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Have you ever thought about how an aeroplane works? What are the mechanisms that are followed for smooth airline operations? Or who is responsible for carrying out maintenance or other such important works? Yes, we often think about how flights operate and who are the professionals behind it. What we need to know is that there is a dedicated team of experts, known as Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, who make sure that the fliers have a safe and a journey. To kickstart a career in this field, you need to pursue one of the many aviation courses offered by academic institutions. Moreover, in some cases, you also need to qualify for competitive exams. One such exam is the AME CET which acts as a gateway to pursue Aircraft Maintenance courses in some of the universities across India. To provide clarity, we will take you through the key details pertaining to the AME CET examination and related components in this blog!

ExamAircraft Engineering Entrance Exam
Conducted ByDifferent Institutes
Examination DateJune 2021 (Tentative)
PurposeAircraft Maintenance Courses
Exam ModeOnline and Offline
Exam FormatMCQ
Total Questions90 questions
Total Marks360 marks
Negative Marking-1 marks
Correct Answer4 marks
Scholarships AvailableYes
AME CET Websitehttps://www.amecet.in/

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What is AME CET?

AME CET or Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Common Entrance Test is a national level examination offering admissions in courses like Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, etc. These courses are approved by the registered Government organisations of India. The selected candidates will be equipped with technical knowledge and skills related to maintenance, inspection repair and modification of aircraft and internal mechanisms through these programs which are offered in the form of BSc, BE, BTech, and license.

Important Dates 

Aspirants should be familiar with all the important dates of the AME CET examination in order to avoid any last minute issues. Tabulated below are the exam dates: 

EventsDates 
Application Start From20th November 2020
Last Date of Form Submission30th April 2021
Download Admit Card Third Week of June 2021
AME CET 2021 ExamLast Week of June 2021
Result Date First Week of July 2021
Admission CounsellingSecond Week of July 2021

AME CET Registration

If you are planning to apply for AME CET 2021, here is your chance as the applications are still open till 30th April 2021. You can register for the exam online and offline as per your comfort. Here is how you can register for the exam online:

  • Click on Apply Online Form by AME CET
  • Fill all the details mentioned in the online application
  • You need to add your passport sized photograph as well
  • Pay the entrance exam fees
  • After successfully completing  your payment, you will receive a Registration number on your mentioned mobile number or email address.
  • The registration number will be used for any communication for the AME CET.

Here is how you can register for the offline:

  • Visit an AME CET approved centre and purchase the AME CET 2021 form after paying the registration fee. 
  • Fill the form and add your photograph.
  • Next, you need to post that form to the below mentioned address:
    • AME CET Corporate Office
    • 2/13, Second Floor, Old Palam Road,
    • Sulahkul Vihar, Dwarka Sector-13,
    • New Delhi, Pin-110078
  • AME CET Registration FeesAfter this, you will receive a Registration number on your mentioned mobile number or email address.
  • The registration number will be used for any communication for the AME CET.

When filling the form for AME CET registration,you need to make a payment. Here are the registration fees for AME CET Exam:

Male Candidates of General and OBC categoryINR 1,000
Female Candidates of Any Category and SC/ST Category CandidatesINR 800

Admit Card

The admit card is issued before the entrance exam in June 2021. It is treated like an entry ticket that all candidates must carry with them to the exam centre. The admit card contains all the information about the exam centre, time and date of the exam, reporting time and personal information. It can be downloaded from the official website of AME CET.

Exam Centres

Agartala (Tripura)Agra (Uttar Pradesh)Ahmedabad (Gujarat)Aizawl (Mizoram)Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)Aurangabad (Maharashtra)Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh)Bengaluru (Karnataka)Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)Bhubaneswar (Odisha)
Chandigarh (Punjab)Chennai (Tamil Nadu)Cuttack (Odisha)Dehradun (Uttarakhand)Delhi/NCRDibrugarh (Assam)GoaGorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh)Guwahati (ASSAM)Hyderabad (Telangana)
Imphal (Manipur)Indore (Madhya Pradesh)Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh)Jaipur (Rajasthan(Jammu and Kashmir)han)Jamshedpur (Jharkhand)Jodhpur (Rajasthan)Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh)Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)Kishanganj (Bihar)
Kochi (Kerala)Kolkata (West Bengal)Kota (Rajasthan)Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)Madurai (Tamil Nadu)Mumbai (Maharashtra)Patna (Bihar)Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar)Pune (Maharashtra)Raipur (Chhattisgarh)
Ranchi (Jharkhand)Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir)Vadodara (Gujarat)

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for every course, certificate and diploma programme offered via AME CET differs. Here is the eligibility criteria that candidates must follow-

Age

  • All candidates between the age of 14 to 30 are eligible for admissions to different programmes.

