Rajasthan Pre Engineering Test or RPET is a state level entrance examination for admission in Engineering Colleges based in the state of Rajasthan. Controlled by the Board of Technical Education, Rajasthan, RPET(currently known as REAP) is considered as one of the major entrance examination in the country for technical education. Examination centers are situated only in the state of Rajasthan.
- Syllabus – The detailed syllabus of RPET is available on the board’s website. The entire syllabus in divided into three subjects namelyPhysics, Mathematics and Chemistry. Questions will be asked from class XI and XII level. The probable syllabus for this year will be.
- Physics – Measurement and Units ,Dynamics of a Particle,Dynamics of a System of Particles ,Simple Harmonic Motion, Intermolecular Forces, Kinetic Theory of Gases, First Law of Thermodynamics, Radiation, Wave Motion, Nature of Light , Electrostatics, Electric Circuits, Magnetic Field,Alternating Current Circuits, Modern Physics,Electronics.
- Chemistry – Development of Classical Model of an Atom, The Periodic Law, The Theory of Chemical Bonding, Chemical Equilibrium and Ionic Equillibria, Chemical Kinetics , Acids and Bases, Metals, s-Block Elements , d-Block Elements , Organic chemistry.
- Mathematics -Algebra, Matrices, Trigonometry, Co-ordinate Geometry, Calculus, Vectors, Probability.
- Recommended Books — Lot of books are available in the market to follow for the RPET exam. Beside NCERT books, a student may follow R. D. Sharma and S.L. Lony for Mathematics, G.C. Agarwal and G.R. Bhatla for Physics and O.P. Agarwal for Chemistry. Students should also follow Concepts of Physics by H.C. Verma and Arihants Objective Books for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
- Study Plan – Students must follow a rigorous and disciplined study plan in order to be successful. It is of the utmost importance that each and every subject should be covered dedicatedly and a student must be able to assess his or her point of weakness in particular subjects. A schedule should be followed so that at least a major part of the syllabus is studied and revised properly. Try to complete your stipulated syllabus much before the examination. Avoid late night studies and try to relax before the exam.
- Eligibility Criteria – The eligibility criteria for RPET exams are:
- Candidates must belong to the state of Rajasthan.
- For RPET 2015, a candidate born on and after 1st October, 1990 will be considered as eligible (5 year relaxation for SC, ST and PwD category candidates). The date of birth mentioned in the Class X certificate will be considered as final.
- Candidate must appear in class XII examination from the Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan or any other equivalent examination recognized by Board of Secondary Education, Rajasthan or Central Board of secondary Education (CBSE).
- The candidate must pass the Class XII examination with a minimum aggregate of 45% marks. (For candidates belonging to “SC/ST/Non creamy layer OBC/ Non creamy layer SBC” of Rajasthan state – 40%).
- Physics and Mathematics must be the compulsory subjects while among Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science and Bio-technology any one should the optional subject.
- Exam Pattern – The question paper consists of three sections and a total of 120 questions. Each question carries 1 mark thus the examination is of 120 marks in total. The total time allotted for the examination is 180 minutes. Each section, i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics carry 40 marks each. No negative marks are deducted for incorrect answers. The question papers are available in both English and Hindi language.
- Previous year Cut off marks– The cut-off marks varies from year to year and is solely decided by the Centralized Admission Coordination Committee (CACC). The cut-off for SC/ST/OBC candidates is 5% less than the general candidates.
- Tips for Preparations–
- Try to cover up the syllabus as much as possible. Identify your point of weaknesses in a particular subject and rectify it before time.
- Do no stack up your syllabus to be finished just before the exam. Follow a routine and try to finish the syllabus as early as possible so that you can get ample time to revise.
- Do not panic before the exam and give yourself enough rest.
- Try to study comprehensively rather opting for easy suggestions and short-cuts.
- Previous year’s Important dates —
- Date of issue of application forms — March 2015
- Last date of submission of Fee — April 2015
- Date of Entrance Exam — May 2015
- Date of Result — June 2015