GATE COAP 2020: Round 1 Seat Allotment Offers Released, Confirm By June 11

There is an important piece of news for the candidates who have been waiting for the announcement of the Round 1 seat allotment offer for GATE COAP 2020. Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) which is the coordinating institute for the Common Offer Acceptance Portal (COAP) has announced the results for the Round 1 seat allotment. So, all the students who have registered previously, can log-on to the official portal for GATE COAP 2020 @ and check the status of the seat.

Candidates who are satisfied with the result of the GATE COAP 2020 Round 1 seat allotment, can confirm their decision regarding acceptance latest by 11th June 2020. Thus, the candidates must log-on to the official website and confirm their seat allocation by 11th June 2020.For information regarding the upcoming counselling round and the four additional online rounds, candidates must refer to the official website of GATE COAP 2020.


GATE COAP 2020: Importance of the COAP

GATE COAP 2020 is the official platform for all the candidates who have appeared for the GATE 2020 and have been declared as qualified to register their preference regarding the choice of institute for admission in an MTech program in the participating institutes or for accepting a job offer from a PSU. Last year, twenty-one institutes participated in the COAP for selecting candidates for admission into the MTech courses as well as for recruitment in participating PSUs.


GATE COAP 2020: Confirmation dates

In addition to the present round ending on 11th June 2020, four additional counselling rounds will be conducted.  It is important for the candidates to register on the GATE 2020 portal as well as register with the institute in which the admission is being sought.


Round Numbers Tentative Confirmation Dates
1st Round 11th June 2020
2nd Round 17th June – 18th June 2020
3rd Round 24th June 2020 – 25th June  2020
4th Round 1st July 2020 – 2nd July 2020
5th Round 8th July 2020 – 9th July 2020
Round A 15th July 2020 – 16th July 2020
Round B 22nd July 2020  – 23rd July 2020
Round C 29th July 2020 – 30th July 2020
Round D 5th July 2020  – 6th July 2020


GATE COAP 2020: Process to be followed by candidates

Whenever the candidates accept the seat offer in any of the rounds, they need to get in touch with the respective institute, verify their documents, and pay the requisite fees. All these steps must be completed within the specified deadline. If the students do not wish to accept an offer in one round, then they can wait for the further rounds of seat allocation.

All the participating institutes select the candidates based on their individual selection criteria and subsequently they release the result on the COAP portal. 


SSC JE Exam Dates Announced; Check Details

Staff Selection Commission, SSC, is a statutory body operating under the aegis of the central government of India and is responsible for the selection of suitable candidates for various vacancies available with different ministries, departments, and undertakings. In order to select the most suitable candidates, SSC conducts various recruitment rives every year, in which hundreds of thousands of candidates participate every year. This year, the recruitment drives of SSC have been delayed due to the nationwide lockdown prompted by the Coronavirus pandemic. But finally, things are back on track.

As per the latest reports from SSC, the new dates for SSC JE Exam 2020 have been announced on the official website of SSC. As per the notification, the SSC JE Exam 2020 will now be conducted from 1st September 2020 to 4th September 2020 across multiple examination centres in the country. The SSC JE Exam 2020 will be conducted in the online mode. Previously, the exam was scheduled to be conducted from 30th March 2020 to 2nd April 2020 but had t be postponed due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the ensuing nationwide lockdown.


SSC JE Exam 2020: Admit Card

Candidates who have completed their online applications for SSC JE Exam 2020 and have paid the requisite fees as well, will only be allowed to appear for the SSC JE Exam 2020. The admit cards will be available for download from the official website of SSC at least one week prior to the exam. Candidates must, therefore, log-on to the official website @ when the admit card is released, download it, and take a printout to be carried along on the day of the examination. Details regarding the examination venue, timings, and other important information will be mentioned on the admit card itself. Any candidates appearing for the SSC JE Exam 2020 without the admit card, will not be allowed to appear for the examinations. It is also mandatory to bring along a valid id proof along with the admit card on the day of the SSC JE Exam 2020.


SSC JE Exam 2020: Important Dates

Candidates who will be appearing for the SSC JE Exam 2020, must note the below mentioned important dates to avoid any confusion later on.

S. No.     Event                                                           Date
1             Original dates for SSC JE Exam 2020      30th Mach 2020 to 2nd April 2020
2             New dates for SSC JE Exam 2020             1st September 2020 to 4th September 2020
3             SSC JE Exam 2020 Admit Card                 Last week of August
4             SSC JE Exam 2020 Paper I                         1st September 2020 to 4th September 2020
5             SSC JE Exam 2020 Paper II                          To be announced

SSC JE Foundation batch for Civil, Electrical and Mechanical

The SSC JE Exam is one of the most competitive examinations in the country which is attempted by hundreds of thousands of students aspiring for a government job in the engineering stream. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the SSC JE 2020 Exam has been postponed several times. Right now, all the candidates are waiting for the declaration of the new dates for the exam, which might be announced after the review meeting on 1st June 2020.

This presents an excellent opportunity for candidates to improve their preparations for the SSC JE Exam 2020. But the lack of quality learning resources due to the lockdown has been proving a challenge for the candidates. To address this problem, Adda 247 has come up with an extremely potent learning resource in the form of the SSC JE Exam Kit.


Adda 247 SSC JE Exam Kit

Adda247 is starting a new SSC JE Foundation batch for civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering students who are going to appear for the SSC JE Exam 2020. These batches consist of live interactive classes with expert teachers covering both the technical and non-technical study plans. The details of the batches being launched are as follows: –  

          “The JE Cracker” SSC JE Foundation Batch for Mechanical Engineering starting from 22nd June 2020, 3 PM to 5 PM.

          “The JE Cracker” SSC JE Foundation Batch for Electrical Engineering (Tech + Non-Tech) starting from 16th June 2020, 6 PM to 8 PM.

          “The JE Cracker” SSC JE Foundation Batch for Civil Engineering (Tech + Non-Tech) starting from 11th June 2020, 5 PM to 7 PM.


Adda 247 SSC JE Batch Highlights

Some of the noteworthy highlights of our upcoming SSC JE batches are as follows: –

  • Multi-hour Interactive Live Classes
  • Bilingual classes for better understanding.
  • Recorded Videos available 24/7 for quick Revision.
  • Strategy session on how to attempt the exam.
  • Get access to the Teacher’s Class Notes/Slides.
  • 3000+ Practice set Questions based on the latest pattern.
  • Counselling Sessions by Expert Faculties
  • Solve Unlimited doubts with experts.
  • Get Preparation tips from the experts & Learn Time Management.


