FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs) WITH ANSWERS

SECTIONS A & B EXAMINATIONS

1. Who are the candidates eligible to appear in Summer/ Winter Examination ?

• T/ST members, already pursuing Section A (Non-diploma), Section A (Diploma) and Section B examination, as applicable, but yet to pass all applicable subjects, are eligible to appear in Summer/Winter examination.

• New T/ST members enrolled between March 1-August 31 are eligible to appear for the first time in Winter examination (same year) and T/ST members, enrolled between September 1–March 31 (next year), are eligible to appear in Summer examination (next year).

• AM/M/F members, intend to pursue engineering in additional branch, are eligible to appear in Summer /Winter Examination.

2. What is the process to be followed to appear in Summer/ Winter examination?

T/ST/AM/M/F members, eligible to appear in Section A/Section B examination, may either download the Examination Application Form from IEI Website (www.ieindia.org under the tab ‘Academics’) or available in the membership pack and send the same duly filled-in with a demand draft of requisite amount within the stipulated date as mentioned in IEI website under ‘Academics’ for Summer/ Winter examination. Examination application form can also be submitted on-line through payment gateway for those candidates intended to appear from India and Nepal only.

3. How many subjects a candidate is eligible to appear in an Examination ?

Candidates are eligible to appear in maximum four subjects in Section A (Non-Diploma), Section A (Diploma) and Section B (irrespective of compulsory and optional subjects) examination, including those subjects in which the candidate could not secured exemption ( grade ‘C’ or above) in an earlier attempt.

4. If a ST member secured ‘ C ‘ grade in three subjects of Section A (Diploma) and ‘ D ‘ grade in one subject, can he be considered as pass in Section A ( Diploma) examination?

No. A candidate has to secure minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) as 6. Therefore, a candidate secured grade ‘D’ in a particular subject will be required to re-appear in that subject. However, if a ST member secured at least grade ‘B’ in one of the four subjects of Section A (Diploma) and grade ‘C’ in two subjects and grade ‘D’ in one balance subject in the last attempt, he will be declared pass in Section A (Diploma) examination as he acquired GPA as 6. Grade ‘D’ secured in any subject is not carried forward to the next examination.

5. After passing Section A (Non-Diploma)/Section A (Diploma) examination, am I eligible to appear in Section B examination in chosen branch of engineering in the immediate next session (Summer/Winter).

Yes. A candidate passed Section A (Non-Diploma)/Section A (Diploma) examination is eligible to appear in immediate next session for Section B examination provided s/he submits prescribed Registration Form for Section B with requite fee by demand draft/online payment within the stipulated date mentioned in the website. Also, the candidate is expected simultaneously to submit the examination application form with requisite fee.

6. Is it possible to appear in Summer/Winter examination without submitting the Registration for Section B with requite fee or Examination Application form with requisite fee?

No. Such application will be summarily rejected and the applicant shall not be permitted to appear in the examination without complying with the requirement.

7. How many subjects a candidate has to pass in Section B Examination?

A Candidate has to pass six compulsory subjects and three optional subjects in any branch of engineering in which Section B examination is being conducted at present, apart from coursework of Project and Laboratory Experiments.

8. How is it possible to know that a candidate is registered for Section B examination after submission of his application with requisite fee?

First list of candidates registered for Section B examination is placed on IEI website in first week of May for Summer examination and in first week of November for Winter examination. Candidate whose application for registration of Section B are received late, their names with membership number is placed in IEI website after 7 or 10 days of publication of first list.

9. When is a candidate eligible for Project Work and Laboratory Experiments?

After securing exemption in five or more subjects after declaration of result, all eligible candidates are informed about their eligibility with a grade card of examination and guidelines for Project Work and Laboratory Experiments by registered post and option to choose the college for laboratory experiments with a separate prescribed format and to submit the same duly filled-in within the stipulated date.

10. What shall I do when the Project Guide allotted to me is not available?

In case the Project Guide allotted to the candidate is not available, the candidate should contact the Chairman of his attached centre and submit an application to this effect for allotment of an alternate Project Guide. Applications for alternate project guide should not be sent to IEI HQs.

11. What is the maximum time limit to pass Section A /Section B Examination?

A Candidate shall be required to pass Section A/Section B examination in six years from the date of his enrolment. No further extension is permissible under any circumstance.

