Engineering colleges in India are producing hundreds and thousands engineers every year. But only a few thousand pass out from a University or College that they can boast of. This is the reason why the entry to these few prestigious University & Colleges is one of the toughest battles for lakhs of candidates, who annually appear for different engineering exams in India.
Though JEE Main is the most popular exam among the engineering aspirants, there are several other National Level Undergraduate Entrance Exams that candidates must take to broaden their chances of admission. Careers360 brings you a list of National Level UG Engineering Entrance Exams that B.Tech aspirants should not miss.
The table below brings you the list of Top National Level UG Engineering Entrance Exams in India along with their Important Dates (tentative):
|Entrance Exam||Commencement of Applications||Exam date||Result Date|
|JEE Main||3rd week of November||1st week of April||1st week of May|
|JEE Advanced||3rd week of November||1st week of April||1st week of May|
|BITSAT||3rd week of November||1st week of April||1st week of May|
|VITEEE||3rd week of November||1st week of April||1st week of May|
|MU OET||3rd week of November||1st week of April||1st week of May|
|SRMEEE||3rd week of November||1st week of April||1st week of May|
Note:The above mentioned dates are based on last year’s schedule and subject to change based on the discretion of the exam conducting bodies.
Top National Level B.Tech Entrance Exams
Joint Entrance Examination or commonly known as JEE is taken by lakhs of students from all over the India and few cities from abroad. Over 13 lakh students appeared in JEE Main 2014, which was conducted in both modes- offline and online. JEE Main is the first stage of the Joint Entrance Examination, the two tier examination from 2013, for the engineering undergraduate admissions to 30 National Institutes of Technology (NITs), 12 Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs, IIITM & IIITDM), 16 Central Government/State Government Funded Institutions, and various Self Financed Deemed Universities/Universities/Other Institutions, which offer a total of around 50,000 engineering seats (+10,000 seats for IITs if candidate comes under top 1.5 lakh scorers). JEE Main All India Ranks are also accepted by 9 states that have a total of around 1,100 state engineering colleges offering more than 4.6 lakh seats.
Candidates must have passed in final examination of class XII or its equivalent, referred to as he qualifying examination to be able to apply for JEE Main. They must have passed 5 subjects in their Class XII. Candidates can attempt JEE Main for a maximum of three times.
|Course||JEE Main Papers||JEE Main Subjects||Duration of Exam||JEE Main Exam Mode|
|B.E/B.Tech||Paper – 1||Physics,Chemistry,Maths||3 hours||Offline|
|B. Arch/ B. Planning||Paper – 2||Part 1 - Mathematics
Part 2 - Aptitude test
Part 3 – Drawing test
|Part 3 – Drawing test||Offline|
JEE Advanced is the second stage of the Joint Entrance Examination, the common entrance examination for engineering admissions to 16 IITs and ISM, Dhanbad. Only top 1.50 lakh scorers of JEE Main can appear for this entrance exam and they compete for around 10,000 seats. Admissions to IITs are based only on category-wise All India Rank (AIR) in JEE Advanced provided such candidates are in the top 20 percentile of their respective boards. JEE Advanced is considered as the toughest engineering entrance exam in India.
Candidates must qualify in the JEE Main and be one of the top 1, 50,000 candidates to appear for the JEE Advanced.
|JEE Advanced Exam||JEE Advanced Exam Mode||Duration|
|Paper - 1 (PCM)||Offline||3 Hours|
|Paper - 2 (PCM)||Offline||3 Hours|
BITSAT is the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test for admissions to the engineering degree courses at the BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. Going by the statistics, the competition of BITS Engineering is as tough as IITs. Sample this: In 2014, around 1.8 lakh students appeared for this national level entrance exam for around 2,000 seats available in various BE (Hons.) programmes in BITS. The competition is similar to that of IITs where around 13 lakh candidates appeared for around 10000 IIT seats. Thus, getting into BITS is as tough as getting into any one of the 16 IITs.
Candidates must have completed their 10+2 from a recognized Board in the country. They must have secured a minimum of 75% in aggregate in the subjects of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. In addition, they must have secured a minimum of 60% in each subject separately. Candidates must be proficient in English as well.
|BITSAT Exam Section||Subject in BITSAT||No. of questions|
|Part III||(a) English Proficiency
(b) Logical Reasoning
VITEEE is the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination conducted by the VIT University for providing admissions to the engineering degree courses at its campuses- VIT Vellore and Chennai. A total of 1,84,483 candidates had appeared for VITEEE 2014 and competed for 5,000 engineering seats.
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) is a popular engineering exam of the country taken by more than 2 lakh candidates every year. the WBJEE is considered to be more of a test evaluating the speed of person to solve problems rather than intellectual depth.
Candidates must have completed 10+2 from a recognized Board or Intermediate or Two-year Pre-University Examination conducted by a recognized Board or High School Certificate Examination of the Cambridge University or International Baccalaureate Diploma or Advanced (A) level General Certificate Education (GCE) examination.
Candidates must have obtained a minimum of 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Maths/ Biology (50% for SC/ST and candidates from Northeast and Jammu Kashmir)