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MATHS : The questions were of simple to moderate difficulty , but some calculations were lengthy. Chapters which could be seen in most of the questions were Circles, Parabola, Hyperbola, Ellipse (Coordinate Geometry),Determinants/Matrices, Integration (d/Id), Differentiation, Limits, Diff Eqns, Sets, Complex Nos(just 2–3 questions).

PHYSICS : Physics too was easy and the calculations were also simple and straight forward. If you are weak in Physics then don’t worry this section won’t affect your score to a great extent. Chapters seen in most of the questions were Magnetic Effect of Electric Current (MEEC), Electrostatics, Force(many questions were from this topic), Rotational Dynamics(1 question I guess), Thermal Expansion, KTG, Current Elec(Many questions from this topic too, most of them were related to Capacitors).

CHEMISTRY : Nothing to worry about in this section too. Most of the questions were simple and pretty straightforward, questions involving calculations (Physical Chem) were easy too. Chapters : Organic(Aldehydes should be done properly), Basic Concepts, Solutions, Equilibrium, Thermodynamics, Electrochemistry, Kinetics, Coordination cmpds.

Finally I’ll just suggest one thing, just going through GTB(government txtbooks), NCERT books, etc [whichever you refer] is enough to crack MUOET. The syllabus may have chapters which were there in JEE but the depth required in each chapter is very very less and therefore just going through the GTB is enough to score good marks in the paper.

Also the time which you have per question is very less (approx 45 secs),so don’t waste your time on a question which is taking you time to solve even if you are confident of solving it. Believe me your lack in knowledge won’t affect your score but your time management skills will.

• Not many but Chemistry itself is all about learning(That’s what I think), so just reading NCERT txtbooks will be enough. Chaps like p block, d&f block, s block etc require you to learn or at least remember various trends, shapes, etc. But for MUOET that’s not required. Facts related to Catalysts and named reactions are required in Organic (I remember Rosenmund Rxn was an answer to one of the questions where Lindlars catalyst(Pd-BaSO4, Xylene) was written in the rxn. So don’t learn any factual based theory, but just read it before the exam so that you remember it subconsciously.

• I don’t refer to NCERT books much (I read my Maharashtra GTBs) which I think is enough for theory based answers. And the content in both NCERT and Maharashtra GTBS is almost the same,So yes NCERT is enough for theory based answers. But I would suggest you to go through some additional Formulaes from your JEE books/Class Notes. Doing just formulas would be enough. But again it varies from person to person, if you have time then going through the additional formulaes should be an option, otherwise just read your NCERT books. (Getting a 160 depends on your exam temperament, I got a 141 and I think that I could have got around 150, but I couldn’t because of lack of time).

• Time Management : Since all the questions are jumbled so you can’t allocate a specified amount of time per subject, so you got to deal with every question One at a time. Just try doing this thing : Read a question give that question your first try, if you fail to solve it in your first try then just randomly mark an answer (Use your option elimination and cheating skills here). Also you have 2 hrs 30 mins break it into 5 segments, each of 30 mins,Now you have 200 questions, so 40 questions should be solved every 30 mins. Try to maintain this time to questions ratio, but just don’t panic (which I did during the last 20 mins, coz I was left with 35 questions {But later I found that many of them were from english}It is a difficult job to maintain this ratio, but the exam demands it).

• Random questions from different subjects is actually manageable and is better than Chunks of questions from the same subject bombarded at you at the same time. Because when you face several questions from the same subject(say Chem) and if you are weak in it then you get highly demotivated and end up screwing in your other subjects. But with this random arrangement of questions you are able to solve much more questions according to your capability (and 2 continuous questions from Eng or Chem is a great confidence booster).

• There are no sources from where you can obtain Previous year papers (Simply because the paper setting committee doesn’t make it public). I don’t know the authenticity and accuracy of various Mock papers because it is we students who face the questions and only we know the difficulty of the questions that are asked.

The MU OET is a pretty straightforward exam if you have prepared well for the JEE for the last 2 years. I just gave the exam because studying for JEE Adv. was becoming a bit tiring at home so I decided to have a bit of a change. I had no idea about the pattern of the exam till the morning of the exam. However, I did spend 5 minutes reading the instructions while many of my peers simply skipped them (Note: Do not do this as it is only in the instructions that I got to know that there is no negative marking.)

Coming to the level of the questions, the questions were mostly NCERT based. I remeber that around 3–4 questions in Maths were directly from NCERT. Some named reactions in organic chemistry were from Adv. syllabus (Eg: In my set, there was a question on Perkin reaction). The difficulty level was the same for physics as well, however in my slot around 75% of the questions were theoretical.

Around 40 of the 50 questions in physics and chemistry and around 55 of the 70 in maths were pretty easy to score. Actually, all 70 questions in Maths were easy, its just that 5–6 took around 3–4 minutes and in a paper with 200 questions in 180 minutes it becomes difficult to solve the lengthy questions.

#1) The weird ones: These were the ones regarding history of certain inventions and discoveries, and the story line regarding it(in the literal sense, yeah!). I’m not a major science non fiction enthusiast, so they were a hit or miss for me.

#2) The lengthy ones: Now these were aimed at wasting your time, know when to leave these questions, as they are pretty easy yet lengthy, so they will feed on your ego and waste your time. Look out for hit and trial and option elimination in these questions.

• NOT READING THE INSTRUCTIONS! : Hardly did anyone read the instructions. Even while I was reading the instructions, the invigilator came and prompted me to click continue. I kept to reading the instructions till the last word and then started the test. You’d know how to navigate and various salient features of the interface through the instructions.

• Not knowing the paper pattern: More than half of the students didn’t know there were no negative marking until the last 20 minutes when the invigilator ‘kind of’ announced so. Had they read the instructions, they would come to know about it. Also, they didn’t know that the questions would be in random order, no separate sections of Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English, just 1–200 questions, so maybe it took time for them to absorb the fact.

I was the second last to submit the paper and there was a few seconds lag between the submission and the score generation, so I leaned back and glanced at the already submitted system of my neighbours, both were in 60s. I looked back at my screen.