MET 2020 Exam Pattern, Marking Scheme, Syllabus

    Neha Rani Neha Rani
    Exams Prep Master

    MET Exam Pattern is designed by the Manipal University. The university-level examination is conducted annually in online mode only.

    • Exam is divided into 4 sections with total 200 questions to be attempted.
    • For each right answer 4 marks will be allotted and for each wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted.
    • Time alloted to attempt the paper is 1 hr to 2.5 hrs depending upon the course opted.

    Highlights of MET Exam Pattern 2020

    Exam NameManipal University Online Entrance Test (MET)
    Manipal Online Test (MET)
    Mode of ExamOnline mode
    Number of questions50 to 200 (as per the opted course)
    Type of questionsObjective type i.e. MCQs
    Time allotted1 hour to 2.30 hours (as per the opted course)
    Negative Marking1 mark will be deducted for ME/M.Tech 
    No negative marking for other courses

    MET Exam Pattern 2020 in Details

    The general paper pattern for all the programs offered by the University remains the same. Read on:

    • Medium of Exam: English only
    • Type of Questions: MCQs i.e. choose the right or closest to the right answer from among the choices given.
    • Marking Scheme: For M.Tech and ME each question carries 4 marks and for all other courses each question carries 1 mark.

    There are few programs under medical, architecture or management that accepts the scores of other exams. Tabulated below are the courses that take admissions via MET scores:

    Department of Virus Research (DVR)MSc Clinical Virology
    Kasturba Medical College (KMC)MSc (Medical) - Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Clinical Embryology MSc Genetic Counseling MPhil Psychiatric Social Work
    Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MCOPS)BPharm PharmD MPharm PharmD Post Baccalaureate
    Manipal College of Nursing (MCON)MSc Nursing MPhil Nursing
    School of Life Sciences (SLS)MSc Medical Biotechnology MSc Molecular Biology & Human Genetics
    School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS)Master of Physiotherapy MSc Audiology MSc Speech Language Pathology MSc Clinical Psychology MPhil Clinical Psychology
    School of Regenerative Medicine (SORM)MSc Stem Cell Technology & Regenerative Biology
    Department of Commerce (DOC)BBA
    Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT)B.Tech, B.Tech Lateral and MTech
    School of Information Sciences (SOIS)ME
    School of Communication (SOC)BA Media & Communication MA Media & Communication MA Film Art & Film Making PG Diploma in Corporate Communication
    Other Programs Offered

    Admissions to other Programs

    ProgramsQualifying Exam
    UG (MBBS), PG (MD / MS / PG Diploma) and SS (DM / MCh) courses of Kasturba Medical College (KMC) Manipal & Mangaluru campusesNEET
    UG (BDS), PG (MDS) & PG Diploma courses of Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS) Manipal & Mangaluru campusesNEET
    PG Diploma in Cellular & Molecular Diagnostics course of School of Life Sciences (SLS)KBAT (Karnataka Biotechnology Aptitude Test)
    MSc Nuclear Medicine Technology, MSc Echocardiography, MSc Cardiac Catheterization & Intervention Technology courses of School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS)Department Test
    UG (BArch) course of Faculty of Architecture (FOA)NATA or JEE Mains Paper II Scores
    PG (MBA, MBA Global Business) course of School of Management (SOM)MAT, CMAT, CAT and XAT

    MET Marking Scheme

    MET Marking Scheme 2020

    Marking scheme for the examination is different for various programs. It is given below:

    • Marking Scheme for ME and M.Tech courses
    • Marking Scheme for all other courses

    Major thing to notice about marking scheme of all other courses under MET is that there is no negative marking. Which simply means that the final scores will depend on the number of questions answered correctly, as incorrect answers will not lead to any deduction of marks.

    Let’s take a look at these is detail:

    MET Marking Scheme for ME & M.Tech Courses
    Type of SituationImpact
    Correct Answer+ 4 marks
    Incorrect Answer- 1 mark
    No Answer0 marks

    MET Syllabus

    MET Syllabus 2020

    The syllabus for all the programs offered by the university is different. There is no complete exhaustive guidance provided by Manipal University for syllabus of all kinds of subjects under all types of courses. However, while going for MET 2020, candidate should keep following two things in mind:

    • For UG course, syllabus of MET will cover the topics from Class 12 level.
    • For PG course, syllabus of MET will cover the topics which are covered up to respective graduation degree.

