The Road to MCAT 2012

A very well Article written by Ahsan. Find out who he managed to make through in MCAT 2012.

Let Them Choose Their Path

Allow the students to select the fields of their choice..

How To Prepare for Math

An Article written to describe how one should be preparing for maths during Fsc and Entrance Tests.

Wednesday, August 20

Closing Merits of Nust in Third Selection List 2014



Merit positions of NUST

Below are the closing Merit positions in the Third Selection list of Nust 2014. 

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              Closing Merit Positions of Engineering/Computer Science
Field Closing Merit
Civil Engineering (Risalpur)
Environmental Engineering (Islamabad) 3099
Civil Engineering (Islamabad)
Geo Informatics Engineering (Islamabad) 3293
Mechanical Engineering (Islamabad)345
Electrical (Telecom) Engineering (Rawalpindi) 2236
Computer Software Engineering (Rawalpindi)
Electrical Engineering (Rawalpindi) 860
Mechanical Engineering (Rawalpindi)
Computer Engineering (Rawalpindi) 2563
Mechatronics Engineering (Rawalpindi)
Electrical Engineering (Karachi) 2726
Mechanical Engineering (Karachi)
Mechanical Engineering (Winter Session) (Karachi) 2576
Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (Karachi) 3309
Avionics Engineering (Risalpur)
Aerospace Engineering (Risalpur)
Electrical Engineering (Islamabad) 681
Software Engineering (Islamabad)
Computer Science (Islamabad) 2673
Chemical Engineering (Islamabad)
Material Engineering (Islamabad) 2456

                               Closing Merit Positions of BS Mathematics
Field Closing Merit
BS Mathematics (Islamabad) 745

                               Closing Merit Positions of BS Physics
Field Closing Merit
BS Physics (Islamabad) 598

            Closing Merit Positions of Business Studies/Social Sciences
Field Closing Merit
BS Accounting & Finance (Islamabad)
BS Economics (Islamabad)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Islamabad)
BS Mass Communication (Islamabad)
BS Public Administration (Islamabad)


         Closing Merit Positions of Bachelor of Architecture/Industrial Design
Field Closing Merit
Bachelor of Architecture (Islamabad) 68
Bachelor of Industrial Design (Islamabad) 142

Saturday, August 16

Important Topics for ECAT


Important Topics for ECAT

Maths:

  • Logarithm and its properties
  • Matrices and determinants
  • Solutions of equations
  • Permutations, combinations and probability
  • Differentiation
  • Integration
  • Mathematical induction and  Binomial Theorem

English:

Only Comprehension passage will be there, so practice it as much as you can. Use any book or any website in this regard.

Friday, August 15

Topics from UHS/MCAT syllabus


Topics of UHS/MCAT syllabus not covered in Fsc Books

This post will contain the topics with explanation which are a part of MCAT syllabus but are not covered in FSc books.

Inertness Of Nitrogen:
                                    Molecular nitrogen is inert under ordinary conditions existing as diatomic nitrogen N2. The presence of a very strong triple covalent bond renders it nonreactive under normal circumstances. Nevertheless nitrogen does react with alkali metal lithium to form a compound Li3N, even under ordinary conditions.
Under high temperature and pressure and with right catalyst nitrogen becomes more reactive. Haber's process uses such conditions to form ammonia. Inert atmosphere consisting of gases such as argon , nitrogen or helium are commonly used in chemical reaction chambers and in storage containers for water and air sensitive substances to prevent any side reaction.

Source:
Kips Supplement , provided by Talha Ch


Note: Mention the topics below in comments which you want us to post.

Wednesday, August 13

Closing Merits of Nust in Second Selection List 2014



Merit positions of NUST

Below are the closing Merit positions in the Second Selection list of Nust 2014. 

The list will be updated after a few hours, as the data is being processed. Save/Bookmark the link to check again in future.


Important Note: 

All the data has been compiled by the admins of the page( https://www.facebook.com/Etest.Prep) , they people spent a lot of time on collecting this data, so what we request from you is , if you are going to share/copy this data do mention the link of this post in credits :) We should respect the hard work done by others .



