Many of the readers of this blog failed to apply for IOCL recruitment this year (i.e. in 2012), as in order to apply for this IOCL job opportunity, they had to apply for GATE 2012 much earlier
– last date for which was already over on 21st October, 2011.
Age-wise they are still eligible (Max. age 26 years for General category) and hence they want to appear in IOCL recruitment next year (i.e. in 2013). When would the next IOCL recruitment notification for Engineers come out? This is the question I am being asked by them.
I have been following IOCL recruitment notification closely for last 3 years and to answer this question, I did an exam date trend analysis and following are my findings:
IOCL Engineer Recruitment 2010: (Total 200 vacancy)
Notification date: 30th September 2009.
Application Form dates: 11/01/2010 to 13/02/2010
IOCL Engineer Recruitment 2011: (Total 300 vacancy)
Notification date: 21st September 2010.
Application Form dates: 10/01/2011 to 12/02/2011
IOCL Engineer Recruitment 2012: (Total 225 vacancy)
Notification date: 19th September 2011.
Application Form dates: 02/01/2012 to 11/02/2012
So as you can find from above, each year IOCL brings out the Recruitment Notification for Graduate Engineers just after the exam notification comes out for GATE i.e. in middle to last week of September.
For example notification for GATE 2013 should come out on or around 15th September, 2012. Therefore IOCL recruitment notification 2013 for Engineers should come out in the 3rd week of September, 2012. Also, the online form for IOCL Engineer Recruitment 2013 should become available from the 1st week of January, 2013 and the last date to apply online should be around 10th-15th February,2013. Kindly note that these are only exam forecast.
You can also find the name of engineering disciplines for which IOCL is recruiting for last 3 years - these are: CE/CH/CS/EE/IN/ME/MT. So if you are from these disciplines, you should check this webpage of IOCL
from the 3rd week of September, 2012 onwards for IOCL Recruitment Notification 2013 for Graduate Apprentice Engineer (GAE).
Together with this, please check the GATE 2013 exam notification date, as only after applying for GATE 2013 you can apply for IOCL Engineers Recruitment 2013 (i.e. you have to use the GATE registration number in the IOCL Online form 2013).
Following are my exam/notification date forecast for GATE 2013:
Date of GATE 2013 exam notification: 15th September, 2012.
Date of GATE 2013 exam: 10th February, 2013.
Date of GATE 2013 result: 15th March, 2013.
In 2012, besides IOCL, three other major PSU’s used the GATE 2012 for their recruitment of engineers– NTPC, Power Grid & BHEL. I expect that in 2013 too these PSU companies are going to use the GATE 2013 score. You can find the eligibility and other details from the blog post of mine titled: List of PSU recruiting through GATE 2012– Notification Eligibility Forms