Most Frequently Asked Questions on AMIE Exam
Is obtaining a membership number a mandatory to sit for an examination?
A student cannot undertake an examination at any point without first having obtained a membership number. Referral numbers allocated by the Institute will not be considered as membership numbers an will not be valid in any of the examinations. With membership number comes a student ID Card.
Can a student leave the country and continue with the AMIE studies at any other overseas country?
A student who will be leaving the country for personal purposes but who wish to continue with the AMIE program will be able to do so while continuing to keep the same postal address. However, the examinations are conducted only in limited locations overseas. The list of overseas countries is given on the website. If a student is travelling to a country where an AMIE examination could not be taken the only option available to the student is to travel back to India for them to take the examination. There are overseas centres like Baharian, Doha etc
Can students who have already passed AMIE take on another related branch of engineering as a second or third optional qualification?
Students who have already achieved a professional qualification in one related field of engineering can reapply to get an extra professional qualification in another branch of engineering. For example if a student has already obtained the Bachelor of Technical Studies he may again apply for AMIE course in the field of civil engineering if the student desires so. The eligibility and registration process is the same as in for other students.
Can students achieve good grades by referring to other material and publications of the IEI?
Students should not try to get through the AMIE examinations by simply referring to the available published material of the IEI. The published material of IEI has its own merits and is compatible with the study and exam trends of the course.
However, students are encouraged to look through these books and whatever extra study material they can get hold of in order to gain additional depth and knowledge in their field of studies.
Will a single book cover the entire syllabus of the relevant subjects? Does a student need any additional reading material?
Like in any other course and academic programs a single book will not be sufficient to guarantee that the student will receive better than average marks at the examination. Therefore students are strongly advised to look for all available printed and online reading material that could be obtained on every aspect of the engineering field that is relevant to the student’s scope of education. Students can exchange such reading material and make notes out of these books for future references.
It is advised that students make use of engineering study books that are written by designated writers and books that are available in the local engineering institutes and universities. Students could also get the guidance and advice of the administrators at the Learning Hours with regard to any additional reading material.
The administrators at Learning Hours have a wide experience and knowledge and will guide the students in the most relevant reading material.
Once a student completes the AMIE program how can he receive the Chartered Engineer status?
The eligibility requirement for a Chartered Engineers is that the person has to be a registered Corporate Member (Life) at the Institution of Engineers India. Professional aspiring for the designation of Chartered Engineer can obtain a certificate, nominating him as a Chartered Engineer. This facility is available only for those members who have made their composite subscriptions or the compounding fees for the life membership without arrears.
The applicants should provide details of their professional background detailing all academic and professional achievements with the demand draft of the applicable fee made payable to the Institute of Engineers India and make the payment to the office address at Kolkata.
Can a student pay their examination fees online to the Institution?
Students who has the facility to make their payments online to take on a examination or to register for the Section B, to make a re-registration for examination or to request for an extension time on the examination registration could do so by making the required payment through their credit card by logging in to the Institute’s payment gateway available online. The student may also fill in their application forms and examination forms at the same time through the provided online forms. A student may request for a change in their optional subjects in the same manner. This is a very quick, efficient and safe method that is now being adopted by most of the AMIE students. The students should make a note of the acknowledgement they will receive online from the IEI in the form of a reference number for the request and the authorization code once they complete their transaction. If the student has not received an authorization code once the relevant data has been fed the transaction will not be accepted by the Institute as a valid payment.
What is the standard format for the AMIE examination paper?
A student will have to answer a total of five questions out of which question number one will be on an objective basis and compulsory for the students. The other four questions are of an explanatory nature and the students would provide answers to all four questions as well. The marking will be 20 for each question totalling to a final 100.
If a student has received their membership number but has not received the other documents would he be permitted to take on the forthcoming examination?
A student who has already received the membership confirmation along with the relevant membership number could apply for the next examination even if he has not received the student identity card and other pertaining documents. However, the student has to check that the date of membership election is before August 31st to be eligible to sit for the oncoming winter examination and the date of membership registration should be before 28th February in order to be eligible to sit for the next summer examination.
All the student has to do is send in his duly filled examination form along with the requisite examination fees in demand draft (speed post recommended). It takes awhile for the Institute to process the students identify the card and other documents but the student can be assured of delivery of these items in due course.
Does a student have to fill in their chosen engineering branch code in the Section A examination application forms?
A student should only fill in the branch code if they have definite knowledge of the respective branch code. For students who do not have the relevant information or if they need to wait to select the desired branch upon passing the Section A examination, they could opt to leave the branch code blank in the application form.
Is AMIE a valid qualification in Government Sectors such as NTPC or ONGC?
AMIE is held to be in the same ranks of the Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Technical qualifications as recognized by the Government of India. The professional qualification is valid for any of the following Government Sectors and jobs. UPSA, IES, GATE and any other sector where they mention B.Tech or B. Eng.,
The AMIE qualification is a sure guarantee for the employees to get promotions and enhance future career prospects as it is a widely recognized professional qualification in India as well as on the international scale. You can refer recognition site in website www.ieindia.org
Can a student enroll for the GATE immediately upon completing the AMIE?
A student could appear for the GATE upon completing the Section A examinations but cannot enroll or register at GATE unless the student completes the Section B and get the required passing grade.
Is a student allowed to take their examinations in the Hindi Language?
A student who does not wish to take his/her examination in the English language may apply to write for the examination in the Hindi language. This will be possible only for the students who have completed their eligibility diploma course also in the same language. Students who are aspiring to complete the AMIE in Hindi should take the same language for both Section A and B. The student will receive their final grading and will be certified as having passed in Hindi.
However, the Institute strongly recommends students who are aspiring to continue their career prospects on to international and high standards that are maintained in the engineering field today to take the program in the English Language as it will facilitate the student’s entry into the international engineering arena.
What are AMIE project work and the laboratory experiments?
A student will be expected to do their project work and to carry on with the laboratory experiments after having passed five subjects in the Section B examination. The Institute of Engineers will provide a list of the study centres and institutes or colleges which would help the student to obtain the required number of laboratory experiments and tests. The Institute will send by mail all the relevant documentation pertaining to the student’s project work and expected laboratory experiments upon the clearance of the five subjects. The student will receive a letter from the Institute naming the title for the expected project work and another letter and form detailing the list of places for the lab experiments.