Top 20 Engineering Entrance Exams in India

Published on : 9th July 2018
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Needless to say, Engineering is one of the most lucrative career fields, especially in India. Such is the demand for the course that if we headcount the number of engineers in the country, it would surely be startling. Almost every family has an engineer or two. As per the figure displayed by the Central Board of Secondary Education, more than 13 lakh students turned up for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2018. It is a national-level examination. Some of the top-notch engineering exams are JEE Main, JEE Advanced, UPSEE, GATE, BITSAT, MHT CET, VITEEE, KCET and IPU CET. If you are searching for other popular exams, check the list right here for the best 20 engineering entrance exams in India.

  • IIT JAM
  • BCECE
  • CEE
  • KEAM
  • WBJEE
  • TS EAMCET
  • AP EAMCET
  • CUCET
  • OJEE
  • LPU NEST
  • JKCET
  • JEECE
  • CG PET
  • CUSAT
  • GUJCET
  • GCET
  • UKSEE
  • TANCET
  • TNEA
  • AEEE

Indian Institutes of Technology Joint Admission Test for M.Sc (IIT JAM) 2019:

One of the highly-competitive national-level engineering exams, IIT JAM is conducted on a rotation basis by the Indian Institutes of Technology. IIT Bombay was the organising Institute for JAM 2018. The Indian Institutes of Technology regulates JAM exam to offer admission to various postgraduate courses. Some of the post-bachelor degree programmes are M.Sc, M.Sc-Ph.D dual degree, Joint M.Sc-Ph.D, etc.

Thinking to apply for IIT JAM 2019? Be alert and stay in touch with the official website (http://jam.iitb.ac.in/) for any updates. Let’s take a look at the upcoming time-table of the exam events.

IIT JAM 2019 Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)

Release of online application form

First week of September 2018

Closing date to submit form

Third week of October 2018

Mock test available on website

Third week of December 2018

Release of admit card

First week of January 2019

Commencement of exam

Second week of February 2019

Declaration of result

Third week of March 2019

Scorecard available

Fourth week of March 2019

Availability of admission form

First week of April 2019

Request for change of category

Mid-April 2019

First admission list release

Last week of May 2019

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) 2019:

Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination 2019 will be held in the month of June in two stages – Stage I and Stage II. The First Stage is the qualifying exam for Stage II. Commonly called as BCECE, the exam is the Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board. The state-level exam is conducted to allow engineering aspirants to take admission in various technical colleges in the state. Students belonging to states other than Bihar are not eligible for this entrance exam. Moreover, the interested students must produce the 10+2 or equivalent certificate from any recognised board.

Let’s take a glance at the BCECE 2019 important dates –

BCECE 2019 Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)

Release of online application form

Second week of February 2019

Last chance to submit the application form

First week of March 2019

Submission of hard copy of the form

Mid-March 2019

Issuance of admit card

First week of June 2019

Stage I exam commencement

Third week of June 2019

Result declaration date

Third week of July 2019

Commencement of counselling

Fourth week of July 2019

Assam Common Entrance Examination (CEE) 2019:

If you have scored above 50 per cent marks in the 12th exam and are a resident of Assam, you are eligible for the Assam CEE 2019 exam. Moreover, candidates who are below 21 years of age can submit their application form. Assam CEE exam is regulated by DTE (Directorate of Technical Education). By clearing the exam, the students would get seats in the best engineering institutions within the state of Assam.

Assam CEE 2019 Important Dates:

Assam CEE 2019 Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)

Online application form available

Third week of April 2019

Closing date to submit form

First week of May 2019

When to avail admit card

Last week of May 2019

Exam commencement

First week of June 2019

Announcement of result

Second week of June 2019

Counselling begins

Second week of July 2019

Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical Entrance Examination (KEAM) 2019:

The Commissioner for Entrance Examinations, Kerala regulates the Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical Entrance Examination for admission to the engineering courses. KEAM 2019 ensures that the applicants have secured more than 50 per cent in the High Secondary examination with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry subjects. Apart from the Indian citizens, OCI and PIO candidates are also eligible for the exam.

