CII iPATE 2020 - Exam Postponed to August, Admit Card, Certification & Scorecard
CII iPATE 2020 - Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has postponed the iPATE 2020 Exam to August. New exam dates will be finalised soon and communicated to all registered candidates through email and SMS. All registered candidates will also get a chance to modify their preferred locations for exam center. The CII iPATE 2020 exam was scheduled to be conducted on July 4, 5, 11 and 12, 2020. Admit card for the exam will now be issued in July. The authority will soon announce the revise dates for all other events related to CII iPATE 2020. The application process of CII iPATE 2020 was open from January 1 to May 10. CII iPATE 2020 is a computer-based exam to recruit top technical talent for the Indian Industry. CII iPATE 2020 will be jointly administered by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and CALNESTOR Knowledge Solutions. Students who will appear for CII iPATE 2020 will be able to download their scorecards and certification. The authorities will share the live database of the successful candidates in CII iPATE 2020 with the Indian industries which will then recruit the candidates on the basis of their scores. Read the full article to know more about CII iPATE 2020.
Latest: CII iPATE exam postponed to August, Admit card will be available in July
Important: Candidates can also check PSU recruitment through GATE 2020.
What is CII iPATE?
CII iPATE is a technical recruitment process and protocol for Indian Industry. Under this, an online exam will be conducted to recruit top engineers for Indian Industry. The scorecards of the successful candidates in the CII iPATE exam will be shared with the Indian Industries which will then recruit candidates on the basis of their scores and ranks. With this exam, CII is aiming to set a benchmark to assess industrial aptitude and proficiency of engineering graduates across India.
Register for Online Mock Test of CII iPATE
Candidates can register online and appear for CII iPATE mock test to know their strength-weakness analysis, learning & up-skilling environment. The mock test will help the candidates to analyse their strength and weakness of subjects. It will also provide them recommended books, mock tests, etc.
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CII iPATE 2020 Overview
Name of the Examination
Industrial Proficiency Aptitude Test for Engineers (iPATE)
Commonly Known as
Jointly administered by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and CALNESTOR Knowledge Solutions.
Purpose of the Exam
The exam will be conducted to recruit Engineers for Indian Industry on PAN-India basis.
Mode of the Exam
Mode of Application
Validity of CII iPATE score card
CII iPATE Important Dates 2020
Candidates must be aware of the important dates of CII iPATE 2020 in order to have an overview of the timelines of the exam. Knowledge of important dates will help the candidates to keep a check on important deadlines like the last date of application. The following table can be referred to know about the important dates of CII iPATE 2020.
Important Dates of CII iPATE 2020
Start date of Online Registration
January 1, 2020 (released)
Last date of Online Registration
May 10, 2020 (Closed)
Strength & Weakness Analysis Learning & UpSkilling (Mock Test)
From February 1, 2020 Onwards
Downloading of Admit Card
CII iPATE 2020 Exam
Download iPATE Certification & Scorecard for Employment
To be notified
CII iPATE Eligibility Criteria 2020
All the engineering graduates who are willing to appear for CII iPATE 2020 must fulfill the eligibility criteria of the exam. Candidates can refer to the following table to understand the eligibility criteria of CII iPATE 2020.
CII iPATE 2020 Eligibility Criteria
There is no age limit.
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
Other than this, candidates appearing in the final year of B.E/B.Tech/B.Arch are also eligible to apply.
Post Graduate (PG) Engineers and PG Engineering Students can also apply.
CII iPATE Application Form 2020
The application form of CII iPATE was available in online mode till May 10. Candidates had to fill a single online registration form for CII iPATE 2020. Candidates also had to upload scanned images of their photograph and signature while filling the CII iPATE application form 2020.
Specifications for Uploading Photograph and Signature
3.5 cm × 4.5 cm
JPEG/ JPG/ PNG
2 cm × 7 cm
Signature must be in black or dark blue ink.
Steps to fill CII iPATE 2020 application form
Application form of CII iPATE 2020 has been closed on May 10. Candidates can refer to the following steps useful in filling CII iPATE application form.
