Engineering Entrance Exams for Admission to Top Institutes

Engineering Entrance Exams
Engineering Entrance Exams

There are the world’s finest educational institutes in the field of technology and science in India. Many people are graduating from these colleges every year, but there are still a lot of aspirants who are unaware of the process through which they can enroll themselves in their dream college.

This article is about the 4 entrance tests which is a gateway to India’s best technological institutes. As admission to the premier institutes is done on the basis of these entrance tests. So, every aspirant should be familiar to the important details.

Therefore, let’s acquaint you with the best exams in the field of technology

BITS Admission Test (BITSAT)

Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, commonly known as BITS Pilani conducts BITSAT every year. It is a national level test that grants admission to various campuses of BITS at Pilani, Hyderabad, Goa, and Dubai. These campuses are amongst the most reputed institutes in India. BITS Pilani is amongst the top 10 engineering colleges of India, which makes BITSAT a good option to go for.

BITSAT is conducted generally in the 3rd to 4th week of May. Registrations for this exam have already begun on December 19, 2017 and BITSAT admit card will be available from 3rd week of April. You can register for the exam on the website

BITSAT comprises 150 questions which are to be answered in 180 minutes. 45 questions will be from Mathematics, 40 each from Physics and Chemistry, and 25 questions will be from English and Logical Reasoning. In case a candidate attempts all 150 questions in less than the stipulated time, he/she gets the chance to answer 12 more questions to score high.

Also, BITSAT question paper is randomly made from a huge bank of questions and thus every candidate gets a different paper. However, the paper is designed in such a way that all question papers are of similar difficulty level.

  Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)

In the whole list of science/engineering/technology exams of the country, JEE is one exam that requires no introduction as it is one of the most sought-after exams. It is the biggest engineering entrance exam of the country and more than a million aspirants appear for it every year.

JEE is conducted in two phases, JEE Main and JEE Advanced. One needs to clear a certain cutoff in JEE Main in order to qualify for JEE Advanced. While JEE Main can get you admission in prestigious institutes like NITs, IIITs, CFTIs and many other good colleges, you need to clear JEE Advanced to get admission in IITs, which comes in the category of the best engineering colleges of the nation.

JEE Main 2018 is to be conducted on April 8, 2018 in offline mode and on April 15 and 16, 2018 in online mode. JEE Main Registration is currently going on and can be done till January 1, 2018. You can register for JEE Main by visiting the official website

JEE Main comprises 90 questions, 30 each from Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. However, JEE Main for architecture programs has a slightly different paper structure.

VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE)

VITEEE is another important engineering entrance exam that can get you admission in 20 B.Tech. programs being offered by VITs located in Vellore, Chennai, Amravati, and Bhopal. The exam is conducted by VIT Vellore. Important thing is that VIT Vellore ranks amongst the top 15 engineering institutes of the country, and thus this examination is a really important one.

VITEEE 2018 is scheduled between April 4 and 15, 2018. VITEEE 2018 forms are now available and are expected to continue till March 2018. Candidates can fill the form on the website VITEEE 2018 application forms can also be filled through offline mode. The popularity of the test can be known from the fact that more than 2 lakh aspirants appeared for the exam last year.

VITEEE is an online computer-based exam. It consists of 125 questions to be completed in 2 hours. There are 4 sections- Physics, Chemistry, English and Biology/Mathematics.

 Manipal Academy of Higher Education Online Entrance Test (MAHE OET)

MAHE OET is another good opportunity for candidates if they want to get some of the best technical institutes in India. This examination imparts admission to B.Tech programs offered by Manipal Academy of Higher Education (earlier known as Manipal University).

MAHE is ranked amongst the top 20 engineering institutes in the country. To understand the excellence of MAHE, you must know the fact that Satya Nadella (CEO of Microsoft) and Rajeev Suri (CEO of Nokia) are its alumni.

MAHE OET comprises 200 questions which are to be completed in 150 minutes. 50 questions are there from Physics and Chemistry, while 70 from Mathematics and 30 from English.

Application forms for MAHE OET are generally available from October to March. The exam is usually held between April and May. You can register for the exam on the official website

So, these are the four top entrance tests that are conducted in India for admission to technical programs in the most-sought after institutes. These offer a brilliant opportunity for anyone to make a good career in the field of technology. We hope this information seems useful to you and has given you some kind of awareness for your career. Good Luck!


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