Entrance Exams

Entrance Exams In India

Admission procedures and entry tests vary widely across states and universities/institutes. Usually, admission to a university in a state is based upon the performance of the candidates in the statewide Higher Secondary examinations. These are usually given after completion of the twelfth standard/grade, for example the HSC examinations of Maharashtra. Some states also have special entrance examinations for entry into engineering and medical programs, for example the Common Entrance Test in Karnataka, or the Common Entrance Test in Delhi. Admission into federally established institutes like the Central Universities, the IITs, and the NITs is usually based on a combination of performance in nationwide exams such as the JEE–MAINS and the state–level Higher Secondary examinations. Admission into federally established institutes like the NISER and the CBS is based on performance in the nationwide exam – the NEST. Admission to the National Law Universities is based on a national level entry examination conducted annually by the CLAT.

  • National Aptitude Test (NAT) – Common entrance Test for admission in Higher Education Institutions across India.
  • Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) – Standard means of entry to the National Law Universities across India.
  • JEE–MAINS (previously AIEEE) – Standard means of entry to the Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Shibpur(IIESTS),National Institutes of Technology (NITs) across India with other reputed private as well as government universities including Delhi College of Engineering(DCE) and Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi (NSIT).
  • CIC Admission Test – Entrance Examination followed by Interview for selection into B.Tech and Masters programs at Cluster Innovation Centre of University of Delhi (CIC).
  • All India Pre Medical Test – Standard test for admission to 15% of Central Government quota merit seats in Government Medical Colleges in India.
  • BITSAT – Standard means of entry to BITS Pilani institutes across the country.
  • VITEEE – mode of entry into campuses of VIT University.
  • NEST – Standard exams for entry to the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) and the Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM–DAE CBS).
  • JEE–ADVANCED (previously IIT–JEE) – Standard exams for entry to the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)
  • Manipal University, SRM, Jain University, KIIT Entrance Examinations– for entry into these reputed private Deemed Universities.
  • GGSIPU Conducts CET to admission to various programes in country’s capital(DELHI) in various government and private engineering college.
  • CAT, XAT, MAT, NMAT, AMCAT (Amity University), Ibsat (ICFAI Business School) or SNAP – Standard exams for entry to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other business schools
  • National Eligibility and Entrance Test NEET–UG, for entry in to undergraduate medical education MBBS, The test is conducted at all India level.
  • PAT (Planning Admission Test), APIED (Arvindbhai Patel Institute of Environmental Design), for entry into Masters of Urban Planning, Vallabh Vidyanagar, ANAND
  • Common entrance exam of design
  • UPSC – This is India’s central agency that holds all the important examinations to recruit top notch government officials in the country. It conducts the Civil Services Exam, Combined Defence Services Exam, Indian Statistical Service Examination and lots more.
  • IAS – Aptitude test to get selected in Indian Administrative services
  • JEST – Joint screening test for graduates or post graduates who wish to pursue their masters studies or research in field of science.
  • INAT – Screening test for the candidates who wish to pursue Ph.D. in astronomy and astrophysics. Conducted by Inter University campus of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA) and National Center of Radio Astronomy (NCRA) jointly
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