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List of IGBC AP

Indian Green Building Council™ Accredited Professional Examination


The 'Indian Green Building Council™ Accredited Professional Examination' (IGBC™ AP) offered by the IGBC is a credential for professionals to participate in green building projects.

The examination is not based on any specific rating system. It is designed to test the knowledge of a candidate on green building design and construction.

Qualified individuals can be involved in projects registered under the 'IGBC rating programmes' like IGBC Green Homes, IGBC Factory buildings, IGBC Existing Buildings etc., Projects would achieve one credit point under 'Innovation and Design' category if an IGBC AP is part of the project team.

Examination Administration

The 'Indian Green Building Council™ Accredited Professional Examination' is being offered through MeritTrac Services Private Limited, India's Premier and largest skills Assessment Company. MeritTrac has conducted 4 million exams so far and is currently assessing close to 1.8 million candidates per year. MeritTrac has state-of-the-art assessment centres across the country for conducting high stake exams and offering great candidate test-taking experience.

Candidates need to register with the Indian Green Building Council through the IGBC website On receipt of the examination fee, the examination date and venue will be intimated via email.

Results will be reported to the candidate immediately on completion of the exam.

Successful candidates will be awarded the 'IGBC Accredited Professional' certificate and will be listed on the IGBC web site.

Unsuccessful candidates can schedule to retake the exam by repeating the registration process.

Examination Eligibility

All students/ professionals of the building industry are eligible to appear for this examination.

Examination Fee

The examination fee is as follows:

S No Description Fees structure
1 For Professional 5,750/-
2 For Students 3,500/-


Mode of Payment

The examination fee shall be paid in the form of a demand draft in favour of 'Confederation of Indian Industry, Hyderabad' and sent to the address below:

Confederation of Indian Industry
CII-Godrej GBC
Survey No.64, Kothaguda Post, Near Hi-Tec city
Hyderabad - 500 084
Tel:+91 40 44185 111 / 132; Fax: +91 40 44185189

Location and Frequency of Examination

The examination is offered online, computer based, twice a month at Merit Trac examination centers in the following cities:

  • Bangalore
  • Chennai
  • Delhi
  • Hyderabad
  • Kolkata
  • Mumbai

In the following cities, period of exam is once a month and the centers are subject to availability. In case any of the centers mentioned below is not available, the exam will be scheduled to the nearest city mentioned in the list above.

  • Pune
  • Ahmedabad
  • Cochin
  • Coimbatore
  • Lucknow

The candidates will have to specify their preferred location and date for examination in the application form.

The above test centers are subject to availability on the dates mentioned.

Examination Structure & Content

Two rounds of Beta tests have been conducted on the question banks for the past one year. More than 100 candidates have participated in the process. Psychometric analysis have also been carried out on the examination content.

The examination has four sections :

Section I : Green Building Design & Construction
Section II: Building Standards & Codes
Section III : IGBC Resources and Processes
Section IV: Green Design Strategies & Impacts

The exam would consist of 110 questions in multiple-choice format, with each question carrying one mark. To be successful, the candidates will have to score a minimum of 85 marks.


SECTION I: Green Building Design & Construction
(This section will comprise of 50 questions)

The purpose of this section is to demonstrate the candidate's general understanding of the green building design and construction industry as they relate to green building practices.

Sample Question :

1. Oil grit separators are installed to:

  • To filter oil in storm water run-off
  • To capture storm water run-off from surface parking areas
  • To recover oil spilling at site
  • To mix oil with storm water

SECTION II: Building Standards & Codes
(This section will comprise of 15 questions)

This section is to verify the candidate's understanding and knowledge on few of the local building standards and codes as they relate to environmental aspects

Sample Question :

2. The Energy Conservation Building Code (ECBC) is applicable to buildings or building complexes that have a connected load

  • 100 kW or greater
  • Lesser than 500 kW
  • 800 kW or greater
  • Lesser than 800 kW

(This section will comprise of 15 questions)

This section would test the candidate's understanding of processes and resources related to IGBC programmes

Sample Question :

3. If a credit point has been denied for a project and the project team feels they have complied with the credit requirement, the project team

  • Can write to the IGBC staff
  • Cannot do anything
  • Can appeal for review of the credit
  • Can declare themselves of having achieved the credit

SECTION IV: Green Design Strategies & Impacts
(This section will comprise of 30 questions)

This section is to evaluate understanding of green building strategies and the impact that they would result in. The candidate is required to match the impact to a strategy provided

Sample Question :

4. Perform soil and climate analysis to determine the species of plants which will adapt best

  • Improve erosion & sedimentation control
  • Enhance the aesthetics
  • Reduce water requirement for landscaping
  • Reduce water consumption in fixtures

Answers to sample questions: (1) a (2) a (3) c (4) c

Suggested Material for Reading :

IGBC Green Homes Version 2 : Detailed Reference Guide (To be purchased)
IGBC Green Factory Building Abridged Reference Guide
IGBC Green New Buildings Abridged Reference Guide
Background material of green building training programme conducted by IGBC


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