HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018 – Application forms for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) Recruitment through GATE 2018 will be available from the January 12, 2018 onwards. Aspiring candidates must fill and submit the application form for HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018 by February 12. Candidates are also required to  pay the application fee via challan/net banking/credit card/debit card. Candidates will be selected for recruitment on the post of Officers based on their GATE score. In case candidates are shortlisted, they may be called for GD/GT or Personal Interview. Eligible candidates with valid GATE 2018 score and from the disciplines of Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Electronics & Telecommunication, Chemical and Instrumentation will be shortlisted for recruitment. The HPCL recruitment through GATE 2018 includes details about important dates, application form, selection procedure, eligibility criteria related to age, educational qualification, nationality, etc. To find more details about HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018, read the article below.

Important Dates related to HPCL Recruitment 2018

S.No. Event Dates
1. Application form for HPCL Recruitment starts January 12, 2018
2. Deadline for submitting HPCL application form February 12, 2018
3. GATE 2018 examination February 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2018
4. GATE Result 2018 March 17, 2018
GATE Score Card 2018 March 20, 2018

Eligibility Criteria for HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

S.No. Eligibility Parameters for HPCL Specifications
1 Nationality Indians only can apply
2 Qualifying Examination Candidates must have passed/cleared full time 4 years bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology
3 Pass Percentage
  • Candidates belonging to General and OBC (NCL) categories should have secured at least 60% aggregate marks in the qualifying examination
  • Candidates from SC/ST and PwD categories should have secured at least 50% aggregate marks in the qualifying test
4 Final year students At the time of filling the application form or applying


Gen/OBC (NCL) category candidates must have secured 60% aggregate marks, while SC/ST/PwD candidates should have secured minimum 50% aggregate marks till the last semester examination

For Selection


However, the condition for the final year students is that they should submit their final mark sheet by August 31, 2018

5 OBC NCL Reservation Certificate as on February 7, 2018
  • Candidates should not belong to creamy layer. Also, the caste & community of the candidate must be listed in the ‘Central list of Other Backward Classes’
  • The certificate must be in the prescribed format applicable for purpose of reservation in appointment to posts under Government of India/Central Government Public Sector Undertaking as contained in DOPT Memo No. 36036/2/2013- Estt. (Res.) dated 30-05-2014 from a competent authority issued in 2017.
6 Age Limit as on June 30, 2018 Candidates from General Category are not required to be more than 25 years. In other words, candidates are required to be born on or after June 30, 1993


Relaxation to different category candidates as follows

  • 5 years for SC & ST
  • 3 years for OBC-NC
  • 10 years for PWD (UR)
  • 13 years for PWD (OBC-NC)
  • 15 years for PWD (SC/ST) candidates
  • Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during January 1, 1981 to December 31, 1990 can avail relaxation up to 5 years
  • Ex-servicemen & Commissioned Officers (including ECOs/ SSCOs) – 5 years relaxation subject to rendering minimum 5 years service in Armed Forces and fulfilment of other conditions prescribed by the Government of India
7 NOC At the time of interview, all candidates employed in Government/Semi- Government/Central/State

Government Departments/Public Sector Undertakings are required to produce ‘No Objection

Certificate’ from their employer


8 Non Eligible Disciplines Candidates who have studied Automobile Engineering, Production Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering, Construction Engineering, etc are not eligible.

Eligibility & Selection Criteria for HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

S.No. Discipline Prescribed 4-year full time Engineering Degree GATE Paper Code
1 Mechanical Mechanical, Mechanical & Production ME
2 Electronics &Telecommunication Electronics, Electronics & Communication, Electronics & Telecommunication, Applied Electronics EC
3 Electrical Electrical, Electrical & Electronics EE
4 Instrumentation Instrumentation, Instrumentation & Control, Electronics & Instrumentation, Instrumentation & Electronics, Instrumentation & Process Control IN
5 Civil Civil CE
6 Chemical Chemical, Petrochemical, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemical, Petroleum Refining CH

HPCL Recruitment Application Form 2018


Candidates must note that they can apply for only 1 discipline. They must also note that only GATE 2018 marks will be valid for recruitment at HPCL. Candidates appearing in a GATE paper which is different from their Qualifying Engineering discipline will not be considered.


How to apply forHPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018?


Candidates have to follow and complete the following steps for applying,

  • Registration
  • Filling application form and submission
  • Application fee payment

What to keep ready before Registration for HPCL Recruitment?

  • Scanned copy of the same passport size photo affixed in GATE application (in jpg/gif format and in size less than 50 KB)
  • Resume (in doc/docx format maximum file size 200 KB)

Stage 1 – Registration


In order to apply for recruitment at HPCL, the candidates have to first register themselves on “Career Opportunities”.  They can only register for HPCL recruitment through GATE 2018 after downloading their GATE admit card 2018 on which their GATE registration number 2018 will be available. Candidates have to login and use this registration number of GATE 2018 to register.


