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FITTER (Duration: Two Years)



During the two-year duration a candidate is trained on subjects Professional Skill, Professional Knowledge, Engineering Drawing, Workshop Science & Calculation and Employability Skill related to job role. In addition to this a candidate is entrusted to make/do project work and Extra Curricular Activities to build up confidence. The practical skills are imparted in simple to complex manner & simultaneously theory subject is taught in the same fashion to apply cognitive knowledge while executing task. The practical part starts with basic fitting with tolerance level ± 0.5mm and finally to ± 0.02mm and angular tolerance from 1° to 10ʹ at the end of the course. The broad components covered under Professional Skill subject are as below:


The practical part starts with basic fitting in the beginning and the candidate also imparted training on allied trades viz., Sheet Metal, Welding (Gas & Arc) which leads to multiskilling. In the basic fitting the skills imparted are sawing, filing, marking, chipping, measurement, riveting, soldering, brazing, drilling and observation of all safety aspects is mandatory. The accuracy achieved is of±0.25 mm. The safety aspects cover components like OSH & E, PPE, Fire extinguisher, First Aid and in addition 5S being taught.
Different drilling operations (through, blind, angular), reaming, offhand grinding, tapping, dieing, different fits viz., sliding fit, etc., scraping, fastening (nuts & bolts, riveting, studs, screws, etc.,). The accuracy achieved is of± 0.04 mm and angular accuracy to 30minutes. Different turning operations on lathe (step, grooving, chamfering, drilling, boring, knurling & threading), simple repair, overhauling and lubrication work on machine are being taught in the practical.


Power tool operation, different complex assembling and fitting, fastening, lapping, making gauges, pipe works and pipe joints, Dismantling, overhauling& assembling valves are covered. The accuracy achieved is of an accuracy of ± 0.02 mm & 10 minutes.
Making & using drill jigs, making of critical components, repair & maintenance of power transmission system, making of template &complex gauges, identify different Pneumatic & hydraulic components and circuit construction, repair & maintenance of machinery like lathe, drill, grinding, bench drilling, Inspection of Machine tools, Accuracy testing of Machine tools and erection of simple machines are being performed as part of practical training.
Professional Knowledge subject is simultaneously taught in the same fashion to apply cognitive knowledge while executing task. In addition components like Physical properties of engineering materials, Interchangeability, Method of expressing tolerance as per BIS Fits, different types of iron, properties and uses, special files, honing, Metallurgical and metal working processes such as Heat treatment, the various coatings used to protect metals, different bearing, working material with finished surface as aluminium, duralumin and stainless steel, topics related to non-ferrous metals, Method of lubrication are also covered under theory part.
Total three projects need to be completed by the candidates in a group. In addition to above components the core skills components viz., Workshop calculation & science, Engineering drawing, employability skills are also covered. These core skills are essential skills which are necessary to perform the job in any given situation.


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.
Fitter 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 science, Engineering Drawing and Employability Skills) imparts requisite core skills, knowledge and life skills. After passing out of the training program, the trainee is awarded National Trade Certificate (NTC) by DGT which is recognized worldwide. Candidates broadly need to demonstrate that they are able to:



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 www.bharatskills.gov.in.
b) The final assessment will be in the form of summative assessment method. 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 are 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 are 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 scarp/wastage as per procedure, behavioral attitude, sensitivity to environment and regularity in training. The sensitivity towards OSHE and self-learning attitude are to be considered while assessing competency.


