ONGC Recruitment through GATE and Cut off

    Nikkil Visha Nikkil Visha
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    Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has released a notification regarding the ONGC recruitment through GATE. As per the notification released, ONGC will recruit Graduate trainee candidates at the E-1 level in the field of Engineering and Geo-Sciences in the month of March/April 2020.

    The various posts that will be filled by this examination will be of Assistant Executive Engineers (AEE), Chemist, Geologist, Geophysicist, Materials Management Officer, Programming Officer, and Transport Officer.  Candidates who are interested in opting for these jobs and positions can apply based on their  GATE Cut Off. The link to apply for these positions will be activated soon on the official website of ONGC.

    The only prerequisite required is that the candidates have to pay a registration fee and upload their photograph and signature along with the application form. The selection will be based on GATE Score, personal interview, and qualification record. The basic salary for the Graduate trainee post is INR- 60,000 to 1,80,000Download GATE Scorecard

    About ONGC

    ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation) is a Maharatna status company. It is a PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Company shortlist the candidtaes based on their GATE scores. Candidates will be assessed after a personal interview before they are offered the appointment. Some of the important facts regarding the examination are given below:

    Name of the examination GATE 
    Conducting authorityONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation)
    Level of examinationNational
    Mode of applicationOnline
    Frequency of examinationOnce in a year

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    ONGC Important Dates

    Important dates for ONGC Recruitment

    Availability of application form for ONGC RecruitmentMarch or April 2020 (Tentative)
    Last date of filling the application form of ONGC RecruitmentApril 2020 (Tentative)
    Date of uploading the documents and downloading the call letter for the interviewMay 2020 (Tentative)
    InterviewJune 2020 (Tentative)

    ONGC Eligibility Criteria

    ONGC Eligibility Criteria

    Candidates applying for the ONGC recruitment must make sure that they follow all the certain specific eligibility criteria for the recruitment. There are some common eligibility criteria and some post-specific eligibility qualification that is required in order to be eligible to apply for various posts at ONGC through the GATE Examination. Below are mentioned all the post-specific and common eligibility criteria:

    • Candidates applying for the recruitment process must be a citizen of India.
    • Candidates must hold an undergraduate engineering degree with a minimum of 60% marks in order to be eligible for the post.
    • The students who are appearing in the final year of their B.Tech or BE course can also apply for the recruitment process. Their appointment would be made provisional till they pass their final year exams.
    • Candidates who have passed the professional exams such as AMIE (Electricity) or AMIE (Mechanical) are not eligible to appear for the ONGC recruitment through GATE.
    • The candidates who have obtained an undergraduate degree from the distance learning or part-time are also eligible to appear for the examination provided their degree is recognized by the relevant statutory bodies for employment to posts and services of the Central Government.

    Also Check GATE Eligibility Criteria

    ONGC Application Process

    ONGC Application Process

    The ONGC Recruitment through GATE application form will be available on the official website of ONGC. Candidates who qualify GATE can apply for the same. The official website of ONGC is

    Step 1 – Visit the official website of ONGC Click on the “register” tab.
    Step 2 – Enter your contact number and email to begin the registration process.
    Step 3 – Fill other details like Academic, Personal etc.
    Step 4 – Fill your GATE Details.
    Step 5 – Upload your passport size photo and the signature image as per the format provided.
    Step 6 – Submit the filled form.
    Step 7 – Pay the Application Fee. Take the print out of the Final Slip and save for later.


    The age limit to appear for the ONGC recruitment process through the GATE examination for different categories is given below:

    GENERAL28 years30 years
    OBC31 years33 years
    SC/ ST33 years35 years
    PWDNA40 years (Additional relaxation of 3 years for OBC and 5 years for SC/ ST)
    Ex-Servicemen (including General, OBC, SC/ ST)33 years35 years

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    ONGC Selection Process

    ONGC Selection Process

    The selection process for various posts at ONGC through GATE examination has three parts:

    • GATE Score
    • Personal Interview
    • Qualification Record

    The weightage of all these three parameters is given in the table below:

    GATE Score60
    Personal interview15

    ONGC Vacancies

    ONGC Vacancy Details

    Candidates can expect 785 vacancies from ONGC through the GATE. Below are mentioned the posts and the number of vacancies each post:

