Engineering Entrance Exam

Engineering Entrance Exam

Engineering Entrance Exams in India. Many students aspire to a career in engineering, and passing an engineering entrance exam is the first step towards that. With such a challenging choice for education, you can get into various skill-based jobs in your life. So, make sure you dedicate time to engineering preparation to ace the exams.

You can select a private engineering institute or a Government college to study various streams such as Mechanical, Electronics, Computer Science, Civil, Petroleum, Mining, Metallurgy, and many others. 

Our guide can help you prepare for the upcoming exams and select the engineering applications you want to fill out and appear for. This list covers the details of all the engineering entrance exams, including JEE, national, and state exams.

What to Do Before the Engineering Entrance Exam?

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  • Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria: Each exam has its eligibility criteria. As these exams are state-wise and national, the eligibility criteria may differ depending on the university rules and selected subject. Students must score at least 50% marks in class 12th to be eligible for B.Tech admission in engineering colleges and appear for engineering exams.
  • Refer to the websites and other contact details: The best way to stay updated with the latest information about the exams is to refer to the official website time-to-time. Due to the various uncertainties around us, there can be changes that we must be aware of.

List of Engineering Entrance Exams in India

Some of these exams have tentative dates, which would be clarified as the date approaches.

National Level Engineering Entrance Exam

1. JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) Mains & Advance 2021

This year’s results are out! But you are eligible to apply again for JEE Advanced. The government has issued a notice for aspirants and is considering providing one more attempt for JEE Advanced exam due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

JEE Mains is conducted by the NTA (National Testing Agency), and it is the initial step towards getting admission to the prestigious IITs. Clearing the JEE mains is mandatory if one needs admission in IITs, NITs, CFTIs, and IIITs. The IITs conduct JEE Advanced.

Application Filling: December and the First Week of February

Exam for JEE Mains: Jan and April

Exam for JEE Advanced: May

2 JEE Advanced

It is an entrance test conducted for entry to IITs of India. The application form process starts after the JEE Main session 2 result is out. It is important to note that only the top 2,50,000 candidates can apply for this entrance test.

Application form Last week of May

Exam June

3. NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)

This is one of the most distinguished exams for the architecture stream, and passing NATA will allow you to enrol on India’s premium architecture colleges. It would be best if you referred to the official website for all the details. It consists of two papers, the dates of which will be announced when the time comes near.

Application Filling: Jan to March

Exam: 1st paper – 3rd week of April, 2nd paper – July

4 GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)

GATE conducts engineering exams at IITs and IISC alternatively, and students who pass it get into prestigious institutions around the country.

Application Filling: September to October

Exam: February

5 SAAT (Siksha’ O’ Anusandhan University Admission Test)

SAAT is located in Bhubaneshwar, Odisha, and if you have thorough engineering preparation, you can get admitted into this prestigious university.

Application Filling: 1st week of December

Exam: 2nd week to last week of April

State-Level Engineering Entrance Exam

There are numerous state-level exams for engineering applications that accept students from the respective state, and if there are still seats pending, other state students are also accepted.

1. Assam CEE (Common Entrance Examination)

This exam is conducted by the Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU).

Application Filling: 1st week to last week of March

Exam: Last week of April

2. AP EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture, and Medicine Common Entrance Test)

AP EAMCET engineering exam is conducted by the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).

Application Filling: Last week of March

Exam: 3rd or 4th week of April

3. BCECE (Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination)

To get admission in Engineering, Medical, and Agriculture in Bihar, you need to qualify for this exam. As of now, it is being conducted offline.

Application Filling: 2nd week to last week of March

Exam: 4th week of April

4. CG PET (Chhattisgarh Pre-Engineering Test)

When you pass this exam, you can study various fields such as Agriculture Engineering, Dairy Technology, and Other Engineering Branches.

Application Filling: 3rd week of March

Exam: 2nd week of May

5. COMEDK (Consortium of Medical, Engineering, and Dental Colleges of Karnataka) UGET

Application Filling: 3rd week of January to 3rd week of April

Exam: 2nd week of May

6. HP CET (Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test)

This entrance exam appears for admission in various technical and professional courses in Himachal Pradesh.

Application Filling: 1st week of March to 1st week of May

Exam: May 2021 3rd week

7. KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test)

Students need to pass KCET to get admission to various colleges across Karnataka.

Application Filling: 4th week of January to 1st week of March

Exam: 3rd week of April 2021

8. KEAM (Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Examination)

This is an offline exam, conducted at various test centres for two days.

Application Filling: 1st week of February to 1st week March

Exam: 3rd week of April

9. MHT CET (Maharashtra Common Entrance Test)

For this engineering application, the candidates have to appear for three papers according to the subject selection.

Application Filling: 2nd week of February to 4th week of March

Exam: 1st week of May

10. OJEE (Odisha Joint Entrance Examination)

By clearing this engineering exam, you can get into Management, Engineering, Pharmacy, Architecture, Planning, and Computer Applications courses in Odisha.

Application Filling: 1st week of February to 3rd week of March

Exam: 2nd week of May

11. TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions)

This entrance exam is conducted by Anna University every year.

Application Filling: 1st week of May to last week of May

Exam: Dates will be announced.

12. UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam)

UPSEE is looked after by Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, UP. According to the AKTU authority’s latest updates, the UPSEE exam will be based on JEE Main scores only.

Application Filling: 4th week of January to last week of March

Exam: Last week of April to 1st week of May

13. WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination)

Application Filling: 3rd week of December 2020 to 3rd week of January

Exam: 3rd week of April

University-Level Engineering Entrance Exams

1. BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test)

The famous BITS exam is held by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science for its colleges at Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad.

Application Filling: 3rd week of December to 2nd week of March

Exam: 3rd to 4th week of May


The Gandhi Institute of Technology and Management (GITAM), deemed a university, conducts this exam for its various courses to get admission.

Application Filling: 1st week of April  

Exam: April to May

3. LPU NEST (National Entrance and Scholarship Test)

The Lovely Professional University holds this entrance exam for engineering, management, law, and other courses.

Application Filling: September to January

Exam: 2nd week of January

4. SRMJEEE (SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Exam)

Conducted by the SRM University, Chennai; it is one of the popular choices among students for quality engineering studies.

Application Filling: 2nd week of October

Exam: 2nd week of April

5. VIT EEE (Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam)

Application Filling: Last week of September 2020 to last week of February

Exam: 2nd week of April


With the list of various engineering exams being held in our country each year, students can select their colleges and study for the desired one. But, it is advisable to keep checking the official websites to come across any probable changes. We hope you might get some information with the help of this list and engineering preparation tips. Stay tuned to for preparation tips, updates, and exam guidance.

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