Regional Directorate of Apprenticeship Training, Faridabad

Government Of India Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship Directorate General of Training

All India Trade Test

Trade Test Procedure for Trade Apprentices under the
Apprentices Act, 1961

 

1.    Every trade apprentice who has completed the period of Apprenticeship training shall appear for a test tobe conducted by the National Council for Vocational Training to determine his proficiency in the designatedtrade in which he has undergone his apprenticeship training.

 

2.    The Director of Training/Secretary,  National Council for Vocation Training will make arrangements to setthe question papers both for practical as well as related  instruction  including  the  required  bill of materials  andspecial  tools, instruments  and gauges, if necessary, for each trade and instruction  for assessment byappointing suitable experts as far as possible from the respective Trade Committees, six months in advance ofthe trade test.

 

3.    The question papers will be moderated by a Board of Moderators consisting of two or three TechnicalMember of the Trade Committee concerned.  two representatives of the recognized Engineering Associations with the Director of Training/Secretary, National Council for Vocational Training as convener. Some Local expertsmay also be co-opted by the Chairman to assist the Moderation Board as and when their assistance isrequired,   The Moderation Board will furnish their proceedings three months in advance of the trade test dueto be held.

 

4.    The All India trade test will be held once in every six months generally April and October every year. Thedate of commencement of the trade test on All India basis will be fixed by the Director of Training. DirectorateGeneral of Training (Secretary, National Council for Vocational Training) and intimated to theState/Regional Central Apprenticeship Adviser and Regional Directors, at least two months in advance as Per DGET letter no. DGET-21/01/72-AP. dt. 28-08-1974.

 

5.    (i)   The. Following categories of apprentices will be permitted to take the trade test: -

                               

(a)  Whose contract is registered with competent authority.

(b) Those who have completed the specified period of training and have not availed of any leave other than that specified in the Rules made under the Apprentices Act, 1961.

(c) Those who have completed the specified period of training and whose period has been extended bythe employer for the reasons given in Rule 7 (2).

(d) Apprentices who are completing their Apprenticeship Training by 15th April  and  15th October each year are eligible appear at the All India Trade  tests  to be held during April / May and October / November respectively.

 

(ii)  Apprentices who have failed six times within a period of THREE YEARS including the 1st trade test (irrespective of his attendance/absence) after the completion of training will not be allowed to appear for any subsequent trade test as Per DGET letter no. (DGET- 49(1)/82 -  AP. dt.22-08-1983).

 

Note:- If any apprentice falls six times in the trade test, he may be permitted to appear as a private candidate in the all India Trade Test conducted by the N.C.V.T. for the award of National Trade Certificate in the Trade Concerned. This will be only applicable to such apprentices who have not qualified earlier for the award of National Trade certificate by the N.C.V.T.

   

6.   An amount of Rs. 50/- will be charged from the apprentice appearing for the first time in the All India Trade Test. If he fails in the first attempt or remains absent in the first attempt, he will have to pay a fee of Rs. 75/- each time he appears for asubsequent  test.

 

7.     (i)    Every establishment which has engaged trade apprentices in any of the designated trade should intimate to the State Apprenticeship Adviser/ Regional Director concerned at least Four months in advance of the trade test i.e. by the end of December and June for the tests to be held in following April and October respectively, the particulars of the eligible apprentices who are likely to appear in the Trade Test in APP-3 return. The Apprenticeship Adviser concerned should ensure by checking the records available with them, that all the apprentices who are eligible to take the trade test are sponsored by the employers.

 

(ii)  The State Apprenticeship Adviser / Regional Director concerned will also locate suitable centres for conducting the trade test in the premises of establishments and / or ITI in consultation with theemployers and Principals, who will extend all the facilities for holding the Trade Test.

 

(iii)  State Apprenticeship Adviser / Regional Director concerned will Submit a statement indicating the particulars of the Centres of trade test along with the trade wise number of apprentices likely to appearfor the trade in each Centre in the prescribed proforma to the Director of Training (Secretary, National Council for Vocational Training) Four months before the trade test is due to be held.

