Admission through entrance exams

There was a time when admission to different courses, particularly in the field of professional education, was based entirely on the marks obtained in the preceding qualifying examinations. With the ever-increasing number of students trying to getadmission to professional courses, admission tests were introduced to screen candidates to fill up the limited number of seats. An idea about the big gap between the number of seats and the number of aspirants may be had from the fact that in 1999 for EAMCET, a common entrance test held in Andhra Pradesh, more than one lakh candidates tried their luck for only about twenty thousand seats in the engineering stream.

Initially each university first introduced its own testing system, but now almost all the State Governments have entered the scene to regulate admission, particularly to professional courses at the first degree level. The tests are variously called Combined Admission Test (CATEGORIES), Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), Common Entrance Test (CET), Joint Admission Test (JAT). Tests are conducted either for individual subjects such as business administration, computer applications, bio-technology or for a group of subjects such as engineering, agricultural and veterinary sciences, medicine and dentistry and pharmacy

















Engineering Entrance Exams

* JEE - Joint Entrance Examination
* AIEEE - All India Engineering/Pharmacy/Architecture Entrance Examination
* PET - Engineering entrance tests of Indian states
* MHT-CET - Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Engineering
* GATE - Entrance Exam for M. Tech. colleges in IITs.
* KIITEE - Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination
* KEAM - Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical Entrance Examination
* NATA - National Aptitude Test in Architecture
* GUJCET - Gujarat Common Entrance Test
* VITEEE - Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam
* SLIET - Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering and Technology
* BITSAT - Birla Institute of Technology and Science
* CEE - Combined Entrance Examination
* Orissa JEE - Orissa Joint Entrance Exam
* JNU-EEE - Jawaharlal Nehru University Engineering Entrance Exam
* PTU-CET - Punjab Technical University Combined Entrance Test
* NSIT - Netaji Subhas Inst. of Technology

Medical Entrance Exams

* All India Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Entrance Exam
* AICEE - All India Common Entrance Examination
* PMT - Medical entrance tests of Indian states
* MHT-CET - Maharashtra Common Entrance Test for Medical
* AFMC - Armed Forces Medical College Entrance Exam
* BHU- Banaras Hindu University

Management Entrance Exams

* CAT - Common Admission Test
* MAT - Management Aptitude Test
* RMAT - Rajasthan Management Aptitude Test
* SNAP - Symbiosis National Aptitude Test
* CWAT - Combine Written Admission Test
* XAT - Xavier Admission Test
* RMCAAT - Rajasthan Masters of Computer Application Admission Test
* PLMECWA PGCET - Pondicherry Linguistic Minority Engg. Colleges Welfare Asso.
* TANCET - Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test
* UKSEE - Uttarakhand State Entrance Exam
* DCMS -Divine College of Management Studies

Law Entrance Exams

* NALSAR - The National Academy of Legal Studies and Research
* CLAT - Common Law Admission Test
* AMU - Aligarh Muslim University
* KLEE - Kerala Law Entrance Exam
* NLSIU - National Law School of India University
* ILI CAT - Indian Law Institute Common Admission Test
* CNLU - Chanakya National Law University
* GLC - Government Law College
* HNLU - Hidayatullah National Law University
* GNLU - Gujrat National Law University
* ILS - Indian Law Society
* SLS - Symbiosis Law School
* TNDALU - Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University
* NUALS - National University of Advanced Legal Studies
* PULCET - Punjab University Law Common Entrance Test
* RMLNLU - Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University
* ALS - Amity Law School
* BHU Law - Banaras Hindu University
* DU- University of Delhi
* KU - Kurukshetra University
* NLIU - National Law Institute University Entrance Examination
* NUJS - West Bengal National University Of Juridical Sciences
* RGNUL - Rajiv Gandhi National University Of Law
* OUCL - Osmania University College of Law
* JGLS - Jindal Global Law School
* AIL - Army Institute of Law
* MATS - MATS Law School

Fashion & Technology Entrance Exam

* CEED - Common Entrance Exam for Design
* NID - National Institute of Design
* NIFT - National Institute of Fashion Technology
* PAF - Pearl Academy of Fashion Entrance Exam

Art/Drama Entrance Exams

* NSD - National School of Drama
* FTII - Film and Television Institute Of India
* RKFMA - R. K. Films and Media Academy
* DAFS - Digital Academy Film School
* WWI - Whistling Woods International Institute for Film
* ZIMA - Zee Institute Of Media Arts Mumbai
* AAFT - Asian Academy Of Film and Television
* SRFTI - Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute
* MFI - Mindscreen Film Institute
* Srishti School - Srishti School of Art Design and Technology
* AJK MCRC - AJK Mass Communication Research Centre
* Media Minds - Institute for Film and Video Editing
* Mad Arts - Jaspal Bhatti Film School
* CRAFT - Center for Research in Art of Film & Television
* RFS - Ramanaidu Film School
* PAC - Picasso Animation College
* AP - Actor Prepares
* CFIS - Chennai Film Industrial School
* ISMM - International School of Mass Media
* KPA - Kerala Press Academy
* RTFPA - Rohan Taneja Foundation for Performing Arts
* DCSMAT - School of Media And Business
* KCCMS - KC College of Management Studies
* DFM - Digital Film Making
* AIMC - Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication
* AIMS - Anhad Institute of Media Studies
* JM - Journalism Mentor
admission to the various colleges for diffrent courses are now done on the basis of these entrance exams.there is a range of different entrance exams for differnt
types of courses.
exams taken by the dte {directorate of technical education } are valid for the admissions to the various colleges which are under the aicte
[all india council for technical education}.some of these exams are taken all over the india having same syllabus such as aieee {all india engeneering entrance exam } while other exams are taken on the state level such as seee {state engeneering entrance exam}.


