- About IIIT-D
B.Tech. Entrance Test Instructions
The candidates need to be present at the test venue 1 hour before it starts. Please keep situation of Delhi traffic in mind and start well ahead in time.
- Bring extra HB Pencils
- Reporting time at the centre is 9.15 AM
- Calculators, Mobile Phones, Books, Notes and copying or Receiving/Giving Assistance is not allowed in the exam centre, this will result to disqualification of candidature.
- You are required to bring additional photo ID incase if the printed photograph on the admit card is not clear.
Candidates must bring the following for the entrance test:
- Printout of the admit card with a latest passport size photograph pasted on it
- Proof of ID
- Candidate copy of challan
- HB pencil
The test will be of objective type. Total number of questions will be 150, and the total time will be 3 hours. Each question will have multiple responses, and the student will have to choose the best response and mark the response on the OMR Answer Sheet. All questions will be compulsory and there will be no negative marking. The paper consists of the following parts.
- Section 1: Comprehension
- Section 2: Data Interpretation
- Section 3: Mathematical Ability
- Section 4: Analytical Ability
- Section 5: Decision Making
Some of these sections may have sub-sections. There is no specific time allotted to each section. You are expected to answer all 150 questions within the allotted time of 3 hours (i.e. average of 1.2 mts each question). All questions are of equal weight.
Section 1: Comprehension
The Comprehension section is primarily to check the ability of the candidates to understand facts and arguments. Most of the questions will be of the following nature: A passage with a Technical Backdrop will be given and then based on that passage there will be few questions. The passages can be on any topic but will be self contained and self explanatory. The primary motive is to check the understanding and grasping power of a candidate if he is given a completely alien topic and a specified time limit in which he can comprehend it and answer on questions pertaining to the topic.
Section 2: Data Interpretation
This section is designed to measure the data interpretation questions which are based on line graphs, bar charts, tables, case-lets and numbers, and test the ability to interpret the given data and make deductions from them, and may involve calculations also.
Section 3: Mathematical Ability
This section is designed to measure your basic math and algebraic skills, your understanding of basic quantitative concepts, and your ability to reason quantitatively and solve quantitative problems. The section will have problems related to Arithmetic, Algebra & Geometry.
Section 4: Analytical Ability
Analytical/Logical is the ability to visualize, articulate, and solve complex problems and concepts, and make decisions that make sense based on available information. Such skills include demonstration of the ability to apply logical thinking to gathering and analyzing information, designing and testing solutions to problems, and formulating plans. It also tests a candidate on his/her understanding of relationships.
Section 5: Decision Making
Decision Making can be regarded as the mental processes (cognitive process) resulting in the selection of a course of action among several alternative scenarios. Every decision making process produces a final choice. The output can be an action or an opinion of choice.
Objective tests are quite different from the test style of various Boards. To give your best performance in such tests, please realize that different test taking strategies than what is used in Boards may be better. Students are encouraged to develop a strategy that is suitable for them for such tests before appearing in the exam. There are many resources available on the Internet for this purpose.
While, it is solely your discretion on how you would want to prioritize the sections and answer questions in them, some useful observations are:
- It is generally better to do the easy questions first and difficult ones later. This way, if you miss some questions, they are the ones where you are likely to make more mistakes
- In this test, you have 1.2 mts per question, or about 6 mts for each group of 5 questions. Keep track of the time – if you spend too much time on a question/set of questions, you may risk missing out some questions
- Please note in order to attempt the entire paper each section (of 30 Questions) must be completed in 36 minutes or less.
- There is no negative marking in the test. This means that it is to your advantage not to leave any question unanswered.
The instruction booklet for the entrance is available here for reference.
Some sample questions are also available here.