12. When will my six years period of registration expire?

Candidates, who are enrolled between 01 March and 31 August, their six years term is being considered from Winter session of current year. Similarly, candidates enrolled between 01 September and 31 December, their six years term is being considered from Summer session of next year; and the candidates enrolled between 01 January and 28 February their six years term is being considered from Summer session of current year. The expiry of registration will be effective after the declaration of results of the winter session of the corresponding year of expiry.

13. Am I eligible to apply for new membership after expiry of six years period?

NO.A candidate already possessing valid membership is not eligible to apply for new membership. He can apply for Examination Re-registration only with same membership.

14. Is there any provision for two years extension after expiry of six years period?

There is no provision for two years extension. However, the candidates can apply for Examination Re-registration to appear afresh in Section A/Section B examination as applicable.

15. What is the procedure for Examination Re-registration of Section A or Section B?

Candidates unsuccessful to secure exemption in Section A/Section B, after expiry of six years period, would be eligible to apply for Examination Reregistration as per rules by submitting re-registration application form available on IEI website) duly filled-in along with requisite fee as mentioned in the application form. Candidates for Section B must also submit registration form for Section B with fee as mentioned in application form along with re-registration application form (Refer Academic> Section A & B Exam>Examination Details.)

16. What are the eligibility criterion for premature re-registration of Section A or Section B?

Section A (Non-Diploma): Candidates, who passed only one subject till the expiry of five years of stipulated six years period, are eligible to apply for premature re-registration.

Section A (Diploma): Section A (Diploma) candidates are not eligible to apply for premature re-registration.

Section B: Candidates, who are unable to pass any subject till the expiry of five years of stipulated six years period, are eligible to apply for premature re-registration.

17. What is the procedure for Premature Re-registration of Section A and Section B?

Candidates eligible to apply for premature re-registration of Section A/ Section B should submit Premature Re-registration Application Form duly filled-in along with requisite fee mentioned in application form. Candidates for Section B must also submit registration form for Section B with fee as mentioned in application form along with premature re-registration application form.

What will be my validity period after re-registration / premature re-registration for Section A/ Section B?

In case of re-registration, six years term will be counted from immediate Summer session to which the candidate’s previous term of registration has expired irrespective of the month and year the candidate submits his application during the currency period of re-registration.

In case of premature re-registration, six years term will be counted form summer session of the year in which a candidate submits his/her application for this purpose.

The expiry of six-year term will be effective at the winter session of the corresponding year of expiry.

19. Is it mandatory to get my photograph and signature verified by a Corporate Member in the reregistration/ premature re-registration/Section B registration application form?

Yes. It is mandatory to get your signature and photograph attested by a corporate member in the grade of FIE/ MIE/ AMIE.

20. What supporting document(s) shall I submit along with re-registration/ premature re-registration application form?

Photocopy of Identity Card or any document issued by the Institution, which bears your name and membership number, should be enclosed with the application form.

21. What is the last date of submission for re-registration/ premature re-registration application form?

Candidates are advised to apply with requisite fee so as to reach at the Headquarters office latest by April 10 for Summer examination and October 10 for Winter examination, failing which they will not be eligible to appear in the respective session.

22. Can I change my optional subject(s)/ branch of engineering?

Yes. Candidates interested to change optional subject(s)/branch of engineering can submit the filled-in application form, available on the IEI website www.ieindia.org along with requisite fee mentioned in the application form.

23. How can I get the application forms related to Examination/ Re-registration?

All the application forms related to Examination, Re-registration, Premature Re-registration, Section B registration, Change of optional subject(s)/branch, duplicate certificate, study material of Section B, No Objection Certificate(NOC), etc. can be downloaded from the website www.ieindia.org at “Download” option under “Academic”.

24. What application forms I can submit through internet?

For candidates residing/applying in/from India and Nepal, online service is at present available to submit Examination Application, Re-registration, Premature Re-registration, Section B Registration and Application for Change of Optional Subjects.

Overseas candidates must submit corresponding applications and pay the requisite fee in US Dollar by demand draft only.

