Maharatna BPCL recruitment process `

Maharatna BPCL recruitment process

Posted by under General on November 22, 2018

Recently listed in the Maharatna category of PSUs from 2018, BPCL is a dream place to work at for Chemical and Mechanical engineers. While Chemical engineers in Petrochemicals and refineries are recruited directly by submitting applications, Mechanical engineers are hired only through the GATE exam.

Incorporated way back in 1860-71 as Burma Oil Company, BPCL got a nationalized status in 1976-77. Since incorporation, BPCL leads in variable sectors:

  1. Fuel and Services – Fuel stations
  2. BharatGas – flagship product, LPG Gas
  3. MAK Lubricants – lubricants for automotives
  4. Aviation – world-class aviation fuels, jet fuels and facilities in India since 1911
  5. Refineries – Mumbai, Kochi, Numaligarh and Bina
  6. GAS – leading India in natural gas
  7. Industrial and Commercial – catering to fuel and technology needs of 8000+ industries and government sectors like Defense, Railways, State Transport Undertakings ans State Electricity
  8. BPRL – for exploration & production activities since 2006
  9. International Trade – import of crude oil, import and export of finished products, etc.
  10. Proficiency Testing – break-through R&D in petro-chemical industry, Biofuel –Lignocellulosic Biomass 2G Ethanol Bio-refineries in Bargah (Odisha), Bina (MP) and Khamgaon (Maharashtra)

Eligibility criteria for BPCL for GATE 2019:

BPCL has stringent and specific criteria for recruitments that are enlisted and elaborated below.

Mechanical Engineering from Indian Universities/ Institutes recognized by AICTE/UGC.

Candidates in the final year can only apply and need to submit marksheets by August’19
If you have completed my B.E. / B.Tech Engineering degree after diploma in engineering and the duration of B.E/B.Tech engineering course is 3 years, you are eligible to apply for BPCL.

Candidates from Mechanical stream of engineering only can apply and not candidates with specialization in Mechanics.

If you have any back-logs and have finished your course in 4 years, then you’re eligible to apply
However, if you’ve exceeded course duration, you’re not eligible.

If you have done a diploma in engineering and joined the B.E./B.Tech/B.Sc (Engg) program from second year, you need to calculate the aggregate marks attained in the program from second year onwards until the final semester.

Candidates belonging to the General & OBC (NCL) categories should have minimum 60% marks Candidates belonging to the SC, ST & PWD categories must possess minimum 50% in aggregate of all semesters in the qualifying Degree (B.E/B. Tech/B.Sc(Engg)). Marks less than 60% (or 50%) cannot be rounded off.

BPCL will consider GATE-2019 score in Mechanical Engineering discipline only. Please see the detailed advertisement on the BPCL career website once it is up.

You have to apply to BPCL with the GATE registration number. Your GATE admit-card will have the GATE registration Number. Without the GATE registration number, your application will not be valid and not be considered.

BPCL will consider only GATE-2019 marks. Shortlisting is done based on GATE 2019 Scores in Mechanical Discipline for further selection; candidates can submit the online application from 5th January 2019 to 1st February 2019.

There is no separate fee payable to BPCL. However, candidates need to pay the requisite fee to appear for GATE 2019.

Candidates working with Central / State Govt / PSU should produce NOC at the time of interview. If applying through proper channel is a prerequisite for obtaining NOC at the time of interview by your current employer, you may send the physical copy of the online application form to Senior Manager (HRD), Bharat Bhavan – I, 4&6, Currimbhoy Road, Ballard Estate, Mumbai – 400001

Candidates are required to clear a pre-employment medical examination in the event of their provisional selection in the BPCL selection process. The online application should be filled in very carefully taking into account all the instructions. It is to be reviewed carefully before submission. No change is possible once online application is submitted.

  1. Resume shortlisting – according to aforementioned criteria published in advertisement
  2. GT – Group Task is totally different than Group Discussion and from this round only they decide whether a person can be a good fit for the company or not. Communication skills, problem solving skills and presentation skills are some of the important skills they test in this round, so try to improve these skills. You will be provided with a blank page containing one problem with two questions at the end of the problem. You may get 5 minutes to read and understand the case and 10 to 15 minutes to discuss about the possible solutions among yourselves. So try to answer in a different way. For ex:  Whether one should choose safety over company profits or not? Think properly and frame your sentences correctly and then deliver it with proper justifications. Always try to speak first in the GT or GD provided you know about the topics and you are clear on your thought, otherwise don’t. Take your time, listen to others and try to speak in the 4th or 5th number (in a 10 member group).
  3. Technical Interview – The technical interview has more to do with your core mechanical branch. The question can be as vague as ‘tell us something about yourself’ which you can direct in such a way that panel ends up asking questions about your stronger subjects. Be soft-spoken, respecting and logical.
  4. HR Interview – Try to be as honest in this interview as possible as there will be a lot of personal questions also in this round. Do not try to speak about something you have not done or done half-way like any internship or project.

Basic technical knowledge and good communication skills and sometimes high CPI can help you fetch a job in BPCL.

Important links: Find detailed advertisements here
Take free mock test for GATE 2019 here :

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