Competitive Entrance exams you could aim to crack whilst preparing for JEE

The Engineering field is one where the person must continuously invent and learn on the job. Students interested from the very beginning to the various attractions the field offers ought to give the entrance examinations to further pursue engineering from a good college.

What is JEE?

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is laid down by the CBSE Board for aspiring engineering students. If the student is able to reach the set cut-off of this examination, he/she is eligible to attempt the JEE Advanced examination. The student can then be placed in an IIT depending upon his All India Ranking (AIR). As the JEE Main rank predictor is affiliated with most of the engineering colleges, it is preferred by most students.

Students can get into the IITs in India if they score well in the JEE and also top NITs.

Then why prepare for other entrances?

As JEE is tough and preparing for this examination can be a Herculean task, it is wise to prepare for some other complimentary examinations so that students have other options to fall back on if they are unable to do well.

Apart from the CBSE Board, The State Board, National Board and other colleges also conduct their own entrance examinations, thus giving the students more opportunities to enter the engineering fields. Some of them are:

  1. 1. BITSAT

The BITS Pilani entrance examination is conducted by the prestigious Birla Institute Of Technology & Science. Students looking to directly enter into the institute can apply for this examination form. Depending on their ranking & sometimes preference, they will be placed in one of the three campuses of BITS Pilani. This is a computer based online examination.

Students applying must have passed the 12th examination from a recognized State Board or CBSE Board Jr. College of 10+2 system. Central or State Board toppers are given direct entry into the institute.

The syllabus is the same as what you would prepare for JEE.

  1. 2. VITEEE

The VITEEE (Vellore Institute of Technology’s Engineering Entrance Exam) is conducted by Vellore Institute of Technology and students can opt to give it online or offline.

The students who are interested to apply should have also passed the 12th exam from a recognized State or Central Board.

The entrance exam is of objective type and has no negative marking. The syllabus is also similar to the syllabus prescribed by JEE.

  1. 3. State Entrance examinations

Maharshtra’s Common Entrance Test (MHTCET), Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET), Tamil Nadu Engineering Admissions (TNEA) are some of the entrance examinations students can apply for depending on the state they come from. These examinations can help them get admissions in colleges the state is affiliated with.

The syllabus pre-scribed by these is mainly the 11th and 12th standard syllabus itself.


UPESEAT (UPES Engineering Aptitude Test) is conducted by University of Petroleum & Energy Studies for students interested to pursue B.Tech.

The college comprises of various engineering departments the student could specialize in, making it easier for students who are focused on a specific field.

The campus is located in Dehradun, Uttarakhand and the student applying should have passed the 12th examination. The syllabus to be prepared is synonymous to the syllabus pre-scribed for the JEE.


The entrance examination is conducted by the Indian Maritime University and offers admissions to various Undergraduate programmes. Entrance to the University is decided by the students ranking in the IMU CET to engineering fields like Marine Engineering, Naval architecture and Ocean Engineering.

Students interested to pursue engineering into any of these fields have the wonderful opportunity to give this entrance. They must have passed the 12th examination in the first attempt.

The examination is online and there are preferences for applicants as to on which campus they would like to give the exam.


There are various colleges that take students directly without having to give JEE but their own entrances instead. It is advisable for the student to give not more than 4 entrance examinations including the JEE for this purpose. Care should be taken that the chosen examinations don’t coincide with the other and venues are feasible.