    AEE (Cementing)-Mechanical 10
    AEE (Cementing)-Petroleum 1
    AEE (Civil) 19
    AEE (Drilling)-Mechanical 86
    AEE (Drilling)- Petroleum 8
    AEE (Electrical)95
    AEE (Electronics) 24
    AEE (Instrumentation)26
    AEE (Mechanical) 75
    AEE (Production)- Mechanical 64
    AEE (Production-Chemical) 80
    AEE (Production)-Petroleum 33
    AEE (Reservoir) 19
    Geophysicist (Surface)29
    Geophysicist (Wells) 14
    Materials Management Officer33
    Programming Officer 13
    Transport Officer 11
    AEE (Industrial Engineering) 10

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    ONGC Cut Off

    ONGC GATE Cutoff

    ONGC GATE releases category wise Cutoff for different posts. The cutoff varies according to total number of vacancies in PSU. Candidates can go through following table for previous year ONGC gate cutoff for Graduate Engineer post is given below in the tables.

    Factors Affecting ONGC GATE Cutoff

    PSU Cutoff marks not only depends on written test. There are various factors which affect the cutoff marks. Candidates can check the following points to know the changes in Cutoff marks:

    • Cut off trends from the previous year of GATE.  Check GATE Cut Off
    • The total number of shortlisted candidates qualified in GATE exam and appearing for ONGC GATE selection process.
    • The difficulty level of questions from each section in examination. The total number of vacancies as per requirement in PSU.
    • Relative performance of the candidates in the written test and personal interview conducted by ONGC.

    ONGC GATE 2018 Cutoff

    AEE Production-Petroleum492284128128
    AEE Cementing -Mechanical725633565533
    AEE Electronics803757571657
    Geophysicist (Surface)636474328198
    Programming Officer794632620No Post
    AEE Production-Chemical658567485421
    AEE Cementing -Petroleum509No PostNo PostNo Post
    AEE Electrical797698573536
    Geophysicist (Wells)593423361215
    AEE Mechanical797731609533
    AEE Drilling -Mechanical789707606512
    Transport Officer797743515No Post
    AEE Instrumentation730623531No Post
    AEE Reservoir674564430394
    AEE Production- Mechanical598338230265
    AEE Drilling- Petroleum457405122215
    MM Officer833728624508
    AEE Civil883826754784

    ONGC GATE 2017 Cutoff

    AEE Production-Petroleum6352918556
    AEE Cementing -Mechanical810750599No Post
    AEE Electronics864745682629
    Geophysicist (Surface)580425337217
    Programming Officer848779742578
    AEE Production-Chemical659539470358
    AEE Cementing -Petroleum630583No PostNo Post
    AEE Electrical801728589610
    Geophysicist (Wells)421311217242
    AEE Mechanical789654585508
    AEE Drilling -Mechanical814754634559
    Transport Officer800728610508
    AEE Instrumentation781689No PostNo Post
    AEE Reservoir653495384274
    AEE Production- Mechanical831758673605
    AEE Drilling- Petroleum62451992No Post
    MM Officer837766563No Post
    AEE Civil885817710682

    ONGC GATE 2016 Cutoff

    AEEE Cementing- Mechanical808742615509
    AEEE Cementing- Petroleum642533-196
    AEEE Civil921836699700
    AEEE Drilling- Mechanical822755620558
    AEEE Drilling- Petroleum562325265-
    AEEE Electrical869800710710
    AEEE Electronics910832662534
    AEEE Instrumentation798734500-
    AEEE Mechanical859788669608
    AEEE Production- Chemical640479444335
    AEEE Production- Mechanical833720570520
    AEEE Production- Petroleum696320156161
    AEEE Reservoir716527424479
    Geophysicist (Surface)635434234203
    Geophysicist (Wells)652489372291
    MM Officer836758693525
    Programming Officer852706--
    Transport Officer799745571-

    ONGC GATE 2015 Cutoff

    Here, the ONGC GATE Cutoff for the year of 2015. Candidates can check the ONGC GATE cutoff marks as mentioned in the table:

    AEEE Civil888844-759
    Programming Officer867815-496
    AEEE Electronics856856-639
    AEEE Electrical817736583670
    MM Officer756713603505
    AEEE Instrumentation754738541495
    AEEE Drilling750739548417
    AEEE Mechanical750721644507
    Transport Officer715669--
    AEEE Production706640566430
    AEEE Cementing691535322297
    AEEE Reservoir594543-184
    Geophysicist (Wells)586416308-
    Geophysicist (Surface)524488437190

    The cut off will help all the candidates who are planning to apply for ONGC recruitment to get an estimated idea of the expected cut off. Also, all the candidtaes are advised to keep visiting the official website to get the updated information about the recruitment process.



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