Adda 247 SSC JE Batch Faculty

What makes the upcoming Adda 247 SSC JE batch stand out from the others are our experienced and professional faculty members. Live classes will be conducted by the following faculty members: –

          Ankit Goel  (AIR 21) 

          Gautam Gupta (AIR 37) 

          Mayank Sahu (AIR 3)

          Imran (IIT Guwahati)

          Srijan Mishra (IIT ROORKEE) RK AIR 205

          Sukhraj (ESE Qualified)

          Vikas (GATE Qualified)


Candidates who wish to improve their chances of success at the SSC JE Exam, will benefit significantly from participating in the upcoming batches. For more details and information, candidates Click Here

PGCIL Powergrid Recruitment Notification 2020 Out, Apply For 114 Apprentice Post

Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd. is one of the most reputed public sector undertakings of India operating in the energy sector. In order to support the rising demand across the country, PGCIL conducts various recruitment drives periodically, which attracts the attention of numerous applicants. There is an important update for candidates who are interested in pursuing a career with the Powergrid Corporation of India Ltd. As per the latest notification from the organisation, applications have been invited from interested candidates for 114 vacancies available for the apprentice post under PGCIL Recruitment 2020


This recruitment drive is being organised to fill 114 vacancies available across various trades in the western region of the country comprising Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, and Chhattisgarh. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria of the PGCIL Recruitment 2020 and are interested in the available vacancies must log-on to the official website of PGCIL Recruitment 2020, i.e. and complete their applications online. The online application process has already commenced and will continue till 14th June 2020. So, the interested candidates must complete their online application process as soon as possible, without waiting till the last minute.

PGCIL Recruitment 2020: Vacancies Details

Candidates who are interested in PGCIL Recruitment 2020 must make a note of the below mentioned important information: –

The details of the available vacancies under PGCIL Recruitment 2020 is as follows: –

o   Assistant (Human Resource) – 4 Vacancies

o   Diploma in Electrical Engineering – 23 Vacancies

o   Graduate in Civil Engineering – 11 Vacancies

o   Executive (Human Resource) – 5 Vacancies

o   Graduate in Electrical Engineering – 69 Vacancies

o   Diploma in Office Management – 2 Vacancies

 PGCIL Recruitment 2020 Salary

The details of the stipend payable under PGCIL Recruitment 2020 is as follows: –

o   For the post of Graduate in Electrical Engineering – Rs. 15,000

o   For the post of Diploma in Office Management – Rs. 12,000

o   For the post of Assistant (Human Resource) – Rs. 12,000

o   For the post of Graduate in Civil Engineering – Rs. 15,000

o   For the post of Executive (Human Resource) – Rs. 15,000

o   For the post of Diploma in Electrical Engineering – Rs. 12,000

PGCIL Recruitment 2020: Important Dates

Candidates must note the below mentioned important dates for PGCIL Recruitment 2020: –

–          Publication of the notification        –       22nd May 2020

–          Application process commences    –       22nd May 2020

–          Application process ends                –       14th June 2020


 PGCIL Recruitment 2020 Eligibility

Only those candidates are eligible for application under PGCIL Recruitment 2020 who have completed their final year examinations less than 2 years before the notification being published. Candidates must log-on to the official website of PGCIL Recruitment 2020 to complete their applications before 14th June 2020. Once the application window is closed, no new applications will be accepted under PGCIL Recruitment 2020.

How To Apply For PGCIL Powergrid Apprentice Recruitment?

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Register yourself per their educational qualifications, and Enter BOAT\RDAT Registration ID’ to register yourself in the NATS portal.

Then click on the ‘Submit’ option.

Finally, fill in your personal details.

JUVNL Recruitment 2020: 2100 new vacancies to be available at Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam

The nationwide lockdown prompted by the Coronavirus pandemic has affected each and every sector of the economy. All recruitment drives have been put on hold by the government agencies and departments due to the prevailing uncertainty. This has come as a source of disappointment for candidates who were looking to participate in the upcoming recruitment drives. But finally, things have started moving, and the agencies are resuming their recruitment drives.

There is an important update for candidates residing in Jharkhand and looking for a career with the Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam. As per the latest updates issued by the state government, the Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam will initiate a recruitment drive to fill 2100 new vacancies as soon as the lockdown ends. These recruitments will be made across different subsidiaries of the Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam.

Candidates who are interested in applying for the vacancies available under JUVNL Recruitment 2020 must wait for further announcements regarding the upcoming recruitment drive. Candidates are advised to regularly check the official website of JUVNL Recruitment 2020 for important updates and information.


JUVNL Recruitment 2020: Need to advertise the vacancies

The Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam is facing a severe shortage of engineers and other qualified personnel due to multiple retirements in the last few weeks. As a matter of fact, presently, there is one Chief Engineer rank officer in the department. Lack of adequate employees is severely hampering the functioning of the essential functions of the department. In addition to Chief Engineer, the department is facing a shortage of Junior Engineers, Assistant Engineers, Switchboard operator and lineman as well. It is becoming difficult for the Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam to continue its operations and maintenance tasks due to lack of qualified personnel.


JUVNL Recruitment 2020: Details of the vacancies

As per the details shared by the Jharkhand Urja Vikas Nigam, the JUVNL Recruitment drive will be conducted for the 2100 vacancies available with the department. The details of the vacancies are as follows: –

S. No. Post Vacancies
1 Assistant Electrical Engineer 250 vacancies
2 Junior Engineer 450 vacancies
3 Lineman 750 vacancies
4 Switch Board Operator 300 vacancies
5 Accounting Clerk 350 vacancies


The work for preparing the guidelines for the JUVNL Recruitment 2020 has already commenced, but no formal announcement has been made by the government. It is expected that when the fourth phase of lockdown ends, only then the recruitment process under JUVNL Recruitment 2020 commence.



DRDO RAC Recruitment 2020: 167 Vacancies Notified Check Details here

DRDO is one of the best research centres of the world in which every candidate wants a dream job. Defence Research & Development Organization has released 167 recruitment jobs for scientists.


 It is one of the big opportunities for the scientists because this information has been posted over the official website of the DRDO RAC. This post is available for around 167 engineers around the world. 


All the postgraduate of the science and other graduate engineers can apply for this post because they have the complete capability for becoming the best ‘B’ scientist in the DRDO centre by visiting the site named Also, the form includes the information that July, 10 is the last day for the submission.


Notification Date 14 May, 2020
Last day for online submission 10 July, 2020
Educational Qualification Post Graduation, Graduation, Other qualifications
Total Vacancy 167


Complete vacancy details of the post


Name of the post of DRDO ‘B’ scientist Number of the vacancies of this post
Electronics and Comm. Engineering  37 posts
Mechanical engineering  35 posts 
Computer science and engineering  31 posts 
Electrical engineering  12 posts
Material science engineering/ Metallurgical Engineering  10 posts
Physics candidates  8
Chemistry candidates  7
Chemical engineering  6
Aeronautical engineering  4
Mathematics candidates  4
Civil engineering  3
Psychology candidates  10
Total number of vacancies 167


What is the age limitation for future scientists? 