(iv)   The Ex-failed, apprentices eligible for trade test as mentioned In Para 5(i) (c) should apply to the State Apprenticeship Adviser / Regional Central Apprenticeship Adviser at least 4 months in advance of theTrade Test to be held.  The  state  Apprenticeship Adviser  /  Regional   Central Apprenticeship Adviser  shall  furnish  the particulars  of such eligible candidates  in the proforma  as mentioned  inPara 7(3) above at least Four months before the Trade Test due to be held.

 

Permitting the workers to appear as private candidates in the All India Trade Test for apprentices

 

DGET vide letter No.. DGET-9 (9)/83, AP dated 11/04/1987 has issued the recommendation of CAC for implementation on the above subject; the following guidelines are to be followed in this regard:-

 

1.            Only those of the candidates will be allowed to appear as private candidates who have already acquired the National Trade Certificate (NTC).

 

2.            The experience of the candidates wishing to appear as private candidate after obtaining NTC should be in the same trade in which he proposes to acquire the national Apprenticeship certificate.

 

3.            Private candidate should  possess the minimum educational required for engagement as an apprentice in that particular trade and possessing minimum experience as stated above would only be permitted.

 

4.            No .R.I. Classes are required to be held for candidate for acquiring NAC privately.

 

5.            Candidates are to be sponsored by an establishment and should not be entertained directly.

 

6.            The experience acquired by the candidate in an establishment implementing the Apprentices Act, 1961 should only be considered and such certificate should be issued by the officer in charge of Training.

 

7.             The candidates must pay and examination fee of Rs. 50/-.This could be enhanced as per the discretion of the central government. Private candidates satisfying the above conditions should apply to the State Apprenticeship Adviser, in case he is employed in an establishment of the state sector and concerned RDAT if he is employed in the central sector. Candidates permitted to take the AITT for apprentices will have to be present at the specified trade testing Centre at their own expenses, in time and on the date which will be intimated to him in writing by the above concerned authorities. The concerned RDAT / SAA will verify the authority and the particular of private candidates who fail in the first attempt can appear for subsequent tests on payment of examination fee of Rs 75/- each time they appear.

 

8.           Applications of the candidates in the prescribed form should reach the concerned RDAT / SAA, latest by the end of December for the trade test scheduled in April next year or by the end of June for the trade test scheduled for October, that year.

 

 

  i.            Trade Testing Centre’s Located in ITIs' 

 

                A local Board of Examiners will be constituted in respect of every Centre mentioned above by the Apprenticeship Advisers in Consolation with
the state Council for Vocational Trades for conducting and evaluating the trade test of State/CentralSector apprentices.  The Local Board of Examiners will consist of the following;

 

(a)   State Director in charge of Training / State Apprenticeship Adviser (Secretary, State Council for vocationalTraining) or his. Nominee (who must be a fully' qualified technical person) as Chairman:

 

(b)    Suitable  experts  not  below  the  rank  of foreman from  various industries /institutions depending  onthe trades  In which the  test will be conducted at the centre.

 

Note:  Regional Central Apprenticeship Adviser / Regional Director / State Apprenticeship Adviser may depute an observer not below the rank of Assistant Director of Training at any center mentioned above wherever possible.

 

  ii.                         Trade Testing Centre located in establishments coming under the purview of State Government:

              

 A local Board of Examiners will be constituted in respect of every Centre mentioned above by the State apprenticeship adviser for vocational training for conducting and evaluating the trade test of state/central sector apprentices on the spot. The local board of examiners will consist of the following:

 

(a) A Chairman nominated by the State Director in-charge of training/State Apprenticeship Adviser inconsultation with employer in whose establishment the trade testing Centre is located.

(b) Suitable expert from industries/institutions depending on the trades in which the test will beconducted at the Centre.

 

Note: The Regional Central Apprenticeship Adviser may depute an observer not below the rank of   Assistant Director of Training at any center mentioned above wherever possible.

 

 

iii.             Trade testing center located in establishments coming under the purview of the Central Government:

 

A local board of Examiners will be constituted in respect of every Centre mentioned above by the chairman trade testing Centre which will be got approved before hand from the Regional Center Apprenticeship Adviser/Regional Director consists of the following:

 

(a)  A Chairman appointed by the employer in whose establishment the trade testing Centre is located.

