MET – Manipal Entrance Test

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MET - Manipal Entrance Test

MET was earlier known as Manipal University Online Entrance Exam (MU-OET). Every year Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) conducts its entrance exam for admission into various courses at undergraduate, postgraduate & diploma levels. As per current schedule, Manipal Entrance Test (MET) 2023 is scheduled to be conducted as a Centre based Online Test. This blog will cover all the latest information regarding MET (Manipal Entrance Test).

Exam NameManipal Entrance Test
Conducting AuthorityManipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)
Level of ExamUniversity Entrance Exam
Exam ModeOnline
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Medium Of examEnglish
Exam Duration2 – 2.30 hours
Participating colleges3
Exam Paper SectionPhysics
English & General Aptitude

Manipal Entrance Test 2023 Important Dates

The application process for MET is still going on. Students can visit the university’s website to fill out the application form. The portal is open from 5 October 2022 – 15 March 2023.

Events Dates
Application form release 13 October 2022
Application form last date 31 March 2023
MET 2023 slot booking 2 weeks before the exam
MET 2023 exam date May 2023
MET 2023 counselling June 2023

Also Read: MHT CET – Maharashtra Common Entrance Test

MET Exam Pattern

MET Exam has four papers including B.Tech, BBA, B.Pharma, and B.A Media. The exam patterns for these tests are as follows:

MET B.Tech

Particulars Details
Exam ModeComputer Based test
Language English 
Duration2 Hours (120 minutes)
Types of Questions Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) and Numerical Answer Type (NAT)
MCQ PatternPhysics – 10 questions, Chemistry – 10 questions, Maths – 15 questions, English and General aptitude – 10 questions
NAT Pattern Physics – 5 questionsChemistry – 5 questionsMaths – 5 questions
Marking scheme MCQs 4 Mark question, 1 mark deducted for incorrect answer
Marking scheme NATs4 Mark question, no negative marking
Total Questions 60


Sections Marks 
General English20
General Awareness20
Case Study15

MET B.Pharma 

Group 1 (2.30 hrs)

Subjects Total Question
English General Aptitude30

Group 2 (2.30 hrs)

Subjects Total Question
English General Aptitude30

MET B.Media

Mass Communication

Sections Marks 
General English20
General Awareness20
Case Study15

MET Syllabus 2023

The syllabus for MET is not the same for every course, Here is a link to the official website for the course syllabus:

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)
Master of Technology (M.Tech)
Master of Engineering (M.E) 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
M.Sc. Clinical Embryology
BA Media & Communication
MA Media & Communication, MA Film Art & Film Making, Post Graduate (PG) Diploma in Corporate Communication

MET Eligibility Criteria

Before applying for any course, it is important that applicants check if they meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria is different for each course. We have mentioned some of the popular courses under MET with their eligibility criteria.

B.TechPassed class 1250% in mathematics, physics &
one optional subject (Chemistry/ Biology/ Biotechnology
or any other technical vocational subject as optional.)
English is also a mandatory subject
BA/BBA/B.DesPassed class 12 with aggregate 50%
MBBSPassed class 12 or equivalent course.
Mandatory subjects Physics, Chemistry, Biology /Biotechnology
and English & 50% in each except in English
M.comPassed class 1250% at graduation level
MCA-degree in BCA / BSc Computer Science / BSc IT –
Minimum 50% overall
MBADegree with minimum 50%Test score from CAT/XAT/MAT/CMAT
MD/MS/PG Diploma-MBBS degree recognized by Medical Council of India-
completed their internship before applying

Documents Required 

The following are required at the exam:

  • Passport
  • Admit Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Driving License
  • Pan Card
  • Voter ID Card
  • School/College photo I-Card

Also Read: DUET – Delhi University Entrance Test

MET Registration Fee 2023

As a final step of the application process, applicants have to pay the application fee that can be paid through debit/credit card or internet banking. Here’s the amount of the application fee.

CategoryAmount (In INR)
Application Fee (General Category for all courses)Rs.600/-
Entrance Fee (For selected courses)Rs.1400/-
Foreign / NRI / NRI Sponsored categoryRs. 2500
  • MBBS / BDS / MD / MS / MDS / DM / MCh courses admission is based on the rank National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET)

Manipal Entrance Test Registration 2023

After checking the eligibility criteria applicants can register themselves for MET.Here is a step-wise registration process:

  • Visit the official website
  • Click on the ‘register to apply’ tab
  • Fill in your personal details & educational qualification
  • Enter your contact details, Email address & contact number
  • Verify through email or OTP
  • Applicants have to select the course they want to pursue
  • Enter your location (country,state & pin code)
  • Upload your signature & photograph
  • To complete the registration process, applicants have to pay the registration fee.
  • Download the application form for future reference.
  • The process of registration is the same for international candidates as well.

