Will the batch get automatically cancelled if the TC fails to meet the 70 percent attendance compliance requirement within the first 20 days of batch in case the state/district has enforced lockdown?

No batches shall be cancelled in 20 days during the lockdown owing to noncompliance.

How to check compliance status of the ongoing batches?

TC can check the batch compliance status directly from Skill India Portal. Login into SIP with your respective credentials and go to AEBAS. You will find the list of on-going batches along with their attendance status.

How to send organization on-boarding form during lockdown?

Kindly share the scanned and attested copy of the form @ aebashelpdesk@nsdcindia.org.

You shall receive the username credentials in 3-5 working days.

(Note: Team will conditionally process the on-boarding as of now. New TCs must send the hardcopy of the form once the lockdown is called off. Failing to do so might result in temporary de-activation of your skill attendance portal.)

TC is unable to login into their Skill Attendance Portal?

Kindly send the TC name/TC URL along with the query from your registered Nodal officer email address to aebashelpdesk@nsdcindia.org

TC is unable to register the candidate due to “Aadhaar already exist” error?

TC must send a consolidated sheet of the candidates with their Aadhaar no. and a screenshot of the error “Aadhaar already exist” to aebashelpdesk@nsdcindia.org .

When will the 1st Tranche payment be released to the TCs?

T1 payment will be released once the 70% attendance compliance has been achieved.

TC completed 70% attendance but still the batch got auto cancelled. Why?

Batch cancellation is an automatic process. However, it is mandatory to check if the SIP id of every candidate enrolled on the AEBAS Skill Attendance portal is updated on the or not. If the SIP id of the candidate is not updated the SIP portal will not be able to sync the attendance and ultimately resulting in low attendance. Kindly contact aebashelpdesk@nsdcindia.org for further details.

Candidate is marking attendance, but it is not showing on their respective TC AEBAS Skill attendance portal. Why? 

For such issues, TC must check if the candidate is enrolled with the previous organization or not. In order to do so, TC must follow the below steps: 

  • Login into the skill attendance portal. 
  • Go to Manage employee>> Active Employee>> "Enter attendance id">> Check if candidate is showing on the portal.
  • If the candidate is not visible in Active employee, kindly repeat the same process in Employee new request tab. 

If the candidate is not showing on your skill attendance portal, kindly share the Aadhaar details to aebashelpdesk@nsdcindia.org & Raise your concern, as this could be an issue pertaining to transfer-out/in candidate. Team will process the request and acknowledge. Post which you will be able to see the candidate attendance on your portal.

Note: Previous day attendance won't be populated and it will considered as null and void as the attendance marked was for a different organization.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Background
  2. About PMKVY
  3. Objectives of PMKVY 4.0
  4. General Overview of Skill India Centers (SIC)
  5. Target Allocation
  6. Training by Skill India Centers
  7. Registration of Training Provider & Training Centres
  8. Accreditation & Affiliation
  9. Job roles
  10. Training of Trainers, Assessors (ToT &ToA), and Trainer
  11. Candidate Registration
  12. Candidate Enrolment
  13. Training
  14. Candidate Assessment
  15. Candidate Re-assessment
  16. Certification
  17. Attendance
  18. Candidate re-enrolment
  19. Financial Management
  20. Placement

1. Background

Skilling plays a crucial role in enhancing individual productivity leading to an increase in employment and income of the workforce. The increase in productivity and employment in turn has a ripple effect on the economy resulting in enhanced competitiveness. With the everchanging nature of job market, the shelf life of skills has shortened building a case for continuous lifelong learning. For that reason, skilling, reskilling, and upskilling are crucial pillars for a growthoriented economy. Further, studies have also identified that upskilling would lead to a substantial boost in the Indian GDP. India is strategically placed with a young population having an average median age of ~28 years which provides a window of opportunity to make India the Skill Capital of the World. Skilling is poised to be the key driver for ‘Amrit Kaal’ envisioning a New India with inclusive welfare, technology enabled development, climate action through energy transitions, galloping towards a multi-trillion dollars’ economy.

