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HPCL Recruitment Through GATE 2019 – All Information At One Place


Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited i.e HPCL has released the official notification for the recruitment of officers’ trainee Grade ‘A’ job profile through GATE 2019.

About HPCL (PSU 2019)

HPCL a Navratna PSU is an Energy Conglomerate specializing in Oil & Gas. During the year 2017-18, HPCL achieved the highest ever profit after tax of ₹ 6,357 crore because of their robust performance in all spheres including Retail, Direct Sales, Lubes, LPG, Aviation, OD&E, Pipelines, Gas & Renewables and other services.

HPCL (PSU 2019) own & operate 2 major refineries which have achieved the highest ever combined refining throughput of 18.3 MMT.HPCL i.e Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limitedis also the No.1 Lube marketer in the country Propelling airplanes, mechanizing agriculture, energizing industries, igniting stoves, lighting lanterns… HP is synonymous with energy in India.

HPCL Recruitment Through GATE 2019 Apply Now:

Application Form
Final Year Students Are Also Eligible

HPCL – GATE 2019

Cleared Bachelor’s
degree in Engineering / Technology in above mentioned disciplines
All the qualifications should be 4-year full time
regular course/s from AICTE approved / UGC recognized University/Deemed
University. The courses offered by Autonomous Institutions should be
equivalent to the relevant courses approved / recognized by Association of
Indian Universities (AIU)/UGC/AICTE)
Aggregate Marks
Minimum 60% marks (aggregate marks of all semesters)
in qualifying degree examinations
Minimum 50% marks (aggregate marks of all semesters)
in qualifying degree examinations
Maximum 25 years as on 30th June 2019 i.e.
candidates born on or after 30.06.1994
relaxation for OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/SC/ST/PWD candidates will be applicable
as per the Presidential Directives
Physical / Medical
candidates seeking employment with Hindustan Petroleum need to be medically
fit as per HPCL’s pre-employment medical standard and need to clear our
medical fitness test
Colour vision is a disqualification under Pre Employment Medical norms of
Candidates currently in
final year of their engineering studies may also apply. However, if selected,
they must submit their final mark sheet by 31st  August 2019. At the time of applying, the
aggregate marks required will be same as mentioned above as per respective

HPCL Important Dates – GATE 2019

of online application for GATE 2019
September 2018
Last date
of online application for GATE 2019
October 2018
of online application for HPCL.
January 2019
date of online application for HPCL
February 2019
of GATE 2019 Results
March 2019

HPCL Eligibility Criteria – GATE 2019

Eligible Branches:

  1. Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical And Production (Corresponding GATE Paper Mechanical, Code ME)
  2. Chemical Engineering (Corresponding GATE Paper Chemical, Code CE)
  3. Civil Engineering (Corresponding GATE Paper Civil, Code CE)

Note: Candidates having any other degree/combination degree eg. Production Engg., Automobile Engg., Mechatronics, Industrial Engg., Construction Engg. etc., other than mentioned above are not eligible to apply. These exclusions are only indicative and not exhaustive.

HPCL Percentage Required – GATE 2019

HPCL Percentage Required
60% Marks
50% Marks

*Aggregate marks of all semesters in qualifying degree examinations

Final Year Eligible:

Candidates currently in final year of their engineering studies may also apply. However, if selected, they must submit their final mark sheet by 31st August 2019. At the time of applying, the aggregate marks required will be same as mentioned above as per respective category

HPCL Age Limit – GATE 2019

General (Unreserved): Maximum 25 Years(As On 30th June 2019)

SC/ST/OBCNC/PWD: Age relaxation for OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/SC/ST/PWD candidates will be applicable as per the Presidential Directives(As On 30th June 2019)

HPCL Reservation And Age Relaxation :Read Here

HPCL – How To Apply? – GATE 2019

  1. Register For GATE
  2. Apply on HPCL Website with Gate registration number
  3. Complete and submit application form to receive 12 digit Application Number
  4. Application fees to be paid (ST/ST/PWD candidates exempted)
  5. SBI Challan 2. Online Payment

How To Apply For HPCL – Read In Detail

HPCL – Short Listing and Placement – GATE 2019

  1. Candidates appearing in a GATE paper which is different from their Qualifying Engineering discipline will not be considered for further selection procedure.
  2. The Gate marks for the year 2019 only will be considered for this recruitment process
  3. A candidate can apply against one discipline only. Candidates applying for more than one discipline will not be allowed to sit for both roles
  4. On the basis of valid GATE 2019 marks, qualified candidates will be called for further selection process in a predetermined ratio in order of the category-wise discipline- wise merit list.
  5. Selection process would include: Group Task/Group Discussion and/or Personal Interview. In addition to the above, any other selection tools/tests may be administered, at the sole discretion of the management. Candidates will have to clear/qualify through each stage of selection process successfully for selection.
  6. Merit List of successful candidates will be drawn basis 85% weightage to GATE 2019 marks and 15% to Group Discussion/Task and/or Personal Interview
  7. Selected candidates shall have all-India transfer liability. Posting/ Assignment can be in any SBU/Division/Department of the Corporation at any place in the country/otherwise.
  8. These positions generally involve working in shift duties including night shifts. Selected candidates may also be posted in any of the subsidiaries/Joint Ventures or any department of Government of India.

