Popular ITI Courses, Entrance Exams, Eligibility, Jobs

Industrial Training Institutes (ITI) are basically the post-secondary schools in India constituted under Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET), Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Union Government to provide training in various engineering and non-engineering trades.  Candidates are provided admission to various courses in ITI on the basis of written/entrance examination. There are a total of 12000 ITIs combining in all States and Union Territories. While 2400 institutes are under the administration of Central Government or State Government, 9,600 are private ones. Out of these institutes, six are known for providing special training to visually impaired students and 3 institutes are known for providing training to students with special needs. ITIs are known for providing training in 80 engineering and 50 non-engineering trades.

Courses Offered in ITI for Specialization

  1. Electrician
  2. Fitter
  3. Carpenter
  4. Foundry Man
  5. Plumber
  6. Book Binder
  7. Pattern Maker
  8. Wireman
  9. Mason Building Constructor
  10. Advanced Welding
  11. Sheet Metal Worker
  12. Tool and Die maker
  13. Welder Gas and Electric
  14. Turner
  15. Machinist

Entrance Exam Pattern to Get Admission to ITI Course

The entrance exam of ITI consists of 100 multiple choice questions for which candidates are given 3 hours. The questions are mainly based on English, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Ability.

Educational Eligibility

The basic eligibility criteria prescribed by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship for joining ITI courses is as follows:

  • Minimum educational qualification required for the candidates to appear for the exam is class VII to Class XII.
  • Minimum age limit for a candidate prescribed is 14 years and maximum age limit is 40 years.
  • Maximum age limit for candidates with special needs is 35 years.
  • A relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit is given to the ex-servicemen and widows of servicemen martyred on service.

Seats Reservation

  • 25% seats are reserved for female candidates
  • 3% seats are reserved for physically challenged persons
  • 10% seats are reserved for dependents of Armed Forces personnel under categories:
    • Children of those still on service, and ex-servicemen
    • Children/widow of deceased/disabled ex-servicemen
    • Ex-servicemen
    • Children of ex-servicemen

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