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IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

Last Updated - September 22, 2017

IOCL Recrutment through GATE 2018 – IOCL is recruiting for Graduate Engineers through GATE 2018. The selection of candidates is based on GATE 2018 score. The shortlisted candidates will undergo in the process of selection process i.e.Group discussion & Personal interview. The IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2018 online application form is available from January 10, 2018 to February 12, 2018. There is no separate application fee.

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.

Job Profile

  • Candidates who are selected as engineers may be posted in any one of the divisions of Indian Oil Refineries, Marketing, Pipelines and Business Development, Information Systems, Optimization or In Subsidiary/Joint Venture Companies.
  • In the Refineries Division,the postings of engineers may be made in the engineering services,process,production,projects,power plant,maintenance,inspection etc.,based on their qualifications.
  • In the Marketing Division,engineers may be posted in Aviation services,Engineering,Operations,Maintenance and Inspection,Sales and Marketing,Technical Services,Quality Control,etc.
  • In the Pipelines Division,engineers may be posted in operations and maintenance,constructions,projects,etc.
  • In Business Development,engineers may be posted in petrochemicals,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.Their job profiles would include supervising drilling operations and preparing drilling engineering designs,calculations and drilling programmes for the blocks operated by Indian Oil,monitoring of production performance for producing upstream assets of Indian Oil,carrying out reservoir engineering simulation and modelling for optimal reservoir management.

Application Process

Applications for the above two positions is a 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 after downloading the Admit Card.

How to Apply

Candidates who are 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 in the application form. Upload the scanned copy of recent photograph and signature.
  2. Click on the submit button, a unique application ID will generate along with the application form. Take a printout of the same for its future reference.​ 


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

  • Candidates must have B.E/ B.Tech 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 also 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. Candidates should have secured minimum 65% of marks in qualifying degree examination. The qualifying marks are relaxed to 55% for SC/ ST /PWD category candidates.
  2. Section A: Engineering Mathematics
  3. General Aptitude
  4. Polymer Science and Engineering (Paper Code F) (MANDATORY)
  5. Any other paper from XE paper section other than the papers mentioned above.    
  6. Candidates are required to exercise this option while registering their Online Applications in Indian Oil.


Candidates selected as Engineers/Officers will be receiving a monthly remuneration of Rs. 24,900/- Also,the selected candidates will be getting 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.


  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:
  3. The name of caste and community of the candidate should be appearing in the ‘CENTRAL LIST OF OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES
  4. The candidates should not belong to the CREAMY LAYER.
  5. The candidates need to furnish their OBC CERTIFICATE as per the format prescribed by the Government of India and it must not be more than 6 months old.

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:
  • PERSONAL INTERVIEW (PI) for assessment of different aspects of knowledge,skill,attitude and aptitude.
  • In addition to qualifying in the GATE 2018,the candidates need to qualify through 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 2017. 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. Information about GATE is also available on the websites of the 7 IITs (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee) and also on Indian Institute of Science’s 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 2017.

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, ScoreGATE 2017 score is the only valid score to be considered for recruitment in Indian A score of GATE 2016 or prior to that will not be considered by Indian Oil for its recruitment under this advertisement.

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

Ans. NO, GATE does not have any upper age limit, but Indian Oil has. In Engineering disciplines, general category candidates of more than 26 years of age as on June 30, 2017 will not be considered for recruitment under Indian Oil. Relaxation in age will be extended to other category candidates, as prescribed by the Presidential Directive of Government of India.

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

Ans. NO, GATE does not have any % of marks requirement, but Indian Oil does have. In Engineering disciplines, General and OBC category 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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