HPCL (Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited) Recruitment through GATE 2018

Last Updated - March 09 2018

HPCL Appointment via GATE 2018– Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited has released that they will be appointing via GATE 2018. HPCL Via GATE 2018 application form has been available January 10 to February 10, 2018. For eligibility purposes, the aspirants from general category & OBC (non-creamy layer) must score 60% in graduation and 50% for SC/ST and PWD aspirants. The disciplines applicable for engineering under GATE are Civil, Electronics and Telecommunication, Electrical, Mechanical, Instrumentation and Chemical.

Job Profile for HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

The job profile on providing in HPCL via GATE 2018 is a graduate engineer in civil, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, electronics & telecommunications and chemical engineering.

The salary for HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

  1. The graduate engineers appointed via GATE 2018 at HPCL can bag handsome salary package.
  2. During the training period, the selected aspirants will earn a consolidated Stipend of Rs 33,000/- per month
  3. After completion of the training, they will be absorbed in the Management Cadre at the entry level. On the salary scale, they’ll be on “A” grade with their salary ranging from Rs 24,900 to Rs 50,500.
  4. For a duration of 6 months, they will be further on Probation.
  5. They will be entitled to allowances at 50% of Basic Pay under Cafeteria Approach, Dearness Allowance, HRA, Contributory Offering Fund, Gratuity, and Superannuation Benefits, as per Corporation’s policy in force from time to time upon absorption, after being absorbed.
  6. The approximate CTC will be Rs 10.73 lakhs per annum which may vary from metro cities and other locations.

Application Date for HPCL  Recruitment through GATE 2018

The Application form for HPCL appointment via GATE 2018 will available from January 10 – February 10, 2018. However, the GATE Registration dates are over now.Aspirants who successfully registered for the GATE 2018 can apply for the HPCL. 

Eligibility for HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

  • Should have passed qualifying degree examinations in aforementioned branches
  • The aspirants who are in their final year of engineering can also apply. However, they must submit their final mark sheet by August 31, 2018. The at least aggregate score till the date of application should be 60% for General and OBC- NC category and 50% for SC/ST/PWD aspirants.
  • The qualifying degree program should be the regular course for 4 years from AICTE approved / UGC recognised University/Deemed University
  • The courses provideed by Autonomous Institutions are also deemed equivalent
  • The age limit is relaxed for OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)/SC/ST/PWD aspirants as per the Presidential Directives.
  • Should score an aggregate at least of 60% for General and OBC-NC category
  • As on June 30, 2018, the age of General Category aspirants must be no more than 25 years. In other words, aspirants born on or after June 30, 1991, are applicable.
  • Should score an aggregate at least of 50% for General and for SC/ST/PWD aspirants
  • The at least eligibility conditions for employment in provideed position are.

Application Fee for HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

For GATE 2018, a non refundable fee is need to be paid by aspirants. The application fee for General category and OBC (Non Creamy Layer) aspirants is Rs. 265/-. SC/ST/PwD aspirants are exempt from paying the fee.

The application fee can be paid by either online or offline mode.

Application Procedure of HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

For applying to GATE 2018, you required to follow these steps:

  1. Visit gate.iisc.ernet.in or websites of other IITs.
  2. Receive your GATE 2018 Registration number printed on your hall ticket
  3. You required to apply to Hindustan Petroleum online on receipt of GATE registration number
  4. The online application form should be submitted on the website by February 10, 2018
  5. Under ‘Careers Opportunities’ section, the relevant link has been available from 31st December 2016
  6. Read all the instructions given on the website cautiously.
  7. Before filling application form, keep a scanned copy of same passport size photo affixed in GATE application and resume willing.
  8. The photo should be in jpg / gif pattern with a size under 5 kb and  resume should be in doc/docx pattern with a size under 300kb.
  9. Aspirants also required to offer all the relevant details to fill the online form. Scanned copy of your latest passport size photograph and resume along with the online application form is need to be uploaded. The relevant details of the aspirant viz- Name, Date of Birth, Address, GATE 2018 Registration No etc. entered in HPCL Online application should be same as entered in the GATE 2018 application.
  10. Click on Submit button. It will get you a system generated 12 Digit Application Number. Save this number for future reference.
  11. Take printout of the Online Application Form, affix your recent passport size photograph, put signature at the space offerd and keep them with you safely for future reference.
  12. Make payment of application fee. Choose “Payment of Application & Procedureing Fee”.  The payment can be made either in online method or offline mode.
  13. For online payment, you may use debit/credit card. Alternatively, you can make offline payment via SBI challan by following the steps given below:
    1. While filling the HPCL Online Application Form, take print out of SBI challan.
    2. Pay the Application fees into the HPCL Powerjyoti A/C Number 32315049001 at any discipline of SBI after two working days from filling the online Application Form.
    3. Make sure that bank stamps all three parts of the challan
    4. Ensure that the payment status changes to “Payment Received” after 3-4 days from date on which the application fee is paid.
    5. In case payment status is not updated within the prescribed time, send a mail to HPCL attaching the scanned copy of paid challan to [email protected].

