Joint Entrance Examination is the most competitive engineering entrance and 14 lakh students apply for it every year. However, only top 2,24,000 AIR holders secure admission in the premier IITs. While these Indian Institutes of Technology have managed to maintain their reputation as the top institutes facilitating technical education in India, there are several other private engineering institutes with an excellent placement record that provide state-of-the-art education to its students.
These institutes admit students on the basis of their JEE Score as well as conduct their own entrance examination. Here is a list of the best entrance exams for admission into top private engineering colleges in India:
Admission to 20 B.Tech programs offered at VIT Campuses located in Vellore, Chennai, Amaravati and Bhopal will be done through VITEEE 2018. The examination has been scheduled for April 4 to 15, 2018. The last date to apply for the examination is March 15, 2018.
It is a national level engineering entrance examination. It has been estimated that around 2 lakh candidates appear for the examination against the 5000 admission seats offered at the institute. The examination is conducted in online mode and aspirants must book a slot in order to sit for the exam.
Vellore Institute of Technology has been accredited by TCS, Wipro and Cognizant for academic collaboration and placements. The campus recruitment of the institute gained popularity when it made it to the Limca Book of Records. Some of the top notch companies that take part in the placement drive include EBay, Myntra, CA Technologies, Futures First, Godrej Properties Limited, PayPal, Tata Motors, Honda Two- Wheelers, Cadence Design Systems and so on.
Eligibility criteria :
Aspirants must fulfill the eligibility criteria before registering themselves for the exam. The same has been given below:
- Candidates must be born on or after July 1, 1996 to be eligible for the exam.
- Interested candidates must have secured an aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology in the qualifying examination (+2/Intermediate). Average marks obtained in PCM / PCB in +2 (or its equivalent) together, 50% for the SC/ST & North Eastern State.
VITEEE Exam Pattern :
The duration for the exam is 2 hours. The paper is MCQ based and is divided into 4 sections- Physics, Chemistry, Biology/ Mathematics and English. Total number of question in the examination are 125 (40 each for PCM/ PCB) and 5 questions for English.
The examination is scheduled for April 4 to 15, 2018. The last date to apply for the examination is March 15, 2018.
SET 2018 :
Symbiosis Entrance Test also known as SET 2018 is an undergraduate, university level entrance examination for admission into various courses offered by Symbiosis International University. Starting this year, SET for Engineering will be known as SIT Engineering Entrance Exam (SITEEE).
Some of the courses offered to SITEEE qualifying students are Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech) in Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering, Information Technology, and Mechanical Engineering. Candidates can also opt for Bachelor of Business Administration Information Technology (BBA – IT) after qualifying SET 2018.
As of now, four batches of B.Tech students have passed out from Symbiosis Institute of Technology. Out of the lot, 85% of the eligible students were placed via campus recruitment.
Some of the top companies that participate in the placement drive at the institute include Atos, Forbes Marshall, Infosys, Indian Army, Indian Navy, Kirloskar Brothers Ltd., Mahindra and Mahindra, Marathon Electric, Mu Sigma, Persistent, Pubmatic, Symantec, Synechron, and so on.
Eligibility Criteria :
Candidates must be intermediate graduates with minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ST) in order to apply for the exam. Furthermore, one must have studied Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject.
SITEEE Exam Pattern :
The examination consists of 100 questions, weighing a total of 200 marks. The paper is divided in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. 50 questions are asked in the mathematics section and 25 questions are asked in Physics and Chemistry each. Two marks are allotted for every right answer, no negative marking is done.
SITEEE 2018 has been scheduled for May 5, 2018. Candidates can apply for the same before April 14, 2018.
Admission for various engineering courses offered at SRM University and its campuses at Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Ramapuram Part-Vadapalani and NCR Ghaziabad, is done via SRM JEE. The examination is scheduled for April 16 to 30, 2018. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the same before March 31, 2018.
The University has earned its reputation as one of the best private engineering universities in the country. With a student base of 38,000 students across 7 of its campuses, SRM University is one of the largest price engineering universities. Around 2 lakh candidates have applied for SRM JEE this year, competing against 7000 seats at the university.
The university has maintained a good placement for the past many years, with top notch companies visiting the campus for placements. Some of the these companies are Amazon, Aditya Birla Group, CISCO, Bank of America, Caterpillar, Cognizant, Ericson India, Mahindra and Mahindra, Infosys, Tata Motors, Google, HP, Deloitte, ITC, Samsung, Kotak, Tata Technologies, Sony, Hindustan Unilever Limited and so on.
Candidates must have completed their class XII with science and have scored a minimum aggregate of 60%. Top rank holders of their respective state or central board exams can seek direct admission to the university.
Exam Pattern :
Duration for the examination is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Candidates will have to answer a total of 105 questions, divided in three sections- Physics, Chemistry and Maths. GTotal number of marks- 315. While 3 marks are awarded for every right answer, 1 mark is deducted for every wrong answer.
MU-OET also known as Manipal University Online Entrance Test is an annual university level entrance examination for various programs such as B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Pharm, Pharm.D, M.Sc. The examination is scheduled for April19 till May 9, 2018.
B.Tech program at the university offers 16 specializations including Aeronautical Engineering and Mechatronics. Interested and eligible candidates can apply for the same before March 11, 2018. While registering themselves, candidates will have to pay an application fee of INR 600, fee for entrance examination INR 1400.
The university is well known for its placement cell. Highest package offered at the university goes up to 10 lakhs per annum, while the average package offered to deserving candidates is around 5 lakhs per annum. Some of the top companies that frequently visit the campus for placement include Amazon, Citrix, Ericsson India, Ernst and Young, Infosys, Tata Motors, Wipro, Accenture, Deloitte, Michelin Tires, Maruti Suzuki, HP, ITC, TCS, Philips, Mercedes Benz and so on.
Candidates must fulfill the basic eligibility criteria for the examination. Candidate must have completed his/ her 10 + 2 and have secured a minimum aggregate of 50%.
Exam Pattern :
The examination is to be conducted in online mode and a total of 200 questions will be asked in the paper. Total duration for the examination is 2 and half hours. The paper is divided into 4 sections- Physics, Chemistry, Maths and English. A total of 70 questions are asked in Mathematics, 50 in Physics and Chemistry and 30 in English.
Candidates can apply for any of the above mentioned top engineering entrance exams and secure a seat in their representing colleges. While the competition level is definitely low then JEE Main, no compromise is made on the quality of education offered at these institutes.
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