Indian Oil Job Recruitment for the post of Apprentices

Engagement of Apprentices under Refineries Division:- 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.

Indian Oil Job Recruitment for the post of Apprentices

Online registration of application start  22/10/2021
Closure of registration of application  12/11/2021
 Tentative Date For download admit card  16/11/2021 To 20/11/2021
  Tentative Date For Exam date  21/11/2021
  Tentative Date For Result declaration  04//12/2021
  Tentative Date For Document Verification  13/12/2021 To 20/12/2021
  1. Qualification criteria: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.

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • No Claim of possession of a qualification equivalent to a prescribed qualification shall be entertained.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Candidates holding a qualification acquired through part-time/correspondence/distance education mode are not eligible.
    • 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


  • A candidate should not have undergone Apprenticeship Training earlier or has been pursuing Apprenticeship Training under the Apprentices Act.
    1. 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.
    1. 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.
    1. 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.
    1. Candidates applying for more than one Trade/Discipline will not be considered and their applications will be summarily rejected.
    1. 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.
    1. 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 thereunder, failing which their candidature as PwBD candidate, will not be considered.


  • Age Limit:
    1. Minimum 18 years and maximum age shall be 24 years as on 31-10-2021 for General/EWS candidates. Relaxation of upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC(NCL)/PwBD candidates shall be extended as per Govt. guidelines.
    1. Marksheet/Certificate issued by Board of Secondary Education for passing Matriculation (Class X) Examination shall be the only acceptable document in support of age.
  1. Selection Methodology:
    • Selection shall be on the basis of performance of the candidates on the basis of marks obtained by them in the Written Test (of two hours duration) and meeting the notified eligibility criteria.
    • In case of tie (two or more) of marks in the written test, the date of birth (senior by age) shall be the factor to be considered (in that order only) to place a candidate’s rank in the merit list.
    • Call letters for Written Test will be issued to all prima-facie eligible candidates, on the basis of details furnished in On-line Application.
    • For candidates applying for Apprenticeship at Guwahati Refinery, Barauni Refinery, Gujarat Refinery, Digboi Refinery and Bongaigaon Refinery, Written Test will be conducted at the location of respective Refinery Unit. For candidates applying for Apprenticeship at Haldia Refinery, Mathura Refinery, Panipat Refinery & Petrochemical Complex (PRPC) and Paradip Refinery, Written Test will be conducted at Kolkata; Delhi; Panipat/Delhi and Bhubaneswar respectively. Exact venue details will be communicated in the Admit Card.
    • Written Test will be conducted with Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) consisting of four options with one correct option.
    • A candidate will have to secure minimum 40% marks in Written Test for qualifying the selection process. The minimum qualifying marks shall be 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwBD categories against reserved positions. Obtaining minimum qualifying marks in the written test does not confer any right or claim by the candidate for being shortlisted for Document verification or the final selection, as the same is based on candidate’s rank in the merit list on the basis of marks obtained in the Written Test, number of seats in respective Trades/Disciplines, candidates meeting the notified eligibility criteria and documents found in order upon verification etc.
    • Candidates belonging to PwBD categories, who have availed of concession in eligibility qualification marks or in Written Test qualifying marks, will be considered against reserved seats, irrespective of their position in select list (in order of merit within the category).
    • Filling up of the seats is solely at the discretion of the management based on suitability of candidates and no claim will arise for engagement, if some of these seats are not filled due to unsuitability/insufficient number of candidates.
  1. Document verification:

Candidates shortlisted on the basis of their position in the merit list and subject to number of seats in respective Trades/Disciplines, shall be called for Document Verification. The following original documents along with a self- attested copy should be furnished at the time of Document Verification:

