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IOCL Recruitment through GATE Exam

Last Updated - February 18, 2019

IOCL or Indian Oil has invited graduate engineers for recruitment as Engineers or Officers (quality control) through GATE exam. Shortlisting of candidates for further selection process (GD/GT or PI) will be based on scores secured in GATE 2019.

Latest: The result for GATE 2019 will be announced on March 16, 2019. Candidate can check their GATE 2019 Result on the official website of GOAPS. 

  • IOCL has released a recruitment notification for 466 vacancies for the positions of Apprentice.
  • Interested candidtaes can submit their applications till March 8, 2019Check GATE PSU Cut Off
  • Indian nationals with a graduate degree in the specified discipline can apply for IOCL recruitment.
  • Candidates need not pay any application fee to Indian Oil separately. ​Check PSU Recruitment through GATE
  • Shortlisted candidates on the basis of their GATE score are called for GD or PI round. Final selection is done through overall performance of the candidate. Check GATE Cut Off 

IOCL is India’s largest commercial enterprise. Indian Oil is ranked 119th among the world’s largest corporate (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.

#About GATE 2019

Given below is a brief analysis of GATE ME, CS and CH papers:

  • GATE 2019 was conducted on February 2, 3, 9 & 10, 2019 through computer based mode. 
  • ME Session 1: The difficulty level was easy to moderate. The paper had 26 NAT questions – 10 questions of 1 mark and 16 questions of 2 marks each. Read more
  • ME Session 2: The difficulty level of the exam was moderate to difficult. It had 32 NAT questions i.e. 6 questions more than the morning session.
  • CS paper was conducted on February 3. More than 1.3 lac candidates appeared for the exam. As per the candidates, the difficulty level of the exam was easy to moderate and it had 24 NAT questions in total. Know more
  • CH paper was conducted on February 3 in forenoon session. The difficulty level was of easy to moderate. Read more

Read more about IOCL Recruitment via GATE Exam

IOCL Recruitment Eligibility Criteria

The required educational qualification criteria for IOCL recruitment through GATE 2019 are following:

  • Candidate must be an Indian Citizen.
  • A graduate degree in Chemical Engineering/ Civil Engineering/ Computer Science and Information Technology/ Electrical Engineering/ Electronics and Communications Engineering/ Instrumentation Engineering/ Mechanical Engineering from a recognized university.

Check GATE Exam Eligibility

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)

IOCL - 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 Job Profile

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, constructions, projects, etc.
Business DevelopmentPetrochemicals, polymer projects, operations, sales and marketing, gas, renewable energy and sustainable development.

Petroleum engineers will be posted in the Exploration and Production Business Vertical of Business Development Division. They will supervise drilling operations and prepare to drill engineering designs, calculations and drilling programs for the blocks operated by Indian Oil.

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.

How to Apply?

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

Stage 1: Online Registration for GATE 2019 examination

  • Apply/register online for GATE 2019 using GATE Online Application Processing System (GOAPS) before the last date i.e. October 1.
  • GATE 2019 will be online examination and will be held in the month of February 2019. Check GATE Exam Pattern

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 2019 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.

Check detailed Notification IOCL Recruitment via GATE Exam

IOCL 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) 2019 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-2019 in the same discipline.
  2. The GATE scores of the current session i.e. 2019 session will be valid for the recruitment exercise in Indian Oil under this advertisement. Score from GATE 2018 or from any previous GATE examination is not valid.
  3. On the basis of GATE 2019 score, the candidates will be shortlisted for further selection process comprising of:
    1. Group Discussion (GD)/Group Task (GT)
    2. Personal Interview (PI) for assessment of different facets of knowledge, skills etc.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Read more about GATE Results

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 2019. 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 score is the only valid score to be considered for recruitment in Indian

Check more IOCL related FAQs

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.



1 Comment
Jyoti singh

I'm unable to find "gate 2019" option on "careers" page of iocl... Please help me...

08 Feb, 2019 13:08
Shobhna Chaturvedi

Hi Jyoti, kindly contact the exam authorities for the suitable guidance.

08 Feb, 2019 14:31

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