Linked in
enroll now
enquire now
  • BSNL LICE JTO Syllabus


Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited (BSNL) conducting dedicated national level exam for engineering graduate students for post of Junior Telecom Officer (JTO). The selection of candidate is now on the basis of GATE EXAM. It is an opportunity for bachelor degree holder students to get recruit as direct JTO to sharpen their career into telecom industry. In 2016 the exam is back with bumper vacancies of 2500+ after seven years. We help students prepare for BSNL JTO Coaching along with preparing for GATE & IES exams. We believe that if a student is able to handle GATE exam very efficiently then he can easily qualify for BSNL JTO Vacancy.


BSNL (Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited) has publishes for an overall 2510 vacancies to the post Junior Telecom Officer (JTO) in BSNL. Only Indian citizens are eligible to apply for this post.

JTO (Telecom)
Bachelor’s Degree Holder in Engineering/Technology or equivalent engineering degree from a recognized university/college from India. Candidates who appear final year degree exam can also apply for the exam. Engineering streams:

  • Telecommunication
  • Electronics
  • Radio
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Information Technology

JTO (Civil)
Candidate with Bachelor’s degree, Bachelor of Technology or equivalent qualification in Civil from any recognized university or Institution from India. Final year students can also apply for the post.

JTO (Electrical)
Candidates who possess qualification such as Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Technology or equivalent in Electrical Engineering from any recognized university/institute from India. Final year students can also apply.

Applicants should only have a maximum age limit of 30 years on the closing date for application form. Age relaxations are available for BSNL and Govt.servants of 5 years. Whereas OBC candidates have 3 years and SC/ST have 5 years of relaxation.

Exam Pattern
Objective type questions are asked with multiple choices. Each exam have more than one section of questions which need to be attended separately.

JTO -Telecom                       
Section 1         Engineering     50 Questions
Section-2         Engineering     50 Questions
Section-3         General           20 Questions

JTO -Electrical                     
Section 1         Electrical Engineering             50 Questions
Section-2         Electrical Engineering             50 Questions
Section-3         General                                   20 Questions

JTO -Civil                  
Section 1         Civil Engineering         50 Questions
Section-2         Civil Engineering         50 Questions
Section-3         General                       20 Questions

LICE-Limited Internal Competitive Examination for JTO posts is mainly for removing the intermediate vacancies in JTO.

Exam Pattern

Question Paper has 2 parts

Subject                                                                                               Max Marks     Duration
A.) General English & General Studies                                              50                    3Hrs
B.) Technical Paper (Specialization)                                                  100

There is a negative mark of 25% of the correct answer. Candidate need to pass each subject individually with 30% and should possess 37% aggregate also.


BSNL JE/TTA Exam will be having 3 multiple choice objective types with 3 hour duration as given below:-

Paper                                                                          Marks                         Time allowed
General ability test                                                      20                                3hrs
Basic Engineering                                                       90                                3hrs
Specialization                                                              90                                3hrs

For each wrong answer 25% of mark is deducted.


General Ability Test – 20 marks
Examines the Understanding in English such as fill in the blanks, multiple choice exercise, antonyms and synonyms etc. also with general knowledge, current events.

Basic Engineering – 90 marks
Applied Mathematics: Co-ordinate Geometry; Vector Algebras, Matrix and Determinant ; Differential calculus ; Integral calculus, Differential equation of second order; Fourier Series; Laplace Transform; Complex Number; Partial Differentiation.

Applied Physics: Measurement-Units and Dimensions; Waves, Acoustics, Ultrasonic; Light; Laser and its Applications; Atomic Structure and Energy Levels.

Basic Electricity: Electrostatics, coulomb’s law, Electric field, Gauss’s theorem, concept of potential difference; concept of capacitance and capacitors; Ohm ‘s law, power energy, Kirchoff’s voltage and current laws and their applications in simple DC circuits; Basic Magnetism; Electro Magnetism; Electromagnetic induction; Concept of alternating voltage & current; cells and Batteries ; Voltage and Current Sources; Thevenin’s theorem, Norton’s theorem and their applications.

Electronic Devices and Circuits: Classification of materials into conductor, semiconductor, insulator etc. electrical properties, magnetic materials, various types of relays, switches and connectors. Conventional representation of electric and electronic circuit elements. Active and Passive components; semiconductors Physics; Semi-Conductor Diode; Bipolar Transistor & their circuits; Transistor Biasing & Stabilization of operating point; Single stage transistor amplifier; field effect transistor, Mosfet circuit applications.

