Admissions to B.Tech courses in India are conducted through national (JEE Mains, JEE Advanced), state (WBJEE, KEAM etc) or university/institute level (IISER Aptitude Test, BITSAT etc) entrance examinations. Deemed universities conduct their respective entrance examinations to shortlist students. Every year, these examinations are conducted in the months of March and April.
In view of the current COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent nationwide lockdown, most entrance examinations for 2020 have been postponed until further notice. According to the recent guidelines by AICTE, the academic session will begin from September 2020.
Admission to BTech courses takes place through scores and ranks secured by students in various entrance exams. While some colleges have their own entrance examinations, others accept state or national level examination ranks for shortlisting candidates.
Here’s a list of entrance exams that are accepted by top 50 colleges (as per NIRF Rankings) of India:
|Entrance Examination||Date of Application||Last Date of Application||Application Fee||Exam Dates|
|JEE Mains (April Session)||May 19, 2020||May 24, 2020||650/-||18-23 July 2020|
|JEE Advanced||To be declared soon||To be declared soon||1400/-||23 August 2020|
|BITSAT||11 January 2020||Application Closed||3300/- (Male candidates) 2800 (Female candidates)||May 24, 2020|
|AEEE||19 September 2019||30 June 2020||1000/-||23-27 July 2020|
|KIITEE||16 November 2019||17 May 2020||No application fee||24 July- 2 August 2020|
|KCET||5 February 2020||18 May 2020||250/- (Female Candidates) 750/- (Male candidates) 5000/- (NRI)||30- 31 July 2020|
|MET||15 July 2020||15 July 2020||2000/-||24-7 August 2020|
|JMI||21 February 2020||15 June 2020||700/-||August 2020 (Tentative)|
|CENTAC||May 2020 (Tentative)||June 2020 (Tentative)||500/- (General) 250/- (SC, ST, OBC)||Not yet declared|
|IISER Aptitude Test||23 March 2020||15 June 2020||2000/-||Dates postponed|
Tabulated below are the state level entrance examinations which are accepting applications and are yet to conduct Entrance Examinations:
|Entrance Exam||State/Region||Application Date||Application Fee||Exam Date|
|MHT CET||Maharashtra||Last Date: 23 May 2020||500/- to 800/-||4-31 July, 3-5 August 2020|
|PTU CET||Punjab||Dates postponed||600/-||Dates postponed|
|UPSEE||Uttar Pradesh||Application Closed||1300/- (Male candidates) 650/- (Female candidates)||August 2, 2020|
|WBJEE||West Bengal||Application closed||700/-||Exams ended by February 2, 2020|
|OJEE||Odisha||6 February-31 May 2020||1000/- to 1500/-||June 2020 (Tentative)|
|KCET||Karnataka||Application closed||500/-||July 30- August 1, 2020|
|COMEDK||Karnataka||16 January- 30 May 2020||1600/-||June 2020 (Tentative)|
|BCECE||Bihar||21 March-29 March 2020||550/-||June 2020 (Tentative)|
|Assam CEE||Assam||7 April- 27 May 2020||650/-||28 June 2020|
|KEAM||Kerala||Application Closed||700/- (General) 350/- (SC, ST)||Dates not declared|
|TS EAMCET||Telangana||21 February- 31 May 2020||800/-||Dates postponed|
|AP EAMCET||Andhra Pradesh||Application closed||500/-||27-31 July 2020|
|JK CET||Jammu and Kashmir||11 March- 31 May 2020||1200/-||Dates not declared|
|JEECE||Jharkhand||Application closed||900/- (Male candidates) 450/- (Female candidates)||Dates not declared|
|CGPET||Chhattisgarh||17 March- 31 May 2020||200/-||Dates not declared|
|GUJCET||Gujarat||Application closed||1200/-||Dates postponed|
|GCET||Goa||Application closed||1800/-||Dates postponed|
|UKSEE||Uttarakhand||Application closed||1500/-||Dates not declared|
|TNEA||Tamil Nadu||Application closed||500/-||Dates not declared|
|MP PAT||Madhya Pradesh||Application closed||500/- (General candidates) 250/- (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)||28 June 2020|
|REAP||Rajasthan||15 May- 10 August 2020||700/-||Dates not declared|
Tabulated below is a detailed account of the application dates, last dates and additional information regarding admissions to BTech courses in top colleges of India:
|Name of Colleges||Application Dates||Exams Date|
|International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT)||Application closed||Dates postponed|
