Engineering is said to be an evergreen profession and for good reason. Engineering is the basis of any scientific advancement that the world has seen in the last century and thus, it is one of the most sought after professions. However, in order to be able to pursue a graduate course in Engineering, one must crack the entrance exam for the same.



Engineering aspirants across the country must get a sufficiently good rank in one of the below exams in order to pursue graduation in Engineering.

  • JEE: The JEE Main exam, also called as the Joint Entrance Examination is an exam that is conducted all across India by the CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education). Held annually, this exam gives the candidates a chance to apply to their dream colleges which includes all the IITs and NITs. A 3 hour long exam, it is attempted by almost 12 lakh students every year. Students who intend on pursuing Architecture can also appear for this exam.
  • BITSAT: The Science Admission Test conducted by the Birla Institute of Technology is another famous entrance exam that grants students access to apply to the BITS campuses across the country mainly in Pilani, Hyderabad and Goa. Also a three hour long exam, this exam not only targets the usual subjects i.e. Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, but also stresses on Logical Reasoning as well as English Proficiency. 2000 out of the 2 lakh applicants are admitted to these colleges.
  • VITEEE: VIT is also one of the most sought after colleges for Engineering. Their Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) is extremely competitive and is a 2.5 hours exam which focuses on the basic science subjects as well. It is an online objective type exam where 5000 students are selected for the course in their respective field of interest out of 2 lakh applicants.
  • MUOET: The Manipal University Online Entrance Test, conducted by Manipal University brings in almost 50000 applications every year. There are around 16 different courses that are open to applicants. The test is 150 minutes long that focuses on basic Physics, Chemistry and Quantitative Aptitude and is of the objective type.
  • SRMJEEE: The SRMJEEE is a Joint Entrance Exam conducted by the SRM University which gives around 7000 students admission into the undergraduate engineering courses available at the SRM University. Another way students can directly get an admission is if are one of the top 1000 rank holders of the JEE mains conducted country-wide.


Other Entrance Exams include COMEDK, CET, SET and KIITEE which admits students into smaller colleges. These Entrance Exams give direct admission without any other state requirements.

Preparing for a competitive exam might get overwhelming, and this one is no different.  It is quite difficult to solve objective questions in under a minute if the concepts of that subject are not fully understood. The books followed must be relevant to the concept and at the same time must be able to help you solve questions in an easier way. Here is a list of books that you can start preparing for your entrance exams with:

      1) Physics:

  • Concepts of Physics: Volume I and II by H.C.Verma
  • Fundamentals of Physics by Halliday, Resnik and Walker
  • Problems in General Physics by Irodoy ( Objective questions)

      2) Chemistry:

  • Modern’s ABC of Chemistry Volume I and II
  • New Pattern Chemistry by R.K Gupta
  • Objective Chemistry for Competitive exams: Volume I,II and III

      3) Mathematics:

  • IIT Mathematics for JEE by M.L.Khanna
  • New Pattern JEE Mathematics by Dr. SK Goyal.


All in all, having a fixed timetable that allows you to practice concepts and problems everyday helps to a great extent. Work on your weak areas in every subject, attempt mock tests and most of all ask for help when you need it. Here is a list of institutes in Raipur to help you out with coaching if need be.

Written by Pavithra Dennis

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