BPCL 44 Vacancies for Diploma Holders at Kochi Refinery

Bharat petroleum corporation limited a Maharatna Company under Government of India has advertised the notification for the post of Workman Trainee B. The Diploma Engineers from the streams Diploma in Mechanical, Chemical,  and Instrumentation Engineering candidates are eligible to apply for the post.


BPCL General Workman B Vacancy

The Company has Invited the application from Diploma Engineers to work as Workman B in the Kochi Refinery. The number of vacancy details branch wise is as follows

Post NameProposed PostGeneral/UR/OpenOBCSC
General Workman-B (Trainee)–Chemical301983
General Workman-B (Trainee)–Mechanical12831
General Workman-B (Trainee)–Instrumentation22--

Note: 1 post each is reserved for Orthopedically and Hearing Handicapped candidates (PwBD) meeting the minimum eligibility criteria.

Age Limit

A candidate must have attained the age of 180 years and must not be older than 30 years as on 01 may 2018.

Relaxation in the age limit will be as per GoI Rules.

Minimum Qualification

The candidate must have completed the Full-time Diploma in Engineering with minimum 60% marks from a Government recognized University or College.


The minimum percentage marks for SC/OH/HH are relaxed to 50%.

The Streams allowed are mentioned against each discipline.

General Workman-B (Trainee) – Diploma in Chemical Engineering

Candidate having equivalent qualification in similar type of streams like Petrochemical, Chemical (Fertilizer), Chemical (Plastic & Polymer), Refinery & Petrochemical, Chemical (Pulp & Paper), Chemical (Rubber & Plastic), Chemical (Oil Tech), Chemical (Polymer Tech) etc. are not eligible for the post.

General Workman-B (Trainee) – Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Candidate having an equivalent qualification in the similar type of streams like Mechanical (Production), Mechanical (Tool & Die Engg.), Mechanical (Medical Lab), Mechanical (Maintenance), Mechanical (Automobile), Mechanical (Foundry Tech), etc. are not eligible for the post.

General Workman-B (Trainee) – INSTRUMENTATION

Candidate having an equivalent qualification in the similar type of streams like Diploma in Engineering in Instrument Technology or Instrumentation and Control or Electronics & Instrumentation etc are not eligible for the post.

Work Experince

The Candidate also possess one year experience in Refining/ Petroleum/ Power/ Lube/ Petrochemical/ Fertilizer Industry OR One year apprenticeship training (post qualification) under the Apprentices Act, 1961 in a Refining/ Petroleum/ Power/ Lube/ Petrochemical/ Fertilizer Industry.

Application Fee

There is no application fee for the recruitment process. So candidates are advised not to pay the amount for the recruitment examination.


How to Apply Online

The interested candidate can apply only online through  Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited Official website.

Opening Date of Online Registration: 28 May 2018

Closing date of Online Registration: 11 June 2018 up to 05:00PM

Documents required during the online application form:

  • Valid E-mail ID
  • Scanned Passport Size Color Photograph (50KB)
  • Scanned copy of signature (20KB)

After online form submission a printable application with registration number will be generated. The candidate keep this safe as it will be required during written test. Candidate also carry a identity proof original copy with a Xerox in examination. One of the following document may be considered as identity proof:

  • Aadhar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID
  • Passport

Selection Procedure

The Selection procedure have three rounds written test, skill test and medical test. Each test details are given hereunder.

Written Test

Based on the marks in Diploma in Engineering candidates will be called for the written examination. The exam center location will be Kochi. The test will be on following subjects

  • Technical Paper related to Diploma in Engineering
  • Quantitative aptitude,
  • Reasoning abilities,
  • General awareness and
  • Basic English language skills.

Skill Test

The candidates who clear the written test will have to appear in the skill test. It will be of qualifying in nature. Those who will clear minimum criteria for the skill test will be considered for next round that is Medical Test.


Medical Fitness Test

The BPCL will conduct a pre-appointment medical fitness test as per the Oil Industry Safety Directorate (OISD) standards. The medical sound diploma holders will be given appointment letter to work in the Workman B Grade-I post in BPCL.

BPCL General Workman B Salary

The successful candidates get an appointment in the Grade-I post of pay scale 11500-20000. The pay scale due for revision from 01.01.2017. The total salary of Workman B is shown in the table.

Salary ComponentAmount in Rs
Basic pay11500
DA14628
Perks5750
HRA2300
EPF3135
Total Gross Salary in Rs37313

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