During the two years duration of Electrician trade a candidate is trained on professional
skills& knowledge, Engineering Drawing, Workshop Calculation & Science and Employability
skill related to job role. In addition to this a candidate is entrusted to undertake project work
and extracurricular activities to build up confidence. The Broad components covered during the
course are given below:
FIRST YEAR: In this year the trainee learns about safety and environment, use of fire
extinguishers, artificial respiratory resuscitation to begin with. He gets the idea of trade tools &
its standardization, identifies different types of conductors, cables & their skinning & joint
making. Basic electrical laws like Kirchhoff’s law, ohm’s law, laws of resistances and their
application in different combinations of electrical circuit are practiced along with laws of
magnetism. The trainee practices on circuit for single phase and poly-phase circuits for 3 wire
/4 wire balanced & unbalanced loads. Skilling practice on different types & combination of cells
for operation and maintenance is being done. Wiring practice with installation of different
accessories like ICDP switch, distribution fuse box and mounting energy meters are practiced as
per IE rules for hostel/residential building, workshop and its fault detection are done by trainee.
The trainee will practice for pipe & plate earthing. Different types of light fitting are to be done
like HP/LP mercury vapour and sodium vapour are prominent. The trainee will practice on
different types of measuring instruments like multimeter, wattmeter, energy meter, phase
sequences meter, frequency meter, for measurement of electrical parameters in single & three
phase circuits. He will gain skill on range extension, calibration and testing of meters. Practice
for dismantling, assembling and testing of heating element equipment, induction heating
equipment, grinding machines and washing machines will be done by trainee. Skill will be
gained on transformer for operation, efficiency, series parallel operation, replacement of
transformer oil and combination of single-phase transformers for 3 phase operation. The
trainee will practice on winding of small transformer.
SECOND YEAR: In this year the trainee will study the details of electrical rotating machines viz.
DC machines, induction motors, alternators & MG sets and practice on them. The trainee will
practice on determining characteristics, their performance analysis, starting, speed control and
reversing direction of rotation of machines. He will practice on parallel operation &
synchronization of alternators, winding practice and over hauling will be practiced for DC
machine and induction motors. Practices on diodes for bridge rectifier, switching devices &
amplifiers by electronic components, different wave shape generation and testing by CRO.
Designing control cabinet, assembling control elements and their wiring are to be practiced.
Speed control of AC/DC motors by electronic controller will be practiced. The trainee will
practice on testing, analyzing and repairing of voltage stabilizer, emergency light, battery
charger, UPS and inverter. He will gain knowledge of thermal, hydel, solar & wind energy
systems. The trainee will practice on distribution system, domestic service line and accessories
& their protection by practicing on relay and circuit breaker for operation and maintenance.


The Directorate General of Training (DGT) under Ministry of Skill Development &
Entrepreneurship offers a range of vocational training courses catering to the need of different
sectors of economy/ Labour market. The vocational training programmes are delivered under
the aegis of Directorate General of Training (DGT). Craftsman Training Scheme (CTS) with
variants and Apprenticeship Training Scheme (ATS) are two pioneer schemes of DGT for
strengthening vocational training.
Electrician trade under CTS is one of the most popular courses delivered nationwide
through network of ITIs. The course is of two years duration. It mainly consists of Domain area
and Core area. The Domain area (Trade Theory & Practical) impart professional skills and
knowledge, while Core area(Workshop Calculation and science, Engineering Drawing and
Employability Skills) impart requisite core skill, knowledge and life skills.After passing out of the
training programme, the trainee is awarded National Trade Certificate (NTC) by DGT which is
recognized worldwide.
Trainees broadly need to demonstrate that they are able to:

  •  Read and interpret technical parameters/ documents, plan and organize work
    processes, identify necessary materials and tools;
  •  Perform task with due consideration to safety rules, accident prevention regulations and
    environmental protection stipulations;
  •  Apply professional skill, knowledge & employability skills while performing jobs.
  •  Check the job/ assembly as per drawing for functioning identify and rectify errors in job/
  •  Document the technical parameters related to the task undertaken.
  •  Can join industry as Technician and will progress further as Senior Technician, Supervisor
    and can rise up to the level of Manager.
  •  Can become Entrepreneur in the related field.
  •  Can appear in 10+2 examination through National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) for
    acquiring higher secondary certificate and can go further for General/ Technical
  •  Can take admission in diploma course in notified branches of Engineering by lateral
  •  Can join Apprenticeship programme in different types of industries leading to National
    Apprenticeship certificate (NAC).
  •  Can join Crafts Instructor Training Scheme (CITS) in the trade for becoming instructor in
  • Can join Advanced Diploma (Vocational) courses under DGT as applicable.

