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SHIATS(M.Tech) Exam Pattern

Exam Pattern

  •  Total Marks - 160 Marks ( 1 mark for each question)
  • Total Questions - 160
  • Test Duration- 2 Hours

Marking System – For each wrong answer 1.0 mark will be deducted. 

How to prepare


For the Subject Group Codes - AGRI/HSC/BIO/ABF/SCI/OTH/ETE - Agriculture, Biology, Home Science, Science Technology [ABF] (Agri. Engg./Food Tech./Dairy Tech./Biotech) and General Aptitude syllabus.


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 : 2 Hours

Important Instructions

There will be two semesters (Autumn Semester & Spring Semester) in one academic year. In order to maintain continuous evaluation, there will be three term examinations during each semester. The breakup of marks will be as under:- Percentage Assignments / Quiz 20 % First Term Exam 20 % Second Term Exam 20 % End Term Exam 40 % Each semester will have 120 working days including examinations. The syllabus will consist of 3 parts The content for the term examination shall be as follows: 1st term shall contain 30% of the syllabus, 2nd term next 30% of the syllabus excluding first term. The question paper for the end term examination shall be prepared from the entire syllabus. It shall contain 20% questions from the first term syllabus, 20% questions from the second term syllabus and 60% questions for the end term syllabus, respectively 1st term examination shall be conducted 30 – 35 days after start of the academic session. The 2nd term examination will be held 60 – 70 days after the start of the academic session. The end term examination will be held after 110 days after the start of academic session. There could also be special semesters during breaks i.e. winter and summer. Academic calendar of the University will be followed for various academic activities. Fee for every semester shall be deposited as per the academic calendar of the University. As per the guidelines of UGC and AICTE, 75% Attendance is mandatory in every course, failing which the student will not be allowed to appear in End Term Examination of the semester. There shall be continuous assessment of students throughout the semester through assignments, class participation, quizzes, and term examinations. Semester Grade Point Average and Cumulative Grade Point Average (SGPA & CGPA) will be on the basis of points earned in the courses studied. Statement of Marks of every semester will be available in the beginning of consecutive semester. Unsuccessful students in course(s) may take up Repeat Examination. Unsuccessful students in Repeat Examination of course(s) will be required to re-register the course(s) in the pertinent semester of consecutive year(s).