              Closing Merit Positions of Engineering/Computer Science
Field Closing Merit
Civil Engineering (Risalpur) 1621
Environmental Engineering (Islamabad) 2826
Civil Engineering (Islamabad) 1277
Geo Informatics Engineering (Islamabad) 2994
Mechanical Engineering (Islamabad)345
Electrical (Telecom) Engineering (Rawalpindi) 1942
Computer Software Engineering (Rawalpindi) 1869
Electrical Engineering (Rawalpindi) 837
Mechanical Engineering (Rawalpindi) 613
Computer Engineering (Rawalpindi) 2174
Mechatronics Engineering (Rawalpindi) 1276
Electrical Engineering (Karachi) 2297
Mechanical Engineering (Karachi) 1648
Mechanical Engineering (Winter Session) (Karachi) 2309
Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (Karachi) 2918
Avionics Engineering (Risalpur) 1138
Aerospace Engineering (Risalpur) 974
Electrical Engineering (Islamabad) 668
Software Engineering (Islamabad) 1549
Computer Science (Islamabad) 2473
Chemical Engineering (Islamabad) 1301
Material Engineering (Islamabad) 2254

                               Closing Merit Positions of BS Mathematics
Field Closing Merit
BS Mathematics (Islamabad) 350

                               Closing Merit Positions of BS Physics
Field Closing Merit
BS Physics (Islamabad) 300

            Closing Merit Positions of Business Studies/Social Sciences
Field Closing Merit
BS Accounting & Finance (Islamabad) 528
BS Economics (Islamabad) 539
Bachelor of Business Administration (Islamabad) 526
BS Mass Communication (Islamabad) 602
BS Public Administration (Islamabad) 545


         Closing Merit Positions of Bachelor of Architecture/Industrial Design
Field Closing Merit
Bachelor of Architecture (Islamabad) 64
Bachelor of Industrial Design (Islamabad) 125
Closing merits of the first list are available here: Closing merits of first list of NUST (2014)

Monday, August 4

Closing Merits of Nust in First Selection List 2014


Merit positions of NUST

Below are the closing Merit positions in the First Selection list of Nust 2014. 



Important Note: 

All the data has been compiled by the admins of the page( https://www.facebook.com/Etest.Prep) , they people spent all their Eid vacations on collecting this data, so what we request from you is , if you are going to share/copy this data do mention the link of this post in credits :) We should respect the hard work done by others .



              Closing Merit Positions of Engineering/Computer Science
Field Closing Merit
Civil Engineering (Risalpur) 1077
Environmental Engineering (Islamabad) 2206
Civil Engineering (Islamabad) 850
Geo Informatics Engineering (Islamabad) 2260
Mechanical Engineering (Islamabad)249
Electrical (Telecom) Engineering (Rawalpindi) 1338
Computer Software Engineering (Rawalpindi) 1230
Electrical Engineering (Rawalpindi) 557
Mechanical Engineering (Rawalpindi) 502
Computer Engineering (Rawalpindi) 1567
Mechatronics Engineering (Rawalpindi) 895
Electrical Engineering (Karachi) 1479
Mechanical Engineering (Karachi) 1133
Mechanical Engineering (Winter Session) (Karachi) 1821
Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering (Karachi) 2291
Avionics Engineering (Risalpur) 873
Aerospace Engineering (Risalpur) 566
Electrical Engineering (Islamabad) 465
Software Engineering (Islamabad) 952
Computer Science (Islamabad) 1724
Chemical Engineering (Islamabad) 855
Material Engineering (Islamabad) 1476

                               Closing Merit Positions of BS Mathematics
Field Closing Merit
BS Mathematics (Islamabad) 100

                               Closing Merit Positions of BS Physics
Field Closing Merit
BS Physics (Islamabad) 100

            Closing Merit Positions of Business Studies/Social Sciences
Field Closing Merit
BS Accounting & Finance (Islamabad) 252
BS Economics (Islamabad) 387
Bachelor of Business Administration (Islamabad) 306
BS Mass Communication (Islamabad) 461
BS Public Administration (Islamabad) 500


         Closing Merit Positions of Bachelor of Architecture/Industrial Design
Field Closing Merit
Bachelor of Architecture (Islamabad) 60
Bachelor of Industrial Design (Islamabad) 106



Closing merit positions of the second list are available here: Closing merits in second list of Nust 2014

Sunday, August 3

MCAT Guideline


A Gateway To Medicine


"You give your BEST, He knits your NEST!"

"Yet another hurdle to cross!!!"  These were the words echoing in mind while going through the last paper of Pre-Medical. It was a feeling of feebleness that was overcoming my passion to prepare my exhausted soul for another exam. 
Yes another exam, MCAT

It was a gateway to my destination. 'DOCTOR' was a word of inspiration and attraction for me ever since my childhood. It was my utmost desire for this profession that overwhelmed the tiredness of the hectic routine which I had during the preparation of my FSc. examination for four months. So, I stuck to my aim and with the mercy of ALLAH, I made the way to my destination. 

MCAT 'Medical College Admission Test’ is the word that shakes the nerves of every candidate yet it’s the only way that leads you to most noble profession and you get a chance of being called a 'Doctor'

Majority of the students who are going to take this test are always confused. So many questions which keep on roaming around in their minds during the whole preparatory phase should be answered first. 

