Admission season is upon us and engineering entrance exams 2019 are the talk of the town. More than 50 engineering entrance exams are held in India for undergraduate (BE / B.Tech) admission every year. It is important for students to take note of all the announced exam dates and available application forms. One must apply on time to avoid missing the last date. Take a look at the list of engineering entrance exams 2019 in India.
1. JEE Main 2019
Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main 2019 will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). This is the first time that NTA is conducting JEE Mains; until last year CBSE has conducted it. JEE Main 2019 is the national level engineering entrance exam for admission to NITs, IIITs, CFTIs in India that also acts as an eligibility test for JEE Advanced 2019. JEE Main 2019 will be held twice this year. JEE Main I 2019 or the first attempt is from 6 Apr 2019 to 20 Apr 2019. JEE Main II 2019 or the second attempt is from 07 Apr 2019 to 21 Apr 2019. Both times, the exam shall be online computer based tests. Recently, the application form submission closed and now JEE Main 2019 application form correction is going on. On 17 Dec 2018, NTA will release JEE Main 2019 Admit Card.
2. Manipal Entrance Test (MET) 2019
Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) has recently released its online application form. While it is a institute level engineering entrance exam, students from all over India can apply for it. Ist and IInd attempts will be held in 2nd week of April to 1st week of May 2019, and in 2nd week of May 2019 respectively. Since the varsity is holding MET 2019 for 25 more programs, the application form is available for all. Students who wish to study at Manipal can apply now.
B.Tech is offered in 16 programs at Manipal, namely Aeronautical, Chemical, Electrical & Electronics, Electronics & Instrumentation, Automobile, Civil, Electronics & Communication, Mechanical, Biomedical, Computer & Communication, Industrial & Production, Mechatronics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Information Technology, Media Technology.
3. JEE Advanced 2019
Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2019 is for admission to IITs in India. Only those candidates who qualify JEE Main 2019 and have basic minimum educational qualification for JEE Advanced exam can appear in it. It has been announced that the exam shall be held on 19 May 2019. The exam will be a computer based test.
Earlier this year, radical reforms were proposed in IIT admissions. However those changes such as to make JEE Advanced ‘more scientific to reduce dependence on coaching centres’ and to ‘change allocation system from branch wise to institute wise’ did not see the light of the day. The IIT Directors and Chairpersons instead emphasized that the focus should be on making the present system (of exam and admission) stronger.
4. UPTU 2019
Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) will conduct the state level engineering entrance exam UPSEE 2019 (referred to as UPTU 2019 by students). Reports suggest that the university shall hold the exam on 21 Apr 2019. Admission to all degree level engineering institutions in Uttar Pradesh shall be offered on the basis of UPTU 2019.
Last year the exam was conducted at 148 centres in UP, Bhopal, Dehradun, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Patna, Ranchi. 1.1 lakh students had applied for the engineering entrance exam.
5. AEEE 2019
Another institute to announce exam date for this year’s engineering entrance exam is Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Its annual Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam (AEEE) will be held on 27 Apr 2019 as pen and paper based test in Tamil Nadu, and from 22 Apr 2019 to 26 Apr 2019 as computer based tests in more states. The varsity is releasing online application form on 19 Oct 2018 for AEEE 2019.
The varsity was recently in news for securing a position in 601-800 rank in Times Higher Education’s World University Ranking 2019.
6. Goa GCET 2019
DTE Goa revealed schedule for Goa Common Entrance Test 2019 more than a month ago. The exam shall be held over two days on 07 May 2019 and 08 May 2019. Admission to BE program in Goa shall be on basis of Goa CET 2019 / GCET 2019 in subjects of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics based on class 12 syllabus of Goa Board. Engineering aspirants need to appear in Physics paper on 07 May 2019 from 10 AM to 12 Noon, Chemistry paper on 07 May 2019 from 2 PM to 4 PM, and Mathematics paper on 08 May 2019 from 10 AM to 12 Noon. Whereas B.Pharm aspirants only need to appear in Physics and Chemistry papers of Goa GCET 2019.
Sahas Shailesh Kamat had secured the first rank in GCET exam last year, closely followed by Abhay Kudchadkar.
7. VITEEE 2019
VIT University shall conduct its yearly institute level engineering entrance exam VITEEE 2019 in 2nd or 3rd week of April 2019. The exam will happen in 3 sessions per day at several cities across India. VIT has confirmed that application form shall be released on 01 Nov 2018. Candidates will be able to select exam slots and download admit card in March. Result shall be declared in April. Students shall be offered admission in VIT Vellore Campus, Chennai Campus, VIT-Bhopal and VIT-AP on basis of equated marks obtained in VITEEE 2019.
Delhi student Kalash Gupta bagged the first rank last year, followed by Sarikonda Ananda Ramarao from Telangana, and Anirudh Panigrahi from Odisha.
8. VTUEEE 2019
Vel Tech Rangarajan Dr Sagunthala R&D Institute of Science and Technology (deemed to be University) has also released its application form for engineering entrance exam 2019. VTUEEE 2019 Phase I exam shall be conducted as computer based test on 29 Dec 2018 and 30 Dec 2018, and as pen-and-paper test on 26 Jan 2019 and 27 Jan 2019. VTUEEE 2019 Phase II shall be held in both modes from 25 Apr 2019 to 28 Apr 2019. Notably, those who take admission in Phase I will avail fee structure of previous academic session, whereas others will comply with new fee structure. Result of former shall be announced on 15 Feb 2019 whereas that of latter shall release on 05 May 2019 for VTUEEE 2019.
Vel Tech entered into collaborations with 7 Taiwanese namely National Formosa University (NFU), National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), National Yunlin, University of Science and Technology (NYUST), Asia University, Yuan Ze University, National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU) and National Chung Cheng University (NCCU) for research and academics.
