IOE Entrance Exam syllabus Download For Preparation [PDF]

IOE has published the routine of entrance examinations.IOE Entrance Exam syllabus is also published by Tribhuvan University.

Most importantly, questions will be asked from 4 subjects. Those subjects are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and English.

IOE Entrance Exam syllabus: All subjects Full Marks

  • English: Full Marks 20
  • Mathematics: Full Marks 50
  • Physics: Full Marks 45
  • Chemistry: Full Marks 25

IOE Entrance Exam syllabus: English

  1. Comprehension of reading passages on a variety of topics and styles with special references to (i) General English and (ii) Technical English.
  2. Grammar – Familiarity with the following aspects:
  • Parts of Speech
  • Basic Grammatical Patterns / Structures,
  • Tense and Aspect, Conditional sentences,
  • Verbals: infinitives,
  • Participles and Gerunds,
  • Direct and Indirect Speech,
  • Active and Passive Voice,
  • Kinds of Sentences,
  • Transformation of sentences,
  • Concord /Agreement,
  • Vocabulary,
  • Use of Prepositions,
  • Idiomatic expressions,
  • Punctuation,
  • Phonemes and phonetic symbols,
  • Word Stress.

IOE Entrance Exam syllabus : Mathematics

Set and Function

  • Set and relations, 
  • Functions and graphs, 
  • Algebraic, Trigonometric, 
  • Exponential, 
  • Logarithmic and hyperbolic functions and their inverses.


  • Determinants,
  • Matrices,
  • Inverse of a matrix,
  • Uses of complex numbers,
  • Polynomial equations,
  • Sequence and series,
  • Permutation and combination,
  • Binomial theorem, exponential, Logarithmic series.


  • Trigonometric equations and general values,
  • Inverse trigonometric functions,
  • Principal values,
  • Properties of triangles; Centroid, incentre,
  • Orthocentre and circumcentre and their properties.

Coordinate Geometry

  • Coordinates in a plane,
  • Straight lines, Pair of lines,
  • Circles,
  • Conic sections: Parabola, ellipse and hyperbola.
  • Standard equations and simple properties,
  • Coordinates in space,
  • Plane and its equation.


  • Limit and continuity of functions,
  • Derivatives and application of derivative – Tangent and normal,
  • Rate of change, differentials dy and actual change Dy.
  • Maxima and Minima of a function.;
  • Antiderivatives (Integrations): rules of Integration,
  • Standard Integrals,
  • Definite integral as the limit of a sum.
  • Application to areas under a curve and area between two curves.


  • Vectors in space,
  • Addition of vectors.
  • Linear combination of vectors,
  • Linearly dependent and independent set of vectors,
  • Scalar and vector product of two vectors, simple applications.

IOE Entrance Exam syllabus: Physics


  • Dimensions, Equations of motion, Motion of a projectile.
  • Laws of motion. Addition and subtraction of vectors. Relative velocity. Equilibrium of forces. Moments.
  • Centre of mass. Centre of gravity. Solid friction. Work, power and energy.
  • Conservation of energy. Angular speed. Centripetal force.
  • Moment of inertia.
  • Torque on a body. Angular momentum. Rotational kinetic energy.
  • Laws of gravitation. Gravitational intensity, Gravitational potential. Velocity of escape. Simple harmonic motion.
  • Energy of SHM.
  • Hooke’s Law. Breaking stress. Modules of elasticity.
  • Energy stored in stretched wire. Surface tension phenomenon. Surface energy. Capillarity.
  • Fluid pressure. Pascal law of transmission of fluid pressure.
  • Archimedes’ principle. Flotation Stokes’ law. Terminal velocity


  • Heat and temperature. Temperature scale. Measurement of heat energy.
  • Specific heat capacity. Latent heat. Saturated and Unsaturated vapour.
  • Relative humidity and dew point.
  • First law of thermodynamics. Reversible isothermal and adiabatic changes. Gas laws. Kinetic theory of gases.
  • Second Law of thermodynamics. Carnot’s engine. Transfer of Heat. Conduction, convection and radiation. Expansion of solid, liquid and gas.


  • Formation of images by plane and curved mirrors.
  • Refraction of light through plane surfaces.
  • Total internal reflection. Critical angle. Refraction through prism.
  • Maximum and minimum deviation.
  • Formation of images by lenses.
  • Dispersion.
  • Achromatic combination of lenses visual angle.
  • Angular magnification.
  • Defect of vision.
  • Telescope and microscope.
  • Wave theory of light: introduction to Huygen’s principle and its application interference diffraction
  • polarization of light.


  • Damped vibration.
  • Forced oscillation.
  • Resonance.
  • Progressive waves,
  • Principle of superposition.
  • Velocity of sound in solid, liquid and gas: Laplace’s correction.
  • Characteristics of Sound wave.
  • Beat phenomenon.
  • Doppler effect.
  • Stationary waves.
  • Waves in pipes. Waves in String.


