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All you need to know about AMUEEE - Aligarh Muslim University Engineering Entrance Exam

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About Exam

AMUEEE is a Paper based Test conducted by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) for admission to different courses of engineering (including B.Tech and B.Arch) for all the aspiring candidates who desire to take admission in various colleges affiliated to the University.

About College

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is one of the most premier universities of India with rich culture and heritage. It is a public university funded by the Central Government of India. The university itself offers more than 300 courses in the traditional and modern branches of education. Besides the fact that the university is proudly Islamic, it also includes all castes, creeds, religions and genders. One of the most unique specialty of this university is that it comprises of 15 centers and institutions, 3 academies and 98 teaching departments.

University Ranking

According to 'Times Higher Education' ranking and 'Asia ranking 2014', AMU stands 3rd among universities in India.

Conducted

The question paper is set by an expert team in Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

Test Centers

The B. Tech exam will be conducted in 4 centers namely - Aligarh (U.P.), Lucknow (U.P.), Srinagar (J. & K.), Kozhikode (Kerala) and Kolkata (W.B.) while candidates opting for B. Arch shall be allotted only in Aligarh as test center.

Universities considering the scores

No other institution/university across India considers AMUEEE scores.

Type of Exam

The entrance exam comprises of two papers. This is explained below:

Paper I (for B.E. course) - Objective multiple choice type (MCQ) questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Paper II (for B. Arch course) - Consists of 2 separate sections.

Written Test - Objective multiple choice questions with equal weightage to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Architecture Aptitude Test - Drawing capability and descriptive questions.

Fee

The application fee for AMUEEE 2016 is Rs. 500/- which can be paid through Demand Draft drawn in favor of Finance Officer, AMU, Aligarh payable at Aligarh. Candidates applying for admission to B. Tech course can also apply for admission to B.Arch on the same application form after paying additional Admission Test fee of Rs.100/-. Such candidates shall also have to appear in Paper II.

Syllabus

The syllabus for AMUEEE is slightly different from other entrance exams like JEE-Mains, BITSAT, AEEE, etc. The topics are elaborated below:

I Mathematics

Calculus

Probability

Co-ordinate geometry

Trigonometry

Vector algebra

Algebra

II Physics

Elements of vectors

Nuclear physics

Atomic physics

Surface tension

Collisions and center of mass

Friction

Gravitation

Temperature and thermal expansion of solids

Liquids and gases

Semi-conductor devices and communication systems

Thermal Radiations

Electro Magnetics

Thermo Electricity

Electro Statics

Magnetism

Geometrical Optics

III Chemistry

Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals

Hydrogen and its Compounds

Group elements

Chemical Energetics

Surface chemistry

Chemical Equilibrium and chemical Kinetics

Gaseous State

Chemical Bonding

Nuclear Chemistry

Atomic Structure

Periodic Classification of Elements

Stoichiometry

Acids and Bases Electro Chemistry

IV Architectural Aptitude Test

Geometry - Exercises in geometrical drawing comprising lines, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygonal and circles, etc. Study of Plan, Elevation of Simple Solid objects like Cylinders, Cones, Cubes and Prisms, etc. Letter Printing.

Memory and Imagination - Free hand sketching of scenes and activities from rural and urban life commonly observed such as markets, festivals and bathing Ghats, fetes, playgrounds, etc. from memory.

Creativity - Designing of Posters, floral patterns, flower vases, candle stand, paper weight, chairs, tables lamps, tumblers, bottles, boundary wall, gate, foundation, grill, projection of windows, entrance gate, automobiles, wall clock frame, crockery, etc.

Dimensional Perception - Understanding and appreciation of scale and proportion of objects, building forms and elements of color, textures and surface treatment.

General Architectural Aptitude - Famous buildings, Artists and Architects, Role of Architects, definition and importance of Architecture, Types of Pencils, drawing sheet papers, common Indian plants, trees and flowers.

Mode of Examination

The exam is conducted only in Offline mode i.e. it is a pen and paper based test.

Scores needed to clear the Exam

The minimum marks requires for admission to both B. Tech and B. Arch is 75% in 12th board exams and 80+ in the AMUEEE exam. The cutoff varies every year according to the demand but usually it ranges between 68-72% marks.

Examination description

The exam pattern is explained in the below table.

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Preparation Strategy for AMUEEE

AMUEEE exam comes in the 2nd/3rd week of May and by the mid of April, JEE-Mains are done. Therefore, take time to clear the doubts and difficulties faced during the exam.

The best advice is to spend some time in gathering all the information and resources so that you don't spend much time on this in between and concentrate more on preparation.

Knowledge about AMU EEE syllabus will be helpful for mapping out path so that one can decide which subjects and which areas one needs to concentrate more.

