BPCL Interview Questions

Excerpts from Interview #1:
(A B.E. Mech student from Chitkara University with a CGPA 8.75, a percentage of 91 in 10th std. -CBSE Board and a percentage of 93.34 in 12th std. –CBSE Board.)
Technical interview:
  • How can one automate a fuel dispensing unit?
  • What is the difference between diesel and petrol?
  • What are the affinity laws for centrifugal pumps?
  • What is Bernoulli’s Equation?
HR Interview:
  • If a private firm overtook BPCL, would you still work for it even if it is no longer a government firm?
  • Which job location would you like to prefer if selected, Mumbai or Kochi?
  • Do you have any blind spots?
  • What are your favourite topics in Mechanical Engineering? What is the definition of the impulse of a reaction turbine?
Excerpts from Interview #2:
(A B.E. Mech student from Chitkara University with a CGPA 7.79, a percentage of 87.45 in 10th std. -CBSE Board and a percentage of 83.11 in 12th std. –CBSE Board.)
Technical interview:
  • Draw the Pressure-to- Volume (PV) diagram of a Diesel Engine?
  • Give me some applications of superheated steam?
  • What is the difference between pumps and compressors?
  • Explain the different kinds of pumps and cite reasons for which one is better and why.
HR Interview:
  • What kind of person would you refuse to work with?
  • Let us assume that you get a job in IOCL and BPCL, which one would you prefer and why?
  • If you are not selected for any reason, what would be your opinion about the company for your friends and juniors?
  • What motivates you to do your best on the job?
Excerpts from Interview #3:
(A B.E. Mech student from Chitkara University with a CGPA 7.23, a percentage of 91 in 10th std. -CBSE Board and a percentage of 93.34 in 12th std. –CBSE Board.)
Technical interview:
  • What are gas turbines and generator protections?
  • Why is temperature increased before filtration skid?
  • Explain turbine supervisory control briefly.
  • Explain IGV and its functions?
HR Interview:
  • What would you consider your most difficult assignment?
  • What do you regard as the significant achievement in your life?
  • Tell us why we should hire you and not your friend?
  • What position do you prefer on a team working on a project?
Excerpts from Interview #4:
(A B.E. Mech student from Chitkara University with a CGPA 8.93, a percentage of 78.9 in 10th std. -CBSE Board and a percentage of 82.56 in 12th std. –CBSE Board.)
Technical interview:
  • Explain STG de-sync procedure with 2 HRSG’s?
  • Explain bleed valve operation, it’s open and close settings and its function.
  • How many stages does a compressor/turbine have? Which is commonly used for moving or fixed blades?
  • What is Ki-200 fuel capacity?
HR Interview:
  • What is your philosophy towards work?
  • How will you ensure your learning once you join the organization?
  • Why do you want to work anywhere in India but not your home town?
  • Describe your work ethics.
Excerpts from Interview #5:
(A B.E. Mech student from Chitkara University with a CGPA 9.27, a percentage of 96.7 in 10th std. -CBSE Board and a percentage of 96.2 in 12th std. –CBSE Board.)
Technical interview:
  • Explain generator capability curve and limits of power factor?
  • Discuss OEM recommendations to run a plant?
  • Compare the spread of GE & Siemens gas turbine?
  • Compare the working of a Screw type and Centrifugal type pump?
HR Interview:
  • How will you prove yourself as an innovative person at work?
  • Why choose a Public sector undertaking (PSU) over a private firm? Aren’t they more competitive than us?
  • Why choose a PSU when you have such good credentials?
  • What is the difference between Recruitment and Selection?
Excerpts from Interview #6:
(A B.E. Mech Student from PEC with a CGPA 6.54, a percentage of 87.2 in 10th std. -CBSE Board and a percentage of 74.3 in 12th std. -CBSE board.)
Technical interview:
  • What kinds of pipes are used for steam lines?
  • What is a cotter joint?
  • What does F.O.F stand for in piping design?
  • What are the differences between pneumatics and hydraulics?
HR Interview:
  • Tell us about your highs and lows in these 4 years of college life.
  • We have undergoing projects all over India. Is it feasible for you as an employee if your job profile requires frequent travelling or relocation to a place away from your current residence?
  • Logical or Choice Based Questions: You have a cake. How would you divide it into 8 pieces using only 3 lines?
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