The following is a list of competitive exams you can take part in to test your skills:
- JEE Main: This exam helps students secure admission to National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIITs) and Centrally Funded Technical Institutes (CFTIs); as well as the dual degree programme of IIEST, Shibpur. The exam is conducted mostly between the first and second weeks of April.
- JEE Advanced: This exam helps students secure admission to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs). Only those students who clear JEE Main are eligible for appearing in JEE Advanced. Over 200,000 students are selected each year. The exam is conducted during the last week of May.
- BITSAT: The BITS Admission Test or BITSAT is a computer-based online exam that helps students secure admission to the Integrated Degree programmes of Birla Institute of Technology and Science at its Pilani and Goa campuses. The online exam generally takes place between the second and third weeks of April.
- UPSEE: The U.P. State Entrance Examination is a state-level engineering examination in Uttar Pradesh. It is conducted during the third week of April.
- EAMCET: The Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test, commonly called as EAMCET, is an entrance examination that helps students secure admission to some engineering and medical colleges in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India. Many other colleges offering graduation courses like BDS, B.Pharm., BSc., Pharm.D., B.E., B.Tech. etc. require qualification in this exam, which is conducted during the last week of May.
- MHT-CET: The Common Entrance Test is conducted by the Government of Maharashtra for admission to Full Time Degree Courses of Health Sciences (M.B.B.S., B.D.S., B.A.M.S., B.H.M.S., B.U.M.S., B.P.Th., B.O.Th., B.A.S.L.P., B.P.&O. and B.Sc. Nursing, B.V.Sc. and A.H.) and Technical Education (Engineering and Technology, Pharmacy and Pharm.D.). It generally takes place during the first week of May.
- AIIMS: The All India Institute of Medical Sciences is one India’s top ranked medical institutes with a limited number of seats and is hence very competitive. Separate exams are conducted for different courses during the month of May and June, after which counselling takes place.
- NEET: The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test or NEET-UG is an entrance examination in India for students who wish to study any graduate medical course (MBBS), dental course (BDS) or postgraduate course (MD or MS) in government or private medical colleges in India. The exam is conducted in 2 phases: Phase 1 is held during the first week of May and Phase 2, during the last week of July.
- AFMC: The Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC) is a medical college in Pune, in the state of Maharashtra. This college is managed by the Indian Armed Forces. Admission to its MBBS course is on the basis of a student’s NEET score, followed by an interview and then the final selection.
- JIPMER: The Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) is a medical school, located in Pondicherry. It is a two-and-a-half-hour long online exam conducted during the first week of June.
Other Entrance Exams
- Olympiads: There are several Olympiads organized by the Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF) such as IMO, NCO, NSO and IEO. These Olympiads are held annually and are considered very tricky for students. To name a few – National Cyber Olympiad, National Science Olympiad, National Mathematical Olympiad, National Merit Scholarship Scheme.
- NEST: At least 20 scholarships worth 25,000 each are provided to 20 toppers in the Nationwide Education and Scholarship Test. Certificates are provided to those who score more than 40%.
- SAT: SAT (technically known as the SAT I) is a general test of verbal and quantitative reasoning accepted for U. S. college admissions. This test is required for admission to undergraduate programs in most US universities. Many universities also require you to take the SAT II test.
- KVPY: The KVPY scholarship programme, funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, is held to attract and motivate students across the country to pursue basic science education and a career in research.
- COMEDK: COMEDK stands for the Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental colleges of Karnataka and is a state-level entrance test, floated by the Associations of Medical, Dental and Engineering private colleges for admissions to member institutions. Post results, the first round of the counselling process is held according to the COMEDK counselling schedule
- VITEEE: The VIT University conducts the VIT Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) for granting students admission to the various undergraduate engineering programmes. Admissions to its two campuses, in Chennai and Vellore, will be purely on the basis of the marks secured in the VITEEE exam.
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