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Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test for Engineers

( CII - iPATE )

Registration, Examination & Certification

CII - iPATE 1.0 (2020)

Certificates of Proficiency (Revised) will be available on JAN 20, 2021 at 3:00pm IST.

Discrepancies regarding Question Papers, which were reported by the candidates, have been reviewed and validated by the respective Industry experts and modified accordingly. The Q&A of all disciplines will also be available at the same time. The Grade Sheets have been revised as per the revised Q&A.

Online Registration

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

Last date extended due to Novel CoronaVirus (COVID 19)

Online Preparation

FEB 02, 2020 - NOV 27, 2020

Strength-Weakness Analysis, Videos, Books, Discussion Forums & Preparatory Tests

Admit Card

NOV 14, 2020 onwards

Candidature and other details to be downloaded


NOV 28, 2020

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


Published on DEC 30, 2020

Certificate of Proficiency and Response Sheets to be downloaded

Job Board

JAN, 2021

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
25 +
States & UTs of India
100 +
Exam Venues

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.

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: 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 & Towns in 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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