KEAM 2019 Important Dates:

The Kerala Engineering Agricultural Medical entrance exam is going to be held in the month of April 2019. Students have ample time to prepare for the exam and clear it. Stay in touch with the official website of KEAM i.e. https://cee.kerala.gov.in for the latest update.

KEAM 2019 Exam Events

Date (Tentative)

Date of online application form release

First week of February 2019

Submission of form with fee (last date)

Fourth week of February 2019

Last date to take a print of application receipt with other documents

Fourth week of February 2019

When to get admit card

Second week of April 2019

When to commence the exam

Fourth week of April 2019

Availability of answer key

Fourth week of April 2019

Result announcement

Third week of May 2019

When to begin counselling

Fourth week of June 2019

West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) 2019:

The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board, commonly known as WEJEEB, controls and manages the state-level West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination. WBJEE 2019 will be held by the Board to filter out eligible students for various undergraduate engineering courses. A candidate will be considered for the engineering courses if he has passed the 12th or equivalent exam. Besides, he must have Physics and Mathematics along with Computer Application, Chemistry, Computer Science, Biotechnology or Biology (one from the list).

If you believe that you possess all the attributes, stay alert for the release of the online application form. It is expected that the exam-conducting body will make it available by the third week of December 2018. WBJEEB is yet to declare the dates. However, interested candidates can take a look at the table illustrated below and get a rough idea about the various exam event dates.

WBJEE 2019 Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)

WBJEEB releasing application form

Mid-December 2018

Last date to submit online application form

Third week of January 2019

Correction window open

Fourth week of January 2019

Avail hall ticket

Second week of April 2019

Exam commencement date

Last week of April 2019

Result publication

Starting week of June 2019

Counselling starts

Ending week of June 2019

Telangana State Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test (TS EAMCET) 2019:

The Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad is entrusted with the tasks of conducting TS EAMCET 2019 exam. The state-level entrance test is carried out for offering admission to various engineering courses (B.Tech, B.E, etc.) in the state of Telangana. Those who are eagerly waiting for the University to release the online application form must wait until mid-March 2019. The exam will be conducted in the online mode. Make sure that you are eligible to apply for the test.

TS EAMCET 2019 Important Dates:

https://tseamcet.nic.in is the official website. Applicants are advised to visit the web portal and look for the application form in March 2019. Failing to submit the online application form would result in claiming the late fees. Check the below table to have a broad view of the exam events and the dates.

TS EAMCET 2019 Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)

Avail online application form

Third week of March 2019

Submit application form before

Mid- April 2019

Avail correction window facility

Third/fourth week of April 2019

Submit application form with INR 500/- late fee

Last week of April 2019

Submit application form with INR 1,000/- late fee

End of April 2019

Submit application form with INR 5,000/- late fee

Starting of May 2019

Submit application form with INR 10,000/- late fee

Second week of May 2019

Obtain admit card

Mid-May 2019

Commencement of exam

Mid-May 2019

Publication of answer key

Third week of May 2019

Raise objection on answer key (last date)

Fourth week of May 2019

Announcement of result

Fourth week of May 2019

Release of rank card

Fourth week of May 2019

Counselling starts

Second week of June 2019

Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test (AP EAMCET) 2019:

AP EAMCET 2019 is one of the highly sought-after entrance exams in the state of Andhra Pradesh that offers admission to numerous popular engineering programmes. Like TS EAMCET, the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) conducts the Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture & Medical Common Entrance Test annually. Candidates are suggested to check whether they are eligible for the exam before submitting the application form in February 2019.

Want to check other important dates? Here’s a list of important dates of all exam events of AP EAMCET 2019.

