Engineering has remained one of the most preferred career choices for most science students. Every year, thousands of them appear for the entrance exams either at the national or state level. Among them, Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) is considered as the most coveted as it opens the door of the most prestigious engineering institutes of the country, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), NITs among others.
Apart from it, there are engineering exams held by private colleges/ universities like BITSAT or VTUEEE that are equally competitive and popular among aspirants. By December, most engineering exams schedule releases. Here is the list of the engineering examinations and the tentative schedule for reference.
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Engineering entrance exams 2019: Important dates
JEE Main 2019
The first half of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) was concluded on January 12, 2019. The answer key of the examination was released, and the result will be declared on January 31, 2019. The second phase of the examination will be conducted from April 6 to 20, 2019.
A score of at least 75 per cent in Class 12 board exams or a place among the top 20 percentile of the Boards is required to be eligible for JEE main or advanced. For candidates of the SC and ST categories, this has been lowered to 65 per cent.
JEE Main 2019: Important dates
JEE Main I: Commences from January 6
Declaration of results: January 31, 2019
JEE Main II: Commences from April 6
Online submission of application forms: February 8 to March 7, 2019
Downloading of admit cards: March 18, 2019
Dates of examination: April 6 to April 20, 2019 (8 different sittings and candidate can choose any one)
Declaration of results: April 30, 2019.
The West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE 2019) will be held on May 26, 2019. The application process will begin from December 26.
The candidates can apply till January 22. The candidates can check the official website – wbjeeb.in for more updates.
The exam will be of four hours (pen-paper mode) and will be held in two parts on three categories — Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Paper 1 (mathematics) will be conducted between 11 am to 1 pm, and paper 2 (physics and chemistry) from 2 to 4 pm.
WBJEE 2019: Important dates
Online process begins: December 26
Last date of online form fill-up: January 22
Online correction and downloading revised confirmation page: January 23 to 25
Admit card release date: May 7
Date of exam: May 26
Results declaration date: June 25
The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) will conduct the GUJCET 2019 on April 23. Initially, the state board had announced that GUJCET would be conducted on March 30, which was then postponed to April 4, giving the same reason.
The board will release the application form for Gujarat Common Entrance Test either in February or March first week. Candidates can start applying from tomorrow by visiting the official website – gujcet.gseb.org. GUJCET 2019 result be declared is usually release in May end or early June.
GUJCET is held for securing admissions to engineering and degree/diploma pharmacy courses in government, government-aided and self-finance institutes of the state.
The examination will be conducted in Gujarati, Hindi and English medium for which online applications are to be submitted, the date of which will be announced later
The Birla Institute of Technology and Science has commenced the online application process for BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) 2019. The last date to submit application form is March 20. The entrance examination will be held from May 16 to May 26 for admissions to various integrated first degree programmes of engineering in the BITS, Pilani, at Pilani campus, Goa campus, and Hyderabad campus.
BITSAT 2019: Exam pattern
The entrance examination will be of three-hour and will consist of four parts: Part I : Physics – 40 marks Part II : Chemistry – 40 marks Part III : (a) English Proficiency and (b) Logical Reasoning – 25 marks Part IV: Mathematics or Biology (For B.Pharm candidates) – 45 marks
All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions) and there will be negative marking of one marks for each wrong answer. Each correct answer fetches three marks.
If a candidate answers all the 150 questions (without skipping any question), the candidate will have an option of attempting 12 (twelve) extra questions, if there is still time left. These extra questions will be from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology only; four questions from each part. Further, once the candidate has opted for extra questions, he/she cannot go back for correction of any of the earlier answered 150 questions.
The BITSAT 2019 will be conducted according to NCERT syllabus for 11th and 12th class. Candidates may refer to the NCERT textbooks for the contents.
SRMJEEE 2019: Online application process begins
SRM University has conducted the Engineering Entrance Examination (SRMJEEE) every year for admission to various Engineering courses in the University. The online application process for the SRMJEE has been started. The finally submitted application will be kept open for editing from April 5 to 10, 2019.
Those who get through the entrance test will be eligible for admission into SRM University Haryana, SRM University AP and the four campuses of SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) for the academic year 2019.
SRM also offers direct admission and scholarship in order to encourage students of exemplary talent. They are offered to first rank students and all the central and state Boards in India, top 1000 rankers in each district of Tamil Nadu and exemplary sports persons at national and international level.
Commencement of online application: Application process begins
Finally submitted application will be kept open for editing: April 5 to 10, 2019
Last date to fill online application: Second week of April, 2019
Exam date: Third week of April, 2019
Result date: First or Second week of May, 2019.
Amrita University, Kerala has conducted the entrance examination for admission into BTech programmes. The papers contained Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)— 35 questions for Physics, 35 for Chemistry and 50 for maths. Candidates had 3 hours to answer all questions. While each question had a weightage of 3 marks, there was also a negative making of one mark for every wrong answer.
Commencement of online application: December first week
Last date to apply online: March third or last week of 2019
Download of admit card: First or second week of April
Exam date: Third or fourth week of April
Amity JEE 2019
Conducted by the Amity University, the students who cracked the examination got chance into various engineering courses offered by the institute.
Commencement of online application: First or second week of October 2018
Exam dates: Last week of May 2019
AP EAMCET 2019
The state government conducted the entrance examination for admission into engineering, agriculture and medical courses in various colleges in the state.
The exam will be conducted online and will be of 3 hours duration. The question paper will consist of total 160 questions, comprising of 80 questions in mathematics, 40 questions in physics and 40 questions in chemistry. Objective type (multiple choice) questions will be asked and each question will carry one mark.
