For getting admission to the desired college in India one has to attempt entrance exams which can be ranked as moderate to extremely difficult in difficulty level. Many such entrance exams are held all over the country to provide a fair chance to eligible students. Colleges are allotted based on ranking and reservation basis. One of the most popular entrance exams which are considered the world’s one of the most difficult exams is The Joint Entrance Examination ( JEE) which takes place in two parts: JEE mains and JEE advanced.
Millions of young minds attempt this entrance exam to get admission into one of the most desirable engineering colleges in India that is THE INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (IIT).
JEE is not the only entrance exam students can attempt after the 12th standard. There are many more such as the Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT), Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination( VITEEE), West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board(WBJEE), MHT CET (or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test), Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test( EAMCET), Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM), Consortium of Medical, Engineering, and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK), Odisha Joint Entrance Examination (OJEE), Karnataka Common Entrance Test, also known as KCET, Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (IPU CET) and many more such entrance exam which we will further mention discussion in our article.
Many students from science stream with subject combinations of physics, chemistry, math, and computer science forward to pursue bachelor’s in technology after passing from 12th standard.A degree in B.tech can pave the way for young adults in the field of engineering.Engineering is one of the most popular and lucrative career choices for students after the 12th standard. A good engineering college provides exposure to students to many technical subjects and skill sets such as problem-solving, logical thinking, decision making, reasoning skills, innovation, critical thinking, project management, team working, communication, entrepreneurial qualities. Each year approximately 12-13 lakhs of students give various engineering entrance exams for admission in B.Tech. courses. While few engineering entrance exams for example the joint entrance exam (JEE Main, JEE Advanced), Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test (BITSAT) are conducted at the National level. Here we are going to discuss in brief the various entrance exams one can attempt for getting admission in a B.tech college after 12th standard.
JEE Main (Joint Entrance Examination Main):
- Originally it was known as the All India Engineering Entrance Examination( AIEEE).
- It’s an all-India standardized computer-based test for admission to different kinds of technical undergraduate programs in engineering colleges, architecture colleges, and planning all over India.
- The exam is conducted and organized by the National Testing Agency(NTA).
JEE Advanced (Joint Entrance Examination Advanced) :
- Basically, it was known as the Indian Institutes of Technology-Joint Entrance Examination
- It’s an academic examination held every year in India.
- It is organized by one of the seven oldest IITs like IIT BOMBAY, IIT DELHI, etc. Under the guidance and supervision of a joint commission.
- Only those students who cleared JEE mains can attempt this entrance examination.
- It is ranked as one of the toughest exams in the world.
BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test):
- Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test (BITSAT) is an entrance exam conducted by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, for admissions of students to undergraduate engineering courses.
- It has three campuses situated at Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad.
- Around 3 lakhs candidates appear for this exam every year.
- More than 50 percent marks are required in the entrance to get a seat on any of the 3 campuses.
VITEEE (Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam):
- It is an entrance exam held for getting admission into the Vellore institute of technology in Tamil Nadu.
- There are five sections in the question sheet that are Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, General Aptitude, and English.
The MHT-CET or Maharashtra Common Entrance Test:
- It is a yearly entrance exam directed by the Government of Maharashtra.
- It is conducted and organized by the Directorate of Technical Education.
AP EAMCET (Andhra Pradesh Engineering, Agriculture and Pharmacy Common Entrance Test):
- This test was conducted and directed by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University Kakinada on behalf of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education (APSCHE).
- This entrance examination is necessary to be passed for admission into most of the professional courses offered in universities and Private Colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
KEAM Entrance Exam:
- Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) is an entrance examination series to be attempted for admissions into various professional degree courses in the state of Kerala, India.
- It is conducted and directed by the Office of the Commissioner of Entrance Exams organized by the Government of Kerala.
WBJEE (West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination):
- The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB) was initiated by the Government of West Bengal in 1962.
- This exam is a Common Entrance Examinations for the selection of candidates for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate professionals in the state of West Bengal, India.
KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test):
- Karnataka Common Entrance Test, also known as KCET. It is conducted and organized by the Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) to admit students into first-year undergraduate courses in Engineering colleges and technological institutes.
- This entrance is for Government colleges, universities, Private unaided and private aided professional educational institutes in the state of Karnataka, India.
- The KCET was initiated in the year of 1984.
- annually more than one million students take an attempt for this exam.
1) Which entrance is the most difficult one among the various exams given by students for B.tech after the 12th standard?
Ans: The joint entrance exam (JEE) has proven to be one of the toughest exams all over the world because of the vast syllabus and the pattern of questions that are given in the exam. Most of them are application-based and meant to challenge the candidate’s expertise in the particular field of interest.
2)What is the minimum requirement of marks in the 12th standard to appear for JEE advanced?
Ans: Minimum of 75 percent in physics, chemistry, and math for general category students and a minimum of 65 percent in the board examination in the same subjects mentioned above for reservation category students.
3)Which is the top-ranked engineering college in India and which entrance exam should be passed to get admission into the same?
Ans: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay is the top-ranked engineering college in India currently. JEE advanced has to be cleared with top ranks to get admission into this college.