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering 2011 (GATE 2011)
All India
Jan 30 2011
Common Entrance Examination for Design 2011 (CEED 2011)
All India
Jan 16 2011
Combined Medical Services Examination 2011 (CMS 2011) [Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)]
All India
Jan 16 2011
All India Post Graduate Entrance Test – 2011 (Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune)
All India
Jan 9 2011
XAT 2011 (Xavier Aptitude Test) [XLRI Jamshedpur School of Business and Human Resources]
All India
Jan 2 2011
IBSAT 2010 (ICFAI Business School Aptitude Test for Admission to MBA and Executive MBA Programs in 2010 Session)
All India
Dec 26 2010
Symbiosis National Aptitude Test 2010 (SNAP 2010)
All India
Dec 19 2010
Special Class Railway Apprentices' Examination, 2010 [Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)]
All India
Dec 19 2010
Joint Management Entrance Test 2011 (JMET 2011)
All India
Dec 12 2010
FMS 2011 [Delhi University Faculty of Management Studies Entrance Test 2011]
All India
Dec 5 2010
Indian Economic Service/Indian Statistical Service Examination- 2010 (UPSC)
All India
Dec 4 2010
IIFT 2010 [Indian Institute of Foreign Trade MBA Entrance Exam 2010]
All India
Nov 28 2010
Common Admission Test 2010 (CAT 2010) [Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs)]
All India
Oct 27 2010
NMAT 2011 (Narsee Monjee Management Admission Test (NMAT 2011) [Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies]
All India
Oct 1 2010
MPhil Clinical Psychology Examination – 2010 (Institute Of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences)
All India
Sep 19 2010
Combined Defence Services Examination (II) 2010 [Including SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course] [Union Public Service Commission]
All India
Sep 19 2010
Management Aptitude Test (MAT - 2010) [September 2010]
All India
Sep 5 2010
National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II), 2010
All India
Aug 22 2010
IGNOU OPENTMAT- 2010 [Indira Gandhi National Open University Admission to Management Programmes- 2010]
All India
Aug 22 2010
Entrance Test Notice for Admission to BAMS / BHMS Course [Himachal Pradesh University]
All India
Jul 18 2010
NIPER Joint Entrance Examination – 2010 (NIPER-JEE 2010) [For admission to MS (Pharm); MPharm; MTech (Pharm); MBA (Pharm)]
All India
Jul 11 2010
Indian Forest Service Examination 2010 (IFSE 2010) [Union Public Service Commission (UPSC 2010)]
All India
Jul 10 2010
National Educational Testing 2010 (NET 2010) {BUREAU} [University Grants Commission]
All India
Jun 27 2010
UPSC, Engineering Services Examination - 2010
All India
Jun 26 2010
PGDC Common Entrance Test (CET) 2010 [National Power Training Institute]
All India
Jun 20 2010

The system of common admission test or common entrance test has also helped the students in appearing in multiple entrance exams at one go. These entrance examinations put the students from across the country on one platform and give them an opportunity to prove themselves. Whether you want to pursue MBA from IIMs or some good reputed college you have to appear for CAT or if you want to be an engineer or a doctor you have to appear for engineering and medical entrance examinations respectively.

With increasing competitions among the students, entrance exams have become the preferred mode of admitting students to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses. This is especially true for the professional courses. Thus for building a successful career, most students nee to prepare for some entrance exams or other competitive exams at some stage of their life. The primary reason for making entrance exams the preferred mode of admission is because of the impartiality that they ensure. The system of common admission test or common entrance test has also helped the students in appearing in multiple entrance exams at one go.

Common Entrance Tests

Some significant additions to the common entrance tests are the Common Admission Retail Test (CART) and Common Law Admission Test (CLAT). However, some institutes continue to conduct their own entrance tests. Therefore it is very important to know about the details of all the entrance tests that are taking place in the country.

List of Entrance Exams

On this page, I have tried to provide details about the various entrance exams that take place in India. I have tried to cover Engineering Entrance Exams, Medical Entrance Tests, Management Entrance Exams, Common Entrance Tests, Online Entrance Exams and other such entrance exams that are conducted in India.

Efforts are also being made to provide all the necessary details about these entrance exams so that students do not face any problem while applying for these entrance exams.

