OFB Recruitment 2020: Ordnance Factory Recruitment Centre (OFRC) has released the Ordnance Factory Board or OFB Recruitment Notification 2020 on the OFB official website – ofb.gov.in. The OFB Notification has been released for the recruitment of 6060 Trade Apprentice of both ITI and Non-ITI Categories. Online registration for the exam will begin on 10th January 2020. Eligible candidates will be able to fill up the OFB application form from the official website and apply for the exam. The last date to fill up the application form is 9th February 2020.
The Indian Ordnance Factories is a conglomerate of 41 Factories. It comes under the Department of Defence Production of the Ministry of Defence. This is a huge opportunity for candidates seeking government jobs. Candidates should be aware of all the important details related to OFB Recruitment 2020 – the important dates, vacancy details, eligibility criteria, registration process, exam pattern, etc. Keeping all these things in mind, we are providing you with all the necessary information about OFB Recruitment 2020.
OFB Recruitment 2020
Let us first have an overview of OFB Recruitment 2020:
|Name of the Recruitment||OFB Recruitment 2020|
|Conducting Authority||Ordinance Factory Board/Ordnance Factory Recruitment Centre|
|Name of the Post||Trade Apprentices|
|Category Post||ITI & Non-ITI Categories|
|Number of Vacancies||6060 (ITI – 3847, Non-ITI – 2219)|
|Job Location||All Across India|
|Selection Process||To Be Updated Soon|
Important Dates For OFB Recruitment 2020
Candidates should be aware of the tentative schedule of OFB Recruitment 2020:
|Release of Short OFB Notification 2020||1st January 2020|
|Beginning of OFB Online Registration||10th January 2020|
|Last Date to Fill up OFB Application Form||9th February 2020|
|OFB Exam||To Be Updated Soon|
|Release of OFB Result||To Be Updated Soon|
OFB Vacancy Details 2020
The authorities have released the provisional OFB vacancy details on the official website. The state-wise and factory-wise OFB vacancies are in the table below:
|Chandigarh||Ordnance Cable Factory, Chandigarh||46|
|Madhya Pradesh||Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur||176|
|Madhya Pradesh||Grey Iron Foundry Jabalpur||56|
|Madhya Pradesh||Ordnance Factory, Itarsi||146|
|Madhya Pradesh||Ordnance Factory, Khamaria, Jabalpur||84|
|Madhya Pradesh||Ordnance Factory, Katni||30|
|Madhya Pradesh||Vehicle Factory Jabalpur||98|
|Maharashtra||High Explosive Factory Kirkee, Pune||92|
|Maharashtra||Machine Tool Prototype Factory, Ambernath, Thane||91|
|Maharashtra||Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Nagpur||375|
|Maharashtra||Ordnance Factory Ambernath, Thane||110|
|Maharashtra||Ordnance Factory Bhandara||256|
|Maharashtra||Ordnance Factory Bhusawal||103|
|Maharashtra||Ordnance Factory Chanda, Chandrapur||227|
|Maharashtra||Ordnance Factory Dehu Road, Pune||19|
|Maharashtra||Ordnance Factory Varangaon||163|
|Maharashtra||Ammunition Factory Khadki, Pune||424|
|Orissa||Ordnance Factory Badmal, Bolangir||63|
|Tamil Nadu||Cordite Factory Arvankadu||187|
|Tamil Nadu||Engine Factory Avadi, Chennai||128|
|Tamil Nadu||Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project, Tiruchirapalli||89|
|Tamil Nadu||Heavy Vehicles Factory Avadi, Chennai||265|
|Tamil Nadu||Ordnance Clothing Factory Avadi, Chennai||242|
|Tamil Nadu||Ordnance Factory Tiruchirapalli||178|
|Telangana||Ordnance Factory Project Medak, Hyderabad||438|
|Uttar Pradesh||Ordnance Clothing Factory Shahjahanpur||282|
|Uttar Pradesh||Field Gun Factory Kanpur||55|
|Uttar Pradesh||Ordnance Equipment Factory Hazratpur||49|
|Uttar Pradesh||Ordnance Factory Kanpur||295|
|Uttar Pradesh||Ordnance Factory Muradnagar||178|
|Uttar Pradesh||Ordnance Parachute Factory Kanpur||181|
|Uttar Pradesh||Small Arms Factory Kanpur||123|
|Uttarakhand||Ordnance Factory Dehradun||77|
|Uttarakhand||Opto Electronic Factory Dehradun||151|
|West Bengal||Gun and Shell Factory, Cossipore||104|
|West Bengal||Metal and Steel Factory Ishapore||248|
|West Bengal||Ordnance Factory Dum Dum, Kolkata||57|
|West Bengal||Rifle Factory Ishapore, Kolkata||174|
Candidates can download the OFB official notification to check the post-wise vacancy details.
