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HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

Last Updated - August 22, 2017

HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018– Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has announced that they will be recruiting through GATE 2018. HPCL Through GATE 2018 application form has been available January 10 to February 10, 2018. The branches eligible for engineering under GATE are Civil, Electronics and Telecommunication, Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation and Chemical. For eligibility purposes, the candidates from general category & OBC (non-creamy layer) must score 60% in graduation and 50% for SC/ST and PWD candidates.

Job Profile

The job profile on offer in HPCL through GATE 2018 is graduate engineer in civil, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, electronics & telecommunications and chemical engineering.

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  1. The graduate engineers recruited through GATE 2018 at HPCL can bag handsome salary package.
  2. During the training period, the selected candidates will earn a consolidated Stipend of Rs 33,000/- per month
  3. After completion of the training, they will be absorbed in the Management Cadre at the entry level. On the salary scale, they’ll be on “A” grade with their salary ranging from Rs 24,900 to Rs 50,500.
  4. For a period of 6 months, they will be further on Probation.
  5. They will be entitled to allowances at 50% of Basic Pay under Cafeteria Approach, Dearness Allowance, HRA, Contributory Provident Fund, Gratuity, and Superannuation Benefits, as per Corporation’s policy in force from time to time upon absorption, after being absorbed.
  6. The approximate CTC will be Rs 10.73 lakhs per annum which may vary from metro cities and other locations.

Application Date

The Application form for HPCL recruitment through GATE 2018 will available from January 10 – February 10, 2018. However the GATE Registration dates are over now.Candidates who successfully registered for the GATE 2018 can apply for the HPCL. 

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  • The minimum eligibility conditions for employment in offered position are
  • Should have passed qualifying degree examinations in aforementioned disciplines
  • The qualifying degree program should be regular course for 4 years from AICTE approved / UGC recognized University/Deemed University
  • The courses offered by Autonomous Institutions are also deemed equivalent
  • Should score an aggregate minimum of 60% for General and OBC-NC category
  • Should score an aggregate minimum of 50% for General and for SC/ST/PWD candidates
  • The candidates who are in their final year of engineering can also apply. However, they must submit their final mark sheet by August 31, 2018. The minimum aggregate score till the date of application should be 60% for General and OBC- NC category and 50% for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • As on June 30, 2018, the age of General Category candidates must be no more than 25 years. In other words, candidates born on or after June 30, 1991 are eligible.
  • The age limit is relaxed for OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/SC/ST/PWD candidates as per the Presidential Directives.

Application Fee

For GATE 2018, a non refundable fee is required to be paid by candidates. The application fee for General category and OBC (Non Creamy Layer) candidates is Rs. 265/-. SC/ST/PwD candidates are exempt from paying the fee.

The application fee can be paid by either online or offline mode.

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Application Process

For applying to GATE 2018, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Visit or websites of other IITs.
  2. Receive your GATE 2018 Registration number printed on your admit card
  3. You need to apply to Hindustan Petroleum online on receipt of GATE registration number
  4. The online application form should be submitted on the website by February 10, 2018
  5. Under ‘Careers Opportunities’ section, the relevant link has been available from 31st December 2016
  6. Read all the instructions given on the website carefully.
  7. Before filling application form, keep a scanned copy of same passport size photo affixed in GATE application and resume ready.
  8. The photo should be in jpg / gif format with a size under 5 kb and  resume should be in doc/docx format with a size under 300kb.
  9. Candidates also need to provide all the relevant details to fill the online form. Scanned copy of your latest passport size photograph and resume along with the online application form is required to be uploaded. The relevant details of the candidate viz- Name, Date of Birth, Address, GATE 2018 Registration No etc. entered in HPCL Online application should be same as entered in the GATE 2018 application.
  10. Click on Submit button. It will get you a system generated 12 Digit Application Number. Save this number for future reference.
  11. Take printout of the Online Application Form, affix your recent passport size photograph, put signature at the space provided and keep them with you safely for future reference.
  12. Make payment of application fee. Choose “Payment of Application & Processing Fee”.  The payment can be made either in online mode or offline mode.
  13. For online payment, you may use debit/credit card. Alternatively, you can make offline payment through SBI challan by following the steps given below:
    1. While filling the HPCL Online Application Form, take print out of SBI challan.
    2. Pay the Application fees into the HPCL Powerjyoti A/C Number 32315049001 at any branch of SBI after two working days from filling the online Application Form.
    3. Make sure that bank stamps all three parts of the challan
    4. Ensure that the payment status changes to “Payment Received” after 3-4 days from date on which the application fee is paid.
    5. In case payment status is not updated within the prescribed time, send a mail to HPCL attaching the scanned copy of paid challan to

