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by Sikh Religion Examination (SRE) - Sunday, 13 March 2022, 5:31 PM
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About SRE

The Sikh Religion Examination (SRE) is conducted every year by Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), Sri Amritsar to fill the 50% seats reserved for the candidates of the Sikh minority community.  

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College (GNDEC), Ludhiana will conduct SRE-2024 for the following two institutions:

Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana

Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, Fatehgarh Sahib

For admission to these colleges under the Sikh minority quota, the candidates must qualify the Sikh Religion Examination (SRE). A candidate shall be eligible for admission by securing minimum 40% of total maximum marks in this examination. Admission will, however, be made on the basis of the criteria notified by Punjab Government's Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training  for degree courses of current academic year.

Who can appear for SRE?

Candidates belonging to Sikh religion and maintaining complete Sikh appearance (Sikh Saroop) only are eligible for SRE.

Pattern of Exam & Score

  1. Total maximum marks for the examination will be 50. The paper shall comprise of 25 multiple choice questions (MCQs) of weightage 2 marks each from Sikh religion and latest news and general knowledge information related to Sikhism.

  2. Question Paper will be in two languages (English and Punjabi).

  3. All questions are compulsory and there will be no negative marking.

  4. Maximum time allowed for exam is 30 minutes.

  5. Minimum of 40% of total maximum marks are required for qualifying SRE examination. 

  6. If candidate opts for more than one attempt, then best score will be considered as Final Score.

Guidelines for SRE-2024

  • Sikh Religion Examination-2024 (SRE-2024) will be conducted in Central Library of  Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Gill Park, Gill Road, Ludhiana-141006  from 30/01/2024 onwards on all days from 10.30 am to 3.00 pm (1. 00 pm).

  • Last date for registration as well examination is extended to 18th May,2024 (17th May,2024) (10th May, 2024 )(30th April, 2024). However, last date of registration and exam may be revised depending on the centralised counselling schedule of admissions which is to be notified by affiliating University.

  • Maximum two attempts are allowed.

  • After attempting SRE Examination and generating scorecard, candidate should submit the scorecard affixing his/her passport size photograph to the staff deputed for the examination.

  • In case the name of the candidate does not include Singh / Kaur the candidate shall have to submit a copy of the affidavit given for the change of name, and the newspaper cutting in original carrying the declaration for the change of name.

  • The suggested books (SGPC Publications) for the preparation of the exam are: Sikh Itihas Part-I and Part-II by Prof. Kartar Singh, Dharam Pothi No. 9 & 10, Sikh Rahit Maryada, Sikh Faith by Gurbax Singh. (Available at SRE Exam Centre of Guru Nanak Dev Engineering College, Ludhiana and Sikh Mission SGPC, Gurdwara Rakabganj Sahib, New Delhi on payment basis, however the same is also available free of cost on SRE Website. )

  • Candidate needs to report for examination with latest passport size color photograph (two in number), copy of 10th class DMC, copy of admit card 10 + 2  and copy of Aadhar Card. Candidate must also be clear about his/her other eligibility parameters like : State Quota, Rural/Urban Quota , Category (wherever applicable) so that appropriate guidance can be provided. 

  • Candidate need to first of all register on by selecting course as B.Tech. (1st Year),  Rs.200/ (one time non-refundable and non-adjustable) - has to be paid by candidate online/offline at the time of online registration as user-creation fee . 

  • Additional fee of Rs. 250/- will be charged from the candidates who wish to seek admission through SRE (Sikh Religion Exam) at the time of appearing of Exam., which will also non-refundable & non-adjustable.

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[ Modified: Friday, 17 May 2024, 9:47 AM ]