IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2020, Important Dates, Eligibility, Selection Process and Cut off

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    IOCL has released the recruitment notice for GATE 2020 qualified candidates. According to that Indian citizens who have graduated in engineering disciplines i.e. Civil, Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical are eligible to apply through the GATE.

    • IOCL or Indian Oil had extended the last date of the application process is over and the list of shortlisted candidates for the further selection process that is GD/GT and PI based on GATE Cut off is available at their official website. 
    • The schedule for GD/GT and PI will be released soon. 
    • All the candidates are also advised to download their scorecard as it is one of the important documents required during the time of the recruitment process.  Download GATE Scorecard

    Read the article to know more about the important rates, eligibility criteria, selection process, and much more. 

    About IOCL

    IOCL is India’s largest commercial enterprise. Indian Oil is ranked 119th among the world’s largest corporates (and first among Indian enterprises)in the prestigious FORTUNE ‘GLOBAL 500’ list, for the year 2016. With a corporate vision to be ‘The Energy of India’ and to become ‘A globally admired company’, Indian Oil’s business interests straddle the entire hydrocarbon value chain– from refining, pipeline transportation and marketing of petroleum products to exploration and production of crude oil and gas, marketing of natural gas and petrochemicals.

    Candidates who are selected as engineers may be posted in any one of the divisions of Indian Oil such as Refineries, Marketing, Pipelines and Business Development, Information Systems, Optimization or In Subsidiary/Joint Venture Companies.

    RefineriesEngineering services, process, production, projects, power plant, maintenance, inspection, etc.
    MarketingAviation Services, Engineering, Operations, Maintenance and Inspection, Sales and Marketing, Technical Services, Quality Control, etc.
    PipelinesOperations and maintenance, construction, projects, etc.
    Business DevelopmentPetrochemicals, polymer projects, operations, sales and marketing, gas, renewable energy, and sustainable development.

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    GATE IOCL 2020 Important Dates

    GATE IOCL 2020 Important Dates

    The important dates mentioned below will help you plan your preparation better:

    Important EventsImportant Dates
    Start OF IOCL Online Application07th April 2020
    Last Date for Submission of IOCL Application (Extended)June 30, 2020 
    List of Shortlisted CandidatesAvailable at Official Website
    Schedule for GD/GT and PITo be announced soon

    GATE IOCL 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    GATE IOCL 2020 Recruitment Eligibility Criteria

    The required educational qualification criteria for IOCL recruitment through GATE are the following:

    • Candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
    • A graduate degree in Chemical Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering from a recognized university.

    Eligibility for Chemical and Polymer Science and Engineering

    • Candidates having BE/B.Tech or equivalent qualifications in Chemical Engineering/Polymer Science and Engineering /Petro-Chemical Engineering/ Plastic Technology may be considered for the vacancies in Chemical Engineering.
    • However, candidates with BE/B.Tech equivalent qualifications in Chemical Engineering/Polymer Science Engineering/Technology, who are desirous to be considered only for the vacancies under Polymer Science and Engineering must appear under Engineering Sciences [Polymer Science and Engineering section (code F)]. They are to follow the GATE structure as under:
    Should have secured minimum 65% of marks in qualifying degree examination (relaxation of 55% for SC/ ST /PWD category).
    Section A: Engineering Mathematics, General Aptitude, Polymer Science and Engineering (Paper Code F) (Mandatory)

     Also Check  GATE Eligibility Criteria

    GATE IOCL 2020 Age Relaxation

    GATE IOCL 2020 - Concessions/ Relaxations

    1. Reservation of posts for SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/ PwBD (degree of disability 40% or above) will be maintained as per Government of India directives.
    2. For getting the benefits of reservation under OBC category:
      • The name of caste and community of the candidate must appear in the ‘Central list of Other Backward Classes’
      • The candidates must not belong to creamy layer.
      • The candidates need to furnish their OBC certificate as per the format prescribed by Government of India and it must not be more than 6 months old.
    3. Minimum percentage of marks in the qualifying degree examination is relaxed to 55% for SC/ST/PwBD category candidates.
    4. Relaxation in Upper Age Limit as under will be extended as per Presidential Directives:
    CategoryRelaxation in Upper Age Limit
    OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
    SC/ ST5 years
    PwBD10 years
    Candidates domiciled in J&K between 1.1.1980 – 31.12.19895 years

    Ex-servicemen & Commissioned Officers (including ECOs/SSCOs) subject to rendering minimum 5 years’ military service and fulfillment of other conditions prescribed by Government of India.