Selection Process

The selection process of GATE is described below

  1. The candidates, who are hoping to secure position of graduate engineers with Hindustan Petroleum, need to appear in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018.
  2. No candidate will be consider for further selection procedure if they have appeared in different GATE paper other than that of their Qualifying Engineering discipline.
  3. Qualified candidates will be called for further selection process on the basis of valid GATE 2018 marks. They will be called in a predetermined ratio in order of the category-wise discipline wise merit list.
  4. At the sole discretion of the management, any other selection tools/tests, in addition to the above, may be administered.
  5. For this recruitment drive only GATE 2018 marks will be valid.
  6. For being adjudged suitable for selection, candidates will have to successfullt qualify through each stage of selection process

Result List

GATE 2018 Results will be declared on March 27, 2018. Result for the HPCL Through GATE 2018 will be announced by HPCL.The result list will be published on

General Instructions

  1. Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply.
  2. Any application that doesn’t meet the prescribed format or contains incomplete / wrong particulars will not be considered. The email ID provided by candidates in online application should remain valid for a year at least. Candidates must create email ID in their names and not pseudo / fake email ids which will attract appropriate action under the law. Through the provided email ID, all future communication with the candidates will take place.
  3. The relevant documents such as mark sheet of qualifying examination, caste/sub-caste certificate, date of issue, name of issuing authority, state of origin, etc. should be kept ready by the candidates with them before commencing application process.
  4. Candidates appearing or having appeared in final qualifying examination in 2018 are eligible to apply. Such candidates must have secured minimum 60% aggregate marks (for General and OBC-NC category) up to last semester examinations. For SC/ST/PWD candidates, it is relaxed to 50%. After getting short listed for GD/GT and / or interview, a documentary proof of having passed the qualifying examination with minimum prescribed percentage of marks by 31st August 2018 has to be submitted by the candidates.
  5. Candidates currently working with Government Departments/ PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies must submit NOC from competent authority of their current employer at the time of interview. The candidate will not be permitted to appear for the interview if they fail to produce the NOC from the current employer at the time of interview.
  6. At any stage of the selection process, failure to meet the prescribed eligibility criteria will amount to rejection of candidates.
  7. No changes in the details given in the online form will be entertained as these are treated as final.
  8. No hard copy of application or any other documents is required to send to HPCL by candidates. Interview Call Letter will not be sent to candidates in hard copy.  The same must be downloaded and various intimations, schedules/dates can be accessed thorough HPCL website.
  9. Please note that mere issue of interview call letter doesn’t imply final selection.
  10. Internal candidates will have to resign and re-join the services on probation like fresh candidates. Cases regarding transfer of leaves, PF, Gratuity etc. would be treated on par with candidates joining from other PSUs.
  11. All queries pertaining to recruitment including selection process may be addressed to Corporate Recruitment Team only through
  12. With respect to this recruitment drive, candidates are requested to visit FAQs section on the HPCL website.
  13. HPCL will hold no responsibility for any loss/ non-delivery of email/ any other communication sent, due to invalid/wrong email id/ contact details.
  14. All the qualifications should be full time 4 years regular course/s from AICTE approved / UGC recognized University/Deemed University. The courses offered by Autonomous Institutions should be equivalent to the relevant courses approved / recognized by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/UGC/AICTE.
  15. In case of CGPA/OGPA/CPA or letter grade in a qualifying degree, equivalent percentage of marks should be indicated in the application form as per norms adopted by University/Institute. The candidates are required to certificate to this effect from University / Institute. Such certificate should be produced at the time of interview.
  16. Management reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview, reject the application without assigning any reasons/change the number of posts.
  17. At the discretion of the corporation, number of vacancies may increase/decrease. Depending on the response in that area/centre, HPCL reserves the right to cancel or add any examination / personal interview centre. The corporation also reserves the right to cancel / restrict/ curtail/ enlarge the recruitment process and/or the selection process hereunder without any further notice and without assigning any reasons.
  18. The online registration would remain open up to 23:59 hrs February 10, 2018.
  19. For viewing their status of payment of application fee, candidates can log into HPCL website using application number & e-mail ID as provided in online application.
  20. The candidature will stand cancelled in case of non-receipt of application & processing fee from candidates for reasons whatsoever. No further communication on the same will be entertained.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. What is minimum educational qualification for advertised position?