Selection Procedure of HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

The selection procedure of GATE is described below

  1. The aspirants, who are hoping to secure position of graduate engineers with Hindustan Petroleum, required to appear in Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2018.
  2. No aspirant will be consider for further selection process if they have appeared in various GATE paper other than that of their Qualifying Engineering branch.
  3. Qualified aspirants will be called for further selection procedure on the basis of valid GATE 2018 marks. They will be called in a predetermined ratio in order of the category-wise branch wise merit list.
  4. At the sole discretion of the management, any other selection tools/tests, in addition to the above, may be administered.
  5. For this appointment drive only GATE 2018 marks will be valid.
  6. For being adjudged appropriate for selection, aspirants will have to successfullt qualify via each stage of selection procedure

Result List of HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

GATE 2018 Results will be declared on March 27, 2018. Result for the HPCL Via GATE 2018 will be released by HPCL.The result list will be published on http://www.hindustanpetroleum.com/careeropportunities

General Instructions for HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

  1. Only Indian Nationals are applicable to apply.
  2. Any application that doesn’t meet the prescribed pattern or contains incomplete / wrong particulars will not be considered. The email ID offerd by aspirants in online application should remain valid for a year minimum. Aspirants must create email ID in their names and not pseudo / fake email ids which will attract suitable action under the law. Via the offerd email ID, all future communication with the aspirants will take place.
  3. The relevant documents such as mark sheet of qualifying examination, caste/sub-caste certificate, date of issue, name of issuing authority, state of origin, etc. should be kept willing by the aspirants with them before commencing application procedure.
  4. Aspirants appearing or having appeared in final qualifying examination in 2018 are applicable to apply. Such aspirants must have secured at least 60% aggregate marks (for General and OBC-NC category) up to last semester examinations. For SC/ST/PWD aspirants, it is relaxed to 50%. After getting short listed for GD/GT and / or interview, a documentary proof of having passed the qualifying examination with at least prescribed percentage of marks by 31st August 2018 has to be submitted by the aspirants.
  5. Aspirants presently working with Government Departments/ PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies must submit NOC from competent authority of their present employer at the time of interview. The aspirant will not be permitted to appear for the interview if they fail to produce the NOC from the present employer at the time of interview.
  6. At any stage of the selection procedure, failure to meet the prescribed eligibility criteria will amount to rejection of aspirants.
  7. No changes in the details given in the online form will be entertained as these are treated as final.
  8. No hard copy of application or any other documents is need to send to HPCL by aspirants. Interview Call Letter will not be sent to aspirants in hard copy.  The same must be downloaded and different intimations, schedules/dates can be accessed thorough HPCL website.
  9. Please note that mere issue of interview call letter doesn’t imply final selection.
  10. Internal aspirants will have to resign and re-join the services on probation like fresh aspirants. Cases regarding transfer of leaves, PF, Gratuity etc. would be treated on par with aspirants joining from other PSUs.
  11. All queries pertaining to appointment including selection procedure may be addressed to Corporate Appointment Team only via [email protected]
  12. With respect to this appointment drive, aspirants are requested to visit FAQs section on the HPCL website.
  13. HPCL will hold no responsibility for any loss/ non-delivery of email/ any other communication sent, due to invalid/wrong email id/ contact details.
  14. All the qualifications should be full time 4 years regular course/s from AICTE approved / UGC recognised University/Deemed University. The courses provideed by Autonomous Institutions should be equivalent to the relevant courses approved / recognised by Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/UGC/AICTE.
  15. In case of CGPA/OGPA/CPA or letter grade in a qualifying degree, equivalent percentage of marks should be indicated in the application form as per norms adopted by University/Institute. The aspirants are need to certificate to this effect from University / Institute. Such certificate should be produced at the time of interview.
  16. Management reserves the right to restrict the number of aspirants to be called for interview, reject the application without assigning any reasons/change the number of posts.
  17. At the discretion of the corporation, number of vacancies may increase/decrease. Depending on the answer in that area/centre, HPCL reserves the right to cancel or add any examination / individual interview centre. The corporation also reserves the right to cancel / restrict/ curtail/ enlarge the appointment procedure and/or the selection procedure hereunder without any further notice and without assigning any reasons.
  18. The online registration would remain open up to 23:59 hrs February 10, 2018.
  19. For viewing their status of payment of application fee, aspirants can log into HPCL website using application number & e-mail ID as offerd in online application.
  20. The candidature will stand cancelled in case of non-receipt of application & procedureing fee from aspirants for reasons whatsoever. No further communication on the same will be entertained.

