All India Competition for Apprentices Under Apprenticeship Training Scheme

With a view to fostering a spirit of healthy competition among the apprentices and  also  the  establishments   in the  country  which  have  engaged  them  for apprenticeship training, a scheme has been formulated on the recommendation of the Central Apprenticeship Council to hold' Regional & All India competition for Apprentices in fifteen trades mentioned below :-

 

1. Fitter 

2. Tuner

3. Machinist

4. Welder (Gas, & Electric) 

5. Electrician 

6. Mechanic  (Motor  Vehicle)   

7. Instrument Mechanic 

8. Electronics   Mechanic  

9. Draughtsman (Mechanical) 

10.  Wireman

11.  Mechanic (Diesel)

12. Refrigeration & Air- Conditioning   Mechanic. 

13. Tool and Die Make6r (Press tools, Jigs & Fixture)    

14.  Tool  & Ole Maker (Dies & Moulds)  15. Mechanic Machine Tool Maintenance.

 

1.  Selection of the best competitors/apprentices for the competition:

 

The All India Competition is conducted at three levels as detailed below:

 

(i)    Local Centre Level Competition

The Competition is termed as 'Local Centre Selection'. The best apprentices are selected centre wise in each of the concerned trades on the basis of their results in the final trade test conducted under the aegis of NCVT.

 

(ii)   Regional Level Competition

This is termed as 'Regional Competition'. The Best apprentices are selected centre wise after grouping.  For a grouping there shall be a minimum of 16 candidates as per rules in each of the concerned trade. The candidates  selected  based on 'Local  Centre  Competitions'  are eligible  to  compete  at the  Regional  Level  competition.   Regional competitions are held about two months after the local centre competition.

"In case after making all possible efforts; grouping of a minimum of 16 apprentices   is not  possible  in any of the trade  of competition irrespective of the apprentices being  central  I state  sector, in that event the apprentice /  apprentices  securing  the highest  marks  on qualifying at the local centre, be permitted  to appear at the Regional Competition  of Apprentices.  Such apprentices I apprentices shall not be ruled out for competing at the Regional Competition due to mere grouping 0nly."  Local centre should be grouped state wise and not Region wise as usual.

 

(iii) Eligibility for appearing in All India competition for Apprentices.

 

(a) Candidates passing with grace marks will not be considered eligible at any level of Competition.

(b) If more than 1 competitor scores the same highest aggregate marks in the All India Trade Test or All India Competition; the candidate who scores more marks in practical      will be declared eligible.

(c) If aggregate and marks in practical are same for more than one candidate, then the marks for Trade Theory   should be considered to decide the Winner and Runner-up.

(d) An apprentice who has missed the immediate test on completion of his Training and has otherwise stood first at the local centre competition shall not be considered for Regional competition presumining he has developed more skill during that period.

There are 6 regions throughout the country i.e. Calcutta, Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kanpur and Ludhiana.  The Advanced Training Institutes & Central Training Institute are earmarked for the conduct of Regional competition for Apprentices. The States coming under each region are as mentioned below:-

LEGEND

SI. No.

Name Of Trade

Name of the Institute/Trade Testing center

ATI,

KOLKATA

ATI

MUMBAI

ATI

HYDERABAD

ATI

KANPUR

ATI

LUDHIANA

CTI

CHENNAI

1

Fitter

E

W

S2

N1

N2

S1

2

Turner

E

W

S2

N1

N2

S1

3

Machinist

E

W

S2

N1

N2

S1

4

Welder

E

W

S2

N1

N2

S1

5

Electrician

 

E

W

S2

N1

N2

S1

6

Mechanic

(M/V)

E

W

S2

N1

N2

S1

7

Instrument

Mechanic

S1+E+S2

N1+W+N2

_

_

_

_

8

Electronic Mechanic

E

N1+W+N2

S2

_

_

S1

9

Draughts- man Mech.

S1+E+S2

N1+W+N2

_

_

_

_

10

Wireman

E

W

S2

N1

N2

S1

11

Mech. Diesel

E

W

S2

N1

N2

S1

12

Refrigeration & Air

Conditioning Mech.