2. About PMKVY

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 4.0 (PMKVY 4.0) is the flagship scheme of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship to empower Indian youth with industry-relevant skills, fostering employability and entrepreneurship, and promoting a culture of lifelong learning. Its objective is to enable the delivery of skill training in a market-oriented and demand-driven manner to youth, also ensuring inclusivity and accessibility for disadvantaged communities.

The scheme has 3 sub-schemes under it, namely, Short-Term Training, RPL & Special Projects partnering with entities like Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Kendras (PMKKs), ITIs, Skill Hubs (Schools, colleges, HEIs), training centers of other Ministries/Department, training centers of industry partners and private training providers, etc.


3. Objectives of PMKVY 4.0

  • Promote an enabling ecosystem for the youths to get skilled and choose a career path aligned with their abilities and aspirations.
  • Enable delivery of skill training in a market-oriented and demand driven manner by making the existing skilling ecosystem more flexible, swift, and geared to meet the emerging demand along with emphasis on improving the employability of candidates.
  • Process simplification of the skill ecosystem by leveraging technology and digitalization.
  • Enhance access to skilling by setting up a network of skill development infrastructure in remote parts of the country to cater to the needs of difficult geographies such as hilly terrain, LWE-effected areas, border areas, etc. by designing special projects.
General Overview of Skill India Centers (SIC)

What are Skill India Centers (SIC)/ Skill Hubs

The Skill India Centers (SIC)/ Skill Hubs were introduced under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 with an aim to integrate vocational education with general education, in line with the National Education Policy 2020 and National Policy for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 2015.

The PMKVY initiative focuses on creating sustainable skill training centres, introducing vocational courses in schools with technical support, utilizing infrastructure from various educational institutions, and strengthening District Skill Committees and State Skill Development Missions with funding and support.


What are objectives of Skill India Centers/ Skill Hubs?

I. Establish permanent infrastructure and resources for skills development.

II. Ensure contiguous availability of skill centres for easy access.

III. Introduce vocational learning early with clear pathways for learners.

IV. Provide vocational offerings for different target segments.

V. Align vocational offerings with economic and local needs, adapting programs to meet changing industry demands.


When was the Skill India Centers (SIC)/ Skill Hubs introduced?

The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship (MSDE) in consultation with the Ministry of Education introduced the “Skill India Centers / Skill Hubs ” under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0.


Who is the implementation agency for PMKVY 4.0 ?

PMKVY 4.0 is implemented through National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and is supported by the state education department and agencies.


What type of institutes are termed as Skill India Center/ Skill Hubs?

I. Institutes of National Importance ( IITs/NITs/IIM etc)

II. Central/State Government/ Private University/ College

III. Private Universities/Colleges/Engineering Colleges

IV. Government University/Colleges/ UGC Colleges

V. Skill University & MSME Institutes

VI. Government Polytechnic & Private Polytechnic

VII. Schools such as KVs, JNVs, EMRS, State Schools etc.


Who are the target beneficiaries under SHI?

I. School Dropouts (6th – 12th standard)

II. College Dropouts

III. Out of education candidates

IV. In school students


How is PMKVY 4.0 beneficial to the trainees?

  • Free training for candidates between age group 15-45 years
  • Convergence of vocational and formal education
  • Skill Training in NSQF compliant Future Skills Courses
  • Easy access to vocational skill training
  • Transportation facilities for PWD and transgender facilities

What is a TP ID and a TC ID?

  • Training Partner ID abbreviated as TP ID is a unique identification tool through which Training Partners are identified and through this, they can access the Skill India Portal (SIP).
  • Training Centre ID abbreviated as TC ID is a unique identification tool through which Training centres are uniquely identified.

What is the difference between TP and TC?