Number of Attempts

  • Each candidate has 3 attempts and no more.

Course-Wise Eligibility 

  • For license and engineering courses like Pilot, AME (DGCA), AME, Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, B Sc Aeronautical, B Sc in AME, B Sc in Aviation, all candidates must have graduated with PCM in 12th class to qualify for the exam.
  • For licenses programme like AME (EASA) and diploma programmes like AME, Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, the minimum eligibility is 10th class.                                      
  • For graduation programmes like BBA in Aviation and BBA in Airport Management, the minimum criteria is 12th in any stream.
  • For Certification courses like Cabin Crew, Airport Management, Ground Staff courses, the minimum eligibility criteria is 12th in any stream.

AME CET 2021: Courses Offered

Those candidates who crack the prestigious entrance examination can enroll into popular courses that offer a lucrative career in Aviation. Enlisted below are the programs which you can opt for upon clearing AME CET exam: 

  • License
    • Pilot
    • AME (DGCA)
    • AME (EASA)
  • Engineering
    • AME
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineering
  • Graduation
    • BBA in Aviation
    • BBA in Airport Management
    • B Sc Aeronautics
    • BSc in AME
    • B Sc in Aviation
  • Diploma
    • AME
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Aerospace Engineering
  • Certification
    • Cabin Crew
    • Airport Management
    • Ground Staff

Here is the brief description of some of the popular courses by AME CET:

Courses Brief Description 
AME LICENSE (DGCA)In this course, a student will be equipped with the maintenance and repairing of aircraft. They will be responsible to check internal and external troubleshoot problems. 
AME LICENSE (EASA)This course will comprehensively impart knowledge related to repairing and maintenance of aircraft.  EASA is the European Aviation Safety Agency which deals with the rules and regulations of civil aviation. 
BSc in AMEIn this Bachelor of Science program, a student is taught about the maintenance, repair, and solving the problems of an aircraft. 
BE IN AMEIt is an undergraduate programme pertaining to Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. 
BE/ BTech in Aerospace Engineering
In this prestigious course of AME, students will be trained with designing, testing, manufacturing the aircraft, spacecraft, rockets, satellite, space shuttle, etc.
BE/ B.Tech in Aeronautical EngineeringThis course is for those who want to research, design, construct, test, and manufacture the aircraft which can work within Earth’s atmosphere. 

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AME CET Exam Pattern 

Students appearing for AME CET should familiarize themselves with the examination pattern. Generally, topics will be asked from MPC subjects [Maths, Physics, and Chemistry] along with English and GK. The pattern slightly varies for 12th class pass-outs and 3-year diploma holders. It is equally important to know for every correct answer, 4 marks will be rewarded while for incorrect answers, 1 mark will be deducted. Glance through the below-mentioned tables to understand AME CET examination pattern:  

For 12th Pass-Outs with PCM

Subject Name Number of Questions Max Marks 
General Awareness1560
English1560 
Mathematics2080
Physics20 80
Chemistry2080
Total 90360

For 3-year Engineering Diploma/BTech/Higher Qualifications in Science Stream Holders

Name of the Subject Number of QuestionsMax Marks
General Knowledge1560
English1560
Aptitude60240
Total 90360

For 12th Pass Out without PCM

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMax Marks
General Awareness30120
English30120
General Intelligence & Reasoning30120

For 10th Pass Out

SubjectNo. of QuestionsMax Marks
General Awareness30120
English30120
General Intelligence & Reasoning30120

What is the Syllabus of AME CET?

