NTPEL Exam Pattern – Hello learners, in this blog I am going to share the NTPEL EXAM PATTERN 2022. The information in this blog is verified and the latest information for NPTEL EXAM PATTERN 2021.

NPTEL is a short form of the National Program on Technology Enhanced Learning and it comes under Massive open online courses(MOOC), this program is run by the Government of India and has been running since 2007. NPTEL is an initiation run or Partner by the IITs and IISc Bangalore and is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

NPTEL is a good and free online learning platform for students across India to get mentorship from the Professors of India’s elite institute for free, certification from NPTEL is widely accepted all over the country.

How To Register For NPTEL Courses?


  • Step 1 – Go and Visit following link-
  • Step 2 – Click on the tab “Login Option” seen on the top right-hand corner.
  • Step 3 – Use your Google account ID and password to log in.
  • Step 4 – Choose your desired course. Please check the details on the next page and click the [Join] button. Then enter the details and click on the Join button.
  • Step 5 – Once downloaded into the course, you will be able to see it. After completing these steps, you will receive a confirmation email.

How To Download NPTEL Admit Card?

  • Step 1: Go and Visit the following link –
  • Step 2: Then click on the entry letter link.
  • Step 3: Enter the required details.
  • Step 4: Click the submit button.
  • Step 5: Download the Entrance Letter.
  • Step 6: Take the print out and keep it safe.

Please Note:

1. Please come to the exam center with the printout of the same hall ticket, along with a valid govt. approved photo id card.

2. Please read the instructions that are given on the hall ticket before coming to the exam.


I have attended NPTEL Exam in 2020 and from my previous experience, NPTEL EXAM PATTERN for 2020 was different from the previous year.

NPTEL Exam is totally based on your course type but mostly questions are MCQ based only with some fill-in-the-blanks and Definition Questions.

From experience NTPEL Exam Pattern are mostly Assignment based questions 60% of questions will be similar to weekly quiz assignments and the rest 40% will be conceptual directly taken from video lectures.

The level of questions are basic to intermediate not very tough, if you have gone through the lectures it will be very easy.

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Total marks – 100

Duration- 3hrs, but if you have finished the exam early you can leave after half time.
The number of questions in each section will depend on your course and obviously on the professor who is setup Exam the question paper.

Case-1:- If your course has an online programming test
Final exam marks will be – 75marks

Case-2:- If your course does not have an online programming test
Final exam marks – 100

  1. No Negative marking
  2. Contains 3 sections(mostly MCQ)
    Section 1 – 2 marks
    Section 2 – 2 marks
    Section 3 – 2.5 marks or 3 marks

Most of the questions are MCQ based with some fill in the blanks and definition questions
Note:- There is no fixed number of questions.


First of all, keep in mind NPTEL EXAM is not a very tough exam, getting the certification of NPTEL is very easy if you have gone through video lectures and assignments. But how to pass NPTEL exam without studying even if you have not gone through the all lectures you can still pass the exam.


How to pass NPTEL exam in one day

  1. Make sure to do all the MCQ assignments(80% ques are from assignments only, not exactly same but similar)
  2. If you have time then watch videos of any 4 weeks(preferably middle weeks and go through their assignment by yourself)
  3. If your course had provided assignment solution then take any 4 weeks and read that detailed assignment.
  4. Don’t leave any que in exam.

Note:- Above steps are not much recommend but if you have not studied for the exam at all and want to do last-minute preparation then you can try this method.

All the best for your exam.

Frequently Asked Questions – NPTEL EXAM PATTERN

NPTEL EXAM conducted at the center or at home?

NPTEL FINAL EXAM is the center-based exam you have to appear in person and take the exam. The duration of the exam is 3hrs and if you want you can leave after half time.

Is there any negative marking in NPTEL FINAL EXAM?

No, there is no negative marking in the final exam you can attempt all the questions.

Where I can download NPTEL admit card?

You can visit the official site of NPTEL and download your admit card or a separate mail will be sent to you with the link of admit card.

Where to get NPTEL FINAL EXAM Question papers?

NPTEL doesn’t disclose final exam questions after the exam so you can’t find them anywhere but questions are mostly assignment-based.

Is the programming question will be in NPTEL FINAL EXAM?

No, there will be no programming questions in the final exam, no IDE will be provided question will be MCQ, And fill in the blanks.