Top 5 National Level Engineering Entrance Exams in India

Are you a student who wants to get admission in the India’s best Engineering College? If yes, you would agree that featuring the top scores in the engineering entrance exams is the only way to do so. In this post, StudMonk brings a well-compiled list of top national level engineering entrance exams for you to help you plan your way ahead.

#1. JEE (Main)

A student passing the 12th class examination can appear for JEE (Main) exam. It also serves as the base of JEE Advanced examination. Students grabbing a rank among the top 2.2 lakh candidates are eligible for the JEE Advanced exam.

JEE Main serves as the entrance gateway for the 30 NITs, 23 IITs, and 16 other Central or State Government funded institutes. The institutes in the states of Gujarat, Nagaland, MP, Haryana, Punjab, Odisha and Uttarakhand also give admissions on the basis of the JEE Main score.

#2. JEE (Advanced)

The JEE Advanced (2nd stage for JEE) is the gateway to grab the top valued seats into the engineering fields. To appear for the JEE Advanced examination, you need to crack the JEE (Main) exam and grab a rank in the top 2.2 Lakh candidates. At the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), intake of the students happens on the basis of score received in JEE Advanced exam. This is considered to be one of the toughest engineering entrance exams in India.


BITSAT stands for Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test. The exam has its level of difficulty almost like the JEE (Advanced). The Birla Institute of Technology (BITS) intakes students via BITSAT in their Goa, Pilani, and Hyderabad campuses.

To appear for the BITSAT examination, a student has to clear his 12th class examination in PCM (Physics-Chemistry-Math) subjects with a minimum of 75 percent. Apart from that, students grabbing the first rank in all the central and state boards in India are eligible to get a seat in BITS irrespective of their BITSAT score.


VITEEE stands for Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Examination. The VIT intakes about 5000 students on the basis of VITEEE. VIT is considered to be among the best engineering colleges in India.

To be eligible to appear for VITEEE, a student has to pass his 12th class in PCM subjects with a minimum of 60 percent. However, for reserved castes, J&K residents, and the Northeastern States have an eligibility criteria of 50 percent.


KITEE stands for Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination. Recently KIITEE in 2016, switched over to the online mode leaving behind the traditional method of pen and paper examination.

The difficulty level of KIITEE is not as high as JEE (Advanced) but it is of moderate level. To be eligible for this engineering entrance exam, a student must have passed the 12th class examination in PCM subjects with aggregate minimum of 60 percent.

This makes up the list of top 5 national level engineering entrance exams in India. It is recommended to prepare for the toughest examination and appear for all the possible engineering entrance exams based on your priorities. This increases your chance of getting a seat into the most reputed engineering colleges of India.

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Bhavana Singh

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Bhavana has been helping IIT JEE, NEET, MH CET, BITSAT and other competitive & entrance exam aspirants through her writing. An author & blogger by profession and avid traveler by heart, she is working in the capacity of a Lead Content writer at StudMonk, to define content writing & marketing strategy and deliver error-free content.
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