Aspirants appearing for AME CET need to keep abreast of a comprehensive syllabus in order to pass the prestigious examination with flying colours. Go through the prescribed syllabus for AME CET examination 2021 mentioned below:  

Syllabus for 12th Pass with PCM

Subjects Detailed Syllabus 
General KnowledgeStatic GK, Science, Books and Authors, Current Affairs, Portfolios
EnglishReading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings,
Phrases and Idioms, Synonyms and Antonyms,
One-word Substitution, Sentence Correction
MathematicsSets, Relations, Functions, Complex numbers and Quadratic equations,
Matrices and Determinants, Permutations and Combinations,
Mathematical induction, Binomial theorem and it’s simple applications,
Sequences and Series, Limit, Continuity and Differentiability,
Integral Calculus, Differential equations, Co-ordinate geometry,
Straight lines, Conical sections, Circles, Three-dimensional geometry,
Vector algebra, Statistics and Probability,
Measurement of dispersion, Probability, Trigonometry,
Mathematical reasoning
PhysicsPhysics and measurement, Kinematics, Laws of Motion,
Work, Energy and Power, Rotational Motion, Gravitation,
Properties of solids and liquids, Thermodynamics,
Kinetic theory of gases, Oscillations and Waves, Electrostatics,
Current electricity, Magnetic effects of current and magnetism,
Electromagnetic induction and alternating currents,
Electromagnetic waves, Optics, Dual nature of matter and radiation,
Atoms and nuclear, Electronic devices, Communication systems
ChemistryChemical thermodynamics, Solutions, Equilibrium,
Redox reactions and electrochemistry, Chemical kinetics,
Surface chemistry, Classification of elements and periodicity in properties,
General principles and processes of isolation of metals,
Hydrogen, s – Block elements (alkali and alkaline earth metals),
p – Block elements group – 13 to group 18 elements general introduction,
d and f – block elements, Co-ordination compounds,
Purification and characterization of organic compounds purification,
Basic principles of organic chemistry, Hydrocarbons classification,
Isomerism, IUPAC nomenclature, general methods of preparation,
properties and reactions, Organic compounds containing
Halogens general methods of preparation, properties and reactions,
Organic compounds containing Oxygen general
methods of preparation, properties, reactions and uses,
Organic compounds containing Nitrogen general methods of preparation,
properties, reactions and uses,
Polymers general introduction and classification of polymers,
general methods of polymerization

Syllabus for 3 year Engineering Diploma Holders/ B.Tech/ Higher Qualifications

SubjectTopic
EnglishReading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings, Phrases and Idioms, Synonyms and Antonyms, One word Substitution, Sentence Correction
General AwarenessStatic GK, Science, Books and Authors, Current Affairs, Portfolios
AptitudeEngineering Mechanics, Engineering Graphics, Basic electrical Engg., Basic electronics Engg., Elements of computer science, Basic workshop practice, Physics, Chemistry and Maths of Diploma standard

Syllabus for 12th Non-PCM

SubjectTopic
EnglishReading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings, Phrases and Idioms, Synonyms and Antonyms, One word Substitution, Sentence Correction
General AwarenessStatic GK, Science, Books and Authors, Current Affairs, Portfolios
AptitudeEngineering Mechanics, Engineering Graphics, Basic electrical engg., Basic electronics engg., Elements of computer science, Basic workshop practice, Physics, Chemistry and Maths of Diploma standard

Syllabus for 10th Pass

SubjectTopic
EnglishReading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings, Phrases and Idioms, Synonyms and Antonyms, One word Substitution, Sentence Correction
General AwarenessStatic GK, Science, Books and Authors, Current Affairs, Portfolios
AptitudeEngineering Mechanics, Engineering Graphics, Basic electrical engg., Basic electronics engg., Elements of computer science, Basic workshop practice, Physics, Chemistry and Maths of Diploma standard

Note: This is the syllabus for 10+2 MPC subject passouts. To know the syllabus of diploma/BTech, etc holders, you can visit the official site

How to Prepare for AME CET?

Question Papers

The best way to prepare for a competitive exam is to first understand the question paper, analyse the topics covered by the exam and then start preparing. Make sure to solve all the previous year questions papers and make a time table to cover all the essential topics to get a great score! Here are all previous year questions for the exam, click here!

