PSU & Gate Exam : Important Dates



1. Release of GATE 2017 application form September 1, 2016
2. Deadline to submit GATE 2017 application form October 10, 2016
3. GATE 2017 February 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2017
4. GATE 2017 admit card download January 4, 2017
5. Application form for IOCL Recruitment available from January 10, 2017
6. Last date to apply February 12, 2017




S.No. Events Dates
1 Start date for BPCL application January 6, 2017
2 Last date for BPCL application February 19, 2017
3 Download GATE 2017 Admit Card January 5, 2017 onwards
4 GATE 2017 Exam February 4, 5, 11 & 12, 2017


Sr.No. Stages of Selection Process Parameters
1 Shortlisting On the basis of valid GATE-2017 Scores
2 Further Shortlisting on the basis of performance in Group Discussions / Alternate selection methodology

Personal Interviews

3 Selection Based on Medical Fitness in Pre -Employment Medical Examination

GATE 2016 Cutoff for BPCL Recruitment

2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015 2016 2015
Mechanical 68 73 65 70 54 60 46 40
Chemical 57 50 55 45 47 45.33 40 47.33
Instrumentation 60 60 58 60.67 43 50.67 33 50




Sr.No. Events Dates
1. Availability of application form for HPCL Recruitment January 10, 2017
2. Last date to submit HPCL application form February 10, 2017
3. GATE 2017 exam February 4, 5, 11 an 12, 2017
4. GATE 2017 Result March 27, 2017
Discipline UR OBC SC ST PwD
Mechanical 75.14 70.69 58.34 50.85 38.87
Civil 66.97 62.26 54.91 54.26 32.28
Electrical 67.35 65.23 53.55 51.61 35.14
Instrumentation 61.33 57.33 44.67 35.33 25.67
E &TC 63.18 62.88 53.35 47.83 37.51
Chemical 54 51.67 44.33 41 34


Important Dates for GAIL Recruitment through GATE 2017


S.No. Events Dates
1. Release of GATE 2017 application form September 1, 2016
2. Deadline to submit GATE 2017 application form October 10, 2016
3. GATE 2017 February 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2017
4. GATE 2017 admit card download January 5, 2017
5. Application form for GAIL Recruitment available from January 10, 2016 (1100 hours)
6. Last date to apply February 17, 2017 (1800 hours)

ONGC Recruitment through GATE 2017 Important Dates

S.No. Events Dates
1. Release of GATE 2017 application form September 1, 2016
2. Deadline to submit GATE 2017 application form October 10, 2016
3. GATE 2017 admit card download January 5, 2017
4. GATE 2017 February 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2017
5. Availability of application form for ONGC Recruitment March/April 2017

Details of GATE 2016 Scores for Recruitment:

Designation UR OBC SC ST PwD Type of Pwd
Geologist 512 381 246 209 453 Pwd -HH
Geophysicist (Surface) 635 434 234 203  –
Geophysicist (wells) 652 489 372 291  –
AEE Reservoir 716 527 424 479  –
Chemist 723 596 395 331 241 PWD-OH
Programming Officer 852 706 No Post No Post 362 PWD-VH
AEE Mechanical 859 788 669 608 452 PWD-OH
287 PWD-HH
AEE Production-Mechanical 833 720 570 520
AEE Production-Chemical 640 479 444 335
AEE Production-Petroleum 696 320 156 161
AEE Drilling-Mechanical 822 755 620 558
AEE Drilling-Petroleum 562 325 265 No Post
AEE Cementing-Mechanical 808 742 615 509
AEE Cementing-Petroleum 642 533 No Post 196
Transport Officer 799 745 571 No Post 443 PWD-HH
MM Officer 836 758 693 525 323 PWD-VH
AEE Electronics 910 832 662 534 379 PWD-OH
314 PWD-HH
AEE Electrical 869 800 710 710 397 PWD-OH
307 PWD-HH
AEE Instrumentation 798 734 500 No Post 325 PWD-OH
218 PWD-HH
AEE Civil 921 836 699 700 428 PWD-OH


Important Dates of NPCIL Recruitment through GATE 2017

S.No. Event Date
1 GATE 2017 application start date September 1, 2016
2 Last date for GATE 2017 application October 10, 2016
3 GATE 2017 admit card download dates From January 5, 2017
4 Start date for NPCIL Application March 2nd week 2017
5 Interviews To be notified