Also Read: OJEE: Odisha Joint Entrance Examination

MET Admit Card

Here are the steps to follow to get your MET Admit Card:

  • Visit www.manipalotbs.com OR manipal.edu
  • Enter your application number & password
  • Admit Card will be displayed on the screen, after entering the details
  • Take a printout of the admit card.

Check all the details on the admit card, If there are any issues you can write an email to [email protected].

MET Slot Booking

Applicants appearing for MET have a choice to book the test center venue, date, and time. This is done on a first come first serve basis. After the application process is complete, OTBS is emailed to every applicant at their registered email address. Here’s a process to book your slot.

  • Login to OTBS using your application number & password
  • Book test city/day/slot of your choice
  • A slot once booked can not be changed by the applicant, however, if the number of applicants are low in any test centers, official authority can shift your test center to the next near test center. 

MET Participating Institution

Applicants that have cleared MET are eligible for admission into these three participating institutions.

  • Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal
  • Manipal University, Jaipur
  • Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim

Manipal Entrance Test Exam Centres

All applicants appearing for MET can book their seats in the test centers through the Online Test Booking System (OTBS). If the number of applicants is low in any test center applicant’s test center will be shifted to the next near text center. 

Exam Centers for BTech programs, BPharm / PharmD, BA Media & Communication, BBA, MSc Clinical Psychology, MA Media & Communication, PG Diploma in Corporate Communication, MA Film Art & Film Making.

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Chattisgarh
  • Goa
  • Gujrat
  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Jharkhand
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Madhya Pradesh
  • Maharashtra
  • Odisha
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • Jharkhand
  • Punjab 
  • Rajasthan 
  • Sikkim
  • Jammu
  • Delhi
  • Chandigarh
  • Dubai

Exam Centers for MTech Programs

All ME programs, All MPharm programs, PharmD Post Baccalaureate, All Master of Physiotherapy (MPT) programs, MA Audiology, MA Speech Language Processing, MSc Clinical Embryology, MSc Medical Biotechnology, MSc Molecular Biology & Human Genetics, MSc Systems Biology, MSc Genome Engineering, MSc Tissue Engineering, MSc by Research in Life Sciences, MPhil Clinical Psychology

  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Gujrat
  • Karnataka
  • Kerala
  • Rajasthan
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Telangana
  • Uttar Pradesh
  • West Bengal
  • New Delhi

Also Read: TISSNET – Tata Institute of Social Sciences – National Entrance Test

MET Contact Details

Director, Indian Admissions,
Room No. 102, Manipal Academy of Higher Education​,
Manipal – 576 104 Karnataka, India.
Tel: +91 9243777700
Email: [email protected]

Deputy Director (International Admissions)
Tel: +91820 2571000 or 2922400
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]

Management Executive (International Admissions)
Tel: +91 820 2571000 or 2922400
Email: [email protected]

Things to carry at Exam Center

  • Admit Card (Soft copies are not allowed)
  • Valid ID proof (Passport / Driving License / EC Voter ID Card / Aadhar Card / PAN card)
  • A photo & thumb impression is taken at the time of entry into the exam center as a part of the registration process.

Best Books for Manipal Entrance Test 

One of the tips to crack the MET is to refer to the right books. Selecting the right ones from the lot can be a bit hard. Here are all the important reference books that can be used for preparation & revision purposes. All the books are available at local bookstores & online:

  • Solved Papers and 10 Mock Tests for Manipal UGET (MAHE) Engineering by Arihant Publication
  • The concepts of Physics Part 1 & 2 by HC Verma
  • NCERT Physics
  • Mathematics by RD Sharma
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • General Aptitude by RS Agarwal
  • A modern approach to chemical calculations by RC Mukherjee

Tips to Prepare for MET 

The following are the recommended tips to prepare for the MET exam:

  • Ensure you know the syllabus and the pattern of the exam 
  • Practice from books including Concepts of Physics- H.C Verma, Organic Chemistry – Morrison Boyd, Algebra (Arihant) – SK Goyal, Wren and Martin 
  • Practice a lot of mock tests to know your strengths and weakness 
  • Manage time while practising
  • Spare some time for revision 


Is there any negative marking in MET?

There is negative marking in  B.Tech, M.Sc, and M.Tech & no marking in other courses.

Can we apply for the Manipal Entrance Test through offline mode?

All applicants can only apply through online mode

Are the participating colleges in Manipal Entrance Test UGC approved?

Yes, the colleges are UGC approved.

At what time should I reach the MET exam center?

You should reach at least one hour before your scheduled examination time.

Can I apply for more than one course in Manipal Entrance Test?

Yes, applicants can apply for more than one course, they will be required to separately for both courses.

Who is the conducting authority of MET 2023?

MET is conducted by Manipal Academy of Higher Education every year.

This was all about the MET – Manipal Entrance Test. We hope this blog cleared your doubts about MET.  If you are planning to appear for a competitive exam, our Leverage Edu mentors can guide you throughout the preparation process thus helping you ace the test and get successfully shortlisted into your dream university. 

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