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Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test for Engineers

( CII - iPATE )

Registration, Examination & Certification

CII – iPATE 1.0 (2020) Exam will be held in OCT, 2020 as per Schedule. Due to current pandemic and associated risk involved, the first iPATE exam will be conducted through home-based online proctored mode. Candidates will be able to take the exam from home or other convenient place with min. infrastructure as per Exam Guidelines. Safe and intelligent remote proctoring system at the backend will ensure the sanctity of the exam. Besides manual reviews, Computer Vision and Machine Learning technology will be used alongside various tracking and blocking mechanisms, to ensure and enforce the highest level of academic integrity of this prestigious exam.

Online Registration

JAN 01, 2020 - MAY 10, 2020 (Closed)

Last date extended due to Novel CoronaVirus (COVID 19)

Online Admit Card

SEP 25, 2020 onwards

Candidature, Access Credentials and other details to be downloaded

Onboarding Dummy Test

SEP 28, 2020 - OCT 02, 2020

Check System compatibility and get familiar with the Environment

Online Examination

OCT 11 & 18, 2020

3 Hrs. Online Examination on scheduled date and time as per Admit Card

Online Certification

NOV 2020

Availability of Scorecard & Certificate to be downloaded

Online Job Board

After availability of Score Cards

Access to Job Board to get suitable opportunities from CII member companies

CII - iPATE 1.0 : A mega initiative on completion of CII’s 125 years in 2020

An online computer-based national level competitive examination, conducted by CII, as an initiative

  • to standardize the Technical Recruitment Process & Protocol for Indian Industry
  • to set a benchmark to assess industrial aptitude & proficiency of Engineering Graduates across India.
Engineering Disciplines
25 K +
Registered Candidates

Why CII - iPATE ?

  • India is one of the largest producers of engineers throughout the world
  • Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineers (GATE) has been a successful benchmark to assess the academic depth of engineering students to explore higher studies
  • No authentic benchmark is available to assess industrial aptitude and proficiency of engineering graduates
  • Indian industry needs a catchment of high quality, employable engineering graduates having industrial aptitude and proficiency, to recruit
  • Hiring technical resources across geographies involves huge time, cost and effort
  • Talent from tier II and III cities is not easily accessible by most of the corporates & SMEs
  • Industries are not always equipped with proper evaluation team for effective hiring

1. Online Registration

Candidates may enroll for the Examination, by completing the Registration Form and making payment of the Examination Fee through any of the electronic payment modes.

2. Online Learning & Upskilling

Registered candidates will get FREE access to various learning content, identify their strengths and weaknesses in different subjects, analyze attempts, challenging areas with peer comparisons.

3. Online Examination & Certification

Registered candidates will download Admit Card, will appear for iPATE examination, and download the Score Card including the Overall Score and Sectional Score in both percentage and percentile.

4. Online Job Board for Employment

List of qualified candidates will be made available at the iPATE Job Board, which CII member Industries willing to recruit will be able to access and will go ahead further with their selection process.

CII - iPATE : An online Examination to screen Technical talent across India, for CII member companies to recruit

Section I : Cognitive Abilities

(20 Questions, 20 Marks)
Quantitative Aptitude
Analytical Reasoning
Data Interpretation
English Communication

Section II : Professional Abilities

(20 Questions, 20 Marks)
Project Management
Health, Safety & Risk Management
Environmental Laws
Social Responsibility & Ethics
Finance & Accounts
Legal, Contracts & Arbitration

Section III (A) : Technical Abilities

(10 Questions, 10 Marks)
Physics & Chemistry (10+2 level)

Section III (B) : Technical Abilities

(50 Questions, 50 Marks)

Engineering Disciplines:
Aerospace Engineering
Agricultural Engineering
Architecture and Planning
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electronics & Communication Engineering
Instrumentation Engineering
Food Technology
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering
Mining Engineering
Petroleum Engineering
Production Engineering
Textile Engineering

*Allied Engineering Disciplines are also applicable
- B.E. / B. Tech. (4 year course after 10+2)
- B.E. / B. Tech. (3 year course after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology)
- B. Arch. (5 year course) / Naval Architecture (4 year course) / Planning (4 year course)
- Professional Society Examinations (equivalent to B.E. / B. Tech. / B. Arch.) recognized by MHRD/ UPSC/ AICTE
- B.E. / B. Tech./ B. Arch. Final Year Students (passing out in 2020) can apply
- Post Graduate (PG) Engineers and PG Engineering Students can also apply
Exam Type: Cloud based Online Examination
Question Patterns: Multiple Choice or Numerical Type, Total 100 Questions of 1 Mark each, Negative Marking for every wrong answer: 1/2 Mark
Duration: 3 Hours
Exam from candidate's home / cyber cafe / any other place under Safe and intelligent remote proctoring system, using Computer vision and Machine Learning technology alongside 100+ tracking and blocking mechanisms.
INR 1,500.00 (inclusive of GST) - Non refundable

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Head office:

Confederation of Indian Industry
The Mantosh Sondhi Centre
23, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110003, India

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