Complete Guide of Entrance Exams in India After Plus Two

The process to secure a seat in course of your choice and college of your liking after 12th begins right when you are in school. There are many takers for the limited seats in various colleges of India that offer these courses after 12th, the admission is done on the basis of entrance exams after 12th. Some of these are national level entrance exams after 12th and some are state level entrance exams after 12th.  While the board exams for Class 12 will end only by March-April, students need to start applying for further studies in early in the year itself as applications for the majority of degree and professional courses are out by February.

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Here is a list of some of the top entrance exams after 12th which class 12 passouts can appear.

Engineering Entrance Exams

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main

JEE Main is a National level entrance exam conducted by the Central Board of Secondary Education after class XII for admission to Engineering programs at NITs, IIITs and centrally funded technical institutions like IIST, and is also the eligibility test for JEE Advanced. Earlier it was known as AIEEE. Source: IIT- Joint Entrance Exam with PCM Read More

JEE Advanced

JEE (Advanced) is conducted by the IITs and only candidates who qualify the JEE Mains are admissible to take the test. Admission to the qualifying students is granted to all undergraduate Engineering and other science programs offered at 16 IITs in India and ISM Dhanbad. There are two papers of 3 hours each. The question papers will be bilingual (in English and Hindi). Each of the question papers will consist of three separate sections on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Source:http://jeeadv.iitd.ac.in/

Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITSAT)

Admission Test is administered to Class XII students for admission to the engineering degree courses at the BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. BITSAT is a computer-based online entrance exam for admission to BITS Pilani Engineering, Pharmacy, Information Systems and other courses. Notifications are out in the month of December and online tests are held in the month of May through June. Source:www.bitsadmission.com/

National Level Engineering Entrance Exams

S. No.Exam NameWebsite URL
1BITSAThttp://www.bitsadmission.com
2COMED-Khttps://www.comedk.org/
3IPU-CET (B. Tech)www.ipu.ac.in
4Manipal (B. Tech)https://manipal.edu/mu/academics.html
5VITEEEwww.vit.ac.in
6AMU (B. Tech)http://www.amucontrollerexams.com/
7NDA Entrance with PCM (MPC)https://www.nda.nic.in/eligibility%20criteria.html
8All India Engineering Entrance Exam with PCM (MPC)http://www.jeemain.nic.in
9State Level Engineering Entrance ExamsAndhra Pradesh – https://apeamcet.nic.in/Default.aspx
Karnataka –http://kea.kar.nic.in/cet_2017.htm
Kerala – http://www.cee-kerala.org/
Maharashtra – http://www.dtemaharashtra.gov.in/
West Bengal –http://www.wbjeeb.in/
Chattisgarh – PET – Chattisgarh – PET
Gujarat – CET (B.Tech) – http://dte.gswan.gov.in/edte/
Jammu and Kashmir – CET (B.Tech) – http://www.jakbopee.org/index.aspx 
Odisha – JEE (B.Tech) – http://ojee.nic.in/publicinfo/Public/View.aspx?page=71
Uttar Pradesh – JEE –http://www.jeecup.org/

Medical Entrance Exams

National Eligibility-cum- Entrance Exam for Under Graduate (NEET- UG):

NEET –UG is an All India level single entrance- cum- eligibility test for admission in MBBS/BDS courses after class 12th science. It is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) that previously conducted all India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT). Source:https://www.nta.ac.in//

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducts an entrance exam after Class XII at National Level for admission to MBBS seats in AIIMS New Delhi and to the other six new AIIMS like institutions. AIIMS conducts entrance exam for available number of seats in the MBBS course in Delhi and other AIIMS like institutions. Source: https://www.aiimsexams.org/

Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER)

JIPMER MBBS medical entrance exam is conducted by Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER) for admission to MBBS course in its institute. There are a total of 150 seats for admission into the same. The duration of the course is 4 years and 6 months as per the academic calendar of JIPMER followed by 1 year of compulsory rotatory internship. Source: http://www.jipmer.edu.in/

All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT)