Table below depicts the distribution of training hours across various course elements
during a period of two-years: –

The trainee will be tested for his skill, knowledge and attitude during the period of course
through formative assessment and at the end of the training programme through summative
assessment as notified by the DGT from time to time.
a) The Continuous Assessment (Internal)during the period of training will be done by
Formative Assessment Method by testing for assessment criteria listed against learning
outcomes. The training institute has to maintain individual trainee portfolio as detailed in
assessment guideline. The marks of internal assessment will be as per the formative assessment
template provided on
b) The final assessment will be in the form of summative assessment. The All India Trade Test
for awarding NTC will be conducted by Controller of examinations, DGT as per the guidelines.
The pattern and marking structure is being notified by DGT from time to time. The learning
outcome and assessment criteria will be basis for setting question papers for final
assessment. The examiner during final examination will also check individual trainee’s profile
as detailed in assessment guideline before giving marks for practical examination.

For the purposes of determining the overall result, weightage of 100% is applied for six
months and one year duration courses and 50% weightage is applied to each examination for
two years courses. The minimum pass percent for Trade Practical and Formative assessment is
60% & for all other subjects is 33%. There will be no Grace marks.
Appropriate arrangements should be made to ensure that there will be no artificial
barriers to assessment. The nature of special needs should be taken into account while
undertaking assessment. Due consideration should be given while assessing for teamwork,
avoidance/reduction of scrap/wastage and disposal of scrap/wastage as per procedure,
behavioral attitude, sensitivity to environment and regularity in training. The sensitivity towards
OSHE (Occupational Safety & Health Environment) and self-learning attitude are to be
considered while assessing competencies.
Assessment will be evidence based, comprising the following:

  •  Job carried out in labs/workshop
  • Record book/ daily diary
  •  Answer sheet of assessment
  •  Viva-voce
  •  Progress chart
  •  Attendance and punctuality
  • Assignment
  •  Project work
  • Evidences and records of internal (Formative) assessments are to be preserved until
    forthcoming examination for audit and verification by examination body.


Electrician General; installs, maintains and repairs electrical machinery equipment and fittings
in factories, workshops powerhouse, business and residential premises etc. Studies drawings
and other specifications to determine electrical circuit, installation details etc. Positions and
installs electrical motors, transformers, switchgears. Switch boards and other electrical
equipment, fittings and lighting fixtures. Makes connections and solders terminals. Tests
electrical installations and equipment and locates faults using megger, test lamps etc. Repairs
or replaces defective wiring, burnt out fuses and defective parts and keeps fittings and fixtures
in working order. May do armature winding, draw wires and cables and do simple cable
jointing. May operate, attend and maintain electrical motors, pumps etc.
Electrical Fitter; fits and assembles electrical machinery and equipment such as motors,
transformers, generators, switchgears, fans etc., Studies drawings and wiring diagrams of
fittings, wiring and assemblies to be made. Collects prefabricated electrical and mechanical
components according to drawing and wiring diagrams and checks them with gauges, megger
etc. to ensure proper function and accuracy. Fits mechanical components, resistance,
insulators, etc., as per specifications, doing supplementary tooling where necessary. Follows
wiring diagrams, makes electrical connections and solders points as specified. Checks for
continuity, resistance, circuit shorting, leakage, earthing, etc. at each stage of assembly using
megger, ammeter, voltmeter and other appliances and ensures stipulated performance of both
mechanical and electrical components filled in assembly. Erects various equipment such as bus
bars, panel boards, electrical posts, fuse boxes switch gears, meters, relays etc. using nonconductors, insulation hoisting equipment as necessary for receipt and distribution of electrical
current to feeder lines. Installs motors, generators, transformer etc. as per drawings using
lifting and hoisting equipment as necessary, does prescribed electrical wiring, and connects to
supply line. Locates faults in case of breakdown and replaces blown out fuse, burnt coils,
switches, conductors etc. as required. Checks, dismantles, repairs and overhauls electrical units
periodically or as required according to scheduled procedure. May test coils. May specialize in
repairs of particular equipment manufacturing, installation or powerhouse work and be
designated accordingly.
Reference NCO-2015:
(i) 7411.0100 – Electrician General
(ii) 7412.0200 – Electrical Fitter

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