Read About GATE PSU Cutoff

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. What is at least educational qualification for advertised position?

Ans. Aspirants must pass have full time bachelor’s degree in engineering/technology in the advertised branchs (full time regular courses only) from recognised Indian Universities/ Institutes.

Ques. I have done AMIE, am I applicable to apply for the notified post?

Ans. Since AMIE fails to meet such requirement, the aspirants cannot be considered as applicable. Eligibility conditions state that only full time regular course/s from AICTE approved / UGC recognised University/Deemed University and the courses provideed by Autonomous Institutions equivalent to the relevant courses approved / recognised by Association of Indian Universities are applicable.

Ques. What is the total Number of vacancies?

Ans. The total number of vacancies, branch wise will be notified in due course of time, which may increase or decrease as per Corporation’s requiremen

Ques. I have finished my B.E. / B.Tech Engineering degree after diploma in engineering. How should I calculate my aggregate marks?

Ans. In qualifying graduate (B.E. / B. Tech.) Degree, the aspirant must have at least 60% marks (For SC, ST & PWD - at least 50%) in aggregate of all semesters.

Ques. I have a B.E. / B. Tech degree in a discipline which has not been specified in the detailed advertisement. However, course curriculum is similar to Engg. Branchs notified. Can I apply with my Engineering Branch?

Ans. No. Despite the appearance in GATE 2018 in the notified branch, the aspirants from branch other than specified branchs will not be applicable to apply.

Ques. How will Hindustan Petroleum use GATE score?

Ans. HPCL will make a shortlist of the participants on the basis of score in GATE 2018. The next stage in selection procedure involves GD/GT and/or individual interview. HPCL will HPCL will be getting the GATE-2018 scores straight from GATE authorities. For further selection procedure in HPCL, only the aspirants, who will appear in GATE-2018 in the relevant branchs with respective engineering degree and have registered themselves with HPCL, and also applicable in all respects would be considered.

Ques. GATE organizes its examination in so many papers. Will scores from all the papers be considered by HPCL?

Ans. Recently advertised GATE-2018 score in engineering branchs will be considered by HPCL. Please refer to the detailed advertisement in HPCL website www.hindustanpetroleum.com.

Ques. I appeared in GATE last year. Do I required to write GATE in this year again?

Ans. Yes. For appointment purpose of HPCL, only GATE-2018 score will be considered.

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

Ans. The upper age limit as on 30th June 2017 for the General category aspirants is 25 years. It means their date of birth should on or after June 30, 1992. As per the Presidential Directives, eligible age relaxation will be allowed to aspirants belonging to OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen/Domicile of J&K category.

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

Ans. A at least score of 60% in qualifying degree examinations is need for General and OBC-NC category and an aggregate at least score of 50% for SC/ST/PWD aspirants.

Ques. I am in the final year of my Engineering and passing out in the year 2018. Am I applicable to apply?

Ans. Aspirants presently in final year of their engineering can also apply. However, if selected, they must be in a position to submit their final mark sheet and degree certificate by 31st August, 2018. Further at the time of applying Aspirants (belonging to General and OBC-NC category) should have secured at least 60% aggregate marks up to last semester examinations, which is relaxed to 50% for SC/ST/PWD aspirants.

Ques. Is there any physical fitness criteria for appearing in GATE?

Ans. As per Hindustan Petroleum’s pre-employment medical standards, the aspirants must be medically fit. Please note that Defective Colour Vision is a medical disqualification for employment with HPCL.

Ques. If I seeking to change my GATE examination venue or seeking to accurate a error in GATE form or if I face difficulty in downloading my GATE hall ticket with registration number, whom should I get in touch with?

Ans. For any rectification, you are need to contact GATE authorities as HPCL has no control on organizeing GATE examination. The interaction of HPCL with GATE is limited to obtaining the scores of the aspirants appearing in the specified branchs. The process for such rectification is explained in GATE-2017 bulletin.

Ques. Can I apply to HPCL before I download GATE Admit card?

Ans. Since applying to HPCL requires GATE registration number, you cannot do so until you have GATE Admit card which has GATE registration Number.

Ques. What is the date of commencement of online Registration of application by aspirants for HPCL?

Ans. January 10, 2018

Ques. What is the last date of online Registration of application by aspirants for HPCL?

