FAQ

Q. What’s ITEE?
Information Technology Engineers Examination (ITEE) is the national level IT Engineers Examination adopted by the Government of Bangladesh. Bangladesh is conducting ITEE exam twice a year from October 2013. For more detail, please refer to About ITEE menu of this site or you can download ITEE brochure and visit ITPEC website http://itpec.org/.

Q. Who can apply for the examination?

  • Anybody can apply for the examination.
  • NO age limit, NO degree or diploma required, undergraduates welcome!
  • NO work experience necessary.
  • Knowledge on IT, Strategy and Management is essential to pass the exams.

Q. How many exam categories/types are in ITEE?
Bangladesh is conducting 2 exams though there are 4 exams being offered by ITPEC (Information Technology Professionals Examination Council). Exam are:

  •  Level-1: IT Passport Exam (IP Exam): [This examination is suitable for IT & non-IT professions and graduates with very good knowledge on IT.]
  • Level-2: Fundamental Information Technology Engineer Examination (FE Exam): [This examination is suitable for IT professions and graduates and 4th years CSE/IT related students.]
  • Level-3: Applied Information Technology Engineer Examination (AP Exam) [This examination is suitable for experienced IT professions.]
  • Level-4: Advanced Examination (AE) [This examination is suitable for domain specific expert level IT professions.]

Q. Which exams are being conducted by BD-ITEC now?

We are conducting  the following two exams in Bangladesh now:

  • Level 1 – IT Passport Exam (IP Exam) for non-IT professionals and graduates and
  • Level 2 – Fundamentals IT Engineer Examination (FE Exam) for IT professionals and graduates.

Q. How much the examination fee is?

Level-1: IP Exam: Exam registration fee is Tk. 205/- only. Registration to be completed online within the specific time period.

Level-2: FE Exam: Exam registration fee is Tk.510/- only. Registration to be completed online within the specific time period.

Q. When the examination is conducted?

The examination is conducted twice a year, in April/May and October every year.

Q. How long the exam duration is?

Level-1: IP Exam: Duration of IP Exam is 120 minutes. Exam time is from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

Level-2: FE Exam: FE Exam is consists of two parts, Morning Exam and Afternoon Exam in the same day. Total duration of FE Exam is 300 minutes. Morning Exam is from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM and Afternoon Exam is from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM.

Q. Whether the exam is conducted online?

No. Exam is paper based only.

Q. Is ITEE exam written type or MCQ type?

The questions of ITEE exams  are MCQ type.

Q. Is there negative marking for wrong answer?

No. There is no negative marking for wrong answer.

Q. What are the passing scores of ITEE exams?

Level-1: IP Exam: Passing score for IP exam is 55%.

Level-2: FE Exam: Passing score for Morning Exam is 60% and for Afternoon Exam is also 60%. To achieve FE Certificate, applicant has to pass both Morning Exam and Afternoon Exam. If any candidate can pass either morning exam or afternoon exam, s/he is treated as Half Passer but he will not get any certificate until s/he pass the another part (morning/afternoon) exam. Half Passer has to pass the other part (morning/afternoon) exam within one year from the date of his/her original exam i.e. Half Passer will get two more chances to pass for the other part (morning/afternoon) exam. If Half Passer do not take or fails to pass the other part (morning/afternoon) exam within one year, his/her Half Passer status will be cancelled. After one year, s/he can register and appear for both parts as fresh applicant.

Q. Is it hard to pass the exam?
A. Passing Level-1: IP Exam is not difficult but enough preparation is needed to pass the exam.

B. Passing Level-2: FE Exam might be difficult if you have not studied Computer Science or CSE/IT related subjects. Level-2: FE Exam is mainly for IT graduates and IT Professionals.

Q. Is there any training course for the preparation of ITEE?
There is no formal training center for ITEE in Bangladesh, however, we will provide orientation training to the registered candidates only before the exam without any charge.

Q. Questions come from which fields?

A. Level-1: IT Passport Exam (IP): 45% questions from IT field, 35% questions from Strategy and 20% questions from Management field.