HPCL – Application Fees – GATE 2019

Amount To Be Paid
₹ 236
₹ 271
₹ 271
  1. Applicants are required to pay a Non-Refundable Amount as Application fee.
  2. SC, ST & PWD candidates are exempted from payment of application fee.

HPCL – Online Application Payment Method : Read Here

HPCL Salary, Perks, Allowances and Benifits:-

Scale Of Basic Salary :₹ 60000 – 180,000**


  1. Above CTC includes Base Pay, Retiral Benefits, Dearness Allowance, HRA and Cafeteria Allowance
  2. This also includes Performance Related Pay (PRP) as per the HPCL’s policy
  3. Candidates called for joining will also be entitled for joining benefits as applicable to their Salary Grade
  4. *CTC is for candidates posted in metro cities; and may vary for other locations
  5. ₹ 5,000/- p.m will be deducted as Retention Amount for first six months during probation. The amount will be refunded to Officer after Confirmation


  1. The Officers selected will be on a probation period of 1 year
  2. Upon completion of the Probation period, they will be considered for confirmation in their respective grades subject to complying with attendance requirements, verification of antecedents, verification of caste status / certificate and caste validity wherever applicable, qualifying in technical competency test, performance appraisal and project evaluation
  3. On confirmation, they will be eligible for various other benefits as applicable to the Grade

HPCL Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. What is minimum educational qualification for advertised position?

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

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

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

Ques. What is the total Number of vacancies?

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

Ques. I have completed 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 candidate must have minimum 60% marks (For SC, ST & PWD – minimum 50%) in aggregate of all semesters.

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

Ans. No. Despite the appearance in GATE 2019 in the notified discipline, the candidates from discipline other than specified disciplines will not be eligible to apply.

Ques. How will Hindustan Petroleum use GATE score?

Ans. HPCL will make a shortlist of the applicants on the basis of score in GATE 2019. The next stage in selection process involves GD/GT and/or personal interview. HPCL will HPCL will be getting the GATE-2019 scores directly from GATE authorities. For further selection process in HPCL, only the candidates, who will appear in GATE-2019 in the relevant disciplines with respective engineering degree and have registered themselves with HPCL, and also eligible in all respects would be considered.

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

Ans. Recently advertised GATE-2019 score in engineering disciplines 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 need to write GATE in this year again?

Ans. Yes. For recruitment purpose of HPCL, only GATE-2019 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 candidates is 25 years. It means their date of birth should on or after June 30, 1992.  As per the Presidential Directives, applicable age relaxation will be allowed to candidates belonging to OBC (Non Creamy Layer)/SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen/Domicile of J&K category.

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

Ans. A minimum score of 60% in qualifying degree examinations is required for General and OBC-NC category and an aggregate minimum score of 50% for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Ques. I am in the final year of my Engineering and passing out in the year 2019. Am I eligible to apply?

Ans. Candidates currently 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, 2019. Further at the time of applying Candidates (belonging to General and OBC-NC category) should have secured minimum 60% aggregate marks up to last semester examinations, which is relaxed to 50% for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

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

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

Ques. If I want to change my GATE examination venue or want to correct a mistake in GATE form or if I face difficulty in downloading my GATE admit card with registration number, whom should I get in touch with?

Ans. For any rectification, you are required to contact GATE authorities as HPCL has no control on conducting GATE examination. The procedure for such rectification is explained in GATE bulletin. The interaction of HPCL with GATE is limited to obtaining the scores of the candidates appearing in the specified disciplines.

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 candidates for HPCL?

Ans. January 10, 2019

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

Ans. February 12, 2019

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

Ans. The online registration of application for HPCL commences on January 12, 2019. For detailed procedure, visit [Link to Application Process]

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

Ans. The candidates 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 through proper channel is pre-requisite for obtaining NOC at the time of Interview by current employer of the candidate.

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? Will I be able to view my application after submitting the same online? Can I make changes in the online application?

