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Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test for Engineers

( CII - iPATE )

Registration, Examination & Certification

CII - iPATE 2.0 (2021) Exam

Certificates of Proficiency are available along with Candidates’ Response Sheets.

Talent pool creation

of employable & retainable engineering graduates with desired industrial proficiency

Scientific & uniform

evaluation process for the candidates to qualify the Computer Based Exam


assessment modules, rigorously designed and curated across disciplines by industry experts

Single window

technical recruitment solution for industries fully backed by CII’s assurance of quality


to deserving candidates across geographies by providing equitable job seeking platform


cost and effort of technical hiring process for industries across sectors

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

A computer based PAN India 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 +
States & UTs of India
100 +
Exam Venues

Why CII – iPATE ?

Supply Side

  • 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

Demand Side

  • 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

The Process & Protocol

1. Candidate Registration

Aspiring candidates may enroll for the Examination, by completing the Registration form and making payment of the Exam Fee through Debit/ Credit cards, Internet Banking, Wallets, UPI etc.

2. Learning & Mock Tests

Self and Group learning opportunities with Learning Videos, Reference Books, Discussion Forums and Preparatory Mock Tests across Engineering Disciplines to improve their knowledge.

3. Examination & Certification

Download Admit Cards and appearing the Computer based Examination, which is conducted in physical Exam centers from 100+ cities across India. Once the Exam is over, candidates can review their attempts with the published Q&A. The final Score Cards are made available to be downloaded further.

4. Job Board for Employment

Qualified candidates’ Profiles are shared with CII member industries through iPATE Job Board, to recruit as per their requisites and recruitment timelines. Shortlisted candidates to receive calls from Corporate HR for further due diligence and the list of finally selected candidates will be made available accordingly.

CII – iPATE : A Computer based Exam to assess the industry readiness and screen Engineering graduates across India

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
- M.E. / M.Tech or equivalent
- Ph.D or equivalent and higher

# The final year and pre-final year students may appear for the exam along with fresh graduates.
# Experienced engineers may also appear for the Exam, need to select disciplines as per their education / experiences. There is no bar of experience.
Exam Type: Computer Based Test
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
Computer Based Test (CBT)
In 200+ Test centers across 100+ Cities from 25+ States & Union Territories of India
INR 1,500.00 (inclusive of GST) - Non refundable

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CII has been conducting various initiatives in creating platforms for Academia and Industry to interact and closely working with AICTE along with premier academic Institutions to facilitate industry – institute collaborations.

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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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