MU OET Exam Date 2020

The MU OET is a university level entrance examination offering admissions under various undergraduate and postgraduate courses with Manipal Academy of Higher Education and other institutions affiliated under it. Today, MIT (Manipal Institute of Technology) has been ranked among the top 4 private engineering colleges in India. Through MU OET exams, students complete for seats across 16 different streams of engineering, including aeronautical, mechatronics, and computer science, among others. This article details the various aspects of the MU OET exam dates 2020. The article also presents you with schedules and MU OET pattern.

Important Dates:-

This year, the MU OET exam date 2020 has been extended and this gives an opportunity if you haven’t already registered for the same.

  • The registration for the online examination had already started from the 5th of October 2019

  • The last date for the registration has now been extended to the 30th of June 2020 through MU’s online portal

  • The online booking for exam slots will be open till the 15th of June 2020

  • Admit cards for the online examination will be released between the 15th and 20th of July, 2020

  • The 1st phase of the MU-OET exam will be done between the 24th and 27th of July 2020

  • The 2nd phase of the MU OET exam will be done between the 4th and 7th of August 2020

  • The results will be announced  on the 9th of August, 2020

Exam Schedule of MU OET

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent postponement of Mu OET registration has given more time to students to prepare for the examination. The MU OET exam registration form is available at the official website. Candidates need to register themselves online by uploading personal and academic details along with the stipulated fee amount. This year, you don’t need to send a hard copy of your application to the MAHE, but it is advisable to print out a copy for yourself for future references.

The MU OET can be attempted twice. Applicant opting for the B.Tech and lateral B.Tech entrance exams will appear for the online examination between 24th and 27th the of July for the first phase and between the 4th and 7th August 2020 for the second phase.

MU OET 2020 Highlights:-

Name of the examination

Manipal University – Online Entrance Test



Eligible for

12th grade or equivalent pass out candidates

Conducted By

Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Mode of Exam


Entrance to

UG and PG courses

Mode of Application


FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the marking system of MU OET?

For B.Tech, B.Pharma, and Pharm.D entrances, candidates have to answer 200 multiple-choice questions spanning Physics, Chemistry Mathematics, English, and General Aptitude. Each correct answer awards a total of 4 points, while wrong answers result in negative marking of 1 point. The total time duration for the examination is 2.5 hours, within which maximum answers need to be solved.

For candidates appearing for the M.Tech examination, it’s a total of 60 MCQ questions spanning across their respective disciplines and engineering mathematics. The total time duration for the examination is 1.5 hours, within which maximum answers need to be solved.

For BBA entrance candidates, the total number of MCQ questions is 100 spanning across Numeracy, Conceptual, Case Study, and General Awareness. The total time duration for the exam is 2 hours.

2. Understanding the MU OET pattern for online examinations?

Candidates must follow a strict study schedule, focusing on the sections they struggle with the most. It will be helpful to solve as many practice test papers, solving the previous year’s questions, test series, and practice papers. Making notes and revising them often goes a long way in understanding the question patterns and being ready for the final day. For MCQ questions, it is best to move ahead strategically, keeping a cool mind, and making the most out of the time available.

3. Is there a cutoff to the final selection process?

MU OET offers a cutoff that is duly released by the MAHE authority on its official website. The cutoff marks vary according to the stream of study and the campuses opted for. Every year, the MAHE examination board comes out with a cutoff depending on the number of total applicants, the average marks obtained by the candidates in the specific examination, the available number of seats, and the past trends. However, it is recommended not to focus too much on the cutoff and prepare as if there’s none offered.