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IOCL interview

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Ravi Kiran ReddiFresherNot Selected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for IOCL
Interview Process
Resume Shortlist Interview
Round 1

Resume Shortlist

Interview Experience
CPI, Projects, and academic achievements if any should be banked upon. If you have had an intern in the oil sector, make sure to highlight it.
Interview Tips
Shortlisting was based on CPI, Category, Gender etc. (yeah… stop getting all judgmental! It's a PSU, what nelse do you expect?)
Round 2

Interview

Interview Experience
My interview experience won't really help you, so I'll talk about those who made it. There is a great stress on technical skills. Typical topics asked were about distillation columns, cracking, separation processes, and basic thermodynamics. If you have done a course in Petroleum or have had an internship in a refinery, and if you can show you have enough knowledge on this topic, you are through.
Interview Tips
IOCL was even offering a marketing profile. So I steered my interview that way, all my questions were about marketing and I answered them with gusto. (In retrospect this was a big mistake since they wanted IITians in technical roles alone. Most junta had technical interviews.)
After the interview I was sure I got through this time. I went straight to sleep. I woke up later that night to some loud noises (the gpl ones) only to find out that I hadn't been selected. I was heartbroken. I wondered all night if I made a big mistake by leaving all those companies which now seemed to be so good.
Skills

Skills Tested

    General Tips
    Internship: (attention third year people!)

    When it comes to the placement interview, internships play pivotal role. There are rarely any interviews where the interviewee isn't drilled on their internships. So, please don‟t treat an internship as a paid vacation. Good work done during the internship gives one the confidence that can very well bowl the interviewer over (as it did in my case :D). Believe me confidence does much more than get you a job; it determines success and failure in mostundertakings. Internship gives you the first chance to build that up … use it! 



    Pre Placement Talks:

    Please attend the ppts of at least those companies which fall into your sector of interest. At ppts you get to see a lot more things than the boring presentations and the pay package. Most companies bring along with them alumni who have spent a few years in the company. Observing or interacting with them will give you a good assessment of what you are going to be a few years from now if you join that company. For example I observed that alumni of XYZ Company were not as upbeat and confident as alumni of ABC Company (names have been hidden on request ;) ) even if XYZ was paying plenty more than ABC. I knew then and there that I would want to join ABC and never applied to XYZ. Be sure to utilize them and be sure to clear all your doubts and conceptions. Once you start attending presentations you will observe junta asking questions just to score brownie points with the speaker. Believe me it won't help one bit in landing them a job!



    Resumes:

    Making an appealing resume is the single most important step in the placement process and IITK is notorious for its bad resumes, so attend workshops. Like most IITK junta I sucked at making a resume (and still do), but whatever little skill I have, I got through workshops. One workshop I would advise everyone to attend is the resume making workshop of McKinsey. Get your resumes checked and edited by those who have been through placement especially by those from other IITs (I know this will hurt a lot of egos, but IITB's resumes are some of the best. Those dudes have mastered the art of making an impact with whatever little they've got, while we excel at doing exactly the opposite :P). Prepare an impactful resume and don't submit the same resume to every company, make changes based on the profile.



    Prioritize. 

    (For the first 14 days) During recession choose a sector if you must but not packages and companies. There's a whole life time left to fill your money bags. 

    (Applicable after day 14): Don't choose too much. If you can live with that job for a year or two without hating yourself, take it! You can jump jobs later and purse higher education later to get into the right job.





    Always take a calculated risk. 

    Judge yourself based on the competition, your competencies etc and not on blind faith. And yes, remember when the stakes are high so are the losses.
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    2

    IOCL Officer interview

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    Pulkit AgarwalExperiencedSelected
    Application
    I Applied for job through GATE 2015 for Officer role at IOCL
    Interview Process
    Call FOR interview Other Interview
    Round 1

    Call FOR interview

    Interview Experience
    Based upon GATE 2015 score they called us for interview in Dehradun.
    Interviews were started in June.

    Gate score weightage is 60 %
    Academic Qualification Weightage 20 % bachelor degree and 5 % higher education.
    Interview 15 %
    Total 100 %
    Interview Tips
    They give full 20 % to all ( according to a RTI ) in Academic Qualification
    Thus GATE Score is a major punch.
    Also interview plays good role for those having average ranks.
    Round 2

