Top Engineering Entrance Exams in India (2020)

Engineering is one of the most popular courses in India among students. Every year around 12 lakh students appear for engineering entrance exams to get a seat in one of the best colleges. University conducts entrance exams to fill the 4-year BTech seat.
Here are the most popular engineering entrance exams you can appear.

Note:- Eligibility criteria for each entrance is different. Student should check the eligibility criteria for the official website.


JEE Main(formerly known as AIEEE) is a national level engineering entrance exams conducted twice a year(January and April) by the national testing is a multiple choice question paper conducted in computer-based mode. every year around 11 lakh students appear for JEE main exam while only approx 1.5 lakh students clear it. the duration of the exam is 3 hours.

Name of ExamJEE Main
Number of Students Register11 Lakh(approx)
Mode of ExamComputer-Based (Online)
Admission OfferedNITs, IIITs, GFTIs, State Govt. College


JEE Advanced is the toughest engineering exam in India conducted each year by the Indian Institute of Technology(IIT) to fill the engineering seats in IIT.because of its low acceptance rate, it is also one of the toughest exams of the world.only those students who cleared the jee main can apply for the jee advanced.

Name of ExamJEE Advanced
Number of Students Register2 lakh
Mode of ExamComputer-Based (Online)
Admission OfferedIITs


BITSAT is a national level engineering entrance exams conducted by Birla institute of technology and science (bits) every year to fill the approx 200 engineering seats in various branch.around 2 lakh students appear every year to get a seat in one of the campuses of the prestigious Birla institute of technology and science. The duration of the exam is 3 hours and the exam is conducted in computer-based mode.

Name of ExamBITSAT
Number of Students Register2 Lakh
Mode of ExamComputer-Based (Online)
Admission OfferedBITS (Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad, Dubai)


VIT University conducts VITEEE (Vellore institute of technology entrance exam) to fill its 5000 engineering seats across its different campuses. every year around 2lakh students appear for this exam, it is an MCQ exam of 150 minutes which is conducted online.

Name of ExamVITEEE
Number of Students Register2 lakh
Mode of ExamComputer-Based (Online)
Admission OfferedVIT (Vellore, Chennai, Andhra Pradesh,Bhopal)


Manipal Academy of higher education(formerly known as Manipal University) conducts a Manipal entrance test(MET) to fill the approx 2100 engineering seats.met It is taken by approx 50000 students every year. the entrance exam is conducted online for 150 minutes .it is an MCQ(multiple choice question) exam.

Name of ExamMET
Number of Students Register50000
Mode of ExamComputer-Based (Online)
Admission OfferedManipal Academy of Higher Education


SRM Institute of Technology and Science conducts SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam (SRMJEEE) for all engineering aspirants. It is a computer-based test held for filling the approx 7000 undergraduate engineering seats. Every year 1lakh students appear for this test. top 1000 IIT JEE rank holder, central and state board topper can get direct admission in the SRM Institute of Technology and science.

Name of ExamSRMJEEE
Number of Students Register1 Lakh
Mode of ExamComputer-Based (Online)
Admission OfferedSRM University(Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani, Ghaziabad)


Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnatakaā€¯ (COMEDK) conduct COMEDK UGET(Undergraduate Entrance Test) to fill the engineering seats in private engineering colleges of Karnataka. Around 20000 engineering seats are filled by COMEDK UGET.

Name of ExamCOMEDK
Number of Students Register60000
Mode of ExamComputer-Based (Online)
Admission OfferedAssociations of Engineering private colleges in the state of Karnataka


Kalinga Institute of industrial technology, Bhubaneswar conducts the KIITEE (Kalinga Institute of industrial technology entrance exam) for admission into a 4-year undergraduate program of the institute.KIITEE held at 60 centers across India. It is a 3-hour-long exam.

Name of ExamKIITEE
Number of Students Register1Lakh
Mode of ExamComputer-Based (Online)
Admission OfferedKIIT,Bhubaneshwar


Indraprastha University, Delhi conducts the IPU Common Entrance Test(IPU-CET) to fill the approx 6000 engineering seats in its government and an affiliated private college. Students across India register for this exam. IPU CET is conducted across the 15 cities of India.

Name of ExamIPU CET
Number of Students Register1.5 Lakh
Mode of ExamComputer-Based (Online)
Admission Offeredgovernment and affiliated private colleges


Government of Maharashtra conducts Maharashtra Health and Technical and Common Entrance Test(MHT-CET) to fill the Engineering seats of Maharashtra’s government and private engineering colleges. It is conducted in offline mode and once the student qualifies the exam, He/She is called for the counseling.

Name of ExamMHT-CET
Number of Students Register4 Lakh
Mode of ExamOffline
Admission OfferedMaharashtra’s Government and private engineering colleges

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