Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) 2021 Recruitment notification. IOCL has released official notification for the job openings of Technician Apprentice, Trade Apprentice and more posts. Check the eligibility and notification prior to apply for the positions.

Closing Date is on :- 25th October, 2021.

No. of Posts and Vacancies :- 

Technician Apprentice - 393 Posts

Trade Apprentice - 76 Posts

Apprentice - 469 Posts

Job Location - Across India 

Other Qualification Details :-

Engagement Of Apprentices Under The Apprentices Act, 1961 In Pipelines Division Of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

i. Applications are invited from eligible Indian Nationals meeting the following qualification & other parameters for engagement of around 469 Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961 (as amended from time to time) in the trades as mentioned below:

Note - For complete details including Qualification, reservation, relaxation in upper age limit, examination fee, selection process, how to apply online, general information & instructions and other details do check official notification for complete details and do apply via proper channel only. Qualification, Salary, Age Limit, No.of post, and more Details Kindly Refer Official Notification.  


Minimum 18 years and maximum 24 years as on 01.10.2021 which is the date for reckoning any eligibility criteria.

Documents Required:-

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. No other document will be accepted for verification of date of birth.

2) SC/ST/OBC/Disability/EWS-Income & Asset certificate by reserved category candidates in the prescribed format issued by the Competent Authority.

3) OBC non-creamy layer status should be valid and OBC certificate issued by the Competent Authority should be latest one. Formats of Certificate are available in the Detailed Notification as well as in under downloads section. 

4) Semester-wise / year-wise mark sheets and Certificate of full-time Diploma in Engineering in respective Discipline. 

5) Pre-engagement Medical fitness certificate declaring the candidate medically Fit 

6) Any other certificate, if applicable

General Conditions:-

1) Candidates are advised to carefully read the full advertisement for details of eligibility criteria and selection modalities before submission of application.

2) The cut-off date for age, qualification etc. shall be 01.10.2021.

3) The candidates shall be shortlisted for the Written Test purely based on the information furnished by them in online portal. Candidates are, therefore, advised to furnish the correct information in the online application portal. At any stage of selection process, if it is found that the information furnished by the candidate in online portal is not true or incorrect, the candidature of the candidate shall be summarily rejected.

4) Candidates who are short-listed for Written Test, shall have to download their Admit Cards for appearing in the Written Test through online portal only on the notified date. Admit Cards shall not be sent by post.

5) The candidates should NOT have undergone Apprenticeship earlier or pursuing Apprenticeship Training as per the Apprentices Act, 1961, as amended from time to time. 

6) Candidates, who had training or job experience for a period of one year or more after the attainment of these qualifications, shall NOT be eligible for being engaged as Technician Apprentice.

7) The applicant for the position should NOT have completed three years after passing of the qualifying examination as on the cut-off date of eligibility i.e. 01.10.2021. In case the date of Declaration of result is not mentioned in the Mark Sheet, the candidate must submit a certificate  mentioning the date of publication of result from the Principal of the Polytechnic / College / Institute from where the candidate pursued his Diploma course at the time of Document Verification before the Joining.

8) The Corporation shall have no obligation to offer regular employment to Apprentices during and/or after the completion of the apprenticeship period. After successful completion of Apprenticeship period, candidates shall be relieved from Indian Oil Corporation, Pipelines Division.

9) Any corrigendum/addendum etc. or updates with regard to this advertisement shall be made available on our website and only. Candidates are thus advised to periodically visit our above websites as all future correspondence and latest information with regard to written test shall be available only on our website and/ or the email provided by the candidate during application process.

10) All the candidates are advised to keep the printout of the online application form for reference for downloading Admit Card from IOCL website

11) Candidates are required to bring one ID proof in ORIGINAL – anyone from among Aadhar Card/PAN Card/Voter ID Card/Driving License/Passport – along with Admit Card at the time of Written Test. 

12) Candidates without Admit Card and proof of ID as stated herewith will not be allowed to take the Written Test.

13) The candidate has to bring all original certificates/testimonials/ mark sheets along with a passport size photograph and self-attested copies of certificates/mark sheets for checking at the time of document verification. In case it is detected during document verification that a candidate does not fulfil the eligibility norms and/or that he/she has furnished any incorrect/doctored/false information/certificate/documents or has suppressed any material fact(s), his/her candidature will stand cancelled.

14) SC/ST/OBC (NCL-non-creamy layer) candidates applying for Unreserved (UR) seat shall be considered subject to their fulfilling the standards, qualification criteria as applicable to candidates belonging to General category. 

15) Candidates registered with Local/ State/Special Employment Exchange (s) or with Apprentice Boards/agencies such as BOAT, RDAT, NSDC offline or online, and meeting the prescribed eligibility criteria, are required to apply online at, failing which their candidature will not be considered.

16) Caste/Tribe/Disability/EWS certificate is to be produced by reserved category candidates in the format prescribed by the Govt. and issued by Competent Authority before their joining, at the time of document verification, if they get selected for engagement. 

17) For claiming the benefit of OBC category, the candidate should submit a latest OBC certificate in the proforma prescribed by Govt. of India, which would, among others, specifically mention that the candidate does not belong to the persons/sections (creamy layer)

18) For claiming the benefit applicable to Economically Weaker Section Category (EWS), candidates have to produce valid Income and Asset Certificate issued by the Competent Authority , in the prescribed format, failing which such candidates would be considered as General Category. The format for EWS Income and Asset Certificate is available under the Downloads section of

19) Candidates can apply for one Trade Code ONLY. Candidates applying for more than one Trade Code will not be considered for any post and their applications will be summarily rejected. Further, only one mobile number and one email ID can be used for applying for the post. The same mobile number and email ID cannot be used by any other candidate for filling online application for this notification.

