IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2019
Bachan Thakur, 13 Oct 2018, #GATE

IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2019 – Applications for the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) recruitment through GATE 2019 will tentatively be available from January 4.  Indian Citizens who have graduated in disciplines like Civil, Computer Science & Information Technology, Chemical, Electrical, Electronics & Communications, Mechanical, Instrumentation, Metallurgical Engineering can apply for the IOCL recruitment through GATE 2019. Selected candidates will be recruited as Graduate Engineer and Officers based on the basis of their GATE 2019 scores and performance in the interview. Once the admit card of GATE is available, the application form for IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2019 will be released as candidates have to enter their GATE registration number available on their admit card. To find more details starting from important dates of IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2019 to application form, eligibility criteria, selection criteria etc read through the article below. 

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Recruitment is for the following Posts:

  1. Graduate Engineers for recruitment as Engineers/Officers
  2. Post Graduate Engineers for recruitment as Research Officers in Research & Development Centre 
  3. Post Graduates in Chemistry (with minimum 2 years of relevant experience) as Assistant Officer (Quality Control)

Important Dates related to IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2019





GATE 2018 application form starts

September 1, 2018


Last date to submit GATE application form 2019

September 21, 2018


GATE 2019 exam

February 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2019


GATE 2019 admit card availability

January 4, 2019


Availability of applications for IOCL Recruitment

January 4, 2019


Last date to fill/submit application form for IOCL Recruitment

February 10, 2019


Issue of Interview Call Letter

June, 2019


Eligibility Criteria for IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2019


Eligibility Parameters for IOCL



Qualifying Examination 

Aspirants must have passed qualifying degree examinations and awarded bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology (full time regular courses only

For M.Tech candidates

Candidates pursuing their M.Tech are also eligible to apply, however, their graduation should be in the specified disciplines only. They are also required to apply and qualify in GATE 2019 in the specified GATE paper for each discipline.

For Integrated ME/ M.Tech candidates

  • Such candidates are also eligible to apply given they have completed or are completing the course requirement for BE/ B.Tech in one of the core disciplines advertised and have completed (or are completing ME/M.Tech by August, 2018).

  • During the time of selection and interview, the candidates must possess and produce both BE/B.Tech and ME/M.Tech degrees.

Who’s not Eligible?


Candidates having completed or who are pursuing their graduation in combined/integrated disciplines/inter-disciplinary subjects like Mechatronics/Robotics etc will not be considered eligible.


Pass Percentage

General and OBC (NCL) category candidates must have a secured at least 65% marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination, whereas for SC/ST and PwD candidates the eligibility is minimum 55% aggregate marks.


Final year students

At the time of applying

  • Candidates belonging to General & OBC-NCL categories must have secured minimum 65% aggregate marks

  • Candidates of SC/ST/PWD categories are required to have obtained at least 55% aggregate marks

  • This is upto the last semester/year examination at the time of applying

 For Selection


The candidates have to submit their final mark sheet by August 31, 2019


OBC-NCL Reservation Certificate as on February 7, 2019

Candidates should not belong to creamy layer and the caste & community of the candidates should be listed in the ‘Central list of Other Backward Classes’


Age Limit as on June 30, 2019

  • Candidates belonging to General Category should not be more than 28 years of age

  • Relaxation for reserved candidates is as per Govt regulations

  • For Assistant Officers in Quality Control, the age limit is 30 years



Candidates employed in Government/Semi – Government/Central/State

Government Departments/Public Sector Undertakings must produce ‘No Objection

Certificate’ from their employer at the time of Interview

IOCL Eligibility Criteria 2019 for Engineers/Officers


Post Advertised 

Disciplines Allowed

GATE Paper Code

Disciplines Not Allowed/Considered


Chemical Engineering

Chemical Engineering/ Petrochemicals/ Polymer/ Plastic Engineering


Rubber/ Oil/ Paint Technology/ Surfactant Technology/ Ceramics Engineering


Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering


Construction/ Environmental/ Transportation


Computer Science & Information Technology

Computer Science & Information Technology


Information & Communications Technology


Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering/ Electrical & Electronics Engineering


Electrical & Communication/  Telecommunication Engineering/ Power Engineering


Electronics & Communication Engineering

Electronics & Communications Engineering/ Electronics Engineering/ Electronics & Telecommunications Engineering


Avionics Engineering/ Electrical & Electronics Engineering/ Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering


Instrumentation Engineering

Instrumentation Engineering/Electronics & Instrumentation engineering/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering


Electronics & Communication Engineering/ Telecommunication Engineering


Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering


Biomedical Engineering/ Automation/ Automobile/ Industrial/ Manufacturing/ Power/ Production Engineering/ Mining Engg & Technology, Mining & Machinery/ Marine Engineering/ Textile Engineering/ Robotics


Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering/ Mineral/ Material Sciences




* for the post of Asst. Quality Control Officers

M.Sc in Chemistry or equivalent + 2 years relevant experience


Not announced

IOCL Eligibility Criteria 2019 for Post Graduate Engineers as Research Officers

GATE Paper/ Dept/ Vacancies

Discipline allowed

Disciplines Not Allowed

GATE Paper Code: CH

For posting in Refining Technology, Battery and Modeling & Simulation departments

Total Posts are 8 (SC-1,

OBC-3, UR– 4)

