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Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Entrance Test- M. Tech. (Electrical Engineering) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  • Test Duration- 2 Hours
  • Marking System – Each wrong answer for a 1 mark MCQ will result in a deduction of 0.25 marks.

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 basics 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.

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 : 2 Hours

Important Instructions

Cancellation of Admission and Refund of Fees:

  • Cancellation of admission by the University:
    • In case the candidate fails to produce original documents within the specified time period only deposits (Rs.13,000/-) shall be refundable.
    • During verification of documents or subsequently, if the University finds any certificate or testimonial or information submitted by any candidate is incorrect or false, the candidature of such candidate shall be cancelled for that year and he shall be disqualified for admission for the period of next two academic years. For such candidates only deposits (Rs.13,000/-) shall be refundable.
    • If the University is satisfied that a certain candidate on no fault of his has been wrongly admitted, fees & deposits paid if any, for the ongoing semester shall be refundable.
  •  Cancellation of admission by the candidate:
    • For all the candidates cancelling their admission on or before the last date of cancellation of admission the above fees will be refundable after a deduction of Rs. 1000/- as admission processing fees and Rs. 2000/- of Insurance Coverage, only if the vacated seat is filled up by another candidate. If a seat remains vacant due to the cancellation of admission, only the deposits (Rs.13,000/-) shall be refundable.
    • The candidate shall be required to submit the original receipt of the fees paid for refund.
  • Phase - I (For the only candidates having qualified and valid GATE score):
    • Admission will be offered to the candidates on merit based on the GATE score. The candidates will have to confirm their admission upon paying the fees as per the schedule.
    • The seats remaining vacant upon completing admissions of Phase I will be transferred to the seats for Phase II admissions.
    • The candidates who are not offered the admission during Phase I, their application will be considered for the Phase II admission process and they will have to appear in all the components of the Phase II Admission Process mentioned in point No. 3(B).
    • It is mandatory for all GATE Qualified candidates to upload the GATE Score Card as a part of Online application process.
  • To break the tie between students for similar GATE score following criteria will be considered for deciding merit order in following sequence namely:
    • All India rank for GATE 2016 & 2017.
    • Marks out of 100 in GATE score card.
    • Aggregate marks/CPI of B.Tech. Degree.
  • Phase-II (for GATE/Non GATE candidates):
    • The Phase-II admission process is meant for the candidates not having the valid and qualified GATE score, and also for the candidates having the GATE score but not offered the admission during Phase-I; as mentioned hereunder:
    • The verification of the testimonials will be held from 9.30 am to 10.30 am on the day of Written Aptitude Test in block D of the University Campus. At that time, the candidate is required to produce a set of the self-attested photocopies of all the relevant testimonials along with the originals.
    • A Written Aptitude Test (WAT) will be conducted in Block-C of the University campus from 11 AM to 1 PM. On the same day from 2 pm the personal interview will start. The interview process may continue even on the next day.