Only 28.5 percent of examinees pass engineer’s license exam

Published On: March 28, 2023 04:34 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 28: Out of a total of 1981 examinees, only 565 or some 28.5 percent have passed the engineer’s license examination.

On Tuesday, chairman of Nepal Engineering Council, Padam Shahi held a press conference and said that only 28.5 percent students have passed the exam.

He said that the Council conducted the exam on March 26 and March 27 in which only 28.5 percent passed. He said that the exams were held in 20 categories related to engineering.

For the first time, Nepal Engineering Council has started conducting licensure examinations for the registration of engineer professionals. The Council said that those who do not pass the exams will not get the council's certificate and will not be able to work as engineers in Nepal.

He said, "According to our law, we conducted the exam on March 26 and 27 to license engineers." Out of 20 categories, Civil Engineering had the highest number of examinees i.e.1153. Only about 28.5 percent passed the exams. The passing mark was 50 percent.

Chairman Shahi said that engineers who have passed the engineer’s license examination have to register themselves with the Council to work as a professional engineer.

Previously, the Council did not conduct such exams for engineering students. The engineers would start working without taking such examinations, after receiving a license from the Council, on the basis of their academic certificates from the university concerned.

But now the law has come into force that engineers can only practice their profession after passing the license exam and getting permission from the Nepal Engineering Council.


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