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Organisation : Ordnance Factory Board
Post Name: Recruitment for Trade Apprentice in 2017

Notification :
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Trade Apprentice Recruitment :

Online applications are invited from Indian citizens for engagement of 55th Batch (for Non-ITI & ITI candidates) of Trade Apprentices under the ‘Apprentices Act 1961’ in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories located in different States across India.

Related : HCL Hindustan Copper Recruitment 2016-17 ITI Trade Apprentice :

The number of vacancies is approx.6948 including 3621 ITI and 3327 Non-ITI, the highest ever as part of OFB’s Skill India Mission.

Important Note:
Candidates who have already applied through the Government Of India portal, are necessarily required to re-apply to appear in written examination for this purpose and issue of Admit Card through our website link appearing in this advertisement.

On-line Registration of Application:
Submission of On-line Application Starts from: 17/01/2017
Closing date of submission of On-line Application: 07/02/2017

Age Limit : Between 14 to 22 years as on last date of application, Relaxation in Upper age limit is permitted

Essential Qualification :
For Non-ITI Category :
Passed “Madhyamik” (Class: 10th standard or equivalent) with minimum 40% marks in aggregate with 40% marks in each of mathematics & Science.

For ITI Category :
Should have passed ITI/trade test from any institute recognized by NCVT (SCVT or any other authority specified through Gazette Notification of Ministry of Labour &Employment / Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, with duration as per the Apprentice Act, 1961) and should possess the qualification of the closing date of application.

** Candidate must apply ‘online’ ONLY directly through the website

** While filling up the application form through website, the applicant must be ready with the following – Scan copy of signature (10Kb – 20Kb), Colour passport size photo (15Kb – 40Kb) Scanned picture of Left Thumb Impression (10Kb-20Kb) – all in JPG/JPEG format.

** Candidates must also follow the detailed instructions, which is available on the website while filling up the application form.

** Candidates should keep a copy of the Application printout. Candidates are not required to send hard copy of application to the respective Factory/unit. However, the same will have to be produced by the candidates at the time of document verification in the respective Factory/unit.

General Information :
Applicants are advised to note the following instructions carefully:
I. Candidates will have to apply on-line only through the link appearing in this advertisement.
II. Candidates are not required to pay any fee for the examination.

III. It is to be noted that mere submission of application form, receipt of ‘acknowledgement’, receipt of admit card and appearance in examination does not guarantee induction as trade apprenticeship in any of the Ordnance Factories.

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The selection of candidates will be made based on factory-wise merit position considering available vacancies category-wise, scrutiny of original copy of credentials, clear police verification report & medical test etc.

IV. The candidates are required to carefully go through the advertisement in detail. The candidates automatically agree to the terms and conditions of this advertisement by clicking the Apply Online Button in this Advertisement.

V. Candidates are not required to send hard copy of application& admit card to the respective Factory/OFRC. However, the same will be kept with candidates only and have to produce by the candidates at the time of document verification.

VI. Candidates are required to check up website for submitting online applications for any updates and changes.
VII. Candidates are required to give valid mobile No. and e-mail id for periodical notices.
VIII. Written examination is Multiple Choice Question type and OMR answer sheets based. There will be NO negative marking.
IX. Canvassing of any kind will disqualify the candidate. Selection process is done strictly on merit. Candidates are advised not to fall prey to any unscrupulous elements.

X. Candidates will be permitted to enter examination hall with valid ADMIT CARD only, showing clear COLOUR PHOTO, SIGNATURE & Left Thumb Impression. Hence the candidates are advised to ensure that their proper clear COLOUR PHOTO, SIGNATURE & Left Thumb Impression have been uploaded and are printed on the Admit Card.

XI. The candidate must not attempt impersonation or take help of any impersonator at any stage of the selection process or try to copy from neighbouring candidates, books and use of any electronic gadgets.

XII. Any material suppression of facts or submitting forge certificates shall lead to rejection his/her candidature at any stage of selection of this process.

XIII. If any candidate is found using any type of unfair means during the examination, the candidature of the candidate shall be debarred summarily and the candidate shall not be allowed to appear in any of the exams/written test conducted by Ordnance Factories at a future date.

XIV. Decision of Ordnance Factories in all matters relating to the eligibility, acceptance/rejection of any application, allotment of language, examination centre etc. will be final and binding on the candidate and no inquiry/correspondence shall be entertained in this regard.

XV. Any subsequent changes in the terms and conditions of the engagement of Trade Apprentices as per the extant rules will stand good. Ordnance Factory Board reserves the right to incorporate any subsequent changes/modifications / additions in the terms & conditions under this advertisement notice as necessitated and applicable.Any corrigendum will be published on the OFB site ( or the site meant for applying online.

XVI. Any dispute in regard to the engagement of Trade Apprentices will be subject to courts/tribunals having jurisdiction over the City/Town in which the concerned Ordnance Factory is situated and where the candidate has submitted his/her application.

XVII. The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfil all the eligibility criteria for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions.

If, on verification of document, at any time before or after the written examination, it is found that the candidate does not fulfil any of the eligibility conditions, his/her candidature for the examination shall be cancelled by OFB or concerned Ordnance Factories / units.

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  1. This is very nice company.

  2. I inform my 10th class passed with 50.7% marks but maths 37% or science 38%. I belong to OBC category. May I apply non ITI trade apprentice post?

  3. Can anybody give the answer of my question? Why is the trade apprentice form 55th batch is not available?

  4. I have submitted the multiple application form for the post of OFA recruitment 2017. Please help me to cancel my one of application form. I want to cancel this application User Id REG0223208.

  5. How can I get the hall ticket for examination?

  6. I have applied for this recruitment. Now I want to edit my application. Is it possible?

  7. I need this job. How can I apply for this job?

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