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CITS/CTI Admission 2024-2025: Exam Dates, CTI Application Form, Admit Card, Result

The All India Common Entrance Test (AICET) for Craft Instructor Training, which is organized by DGT, will be conducted through centralized counseling. Currently, craft instructors are trained in 34 different trades. The training takes place at 28 National Skill Training Institutes (NSTI), 6 State Government Institute of Training of Trainers (IoT), and 12 private Institutes of Training of Trainers.

Courses are offered by Central Institutes under DGT like NSTI's and IToT's to fulfill the objective of uplifting and upgrading the Training standard of existing serving instructors of ITIs and Industry as well as those who aspire to become successful instructor in future in the Industrial Training Institutes (ITI’s). Admissions in Private IToTs will also be made through this entrance test only.Institutes offering Craftsman Training Instructor Scheme under NCVT Courses for August 2023 Batch...

Download CITS Admission Exam Guide 2023 (Based on Previous Year NIMI Papers)

CTI / CITS Admission 2023-2024 August Session
(शिल्प अनुदेशक प्रशिक्षण कार्यक्रम)

CITS/CTI Nimi Online Admission 2023-2024 Important Dates Highlights Below are the Dates for CITS/CTI Nimi Online Admission 2023-2024 Candidates Can Refer to -
CITS Exam Activity (Event) Exam Important Dates (Tentative)
Application forms Available Online Dates 01 June 2023
Deadline (Last Date) to fill the application 17 June 2023 
(Extended Upto 24-06-2023, 05:30 PM)
Deadline (Last Date) to pay the registration fee 17 June 2023 (Extended Upto 24-06-2023, 11:30 PM)
AICET Computer Based CBT Exams / Online Exam Dates 08 July 2023
Mock Examination Link Opening  26.06.2023 to 06.07.2023
Hall Ticket/Admit Card Download from website 26.06.2023 to 06.07.2023
CITS Result Publishing 17.07.2023
Online Counselling First Phase Dates 22.07.2023 
Online Counselling Second Phase Dates 5th August 2023
Online Counselling Third Phase Dates 19th August 2023
Spot round/ walk-in admissions Dates 28th August 2023
CTI Course Commencement of Session 2022-23 4th September 2023

CITS Admission Entrance Exam 2023 Highlights Points -

CITS Admission 2023-2024 Highlights
Event Information
Test Exam NameCITS
CITS Full-FormCrafts Instructor Training Scheme (CITS)
CITS Organization NameMinistry Of Skill Development And Entrepreneurship, Government of India
CITS Exam Conducting BodyAll India Common Entrance Test (AICET)
CITS Total Trdes Available35
CITS No of Seats Availabilty10,000+ Every Year 
CITS Exam TypesVocational Exam Course
CITS Exam LevelCentral (All India) Exam
CITS Exam Courses TypeVocational Instructor in ITI (Industrial Training Institute)
CITS Name of the InstitutionsNSTI, IToT, Pvt IToTs affiliated Colleges under NCVT
CITS Name of the Institutions (Full Name)
  1. National Skill Training Institue (NSTI)
  2. State Government Institutes of Training of Trainers (IToT)
  3. Private Institute of Training of Trainers (ITOT) affiliated under NCVT
CITS Application Mode Online
CITS Exam Mode Online Mode
CITS Official Website

CITS/CTI Admission 2023-2024 Application Fee - 
Candidates Fee
 General and all other candidates  Rs. 500/-
 SC / ST / PH / EWS / Women candidates  Rs. 300/-
Candidates need to remit entrance examination fee online using Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card

CITS/CTI Admission Eligibility Qualification 2023-2024 
  • NTC/NAC (NCVT certificate in relevant trade) or Diploma / Degree from a recognized Board of Technical Education/University or equivalent.
  • The candidates undergoing training under Craftsmen Training Scheme (CTS) who are going to appear in final exam of All India Trade Test (AITT) during July’ 2022, may also be considered for appearing in the AICET but their final admission in CITS courses will be subjected to successful completion of their training under CTS. If they fail in CTS final examination, they will not be allowed to continue the CITS courses and fee deposited is non-refundable.
  • The candidates who are going to appear in final semester of Degree/ Diploma during July’ 2022, may also be considered for appearing in the AICET but their final admission in CITS courses will be subjected to successful completion of their Degree/Diploma.
  • If they fail in Degree/Diploma final examination, they will not be allowed to continue the CITS courses and fee deposited is non-refundable.
  • For detailed entry qualification related to each trade please refer to Annexure – II.
  • SCVT candidates are also eligible.
  • CoE candidates are NOT eligible.
* Those candidates who are appearing in the entry qualification exam are not eligible for CITS admission.
  • Reservation of seats: - Central reservation policy is followed in the admission process
  • Age: - No Upper Age limit
CITS AICET Examination Pattern 2023-2024
Questions Percentage Subject/Trade
 75% questions Objective Type (Multiple Choice Type) of ITI Level Related to the trade applied for admission
 25% questions Objective Type Pertaining to Aptitude (Logical, Numeric and Reasoning)


