Sunday, May 24, 2020

Preparing for Engineering Entrance Examinations in Nepal; TO IOE, KU, Pokhara University, Purbanchal University

The essential characteristic traits for being a successful engineer is an analytical mind, sound mathematical and scientific foundation, strong problem solving abilities, eye for details, curiosity to learn, ability to understand complex task, ability to put practical use of theories, curiosity to understand the complex ways of handling a task, ability to work with a team, deep sense of responsibility and communication, strong communication skills. In order to get admission into a good engineering college a student has to secure a good position in the Engineering Entrance Exams conducted all over Nepal by different engineering institutes affiliated to Nepalese Universities.

There are quite a good number of engineering colleges in Nepal that provide engineering courses in various parts of the country. Civil Engineering, Architecture , Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communication, Electrical and Electronics, Energy Engineering, Civil and Rural Engineering are some of the popular engineering courses in Nepal. While the B.E. Architecture courses are of 5 years duration, other bachelor degree courses are of 4 years duration. Most of the engineering colleges in Nepal are also offering engineering in Masters Degree courses.
Most of these engineering Colleges in Nepal admit the local students through an entrance test. However foreign students are admitted on the basis of their performance in a personal interview. Candidates, to be eligible for admission to the engineering colleges in Nepal, should at least pass << the Intermediate in Science or diploma in engineering or its equivalent. >>

Most of the engineering entrance tests have several papers. Most of the paper of the exam is generally segmented into sections containing question on Physics, Chemistry, English and Mathematics, and in some of the university, general knowledge sections. The prime objective of this paper is to measure the students clarity of concepts in physics, mathematics, chemistry, English clarity and mechanics. These tests also give a lot of emphasis to measure the student’s ability to understand mathematical models, analytical ability, detailed orientation and problem solving approach. The paper gauges the student’s ability through various patterns such as objective type questions, assertions and reason, comprehension and subjective pattern. Candidates applying for the Architecture course will have to appear in the aptitude test in place of Chemistry.  The Aptitude test measures the aspirants perceptive power, observation and creative potential.

Below are entrance examination schedule and format, and admission eligibility requirements for different universities:
1. Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering (IOE), Engineering Entrance Examination:
Under Tribhuvan University there are various faculties and institutes. Institute of engineering is one of the Institute of Tribhuvan University. Under the Institute of Engineering (IOE), there are four constituent campuses and ten private colleges.

The Four Constituent Campus are Pulchowk Campus (central Campus under IOE), Purwanchal Campus, Pashchimanchal Campus and Thapathali Campus. The  affiliated private engineering colleges are Advanced College of Engineering and Management, Himalaya College of Engineering, Janakpur Engineering College,Kantipur Engineering College, Kathford Engineering College, Kathmandu Engineering College, Khwopa College of Engineering, Lalitpur Engineering College,National College of Engineering (NCE) and Sagarmatha Engineering College.

1.1 . Bachelor Level Engineering Programs (BE/B.Arch entrance examination )

Eligibility
> Students willing to join the program must pass the entrance examination conducted by the Institute of Engineering. Students who have obtained minimum of 45% marks or overall C grade are eligible to apply for the entrance test.

Entrance Examination
> IOE conducts entrance tests in five subjects: Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English and Engineering Aptitude.
> The Entrance examination will be “Computer Based Examination”of two hours duration. The entrance exam will be of 100 marks. > There will be 10% negative marking for wrong answer.
> > The Candidates have to secure minimum marks as prescribed by the Faculty Board of IOE.
> The students who have passed the entrance examination conducted by IOE are eligible for admission in IOE constituent campuses and affiliated colleges on merit basis.

Provision for the Foreign Students
1/12th of sponsored quota on each program has been reserved for foreign students interested to earn bachelor’s degree under IOE. They are eligible only for  sponsored (self-sponsored) category and should be admitted as foreign students.

