02 Oct 2021

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How To Build Your Dream Career With HPCL Company?

What Is HPCL?
HPCL full form stands for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited - Its an Indian oil and natural gas company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. HPCL was incorporated in 1974 after the takeover and merger of erstwhile Esso Standard and Lube India Limited by the Esso (Acquisition of Undertakings in India) Act 1974. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, also the promoter of the HPCL company, owns 51.11% shares in it and others are distributed amongst financial institutes, the public, and other investors.
HPCL is a Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE) and S & P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company with a ranking of 54. In 2016 HPCL was ranked 367th on the Fortune Global 500 list of the world’s biggest corporations.
HPCL Company displays its strong presence in the downstream hydrocarbon sector of the nation with over 18% share in petroleum product marketing and also has business footprints across other energy verticals & various overseas geographies. HPCL owns and operates refineries at Mumbai & Visakhapatnam with capacities of 7.5 Million Metric Tonnes Per Annum (MMTPA) & 8.3 MMTPA respectively. It also has the largest Lube Refinery in Mumbai for producing Lube Oil Base Stock with a capacity of 428 TMTPA.

HPCL Company Ventures & Holdings
HPCL holds a 48.99% equity stake in JV company, HPCL-Mittal Energy Limited (HMEL) which operates an 11.3 MMTPA capacity refinery at Bathinda (Punjab) and 16.96% equity stake in Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (MRPL) which operates a 15 MMTPA capacity refinery at Mangalore (Karnataka). HPCL has the second-largest petroleum product pipeline network in India with network length of 3,775 km and supplies petroleum products across the country through a vast marketing network consisting of 70 depots, 41 terminals, 50 LPG bottling plants, 44 aviation fuel stations, 6 lube blending plants, over 17,800 retail outlets, 245 lube distributorships and over 6,151 LPG distributorships
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited Products:
HPCL deals in various products such as:

  • Petrol: HPCL markets petrol through its retail pumps all over India. Its principle consumers are personal vehicle owners.

  • Diesel: Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited markets high-speed diesel through its retail pumps as well as terminals and depots. Its consumers are regular auto owners, transport agencies, industries, etc.

  • Lubricants: HPCL is the market leader in lubricants and associated products. It commands over 30% of the market share in this sector.

  • Liquefied petroleum gas: The HPCL brand of LPG is a popular brand across India for domestic and industrial uses.

  • Aviation turbine fuel: HPCL is a key player in this sector supplying ATF to major airlines. It has an accomplishment of sorts to supply fuel to U.S.

HPCL Company Refineries
HPCL has a number of refineries in India such as:

  • Mumbai Refinery: 7.5 million metric tonnes (MMT) capacity

  • Visakhapatnam Refinery: 8.3 MMT at Visakhapatnam

  • Mangalore Refinery Petrochemicals Ltd.: 9.69 MMT at Mangalore, Karnataka (HPCL has a 16.65% stake).

  • Guru Gobind Singh Refinery: 9 MMT at Bathinda, Punjab (HPCL and Mittal Energy each have a 49% stake).

  • Barmer Refinery: It is planned for 9 MMT capacity. It is a joint venture with the Rajasthan Government.

Some Major Facilities Include: Mumbai refinery: Fuel and Lubes, Vizag refinery: Fuel, Mangalore: MRPL, Bhatinda: HMEL, Silvassa Lube: State-of-the-art plant for grease and specialities, Lube & Grease Manufacturing facility: Mazagaon, Mumbai., LPG storage Cavern: one of the biggest storage facilities of LPG in Asia at Vizag—SALPG, Pipelines: MPSPL, MDPL, VVSPL, MHMSPL, RKPL, ASPL, RBPL, Various terminals & depots., LPG bottling plants and HPCL Green R&D Centre, Bengaluru
HPCL Major ongoing projects: Uran – Chakan LPG Pipeline (UCPL), Vijayawada – Dharmapuri Pipeline (VDPL), Palanpur Vadodara Pipeline (PVPL), Visakh Refinery Modernization Project, Barmer Refinery RAJASTHAN, Mumbai Refinery Expansion Project and Prize Petroleum Company Limited (subsidized).
Hindustan Petroleum Recruitment
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited invites applications from talented, dynamic, and motivated individuals who wish to seek exciting HPCL career opportunities and are willing to contribute to India’s energy by being a part of this wonderful journey. HPCL recruits engineers from various streams in the company at different posts with excellent perks, packages, and facilities. Interested and eligible engineering aspirants can apply for various vacancies online.
Here are some Hindustan Petroleum Recruitments for engineers with basic eligibility criteria and other details:

  1. Engineer

Educational Qualifications: Candidates should have pursued 4-year full time regular course/s from AICTE approved / UGC recognized University/Deemed University. The courses offered by Autonomous Institutions should be equivalent to the relevant courses approved/recognized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)/UGC/AICTE).
While filling the application form or applying Gen/OBC (NCL), category candidates must have secured 60% aggregate marks, while SC/ST/PwD candidates should have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate marks till the last semester examination.
For selection, the final year candidates will have to submit their final mark sheet.

Discipline – Eligible Branches

  • Mechanical – Mechanical, Mechanical & Production

  • Civil – Civil

  • Chemical – Chemical, Petrochemical, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemical, Petroleum Refining

Non-eligible candidates: Candidates who have studied Automobile Engineering, Production Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering, Construction Engineering, etc are not eligible
Minimum marks: For the UR, OBCNC, the Minimum eligible marks are 60% marks (aggregate marks of all semesters) in the qualifying degree examination. For the SC, ST, PWD, the minimum marks for eligibility is 50% marks (aggregate marks of all semesters) in qualifying degree examinations.
Age: The maximum age limit for the general candidates is 25 years. Special relaxation is provided to special categories such as SC, ST, OBCNC, PWD.
Relaxation to different category candidates will be as follows

  • 5 years for SC & ST

  • 3 years for OBC-NC

  • 10 years for PWD (UR)

  • 13 years for PWD (OBC-NC)

  • 15 years for PWD (SC/ST) candidates

  • Candidates domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during January 1, 1981 to December 31, 1990 can avail relaxation up to 5 years

  • Ex-servicemen & Commissioned Officers (including ECOs/ SSCOs) – 5 years’ relaxation subject to rendering minimum 5 years of service in Armed Forces and fulfillment of other conditions prescribed by the Government of India

Selection Procedure: There are 3 stages of selection for Hindustan Power Corporation Limited Recruitment

  1. Shortlisting - Category-wise and discipline-wise merit list based on GATE marks (85% weightage). Thus, it's HPCL through GATE!

  2. Pre-Selection – There will be Group Discussion (GD) & Personal Interviews (PI) etc. (15% weightage)

  3. Final Selection – Based on Medical Fitness as per company policy

HPCL Vacancy Details:
The selected candidates have to undergo one year of training (mandatory) and after successful completion, they will be absorbed as Officers at HPCL. Candidates can be posted for shift duties in any SBU/Division/Department of the PSU at any place in the nation/otherwise.
Training & Probation
For one-year candidates will be on a probation period and after successful completion, they will be confirmed as officers in Grade ‘A”.  Candidates will be given a confirmation letter subject to complying with satisfactory performance, attendance requirements, verification of antecedents, verification of caste status/certificate and caste validity wherever applicable, and qualifying in technical competency tests and projects. INR 5000 will be deducted as a retention amount during the first six months of probation. This amount will be refunded after confirmation.
HPCL Salary Packages & Perks
On successful joining, candidates will also be entitled to additional benefits as applicable such as Basic Pay + allowance at 50% of Basic Pay under Cafeteria Approach (including medical benefits for self and family members), Dearness Allowance, HRA, and retirement benefits up to 30% of Basic Pay & DA which include Contributory Provident Fund, Gratuity, and Superannuation Benefit applicable as per Corporation’s policy in force at that time. Apart from this, Performance Related Pay (PRP) is also paid to them as per the PSU’s policy. The basic Salary will be INR 60,000 – 1,80,000 and approximate CTC – 16.7 Lacs.
GATE Cut-Off for HPCL recruitment will be the marks/score required by the candidates in order to be qualify for the further selection round.
Based on the number of vacancies, the GATE score of candidates the cut off score varies every year.
Here are the GATE CutOff for HPCL through GATE

