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Top 10 Engineering Entrance Exams in India 2024

JEE Mains & Advanced

As we know technological developments are happening across the world, the demand for technology jobs is rising exponentially globally. We are going towards a future where Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be used widely, automating the mundane tasks. All this is happening because so many engineers are working behind the scenes and there are so many ways to get into this exciting field. One way is to study  in some of the top engineering colleges in the country to get a deep knowledge of technology and innovation.

Engineering is one of the most preferred undergraduate courses  among  the students in India. More than 12 lakh students appear for different National and State-Level engineering entrance exams every year to take admission in BTech and other allied courses.There are approx. 30 engineering entrance exams are conducted for admission to engineering courses in India and most engineering students attempt for more than one exam in an academic session.

Mentioned below is the list of engineering entrance exams in India after 12th.


Engineering Entrance Exam

Conducting Body


JEE Mains

National Testing Agency (NTA)


JEE Advanced

National Testing Agency (NTA)



VIT University



SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Earlier known as SRM University)



BITS Pilani



Manipal Academy of Higher Education



Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK).



West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board



State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai

Top Entrance Exams For Get Admission Into Engineering Institutes in India

 1.  JEE Main

Engineering entrance test is a national level engineering entrance exam which is managed by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to help engineering aspirants get into some of the most prestigious colleges of the country like IIT (Indian Institute of Technology), NIT (National Institute of Technology), and CFTI (Centrally Funded Technical Institute). JEE Main is conducted twice in a year, one is in January and second is in April. The best of the two marks  will be considered for the JEE Advanced. The exam is conducted in online mode known as CBT (Computer based examination) and the students are expected to complete the paper within a time period  of 3 hours. The paper contains  3 subjects Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. It contains both MCQs and numerical questions.

JEE Main 2024 Exam Schedule   JEE Main Exam Pattern   JEE Main Eligibility Criteria

 2. JEE Advanced

JEE Advanced is conducted for the students who clear the JEE Main and secure a rank within the top 2,50,000. This exam is known  to be one of the most difficult and challenging exams in the country. IIT JEE Advanced is conducted  only time in a year. The examination mode  is CBT (Computer-based test). Candidates are supposed to attempt all the three papers, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. And they will get 3 hours of time to complete the paper. Students lose 1 mark for every wrong answer and 3 marks will be rewarded for every correct answer.

About JEE Advanced 2024   JEE Advanced Exam Pattern   JEE Advanced Eligibility Criteria

3. About VITEEE

VITEEE - VIT Vellore will release the VITEEE  application form on their official website- The VITEEE application form date will be announced very soon. Once the date will be announced on the official website then you can see the dates on our website too. Those candidates who are Interested can apply for the VITEEE exam before the deadline. You can check the VITEEE official for the latest news and updates. 

VITEEE Exam Pattern   VITEEE Eligibility Criteria   VITEEE syllabus


SRM Institute of Science & Technology conducts SRMJEEE for admissions to BTech courses  offered by its campuses in Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Delhi-NCR and Vadapalani. SRMJEEE 2024 will be held online exam across more than 100 test centers in India. SRM Institute of Science & Technology already has made available the application form for SRMJEEE. Admission to its different campuses of SRMIST will be based on the marks secured  by candidates in the entrance test. You can check various details regarding SRMJEEE  by clicking on the relevant links below.

About SRMJEE  2024    SRMJEE Exam Pattern   SRMJEE Eligibility Criteria   SRMJEE syllabus 

5. BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test )

Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) is conducted by the most prestigious Birla Institute of Technology. It is an entrance exam that gives  the student a chance to get a seat in the BITS campus across Goa, Hyderabad, and Pilani. It is an online exam where the candidates are expected to answer the questions within the time period of 3 hours. The language  of the exam is English and the total marks is 450. The different sections of the question paper contain Physics, Chemistry, English Proficiency, Logical Reasoning, Mathematics/ Biology. For every right answer, students will be rewarded with +3 marks and a -1 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

BITSAT Exam Pattern   BITSAT Eligibility Criteria


Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Also known as COMEDK is an entrance exam which is conducted by the state of Karnataka to the admission of engineering and architecture courses. The exam contains a total of 180 questions for 180 marks each question contains 1 mark. Candidates are allowed to attempt Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The time duration of the exam is 3 hours long and the medium of the exam is English.

About COMEDK UGET    COMEDK UGET Exam Pattern   COMEDK UGET Eligibility Criteria


West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) is conducted by the state of West Bengal for admission to Government and private engineering colleges in West Bengal. WBJEE conducts an offline mode and it is an optical mark recognition sheet (OMR) based examination. This exam has  two papers in total, paper-1 consists of Mathematics and paper-2 includes Physics and Chemistry papers. The total marks awarded for all three papers is 200 (Chemistry, Physics – 50 marks, Mathematics – 100 marks).

About WBJEE   WBJEE Exam Pattern   WBJEE Eligibility Criteria

 8. MET 

Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) conducts the MET i.e. Manipal Entrance Test entrance exam to shortlist students for admission in different engineering programmes. You can secure admissions in courses provided at Manipal University on the basis of your rank/score in the Manipal Entrance Test (MET). Students can check various details related to MET from the table given down below

About MET    MET Exam Pattern   MET Eligibility Criteria   MET syllabus


Maharashtra Common Entrance Test  MHT CET is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra for admissions to first-year Engineering and Technology programmes (BE/BTech) and Pharmacy courses (BPharma/PharmD) in the state. MHT CET dates regarding the exam and other events will be announced by the exam conducting body soon. Engineering candidates must attempt Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics papers. The time duration of this exam is 1 hour 30 minutes. The exam is conducted in an online mode and the total of marks for each paper is 50. For every correct answer in the Mathematics paper, 2 marks are awarded, and for physics and chemistry, 1 mark is awarded.