AP EAMCET 2019 Exam Events

Date (Tentative)

Release of notification

Second week of February 2019

Availability of online application form

Second week of February 2019

Form submission ends

Third week of March 2019

Last date to submit form with late fees of INR 500/-

Fourth week of March 2019

Last date to submit form with late fees of INR 1,000/-

Fourth week of March 2019

Last date to submit form with late fees of INR 5,000/-

Second week of April 2019

Last date to submit form with late fees of INR 10,000/-

Third week of March 2019

Correction window opens

Fourth week of March 2019

Avail the mock test

Fourth week of March 2019

Availability of admit card

Third week of April 2019

Exam commencement

Fourth week of April 2019

Answer key declaration date

4th week of April 2019

Last chance to raise objection on answer key

First week of May 2019

Result

First week of May 2019

Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) 2019:

The CUCET 2019 application form will be available in March 2019. It will be available in the online mode; hence, candidates are advised to fill it in and submit online. The national-level entrance test is conducted by various participating universities of India. The number of participating universities is 11. After qualifying the exam, candidates will be able to pursue their favourite engineering courses.

Nonetheless, the eligible candidates will have to produce their education qualification details. Someone who wishes to pursue a Bachelor Degree course must produce his 10+2 certificate. Those who want to study postgraduate and doctorate are bound to showcase proofs of their Bachelors and Masters Degrees respectively.

CUCET 2019 Important Dates:

Refer to the underneath dates devised by the experts and get a rough idea about various exam events of the Central Universities Common Entrance Test. The official CUCET 2018 exam dates will be announced shortly.

CUCET 2019 Exam Events

Date (Tentative)

Submission of online application begins

Third week of March 2019

Last chance to submit the form

First week of April 2019

Correction window opens

First week of April 2019

Admit card download

Second week of April 2019

Exam commencement date

Fourth week of April 2019

Answer key available

Fourth week of April 2019

Raise objection (grievances)

First week of May 2019

Availability of final answer key

Second week of May 2019

Result declaration

Last week of May 2019

Odisha Joint Entrance Test (OJEE) 2019:

One of the state’s important engineering exams, Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE) 2019 will see thousands of aspirants taking the exam in the month of May. After clearing the exam, students can get into their preferred engineering colleges and pursue UG and PG level professional courses. The OJEE 2019 online application form is expected to be released in February. The exam is organised every year by the state government of Odisha.

Applicants must meet the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam –

  • The test-takers should be 17 years of age (minimum)
  • They must have the domicile of Odisha
  • For candidates wishing to pursue PG courses, age limit is not mandatory for them.

OJEE 2019 Important Dates:

OJEE 2019 Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)

Release of notification

January 2019

Release of application form

1st week of February 2019

Last chance to submit application form

4th week of March 2019

Issuance of admit card

Third week of April 2019

Exam to be held

Second week of May 2019

Result to be announced

First week of June 2019

Counselling to be started

Third week of June 2019

Lovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test (LPU NEST) 2019:

Lovely Professional University organises NEST (National Eligibility and Scholarship Test) exam to form the basis of eligibility for various programmes and scholarships. The university-level exam offers admission to various engineering programmes. The scholarship scheme is also available for competent and capable aspirants. Interested candidates can log on to the official website of LPU NEST (http://nest.lpu.in/) and register for the exam. The application form can also be submitted in the offline mode. The offline application forms can be obtained from specific centres and are required to be submitted with the application fee.

LPU NEST 2019 Important Dates:

LPU NEST 2019 Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)

Application form submission begins

Second week of November 2018

Last date for online application

February 2019

Slot booking starts

First week of March 2019

Exam to be commenced

Second week of April 2019

Result announcement

First week of May 2019

Counselling starts

First week of May 2019

Admission in allotted college (last date)

Fourth week of May 2019

Jammu & Kashmir Common Entrance Test (JKCET) 2019:

To apply for JKCET 2019, candidates must possess the domicile of Jammu & Kashmir. Only the permanent residents of the state are eligible for the exam. The lower age limit should be 17 years. The Jammu & Kashmir Board of Professional Entrance Examinations (JKBOPEE) has set no upper age limit for JKCET. The Board organises the exam to offer admission to various engineering courses (B.Tech./B.E.)

