Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test for Engineers
The GATE-way to Corporate World !


"Online Competitive Examination to screen Technical Talent on PAN India basis for CII Member Companies to recruit"

Organized By
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)

CII is India’s premier and one of the largest business associations, with 9,100+ members from PSUs, MNCs & SMEs and indirect membership of 3,00,000+ enterprises from 291 national and regional sectoral industry bodies is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. 

iPATE is conducted by CII for Standardizing the Technical Recruitment Process & Protocol for Indian Industry and Setting a Benchmark to assess industrial aptitude & proficiency of Engineering Graduates across India.
  • To build one-stop solution for Indian Industry to recruit technical talent across India
  • To map employable engineering graduates with engineering acumen and reasonable industrial proficiency, across geographies
  • To facilitate the Technical hiring pipeline for Indian Industry with minimal time, cost and effort.
  • 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
  • B.E. / B. Tech/ B. Arch Final Year Students (passing out in 2020) can apply
  • Post Graduate (PG) Engineers and PG Engineering Students can also apply

    Exam Structure
    Duration : 3 Hours
    Total 100 Questions with 100 Marks
    Negative Marking : 1/2 Mark
    Question Patterns : Multiple Choice or Numerical type

    CII member industry including MNCs, SMEs and PSUs are under discussion on a continuous basis to be onboarded into iPATE to directly recruit iPATE certified candidates in coming days.
    CII patronizes iPATE to become a standard protocol for Indian Industry to recruit Top Technical Talents across PAN India.

    Section - I Cognitive Abilities [ 20 Questions, 20 Marks ]
    Common for all Disciplines
    Quantitative Aptitude- 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.
    Analytical Reasoning- 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.
    Data Interpretation- Bar Graph, Caselet Form, Combined Data Set, Graph, Line Chart, Missing Data Interpretation, Pie Chart, Radar/Web, Tabular Form.
    English Communication- Change of Voice, Comprehension, Grammar, Idioms & Phrases, Paragraph Formation, Sentence Correction, Sentence Formation, Sentence Ordering, Spotting Errors, Synonym – Antonym, Vocabulary, Words Order.

    Section - II Professional Abilities [ 20 Questions, 20 Marks ]

    Common for all Disciplines
    Project Management- 
    Concept: The Project Plan, Scope, SOW (Statement of Work), Work Definition, Procurement Management.Tools: WBS (Work Breakdown Structure), Gantt Charts, Activity Charts, Network Diagrams, PERT & CPM, Crashing & Resource Planning.Planning and Scheduling Charts and Graphs: Milestone, Run Chart, Control Chart, Fishbone Diagram.

    Health, Safety and Risk Management-  Concepts of Occupational Health Hazard and Risks; Principles and Methods of Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment; Human Behavioural Aspects of Risk Management; Safety Provisions as per the Factory Act 1948.
    Environmental Laws-  Ministry of Environment and Forests: Key Functions; Central Pollution Control Board: Key Functions; Environmental Management System (ISO:14001-1996): General Requirements; Environmental Impact Assessment, Kyoto Protocol.
    Social Responsibility and Ethics-  Ethics: Code of Professional Behaviour and Accountability. SA8000 (ILO); Code of Ethics for Professional Engineers – ASME, IEEE, IE(I) etc; Equal Opportunities, Gender Issues, Professional Obligation of Engineers; Sex and Gender; Family; 
    Women and Work: Women’s Participation in Development; Concepts of Sexual Harassment; Personal Laws – An Overview (Property Rights / Family Laws); Social Functions of Science and Technology.
    Finance & Accounts-  Cost Analysis: Process / Product Marginal Cost – Break-even Costing, Variance Analysis, Make or Buy Decision. 
    Financial Discipline: Preparation of Different Budgets, Maintaining of Sectional Accounts, Cash Flow Control and Analysis, Working Capital Management, Analysis of Expenditure, Balance Sheet – Basics, Return on Investments.
    Legal Contracts & Arbitration- Contracts: Various forms of Contracts — Government, FIDIC, ICE; Legal Basis of Contract – Indian Contract Act and Law of Torts; Provisions regarding Employer, Engineer and Contractor / Supplier – Duties and Responsibilities; General Areas of Dispute; Types of Contract. 
    Disputes and Arbitration: Contract Provisions – Mutual discussions and amicable settlement as a first step; Dispute Resolution Expert / Board; Arbitration – Location of Arbitration, Single Arbitrator, Two with umpire — Departmental or Independent as provided in the Contract, Speaking Awards.
    Section - III A Technical Abilities [ 10 Questions, 10 Marks ]
    Common for all Disciplines
    Physics- Units and Measurements; Kinematics; Laws of Motion; Work, Energy and Power; Motion of System of Particles and Rigid Body; Gravitation; Properties of Bulk Matter; Thermodynamics; Kinetic Theory of Gases. Electrostatics; Current Electricity; Magnetic Effect of Current & Magnetism; Electromagnetic Induction & Alternating Current; Electromagnetic Waves; Optics; Dual Nature of Matter; Atoms & Nuclei; Electronic Devices; Communication Systems.
    Chemistry-  Structure of Atom; Classification of Elements & Periodicity in Properties; Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure; Gases and Liquids; Thermodynamics; Equilibrium; Organic Chemistry; Hydrocarbons. 
    Solid State; Solutions; Electrochemistry; Chemical Kinetics; Surface Chemistry; Isolation of Elements; Coordination Compounds; Alcohols, Phenols and Ethers; Aldehydes, Ketones and Carboxylic Acids; Biomolecules; Polymers.
    Section - III B Technical Abilities [ 50 Questions, 50 Marks ]

    Syllabus is same as that of GATE for each of the respective technical stream of engineering.