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The Oberoi Group of Hotel’s Systematic Training and Education Programme (STEP) conducts interviews in order to shortlist interested candidates for hospitality management programmes offered by the institute. On the basis of an aspirant’s performance in the admission process of Oberoi STEP, he/she can secure admission in courses on offer at Oberoi STEP 2020 which are as mentioned below:


Stream/Focus Area

Hotel Operations

Front Office/ Food and Beverage Service

Housekeeping focus

Kitchen Operations


The hotel among The Oberoi Group of Hotels that will be assigned to candidates for STEP programme will be at the sole discretion of OCLD.

Oberoi OCLD programme is being hosted by: The Oberoi Bangalore, The Oberoi Amarvilas, Agra, The Oberoi Cecil, Shimla, The Oberoi Rajvilas, Jaipur; Trident Gurgaon; The Oberoi Gurgaon; Trident Agra; Trident Jaipur; The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur; Trident Chennai and Trident Udaipur.Practical training in courses offered at Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development (OCLD) is offered at The Oberoi Group of Hotels. Also, when candidates complete the programmes offered at Oberoi STEP 2020 they are awarded Bachelor of Tourism Studies (BTS) degree from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and a Certificate of Proficiency from The Oberoi Group.

Candidates can apply for admissions through Oberoi STEP entrance exam in October/February, every year. The academic session for the programmes offered at OCLD commences in the month of August each year. 

Oberoi STEP Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants need to fulfill multiple Oberoi STEP 2020 eligibility criteria in order to apply for OCLD admissions. General eligibility criteria that aspirants need to meet to secure admission in courses offered at Oberoi STEP 2020 are mentioned below:


Oberoi STEP Eligibility Criteria 2020

Age Limit

Candidates must be above 18 years and below 20 years of age, as on August 15, 2020.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed XII examination, as on July 1, 2020, from any board that is recognised by the Indira Gandhi National Open University, India (IGNOU).

Oberoi STEP Admission Process

Candidates can go through the steps that they need to follow while taking part in Oberoi STEP 2020 admission process.

Step 1: Fill Oberoi STEP Application Form

Candidates need to fill Oberoi STEP application form online on the official website of Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development. As part of Oberoi STEP 2020 application process candidates need to fill their educational qualifications, select their interview venue and date in the application form. Aspirants do not need to pay any Oberoi STEP exam application fee while filling the registration form for the interview round for OCLD admissions.

Step 2: Appear for Oberoi STEP Interview

In order to be shortlisted for admission in programmes offered at Oberoi STEP, candidates do not need to give any written entrance exam but need to appear for an interview round.

Step 3: Check Oberoi STEP Result

After all the interview rounds are conducted by Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development, the officials formulate the list of candidates shortlisted for Oberoi STEP admissions 2020. The result for Oberoi STEP 2020 entrance exam is sent to aspirants by means of email or post.

STEP programme conducted by Oberoi Group of Hotels commences in the month of August each year.

Oberoi STEP Interview Round

Oberoi STEP interview round is conducted in three steps. Candidates can go through the three rounds for Oberoi STEP 2020 admissions as mentioned below:

Interview Round

Selection Process

Evaluation Criteria

Round 1

In the first round of Oberoi STEP interview process, candidates are divided into groups of 15-20 aspirants each. Here, candidates need to perform many activities as well as attempt different questionnaires.

Candidates are evaluated on the basis of criteria such as grooming, poise and spoken English.

Round 2

Candidates who are shortlisted in Round 1 of the Oberoi interview process are eligible to appear for Round 2 of the interview process. In this round, candidates have to appear before a panel comprising of faculty members wherein a one-on-one meeting is held.

Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their behavior, personality and it is also checked if the candidate has aptitude for hospitality.

Round 2

Candidates who are shortlisted in Round 2 are further eligible to appear for the next interview round in the selection process for Oberoi STEP. In this round, candidates need to appear for another round of activities and attempt some questionnaires. This also includes a final interview with a panel. However, this Oberoi interview round may be conducted on a different day as well as city as against Round 1 and Round 2.

Aspirants are evaluated on an overall basis, that is, on the basis of their personality, knowledge, behaviour and skill-set.

 Important Documents for Oberoi STEP Interview Round

  1. Oberoi STEP application form (One print-out)
  2. One passport size photograph
  3. Class X certificate (One copy). If any candidate's Class X certificate doesn’t mention the date of birth then they need to carry one copy of their birth certificate at the time of the interview round.
  4. Class XII certificate (One copy)
  5. Medical certificate. The candidate should be deemed medically fit by Oberoi Step’s company doctor.
  6. Testimonials that are verified to be authentic
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