Best Syllabus for IOE Exam in Nepal : Pulchowk Entrance Exam Full Details

The habit of reading the topics with following the syllabus is good when it comes to the limited time for high productivity.

Most of the successful students utilize time filtering the contents of the syllabus. If the idea of the syllabus is lacking in us, we spend our full time thinking that we cannot study the whole course and many more that leads us to doubts, confusion, and feeling unsuccessful.

You need an entrance syllabus for your reference of study during IOE entrance preparation. Whenever you start your IOE entrance preparation, you must be clear with the exam pattern and topics to study for a particular subject.

IOE Preparation Study Tips for Students :

The Reasoning section is expected to be of a moderate level. The major chunk of questions will be from mind checking and the idea generation of a higher level in the exam.  Practice a lot to have a good understanding of these topics.

  1. Computer Aptitude will not come to the IOE entrance exam this time.
  2. Do not practice the hardest questions, test your skill to solve the easiest questions in no time at all. IOE doesn’t want you to check yourself by asking lengthy questions. They just want to check your speed and accuracy with a concept based and numerical problems.

The IOE entrance preparation books include too many topics and in some cases, only surface knowledge is enough. The link to download the IOE entrance syllabus is at bottom of this post.

Some more tips for IOE Entrance Preparation study are listed below:

  • Collect the notes of grade 11 and grade 12.
  • Also, collect those reference books if possible.
  • Now open the downloaded pdf.
  • start marking the important topics and areas in your handwritten notes as well as in reference books.
  • start studying from now on.

Practice only what leads you to success. The detailed explanation and the pdf resources are listed below.

Syllabus of IOE





     General English and

     (ii) Technical English.

    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.


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 the nucleus. Rutherford’s model of the atom., Bohr model of the 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: Avogadro’s hypothesis and its deductions, Avogadro number and concept of mole, Determination of molecular weight by Victor Meyer’s method; Electro–Chemistry; 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 the 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, sulphur 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



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. The velocity of escape. Simple harmonic motion. The energy of SHM. Hooke’s Law. Breaking stress. Modules of elasticity. Energy is stored in the stretched wire. Surface tension phenomenon. Surface energy. Capillarity. Fluid pressure. Pascal’s 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. The 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 a 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 and polarization of light.


Damped vibration. Forced oscillation. Resonance. Progressive waves, Principle of superposition. The velocity of sound in solid, liquid and gas: Laplace’s correction. Characteristics of the 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. Permittivity. Electric field. Gauss’s law and its application. Electric potential. Capacitors. Ohm’s Law. Resistance–a 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.


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, use 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 derivatives – Tangent and normal, Rate of change, differentials day 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, the addition of vectors. Linear combination of vectors, Linearly dependent and independent set of vectors, Scalar and vector product of two vectors, simple applications.




Based on this, you can select books to start with. In the tables below, we have shared the details of the important and best books for IOE entrance preparation, a list of important topics to study as well as the section-wise important books from which you can study the respective topics.

For effective preparation, we are providing a list of books on all subjects so that you can understand the theory of all topics easily. So, check the complete list of English, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics books for your exam preparation now!.

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Tapendra Pandey
Tapendra Pandey
Tapendra Pandey is a content creator at and he is pursuing Bachelor's Degree In Computer Engineering From Institute of Engineering (IOE) Nepal under Tribhuvan University (TU).

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