Fitter General; Sizes metal parts to close tolerances and fits and assembles them using hand tools for production or repairs of machines, or other metal products. Studies drawings to understand specification of different parts, fittings or assembles to be made and their functions. They select materials, appropriate tool and equipments to carry out their work. Holds the work in Vice, Cuts and shapes required parts to dimensions and specifications by processes of sawing, chipping, filing, grinding, drilling holes, screw cutting, scrapping etc., using hand tools for making specimens or finished components. Measures object while working using foot rules, calipers, micrometer, gauges etc. and checks for correct filing with square. Gets half-finished object marked or marks it himself using face plate, marking block scriber, vernier, height gauges, vee-blocks, angle plate, sine plate, slip gauges, combination set, etc. depending on accuracies required, to indicate guide lines for finished sizes, holes to be drilled and pitch centres, threads to be cut and other working details as specified in drawing or sample. Clamps object securely in correct position in vice and files it to required dimensions according to punch marks and guide lines frequently measuring it with calipers, micrometre, vernier, gauges etc, makes holes with drill, cuts threads with taps and dies ensuring that they are square or at required angle to base. Measures finished article with dial indicator, micrometre, vernier, height gauges, screw gauges, plug gauges, sine bar, slip gauge, etc according to prescribed accuracies. May make parts separately and assemble those with screws, rivets, pins, etc. as specified so as to make complete unit according to drawing. Dismantles or removes worn out, broken or defective parts using hand tools or power tools and replaces them by repaired or new ones. Performs repairing and maintenance work (including preventive maintenance) of simple machines, dismantles and replaces different components to construct circuit of Pneumatics and Hydraulics. Tests completed article/ assembly to ensure correct performance. May do simple turning of parts on machines and perform welding, brazing, and like operations. May explain heat treatment processes viz., annealing, hardening, tempering etc. May specialize in particular type of machine or product and be designated accordingly. May suggest alterations.
In addition, Fitter have the ability to visualize the job, good coordination, mechanical attitude, manual dexterity and perform work related mathematical calculations.
Plan and organize assigned work and detect & resolve issues during execution. Demonstrate possible solutions and agree tasks within the team. Communicate with required clarity and understand technical English. Sensitive to environment, self-learning and productivity.
May be designated as FITTER General according to nature of work done. Evidences and records of internal (Formative) assessments are to be preserved until forthcoming examination for audit and verification by examination body.
Learning outcomes are a reflection of total competencies of a trainee and assessment will be carried out as per the assessment criteria.



1. Plan and organize the work to make job as per specification applying different types of basic fitting operation and Check for dimensional accuracy following safety precautions. [Basic fitting operation – Marking, Hacksawing, Chiselling, Filing, Drilling, Taping and Grinding etc. Accuracy: ± 0.25mm]
2. Manufacture simple sheet metal items as per drawing and join them by soldering, brazing and riveting.
3. Join metal components by riveting observing standard procedure.
4. Join metal component by arc welding observing standard procedure.
5. Cut and join metal component by gas (oxyacetylene)
6. Produce components by different operations and check accuracy using appropriate measuring instruments. [Different Operations - Drilling, Reaming, Taping, Dieing; Appropriate Measuring Instrument – Vernier, Screw Gauge, Micrometer]
7. Make different fit of components for assembling as per required tolerance observing principle of interchange ability and check for functionality. [Different Fit – Sliding, Angular, Step fit, ‘T’ fit, Square fit and Profile fit; Required tolerance: ±0.04 mm, angular tolerance: 30 min.]
8. Produce components involving different operations on lathe observing standard procedure and check for accuracy. [Different Operations – facing, plain turning, step turning, parting, chamfering, shoulder turn, grooving, knurling, boring, taper turning, threading (external ‘V’ only)]
9. Plan & perform simple repair, overhauling of different machines and check for functionality. [Different Machines – Drill Machine, Power Saw, Bench Grinder and Lathe]


10. Make & assemble components of different mating surfaces as per required tolerance by different surface finishing operations using different fastening components, tools and check functionality. [Different Mating Surfaces – Dovetail fitting, Radius fitting, Combined fitting; Different surface finishing operations – Scraping, Lapping and Honing; Different fastening components – Dowel pins, screws, bolts, keys and cotters; Different fastening tools-hand operated & power tools, Required tolerance - ±0.02mm, angular tolerance ± 10 min.]
11. Make different gauges by using standard tools & equipment and checks for specified accuracy. [Different Gauges – Snap gauge, Gap gauge; Specified Accuracy - ±0.02mm]
12. Apply a range of skills to execute pipe joints, dismantle and assemble valves & fittings with pipes and test for leakages. [Range of skills – Cutting, Threading, Flaring, Bending and Joining]
13. Make drill jig & produce components on drill machine by using jigs and check for correctness.
14. Plan, dismantle, repair and assemble different damaged mechanical components used for power transmission & check functionality. [Different Damage Mechanical Components – Pulley, Gear, Keys, Jibs and Shafts.]
15. Identify, dismantle, replace and assemble different pneumatics and hydraulics components. [Different components – Compressor, Pressure Gauge, Filter Regulator Lubricator, Valves and Actuators.]
16. Construct circuit of pneumatics and hydraulics observing standard operating procedure & safety aspect.
17. Plan & perform basic day to day preventive maintenance, repairing and check functionality. [Simple Machines – Drill Machine, Power Saw and Lathe]
18. Plan, erect simple machine and test machine tool accuracy. [Simple Machines – Drill Machine, Power Saw and Lathe]

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