NPTI PGDC CET 2018 – National Power Training Institute (NPTI) offers Postgraduate Diploma Courses in Smart Grid Technologies, Power System Operation, PGDC in Renewable Energy & Grid Interface Technologies and PGDC in Energy Market Management. These courses are designed to improve knowledge in relevance to the present day requirements and enhance the skill of fresh graduate engineers/working engineers who wish to make their career in power and energy sector. Admission will be done on Merit based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the CET-2018 followed by Counseling. Interested candidates can get here complete details of NPTI PGDC CET 2018 from the below article.

NPTI PGDC CET 2018 – PG Diploma Course Admission

The table below enlists all the important dates for the NPTI PGDC CET 2018. Please refer to the table below to get a clear idea about all the important events.

Events Dates
Last date of Online Registration 08 Jun 2018
12 Jun 2018
Downloading of Admit Cards 19 Jun 2018
Date of PGDC CET- 2018 24 Jun 2018
(10:30 AM – 12:30 PM)
Declaration of Result 11 Jul 2018
Counseling 24 & 25 Jul 2018
Reporting & Commencement of course 06 Aug 2018
Spot admission for vacant seats if any by Counseling 13 Aug 2018

Courses Offered

National Power Training Institute (NPTI) offers Postgraduate Diploma Courses given below. Duration of the course is of one year, consisting of two semesters covering formal training at Institutes and industrial/field training.

  1. PGDC in Power Plant Engineering
  2. PGDC in Smart Grid Technologies
  3. PGDC in Power System Operation
  4. PGDC in Renewable Energy & Grid Interface Technologies
  5. PGDC in Energy Market Management

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit: There is no age limit for admission to PGDC programs.

Application Form

Candidates can apply online by visiting the official website Applications are to be filled online from official website or Before applying for NPTI PGDC CET 2018 candidates must ensure the eligibility criteria laid down by the National Power Training Institute (NPTI). The direct link to apply online is also provided at “Application Form” page.

The registration fee is of Rs.2000/- (including GST) to be paid online. Candidates are required to follow the instructions available on our online application page. No application will be accepted without online payment.

Common Entrance Test (CET) 2018

Duration of the test shall be 2 hours consisting of two parts (each of 60 multiple choice questions). Part-I of the question paper (General Aptitude) shall be common to all the candidates, Part-II of the question paper (General Engineering) shall consist two groups i.e. G-I for the candidates of Electrical, EEE, ECE, C&I, CSE and Information & Communication Technology disciplines and G-II for the candidates of Mechanical and Power Engineering disciplines.

The Common Entrance Test includes Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions of General Aptitude and General Engineering. The test would be offline paper-based. The questions are to be answered on OMR sheet. There will be negative marking. Each of the marked correct answers shall be rewarded one (1) mark and a wrong answer shall be penalized by (-0.25) mark.

Test Centers

CET – 2018 will be held at seven centres i.e.

  1. NPTI, Neyveli, TN,
  2. NPTI Durgapur, WB,
  3. NPTI, Guwahati, Assam,
  4. NPTI, Nagpur, Maharashtra,
  5. NPTI-PSTI, Bengaluru,
  6. NPTI, Nangal, Punjab &
  7. NPTI, Faridabad (Delhi-NCR).


Counseling will be held simultaneously at NPTI (CO) Faridabad, PSTI Bengaluru, NPTI Nagpur & NPTI Durgapur. Candidates may attend the counseling at any one of the above institutes as per their choice mentioned in the application form. The candidate must appear in person at a chosen counseling centre on counseling date along with all relevant original documents including caste certificate (if applicable), Date of Birth certificate, Educational Qualifications etc.

The list of documents to be carried for counseling round would be published on the website before counseling round. The schedule of counseling round & merit list of candidates allowed to appear for counseling round would be displayed on official website or The Sponsored candidates have to produce sponsorship letter at the time of counseling. The Sponsored candidates will not be considered for Campus Placements.

Selection Procedure

The Admission to these P.G. Diploma courses will be done on Merit based on the marks obtained by the candidates in the Common Entrance Test (CET-2018) followed by Counseling.


Reservation for SC /ST/OBC/ Physically Challenged as per Govt. of India Norms. 25% seats are reserved for candidates sponsored from Power utilities. All Institutes have an equal level of infrastructure as per the requirement of the courses.

Seat Matrix

Institute wise Seat allocation Matrix for PGDC programs is listed below:

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