ITI Admission 2020 - Application Process, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Seat Reservation

ITI Exam

Industrial Training Institutes operating under the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Indian Government offer vocational courses in various engineering and non-engineering trades. Admission to various ITI courses is done on the basis of marks in the qualifying examination or on the basis of written/entrance examination. The article here will list the eligibility, application process, pattern, syllabus, etc. for the ITI Admissions 2020.

As per the recent statistics, there are a total of 12,000 ITIs taken together in all states and Union Territories. 2,400 institutes are under the administration of Central or State government and 9,600 are private. 6 of these institutes offer special training for visually impaired students and 3 institutes train students with special needs. Training is provided for 130 trades – 80 engineering and 50 non-engineering trades.

After completing the vocational training, candidates have to appear for the All India Trade Test (AITT) qualifying which they will receive the National Trade Certificate (NTC). The admission process for different states usually begins in June or July. However, this year due to the COVID-19 situation, the admission will start a little late.

ITI Admission 2020 Latest Update - The ITI admission process for 2020 will begin tentatively in August/ September.

ITI Admissions 2020 Highlights -

Exam Name

ITI Entrance Exam

Exam conducting body

Respective State Boards of Technical Education

Purpose of exam

Admission to ITI courses

Application Fee

₹ 250

Mode of payment

Offline and Online

Age Limit

Minimum age is 14, No upper age limit

Marking Scheme

4 marks, No negative marking

Available Application Forms

ITI Exam 2020 Important Dates

The important dates for ITI admissions are as under:

Exam Events

Important Dates (Tentative)

Online/ Offline application process begins

August/ September 2020

Online/ Offline application process ends

August/ September 2020

Admission process

August/ September 2020

Commencement of the course

August/ September 2020

ITI Exam 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

Entrance Exam Pattern -

The ITI entrance exam will have 100 multiple choice questions which have to be attempted in the duration of 3 hours. Questions will be asked from the following sections:

  • Numerical ability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • English
  • General Awareness

The entrance exam is generally held in the month of August in all states. Some states also conduct the exam twice a year – in April and August. The result of the August exam is generally declared in the month of September.

ITI Exam 2020 Syllabus

The syllabus will comprise of topics from class 8th, 9th, and 10th subjects. Candidates are required to prepare topics from Science, Mathematics, English, G.K., Reasoning.

ITI Exam 2020 Eligibility

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has designed the basic eligibility criteria for joining ITI courses. The following criteria are made in collaboration with the state government and Union Territories administration:

Educational Qualification:

  • Minimum educational qualification for various courses is from class VIII to class XII.

Age Limit:

  • The minimum age for the course is 14 years.
  • There is no upper age limit for the exam.
  • The upper age limit for widows or women separated from their husbands is 35 years.
  • A relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit is offered for ex-servicemen and widows of servicemen martyred on service.

ITI Exam 2020 Application Process

Candidates can apply for the admission process online through the official portal of state government.

  • Go to the concerned state website.
  • Register using a valid ID proof and mobile number.
  • After successful registration, complete the application form.
  • Submit the application after checking all the details.
  • Make payment of the application fee to complete the process

Application Fee -

General category – ₹ 250

SC/ST/OBC category – ₹ 150

Fee exemption is given to physically challenged, visually impaired, war widows, children of martyred/handicapped ex-servicemen, students referred by orphanages or juvenile correction homes.

Other Details

ITI Courses Fee Structure

The ITI courses fee is generally less than the engineering courses. The fee for these courses ranges from ₹ 1000 to ₹ 9000 for engineering trades and ₹ 3,500 to ₹ 7000 for non-engineering courses. Candidates are required to pay an additional fee for hostel accommodation. The fee in government and private colleges is different. Reserved category candidates might get concession in the fee. There is also a provision for paying the fee in instalments.

Selection Process

The selection for the ITI admission can be done on the basis of class XII marks as well as an entrance exam. If it is done through the former way, a merit list will be published for admission to various courses at different institutes in the state. If entrance exam is conducted, candidates have to appear in the test and the merit list will be prepared on the basis of candidates’ performance.

ITI Seat Reservations

Seats at every ITI are reserved for the underprivileged section of the society.

  • Seats are reserved for the students belonging to SC, ST, or OBC categories as per their percentage in state’s or territory’s population.
  • 25% seats are reserved for female candidates.
  • 3% reservation is offered for physically challenged persons.
  • 10% reservation for dependents of Armed Forces personnel under four categories – children/widow of deceased/disabled ex-servicemen, children of ex-servicemen, children of those still on service, and ex-servicemen.

ITI Courses

Candidates can choose from the following ITI courses:

  • Machinist
  • Fitter
  • Turner
  • Craftsman Mechanic
  • Tools and Die Maker
  • Electrician
  • Computer operator
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Computer Hardware and Network Maintenance
  • Dress-making
  • Mobile Phone Mechanic
  • Welder
  • Carpenter
  • Hospitality Management

The list of ITI courses is long with a total of 130 courses. You can check out the institute’s prospectus for detailed information. With a large number of long-term and short-term vocational courses, ITIs offer a vast range of opportunities to students.

ITI Admission 2020 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

ITI entrance examination is conducted for admission to vocational engineering and non-engineering courses. Here are the FAQs related to the ITI admissions:

Question: Is there an entrance exam for ITI admission?

In some states, the entrance exam is conducted while in others admission is done on merit basis.

Question: What is the minimum age limit for the ITI courses?

The minimum age limit is 14 years.

Question: What is the upper age limit for the ITI courses?

The upper age limit is 40 years and for some states, there is no upper age limit.

Question: What is the mode of application?

The mode of application is online.

Question: Do I need to upload any documents while filling the application form?

Yes, you need to upload the scanned images of your passport size photograph and signature.

Question: Will there be any correction facility in the application form?


Question: What will be the mode of application fee payment?

Online as well as offline.


ITI admission 2020 will tentatively begin in June/ July. For more updates related to the admission process, check out the frequently asked questions section here.