Thursday, January 2, 2020

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) Recruitment for 6060 Vacancies Notified for Trade Apprentice Posts Apply Online

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) Recruitment for 6060 Vacancies Notified for Trade Apprentice Posts Apply Online

ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD (OFB) Recruitment 2020: Online applications are invited from Indian citizens for engagement of 56th Batch (for Non-ITI & ITI candidates) of Trade Apprentices under the Apprentices Act 1961 and amendments thereof in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories located in different States across India. The number of vacancies is approx. 6060 including 3847 ITI and 2219 Non-ITI, as part of OFB’s Skill India Mission.

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) Recruitment for 6060 Vacancies Notified for Trade Apprentice Posts Apply Online /2020/01/

The OFB Trade Apprentice Recruitment 2020 Online Application will start from 10 January 2020 and ends on 9 February 2020.  Candidates between the age group of 15 to 24 years can apply to the posts. Around 6060 vacancies will be recruited through this recruitment which is available at various states including Telangana, Chandigarh, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand and West Bengal.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATION: As on date of notification i.e. 31/12/2019

For Non-ITI Category 

Should have Passed Madhyamik (class X std or equivalent) as on date of notification for applying with minimum 50% marks in aggregate and with 40% marks in Mathematics and Science each.

For ITI Category 

Should have passed relevant trade test from any institute recognized by NCVT or SCVT or any other authority specified through Gazette notification of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship/Ministry of Labour and Employment with duration as per the Apprentice Act 1961 plus passed Madhyamik / Class X std or equivalent (Minimum 50% aggregate marks both in Matriculate / Class X std and ITI). The relevant trade to be considered will be strictly on the basis of Schedule I of Apprentice Act 1961 (and amendments thereof).

OFB Recruitment Details as Follows:
  1. Chandigarh – 46 Posts
  2. Telangana (Ordnance Factory Project Medak, Hyderabad) – 438 Posts
  3. West Bengal (Gun and Shell Factory, Cossipore) – 104 Posts
  4. West Bengal (Metal and Steel Factory Ishapore) – 248 Posts
  5. West Bengal (Ordnance Factory Dum Dum, Kolkata) – 57 Posts
  6. West Bengal (Rifle Factory Ishapore, Kolkata) – 174 Posts
  7. Madhya Pradesh (MP, Grey Iron Foundry, Jabalpur) – 176 Posts
  8. Madhya Pradesh (Ordnance Factory, Itarsi) - 146 Posts
  9. Madhya Pradesh (Ordnance Factory, Khamaria, Jabalpur) – 84 Posts
  10. Madhya Pradesh (Ordnance Factory, Katni) – 30 Posts
  11. Madhya Pradesh (Vehicle Factory Jabalpur) – 98 Posts
  12. Maharashtra (High Explosive Factory Kirkee, Pune) – 92 Posts
  13. Maharashtra(MachineTool Prototype Factory, Ambernath, Thane)– 91 Posts
  14. Maharashtra (Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Nagpur) – 375 Posts
  15. Maharashtra (Ordnance Factory Ambernath, Thane) – 110 Posts
  16. Maharashtra (Ordnance Factory Bhandara) – 256 Posts
  17. Maharashtra (Ordnance Factory Bhusawa) – 103 Posts
  18. Maharashtra (Ordnance Factory Chanda, Chandrapur) – 227 Posts
  19. Maharashtra (Ordnance Factory Dehu Road, Pune) – 19 Posts
  20. Maharashtra (Ordnance Factory Varangaon) – 163 Posts
  21. Maharashtra (Ammunition Factory Khadki, Pune) – 424 Posts
  22. Orissa (Ordnance Factory Badmal, Bolangir) – 63  Posts
  23. Tamil Nadu (Cordite Factory Arvankadu) – 187 Posts
  24. Tamil Nadu (Engine Factory Avadi, Chennai) – 128 Posts
  25. Tamil Nadu (Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Tiruchirapalli)- 89 Posts
  26. Tamil Nadu (Heavy Vehicles Factory Avadi , Chennai) – 265 Posts
  27. Tamil Nadu (Ordnance Clothing Factory Avadi, Chennai) – 242 Posts
  28. Tamil Nadu (Ordnance Factory Tiruchirapalli) – 178 Posts
  29. Uttar Pradesh (Ordnance Clothing Factory Shahjahanpur) – 282 Posts
  30. Uttar Pradesh (Field Gun Factory Kanpur) – 55 Posts
  31. Uttar Pradesh (Ordnance Equipment Factory Hazratpur) – 49 Posts
  32. Uttar Pradesh (Ordnance Factory Kanpur) – 295 Posts
  33. Uttar Pradesh (Ordnance Factory Muradnagar) – 178 Posts
  34. Uttar Pradesh (Ordnance Parachute Factory Kanpur) – 181 Posts
  35. Uttar Pradesh (Small Arms Factory Kanpur) – 123 Posts
  36. Uttarakhand (Ordnance Factory Dehradun) – 77 Posts
  37. Uttarakhand (Opto Electronic Factory Dehradun)  - 151 Posts


Candidate must apply 'online' ONLY directly through the link given on No other format of application shall be entertained. Candidates are required to read the instructions indicated in the advertisement thoroughly before submitting their application.

Candidates must fill their personal details carefully. Candidates should ensure that their name, father’s name, date of birth, marks obtained shall exactly match with what is recorded in Matriculation or equivalent certificate etc. Any deviation found during Document Verification will lead to cancellation of candidature and also debarment.

Candidates are advised to indicate their active mobile number and valid e-mail ID in the ONLINE application and keep them active during the entire engagement process as all important messages will be sent by email/SMS, which will be treated as deemed to have been read by the candidates.


Selection will be done on the basis of merit list. The merit list will be prepared separately for NON-ITI and EX-ITI category. The merit list for NON-ITI category will be prepared factory-wise on the basis of overall percentage of marks in madhyamik or matriculation (Class X standard or equivalent), aggregate in all subjects and irrespective of Board. For NON-ITI category, a factory - wise common merit list will be prepared and the trades will be allotted by each factory on Meritcum-choice basis after selection.


Between 15 to 24 years as on 09.02.2020, Relaxation in Upper age limit is permitted as under:

Category                                                          Age Relaxation on Age Limit

For SC/ST Candidates                                                              05 (Five) years

For OBC candidates                                                                 03 (Three) years
For Physically Handicapped (PH) /                                   Additional 10 (Ten)years
Physically Challenged (PC) or                                          UR : 10 Years
Differently Abled Candidates                                           OBC(Non Creamy Layer : 13 years     
                                                                                          SC/ST : 15Years

For ITI Candidates                                                   Upper age limit is further relaxed by the period of
                                                                                 training already undergone as per the normal                                                                                           duration of NCVT/SCVT, in the relevant trade.

Important Dates :

Submission of On-line Application Starts from: 10/01/2020

Closing date of submission of On-line Application: 09/02/2020

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