FAQ on eligibility for both GATE-2015 based Engineering & Geo-Sciences disciplines Posts and CBT based Support disciplines posts S. Query Reply No. 1. How many posts a candidate is A candidate is eligible to apply for only one post. eligible to apply? 2. I have a qualification, which is No. equivalent to the qualifications Candidates should possess the qualifications prescribed in the advertisement against the prescribed for the post. Can I apply? posts. (Possessing of qualifications, which may be equivalent to that prescribed in the advertisement, are not eligible to apply.) For example, qualification of Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management / MMS with specialisation in Finance will not be considered for the post of F&A Officer. Similarly, AMIE is not an equal qualification for Engineering Degree. 3. Is a qualification acquired through distance learning/ correspondence acceptable for applying for a position in ONGC? 4. I have completed my B.E. / B. Tech Engineering degree after diploma in engineering. How should I calculate my percentage of marks? I have obtained my degree after clearing my back papers. Am I eligible to apply? 5. 6. 7. In my college/ university, only 7th and 8th semester marks are considered for calculation of percentage of marks. Will I be eligible to apply? My College/ Institution/ University does not give the percentage of marks. It only awards Letter Grades/CGPA/OGPA/DGPA etc. How should I fill the percentage of marks in the online application column? Candidates possessing qualifications acquired through the distance-learning mode/ correspondence can apply, provided their qualifications are recognised by the relevant statutory bodies for employment to posts and services under the Central Government. Percentage of marks are to be calculated as per University/ Institution Rules in respect of BE/B.Tech degree. The same is applicable to other qualifications also. You can apply provided your percentage of marks calculated as per University/ Institution Rules and as per the prescribed eligibility criteria. The percentage of marks is to be calculated as per University/ Institution Rules. Please obtain a certificate/ proof of conversion from your College/ Institution/ University on the conversion formula to be adopted for converting Letter Grades/ CGPA/ OGPA/ DGPA to percentage and convert your Letter Grades/ CGPA/ OGPA/ DGPA etc. to percentage of marks as per this formula. This certificate/ proof of conversion needs to be submitted at the time of interview in case qualified for the same. Sl. No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. FAQ on Computer Based Test (CBT) for Support Discipline Posts Question Reply What is CBT? CBT is the Computer Based Test. This is an objective type test for shortlisting the candidates for Interview. There will be 150 questions under three parts Are there different parts in CBT? How many questions will be asked and i.e. concerned subject of qualifying degree for 80 marks, General Awareness for 40 marks what is the duration of the test? and Aptitude Test (comprising of reading comprehension, verbal / non-verbal reasoning, numerical ability / quantitative aptitude / data interpretation) for 30 marks. The duration of the Test is 3 hours. What is the language of the test? The question and options will be bilingual (Both English & Hindi). Is there any negative marking for No. wrong answers? Whether PWD candidates will be Yes. For PWD candidates, compensatory time as given extra time? per govt. guidelines shall be given and the same will not be less than 20 minutes per hour of examination for persons who are making use of scribe/reader/lab assistant. All the candidates with disability not availing the facility of scribe may be allowed additional time of minimum of one hour of examination of 3 hours duration, which could further be increased on case-to-case basis. What is the level of Test? The domain subject will be at the level of Graduate / Post Graduate as applicable. General Awareness paper shall be of Civil Service standard. The level of Aptitude Test shall be at level of Combined Admission Test (CAT) of IIMs. Whether SC / ST / PWD candidates Yes. The eligible SC / ST / PWD candidates will get reimbursement of their called for CBT will get reimbursement of Second journey fare to the test center and class rail / bus fare by the shortest route on back? production of rail / bus ticket. What is the domain subject for the The domain subject for Security discipline will candidates applying to the post of have questions related to Security. Security Officer? What is the registration fee for the The registration fee for General and OBC candidates appearing for CBT? candidates is Rs. 750/- and SC / ST and PWD candidates is Rs. 150/-. As an Ex-Serviceman, am I entitled No. to fee concession? I am presently working in CISF. Can Yes. Candidates serving in Central Police I apply for the post of Security Organizations including Central Armed Police Officer? Forces like CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP etc. are also eligible to apply to the post of Security Officer, if they are meeting other eligibility criteria. 12 I am one of the candidate applying for CBT based post.I deposited Rs.500/- in place of Rs. 750/- as application fee through challan .Am I eligible or can I submit the remaining fee through other challan. You have to deposit Rs.750/-(In case of General/OBC Category candidate ) or Rs. 150/(in Case of SC/ST/PWD category candidate) as a application fee through single challan only. Application fee below the applicable category or through more than one challan is not acceptable. ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS Sl. QUERY No. 1. Is there a common online application process for both GATE-2015 based posts and CBT based posts? 2. What are the steps in Online Application Process? REPLY Yes. There is a single online registration portal for candidates applying online for both GATE2015 based and CBT based posts. All applicants have to register online only and fill in their details in the online application form. A registration slip will be generated on successful registration. Take a printout of this registration slip and keep it in a safe place. An E-Mail and a SMS will also be sent to the registered E-Mail ID as well as the mobile number intimating that you have registered successfully. 3. The candidate can also view his registered data by logging in using combination of his ONGC Registration ID, date of birth and registered email ID. After logging in, he can also take a print out of his registration slip. I want to apply for GATE-2015 based You need not pay any application fees. Engineering & Geo-Sciences Posts. What are the documents that I need to Keep the following documents handy before keep handy before applying online? applying: 1. GATE-2015 Admit Card for entering the GATE Registration Number, GATE Enrollment ID and your name in the online application as they are printed in the Admit Card. 2. Keep soft copy of your scanned photograph and your Signature below the photograph (not more than 70 kb, jpg or jpeg format only). 