National Trade Certificates / State Trade Certificates
Scope and Duration
There are two types of training courses:
  -  Training in Engineering Trades
  • The aim of the training is to equip the trainees for suitable industrial employment. The duration of the training is either one year or two years depending on the trades

  -  Training in Non-Engineering Trades
  • The duration of courses in all these trades is 12 months. The aim is to prepare the trainees of gainful employment.

  • Admissions are made both in engineering and non-engineering trades in August every year.

Minimum Qualification for Admission to:
  • Candidates for training should be ordinarily between 14 and 25 years of age as on date of start of the admission session. The upper age limit and the educational qualification may be relaxed in deserving cases, provided the applicants are otherwise suitable.

  • Widows/separated women would be allowed to join various training programmes under Craftsmen Training Scheme up to the age of 35 years.

Method of Selection  
  • Candidates are selected by Selection Committees formed for the purpose according to the admission procedure laid down by the respective State Governments.

Undertaking from Trainees
  • On joining the Training Institutes/Centres, the selected candidates will be required to give an undertaking to abide by the discipline of the Institute/Centre, take care of the tools and equipment entrusted to their charge, not to discontinue course, and to conform to such other conditions as may be prescribed by the government.

  • If they fail to fulfil the terms of the undertaking, the government will have the right to recover from them the expenses incurred on their training or such less amount as they may deem fit.

National Trade Certificates / State Trade Certificates
  • The marks secured by the trainees would be indicated in the provisional certificates only which would be issued to the trainees soon after passing the All India Trade Test / State Trade Test.

  • Trainee who pass the trade test will be awarded a National Trade Certificate by the National Council for Vocational Training / State Trade Test by SCVT.

  • The trainees who fail only in the business management paper should not be precluded from getting National Trade Certificates. Candidates will be entitled to an additional Certificate as and when they secure a pass in the Paper.

Duplicate National Trade Certificates
  • The trainees should apply with the requisite fee for the issue of duplicate certificates to the principals of training institutes where they had undergone training.
All-India Trade Tests / State Trade Test
  • The final All-India Trade Tests are conducted by the National Council for Vocational Training after completion of the prescribed period of training and successful trainees are awarded the National Trade Certificates in the trades concerned. The National Trade Certificates are recognized for recruitment to the subordinate posts and services under the Government of India for which a Certificate in Craftsmanship is prescribed as the requisite qualification.

Facilities Available for Apprenticeship Training in Industry under Apprentices Act, 1961
  • The trainees in the ITIs after completion of one or two year courses may be engaged by employers for apprenticeship training in the designated trades. Such trainees are given full credit for the period spent in the ITI and they are required to undergo training in industry only for the remaining period of apprenticeship.

  • The total period of apprenticeship in the designated trades is six months to four years depending on the trades. Those who successfully complete apprenticeship training will be awarded National Apprenticeship Certificate to be issued by National Council for Vocational Training after they pass the All India Trade Test. National Apprenticeship Certificates are of a higher grade than the National Trade Certificate which is recognised for posts and services under the Central Government in the appropriate field.