About MHT CET    MHT CETExam Pattern   MHT CET Eligibility Criteria

10. Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET)

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is conducted the state of Karnataka for admission into professional courses such as B.E and B.Tech in the engineering colleges. Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics papers contain 60 marks each. The time duration is 1 hour 20 minutes. There is no negative marking in this exam. 

About KCET    KCET Exam Pattern   KCET Eligibility Criteria KCET syllabus

What is B.Tech in Marine Engineering?

B. Tech in Marine Engineering is an undergraduate program that includes the study of the basic concepts of marine engineering such as technologies used in shipbuilding, harbors and oil platforms. It also includes the construction of equipment of seagoing craft, docks, and harbor installations. The basic job of a Marine engineer is to design, maintain and  build vehicles/structures used on or around the  water. It includes ships, aircraft carriers, submarines, sailboats, tankers etc. Marine Engineering courses are introduced to technologies like naval architecture, hydraulic turbine, ship design ,pneumatic machinery and construction, control engineering.

Marine Engineering  Highlights

The Marine Engineering course is offered across different levels such as UG (undergraduate), PG (postgraduate) and doctorate. Mentioned below are some of the major highlights of this program such as course structure, course level, examination type, average starting salary, top recruiters and top job profiles.



Course Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Doctorate


UG: 4-years

PG: 2-years

Doctorate: 3-6 years

Examination Type


Admission Process


Course Fee

INR 8-10 lakh

Top Colleges

NIT Surathkal, Rajalakshmi Engineering college, CV Raman Global University, CUSAT Kochi

Average Starting Salary

INR 12 lakh

Top Recruiting Companies

Manning Consulting, Aryatech Marine & Offshore Services, Ocean Engineering Services, Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard

Top Job Profiles

Chief Security Officer, Chief Marine Engineer, Navy Personnel, Design Engineer, Maintenance Engineer

 Marine Engineering Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate (UG) : At the UG level, applicants must have successfully passed their senior secondary examination/12th or its equivalent with at least 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (PCM). They must also have scored a minimum 50% marks in English either in Class X or Class XII. A minimum and a maximum age limit is not determined by the institute.

Some institutes may also have a minimum and a maximum age limit. Some institutes might examine candidate's on their medical fitness which includes some important features that need to be particularly observed like the constitution, skeletal system, ear, nose, throat, speech, lymphatic system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system digestive system, genitourinary system, skin, nervous system, eyesight and other tests.

Aeronautical Engineering

Aeronautical Engineering is a specialized branch of engineering that attracts students who are interested in design, construction, and maintenance of various aircraft and their components. It deals with the designing and construction of specialized machines used in the aviation and defense sector. In this branch students get deals with the manufacturing and maintenance of machines which are flight-capable. Machines like helicopters, satellites, jet machines, military aircraft and space shuttles. The Aeronautical Engineering program also prepares professionals to develop new technologies for commercial aviation. Recruitments are available in defense services and the aviation industry. Engineering in aeronautics is taxing because of its vast syllabus which necessitates a lot of carefulness and hard work.

Admission in aeronautical engineering is done based on merit and entrance exams. Some of the entrance exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, AME CET, IISAT, IIAE, GATE, etc. Aeronautical engineering courses can be done in online mode as well as offline mode.  Some of the most top institutes offering aeronautical engineering programs are the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Lovely Professional University, Delhi, Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, and Amity University, Mumbai, etc. The average range of aeronautical engineering course fees  from around Rs 12,500 to Rs 3,50,000 annually. 

Aeronautical Engineering Admission Highlights

Students who wish to pursue the program and proceed with the aeronautical Engineering admission process can take a look at the table given below to get an idea about the pointers important for the aeronautical engineering admission. 




Aeronautical Engineering


Aerospace industry 

Aeronautical Engineering Eligibility Criteria

Pass Class 10 and 12 with physics, chemistry, and mathematics as compulsory subjects with a minimum of 70 to 75% marks. 

Aeronautical Engineering Entrance exam

  • JEE Mains

  • JEE Advanced



  • IIAE

  • GATE

Top Aeronautical Engineering colleges in India

  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore

  • Lovely Professional University, Delhi

  • Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai

  • Amity University, Mumbai

Required skills

  • Teamwork

  • Decision making

  • Problem-solving

  • Analytical skills

  • Expertise in mathematics and physics

  • Technical skills 

Aeronautical Engineering salary

  • Rs 5,00,000 to Rs 7,00,000 for beginners

  • Rs 10,00,000 to Rs 12,00,000 for experienced

Aeronautical Engineering Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria is the benchmark set by the institutes through which students are scanned and taken admission into the institution. Candidates who wish to follow an aeronautical engineering course are advised to check the eligibility criteria prior to applying for the aeronautical engineering course. This will help to  make sure that you are not wasting time on the wrong course. 

  • BTech in Aeronautical Engineering: All candidates should have cleared their class 10+12 exam from the science stream with a minimum marks. 
  • BTech in Aeronautical Engineering(Lateral Entry) : All candidates must have successfully finished a three- year  Diploma course recognized by the technical examination board of any state with a minimum aggregate marks. 
  • MTech in Aeronautical Engineering: Two indicators have to be passed for  MTech degrees, that is, any candidates who apply must have an undergraduate degree and have  the necessary marks in the entrance exam, i.e. GATE. 

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