The All India Pre-Veterinary Test (AIPVT) is an entrance exam conducted after Class 12 for admission to five years B. Vsc and AH courses in India. The exam is held to fill up 15 percent of the total number of seats in Government Veterinary colleges except in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. Source: https://aipvt.vci.nic.in/

Indian Army BSc Nursing 

Female Candidates (only) are eligibile for admission to 4 years B Sc. (Nursing) Course commencing at Colleges of Nursing of Armed Forces Medical Services. to be eligible , a candidate should have passed the 12th standard/equivalent examination, as a regular student in all the subjects i.e. PCB as elective subjects. Source: http://joinindianarmy.nic.in/default.aspx

IGNOU BSc Nursing Entrance Test

Provide an opportunity to a large segment of in-service nurses to upgrade their knowledge and skills to respond to the changing health needs of society. Eligibility requirements include In-service Nurses i.e. Registered Nurses and Registered Midwives (RNRM) having 10+2 with three years Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery (GNM) with a minimum of two years of experience (after registration as RNRM) in the profession

National Level Medical Entrance Exams

S. No.Exam NameWebsite URL
1AIIMShttp://aiimsexams.org/
2CMC-Vellorehttp://admissions.cmcvellore.ac.in/
3CMC-Ludhianahttp://cmcludhiana.in/
4JIPMERhttp://jipmer.edu.in/
5Manipal www.admissions.manipal.edu

Defence and Marine Competitive Exams

National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination

An all India level entrance exam for those who wish to join any defense force and serve the nation. After qualifying the NDA and NA selected candidates can join the Army, Air Force and Navy as per their passing percentage during the training period. Class 12th pass outs are eligible for this exam. Source: www.upsc.gov.in/

Indian Maritime University Common Entrance Test

An all India level entrance test for students seeking admission in Diploma in Nautical Science (DNS) after class 12th with a science background. The selected candidates are offered a BSc. (Nautical Science) degree. Source: www.imu.edu.in/index.php

Indian Navy B.Tech Entry Scheme

This entrance test for class 12 students seeking admission in the Indian Navy B.Tech course. Source: https://www.joinindiannavy.gov.in/

Indian Navy Sailors Recruitment

Another recruitment test for class 12 students with subjects Maths and Physics/Chemistry/Biology/ Computer Science who get basic training at INS Chilka, followed by professional training. Source:https://www.joinindiannavy.gov.in/

Indian Army Technical Entry Scheme (TES)

TES is conducted for those class 12th pass out students who are from the PCM background. Source: www.joinindianarmy.nic.in/

Fashion & Design

National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) Entrance Test 

Purpose-For Admission in Design, Management and Technology for the international fashion business
Eligibility- Class 12, 12+, Graduate
Application mode –Online, By Post
Source:www.nift.ac.in/

National Institute of Design Admissions 

Purpose-Admission to 4 year GDPD & 2.5 Year PGDPD
Eligibility- Class 12, 12+, G
Application mode –By Post
Source:www.admissions.nid.edu/

All India Entrance Examination for Design (AIEED)

Purpose-Admission in 4 years UG level programs in Design
Eligibility-Class 11, 12 Application mode – Online
Source:www.aieed.com/

Other Design Schools & Exams

1Symbiosis Institute of Designhttp://sid.edu.in/
2Footwear Design and Development Institutehttp://www.fddiindia.com/
3Maeer’s MIT Institute of Designhttp://www.mitid.edu.in/
4National Institute of Designhttp://www.nid.edu/
5National Institute of Fashion Designhttp://www.nift.ac.in/
6National Aptitude Test in Architecturewww.nata.in
7Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT)http://www.cept.ac.in/

Humanity & Social Sciences

Banaras Hindu University

Purpose -Admission to Undergraduate courses
Eligibility – Class 12
Application mode – Online
Source:http://bhuonline.in/

IIT Madras Humanities and Social Sciences Entrance Examination (HSEE)

Purpose-Admission in integrated Master of Arts (M.A.) programme
Eligibility- Class 12
Application mode – Online
Source:http://hsee.iitm.ac.in/

TISS Bachelors Admission Test (TISS-BAT) 