Commencement of online application: February second week 2019
Last date to apply online: Third week of March
Download of admit card: First or second week of March
Result: May 1
Engineering: April 20, 22
Agriculture: April 24
Assam CEE 2019
The official notification of the Combined Entrance Examination (CEE) 2019 has been released by the Assam Science and Technology University (ASTU). All those who are interested in applying for the same can do so at the official website – astu.ac.in. The admit card will be released on April 15.
The exam is scheduled to be conducted on April 28 from 11 am to 2 pm for admission into the first semester of BE/BTech programme for the academic session 2018-2019 in the engineering colleges on the state. The application fee is Rs 650.
COMEDK UGET 2019
COMEDK’s Undergraduate Entrance Test for Engineering Courses (UGET – 2019) will be conducted on May 12, 2019 . The exam is held for admission to engineering courses in member institutions.
The computer-based test which will be conducted on all India basis across the country to facilitate the students to appear in the test closer to their homes and is aimed at minimising the cost of travel and other logistics. The schedule will be released at comedk.org.
This engineering entrance exam is held for candidates seeking admission to 150 engineering colleges in Karnataka under the Karnataka Unaided Private Engineering Colleges Association (KUPECA).
COMEDK 2019: Eligibility
– Candidates are required to have cleared II PUC, their 10+2 higher secondary or equivalent exam from a recognised Board. – Candidates should have scored at least 45 per cent (40 per cent for reserved categories) in their plus two exams with physics and maths as compulsory subjects and chemistry or bio-technology or biology or electronics or computer as one of the optional subjects. However, changes, if any, in the eligibility criteria by the AICTE will be adopted.
The university conducts CAT for admission to MBA, MCA, Engineering Sciences, Life Sciences, MSc Industrial Fisheries, LLB, LLM and Hindi MA courses. The score will be calculated as per the formula, S = 3R – 1W, where S is the CAT score, R is the number of right answers and W is the number of wrong answers. 3 marks will be provided for every right answer and for each wrong answer one mark will be deducted.
Application submission: January 30 to February 28
Exam date: April 6 and 7
Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET 2019)
The examination was conducted for admissions to degree programmes in engineering, pharmacy, nursing and allied health courses. In Goa, there are nearly 1,230 engineering programme seats available across five colleges. In pharmacy there are 120 seats at two institutes while 100 seats are available in nursing.
Commencement of online application: First week of April
Last date to submit online application: Last week of April
Exam date: May second week
Result date: June first week
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) 2019
The Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) has conducted the entrance examination for admission to various engineering courses in 215 colleges in the state.
Govt/Aided: GM and OBC (19,090), SC/ST (500)
Deemed/Private universities: GM and OBC (50,500), SC/ST (500)
Engineering (SNQ seats)
All college: GM and OBC (4090), SC/ST (500)
Karnataka CET 2019:
Tuesday, April 23, 2019:
Biology: 10.30 am to 11.50 am
Mathematics: 2.30 pm to 3.50 pm
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Physics: 10.30 to 11.50 am
Chemistry: 2.30 pm to 3.50 pm
Friday, April 25, 2019
Kannada language test in Bangalore: 11.30 am to 12.30 pm.
The exam is held for admission to medical, agriculture, forestry, veterinary, fisheries, engineering, architecture and pharmacy courses. The examination will be held offline in two parts (time duration is 2 hours and 30 minutes each), in MCQ format. There will be 120 questions in each paper. Each question carries 4 marks, and 1 mark will be taken as negative marking. Like last year, this yearexams will be held across 14 district centers in Kerala, Mumbai, New Delhi and Dubai.
Commencement of online application: First week of February 2019
Last date to submit online application: Last week of February 2019
Exam date: April 22, 23
Result date: May third week
Conducted by Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar, the entrance examination hae been conducted for admission to various engineering courses offered by the institute.
Commencement of online application: Third week of November 2018
Last date to submit online application: Last week of January 2019
Exam date: Third week of April 2019
Result date: First week of May
From next year, there will be a major change in the examination pattern of MHT CET. The paper will now contain questions from Class 11 syllabus. The overall terms and conditions still remain the same. The exam will still be divided in three papers, with a total of 250 questions. Candidates will still need to appear in the same way as they used to appear in 2017, as per the course opted by them.
Approximately 20 per cent weightage will be given to class 11 syllabus while major focus will be on class 12 syllabus (80 per cent). Last year, nearly 3.89 lakh candidates registered for the exam of which 3.76 appeared.
Commencement of online application: February second week
Last date to submit online application: Fourtn week of March
Exam date: May second week
Result date: First week of June
Conducted by Abdul Kalam Technical University, formerly known as UPTU, it is a state level undergraduate engineering entrance exam for admission to 1.50 lakh seats including around 4,000 government college seats.
Online application starts: January 23 at 2 pm onwards
Last date of submitting application: March 15 at 5 pm
Online partial correction of filled and submitted form: April 3
Admit card release: April 15
UPSEE 2019 examination: April 21
Result release: Last week of May 2019
Conducted by Vellore Institute of Technology, the paper will contain a total of 125 questions which will have multiple choice answers. There will be no negative marking. Most of the questions will be from the State Board of Higher Secondary Education and the CBSE syllabus.
There will be questions on Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and English. For both PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics) and PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) you will get 40 questions per subject and five questions for English.
Those attempting PCM will be eligible for 20 Bachelor of Technology (BTech) courses. Those attempting PCB will be eligible for BTech Bio-Medical Engineering, BTech Biotechnology and BTech Computer Science programmes.
Commencement of online application: Last week of November 2018
Last date to submit online application: First week of January 2019
Exam date: Fourth week of January 2019
Result date: Third week of February 2019
Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE 2019)
The exam has been scrapped.