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Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU OET) - Civil Engineering (CE) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU OET) - Civil Engineering (CE) is conducted ON LINE in English language. The test pattern for each course and program is listed here.

  • Test Paper consists of 60 multiple choice questions (MCQs).
  • The test is 1.30 hours long.

  • Each question carries four marks; each correct answer will be awarded four marks.

Test duration- 1.30 Hours

Marking System – Each question carries four marks; each correct answer will be awarded four marks. One mark will be deducted from the score for each wrong answer.


  • Each paper shall have 50 Questions from the respective disciplines and 10 questions from Engineering Mathematics

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 2
No. Of Unit 2
No. Of Chapter 19
  1. Engineering Mechanics
  2. Strength of Materials
  3. Design of Steel and Concrete Structures
  4. Structural Analysis, Geotechnical Engineering
  5. Foundation Engineering
  6. Surveying
  7. Transportation Engineering
  8. Construction Planning – Organization and Management
  9. Environmental Engineering
  10. Fluid Mechanics
  11. Water Resources Engineering
  12. Concrete Technology
  13. Engineering Materials
  14. Estimations and Specification
  1. Linear Algebra
  2. Differential Equations
  3. Probability and Statistics
  4. Numerical Methods
  5. Transform Theory

How to prepare

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Revision of Class XI and XII concepts

Make sure that you revise your concepts from the syllabus of these classes before starting anything new as most of the engineering exams will be for admission to undergraduate courses and so the syllabi from class XI and XII becomes the testing ground to check students.

Seek guidance

It is not possible for you to know everything in your syllabus, at least not at the time of preparation. Sooner or later you will run into a concept or so which will give you trouble and then it is best you seek guidance from an instructor or a teacher. It is necessary that you clear your doubts at regular intervals and don’t prolong things for long. Getting into a good coaching class is nothing to be ashamed off and if anything a regular coaching class will enable you to avoid roadblocks in your preparation.

Sample Papers

Even though there may be a complete change in the exam pattern or the expected questions altogether,it is important that you practice on the sample and previous years question papers available for the engineering exam you’d be attempting. You will know the existing pattern and have a fair idea of the type of questions to expect in the paper along with the time constraint.

Mock tests

The paper pattern, duration of the paper and the number of questions to be attempted in the given amount of time is not something you will be able to pick up on the day of the examination. A Mock Test tests a student’s abilities as it not only provides a similar feel of real exams but also helps in building speed and confident to face the exam. Furthermore, they can improve their performance to get an extra edge in actual exams. Try to build up an Engineering Entrance Exam Test Prep MCQ Question Bank

Time management

Time management can be learnt through thorough practice and regular test taking. So it is important that you practice it and practice it well.

Negative marking

Most the entrance examinations will have negative marking and everyone would suggest you stay clear of questions are not sure about. But some experts are of the opinion that you answer the questions in which you are confused between an option or two because there will also be a chance of getting it right.

Duration : 90 Minutes

Important Instructions

The online entrance test is simple to get through. We assume that the applicant taking the online test has a basic familiarity with computers and is comfortable with the use of keyboard and mouse. The days on which you can appear for the online written test will be ascertained on the basis of the total number of applications received for a particular group of courses. If, for instance, a large number of applicants have opted for one particular test centre, then the online test will be administered at that test centre on several days. In the rare and unlikely event of a technical failure during the test, the candidate may be required to write the online test a second time. Of course, we assure you, it is most unlikely. Please don’t forget to visit regularly to keep up with the latest announcements and updates on this.