(b)   Suitable experts from Industries institutions depending on the trades in which the test will be conducted at the Centre.

 

Note: The Regional Central Apprenticeship Adviser may depute observer not below the rank of Assistant Director of Training of any Centre mentioned above wherever possible.

 

9.  While appointing the experts from industries / institution, care must be taken that no examiner is required to evaluate the performance of more than 30 apprentices to ensure proper assessment in the trade test.

 

 

10. The Local Board of Examiners mentioned above in Para 8(1)/8{2)/8(3) will have to be present on the day ofcommencement of the trade test and on all the days of Practical test for evaluating the test on the spot.

 

11. (i)   The bills of material will be supplied by D.G.E. & T. directly to Regional Director of RDAT’s  and also to State Director (dealing with Apprenticeship training). The Regional Director and State Directors shall multiply the same Locality and ensure to dispatch to the entire Trade Testing Centre under their control well inadvance.

 

(ii)   Items and the quantities indicated in the bills of materials and the special tools, instruments and gauges, if necessary required for the trade tests will be kept ready by the Employers/Principalconcerned at least two weeks before the trade test.

 

 

12.  Each apprentice will be given a Roll Number and the test piece and be stamped or punched with thecorresponding number by the Chairman/Principal concerned before submitting the test piece to theexaminer.  Before starting the Practical work, each apprentice will be given a test piece bearing a number allotted to him.   No second test piece or components  will be supplied by the testing   authority/Board    of Examiners   unless  it  has  been  proved  to their satisfaction  that the particular  test  piece  could  not beworked  due to some inherent detect in it or due to circumstances beyond his control.

 

 

13.   (i) Each apprentice will be provided with a Badge indicating the trade and the Roll  number of the apprentice concerned. These badges should bear the signatures of the Chairman/Principal and should beworn by the apprentices during the entire period of Trades Test.

 

             (ii)  At the time of trade test each apprentice must have an identity card bearing his photograph attested by his employer.

 

            (iii) Apprentice who does not have such badge and identity card will not be allowed to enter theexamination hall or the workshops in which the practical trade tests are being conducted.

 

 14.  (i)  A sealing plan will be prepared for  the theoretical examination allocating seats to candidates which willbe put up outside the examination hall. The seating arrangement should be such that no two apprenticesof the same trade sit next to each other.

 

(ii) Suitable arrangements for carrying out practical tests win also be made by theestablishments/Principals. Work Diaries maintained by the apprentices during the course of their training should be collected by the employers before the commencement of the test and sent along with the progress cards of the trainees to the Chairman of the Local Board of Examiners for assessment of sessional work.

 

(iii) In  respect    of  oral   examinations,      care   should    be  taken   to  see  that apprentices   who  have been  interviewed   by the examiners   do not discuss questions   with  others  who  are  waiting   for  their interview.

 

 

15. Arrangement   to appoint  invigilators  for the trade  test will be made  by the Chairman/Principal and  the  same  be  got  approved   by  the  Competent authority in  advance. It will, however, be ensured that in respect of practical/theory examination, instructional staff should not be appointed as invigilators in the same trade to which they belong.

 

16.  Chairman/Principal will arrange to keep ready in advance adequate number of answer books of 131/2 ' x10" size approx., together with sufficient number of spare papers and drawing sheets.   To guard  against misuse,  each answer book  should  be stamped  before  these  are  issued  to the apprentices.    The supplementary   books should also be similarly stamped.    Pages inside the answer books should beserially numbered.   Care should be taken to see that no blank answer book is taken out of theexamination hall by the apprentices.

 

 

17.     The front cover page of the answer book should contain the following information: -

 

   (i)    Name of the establishment………………………………………….....…

   (ii)   Trade………………………………………………………………………………
   (iii) Subject…………………………………………………………………….……….

            (iv)  Roll No …………………………………………………………………...………..                

            (v)   Registration No ………………………………………………………………..          

            (vi)  Date of examination ……………………………………………………........