Why do the students get afraid of MCAT? 

-It is the wish of majority of parents to make their child a doctor or an engineer without knowing that their child wants this or not? So it’s the stress that makes them afraid of MCAT and ultimately such students fail to make their way. 

Is MCAT difficult to attempt? 

-It is the psyche of all the students that they consider MCAT complicated. It isn't difficult but different from FSC. Different in a sense that it’s a new way of study. A student needs to change his way of learning. It’s not just the matter of cramming the books but a new world of developing strong concepts. You have to study those specified topics with a new sight. Making strong concepts leads you to the success. 

How much the level of confidence matters in clearing MCAT?

-Actually students are scared of competing a large number of candidates. They start degrading themselves and ultimately lose confidence and their intelligence goes wasted. For all such students, remember nobody is you. Develop a faith in yourself that you will be one of the selected candidates. So don’t allow other candidates, whether it’s a matter of 40 or 40,000, to suppress your abilities. Trust yourself and pray to ALLAH. 

Should one join any academy for Entry Test Preparation or Self-Study should be preferred? 

-It’s a big conflict. Many students consider that joining the academy is the wastage of time and they should prepare at home and the questions asked in different academies during MCAT preparation are difficult enough to shatter students' confidence. But in reality, it might be helpful as the test is much easier than your expectations and this will help you perform well. Academy will help you to be regular in studies, in quick revision, in developing strong concepts, in building self-confidence, in understanding paper pattern and time management during the test. At home you will remain confused and won't be able to study properly. So any good academy is recommended. 

Which books should be studied for the preparation? 

-Stick to your textbooks. Half of the MCQs are just lines of the textbook. So your first priority should be your textbooks of FSc. Still you need a book to prepare for the English portion then you can go for the KIPS MCAT ENGLISH BOOK. Practicing the past papers would also help.

How many times should one revise the syllabus?

-Give maximum time to studies. Revise the syllabus as much as you can. Revise vocabulary of English daily. Make a schedule and work accordingly. 

How will the time be managed during test? 

-This is the major issue that most of the students face during test. MCAT is all about time management. When you are well in time, it will reduce pressure on you and you will be relaxed. Attempt that section first which you think will take less time. Then gradually move towards the tough ones. Don't spend more than one minute on a single MCQ. Just leave that MCQ which you think is difficult. Sometimes it happens that you get entangled in a simple question so instead of wasting much time, leave that question and move forward. You will get the answer with the passage of time or you may also get a clue of that MCQ in some other question. Spare some time at the end for those questions which you have left, think upon and solve them and also check are you done with all the questions or not.150 minutes are enough to solve 220 MCQs.

Is it compulsory to attempt the whole paper? 

-No, not at all. Due to negative marking, attempt only those MCQs about which you are confident. Don't make wild guesses. It can drag you towards danger. 

How should the circles be filled? 

-Well, This question is only added just to make you satisfied about the circle filling part in the test. Although it takes time and your concentration; yet it's not much complex. Fill the circles with full attention. Bring 2-3 blue ball points with you to avoid any trouble. Even filling one circle inappropriately can be risky. Example, if you fill circle of question no. 2 in question no. 3 and so on, this will make the whole sequence incorrect. So be vigilant while filling the circles. 

Paper Pattern: 


  • Physics = 44 MCQs 
  • Chemistry = 58 MCQs 
  • English = 30 MCQs 
  • Biology = 88 MCQs 
  • Total MCQs = 220 
  • Marks of each MCQs = 5 
  • Total marks = 1100 
  • Negative marking = -1 
  • Time allowed = 2.5 hours / 150 mins 

Now let’s move towards the Subject wise guideline. 

Physics Portion: 

UHS has much simplified the syllabus of physics. The few specified topics can be prepared with much ease. Building crystal clear concepts can lead you towards success. The portion of Physics in the test has both the simple as well as tricky questions. It also contains numericals with simple evaluations which don't require calculator. Prepare the topics according to their weightage as UHS has mentioned how many questions will be asked from a particular topic.

Prepare units and dimensions of different constants very well. The important topics include: 
  • Weightlessness in an elevator 
  • Fluid Dynamics 
  • Optical Fibers 
  • Doppler's effect 
  • Energy stored in deformed material 
  • Logic Gates 
  • Combinations of capacitors and resistors 
  • X-Rays 
  • LASER 
  • Nuclear Physics
All these topics should be prepared very well. Understand these topics and practice MCQs related to them. MCQs that include diagrams are also important. At least one MCQ about logic gates come in paper. Practice how to find the direction of electric field by Right Hand Rule. Overall Physics portion is not much difficult and by giving proper time for its preparation, you can easily get through it. 