OFB Recruitment Eligibility 2020
Before filling up the OFB application form and applying for the exam, candidates should be aware of the OFB eligibility criteria. They should apply for the exam only if they meet all the criteria prescribed by the board.
OFB Age Limit: Candidates should be between 15 to 24 years as on February 9, 2020. There is relaxation in the upper age limit for candidates belonging to Reserved Categories:
|Category||Age Relaxation on Age Limit|
|SC/ ST Candidates||5 Years|
|OBC candidates||3 Years|
|Physically Handicapped (PH) / Physically Challenged (PC) or Differently Abled Candidates||10 Years|
|ITI Candidates||The 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.|
OFB Essential Educational Qualification: The OFB Trade Apprentice educational qualification for ITI and Non-ITI Categories are as under:
|For Non-ITI Category|
|Should have passed Madhyamik (class 10th or equivalent) with minimum 50% aggregate 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 + passed Madhyamik (Class 10th or equivalent) with minimum 50% aggregate marks both in Class 10th and ITI.|
Prerequisites To Fill Up OFB Application Form
Before applying for the exam, candidates must be ready with the following:
- Scanned copy of the candidate’s recent colour photograph taken not later than three months from the date of application. The scanned image should have a dimension of 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm, be of JPG/JPEG/PNG/BMP format, 100 DPI, and between 20 kb-70 kb.
- Clear, scanned copy of the candidate’s signature on a white paper with black/blue ink pen. The image should have a dimension of 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm, be of JPG/JPEG/PNG/BMP format, 100 DPI, and between 20kb – 30kb.
- Scanned copy of the candidate’s Left Thumb Impression (LTI) on a white paper with blue ink. The image should have a dimension of 3.5 cm x 3.5 cm, be of JPG/JPEG/PNG/BMP/GIF format, 100 DPI, and between 20kb-30kb.
- 12 digit Aadhaar Card Number/14 digit Enrolment ID
- SSC (Matriculation / 10th Standard) or its equivalent mark sheet.
- Proof of date of birth
- Consolidated mark sheet for all semesters of the relevant ITI Pass trade/Provisional National Trade Certificate indicating marks
- National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT or Provisional National Trade Certificate issued by NCVT / SCVT for ITI pass candidates
- Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBC candidates
- Physical Disability certificate issued by the competent Medical Board/ Authority
The documents should be in PDF or JPG/JPEG format with size 100 kb to 200 kb.
How To Apply For OFB Trade Apprentice 2020?
The OFB application form will be released in the online mode. Candidates must fill up the application form from the official website by following the steps as under:
1st Step: Visit the OFB official website – ofb.gov.in.
2nd Step: Click on the link to the OFB application portal.
3rd Step: Enter all the necessary details, like name, father’s name, date of birth, marks obtained in the qualifying exam, mobile number, email ID, etc.
4th Step: Upload the required documents in the format specified by the authorities.
5th Step: Make the payment of the OFB application fee.
6th Step: Check all the details carefully and submit the application.
7th Step: Take a printout of the OFB application form and payment confirmation page for future references.
OFB Application Fee
For candidates belonging to General Categories, the OFB Trade Apprentice application fee is Rs.100. This is a non-refundable fee. The fee can be paid via Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/Cash Card/Wallets/IMPS/NEFT/UPI, BHIM.
SC/ST/PWD/Female/Transgender candidates are exempted from paying the OFB application fee.
OFB Trade Apprentice Selection Process
The authorities will create separate OFB merit list for NON-ITI and EX-ITI category.
The Non-ITI merit list will be compiled factory-wise on the basis of the overall percentage of marks secured by the candidates in Class X standard or equivalent exam. After selection, the factories will allot trades on Merit-cum-choice basis.
For Ex-ITI category, the authorities will compile the factory-wise and trade-wise merit list on the basis of simple average of the percentage scores of the candidates in both Matriculation and ITI (minimum 50% in aggregate in each).
The provisionally selected candidates will then be called for Document Verification and Medical Examination. Candidates whose documents are found in order and are medically fit will be considered for further processes.
OFB Trade Apprentice Salary/Stipend
Candidates selected for the training will receive a stipend.
|1st Year||70% of minimum wages of Semi-Skilled workers notified by the respective state or Union Territory|
|2nd Year||80% of minimum wages of Semi-Skilled workers notified by the respective state or Union Territory|
|3rd Year||90% of minimum wages of Semi-Skilled workers notified by the respective state or Union Territory|
It is to be noted that the candidates will not receive any other allowances during the entire period of apprenticeship training.
So, now you know everything about OFB Recruitment 2020. We hope this detailed article helps you.
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