    5 years

    IOCL Salary Band

    Candidates selected as Engineers/Officers will be receiving a monthly remuneration of INR 60000. Also, the selected candidates will get DA and other allowances as per the rules of the Corporation in force, as amended from time to time.

    • Other Allowances or Benefits would include HRA/Subsidized Housing Accommodation (depending upon the place of posting), medical facilities, performance related pay, gratuity, contributory provident fund, employees’ pension scheme, group personal accident insurance scheme, leave encashment, LTC, contributory superannuation benefit fund scheme, conveyance advance, performance related incentives, etc.
    • The Cost to Company  (CTC) will be around INR 17.00 lakhs per annum inclusive of Performance Related Pay.
    • The Actual CTC will vary, depending on the place of posting, financial performance of the Corporation and also individual performance of the employee.

    Steps to Apply for GATE IOCL 2020

    GATE IOCL 2020 - How to Apply?

    To apply for IOCL through GATE, candidates must follow the two-stage process:

    Stage 1: Online Registration for GATE examination

    • Apply/register online for GATE 2020 using GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) before the last date
    • GATE will be an online examination and will be held in the month of February. Check  How to Apply for GATE?

    Stage 2: Online Application in Indian Oil with GATE Registration No.

    • Go to the official website of IOCL i.e.
    • Click on the CAREERS option and open the GATE link.
    • Click on Apply online and a frame will appear on the screen. Enter the required details like Discipline, GATE registration no. and DOB.
    • Fill up the personal, qualification details, thereafter, upload the scanned copy of recent photograph and signature.
    • Click on the submit button, a unique ID will generate along with the application form.

    GATE IOCL 2020 Selection Process

    GATE IOCL 2020 Selection Process

    The selection methodology for Officers/Engineers/GAEs/Research Officers in R&D Centre and Assistant Officers (Quality Control) in Marketing Division will comprise of the following:

    1. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineers (GATE) score of the candidates in the concerned disciplines. Graduate Engineers from the relevant disciplines, desirous of taking up a career with IndianOil are required to appear in GATE in the same discipline.
    2. GATE scores of the current session will be valid for the recruitment exercise in Indian Oil under this advertisement. The score of GATE from any previous GATE examination is not valid.
    3. On the basis of GATE score, the candidates will be shortlisted for further selection process comprising of:
      • Group Discussion (GD)/Group Task (GT)
      • Personal Interview (PI) for assessment of different facets of knowledge, skills, etc.
    1. Candidates have to essentially qualify in the exam. In addition, candidates will have to separately qualify in Group Discussion (GD)/Group Task (GT) and Personal Interview (PI) successfully before being adjudged as suitable for selection.
    2. Final merit will be prepared based on GATE scores and further scores obtained by the candidates in GD/GT and PI. Merit would be prepared discipline- wise.

    Check  Selection Process of BARC

    GATE IOCL 2020 Cut Off

    GATE IOCL Recruitment Cut Off – Previous Years

    The cut off tables based on category and disciplines opted by the candidates for the year 2017 and 2016 are provided below:

    IOCL GATE Cutoff Marks 2017

    Computer Science & IT64.2960.37

    Computer Science & IT47.6641.15

    IOCL GATE Cutoff Marks 2016 

    Computer Science & IT63.6356.74

    Computer Science & IT45.4336.426.05

    Frequently Asked Questions

    GATE IOCL Recruitment FAQs

    Ques. How will Indian Oil use GATE scores?

