IOE Entrance Syllabus

Curriculum / Syllabus / Prescribed Courses for Bachelor’s and Masters level Entrance exam for Institute of Engineering (IOE), Tribhuvan University (TU), Nepal held by Entrance Exam Board, Chakupat, Lalitpur.The IOE Entrance Exam for 2074/75 will be conducted from 15th of Shrawan. Read: Detailed Notice for Entrance Exam of IOE for Academic Year 2074/2017.

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IOE Entrance Result

The result of IOE Entrance Exam will be available on IOE Entrance Result of Academic Year 2017/2074 page.

Marking Scheme of IOE Entrance Exam

Marking scheme according to updated Syllabus(2074/75) of IOE Entrance Exam for Computer Based Test:

S.N. Subject Marks Exam Time Number of Questions No. of Questions of 1 Mark
No. of Questions of 2 Mark
1. English 22 2 Hours 18 14*1=14 4*2=8
2. Chemistry 20 16 12*1=12 4*2=8
3. Physics 40 25 10*1=10 15*2=30
4. Mathematics 40 25 10*1=10 15*2=30
5. Engineering Aptitude Test 18 16 14*1=14 2*2=4
Total 66 2 Hours 100 60*1=60 40*2=80

The full marks of IOE Entrance Exam is 140 and the test will complete in 2 hours. There will be 10% negative marking for wrong answer. While attending the entrance exam, every candidate should have Admit Card along with Identity card which could be citizenship certificate, passport or driving license. Also, student should carry original copy of bank voucher which was obtained after paying fee at corresponding bank for the IOE entrance exam.

Subject English (Full Marks: 22)

Comprehension of reading passages on a variety of topics and style with special references to (i) General English and (ii) Technical English.

Grammar – Familiarity with the following aspects:

Parts of Speech, Basic Grammatical Patterns / Structures, Tense and Aspect, Conditional sentences, Verbals: infinitives, Participles and Gerunds, Direct and Indirect Speech, Active and Passive Voice , Kinds of Sentences, Transformation of sentences, Concord /Agreement, Vocabulary, Use of Prepositions, Idiomatic expressions, Punctuation, Phonemes and phonetic symbols, Word Stress.

Subject: Chemistry (Full Marks: 20)

  1. Language of Chemistry & Physical Chemistry:Symbol, formulate valency and chemical questions, Problems based on chemical equations (relation with weight and weight, and weight and volume);
  2. Atomic Structure:Study of Cathode rays, and discovery of electrons, Rutheford’s X-ray scattering experiment and discovery of nucleus. Rutherford model of atom., Bohr model of atom, Elementary concept of quantum numbers, Electron configuration of the elements.;
  3. Electronics Theory to Valency:Octet rule, Electrovalency, covalency and coordinate valency, General characteristics ionic and covalent compounds;
  4. Oxidation and Reduction:Classical definitions, Electronic interpretations of oxidation and reduction, Balancing of redox equations by oxidation number method;
  5. Periodic Classification of Elements:Mendeleev’s periodic law, anomalies of Mendeleev’s periodic table, Modern periodic Law, Periodic Properties viz. ionization potential, electronegativity and atomic radii, and their variation in the periodic table; Equivalent Weight and Atomic Weight: Concept of equivalent weight, and its determination by hydrogen displacement method and oxide method, Concept of atomic weight, equivalent weight and valency, determination of atomic weight using Dulong and Petit’s rule;
  6. Molecular Weight and Mole:Avogardo’s hypothesis and its deductions, Avogadro number and concept of mole, Determination of molecular weight by Victor Meyer’s method; Electro– Chemistry; Electrolytes and non-electrolytes, strong electrolytes and weak electrolytes, Faraday’s laws of electrolysis, Solubility product principle and its applications in qualitative analysis; Theories of Acids and Bases: Arrhenius theory, Bronsted and Lowry theory, Lewis theory; Volumetric Analysis Equivalent weights of acids, base and salts, Principles of acidimetry and alkalimetry, pH and pH scale


Water: Hard water and soft water, Causes and removal of hardness of water; Nitrogen and its Compounds:Nitrogen cycle, Preparation of ammonia and nitric acid in the lab, and their properties, Manufacture of ammonia and nitric acid, Sulphur and its Compound.

Allotropy of sulphur, Preparation of hydrogen sulphide, sulphure dioxide in the lab, and their properties, Manufacture of sulphuric acid by contact process; Halogens and Their Compound: Position of halogens in the periodic table, Preparation of chlorine and hydrogen chloride in the lab, and their properties.