  • Training Partners abbreviated as TPs are any organization, legally established as a society, trust, proprietorship, Company/Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)/Government Institute/Organization etc., can be a training provider. These training providers will be responsible for the training of candidates as envisaged under the PMKVY scheme.
  • Training Centres abbreviated as TCs are the institutions where trainings for the candidates take place. All Training Centres shall be required to adhere to the accreditation and affiliation norms prescribed by the Awarding Bodies/ as per the schemes guidelines.
Target Allocation

How are targets allocated to Skill India Centers?

Targets are allocated based on registration on the Become a Skill India Center registration link that is filled by the any institutions.

Target Allocations against the submitted applications is subject to evaluation and verification.


Who approves the target allocation?

Target allocation is subject to approval from MSDE (Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship)


What is the timeframe for target allocation to different institutes?

Based on the periodic performance reviews, the training targets will be released to the training partners on a quarterly basis.


What is the target allocation given to any institutions?

Target allocation details are not shared with everyone. The concerned Training Partner may get information on their own target allocation status. In case they wish to know more than this, they will have to put up an RTI or grievance.

Training by Skill India Centers

How many Skill India Centers/ Skill Hubs have been included in PMKVY 4.0?

2000+ Skill India Centers are a part of PMKVY 4.0.


What type of training can Skill India Centers/ Skill Hubs provide to the target beneficiaries?

Skill India Centers/ Skill Hubs can provide Short Term Trainings (STT) under PMKVY 4.0.


How many hours of training is mandatory for Skill India Centers/ Skill Hubs?

Training can range from 200 hours-600 hours excluding On-Job Training (OJT) (Actual duration depends upon the job roles approved by NCVET)


What is on job training (OJT)? Is it mandatory under Skill India Centers?

  • Under PMKVY 4.0, OJT has been introduced in Short Term Training & Special Projects, to provide practical exposure to the candidates.
  • OJT will be applicable in all such job roles as mandated by NCVET.

What are the processes on Skill India Digital Portal to initiate the trainings?

  • Training Provider (TP) registration
  • TP ID creation
  • Training Centre ID and Project ID creation
  • Trainer registration
  • Linking Trainers with the Training Centres
  • Batch creation, candidate enrolment, and Batch Submission
Registration of Training Provider & Training Centres

How can Skill India Center/ Skill Hubs register as a Training Provider (TP)?

Skill India Centers will have to register themselves as a Training Provider on


What is COI?

COI stands for Certificate of Incorporation. In case of AICTE, the registration certificate of Society/Trust document /PAN/TAN/ UDISE/can be uploaded on the portal for TP registration.


Which documents are acceptable as address proof while registering on the Skill India Portal?

Following documents are acceptable as address proofs:

  • Telephone bill
  • Electricity Bill
  • Rent agreement along with telephone bill

Who provides Training Partner ID to Skill India Centers/ Skill Hubs?

TP ID is provided by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). Also, once you will start registration on SID portal it will reflect on portal itself on right side top corner.


I was already a part of PMKVY 3.0. Do I still need to register again as a Training Partner?

The Training Provider ID (TP ID) which was used in PMKVY 3.0 can be re-used this year as well. However, these TPs still have to register for the creation of Training Centre Ids (TCs) in PMKVY 4.0.


What are the pre-requisites for Skill India Centers to become a Training Provider?

A. Infrastructure requirements:

I. Availability of adequate classroom for theory classes and laboratory depending upon the job role

II. Availability of adequate classroom for theory classes and laboratory depending upon the job role

B. Trainer:

I. Trainer/ Teacher/ Professor available in its own institution with domain experience or certified trainer.


When is a Training Partner termed as ‘Deemed Ready’?

After an institution register as a Training Provider by filling the registration form on the Skill India Digital, Desk Assessment will be conducted of the registration form. After the desk assessment is successful, the Training Partner will qualify in DA accord as deemed ready. The same will be communicated on the institute SPOC’s email ID. In case of AICTE, while registration please upload below mentioned documents:

  1. Trust/Society Registration Certificate
  2. PAN Card
  3. EOA (Extension of Approval) current financial year

How can Skill India Centers register their Training Centres (TC)?

