Examination for all the Engineering Disciplines will be conducted as Computer Based Test (CBT).
The Test will contain some questions for which numerical answers must be keyed in by the candidate using a virtual keypad. Rest of the questions will be of Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) type. The Candidates will use ONLY an on-screen virtual calculator provided for the examination.
A candidate can appear only in ANY ONE Discipline of iPATE examination. If a candidate makes more than one application, he/she will be allowed to appear in any one Discipline ONLY. One of the duplicate/triplicate applications will be considered and the remaining applications will be rejected without any refund of application fee.
iPATE will be held during the forenoon and afternoon sessions as per the Timeline.
Candidates have to register and fill the application via ONLINE.
The entire process of filling up of the application form and uploading of photographs & signature is in online mode only. The candidates should not send any hard copy of his/her application form/documents etc. to CII or CALNESTOR offices.
The payment of application fees is through electronic mode.
The Admit Cards would be available only on iPATE website. Candidates can download the soft copy of the Admit Cards. No printed copy of the Admit Cards will be posted to the candidates.
The candidates have to appear at the iPATE Examination Centre on the date and time specified in the Admit Card.
No request for any changes in the Centre or Date/Time specified in the Admit Card will be entertained. Similarly, this being an examination body with certain constraints, candidates needing very special or specific facility for the examination may not be entertained. Hence, candidates are requested to adhere to the facilities that are possible within the ambit and resources of iPATE Authority.
Physical calculators, mobile phones and wristwatches are strictly prohibited and candidates possessing these in the examination hall (even if not using) will be disqualified.
Biometric information (Photograph and Fingerprints) for randomly selected candidates may be captured before the start of the examination.
In all matters concerning iPATE, the decision of the iPATE Authority will be final and binding on all the applicants.
Although iPATE will be held at different test centres across the country, CII bears the overall responsibility of conducting iPATE. In case of any claims or disputes arising with respect to iPATE, it is hereby made absolutely clear that the Delhi High Court in New Delhi alone will have the exclusive jurisdiction to entertain and settle them.