Engineering is one of the most demanding courses among the students after their 12thclass. It is one of the most sought career fields in India. With thousands of aspirants dreaming of running towards their engineering dreams, a number of entrance exams are held in India each year – national level, state level and university level. These top engineering entrance exams in India provides a platform for all aspirants to get admission into the well-known institutes offered by the nation.

Currently leading ahead in the race are the various IITs, NIT and IIITs of the nation which are known for giving the students a good education and an even better job prospect down the line. In this article, we provide you the top engineering entrance exams in India to help students make a better choice.

JEE Main

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is the national level entrance examination conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education. JEE Main is annually held and is the first stage to the admission procedure into the well known IIITs, NITs and other more prestigious engineering institutes of the nation. More than 12 lakh applicants appear for this examination hoping to clear and reach JEE Advanced for admissions. The entrance examination of JEE Main is held in both online and offline mode. The duration of the exam is 3 hours long and is multiple choice in nature. The examination is divided into two papers – Paper 1 is for B.Tech/B.E and Paper 2 is for B.Arch/B.Planning.

Admissions Offered Into: 31 NITs, 23 IIITs and 23 CFTIs


Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), organizes a university level entrance test. This test is called as Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test (BITSAT). It is organized for providing admissions to students in the first year of UG engineering programmes. Around 2 lakh applicants appear for this examination every year making it a very sought after the entrance exam. The duration of the online examination is 3 hours and the objective based question paper is divided into four sections – Physics, Chemistry, English Proficiency and Logical Reasoning and finally Mathematics. Around 2,000 seats are available for admission.

Admissions Offered Into: BITS Pilani, BITS Goa and BITS Hyderabad.


The VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) is conducted by the Vellore Institute of Technology for admission to 5,000 engineering seats. It is counted as one of the best private engineering colleges of India. The mode of examination is online and will be objective in nature. Within the duration of 2½ hours, the applicants will have to solve 125 questions from Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry and English sections.

Admissions Offered Into: VIT Chennai, VIT Vellore, VIT Andhra Pradesh and VIT Bhopal.    


Manipal University Online Entrance Test (MU OET) is a university level entrance test. This exam is organized by Manipal University for screening candidates for admissions in UG and PG courses in the field of engineering, medical, management, pharmacy, etc.  Admissions are provided in 16 engineering courses through MU OET and are open to all eligible applicants. The entrance exam is held in online mode and is 150 minutes long. The questions are objective multiple choice ones and the applicants will have to qualify this examination for admission into the institute.

Admissions Offered Into: Manipal Academy of Higher Education


The SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMJEEE) is conducted by SRM Institute of Science and Technology for all eligible aspirants. The online or computer-based test is held for admissions into the 7,000 undergraduate engineering seats available. Every year, around 1 lakh students apply for the entrance examination. The entrance examination consists of 155 questions and the applicants will have to qualify the exam for admissions into the University. Direct admissions is provided to the top 1000 IIT JEE Rank holders along with the top rank holders of central and state board of examinations.

Admissions Offered Into: SRM University Kattankulathur, SRM University Ramapuram, SRM University Ramapuram Par – Vadapalani and SRM University Ghaziabad.

With a lot of entrance examinations offered by the nation, selecting which examination would give better options to the students will be quite confusing. It is very important that the students choose the right examination and institutes to make their engineering education and future brighter.

This article was originally written by Careers360.