India Certification made easy

With its many independent authorities and processes, the certification landscape in India is quite a challenge to navigate. Do you need AIS/TAC, BIS, TEC, WPC, CDSCO or PESO registration or want to find out whether you need it? With us as your professional partner you can safely and easily obtain your India certification.

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AIS – Automotive Industry Standard

India Certification is an excellent partner for the AIS/TAC certification in the automotive sector. We are providing leading automotive suppliers and car manufacturers with quick and smart solutions for their TAC certification. We offer you our support for every project related to the Automotive AIS.

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BIS – Bureau of Indian Standards

India Certification is an excellent partner for the BIS certification for electronic products. The list of products requiring accreditation is extended regularly. We are providing leading manufacturers with quick and smart solutions for their India certification. With us you will navigate the Indian certification landscape safely.

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TEC – Telecommunication Engineering Center

India Certification is an excellent partner for the TEC certification for telecom equipment. Certification requirements change constantly and the list of products that require TEC approval is extended regularly. We will identify certification requirements of your product and make sure that you will obtain your TEC registration swiftly and reliably.

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WPC – Wireless Planning & Coordination Commission

India Certification is an excellent partner for the WPC certification for wireless products. We will clarify if certification is necessary for your product and if yes, what test requirements exist. We will ensure that tests are conducted correctly and that you will obtain your WPC registration swiftly and reliably.

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Other services

We offer many other certifications and services for the Indian and many other markets. Whether one of the certifications for the Automotive, Electronics or Telecommunications industries, the approval for a medical product, or even just a temporary shipment for other purposes: We support you throughout the entire process.

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India Certification provides a range of specialized consulting services, especially for car manufacturers and large industrial companies. With the consulting packages the certifications as well as internal procedures related to international product certifications can be streamlined.

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India Certification offers customized certification training to fit your company needs. Our trainer will come to your location and provide the training, up to date information and pass on valuable tips from our many years of experience. Call us today to learn more!

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About us

Since 2005, India Certification (MPR International GmbH) has been supporting companies around the world in obtaining the required product certifications for the Asian markets. With a strong team located worldwide, we can offer you the best solution for your enquiries.

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New version of IS standard for plugs and sockets

The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has updated the Indian Standard (IS) 1293: “Plugs and Socket Outlets for Household and Similar Purposes of Rated Voltage up to and Including 250 V and Rated Current up to and Including 16 A — Specification” from 2005 this year and the update is now called IS 1293:2019. The update was originally set to come into effect 25 July 2020, but due to the CoVid-19 pandemic, they have postponed the coming into effect of the new standard to 23 October 2020.



Just like the previous version of the standard, only AC plugs or portable socket outlets for household or similar purposes (indoors or outdoors) with a rated voltage not exceeding 250 V and a rated current no exceeding 16 A are covered. Such plugs and sockets can be singular units, incorporated in cord sets, cord extensions sets or as a component in a different device. The household limitation excludes industrial plugs, appliance couplers, extra low voltage components or when combined with fuses, automatic switches etc.

The updated 2019 version made some changes to technical requirements, but a more urgent change is that with this update, the marking of covered products with the ISI logo is now mandatory and was started to be checked in Indian customs starting 1 December 2020. Other changes include:

  • 10A are now no longer a preferred rating.
  • Plugs and socket outlets of a 16.5mm pitch for 2.5 A sockets are no longer accepted.
  • The 5-pin design has been deleted.
  • There are additional gauges requirements.
  • Oval shaped socket outlet designs are no longer accepted.
  • Additional requirements to floating terminals have been added.
  • New construction requirements for socket contacts, pins of socket contacts and screwless terminals were added.
  • New test requirements to ensure zero strain on non-rewireable plugs and non-rewireable portable sockets were added.
  • A few more options for membranes and grommets were given and some other options.


The updated standard is based on IEC 60884-1 (2013) ‘Plugs and socket outlet for household and similar purposes — Part 1: General requirements’ with modifications in scope: a) Accessories ratings covered are only up to and including 16 A and 250 V; b) Combined socket-outlet has been covered; c) Ambient test condition; d) Schedule of routine, acceptance and type tests have been included; e) Rated voltage covered up to and including 250 V.

Since 2012, the BIS has been gradually expanding the certification catalog and continuously adding additional goods. BIS certification mandatory for many electronic products for industrial and consumer uses. Factory inspections are also required for some products.

If you are interested in understanding what requirements are needed for your product to be imported into India, please do not hesitate to contact us by email or phone at +49-69-271 37 69 261. There is no cost or obligation for us to check for you. If a certification need is discovered we can provide a quotation to make sure that all your certification needs are covered.

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For more information about BIS certification, please refer to our free brochure “BIS Certification Made Easy“.

Julian Busch

About the author: Julian Busch is the founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH

Publisher: MPR International GmbH

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