Test Pattern & Selection Procedure of IOCL

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) that comes under Government of India. It has also earned status of Maharatna. It was established in 1959 in New Delhi, India. It is a state owned oil & gas corporation that works in refining, pipeline transportation & marketing, of petroleum products to exploration & production of crude oil & gas.
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Selection Process:
The company conducts recruitment process every year to select new candidates. It also selects candidates through GATE exam. The selection process of the company consists of 3 rounds. These rounds are as follows:
  • Written Exam
  • Technical Interview
  • HR Interview
Academic Criteria:
  • 60 percent or above in B.Tech , Class X and XII.
  • Gap of upto one year is allowed.
Pattern of GATE Exam:
The IOCL Test Pattern is sub divided into following sections:
Section No. of questions
Aptitude 10
Technical 55
Total 65
The total time allotted to the written exam is 180 minutes. There is 1/3rd negative marking in the paper. Although, there is no negative marking only in case of Numerical Ability Section.
  • Aptitude section consists of questions based on data interpretation, graphs, blood relations, statement reasoning, etc. Also, there are questions from basic mathematics like time, speed & distance, algebra, arithmetic, probability, geometry, permutation & combination, etc. Further, there are questions from English language like grammar usage, fill in the blanks, etc.
  • Technical section consists of questions from subjects of engineering.
Overall the level of the paper is moderate to difficult. Only those candidates who clear the written exam will qualify for the next round.
Suggested Reading :
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