Five tips for effective Entry Test Preparation

“Productivity is never an accident; it is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort”, as aptly quoted by Paul J. Meyer. Entry Test Preparation is a matter of hard work, persistence and determination. With apposite planning and adept guidance, the whole process becomes a smooth journey towards success. Following are some important things to keep in mind while preparing for the entrance exam of any of your dream universities.

Begin beforehand

To keep the preparation up to the mark, an early start is a key. The time after the 2nd year exams is hardly sufficient to prepare for entry tests. This short span is not enough for students to revise the syllabus, let alone analyze themselves through a number of tests. Therefore, the first thing students should go after as they enter the intermediate classes is to make up their minds and plan accordingly. One should ask oneself the following questions:

  • In which discipline do I see myself after intermediate?
  • Which university is the best in Pakistan for that discipline?
  • What is the eligibility criteria of that institute?
  • What kind of entry test do they conduct or accept?

Preparing without asking oneself such questions is to stay in mere darkness, for better results require intricate planning.

Grow through what you go through

Understanding the paper pattern is vital for students. It simply braces them for the exam and gives them an insight about the subjects they should be most prepared for. Every subject has its own weightage in the entry test exam, which should be kept in mind during preparation. The breakdown of multiple-choice questions with respect to the subjects in major entry tests in 2024 is as follows:


  • Biology – 68
  • Chemistry – 54
  • Physics – 54
  • English – 18
  • Logical Reasoning – 6


  • Mathematics – 30
  • Physics – 30
  • Chemistry/Computer Science – 30
  • English – 10

Look for the hook

Most of the time, the concepts keep on repeating in different ways in the questions that appear in entry tests. The key to being aware of the most important topics, in order to prepare well, is looking deep into the past papers. Once your entry test preparation is completed, you should track the papers of the last 10 years to understand the pattern on which the paper is set. It also gives you a chance to analyze the topics you might have neglected during your preparation.

Boost your preparation with KIPS

No matter how skilled you are to prepare for the entry test independently, perfection comes with assessment and guidelines provided by the best in the field. KIPS Education System is a renowned name when it comes to Entry Test Preparation in the country. Under its venerated umbrella, KIPS Preparations has been working to help students fulfil their aspirations of securing admission into the best universities of Pakistan and take their first steps towards the careers of their dreams. It has been launching various sessions for candidates desiring admission into Medical, Engineering, Business, Law and other major disciplines. Some of them are as under:


  • MDCAT Earlier Prep
  • LMDCAT Earlier Prep
  • Long MDCAT (UHS)
  • Long MDCAT (NUMS)
  • Agha Khan University (AKU)
  • Long MDCAT Parallel Prep

Pre-Engineering and other fields:

  • ECAT (UET)
  • FUNG Plus
  • Long FUNG Parallel Prep
  • Career Prep (Long FUNG)
  • ETEA Engineering
  • MUST Engineering
  • NTS

You can get further details of the above-mentioned sessions and other programs by visiting

Boost your preparation through power tools

Resource books play a crucial role in entry test preparation but to opt for the best books can be quite taxing. It is advisable to choose power tools like KIPS Publications that offer a number of key-books and notes especially designed by KIPS’ Research and Development Centre. These include:

  • KIPS Notes Series for Matriculation
  • KIPS Notes Series for Intermediate
  • KIPS Notes Series for Entry Test Preparation

For further details and online purchase of these power tools, you can visit

With these hacks, entry test preparation no longer remains a tough nut to crack. With proper guidance, resilience, and diligence, one can ace the entrance exam without much hassle.