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About Online Exam

‘Online Exam’ means that the candidate sits in front of a computer at the examination centre and the questions are presented on the computer monitor and the candidate answers the questions on the computer through the use of mouse.

Online Exam Pattern:

All questions of the Online Exam are of objective type (multiple choice questions with only one correct choice of answer). Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of 1 mark (-1mark). No marks are awarded for questions not attempted. While the candidate can skip a question, the computer will not allow the candidate to choose more than one option as correct answer.

There will be 100 questions in all. The questions are so designed that a good candidate will be able to answer 100 questions in 120 minutes.


The syllabus for the Online Exam is specific to the Engineering discipline which a candidate has selected. The questions are intended to assess the basic understanding of subjects in the area of the Engineering/Science discipline selected by the candidate. Emphasis would be on the knowledge and problem solving ability rather than on the memory of the candidate. General English, General Knowledge, Aptitude etc are not assessed.

General Instructions:

All the questions and instructions of the test will be in English only. Candidates should bring a pen for the purpose of rough work, signing etc. Blank sheets for rough work will be provided, if required. Calculators and logarithmic tables are not allowed in the test centres. Candidates are not allowed to bring any other personal belongings such as mobiles/cameras/laptops/notebooks/text books etc. However an on-screen calculator will be available/enabled during the online examination.

Each candidate who registers for the Online Exam will be instructed to download the ‘Admit Card’. A candidate’s entry into the test centre is subject to the verification of the admit card. In addition to the admit card, each candidate is required to bring the following for verification:

  1. A printed copy of the Admit Card is to be submitted for verification at the time of the examination. At least one original and valid photo identification card (i.e. not photocopied or scanned or expired) such as Voter Card, Aadhaar Card, printout of e-Aadhaar, Driving License / PAN card, Passport, Identity Card issued by School / College / University, SSLC/HSC mark sheet with photo must be presented failing which candidate will not be permitted in the examination. Photocopy of the ID proof will not be allowed.
  2. Candidates who have availed fee exemption under the category SC/ST/Dependents of Defence Personnel Killed in Action (DODPKIA)/Physically Challenged are required to bring valid proof of category for verification at the test centre.

All test centres are closely monitored for security and candidates’ identity and activities.