1. Agartala

2. Aizwal

3. Bengaluru

4. Bhubaneshwar

5. Calicut

6. Chennai

7. Dehradun

8. Jaipur

9. Port Blair

10. Allahabad (Prayagraj)

11. Bhopal

12. Chandigarh

13. Dadra & Nagar Haveli

14. Delhi

15. Durgapur

16. Gandhinagar

17. Gaya

18. Gorakhpur

19. Guwahati

20. Gwalior

21. Haldwani

22. Howrah

23. Hyderabad

24. Imphal

25. Indore

26. Itanagar

27. Jabalpur

28. Jammu

29. Jamnagar

30. Jamshedpur

31. Jodhpur

32. Kanpur

33. Karimnagar

34. Karnal

35. Kavaratti

36. Kohima

37. Kolkata

38. Kota

39. Leh

40. Lucknow

41. Ludhiana

42. Mumbai

43. Muzaffarpur

44. Mysuru

45. Nagpur

46. Noida

47. Panipat

48. Panaji(Goa)

49. Patna

50. Puducherry

51. Pune

52. Raipur

53. Rajpura

54. Ranchi

55. Rourkela

56. Shillong

57. Shimla

58. Siliguri

59. Solan

60. Srinagar

61. Trichy

62. Trivandrum

63. Tura

64. Udaipur

65. Vadodara

66. Vaizag

67. Varanasi

68. Vijaywada

69. Warangal

Total Exam Center is 69

Note: Exam centers might change based on the number of candidates applied for the particular center. If very few candidates have opted for an Exam center, alternate nearby center will be provided.

List of Trades available at CFIs under CITS - (34 Trades, 30 NSTI, 18 ITOTS) -

(Out of Institute wise total seats, 25% seats are reserved for State/UT sponsored candidates)
  • CITS/CTI Course Duration - 1 Year (2 semesters)
Name of CITS/CTI Trade
 Architectural Assistantship
 Catering & Hospitality
 Computer Hardware and Networking Maintenance
 Computer Software Application
 Desk Top Publishing Operator
 Draughtsman Civil
 Draughtsman Mechanical
 Dress Making
 Electronic Mechanic
 Fashion Design Technology
 Instrument Mechanic
 Mechanics Agriculture Machinery
 Machinist and operator. Adv. Machine Tool
 Machinist Grinder
 Mechanic Diesel
 Mechanic Machine Tool Maintenance
 Mechanic Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning
 Motor Mechanic Vehicle
 Office Management
 Secretarial Practice (Hindi)
 Reading of Drawing and Arithmetic - RODA
 Sewing Technology
 Sheet Metal Worker
 Surface Ornamentation Technique
 Tool and Die Maker
 Tractor Mechanic
Checklist: Document(s) to be kept handy before applying CITS/CTI Online Form -
  1. Credit card/ Debit card / Bank details.
  2. Scanned Photograph along with Signature
  3. Scanned copy of the community certificate (only for OBC/SC/ST candidates)
  4. Scanned copy of the 8th Standard or SSLC (10th Standard) Mark sheet
  5. Scanned copy of the NTC or NAC or Diploma or Degree Certificate
For Case 2 Max Size of Image should be 40 KB and for Cases 3,4,5 100 KB.

(Note: Those who have not received the NTC /NAC certificate, Mark sheet can be uploaded)

How to Apply - CITS/CTI Admission 2023-2024 - 
  • For CITS Online Admission Form - August Session Registration Click the link (important link)
  • Once registered, use your Email & Mobile No. registered to Login.
  • Keep a valid Email and Mobile for receiving OTP for verification and receiving important messages.
  • Since Email, Mobile and Aadhar are Unique IDs, duplicate registrations restricted using same IDs.
Before entering into Registration, keep the following scan copies ready to proceed :
  • Photo with Signature
  • Scanned Copies of Education, Technical Qualification, Community and Quota Certificates
HELP DESK - CITS/CTI Admission 2023-2024 -
  • Location:
CTI Campus, TVK Industrial Estate,
    Guindy, Chennai - 600032 Tamil Nadu, India

    For Queries Contact (Call & Whatsapp) : 9498087085 , 9498069086
    • Email:-
    Official Website:

    Results of AICET: Exam results will be displayed in the login of each and every AICET registered candidate.