Category allowed for the DRDO form At most age limit for the candidate 
General/ EWS/ Unreserved category  At most 28 years of age
OBC category  At most 31 years of age
SC/ST category  at most 33 years of age


Payment mode of the application form


All the candidates belonging to General, OBC, and EWS category have to pay one hundred rupees. Instead, the SC, ST, PwD, and women category do not have any requirement of paying the money. 


Selection procedure 


The candidates must have appeared for the GATE and NET exams. Also, they have gained good rank in either of the exams and they have to appear for a personal interview. This personal interview will get held by the best team of DRDO to select amazing future scientists. 


The candidate should bring proper certificates for the selection procedure. The results will appear on the official site of the DRDO ARC so students must check their results from this site. 


The selection depends on the vacancies and the merit list however you must fill the form. Start searching for the forms from now so that you don’t miss the big opportunity from DRDO!



What is the Minimum GATE score for NITs?

IIT Delhi has released the results of the GATE exam in the month of March and the students now are a step away from their next level. After the results, students have to check their score and if they have received the minimum GATE score, they can proceed to the next step that  of counseling to take admission to the desired college and program. 

The students can check their scores and ranks on the official website of GATE in order to know the minimum cut-off marks and can move ahead accordingly. 

Minimum GATE score released

The minimum GATE score for NITs, IITs, and similar other colleges has been released now. The minimum cut off marks for ME is 34.0, for CE it is 32.9, and it is 28.8 for EC. 

The candidates need to score at least this minimum score in order to qualify for the next step for admission in NIT and other important colleges of the country. 

GATE is conducted by the seven IITs across the country and each year lakhs of candidates appear for it so that they can get qualified to get admission in these reputed colleges. The syllabus is vast and hence the candidates need to prepare in a smart way so that nothing is left out. Also, as the exam has negative markings, it is important that the candidates appear in the exam with proper preparation. 

How is the cut off marks calculated?

Now, it will be quite interesting to know about the calculation of the minimum cut off marks by GATE. It can depend on a number of different factors and a few of them are discussed below. 

  • It depends highly on the number of people who are appearing for the exam. 
  • It also depends on how difficult the GATE exam paper has been set. 
  • Again, it also depends on the number of seats that are available in the colleges. 
  • Lastly, the cut off marks also depend upon the category under which you are about to take admission to a particular college. 

Though a general cut-off mark has been released, there can be different cut-off marks released by different colleges also depending upon the number of seats that they have. This can be known when the candidates apply to the respective colleges through the official website. 

Options after GATE

Though most of the candidates aim at appearing for GATE so that they can get qualified to get admission in their desired colleges with their desired program, there are also a number of other options that candidates do have. There are a lot of candidates who choose to appear in GATE and get admission after it so that they can get stipend along with the studies and the course fees can get reduced down. 

Also, there are a number of candidates who get qualified in the GATE exam with a rank of 100 and hence they get the opportunity to participate in the selection process arranged by the different PSUs of the country. There are some of the important sectors such as State Electricity Boards, and even some of the prestigious names such as BARC and ISRO that select candidates who have done really well in the GATE exam. 

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GATE 2020 Marks vs Rank: Know how to calculate

After the completion of the GATE exam in February this year, the most asked question by the candidates was about how they will be ranked based on the marks that they will obtain in the exam. Of course, it is quite important for the candidates to check the ranking that they have got in the exam so that they can estimate what opportunities they hold ahead. 

Though the brochure offers an explanation about the normalization of the score, the candidates wish to know the ratio of marks vs rank. 

Mainly, the ranking depends on the type of exam the candidate has appeared for that is a single session exam or multiple sessions exam. For one session paper, the score is calculated based on the actual marks scored by the candidate. On the other hand, in the case of the multiple session paper, there will be a calculation of the normalized marks based on the raw marks scored by the candidate. 

GATE 2020 Marks vs Rank

Detailed information about GATE marks vs rank can be understood based on last year’s details. 

The scorecard of GATE is valid for a time period of three years. If a candidate has scored 400 or lesser, this can allow the candidate in getting admission to colleges with lower grades. On the other hand, candidates having a rank of AIR 400 will be able to get admission to almost all the IITs across the country. 

To be very specific, it can be said that the marks are calculated out of 100 while the ranking is calculated out of 1000. For example, candidates scoring more than 90 in mechanical, more than 80 in CSE, more than 90 in civil, 73 or above in electronics, and more than 91 in electrical will be in the rank of 1 to 10. 

Similarly, candidates getting 87-92, 75-80, 85-90, 67-73, and 87-91 in mechanical, CSE, civil, electronics, and electrical respectively will be there in the ranking of 10 to 50. 

Again, candidates getting 85-87, 72-75, 78-85, 63-67, and 84-87 in the subjects respectively will be ranked in between 50 – 100 and candidates getting 82-85, 68-72, 74-78, 60-63, and 81-84 respectively are ranked in between 100 – 200. 

A good rank in GATE

Apart from the confusion about ranking vs score, the candidates also get concerned about which rank is actually good for them. 

Normally, candidates having a rank under 100 get to appear for the selection process of the PSUs. Again, candidates under the ranking of 200 have a good chance of getting admission in the IIT College of their preference. 

Though the rankings offer the candidates a good chance of getting through some of the topmost positions of PSU, it also has to be understood that just having a good rank does not work. There are selection procedures that consist of Group Discussion and Personal Interview of the candidates. Hence, it is important that the candidates should also prepare for the Group Discussion and Personal Interview round along with the examination. 

Similarly, candidates having a good rank for IIT admissions also need to do good in the interview of the college in order to get admission in the college that they prefer. 

GATE is known to be one of the toughest exams due to its vast syllabus and negative markings. But also it offers a great opportunity for candidates who are able to crack through the exam with a good rank. There is no such age limit and hence there are a number of candidates who might appear for the exam, a number of times, to get through a good rank. 

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SSC JE Exam Latest Updates with Exam Date and Schedule


SSC JE exam is for the junior level engineers from different engineering branches. SSC JE exam is to recruit the eligible candidates giving them an excellent way to proceed towards their career. The exam portal is open for the candidates to apply for various junior engineering posts. All the interested candidates are requested to visit the page regularly to get the latest update about any upcoming detail for SSC JE 2019-20 & SSC JE 2021-22 Exam.

SSC JE Tier-1 Exam Postponed

SSC Junior Engineer Examination ((Civil, Mechanical, Electrical and Quantity Surveying & Contract for Paper-I) 2019-20, which was scheduled to begin from 30 March to 2 April 2020 has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstance aroused due to Coronavirus outbreak in India. In the recent notice issued by SSC, it was declared that SSC JE (10+2) 2019-20 new exam date will be announced after 18 May.

