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Manipal Entrance Test (MET) 2020—Frequently Asked Questions

Keeping in mind social distancing norms necessitated by COVID-19, Manipal Academy of Higher Education has decided to proceed with a Remote Proctored Manipal Entrance Test 2020. In this article, we have discussed FAQs regarding the upcoming entrance tests and counselling. The information provided in these FAQs is current as of 19th August 2020 and has been directly communicated by the Admissions office of MIT Manipal. If the answers below don’t cover what you need, or you’re looking for any more information, head over to our official Freshers’ group of 2020 to have your doubts cleared.

How will the Manipal Entrance Test (MET) 2020 be conducted?

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal will be conducting the MET 2020 on a remote proctored online platform which enables the exam to be taken from one’s home. MAHE Manipal’s faculty team will live proctor the entire test. 

When will MET 2020 take place?

The Manipal Entrance Test 2020 will take place from August 1st to August 12th. Each of these days will have three slots each of two and a half hours. The test duration will be 150 minutes. 

How should one book a slot for the online test?

The online test booking schedule has already been made available online from July 21st along with detailed instructions for the test. The test slots for MET 2020 are as follows:

  • 9 AM – 11:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM – 3 PM
  • 4 PM – 6.30 PM
Which software will be used for the test, and what are its system requirements?

A remote-proctoring tool, Safe Examination Browser Lite will be used for administering the test. Detailed instructions for installing and using the software can be found here. The system requirements for the test are:

Operating system (OS): Windows 7 and above
Processor: Minimum 2 cores
RAM: 2 GB or above
Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 and Above
Web browser: Google Chrome (Latest version)
Web camera: Resolution 640 x 480, 15 frames per second (fps)
Microphone: Any Model (External or Internal)
Network bandwidth: 512 Kbps preferred / minimum

Moreover, one can also verify whether their desktop/laptop meets the system requirements using this link.

In case of power cuts/unstable wifi during exams, what would happen to the entrance test?

In case of connectivity issues, the student may use mobile hotspots or switch between network operators to complete the test. Temporary connectivity issues will not stop the test-taking process. It is preferable to ensure that the laptop is fully charged/ desktop has UPS backup. This will ensure the completion of the test without any interruptions.

What is the pattern of MET 2020?
  • The test will be conducted in English and consist of multiple-choice questions (MCQ type). The candidate must choose the right or closest to the right answer from among the choices given. The test will have 200 MCQs with a duration of 150 minutes.
  • Marking Scheme: + 4 for every correct answer, – 1 for every wrong answer, 0 for every unattempted question
  • The test will contain questions based on Physics, Chemistry, Maths, and English. The syllabus for the examination can be viewed here.
Will there be multiple attempts for MET 2020?

Due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, there will be no second attempts and/ or rescheduling of the test. 

How will the merit list be prepared for counselling and admission process?

Unlike in the past years where the merit list was based solely on the individual’s performance in the entrance test, MIT Manipal will be preparing the merit list based on the following criteria:

  1. 40 % weightage to the marks obtained in Senior / Higher Secondary (10+2) examinations (Physics + Mathematics + Chemistry* + English)
  2. 60 % weightage to the marks obtained in Manipal Entrance Test (MET)

    *Optional subject, If Chemistry not taken.

    Instructions for uploading the relevant documents can be found here.

When will the merit list be announced for MET 2020?

The marks of the online test will be made available to the student right after the exam. The MET 2020 rank list for B.Tech was declared on August 17th and can be checked by logging in here

When and how will be the counselling process be conducted?

Registration for the B.Tech (General Category) counselling process will tentatively start on August 20th. The conduction of the counselling process will be online. Confirmed dates and instructions for the counselling and admission process will be made available to the students and parents shortly through their registered email address/mobile numbers. 

When will MIT Manipal start conducting classes for the upcoming batch?

The tentative date for class commencement for freshers will be announced by 15th of October 2020. The mode of classes is going to be announced shortly by the Admissions office. 

In case of issues regarding the Manipal Entrance Test 2020 or Admissions process, who should be contacted?

If there are doubts and apprehensions regarding the examination and counselling process of MIT Manipal, the Admission office can be contacted via phone or email.

For Indian Admissions:
Tel: +91-92437-77733
e-mail: [email protected]

For International Admissions (UG Programs):
Tel: +91-820-2922400/ 2571000
e-mail: [email protected]

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