    Ans. Indian Oil will shortlist the candidates who have applied for the given post, using GATE score. Indian Oil will get scores from the Office of Chairman, GATE 2020. However, the scores of only GATE qualified candidates will be given to the Indian Oil. Therefore, candidates, not qualifying through GATE, shall not be shortlisted for GD/GT and PI. Candidates, who have appeared in GATE 2020 in the required disciplines and also applied in Indian Oil, would be considered for further selection process in Indian Oil.

    Ques. Does one have to pay separate application fees to Indian Oil?

    Ans. NO, there is no separate application fee to be given to Indian Oil. A candidate is required to pay the required fees for GATE only. Details concerning GATE fees are given on the GATE website.

    Ques. After submission of the online application, can it be viewed again?

    Ans. YES, it can be viewed again, but no change can be made to the details once filled in.

    Ques. Where the University does not give % and only gives letter grades/CGPA/OGPA, how to fill in the % of marks in the online application?

    Ans. The grade or CGPA should be converted into % as per conversion formula applied by the Institute/University for awarding class or division. In case, such a formula is not available, Indian Oil will have full authority to convert that into % by applying its own procedure, as it may consider appropriate.

    Ques. Who is entitled to relaxation/concessions admissible to People with Disabilities candidates?

    Ans. Persons with Disability of 40% or more will get the benefits admissible to PWD candidates. Also, it is mandatory that such a candidate holds a valid disability certificate issued by the medical board constituted for such purpose. Candidates, whose degree of disability is less than 40%, are not entitled to any concession admissible to PWD candidates.

    Ques. Where should a candidate mail his/her complete application form with affixed photograph?

    Ans. There is no need to mail the completed application after affixing photograph. This application is to be brought at the time of GD/GT and PI.

    Ques. Is there any way to apply offline?

    Ans. NO, Indian Oil shall not entertain any offline applications.

    Ques. How can one communicate with Indian Oil, in the case of any specific query?

    Ans. Indian Oil has a two-tier process for this. Firstly, call on the telephone numbers given on the online application module. Most of the queries will be addressed at this level only. For any further queries, candidate can write to

    Ques. GATE conducts its exams in various disciplines. Will scores from all the papers be considered by Indian Oil?

    Ans. NO, Indian Oil will be considering GATE 2020 scores in given disciplines only. Please refer the details through Indian Oil website.

    Ques. Can a student appear in GATE in Electronics and Communication discipline for recruitment in Indian Oil?

    Ans. NO, a candidate with a degree in Electronics and Instrumentation discipline shall be considered for recruitment in Indian Oil only in the Instrumentation discipline. The discipline of engineering in which the candidate is graduating or has already graduated requires being the same for appearing GATE 2020 examination also. Candidates with a mismatch in disciplines will altogether be rejected.

    Ques. Is a post graduate with Masters in Computer Applications (MCA) eligible for applying for the position of Officers/Engineers?

    Ans. The qualification requirement for the position of Officers/Engineers is, 4 year full time BE/B.Tech from a recognized Indian University/Institute. Candidate with MCA does not meet the eligibility requirement for Graduate Engineers.

    Ques. Is a candidate required to appear again in GATE this year, even if he/she had already appeared in last year’s GATE?

    Ans. YES, GATE 2020 score is the only valid score to be considered for recruitment in Indian. Candidates are required to score at least 65% marks in their qualifying bachelor’s degree examination.For other category candidates, it is relaxed to 55%.In Geology and Geophysics, the minimum % of marks is 60% for General and OBC category and 55% for SC/ST/PWD categories respectively.

    Ques. Is there any physical fitness criterion for appearing in GATE?

    Ans. NO, GATE does not have any physical fitness criteria, but Indian Oil has.The candidates wishing to appear GATE for recruitment in Indian Oil only must go through the pre-employment medical fitness standard of Indian Oil before proceeding with the GATE application process.



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