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 (Route A) will consist of:

  1. Professional Assessment Interview.
    • 15 minutes Presentation (8 Slides)
    • 45 minutes Q&A session
  2. Write an essay on Competency Area E (Ethical and Professional Conduct) relating to candidate's experience and understanding of the Code of Conduct and professionalism. Candidate will be given 1 1/2 hours to write the essay.


(B) PAE (Route B) will consist of assessment on Code of Professional Conduct based on the Registration of Engineers Act, 1967 (REA),Registration of Engineers Regulations 1990 , BEM Circulars and Guidelines, and general knowledge on Common Law.
Questions will be circulated on the day of assessment set by the BEM. Questions will be divided into two (2) Parts:

  • Part A (answer 4 out of 6 questions)
  • Part B (answer 1 out of 2 questions)

Candidate will be given 2 hours to answer 5 questions.


Requirements & Procedure:


Forms for BEM Outcome-Based PAE:


Online Application:


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