CIL Expected Cut-off 2020

Coal India Limited is a Maharatna PSU and is one of the single largest coal producers in the world. This Indian coal mining and refinery company owned by the Ministry of Coal, Government of India boasts of employing nearly 2.85 lakh people. It conducts a Computer Based Online Test for the recruitment of Management Trainees. This year the examination has been scheduled for 27 – 28 February 2020.

This year the examination would be conducted for 1326 vacancies. Their detailed breakup based on the categories is available on the website – Official Website
Emoluments – The examinees selected during the recruitment process will be placed as Management Trainee in E-2 Grade with a pay scale of Rs. 50,000 – 1,60,000/-. However, during the training period initial Basic of Rs. 50,000/- per month shall be given.

Once a candidate has successfully completed the 1-year training and he/ she has to pass a test conducted for scrutinizing the knowledge, following which a probation period of 1 year shall be applicable. After completion of initial training, E-3 Grade in the scale of pay of Rs. 60,000– 1,80,000/- shall be applicable, and the initial Basic of Rs. 60,000/- shall be given during the probation period.

Examination Disciplines:
CIL MT Recruitment examination for 2020 shall be administered for the following disciplines:

Post Code Name of Discipline
11 Mining
12 Electrical
13 Mechanical
14 Civil
15 Coal Preparation
16 Systems
17 Materials Management
18 Finance & Accounts
19 Personnel & HR
20 Marketing & Sales
21 Community Development

Selection Procedure:
There are two papers, followed by a personal interview.
1. 3-hour computer-based test shall be conducted in one sitting only for Paper – I and Paper-II.
2. Paper- I contain 100 multiple choice questions(MCQ) that test the applicants’ knowledge of General Knowledge/Awareness, Reasoning, Numerical Ability, and General English
3. Paper-II contains 100 MCQ based on the discipline that a candidate has applied for.
4. Each Question carries one mark
5. There is no negative marking in case of wrong answers in any of the papers.
6. Marks will not be awarded or deducted for the un-attempted questions
7. The test will be bilingually conducted i.e. questions will be available both in Hindi and English Languages. However, in case of any error in the Hindi version, the English version of the question shall be considered as valid & final.
Personal Interview:
The personal interview will be of 10 marks. The candidates will be called for Personal Interview in the ratio of 1:3 (3 candidates against 1 vacancy in respective category) on the basis of their merit, keeping in view the provision of reservation for SC / ST / OBC (NCL) / PwD / EWS.
Answer Key
Coal India Limited releases the answer key on its website within a few days of the examination. The candidates can refer to the answer key for estimating their marks.
Qualifying Marks:
The qualifying marks are as follows:
.General and EWS category applicants – A minimum of 40 marks in each paper.
.OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) – A minimum of 35 marks in each paper.
.SC/ ST/ PwD – A minimum of 30 marks in each paper.
Note – The above mentioned are the qualifying marks for the candidates to be considered for the interview, however, the cut-off is actually a lot higher owing to the tough competition amongst the aspirants.
Cut-Off Marks
The cut-off marks depend on the following factors:
•The cut-off marks for the upcoming exam depends on the number of vacancies,
•The number of candidates who apply for the CIL Management Trainee examination.
•Another important factor that seriously affects the cut-offs is the difficulty level of the Paper – I and Paper – II of the CIL MT Examination.
Following table shows the category wise Coal India Management Trainee – 2017 Cut off marks:

Category General ST SC OBC-NCL PWD HH PWD OH
Civil 159 145 147 154 88 141
Electrical 161 143 144 154 95 131
Mechanical 175 156 161 170 96 146

ST – Scheduled Tribes
SC – Scheduled Castes
OBC-NCL – Other Backward Classes-Non Creamy Layer
PWD-HH – Hearing Handicapped (persons suffering from hearing impairment)
PWD-OH – Orthopedically Handicapped (persons suffering from loco motor disability)
Cut-off marks for Coal India MT 2020 are as follows:
1. Cut-off marks based on the various categories will be available once the result has been declared. Here we are providing a general estimate of the expected cut-offs for various disciplines.
2. The table below shows the expected cut-off marks; however, there may be a slight variation in the actual cut off marks that would be released by the Coal India Limited on the official website after the declaration of result for the computer-based test.

Name of Discipline Expected Cut-Off
Mining 150-160
Electrical 155-160
Mechanical 160-170
Civil 140-150
Coal Preparation 135-145
Systems 135-145
Materials Management 120-130
Finance & Accounts 135-145
Personnel & HR 135-145
Marketing & Sales 140-150
Community Development 115-125

3 Consolidated marks of Computer Based Online Test and Personal Interview will be taken into consideration for preparing the final merit list.
4 The Final merit list shall be uploaded on the Official website


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