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Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU OET) - Mechanical Engineering (ME) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

Total Marks:- 240

Total Questions:- 60

Total Duration:-1.30 hours

Marking system:-

  • 4 marks will be given for each correct answer
  • 1 marks will be allocated for the correct response.

Syllabus Summary

No. Of Subject 2
No. Of Unit 2
No. Of Chapter 16
Chapters
  1. Linear Algebra
  2. Differential Equations
  3. Probability and Statistics
  4. Numerical Methods
  5. Calculus
Chapters
  1. Engineering Mechanics
  2. Strength of Materials
  3. Design of Machine Elements
  4. Basics of Manufacturing Science
  5. Measurement & Metrology
  6. Theory of Machines
  7. Mechanical Vibrations
  8. Thermodynamics
  9. Heat Transfer
  10. Material Science
  11. Metallurgy

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

Important Instructions:

Please remember:

  • The e-hall ticket will NOT be sent to you via post or fax.
  • Please take two printouts of the e-hall ticket on A4 size paper, only.
  • Take a minute to check that all the information on the e-hall ticket is clearly legible, especially your photograph and signature.
  • No applicant will be permitted to appear for the test without a valid e-hall ticket.
  • You must not deface the e-hall ticket, or attempt to change any information on it after it has been authenticated and received at the admission office.
  • The e-hall ticket is also not transferable to anyone else. Impersonation is a legally punishable offence.
  • The e-hall ticket is an important document; it must be preserved and produced at the time of counselling/admission.

On the day of the test when you report to the test centre, you need to bring with you

  • Two copies of the e-hall ticket,
  • One photocopy of the application form and any one of the following for photo identification: Passport/Driving License/EC Voter ID card/IT PAN card or School/College photo-bearing ID card.

Here are some rules to follow at the test centre:

  • Please be sure to reach the test centre as per the reporting time mentioned in the e-hall ticket. You should be present for the pre-test procedure including registration and on-site orientation.
  • If for some reason you reach after the on-site orientation has begun, you will not be permitted to write the test.
  • You have to register your name at the registration counter at the centre where your e-hall ticket will be authenticated.
  • It is recommended that you enter the examination hall at least 15 minutes before the start of the test.
  • Please remember that you are not allowed to carry any material, printed or written, bits of papers or even any rough pages, to the test hall. You are also not permitted to bring calculators, slide rules, clark tables, electronic watches with facilities of calculators, laptop or palmtop computers, personal stereo systems, walkie-talkie sets, mobile phones, paging devices or any other object/device.
  • Once you begin your test, you will not be allowed to go outside the test hall for the entire duration of the test.
  • If you leave the hall you will not be permitted to return, under any circumstances.
  • Smoking in the test hall is strictly prohibited. Tea, coffee, cold drinks or snacks are also not allowed into the test hall.
  • We do not encourage family members and/or friends of the applicants to wait at the test centre. Please make arrangements to meet them elsewhere at the end of the test.
  • During the test, please ensure you maintain silence and do not disturb others.
  • The test hall is monitored using web cameras and closed circuit TV cameras and any disruption / disturbance by an applicant is deemed as misconduct and can have dire consequences.
  • If we find an applicant using unfair means, or impersonating someone else, his or her application will be cancelled and he or she will be liable to be debarred from taking the entrance examination permanently or for a specified period, as decided by the concerned MU authorities.
  • The Manipal University reserves the right to withhold the result of such applicants.
  • At the end of the test, applicants must sign the attendance sheet in the presence of the invigilator. The invigilator will also put his/her signature in the place provided in the e-hall ticket.