Compounds of Metals: General methods of preparation and properties of oxides, hydroxides, chlorides, nitrates, sulphates and carbonates of metals; Sodium: Extraction of Sodium (Down’s process), Manufacture of caustic soda sodium carbonate; Copper: Extraction of copper from copper pyrite, Manufacture of Blue vitriol; Zinc: Extraction of zinc from zinc blend, Galvanization; Iron: Extraction of cast iron from hematite, Cast iron, steel and wrought iron, Types of steel, Manufacture of steel

Organic Chemistry

Sources and Purification of organic Compounds: Characteristics of organic compounds, Sources of organic compounds, Purification of organic compounds; Classification and nomenclature of organic Compounds: Functional group, homologous series, and isomerism (structural only), Classification of organic compounds, Common names, and I.U.P.A.C. naming system

Saturated and unsaturated Hydrocarbons & Aromatic compound: Preparation and properties of methane, Preparation and properties of ethylene and acetylene, Alkyl Halides: Preparation and properties of ethyl iodide; Aromatic Compounds: Structure of benzene, Preparation of benzene in the laboratory, Properties of benzene

Subject: Physics (Full Marks:40)

  1. Mechanics

Dimensions, Equations of motion, Motion of a projectile. Laws of motion. Addition and subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity. Equilibrium of forces. Moments. Centre of mass. Centre of gravity. Solid friction. Work, power and energy. Conservation of energy. Angular speed. Centripetal force. Moment of inertia. Torque on a body. Angular momentum. Rotational kinetic energy. Laws of gravitation. Gravitational intensity, Gravitational potential. Velocity of escape. Simple harmonic motion. Energy of SHM. Hooke’s Law. Breaking stress. Modules of elasticity. Energy stored in stretched wire. Surface tension phenomenon. Surface energy. Capillarity. Fluid pressure. Pascal law of transmission of fluid pressure. Archimedes’ principle. Flotation Stokes’ law. Terminal velocity,

  1. Heat

Heat and temperature. Temperature scale. Measurement of heat energy. Specific heat capacity. Latent heat. Saturated and Unsaturated vapour. Relative humidity and dew point. First law of thermodynamics. Reversible isothermal and adiabatic changes. Gas laws. Kinetic theory of gases. Second Law of thermodynamics. Carnot’s engine. Transfer dof Heat. Conduction, convection and radiation. Expansion of solid, liquid and gas.

  1. Optics

Formation of images by plane and curved mirrors. Refraction of light through plane surfaces. Total internal reflection. Critical angle. Refraction through prism. Maximum and minimum deviation. Formation of images by lenses. Dispersion. Achromatic combination of lenses visual angle. Angular magnification. Defect of vision. Telescope and microscope. Wave theory of light: introduction to Huygen’s principle and its application interference diffraction and polarization of light.

  1. Sound

Damped vibration. Forced oscillation. Resonance. Progressive waves, Principle of superposition. Velocity of sound in solid, liquid and gas: Laplaces correction. Characteristics of Sound wave. Beat phenomenon. Doppler effect. Stationary waves. Waves in pipes. Waves in String.

  1. Electricity

Electric Charge. Gold leaf electroscope. Charging by induction Faraday’s ice pail experiment. Coulomb’s law. Permitivity. Electric field. Gauss’s law and its application. Electric potential. Capacitors. Ohm’s Law. Resistance– combination of resistances. emf. Kirchhoff’s law and its application. Heating effect of current. Thermoelectricity. Chemical effect of current. Potentiometer. Wheatstone bridge. Galvanometer. Conversion of galvanometer into voltmeter and ammeter. Magnetic Field. Earth’s magnetism. Magnetic Flux. Force on a current carrying conductor. Ampere’s law, Biot-Savart’s law and their applications. Solenoid. Electromagnetic induction. AC circuits.

  1. Atomic Physics and Electronics

Discharge electricity through gases. Cathode rays. Electronic mass and charge Bohr’s theory of atomic structure. Energy level. X-rays. Photoelectric effect Radioactivity. Nuclear – fission and fusion.

Semiconductors. Junction Transistor.

Subject: Mathematics (Full Marks: 40)

  1. Set and Function

Set and relations, Functions and graphs, Algebraic, Trigonometric, Exponential, Logarithmic and hyperbolic functions and their inverses.

  1. Algebra

Determinats, matrices, Inverse of a matrix, uses of complex numbers, Polynomial equations, sequence and series, Permutation and combination, Binomial theorem, exponential, Logarithmic series.