E+W+

S1+S2

N1+N2

_

_

_

_

_

13

Tool & Die

Maker (Die

& Moulds)

E

W

_

N1

N2

S1+S2

14

Tool & Die

Maker (Press

Tool Jigs & Fixtures)

E

W

_

N1

N2

S1+S2

15

Mechanic

Machine Tool

Maintenance

E+S1+S2

_

_

W+N1+N2

_

_

 

ZONE LEGEND:-

 

     E- Candidates both from State/Central Sectors from the States of West Bengal, Bihar, Assam, Orissa, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur, Andaman and Nicobar Island, Sikkim and Jharkhand.

      W- Candidates both from Central/State Sectors from the State of Maharashtra, Gujarat,Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Goa, Daman & Diu.

      S1- Candidates both from Central/State Sectors from the States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Lakshadweep   Island, Pondicherry.

      S2- Candidates both from Central/State Sectors from the States Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

      N1- Candidates both from Central / State Sectors from the States of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Chhattisgarh.

      N2- Candidates both from center /state sector from the states of Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh and Delhi.

  

(iv)             All India Competition:

 

This competition is conducted about a month after the regional competition. Both the winner and runners up apprentices at the regional competition in each region, in each trade would be eligible to appear at the All India Competition.

 

2. Subject for the competition and allocation of marks.

 

Sr. No

Subject

Maximum Marks

Minimum Pass Marks

1

Practical

300

180

2

Trade Theory

100

50

3

Workshop

Calculation

Science

50

25

4

Engineering

Drawing

50

25

 

Total

500

280


If an apprentice fails even in one subject, he is to be declared 'not qualified’. The best apprentice is chosen amongst the qualified lot only.

 

3. Declaration of the Best Apprentice and Runners-up at the Regional Level Competition/All India Level Competition In each trade

 

The competitor(s) who stands first  and second  after qualifying  Regional Level Competition/All   India Level  Competition  will be declared  the best apprentice and runner-up apprentice in the trade respectively provided they score  a minimum  of 70% of the  maximum  marks  in the trade  practical Subject.

 

 4. Declaration of the Best Establishment

Declaration of the best establishments at the regional Level & All India Level will be based on the highest total of marks secured by the trainee/trainees of the concerned establishment, in all the trades.

 

5.    Awards under the scheme

(i)         (a)  ATrophy and Certificate of Hon’ble  Mention from  the President of India for the best establishment  In all the trades in the All India Competition.  The  establishment winning the award consecutively for three years will be allowed to retain the silver trophy.

            (b) Merit Certificates for the best establishments at the Regional competition, in all the trades.

 

(ii)Awards for Apprentices

(a)  Merit Certificate   to the Best Apprentice in the Local Centre Competition.

(b)  Merit Certificate and Cash Award of Rs. 10,000/-to the Best Apprentice in each trade in each region at Regional Level Competition.

(c)   Merit Certificate and Cash Award of Rs. 5,000/- to be Runners-up Apprentice in each trade at Regional Level Competition.

(d)  Merit Certificate   and Cash Award of Rs. 50,000/- to the Best Apprentice in each trade at All India Level Competition.

(e) Merit Certificate 'and Cash Award of Rs. 25,000/- to the Runners-up in each trade at all India Level Competition.

 

6. Traveling Allowance/Daily Allowance to Competitors/Best Apprentices under the scheme

 

i) Traveling Allowance

Reimbursement of the traveling expenditure to the competitors would be limited to the second class train fare for the shortest distance between the home town/place of           duty/place of training to the place of All India Competition/place of function for awards and back. Shortest distance will be calculated between railway stations nearest to both the places under consideration.

 

ii) Daily allowance

Daily allowance as applicable to a Group ‘C’ Central /State Government employee at the minimum of the scale as per the rules, for the complete period of competition.

TA/DA for the competitors for Regional and All India Competition will be borne by the respective establishments.