20) Wherever CGPA/OGPA or Letter Grade is awarded in the Diploma/ Degree examination, its equivalent aggregate percentage of marks must be indicated in the Online Application Form as per the norms adopted by University/ Institute. The supporting document should also be produced during document verification.

21) Candidates with qualification acquired through Distance Learning Mode or Part Time Mode or Correspondence Mode shall not be considered.

22) Candidates having higher/professional qualification of Graduate and above Degree in Engineering, Degrees of MCA, MBA or its equivalent 2-year Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing/Finance/Human Resource/MSW/Personnel Management & Industrial Relations, CA/ICWA, Master’s Degree in Journalism/Public Relations & Mass Communication, PhD, LL.B. and any other Graduate and above professional qualification, need not apply as they have higher qualifications than the prescribed induction level qualifications for the advertised seats

23) Candidates, who are pursuing higher qualification on the date of final submission of online application but have acquired/completed the same subsequently at the time of document verification, shall also not be eligible for engagement and shall not be allowed to Join.

24) Suppression of information regarding possession or pursuing higher qualification shall render a candidate ineligible for consideration at any stage of selection & termination any time during engagement, if engaged.

25) The candidature of the applicant would be provisional and subject to subsequent verification of certificates/testimonials. In case it is detected at any stage of engagement or thereafter, that a candidate does not fulfil the eligibility norms and/or that he/she has furnished any incorrect/doctored/false information/certificate/documents or has suppressed any material fact(s), his/her candidature will stand cancelled.

b. If any of these shortcomings is/are detected even after engagement, his/her engagement is liable to be terminated.

26) Engagement of selected candidates is subject to his/her being declared medically fit as per the requirement of the Corporation. All such engagement will also be subject to all relevant Rules/policies/guidelines of the Corporation.

27) The decision of Management will be final and binding on all candidates on all matters relating to eligibility, acceptance or rejection of the applications, mode of selection, cancellation of the selection process either in part or full, higher qualification etc

Selection Process :-

1) Selection process would consist of a Written Test.

2) Written Test shall be of Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s) consisting of 4 options with one correct option. Candidate has to choose the correct option.

3) There shall be 100 questions in the Written Test and Total marks shall be 100. Each correct answer shall carry 1 mark.

4) There shall be no negative marking for wrong answers. 

5) The constitution of the Question paper will be as below -:

a) For Technician Apprentices - From the total 100 objective type questions, about 75 questions shall be from the concerned discipline of Diploma level and about 25 questions on General Aptitude and Reasoning, General English, Numerical Aptitude and General Knowledge etc.

b) For Trade Apprentice (Accountant)- out of total 100 objective type questions, about 75 questions shall be from general accounts/commerce/finance and about 25 questions on General Aptitude and Reasoning, General English, Numerical Aptitude and General Knowledge etc

c) For Trade Apprentice (Assistant-Human Resource)- all 100 objective type questions shall be on General Aptitude and Reasoning, General English, Numerical Aptitude and General Knowledge/awareness etc.

d) For Data Entry Operator& Domestic Data Entry Operator -all 100 objective type questions shall be on General Aptitude and Reasoning, General English, Numerical Aptitude and General Knowledge/awareness etc. of Class 12 level.

6) Duration of Written Test shall be of 120 minutes i.e. two hours.

7) Candidates can opt for the Question Paper/Test either in English or Hindi language.

8) Minimum qualifying marks in Written Test is 40%. The same is relaxed by 5% to SC/ST and PwBD candidates for the trades reserved for them.

9) Obtaining minimum qualifying marks in the written test does not confer any right or claim by the candidate for final selection, as the same is related to number of positions, relative performance in respective categories. 

10) Final selection for engagement of apprentices will be based on Written Test marks as per merit. Trade-wise & State-wise merit list for each Region shall be prepared based on Written Test marks scored by the candidates, which shall be arranged in descending order. Candidates, in the order of merit will be offered the apprenticeship.

11) In case of tie for final shortlisting for engagement, the candidate older in age will be given preference in the merit list.

Steps to Apply :-

1) Candidates meeting the above prescribed eligibility criteria should visit our IOCL website and apply Online from 05.10.2021 till 25.10.2021 by 18:00 hours. 

2) Paper based applications will NOT be accepted.

3) There are two steps for Registration process. Part-I & Part-II. In Part-I registration, candidate has to fill his/her basic details like name, category etc. and has to create his own password. After successful Part-I registration, system generated registration number is sent in his registered email id/SMS.

i. With this registration number, candidate has again to login into the system with the password generated by him. Candidates are advised to remember registration number and password for future reference/use.

4) In Part-II registration, candidate has to upload his scanned photograph and signature and furnish educational qualification, experience details etc. and submit the same. This is the final submission process and after that candidate cannot change the details furnished. Candidates are therefore advised to furnish the details in the portal carefully and check the same before final submission.

5) Candidates are advised to follow the procedure mentioned in above apprentice engagement portal. In case of any difficulty with respect to filling online application or making online payment, please refer to FAQ/How to apply options available in the portal.

6) Queries, if any, may be addressed to the following e-mail ids based on Trade Codes under which applied:

a. For Northern Region Pipelines: [email protected]

b. For Eastern Region Pipelines: [email protected]

c. For Western Region Pipelines: [email protected]

d. For Southern Region Pipelines: [email protected]

e. For South Eastern Region Pipelines: [email protected] 

7)  Important Dates:

a. Date of issuance of Website Notification 01.10.2021

b. Date of opening of online application portal at 05.10.2021

c. Last date of submission of online application 25.10.2021 by 18:00 hours

d. Written Test Tentatively on 21.11.2021

Official Notification