JKCET 2019 Important Dates:

JKBOPEE will invite the application form for the Jammu & Kashmir Common Entrance Test 2019 in the online mode. Candidates must go through the instructions and keep all the required documents ready before filling out the form. To know more about important dates, check the table illustrated underneath.

JKCET 2019 Exam Events

Date (Tentative)

JKBOPEE releasing application notice

Fourth week of January 2019

Application form submission starts

First week f February 2019

Last date to apply

First week of March 2019

Admit card available

Second week of April 2019

Exam to be held

Fourth week of April 2019

Result to be declared

Second week of May 2019

Counselling to be started

First week of June 2019

Jharkhand Engineering Entrance Competitive Exam (JEECE) 2019:

Candidates who have passed the 12th or equivalent examination from any recognised university can take JEECE 2019 exam. The Jharkhand Engineering Entrance Competitive Examination is a state-level entrance test regulated by the Jharkhand Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board. Students who want to pursue B.Tech./B.E. courses in Jharkhand have to appear for the Jharkhand Engineering Entrance Competitive Examination.

JEECE 2019 Important Dates

JEECE 2019 Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)

Avail online application form

First week of April 2019

Submission of application form (last date)

Last week of April 2019

Admit card available

Second week of May 2019

Exam commencement date

Second week of May 2019

Result to be announced

Third week of May 2019

Counselling begins

First week of June 2019

The official website of JEECE exam is http://jceceb.jharkhand.gov.in/.

Chhattisgarh Pre-Engineering Test (CG PET) 2019:

The Chhattisgarh Professional Examination Board (CPEB), Raipur, is bestowed upon the responsibilities of regulating the Chhattisgarh Pre-Engineering Test to provide admission to various engineering courses. The CG PET 2019 application form is likely to be declared in the month of March. Candidates after clearing the exam will get admission in private and government colleges in the state of Chhattisgarh. Check out other important dates of CG PET 2019 exam below.

CG PET 2019 Exam Events

Date (Tentative) 2019

Filling of online application form begins

Mid-March

Last date to fill out application form

Fourth week of March

Submit application form fee through SBI challan (last date)

Fourth week of March

Release date of hall ticket

2nd week of April

Date of exam commencement

Third week of April

Result to be announced

4th week of May

Counselling starts

1st week of June

Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) 2019:

The exam-conducting authority, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, conducts CUSAT Common Admission Test (CAT) every year to ensure that eligible candidates are offered admission to various UG and PG courses in the engineering field.

Below are listed the dates of important CUSAT 2019 exam events.

CUSAT 2019 Exam Events

Date (Tentative)

Filling of online application form begins

Second week of February 2019

Last date to fill out application form

Fourth week of February 2019

Release date of hall ticket

Third week of April 2019

Date of exam commencement

Fourth week of April 2019

Answer key release date

First week of May 2019

Result to be announced

Third week of May 2019

Counselling starts

Third week of May 2019

Gujarat Common Entrance Test (GUJCET) 2019:

Aspirants belonging to Gujarat state can take the GUJCET 2019 exam to get into their favourite technical colleges in the state. The Gujarat Common Entrance Test is conducted by GSHSEB (Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board). Those who emerge successful in the above-mentioned entrance exam can pursue a career in the field of engineering (B.E./B.Tech). Qualified candidates can dream of getting a seat in government, self-financed and grant-in-aid institutions. The GUJCET 2019 application form will be available to all the aspirants in the state towards the end of March.

Check complete date list here -

GUJCET 2019 Exam Events

Date (Tentative) 2019

Release of official notification

Second week of March

Release of application form

Fourth week of March

Closing date to submit form

Second week of April

Hall ticket release date

First week of May

Exam date

Second week of May

Availability of answer key

Third week of May

Result to be released

Last week of May

Counselling starts

First week of June

Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) 2019:

Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) is one of the popular state-level engineering entrance exams administered by DTE (Directorate of Technical Education). Besides the engineering course, candidates after clearing the exam can think of pursuing pharmacy courses. Moreover, the authority takes the application forms for architecture and medical courses based on NATA and NEET score respectively.