|BITS Pilani/Mesra||Application closed for BITSAT||May 24, 2020|
|SRM Institute of Science and Technology||Application closed||30 July-14 August 2020|
|Karunya Institute of Science & Technology||Application closed||Dates postponed|
|Indian Institute of Information Technology||May 19-24, 2020||18-23 July 2020|
|Vellore Institute of Technology||Application closed||29 July- 23 August 2020|
|ICFAI Foundation For Higher Education||Application closed||Dates postponed|
|Banasthali Vidyapith||Application closed||Dates not announced|
Eligibility criteria for admissions into BTech colleges are similar throughout the country. The basic criteria for admission are as follows:
BTech Admission Process: IITs, NITs, State/ Autonomous BTech Colleges
The admission to BTech colleges in India is possible through entrance examinations. National level entrance examinations like JEE Mains and JEE Advanced are applicable for entry into most of the colleges. Below is a detailed discussion of getting admission into BTech courses:
Aspirants have to register for JoSAA (Joint Seat Allocation Authority) for admissions into BTech courses in IIT or NIT. Closely after the results of JEE Advanced, IITs and NITs disclose results of BTech courses. Securing ranks within the opening or closing ranks, students can be through IIT and NIT.
Accept offers for admission and makes payments accordingly. For IIT and NIT aspirants, download provisional admission letters from JoSAA website, and pay e-challans.
After payment of seat acceptance fee, students have to report to the reporting centre for verifying documents.
Note for students: Top Engineering Colleges apart from IITs and NITs accept JEE Mains ranks and often conduct their own entrance exams.
Tabulated below are the important dates for application and counselling:
|Entrance Exams||Tentative Application Start Date||Tentative Application Closing Date||Counselling (Tentative)|
|TNEA||First week of May||First week of June||Last week of June|
|MP B.Tech admissions||Second-Fourth week (July)||Second- Fourth week of July||Last week of July|
|REAP||Third week of May||Third week of June||Last week of June|
|Punjab Technical University||First week of May||Second week of June||Third week of June|
|CENTAC||June||Second week of July||Third week of July|
Centre for Electronic Governance (CEG) will conduct counselling for REAP 2020 through online mode.
Anna University conducts Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission (TNEA) based on 10+2 marks. The application and payment of fees are done online through its official website.
Centralized Admission Committee, Puducherry will release the CENTAC application form 2020 in online mode from its official website.
Selection Criteria: Admission for BTech courses in Puducherry will be selected on the basis of Class 12 marks. Students from states other than Puducherry will be selected through JEE Mains scores.
Eligibility: Students should not be more than 21 years of age before July 1, 2020. Candidates need to secure aggregate 45% marks (Mathematics and Physics as compulsory with Biology/Biotechnology/Chemistry/Technical subjects) in Class 12 for general and 40% for reserved category students.
Stated below are the detailed steps of admission through CENTAC 2020:
Punjab Technical University conducts counselling and admission process for its affiliated colleges based on 10+2 marks or JEEMains ranks.
Eligibility Criteria: Candidates should complete 10+2 from recognised boards with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
Application: Students have to apply tentatively by June. Register with personal details and academic records.
Counselling: Students will be invited for offline-counselling based on ranks in merit released. Students have to fill forms, pay registration fees, choose courses and colleges based on available seats and merit.
To apply for admissions in B Tech Colleges students need to have a valid score of entrance exams. Below is a detailed explanation of the application process:
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