The Mantosh Sondhi Centre, 23, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003, India
(10:00am - 6:00pm)

Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test for Engineers

( CII - iPATE )

Registration, Examination & Certification

CII - iPATE 1.0 (2020) Exam will be held on SEP 09, 2020 (11:00am to 2:00pm). All candidates are hereby requested to update their preferred locations of exam centers (cities / towns) by JUL 15, 2020. The Registration Update links have been sent to candidates' registered Email & Mobile No.. The Exam which was to be conducted on 4th, 5th, 11th & 12th July, 2020 had to be postponed due to the extraordinary circumstances arising from COVID-19 pandemic. A large no. of candidates have relocated during and after the Registration, are given an opportunity to update their preferred exam centers at the nearest locations.

Online Registration

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

Last date extended due to Novel CoronaVirus (COVID 19)

Online Preparation

FEB 01, 2020 onwards

Strength & Weakness Analysis, Learning & UpSkilling facilities for registered candidates

Online Admit Card

AUG 18, 2020

Details of Candidate with respective Exam Center and Scheduled date & time slot of Exam to be downloaded

Online Examination

SEP 09, 2020

3 Hrs. Online Examination on any scheduled date and time slot as per Admit card

Online Certification

OCT 10, 2020

Availability of Scorecard & Certificate to be downloaded

Online Job Board

NOV 2020 onwards

Access to Job Board to apply suitable opportunities from CII member companies
About us

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

A computer based All India Competitive Examination, conducted by CII, an initiative to standardize the Technical Recruitment Process & Protocol for Indian Industry and to set a benchmark to assess industrial aptitude & proficiency of Engineering Graduates across India.

Engineering Disciplines
1 +
States & UTs of India
10 K+
Registered Candidates
80 +
Exam Centers
Why us

We have interesting facts...

  • 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

To be one-stop solution for recruiting Technical talent PAN India

  • To create a pool of employable and retainable engineering graduates with desired level of industrial proficiency
  • To facilitate technical hiring process for Indian Industries cutting across all sectors with minimal time, cost and effort
  • To provide deserving candidates from remote locations with platform for equitable representation in job market

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.

Online Competitive Examination to screen Technical talent on PAN India basis 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:
Architecture and Planning
Electronics & Communication
Food Technology

*Other 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 (CBT)
> 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
> In 100+ Cities & Towns across 25+ States & Union Territories of India
> INR 1,500.00 (inclusive of GST)

It’s always a joy to get appreciations on the work we do

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.

Contact us

Please get in touch using the form below, we’ll be happy to assist you.

Head office:

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

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