                Particulars against each of the above items should be filled in by the apprentices.    No name should be written anywhere in the answer book or drawing sheet.  Besides the above, the front cover page should also contain the following instructions to apprentices;

 

(a)  38 mm (11/“)   margin should be left on the left hand side of the paper.

(b)  Answer should be written on both sides of the paper.

(c)  Written matter not required to be examined should be scored out with a line across it.

(d)  On no account should any page be tom out of the answer book.

(e)  Apprentices found engaged in malpractices may be disqualified for the whole of trade test by theChairman himself.

 

 

 

18.             Question paper required for examination in all the trade testing centres will be dispatched by D.G.E. & T., New Delhi to the Public Sector Bank where arrangement is already made by Testing Centre as per NCVT decision, accordingly DGET vide their letter No. DGET 18011/01/2013-TTC dated 24/09/2012. The packets would be handed over by Bank to Center Superintendent one hour before the schedule time of Examination. The officers   deputed   by the Departments for the purpose shall carry some bag/box for takingthe safe  

delivery of the question papers. (This shall be applicable from 98th AITT to be held in April 2013 andonward)

 

 

 

19.                        The sealed covers containing question papers should be  handed over by theemployer/principal to the Chairman of the Local Board of Examiners, who will  open them  in the  presence  of other  examiners  15 minutes  before  the commencement of the trade test, per instructionscontained on the packet.

 

20.  The apprentices will take their seats in the examination hall 10 minutes before the commencement of thetest.

 

21.  The apprentices should not be allowed to bring in any book or piece of written or blank paper in the examination hall. Invigilators should warn the apprentices in the respect before distributing the question papers.  

 

22.  The answers book/test pieces should be distributed to apprentices five minutes before thecommencement of the test.

 

23.  Necessary directions should be given to the apprentices by the invigilators for filling in particulars on thefront cover page of the answer book correctly.

 

24.  At the end of each theoretical examination, the Invigilator/Superintendent will collect the answer-books,check them for their correct number and hand them over the Chairman of the Local Board of Examiners, who in turn, will hand them over to the respective examiners for evaluation.

 

25.  In case where the specified duration of practical test exceeds one day the practical jobs should becollected by the examiners and kept under safe custody at the end of each day.  Unfinished jobs, if any,will be issued to the apprentices concerned on the next day by the examiners.

 

26.  (i)   In the  absence  of any  member  of the  Local  Board  of  Examiners, arrangements for conductingthe trade test and evaluation will have to be done by the Chairman with the help of the other examiners.

 (ii)  The answer books for the written papers, and Practical Test Jobs after they have been evaluated,should be taken over from the examiners by the in charge of Trade Testing Centres and kept under safecustody for four months from  the  date  of Completion of the Trade  Test.

 

27.         The respective State Director/Regional Director of Apprenticeship Training may award a maximum of 5grace marks in Engineering Trades and 2 grace marks in Non-engineering trades (except in Practical).  The grace marks could be awarded in one or more theoretical subjects within the maximum limit of such marks as per DGET letter No. DGET-2 (12)/82·AP,

dated 12/06/1984.

 

28.     Trade Test Expenses – The following enhanced rates of remuneration to be paid towards all the trade tests being conducted in the field institutes by DGE&T under NCVT.

 

                       i.    Remuneration to examiners    Rs. 150.00

                       ii.    Cost of raw material                Rs. 75.00

                       iii.    T.A. & D.A. to examiners       Rs. 20.00

 

29.     Breakup of Rs. 150/- towards Remuneration to the examiners is as follows:

 

                           i.      Practical, including oral               Rs. 50.00 per trainee.    

                          ii.      Trade theory                                Rs. 25.00 per trainee.

                         iii.      Workshop cal. & sc.                    Rs. 25.00 per trainee.

                         iv.      Engineering Drawing                   Rs. 25.00 per trainee.

                         v.      Social Studies                              Rs. 25.00 per trainee.

30.     Allowances to Superintendents, Chairman Project guide (External & Internal), invigilators and Group C & D staffs are allowed at the rates mentioned below.

