Engineering Entrance Exams In India - The Top 10 List

Following is the list of the topmost Engineering Entrance Exams in India -

1. Joint Entrance Examination

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an all India common entrance examination which is conducted for admission in various engineering courses like B.Tech, B.E, B.Arch and B.Planning under the direction of Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD).

In 2012, CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) has announced this common examination in place of AIEEE and IIT-JEE. JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) is being conducted into two parts, JEE-Main and JEE-Advanced. JEE-Main exam is to admission in NITs (National Institute of Technology), IIITs (Indian Institute of Information Technology), CFTIs (Central Funded Technical Institute), etc. andJEE-Advanced is for admission in IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology), Banaras Hindu University (IIT-BHU) and the Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad.

In September 2013, IIT Council approved the decision of the JAB (Advanced) to continue with the two-phase JEE pattern for 2014.Two Phase JEE for IITs to continue in 2014.

2. BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology Admission Test)

The Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani is an Indian institute of higher education and a deemed university. BITS has campuses in Pilani, Goa (BITS Pilani Goa Campus), Hyderabad (BITS Pilani Hyderabad Campus), Dubai (BITS Pilani, Dubai Campus).
BITS administers the all-India computerised competitive entrance examination, BITSAT (BITS Admission Test), the first of its kind in the country,

The test, for which applications are submitted in December, is conducted online in May and June in cities all over India. The exam tests the candidate's knowledge, reasoning and analytical abilities in English, physics, chemistry, mathematics and logical reasoning, and is based on higher secondary curricula in India and abroad. To be eligible for admission, students are required to obtain a minimum average grade of 75 percent in physics, chemistry and mathematics (with a minimum grade of 60 percent in each subject) in their higher secondary examination.

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3. IIT-JEE (Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Entrance Examination)

The Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (abbreviated IIT-JEE or simply JEE) was an annual engineering college entrance examination in India. It was used as the sole admission test by the fifteen Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), Indian School of Mines and IT BHU (which has been converted now to IIT as well named as IIT BHU).
In 2013 it was replaced by Joint Entrance Examination,held in two phases. Phase 1 is JEE Main and the second stage of the test is JEE Advanced.

4. EAMCET (Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test)

Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test, commonly called as EAMCET, is an entrance examination required for admission to some engineering and medical colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.
The minimum eligibility required to appear for EAMCET are: A Pass in intermediate examination or registered for intermediate public examination (10 + 2 ) conducted by the A.P. Board of Intermediate Education, with appropriate optional subjects or its equivalent.

Every student will be allotted a state-level rank based on his or her marks scored in the EAMCET.

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5. AEEE - (Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam)

The competitive Amrita Engineering Entrance Examination (AEEE) is conducted to find the best of talents in and outside India to get admission into Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham or Amrita University, a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary research university in India. The University is accredited 'A' by NAAC and is ranked as one of the best research universities in India.

The university is spread across nine hundred acres campuses in the three states of South India in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.

Eligibility: Educational Qualification - A pass in 10+2 (class XII)or its equivalent securing an aggregate of 60% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry with not less than 55% marks in each of these three subjects. (OR) A three year Diploma in Engineering with minimum 60% marks, awarded by any State Board of Technical Education or its equivalent.

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6. BVPEEE (Bhartiya Vidyapeeth Engineering Entrance Exam)

Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University is amongst the most famous institutes for engineering education in India. Every year a large number of students appear for BVPEEE for admission to B.Tech course (700 seats) in Bhartiya Vidyapeeth University, Pune. The information brochure & application form is available at a cost of Rs. 1,000.

Eligibility: A candidate should have Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics along with English in class 12th with an aggregate of at least 50% in PCM. Test Pattern & Selection The entrance exam will have 200 objective questions from Maths and Physics with each subject having 100 questions. There is no negative marking and the questions are from class 11th and 12th Syllabus. The eligible candidates, chosen on the basis of rank in BVPEEE, would be called for counselling for final admission.

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7. ISAT ( IIST All India Admission Test)

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), a Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act 1956, was set up under the Department of Space, Government of India in 2007 and is Asia’s first Space Institute and the first in the world to offer the complete range of undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral programmes with specific focus on space science, technology and applications.
Admissions to the undergraduate programmes (B.Tech.) at IIST are made through an All India Admission Test (ISAT). The cost of the information brochure and application form is Rs. 600. The total number of seats for the undergraduate programmes in IIST for the year 2011 is 156.

Eligibility: Candidates must have secured at least 70% marks in the aggregate in their Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics papers in their QE & 70 % in class 10th also.

Test Pattern & Selection: The question paper is of objective type and consists of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics
Admission to the undergraduate programme in IIST will be from the rank list prepared separately for GEN, SC, ST, PD and OBC (non-creamy layer) candidates, based on the performance in ISAT- 2011. The eligible candidates would be called for counseling for final admission.

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8.MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Engineering Test)

MHT-Engg-CET is conducted by Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra for admission to all private, Government, aided & unaided engineering universities/ colleges in Maharashtra for Undergraduate Engineering courses. Through MHT-CET the candidates can get admission to Engineering courses of 10 universities and their affiliated colleges. The application form is available for Rs. 700.

Eligibility: A candidate should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with English, Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics with atleast 50% aggregate marks in PCM.

Test Pattern & Selection: The entrance examination for engineering entrance is of 3 hours duration and consists of two papers of 1 ½ hour each: 1. Physics & Chemistry (50+50 marks), 2. Mathematics (100 marks). All the questions will be objective type with 4 options each. There will be no negative marking. The list of candidates to be called for counseling/seat allotment based on rank will be published on the website of DTE.

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9. SRMEEE (SRM Engineering Entrance Exam)

SRM University is one of the top ranking universities in India with over 20,000 students and 1,500 faculty, offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. SRMEEE is conducted each year for admission to its B.Tech course. Its application form is available for Rs. 750. SRM University has almost 5000 seats available for engineering aspirants.

Eligibility: Candidates should have scored at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathemetics in class 12th.

Test Pattern & Selection: The paper is of 2 ½ hours and consists of objective questions from the following subjects: Physics-35 questions for a total of 105 marks, Chemistry-35 questions for a total of 105 marks, Mathematics-35 questions for a total of 105 marks, Biology-50 questions for a total of 105 marks. There will be negative marking of 1/3rd of the total marks allotted to each question for an incorrect answer.

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10. VITEEE (VIT Engineering Entrance Exam)

VIT was founded in 1984 as Vellore Engineering College. In 2001 it was accorded the status of a university by Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). VITEEE form is available for Rs. 750 and is held for admission to Bachelor’s courses in Engineering in Vellore Institute of Technology. Last year about 138,000 candidates appeared for VITEEE for admission to around 2100 seats.

Eligibility: A candidate should have passed class 12th examination with a minimum aggregate of 60% in PCM.

Test Pattern & Selection: VITEEE is of 2 ½ hours duration and has 150 objective type questions from class 12th syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Maths and or Biology. One can either appear for Biology or Mathematics or for both. There is no negative marking in the examination. Successful candidates are called for counselling in batches and allotment of branches is on the basis of the rank in VITEEE.

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NOTE: The list is constructed in no particular order of importance. We will be adding more exams to the list. We appeal you to add information about more engineering entrance examinations here.
It will be great if you reply with details about entrance exams in your area.


  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    It's been two years since I wrote this post. Are these the top 10 exams even today? Looking for opinions on this.
  • Vignesh Ananth
    Vignesh Ananth
    Yes... These are even now its a standard and top engineering enterance exams.

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