HPCL Engineer Exam Pattern 2021: Check detailed exam pattern, marking scheme and other details

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Hindustan Petroleum Corportation Limited (HPCL) conducts a recruitment exam for the post of engineers. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for HPCL Engineer Exam should know all the details about the exam such as eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus and so on. HPCL exam pattern highlights important details such as the subjects from which questions are asked in the exam, number of questions asked, duration of the exam and marking scheme.
  • There are three stages in the exam- CBT, Group Task and Personal Interview.
  • There is no negative marking in the exam.
  • There are two papers in the CBT.
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HPCL Exam Pattern

There are three stages in HPCL Engineer Exam:
  • Computer Based Test
  • Group Task
  • Personal Interview.

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The weightage given to each stage is as follows:


Marks Weightage

Computer Based Test


Group Task


Personal Interview


The pattern of Computer Based Test is as follows:
  • It is an online test comprising on Multiple Choice Questions. 
  • There is no negative marking in the exam.



Paper I

General Aptitude

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude Test


Paper II

Technical Knowledge


HPCL Engineer Syllabus

In HPCL Engineer Exam, questions are asked from topics such as English, Quantitative Aptitude, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering. The detailed subject-wise syllabus is as follows:

HPCL Engineer Exam Syllabus: English

  • Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Preposition
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Error Detection
  • Fill In The Blanks
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Spelling Correction

HPCL Engineer Exam Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

  • Simplification
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Allegation or Mixture
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Height and Distance
  • Data Interpretation

HPCL Engineer Exam Syllabus: Mechanical Engineering

  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Engineering Materials
  • Strength of Material
  • Theory of Mechanics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Thermodynamics
  • Energy Conversion
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Vibrations
  • Design
  • Fluid Machines
  • Joining/Welding
  • Machining and Machine Tool Operations
  • Metrology and Inspection
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing
  • Production Planning and Control
  • Inventory Control
  • Operations Research
  • Product Design and Development
  • Industrial Safety
  • Engineering Economy and Costing
  • Management Information System
  • Pump and compressors

HPCL Engineer Exam Syllabus: Civil Engineering 

  • Structural Analysis
  • Mechanics
  • Concrete Structures
  • Steel Structures
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Foundation Engineering:
  • Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics
  • Hydrology
  • Irrigation
  • Water requirements
  • Air Pollution
  • Municipal Solid Wastes
  • Surveying
  • Noise Pollution
  • Engineering Mechanics
  • Construction Materials and Management
  • Construction Management
  • Repair and Rehabilitation of RCC and masonry structure
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Building Architectural and Maintenance Work

HPCL Engineer Exam Syllabus: Electrical Engineering

  • Electric Circuits
  • Electromagnetic Fields
  • Electrical Machines
  • Power Systems
  • Electrical and Electronic Measurements 
  • Power Electronics 

HPCL Engineer Exam Syllabus: Instrumentation Engineering

  • Electrical Circuits and measurements
  • Signals and Systems 
  • Control Systems 
  • Analog Electronics 
  • Digital Electronics, Computers and networks 
  • Industrial Instrumentation 
  • Communication and Optical Instrumentation 
  • Industrial Data Communication 
  • .Analytical Instrumentation 

HPCL Engineer Exam Pattern FAQs

Q. How many stages are there in HPCL Engineer Exam?

A. There are three stages in HPCL Engineer Exam- Computer Based Test, Group Task and Personal Interview.

Q. Is there negative marking in HPCL Engineer Exam?

A. No, there is no negative marking in HPCL Engineer Exam.

Q. How much weightage does the Group Task carry in HPCL Engineer Exam?

A. Group Task has total weightage of 5% in HPCL Engineer Exam.

Q. How much weightage does Interview have in HPCL Engineer Exam?

A. Interview has total weightage of 10% in HPCL Engineer Exam.


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