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IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

Last Updated - March 10, 2018

IOCL recruits eligible Graduate Engineers on the basis of score obtained in GATE 2018. The application form for IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2018 was out on January 8, 2018, all the interested candidates could apply till February 11, 2018. Indian nationals with a graduate degree in the specified discipline can apply for IOCL recruitment. The shortlisted candidates will undergo selection process i.e.Group discussion & Personal interview.

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.

Eligibility Criteria

The required educational qualification criteria for IOCL recruitment through GATE 2018 are following:

  • Candidate must be 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.

Eligibility for Chemical Engineering 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 examination structure as under:
  1. Should have secured minimum 65% of marks in qualifying degree examination (relaxation of 55% for SC/ ST /PWD category).
  2. Section A: Engineering Mathematics, General Aptitude, Polymer Science and Engineering (Paper Code F) (MANDATORY)

Age Limit

Certain age restrictions as applicable for IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2018. These are:

  • General Category- Up to 26 years
  • OBC-NCL- Up to 29 years
  • SC/ST- Up to 31 years
  • PwDs- Upper age limit relaxation is by 10 years
  • Domicile of J&K during January 1, 1981- December 31, 1990- Relaxation of up to 5 years
  • For ex-servicemen- up to 5 years


  1. Reservation of Posts for SC/ST/OBC/PWD (degree of disability 40% or above) will be maintained as per the Government of India directives.
  2. For getting the benefits of reservation under OBC category:
  • Name of caste and community of the candidate should be appearing in the ‘CENTRAL LIST OF OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES
  • Candidates should not belong to CREAMY LAYER.
  • Furnish their OBC CERTIFICATE as per the format prescribed by the Government of India and it must not be more than 6 months old.

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 drilling engineering designs, calculations and drilling programs for the blocks operated by Indian Oil.


Candidates selected as Engineers/Officers will be receiving a monthly remuneration of Rs. 24,900/- 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 Rs.12.00 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:

  1. Online Registration for GATE 2018 examination
  2. Online Application to be submitted in Indian Oil with the GATE 2018 Registration Number.

Candidates seeking a job in PSU’s can apply for IOCL recruitment. They can go through following points to know about the application procedure of IOCL:

  1. Go to the official website of IOCL i.e.
  2. Click on the CAREERS option and open the GATE 2018 link.
  3. Click on Apply online and a frame will appear on the screen. Enter the required details like Discipline, GATE registration no. and DOB.

IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2017

  1. Fill up the personal, qualification details, thereafter, upload the scanned copy of recent photograph and signature.
  2. Click on the submit button, a unique ID will generate along with the application form.

Selection Process

  • Only GATE 2018 scores of the candidates are valid for this recruitment process in the concerned disciplines of the Indian Oil. Scores from GATE 2018 or from any previous GATE examination will not be valid.
  • On the basis of GATE 2018 scores, the candidates will be shortlisted for further selection process as under:
    2. PERSONAL INTERVIEW (PI) for assessment of different aspects of knowledge, skill, attitude and aptitude.
  • In addition to qualifying GATE 2018, candidates must qualify GD/GT and also PI successfully before being adjudged as suitable for selection.
  • Final merit will be prepared based on GATE 2018 scores and further scores obtained by the candidates in GD/GT and PI. Merit would be prepared discipline- wise.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. How will Indian Oil use GATE scores?

Ans. Indian Oil will shortlist the candidates who have applied for the given post, using GATE 2018 score. Indian Oil will get the GATE 2018 scores from the Office of Chairman, GATE 2018. 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 2017 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 2018 only.Details concerning GATE fees are given on the GATE website.

Ques. Indian Oil recruited from Geology and Geophysics disciplines through GATE 2016.Are these disciplines open for recruitment through GATE 2017 too?

Ans. NO, Indian Oil will not be recruiting Geology and Geophysics professionals through GATE 2018.

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 2017 scores in given disciplines only. Please refer the details through Indian Oil website.

Ques. How will a candidate prepare for GATE 2018?

Ans. Subject-wise syllabus of GATE 2017 is available in GATE 2017 brochure, which can be downloaded from GATE 2018 website.

Ques. Can a student appear in GATE 2018 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 2017 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 2018 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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