Eligibility of Trainees to appear in All India Trade Test (AITT) conducted under the aegis of National Council of Vocational Training (NCVT).


Eligibility condition for appearing in AITT under CTS as a regular trainee



The following categories of trainees/ candidates will be eligible to appear in the All India Trade Test (AITT) for the award of National Trade Certificate.


a)      Trainees of the Industrial Training Institutes/Centres who have completed the prescribed period of training depending upon the trades.

b)      Trainees of the private institutes affiliated to NCVT, State/Central Government Training Centres integrated under the Craftsmen Training Scheme after the competition of  one year or two years training depending on the trades.


Eligibility condition for appearing in AITT under CTS as a  private candidate


a)      The applicant should have the minimum prescribed entry qualification for a particular trade under CTS in which  he/she is desirous of appearing as private candidate.

b)      The applicant should possess minimum of five years experience in the relevant trade in establishments implementing Apprenticeship Training Scheme/ Small Establishments and shops covered under Factory Act or registered with any Government/ local authorities.

c)      There should be trade test by SCVT for the all the candidates who are desirous of appearing in the AITT under the aegis of NCVT as a private candidate. All those who qualify the SCVT test may be permitted by the State Director to appear in AITT under NCVT.

d)      Private candidates from establishments covered under the Apprentices Act 1961 and sponsored candidates of ITIs may be exempted from appearing in the trade test to be conducted by the SCVT.

e)      Apprentices under the Apprentices Act, 1961 who have failed six times in the trade test 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.


The eligible private candidates should apply to the State Directorate in-charge of the Training on the prescribed form copies of which can be obtained from him. The State Director in charge of training will verify the authenticity of the particulars of the private candidates before permitting them to appear in the test.