(Last Updated on : 25/11/2009)
For getting admissions in the prestigious engineering colleges of the country, students need to appear for and clear the engineering entrance tests. Securing good scores in the entrance exams for engineering is one of the most important criteria of different colleges. Such tests are defined as the modes through which the best candidates are selected on the basis of their capabilities and knowledge skills. The engineering admission exams required for getting admissions to several professional degree courses like B.E, B. Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning and more. Through these tests prospective candidates can get entry to such types of courses belonging to some of the most prestigious educational institutions of India.
Some of the common engineering entrance tests are All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) and other State Engineering Entrance Exams. There are plenty of options to choose from as far as the engineering entrance exams 2010 are concerned. The national level entrance tests for engineering are conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the Department of Secondary & Higher Education under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). They organize these exams in acquiescence with the directives issued by the Government of India.
Application forms for Engineering Entrance Exams
The application forms are usually collected either by post or they can simply be downloaded online from the official website of the prestigious engineering institute. Some of the institutes also provide the option of online submission of the completed application forms. Students opting for online application need to submit the computer generated forms along with a Demand Draft that would be drawn in favor of the particular institute. Information and other details about the application forms for various entrance exams are provided through the leading dailies of the country and also through the websites of the concerned institutes. Students must submit the completed application form along with all the essential documents and within the last date of submission.
Eligibility criteria for Engineering Entrance Exams
The minimum academic requirement for admission in engineering colleges through the various entrance exams is a pass in senior secondary (Class XII) examination or any other equivalent under a recognized Board. Candidates appearing in 10+2 final or its equivalent examination can also appear in such entrance exams for provisionary admissions.
BE (Bachelor of Engineering)
B. Tech (Bachelor of Technology)
B. Arch (Bachelor of Architecture)
Pattern of Engineering Entrance Examination
Engineering Entrance Examination at the country level usually consist of two papers. In the first paper it would include three parts of Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. All the papers are of equal weightage and they comprise objective type questions especially for B.E/ B. Tech courses and the 2nd paper generally includes Aptitude Test, Mathematics, and Drawing for B. Planning and B. Architecture. The Aptitude Test is basically designed to evaluate the perception, observation, analysis, creativity and architectural awareness. There is the system of negative marking and all the questions need to be answered.
Sets, Relations and Functions; Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equations; Matrices and Determinants; Permutations and Combinations; Mathematical Induction; Binomial Theorem and its Simple Applications; Sequences and Series; Limit, Continuity and Differentiability; Integral Calculus; Differential Equations; Co-ordinate Geometry; Three Dimensional Geometry; Vector Algebra; Statistics and Probability; Trigonometry; Mathematical Reasoning.
The syllabus consists of two sections namely A and B with 80% and 20% of weightage. Section A: Physics and Measurement; Kinematics; Law of Motion; Work, Energy and Power; Rotational Motion; Gravitation; Properties of Solids and Liquids; Thermodynamics; Kinetic Theory of Gases; Oscillations and Waves; Electrostatics; Current Electricity; Magnetic Effects of Current and Magnetism; Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Currents; Electromagnetic Waves; Optics; Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation; Atoms and Nuclei; Electronic Devices; Communication Systems and Section B: Experimental Skills that is, familiarity with the basic approach and observations of various experiments and activities.
Physical Chemistry: Basic concept in Chemistry; States of Matter; Atomic Structure; Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure; Chemical Thermodynamics; Solutions; Equilibrium; Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry; Chemical Kinetics; Surface Chemistry; Inorganic Chemistry: Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties; General Principles and Processes of Isolation of Metals; Hydrogen; S-Block Elements; P-Block Elements; d - and f - Block Elements; Co-ordination Compounds; Environmental Chemistry; Organic Chemistry: Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds; Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry; Hydrocarbons; Organic Compounds Containing Halogens; Organic compounds containing Oxygen; Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen; Polymers; Bio Molecules; Chemistry in everyday life; principles related to practical Chemistry
4. Aptitude test syllabus
Part I: Awareness of persons, places, Buildings, Materials
Part II: Three dimensional - perception
Depending on the level of performance in the written entrance tests, separate rank or score lists would be prepared for the various courses like B.E/B. Tech, B. Arch/B. Planning. Score card shows the rank of the candidates with the total marks obtained and that is sent to the candidates. Students those who score above the cut off percentage of marks would be called for counselling. In case of B.E/B. Tech, marks obtained in Mathematics and Physics and age are the deciding factors. And in case of B. Arch/B. Planning, marks obtained in the Aptitude Test and Mathematics and age are the deciding factors. The verification of the documents submitted by the candidates is done at the time of counselling/admission.
List of Engineering Entrance Examinations
1. All India Engineering/ Pharmacy/ Architecture Entrance Examination (AIEEE)
2. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)
3. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
4. National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA)
5. SLIET Entrance Test (SET) conducted by Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), Punjab
6. State Engineering Entrance Exams
Engineering entrance exams are highly competitive exams conducted by the renowned engineering colleges of the country for determining the knowledge and skills of the students.