  • It is a highly competitive examination for the junior engineers with the monthly salary of Rupees 35,000 to 112400. Candidates who are in the age group of 21 to 30 years can work on this golden opportunity for securing their future.
  • However, the first paper was about to be conducted in March 2020, but it has been postponed due to the lockdown of the COVID-19 outbreak in the entire country. Now the new schedule will be announced soon by the SSC exam conducting authorities. So, keep checking for the latest updates daily for the exam.
  • For the Eastern region, the admit cards for the exam to be held from 30 March to 2 April were out, but now students have to wait for the new notification from the authorities.
  • The new dates will be announced after the removal of the complete lockdown after 17 May. Before this SSC exam was on hold, but it will take place for sure after the relief in travelling restriction by road, train, air, etc.
  • Also, authorities said that they would give extra time to the aspirants so that they can safely reach out to the exam area on time. They will provide at least one entire month for the reach.
  • Also, the government will review the annual calendar to conduct other examinations in advance after this pandemic time. It is to ensure that students will prepare themselves for the exam.
  • The fresh announcement for the dates will be only after the restrictions in the 15 major hotspot districts will get reduced.
  • The authorities will further look for the new dates once lockdown finishes off after 17 May. Authorities have asked the applicants to visit their site regularly for updates
  • However, the results for the SSC JE 2018 exam was about to be announced this year in March and it had also been delayed. Students have been waiting for a long time. After all the working restrictions are lifted, the pending  results will also be announced as soon as possible.


SSC authorities have asked the students to keep waiting for the new updates as they will release in May for the Paper 1. But they have even assured that they will give at least one month for the students to reach the exam center with full preparation.

BPSC Motor Vehicle Inspector Recruitment Notification 2020

BPSC Motor Vehicle Inspector Recruitment Notification 2020 For 90 Vacancies, Apply

BPSC has published an official notification under BPSC Recruitment 2020, wherein applications have been invited from interested candidates for the position of Motor Vehicle Inspector. As per the notification, a total of 90 vacancies are available under the ongoing recruitment drive. Candidates need to complete the BPSC Recruitment 2020 application process online through the official website of BPSC, i.e.,

The online registration process for BPSC Recruitment 2020 will commence from 11th May 2020 and will culminate on 26th May 2020. As the registration deadline is unlikely to be extended as of now, candidates are advised to complete their application as soon as the online window opens. In order to complete the registration process, candidates need to pay the requisite application fee latest by 1st June 2020. The link to apply for the vacancy will be made live one day after the registration process has been completed.


Important Information

Here are some important aspects of BPSC Recruitment 2020 that candidates must be aware of: –

–          The candidate must have completed the matric examination from a recognized board in India as well as a three-year diploma in mechanical engineering or automobile engineering from a recognized institute.

–          The candidate should possess a valid driving license for a lightweight motor vehicle and a geared motorcycle.

–          Candidates whose application forms have been received before the deadline will have to appear for a written test.


Important Dates

Candidates must make a note of the below mentioned important dates under BPSC Recruitment 2020: –

S. No. Event Date
1 Online Registration Starts 11th May 2020
2 Online Registration Ends 26th May 2020
3 Application Fee Payment Deadline 1st June 2020
4 Online Application Ends 9th June 2020
5 Last date to send the printout of the application 29th June 2020, 5.00 PM
6 Written Test for shortlisted candidates To be announced


Age Limit:

The age limit criteria for different categories are:


Male (GEN) – 18-37 Years

Female (GEN) /BC/ OBC (Male/Female) – 21-40 years

SC / SC (Male/Female) – 21-42 years


Application Fee For BPSC MVI

For General/BC/EWS:            ₹750

For SC/ST (Bihar Domicile):  ₹200

Female Candidates (Bihar Domicile):             ₹200

PwD (more than 40%): ₹200


BPSC MVI 2020 Selection Process

The selection process will done in two-stages for BPSC Motor Vehicle Inspector:


Written Test: The written test will comprise of three papers. Each paper will be of 100 marks of 2 hours. The total marks in the paper will be 300 marks. All the questions will be Objective and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ’s).


Paper I: General Knowledge will consist of MCQs of 100 marks. Total time allotted is 2 Hrs

Paper II: Automobile OR Mechanical Engineering will cbpsconsist of MCQs of 100 marks. Total time allotted is 2 Hrs

Paper III: Motor Vehicle Manual and Acts will consist of MCQs of 100 marks. Total time allotted is 2 Hrs



Interview will be done in three stages.


What is the best time to start the GATE preparation? 


Candidates preparing for the GATE exam follow different strategies to be successful, and one thing you must make sure is that there will be no magic to guarantee GATE exam success. According to the experts, your hard work, proper planning, and start preparing early for the exam will help you crack it. It will bring a maximum chance of being successful. 

Every year, in February the GATE exam is held, which is also a start of the career of the students. If you are in the engineering field, then that means you hardly have six months if you start preparing in the 4th year. However, according to the experts, it is good to start in the 3rd year for preparation. 

The right time to start preparing:

The right time is the specific time when you feel you should start for it. If you prepare with a burden on your mind, then you may not show much determination for the work. Also, there is no exclusive range for the age you should start preparing and apply for the exam. In the results, you will find candidates of different ages. Also, there is no fixed time that you will surely achieve success with a proper hour to start things. It depends upon how determined you are for preparation. 

Reasons why you should start preparing early in 3rd year

  • If you start preparing early, you will be able to cover up essential topics very profoundly. In your field, you would be new to many subjects, and so it’s necessary to clear all the concepts deeply. This will clarify the latest topics. Thus you get more than enough time for explaining basics.
  • In the final year, if you have little knowledge of the basics, then it will be easy for you to capture them in your mind very well. Preparation leads to less struggle for further phases. You even feel confident to solve the issues if some new concept arises. 
  • The highest-scoring subjects that appear in the GATE exam are mostly from the 3rd and 4th years. Thus, if you will start itself in the 3rd year, then it helps you with a double benefit. You will prepare with ethical concepts in the 3rd year and master while reaching 4th year. 
  • With ample time, you can set your goal for each subject and solve a good number of questions. Also, you can even get time to look at the previous year’s issues or start with sample papers to know the question paper level. For a technical subject, you must hardly give one month for preparation. After that, try and solve subject mock tests and sample papers.
  • You need useful resources for the preparation of the exam. Thus it is essential to gather valuable resources in that case. Go through the best books and various online video lectures to collect all the required information. Now prepare proper notes for this. Thus to avoid deciding in a hurry, it’s better to start before the time goes haywire.
  • As you start early, you will get enough time for the revision. The final year is the most crucial time to focus on the GATE exam and our studies too. Thus you don’t have much time to prepare for each of them. But prior preparation can help you in making a timetable for revision of concepts.

