Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test for Engineers (iPATE 2020) by CII [Exams on July 4, 5, 11, 12]: Apply by March 31

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Confederation of Indian Industries is conducting the Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test (iPATE) for Engineers on July 4, 5, 11 and 12. This test is a One Stop Solution for Indian Industry to recruit Top Technical Talent on PAN India basis and to set a Benchmark to assess industrial aptitude & proficiency of Engineering Graduates across India.

This test standardises the technical recruitment process & protocol for Indian Industry

  • To catch the high quality, employable engineering graduates across geographies (including Tier 2 & 3 cities)
  • To facilitate the Technical hiring pipeline with minimal time, cost and effort
  • To build the mechanism for making students industry-ready, measuring their engineering acumen and industrial skillsets

About iPATE 2020

Examination for all the Engineering Disciplines will be conducted as ONLINE 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.

The detailed syllabus for iPATE 2020 is given on this page.

The iPATE score is valid for 3 years and Engineers at any age are eligible for iPATE Exam.


  • 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
  •  Final Year Students may also apply

iPATE Exam Structure 

Section I:

  • Cognitive Abilities
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Data Interpretation
  • English Communication

Section II:

  • Professional Abilities
  • Project Management
  • Finance & Accounts
  • Legal, Contracts & Arbitration
  • Environmental Laws
  • Health, Safety & Risk Management
  • Social Responsibility & Ethics

Section III:

  • Technical Abilities
  • Physics & Chemistry (10+2 level)
  • Engineering Discipline-wise Subjects

Duration: 3 hours

How to apply

Apply online at this page.

Exam centres in selected cities and cowns across different States & UTs of India

Exam Fee: INR 1,500.00 (inclusive GST)

Important Dates

Online Registration: Jan 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020

Strength & Weakness Analysis, Learning & UpSkilling: Feb 1, 2020 onwards

Deadline to apply: March 31, 2020

Download Admit Card: June 15, 2020 onwards

CII iPATE 2020 Online Examination: July 4, July 5, July 11, July 12, 2020

Download iPATE Certification & Scorecard for Employment: Aug 1, 2020


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For full details, visit the official website by clicking here.

CII industrial proficiency aptitude test for engineers IPATE 2020


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