    For CITS 2023 - August Session Registration Click the below link.

    Important Notice: Interested Candidates Can Read the Full Notification Before Apply Online.

    CITS/CTI Admission Some Useful Important Links
    Instructions Important Links
    CITS Online Application Link 2023 Registration | Login
    CITS Entry Qualification, CTS Trades and Equivalent
    CITS Trades
    CITS How to Apply (Imp. Instructions Hindi & English) CLICK HERE
    CITS College Seat Availability(Trade Wise Check) CLICK HERE
    CITS College Fee Structure CLICK HERE
    CITS Syllabus, Exam Pattern & Preparation Tips CLICK HERE
    Sample Mock Test For CITS (Questions and Answers) CLICK HERE
    CITS Institutes Address List (Contact No.) CLICK HERE
    CITS Institutes Official Links CLICK HERE
    CITS imp Questions CLICK HERE
    CITS Official Notification (prospectus) -2023 CLICK HERE
    CITS/CTI 2022 Preparation [Best] Book List CLICK HERE
    CITS Online Mock Examination Link CLICK HERE
    CTI/CITS Admission Counselling 2022-2023  CLICK HERE
    CITS Result 2023-2024 Login Link CLICK HERE
    CITS Download Admit Card/Hall Ticket 2023-2024 CLICK HERE
    CITS Application Form Fees Refund  CLICK HERE
    CITS Official Site CLICK HERE
    Join Facebook Group CLICK HERE
    Important FAQ - 

    Question:- Candidates with SCVT Certification can apply ?
    Answer:-  Yes, only SCVT candidates with Apprentice certificate can apply.

    Question:- Will the question paper appear in English and Hindi?
    Answer:-  Question paper will be both in English & Hindi.

    Question:- How would I remove my documents if it is uploaded successfully, but in modify there is no option to remove it?
    Answer:-  Documents once uploaded cannot be deleted but can be replaced with new one using the modify option.

    Question:- I have completed ITI with COPA trade from SCVT can I apply?
    Answer:- No. The SCVT holders must have Apprenticeship certificate in same trade. Then only he/she can apply.

    Question:- I am in the final semester of All India Trade Test (AITT) during July 2022, I do not have ITI certificate, what certificate should I upload?
    Answer:-  The marksheet or certificate of previous semester should be uploaded.

    Question:- I have done ITI in sewing technology and I am interested to take admission in cutting and sewing or in fashion technology trade?Am I eligible for the above-mentioned trades?
    Answer:-  Name of cutting & Sewing is changed to Sewing technology and both are same. You are elegible for Sewing Technology only.

    Question:- How to change the wrongly entered Date of Birth in portal?
    Answer:-  Send a request to with you details of entered Date of Birth and correct Date of Birth from your registered mail ID.

    Question:- If a person is already doing CITS, can he apply for CITS entrance exam 2022?
    Answer:-  No.

    Question:- Are CoE candidates eligible fot CITS examination?
    Answer:-  ITI COE Course passed out students are not eligible for CITS admission.

    Question:- I am one year ITI student pursuing my ITI trade. How can I apply ?
    Answer:-  Select the Pursuing option and fill the ITI Certificate as NA and Select NCVT as certificate, Regular as Candidate Type and Select the ITI Trade undergoing.

    Question:- What certificate can I upload if pursuing ?
    Answer:-  Upload the current valid ID Card.

    Question:- Can I apply for a CITS trade not related to my ITI Trade ?
    Answer:-  NO. Only equivalent CITS trades can be applied. See Annexure in Prospectus.

    Question:- Can ITI, Diploma or Degree appearing candidates apply?
    Answer:-  Yes, candidates who are in their final semester can apply.

    Question:- What to be filled in Certificate number for appearing candidates?
    Answer:-  Not Applicable (NA)

    Question:- What to fill in grade section?
    Answer:-  Not Applicable (NA)

    Question:- What should an appearing candidate upload for Certificate?
    Answer:-  Upload last year marksheet or ITI ID card.

    More details Concerning CITS/CTI Admission 2022-2023, Including Number of opportunities(Vacancies), CITS qualification criteria(eligibility), CITS determination methodology(selection procedure), CITS how to apply and Application forms available online, CITS Deadline(Last Date) to fill the application, Deadline(Last Date) to pay the registration fee, CITS Mock Examination Link Open, CITS Hall Ticket(Admit Card) download from website, CITS Computer Based CBT Exams / Online Date, CITS Online Counselling First Phase Date, CITS Online Counselling Second Phase Date, CITS Online Counselling Third Phase Date, CITS MOP UP/ Spot Round Date, are given underneath:-

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