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How to Prepare for the GATE Exam 2020: Tips & Strategy

How to Prepare for the GATE Exam 2020: Tips & Strategy to crack GATE Exam

Every year around 9 lac students apply for the GATE exam to enhance their career in further research work or post-graduation. However, every Exam has a proper pattern to follow, and there are techniques to score well in this difficult to crack Exam. Candidates that are entirely motivated towards their preparation can only crack them. It is because they follow a specific strategy to keep themselves prepared for it. However, the preparation ways are different for everyone, but the techniques to start and end are the same throughout. For GATE targeting students, we here bring a formulated strategy.

Focus on the pattern

In the three hours exam, there are a total of 65 questions. This Exam is conducted online, with a total of 100 marks. The attended mode of the Exam is online. You will have to answer both objective and subject answers. For your reference, you may find information on the Gate Website. It will help you in assuring yourself of the types of questions and patterns of the Exam. 

Get informed with a weightage of essential topics.

The syllabus of the gate exam depends upon your field of study. Thus you must go through the exam pattern related to your choice and check which one is the most important to have high weightage in scoring. Also, you can even check for assistance in subjects. Go through sample papers or previous year question patterns for this.

Gather material for studying

It’s always better to refer to only one or a maximum of two books for preparing a competitive exam. But make sure the books you are choosing must be high class. Many students also prefer online courses to help or refer to video lectures. It adds a high-quality study.

Prepare according to the daily target.

To prepare for the GATE exam, you must spend four to eight months on it. It depends upon the time you can spend in one day. As the date of the exam is approaching, you must practice daily with the weekend practice for previous year question papers and sample papers. It will be beneficial for you if you can prepare with the maximum daily targets.

How to prepare in the last minutes of preparation time?

The last minutes are not to cover new topics but to revise the old captured concepts in the memory. Attempting new topics may ruin your prior learning. Admit cards will be out at that time. Take a print of that and visit your exam center. If the exam center is in your city, then it’s well and good but to avoid the latency in your reach to another city, you must visit the exam center one day before. It helps to avoid hassle to reach.

Time management 

Each second to prepare for an exam is very crucial. To cover the whole syllabus, students must make a timetable that will help them study every topic.

Preparing through Mock Tests

Mock tests are significant that even let you know how to manage Exam attempting time. Solve at least one mock test in three hours and then go through your performance for once. 

Points to Ponder

It’s not that easy, but it becomes accessible to prepare for the GATE exam with a formulated strategy. Make sure your study material, time management, preparation techniques, etc. all the concepts are clear before you start.

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GATE Admissions 2020: IIT Delhi to conduct online interviews for M.Tech admissions

GATE Admissions 2020: IIT Delhi to conduct online interviews for MTech admissions- Details here

GATE or Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering was held in the month of February this year by the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Students who have passed the exam were supposed to appear for a counseling interview for their admission in different IITs across the country. But the interview session was interrupted due to the announcement of the Lockdown in the country by the Government.

The good news is that now the IIT Delhi is starting to conduct the interviews online so that the candidates can appear for the interview through the means of Skype and Google. Also, the director of IIT Delhi has mentioned that this year the candidates for MTech admissions will be selected purely on their score and the video conferencing that will be held.

Admission and Dates

The exams for GATE were held from 1st February to 9th February 2020. The result of the exam was out by 16th March 2020. Now, the online interviews or video counseling of the candidates will start from 18th May 2020 and will last till 17th June 2020.

Different IITs are allowing the candidates to apply after the results of GATE are out. Candidates now can apply to places such as IIT Delhi and IIT Goa till 10th May 2020. Also, IIT Kanpur has extended its application date till 4th May 2020 for the convenience of the candidates.

For admission, the candidates also may have to apply on the COAP or Common Offers Acceptance Portal along with the websites of the institutes. The first round of such applications should begin on 27th May 2020 and there should be somewhere around 5 rounds in total that will stretch till 25th June 2020.

Due to the lockdown situation, the admission procedure of the candidates for MTech has come to a halt. IIT Delhi has come up with an efficient way to let the candidates continue with the admission procedure. It is yet to be known how the IITs of other states across the country are about to carry forward the admission procedure of the candidates who are applying after the GATE exam.



 Adda247 Launches GATE Vertical 

Adda247, a pioneer EdTech platform, has proudly launched GATE vertical in association with GATEFORUM- number 1 institute for preparation for GATE Exam, to effectively meet the students’ requirements and help the greatest number of aspirants crack the GATE exam, otherwise known as the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering examination.
Adda247 is a top-ranked eLearning platform that has always demonstrated extensive engrossment and responsibility in its role as an educational platform to provide its students with the best of the online as well as offline study material.  Adda247, led by a team of IIT-IIM alumni, and with an aim to provide quality education to every home in the country, Adda247 is helping aspirants crack government jobs in India. Adda247 is a comprehensive online learning platform for government job aspirants in the country. Currently, the platform offers learning materials for various exams, including Banking examinations like SBI, IBPS, RBI, etc., Staff Selection Commission Examinations, Railway Examinations, Teaching as well as Defence Examinations. And with the launch of its GATE vertical, Adda247 is ensuring to deliver quality education to GATE aspirants with the help of GATEFORUM.
GATEFORUM, likewise ADDA247, promoted by alumni of the IIMs and IITs, is the largest organization in the field of GATE training, with a presence in more than 50 cities and having trained more than 2,30,000 students since inception. GATEFORUM is the number 1 institute for preparation for GATE Exam. The technical team at GATEFORUM comprises of Post Graduates of IITs, IISc and eminent professors teaching for GATE for a number of years.
Vision of GATE Vertical:
• To provide world class preparatory tools to GATE Aspirants
• To be one stop solution for all GATE aspirants
• To make technical learning easy, interesting and affordable for all engineering students
• To make coaching accessible to all the students even in rural areas
Adda247 first came up with the Coaching Institute, Career Power for Government Job Exams exams, then the online platform that provides free online study material for various banking & insurance examinations that helped the aspirants prepare for the examinations from basics to the highest level that they could go to during their preparation phase. Later on, Adda247 ventured into different educational platforms for its users, including a mobile app, YouTube channels, Career Power,, and other educational platforms. And as of now, the total number of views on these platforms, on a daily basis, crosses the 3 million daily active users. Simply put, Adda247 helps individuals complete the entire process of exam preparation, from the beginning to the end.
Having helped over millions of young minds in recent years, Adda247 has brought forward a bold and inspiring change in education technology. By making a high-quality education material accessible, the platform has facilitated a seamless online learning experience for the youth of the country.
And with the launch of their GATE platform, Adda247 is sure to put forth stellar results in assisting the future GATE aspirants to achieve their dream.
Adda247 has come a long way since its inception into the Edtech world and the number of our students has only been rising by leaps and bounds through all these years. With the support of more than 100 million successfully trained students and 10 times growth in the last 3 years indicates the fact that we have made steps in the right direction.
Adda247 thanks each and every one of you who participated in shaping and guiding it. Your trust and faith always encourage us and as always, we will strive hard to make you job-ready with the best of classes and study materials.
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KD Campus & Adda247 Join Hands To Combat Covid-19

Neetu Singh Ke Sath Ab SSC Ki Tayyari Adda247 par

As India is struggling to combat the deadly Covid-19, students taking offline coaching are also suffering to manage their studies at home. The 21-day lockdown period in the country is likely to end on 14th April but several restrictions will be imposed as a preventive measure to stop the coronavirus from spreading. Social distancing is the only way to deal with the current crisis. Following the same protocol, schools, colleges and various institutions might remain closed until the situation is under control.

