Last Date for On-Line Application - 20/02/2017

Ordnance Factory Recruitment Centre, under Ministry of Defence, Ambajhari, Nagpur, will be conducting a written exam for engaging applicants for Trade Apprenticeship training in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories for 55th batch. Online applications are invited from Indian citizens ( for Non-ITI & ITI candidates) of Trade apprentices under the 'Apprentices Act 1961' in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories located in different States acress India. The number of vacancies is approx. 7038 including 3736 ITI and 3302 Non-ITI, the highest ever as part of OFB’s Skill India Mission.


Candidates who have already applied through the Government Of India portal, www.apprenticeship.gov.in are necessarily required to re-apply here ONLINE to appear in the written exam and for issue of Admit Card for written examination through our website http://www.ofb.gov.in

Due to overwhelming response of candidates for imparting Trade Apprenticeship training in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories for 55th batch, under Skill India mission, OFRC may allot the centre to the applicants in nearby towns and cities, in addition to the cities already notified.


For Non-ITI Category: Passed "Madhyamik" (Class 10th standard or equivalent) with minimum 40% marks in aggregate and with 40% marks in each of Mathematics & Science.

For ITI Category: Should have passed relevant
ITI / trade test from any institute recognized by NCVT (SCVT or any other authority specified through Gazette Notification of Ministry of Labour & Employment / Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, with duration as per the Apprentice Act, 1961) and should posses the qualification as on the last date of application.


Between 14 to 22 years as on as on 10.02.2017. Relaxation in Upper age limit is permitted for candidates as follows:

SC/ST: 5 years, for OBC: 3 years, for Physically Handicapped (PH) / Physically Challenged (PC): additional 10 years. For ITI Candidates: Upper age limit is relaxable by the period of training already undergone as per the normal duration of NCVT/SCVT, in the relevant trade.


Interested and eligible candidates may apply online directly through this portal of Ordnance Factory by clicking on "Apply Online" button below on this page. During submission of online Application form, the candidates will require to upload their scan copy of signature (10Kb - 20Kb), passport size image ( 15Kb - 40Kb) along with scan copy of left thumb impression (10Kb - 20 Kb) in JPG/JPEG/PNG/IMG format. Candidates may also follow the detailed instruction, which is avilable on the website while filling up the application form. Upon successful submission of online application form, the system generated Registration Slip will appear on the computer screen. Candidates may take a print-out for future reference to take  a print-out Admit Card.
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