Ans. Yes. Using your unique application ID number and GATE registration number, youcan view or print your application anytime. Once submitted, however, no changes in the application will be allowed. Hence, it is advised to the candidates to read all the instructions carefully 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 candidate is responsible for arranging the percentage conversion formula/ equivalent certificate from the institute.

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

Ans. No. At the time of applying online, no Caste/Category certificate is required to be attached. However, the requisite certificates are compulsorily required at the time of interview. Please note that onus of providing correct information w.r.t. caste/community rests entirely with the candidates, 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 mistake uploaded my signature/pan card etc. how do I change it?

Ans. Please note that application process for all the positions is through online application mode only. There is no provision for manual intervention for changing the photograph uploaded during online application, after submission. You must upload the same photograph which was uploaded at the time of GATE 2019 registration. After submission of online application form, there is no provision of manual intervention for editing any details in the application forms under any circumstances. The candidates are advised to be careful while uploading scanned images. Any mistake in uploading will amount to rejection of application.

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

Ans. Preserve HPCL & Candidate 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 complete my online form.

Ans. Online application module has got inbuilt validation with respect to eligibility criteria. As per the List of posts identified suitable for persons with disabilities (PWD) by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Notification, candidates 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 candidates can make payment towards application fee either by debit/credit card or through challan at any SBI branch. 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 through challan will be accepted till February10, 2019 up to bank closing hours.

Ques. Where do I contact for my queries?

Ans. For all the queries not answered above you may write to hpclgate@mail.hpcl.co.in. Candidates may please also note that personal calls and/or interaction with any of the HPCL’s officials during recruitment 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 Discipline are fit for Hearing Handicapped candidates. Such appointment in these vacancies will first consider various factors such as nature of duties & responsibilities of the job, location, hazard, strain & interference of disability with work performance and health. The candidate will be finally appointed based on medical fitness with respect to job profile of the identified posts.


Initially, the selected candidates will have to undergo a six month long training. A consolidated stipend of Rs. 50,000/- per month is earned 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 required performance related/ other criterion. They’ll be on further probation period 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 Competence.


  1. Only Indian Nationals are eligible to apply
  2. Applications with incomplete / wrong particulars or not in the prescribed format will not be considered
  3. The email id and mobile number provided in online application should remain valid for at least one year. Candidates must use proper e-mail ids created in their names. Applications with pseudo / fake email ids will attract appropriate action under the law
  4. All future communication with the candidates will take place through e-mail only. No hard copy of any documents needs to be submitted. Also the call letter will not be sent in hard copy
  5. Information like percentage of marks obtained in the qualifying examination, caste/sub-caste certificate, date of issue, name of issuing authority, state of origin, etc. will be required at the time of filling in the online application.
  6. Candidates presently employed in Government Departments/ PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies will be required to submit NOC from competent authority of their current employer at the time of interview. In case of failure to produce the NOC from the current employer at the time of Interview, the candidate will not be permitted to appear for the Interview
  7. Candidates not found to be meeting the prescribed eligibility criteria shall be rejected at any stage of the selection process
  8. All the details given in the online application form will be treated as final and no changes will be entertained
  9. For any queries pertaining to recruitment or selection process visit the FAQ section on our website http://hindustanpetroleum.com/hpcareers/ or write to our Corporate Recruitment Team only through hpclgate@mail.hpcl.co.in
  • Mere issue of Interview call letter will not imply final selection of candidate
  1. In case of internal candidates, please note that the finally selected candidates will have to resign from the services of the Corporation and re-join the services as fresh employees on probation. Regarding transfer of leaves, PF, Gratuity etc., these cases would be treated on par with candidates joining from other PSUs
  2. HPCL will not be responsible for any loss/ non-delivery of email/ any other communication sent, due to invalid/wrong email id/ contact details
  3. Wherever CGPA/OGPA/CPA or letter grade in a qualifying degree is awarded, equivalent percentage of marks should be indicated in the application form as per norms adopted by University/Institute. Please also obtain a certificate to this effect from University / Institute which shall be required at the time of interview
  4. Management reserves the right to restrict the number of candidates to be called for interview, reject the application without assigning any reasons/change the number of posts
  5. Number of vacancies may increase/decrease at the discretion of the Corporation. HPCL reserves the right to cancel or add any examination / Personal Interview centre depending on the response in that area/centre. The Corporation also reserves the right to cancel / restrict/ curtail/ enlarge the recruitment process and/or the selection process thereunder without any further notice and without assigning any reasons

In the event of incomplete application & non receipt of processing fee from candidates for reasons whatsoever, his / her candidature will stand cancelled and no further communication on the same will be entertained


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