    Other Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell us about yourself
    • Question 2: Tell us about your training and project.
    • Question 3: What is NPSH ? Explain its significance.
    • Question 4: How does aeroplane fly? Means how it adjusts it's height.
    • Question 5: What is CPM and PERT ? Explain its difference
    • Question 6: What are your strengths and weakness?
    • Question 7: Aerodynamic profile application in fluid machinery.
    • Question 8: Have you appeared in any other PSU interview.
    • Question 9: Why u want to join us?
    Interview Experience
    Interview comprises both of HR and Technical Questions.
    I answered all questions very quickly, hence they were quite impressed.
    I was the last candidate to be interviewed on that day.
    I tried to bring happy moments while answering HR questions which made the last moments of my interview light and humurous.
    Interview Tips
    Answer with confidence and keep a smile on your face.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Ability To Think Beyond Boundaries
    • Aptitude
    • How Much You Are Interested In The Company?
    • Ability To Work In A Team
    • Ability To Cope Up With Stress
    • Ability To Deliver On A Project
    Skill Tips
    Don't panic.<br /> Prepare about company in advance.<br /> Keep a smile.<br /> Dress up properly.<br /> Pray to god and take blessings of your parents and teachers.<br />
    Motivation for applying
    PAN India presence.

    Package and perks off course.

    Funny Moments
    I create some humour points in my every interview and luckily in all my interviews no 'khadoos' came.
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    IOCL Officer interview

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    Aishwarya KumarFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kharagpur for Officer role at IOCL
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Technical + HR Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    Everyone who had a CGPA of 6.5+ with no live backlogs got shortlisted.
    Round 2

    Technical + HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell us about yourself.
    • Question 2: Why do you want to join IOCL?
    • Question 3: Do you have any plans of doing MS/PhD?
    • Question 4: Why Oil and Gas Sector?
    • Question 5: Questions related to Internships/Projects
    • Question 6: Questions related to IOCL's Products.
    • Question 7: Give us a brief overview of petroleum refining process.
    • Question 8: Some more technical questions related to VDU, CDU, LOBS.
    • Question 9: Some questions related to Heat Exchanger Design and its maintenance.
    Interview Experience
    The Panel comprised of 4 members (Electrical + Mechanical + Chemical + HR). The interview started with some general HR questions and then they asked questions to check how much I knew about the Oil & Gas Sector and especially IOCL. I was unable to answer questions about Diesel Specifications produced by IOCL.

    I had done my summer training at an Oxygen Plant in SAIL so they asked me questions related to the process of separation of oxygen from air and purity of oxygen required in the Steel Industry.

    Then I was asked questions related to design of Heat Exchangers and it's maintenance. After that, some very basic questions about distillation column (reflux ratio, use of steam etc) were asked. These questions were pretty straightforward.

    Then, they asked me to describe the complete refining process and as I was explaining the process, in-between they asked me questions like: why desalting/dehydrosulphurization is required, why steam is used, effect on product quality on increasing/decreasing reflux ratio, why VDU is needed. These were also very easy questions if you have taken any course related to Petroleum Refinery Engineering.

    The last person then gave me a scenario in which I was the shift incharge and there was a major malfunction (fire, leakage) in one of the important equipment. I was asked to draft a plan according to which I was supposed to take steps.

    Interview Tips
    Try your best to convince the panel that you are planning to stay in the company for a long time. Justify your passion for Oil and Gas sector.

    If you are from chemical engineering stream, thoroughly revise the petroleum refining process as most of the questions will be related to crude distillation.
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    IOCL Officer grade a interview

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    FresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Jalandhar for Officer grade a role at IOCL
    Interview Process
    HR Interview Technical Interview
    Round 1

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: first quetion was ...tell abt urself
    • Question 2: abt ur stregths with an example of each
    • Question 3: why do you want to join iocl....i.e. an organisation which is govt
    • Question 4: so..what u remember from PPT
    • Question 5: solve this puzzle....
    • Question 6: hobbies......
    • Question 7: which compny fuel u use
    • Question 8: which compny gas u use
    • Question 9: how u avoid conflict with friends
    • Question 10: we r going to post you at kashmir or very distant place ...do u have any problem
    • Question 11: where u did ur training
    Interview Experience
    i went to interview with full if preparation...i have given interview of hpcl n bpcl n borl so i learnt that calmness with energy n confidence  is must for cracking interview....Whatever u answer ...answer with full of your confidence n belief.y govt job??answers...i want to contribute to the nation,s growth...in a country like india..where 17 crore people sleep without two time food...it is must tht india grow at rate faster thn 10%...for that energy sector have to give its best...for that manpower at energy sector comapnies must be highly dedicated and motivated....n this is what i am....i want to be part of givt organisation to contribute in nation growth.

