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Confederation of Indian Industry, is a non-government, not-for-profit, industry-led and industry-managed organization, founded in 1895, works to create and sustain an environment conducive to the development of India, partnering industry, Government and civil society, through advisory and consultative processes.

CII, being India's premier and one of the largest business associations, is playing a proactive role in India's development process. CII has more than 9,100 members, from the private as well as public sectors, including SMEs and MNCs and an indirect membership of over 3,00,000 enterprises from 291 national and regional sectoral industry bodies.

CII serves as a reference point for Indian industry and the international business community with 68 offices, including 9 Centres of Excellence, in India, and 11 overseas offices in Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Indonesia, Singapore, South Africa, UAE, UK, and USA, as well as institutional partnerships with 394 counterpart organizations in 133 countries.

CII has been conducting various initiatives in creating platform for Academia and Industry to interact.

CII is closely working with AICTE along with premier academic Institutions, through various initiatives at different parts of the country, keep discussing on improving the industry-institute interactions.

To build one-stop solution for Indian Industry to recruit technical talent across India
To map employable engineering graduates with reasonable industrial proficiency across geographies
To facilitate the technical hiring pipeline for Indian Industry with minimal time, cost and effort

CII – iPATE, THE MEGA INITIATIVE ON COMPLETION OF CII's 125 YEARS CII - iPATE is a computer based All India Competitive Examination, conducted by CII, an initiative to standardize the Technical Recruitment Process & Protocol for Indian Industry and to set a benchmark to assess industrial aptitude & proficiency of Engineering Graduates across India.

STEP 1: ONLINE REGISTRATION : Aspiring candidates may enroll for the Examination, by completing the Registration form and making payment of the Exam Fee through any of the electronic payment modes.
STEP 2: ONLINE STRENGTH-WEAKNESS ANALYSIS Registered candidates will get FREE access to initial Assessments, to derive strength and weakness on different subjects, analyze attempts, challenging areas with peer comparisons.

STEP 3: ONLINE PREPARATION (LEARNING & UP-SKILLING) Registered candidates will get FREE Self and Group learning opportunities as follows: Preparatory Mock Tests (50+) to improve the Speed, Accuracy & Confidence, Self Evaluation with Scientifically Validated Test Papers, Familiarity with the Exam Trends, Planning of Exam Attempt Strategy for better Results. 10K+ Learning Videos, Reference Books (recommended), Discussion Forums across Engineering Disciplines to improve the Techno-Professional enrichment through following lectures by eminent Academicians from IITs & IISc and reputed coaching institutes, following books, Collaboration opportunities with peers, industry Professionals and Experts.

STEP 4: ONLINE EXAMINATION & CERTIFICATION Registered candidates will download the Admit Cards, appear for iPATE Examination, and download the Score Card including the Overall Score and Sectional Score in both percentage and percentile.
STEP 5: ONLINE JOB BOARD FOR EMPLOYMENT Qualified candidates will get access to iPATE Job Board, where all suitable Opportunities from CII member Industries will be available. Candidates can apply to appear for GD / PI rounds directly from there.

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 Details
Exam Type: Computer Based Test (CBT)
Question Patterns: Multiple Choice or Numerical type
Duration: 3 Hours, Total 100 Questions with 100 Marks
Negative Marking: 1/2 Mark

Exam Centres
In Capital Cities across States & Union Territories of India
Exam Fee: INR 1,500.00 (inclusive GST)
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 with respective Subjects

Engineering Disciplines:
Aerospace Agricultural Architecture and Planning Biomedical
Biotechnology Chemical Civil
Computer Electrical Electronics & Communication Instrumentation
Food Technology Mechanical
Metallurgical Mining Petroleum
Production Textile
*Other allied Engineering Disciplines are also applicable • Section-I to assess the Management skills
• Section-II to assess the basic Professional skills
• Section-III to assess the Engineering skills and acumen
For detailed syllabus visit : https://www.ipate.in/syllabus/
Online Registration :Last date extended due to Novel CoronaVirus (COVID 19) MAY 10, 2020
Online Preparation Strength & Weakness Analysis, Learning & UpSkilling facilities for enrolled candidates till the Exam FEB 01, 2020 onwards
Online Admit Card Generation Details of Candidate with respective Exam Center and Scheduled date & time slot of Exam to be downloaded- JUN 15, 2020 onwards
CII iPATE 2020 - Online Examination 3 Hrs. Online Examination on any scheduled date and time slot as per Admit cardJUL 04 / 05 / 11 / 12, 2020
Online Certification of CII – iPATEAvailability of Scorecard & Certificate to be downloadedAUG 01, 2020
Online Job Board of CII - iPATE Access to Job Board to apply suitable opportunities from CII member companies
Important Documents Information Brochure Summary from Team ES

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