Step 1: Filling of Online Registration Form - Candidates had to fill the online registration form in the first step by clicking on “Register Online”. After this, candidates will have to fill all the details of the application form as mentioned below-
Personal Details -
Date of Birth
Upload Color Photograph
Academic Details -
Select Minimum Educational Qualification from the given options
Status of Education - Final year/pursuing/Complete
Institute Name and Address
Select Engineering Discipline from the dropdown
Select preferred Exam centre location
After entering the academic details, candidates will have to check the declaration box, complete the captcha verification and click on the “Submit” button to proceed for payment. Candidates can also take a print out of the application form for future reference.
Note: Candidates must note that no change can be made in the entered data after payment of fee. Thus, the candidates are advised to review their application before payment.
Step 2: Payment of Application Fee - After submitting the form, candidates had to pay the application fee of CII iPATE 2020 in online mode through credit/debit card or internet banking.
Application Fee of CII iPATE 2020 - Rs 1500
CII iPATE 2020 Application Scrutiny and Rectification
The authorities will scrutinize the applications submitted by the candidates for accuracy of data. If all the details of the form are correct then the form will be accepted. Otherwise, if there will be any defect in the application form like defect in uploaded photograph, the application will be marked of rectification. The authorities will inform the concerned candidate about the rectification through mail and the candidate will have to do all the rectification within the stipulated time provided by the authority. If a candidate fails to rectify his/her application within the given time, his/her application will be rejected.
Strength-Weakness Analysis, Learning & Up-Skilling environment for iPATE
Once the candidates will complete their online registration, they will get access to initial assessment of Strength-Weakness Analysis, Learning & Up-Skilling environment for iPATE. Through strength-weakness analysis, candidates will be able to analyse their strength and weakness on various subjects and analyse their attempts. Access to learning and upskilling will provide self and group learning opportunities to the students along with recommended reference books, technical videos, discussion forums, mock tests, etc.
CII iPATE Exam Centres 2020
Candidates must be aware of the exam centres of CII iPATE 2020 as they will be required to choose their preferred test location while filling the application form. CII iPATE exam centres 2020 will be located in major cities of States/UTs of India, which have been segregated under five regions of CII. Candidates can refer to the following table to know more about the exam centres of CII iPATE 2020.
CII iPATE 2020 Exam Centres
CII – East Region
CII – North Region
CII – North East Region
CII – South Region
CII – West Region
CII iPATE Exam Pattern 2020
Candidates must be aware of the exam pattern of CII iPATE 2020 in order to have an overview of the exam. CII iPATE exam pattern 2020 will include details like mode, medium, number of sections, marking scheme, etc. Candidates can refer to the following table to understand the exam pattern of CII iPATE in detail.
CII iPATE 2020 Exam Pattern
Mode of Examination
Duration of Exam
Type of Questions
Multiple Choice or True/ False or Matching or Numerical type questions
Number of Sections
There will be three sections -
Section I : Cognitive Abilities
Section II : Professional Abilities
Section III : Technical Abilities
Number of Questions
Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer.
There will be a negative marking of ½ marks for each incorrect answer.
CII iPATE Paper Pattern 2020
Number of Questions
Section I : Cognitive Abilities
Section II : Professional Abilities
Section III : Technical Abilities
CII iPATE Syllabus 2020
Candidates must be aware of the syllabus of CII iPATE 2020 in order to prepare well for the exam. Knowledge of CII iPATE syllabus 2020 will help the candidates to study the right topics for the exam. Candidates can refer to the given tables to know about the section-wise syllabus of CII iPATE 2020 in detail.
CII iPATE Syllabus for Cognitive Abilities
Alligation or Mixture, Areas and Mensuration, Average, Boats and Streams, Calendar, Chain Rule, Coordinate 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.
Change of Voice, Comprehension, Grammar, Idioms & Phrases, Paragraph Formation, Sentence Correction, Sentence Formation, Sentence Ordering, Spotting Errors, Synonym – Antonym, Vocabulary, Words Ordering.
CII iPATE Syllabus 2020 for Professional Abilities
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.
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.
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.
Health, Safety & 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.
Social Responsibility & 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.
