IOCL Southern Region Apprentice Syllabus 2023

The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Southern Region has announced apprentice vacancies. The selection will be based on a written test focusing on technical acumen, aptitude, reasoning abilities and basic English.

Important Details - IOCL Apprentice Recruitment

Particulars Details
Conducting Body IOCL Southern Region
Positions Technician Apprentice, Trade Apprentice etc.
Selection Process Written Test

The written exam will have 100 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. The duration will be 90 minutes. There will be no negative marking. Questions will be available in both English and Hindi.

Exam Pattern

The IOCL written test comprises of 3 sections:

Section Topics
Technical Acumen Core technical topics as per trade
Aptitude & Reasoning Quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning
English Grammar, vocabulary, comprehension

The section wise distribution of questions and marks will be as follows:

IOCL Trade Apprentice Syllabus

The IOCL Trade Apprentice exam comprises of aptitude, reasoning and English sections besides trade related technical questions. The key syllabus topics are:

Section Major Topics
Aptitude Quantitative concepts, data interpretation
Reasoning Verbal, non-verbal, analytical reasoning
English Grammar, vocabulary, comprehension
Technical Basics of mechanical, electrical, civil engineering

Some key technical topics as per the main apprentice trades are given below:

Mechanical Trade

Engineering drawing, metrology, manufacturing processes, thermodynamics, mechanics etc.

Electrical Trade

Electrical circuits basics, DC machines, AC machines, analog/digital electronics, control systems etc.

Instrumentation Trade

Sensors, measurement systems, process control, transducers, signals & systems, industrial instrumentation etc.


The IOCL Apprentice exam tests basic technical knowledge along with reasoning, quantitative aptitude and English skills relevant for apprentice roles. Thorough preparation as per the latest syllabus and mock tests is key to success.


Q1: How many questions are there in IOCL written test?

A1: There will be total 100 multiple choice questions in the IOCL written exam with 1 mark each.

Q2: What is the IOCL Trade Apprentice syllabus?

A2: The IOCL Trade Apprentice syllabus covers quantitative aptitude, reasoning, English and basic technical topics related to mechanical, electrical, instrumentation engineering.

Q3: What is the duration of IOCL Apprentice written test?

A3: The total time allotted for the IOCL Apprentice written examination is 90 minutes.

Q4: Which section has maximum questions?

A4: For Trade Apprentices, the English section has maximum 40 questions followed by aptitude and reasoning (30 each).

Q5: Is there negative marking?

A5: No, there is no negative marking in the IOCL Apprentice written examination.

Q6: What is the selection process?

A6: Candidates will be selected basis their performance in the written test only. No interview will be conducted.


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