OFB Recruitment 2017-18: 7038 Trade Apprentices, Question Papers, Answer Keys

Indian Ordnance Factory Recruitment 2017-18: OFB Skill India Mission – Trade Apprentices, in Indian Ordnance Factories throughout INDIA


  1. Click Here to see the result of Trade Apprenticeship training (for Non-ITI & ITI candidates) in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories for 55th batch of Trade apprentices for Phase-I, for which the examination was held on 26.03.2017
  2. The written examination for engagement of 55th Batch Trade Apprentices in 13 Ordnance Factories in Phase-II has been scheduled on 25.06.2017 (Sunday). Click Here to print Admit Card for Phase – II written examination. Click Here for List of Rejected Candidates. Click Here to see the list of Factories for which, Non ITI written examination of 13 Ordnance Factories has been planned in Phase II.

Ordnance Factory Recruitment Centre, under Ministry of Defence, Ambajhari, Nagpur, had conducted a written exam for approx 4.45 lakh candidates on 26-MARCH-2017 (Phase-I), for engaging candidates for Trade Apprenticeship training ( for Non-ITI & ITI candidates) in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories for 55th batch of Trade apprentices.

Question Papers for All Groups in Phase I Exam: All the candidates were also allowed to take Question Papers after the completion of the exam. Please Click Here to view Question Papers for All Groups in Phase I.

Provisional Answer Keys of the Phase-I exam has been uploaded. Application Click Here for Provisional Answer keys.

If any candidate wants to contest the uploaded answer keys, the candidate can do so within 07 days from 31-MARCH-2017 to 07-APRIL-2017 along with supporting documents, after paying the prescribed fees of Rs 100/- for each question contested online. Click Here Here for contesting the questions.Please Click Here for detailed instructions for contesting the provisional answer keys.

Note: For NON ITI category of the remaining factories, the date of written examination for Phase II will be intimated soon.

Ordnance Factory Recruitment Centre (OFRC), under Ordnance Factory Board, Ministry of Defence, Government of India, invites online applications from eligible candidates for recruitment of 55th Batch (for Non-ITI and ITI candidates) of Trade Apprentices under the ‘Apprentices Act 1961’ in Ordnance and Ordnance Equipment Factories located in various States across India. Candidates will be selected on the basis of written exam.

Trade Apprentices- 7038 Positions


Number of Vacancies: 7038 Positions, The Highest ever as part of OFB’s Skill India Mission.

Trade Apprentices (ITI)- 3736 Vacancies
Trade Apprentices (Non ITI)- 3302 Vacancies

Important Dates:
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application: 20-January-2017
Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 20-February-2017

Eligibility Criteria:

Age Limit: Minimum 14 years and Maximum 22 years as on the last date of submission of online application. However, relaxation in upper age limit applicable as per central government rules.

Non-ITI Category: Candidates must have passed Madhyamik (10th standard or Matriculation or equivalent) with minimum 40% marks in aggregate with 40% marks in each of mathematics and Science.

ITI Category: Candidates must have passed ITI trade test from any institute recognized by NCVT (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) as on the last date of online application.

Application Fee: There is no application fee.

How to Apply: Apply Online Interested Candidates are suggested to Apply Online through Ordnance Factory Board OFB official Website. We shall be updating you with detail information in this regard as earliest as possible.

For complete detail on this recruitment, please go through official recruitment notification from Indian Ordnance Factories, here, OFB Trade Apprentices Recruitment 2017-18 Notification

Candidates who have already applied through the Government of India portal, www.apprenticeship.gov.in are required to re-apply for issue of Admit Card for written examination through Ordnance Factory Board OFB Website, www.ofb.gov.in [Online Registration]

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