions Time Limit
Domain Knowledge Test 100 75
Aptitude Test (Numerical Ability – 25,
Verbal Ability – 25, Reasoning – 25,
Current Affairs – 25)
100 75
Total 200 150
The total time allotted to the written exam is 165 minutes. There is a negative marking of 1/4 in the paper.
  • Aptitude section consists of questions from the topics like algebra, time & work, time, speed & distance, arithmetic, percentages, profit & loss, geometry, etc. Also questions are on logical reasoning, comprehensions, fill in the blanks, synonyms Antonyms and from current affairs. This section is of moderate level.
  • Technical section involved questions from core subjects of Mechanical, electronics, electrical and civil engineering. This section was tough and required thorough preparation. A person whose basics are clear could easily excel in this section.
Overall the level of the paper is moderate to difficult. Only those candidates who clear the written exam will qualify for the next round.
*The Company reserves the right to make changes in the written exam.
Apply directly at http://sailcareers.com/
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