Introduction Introduction

A registered Graduate Engineer is only eligible to sit for the Professional Assessment Examination (PAE) after he has fulfilled the requirements of Regulation 22 of the Registration of Engineers Regulations 1990 (Revised 2015) ie has obtained at three (3) years practical experience as prescribed under Regulation 22, Registration of Engineers Regulation 1990 (Revised 2015).

PAE is divided into two (2) categories:

            (A)       Graduate Engineer (GE) as prescribed under Section 10(1)(a) of the Registration of Engineers Act, 1967 (Revised 2015).

            (B)       Graduate Engineer who holds a professional qualification which the Board considers to be equivalent to the PAE conducted by the Board or Route B.


(A) PAE (Graduate Engineer) will consist of:

  1. Professional Assessment interview.
  2. Write two (2) Essays (answer one out of two questions):
    • Section A : Related to the candidate's training and experience
    • Section B : Code of Ethics
  3. Candidate will be given 1 ½ hours for each written paper. 


(B) PAE (Route B)* will consist of assessment on Code of Professional Conduct based on the Registration of Engineers Act, 1967 (Revised 2015) (REA)

*previously known as PAE (Route 3)



The current format for Professional Assessment Examination (PAE) will continue and candidates have a choice to choose whichever format they prefer. THE BEM OUTCOME-BASED WILL BE IMPLEMENTED FULLY STARTING 1st JANUARY 2024 AND CANDIDATES WILL HAVE TO USE THE BEM OUTCOME-BASED FORMAT THEREON.



Requirements & Procedure:


Forms for BEM Outcome-Based PAE:


Online Application:


Question on Ethics:

Category (Graduate Engineer) – 8 questions

Category (Route B)*– Questions on Code of Professional Conduct based on REA will be distributed on the day of assessment.

*previously known as PAE (Route 3)


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