As you straddle through the exam season, it is imperative to keep in mind the phase that is about to succeed it – the application season. Given that more than 11 lakh candidates appear for JEE every year and barely 5000 actually get into IIT, it does make sense to prepare for other engineering entrance exams and keep your options open.
Read ahead to know more about the options of other entrance exams other than IIT-JEE, appearing for which can get you into some of the more promising engineering institutions in India.
BITSAT is conducted every year for admission into Integrated degree programmes offered by the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences. BITS offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in engineering and Pharmacy. Candidates who qualify in the entrance exam are offered admissions at any of the three campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. The entrance exam is three hours long and comprises of 150 multiple choice questions divided into four parts.
The Eligibility Criteria for BITSAT 2019 is as follows:
- To appear for the exam, the candidate needs to have passed 10+2 from a recognised institute with Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.
- The candidate should have scored minimum 75% marks in aggregate in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics Board exams. In addition to this, candidates also need to score a minimum of 60% in each paper.
Regarded as a tough competitive examination, BITSAT can test you on not just academic grounds but on aptitude as well. Make sure to practice well for this exam by not just going through the syllabus but also solving as many online mock tests as you can. It will provide you with an insight into the kind of questions that are likely to be asked.
SRM Joint Engineering Entrance Examination or SRMJEEE will be conducted by SRM Institute of Science and Technology from April 15 to 25, 2019 for admission to B.Tech programmes offered by the institute. Excluding the main academic criteria for selection, the institute also offers admission and scholarships to the top-ranking students of all Central and State boards in India, and to top 1000 ranking students of IIT JEE, top rankers in each district of Tamil Nadu and exemplary sportspersons at National and International level.
The Eligibility Criteria for SRMJEEE 2019 is as follows:
- Candidates who want to apply for the exam should have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics from any state board within India, CBSE, ISCE, Matriculation, or NIOS.
- Candidates appearing in 10+2 in the academic year can also apply for SRMJEEE. It is to be noted that candidates who have completed both their 10 and 10+2 from NIOS will not be eligible for SRMJEEE.
Questions asked in SRMJEEE can often be extremely tricky, so make sure to have your concepts cleared. If you find something difficult to understand from the NCERT books, you can try understanding it by watching recorded video lectures provided by Aakash iTutor. You can also download the Android app as it lets you study and revise anytime, anywhere.
3. MHT CET
Appearing for Maharashtra Common Entrance Test can get you into extremely prestigious institutes like Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT), and College of Engineering, Pune. The MHT CET comprises of 3 papers, which include MCQ based questions. Paper 1 is conducted for Mathematics while Paper-2 is for Physics and Chemistry. Zoology and Botany questions are asked in Paper-3. Students get 90 minutes to solve all the questions.
The eligibility criteria for MHT CET is as follows:
- The candidate should be an Indian National.
- The candidate must have passed the class 12th exam or HSC examination with subjects namely, Physics, Chemistry, English and Mathematics/ Biotechnology/ Biology/Technical Vocational subject.
- Minimum 50% aggregate marks (45% aggregate marks for reserved category candidates) must be obtained.
4. Manipal Entrance Test– MET
Ranked 4th among the Private Engineering Colleges in India, Manipal offers a wide variety of courses to those whose bring creativity to their knowledge. The institute offers 16 engineering streams including Mechatronics, Computer Science and Aeronautical.
The eligibility criteria for MET is as follows:
- The candidate should have completed 10+2 / A Level / IB / American 12th or equivalent with Physics, Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects and Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or any technical vocational subject as optional.
- The candidate must also have a minimum average of 50% marks in Physics, Mathematics, and one of the optional subjects taken together.
MET Application: The last date to apply for MET is 8th April 2019. Visit the official website of Manipal to fill the application form.
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The eligibility criteria for MET is as follows:
- The candidate must have a minimum of 60% marks at Higher & Senior Secondary level (10th& 12th)
- Minimum 60% aggregate in Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics at Senior Secondary level (12th).
UPESEAT Application: The last date to apply for UPESEAT is 8th May 2018.
We hope you put your best foot forward, grab the opportunities that come your way and make the best of them. Good luck!