Entrance Examinations

Every year, millions of students appear for the Indian Entrance Examinations to seek admissions in the premiere institutes of India. By getting a good score in any of these exams, the students may pursue either under-graduate or professional degree courses in any of the prestigious colleges in India. There are various government and private colleges that conduct entrance examinations to assess the skills and knowledge of the students for the yearly intake. Here on this page you will get an insight about all the examinations and the links to go to the specific examination page that has all the detailed information about the eligibility, syllabus, fees structure, etc of the exam.

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List of Exams

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List of Entrance Examinations in India
VITEEE – Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination
SRMJEEE – SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination
HPCET – Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test
GCET – Goa Common Entrance Test
KEAM – Kerala Engineering, Agricultural and Medical Admission Exam
TNEA – Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions
BITSAT – Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test
OJEE – Odisha Joint Entrance Examination
ACEE – Assam CEE – Assam Combined Entrance Examination
UPCET – Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test
MHT CET – Maharashtra Common Entrance Test
BCECE – Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
CG PET – Chhattisgarh Pre-Engineering Entrance Test
WBJEE – West Bengal Joint Entrance Exam
KCET – Karnataka Common Entrance Test
CUET – Common University Entrance Test
CUET (PG) – Central University Entrance Test – Postgraduate
NEET PG – National Eligibility cum Entrance Test for Post Graduate
AP EAMCET – Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agricultural, and Medical Common Entrance Test
TS EAMCET – Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test
JEECUP – Joint Entrance Examination Council, Uttar Pradesh
COMEDK UGET – Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental College of Karnataka
PTU Exam – Punjab Technical University Combined Entrance Test
CMC Vellore – Christian Medical College Vellore
AP POLYCET – Andhra Pradesh Polytechnic Common Entrance Test
GPAT – Graduate Pharmacy Aptitude Test
JIPMER – Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research
NATA – National Aptitude Test in Architecture
JEXPO – Joint Entrance Examination for Polytechnics
TS POLYCET – Telangana State Polytechnic Common Entrance Test
AFMC – Armed Forces Medical College
INI CET – Institute of National Importance Combined Entrance Test
JKCET – Jammu and Kashmir Common Entrance Test
UCEED – Undergraduate Common Entrance Examination for Design
FMGE – Foreign Medical Graduate Examination
DUET – Delhi University Entrance Test
TS PGECET – Telangana State Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test
IPU CET – Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test
AP PGECET – Andhra Pradesh Post Graduate Engineering Common Entrance Test
UPCATET – Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test
KIITEE – Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination
GUJCET – Gujarat Common Entrance Test
NERIST NEE – NERIST Entrance Examination
TS ECET – Telangana Engineering Common Entrance Test
HP PAT – Himachal Pradesh Polytechnic Admission Test
UPSEE – Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination
CPET – Chhattisgarh Pre-Engineering Test
APJEE – Arunachal Pradesh Joint Entrance Exam
VOCLET – West Bengal State Council of Vocational Education & Training
Assam PAT – Assam Polytechnic Admission Test
AP ECET – Andhra Pradesh Engineering Common Entrance Test
BVP CET – Bharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test
IAT – IISER Aptitude Test – Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research Aptitude Test
BVAT – Banasthali Vidyapith Aptitude Test
AMET Entrance Exam – Academy of Maritime Education and Training Entrance Test
MZUEEE – Mizoram University Engineering Entrance Examination
SLIET SET – Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology Entrance Exam
OUAT – Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology
NEST – National Entrance Screening Test
HITSEEE – Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Engineering Entrance Examination
GLAET – GLA University Entrance Test
CUSAT CAT – Cochin University of Science and Technology Common Admission Test
JET – Jain Entrance Test
SET – Symbiosis Entrance Test
MP PPT – Madhya Pradesh Pre-Polytechnic Test
AMUEEE – Aligarh Muslim University Engineering Entrance Examination
PESSAT – PES Scholastic Aptitude Test
CIEAT – Crescent Institute of Engineering Admission Test
GEEE – Galgotias Engineering Entrance Exam
Uni-Gauge-E – Uni Gauge E Entrance Exam
AIMS CET – Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences Common Entrance Test
AIPVT – All India Pre Veterinary Test
AME CET – Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Common Entrance Test
Amity JEE – Amity Joint Entrance Examination
AMU CAT – Aligarh Muslim University Common Admission Test
ASSO CET – Association of Management of Unaided Private Medical and Dental Colleges of Maharashtra (AMUPMDC) Common Entrance Test
AUEET – Alliance University Engineering Entrance Test or Alliance AUEET
AUSAT – Alliance University Scholastic Aptitude Test
BEEE – Bharath Engineering Entrance Examination
CEED – Common Entrance Exam for Design
CG PPT – Chhattisgarh Pre Polytechnic Test
CUET – Christ University Entrance Test
CMC Ludhiana – Christian Medical College & Hospital Ludhiana
CUEE – Centurion University Entrance Examination
Delhi CET – Delhi Common Entrance Test
DUMET – Delhi University Medical-Dental Entrance Test
GGSIPU CET – Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test
GITAM GAT – GITAM Admission Test
Gujarat PGCET – Gujarat Post Graduate Common Entrance Test
Haryana LEET – Haryana Lateral Entry Entrance Test for Engineering

Scope of Entrance Examinations in India

The scope of entrance examinations is to determine the skillful and determined talent in order to get the best of minds for admissions into the premiere colleges of India. The Entrance Examinations assess the students knowledge, creativity and sharpness by the means of conducting a joint or combined written entrance examination followed by group discussions and personal interview. The candidates with top performance are awarded with scholarships as offered by the conducting bodies of the particular examination.

The candidates who make it to the top institutions get access to study in one of the best Institutes in India that provides them a bright future.