Purpose-Admission in B.A. Social Sciences program in any of three Campuses i.e. Tuljapur, Guwahati and Hyderabad
Eligibility- Class 12, 12+
Application mode –Online
Source:http://tiss.edu/admissions

Language

The English and Foreign Languages University Hyderabad Entrance Test 

Purpose-Admission for BA (Hons.) in English, Arabic, French, German, Russian and Spanish BCJ, B.Ed. (English)
Eligibility-Class 12, G, PG
Application mode – Online
Source:www.efluniversity.ac.in/

JNU Admission Entrance Exam 

Purpose-Admission in of three-year B.A. (Hons.) programme in Foreign Languages
Eligibility-Class 12, G, PG
Application mode –Online, By Post
Source:www.jnu.ac.in/

Agriculture & Hotel Management:

Indian Council of Agricultural Research ICAR AIEEA-UG-PG 

Purpose-Admission in Bachelor, Master Degree Program, SRF (PGS) to Pursuing Ph.D in Agriculture and Allied Sciences at Agricultural Universities
Eligibility-Class 12, UG, PG
Application mode –Online
Source:www.icar.org.in/

All India Hotel management Entrance Exam NCHMCT JEE 

Purpose-Admission in B.Sc. Hospitality & Hotel Administration
Eligibility-Class 12
Application mode –Online
Source:http://nchm.nic.in/

Law

Common Law Admission Test 

Purpose-Admission in B.A. LL.B (Hons), B.Com. (Hons), BBA LL.B (Hons)
Eligibility- Class 12, 12+
Application mode –Online, By Post
Source:http://clat.ac.in/

All India Law Entrance Test (AILET) 

Purpose-Admission in B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), LLM, PhD
Eligibility-Class 12, 12+, LLB, LLM
Apply-Online, By Post
Source:www.nludelhi.ac.in/

Pure Science

Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY)

Purpose-Fellowship and admission to IISc Banglore in 4 year BS Degree
Eligibility- Class 11, 12, UG, PG
Application mode – Online, in Person, By Post
Source:http://kvpy.iisc.ernet.in/main/index.htm

Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research

Purpose-Admissions to 5-year BS-MS Degree Programme
Eligibility- Class 12
Application mode – Online
Source:https://www.iiseradmission.in/

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST)

Purpose-Admission in 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical sciences in NISER or UM-DAE CBS.
Eligibility-Class 12 (PCMB)
Application mode – Online, By Post
Source:www.nestexam.in/

Mathematics

Indian Statistical Institute Admission

Purpose-Admission in B Stat (Hons), B Math (Hons), M Stat, M Math, MS (QE), MS (LIS), M Tech (CS), M Tech (QROR) and Research Fellowships.
Eligibility-Class 12 (Maths, English)
Application mode -Online, By Post
Source:www.isical.ac.in/index.php

Banaras Hindu University Undergraduate Entrance Test (BHU UET

Purpose-Admission in UG programmes in BHU
Eligibility-Class 12, 12+
Application mode –Online, By Post
Source:www.bhu.ac.in/

Banasthali Vidyapith Admission

Purpose-Admission in Class 6, 9 & 11, Graduation, Post Graduation
Eligibility-Class 5, 8, 10 Passed (Only Girls)
Application mode – Online, Post
Source: www.banasthali.org/banasthali/wcms/en/home/

Other Entrance Tests and Exams

  1. Shipping Corporation of India Ltd., Trainee Navigation Officers  CADETS (TNOC)
  2. UPSC, NDA/NA Examination
  3. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Uran Akademi Commercial Pilots Licence (CPL) Course
  4. Central Leather Research Institute, Adyar, Chennai
    1. Certificate Course in Footwear/Leather Goods/& Leather Garments
    2. Certificate courses in Tanning, Wet-finishing, Finishing
    3. Diploma Courses in Leather Goods/Leather Garments University of Delhi (Faculty of Technology), Combined Entrance Exam (CEE)
  5. Bachelor of Hospital Administration (BHA) 3 years after 12th from International Institute of Professional Studies, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (M.P.)

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