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February 20, 2009

BSNL JTO Exam Pattern, Sample Papers, Books

This blog post follows two of my previous blog post on BSNL JTO Exam titled: BSNL JTO-2009: Notification, Eligibility & Forms & BSNL JTO Exam Syllabus – one giving you the introductory information on BSNL JTO exam, eligibilities, how to apply for the JTO exam while the other gives you the syllabus of BSNL JTO exam.

The focus of this particular blog post is to help you prepare for the exam – by telling you about the exam pattern of BSNL JTO exam and giving you’re the sources of sample papers & available books.

Exam pattern of BSNL JTO exam:
Selection process of BSNL JTO exam consists of a written exam on all-India basis. There are 3 sections in the written test, to be answered in 3 hours without any gap in between the individual sections.

BSNL JTO exam questions are of multiple choice objective type questions, the standards of which are those of Engineering Examinations of an Indian University. Syllabus for the three JTO vacancies i.e. JTO (Civil), JTO (Electrical), JTO (Telecom) can be found from this previous blog post.

Of the 3 sections of the BSNL JTO written test, first two sections contain questions of the individual Engineering stream, with 50 questions in each section. While the third section contains General Ability questions from general English, current affairs, events and developments in Tele Communications, History of India and Geography.

Thus 120 questions of say JTO (Civil) would have following exam pattern:
Section - I: Civil Engineering Stream :50 questions
Section - II: Civil Engineering Stream :50 questions
Section - III: General Ability Test :20 questions
Same exam pattern follows for JTO (Electrical) & JTO (Telecom) also.

Based on the relative performance of all candidates and number of vacancies, BSNL would decide the minimum qualifying marks for candidates category-wise (i.e. OC/OBC/SC/ST/PH) for each section and also in the aggregate. To be selected in the JTO exam, candidates would have to score above this cut-off mark in each individual sections as well as in aggregate.

BSNL JTO exam online sample papers:
If you are thinking seriously about appearing in the BSNL JTO exam, naturally you might be wondering where to get those sample/model/past years papers of BSNL JTO exam?

I did the search for you on the net and came out with following results. The quality of not all these BSNL JTO exam sample papers is best and you might have to use them with a pinch of salt, using them for exposure only. Your main preparation material for BSNL JTO exam should be based on books given in the next section.
It has one BSNL JTO Exam sample papers. Click here to view this online sample papers of BSNL JTO Exam.
It has few BSNL JTO Exam sample papers. Click here to view these online sample papers of BSNL JTO Exam.

I found that almost all the BSNL JTO sample papers posted on these sites are for the JTO (Telecom) & JTO (Electrical) engineering stream and could not find any sample papers for engineering streams of JTO (Civil). If you find any, kindly post it as a comment below.

However, as the General Ability section is common to all streams, it can be found from all the above papers, question No.101-120.

Books for preparation for BSNL JTO exam:
I found following books could be useful to you for BSNL JTO exam. These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from which offers huge discounts from 10% to 25%, apart from free shipping/postage in India. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:

Galgotia Question Bank in Electronics and Communication Engineering by Prem R.Chadha & Sarita Chadha
Cover Price: Rs. 400/=, Offer Price: Rs. 300/=, Discount: 25%

Upkars BSNL Junior Telecom Officers Recruitment Examination by P. K. Mishra & Jain.
Cover Price: Rs. 145/=.

Ramesh MTNL Elect & Tele Comm. Engg Guide by RPH Editorial Board
Cover Price: Rs. 425/=, Offer Price: Rs. 383/=, Discount: Rs. 42/= (10%)

Ramesh MTNL Computer Sc. Engg Guide by RPH Editorial Board
Cover Price: Rs. 460/=, Offer Price: Rs. 414/=, Discount: Rs. 46/= (10%)

GK Publishers Guide to BSNL Jr. Telecom Officers Examination (JTO)
Cover Price: Rs. 450/=, Offer Price: Rs. 396/=, Discount: Rs. 54/= (12%)

Above concludes this post on BSNL JTO Exam Pattern, Sample Papers & Books. Hope these would help you in appearing for the exam confidently. I would be on the look out for more BSNL JTO Exam sample papers and would post them here as I find them. So please check back later here again.

Best wishes!