Recruitment for the Graduate Engineer Trainee program at Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) 2024

Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) is seeking applications from Indian Nationals for the position of Graduate Engineer Trainee in different disciplines / cadres. Interested and eligible candidates must apply online through HCL’s official website.

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Discipline / Cadre wise vacancies with category –

SNCadre / DisciplinesTotalSCSTOBC (NCL)EWSUR
1Mining61 113
2Geology5  113
4Instrumentation1    1
5Civil51[BL] 1 3
7System4  112

Vacancies reserved for PwBDs are as follows.

CategoryNumber of Post/s
Visually Handicapped (VH)1
Hard of Hearing (HH)2*

The PwBDs appointed will be adjusted against the vacancy of respective categories, viz., UR/SC/ST/OBC/EWS.

Eligibility: Applicants are required to obtain a minimum of 60% marks (55% for SC/ST candidates) in the overall aggregate of the qualifying degree mentioned in the essential qualification table for each cadre/discipline. The degree must be obtained from a University/Institution that is recognized by the Government/UGC/AIU/AICTE.

SNCadre / DisciplinesEssential Qualification with 60% marks (55% for SC/ST) in the qualifying degree
1MiningFull time Bachelor Degree in Mining Engineering
2GeologyPost-Graduation (full time) in Geology from a recognized Indian University/Institution
3ElectricalFull time Bachelor Degree in Engineering / Technology (Electrical).
4InstrumentationFull time Bachelor Degree in Engineering / Technology (Instrumentation / Electronics & Telecommunication / Electronics & Communication).
5CivilFull time Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering.
6MechanicalFull time Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering / Mining Machinery.
7SystemFull time Bachelor Degree in Engineering / Technology (Information Technology / Computer Science) or MBA with specialization in Systems / IT or MCA.

The candidate must have successfully cleared the GATE Examination in any of the years 2021, 2022, or 2023, and possess a valid GATE score from 2021, 2022, or 2023 in the same field as their qualifying degree discipline.

Age Limit (as on 01/01/2024)

The maximum age limit for the position of Graduate Engineer Trainee is 28 years as of January 1, 2024. Nevertheless, there are certain relaxations in age criteria for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD/Ex-servicemen categories.

CategoryAge Relaxation (in years)
SC / ST5
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)3
PWD – General / EWS10
PWD – OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)13
PWD – SC / ST15
Ex. ServicemenAs per Govt. Guideline

The selection process to the post of Graduate Engineer Trainee will be a two-step process with the weightage assigned to each step is as under.

StepsWeightage in %
1. GATE Score / Marks70%
2. Personal Interview30%

Candidates will be invited for a Personal Interview in a ratio of 1:5. This means that for every advertised vacancy, five candidates will be selected for the interview process. However, if there is only one vacancy available, then ten candidates will be shortlisted for the Personal Interview. In the event that the number of applications received is lower than the prescribed ratio for conducting interviews, HCL will make a separate decision regarding whether to proceed with a Personal Interview involving a smaller number of candidates.

Application Fee: Candidates belonging to the General, OBC, and EWS categories are obligated to pay a non-refundable application processing fee of Rs.500/- (Five Hundred Only). However, all other candidates, including PwBDs, are exempted from paying any fees. The applicant must make the payment using the Payment Gateway / NEFT On-line Transfer through HCL’s website, along with the applicable bank charges. No other method of payment will be accepted.

How to Apply: It is strongly recommended that the candidates submit their Online Recruitment Application well ahead of the closing date. Any manual or paper applications will not be considered.

Opening date for submission of online ApplicationLast date of submission of online application
29/01/2024 (11.00 AM Onwards)19/02/2024 (Till Midnight)

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