Chemistry Portion:

Although many students get perturbed from Chemistry yet this portion in the whole paper is the easiest one. Don't make it problematic. Prepare it in a simplified way. Even in the academies, Chemistry is taught in a very difficult way, it will lower your morale and you will think that Chemistry MCQs wouldn't be easy but believe me, this isn't like that. After solving this portion, you will wonder how easy Chemistry is. But this doesn’t mean that you take it lightly. 58 MCQs constitute this subject and 290 marks have much value.

Now coming to the syllabus, UHS has compiled the whole 1st year into under the topic named 'Physical Chemistry'. Out of 58 MCQs, 18 comprise this part. Stoichiometric calculations are very important. The formulas of 1st chapter should be on your fingertips. You should well understand H-bonding. Such questions about the types of bonding are a bit tricky. From chapter no.5, just cram everything about orbitals, their size, shapes, energy and most importantly Electronic Configuration. Trends in ionization energy, hydration energy, atomic radius and atomic mass across a group and a period are the most favorite topics of the examiner and can be solved only by learning the periodic table. Whenever such type of questions comes, always solve them by writing on a rough paper.

Let’s move towards the inorganic & organic Chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry portion is very brief. Very few topics are included in this section. Again the trends in Groups and Periods are very important. Organic chemistry is the chief portion of the test. You should learn by heart the Chemical equations, the catalysts, temperature of the reactions & various conversions. IUPAC naming is also important. Practice them as much time as you can. Learn the chemical reactions by writing them on a page daily. Amino acids comprise a major part of Organic Chemistry. 6 MCQs will be included from this part. So learn them well. The essential and non-essential amino acids, Sulphur containing amino acids and peptide bonds are important. 

English Portion:

Whenever you think about English portion in MCAT, the first scary thought that blinks in your mind is the 'Vocabulary'. But don't worry, with regular and hard work, you can easily learn those 872 words. There are many ways to memorize the vocabulary. Make mnemonics of difficult words. Compile the words having same meanings into one list. This will help in quick revision. Practice all the rules of verb correction. Preposition is a bit tricky and last time in MCAT there were many MCQs regarding preposition correction. So focus on this. Sentence completion needs your full attention. If you are pretty perfect in vocabulary, you can do it as most of the words in option are the same as in vocabulary. I read this trick somewhere about sentence completion, I would like to share: 

  1. Reread the sentence with the answer choices made & check for the sentence completion in all aspects before marking the answer. 
  2. Eliminate that answer options that don’t seem fit. 
  3. Think of a word that seems correct in the blank before even looking at the options. 
I hope it will help.

Biology Portion: 

This portion is the handiest one. You would really enjoy while attempting the MCQs. My point of view about Biology is that don't lose even a single mark in this portion. It can lead you to the victory because this is the major part of the paper. I suggest that this part should be solved first as this doesn't need much time. But still be conscious while marking the correct answer because sometimes the options are quite similar to each other and in hurry you mark the wrong one. Regarding the syllabus, the chief topic is 'The Human Physiology'. 36 MCQs will be from this topic so you should have perfect command over this. As far as other topics are concerned, prepare them according to the outline given by UHS. And yes, there might be 1 or 2 MCQs out of syllabus, don't panic, think wisely and you will get the answer! 

We know reading that guideline was a bit boring and you people might be stressful and must be making plans in your gentle minds to start studying like nerds without wasting a minute, right? We guess, yes! 
But that's not the way! Set some hours (5-8) daily for study and be sincere with your time, okay? We know there are some students who claim that stress is a good thing which keeps them on their toes, keeps them doing their best. That’s a lie! Stress makes us stupid. The more stressed, the more stupid. When we panic, we are the ones who are crazy. So take it easy. Relax, Breathe, Pray, Play and allow your brain to keep working. Depending on your brain that may or may not help much, but it will sure make you feel better. 

Our effort will be paid if it benefits even a single student . We hope it will. Wish you good luck. Tuba Bari and Warda Tahir are waiting to welcome you in their field.. 

Monday, July 28

Division of MCQs in ECAT (Chemistry Portion)

Based on the paper of last year below is the distribution of MCQs in Chemistry Portion of ECAT. This division is only based on Entrance test(ECAT) 2013. The division in the test of 2014 may be different than this. The purpose of this post is just to give you an idea that to which portion you should give more time. The paper of Chemistry is all book based, so you need to learn the books, learn them properly i.e each and every line. 