CII iPATE Syllabus for Technical Abilities
The Technical Abilities section of the exam contains questions from two parts - Physics & Chemistry and Engineering discipline. The syllabus of Physics and Chemistry is common for all the candidates while the syllabus of engineering discipline will differ according to the discipline selected by the candidate. The following table can be referred to understand the syllabus of Technical Abilities section in detail.
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.
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.
CII iPATE Syllabus for Engineering Disciplines
Architecture and Planning
Electronics and Communication Engineering
CII iPATE Admit Card 2020
Candidates will be able to download the admit card of CII iPATE 2020 in online mode from June 15. CII iPATE admit card 2020 will be released for all those candidates who will submit the online registration form before the last date of application. Candidates must note that CII iPATE 2020 admit card is a very important document as no candidate will be allowed to appear for the exam without a valid admit card. Also, the CII iPATE admit card 2020 will not be sent by post/e-mail to the candidates in any case.
Important Exam Day Instructions for CII iPATE 2020
Candidates will be required to bring a print-out of CII iPATE admit card along with original Aadhaar Card.
Candidates will not be allowed to carry mobile, calculator, wristwatches or any other electronic gadget to the exam centre.
Candidates will be permitted to occupy their allotted seats 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the examination.
Candidates will not be allowed to enter the examination hall after 10:00 amin the forenoon session and after 15:00 pm in the afternoon session.
CII iPATE Scorecard and Certification
The authorities will release the result of CII iPATE 2020 in the form of scorecards. Candidates who will qualify the exam will be able to download the CII iPATE certification and scorecard for employment from the iPATE website on August 1, 2020. CII iPATE 2020 scorecard and certification will be valid for 3 years. After the declaration of CII iPATE result 2020, a database of successful candidates will be shared with Indian industries which will then recruit candidates on the basis of their grades, scores and ranking.
Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - CII iPATE 2020 - Exam Postponed to August, Admit Card, Certification & Scorecard
Question: How can I apply for CII iPATE 2020?
Candidates will be able to apply in online mode for CII iPATE 2020 from the official website.
Question: Is the iPATE exam compulsory?
No, the CII iPATE exam is not compulsory.
Question: How many times can I appear for CII iPATE?
There is no limitation on the number of attempts for CII iPATE. Candidates can appear for the exam every year.
Question: What is the validity of CII iPATE 2020 scorecard?
CII iPATE 2020 scorecard will be valid for 3 years.
Question: What is the exam pattern of CII iPATE 2020?
CII iPATE 2020 will be conducted as a computer-based test of 3 hours. It will have three sections-Section I : Cognitive Abilities; Section II : Professional Abilities and Section III : Technical Abilities. Section I and II are common for all the candidates while section III will be based on the engineering discipline chosen by the candidates.
Question: What is the marking scheme of CII iPATE 2020?
The total marks of the CII iPATE exam will be 100 marks. Candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer and there will be a deduction of ½ marks for each incorrect answer.
Question: What is meant by Strength-Weakness Analysis, Learning & Up-Skilling environment for iPATE?
It is a platform to which candidates will get access after successful online registration. It will help the candidates to analyse their strength and weakness on various subjects and analyse their attempts. Access to learning and upskilling will provide self and group learning opportunities to the students along with recommended reference books, technical videos, discussion forums, mock tests, etc.
Question: What documents do I need to carry to the exam centre of CII iPATE 2020?
Candidates will have to carry the print out of CII iPATE 2020 admit card along with original Aadhaar card to the exam centre.
Question: What is the age limit to appear for CII iPATE 2020?
There is no age limit.
Question: Can experienced candidates apply for CII iPATE 2020?
Yes, experienced candidates can apply for CII iPATE 2020.
Question: Can I edit my CII iPATE application form after submission?
Candidates will not be allowed to make any corrections to the application after payment of application fees.
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The tentative sechudule has arrived yet so I am mentioning that here.
Online Application to begin
September 1 st week, 2020
Closing of submission of application form
September 4 th week, 2020
Last date for requesting change of examination city (an additional fee will be applicable)
November 3rd week, 2020
Admit Card availability
January 1st week, 2021
February 1st week, 2021
Announcement of Result
March 3rd week, 2021
This is the tentative sechudule according to which you can plan your things ,as confirm date will be announced around this date only.
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