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Now, the question that arises is how can you stay at home and prepare for the upcoming examinations? How can you get the offline coaching for SSC at your home? We have good news for our students! Adda247 is collaborating with KD Campus, one of the best institutions for providing coaching for various exam preparation. Yes! You heard it right. With the common motive to impart quality education to lakhs of students, we have joined hands to deal with the tough times together.  Now you will get the privilege to study from the best resources of the two leading education portals of India.

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Join the NIC Scientist-B and Technical Assistant-A Live Classes

Join the NIC Scientist-B and Technical Assistant-A Live Classes


National Informatics Centre (NIC) had earlier released the recruitment notification for 495 vacancies of Scientist-‘B’ & Scientific/Technical Assistant – ‘A’ posts. All the aspirants who applied for it must be now preparing to get the selection. We understand the importance of right guidance and to help the aspirants in preparing for the recruitment and cracking the exam we are introducing the Live classes for Scientist-B & Technical Assistant-A post.

What will you get?

  • 100+ hoursof interactive Live Classes
  • 500+ Practice Questionsbased on the latest pattern
  • Lecture Pdfs
  • Recorded Classes
  • Bilingual Classes (English & Hindi)

NIC Recruitment 2020: 495 Vacancies of Scientists & Technical Assistant Posts

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  • Electrical: Anshu Ma’am

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He has spent over 5 years in teaching computer to thousands of students in offline and online mode for competitive exams helping 1000s of students achieve their dreams.

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CDAC Noida Recruitment-132 Project Manager and Engineer Vacancies

CDAC Noida Recruitment-132 Project Manager and Engineer Vacancies

Centre for Development of advanced computing is a great recruitment system that helps in inviting the people for applying the online procedure of posts related to 132 Project manager and engineer vacancies. Every candidate needs to meet all the requirements of the Noida recruitment system, and thus, they can finally go for the engineer posts. You can easily apply for a project manager and engineer post in your locality, but you have to beat the eligibility criteria of the CDAC Noida Recruitments. The primary qualification of the project manager is B.Tech or B.E., and you have to apply for the vacancies through online procedure. You have to properly mention all the educational and personal information that gets asked through the application form. 

What is the eligibility criterion for all vacancies?

Post for engineer  Vacancies for the post Maximum age Qualification required Pay for post
Project manager ten vacancies Maximum age is 50 years First division in B.E. or Btech in computer science/electronics/I.T./computer application/ computer and networking security/ MCA and eleven years of minimum experience or M.tec/M.E. in computer science/ electronics/I.T./ computer application/ computer and networking security with seven-year of minimum experience or Ph.D. with four years of experience. Rs 64000
Project engineer 122 vacancies Maximum age is 35 years Btech or B.E. in electronics and communication/ electronics/ computer science and P.G. degree in electronics/electronics and communication/ computer science with two to five years of minimum experience.   Rs 37200 to Rs 46500


Information related to the application form

The CDAC is a prevalent application form that helps in recruiting the students for a project manager and engineer posts during the vacancies. The structure consists of some specified type of filling date, and this time, the online form needs to get filled by 26th March 2020, and the year has also extended this time. It is effortless to fill the online registration form, and there is no need for any fee structure to fill the exam. 


Online form Dates for online form 
Starting date  25th March 2020
Closing date of the form 26th March 2020


The fee structure of the CDAC online recruitment form for Noida engineer posts

The application form is free for every student that is eligible for the engineer vacancies. The mode of recruitment of CDAC depends on personal interviews. You need to face the personal interviews for beating your competitive candidates, notably, and then you get selected according to the qualification as well as experience. 

Category of student Fee structure
All eligible student can apply for the online form No fee for filling the form


What is the procedure of applying the CDAC Noida Recruitment online form?

  • It is straightforward to use the CDAC Noida Recruitment form for the posts of project managers and engineers. 
  • Firstly, you should qualify up to the eligibility criteria, and thus, you can apply for the application form. 
  • All the interested students can go for this recruitment form, and they need to pay no fee while using the application form.
  • There is no need to send the prints to the CDAC centre at a particular time, and all the eligible students will get preceded for filling the form further. 
  • You have to follow the steps very efficiently and carefully because your one mistake can cancel your online form. 
  • You need to fill the educational and personal information accurately on the online recruitment form of a centre for the Development of advanced computing. 
  • At last, you need to keep the print copy with you because it gets used in the future during the personal interview.



We Support Lockdown. #TayyariNahiRukegi

We Support Lockdown. #TayyariNahiRukegi


PM Modi announced that the whole country will undergo complete lockdown from 25th March, 2020, 12:00 AM for 21 days. This step is taken to stop the spread of Coronavirus and save us Indians from any critical situations and we at Adda247 support this decision. Our whole team is working from home and continue to help our students 24×7.

You might think what will now happen with the government jobs that you were looking forward to. The upcoming months are lined up with various government job examinations for SSC, Railways, Bank and Teaching exams but few exams are getting postponed due to the Coronavirus. We expect that as soon as the threat of Coronavirus is over, all these exam notifications will be released in a quick succession by our government to support economic growth.

Engineering job aspirants have Rajasthan Je, UKSSSC Je, SSC JE, NLC, NIC, UPPSC-AE and other state level engineering exams lined up. Hence all students must continue to prepare and practice for these exams from their homes using online study materials. To help you in these tough times, Adda247 brings to you all its study material at just Rs 99.


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CGPSC State Engineering Examinations: Notification,Exam dates, and Preparation Tips

Every state has its own public service exams, and the ones that are conducted for Chhattisgarh state are for state engineering services. The Chhattisgarh Public Services Commission officiates this exam. The frequency of conducting these examinations depends on the vacancies that have to be filed from time to time. The number of vacancies is pre-released, and the scheduled number of posts would be only 89. The vacancies can be for any department for the post of assistant engineer. Every year the number of vacancies vary according to the requirement. These vacancies are posted based on the requirements, and hence the recruitment takes place similarly after the CGPSC examinations are conducted.

