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Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test for Engineers

( CII - iPATE )

Registration, Examination & Certification

CII - iPATE 2.0 (2021)

Last date of Online Registration extended till MAY 20, 2021

In view of the worsening situation of the pandemic and the resultant restrictions put in place by several state governments on movement of people, the last date of registration for CII – iPATE 2.0 is being extended till 20th May 2021. Candidates are advised to register well in time to avoid last minute rush.

Category: Graduate Engineer

Online Registration: till 20th May, 2021

Computer Based Exam: June, 2021 (tentative)

Certification: July, 2021 (tentative)

Job Board: August, 2021 onwards (tentative)

For Candidates registering on their own

For Candidates nominated by Institutes

CII - iPATE 1.0 (2020)

The Merit List of iPATE 1.0 (2020) Qualified candidates along with Candidates’ Resume links are being shared with CII member corporates as per their recruitment.

Candidates are being shortlisted by Corporate HR based on the iPATE score, academic record, location etc. Shortlisted candidates have started receiving communication from corporates in this regard. The final list of candidates, selected by respective corporates will be displayed on a separate page in due course of time.

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 & Upskilling

Candidates can have Self and Group learning opportunities through 10K+ Learning Videos, Reference Books (recommended), Discussion Forums across Engineering Disciplines to improve their knowledge.

3. Examination & Certification

Registered candidates to download the Admit Cards before appearing the Computer based iPATE 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 in the Job Board accordingly.

CII - iPATE : A Computer based PAN India Examination to screen Technical talent, for CII member companies to recruit

For category - Graduate Engineer

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
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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The Mantosh Sondhi Centre
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