  1. 10th Pass/Matriculation certificate issued by the concerned education board as proof of date of birth.
    1. Class XII marksheet issued by the concerned education board; Semester-wise/ year-wise mark sheets of ITI (Fitter) issued by NCVT or SCVT/Graduation/Diploma in Engineering
    1. Class XII/Final ITI (Fitter) issued by NCVT or SCVT/Graduation/Diploma Certificate issued by respective Board/ Authority.
    1. Conversion certificate from CGPA/OGPA/Letter Grade to percentage of marks, if applicable, from concerned University/Institute.
    1. Certificate mentioning the date of publication of result from the Principal of the Polytechnic/ School/College/ Institute from where the candidate pursued his/her Class XII/ITI (Fitter)/ Graduation/ Diploma course, if applicable.
    1. SC/ ST/ Disability Certificate / OBC (NCL) Certificate alongwith “Declaration” / EWS-Income & Asset Certificate/ “DECLARATION for ECONOMICALLY WEAKER SECTIONS Candidates”. Certificate must be in the prescribed format (available on websites and ) and issued by the Competent Authority.
    1. For Candidates applying against Code 111 with Skill Certificate in ‘Domestic Data Entry Operator’ – Skill certificate issued by an awarding body recognised under National Skill Qualifications Framework or any other authority recognised by the Central Govt. in this regard.
    1. Any other Certificate, as specified.
  1. Pre-Engagement Medical Fitness:
  1. Candidates selected as apprentices will have to fulfil the minimum physical fitness standard / parameters as specified in the Apprentices Act and amendments/modifications issued from time to time.
    1. Candidates are advised to go through the ‘Guidelines and Criteria for pre-engagement medical examinations’ and satisfy themselves of meeting the fitness criteria. The guidelines in this regard are available on the website / .
    1. Medical examination of PwBD candidates shall be with due consideration to the provisions of Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.
    1. Only those candidates who are declared fit in pre-engagement medical examination shall be considered for engagement as apprentice.
  1. Offer engagement:

Finally shortlisted candidates whose documents including pre-engagement medical fitness certificate is found in order shall be issued offer of engagement.

  • Liability to Declare:
  1. Candidates with reported ailments, deficiencies or abnormalities shall make a declaration to this effect while submitting their application.
    1. A candidate found UNFIT during medical examination conducted by any refinery unit or any other PSU while seeking engagement as an apprentice or while seeking a regular employment in the past, is also required to declare the same with reasons for being declared UNFIT.
    1. Candidates have to necessarily declare in case he/she has been arrested, prosecuted, kept under detention or fined, convicted by a Court of Law or for any offence debarred / disqualified by any Public Service Commission from appearing in its examination.
  2. Other Conditions:
    1. Stipend: Rate of stipend payable to apprentices per month shall be as prescribed under Apprentices Act, 1961/1973/ Apprentices Rules 1992 (as amended) and Corporation’s guidelines.
    1. Personal Protective Equipment: The Apprentices selected against codes 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106 & 107 shall be provided with one pair of safety shoes & a Helmet (returnable upon completion of training), wherever applicable.
    1. Company Accommodation/HRA: No HRA or Company’s accommodation shall be provided to Apprentices.
    1. Leave & Holidays: The following leave & holidays shall be admissible to Apprentices:
      1. General Leave- 32 days @ 8 days per quarter during the period of Apprenticeship including on medical grounds.
      1. Casual Leave- 12 days per calendar year (pro-rata)
      1. An Apprentice shall avail such Holidays as are observed in the establishment in which he/she is undergoing Apprenticeship training.
      1. Leave not availed shall lapse at the end of apprenticeship period.
    1. Insurance Coverage: Apprentices shall be covered under suitable Accident Insurance Coverage.
    1. Discipline: Apprentices shall be covered under the Certified Standing Orders applicable to workmen at the establishment where they are undergoing Apprenticeship training.
    1. Period of Apprenticeship Training: may be extended under certain circumstances as provided under Rule 7 of the Apprentices Rules 1992.
    1. Rules/guidelines, as may be prescribed by the Govt/framed by the Corporation from time to time, shall apply.
    1. The decision of the Management will be final and binding on all candidates on all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of the applications, mode of selection and cancellation of the selection process etc. No correspondence will be entertained in this regard.
  1. How to apply:
    1. 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).
    1. A candidate can apply for apprenticeship in any one of the Refinery unit of his/her choice.
    1. Option for exercising the choice of a Refinery unit has been provided in the application menu (on-line application portal) which shall open at 10.00 hours on 22-10-2021 and close at 17.00 hours on 12-11-2021.
    1. Candidates meeting the prescribed eligibility criteria for a trade/discipline, may visit the website, go to ‘What’s 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). The candidate must have an active email ID and mobile phone number which must remain valid for at least next one year. All future communication with candidate will take place only through website/email/SMS alerts. Applications submitted through on-line mode will only be accepted.
    1. The candidate should have scanned copy of colour photograph and signature in jpg format (size not exceeding 50 KB) ready before applying on-line. The photo and signature in digital form will be required to be uploaded.
    1. The candidate must ascertain the correctness of all information before filling in the On-line Application Form and its final submission.
    1. The candidate shall be wholly/exclusively responsible for the information provided in his/her online application form.
    1. Incomplete applications, applications not fulfilling the eligibility criteria/parameters and applications received in mode /form other than on-line mode shall be treated as “Rejected”.
    1. A copy of on-line application shall be retained by the candidate for reference and produced for verification at the time of Document Verification.
    1. Further information regarding written examination, call letters, results,number of post and seats 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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