As per the reports of past few decades, engineering is the most preferred career option for the students passing 12th with the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects. With such popularity of engineering, more than 65% students of the associated stream attempt engineering entrance examinations post qualifying the 12th standard.So to ease you, this article discusses about four top engineering entrance exams in India to which you may apply.
So if you are appearing in 12th board exams with the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects this year, you also might be looking forward to the engineering entrances. Some of the engineering entrance exams after class 12th are at all India level or national level, while others are at the state level.
Even some colleges conduct their own specific entrance exam for offering the engineering courses to the scholars. Many students opt to do engineering from an abroad institution or university. But those options are quite expensive.
With the thought of attempting the engineering entrances, you might be tricked over applying to few best of those.
1: JEE Main
There is no doubt that JEE Main is the most preferred entrance to be applied for. It is the first level entrance examination for getting admission to the most reputed Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs).
Every year, lakhs of applicants appear in this exam, and there is a big battle for each seat. Once you qualify the JEE Main exam, you become eligible for appearing in the JEE Advanced exam.
Additionally, you can get admissions to various NITs and CFTIs of the country. Even many reputed private institutions in India offer admissions to scholars based on their marks in the JEE Main exam.
Exam Pattern: JEE Main contains a total 90 objective type questions with equal weightage to all subjects. A total of 30 questions will be asked from each subject carrying 4 marks each. There is negative marking for each incorrect answer of 1 mark. The examination is 3 hours in duration and 4 hours for candidates having 40% disability.
The paper is of 360 marks. You will be given the choice of attempting it either in the online mode or offline mode while filling the application form.
Eligibility Criteria: For appearing in the JEE Main 2018, you must be born on or after October 1, 1993. Then the maximum number of attempts for JEE Main is limited to 3.
At the last you must have qualified class 12th in 2016/2017 (or appeared for the same in 2018) and scored at least 75% marks. The SC/ST students need to score 65% marks. If this condition is not met, students need to have them ranked in the top 20 percentile in the 12th standard examination in their class.
2: JEE Advanced
JEE Advanced is considered to be the most crucial engineering entrance examination in India. This is because if you clear this entrance, you are offered admission to engineering courses at 16 IITs and ISM Dhanbad.
This exam is conducted by the IITs on periodic basis and only those candidates who qualify the JEE Main exam are allowed to appear in it. Even many top ranked abroad engineering institutes also mandate Indian students to qualify JEE Advanced before applying to their courses.
Exam Pattern: The JEE Advanced exam contains two papers, Paper 1 and Paper 2. You need to attempt both of these papers. The question papers will be available only in two languages, English and Hindi. You will need to specify your choice of questions paper while filling the online application form.
Each paper has three sections – Section 1 for Physics, Section 2 for Chemistry, and Section 3 for Mathematics. Each of these two papers is of 3 hours’ duration. The papers will be held only in the online mode.
Eligibility Criteria: The eligibility criteria for JEE Advanced includes all the requirements mentioned above in the JEE Main’ Eligibility Criteria section. Additionally, you must have scored the least required marks in the JEE Main exam for appearing in JEE Advanced.
Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) is a centralized university level entrance exam for admissions to the various undergraduate engineering courses at Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani and its other campuses at Goa and Hyderabad.
The reputation of BITS campuses is as good as the IITs. The application form for BITSAT 2018 has already been started from December 19, 2017. The last date of filling and submitting the online form is in the first week of March 2018.
Exam Pattern: The BITSAT exam is conducted in the online mode or computer-based. The exam contains four parts – Physics (Part I), Chemistry (Part II), English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning (Part III) and Mathematics (Part IV).
You will have to attempt 150 questions within the duration of 3 hours. The Part I and II contain 40 questions each, Part III contains 25 and Part IV contains 45 questions.
The questions asked will be objective type and there will be four probable answer for each question. For every correct attempt, you will be awarded three marks while one mark will be deducted for every incorrect attempt.
The most interesting part of the BITSAT exam is the provision of additional questions. In case you will be able to attempt all 150 questions in 180 minutes (without skipping any), you would be given a chance in the computer itself to attempt 12 extra questions.
This gives you an opportunity to score extra marks and hold a great rank. Experts agree that the difficulty level of BITSAT is said to be at par with that of JEE Main.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for BITSAT, you should have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from any recognized board with the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects with at least 75% marks.
The candidates who are appearing in class 12th in 2018 are also eligible to apply. They however, need to provide the proof of the qualifying marks (the mark sheet of class 12th with at least 75% marks) at the time of counselling.
The Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) is conducted for the students for admissions to the B.Tech. course. To appear in this entrance exam, you need to submit online application, which is available from December 2017.
The institute was founded in 1984 as Vellore Engineering College. It got the status of a university in 2001 by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). Last year, about 138,000 candidates appeared for VITEEE for admissions to only around 2100 seats.
Exam Pattern: The VITEEE exam contains 150 objective type questions to be completed by the candidates in two and half hours. The questions are covered from class 12th syllabus of Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects.
There is no concept of negative marking in the examination. Successful candidates are called for counselling in batches and allotment of branches is based on the score and rank in the entrance.
Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for VITEEE, you should have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from any recognized board with the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics subjects with at least 60% marks.
The candidates who are appearing in class 12th in 2018 are also eligible to apply. They however, need to provide the proof of the qualifying marks (the mark sheet of class 12th with at least 60% marks) at the time of counselling.
You must have found this article useful if you are going to appear in 12th class exams and were seeking information related to the engineering entrances. We hope that you will choose the best of those and your attempt will be as per your expectations. Wishing you all a great luck!