1.2. M.Sc. Level Programs
Currently, there are total 23 different M.Sc programs in Pulchowk Campus. IOE has also expanded Master's program in other constituent campuses  since  2014  (2071  BS).  Currently,  there  are three, five and oneM .Sc  programs  in Thapathali Campus, Paschimanchal Campus and Purwanchal Campus respectively.

The normal duration of the course for the fulfillment of the degree is two academic years.

Eligibility:
To be eligible for Masters Entrance application, the candidate must have passed Bachelor degree in relevant subjects with at least second division or equivalent.

Admission Notice for the successful candidates shall be published by the Admission Committees of Constituent Campuses of IOE. The Academic session usually starts from Baisakh Month.

Online Application
The candidate willing to appear in the entrance examination to get enrollment into the M.Sc.program should fill and submit the Application Form online within the deadline prescribed by the Entrance Exam Board. Application forms will be available in the websites:https://entrance.ioe.edu.np.

Entrance Examination:
> The M.Sc. Entrance examination will be “Computer Based Examination”of two hours duration,consisting of two sections.Section-A consists of 45 questions for 50 marks. While Section-B consists of stream specialized course with 50 numbers of questions of 1 mark each. Each question will be of objective type with multiplechoice answers and negative markingfor each wrong answeris 10%.

SECTION-A
The depth of subject matter in this section shall be similar to Bachelor Level.

SECTION-B
The depth of subject matter in each subject of stream specialized course shall be that ofB.E./B.Arch. level relevant courses offered by T.U.

> The Candidates have to secure minimum marks as prescribed by the Faculty Board of IOE.
> All questions will be in English.
> There will be 10% negative marking for wrong answer.
> Non programmable calculators are permitted. Exchange of calculators is strictly prohibited.Candidates have to bring their own calculators in the exam hall.

Selection Process for Admission
>The successful candidate in entrance exam who has passed the relevant bachelor degree should submit the admission form of corresponding campuses
>From the list of applicants for any M. Sc. Program the applicant will be selected for the admission on the basis of score of the Entrance examination and his/her preferred M. Sc. Program.
> Admission  committees  of  respective  Campuses  will  publish  the  list  of  admission  as  per  its schedule. The candidates should contact the respective Campus Admission Committee. All the selected candidates should follow the schedule published by the committee. Vacant seatsdue tothe failure of any candidate to enroll in the prescribed time will be filled by applying candidates from the subsequent lists
> Sponsored candidates are processed in the first admission list only.

Provision for the Foreign Students
> 1/4th of sponsored quota on each program has been reserved for foreign students interested to earn master’s degree under IOE. They are eligible only for  sponsored (self-sponsored) category and should be admitted as foreign students.
> Students with foreign citizenship are recognized as foreign students and should have passed bachelor degree (four years) in engineering in relevant subjects with at least second division or equivalent. (SeeSection2 for entry requirements of relevant streams in Bachelor to be enrolled in corresponding Master’s Degree program).
> Foreign citizens who have completed bachelor or equivalent degree from Colleges/Universities within Nepal should appear in the entrance examination by the normal entrance procedure.

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2. Kathmandu University Engineering Entrance Examination:

2.1 Bachelor Level Programs
- Time of Exam: Last week of June- 1st week of July
- Criteria: Entrance and Interview

Eligibility :
- 10+2 level (or equivalent) with a minimum aggregate GPA of 2.4, minimum grade of C+ each in PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) or PMCs (Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science) and a minimum of grade C in remaining subjects.
OR,
- Minimum 50% in aggregate and minimum 50% in aggregate of PCM or PMCs.
- Students who have passed Grade 11 and are awaiting Grade 12 results can also apply on a provisional basis.

