JEE Main 2020 is around the corner. Registrations are over for the January session and those for the April session will begin in a few months. Candidates are preoccupied with thinking about scores and ranks right now. This year almost 15 lakh candidates are due to appear for the entrance exam in two sessions. National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct JEE Main 2020 in two sessions and candidates can appear in both of them. The exam in which they score higher will be considered for admission. Qualifying JEE Main can help engineering aspirants secure admission in the top engineering colleges of the country. Currently, there are almost 2,000 engineering colleges in India. Some of them accept the result of JEE Main, while the rest of them organize their own entrance exams. Besides the JEE Main, there are many other top engineering entrance exams that are conducted by state-level exam boards or various engineering institutes. Students should attempt a few other exams while preparing for JEE Main. This will help them in multiple ways.
Engineering is one of the most coveted and enticing career paths, and there is a requirement of engineers in every field. To get admission in the best engineering colleges, one must first know the process of admission followed in them. Several engineering entrance exams are held every year in India for admissions into undergraduate and postgraduate engineering courses. JEE Main and JEE Advanced are conducted for admission into the IITs, NITs, IIITs, Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTI), etc. WBJEE, AP EAMCET, IPU CET, KCET, COMEDK UGET, AMUEEE, and many other exams are conducted at the state and institute levels to examine the caliber of candidates. It is often difficult to decide the exams one must appear for. We have prepared a list of the best engineering entrance exams for engineering aspirants.
The basic criteria for appearing in these exams is that aspirants must have completed their Class 12 board exams in Science stream from a recognized board with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects. For some entrance exams, English is also considered a compulsory subject.
Top 5 exams you must attempt while preparing for JEE Main are:
- BITSAT: Birla Institute of Technology and Science Aptitude Test
This entrance exam is conducted for the BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad. It is held for engineering and pharmacy aspirants. The minimum eligibility for the entrance exam for admission in engineering courses (B. Tech) is that candidates must have completed Class 12 with an aggregate of 75% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. For admission in pharmacy courses (B. Pharma), candidates must have scored a minimum of 75% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)/Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB) with a minimum of 60% marks in each subject.
- VITEEE: Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam
This exam is conducted by the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) for admission in engineering courses in their Chennai and Vellore campuses. For the 5,000 seats of B.Tech in VIT, almost 2 lakh students appear for the entrance exam. VIT is among the best engineering colleges in India. Apart from the examination centers in India, VIT conducts its entrance exam at two international centers, which are Dubai and Kuwait.
- SRMJEEE: SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination
This exam is conducted by the SRM Institute of Engineering and Technology for its campuses in Ghaziabad, Haryana, Amravati, Sikkim, Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, and Vadapalani. Every year 1.5 lakh students appear for the entrance exam. The exam is held for the 7000 seats of the SRM campuses. The first 1,000 JEE rank holders are eligible for direct admission in the institute, as are the top rank holders from the state and central board examinations.
- KIITEE: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination
This exam is conducted by the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneshwar (Odisha). Every year almost 1–1.5 lakh candidates appear for the entrance examination to get admission in the 19 constituent schools of the KIIT, such as the School of Computer Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, and the School of Mechanical Engineering.
- MHT CET: Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
This entrance test is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Maharashtra, for admission to B.Tech, B.Pharma, and agricultural courses in various government and private institutes situated in Maharashtra. The candidate must have passed Class 12 with a minimum of 50% marks if they belong to the general category and 45% marks if they belong to a reserved category in aggregate of 5 subjects. Physics and Mathematics must be compulsory subjects along with Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical or Vocational subjects.