Ans. Candidates must pass have full time bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology in the advertised disciplines (full time regular courses only) from recognized Indian Universities/ Institutes.

Ques. I have done AMIE, am I eligible to apply for the notified post?

Ans. Eligibility conditions state that only full time regular course/s from AICTE approved / UGC recognized University/Deemed University and the courses offered by Autonomous Institutions equivalent to the relevant courses approved / recognized by Association of Indian Universities are eligible. Since AMIE fails to meet such requirement, the candidates cannot be considered as eligible.

Ques. What is the total Number of vacancies?

Ans. The total number of vacancies, discipline wise will be notified in due course of time, which may increase or decrease as per Corporation’s requiremen

Ques. I have completed my B.E. / B.Tech Engineering degree after diploma in engineering. How should I calculate my aggregate marks?

Ans. In qualifying graduate (B.E. / B. Tech.) Degree, the candidate must have minimum 60% marks (For SC, ST & PWD - minimum 50%) in aggregate of all semesters.

Ques. I have a B.E. / B. Tech degree in a branch which has not been specified in the detailed advertisement. However, course curriculum is similar to Engg. Disciplines notified. Can I apply with my Engineering Discipline?

Ans. No. Despite the appearance in GATE 2018 in the notified discipline, the candidates from discipline other than specified disciplines will not be eligible to apply.

Ques. How will Hindustan Petroleum use GATE score?

Ans. HPCL will make a shortlist of the applicants on the basis of score in GATE 2018. The next stage in selection process involves GD/GT and/or personal interview. HPCL will HPCL will be getting the GATE-2018 scores directly from GATE authorities. For further selection process in HPCL, only the candidates, who will appear in GATE-2018 in the relevant disciplines with respective engineering degree and have registered themselves with HPCL, and also eligible in all respects would be considered.

Ques. GATE conducts its examination in so many papers. Will scores from all the papers be considered by HPCL?

Ans. Recently advertised GATE-2018 score in engineering disciplines will be considered by HPCL. Please refer to the detailed advertisement in HPCL website

Ques. I appeared in GATE last year. Do I need to write GATE in this year again?

Ans. Yes. For recruitment purpose of HPCL, only GATE-2018 score will be considered.

Ques. Is there any upper age limit for appearing in GATE?

Ans. The upper age limit as on 30th June 2017 for the General category candidates is 25 years. It means their date of birth should on or after June 30, 1992.  As per the Presidential Directives, applicable age relaxation will be allowed to candidates belonging to OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen/Domicile of J&K category.

Ques. Is there any minimum % of marks requirement for appearing in GATE?

Ans. A minimum score of 60% in qualifying degree examinations is required for General and OBC-NC category and an aggregate minimum score of 50% for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Ques. I am in the final year of my Engineering and passing out in the year 2018. Am I eligible to apply?

Ans. Candidates currently in final year of their engineering can also apply. However, if selected, they must be in a position to submit their final mark sheet and degree certificate by 31st August, 2018. Further at the time of applying Candidates (belonging to General and OBC-NC category) should have secured minimum 60% aggregate marks up to last semester examinations, which is relaxed to 50% for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

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

Ans. As per Hindustan Petroleum’s pre-employment medical standards, the candidates must be medically fit. Please note that Defective Colour Vision is a medical disqualification for employment with HPCL.

Ques. If I want to change my GATE examination venue or want to correct a mistake in GATE form or if I face difficulty in downloading my GATE admit card with registration number, whom should I get in touch with?

Ans. For any rectification, you are required to contact GATE authorities as HPCL has no control on conducting GATE examination. The procedure for such rectification is explained in GATE-2017 bulletin. The interaction of HPCL with GATE is limited to obtaining the scores of the candidates appearing in the specified disciplines.

Ques. Can I apply to HPCL before I download GATE Admit card?

Ans. Since applying to HPCL requires GATE registration number, you cannot do so until you have GATE Admit card which has GATE registration Number.

Ques. What is the date of commencement of online Registration of application by candidates for HPCL?

Ans. January 10, 2018

Ques. What is the last date of online Registration of application by candidates for HPCL?

Ans. February 10, 2018

Ques. What is the procedure for Online Application for HPCL?