Note:ECAT is for the students of Punjab conducted by UET Lahore, do not misinterpret it with some other test.

Chapter/Topic Name
Number of MCQs
Basic concepts
2
Experimental techniques in Chemistry
0
Gases
2
Liquids and Solids
2
Atomic Structure
2
Chemical Bonding
1
Thermochemistry
1
Chemical Equilibrium
3
Solutions
1
Electrochemistry
3
Reaction kinetics
0
Periodic classification of Elements and Periodicity
0
s-block elements
2
Group 3A and 4A elements
1
Group 5A and 6A elements
1
Halogens and Noble gases
1
Transition elements
0
Fundamentals of organic Chemistry
0
Aliphatic hydrocarbon
1
Aromatic Hydrocarbons
1
Alkyl Hallides
0
Alocohl phenol and Ethers
1
Aldehydes and ketones
1
Carboxylic acids
0
Macromolecules
3
Common chemical industries in pakistan
0
Environmental Chemistry
1
Total = 30 MCQs
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Division of MCQs in ECAT (Physics Portion)


Based on the paper of last year below is the distribution of MCQs in Physics Portion of ECAT. This division is only based on Entrance test(ECAT) 2013. The division in the test of 2014 may be different than this. The purpose of this post is just to give you an idea that to which portion you should give more time. To score full marks in physics you must prepare the entire books of FSC and practice numerical and examples problems of all chapters.

Note: ECAT is for the students of Punjab conducted by UET Lahore, do not misinterpret it with some other test.

Chapter/Topic Name
Number of MCQs
Measurements
0
Vectors and Equilibrium
0
Motion and Force
2
Work and Energy
1
Circular Motion
2
Fluid Dynamics
0
Oscillations
1
Waves
1
Physical Optics
0
Optical Instruments
0
Heat and Thermodynamics
0
Electrostatics
3
Current Electricity
6
Electromagnetism
3
Electromagnetic induction
2
Alternating Current
3
Physics of Solids
0
Electronics
2
Dawn of modern Physics
2
Atomic Spectra
0
Nuclear Physics
1
Total = 30 MCQs
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Sunday, July 27

Division of MCQs in ECAT (Maths Portion)

Based on the paper of last year below is the distribution of MCQs in Maths Portion of ECAT. This division is only based on Entrance test(ECAT) 2013. Before 2011 the division of MCQs was totally different. From 2011 and onwards the division is almost the same. There are always the questions from Logarithm in the test, so you need to study them well. If you want to score 25+ in Maths portion out of 30 , you need to prepare the complete books.
Note: ECAT is for the students of Punjab conducted by UET Lahore, do not misinterpret it with some other test.

Chapter/Topic Name
Number of MCQs
Matrices and Determinants
5
Quadratic Functions
4
Sequence and Series
1
Permutation, Combination and Probability
4
Mathematical Induction and Binomial Theorem
2
Fundamentals of Trigonometry
2
Trigonometric Identities Sum and Difference of Angles
1
Solutions of Trigonometric Equations
1
Differentiation
3
Integration
2
Introduction to Analytical Geometry
1
Conic section
1
Vectors
1
Log and exponential
2
Total = 30 MCQs
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Division of MCQs in ETEA (Maths Portion)

Based on the papers of last few years below is the distribution of MCQs in Maths Portion of ETEA (Educational Testing and Evaluation Agency kpk) Engineering Paper. This is not the official scheme, there can be a little bit variation in the original paper of 2014 which you people will face on August 10. This division will give you an idea which part is more important than the rest. At the end if you have less time for revision you can go through the chapters with 3 or more MCQs. If you want to score full in maths portion of ETEA you need to solve and read the complete books. The key to getting fine marks in Maths portion of ETEA or anyother exam involving maths is PRACTICE. Solve as many questions as you can. Good luck future Engineers.

Part 1
Chapter Name
Number of MCQs
Number Systems
3
Sets, Functions and Graphs
2
Matrices and Determinants
3
Quadratic Functions
5
Partial fractions
1
Sequence and Series
4
Permutation, Combination and Probability
3
Mathematical Induction and Binomial Theorem
4
Fundamentals of Trigonometry
2
Trigonometric Identities Sum and Difference of Angles
3
Trigonometric Functions and their Graphs
1
Application of Trigonometry
2
Inverse Trigonometric Functions
1
Solutions of Trigonometric Equations
1
Total = 35 MCQs
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Part 2
Chapter Name Number of MCQs
Functions and Limits 4
Differentiation 4
Integration 3
Introduction to Analytical Geometry 5
Linear Inequalities and Linear Programming 1
Conic section 5
Vectors 3
Total = 25 MCQs
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