3. Active email id + valid mobile no. The online application requires applicants to upload the above documents. 4. I want to apply for CBT based Support Step1: Fee payment: Posts. What are the documents that I • Download Bank Challan slip from the need to keep handy before applying link on the home page. online? • Make fee payment of correct denomination at any SBI branch. • Obtain Candidate’s copy and ONGC’s copy of the bank challan from the bank, duly receipted. Please make sure that the journal no given by the bank is clearly mentioned in ONGC’s copy of the Challan slip. No overwriting or tampering will be allowed. Step 2: Keep soft copy of your scanned photograph and your Signature below the photograph (not more than 70 kb, jpg or jpeg format only). Active email id + valid mobile no. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Do I need to submit my fee before applying? Yes. The details including Journal No., Branch code etc. will be provided by the bank after making the payment. These details are required at the time of filling online application. It is therefore, important to make the fee payment before applying. Should I upload my photograph & Yes. Every candidate applying for the post in ONGC should upload scanned copy of their Signature in the online application? photograph with the signature affixed under their photo. The total size of the photo with a signature should not exceed 70 kb. (Not more than 70 kb, jpg or jpeg format only). The candidates applying for GATE-2015 based posts should upload the same photograph appearing in the GATE-2015 admit card. The photographs should have light shade background preferably. Do I need an email address for filling Possessing a valid E-Mail ID is necessary in an on-line application? before filling the online application form. Should I mail the registration slip to There is no need to mail the complete ONGC after registration? application. Registration slip is to be brought along with the interview call letter at the time of interview in respect of GATE based posts. For CBT based posts, the registration slip is to be brought along with the admit card at the time of CBT. I am a departmental candidate. Do I Yes, departmental candidates would also be still need to submit the registration required to deposit the applicable registration fee through bank challan. However, the same fee? would be reimbursable. I am unable to upload the scanned Check if the file type is .jpg or .jpeg. Any copy of the photograph & signature? other file type will not be accepted. Also check if the file size is of the desired length. Please also note that the file name should necessarily be in small alphabets i.e. PHOTO.JPG is not acceptable but photo.jpg will be acceptable 11. Will I be able to view my application after submitting the same online? Can I make changes in the online application? Yes, you can view your application by logging in using your ONGC Registration Number, Date of Birth & registered E-mail ID. But, NO changes can be made to this online application. 12. If I am not able to take a print out of the Registration Slip after filling the online application, can I take it at a later stage? 13. My name on GATE application is mentioned as Pathak R K while in my Class X pass certificate the same has been mentioned as Ravinder Kumar Pathak. Please advise how should I fill in my name while applying for ONGC? 15. You can take a print out of the Registration slip at any time before the Admit cards are issued. You can view your Registration Slip by providing your ONGC Registration Number, Date of Birth and registered E-Mail ID as entered in online registration. One has to essentially mention the same name in your GATE application and application to ONGC. In case, there is a mismatch in names (including the way it is written) in GATE / ONGC application with that of a document like Class X / XII / Graduation mark-sheet the onus will be on the candidate to establish that both the persons are same. You can enter your details again by using the same GATE-2015 Registration number & GATE Enrollment ID. The most recent application with same registration number & enrolment id will be taken into consideration. You will have to apply again by using fresh bank challan number with different E- Mail ID. I am applying for GATE-2015 based posts. I have entered the wrong EmailID/Address/Date of Birth/Phone number and I want to change it. Is it possible? I am applying for CBT based posts. I have entered the wrong EmailID/Address/Date of Birth/Phone number and I want to change it. Is it possible? My current residential address is You may provide your temporary address for temporary and is likely to change, so the time being. However, please make sure which address should I provide? that you have provided your correct permanent address, a correct E-Mail ID and a correct landline/ mobile no as well in order to avoid any loss in receiving communication from ONGC. What documents should I keep for A copy of your registration slip, your admit card, and interview call letter (if applicable) future reference? needs to be maintained till the end of the recruitment process E-Mail address is given in Help Desk link. During the application process, whom should we contact in case of any server error? 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. How will I get my admit card for CBT? 21. What should I do, in case the details in the admit card for CBT differ from those in my application form? 22. I am a reserved category candidate. Can I apply for posts where no reservation is applicable as per my category? What will be the applicable fee amount? What internet browser I have to use? Internet Explorer 9.0 & above. 23. 24. 25. I am a reserved category candidate. Can I apply for posts where no reservation in applicable as per my category? What will be the application fee amount? I secured 59.9% marks in Qualifying Degree whereas the requirement is minimum 60% marks in Qualifying Degree. Can I apply by rounding of my percentage as 60%. No hard copies of the Admit card/ Interview Call Letters will be sent to the candidates. Candidates must download the Admit Card/ Interview Call Letter from the link available on our website only. On downloading of the Admit card, please do verify your Name, Registration number, Test City, Test centre, Photograph, Signature etc. In case of any discrepancy, you can E-Mail to the address given in Help Desk link. Yes. Subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria prescribed against the UR post. Fee applicable would be as per the category declared in online application. Yes. Subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria prescribed against the Un Reserved Post. Fee applicable would be as per the category declared in Online Application. Rounding of the percentage is not allowed if the percentage is below 60% in Qualifying degree. You are not eligible.
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