Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test for Engineers ( iPATE )

The GATE-way to Corporate World !

Last date of Online Registration extended till April 15, 2020 !

Online Competitive Examination
to screen Technical Talent on PAN India basis
for CII Member Companies to recruit

Organized By

Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

India’s premier and one of the largest business associations,
with 9,100+ members from PSUs, MNCs & SMEs and
indirect membership of 3,00,000+ enterprises
from 291 national and regional sectoral industry bodies

10,00,000+

Aspiring Candidates

3,000+

Engineering Academia

50+

Domains and Functional Areas

30+

States & Union Territories

For

Standardizing the Technical Recruitment Process & Protocol for Indian Industry

Setting a Benchmark to assess industrial aptitude & proficiency of Engineering Graduates across India

  • To build one-stop solution for Indian Industry to recruit technical talent across India
  • To map employable engineering graduates with engineering acumen and reasonable industrial proficiency, across geographies
  • To facilitate the Technical hiring pipeline for Indian Industry with minimal time, cost and effort


The Process and Protocol

01.

Online Registration

Enroll for the Examination, select your Discipline, opt Exam Center, upload your photograph, signature and pay the Exam Fee through any of the electronic payment modes ...

01.

Online Registration

Enroll for the Examination, select your Discipline, opt Exam Center, upload your photograph, signature and pay the Exam Fee through any of the electronic payment modes ...

02.

Online Strength & Weakness Analysis

Get FREE access to initial Assessments, derive your strength and weakness on different subjects, analyze attempts, challenging areas with peer comparisons ...

02.

Online Strength & Weakness Analysis

Get FREE access to initial Assessments, derive your strength and weakness on different subjects, analyze attempts, challenging areas with peer comparisons ...

03.

Online Learning & Upskilling

Get FREE Self and Group learning opportunities along with recommended reference books, Technical Videos, Discussion Forums, Mock Tests and networking with Industry professionals ...

03.

Online Learning & Upskilling

Get FREE Self and Group learning opportunities along with recommended reference books, Technical Videos, Discussion Forums, Mock Tests and networking with Industry professionals ...

04.

Online Exam & Certification

Download the Admit Card, appear in the Exam, download the Score Card including the Overall Score and Sectional Score in percentage & grading and percentile & ranking ...

04.

Online Exam & Certification

Download the Admit Card, appear in the Exam, download the Score Card including the Overall Score and Sectional Score in percentage & grading and percentile & ranking ...

05.

Online Job Board for Employment

Qualified candidates will get access to iPATE Job Board, where all suitable Opportunities from Corporate will be available. Candidates can apply to appear for GD, PI rounds directly.

05.

Online Job Board for Employment

Qualified candidates will get access to iPATE Job Board, where all suitable Opportunities from Corporate will be available. Candidates can apply to appear for GD, PI rounds directly.

Eligibility

  • B.E. / B.Tech (4 years course after 10+2)

  • B.E. / B.Tech (3 years course after B.Sc./Diploma in Engineering/Technology)

  • B.Arch (5 years course) / Naval Architecture (4 years course) / Planning (4 years 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 Pattern

  • Computer Based Test (CBT)

Exam Centres

  • In Capital Cities across various States & Union Territories of India

Exam Fee

  • INR 1,500.00 (inclusive of GST) – Non refundable

Exam Structure

Duration : 3 Hours

Total 100 Questions with 100 Marks

Negative Marking : 1/2 Mark

Question Patterns : Multiple Choice or Numerical type

  • Section-I to assess the Management skills
  • Section-II to assess the basic Professional skills
  • Section-III to assess the Engineering skills and acumen

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 with respective Subjects

iPATE 2020 - Timeline

JAN 01, 2020 - APR 15, 2020
Online Registration
Last date extended due to Novel CoronaVirus (COVID 19)
JAN 01, 2020 - APR 15, 2020
FEB 01, 2020 onwards
Online Preparation
Strength & Weakness Analysis, Learning & UpSkilling facilities for enrolled candidates till the Exam
FEB 01, 2020 onwards
JUN 15, 2020 onwards
Online Admit Card Generation
Details of Candidate with respective Exam Center and Scheduled date & time slot of Exam to be downloaded
JUN 15, 2020 onwards
JUL 04 / 05 / 11 / 12, 2020
CII iPATE 2020 - Online Examination
3 Hrs. Online Examination on any scheduled date and time slot as per Admit card
JUL 04 / 05 / 11 / 12, 2020
AUG 01, 2020
Online Certification of CII - iPATE
Availability of Scorecard & Certificate to be downloaded
AUG 01, 2020
AUG 2020 onwards
Online Job Board of CII - iPATE
Access to Job Board to apply suitable opportunities from CII member companies
AUG 2020 onwards

Feedback from Academia

Prof. K K Aggarwal
National Board of Accreditation

iPATE by CII is a great revolutionary step for all engineering graduates in the country, as it will give them a clear idea about the skill set needed for being useful to the industry. It will also help the industry in selecting suitable engineers prima-facie equipped with necessary cognitive, technical and professional abilities essential for industrial environment.

Prof. K. K. Aggarwal
Chairman
Dr. Partha Pratim Das
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Joint Principal Investigator, National Digital Library of India

I must congratulate you on this great initiative.
Looking forward to see the positive outcomes from this. And would love to work on integrating this with our National Digital Library of India to reach wider masses.

Dr. Partha Pratim Das
Professor
Dr. Bharatkumar Bhagatraj Ahuja
College of Engineering, Pune

iPATE is a great and unique initiative of CII, prior to inducting engineering graduates into the mainstream of technology bursts. It will drive a new era in industry 4.0. Indeed it's the need of the hour. We would be encouraging all our final year students to take iPATE which will give each one of them an opportunity to test the waters of industry world and rise to their expectations of employers. It will also open the doors for self-review, to introspect our curriculum and prepare our graduates for meeting the challenges of the future.

Dr. B. B. Ahuja
Director & Professor

Feedback from Industry

Sanjay_Sarda
Ambuja Neotia Group

iPATE is an excellent initiative by CII to map and assess the availability of technical talent across PAN India. It is a great tool for recruitment in various technical disciplines that will greatly benefit the Indian Industry. Ambuja Neotia is looking forward to hire iPATE certified quality engineers into different business verticals in the coming days.

Sanjay Sarda
President - Corporate Strategy

About Us

Confederation of Indian Industry, a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, founded in 1895, works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII, being India’s premier and one of the largest business associations, is playing a proactive role in India’s development process. CII has more than 9,100 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs and an indirect membership of over 3,00,000 enterprises from 291 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community with 68 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 11 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 394 counterpart organizations in 133 countries.

CII has been conducting various initiatives in creating platform for Academia and Industry to interact. CII is closely working with AICTE along with premier academic Institutions, through various initiatives at different parts of the country, keep discussing on improving the industry-institute interactions.

Our Technology Partner

CALNESTOR Knowledge Solutions, has been in the business of managing Knowledge for Academic & Professional Excellence of Engineering Enterprises & Corporates, Technical Institutions and Professional Bodies.

CALNESTOR has been recognized by DPIIT (previously DIPP), GoI and was awarded by IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, DST GoI, Indian Chamber of Commerce, US Consulate General, University of Texas, Global Entrepreneurship Summit in various prestigious programs.

Contact Us

Confederation of Indian Industry

The Mantosh Sondhi Centre
23, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road
New Delhi – 110003, India

CALNESTOR Knowledge Solutions

NEOTEC Hub (Block 4B, 2nd Floor)
EcoSpace Business Park, New Town
Kolkata – 700160, West Bengal, India