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Top 10 Engineering entrance examinations in India: Check out the dates here

Posted On 2017-11-07

Top 10 Engineering entrance examinations in India: Check out the dates here

Engineering has always remained one of the most sought after career options in India that many students pursue. While some students sit for engineering entrance exam because of their own interest int he field and some take it up to satisfy their parent’s wish.


No matter what the reason may be, gathering all the information about different kinds of engineering entrance becomes imperative for all.


So, in order to help you out in the process, here is a list of top 10 engineering entrance examination in India that one could consider to prepare for.


JEE Main


Earlier known as All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) sees around thousands of students taking part in it. However, only those who manage to get ranked among the top 1.5 lakh candidates can move to the next stage of JEE Advanced.


JEE Advanced


If you wish to grab one of those coveted seat out of odd 10,000 from the premium IITs in India for undergraduate courses then JEE Advanced is your key to reach that point. This has always been considered to be the toughest engineering exam in India.




Conducted by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) is just second to JEE Advanced when it comes to being tough. From last year, BITSAT has become a computer based test, which has at least simplified its conduction.




Every year Vellore Institute of Technology Conducts VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) for admission in approximately 5,000 engineering seats at their college. VIT is counted among one of the best engineering colleges in India, thus their entrance exam is of great value.




Every year more than 2 lakh candidates appear for the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE), which is also one of the most coveted engineering exams in the country. However, the WBJEE focuses more and evaluates candidates on the basis of the speed with which their solve the problem rather then the intellectual depth they are applying to solving it.



If you wish to be a part of any of the premium engineering colleges in Maharashtra then you need to pass the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHCET). This engineering entrance exam takes place at two different times of the year in two phases to accommodate the large number of students who apply for it.




For admission in any engineering college or institute in Karnataka the aspirant has to sit for Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET). It is considered a coveted one for those who aspire to study down south specifically.




This engineering entrance exam is specifically for those seeking admission in various engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh. Under this, the student has to go take up engineering, agriculture and medical common entrance test, which is also its short form (EAMCET). The score that a student will achieve int his exam will be accepted not only in engineering colleges across Andhra Pradesh but also in in medical colleges of the state.




The Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE) is conducted by Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Technical University for providing admission in various universities across the state. The examination includes courses like engineering, pharmacy, architecture, fashion & design, business management and more.




KIITEE (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination) is organized and conducted by the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology for admission in its various group institutes that primarily includes KIIT University, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, and Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences. From last year onward the test has become Computer based and the same will be followed this year too.


Exam Name

Application Begins

Application Ends

Admit Card



JEE Main


January 1, 2018(extended)

Second week of March 2018

April 8,2018 (offline), 2nd week of April,2018 (Online)

4th week of April, 2018

JEE Advanced 2018

4th week of April, 2018

First week of May'2018

2nd week of the May'2018

3rd Week of the May'2018

2nd week of June'2018


Last week of Dec'2017


2nd Week of April, 2018 to 2nd Week of May, 2018

2nd Week of May'2018

First week of July'2018




Third week of March 2017

April 5 to April 16, 2017

On or before April 24, 2017 (Tentative)




April 12, 2017

April 23, 2017



Mid- March 2017

From first to last week of March 2017

Last week of April 2017


First week of May 2017


Second week of January,2017

Third week of January 2017

Last week of April 2017

May 2 and May 3, 2017; May 4 ( for Kannadiga students)

Last week of May 2017


First week of February 2017

Third week of March 2017

Third week of April, 2017

Last week of April 2017

Second week of May 2017




April 7, 2017

April 16, April 22 and April 23

Fourth week of May, 2017





April 14 2017

May 5,2017

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