Download MCL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2019 Pdf – Mahanadi Coalfields Limited Selection Process and Exam Scheme – MCL Odisha Mining Sirdar, Jr. Overman and Deputy Surveyor Paper Pattern

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited Recruitment 2018-19MCL Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019:Candidates appearing for the written examination can check the MCL Syllabus and Exam Pattern provided below. MCL Mining Sirdar, Jr. Overman and Deputy Surveyor selection includes only a written test which will be OMR based. Exact date and duration of the exam are not declared officially yet. Candidates can download MCL Syllabus Pdf from the link provided in the article.

The exam paper will include 2 sections with total 100 questions. Kindly go through the syllabus and paper pattern below so that you do not miss the important topics. MCL written exam will include General Awareness and Technical Knowledge.

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited Syllabus and Paper Pattern will be helpful for all the candidates to invest more time for certain topics and less for others. Especially the “technical knowledge” part would need more attention as it includes 80 marks out of 100. Please ensure that you prepare well for both the sections.


There is no personal interview. Candidates will have to only appear for a written test. There would be a round of document verification and after that, a final list will be prepared. Please go through the article below regarding MCL Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019. Let us know any of your questions and queries in the comment section at the end.

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MCL Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited Recruitment 2018-19

Recruitment BoardMahanadi Coalfields Limited
Total Vacancies370 Posts
Name of PostJr. Overman, Mining Sirdar, and Deputy Surveyor
Application Last Date10thJanuary 2019
Selection ProcessWritten Examination
Exam DateYet to be declared
Admit Card release dateYet to be declared
Application ModeOnline

MCL Odisha Selection Procedure

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited has set the selection procedure quite simple. It comprises of only a written examination. Candidates will not have to go through a personal interview after the written test. There would be a document verification round for all the shortlisted candidates. Post document verification, the “Provisional Merit Panel” will be prepared and published on the official website @


Please note that in case the legal documents are not proper, registration will be dismissed on the spot. Exam dates and details will be mentioned on the MCL Admit Card. Please ensure that the registered e-mail address and mobile number are active till the end of the recruitment procedure. As all the important updates and notifications will be received through SMS and e-mail.

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited Syllabus and Exam Pattern

MCL Mining Sirdar, Jr. Overman & Deputy Surveyor exam would include questions based on General Awareness/Aptitude and Technical Knowledge. Technical Knowledge questions will be related to the field you apply for. Please note that you cover all the topics accurately.

Maximum marks set for the MCL written test is 100. Also, the total number of questions would be 100. Each question holds one mark. Kindly make sure that you attempt all the questions. There is no negative marking. Question papers will be provided to the applicants in both Hindi and English language. All the questions will be OMR based.

MCL Written Examination Syllabus 2019

General Knowledge

  1. Economy.
  2. Indian Constitution.
  3. Culture.
  4. India and its neighbouring countries.
  5. General Politics.
  6. Sports.
  7. Important Financial & Economic News.
  8. Scientific Research.
  9. Geography.
  10. History.
  11. Current Affairs – National & International.
  12. Knowledge of Current Events.
  13. Science – Inventions & Discoveries.
  14. Countries & Capitals
  15. Budget and Five Year Plans.

General Awareness

  1. Music & Literature
  2. Scientific observations
  3. Countries and Capitals
  4. Books and Authors
  5. Important Dates
  6. Science and innovations
  7. Economic problems in India
  8. National and International current affairs
  9. Geography of India
  10. New inventions
  11. About India and it’s neighboring countries
  12. World organizations
  13. Famous Places in India
  14. Political Science
  15. Indian Culture
  16. National Dance

Technical Knowledge

  1. Safety Provisions and Precautions in Underground transportation
  2. Coal Mines Regulations, 1957 related to Mining Sirdar & Shot-firers Mine Ventilation
  3. Use of Equipment like Methanometer, Anemometer, Multi-Gas Detector, etc.
  4. Handing over and Taking over Charge
  5. Explosives and Accessories and their use in Mines
  6. Detection & Removal of inflammable and toxic gases in Mines
  7. Mine Gases
  8. Dealing with the Occurrence of Fire and Gas, Air-Blast or Inundation in Mines
  9. Mining Methods
  10. Use of Blasting Cards

MCL Exam Pattern

The exam would consist of 100 marks as mentioned above. Further, these 100 marks are divided into 2 sections: Section A and Section B respectively. Section A consists of General Awareness/Aptitude and Section B is related to Technical Knowledge. Please check the tabular form below so that you can know the MCL Paper Pattern.

MCL Exam Pattern 2019

Section AGeneral Awareness/ Aptitude20 Marks
Section BTechnical Knowledge80 Marks

Total Marks


Final Scores and Selection

After the results are declared for the written exams, candidates would need to report with the documents. Document verification will decide who all will be shortlisted for the “Provisional Merit Panel.” Merit List will be available on the official website @

The List will include selected names in order of the roll numbers/registration numbers. In case if more than one candidate has a tie with minimum marks, age and category will decide who makes it for the seat. The decision of the recruitment board will be final and the candidate cannot claim any right to make changes with it. Exam Pattern

Important links

RecruitmentMahanadi Coalfields Limited Recruitment 2018 -19
Admit CardDownload Online Mahanadi Coalfields Limited Call Letter Pattern
ResultCheck MCL Written Examination Results

Please cover all the topics mentioned in the syllabus section mentioned above. Also we have attached the MCL Syllabus and Exam Pattern Pdf, you can download the same and refer online. Also, share the Pdf with other candidates you know so they can prepare for the test.

Let us know any of your doubts regarding the MCL Syllabus and Exam Pattern. We will surely get back to you, All the best.

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