Multistage Transistor Amplifier; Transistor Audio Power Amplifiers; Feedback in Amplifier; Sinusoidal Oscillators; tuned Voltage Amplifier; Opto Electronics Devices and their applications; Operational Amplifier; wave shaping and switching circuits.

Block diagram of I.C timer(such as 555) and its working; Multivibrator circuits; Time base circuits; Thyristors and UJT; Regulated Power Supply.

Digital Techniques: Applications and advantages of digital systems; number system(binary and hexadecimal); Logic Gates; Logic Simplification; Codes and Parity; Arithmetic Circuits; Decoders. Display Devices and Associated Circuits; Multiplexers and De-multiplexers; Latches and Flip Flops; Counters; Shift Register; Memories; A/D and D/A converters.

Specialization – 90 marks
Electrical: 3 phase vs single phase supply, Star Delta Connections, relation between phase & line voltage, power factor and their measurements; construction and principles of working of various types of electrical measuring instruments, all types of motor and generator-AC & DC transformers, starters, rectifiers, invertors, battery charges, batteries, servo and stepper motors, contactor control circuits, switch gear, relays, protection devices & schemes, substation, protection relaying, circuit breaker, generator protection, transformer protection, feeder & lightening protection, feeder & bus bar protection, lightening arrestor, earthing, voltage stabilizer & regulators, power control devices & circuits, phase controlled rectifiers, invertors, choppers, dual converters, cyclo converters; power electronics application in control of drivers, refrigeration & air conditioning.

Communication: Modulation and demodulations-principles and operation of various types of AM, FM and PM modulators/demodulators; pulse modulation-TDM, PAM, PPM, PWM; Multiplexing, Principles and applications of PCM.

Introduction of Basic block diagram of digital and data communication system; coding error detection and correction techniques; Digital Modulation Techniques-ASK,ICW,FSK,SK; Characteristics/working of data transmission circuits; UART,USART; Modems; Protocols and their functions, brief idea of ISDN interfaces, local area Network; Carrier telephony-Features of carrier telephone system.

Microwave Engineering; Microwave Devices; Waveguides; Microwave Components; Microwave antennas; Microwave Communication System-Block diagram & working principles of microwave communication link.

Network, Filters and Transmission Lines: Two point network, Attenuator; Filters; Transmission Lines and their applications; characteristic impedance of line; concept of reflection and standing waves on transmission line; Transmission line equation; Principle of impedance matching; Bandwidth consideration of transmission line.

Instruments and Measurements: Specification of instruments-accuracy, precision, sensitivity, resolution range. Error in measurement and loading effect; Principles of voltage, current and resistance measurement; Transducers, measurement of displacement & strain, force & torque measuring devices, flow of measuring devices, power control devices & circuits. Types of AC milli voltmeters-Amplifier rectifier amplifier: Block diagram explanation of a basic CRO and a triggered sweep oscilloscope, front panel controls; Impedance Bridges and Q-Meters.

Principles of working and specification of logic probes, signal analyzer and logic analyzer, signal generator, distortion factor meter, spectrum analyzer.

Control Systems: Basic elements of control system, open and closed loop system, concepts of feedback. Block diagram of control system, Time lag, hysteresis linearity concepts; Self-regulating and non-self-regulating control systems. Transfer function of simple control components, single feedback configuration.

Time response of systems.

Stability Analysis; Characteristics equation. Routh’s table, Nyquist Criterion, Relative stability, phase margin and gain margin.

Routh Harwitz criterion; Root Locus technique, Bode plot, Power plot, gain margin and phase margin.

Microprocessors: Typical organization of microcomputer system and functions of its various blocks, Architecture of a Microprocessor; Memories and I/O Interfacing; Brief idea of M/C & assembly languages, Machines and Mnemonic codes; Instructions format and Addressing mode; concept Instruction set; programming exercises in assembly language; concept of interrupt; Data transfer techniques-sync data transfer, async data transfer, interrupt driven data transfer, DMA, serial output data, serial input data.

Computer: Computers and its working, types of computers, familiarization with DOS and window concept of file, directory, folder, Number Systems; Data Communication. Programming-Elements of a high level programming language, PASCAL, C; use of basic data structures; Fundamentals of computer architecture, Processor design, control unit design; Memory organization. I/O System Organization. Microprocessor-microprocessor architecture, instruction set and simple assembly level programming. Microprocessor based system design: typical examples. Personal computers and their typical uses, data communication principles, types and working principles of modems, Network principles, OSI model, functions of data link layer and network layer, networking components; communication protocol-x.25, TCP/IP.