Top 10 Engineering Entrance Exams list for 2021-2022

Nov 29, 2020

Top 10 engineering entrance exams in India - Engineering is one of the most sought after career options in India. With lakhs of candidates appearing for various engineering entrance exams (National and state-level) every year, the competition is getting tougher with each passing day. Interestingly, in India, candidates have the option to choose from more than 50 engineering entrance exams, mostly conducted at the UG (undergraduate) level. While some engineering entrance exams are conducted at the National level, others are held at the state and institutional level.

JEE Main is the first exam that comes to our mind when we talk about top engineering entrance exams in India. This national level exam is one of the most competitive with more than 10 lakh students appearing for it every year. The exam is a gateway for admission to the NITs, IIITs and CFTIs and the first stage of the JEE (Joint Entrance Examination) system for admissions to the premier IITs in India; the second being JEE Advanced.

The other exams in the list of top engineering entrance exams in India are BITSATSRMJEEECOMEDKVITEEE etc. Overall, most engineering aspirants appear for more than one exam in an academic session.

To help candidates through this muddle, we share below details of various engineering exams to be held in 2021. Candidates should note that the dates for some of the below-listed engineering exams in India are not yet declared. Thus, the dates for such exams will be updated as and when released by the conducting authority.  

Look at the list of Top 10 engineering entrance exams in India (in no particular order)

S. No

Exam name

Exam Date


JEE Main

January Session: 6-Jan-2021 to 11-Jan-2021

April Session: 1- Sep-2021 to 6-Sep-2021


JEE Advanced




Postpone (Dates to be out soon)












24-Jul-2020 to 28-Jul-2020 (Result announced)



Postpone (Dates to be out soon)



Postpone (Dates to be out soon)




The application forms for most of the top engineering entrance exams in India to be held in 2020 have been released by their respective exam conducting authorities. One of the most common queries asked by candidates is regarding the important dates, exam pattern, syllabus etc of one or multiple exams. But with more than 50 engineering exams currently being conducted in the country, this confusion is likely to prevail. Check out important details regarding top engineering entrances exams in India.

Top 10 engineering entrance exams in India 2020

1. JEE Main: This is one of the most popular engineering entrance exam in India. From 2020, the exam is getting held twice a year – in January and in April by NTA (National Testing Agency). Till 2018, JEE Main exam was being conducted by CBSE. JEE Main 2020 for January session was conducted between 6-11 and result for the same has been declared. The JEE Exam 2020 for April session will now be conducted on September 1-6. For detailed information regarding JEE Main, click on the options given in the below table.

JEE Main Important Dates 2020

JEE Main Syllabus 2020

JEE Main Application Form 2020

JEE Main Question/Sample Papers 2020

JEE Main Admit Card 2020

JEE Main Result 2020

JEE Main Exam Pattern 2020

JEE Main Cut Off 2020

2. JEE Advanced: The second stage of the JEE system, JEE Advanced is conducted once a year by the seven zonal IITs with guidance from the Joint Admission Board (JAB). The exam scores are used for admissions to BTech programmes offered by 24 IITs in India. Remember, only the top 2.5 lakh rank holders of JEE Main will be eligible to appear for JEE Advanced 2020 which is scheduled to be held September 27, 2020. For detailed information regarding JEE Advanced, click on the options given in the below table.

JEE Advanced Important Dates 2020

JEE Advanced Syllabus 2020

JEE Advanced Application Form 2020

JEE Advanced Question/Sample Papers 2020

JEE Advanced Admit Card 2020

JEE Advanced Result 2020

JEE Advanced Exam Pattern 2020

JEE Advanced Cut off 2020

3. BITSAT: Conducted by Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani, BITSAT is a computer based test (CBT) conducted annually for admission to Integrated First degree programmes like BE, Pharma and MSc programmes offered by BITS campuses located at Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. BITSAT 2020 is postponed for now. New dates for the exam will be announced soon. For detailed information regarding BITSAT, click on the options given in the below table.