    For strengths..1.Commitment2.Self motivation3.Belief in urself4.Smart work5.regular work6.fighting sprit
    Example...i cracked GATE with AIR 48 with final year...at the same time i was mess secratory if my hostel mess ..histel secratory of hostel....head of paryaas team...i completed my project with full efficiency..i maintained my sem exam marks..i  represented my kollage cricket team.....all these things together with full of efficiency is only possible if u r self motivated...self commited...self belief...self aggresion...self patience.
    Interview Tips
    Prepare before going to interviewNever ever give silly answwrs or jokes type...they all take it as negative...be professiinal...sell urslef as product....dont beg....make them feel to select you at any cost...I selwcted in my all interviews except 1.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • your approach towards situations created by them....
    • ur confidence
    • ur energy
    • Body language
    Skill Tips
    Be positive. Have Belief.
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Videos
    • modi kejri obama ias officers interviews,
    General Tips
    Have given
    Motivation for applying
    I always dreamt to be part of PSU sector to contribute and change sarkaari culture
    Funny Moments
    some say interview is kismat....i say no..ita selling uraelf n.using every possible aituation created by them to maximise ur profot
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    IOCL interview

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    Akshay ExperiencedSelected
    Application
    I Applied for job through Company website for IOCL
    Interview Process
    Test Group Discussion Technical Interview Puzzle Interview
    Round 1

    Test

    Duration
    180 Minutes
    Test Sections
    • Section 1: Gate 2016 for Chemical stream
    Interview Experience
    Question paper was comparatively easy from last year.I was focusing on neglecting negative marking. So attempted 42 questions (including Numerical response type).Maintaining zero negative marks,got 52 marks and AIR 352(also in OBC).
    Interview Tips
    Prepare basic concept strongly and try to cover whole syllabus.
    During exam stay calm and don't panic.
    Round 2

    Group Discussion

    Duration
    10-15 Minutes
    Group Discussion Topic
    Capital punishment should be abolished in India or not
    Interview Experience
    Language isn't a barrier in GD/GT. You can speak in Hindi or English.
    Thing which matters is your gesture and way of thinking.
    In starting two of members in my group started quarrelling in words of course. Then i remain quietly and that i started speaking.
    Interview Tips
    Try to go for new points. Don't try to speak louder and maximum. Speak precisely and point to point.
    Listening what your group members saying is very important.It gives you more point to speak.
    More importantly have confidence
    Round 3

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: There is just single technical plus HR interview
    Interview Experience
    Very first question was tell us something about yourself,then why do you want to join IOCL etc.
    Then they ask me about my favourite topic and asked few questions from that.Then they asked me about my interest and started cross questioning.I managed to give all the answers correctly.
    Interview Tips
    Confidence is the key. Interview in IOCL is not so tough but important for selection. They don't check your knowledge,your gate score is sufficient for that.They looks for a guy who is confident and able to work in organisation.
    Before going for interview,once go through website of IOCL and read something about its products,no of refineries,price of crude oil etc
    Round 4

    Puzzle Interview

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    IOCL interview

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    Mohammed FarazFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for IOCL
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    Resume's were shortlisted based on CGPA.
    Interview Tips
    Resume must contain only necessary information and must not exceed 2 pages for a fresher.
    Do not write what you don't know in your resume.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: What are the efficient circuit brakers used in transmission lines and why.
    • Question 2: How can we do efficient maintenance of power system.
    • Question 3: Applications of different motors in day to day life.
    Interview Experience
    The questions are very challenging related to power systems, power system operation and control, power system
    protection, control systems and basics of electrical engineering.
    Interview Tips
    Basics of core subjects should be known very well.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Why did you choose the branch electrical and electronics engineering.
    • Question 2: Being a girl how will you go to the different places of country and how would you manage.
    • Question 3: Given a practical problem at mid night how will you respond for that.
    Interview Experience
    My interview time is about 35 minutes.
    The interview experience is very nice.
    Interview Tips
    The HR questions are tricky and one should answer with more attention.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Basic Electronics
    • Good problem solving skills.
    Skill Tips
    Strong knowledge of basics in Electrical core subjects.
    General Tips
    Brush up all your core subject basics.

    Carefully listen to every question and then answer with confidence.
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    IOCL interview

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    JAYANARASIMHA REDDY.NFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for IOCL
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    Resume's were shortlisted based on CGPA.
    Interview Tips
    Resume must contain only necessary information and must not exceed 2 pages for a fresher.
    Do not write what you don't know in your resume.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell me about yourself.
    • Question 2: What are your areas of interest.
    • Question 3: What is heat treatment.
    • Question 4: What are different types of heat treatments.
    • Question 5: Which steels have highest corrosion resistance.
    • Question 6: What are stainless steels.
    • Question 7: What is composition of stainless steels.
    • Question 8: How stainless steels act as corrosion resistant.
    • Question 9: What are different types of stain less steels and how will you differentiate.
    • Question 10: What is corrosion.What are different types of corrosion.
    • Question 11: Why statue of liberty not yet corroded.
    • Question 12: How do you use cathodic protection.
    • Question 13: We are planning to construct a pipeline, so how can u help us in preventing corrosion of a pipeline.
    • Question 14: What is cladding.Is it advisable to do cladding instead of cathodic protection.
    • Question 15: What are the effects of Mo, Cr on properties of stainless steels.
    • Question 16: 5%Cr+0.5%Mo, 10%Cr+1%Mo which steel is more corrosion resistant.
    Interview Experience
    Apart from technical questions they have asked very few general questions like why you have chosen metallurgy.Tell details about your project and training.
    It starts with HR round questions and is followed by a lot of technical questions.
    Interview Tips
    Prepare very well for the interview.
    Know your project very well.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Good knowledge of basics in required subjects.
    • Good communication skills.
    General Tips
    Prepare well in the areas of corrosion, heat treatment, material technology, physical metallurgy.
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    IOCL interview

