How do you choose which engineering entrance examinations you should take? Which ones should you leave out? Is it a better idea to only appear for JEE Mains and focus on clearing it?
(This article focuses on how you can multiply your chances at getting admission in a good engineering college)
State engineering entrance exams are not only comparatively easier to ace but also act as fall back option in case you fail to make a mark in the IIT JEE Mains. Many students feel that applying for too many engineering entrance exam will only split their attention and will not result in anything worthwhile which is not true. Most of the state entrance exams have a syllabus that is very similar to the CBSE syllabus for IIT JEE Mains. Also, the completion being much lesser in the state entrance works in your favour.
Individual states like Karnataka and Orissa had entrance examinations for admissions in the well-known and established self-financed engineering colleges in their state. Many colleges that come under this category are a part of deemed universities. The state of art laboratories, infrastructure comparable to some of the NITs and good placement records make these engineering colleges an excellent option for under graduation.
As these entrance exams may be taken by anyone regardless of which state they belong to, it becomes slightly tougher to compete, but a little dedication from your end can go a long way.
Other Entrance Exams
Apart from these entrances, there are other entrance exams like BITSAT, MU OET (Manipal University), SRMEEE, (SRM University), VITEEE(VIT), etc. that you may appear for. It’s always advisable to write all entrance exams that you can so that you have more options to choose from.
(Author’s note: Byju’s Classes holds a special preparation course for 1 month before the ComedK entrance exam to help students prepare in a goal-oriented manner. The registrations for these courses can be made any time during the year )