Ordnance Factory Recruitment Centre, on behalf of all the Ordnance Factories has released official notification for eligible citizens of India for filling up the 4110+695 (PH,Ex-SM) vacancies/posts of Semi-Skilled grade Industrial Employees (IEs) Group ‘C’ in different trades and Labour Group ‘C’ in various Ordnance Factories located across India. Eligible and interested candidates filled their Application form through here. All the candidates requested to read all the instruction carefully before filling the Application Form. Candidates who are participating in the above recruitment process for various posts can check the complete information of Ordnance Factory OFB Industrial Employees (IEs) Group C Recruitment 2017 like application process, eligibility criteria, age limit, selection process through this page below.

Latest: The final result of Direct Recruitment of Semi-Skilled Industrial Employees (IEs) Group ‘C’ in ordnance factories against Advt. No.10201/11/0209/1718 is under consideration of our Headquarter/ OFB. Appropriate action will be taken on receipt of directives from Headquarter/OFB.

Ordnance Factory OFB Industrial Employees (IEs) Group C Recruitment 2017

Important Dates

Event Dates
Start date of submission of online application 19 Jun 2017
Last date for submission of online application 10 Jul 2017
Date of Written Exam for First Phase 10 Sep 2017
Result of Written Exam 27 Dec 2017
Re-Examination of Carpenter trade 25 Feb 2018
Re-Examination Final Answer Key 21 Mar 2018
Re-Examination Result 11 Apr 2018
Date of Written Exam for Second & Third Phase to be announced

Vacancies Details

Total No. of Post – 4110

States Vacant Positions
Bihar 62
Chandigarh 50
Maharashtra 976
Madhya Pradesh 824
Orissa 465
Tamil Nadu 306
Telangana 133
Uttarakhand 298
Uttar Pradesh 871
West Bengal 125
Total 4110

Name of The Post – Industrial Employees (Semi-Skilled) & Labour Group ‘C’
Pay Band – Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1800 (pre-revised), Entry Level Pay in 7th CPC 18000.

OFB IEs Group C Recruitment 2017 – Eligibility Criteria

The Candidates applying for the aforementioned vacancies should ensure that they fulfil all eligibility conditions for the post/trade applied for. Their admission to all the stages of the selection procedure will be purely provisional subject to satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. Mere issue of admit card to the candidate for the written examination will not imply that his/her candidature has been finally accepted by OFRC/OFB. Verification of eligibility conditions with reference to original documents will be done only at the time of trade test in the respective factories.

Age Limit – 18 to 32 year (Minimum Age 18 year for all categories) as on the closing date of online applications.

Educational Qualifications

Semi Skilled Workman : Matriculation + National Trade Certificate (NTC)/National Apprentice Certificate (NAC) issued by National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT).

Labour: Matriculation

For Ex-Servicemen: Technicians with upgrading qualifications of Class – III equivalent to NAC. (With due endorsement of the equivalence of Civil Qualification on their certificate) OR Technicians with upgrading qualifications of Class – II & Class I equivalent to NTC. (With due endorsement of the equivalence of Civil Qualification on their certificate)

NOTE 1: Degree/Diploma holders in engineering without possessing NAC/NTC shall not be accepted as qualification for Direct Recruitment for the posts of semi-Skilled Industrial Employees against this advertisement.

NOTE 2: Trade-wise relevant NAC/NTC certificates required for Direct recruitment of Industrial employees are enclosed.

NOTE 3: While applying online, PH Candidates should ensure their eligibility for the trades. Posts identified suitable for Physically Disabled Category along with the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications.


Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/Ex-Servicemen/ Physically Handicapped etc. categories is available as per extant Government orders. Candidate will be eligible to get the benefit of community/caste reservation only in case the particular caste to which the candidate belongs to is included in the list of reserved communities recognized by the State Government of the State in which the factory is located.

Candidates are also warned that they will be permanently debarred from the examinations conducted by OFRC, in case they fraudulently claim SC/ST/OBC/Ex-Servicemen/PH status.

OFB IEs Group C Recruitment 2017 – Exam Pattern

There will be a written examination of one paper. The paper will be of “Objective-Multiple-choicetype” of maximum 100 marks.

The paper will consist of two parts:

  • Part -A will consist of 20 marks having questions on General Science and Quantitative Aptitude, each having weightage of 10 marks. The question will be of up to 10th Standard.
  • Part – B will consist of 80 marks of NCVT syllabus for the relevant trade.

All the Questions will be compulsory. There will be no negative marking for the wrong answer.

The subject of the written examination, the maximum marks allotted to each paper, no of questions and the time allowed is given in the table below:-

For Labour Posts

Scheme (Xth Standard Level)

Trade Test

As per trade test specifications, an unskilled workman will be mainly engaged on handling/shifting of material. He will also be required to clean machines, floors of shop/areas around machines and other similar places, if and as necessary. The trade test may be designed accordingly to test the aptitude of the candidate. However, this test will be of qualifying nature only.

Final grading will be decided based only on marks obtained in written test subject to qualifying in the prescribed trade test.

There shall be no interview for filling up of these vacancies.

Medium of Examination

The examination will be trilingual, i.e., Hindi, English and regional language of the State where the factory against which the candidate has applied is located. With reference to Ordnance Factories and their respective locations, this translates to English, Hindi & any one regional language among the following- Bengali/ Marathi/Oriya/Tamil/Telugu. It may be noted that candidates can appear only for that regional language of the state where the factory concerned is located and will have to appear for examination in that State/Centre only.

OFB IEs Group C Recruitment 2017 – Selection Process

The selection process shall comprise a 2 stage process:

  • Written examination of 100 marks, objective type and OMR based
  • Trade Test (Practical) at respective factory along with document verification

On the basis of merit list based on marks obtained in written test, candidates 1.25 times the number of vacancies shall be called for Trade Test (Practical).

The Trade Test (Practical) shall be only qualifying in nature, without any marks. However, those candidates who do not qualify in the Trade Test shall not be considered at all, irrespective of marks obtained in the written examination.

The credentials (as submitted in the application) of the candidates called for the trade test (Practical) will be verified with the original documents at the time of Trade Test at the respective factory.

The final merit/select list shall be based on marks obtained in the written test only, subject to document verification and qualifying the Trade Test.

The final merit/select list thus prepared factory wise will be published at www.ofb.gov.in.

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