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Advertisement Nos.- Guwahati- GR/P/APP/2022-23; Barauni- BR/HR/APPR/2022-23; Gujarat- JR/01/2022; Haldia-HR/RECTT/01/2022(APP); Mathura- MR/HR/APP/2022; Panipat Refinery & Petrochemical Complex (PRPC)- PR/P/Apprentice/55 (2022-23); Digboi- DR/TA2022; Bongaigaon - BGR/Appr/2022/01; Paradip – PDR/HR/01/Apprentices-22

Total Vacancy: 1535

Indian Oil Corporation Limited, one of the largest commercial undertaking in India and a Fortune Global 500 Company, as a measure of Skill Building Initiative for the Nation, invites applications from candidates for engagement as Apprentices at its Refineries under Apprentices Act, 1961/1973 (as amended) in the Trade / Discipline mentioned below.

Kindly note :  

Date Of Opening Of Online Application: 24-09-2022 (10.00 Hrs)

Last Date Of Submission Of Online Application: 23-10-2022 (17.00 Hrs)

Last Date For Pwbd Candidates To Submit Prescribed Proformas For

Scribe Thru Email {Refer Clause C (10)}  By : 25-10-2022

Tentative Date For Download Of Admit Card By Candidates: 01-11-2022 To 05-11-2022

Tentative Date Of Written Test : 06-11-2022

Tentative Date Of Publication Of Written Test Result: 21-11-2022  

Tentative Date Of Document Verification : 28-11-2022 To 07-12-2022   

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 IOCL Trade Apprentices Eligibility Criteria:   

 A) Educational Qualification & Experience:  

1. The prescribed qualification for Class XII / Graduate / Diploma holders should be from a recognized Board/ University/Institute as a regular full time course in the relevant trade/discipline with minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST and PwBD category candidates for the seats reserved for them) in aggregate. 

Wherever CGPA/OGPA or Letter Grade is awarded in the Class XII/ ITI (Fitter)/Degree/Diploma examinations, its equivalent aggregate percentage of marks must be indicated in the On-line Application as per the norms adopted by Board/University/Institute. Candidates will have to furnish certificate from the concerned University/Institute regarding the equivalent aggregate percentage of marks with reference to their CGPA/OGPA or Letter Grade at the time of document verification failing which their candidature will not be considered.    

2. For  ITI  qualification  in  the  relevant  trade,  eligibility  shall  be  pass  marks.  Only regular full time ITI course recognised by NCVT/SCVT shall be considered.   

3. Diploma / Graduation/ ITI in Branch / Subjects as specified against respective Trade/ Discipline above will ONLY be considered as eligible qualification.  Diploma  /  Graduation/  ITI  in  other  than  specified  Branch  /  Subjects  shall not be considered.   

4. No Claim of possession of a qualification equivalent to a prescribed qualification shall be entertained. 

5. Under Code 110, Fresher apprentice will be considered. Fresher apprentice means a non-graduate apprentice, who has not undergone any institutional training or skill training, before taking up on-the-job training or practical training under the Apprentices Act, 1961.    

6. Under Code 111, Skill Certificate Holders will be considered.  Candidates applying against Code 111 with Skill Certificate in Domestic Data Entry Operator should possess skill certificate for training of less than one year issued  by  an  awarding  body  recognised  under  National  Skill  Qualifications  Framework  or  any  other  authority recognised by the Central Govt. in this regard.     

7. Candidates  possessing  Diploma  in  Engineering  in  relevant  trade  /  discipline under  recognized  lateral  entry scheme  (Class–XII  (Sc.)/  ITI  admitted  in  2nd  year  of  Diploma  course) shall also be  considered  eligible  subject  to meeting prescribed percentage of marks on the basis of aggregate of all semesters in the diploma course.    

8. Candidates  holding  a  qualification  acquired  through  part-time/correspondence/distance  education  mode  are  not eligible.   

9. Candidates  possessing  higher  professional  qualifications  such  as  BE/B.Tech,  MBA,  CA,  LLB,  MCA  or  any  such equivalent  qualification  or  pursuing  higher  qualification  and  having  completed  the  same  on  or  before  joining apprenticeship  training,  shall  not  be  eligible.  A  declaration  from  the  candidate  in  this  regard  shall  be  obtained  at the time of engagement.    

10. A  candidate  should  not  have  undergone  Apprenticeship  Training  earlier  or  has  been  pursuing  Apprenticeship Training under the Apprentices Act.   

11. Candidates  having  undergone  training  and  /or  having  job  experience  for  a  period  of  one  year  or  more  after  the attainment of the qualification shall not be eligible for being engaged as Technician Apprentices.   

12. Candidates  who  have  completed  three  years  after  acquiring  the  prescribed  qualification  as  on  date  of  reckoning eligibility criteria shall also not be eligible for engagement as Technician Apprentices.    

13. A candidate with B.Sc.  (Physics,  Mathematics  and  Chemistry/Industrial  Chemistry)  will  be  allowed  to  apply  for only one Trade/Discipline (either for code 101, 103 or 108) in a Refinery. A candidate with B.Com will be allowed to apply for one Trade/Discipline (either for code 108 or 109) in a Refinery.     

14. Candidates  applying  for  more  than  one  Trade/Discipline  will  not  be  considered  and  their  applications  will  be summarily rejected.     

15. In  case  the  date  of  declaration  of  result  is  not  mentioned  in  the  Mark  Sheet,  the  candidate  shall  be  required  to submit  a  certificate  mentioning  the  date  of  publication  of  result  from  the  Principal  of  the  School/Polytechnic/ College/Institute  from  where  the  candidate  pursued  his/her  Class  XII/ITI(Fitter)/Graduation/Diploma  course,  at the time of Document Verification.    

16. The disciplines/trades notified above involve undertaking training in operations & maintenance activities in plant area.  Petroleum  Refining  is  considered  as  complex  and  hazardous  process  and  as  such  Persons  with  Benchmark Disabilities  with  the  prescribed  qualification  may  be  engaged  only  against  the  identified  seats/numbers  in  select disciplines, as indicated above. PwBDs are required to submit a certificate issued by an authority prescribed under Section 2(e) of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 read with Rule 18 of Rules made there under, failing which their candidature as PwBD candidate, will not be considered.

Age (30.09.2022): 

Minimum 18 years and maximum age shall be 24 years as on 30-09-2022 for General/EWS candidates. Relaxation of upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PwBD candidates shall be extended as per Govt. guidelines.

How to Apply IOCL Trade Apprentices Application Form: 

Applications are invited by IndianOil for Apprenticeship at its Refineries at Guwahati, Digboi, Bongaigaon (all 3 in Assam), Barauni (Bihar), Vadodara (Gujarat), Haldia (West Bengal), Mathura (UP), Panipat {Panipat Refinery & Petrochemical Complex (PRPC)} (Haryana) and Paradip (Odisha).

A candidate can apply for apprenticeship in any one of the Refinery unit of his/her choice.

The candidates meeting the prescribed eligibility criteria may apply online from through the link which will be provided in website (Careers -> Whats New > go to Engagement of Apprentices under Refineries Division> Click on Detailed advertisement (to refer to the Advertisement) > Click on Click here to Apply Online (to fill online application form). Only Online mode of applications will be accepted.

Paper based applications will NOT be accepted.

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Further information regarding written examination, call letters, results, etc.  Shall be made available through the websites or through email. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep visiting the websites and check their registered email regularly.



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