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IOCL Recruitment 2018: 101 Vacancies for Apprentices

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Jan 20, 2018

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Risha Sinha

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Indian Oil has invited applications from for the IOCL Trade Apprentice for 2018. Eligible candidates will be able to register for these positions in the online mode only from January 13, 2018 to February 3, 2018 at IOCL official website – Check IOCL Exam Dates

  • A total of 101 vacancies are offered at the Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) refineries in various trades under the Apprentices Act, 1961/1973. Fill IOCL Application Form
  • These vacancies include 75 posts for Secretarial Assistant and the remaining 26 for Accountant. Check IOCL Trade Apprentices Vacancies
  • The duration of the offered apprentices is scheduled for a period of one year.
  • Candidates will be required to undergo written test and personal interview post registering online.

IOCL is an Indian PSU and our country’s largest commercial enterprise. Its refineries are spread across various locations in India. These include Digboi (Assam), Guwahati (Assam), Bongaigaon (Assam), Barauni (Bihar), Haldia (West Bengal), Vadodara (Gujarat), Mathura (UP), Paradip (Odisha) and Panipat (Haryana).

The details of the written test and personal interview will be made available by the IOCL authorities on its official website. You are recommended to keep checking the official website so that you do not miss out on the dates.

IOCL Trade Apprentice 2018 Important Dates

Following are the important dates of the IOCL Trade Apprentice Recruitment 2018:

Event Date
Online Application Process Starts January 13, 2018
Online Application Process Ends February 3, 2018
Last Date of Receipt of Printed Online Application Acknowledgement and Supporting Documents February 17, 2018
Written Test Date (tentative) February 18, 2018
Release Date of Written Test Result (tentative) February 23, 2018
Personal Interview Date (tentative) March 5 and 6, 2018

Note: Dates of written test and personal interview are tentative for now and subject to change as per discretion indicated by IOCL. You must check the confirm dates and time on the IOCL’s official website -, once those are posted there.

IOCL Trade Apprentice - Vacancy Details

Refinery Name Total Seats Unreserved SC ST OBC
Guwahati Refinery 10 7 0 1 2
Barauni Refinery 5 3 1 0 1
Gujarat Refinery 11 7 0 2 2
Haldia Refinery 9 6 1 0 2
Mathura Refinery 10 6 1 0 3
Panipat Refinery 7 5 1 0 1
Digboi Refinery 10 7 0 1 2
Bongaigaon Refinery 10 7 0 1 2
Paradip Refinery 3 2 1 0 0

Trade Apprentice Monthly Stipend

Once after clearing the written exam and personal interview, IOCL pays monthly stipend to the apprentice associates. This monthly stipend offered is as per the official notification released by IOCL - "Consolidated stipend payable will be as per Apprenticeship Rules with an additional amount of INR 2500 Consolidated stipend is subject to the periodic revision in minimum wages as applicable to particular operating location."

Trade Apprentice Age Limit

The age of the unreserved category candidates wishing to apply must be between 18 to 24 years as on January 31, 2018. However, the upper age is relaxed by five years for the SC and ST category candidates, three years for the OBC category candidates, and 10 years for the PwBD category candidates.

Trade Apprentice Educational Qualification Required

For the Secretarial Assistant apprentice, candidates must be passed the B.A., B.Sc or B.Com. course with minimum 55% qualifying marks from any recognized institution or university. The SC, ST and PwBD candidates need to score at least 50% marks in any of these courses.

For Accountant apprentice, they must be passed B.Com. with minimum 55% qualifying marks from any recognized institution or university. The SC, ST and PwBD candidates need to score at least 50% marks in this course.

IOCL Trade Apprentice 2018 Application Process

Candidates need to follow the simple steps listed below to submit the online application for the IOCL Recruitment 2018 for apprenticeship:

  1. Visit the official website of IOCL -
  2. Click the ‘Latest Job Openings’ link available under ‘Career’ section on the homepage.
  3. Read the official notification and check the eligibility details.
  4. Click ‘Apply Online’ under the notification.
  5. Fill in the application form 2018.
  6. Upload all necessary documents (as instructed).
  7. Pay the required fee for the belonging category as per the instructions provided.
  8. Click the ‘Submit’ button. An acknowledgement screen will be displayed.
  9. Download and take print of the acknowledgement screen and send along with the copies of the required documents to the following address:
Dy. General Manager (HR),
Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.,
Panipat Refinery & Petrochemical Complex
P.O. Panipat Refinery, Panipat, Haryana-132140

IOCL Trade Apprentice 2018 Selection Process

IOCL has some pre-defined rules for selecting the candidates from the whole lot that has applied. Selection process for the vacancy of apprentices is solely based on the written test which has a weightage of 85% and the personal interview of 15% weightage.

Those candidates who manage to qualify the written test conducted by IOCL will be eligible for the personal interview round. On the basis of their personal interview, they would be selected to get listed on the merit list by considering their aggregate marks in both the stages.

The unreserved category candidates must score at least 40% marks in each of the mentioned two stages. The least qualifying marks for the SC, ST and PwBD students is 5%.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.