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PROCEDURES FOR CONDUCTING THE ALL INDIA TRADE TEST FOR THE AWARD OF
NATIONAL TRADE CERTIFICATE (NTC) ISSUED BY THE DGET, MINISTRY OF LABOUR, GOVT. OF INDIA


1. All India Trade tests (AITT) will be conducted by the NCVT for the award of National Trade Certificates (NTCs) to those trainees who qualify for the test.

2. The trade test will be held once in a year in the month of July.

3. The supplementary trade test will be conducted in January/February every year.

4. Eligibility of Trainees to appear in the Trade Test: -

  • Trainees of the ITIs/ITCs who have completed the prescribed period of training are eligible.
  • Trainees who put in 80% minimum attendance are eligible to appear for the test.

5. The date of commencement of AITT will be fixed by the DGET (Secretary, NCVT) and intimated  to the State Govt. and other concerns in advance.

6. DGET will supply the trade test paper to all State Govt/U.T. administrators in both Hindi and English languages.

The All India Trade Test conducted by the NCVT consists of subjects viz.,

  1. Practical, including sessional mark.
  2. Trade Theory including sessional work.
  3. Workshop Calculation and Science including sessional work.
  4. Engineering Drawing including sessional work.
  5. Social Studies.

Re-valuation of Answer Books of All India Trade Test

Re-valuation of answer books is not permissible.

Re-counting of marks of All India Trade Test

  1. In case of failed candidates, the answer book would only be checked to the extent of re-totaling the marks and checking the portion lest unmarked, if any.
  2. Fee of Rs.10/- per paper would be charged from the failed candidates for this purpose.
  3. For other trainees a fee of Rs.25/- would be charged for carrying out the above.
  4. Re-valuation application should be filed with in one month from the date of declaration of results.

All India Skills Competition

1. The All India Skills Competition is conducted at two levels-State Level and All India Level.

(a). STATE LEVEL COMPETITION

The best trainees in each of the 10 trades (Fitter, Turner, Machinist, Electrician, Foundry man, Welder, Mechanic Motor Vehicle, Instrument Mechanic, Cutting & Tailoring and Electronics Mechanic) from each ITI are eligible to participate in this competition. On the basis of this competition the best trainees amongst the qualified trainees in each of the 10 trades are selected at State Level.

(b). ALL INDIA LEVEL COMPETITION

The best trainees in each of the eligible 10 trades at the state level competition are eligible to compete in the competition. The best trainees amongst the qualified trainees in each of the 10 trades are selected on the basis of this competition at all India level.

2.Subjects for the competition and allocation of marks

Sl No Subject Max marks Min qualifying marks
1 Trade Practical 300 180
2 Trade Theory 100 50
3 Workshop Calculation and Science 50 25
4 Engineering Drg. 50 25
Total 500 28

The competitors who fail even in one subject should be declared not qualified. From amongst the qualified competitors only the best should be declared in each trade who scores the highest marks and less than 70% marks in Practical.  

3.Norms of eligibility for All India Skills Competition

(a)     Candidates passing with grace marks will not be considered eligible at any level under the All India Skills Competition.

(b)     If more than one candidate scores the same highest aggregate marks in the All India Trade Test or All India Skills competitions, the candidates who score more marks in Trade Practical will be declared eligible.

(c)     If aggregate and marks in Trade practical are the same for more than one candidate, then all such candidates will be declared eligible.

(d)     As the subject Social Studies has no direct bearing on the skill competitiveness of trainees, the marks obtained in the subject need not be taken into account for selecting trainees to appear in skill competitions held under CTS/ATS.

(4). Declaration of the best trainee at the All India Level Competition

The competitor who stands first, after qualifying in the competition will be declared the best trainee (Winner) in his trade, provided he scores a minimum of 70% of the maximum marks in the Practical test.

(5). Awards under the scheme

  • Merit Certificate to the best trainee in each of the 10 trades in each ITI.
  • Merit Certificate to the best trainee in each trade at the state level competition.
  • Merit Certificate and cash prize of Rs.6000/- to the best trainee in each trade at the All India Level Competition.
  • Merit Certificate to the best ITI in each trade whose trainee stands first in the All India level competition.
  • Running shield to the State, whose trainees secure the highest total marks in all the trades in All India level Competition.

Trade Test Procedure for the Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) under the aegis of N.C.V.T

1. The National Council for Vocational Training (N.C.V.T) will conduct all-India trade tests for the award of National Trade Certificates (NTC) to those trainees who qualify for the test.

2. The trade test will be held once in a year in the month of July in engineering as well as in non-engineering trades.

3. The supplementary trade test will be conducted at selected ITIs in January/February every year.

4. Eligibility of the trainees to appear in the trade test: The following categories of trainees/candidates will be eligible to appear in the All India Trade Test (AITT) for the award of NTC:

  • Trainees of the Industrial Training Institutes/Centers who have completed the prescribed period of training depending on the trades.
  • Trainees of private institutions affiliated to the NCVT, State/Central Government training centers integrated under the Craftsmen Training Scheme after the completion of one year or two years training depending on the trades.

5. Eligibility condition for appearing in the AITT under CTS in respect of private candidates

(a)       Only those candidates, working in establishments implementing Apprenticeship Training programme would be allowed to appear in the trade test under CTS as private candidates. However suitable test for the experienced candidate working in teaching/training Institute other than ITIs and in various Govt. departments not implementing apprenticeship training scheme may be conducted under the aegis of SCVTs and those who qualify these tests may be allowed to appear in AITT as private candidates. Besides the State Director may also pay attention to encourage part-time training facilities in ITIs.

(b)       The applicants who possess a minimum of 5 years experience in the relevant trade should be considered eligible for appearing in the AITT under the CTS as private candidates. The experience so acquired should be on full time basis and not on part time basis.

(c)       There should be no relaxation in the minimum prescribed qualifications for a particular trade for appearing as private candidates. However vocational instructors sponsored by State Governments may be allowed to appear in AITT under CTS as private candidates provided they possess a minimum of 5 years of Industrial/teaching experience in the relevant trade and minimum prescribed educational qualification.

(d)       Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961 who have failed six times in the Trade Tests for the National Apprenticeship Certificate can appear as private candidates in the corresponding ITI trade only. This will be only applicable to such apprentices, who have not qualified earlier for the award of National Trade Certificate by the NCVT.

6. The dates of commencement of the All-India Trade Test will be fixed by the Director of Training DGET (Secretary, National Council for Vocational Training) and intimated to the State Governments and others concerned at least two months in advance.

7. The Director of Training (Secretary, NCVT) will make arrangements to set question papers both for practical as well as theory (related instruction) including the bill of material and special tools, instruments and gauges, if necessary, for each trade and instructions for assessment by appointing suitable experts, as far as possible, from the industry six months in advance of the trade test.

DGET will supply the trade test paper to all State Governments/U.T.administrations in both Hindi and English languages.

While conducting trade test, question papers should be so designed that elements of allied areas are suitably covered along with the elements of curriculum of the basic trades in order to enable trainees to acquire required multi-skills according to present-day requirements.

Special Rule

The State Director may seek permanent affiliation by forwarding the inspection report to the Secretary, NCVT, New Delhi. The State Director need not wait for any instruction in this matter from Secretary, NCVT. He may grant permission to the management of the Institute to admit trainees in the trades/units, which have been recommended for permanent affiliation by the Standing Committee. It should however be made clear that in case permanent affiliation is not granted, final trade test and certification would be the responsibility of respective SCVT.

 

 
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