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  1. Project Engineer

Project Engineer Civil/Chemical/Mechanical/Electrical/Instrumentation – Qualification: 4-year full-time regular engineering course in Mechanical/Electrical/ Instrumentation/ Civil from AICTE approved / UGC recognized University/Deemed University with minimum 60% marks (aggregate of all semesters/years) for UR/OBCNC/EWS Candidates and 50% for SC/ST/PwD candidates in Graduation, under the relevant engineering stream for which applied for.

  • Min Age – 28 Years

  • Experience – 3 Years

  1. Refinery Engineer: Chemical

Educational Qualification: 4-years’ full-time regular B. E. /B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering (Chemical, Petrochemical, Petroleum Refining & Petrochemical, Petroleum Refining) from AICTE approved / UGC recognized University/Deemed University with minimum 60% marks (aggregate marks of all semesters) for UR/OBCNC/EWS candidates, relaxed to 50% (aggregate marks of all semesters) for SC/ST/PwD candidates.
Experience: Minimum 3-years’ experience in Operations/Process in a Large Petrochemical plant or a Major Petrochemical Unit within a petroleum refinery (having turnover of Rs. 500 crores or more) in the areas of

  • Handling normal operations, plant start-up, and shutdowns

  • Operations of large compressors / blowers / pumps / furnaces/ incinerators

  • Handling chilled water/refrigeration systems

  • Trouble-shooting of unit operation, commissioning of units

  • Control systems and with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the P&ID/PFDs

  • Process safety & safety standards

  • Storage and handling of petrochemicals in specially designed storage tanks

  • Process optimization and troubleshooting of process units related issues

  • Petrochemicals dispatch in Tankers/Iso Containers and drums including drumming operations

  • Hazop and risk analysis and design standards/guidelines

  • Process specifications of equipment like columns, vessels, furnaces/burners, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, measuring and control instruments, heat-mass balance, piping, safety / statutory requirements, etc.

  • Pre-commissioning checks, commissioning assistance

Note - The experience has to be at the supervisor or executive level. Candidates with experience in other process industries than these will not be considered.
Roles & Responsibilities:
The HPCL vacancy involves shifts as a field supervisor or control panel (DCS) supervisor in process plants, utility section, and tank farm management.

  • Responsible for the safe operation of plant/unit

  • Lead a team of technicians

  • Handle plant operations like start-up/shut-downs and emergency issues.

  • Troubleshoot and resolving operational issues, etc.

Folks, if you’re aiming for high living standards and passionate about making a dream career then working with HPCL will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for you. HPCL team is a true collaborator that works in tandem with its young and dynamic employees who are full of innovative ideas, fresh brains, and advanced technology.
HPCL Career Opportunities
Every year, HPCL invites young and dynamic Indian nationals who look for exciting career opportunities in India's energy sector.  However, to enter this petroleum giant, candidates will have to appear for the GATE 2022 exam. IIT, Kharagpur will conduct the GATE 2022 Exam and the official notification has been released for it. Candidates can fill up and submit the application form online before 24 September 2021. For more information click here
For complete details for HPCL recruitment through GATE candidates can –
Click Here
HPCL Recruitment Through GATE
In March 2021, HPCL had invited applications from graduate engineers to recruit them as a trainee in the company. Our blog will provide complete details on their eligibility criteria, selection process, total vacancy, fee, notification details are here.
HPCL Recruitment through GATE 2021
Recruiting Company - Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
Organization Type - Public Sector Undertaking & Maharatna Central Public Sector Enterprise
Job Title - Graduate Engineers in Civil, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, and Instrumentation Engineering.

Eligibility Details

  • Candidates must have appeared in GATE 2021 in either of these disciplines Civil, Mechanical, and Chemical Engineering.

  • Candidates should have passed his/her Graduation from a reputed AICTE/UGC certified institute.

  • Candidates should possess 60% aggregate marks in Bachelor's degree (50% for SC/ST/PWD).