Stage Selection Criteria
Shortlisting GATE Score for 2015, 2016 and 2017
Qualifying in Personal Interview 70% in Interview for Gen and 60% for OBC/SC/ST/PWD candidates
Final Selection GATE  – 80% + Personal Interview – 20%

Important Dates of BARC Recruitment through GATE for OCES/DGFS 2017 

S.No Events Dates
1 Start Date to fill  Online Application Application January 23, 2017
2 Last date for Online Application February 15, 2017 till midnight
3 Dates for Slot Booking for Online Examination February 22 to 28,, 2017
4 Download of Admit Card for Online Examination March 1 to 7, 2017
5 Online Examination March 18 to 26, 2017
6 Last date for candidates to upload their GATE score (2016 or 2017) April 2, 2017
7 Shortlisted candidates for Interview April 14, 2017
8 Interview Slot booking for qualified candidates April 17 to 20, 2017
9 Dates for Selection Interviews May 17 to June 16, 2017
10 Selected Candidates Last week of June, 2017
11 Last Date for Selected OCES-2017 Candidates desirous of DGFS to give details of M.Tech/ M.Chem.Engg. admission in a DGFS institute July 4, 2017
12 Declaration of List of Persons Selected for DGFS-2017 2nd week of July, 2017


Important Dates for NFL Recruitment through GATE 2017

S.No. Event Dates
1 GATE 2017 Answer Key February 27, 2017
2 GATE 2017 Result March 27, 2017
3 Start of NFL Application Form To be notified

Details of IIT M.Tech Admissions 2017

S.No. Name of Institute Application Start Date Last Date for Application
1. IISc Bangalore February 1, 2017 March 29, 2017
2. ISM Dhanbad February, 2017 March, 2017
3. IIT Bombay March,  2017 to be notified
4. IIT Delhi 2nd week of March 2017 Last week of March 2017
5. IIT Guwahati 2nd week of March 2017 2nd week of April 2017
6. IIT Kanpur 3rd week of March 2017 2nd week of April 2017
7. IIT Kharagpur 3rd week of March 2017 3rd week of April 2017
8. IIT Madras 1st week of March 2017 4th week of April 2017
9. IIT Roorkee 3rd week of March 2017 2nd week of April 2017
10. IIT Bhubaneshwar 1st week of March 2017 1st week of April 2017
11. IIT Gandhinagar 1st week of March 2017 2nd week of April 2017
12. IIT Indore 1st week of April 2017 Last week of April 2017
13. IIT Patna 2nd week of April 2017 4th week of April 2017
14. IIT Hyderabad 2nd week of April 2017 1st week of May 2017
15. IIT Mandi 3rd week of April 2017 1st week of May 2017
16. IIT Ropar 4th week of March 2017 3rd week of April 2017
17. IIT Jodhpur 3rd week of March 2017 3rd week of April 2017
18. IIT Varanasi (BHU) 1st week of April 2017 4th week of April 2017


How to study Chemical Engineering during B.Tech for GATE Exam

The students studying Chemical Engineering in B.Tech, who wants to do Reasearch in future or Clear GATE Exam with better score, they should keep the following points in mind during B.Tech.

  • First you must study the following subjects in your whole B.Tech at your best:
    • Material Balance and Energy Balance
    • Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
    • Fluid Mechanics
    • Chemical Reaction Engineering
    • Mass Transfer
    • Heat Transfer
  • You must study the best available books for the above subjects:
    • For Material Balance and Energy Balance:
      • Basic Principles and Calculations in Chemical Engineering ~ by David Mautner Himmelblau
    • For Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
      • Thermodynamics: An Engineering Approach ~ by Michael A. Boles and Yunus A. Cengel
      • Introduction to chemical engineering thermodynamics ~ by J. M. Smith
    • For Fluid Mechanics
      • Fluid Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications ~ by John Cimbala and Yunus A. Cengel
      • Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering ~ by Warren McCabe (Author), Julian Smith (Author), Peter Harriott (Author)
    • For Chemical Reaction Engineering
      • Chemical Reaction Engineering ~ by Octave Levenspiel
      • Elements Of Chemical Reaction Engineering ~ by H. Scott Fogler
    • For Mass Transfer
      • Mass-transfer operations ~ by Robert Ewald Treybal
      • Principles of Mass Transfer and Separation Processes ~ by Binay K. Dutta
    • For Heat Transfer
      • Heat Transfer ~ by Yunus A. Cengel
      • Heat Transfer ~ by J. P. Holman
  • You must study the books very well and understand the concepts such that you must be able to correlate those concepts in your daily life:
    • For example When water is passed through the charcoal than its temperature decreases Why?

