(Last Updated on : 05/09/2017)
Entrance tests for engineering are highly competitive entrance test exams
conducted by renowned engineering colleges of India
to determine the knowledge and skills of the students, who want to enter the field of engineering. 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 modes through which best candidates are selected for courses in engineering. Clearing engineering admission exams helps to acquire professional degrees like B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), B. Tech (Bachelor of Technology), B. Arch (Bachelor of Architecture), B. Planning, etc. Subjects like Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry are covered in these examinations. Aptitude test for analyzing ones mental abilities like awareness of persons, places, buildings and materials and 3D perception are common in entrance tests for engineering.
Application Forms for Entrance Tests for Engineering
Application forms for such exams 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 by the last date of submission.
Minimum Eligibility Criteria for Entrance Tests for Engineering
The minimum academic requirement for admission in engineering colleges through the various entrance exams is the clearance of senior secondary (Class XII) examination, under a recognized board. Candidates appearing in 10+2 final can also appear in such entrance exams for provisionary admissions.
Selection Process in Entrance Tests for Engineering
Depending on the level of performance in the written entrance tests, separate ranks or score lists are prepared. A score card shows the rank of the candidate with the total marks obtained. This card is sent to the candidate. Students who score above the cut off percentage will be called for counseling. In case of B.E/B. Tech, marks obtained in Mathematics and Physics and age are the deciding factors. In case of B. Arch/ B. Planning, marks obtained in Mathematics, aptitude test, and age are the deciding factors. Verification of documents submitted by the candidates is done at the time of counseling/ admission.
Different Entrance Tests for Engineering
Joint Entrance Examination
(JEE) has two parts. They are JEE Main and JEE Advanced. These exams are objective. Internationally, JEE Advanced is considered to be one of the most challenging undergraduate admission exam. Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering
(GATE) is a computer-based standardized test, which commenced in the year 1984. It is utilized for postgraduate engineering admissions. National Aptitude Test in Architecture
(NATA) is a national level examination. This test helps colleges of architecture to select students for undergraduate courses in architecture
. There are various other engineering entrance exams conducted in India like SLIET Entrance Test
(SET) conducted by Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology (SLIET), Punjab
, Amrita Engineering Entrance Examination (AEEE) and Madhya Pradesh Pre- Engineering Test
(PET) and Maharashtra Engineering Entrance Exam