Age Limit


Age Limit


25 Years


28 Years


30 Years


35 Years


38 Years


28 Years

Application fee
The application fee will be based on category wise and the details are mentioned below:


Application Fee

General UR





No Fee


No Fee

How To Apply For HPCL Through GATE Recruitment?

  • Candidates will have to register online using their GATE 2021 registration number

  • The application link will be updated by the official site

  • You will have to attach a scanned copy of your passport size photo at the time of application.

  • You will also have to upload a resume in doc format.

  • After the completion of application submission, a unique 12-digit registration ID will be generated.

  • Candidates will have to take a print-out of that application and then attach an affix photograph and signature. Send it to the address specified below – Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) - 17, Jamshedji Tata Road, Mumbai ‐ 400020

  • To get the correct details about the Photo dimensions and resume file size details, download the official notification

GATE 2021 Expected Cut Off
The category wise expected GATE 2021 Cutoff for HPCL Recruitment 2021 are given below:






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Chemical Engg





Average Salary: HPCL Recruitment Through GATE 2021
HPCL Graduate Engineers are considered as officer-level employees and offered a pay scale for grade “A”. The average salary of the engineers selected through HPCL recruitment through GATE 2021 starts at INR 60K-80K per month with a CTC of INR 16 Lacs. There are also various external expenses and allowances provided to the candidates above the basic salary at the HPCL.
Hindustan Petroleum Recruitment
HPCL is an organization with more than 10000 passionate and dynamic professionals and it's redefining the industry with its innovative culture and approach. You can unleash your potential with HPCL company which has shaped the careers of millions of candidates in the nation. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited rewards the efforts of those who believe in continuous learning, collaboration, and development across the organization to face fascinating challenges in the markets.  Thus, HPCL is one of the best companies to work with a conducive environment for growth and prosperity. The company gives excellent perks along with a balanced professional and personal life.
Our blog here has provided all the necessary information about HPCL company and the various HPCL career opportunities that candidates can seize over time and settle down for a sparkling future. If you have any more queries or issues you can write to us and we will make sure to answer all your doubts at
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How Do I Get A Job At HPCL?
To get a job at HPCL, firstly candidates will have to appear for the GATE exam. Based on the GATE scores and other selection rounds such as group discussions, personal interviews, medical fitness, documentation and more final list of candidates will be shortlisted.  To get complete idea candidates can click on the HPCL through GATE 2021 PDF link – Click here
What Is The Salary Of HPCL?
Different posts will have different salaries based on their performance and grades. For complete detail on the salary structure based on posts and grades candidates can – click here
What Is The Highest Salary In HPCL?
The highest reported salary offered at HPCL is ₹50 lakhs. The top 10% of employees earn more than ₹36 Lakhs per year. The top 1% earn more than a whopping ₹50lakhs per year.
Is GATE Compulsory For HPCL?
Yes! Only the candidates who will appear in GATE 2022 exam in the relevant disciplines with a respective engineering degree and have registered themselves with HPCL will be considered to offer various posts in HPCL Company.
Is HPCL A Government Company?
Yes! HPCL is a Government of India Enterprise with a Maharatna Status, and under Fortune 500 & Forbes 2000 listed companies.
Can Final Year Students Apply For HPCL?
Yes! Candidates in the final year/semester of the qualifying course are also eligible to apply. They will be allowed provisionally subject to submission of all the documentary proof at later stages. At the time of applying, the aggregate marks required will be the same as mentioned above as per the respective category
What GATE Score Is Required For HPCL?
There will be a specific cutoff score prescribed by HPCL for recruitment. Candidates who have appeared GATE Exam 2021 will have to attain a minimum cutoff to be eligible for HPCL Recruitment Through GATE 2021






Mechanical Engg





Civil Engg





Chemical Engg





Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) is a Mega Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) with Navratna status. Oil and Natural Gas Corporation owns 51.11% shares in HPCL and others are distributed amongst financial institutes, public, and other investors
What Is A Full Form Of HPCL?
HPCL full form stands for Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited - an Indian oil and natural gas company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

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