The Pattern of Examinations, date, place and the mode of conduct depends entirely upon the conducting bodies of the examination.

The Indian entrance examinations are so effective in selecting the right talent that some of the universities abroad accept the admissions of Indian candidates based on their scores in these entrance examinations.

Types of Entrance Examinations in India

Each year, millions of candidates appear for the entrance examinations which makes these examinations highly competitive. For this reason, the entrance examinations are conducted separately for each category of educational or professional field. These exams are conducted by the highly reputed government bodies (i.e. the state-wise combined entrance examinations such as the Karnataka Common Entrance Test – KCET), by the prestigious government organisations (DRDO, BHABHA, ISRO, etc.), and by the premiere government as well as private colleges (IITs, IISCs, SRM, VIT, etc.).

Apart from the conducting bodies, these exams also differ from each other in terms of the field of education such as – medical field, engineering, pharmacy, hotel management, fashion and textile, law, agriculture, management and so on.

State Entrance Examinations

The State entrance examinations are conducted by the government bodies of the concerned states. The State Entrance Examinations aim to assess the talents in order to get only the bright minds for admission to the reserved state quota seats. BYJU’s provides detailed knowledge about the various State Entrance Examinations.

CLICK on the regional links below (will be updated soon) to know more about the State Entrance Examinations:


Based on the field of education, these exams are described hereunder.

Science and Engineering Entrance Examinations

Science and Engineering Entrance Exams are one of the most coveted exams in the country – for the maximum number of students appear in these exams. By the means of these exams, the students may get admissions into the premier engineering and medical institutions of India. The Science based exams open the gateway for applied science and research fields for students who are interested in pure and applied sciences.

By scoring good marks in these exams, the candidate can secure admission to either Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Master of Technology (M.Tech), Bachelor of Science (B.Sc), Master of Science(M.Sc), doctorate (PhD.) along with many other courses.

Medical Entrance Examinations

Just like engineering, Medical Entrance Examinations are also one of the most coveted exams in the country and over 15-17 lakhs students appear for medical exams every year. By means of these exams, the students can aim to secure a seat in the most technologically advanced institutions that impart the best knowledge and provide the best teachers for learning medical sciences. The candidates who wish to pursue either of- bachelor of physiotherapy, master of surgery, nursing, etc. appear in medical entrance exams.

Management Entrance Examinations

Management is the third category of the most coveted exams. Students from any background from all over the country appear for these exams. These exams help in getting a seat into one of the top management institutions to get degrees like BBA, MBA and so on. These are the professional degree courses hence, secure the professional growth of an individual.

Generally candidates who are pursuing their undergraduate or postgraduate degrees or have pursued their undergraduate or postgraduate degrees also appear for this exam.

Architecture and Design Entrance Examinations

The candidates who wish to pursue civil engineering or architecture and design courses appear for these exams. By securing good scores in one of these exams, the candidate may choose to study any of – B.Arch, urban planning, interior architecture and a lot many courses at the best institution.

Law Entrance Examinations

The candidates who wish to pursue law or want to be lawyers, litigators, legal analysts, legal researchers or judges appear for these exams. By the means of these exams, the candidates get the opportunity to pursue either BA LLB, B.Sc LLB, MBA LLm, or any other law courses.

Fashion Technology Entrance Examinations

There are various Fashion Technology Entrance Examinations for intake in the best Fashion and technology institutions. The candidates having interests in apparel designing or bags and shoes designing along with the processes involved in various other fields of fashion appear for these exams.

Hotel Management Entrance Examinations

Hotel management involves the study of running the operations and procedures of a hotel or any other lodging cum dining establishment. It is a field of hospitality industry and by pursuing the hotel management courses, the candidate can seek to go on becoming a chef, a hotel manager, catering manager, office manager, events manager and so on.

Agriculture Entrance Examinations

The study of agricultural courses deals with plant biochemistry, animal sciences, entomology, horticulture, agricultural economics, biotechnology and so on. The candidate may get a good placement opportunity in the government sectors, seed manufacturing industries, food technology companies, fertiliser manufacturing firms, etc by pursuing a course in agriculture. Hence, agriculture provides a promising future ahead.

Check the dates, eligibility, syllabus and all other necessary details for the concerned examinations in the below links (will be updated soon).

Science and Technology

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Fashion Technology

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Frequently Asked Questions


Which is the best field of education after college?

While there are many fields of education available, one cannot categorise the fields as good or bad. It depends on the interest and skill of a person in which field he/she can excell. However, a few most common promising fields are- computer science education, medicine, teaching, research, architecture science, cosmetic science and so on.


How can I get a scholarship to pursue my higher studies?

One can achieve scholarship by getting ranked with the top position in any entrance examination. For this purpose, one must determine the method of preparation and then focus entirely on studying. A few measures that can help are:- (1) narrow your approach; focus on any field for which you have the keen interest and go all out preparing for that subject. (2) Make notes; for whatever you study, keep noting down short points for future reference as you would not get ample time to revise large paragraphs later.


Which exam is tougher – IIT JEE or NEET?

As per the students who appeared in both the exams i.e. who qualified in both the exams, the IIT JEE exam is a bit tougher than NEET.


Which job is best suitable for girls?

A few jobs that fit best as per the comfort and leverage for girls are: Railway jobs, BPO jobs, Teaching, Defence jobs, SSC jobs, Scientists jobs, Manager jobs and so on.


Which kind of questions are asked in entrance examinations?

The Entrance Examination for premiere institutions test the all-out skills and knowledge of a student. The question paper in an entrance examination is divided into subsections which test for the following: (1) the Quantitative aptitude, (2) the logical reasoning, (3) data interpretation, (4) English comprehension, and (5) subject knowledge.


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