How to crack Engineering Entrance Exam?

Every Year, students who have just completed their +2 science exams or any equivalent courses enroll in engineering preparation classes in hopes of getting admitted to different engineering colleges and getting a step closer to their ultimate dream of becoming an engineer. Engineering is one of the most popular degrees in the world and also in Nepal. Among 11 different universities of Nepal, 6 of them, namely; Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Pokhara University, Purbanchal University, Mid-Western University, and Far-Western University, and their constituent and affiliated colleges provide students numerous options for the engineering degree.

Engineering Courses provided by Nepali Universities

Nepali Universities provide a wide variety of options to choose from for engineering

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Automobile Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil and Rural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronics, Communication and Information Engineering
  • Engineering in Geomatics and Land Resources Management
  • Engineering in Information Technology
  • Geomatics Engineering
  • Hydropower Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Prepare for Engineering Entrance

Different universities and their affiliated colleges have different exam formats and or eligibility criteria for admission. Before starting your preparation, you need to be familiar with the criteria and question pattern of your targeted university and the course you would like to apply for. In most universities, you need to pass an entrance exam to be admitted to the university or their affiliated colleges.

For Tribhuvan University (T.U) Institute of Engineering (IOE), the entrance exam consists of 140 marks, multiple-choice questions. The questions will be in English language with subjects including English, Chemistry, Physics, and mathematics. There will be a 10% score deduction for incorrect answers.

For Kathmandu University, candidates have to pass Kathmandu University Common Admission Test (KUCAT), a computer-based test, in either PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Maths) or PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology). The test consists of 120 multiple-choice questions that are divided into three parts.

Other universities have different patterns and criteria for their entrance exams. In order to enroll in engineering colleges, you must secure a good position in these different engineering entrance exams conducted by various universities and engineering colleges all over Nepal. There are various Engineering entrance Preparation Institutes in Kathmandu Valley or other major cities of Nepal where you can enroll and prepare for your entrance. There is also a new and emerging way of preparing for your entrance and that is through online e-learning platforms.

How to prepare for engineering entrance online?

Preparing for entrance exams can be vastly different from preparing for academic exams. The difference doesn’t just stop at question format and time. It also carries on to the method and motive for the test. The questions on entrance exams usually aim to determine the concept level, skills, and aptitude of the candidate. Whereas academic exams aim to determine the knowledge of the examinee on the given subject.

We are already used to giving academic exams and can navigate the question papers easily. But we may get confused when preparing for entrance exams. There are various ways you can go about preparing, you can enroll in institutes, or try to on your own. There are different options for preparing for entrance exams online.

One option can be that you can find the syllabus online and carry your preparation from there by looking at videos related to the topics. You can spend each day looking at the syllabus, researching questions, and preparing through YouTube videos or other websites.

Another option can be enrolling in online learning courses. You can find several e-learning platforms where you can find Engineering Entrance Exam Preparation courses. Among Nepali Online Platforms that provide Engineering Entrance preparation videos, is Mero School, where you can find videos on subjects such as Maths, Physics specifically made for the IoE entrance exam. These platforms provide Model set Questions for IoE, KU, PU, and even past question sets from recent years. Past questions and model questions practice allows you to assess your level of preparedness and helps you get used to the question patterns and formats.

Hence, you can easily prepare for your entrance exams via online mediums.


Becoming an engineer is a dream of many people, and the first step to achieving their dream is by acing their entrance exams. Across Nepal, there are thousands of students working hard to enroll in Engineering College. Many institutions in Nepal and e-learning platforms are there to aid students in their journey of getting a good score and being enrolled in their dream engineering college.

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