B. Level-2: Fundamental IT Engineer Exam (FE): 60% questions from IT field, 20% questions from Strategy and 20% questions from Management field.

Q. How many times I can appear for ITEE exam?
There is no limit to appear the exam. You can appear as many times you want until you pass the exam.

Q. What is half passer?
Half passer is applicable for Level-2: FE exam only. FE exam is consists of two parts, morning exam and afternoon exam. If anybody want to take FE exam, s/he has to register and appear for both morning exam and afternoon exam in the same day. If the candidate can pass both morning exam and afternoon exam, s/he will get certificate. If any candidate can pass either morning exam or afternoon exam, s/he is treated as Half Passer but he will not get any certificate until s/he pass the another part (morning/afternoon) exam. Half Passer has to pass the other part (morning/afternoon) exam within one year from the date of his/her original exam i.e. Half Passer will get two more chances to pass for the other part (morning/afternoon) exam. If Half Passer do not take or fails to pass the other part (morning/afternoon) exam within one year, his/her Half Passer status will be cancelled. After one year, s/he can register and appear for both parts as fresh applicant.

Q. Is there any internationally recognized certificate for passers?
The certificate signed by the Executive Director, Bangladesh Computer Council and the Honorable Secretary, ICT Division, Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology of Bangladesh will be handed over to the Passers. This certificate is internationally recognized. Moreover, top three highest scorers of IP & FE Exams will receive another certificate from IPA, Japan as a recognition for their excellent performance.

Q. When the online registration process for upcoming exam will be started?
It will be announced on this Web site. Please visit our website Registration menu on regular basis. Moreover you can visit “Exam Dates menu for knowing the actual exam registration period.

Q. Where are the examination venues?
Current examination venues are BUET Dhaka, KUET Khulna, Rajshahi University and CUET Chittagong.

Q. How can I prepare for IP/FE exam or what exam preparation materials are available?

Level-1: IP Exam: Self preparation is highly recommended to pass this exam. You can purchase the “IT Passport Exam Preparation Book”  from BD-ITEC. The past examination questions and answers are downloadable from our website “Download” menu. Solving the previous exam questions, you can boost up your confidence to pass the exam. These materials definitely will help you to pass the exam. Moreover, you can check the Level-1 Syllabus for IP.

Level-2: FE Exam: Self preparation is highly recommended to pass this exam.You can use the following materials and online resources for your preparation which will definitely help you to pass the exam:

  • You can purchase the “New FE Exam Preparation Books (Vol. 1 & Vol. 2)” and/or “New FE Textbook Vol.1 (IT Fundamentals) & NEW FE Textbook Vol. 2 (IT Strategy & Management)” from BD-ITEC.
  • The past examination questions and answers are downloadable from our website “Download” menu. Solving these questions, you can boost up your confidence to pass the exam.
  • Online e-learning systems is also available on our homepage, you can study online e-learning content from our website, but in order to use e-learning system you have to register for the exam first.
  • Moreover, you can check the Level-2 Syllabus for FE.

Q. Where the exam preparation books are available?

Candidate can purchase books from the following offices on cash payment:

SL. Name of Books Price Offices
1. IT Passport Exam Preparation Book Tk. 300/-
  1. Bangladesh Computer Council, ICT Tower (2nd Floor), Agargaon, Dhaka. Cell: 01857321122
  2. Bangladesh Computer Council, Chittagong. Cell: 01552427584
  3. Bangladesh Computer Council, Rajshahi. Cell: 01716502665
  4. Bangladesh Computer Council, Khulna. Cell: 01711904533
2. New FE Exam Preparation Book (Vol 1 & Vol. 2) Tk. 500/-
3. New FE Text Book Vol. 1 (IT Fundamentals) & Vol. 2 (IT Strategy & Management) Tk. 500/-

Q. What is the Top Gun Program?

One of the highest scorers of Level-2: FE Exam might have the opportunity to attend in a training program in Japan sponsored by the Japanese Government. One of the highest scorers of April 24, 2016 exam and October 16, 2016 exam has visited Japan in February 2017 financed by the Japanese Government. For more information please visit Top Gun.