BITSAT 2020 Important Dates

BITSAT Syllabus 2020

BITSAT Application Form 2020

BITSAT Question Papers 2020

BITSAT Admit Card 2020

BITSAT Result 2020

BITSAT Exam Pattern 2020

BITSAT Cut off 2020

BITSAT website for online admission  

4. VITEEE: One of the most popular institute level BTech exam, VITEEE is conducted by the Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) for admissions to its BTech programmes. VITEEE 2020 will be held online. VIT University has cancelled the VITEEE 2020 and admission to its various campuses will be based on the marks obtained by candidates in class 12. Candidates can check various details regarding VITEEE 2020 by clicking on the relevant links below:

VITEEE 2020 Important Dates

VITEEE Syllabus 2020

VITEEE Application Form 2020

VITEEE Question Papers 2020

VITEEE Admit Card 2020

VITEEE Result 2020

VITEEE Exam Pattern 2020

VITEEE Counselling 2020

VITEEE website for online admission  

5. SRMJEEE: SRM Institute of Science & Technology conducts SRMJEEE for admissions to BTech programmes offered by its campuses in KattankulathurRamapuramVadapalani and Delhi-NCR. SRMJEEE 2020 will be held online across 125 test centres in India and few centres in Middle-east. SRM Institute of Science & Technology has cancelled the SRMJEEE 2020 and admission to its various campuses will be based on the marks obtained by candidates in class 12. Candidates can check various details regarding SRMJEEE 2020 by clicking on the relevant links below:

SRMJEEE 2020 Important Dates

SRMJEEE Syllabus 2020

SRMJEEE Application Form 2020

SRMJEEE Question Papers 2020

SRMJEEE Admit Card 2020

SRMJEEE Result 2020

SRMJEEE Exam Pattern 2020

SRMJEEE Counselling 2020

6. COMEDK: Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED K) conducts COMEDK UGET (Undergraduate Entrance Test), a state-level examination. The exam scores are used for admissions to interested candidates in engineering and medical degree courses offered by colleges/institutes that are affiliated to COMEDK. COMEDK 2020 exam will be held online on August 19. For detailed information regarding COMEDK, click on the options given in the below table.

COMEDK 2020 Important Dates

COMEDK Syllabus 2020

COMEDK Application Form 2020

COMEDK Question Papers 2020

COMEDK Admit Card 2020

COMEDK Result 2020

COMEDK Exam Pattern 2020

COMEDK Cut off 2020

7. KIITEE: Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar conducts Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examination (KIITEE) to offer admissions to candidates to its undergraduate as well as postgraduate programmes. KIITEE 2020 will be held at more than 60 test centres spread across various states in the country. The exam was conducted from July 24 to July 28. All other dates to be announced soon by the authority. For detailed information regarding KIITEE, click on the options given in the below table.

KIITEE 2020 Important Dates

KIITEE Syllabus 2020

KIITEE Application Form 2020

KIITEE Question Papers 2020

KIITEE Admit Card 2020

KIITEE Result 2020

KIITEE Exam Pattern 2020

KIITEE Counselling 2020

8. WBJEE: West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination (WBJEE) is a state level examination conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board (WBJEEB). The exam  is a gateway for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered in Engineering & Technology, Architecture and Pharmacy courses by colleges in the state. WBJEE 2020 exam will be conducted in July, the authorities are expected to release the detailed schedule soon. For detailed information regarding WBJEE, click on the options given in the below table.

WBJEE 2020 Important Dates

WBJEE Syllabus 2020

WBJEE Application Form 2020

WBJEE Question Papers 2020

WBJEE Admit Card 2020

WBJEE Result 2020

WBJEE Exam Pattern 2020

WBJEE Cut off 2020

9. MHTCET: Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (MHT CET) is conducted by the DTE (Directorate of Technical Education), Maharashtra for admissions to first year Engineering and Technology programmes (BE/BTech) and Pharmacy programmes (BPharma/PharmaD) in the state. MHT CET 2020 has been postponed and new dates regarding the exam and other events will be announced by the exam conducting authority soon.

MHT CET 2020 important dates

MHT CET Syllabus 2020

MHT CET Application Form 2020

MHT CET Question Papers 2020

MHT CET Admit Card 2020

MHT CET Result 2020

MHT CET Exam Pattern 2020

MHT CET Cut off 2020

10. BCECE (Scrapped): Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examinations Board (BCECEB) conducted Bihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination (BCECE) for admissions to engineering, medical and agricultural courses offered by institutes located in the Bihar. The exam was scrapped for BTech courses in the year 2019, admissions to engineering programmes in the state is through JEE Main. Click the below links BCECE 2018 related information.

BCECE Important Dates

BCECE Syllabus

BCECE Application Form

BCECE Question Papers

BCECE Admit Card

BCECE Result

BCECE Exam Pattern

BCECE Cut off

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