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What do Chemical Engineers Do?

It would take too long to list all the products that are impacted by chemical engineers, but knowing what industries employ them may help you comprehend the scope of their work.

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What do Chemical Engineers Do?

Chemical engineers work in manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, design and construction, pulp and paper, petrochemicals, food processing, specialty chemicals, microelectronics, electronic and advanced materials, polymers, business services, biotechnology, and environmental health and safety industries, among others.

Within these industries, chemical engineers rely on their knowledge of mathematics and science—particularly chemistry— to overcome technical problems safely and economically. And, of course, they draw upon and apply their engineering knowledge to solve any technical challenges they encounter. Don’t make the mistake of thinking that chemical engineers only “make things,” though. Their expertise is also applied in the areas of law, education, publishing, finance, and medicine, as well as in many other fields that require technical training.

Specifically, chemical engineers improve food processing techniques, and methods of producing fertilizers, to increase the quantity and quality of available food.

They also construct the synthetic fibers that make our clothes more comfortable and water resistant; they develop methods to mass-produce drugs, making them more affordable; and they create safer, more efficient methods of refining petroleum products, making energy and chemical sources more productive and cost effective.

Chemical engineers also develop solutions to environmental problems, such as pollution control and remediation.

And yes, they process chemicals, which are used to make or improve just about everything you see around you.

Chemical engineers face many of the same challenges that other professionals face, and they meet these challenges by applying their technical knowledge, communication and teamwork skills; the most up-to-date practices available; and hard work. Benefits include financial reward, recognition within industry and society, and the gratification that comes from working with the processes of nature to meet the needs of society.

What is Instrumentation Engineering?

In scientific terms, instrumentation is defined as the art and science of measurement and control of process variables within a production, or manufacturing area. The science has further opened up the realm of instrumentation engineering.

The discipline of instrumentation engineering branched out of the streams of electrical and electronic engineering some time in the early part of 1970s. “It is a multi-disciplinary stream and covers subjects from various branches such as chemical, mechanical, electrical, electronics and computers,” says Prof. A. Bhujanga Rao, from the department of Instrumentation Engineering, Andhra University.

The professor adds that instrumentation engineering is a specialised branch of electrical and electronic engineering and it deals with measurement, control and automation of processes.


Almost all process and manufacturing industry such as steel, oil, petrochemical, power and defence production will have a separate instrumentation department, which is manned and managed by instrumentation engineers. “Automation is the buzz word in process industry, and automation is the core job of instrumentation engineers. Hence, the demand for instrumentation will always be there,” says the professor.

The growth in the avionics, aeronautical and space science sectors has also increased the scope for instrumentation engineers. Instrumentation engineers can also fit in both software and hardware sectors.

Apart from covering core subjects such as system dynamics, industrial instrumentation and process control, analytical and bio-medical instrumentation and robotics, the students deal with software and hardware topics such as microprocessor and micro controller based instrumentation, VLSI and embedded system designs, computer architecture and organisation and computer control of processes. Computer languages such as ‘C’ and Fortran are also part of the curriculum. This makes an instrumentation engineer fit for both the hardware and the software industry. Moreover, since instrumentation engineers are presumed to be good in physics, the logical ability is expected to be on the higher side, which is a basic quality needed to excel in the software industry.

The demand is so high that every student finds at least two jobs waiting in the wings, by the time he or she completes her course, says Dr. Bhujanga Rao.

Nature of work of an instrumentation engineer ranges from designing, developing, installing, managing equipments that are used to monitor and control machinery and processes.

“Though there is a demand for instrumentation engineers from the software sector, we prefer the core area, as that is where we can showcase our creativity and knowledge,” says Srinivas a third-year student.

The shift towards core sector is not only due to the opportunity to showcase ones creative talent and knowledge, but also because of the long term stability and quick growth. Bio-medical is another area that is fast catching up and there is huge requirement for instrumentation professionals.

Instrumentation engineering that made its way as an exclusive engineering discipline in the early part of 1970s was earlier known as M.Sc. Tech Instrumentation in many of the colleges. It was then a three-year PG course. Even today, it is referred to by different names by various colleges. While some call it as B. Tech- electronics and instrumentation, a few name it as B. Tech – control and instrumentation. Whatever, be the name, the curriculum is the same.