Ans. The online registration of application for HPCL commences on January 10, 2018. For detailed procedure, visit [Link to Application Process]

Ques. I am working with Central / State Govt / PSU, Do I need to apply through proper channel, If yes Where do I send the hard copy of my online application form?

Ans. The candidates may send the physical copy of their online application form to, Deputy General Manager – Manpower Planning & Talent Sourcing, HPCL, Petroleum House, 17, Jamshedji Tata Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020 in case of applying through proper channel is pre-requisite for obtaining NOC at the time of Interview by current employer of the candidate.

Ques. If I am not able to take print out of my application after filling the online application, can I take it at a later stage? Will I be able to view my application after submitting the same online? Can I make changes in the online application?

Ans. Yes. Using your unique application ID number and GATE registration number, youcan view or print your application anytime. Once submitted, however, no changes in the application will be allowed. Hence, it is advised to the candidates to read all the instructions carefully before filling the application and confirm your details before final submission.

Ques. How do I fill in the % of marks in the online application, as our University gives only letter CGPA ?

Ans. In a case where the university does not give %age for awarding Class/Division, the letter grade/CGPA/OGPA should be converted into %age as per the conversion formula applied by the Institute/University for awarding Class / Division. The candidate is responsible for arranging the percentage conversion formula/ equivalent certificate from the institute.

Ques. I belong to the reserved category. Am I required to attach the Certificate at the time of applying online?

Ans. No. At the time of applying online, no Caste/Category certificate is required to be attached. However, the requisite certificates are compulsorily required at the time of interview. Please note that onus of providing correct information w.r.t. caste/community rests entirely with the candidates, In case of information/documents furnished turn out to be false or incorrect, the candidature will be cancelled.

Ques. While filling online application I have wrongly entered my category/ date of birth etc. How do I rectify it?

Ans. After submission of online application form, there is no provision of manual intervention for editing any details in the application forms under any circumstances.

Ques. While uploading a photograph I have by mistake uploaded my signature/pan card etc. how do I change it?

Ans. Please note that application process for all the positions is through online application mode only. There is no provision for manual intervention for changing the photograph uploaded during online application, after submission. You must upload the same photograph which was uploaded at the time of GATE 2018 registration. After submission of online application form, there is no provision of manual intervention for editing any details in the application forms under any circumstances. The candidates are advised to be careful while uploading scanned images. Any mistake in uploading will amount to rejection of application.

Ques. After payment of application through challan, what is to be done with HPCL copy of the challan?

Ans. Preserve HPCL & Candidate payment receipt/Challan copies for future reference.

Ques. I am a Mechanical engineer and belong to PWD category (Low Vision). I am not able to complete my online form.

Ans. Online application module has got inbuilt validation with respect to eligibility criteria. As per the List of posts identified suitable for persons with disabilities (PWD) by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Notification, candidates not meeting the eligibility criteria will not be able to submit the online application.

Ques. How do I make payment of application after applying online?

Ans. The candidates can make payment towards application fee either by debit/credit card or through challan at any SBI branch. Challan payment can be made after 2 working days from date of completion of online application.

Ques. What is the last date for payment of application fees??

Ans. Online Payment as well as payment through challan will be accepted till February10, 2018 up to bank closing hours.

Ques. Where do I contact for my queries?

Ans. For all the queries not answered above you may write to Candidates may please also note that personal calls and/or interaction with any of the HPCL’s officials during recruitment drive is discouraged, except when absolutely necessary.


For persons with disabilities (PwD) with a disability of 40% or more, 3% o the vacancies are reserved. Some posts of Officer Trainee – Engineering Discipline are fit for Hearing Handicapped candidates. Such appointment in these vacancies will first consider various factors such as nature of duties & responsibilities of the job, location, hazard, strain & interference of disability with work performance and health. The candidate will be finally appointed based on medical fitness with respect to job profile of the identified posts.


Initially, the selected candidates will have to undergo a six month long training. A consolidated stipend of Rs. 50,000/- per month is earned by Officer Trainees during the training period. After successful completion of training, they will be absorbed at the entry level in the Management Cadre in ‘A’ grade in the Salary Scale of Rs. 24,900 - 50,500. Such absorption will be subject to fulfilling the required performance related/ other criterion. They’ll be on further probation period of 6 months.

After completion of probation period, they will be confirmation. However, it will subject to satisfactory performance during Probation period, qualifying in Technical Competenc.



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