AME CET Books

Here are the major books for AME CET preparation:

EnglishNCERT Science PCM complete Books
NCERT Flamingo and Vistas supplementary Read
MathsText Book by K.C Sinha
Comprehensive Mathematics
Complete Mathematics
PhysicsNCERT Physics, Chemistry
S.Chand’s principle of Physics
SL Arora New Simplified Physics
Arihant CBSE Physics, Chemistry
General KnowledgeGeneral Awareness 2021
NCERT General Knowledge 2021
S. Chand Advanced Objective General Knowledge
Aptitude and ReasoningQuantitative Aptitude and Reasoning
Lucent’s Complete Mathematics for Concept and Ability

AME CET Placement and Job Opportunities

There are ample job opportunities for students to select after Aircraft Maintenance Engineering as there are very few people skilled in this domain. Since there are various roles that only a skilled aircraft mechanic can handle, the following are sectors that hire aircraft engineers:

  • Aircraft Manufacturing Companies
  • Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
  • Aviation Training Centre
  • Aircraft Manufacturing Companies
  • Airports
  • National/ International Carriers
  • Civil Defence Force
  • MRO
  • ISRO
  • DRDO
  • NASA

Salary

The salary for AME candidates is quite good since it involves solving technical and risk-taking problems. These people are the sole caretakers of aircraft due to their intense knowledge and skills. The initial stipend itself is around INR 15000 to 25000/ month. Once a novice gets to know the nuts and bolts of the job and becomes an expert, the person receives a license for Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. This can increase their salary up to INR 40 lakhs annually

AME CET Results 2021

The AME CET results are announced after a week of the exam being held. The results for AME CET 2021 will be announced by the first or second week of June 2021. Students who want to check their results can follow the steps given below:

  • Check the official website of AME CET
  • Select the Student Login tab.
  • Students must enter their mobile number and password.
  • After entering, the AME CET mark sheet will be shown.
  • Students can download and print the marks sheet.

Cutoff

To enroll in an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering college through AME CET, students must score above 120 marks out of 360. The AME CET cut off for the year 2019 and 2020 was 120/360.

Scholarships

AME CET offers scholarships to all qualified students for the first semester. Here is a breakdown of the scholarships that you can available-

RankStudentsScholarships on Tuition FeesAmount
Topper of Central Board/State Board10100%2 Lakhs
Rank 1 to 55100%2 Lakhs
Rank 6 to 151075%1.5 Lakhs
Rank 16 to 503550%1 Lakhs
Rank 51 to 20015025%50K
Rank 201 to 100080020%40K
Rank 1001 to 5000400015%30K
Qualified CandidatesAll10%20K

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Colleges

Here are the colleges that are offering Aircraft Maintenance Engineering courses:

  1. HCAT, Kanyakumari
  2. Bharat Institute of Aeronautics, Patna, Bihar
  3. Alpine Institute of Aeronautics, Dehradun
  4. Western India Institute of Aeronautics (WIIA), Ahmedabad
  5. Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology, Chennai
  6. Indira Institute of Aircraft Engineering, Pune
  7. Institute of Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (IAME), Aurangabad
  8. JRN Institute of Aviation Technology, Mundka, Delhi
  9. Indraprasth Institute of Aeronautics, Gurugram, Haryana
  10. College of Aeronautical Engineering, Guwahati
  11. Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Hyderabad
  12. Indian Institute of Aeronautics, Mundka, Delhi

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FAQs

What is AME CET exam?

AME CET or Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Common Entrance Test is a national level examination offering admissions in courses like Aerospace Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Aircraft Maintenance Engineering, etc

What is the salary of an AME?

The initial salary/stipend is around INR 15000 to 25000/ month. After gaining some experience and license candidates can accept a salary up to a salary up to INR 40 lakhs annually.

Does AME CET provide scholarships?

Yes, AME CET offers scholarships to all qualified candidates for the first year and the scholarship amount differs based on the rank of the candidate.

In how many cities is AME CET conducted?

AME CET is conducted in all the major cities of India and candidates have the option of choosing the exam centre closest to them.

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