 

                         i.       Chairman, Board of Examination    Rs. 200.00 per day

                         ii.      Superintendent of Examination        Rs. 150.00 per day

                        iii.      Invigilators                                        Rs. 100.00 per session

                        iv.      Project Guide

                            a.          External @ Rs. 400.00

                            b.          Internal  @ Rs. 200.00

                        v.      Group ‘C’ staff                                   Rs. 100.00 per session

                       vi.      Group ‘D’ staff                                   Rs. 60.00 per session

 

31.     (A)     (i) The All India Trade Test (Engineering Trades) Consists of the following subjects in respect of Fresher trade Apprentices:-

 

1.       Practical, including sessional work done.

2.       Trade Theory, including sessional work done.

3.       Workshop calculation and science, including sessional work.

4.       Engineering Drawing, including sessional work.

5.       Social studies / Employability Skill.

                 

                  The total marks and the minimum marks required for a pass for the different subjects in respect of fresher trade apprentice will be as follows in Engineering Trade as per DGET letter No. DGET-9(10)/82-A.P. dt 19-01-1983.

 

 

Sr. No.

Subject for the 
Trade Test

Max. Marks for 
each Subject

Minimum % of pass

Minimum marks for pass each subject

 

 

400

 

 

1.

Practical

Practical

300

60%

240

 

(including sessional)

Sessional Work

100

 

 

120

 

 

2.

Trade Theory

Written Paper

100

40%

48

 

(including sessional)

Sessional Work

20

 

 

60

 

 

3.

W/S/Cal. & Sc.

Written Paper

50

40%

24

 

(including sessional)

Sessional Work

10

 

 

70

 

 

4.

Engineering Drawing

Written Paper

50

40%

28

 

(including sessional)

Sessional Work

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

Social studies/ Employability Skill

 

50

34%

17

 

 

Total

700

 

357

             

 

 

 

 

Note: 1. Minimum pass marks, in the subject of Social studies/ Employability Skill is 17 out of 50. These marks will be added to the final trade test result. Every apprentice has to pass the subject of Social studies/ Employability Skill failing which his Trade test result will be withheld till he passes this subject in subsequent attempts. The apprentices who have passed the subject of Social studies/ Employability Skill at I.T.I. need not undergo this subject during Apprenticeship Training.

2. For A Pass – “An Apprentice has to secure 40% marks Exclusively in theory subjects as well as of the total marks after adding the sessional marks of that subject.”

3. In Practical trainee should secure 60% marks in aggregate.
                                                                              vide DGET – 19(15)/92-Cd dated 02/07/1992

 

31.      (A) (ii) The total marks and the minimum marks required for a pass for All India Trade Test of      Apprentice for NTC holder apprentices would be as follows:-

 

Sr. No.

Subject for the 
Trade Test

Max. Marks for 
each Subject
(Including Sessional Work)

Minimum % of pass

Minimum marks for pass each subject

 

 

400

 

 

1.

Practical

Practical

300

60%

240

 

(including sessional)

Sessional Work

100

 

 

120

 

 

2.

Trade Theory

Written Paper

100

40%

48

 

(including sessional)

Sessional Work

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

520

 

288

             

                                 Vide Dy. Director General (AT) letter No. DGE&T - 23/3007/2006 AP.dt.06-02-2008

 

(B) Total marks and the minimum marks required for a pass for the different subjects in Non-Engineering Trades.

 

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Sr. No.

Subject for the 
Trade Test

Max. Marks for 
each Subject

Minimum Subject wise  pass marks

Total marks for pass

 

 

250

 

 

1.

Practical

Practical

 200

150

150

 

(including sessional)

Sessional Work

   50

 

 

120

 

 

2.

Trade Theory

Written Paper

100

40 + Sessional Marks

48

 

(including sessional)

Sessional Work

   20

 

 

60

 

 

3.

General English and Business Correspondence

Written Paper

50

20 + Sessional Marks

24

 

Sessional Work

10

 

 

60

 

 

4.

Typewriting

Typing  Paper

50

20 + Sessional Marks

24

 

(including sessional)

Sessional Work

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

5.

General Knowledge

 

30

18

18

 

(Viva-Voice)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.

Social studies/ Employability Skill

 

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