Aspirants looking for GCET 2019 application form for engineering programmes are advised to wait until March for the release of official notification. Let’s take a broad look at some of the pivotal Goa Common Entrance Test 2019 events below.

GCET 2019 Exam Events

Date (Tentative)

Release of official notification

March 2019

Application form to be submitted

1st week of April 2019

Admit card to be collected

1st week of April 2019

Last date to submit application form

4th week of April 2019

Last date to collect hall ticket

4th week of April 2019

Written exam to be commenced

Second week of May 2019

Answer key to be released

Third week of May 2019

Result to be declared

Third week of May 2019

Counselling to start

Fourth week of May 2019

Uttarakhand State Entrance Examination (UKSEE) 2019:

The Uttarakhand Technical University conducts UKSEE exam every year to filter out eligible students for the engineering course. Interested candidates are recommended to keep a watch on the official website of UTU (http://uktech.ac.in/) for the upcoming notification. The UKSEE 2019 important dates are mentioned below.

UKSEE 2019 Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)

Application form to be released

Third week of April 2019

Submission of online application form with fee

Fourth week of April 2019

Availability of admit card

Second week of May 2019

Date of examination

Third week of May 2019

Announcement of result

Fourth week of June 2019

Starting of counselling

Fourth week of June 2019

Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) 2019:

Another state-level engineering entrance examination is TANCET. The Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test is carried out by the Anna University for admission into postgraduate programmes. Those who qualify the exam can easily get a seat in the University or its affiliated colleges within the state. If you are excited about applying for TANCET 2019 exam, keep checking the official web portal (https://www.annauniv.edu).

Complete TANCET 2019 Exam Event Dates:

TANCET 2019 Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)

Starting of online application form

First week of May 2019

Last date to submit application form

Third week of May 2019

Availability of hall ticket

Second week of June 2019

Exam commencement

Second week of June 2019

Result to be declared

Fourth week of June 2019

Counselling process to be commenced

July 2019

Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) 2019:

Another engineering exam managed and administered by the Anna University is TNEA. The demand for the entrance exam is increasing year by year. To appear for the Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions exam, aspirants must showcase their 12th certificates with 50 per cent marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics group.

Candidates from different states, other than Tamil Nadu, are not eligible for the exam. If you have done the Class XII and are looking forward to grabbing more information about TNEA 2019, get to know the important exam dates.

TNEA 2019 Exam Events

Date (Tentative)

Notification release date

Fourth week of April 2019

Candidates can apply application form from

First week of May 2019

Closing date to submit the form

Fourth week of May 2019

Number allotment

Third week of June 2019

Rank list release date

Fourth week of June 2019

Counselling process to kick-start

Third week of July 2019

Amrita Engineering Entrance Examination (AEEE) 2019:

To provide admissions to various B.Tech/B.E. programmes, the Amrita University, also known as the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, conducts Amrita Engineering Entrance Examination. The university-level examination invites applications from interested and eligible candidates in the first-half of December 2018. AEEE is a 4-year programme offered by the varsity in all its campuses. AEEE 2019 exam will be commenced in both – online and offline – forms in the month of April. For more information, refer to the following table.

AEEE 2019 Exam Events

Dates (Tentative)

Notification expected to be out

October 2018

Application form sales starts (OMR and online mode)

First week of December 2018

Last date of submitting application form (OMR and online mode)

4th week of March 2019

Booking of slot for computer-based test

 First week of April 2019

Release of hall ticket

Second week of April 2019

Online exam to take place

Third week of April 2019

Offline exam to take place

Fourth week of April 2019

AEEE result announcement

First week of May 2019

Counselling begins

June 2019

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