Engineering is undoubtedly one of the most coveted and most enticing career paths today, if you have the correct aptitude. There is a need of engineers in every field one can imagine. However, owing to the vast number of engineering colleges/Institutes in the country, it has become very important to know which one will be worth being to take admission. Therefore, it is equally important to know about Engineering Entrance Exams of worth to  put your time and efforts into it. Here, we have compiled a list of the top 10 Engineering Entrance Exams in India.

1. JEE (Main)

In a list of top 10 engineering entrance exams, the first spot will have to be reserved for the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE), previously known as the AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Exam). The entrance exam is conducted by NTA ( National Testing Agency) twice a year in month of January and  April for up coming Academic session. The best score in both the exam ( i.e  best score of exams of month of January and April) is considered for merit. It  offers admissions into  NITs (National Institutes of Technology), and also in large number of CFTIs (Centrally Funded Technical Institutes). The exam is also a gate way for admission in IITs. It is qualifying exam  for appearing exam of  JEE ( Advanced) which in turn offers admissions in IITs. A certain number of Top most scorer of JEE( Main) are eligible for JEE ( Advanced)  About ten lakh candidates apply for the JEE Main exam, every year.

For registration and fill up application form for JEE Main -2020  January

2. JEE (Advanced)

Top scorer of certain Number of candidates ( as decided by exam conducting body of JEE Advaced) from JEE Main exam are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced for nearly 10,000 seats in 23 IITs (Indian Institutes of Technology). The best score of both the exam of JEE ( Main) is considered for merit for eligibility for  JEE ( advanced). Due to its low acceptance rate, this is considered to be one of the most difficult exams of the country and not only in the list of engineering entrance exams. In JEE 2019, Candidates appeared in JEE ( Main ) 9,29,198 (January) and 9,35,741 (April).


In the list of engineering entrance exams, BITSAT isn’t much far behind the JEEs. The Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test is conducted for the BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad. Approximately 2000 seats are available every year. However, the number of candidates appearing is almost 2 lakhs every year, making the admission rate very low. Aspiring candidate must score Minimum 75%  aggregate marks in PCM in 12th standard for admission in BTech and Minimum 75%  aggregate marks in PCM / PCB in 12th standard for admission in BPharma with minimum 60% marks in each subject i.e. P C M B/

For Fee structure of Academic Year 2019-20 is as under : Indicative/ guidance  for next academic year which will vary as per admission advertisement of Academic year 2020-21

FeesPilani CampusHyderabad CampusGoa Campus
Admission Fees1,78,000/-1,78,000/-62,300/-



Semester/Term FeesFirst SemesterSecond SemesterSummer term (if Registered)1,78,000/-1,78,000/-62,300/-


Student’s Union fee (Annual)450/-450/-450/-
Student’s Aid Fund (Annual)225/-225/-225/-
Hostel fee (for on-campus students only)First SemesterSecond SemesterSummer term (if Registered)12,900/-12,900/-6,450/-17,300/-17,300/-8,650/-17,300/-17,300/-8,650/-
Mess & Electricity advanceFirst SemesterSecond SemesterSummer term (if Registered)(Payable at the beginning of each semester/term and adjustable at the end of the same)10,000/-10,000/-5,000/-10,000/-10,000/-5,000/-10,000/-10,000/-5,000/-
Other AdvancesFirst SemesterSecond Semester(Payable at the beginning of each semester/term and adjustable at the end of the same)12,000/-12,000/-12,000/-12,000/-12,000/-12,000/-
Institute Caution Deposit3,000/-3,000/-3,000/-

Note: (i) Semester fee and summer term fee (if  required to be registered)                     will be increased for successive years.

 (ii) 30% students admitted to First Degree Programme get waiver of tution fee ranging from 25% to 100% under scheme under Merit and Merit Cum need scholarships.


VITEEE (Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam) is conducted for admission into the two campuses of VIT – Chennai, and Vellore. VIT Vellore is largely deemed to be the best amongst private engineering colleges. Around 2 lakh candidates appear for VITEEE every year, for nearly 5000 seats.


Almost 1.5 lakh candidates appear every year for SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam, organized by SRM Institute of Science and Technology. The institute offers approximately 7000 seats across its campuses in NCR Ghaziabad, Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, and Ramapuram Part II – Vadapalani. The first 1000 IIT JEE rank holders are eligible for direct admission, as are the top rank-holders of central and state board-examinations.


Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology’s (KIIT) engineering entrance exam witnesses about 1-1.5 lakh candidates every year. Located in the city of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, KIIT offers admissions to its 19 constituent schools, such as the School of Civil Engineering, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Biotechnology, and so on.


Nearly 1 lakh aspirants attempt the IPU CET (Common Entrance Test) every year, conducted by the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU). This engineering entrance exam offers admissions to nearly 6000 seats in 35 affiliated government institutions, and 81 affiliated private institutions. These institutes are spread across Delhi NCR. Admissions are dependent upon the rank attained by the candidate in the IPU CET.


Manipal University conducts the MU-OET (Online Entrance Test) as an umbrella entrance exam. The engineering entrance exam of MU-OET grants admission to candidates into the Manipal Institute of Technology. MIT offers almost 2000 seats every year into its varied courses, such as B. Tech. (Aeronautical Engineering), B. Tech. (Biomedical Engineering), B. Tech. (Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering), B. Tech. (Media Technology), and so on.


Previously known as SET (Symbiosis Entrance Test), it has been renamed as SITEEE (Symbiosis Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam) from 2018 onwards. The institute offers admissions to around 450 seats in its B. Tech. courses. SITEEE is not a mandatory exam for all aspirants, as SIT also admits students based on their ranks in the JEE (Main) exam.


The engineering entrance exam of Aligarh Muslim University offers around 450 seats in its 7 B. Tech. courses, such as B. Tech. (Civil Engineering), B. Tech. (Petrochemical Engineering), B. Tech. (Electronics Engineering), and so on. AMUEEE will grant admission to qualified candidates in the Zakir Hussain College of Engineering and Technology, situated in Aligarh. Candidates who apply for the B. Tech. exam may also apply for B. Arch. exam, if they wish to appear for the same.

List of Top 10 engineering entrance exams in India (in no particular order)

S. NoExam name Exam Date
1JEE MainJanuary: January 6-11, 2020April: April 3-9, 2020
2JEE AdvancedThird week of May, 2020
3BITSATThird & fourth week of May, 2020
4VITEEESecond & Third week of April, 2020
5SRMJEEEThird & fourth week of April, 2020
6COMEDKSecond week of May, 2020
7KIITEESecond & Third week of April, 2020
8WBJEEThird week of April, 2020
9MHTCETFirst & 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.

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