The Top Engineering Entrance Exams and Colleges in India

Engineering is among the top preferences of the students recently in India and it can be seen from the huge number of students from all over the country attempting to get admission into their dream college for their favorite engineering course by competing in the various engineering entrance exams. Now, if you are an engineering aspirant, you must know the top engineering entrance exams which you can compete for getting admission in the top colleges in India. Here are some of the top examinations in which every engineering aspirants should appear.

The top engineering entrance exams  

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The top engineering entrance exams in India are:

  • JEE Mains exam which was known as AIEEE previously is the entrance exam to government funded colleges like NITs in India.
  • JEE Advanced syllabus which is an entrance exam to the IITs in India. It takes top 1, 50,000 rank holders from JEE Mains.
  • BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) for admission to the BITS located at Goa, Bits Pilani and Hyderabad.
  • VITEEE (VIT Engineering Entrance Exam) for admission to the VITs located in Chennai and Vellore.
  • Apart from these, there are different state based engineering entrance test like WBJEE, KCET or MHTCET conducted for admission to the state government aided engineering colleges in the

The IIT (Indian Institute of Technology)

It is among the top colleges for engineering in India and is the dream college for all the engineering aspirants. So, if you want to get admission in any of the 23 IIT in India, you have to be among the top 1, 50,000 rank holders in JEE Mains and then compete for almost 10,000 undergraduate seats in the IITs. It is really tough to get through to any IIT but once you can get through to IIT, you can choose your college from the list of IITs and have a jump start to your engineering career.

The NIT (National Institute of Technology)

There are 30 NITs all across the country and they are among the second preference of the students for taking admission in engineering institute. Now, the NIT ranking of the students will be taken from the JEE Mains rank and for having a perfect start to your engineering career, you need to start preparing for the exams right away.

BITS (Birla Institute of Technology and science)

It is located in Hyderabad, Goa and Pilani and admits the students from the entrance test BITSAT. It is also among the top colleges in India for Engineering and science as a lot of students aspire to take admission in BITS. There are fifteen different departments for you to choose your stream from. You can also get admission into any BITS on virtue of your rank in the state and other engineering entrance exams by being the topper as the top rank holder in various state and central engineering entrance exams are given a direct admission,.

Eligibility criteria for JEE Mains and JEE Advanced

The students appearing for JEE Mains should have passed the 12th board exams or any equivalent exam with five subjects including Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and must secure minimum of 75% in those five subjects. The candidates having SC/ ST or OBC quota need to secure 65% marks in their 12th board exams. You can apply for the JEE Mains for a maximum of three times. In JEE Advanced exams, only the top 1, 50,000 rank holders from JEE Mains can apply for the exam.

Eligibility criteria for BITSAT

You need to have a minimum of 75% marks in the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in your 12th board exam results for getting admission to BITS. Apart from that all the top rank holders in all the first rank holders in all state and central engineering entrance exams will be given admission provided they are eligible in the above mentioned criteria.

Eligibility criteria for VITEEE

You need to have a minimum of 60% in your Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in your 10+2 board exams or any of its equivalent exams. The SC, ST, OBC and the candidates from Jammu and Kashmir and North-eastern India are required to score only 50% in the PCB subjects in their 12th board exam.


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