HPCL Exam Analysis 2022: Check Review, Difficulty Level, Questions, Good Attempts

HPCL Exam Analysis 2022: Check Review, Difficulty Level, Questions, Good Attempts

ByMohit Uniyal  |  Updated on: Aug 11, 2021
Know HPCL Recruitment 2022 exam details such as admit card, exam date, vacancy, eligibility, syllabus, exam pattern, and more!

HPCL Exam Analysis 2021

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) is a Maharatna PSU that conducted the HPCL exam on 11th and 12th August 2021. Candidates from different engineering backgrounds appeared for the exam. The computer-based exam was conducted for a total of 200 vacancies. The exam was conducted in the online mode for all the eligible candidates who managed to successfully submit the application form.

Qualifying Marks for HPCL Recruitment 2021

Candidates who appeared for the HPCL exam would be curious to know about the qualifying mark for the HPCL exam 2021. To have an idea about the qualifying marks, candidates can have a look at the table below:


Qualifying marks for  SC/ST/PwBD/OBC 

Qualifying marks for UR/EWS

Computer-based test

  • In domain section: 50% for all categories
  • Overall marks: 54%
  • In domain section: 50% for all categories
  • Overall Marks: 60% 

Group Task



Personal Interview



Final scoring

(all the stages)



HPCL Exam 2021 Difficulty Level: 11th August

TestDifficulty Level
Verbal AbilityEasy
Quantitative AptitudeModerate to Tough
Intellectual Potential TestEasy to Moderate
Civil EngineeringModerate to Tough

HPCL Exam 2021: Paper Highlights

  • There is no negative marking.
  • English part on the easier side
  • Aptitudes are time taking
  • Questions from Civil Engg are both Theoretical & numerical but theoretical on a higher side
  • Some questions from ESE Previous year

HPCL Exam 2021 Difficulty Level- 12th August

TestDifficulty Level
Verbal AbilityEasy 
Quantitative AptitudeModerate to Tough
Intellectual Potential TestEasy 
Mechanical EngineeringEasy to Moderate 


HPCL Exam 2021: Mechanical Paper Highlights

  • The Paper was Easy to moderate but the Quant portion was tough and Time-Consuming.
  • Most of the Questions from the Technical portion were Direct Formula Based and theoretical.
  • The Paper had No Negative Marking so maximum candidates have attempted all questions, but some candidates could not solve the quant portion as it was tough and time-consuming.
  • The reasoning portion was Easy.

HPCL Question Paper Details

Candidates can check the question paper pattern so that the candidates preparing in future should know the structure of the HPCL question paper 2021:



Part I: General Aptitude

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude Test
  • Intellectual Potential

Part II: Technical / Professional Knowledge

Questions related to the Qualifying degree

HPCL Exam 2021: Expected Cutoff

CategoryExpected Cutoff

HPCL Selection Process 2021

As per the official HPCL notification, candidates should clear the complete selection process which consists of three stages. Each stage carries a different weightage which is mentioned below:

Selection Stage


Computer Based Test


Group Task


Personal Interview


HPCL Exam 2021 Exam Pattern

PartTestNumber of Questions Durations
Part IVerbal Ability172.5 Hours
Quantitative Aptitude34
Intellectual Potential Test34
Part IICivil Engineering85

HPCL Exam 2021: Mechanical Expected Cutoff

CategoryExpected Cutoff
UR140- 145+ 
OBC135 + 
SC115 - 135
ST 105 - 125


HPCL Exam Analysis FAQs

  • After the HPCL written exam, the qualifying candidates will be called for a group task followed by a personal interview.

  • The weightage of the personal interview in the HPCL selection process 2021 is 10%.

  • The qualifying marks in the group task for the reserved category students in the HPCL exam is 33.33%

  • The qualifying mark in the personal interview for the general category students in the HPCL exam is 40%