    MET Chemistry Syllabus

    Like Physics and Mathematics, Chemistry constitutes one-third of Paper 1. The question paper will have both, numerical and theory-based questions. Here is a break up of the topics in the Chemistry syllabus:

    1. Physical Chemistry
    2. Organic Chemistry
    3. Inorganic Chemistry
    General Organic ChemistryColligative Properties of SolutionChemical Equilibrium and Kinetics and Acid - Base Concepts
    Electrochemistry and CatalysisRedox ReactionsThermochemistry
    Solid StatePeriodic TablePetroleum
    Chemical BondingAtomic StructureIsomerism

    MET Physics Syllabus

    The syllabus can be broadly segregated into the following 5 sections:

    1. Mechanics
    2. Heat and Thermodynamics
    3. Electrostatics and Magnetism
    4. Current Electricity and Electromagnetism
    5. Optics and Modern Physics
    MeasurementMotion in one dimensionLaws of Motion
    Heat and thermodynamicsWaveRay Optics and optical instruments
    Work, Power and EnergyWave OpticsGravitation
    Mechanics of solids and fluidsCurrent ElectricityElectrostatic

    MET Mathematics Syllabus

    DynamicsCo-ordinate GeometryCalculus
    VectorsStaticsConic sections

    MET Biology Syllabus

    Origin of LifeGenetics
    Organic EvolutionSeeds in angiospermic plants
    Human Genetics and EugenicsCell differentiation Plant Tissue
    Applied BiologyAlgae, Bacteria, Fungi, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta
    Animal PhysiologyPlant Cell
    Mammalian PhysiologyEcology

    Important Instructions

    MET Important Instructions

    • Students have to take a print out of the MET/ MET admit card and bring the same to the examination center.
    • Candidates are required to show their admit card along with a photo id proof i.e. Driving License/ Aadhar Card/ Voter ID/ Passport etc. in original to the invigilator when asked for.
    • Students who are appearing for MET Exam in particular locations outside India, need to pay additional fee at the time of taking the test at the test center.
    • Candidates are allowed to leave the examination center only after final submission of the exam.
    • Use of Electronic devices such as Bluetooth devices, microphones, calculator etc is strictly prohibited in the test center.
    • Reasonable basic knowledge of computer on the part of candidate is assumed.
    • After the allotment of computer system, check whether the system provided is working or not. In case it is not working, immediately contact the invigilator and report the issue.
    • Rough sheets will be provided in the exam hall.
    • Candidates, in any case, should not indulge in any kind of usage of unfair means or malpractices regarding the exam.

    MET 2020 Exam Pattern FAQs

    Ques.  What is the marking scheme for MET 2020?

    Ans. Each correct answer will be given +4 marks and for wrong answer there is no negative marking for all the courses except ME/M.Tech. For each wrong answer in ME/M.Tech exam 1 mark will be deducted.

    Ques.  How many sections are there in the exam?

    Ans. MET 2020 consists of 4 sections, namely – Physics, Chemistry, Maths, English and General Aptitude. Each section has different no. of questions in the exam.

    Ques.  Can I attempt the exam from my computer?

    Ans. No, you cannot attempt from your computer. The examination has to be attempted at the workstation assigned as the test center.

    Ques.  How many questions are there in each section of teh exam?

    Ans. There are total 200 questions in MET 2020. The exam consists of 4 sections and the no. of questions in each section are:

    • Physics- 50 questions
    • Chemistry- 50 questions
    • Mathematice- 70 questions
    • English and General Aptitude – 30 questions

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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    Pavan Sandeep

    Hi IAM pavan for msc molecular biology and genetics what is the minimum qualifications and mode of entrance tests to be taken

    10 Jul, 2019 17:40
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Pavan, you can check the eligibility criteria of the concerned course as mentioned below:

    • Intermediate graduates or equivalent examination from a recognized board can register.
    • Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English are compulsory subjects in 10 2. A minimum 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics & any optional subject.
    • No minimum age limit is there for MU OET 2019.
    • For PG program, a minimum percentage of 45% marks as an overall cumulative percentage must be secured in the qualifying UG degree.
    • Exam would be computer based consisting of multiple choice questions (MCQs).

    10 Jul, 2019 17:49

    What is minimum percentage to be obtained in board exam

    30 Apr, 2018 16:21
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Naman, Basic eligibility to apply is that a candidate must have passed 10 2 with 50% marks in aggregate.

    30 Apr, 2018 16:53

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