Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test for Engineers ( iPATE )

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    What is iPATE?

    Common technical recruitment process & pattern for Indian corporate companies

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

    • Become a highly-skilled professional in your field and open the doors of opportunity in well known industries across India
    • Speed up the process of getting hired at the best corporates and find out the best opportunities with minimal time, cost and effort for you.
    • Measure your engineering concepts, skills, logic and general proficiency to benchmark yourself with other engineers






    Domains &
    Functional Areas


    States &
    Union Territories

    iPATE 2020 – Timeline

    JAN 01, 2020 – MAR 31, 2020

    Online Registration

    FEB 01, 2020 Onwards

    Strength & Weakness Analysis Learning & UpSkilling

    JUN 15, 2020 Onwards

    Download Admit Card

    4th, 5th, 11th & 12th July 2020

    CII iPATE 2020 Online Examination

    AUG 01, 2020

    Download iPATE Certification & Scorecard for Employment

    Exam Pattern & Eligibilty

    Exam Eligibilty

    • B.E. / B.Tech (4 years course after 10+2) Final Year Students may also apply
    • B.E. / B.Tech (3 years course after B.Sc./ Diploma in Engineering)
    • 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

    Exam Pattern

    • Computer Based Tests – Exam will be online with timeline of 3 hours(180 Minutes)

    Exam Centres

    • Exam centers will be in selected cities and towns across different States & Union Territories of India

    Exam Fee

    • INR 1,500/- (incl. GST) which you have to pay online

    About iPATE Cracker


    Section – I

    Cognitive Abilities
    Common for all Disciplines [ Total no. of Questions = 20 ]

    Alligation or Mixture, Areas and Mensuration, Average, Boats and Streams, Calendar, Chain Rule, Co-ordinate Geometry, Compound Interest, Cryptarithmetic Problems, Height and Distance, LCM and HCF, Number System, Partnership, Percentage, Pipes and Cisterns, Problems on Ages, Problems on Trains, Profit and Loss, Progression, Ratio and Proportion, Simple Interest, Simplification, Square Roots and Cube Roots, System of Equations, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance, Train, Volume and Surface Area.

    Analogies, Arguments, Artificial Language, Binary Logic, Blood Relations, Calendars, Cause & Effect, Course of Action, Classification, Clocks, Cubes, Data Sufficiency, Letter Series, Letter Symbol, Logics, Logical Deduction, Logical Connectives, Logical Game, Logical Problems, Logical Sequence and Matching, Number Series, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Verification of Truth.

    Bar Graph, Caselet Form, Combined Data Set, Graph, Line Chart, Missing Data Interpretation, Pie Chart, Radar/Web, Tabular Form.

    Bar Graph, Caselet Form, Combined Data Set, Graph, Line Chart, Missing Data Interpretation, Pie Chart, Radar/Web, Tabular Form.

    FAQs on iPATE

    Is there any age limitation?

    No, Engineerins at any age can apply for this exam.

    How to pay the examination fees for iPATE?

    You can fill your application form and pay the fees online using this link:—ipate-2020—online-registrat You can choose any payment gateway mentioned over there.

    When can Admit Card be downloaded?

    You can download your Admit Card June 15, 2020 onwards

    When and how will a candidate know the status of his/her application?

    Candidates will receive the acknowledge email with all details. They may check their inbox, time to time.

    Whether experienced candidates can appear in iPATE?

    YES, experienced candidates may also appear in iPATE Exam. There is no bar of experience. They need to select Disciplines as per their Education / Experience.

    If a candidate decides not to appear for the Exam after filling the Registration form, will he/she be allowed to sit for the next/ any subsequent examination?

    NO. He/she has to register again, and has to pay the examination fee again.

    Is iPATE same as GATE? Difference between iPATE and GATE.

    GATE focuses on assessing the academic knowledge of the candidate to help them explore both higher studies and PSU jobs in India.

    iPATE on the other hand focuses on assessing the technical knowledge of the candidate and opening job vistas in job private and PSUs in India. .

    Is there any limitation on attempts to iPATE Exam?

    NO, there is no limitation on the iPATE Exam attempt. A candidate can appear for the iPATE Exam every year.

    Is iPATE exam is compulsory for engineering students for getting job?

    No, iPATE exam is not compulsory but candidate may appear for visibility to industries for getting better job

    Validity of iPATE score card ?

    IPATE score card is valid for 3 year

    Is there any age limitation for giving iPATE exam?

    No, there is no age limitation

    Is there any placement assistance provided after qualifying iPATE?

    No they don’t, iPATE exam is conduct by CII on behalf of Indian industries to recruit Technical talent. Database of qualified Candidates will be shared with Indian industries to recruit based upon Grades, Scores and Ranking.

    Which companies will recruit through iPATE?

    Private sector companies including MNCs & SMEs on PAN India basis, to facilitate the list of qualified candidates, to hire as per companies need.

    Is there any reservation or quota for iPATE?

    No there is no reservation or quota

    May I use physical calculator during iPATE online examination?

    NO. During iPATE online examination, all candidates will be provided with a virtual scientific calculator which has to be used to answer the questions.