Ans. February 10, 2018

Ques. What is the process for Online Application for HPCL?

Ans. The online registration of application for HPCL commences on January 10, 2018. For detailed process, visit [Link to Application Procedure]

Ques. I am working with Central / State Govt / PSU, Do I required to apply via proper channel, If yes Where do I send the hard copy of my online application form?

Ans. The aspirants may send the physical copy of their online application form to, Deputy General Manager – Manpower Planning & Talent Sourcing, HPCL, Petroleum House, 17, Jamshedji Tata Road, Churchgate, Mumbai 400020 in case of applying via proper channel is pre-requisite for obtaining NOC at the time of Interview by present employer of the aspirant.

Ques. If I am not able to take print out of my application after filling the online application, can I take it at a later stage? Can I make changes in the online application? Will I be able to view my application after submitting the same online?

Ans. Yes. Once submitted, however, no changes in the application will be allowed. Using your unique application ID number and GATE registration number, youcan view or print your application anytime. Hence, it is advised to the aspirants to read all the instructions cautiously before filling the application and confirm your details before final submission.

Ques. How do I fill in the % of marks in the online application, as our University gives only letter CGPA ?

Ans. In a case where the university does not give %age for awarding Class/Division, the letter grade/CGPA/OGPA should be converted into %age as per the conversion formula applied by the Institute/University for awarding Class / Division. The aspirant is responsible for arranging the percentage conversion formula/ equivalent certificate from the institute.

Ques. I belong to the reserved category. Am I need to attach the Certificate at the time of applying online?

Ans. No. However, the requisite certificates are compulsorily need at the time of interview. Please note that onus of providing accurate information w.r.t. At the time of applying online, no Caste/Category certificate is need to be attached. caste/community rests entirely with the aspirants, In case of information/documents furnished turn out to be false or incorrect, the candidature will be cancelled.

Ques. While filling online application I have wrongly entered my category/ date of birth etc. How do I rectify it?

Ans. After submission of online application form, there is no provision of manual intervention for editing any details in the application forms under any circumstances.

Ques. While uploading a photograph I have by error uploaded my signature/pan card etc. how do I change it?

Ans. Please note that application procedure for all the positions is via online application method only. You must upload the same photograph which was uploaded at the time of GATE 2018 registration. There is no provision for manual intervention for changing the photograph uploaded during online application, after submission. Any error in uploading will amount to rejection of application. The aspirants are advised to be careful while uploading scanned images. After submission of online application form, there is no provision of manual intervention for editing any details in the application forms under any circumstances.

Ques. After payment of application via challan, what is to be done with HPCL copy of the challan?

Ans. Precater HPCL & Aspirant payment receipt/Challan copies for future reference.

Ques. I am a Mechanical engineer and belong to PWD category (Low Vision). I am not able to clear my online form.

Ans. Online application module has got inbuilt validation with respect to eligibility criteria. As per the List of posts identified appropriate for persons with disabilities (PWD) by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Notification, aspirants not meeting the eligibility criteria will not be able to submit the online application.

Ques. How do I make payment of application after applying online?

Ans. The aspirants can make payment towards application fee either by debit/credit card or via challan at any SBI discipline. Challan payment can be made after 2 working days from date of completion of online application.

Ques. What is the last date for payment of application fees??

Ans. Online Payment as well as payment via challan will be accepted till February10, 2018 up to bank closing hours.

Ques. Where do I contact for my queries?

Ans. For all the queries not responseed above you may write to [email protected] Aspirants may please also note that individual calls and/or interaction with any of the HPCL’s officials during appointment drive is discouraged, except when absolutely necessary.


For persons with disabilities (PwD) with a disability of 40% or more, 3% o the vacancies are reserved. Some posts of Officer Trainee – Engineering Branch are fit for Hearing Handicapped aspirants. Such recruitment in these vacancies will first consider different factors such as nature of duties & responsibilities of the job, location, hazard, strain & interference of disability with work performance and health. The aspirant will be finally recruited based on medical fitness with respect to job profile of the identified posts.


Initially, the selected aspirants will have to undergo a six month long training. A consolidated stipend of Rs. 50,000/- per month is acquired by Officer Trainees during the training period. After successful completion of training, they will be absorbed at the entry level in the Management Cadre in ‘A’ grade in the Salary Scale of Rs. 24,900 - 50,500. Such absorption will be subject to fulfilling the need performance concerned/ other criterion. They’ll be on further probation duration of 6 months.

After completion of probation period, they will be confirmation. However, it will subject to satisfactory performance during Probation period, qualifying in Technical Competenc.

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