Bihar Entrance Exams

The higher education scenario of Bihar is completely prevailed by universities in Bihar. All these universities offer wide range of courses to students who are ambitious of pursuing higher studies. Apart from offering conventional degree programs, the universities in Bihar have come up with various career oriented courses. Along with under graduate, post graduate, doctoral and post doctoral programs students can also obtain wide range of certificate and diploma courses, exclusively for job purpose.

There is also agricultural, medical science and Arabic and Persian study universities among the Bihar Universities. Some of the universities in Bihar are among the oldest educational institutes of India and occupy significant positions in the history of Indian Education. Here we are providing you with relevant details about universities in Bihar.

Different institutions in Bihar accept merit in relevant entrance examination for admission into different study / training programs. The Entrance examinations are administered through the designated authority for the purpose; most popular examinations are generally held for admission into undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Our team at National Network of Education (NNE) has compiled the details of such examinations. To know more about an entrance examination administered in the state please click below over the entrance exam of your interest.

1. Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE), Bihar

2. PGMAT- Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Board

Entrance Examinations in the USA

Most colleges and universities require prospective students to take some form of entrance exams. You should learn about the admission requirements for the program at the colleges of interest to you. You must try your best to perform well on these exams. However, your performance on the required entrance exam is typically only one part of the admissions criteria. Other criteria include your GPA (grade point average) or Marks (scores), letters of recommendation, essays, etc.

You are well advised to take these exams seriously. Sound preparation can enhance your performance significantly. Help is in abundantly available in the form of information on the web, books, and coaching classes. Research what is best for you and what you can afford.

Most common entrance exams are SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE, GMAT, MCAT and LSAT. Depending on the type of program and the college, one or more of these exams may be applicable to you. These entrance exams are standardized tests. Depending on the exam and your location, you can take the test at a pre-scheduled time or at a time of your choice. Your results are sent directly to the colleges, with a copy sent to you. You can take these of exams more than once, should you choose to do so. However, results of all attempts are reported to the college.

Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)
SAT is a standardized test to assess a prospective student's preparation for college. The test is typically required for undergraduate programs. SAT is offered by Educational Testing Service (ETS). SAT is similar to the ACT. Don't forget to check out iSAT Guru on iMahal.

* SAT I: Reasoning Test is a three-hour test, primarily multiple choice, that measures verbal and mathematical-reasoning abilities.
* SAT II: Subject Tests are one-hour, mostly multiple-choice tests in specific subjects. These tests measure knowledge of particular subjects and the ability to apply that knowledge. Many colleges require or recommend one or more of these tests for admission purposes.

America College Test (ACT)
ACT is a standardized test to assess a prospective student's preparation for college. The test is typically required for undergraduate programs (bachelor's degree program). The tests cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. ACT is offered by America College Testing. ACT is similar to the SAT.

Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Many colleges require foreign students to take TOEFL as a part of admissions requirements. The test is designed to test the English language proficiency. The test is administered in over 180 countries. You can obtain more information from TOEFL.

Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
GRE is designed to test the preparation of a prospective student for entering a graduate program (master's or doctoral degree program). In addition to the General Test, GRE also offers Subject Tests and the Writing Assessment Test. Admissions requirements at your school of interest will dictate if you need one or more of these tests.

The General Test of GRE is the most commonly required test for graduate admissions. It tests the student on verbal, quantitative and analytical skills. GRE Subject Tests are currently available in 16 Disciplines. The GRE Writing Assessment Test is offered as a separate test, independent of the GRE General and GRE Subject Tests.

General Management Aptitude Test (GMAT)
GMAT is typically required for admission into advanced study programs in business and management (such as MBA). GMAT measures general verbal, mathematical and analytical writing skills. You can obtain more information on GMAT.

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)
As the name suggests, MCAT is typically required for admission into medical programs. MCAT is a standardized, multiple-choice exam designed to assist colleges in predicting a prospective student's ability to perform adequately in the medical school curriculum. The test assesses problem solving, critical thinking, and writing skills in addition to the knowledge of science concepts and principles prerequisite to the study of medicine. The MCAT is scored in each of the following areas: Verbal Reasoning, Physical Sciences, Writing Sample, and Biological Sciences. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) administers the MCAT.

Law School Admission Test (LSAT)
As the name suggests, LSAT is typically required for admission into law degree programs. The LSAT is a half-day standardized test. It provides a standard measure of acquired reading and verbal reasoning skills that law schools can use as one of several factors in assessing applicants. The test is administered four times a year at hundreds of locations around the world. The governing body for LSAT is Law School Admission Council.

Jharkhand Entrance Exams

NNE has compiled comprehensive information about the major entrance exams conducted in Jharkhand.

Please select the entrance exam for which you want to have the details.


Indian School of Mines- Dhanbad (ISM) Test

Xavier Institute of Social Services (XISS) Test


BIT, Ranchi


Guest Author: Amarjeet Chopade14 Apr 2011

May I know about M.Ed. Entrance in Maharashtra

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