The candidate can write the exam in either Hindi or English. The application forms can only get filled online, which is the secure mode of getting registered. The online application fee is Rs.400/-. The candidates have to appear for the exams offline and have a duration of two hours and thirty minutes to complete it. The candidates have to complete the exam in the stipulated time.

The available categories get posted as well. The interested candidates can fill in the application online with the required information on the mentioned website ( If you happen to make an error when answering the requirements, there is a specific correction window on the site, which will enable you to do the needful and complete the form accurately and submit on time. This window gets opened by the exam authorities. If you have done everything right, you will end up getting an admit card needed for appearing in the CGPSC exam.

The age group for taking up the exam seems mentioned in the application form. Candidates ranging from the age of 21 to 30 can apply, and the maximum age for the Chhattisgarh candidates would be 40 years. These exams get conducted in three stages

  • Prelims
  • Mains
  • Interview

The preliminary exam is the first stage of the exam, which the candidate has to qualify. Those who do so can appear for the next stage of the exam that consists of the mains. There is a definite process for appearing the mains. You will have to once again register for it on the official website as per the mentioned dates. Finally, who get through the mains are eligible for the interview round.

The eligibility criteria

The candidate must have completed his/her engineering from a recognized university in the following branches

  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical

The selection would get based on how the candidates qualify through the various stages of examination.

The written examination will have two questions papers

  • Based on the general study
  • Relating to the engineering course, you have chosen

The questions will be

  • Objective type questions
  • MCQs

If you happen to clear the two stages, the candidate gets a chance to appear for the interview.

Notification of the exam

The notification of the CGPSC -State Engineering Exam is declared on the official website. it will have all the necessary details of

  • The number of vacancies
  • Salary details
  • Age limit
  • Upcoming events
  • Related matters

It will also mention when you can apply and the last date to apply for the examination. They provide the official link as well.

When you browse through the website, you will have to select the latest notification option, which will display the present year’s details of CGPSC examinations. You can create a new login or use the existing login to apply for the post and register for the appearing in the exam. You would need to save the submitted form as an acknowledgment copy.

Processing of the application

The candidate will have to fill the form online after paying the application fee, which gets done through net banking. The specified date for filling in the form seems mentioned when the candidate can complete the process. The filling process does require important documents for information, but no attachment is required.

The application fee is Rs.400/-for general candidates and Rs.300 for SC/ST/OBC. Usually, the exam is conducted in the last week of March, and the result gets declared in the first week of April.

When you go to the official site and fill in the details after going through the instructions carefully and submit it, it is necessary to save a copy of the application form.

The syllabus for CGPSC

The general studies part one contains


  • History of India
  • Freedom struggle
  • Geography of India


  • Constitution
  • Public administration and law


  • Indian economy
  • Environment
  • Water
  • Mineral and forest resources


  • Current affairs
  • Sports

Unit -5

  • General science
  • Computer

The next part of paper two would contain General Knowledge of Chhattisgarh, and the third will contain General intelligence. The remaining parts will concern the branch of engineering you have chosen with two parts each to the paper you will have to write.

The exam patterns

The examination pattern for the CGPSC -State Engineering Exams are easy and you will notice that it can be easily understood.

The general aptitude question paper will contain 150 questions, and the maximum marks will be 300. The branch of engineering subject that the candidate has chosen will also be 150 questions, and you will have a score out of 300 marks.

You would notice that the recruitment process involves two stages of clearance to be selected. Hence the total number of marks that the candidate has to score out of will be 600. The interview will carry 75 marks, which gets conducted after the candidate clears the above two written stages.

Receiving the admit card

This a vital document that is required for you to appear in the exams. After you have filled and submitted your form. The candidate will receive his/her admit card ten days before the exams. You can get it by typing your password and id into the website. It is mandatory to carry the admit card when you appear for the CGPSC- State Engineering Exams.

Preparation for the exam 

The complete syllabus for the CGPSC- State Engineering Services exam gets provided on the website. The interested candidate has to go through the entire syllabus and prepare himself/ herself for the exam ahead. The syllabus is vast and needs thorough preparation on the part of the candidate to be able to clear the exams convincingly.

There are several sample question papers of previous years that get used to preparing oneself at the kind of pattern and content that would be required to be studied and prepared. When the candidate is thorough with the syllabus, it would be a good way to practice with the sample papers to get a steady hold on the subject. Once the familiarity sets in, the candidate will be able to answer the questions adequately without wasting time thinking over each question.

Reading up several newspapers, in addition to the existing syllabus, will enable the candidate to be abreast of recent events and trends. It can help in the general intelligence section. These snippets prove handy for the final interview as well. Keeping notes of the important points as you read along will help you recollect them and give you a bird’s view when you refresh your memory when revising for the exam.

It would be a great idea to get help from people who have already taken these exams and got through and others who are good at such subjects. It will help to resolve doubts and know more about the subject and enhance your knowledge to a great extent. It definitely would be a boost to your preparation for the CGPSC – State Engineering Services.

The results of the exam and the cut-off marks

After the candidate has appeared for the three-stage preliminary examinations, mains, and the interview, there would be definite eagerness to know the result of what you have worked so hard for in the first place. The results will be declared in the first week of April in the pdf format on the website. They would enlist the roll numbers which have qualified for the next stage that would be the mains.

The cut-off marks for the Prelims depends on the General Studies. Prelims 2019 has approximately 75% cut off out of the total 200 marks for the general category students and 70% for OBC/ 60% for SC/ 55% for ST candidates. This cut-off decides their chance for sitting in the Mains Examination.

Final thoughts

CGPSC-State Engineering Exams are for people irrespective of their gender (male/ female/ transgender) people of all caste and religion can appear for the exam. There is eligibility based on age and qualification. For getting recruited, you would have to clear the various stages of the examinations with the mentioned cut-off marks to qualify for the next level.

These examinations will allow you to be able to work in government departments in the various mentioned branches of engineering, such as civil, mechanical, and electrical. The candidate can make good use of the available information from the syllabus to the available sample papers to achieve his/her goal to clear the examination with flying colors.


IOCL Recruitment 2020

IOCL Recruitment 2020

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) has invited applications for the recruitment of Technical and Non-Technical Apprentices who would be appointed in the Western Region of India (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli). Interested candidates can check the vacancy details & the complete eligibility criteria in the Notification & then Apply Online.

Note – Candidates need to apply for ANY ONE DISCIPLINE CODE ONLY. Candidates applying for more than one discipline Code will not be considered and their applications will be summarily rejected.

