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The Engineering Entrance Exam is the most popular exams in india to take admission in engineering colleges.

Two major engineering entrance examinations are used for admission to engineering institutes across India, Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) and All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE).

JEE Main is the first exam that comes to our mind when we talk about top engineering entrance exams in India. This national level exam is one of the most competitive with more than 10 lakh students appearing for it every year. The exam is a gateway for admission to the NITs, IIITs and CFTIs and the first stage of the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) system for admissions to the premier IITs in India; the second being JEE Advanced.


List of Engineering Entrance Exams


Engineering Entrance Exam

Conducting Body


JEE Main

National Testing Agency (NTA)*



VIT University



SRM Institute of Science and Technology (Earlier known as SRM University)



BITS Pilani



Manipal Academy of Higher Education



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



JNTU Kakinada



Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology



State Common Entrance Test Cell, Mumbai



West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board


Top 10 engineering entrance exams in India 2021

The application forms for most of the top engineering entrance exams in India to be held in 2020 have been released by their respective exam conducting authorities. One of the most common queries asked by candidates is regarding the important dates, exam pattern, syllabus etc of one or multiple exams. But with more than 50 engineering exams currently being conducted in the country, this confusion is likely to prevail. Check out important details regarding top engineering entrances exams in India.

1. JEE Main:¬†This is one of the most popular engineering entrance exam in India. From 2020, the exam is getting held twice a year ‚Äď in January and in April by¬†NTA (National Testing Agency).¬†Till 2018, JEE Main exam was being conducted by CBSE. JEE Main 2020 for January session was conducted between 6-11 and result for the same has been declared. The JEE Exam 2020 for April session will now be conducted on September 1-6.

2. JEE Advanced: The second stage of the JEE system, JEE Advanced is conducted once a year by the seven zonal IITs with guidance from the Joint Admission Board (JAB). The exam scores are used for admissions to BTech programmes offered by 24 IITs in India. Remember, only the top 2.5 lakh rank holders of JEE Main will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2020 which is scheduled to be held September 27, 2020.

3. BITSAT: Conducted by Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, BITSAT is a computer based test (CBT) conducted annually for admission to Integrated First degree programmes like BE, Pharma and MSc programmes offered by BITS campuses located at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. BITSAT 2020 is postponed for now. New dates for the exam will be announced soon.

4. VITEEE: One of the most popular institute level BTech exam, VITEEE is conducted by the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) for admissions to its BTech programmes. VITEEE 2020 will be held online. VIT University has cancelled the VITEEE 2020 and admission to its various campuses will be based on the marks obtained by candidates in class 12.

5. SRMJEEE: SRM Institute of Science & Technology conducts SRMJEEE for admissions to BTech programmes offered by its campuses in Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani and Delhi-NCR. SRMJEEE 2020 will be held online across 125 test centres in India and few centres in Middle-east. SRM Institute of Science & Technology has cancelled the SRMJEEE 2020 and admission to its various campuses will be based on the marks obtained by candidates in class 12.

6. COMEDK: Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED K) conducts COMEDK UGET (Undergraduate Entrance Test), a state-level examination. The exam scores are used for admissions to interested candidates in engineering and medical degree courses offered by colleges/institutes that are affiliated to COMEDK. COMEDK 2020 exam will be held online on August 19.

7. KIITEE: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar conducts Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination (KIITEE) to offer admissions to candidates to its undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes. KIITEE 2020 will be held at more than 60 test centres spread across various states in the country. The exam was conducted from July 24 to July 28. All other dates to be announced soon by the authority.

8. WBJEE: West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) is a state level examination conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB). The exam  is a gateway for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered in Engineering & Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy courses by colleges in the state. WBJEE 2020 exam will be conducted in July, the authorities are expected to release the detailed schedule soon.

9. MHTCET: Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) is conducted by the DTE (Directorate of Technical Education), Maharashtra for admissions to first year Engineering and Technology programmes (BE/BTech) and Pharmacy programmes (BPharma/PharmaD) in the state. MHT CET 2020 has been postponed and new dates regarding the exam and other events will be announced by the exam conducting authority soon.

10. BCECE (Scrapped): Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examinations Board (BCECEB) conducted Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) for admissions to engineering, medical and agricultural courses offered by institutes located in the Bihar. The exam was scrapped for BTech courses in the year 2019, admissions to engineering programmes in the state is through JEE Main.


The list of engineering entrance exams in India 2021 

B. Tech Entrance Exam

Exam Name

Application Process

Exam Date                                     

Result Date

JEE Main 2021

16th December 2020 to 16th January 2021

23rd February 2021 to 26th February 2021

15th March 2021 to 18 March 2021

27th April 2021 to 30th April 2021

24th May 2021 to 28th May 2021

To be announced

JEE Advanced 2021

May 2021 (First week)

July 2021

August 2021

JEE Advanced AAT 2021

October 2021

October 2021

3rd week of October 2021

IPU CET 2021

1st week of March 2021

4th week of April 2021

May 2021

AEEE 2021

12th December 2020 to 12th February 2021

3rd week of April 2021

1st week of May 2021


September 2020 to January 2021

27th February to 06th March 2021

30th March 2021

 CG PET 2021

 3rd week of March 2021

 May 2021

 June 2021


19th November 2020 to 12th February 2021

May 2021

 June 2021


20th December 2020 (Ongoing)

April 2021

May 2021


12th December 2020 to 31st March 2021

01st or 02nd week of April 2021

04th week of April 2021

IIT JAM 2021

10th September 2020 to 15th October 2020

14th February 2021

20th March 2021

Manipal Entrance Exam 2021

11th December 2020 to 15th March 2021

April 2021

May 2021


November 2020 to April 2021

April 2021

3rd week of April 2021


3rd week of November 2020 to 4th week of March 2021

April 2021

2nd to 4th week of April 2021


30th November 2020 to 30th March 2021

2nd week of April 2021

 May 2021

AME CET 2021

06th November 2020 to 15th March 2021

09th May 2021

14th May 2021

JEST 2021

11th January to 14th February 2021

11th April 2021

May 2021

WBJEE 2021

December 2020 to January 2021

April 2021

June 2021


January to March 2021

April 2021

May 2021




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