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MU OET 2018 is a Computer Based Entrance Test also commonly know as Manipal University Entrance Exam 2018 which is conducted by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) for admission to Manipal's UG and PG courses for the academic session 2018-19. The application process has started for the 2018 academic session. The candidates from all across India can apply for the admission to MU's Courses for which the admission will be made through MU OET Exam. Complete verified details about various MU OET Exams is available here, and the students can click on course wise links to get complete information on eligibility criteria, application procedure, hall ticket, online test booking, etc. in this article.

Latest Update: The MU OET Test Schedule is released for all the courses by Manipal University. The candidates are suggested to go through the table given on this page and note down the important events.

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  • MU OET Application Form is available from 24 October 2017 for which the last date to apply for various courses falls in the month of March 2018.
  • The MU OET Exams will be conducted from April end onwards for all the courses. All the courses have a different application fee, and there is no fee for the BA Culinary Arts and Hotel Management Course.
  • Manipal offers admission to some courses based on the score of Qualifying Exam and in such case the student does not have to appear on the entrance exam.

Manipal University Jaipur and Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology

For Manipal Jaipur University and Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, there is a separate admission process except for B.Tech.Admissions. There is a common MU OET 2018 exam for BTech for admission in all three of them which is conducted by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE)

MU OET 2018 - Manipal Entrance Exam Details

MU OET is an online Computer-based exam for admission to Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in Engineering, Medical, Humanities, Management & Communication courses in the Manipal University. MU OET is a standardised 
application procedure for admission to Manipal Campuses in Bangalore, Mangalore, Sikkim, Jaipur Campus and also for the International campus in Malaysia and Dubai. Manipal Entrance Application Form is released, and the students can use the Apply online link given above to fill the Manipal University Application Form. 

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More About MU OET - Online Exam Test Centres

MU OET is a computer-based test that is carried out in various cities over a period of 1 month at the designated Test Centres of Manipal. Last year the exam was held in 50 cities across India. MU OET Score Card appears on the computer screen as soon as the candidate finishes with the online entrance exam. The online entrance exam gives the flexibility to the students to choose the MU OET Test Centres as per their convenience and subject to availability via OTBS, i.e. Online Test Booking System.

The candidate has to pay two fees at the time of application that is the application fee of Rs.600 and Entrance Test fee of Rs.1400 for each exam.The fee can be paid by debit card, Credit card or the demand draft.

  • Medium of the Exam: The exam is conducted in English
  • Type of Exam: MCQ Based
  • Mode of Exam: Computer-Based

MU OET 2018 Exam Date and Result Dates

UG Admission: There is no entrance exam for admission to B.Design, Hotel Management, Culinary Arts course, B.sc Nursing and the admission will be based on Class 12 Marks. The Manipal Entrance Exam is conducted for admission following given courses. B.Arch admission is based on NATA and MBBS, and BDS admission is based on NEET. For most of the UG courses, there is direct entry based on Class 12 marks. Check out the important dates for the UG as well as PG courses.

Under Graduate Courses


1st and 2nd Attempt Dates

Merit List date

BTech, BPharm, PharmD

19 April to 9 May 2018

14 May 2018

BA (Media & Communication)/

19, 29 April and 2,6 & 8 May 2018


11 May 2018

Lateral BTech

16 to 21 May 2018

24 May 2018

Post Graduate Courses

MSc Nursing

22 to 25 April 2018

28 April 2018

Master of Physiotherapy

22 to 27 May 2018

30 May 2018

Master of Audiology &
Speech-Language Pathology

22 to 26 May 2018

30 May 2018

MPharm, PharmD/
Post Baccalaureate

22 to 27 May 2018

30 May 2018


1 to 6 June 2018

13 June 2018

MSc Medical (Anatomy,
Physiology, Biochemistry,
Microbiology etc.)

30 May to 4 June 2018

 7 June 2018

MSc Clinical Psychology

30 May to 3 June 2018

6 June 2018


28 May to 2 June 2018

5 June 2018

MA (Media & Communication),
PG Diploma in Corporate
Communication, Masters in
Film Art & Film Making

16 to 21 May 2018

24 May 2018

MPhil Clinical Psychology

28 to 30 May 2018

2 June 2018


NOTE: 3rd attempt for the exam is only applicable for BTech, BPharm, PharmD exam which would be done on 11 May 2018

Courses offered by Manipal Academy of Higher Education

Students for India and outside India can apply for the admission to Manipal's UG and PG Programs, 15% of the seats at the Manipal University have been considered reserved for the NRI/Foreign Admission. Following given sector of courses are available for the students

Allied Health Sciences


Information Sciences


Applied Sciences


Jewellery Design & Management



European Studies

Life Sciences 

Public Health

Atomic and Molecular Physics



Social Work


Hotel Management

Media and Communication






Each link which is given below has the information about the given course, campus and seat availability, branches, the admission process, annual fee structure and exam pattern.

Courses Details
  • B. Tech
  • B. Tech Lateral Entry
Manipal University B.Tech Admission
  • B.Tech from SMIT
Sikkim Manipal B.Tech Admission 
  • MBBS
  • BDS
  • BPharm
  • PharmD
Manipal Medical Admission
  • BSc Nursing
Manipal BSc Nursing Admission
  • BA (Media & Communications)
  • BSc Animation
Manipal University Media and Animation Admission

  • B.Des Fashion Design
  • BA Fashion Design
  • B. Des Interior Design
  • BA Interior Design 
Manipal University Fashion and Interior Design Admission  

(No Entrance Exam)
  • B.Arch
Manipal University Architecture Admission
  • Bachelor's in Hotel Management
  • BA in Culinary Arts
Manipal University BHM/BA Culinary Arts Admission 
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Manipal University Admit Card / E- Hall Ticket

The Hall Ticket would be generated 24 hours after the student has booked the Test slot through the online test booking system. 

