Top 10 engineering entrance exams in India – Engineering is one of the most sought after career options in India. With lakhs of candidates appearing for various engineering entrance exams every year, the competition is getting tougher with each passing day. Interestingly, in India, candidates have the option to choose from more than 50 engineering entrance exams, mostly conducted at the UG (undergraduate) level. While some engineering entrance exams are conducted at the National level, others are held at the state and institutional level.
JEE Main is the first exam that comes to our mind when we talk about top engineering entrance exams in India. This national level exam is one of the most competitive with more than 10 lakh students appearing for it every year. The exam is a gateway for admission to the NITs, IIITs and CFTIs and the first stage of the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) system for admissions to the premier IITs; the second being JEE Advanced.
To help candidates through this muddle, we share below details of various engineering exams to be held in 2020.
Candidates should note that the dates for some of the below-listed engineering exams in India are not yet declared. Thus, the dates for such exams will be updated as and when released by the conducting authority.
List of Top 10 engineering entrance exams in India (in no particular order)
|S. No||Exam name||Exam Date|
|1||JEE Main||January: January 6-11, 2020|
April: April 3-9, 2020
|2||JEE Advanced||Third week of May, 2020|
|3||BITSAT||Third & fourth week of May, 2020|
|4||VITEEE||Second & Third week of April, 2020|
|5||SRMJEEE||Third & fourth week of April, 2020|
|6||COMEDK||Second week of May, 2020|
|7||KIITEE||Second & Third week of April, 2020|
|8||WBJEE||Third week of April, 2020|
|9||MHTCET||First & second week of May, 2020|
The application forms for most of the top engineering entrance exams in India to be held in 2020 are to be released soon. One of the most common query asked by candidates is regarding the important dates, exam pattern, syllabus etc of one or multiple exams. But with more than dozen of engineering exams currently being conducted in the country, this confusion is likely to prevail.
Check out important details regarding top engineering entrances exams in India.
COMEDK: Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED K) conducts COMEDK UGET (Undergraduate Entrance Test), a state-level examination. The exam scores are used for admissions to interested candidates in engineering and medical degree courses offered by colleges/institutes that are affiliated to COMEDK. COMEDK 2020 exam will be held online.
KIITEE: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar conducts Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination (KIITEE) to offer admissions to candidates to its undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes. KIITEE 2020 will be held at more than 60 test centres spread across various states in the country.
WBJEE: West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) is a state level examination conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB). The exam is a gateway for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered in Engineering & Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy courses by colleges in the state. WBJEE 2020 exam will be held on April 22, 2020.
MHTCET: Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) is conducted by the DTE (Directorate of Technical Education), Maharashtra for admissions to first year Engineering and Technology programmes (BE/BTech) and Pharmacy programmes (BPharma/PharmaD) in the state.