9. LPU NEST 2019
Lovely Professional University National Eligibility cum Scholarship Test (LPU NEST) 2019 exam date has been announced and application forms are invited. LPUNEST 2019 Schedule I exam shall be held from 21 Jan 2019 to 05 Feb 2019, and Schedule II exam is from 05 Apr 2019 to 30 Apr 2019. Candidates who appear in former, may also appear in the latter to improve their scores. Result will be announced for them respectively on 10 Feb 2019 and 04 May 2019 for LPU NEST 2019.
Students get scholarship upto 1.5 lakh on the basis of their performance in the exam.
10. BITSAT 2019
The single engineering entrance exam for admission to all 3 campuses of BITS Pilani, Hyderadabad, Goa, BITSAT 2019 will be conducted by BITS Pilani. A lot of students strategize their engineering entrance exam preparations in such a way that they are able to dedicate a month or at least a fortnight specifically for BITSAT preparation. Even before the JEE went online, BITSAT exam used to be held as computer based test. Now that JEE (Main and Advanced) are also online, students do not have to work separately on that aspect. Last year the exam was held from 16 May 2018 to 31 May 2018.
11. AP EAMCET 2019
Exam date for AP EAMCET 2019 is yet to be announced. APSCHE (Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education) will conduct the exam for admission to engineering colleges in Andhra Pradesh. Held last year from 22 to 25 April 2018, the exam is an important one for students of AP.
12. TS EAMCET 2019
State level engineering entrance exam TS EAMCET 2019 shall be organized by TSCHE. Earlier when Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were a single entity, the institutes in its geographical locations were admitting through AP EAMCET, however since the inception of Telangana, TS EAMCET is conducted yearly. The exam was held last year from 02 to 07 May 2018.
13. Assam CEE 2019
Assam CEE 2019 will be the state level engineering entrance exam for Assam, to be conducted by ASTU (Assam Science and Technology University). It is most likely that the notification will be released in the month of February and exam will be held in April. Last year Assam Common Entrance Exam was held on 29 Apr 2018.
14. GUJCET 2019
GSHSEB (Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board) will shoulder the responsibility for conducting GUJCET 2019, the state level engineering entrance exam. Last year the exam witnessed 1.36 lakh applicants. The exam opens gateway for admission to government, grant-in-aid, self financed institutes in Gujarat. Last year the exam was held on 23 Apr 2018.
15. COMEDK 2019
In the state of Karnataka, there are two major engineering entrance exams. One is COMEDK and the other is KCET. The major difference between the two is whereas the former is for private colleges, the latter is for government and such colleges. COMEDK 2019 will be conducted by its namesake Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK). Last year the exam was held on 13 May 2018.
16. KCET 2019
Karnataka Examinations Authority (KEA) will conduct Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) 2019. It is expected that the application form for it will release in February. Last year the exam was held from 18 Apr 2018 to 20 Apr 2018. Shridhar Dodamani topped the exam with rank 1, and rank 2 was secured by Narayan Pai. Fifth rank holder Aneeta James was the only female topper of Karnataka CET.
17. KEAM 2019
KEAM 2019 is the engineering entrance exam held in Kerala by CEE Kerala. It is expected that the exam shall be in April. After the exam, CEE Kerala will first announce marks of candidates in May, and then publish rank list in June. Held every year on a state level, the application form for it is usually issued in January. Last year KEAM was held on 22 and 23 Apr 2018.
18. MHT CET 2019
DTE Maharashtra will organize MHT CET 2019 as the state level engineering entrance exam for admission to engineering colleges in Maharashtra. More than 4.3 lakh students had applied for the Maharashtra Common Entrance Test last year when the exam was held on 10 May 2018. Recently MSBSHSE released the time table for class 12 exams 2019. As per it, class 12 students will appear for board exams from 21 Feb 2019 to 20 Mar 2019. MHT CET 2019 shall be held after that, in the month of May.
19. WBJEE 2019
West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board (WBJEEB) will conduct West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) 2019. Usually the exam date and schedule of this engineering entrance exam is announced in the month of November, thus notification for WBJEE 2019 is expected soon. Last year the exam was held on 22 Apr 2018. Avinandan Bose had secured rank 1.
20. IPU CET 2019
Among other programs, GGSIPU shall conduct IPU CET 2019 for engineering programs. Candidates who wish to study engineering at any college that comes under GGSIPU Delhi shall have to appear in IPU Common Entrance Test 2019. Last year the exam was held on 13 May 2018, on the same date as AMUEEE, COMEDK, OJEE, HPCET.
In India, school education concludes with class 12 board exams. Beyond it, lies a critical decision for every student that decides the direction of their career.
A student of 12th science stream who has PCM can opt between a plethora of options such as NDA, B.Arch, B.Plan, BE / B.Tech, BCA, B.Sc. Among these options, engineering is a lucrative one. Whereas many academics argue that most students opt for engineering on insistence of family instead of passion, it is critical in either case to make informed decisions.
Most students in urban schools have heard of “IITs” and “NITs” and the top engineering colleges in their states. They are also most often aware of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Mains and JEE Advanced exams, for which lakhs of students also taking coaching.
Students will be surprised to know that there are over 50 engineering entrance exams in India.
All being said and done, candidates are advised to subscribe to updates of engineering entrance exam 2019 as there are several of them, and it is important to stay abreast with latest news of all to avoid missing any critical information. Engineering entrance exam 2019 although are for admission to be done in June/July 2019, but their exam processes have started and candidates should be alert about filling relevant exam and admission forms from the very beginning. Here is wishing best of luck to all students for engineering entrance exams 2019!