Engineering is one of the most desired and common career choices in India. Every year, millions of students appear for Engineering Entrance Exams to secure admissions. Students from the Science stream with PCM or PCB as main subjects are eligible to appear for the entrances. They get to choose from the various available streams available of B.Tech.
Choosing a college/ university to pursue Engineering is also a tedious task for the aspirants. Apart from IITs and other state universities, there are many private universities which offer Engineering courses. These universities conduct their own entrance exams to provide admission to the students. Students used to be apprehensive about choosing a private university to pursue Engineering, but the trend has changed now. Some private universities have emerged as students’ go-to choice for pursuing Engineering as they offer high-paying jobs through their placement opportunities and tie-ups with the best corporate organizations.
The following list has information about the top five Engineering Entrance Exams conducted by private universities:
LPUNEST is the common entrance test conducted by LPU for admission to its various programs including B.Tech. It is also conducted for B.Tech. (Lateral Entry) admission as well. It is considered to be the biggest private entrance test in India.
The exam is conducted across 50 countries, 200 cities. It is also considered as the scholarship test, from which a student can avail a scholarship up to Rs. 7.5 lakhs. Ever since its inception, more than 50,000 students have been appearing for the exam every year. Indian students studying in 10+2 can apply for the exam through the official website of the university. They must secure 60% aggregate marks with PCM or PCM subjects in order to be eligible for the exam.
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The exam is conducted in online mode in 110 test centers across India. This year, it will be conducted in two following schedules:
The last date to apply for Schedule 1 is January 20, 2019, and Schedule 2 is March 31, 2019. The result will be declared on February 10, 2019, for Schedule 1 and May 04, 2019 for exam held during Schedule 2.
VITEEE is the common entrance test exam for VIT Vellore, Chennai, AP and Bhopal campuses. It is conducted by VIT University for admission to its various courses including B.Tech. Approximately 2 lakh candidates appear for the exam to grab the available 5000 seats. The exam is held in 117 test cities across India and 4 international cities - Dubai, Muscat, Qatar, and Kuwait. The entrance is conducted in online mode.
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Candidates who secure an aggregate of 60% marks in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics/Biology in 10+2 are eligible to apply for the entrance. The application form of the exam is made available in online and offline modes. For the year 2019, the exam is scheduled to be held from April 10 to April 21, 2019. The last date to apply is February 28, 2019. The result is expected to be announced in April last week.
BITSAT is a computer-based online test conducted by BITS Pilani for the admissions to integrated first-degree programs of BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa, and Hyderabad. BITSAT is scheduled to be conducted in 50 cities across India as well as in an International center in Dubai, UAE.
Candidates who are appearing in 10+2 in 2019 or who have completed their 10+2 in 2018 are eligible to appear for BITSAT. The online application form has been released on January 04, 2019. The last date to apply is March 20, 2019. The exam will be conducted from May 16 to May 26, 2019. The result is expected to be declared in the month of June.
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SRMJEEE is a Joint Entrance Examination for Engineering for admission to B.Tech courses offered by SRM University in its various campuses of Chennai, Amaravati and Sonepat. The examination will be held in multiple centres across different cities in India as well as at 5 international cities of Dubai, Muscat, Kuwait, Bahrain and Doha.
The online application forms will be released on the official website of SRM. The exam will be conducted in online mode and is expected to be scheduled in the first week of April 2019.
MET is a university-level exam conducted by Manipal University for admission to B.Tech and other UG/PG programs. MU OET/MET is an online exam and is expected to be conducted in the second week of April 2019. The result will be declared in the month of May 2019. The basic eligibility to apply for MET is 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as compulsory subjects.