Engineering is undoubtedly one of the most profitable and most enticing career paths today, if you have the correct aptitude. There is a need of engineers in every field one can imagine. However, owing to the vast number of engineering colleges in the country, it has become very important to know which one will be worth the money and resources you put into it. Therefore, it is equally important to know which engineering entrance exams are worth putting your time and effort into. Here, we have compiled a list of the top 10 engineering entrance exams in India.
1. JEE (Main)
In a list of top 10 engineering entrance exams, the first spot will have to be reserved for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), previously known as the AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Exam). The entrance exam conducted by CBSE once a year offers admissions into IIITs (Indian Institutes of Information Technology), NITs (National Institutes of Technology), and various CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutes). About ten lakh candidates apply for the JEE Main exam, every year.
2. JEE (Advanced)
The top 1.5 lakh candidates from JEE Main get to give the JEE Advanced for nearly 10,000 seats in the IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology). Due to its low acceptance rate, this is considered to be one of the most difficult exams of the country, not just in the list of engineering entrance exams.
In the list of engineering entrance exams, BITSAT isn’t much far behind the JEEs. The Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test is conducted for the BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad. Approximately 2000 seats are available every year. However, the number of candidates appearing is almost 2 lakhs every year, making the acceptance rate very low.
VITEEE (Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam) is conducted for admission into the two campuses of VIT – Chennai, and Vellore. VIT Vellore is largely deemed to be the best amongst private engineering colleges. Around 2 lakh candidates appear for VITEEE every year, for nearly 5000 seats.
Almost 1.5 lakh candidates appear every year for SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam, organized by SRM Institute of Science and Technology. The institute offers approximately 7000 seats across its campuses in NCR Ghaziabad, Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, and Ramapuram Part II – Vadapalani. The first 1000 IIT JEE rank holders are eligible for direct admission, as are the top rank-holders of central and state board-examinations.
Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology’s (KIIT) engineering entrance exam witnesses about 1-1.5 lakh candidates every year. Located in the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, KIIT offers admissions to its 19 constituent schools, such as the School of Civil Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Biotechnology, and so on.
7. IPU CET
Nearly 1 lakh aspirants attempt the IPU CET (Common Entrance Test) every year, conducted by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU). This engineering entrance exam offers admissions to nearly 6000 seats in 35 affiliated government institutions, and 81 affiliated private institutions. These institutes are spread across Delhi NCR. Admissions are dependent upon the rank attained by the candidate in the IPU CET.
Manipal University conducts the MU-OET (Online Entrance Test) as an umbrella entrance exam. The engineering entrance exam of MU-OET grants admission to candidates into the Manipal Institute of Technology. MIT offers almost 2000 seats every year into its varied courses, such as B. Tech. (Aeronautical Engineering), B. Tech. (Biomedical Engineering), B. Tech. (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering), B. Tech. (Media Technology), and so on.
Previously known as SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test), it has been renamed as SITEEE (Symbiosis Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam) from 2018 onwards. The institute offers admissions to around 450 seats in its B. Tech. courses. SITEEE is not a mandatory exam for all aspirants, as SIT also admits students based on their ranks in the JEE (Main) exam.
The engineering entrance exam of Aligarh Muslim University offers around 450 seats in its 7 B. Tech. courses, such as B. Tech. (Civil Engineering), B. Tech. (Petrochemical Engineering), B. Tech. (Electronics Engineering), and so on. AMUEEE will grant admission to qualified candidates in the Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, situated in Aligarh. Candidates who apply for the B. Tech. exam may also apply for B. Arch. exam, if they wish to appear for the same.