  • Electric Charge.
  • Gold leaf electroscope.
  • Charging by induction Faraday’s ice pail experiment.
  • Coulomb’s law.
  • Permitivity.
  • Electric field.
  • Gauss’s law and its application.
  • Electric potential.
  • Capacitors.
  • Ohm’s Law.
  • Resistance–combination of resistances. emf.
  • Kirchhoff’s law and its application.
  • Heating effect of current.
  • Thermoelectricity.
  • Chemical effect of current.
  • Potentiometer.
  • Wheatstone bridge.
  • Galvanometer.
  • Conversion of galvanometer into voltmeter and ammeter.
  • Magnetic Field.
  • Earth’s magnetism.
  • Magnetic Flux.
  • Force on a current carrying conductor.
  • Ampere’s law,
  • Biot-Savart’s law and their applications.
  • Solenoid. Electromagnetic induction.AC circuits

Atomic Physics and Electronics

  • Discharge electricity through gases.
  • Cathode rays.
  • Electronic mass and charge Bohr’s theory of atomic structure.
  • Energy level. X-rays.
  • Photoelectric effect Radioactivity.
  • Nuclear – fission and fusion.
  • Semiconductors.
  • Junction Transistor.

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IOE Entrance Exam Syllabus: Chemistry

Language of Chemistry & Physical Chemistry

  • Symbol, formulate valency and chemical questions,
  • Problems based on chemical equations (relation with weight and weight, and weight and volume);

Atomic Structure:

  • Study of Cathode rays, and discovery of electrons,
  • Rutheford’s X-ray scattering experiment and discovery of nucleus.
  • Rutherford model of atom.,
  • Bohr model of atom,
  • Elementary concept of quantum numbers, Electron configuration of the elements.;

Electronics Theory to Valency:

  • Octet rule,
  • Electrovalency, covalency and coordinate valency,
  • General characteristics ionic and covalent compounds;

Oxidation and Reduction:

  • Classical definitions,
  • Electronic interpretations of oxidation and reduction,
  • Balancing of redox equations by oxidation number method;

Periodic Classification of Elements:

  • Mendeleev’s periodic law, anomalies of Mendeleev’s periodic table,
  • Modern periodic Law, Periodic Properties viz. ionization potential,
  • electronegativity and atomic radii, and their variation in the periodic table

Equivalent Weight and Atomic Weight:

  • Concept of equivalent weight, and its determination by hydrogen displacement method and oxide method,
  • Concept of atomic weight, equivalent weight and valency,
  • determination of atomic weight using Dulong and Petit’s rule;

Molecular Weight and Mole:

  • Avogardo’s hypothesis and its deductions,
  • Avogadro number and concept of mole,
  • Determination of molecular weight by Victor Meyer’s method


  • Electrolytes and non-electrolytes, strong electrolytes and weak electrolytes,
  • Faraday’s laws of electrolysis,
  • Solubility product principle and its applications in qualitative analysis;

Theories of Acids and Bases:

  • Arrhenius theory,
  • Bronsted and Lowry theory,
  • Lewis theory

Volumetric Analysis

  • Equivalent weights of acids, base and salts,
  • Principles of acidimetry and alkalimetry,
  • pH and pH scale


  • Water: Hard water and soft water,
  • Causes and removal of hardness of water;
  • Nitrogen and its Compounds:
  • Nitrogen cycle, Preparation of ammonia and nitric acid in the lab, and their properties,
  • Manufacture of ammonia and nitric acid, Sulphur and its Compound
  • Allotropy of sulphur,
  • Preparation of hydrogen sulphide,
  • sulphure dioxide in the lab, and their properties,
  • Manufacture of sulphuric acid by contact process;
  • Halogens and Their Compound: Position of halogens in the periodic table,
  • Preparation of chlorine and hydrogen chloride in the lab, and their properties.


  • Compounds of Metals:
  • General methods of preparation and properties of oxides, hydroxides, chlorides, nitrates, sulphates and carbonates of metals;
  • Sodium: Extraction of Sodium (Down’s process),
  • Manufacture of caustic soda sodium carbonate;
  • Copper: Extraction of copper from copper pyrite, Manufacture of Blue vitriol;
  • Zinc: Extraction of zinc from zinc blend,
  • Galvanization;
  • Iron: Extraction of cast iron from hematite, Cast iron, steel and wrought iron,
  • Types of steel, Manufacture of steel

Organic Chemistry

  • Sources and Purification of organic Compounds:
  • Characteristics of organic compounds,
  • Sources of organic compounds,
  • Purification of organic compounds
  • Classification and nomenclature of organic Compounds
  • Functional group, homologous 2 series, and isomerism (structural only),
  • Classification of organic compounds,
  • Common names, and I.U.P.A.C. naming system

Saturated and unsaturated Hydrocarbons & Aromatic compound

  • Preparation and properties of methane,
  • Preparation and properties of ethylene and acetylene,
  • Alkyl Halides: Preparation and properties of ethyl iodide;
  • Aromatic Compounds:
  • Structure of benzene,
  • Preparation of benzene in the laboratory,
  • Properties of benzene

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