GIKI Entry Test – 7 Important Tips And Tricks

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GIKI Entry Test is an entry test held once every year for admission in Ghulam Ishaq Khan University Of Engineering Sciences And Technology (GIKI). The test is organized by GIKI university itself and there are two tests, one for admission in BS Engineering programs and other in BS Management Sciences. We will be discussing some information as well as tips and tricks for the GIKI Entry Test in detail now.

Gate of GIKI
Gate of GIKI


GIKI Entry Test is held in July usually and registration usually starts quite early and ends in late June. The format for the test is quite different from other tests and is one of the few entry tests which still has negative marking.

The format of this year’s exam is confirmed to be the exact same as last year’s GIKI entry test. It will be a paper based exam which is held simultaneously among different cities across Pakistan in one time. There are no extra dates for the exam, it is only held once.

The test has three different subjects of which two are in one separate portion and which are mentioned down below along with their respective weight-age in the exam:

Portion A (1 Hour and 30 Mins):

Mathematics : 30 questions (3 Marks per MCQ) Negative Marking : (-1)

Physics : 30 questions (3 Marks per MCQ) Negative Marking : (-1)

Portion B ( 30 Mins):

English : 20 questions (1 Mark per MCQ) No Negative Marking In This Portion

As you can see the pattern is very complicated and different in this test. The test is overall 2 hours long while the total number of MCQ’s in the test is 80 and the total marks that are achievable in this test is 200. There is negative marking in the Maths and Physics portions of the paper but the English portion does not have any negative marking.

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GIKI Campus


  • Practice past papers

Past papers are very important for every entry test preparation and for GIKI Entry test, it is especially important as many questions from previous years are repeated and past papers are the best way to apply learnt concepts from the textbook and also give a general idea of the difficulty and type of questions asked.

It is also known that the GIKI test is higher in difficulty than other entry tests so you should be well prepared. You can also visit PrepareHOW or download the PrepareHOW app for past papers practice and availability.

  • Time Management

Time management is very important for the test as the number of questions is 80 while the time given for the exam is 2 hours only. Most questions in the English section require careful reading and analysis while the Mathematics and Physics questions require thorough concepts revision so time management has to be done carefully.

  • Prepare syllabus specific topics

Since there are many chapters and topics in the course, care should be given to what topics are mentioned in the syllabus as studying for topics which are not included in the syllabus will be a waste of important time and energy.

  • Stay relaxed and keep calm

This is very important. You should remain calm and remain focused on the exam during the exam. If you encounter any difficult question during the paper, just mark it by a pencil and solve it later, thus wasting less time and moving on to the next question.

However you should save enough time in the end to review the paper.

  • Use online resources

Practice for GIKI Entry Test can also be done online as there are many websites offering past papers and sample papers as well. You can also visit PrepareHOW Entry Test Preparation Website to prepare for the test by giving mock papers and are provided other preparation tools as well.

  • Attempt questions carefully for Mathematics and Physics portion

Since in this entry test, there is negative marking in two sections, so it is advised to attempt questions carefully and it is advised to leave the question if you do not know the answer as negative marking may end up harming your score. However a certain element of risk exists so keep that in mind as well and solve this portion carefully.

  • Attempt all questions of English portion

Since in this portion, there will be no negative marking so it is advised to attempt all questions even if you may not know the answer. Luck may run in your favor and the answer may be right since there is no consequence of losing marks. You should also leave enough time to review the exam in the end and try to solve every question for this portion.

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After reading the above mentioned tips I hope you would have a good idea of how and what to do regarding preparation and studying for GIKI Entry Test. Furthermore I would like to add that you should give maximum effort on your part and put your faith in God.

For added details about GIKI Entry Test you can visit the GIKI site as well as the PrepareHOW site.

You can also download the PrepareHOW app for preparation of GIKI Entry test.

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