Masters Degree in Chemical Engineering including Chemical Technology/ Petrochemical and Petroleum Refinery Engineering/ Refining and Petrochemicals Engineering/ Petroleum Science & Technology/ Chemical Process Design/ Process Design  Engineering/ Computer Aided Process & Equipment Engineering


Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering including Chemical Technology/ Petrochemical and Petroleum Refinery Engineering/ Refining and Petrochemicals Engineering

Masters degree in Catalyst/ Catalysis/ Plastic Engineering/ Bio-Medical / Rubber/ Oil/ Paint Technology/ Surfactant Technology/ Ceramics Engineering

AND Bachelor’s Degree in Plastic Engineering/ Bio- Medical / Rubber/ Oil/ Paint Technology/ Surfactant Technology/ Ceramics Engineering

GATE Paper Code: EC

For posting in Pipeline Research department

Total Post is 1 (UR– 1)

Masters Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering including Electronic Systems Engineering/Electronics Engineering/Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

Masters and Bachelor’s Degree in Avionics Engineering/Electronics & Electrical Engineering/Instrumentation Engineering/Electronics & Instrumentation engineering

GATE Paper Code: ME

For posting in Pipeline Research department

Total Post is 1 (UR– 1)

Masters Degree in Fluids & Thermal Engineering/

Fluid Mechanics Engineering/ Fluid Dynamics


Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Masters Degree in Thermal Engineering


Bachelors Degree in Automation/ Bio-medical Engineering/

Automobile/ Industrial/ Manufacturing/ Power/

Production Engineering/ Mining Engineering

Technology, Mining & Machinery/Marine

Engineering/ Textile Engineering/ Robotics/ Welding

GATE Paper Code: MT

For posting in Applied Metallurgy department

Total Post is 2 (OBC– 1,UR-1)

Masters Degree in Metallurgical Engineering including Metallurgy/ Coatings/ Corrosion Engineering/Mineral/ Material Science


Bachelors Degree in Metallurgical Engineering

including Mineral/ Material Science


IOCL Eligibility Criteria for Post Graduates in Chemistry


Candidates having M.Sc in Chemistry (full-time regular course only) will be considered for recruitment as Assistant Officer (Quality Control) in Marketing Division. M.Sc in Chemistry will mean M.Sc or equivalent degree either in Inorganic/ Organic/ Analytical/ Physical/Applied Chemistry.

Candidates from other branches of Chemistry viz Bio-Chemistry/ Geo-Chemistry etc. will not be considered as eligible.

Pass Percentage
Gen/OBC candidates must have a minimum of 60% while reserved candidates must have 55%.


Essential - Minimum 2 years of experience (As on 30th June, 2019) in a Chemical Testing Laboratory on Testing/R&D/Quality Control

Desirable – Testing of petroleum products (fuel, lube, grease, used lubricants) petrochemicals etc.. Conversant with BIS/ASTM/ISO/ IP specifications and test procedures

Experience after completion of M.Sc (announcement of final result) will only be considered. 

Any experience gathered after B.Sc or as a short-term trainee (summer/ winter project etc) will not be considered 

Teaching experience will not be considered 

GATE Paper

IOCL Recruitment Application Form 2019


The detailed step by step procedure of  how to fill the application form of IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2019 is given below.


Stage 1: Registration-  Enter the following details to register,

  • Discipline applying for

  • GATE 2019 Registration Number

  • Date of Birth

Stage 2: Fill Application Form of IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2019

  • At this stage, enter personal, academic and address details.

  • Candidates must have downloaded their GATE 2019 admit card and must use the GATE 2019 registration number mentioned therein to log in.

  • Care should be taken to enter the correct GATE 2019 registration number and the exact name as used during GATE registration.

  • Enter the other requisite information as asked.

  • Finally, click on Submit button for application submission. After the application submission, a unique IOCL application ID/number is generated along with the submitted application form. Candidates must note this IOCL application number/ID and keep it safe.

  • Further, candidates must download the IOCL Recruitment 2019 application form and take print out of the same for future reference. Candidates must affix a passport photograph (identical to one used in GATE 2019) on the printed application form and put the signature at the designated place and keep it ready for verification purposes if selected and called for GD/GT and Interview.

Selection Process of IOCL Recruitment through GATE 2019

  • Candidates who qualify in GATE 2019 in the respective discipline will be eligible for shortlisting if they meet the criteria.

  • Candidates shortlisted will have to participate in Group Discussion (GD), Group Task (GT) and Personal Interview (PI) for assessment of different facets of knowledge, skill, attitude and aptitude in case and thus the recruitment will be done.

  • The final merit will be prepared discipline-wise. In order to be considered for the merit list, the candidates are required to secure minimum 40% marks in GD/GT and PI.

Service Bond:  


Engineers/ Post Graduate Engineers

Post Graduates in Chemistry


Rs 3 lakhs

Rs 50,000/-


Rs 55,000/-

Rs. 35,000/-

Pay Scale: 

Engineers/ Post Graduate Engineers

Post Graduates in Chemistry

Starting basic pay of
Rs. 60,000/-per month

Starting basic pay of
Rs. 50,000/-per month

Total CTC = 17 Lakhs

Total CTC = 14 Lakhs



Email Id: [email protected] 

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