Important Dates

Beginning of Online Application – 22 February 2020

Last Date for Submission of Online Application – 20 March 2020

Tentative Date for Availability of Admit Cards – 20 March 2020

Tentative Date of Written Test – 29 March 2020

State-Wise IOCL Vacancy Details

Technician Apprentice (Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Civil, Electrical & Electronics, and Electronics)

Maharashtra – 190 Posts

Gujarat– 75 Posts

Trade Apprentice (Fitter, Electrician, Electronics, Instrument, Machinist)

Chhattisgarh – 10 Posts

Dadra & Nagar Haveli– 3 Posts

Goa – 10 Posts

Gujarat – 10 Posts

Maharashtra – 30 Posts

Madhya Pradesh – 40 Posts

Trade Apprentice (Accountant)

Chhattisgarh – 4 Posts

Goa – 3 Posts

Gujarat – 24 Posts

Maharashtra – 59 Posts

Madhya Pradesh – 22 Posts

Trade Apprentice – Data Entry Operator (Fresher Apprentices)

Gujarat – 2 Posts

Maharashtra – 9 Posts

Madhya Pradesh – 1 Post

Trade Apprentice – Data Entry Operator (Skill Certificate Holder)

Gujarat – 2 Posts

Maharashtra – 9 Posts

Madhya Pradesh – 1 Post


The rate of stipend payable to apprentices per month shall be as prescribed under the Apprentices Act, 1961/ 1973/ Apprentices Rules 1992 (as amended) and Corporation’s guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Educational Qualification

Technician Apprentice – 3 years Diploma in the respective domains from recognized Institute/University with minimum 50 % marks in aggregate for General & OBC candidates & 45% in case of SC/ST candidates against reserved positions.

Trade Apprentice – Regular Full-time course in the respective domain from any ITI recognized by NCVT / SCVT.

Trade Apprentice (Accountant) – Regular Full-Time Graduation degree in any discipline with minimum 50% marks in aggregate for General & OBC candidates and 45% in case of SC/ST/PwBD candidates for reserved positions from a recognized Institute/University.

Trade Apprentice (Data Entry Operator – Fresher Candidates) – Class XII or its equivalent with minimum 50% marks in aggregate for General & OBC candidates and 45% in case of SC/ST/PwBD candidates for reserved positions from a recognized Board/Institute.

Trade Apprentice (Data Entry Operator – Skilled Certificate Holder) – Class XII or its equivalent with Skill Certificate holder in ‘Domestic Data Entry Operator’ with minimum 50% marks in aggregate for General & OBC candidates and 45% in case of SC/ST/PwBD candidates for reserved positions from a recognized Board / Institute.

  1. Age Limit
  • A candidate must be at least 18 years and a maximum of 24 years as on 29.02.2020 for General / EWS candidates.
  • Candidates must present mark sheet/ certificate issued by the Board of Secondary Education for passing Matriculation (Class X) examination in support of their age.

Relaxation in Upper Age limit

  • SC/ST candidates – 5 years
  • OBC (NCL) – 3 years
  • Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) – up to 10 years irrespective of reservation of seats for them.
  • PwBD (SC/ ST) – 15 years
  • PwBD-OBC (NCL) – 13 years

Selection Process:

  • The candidates shall be selected for the apprenticeship on the basis of marks obtained by them in the Written Test (Duration 90 Minutes).
  • The Written Test contains 100 Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Written Test is based on the Concerned Discipline of Diploma Level, General Aptitude & Reasoning, etc.
  • The questions would be available in English and Hindi Languages.
  • No Negative marking for Wrong Answers.
  • The test centers for the written test will be located at Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Raipur, Panjim, and Silvassa

The written test will comprise the following sections:

  1. Trade Apprentice Accountant:

Generic Aptitude including Quantitative Aptitude – 30 Marks

Reasoning Abilities – 30 Marks

Basic English Language Skills – 40 Marks

  1. Trade Apprentice (Data Entry Operator):

General Aptitude and Reasoning Abilities – 25 Marks

Basic English Language Skills – 25 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude – 25 Marks

General Awareness – 25 Marks

  1. Trade Apprentice (Fitter/ Electrician/ Electronics /Instrument / Machinist) & Technician Apprentice (Mechanical/ Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Civil/ Electrical & Electronics/ Electronics):

Technical Knowledge in the relevant discipline – 40 Marks

Generic Aptitude including Quantitative Aptitude – 20 Marks

Reasoning Abilities – 20 Marks

Basic English Language Skills – 20 Marks

Qualifying Marks – A candidate is required to score a minimum of 40% marks in the written test for the selection process. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwBD categories against reserved positions, minimum qualifying marks shall be 35%.

Medical Fitness Standards – The candidates need to fulfill the prescribed minimum physical fitness standards/ parameters as specified in the Apprentice Act. Only those candidates declared fit in pre-engagement medical and physical fitness shall be considered for appointment as an apprentice.




IOCL Trade Apprentice Syllabus

Syllabuses for the subjects General Aptitude, Reasoning, And Basic English Skills are the same for both the Technician and Accountant posts.

Generic Aptitude

Age Calculations, Percentage and Ratio, Averages, Profit And Loss, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Boats and Streams, Simplification, Speed Time and Distance, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Data Interpretation, Etc.


Number Series, Relations, Seating Arrangements, Figure Classification, Syllogisms, Directions, Visual Memory, Decision Making, Discriminating Observance, etc.

Basic English

Synonyms and Antonyms, Articles, Sentence Correction, Subject-Verb Agreement, Idioms and Phrases, Sentence Completion, Reading Comprehension, Tenses, Jumbled Sentences, Reading Comprehension, etc.

Electrical Domain Concepts

Analysis of Networks and Circuits, Electromagnetic Theory, Power System Protection Devices, Control Systems, Electrical Energy Utilization, Switchgear, Machines, Analog and Digital Devices, Electronic Devices, Power Electronics, Power System Analysis, etc.

Mechanical Domain Concepts

Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Material Strength, Heat Transfer, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanisms, Engineering Tools, Industrial Engineering, Steam Generators, Machine Design, etc.

Instrumentation Domain Concepts

Analog and Digital Electronics, Signals and Systems, Electronic and Electrical Measurements, Control Systems, Basic Communication Engineering, Optical, and Analytical Instrumentation, Bio-Medical Instrumentation, Industrial Instrumentation, etc.

Accounts Syllabus

Accounts of non-trading concerns, Amalgamation, Bonus shares and final accounts, Company Account, Absorption and re-construction, Accounting Standards, Consignment, Bank Reconciliation Statement, Branch Accounts, Valuation of goodwill and shares and Ratio Analysis, Basic concepts and conventions, Depreciation, Final Statements of Accounts, Life Insurance Companies Bank Accounts, Hire Purchases Installment Systems, Self Balancing Ledgers and Royalties, Preparation of Trial Balance, Provision and Reserves and Accounting Standards in India, Bills of Exchange, Non-trading concerns, Accounts from incomplete records, Liquidation of Companies, Partnership Accounts (including admission, retirement, death, and dissolution), Redemption of debentures, Joint ventures, Accounting process up to and including preparation of financial accounts, Issues and forfeiture of Shares and Debentures, Errors and their rectification, and Single entry.