Stage 2 – Filling application form and submission


After registration, candidates need to fill the application form by entering the following details,

  • Details related to GATE 2018
  • Complete Name (As in GATE 2018 application form)
  • Mailing Address
  • Educational Qualification details

Now upload resume and photograph as per the specification above.


Submit the application form online. After submission, a unique 12 digit HPCL Application Number will be generated. Candidates must download the submitted application and take a printout of the same. After taking the printout, candidates must affix a recent passport size photograph on it and put signature at the specified space. Candidates must keep this printed application form as it will be required at various steps of the recruitment process.


Stage 3 – Application fee payment


General category candidates have to pay Rs.275 as application fee (inclusive of service tax and bank charges of Rs.35), while SC/ST/PWD candidates

are exempted from fee payment.


Fee Payment Modes

  • Online payment through Credit/Debit Card
  • Through Challan at SBI

For online payment

Payment can be done through Credit/Debit Card. Candidates will find the status changed to Payment Received on successful fee payment. Take printout of the acknowledgement of payment and keep it safe.


For offline payment through SBI Challan

  • Download the challan and take a printout.
  • After two working days of application submission, the candidates are required to deposit the amount in HPCL Powerjyoti A/C Number 32315049001 at nearest SBI branch
  • After the fee payment, candidates must cross-check and ensure that the bank affixes ‘payment received’ stamp and Journal no. on both parts of challan.
  • They must also collect the ‘Candidate’s copy’ of part 2 of the challan from bank and keep it safe for future reference.
  • On successful fee payment, the payment status will change to “Payment Received”

Note: If the fee payment status is not updated to “Payment Received” within 3-4 working days, then the candidates must mail the scanned copy of paid challan to hpclgate@mail.hpcl.co.in


Selection Process for HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

S.No. Stages of Selection Parameters
1 Shortlisting Category-wise discipline wise merit list based on GATE 2018 marks
2 Pre-selection Selection tools like Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interviews (PI) at the discretion of the management
3 Selection Based on Medical Fitness as per company policy

Reservation Criteria for HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2018

S.No. Category Reservation
1 SC, ST and OBC- NCL Reservation will be as per Government Directives
2 PwD candidates (with 40% or above disability) 3% of the vacancies will be reserved

Reservation Criteria

S.No. Position PwD Category


Civil Engineer OA. OL. HH


Electronics & Telecommunication Engineer OL. HH


Mechanical Engineer OL. HH


Chemical Engineer OA. OL


Instrumentation Engineer OL. HH


Electrical Engineer OL. HH

Process after HPCL Selection through GATE 2018


Job Profile


Selected candidates have to undergo one year of training (mandatory) post which they will be absorbed as Officers at HPCL. Candidates can be posted for shift duties in any SBU/Division/Department of the PSU at any place in the country/otherwise.


Training & Probation


For 1 year from the date of joining, the selected Officers will be on Probation. Post successful training completion, they will be confirmed as officers in Grade A. Confirmation letters will be given to them subject to complying with satisfactory performance, attendance requirements, verification of antecedents, verification of caste status/certificate and caste validity wherever applicable and qualifying in technical competency test and project.


Pay Scale and Perks


On joining, the candidates will also be entitled for additional benefits as applicable. Besides Basic Pay, they will be entitled to allowance at 50% of Basic Pay under Cafeteria Approach (including medical benefits for self and family members), Dearness Allowance, HRA and retirement Benefits up to 30% of Basic Pay & DA which include Contributory Provident Fund, Gratuity, and Superannuation Benefit applicable as per Corporation’s policy in force at that time. Apart from this, Performance Related Pay (PRP) is also paid to them as per the PSU’s policy.


Details related to Remuneration Package (Cost to the company)

Position Salary Grade Scale of Basic Salary Approx. CTC***
Officer A 24,900 – 50,500 10.8 Lacs

GATE Cutoff for HPCL recruitment is the marks/score required by the candidates in order to be considered eligible for recruitment. Candidates can check below the GATE cutoff (which is the raw marks out of 100) of previous year for different categories.


GATE Cutoff for HPCL recruitment through GATE in 2016

Discipline UR OBC SC ST PwD
Mechanical 75.14 70.69 58.34 50.85 38.87
Electrical 67.35 65.23 53.55 51.61 35.14
Civil 66.97 62.26 54.91 54.26 32.28
Instrumentation 61.33 57.33 44.67 35.33 25.67
E &TC 63.18 62.88 53.35 47.83 37.51
Chemical 54 51.67 44.33 41 34

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