The Mantosh Sondhi Centre, 23, Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110003, India
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Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test for Engineers

( CII - iPATE )

Corporate Onboarding

Want to recruit engineers for your organization ? Screened and certified technical talent from across India is at your doorstep, to be hired. It’s a value-added service by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to it's member Corporates, which comes at zero cost !

Ready access

to PAN India technical talent pool of fresh engineering graduates, fully backed by CII’s assurance of quality for efficient
and effective hiring

Zero cost

model for technical talent recruitment bypassing time, money & involvement for campus recruitment, advertising
or engaging placement agencies

Industry ready

candidates with desired technical, professional and managerial abilities, evaluated on different parameters, as per today’s Industry needs

Scientific & uniform

evaluation process for the candidates to qualify the Computer Based Exam (fully proctored) from 100+ Exam venues across
25+ States/ UTs in India


assessment modules, rigorously designed and curated across disciplines, domains & functional areas by subject matter experts from industry with relevant experiences

PAN India Merit list

over & above academic scores and resume, along with detailed demographics basis upon disciplines, overall & sectional scores, location and other relevant information

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 in 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
  • Companies are not always equipped with proper evaluation team for effective hiring
Strengthening engineering ecosystem by standardizing the technical recruitment process & protocol
To be the one-stop solution for Indian industry to recruit top technical talent across India

CII – iPATE : A Computer based Exam to assess the industry readiness and screen Engineering graduates across India

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

# The final year and pre-final year students may appear for the exam along with fresh graduates.
# Experienced engineers may also appear for the Exam, need to select disciplines as per their education / experiences. There is no bar of experience.
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
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


Contact Us

Head office:

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

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