Engineering Entrance Exams

Engineering Entrance Exams

From the conventional Btech courses like Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering or the next-gen high-end engineering programmes like Systems Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Agricultural Engineering and Software Engineering, to study such programs at leading institutes of India, it is mandatory to qualify certain engineering entrance exams organised at national-level as well as university-specific ones. Through a majority of prominent exams, you can acquire admission in varied Engineering courses like BTech, Mtech or BE. Dwelling upon your preferred choice of program or university, the entry-level exams can vary. If you are planning to apply for an engineering degree in the year 2021, here is a blog to help you with the key details about the major entrance exams you must know about.  

JEE Mains (Joint Entrance Examination)

Conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), JEE Mains is one of the most popular engineering entrance exams in India. It is conducted twice a year in the months of January and April and is the pathway to an array of leading institutes of the country. It is a common qualifying exam for both BTech and Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) aspirants. It is a computer-based test containing multiple-choice questions (MCQ) which students have to solve in a duration of 3 hours. By grabbing a good score in this exam, you can target the different institutions like IITs, NITs etc. 

JEE Advanced (Joint Entrance Examination) 

If you are passionate about attaining quality education from the most prominent technical institutes in India i.e., IITs, qualifying the JEE Advanced examination is the final step towards your career aspirations. Considered as one of the toughest exams in India, it is conducted by the seven zonal IITs. The cumulative score of both Mains and Advanced engineering entrance exams is the final parameter for admissions into the varied programs of IITs. There is no fixed exam pattern for the test, if you wish to appear for it, you can surf through the previous year’s questions papers.

BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test)

BITSAT is a university-level entry exam qualifying which you can live up to your dream of entering the esteemed institution of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS). The exam aims to gauge the knowledge of candidates via varied sections like Physics, Chemistry, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning. A combined score of this computer-based objective examination can avail you the opportunity to study one of the best engineering courses at these institutes of national importance.   

VITEEE (Vellore Institute of Technology  Engineering Entrance Exam)

To get admission into a variety of engineering branches at the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), out of the long list of the engineering entrance exams you need to clear the VITEEE. Being a university level examination, candidates get evaluated on the topics like Physics, English, Chemistry, Aptitude and Maths/Biology. After qualifying the exam with flying colours, applicants can opt to study at the Vellore, Chennai, Bhopal or Amravati campuses. Candidates will be expected to solve 125 questions in 2 hours and 30 minutes. It is comparatively easier to score well for this exam as there is no negative marking for the incorrect answers.

SRMJEEE (Sri Ramaswami Memorial Joint Entrance Exam)

Do you want to study at the reputable campuses of the SRM University spread across the country, SRMJEEE is the essential exam you need to qualify. Yearly, SRJMJEE is conducted by the university to shortlist the best potential candidates for a multitude of undergraduate and postgraduate engineering programs. 105 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) must be solved in a duration of 150 minutes to get a seat in this notable university. 

COMEDK UGET (Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Undergraduate Entrance Test)

COMEDK UGET is a state-level entrance exam which is a gateway to a majority of institutions affiliated with the COMEDK. The applicants wanting to pursue either  Engineering or Medical courses in prestigious universities of Karnataka can go for this examination. Just like the aforementioned engineering entrance exams, COMDEK UGET will be conducted online containing 180 questions from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, which the candidates have to complete in 3 hours.

Apart from the above-mentioned exams, here are some other engineering entrance exams that you can consider:

  • Amity JEE
  • BVP CET Engineering 
  • MHT CET 
  • IPU CET 
  • WIT Darbhanga Entrance Exam

Exam Calendar 2021-2022

As the academic year 2021-2022 is approaching, here are the latest dates and application period deadlines of some of the prominent engineering entrance exams. Click on the “apply” to fill up the application form: 

S.No Exams Application Period  Exam Date Application Form
1 JEE Mains 2021 November to January 2021 February 2022 Apply
2 JEE Advanced 2021 June 2021 July 2021 Apply
3 AEEE 2021 September to April 2021 April 2021 Apply
4 IPU CET 2021 March 2021 April 2021 Apply
5 LPU NEST 2021 September 2020 to January 2021 Second week of January 2021 Apply
6 IIT JAM 2021 September to October 2020 5th January 2021 Apply
7 PESSAT 2021 November 2020 April 2021 Apply
8 UPESEAT 2021 September 2020 to May 2021 May 2021 Apply
9 SRMJEEE 2021 October 2020 April 2021 Apply
10 GITAM GAT 2021 November 2020 to April 2021 April 2021 Apply
11 VITEEE 2021 September 2020 to February 2021 March 2021 Apply
12 KIITEE 2021 November 2020 to March 2021 April 2021 Apply
13 WBJEE 2021 December 20 to January 2021 April 2021 Apply
14 AME CET 2021 November 2020 to March 2021 April 2021 Apply
15 JEST 2021 January 2021 Second week of April 2021 Apply
16 BITSAT 2021 December 2020 to January 2021 April 2021 Apply
17 COMEDK 2021 January 2021 to 3rd week of April 2021  May 2021 Apply
18 CUSAT CAT 2021 January to February 2021 Last Week of March 2021  Apply
19 SAT INDIA 2021 March 2021 to May 2021 July 2021 Apply
20 IIITH UGEE 2021 6th February 2021 15th April 2021 Apply
21 JKCET 2021 Last week of January 2021 to last week of March 2021 Second week of April 2021 Apply

Note: These dates are subject to change owing to the current situation of pandemic.


Which entrance exam is best for engineering?

The top 10 best engineering exams in India 2021 are JEE Main, VITEEE, SRMJEEE, BITSAT, MET, COMEDK UGET, AP EAMCET, KIITEE, MHT CET, WBJEE. 

Is DUET for BTech?

Yes, Candidates must have passed class 12th with 60% marks in aggregate in four subjects which must include Mathematics as a compulsory subject. 

Can I get admission in engineering without JEE?

Tech colleges do not participate in the JEE Main counseling and conduct admissions either through their own entrance exam or through state-level entrance exams. 

Which is better CET or JEE?

The difficulty level of JEE Main and MHT CET is often compared since MHT CET is said to be of the same level as JEE Main.

Which is the toughest engineering exam in India?

Some of the toughest exams of engineering in India are UPSC, GATE, IIT JEE, CAT, NDA, NEET,etc. 

Thus, we hope that this blog has provided you with key insights into varied engineering entrance exams conducted in India. Engineering is a vast domain with a plethora of specializations available and selecting the best one for you can be confusing. Get in touch with our experts at Leverage Edu and they will help you shortlist the best program and university that fits your interests and career aspirations and equips you with the necessary knowledge and exposure to sail towards a rewarding career.

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  1. Very clear information on the entrance examinations to be given for getting into an engineering college and the dates of the examinations.

    1. Thank you Reetu!
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