Entrance Exam:
> Candidates are required to appear in the Kathmandu University Common Admission Test (KUCAT), in either PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) or PMCs (Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science), according to their choice of academic program.
> Candidates obtain the score above the minimum threshold required in Entrance Test.
> Candidates are tested for their abilities in either PCM (Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics),PMCs(Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science)  or PCB (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) depending on the program in which the candidate is seeking admission. Admission is offered in merit basis base on KUCAT score in all the categories described in the call for application.
> The Entrance Exam will be conducted in the mode of Computer Based Test (CBT)

2.2 Master Level Engineering  Programs
- Time of Exam: September/ October
- Criteria: Admission test and interview

Eligibility :
Candidates who have completed 4 years Undergraduate/Bachelors degree in engineering for engineering degree and 4 years Undergraduate/Bachelors' degree in science with minimum 2.0 (CGPA (on a maximum 4 point grading system) or 50% in aggregate marks are eligible to apply for Science degree.

3. Pokhara Universiry Engineering Entrance Examination:
Pokhara University has been constantly engaged in designing, upgrading and standardizing the academic curricula and offering Bachelor and Masters level courses in engineering, technology and allied disciplines.

3.1 Bachelor Level Engineering Programs (BE/B.Arch entrance examination )
School of Engineering, Pokhara University has adopted four years academic bachelor programs which are based on credit-semester system with continuous internal evaluations.

Time of Entrance exam: August-September

Eligibility:
10+2 Science/ Intermediate Level Science/ Diploma in Engineering or Equivalent as recognized by Pokhara University with minimum 45% or second division/ "C" Grade (final of theory and Practical) in each subject on grade 11 and 12.

Students seeking admission to B.E. (Civil) for Diploma Holders, must have completed certificate (Diploma) level course in Civil Engineering and Architeture from a recognized institution securing at least second division marks.

Entrance Exam
> Candidates seeking admission in B.E. programs will be appearing for tests in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.Candidates applying for the Architecture course will have to appear in the aptitude test in place of Chemistry.
> Sample Test Papers  can be obtained from colleges along with Application forms.
 > Admission will be done on the basis of the merit list prepared after the entrance test.

3.2 Master Level Engineering Programs:
Some of the Master Level Engineering programs under Purbanchal University Master of Science in Information System Engineering and Master of Computer Engineering.

Eligibility
The Candidates must have four years of Bachelors of Engineering / B.Architecture and equivalent degree from recognized institutions with a score of at least second division or 2/4 CGPA

Entrance Exam:
Admission will be done on the basis of the merit list prepared after the entrance test.

4 Purbanchal University engineering Entrance Exam:

4.1 Bachelor Level Engineering Programs
Time of Exam: August-September

Eligibility:
Students must have completed I.Sc. or  +2 (Science) or Diploma in Engineering (3 Years) or equivalent with minimum 50% or with minimum C Grade in each subject & C+ Grade in aggregate

Entrance Exam:
> Students should pass BE/B.Arch Entrance Examination conducted by the Purbanchal University (PU).
> Exam format: Physics; Chemistry; Math; English; & General knowledge

4.2 Master Level Engineering Program (Duration: 2 Years)
Some of the Master Level Engineering programs under Purbanchal University are M.Sc in Engineering Management, M.Sc in Information System Engineering and Master of Engineering in Earthquake.

Eligibility:
> Candidate must have a Bachelor Degree (4 year) in Electronics, Computer, Architecture, Civil or IT Engineering or equivalent  from a recognized university.

Entrance Exam:
> Must pass the Entrance exam conducted by Purbanchal University.

Institutes offering Engineering Entrance Preparation Class are as follows:

Nowadays, in order to cater to the need of aspiring engineering students, many institutes have cropped up promising to provide basic foundational guide. They conduct Engineering Entrance preparation classes.. Some of the popular institute offering nursing entrance course are as follows:

1. SEA Engineering Academy, Thapathali, Kathmandu

2. NIMAS Education, Bagbazar, Kathmandu

3. OCEAN Engineering Academy, Maitighar Mandala ,Kathmandu

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