25. When shall I apply for Summer/Winter examination of Section A/Section B?

The date for submission of examination application is mentioned in website www.ieindia.org. Follow the path: Academic> Section A & B Exam>Examination Details

26. How can I get the admit card?

Admit cards for Summer/ Winter examinations shall be available in the website www.ieindia.org at least seven days prior to the commencement of examination. Candidates can take the print out of the same to appear in the examination. No hard copy of the Admit Card will be issued either by the HQs or by the State/ Local Centres.

27. What shall I do if I do not receive the Identity Card before the commencement of examination.

Candidate, not received the Identity Card but possesses the valid roll number, can appear in the examination by submitting the proforma for nonreceipt of Identity Card to the Officer-in-Charge at his examination centre. The proforma can be downloaded from the website www.ieindia.org at “Download” option under “Academic”.

28. Is there any provision to see my grade card online?

Candidates, who have not completely passed in Section A/Section B, can view/ download their grade card in/from the website after 15 days of the declaration of results. Candidates can take the print out of the same and preserve for the record in lieu of hard copy, if not received.

29. What is the procedure for inspection of answerscript(s)?

Candidates intend to get their answerscript(s) inspected in person should submit the application form in a prescribed format available on the website www.ieindia.org along with requisite fee within 15 days from the date of declaration of result.

Candidates will be required to come to IEI Headquarters at Kolkata personally to inspect their answerscript(s)for arithmetic correction in totalling of marks and any omission/deletion in evaluation at his/her own expense. It is clarified that verification of answerscript(s) shall not tantamount to re-valuation of answerscript(s). This is only a process of reverification by the candidate. In case any discrepancy is observed by the candidate, the candidate is expected to submit the same in writing to Director (EEA) for appropriate action. Date and time of verification will be informed to candidates by email/letter separately after receipt of their application form with requisite fee.

30. How can I apply for No Objection Certificate (NOC)?

Candidate interested to obtain NOC should submit the application form (format available on the website www.ieindia.org) along with requisite fee mentioned in the application form along with photocopy of Section A and Section B pass grade cards. On receipt, the same will be sent at the recorded address of the applicant by registered post.

31. What is the procedure to apply for Appearance Certificate/Language Certificate?

Candidates interested for Appearance Certificate/Language Certificate should submit the application form (format available on the website www.ieindia.org) along with requisite fee mentioned in application form along with photocopy of Section A and Section B pass grade cards. On receipt, the same will be sent at the recorded address of the applicant by registered post.

32. When will I get the original pass certificate of Sections A & B examinations?

Candidates, who have passed Section B examination completely in Summer/ Winter session of a year will receive their original pass certificates of Sections A & B examination in the Convocation to be held in next year. Original pass certificates of those candidates, who will not be able to attend the convocation, will be sent by registered post to their recorded addresses after Convocation.

33. What shall I do if I do not receive my admit card inspite of submitting the examination application form with requisite fee?

In case a candidate claims that inspite of submitting an examination application form with fee by demand draft/online payment, s/he has neither received the admit card nor his/her name appears in the rejection list displayed in the website, s/he can submit a fresh examination form along with a demand draft of Rs 1500/- , with photocopies of his original examination form, details of demand draft and copy of postal receipt or transaction ID if payment is made online, to the Officer-in-Charge for provisional appearance in the examination. In case the candidate’s claim is found not to be in order, fee deposited by him shall be forfeited and his appearance shall be treated as irregular.

34. How can I get my Transcript?

A candidate, interested to obtain the transcript, should submit the prescribed application form (format available on the website www.ieindia.org under the tab ‘Academics’),along with requisite fee mentioned in the application form, together with photocopies of pass grade cards of Section A and Section B examinations. On receipt, the sealed envelope, containing the transcript, will be sent at the recorded address of the applicant by registered post or directly to the concerned university/organisation by registered air-mail based on his specific request.

35. What is the procedure to get duplicate pass certificate of Sections A & B examinations or pass grade card marksheet of Section A and/or Section B Examinations?

A candidate, interested to obtain duplicate pass certificate of Sections A & B examinations or pass grade card/marksheet of Section A and/or Section B Examination, he is expected to apply for the same on the prescribed proforma (available on IEI website www.ieindia.org) under ‘Academics’) along with either the original copy of the complaint to be lodged at the nearest police station or an affidavit, citing the specific reason for the same and the requisite fee. On receipt, the duplicate pass certificate/grade card/marksheet shall be sent to the applicant at his recorded address by registered post.