  1. Trigonometry

Trigonometric equations and general values, Inverse trigonometric functions, Principal values, Properties of triangles; Centroid, incentre, Orthocentre and circumcentre and their properties.

  1. Coordinate Geometry

Coordinates in a plane, Straight lines, Pair of lines, Circles, Conic sections: Parabola, ellipse and hyperbola. Standard equations and simple properties, Coordinates in space, Plane and its equation.

  1. Calculus

Limit and continuity of functions, Derivatives and application of derivative – Tangent and normal, Rate of change, differentials dy and actual change ∆y. Maxima and Minima of a function.; Antiderivatives (Integrations): rules of Integration, Standard Integrals, Definite integral as the limit of a sum. Application to areas under a curve and area between two curves.

  1. Vectors

Vectors in space, addition of vectors. Linear combination of vectors, Linearly dependent and independent set of vectors, Scalar and vector product of two vectors, simple applications.

Subject: Engineering Aptitude Test (Full Marks: 18)

  1. Concept of Polygons (Triangle, Square, Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon), Circle, Inscribing and Circumscribing Circle; Arcs and Tangents; Introduction to Geometrical Solids (Cylinder, Cone, Prism and Pyramid)
  2. Orthographic Views of Lines and Surface (Horizontal, Vertical and Inclulined), Orthographic Views of Geometrical Solids, Objects consisting of Plane Surfaces, Curved Surfaces and Rectangular/cylindrical holes.
  3. Two-Stroke and Four Stroke Engines, Petrol and Diesel Engines, Renewal Energy.
  4. Traffic Signals, Cement, Aggregates, Bricks and Stones.
  5. Series and Parallel Electric Circuits, Energy Resources, Transformers, Electrical Energy Generation, Measurement of Electric Current, Voltage and Power
  6. Number System, Diode and Transistor, Logic Gates, Memory, CPU, Input/output Devices, Operating Systems, Internet and Email.

Read: Detailed information on the Pulchowk Campus MSc. Entrance Exam.

Entrance examination will be of a single paper of 3 hours duration consisting of two sections:

  • Section- A: It common to all streams, consisting of 50 questions of 60 marks.
  • Section-B This section consists of stream specialized course with 60 nos. of questions of 1 mark each.


The depth of subject matter in this section shall be similar to GRE.

  1. Critical Reasoning [5 × 3]

Critical reasoning sections aim to test the candidate’s comprehension of the interpretative abilities in English as a language of business and communication. Critical reasoning questions measure your ability to read with understanding, insight and discrimination. These questions explore your ability to analyze a written passage from several perspectives, including your ability to recognize explicitly stated elements as well as underlying statements or arguments and their implications.

This section measures reading comprehension and critical reasoning skills in a multiple-choice format. The Critical reasoning section measures your ability to:

  • Analyze and evaluate written material and synthesize information obtained from it.
  • Analyze relationships among component parts of sentences.
  1. Mathematics [45 × 1]

The format of these multiple-choice questions varies. The solution may require simple computations, manipulations or multi-step problem-solving. These sections aim to test the candidate’s understanding of Basic Mathematics (Numbers: operations; Fractions, Decimals and Percentages; Ratio and Proportion; Roots and Power; Logarithms; Progressions; Elementary Geometry and Mensuration; Elementary Trigonometry; Introductory Set Theory) Algebra (Polynomials, Equations and Inequalities; Simultaneous equations and solutions; Elementary Linear Programming); Calculus (limits and continuity, differentiation, integration, ordinary linear differential equation, partial differential equation), Probability and Statistics (Counting, Permutations and Combinations).


This section has different question for different streams.

To access the Syllabus/ Course/ Curriculum of this section, go to links according to stream of specialization.


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  1. Bik says:

    I want to know more about this please help me

  2. is it compulsory to have citizenship certificate???? i mean 12th exam admission card…….wouldn’t this be satisfying?

    • Raju Dawadi says:

      It can be Citizenship card, voter card, passport, traffic license or +2/diploma/ or equiv. exam admit card which you have mentioned while submitting the online form.

  3. Alisha shrestha says:

    Whats the pass marks in ioe entrance?

  4. abiral kafle says:

    can calculator be used in the examination?

  5. dhurba kharal says:

    what type of calculator can we use in ioe exam??

  6. simanbk says:

    What is the pass marks of ioe intrance???

  7. ashish says:

    Do I need citizenship certificate for submitting the entrance form?

  8. sabnam shah says:

    Why isnt here sth about scholarship and

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