‘Online Exam’ means 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. Unlike the traditional paper-pencil based test which is generally offered on a single day to all candidates, Online Exam will be offered over a period of time and the candidate can choose the Center, the Day and Time of his/her convenience to take the test.
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 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.
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 centers. Candidates are not allowed to bring any other personal belongings such as mobiles/cameras/laptops/ notebooks/text books etc.
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:
- A valid photo identity card (such as passport/driving license/adhar/voter’s card/identity card issued by the candidate’s college etc), and,
- Original 10th (or equivalent) marks sheet.
- 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 centers are closely monitored for security and candidates’ identity and activities.
An interactive demo of the Online Exam will be made available in the web site shortly.