Test Pattern & Selection Procedure of Coal India

Coal India:
Coal India Limited (CIL) is Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) that comes under Ministry of Coal, Government of India. It has also earned status of Maharatna. It is head quartered in Kolkata, India. The main function of this largest coal producing company is that it produces non-cooking and cooking coal of various grades for diverse applications.
Selection Process
In case of job recruitment, selection is the process to choose potential working persons for a company or organization. Recruitment process includes a selection stage when decisions are made as to the viability of a particular candidate's job application. It directly affects the overall productivity of an organization. A right selection may increase the overall performance of a company & a wrong one may lead to material and financial loss. A perfect selection process can help to pick the most eligible candidates amongst all applicants. The Process of selecting candidates focuses on abilities, knowledge, skills, experience and various other related factors.
Candidates should go through a three stage selection process to recruit Managerial Trainee in different disciplines:
  • Online Test
  • Personal Interview
Written Exam
Academic Criteria
  • Minimum 60% marks or 6 CGPA in relevant engineering field is required. There is relaxation for SC/ST/PH wherein they require a minimum of 55% marks.
  • B.E/B.Tech (Mining, Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Electronics & Communication, Industrial Engineering) are eligible.
Test Pattern
PapersSectionsNo. of QuestionsTime (in minutes)
Paper 1General Awareness2525
Numerical Ability2525
Paper 2Professional Knowledge100100
Test Description
  • Each question will carry 1 mark and there is no penalty for wrong answer
  • The question paper will be in bilingual language i.e. Hindi or English only.
  • There is no negative marking in the exam.
General (UR)OBC( Non Creamy Layer)SC/ST/PWD
Minimum 40 marks in each paperMinimum 35 marks in each paperMinimum 30 marks in each paper
Personal Interview
Final step to select a candidate as an employee is Interview as it helps to determine a candidate's personality. Questions can be of wide range starting from your introduction, Qualification, Experience, Industry specific experience, Courses done, your strengths and weaknesses, salary expectations, friends, family etc.
Clearing Coal India Selection Process requires well-planned preparation with right guidance and motivation.
To check more availability of information, the applicants can visit https://www.coalindia.in/career/en-us/home.aspx and gather information.
*The Company reserves the right to make changes in the written exam

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