  • Post receiving the TP ID, an link will be circulated by NSDC SPOC and It will be created by NSDC.
  • The Skill India Centers will have to fill in the required information to register their Training Centres under PMKVY 4.0.
  • Training Centres Creation Link :



What all details are to be filled in the TC ID creation excel sheet?

Following Details are to be filled:

I. Training Centre details

II. SPOC details

Accreditation & Affiliation

Is Accreditation & Affiliation compulsory for Skill India Centers/ Skill Hubs?

No, Skill India Centers/ Skill Hubs have an option to opt for Non- Accreditation & Affiliation (Non-A & A) process.


Can we use the Institute premises to conduct training?

Training can be conducted in their respective Institutes

Job roles

Are there any criteria for Skill India Centers/ Skill Hubs while selecting their Job roles?

Skill India Centers/ Skill Hubs can select their job roles from the list of 111 approved Future Skill Job Roles under PMKVY 4.0.




What is National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF)?

NSQF is a quality assurance framework that organizes qualifications according to a series of knowledge, aptitude, and skills.


What are NSQF levels?

The NSQF levels are defined in terms of learning outcomes a learner must possess regardless of whether it’s through formal, informal, or non-formal learning.


On what basis are the quality and standards of job roles defined?

The quality and standards of the job roles are aligned to the National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF).


What is National Council for Vocational Education & Training (NCVET)?

NCVET is an overarching regulator establishing regulations and standards to ensure quality in the Technical & Vocational Education & Training (TVET) space.


Who approves the job roles?

The job roles under PMKVY 4.0 are approved by National Council for Vocational Education & Training (NCVET)


What are National Occupational Standards (NOS)?

The National Occupational Standards (NOS) specify the standards of performance an individual must achieve when carrying out a function in the workplace, together with the knowledge and understanding they need to meet a standard consistently.


What is a Qualification Pack (QP)?

A QP is a set of NOS aligned to a certain job role.

Training of Trainers, Assessors (ToT &ToA), and Trainer

Is ToT compulsory under Skill India Centers?

OIn case of Skill India Centers, ToT is exempted. The trainer can use the TR Id and proceed.


Will the teachers who will be imparting the training be given any formal training?

There is no any such formal training for the teachers/professor. However, Institutes can decide or advised to assign Subject Matter Experts for these trainings.


From where the institutions will get trainers?

  • Trainer/Teacher/Professor available in the own institution with domain experience allowed to impart training under the scheme.
  • Institutes is allowed to hire certified Teachers/Trainers from the pool of trainers registered on Skill India Digital Portal.

Is the salary of Trainers being paid by NSDC or school?

  • The salary of these trainers will be borne by the Institutions. However, institutions can choose to pay their trainers from the training payout paid by the NSDC.
Candidate Registration

On which platform will the candidate register themselves for the training?

Candidates will have to register themselves on the Skill India Digital Portal as Learner and Participants.



What is the process to register candidates on the Skill India Portal?

Candidates will have to register themselves on the Skill India Digital Portal as Learner and Participants.

Step:1 https://admin.skillindiadigital.gov.in/candidate-registration/registration

Step:2 Complete e-KYC

Step:3 After login (e-KYC completed) and select PMKVY.

Step:4 Select the Sub-Scheme from the Skill India Center, click on the Apply button.

Step:5 Job Roles in particular schemes will be visible on the dashboard. Select >> View All to see all the Job Roles and choose the Job Role for which the candidate wants to continue the training.

Step:6 Choose the Sector from the drop-down list.

Step:7 All the Batches which are created under TC Login will be visible under a particular Job Role.

Step:8 Select batch and show interest

Step:9 Fill in all the required details of candidates to show interest.

Step:10 Candidates can select a maximum of 5 batches to show interest in. This request will be triggered to Training Centre (TC) dashboard.

Step:11 Verify the Batch Start Date, Training Centre Name, Training Partner Name, and Batch Timing before showing interest in a particular batch.