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    HRIDAY BIKASH DASFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for IOCL
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    Resume's were shortlisted based on CGPA.
    Interview Tips
    Resume must contain only necessary information and must not exceed 2 pages for a fresher.
    Do not write what you don't know in your resume.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: What happens when a valve of a pipeline is opened or closed suddenly.
    • Question 2: What is the work of a mechanical engineer in a pipeline.
    • Question 3: If something happens somewhere in a pipelines.
    • Question 4: How does an engineer sitting at some other place come to know about it.
    • Question 5: What is pigging in pipelines.
    • Question 6: They asked me about my training.
    • Question 7: What I have done, what I learned.
    • Question 8: What is cavitaion.
    • Question 9: What is entropy.
    • Question 10: What is differential and how does it helps in turning of a vehicle.
    • Question 11: What is the mechanism in rickshaw when it takes a turn.
    • Question 12: Which one is better. Front or rear wheel drive.
    • Question 13: How does a kid riding a toy cycle takes a turn.
    Interview Experience
    They were testing our analyzing skills.
    Interview Tips
    Prepare well in your core subjects.
    Think a little before you answer.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell us about yourself.
    • Question 2: If you are asked to choose a particular place of posting or a department, which one will you prefer.
    Interview Experience
    Most of the questions were usual HR round questions.
    Interview Tips
    Do not write anything that you don't know in your resume.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • experience
    • Knowledge
    • Good communication skills.
    Resources

    Preparation materials

    Courses
    • Thermodynamics.,
    • Fluid mechanics.,
    • Fluid machines.,
    • Heat transfer.,
    General Tips
    Brush up all the basics of your core subjects.
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    IOCL interview

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    KETHAVATH SRUJANAFresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Warangal for IOCL
    Interview Process
    Resume Shortlist Technical Interview HR Interview
    Round 1

    Resume Shortlist

    Interview Experience
    Resume's were shortlisted based on CGPA.
    Interview Tips
    Resume must contain only necessary information and must not exceed 2 pages for a fresher.
    Do not write what you don't know in your resume.
    Round 2

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Heat exchanger design.
    • Question 2: Distillation column design.
    • Question 3: Which liquid do you put on shell side and on tube side.the dirt or clean and why.
    • Question 4: Effect of temperature and pressure on the quality of product in distillation column.
    • Question 5: What is cavitation.
    • Question 6: Octane number.
    • Question 7: In LPG used in foreign countries propane or butane is % more.
    • Question 8: About hydrocarbons IOCL products
    Interview Experience
    The questions were asked from the subjects you mentioned as favorite subjects mainly.
    Interview Tips
    Prepare the basics of your core subjects well.
    Round 3

    HR Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell about yourself.
    • Question 2: Which places in India you have visited.
    • Question 3: What are your future plans.
    • Question 4: Did you ever visited a refinary
    • Question 5: Is it ok for you to be posted in any of our refinaries in north.
    Interview Experience
    Usual HR round questions asked.
    Interview Tips
    Answer to them with confidence.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

    • Analyzing problems and finding a solution.
    • Good communication skills.
    General Tips
    Brush up all your core subjects.
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    IOCL Grade a officer interview

    7.4k views
    FresherSelected
    Application
    I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Grade a officer role at IOCL
    Interview Process
    Technical Interview
    Round 1

    Technical Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Thermodynamics
    • Question 2: Energy systems & Turbo machineries
    • Question 3: Questions about pumps
    • Question 4: IC engine
    • Question 5: Internship-based
    • Question 6: Protection of synchronous generator
    • Question 7: Drivers
    Skills

    Skills Tested

      Resources

      Preparation materials

      Courses
      • ESO 210 ,
      General Tips
      1. Deep study of Thermodynamics, turbo machinery, fluid mechanics

      2. Detailed study of Energy System, IC engine, heat & mass transfer, Thermodynamics

      3. Study of ESO 210 & Drives
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