If there are any discrepancies on the admit card generated after the student should bring to the notice of the Manipal University Authorities. The candidate can download MU OET 2018 Hall Ticket by entering their application form number (MU) and  Manipal OTBS password.

 A copy of the Manipal Admit card will also be emailed to the candidate. The student has to get two printouts of the following things to the test centre.

  • E-hall ticket on A4 size paper
  • 1 Photocopy of the application form and
  • Photo ID

MU OET 2018 Exam Pattern

It is a Multiple Choice Questions based examination having a common application process for all the courses in Manipal University, The exam dates, Admit Card Dates, Exam patterns, syllabus and the Number of attempts are course specific. For course-wise exact exam pattern and question paper pattern, you can visit the course links given above and get the in-depth information about it. 

Manipal OTBS - Online Test Booking System

Manipal Online Entrance Exam is conducted in Computer Based Mode in close to 50 cities across India and students have the flexibility to choose their test centres with the help of Manipal OTBS System which gives the students an option to choose their test centre and examination date. If the student forgets to book the slot for the exam, they would be allotted any random test centre that is vacant after the slot booking. 

For MBBS the admission would be based on NEET and not MU OET, this is as per the directives of Honourable Supreme Court. Manipal University will hold the counselling for the allotment of MBBS and BDS seats.

MU OET Online Test Booking

Can NRI/ PIO/ International Students appear in MU OET?

NRI students who are Indian Citizen, PIO Card Holders and Overseas Citizen of India can appear in MU OET. If they qualify the exam, then they have to pay the regular fees that any other Indian student is paying. In case they fail to secure a seat through MU OET then they can also apply through Foreign/ NRI Category, and they will only be considered for admission if seats are available. There is a separate application form for General Category Students and the  Foreign/ NRI Category Students. 

NRI Sponsored Admission in Manipal

Student of India can apply for the NRI Sponsored Admission if their direct blood relative, i.e. Parents, direct Brother or Sister of either Parents or Candidates’ direct Brother or Sister is a Non-Resident India (NRI). However, International students, PIO card holders, OCI and NRI students (including sponsored by the parents) get preference over the NRI sponsored category, and Course/ tuition fee has to be paid in US Dollars through the sponsorer’s bank account for the full course by wire transfer only. 

NRI and Foreign Students - Manipal University also offers admission to the NRI and Foreign Candidates and the application for those candidates will begin in January 2018, and the application fee is Rs. 2500. They are offered admission to 15% reserved seats in Manipal Campuses on a first come first serve basis for all courses except MBBS and BDS. Foreign citizens with PIO or OCI and Non-Resident Indians have to take NEET Exam for their admission to MBBS and BDS Courses.

Manipal Fee Structure

The course fee is to be paid by the candidates at the time of the admission for the one semester including the registration fee. For each of the courses offered in Manipal University the admission fee, tuition fee and the fee paid in the subsequent semester is widely varied from one other. Therefore the detailed fee structure of Undergraduate programs for candidates with Indian Citizenship and the Foreign/NRI candidates have been given below in the link below.

Manipal University UG Fee Structure

Manipal University Scholarships 

Manipal University offers a scholarship based on the annual parental income, and it is as follows:

Total Family Income ( Per Annum)


Up to Rs. 3 Lakhs


Above 3 Lakhs and up to 5 Lakh


Above 5 Lakh and up to 7.5 Lakhs


Above 7.5 Lakhs and up to 10 Lakhs


Above 10 Lakh and up to Rs. 12.5 Lakhs


Above Rs. 12.5 Lakhs


Manipal University Scholarship Schemes

 MU OET Result

The result for the MU OET will be declared online although the score secured by the candidate is available at the end of the exam on their computer screen. The result will be announced phase wise for each course separately. The result of the Manipal entrance exam will be declared in the last week of May 2018, and it after that there will be counselling for the allotment of the seat. The scorecard will also contain the rank scored by the candidate in the MU OET Exam.

MU OET Counselling for allotment of seats

For B.Tech admission, the candidate can attend the counselling in either the Manipal Campus, Sikkim or at the Manipal University of Jaipur. For all other courses, the candidates might have to travel to respective campus. Round 1 of counselling B.Tech was held in offline mode and Round 2 and 3 in the online mode. Last year 41800 students had qualified for round 1 counselling for B.Tech.

In 1956 Manipal University was established and is now a deemed university and is located in Manipal Karnataka. The university has over 50,000 students studying in various courses. The campus at Manipal is spread across 600 acres. The university has campuses in Bangalore, Mangalore, Sikkim, Jaipur, Dubai, Malaysia and Antigua. The Medical College of Manipal University that is Kasturba Gandhi Medical College is India's First private medical college which was established in 1953 and Manipal Institute of Technology was founded in 1957. In 1993, the University was accorded the deemed status.

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Name Change of Manipal University


After the notice issued by the Supreme Court regarding the dropping of "University" name to save the deemed to be status recognition, the UGC has ordained all the institutes to drop the University from their name. The higher education regulator issued two separate orders to 29 deemed universities. All the institutes have to send their compliance report to the higher regulator on or before 30 November 2017 (until 4:00 PM)
When the directive was issued to the Manipal University, they have been asked to drop the word university and “revert” to the names notified by the government at the time of granting of deemed-to-be status. Now the Manipal University has become Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE).

MU OET 2018 Quick Links 

Application Form 

Fee Structure 


Test Centres 

Online Slot Booking




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