Step:12 Login to your TC ID, scroll down and click on View and Manage Candidates

Step:13 Training centre (TC ID) can see all the requests under View and Manage Candidates.

Step:14 All the candidates will be visible under the Pending section till the time Training Centre accept their request one by one.

Step:15 After approval candidates will be visible under the Approved tab and the request will be sent back to the candidate to accept the request from candidate’s login.

Step:16 The request will be visible under the approved section as it is approved by the TC after interest is shown by the candidate. Once the candidate accepts the request it will be moved to the Accepted section.

Step:17 The candidate will be visible under the batch from where Training Centre staff can directly enrol the candidates into the batch and process further with the training.

Step:18 Post acceptance of the request by the candidates, the list of willing candidates will be visible under the show candidates’ interest on TC dashboard.

Step:19 Categorize each candidate by selecting one of the following options and click on submit:

a. In School: Candidates who are a part of the institute pursuing some course in the institute.

b. Out School: Candidates who have been enrolled from outside and are not part of the institute.

Step:20 Complete the batch submission by clicking on the submit to AB button.


What all details are required to register as a candidate on Skill India Digital?

Candidates would require mobile number to register themselves on the Skill India Digital portal. Mobile number should be linked with their Aadhaar Card.


What details are required to complete e-KYC?

Candidates will require their Aadhaar card details to complete their e-KYC


What all details are required to complete PMKVY 4.0 application on Skill India Digital portal?

Candidates will require the following details to complete their PMKVY 4.0 application on the portal:

1. Personal details- Salutation, Full name, Gender, date of birth, region, category

2. Relationship details- Father’s name, mother’s name, marital status

3. Contact details- Email-ID, country code, mobile number

4. Disability details- If any

5. Domicile details- Domicile state, domicile district

6. Address details- Address, State, pin-code, District

7. Training Details- Education, training status, previous experience sector, number of months of previous training, employed, employment status

8. Heard about us


What are the timelines for candidates registration?

Candidate registration – The last date of candidate registrations is 31st March 2024.


What are the age criteria for -Trainers -Candidates

There are no such age criteria for Trainers. The candidates age should lie in the range of 15-45 years.

Candidate Enrolment

What should be the batch size to initiate trainings under Skill India Centers?

The batch size should be a minimum of 10 and maximum 30.


Can a Dropout candidate be replaced by another candidate?

Candidates dropped out of a batch cannot be replaced by another candidate. They must be enrolled into a new batch.


Can we conduct training only on weekends and not on weekdays?

Trainers can take sessions according to their own availability. However, sessions of minimum 2 hours duration and maximum of 8 hours can be conducted in a day.


Can institutions start undertaking trainings with the number of students which are lesser than the target?

Yes, the training numbers should not go beyond the total allocation.

Candidate Assessment

What are candidate level assessments?

Assessment will be conducted for only those trained candidates who have attained 70% attendance throughout the course of the training program


Who will be responsible for assessments of the candidates?

Sector Skill Councils are NCVET approved awarding bodies who will depute certified assessment agency and assessor for conducting the assessment on ground as soon as the training providers complete the training of a batch. Assessment will be conducted for only those trained candidates who have attained 70% attendance throughout the course of the training program.


Who will validate and approve the results uploaded by the Assessment agencies?

Respective Sector Skill Council (SSC) will validate and approve the results uploaded by an Assessment Agency.


Who will be responsible for arranging lab equipment(s) as defined by the respective SSC for conducting assessments?

Training Provider/ Institute delivering training will be responsible for arranging the required lab infrastructure for conducting assessment at the training institute.


Who will pay the assessment fees?

The assessment fees will be paid directly by NSDC to the Awarding Bodies.


Eligibility Criteria for a Candidate to Appear for Assessment?

Candidates who have attained at least 70% attendance against the opted course duration, will be eligible for assessment.

Candidate Re-assessment

Will candidates be offered an option of re-assessment in case they fail the first assessment?