Candidates should concentrate on accuracy & time as mathematics is the game player. This is the part where one can score maximum marks which boosts up the overall score. This can be of great help in getting a good cutoff.

Make sure to thorough all the previous year question papers and prepare your own self for the computerized test to familiarize with it.

Plan up a time limit for individual sections/parts as this will help to manage time in the examination.

Important Dates*

Exam Notification - Last week of December 2015
Issue of Application form - 1st or 2nd week of January 2016 onwards
Last date for submission -Last week of March 2016
Admit card download date - 2nd week of April 2016
AMUEEE Exam date -2nd to 3rd week of May 2016
Display of Answer key - same day of the examination
Result declaration - 2nd week of July 2016
Counseling dates - last week of July 2016
(*all the dates mentioned are tentative and so are liable for change)

Reference books for AMUEEE preparation:

1. AMU Engineering Entrance Topic Wise Solved Papers - By Dipak Agarwal.

2. AMU Explorer - By MTG Editorial Board.

3. Textbooks - By National Council Of Educational Research (NCERT)

4. Materials from - TIME, RESONNANCE, FIITJEE, for getting more ideas and trick to apply for saving time in the examination.

5. 14 years (2000-2013) Solved Papers AMU - Engineering entrance Exam - By Arihant publication.

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Exam guide Link:

www.amucontrollerexams.com/examinations.html

Application format Link:

http://www.amucontrollerexams.com/courses/faculties/guides/guide15.pdf

Contact Details:

Website: www.amucontrollerexams.com
Address: Office of the Controller of Examination Administrative Block, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Aligarh - 202002 Uttar Pradesh, India
Phone:0571-2700922, 0571-2700935
Email: Controller - amucontrollerexams@gmail.com

Asst. Controller (Degree Section) - degree.controller@amu.ac.in

Extra Questions

1. Are there any reservation of seats?

Yes! There will be 50% reservation of seats for the Muslim Candidates. Rest seats in AMU will be open for allotment to every candidate. No other reservation for admission in various courses in AMU exists for any category.

2.Are there specific numbers of seats allotted for each branch?

Yes! Specific numbers of seats are allotted for each department and there is an overall 365 seats available. But 50% of the seats are specially allotted for the Muslim category and apart from that, the remaining seats can be availed.

3. What combination of marks should I get in both the 12th board examination and entrance exam to avail a seat in AMU?

The candidate should have obtained a minimum of aggregate 50% marks in PCM subjects. Hence, if you score more than 60 in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and your PCM aggregate is greater than 50% than you are eligible for admission.

4. What about management quota? How much are the exam/marks considered for management quota?

There is no management quota for admissions into AMU for B. Tech, B. Arch and B.E (evening) courses. However there is NRI quota available but candidates who come in through NRI quota also have to attend the entrance exam as to be eligible to get a seat of their own choice.

5. Will preparation for exams like JEE, BITSAT, AEEE, etc be enough to clear AMUEEE exam?

If you are a science student in standard 12 giving JEE-Mains, chances are that you would also be giving AMUEEE. With serious preparation for JEE-Mains, you don't have to put in much effort to study anything extra for AMUEEE. But, however some topics are different from JEE-Mains but most of the topics are similar to BITSAT. While JEE-Mains is considered to be tough and concentrates more on the problem solving ability, AMUEEE is relatively simpler and focuses more on time management.

6. Is there a possibility of rank prediction, cutoff marks?

There is no way for rank prediction unless the university declares the final cut off along with the ranks/marks. Every year, according to the marks scored by candidates, the cutoff varies and thus it is very difficult to predict.

7. Are there separate cut off marks for separate parts/papers?

No! There are no separate cutoff marks for separate parts/papers. The university considers only the overall marks and then prepares a list of ranking accordingly.

8. If I do not get elected, will all my efforts go in vain?

"Success is the sum of small efforts put in day in and day out". Therefore, if one does not clear AMUEEE, all the efforts that they have put in for years will definitely not go in vain as it will bring fruits at the right time and at the right place, in the future.

9. Duration of study needed to get surely selected. Is self preparation enough or does one need extra classes, to clear the exam?

It is a common sight of many students joining coaching centers. More than the time spent in preparing, one has to put in quality effort to get sure shot success. At the same time, self preparation is much sufficient but that doesn't mean going to the extra classes is wrong. It is always good to attend coaching classes where the students are provided with materials, question papers, mock tests, etc. All these enhance the overall speed and helps in time management. For any entrance exam, steady preparation for a year along with sound classroom knowledge is more than sufficient to clear the exam.

10. Is there caste-wise cutoff marks in AMUEEE Exam?

No!! There is no caste-wise cutoff marks in AMUEEE like other competitive examinations. Cutoff is only based on the marks scored in the exam and the ranking thus obtained. The 12th board examination marks are also considered. Apart from this, there are no other criteria under which the cutoff marks are derived.

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