Yes, candidates can appear for a re-assessment. However, only one chance will be given to the candidates.


Will candidates be charged with re-assessment fees?

No, it will be free of cost.


Can SSC’s or awarding body retain assessment fees paid to the assessment agencies?

Assessment Fee is directly paid to the Assessment agency and the awarding body by NSDC. 80% of the sanctioned assessment fee is directly paid to the Assessment Agency. Balance 20% of the Assessment fee is paid to the respective Awarding Body. Training Providers / Institutes do not need to pay any assessment fee for scheduling the assessments.


In case, the number of candidates appearing for re-assessment is insufficient. Then what can be done?

Candidates from nearby training centres can be clubbed together. Further Provision for online/ remote assessments has also been provisioned under the scheme.


Do Training Providers need to pay reassessment-fee?

No. Training Providers/Institutes do not require to pay any reassessment fee. The scheme allows one time reassessment of Failed/ Not appeared candidates. The reassessment fee for such candidates is borne by the scheme.


Who will be eligible for certification?

Any candidate who successfully passes the assessment is eligible for a Certificate and Marksheet.


Who is responsible for candidate certification?

National Council for Vocational Education & Training (NCVET) approved Awarding Bodies will be responsible for certification.


How will the candidates be informed about their certification?

Candidates will be informed about the certificate generation on their registered mobile number & email id once results are declared by the respective awarding body on the Skill India Digital portal.


In what all forms the certificate will be provided to the candidates?

Training provider/ Institute and the Candidate will be able to download the soft copy of the certificate & marksheet from Skill India Digital Portal


How will the QR based digital certificate be provided to the candidates?

QR based digital certificate will be provided through the following means:

i. Directly on Digi-locker

ii. Certificate link on email id & mobile number

iii. Profile page in the mobile app

iv. Certificate will also be available in the TC login


Is attendance capturing through Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS) compulsory?

Yes, AEBAS is compulsory.


How will the attendance be captured?

The attendance will be captured in two different forms:

I. Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS)

II. Physical attendance through daily attendance register


What should be the minimum attendance criteria for the candidates to appear for assessment?

Minimum 70% of biometric attendance is required for each candidate to appear in all types of training to make the trainee eligible for the assessment.


Can a Candidate mark attendance if he/she does not have an Aadhaar number?

The scheme mandates usage of Aadhar Enabled Biometric Attendance (AEBAS) system at training centres to monitor the attendance of candidates. Without Aadhaar number the candidate will not be able to mark their attendance.

Candidate re-enrolment

Is there a time gap required for candidates to re-enrol themselves?

There should be a six- month gap between the date of certification & start date of a subsequent course.


If the institutes are not able to achieve the target allocated to them, will it have any repercussions?

There are no repercussions on institutes if they are not able to achieve the set target. However, institutes are encouraged to achieve what has been allocated to them. The performance of the institutes will be analysed and shall make the basis for subsequent allocations in the next FY.

Financial Management

What are the costs for different categories under Skill India Centers?

Payment will be as per Common Cost Norms (CCN) and category wise cost is given below and attaching job role wise category sheet.

S. No. Category Updated Base Cost under PMKVY 4.0 (discounted by 33.60%)
1 I 32.54
2 II 27.89
3 III 23.31

What are the criteria to achieve pay-out milestones for Skill India Centers?

Training cost will be paid in three tranches on achieving 3 different milestones.

  • Tranche 1 (30%): On Commencement of training
  • Tranche 2 (30%): On batch achieving 70% AEBAS attendance once and 50 % of the training is over.
  • Tranche 3 (40%): On Certification (passed candidates only)
  • Additionally, 50% of the approved Discounted CCN cost will be paid for OJT Hours

Who will bear the cost of the accommodations provided to the students?

There is no provision for Boarding and Lodging under Skill India Centers.


Is Placement mandatory for this project, and any payout linked to it?

Offering placement to certified candidates can significantly enhance their career prospects, it's important to note that it is not obligatory as per the scheme guidelines.

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