Admission procedure in Engineering Colleges for B.E/ B.Tech

If you are going through this article, chances are that you are thinking of getting admission in Engineering college. The lattice of engineering colleges in India is too gigantic that the aspirants got confused to select the best among available options while navigating through the list of colleges, universities, branches and lots more.

This article is a brief of entrance examinations and counseling for admission in Engineering colleges.

To get themselves out of the maze of list of Engineering Colleges and Entrance exams, aspirants must priorities the university/ college and branch of their choice. Explore on website or personally inquire at university/ college or by any other source identify the respective entrance examination and the aspirant must be thoroughly aware of the syllabus and pattern of examination to secure good marks and thus a higher rank in the merit to get admission in college and branch of his choice.

In India, the entrance exams for Bachelor of Engineering/ Technology are conducted at following 3 levels:

1) All India level
2) State level
3) University level.

Among all exams got conducted, the most important one is Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) introduced by CBSE in 2012 to replace AIEEE and IIT-JEE. It is an objective patterned examination conducted at all India level in two parts: JEE Main and JEE Advance.


The students successfully qualify HSC/ class 12th or its equivalent and secured 75% (65 % for SC/ST) marks are eligible to appear and contest in JEE-main. The application forms for JEE-Main are filled up online in the month of December.

The exam is conducted and it’s result officially got declared in the month of April. The number of attempts is restricted to three times only. The exam comprise two objective papers, Paper-1 is for admission in B.E./ B.Tech and Paper-2 is for admission in B.Arch and B.Planning. Candidates have options to compete in either or both of them. This exam is conducted for admission in NITs, IIITs and Centrally Funded Institutes. Now, various Deemed universities and state universities like of Gujarat, Nagaland, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Odisha have also joined this system. Only the students appeared in paper-I and ranked among top 2 lakhs candidates are eligible for appearing in JEE-Advance. For more information about JEE-Main refer .


The JEE-Advance is conducted under guidance of the Joint Admission Board (JAB) for admission in Bachelor, Integrated Master and Dual Degree programs in all IITs and ISM Dhanbad. Other institutes like IISc Bangalore,  IISERs-Bhopal, Mohali, Kolkata, Pune and Thiruvananthapuram, IIST Thiruvananthapuram, RGIPT Rae Bareli etc. also consider JEE-Advance score as eligibility for admission. Application forms for JEE-Advance are filled up in the month of April, exam is conducted in May and result is declared in June. The numbers of attempts are restricted to maximum 2 times in consecutive years. For more information about JEE-Advance refer


The entrance examinations for admission in engineering colleges are also conducted by state level universities for their affiliated colleges. In state level exams, the candidates from all over the country can participate but the residents of that particular state are preferred and accord higher weightage or some sort of reservation. The examination is conducted in centres within the territory of that particular state. Therefore, the students looking for getting admission in Engineering College should also prepare and appear in the entrance examination for the colleges of their respective state along with other national level examinations. Some of the exams conducted by state universities are : Andhra Pradesh- EAMCET for Medical, Agriculture and Engineering colleges, Assam-JAT, Bihar-CET, Chhattisgarh-PET, Goa-CET, Himachal Pradesh-CPET, Jammu & Kashmir- CET, Jharkhand- CET, Karnataka- KCET, Kerala-CEE, Maharashtra- MHTCET,  Puducherry- CENTAC JET, Karnataka- KCET, , Rajasthan- RPET, Tripura- JEE, Tamil Nadu- TNEA, Uttar Pradesh –UPSEE,  West Bengal-WBJEE etc.


A number of universities in India conduct their independent entrance examination for admission of candidates in various Engineering courses. These universities have their own primed syllabus and pattern of examination. The candidates all over the country are eligible to appear in the examination which is conducted in university premises. A few of them are: AMUEEE -Aligarh Muslim University Uttar Pradesh, Banasthali Vidyapeeth Rajasthan- Aptitude Test, BITSAT- BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa, Hyderabad , CIPET JEE – Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology Tamil Nadu, GEEE – Galgotias University Uttar Pradesh, IPU CET – Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University New Delhi , ICFAI ATIT – ICFAI Foundation, Hyderabad, Delhi, UGET – Manipal University , PMUET – Periyar Maniammai University Tamil Nadu, SRMEE – SRM University, SET- Symbiosis International University, UPESEAT- University of Petroleum & Engineering Studies Uttrakhand, VITEEE – Vellore Institute of Technology Tamil Nadu , Jamia Milia Islamia, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology and lots more.


After declaration of result, ranks were allotted to students depending upon the marks secured by them in respective examination. Based on their rank, candidates are called by respective university/ board for counseling. Here, Counseling is a process of allotment of current available branches and colleges to the candidates as per their choice & rank in the merit. The candidates are called in descending order of rank achieved to submit their choice for branch and college. Higher will be the rank, more will be the chances to get the branch and college of your choice. If the seats still left vacant after counseling, the university/ board will conduct the consecutive rounds of counseling or open the seats for direct admission. It must be noted that all the premier colleges and prevailed branches got filled up at the early stage of the counseling and only the seats in some colleges are left over for direct admission.

The counseling of JEE is conducted by JoSAA i.e “Joint Seat Allocation Authority” for the participant institutes of JEE to provide a single online platform for the candidates to apply in NITs, IITs, ISM Dhanbad, IIITs and Other Government funded Technical Institutes across the country.


The admission in engineering colleges is also been done through  lateral entry. Lateral entry means that the student got admission directly in second year of degree, but this gateway is open only for diploma holders and B.Sc (Non-medical) pass outs from any recognized university. The admissions are done either on the basis of merit of qualifying exam or through lateral entry examination as per the university’s regulations. The students have to score well and secure a better rank in entrance exam, to get admission in reputed colleges of their choice. Some of the central/ state and private  universities that conduct lateral entry exam are : Puducherry- CENTAC, Jharkhand- DtoDECE, Haryana-LEET, Delhi Technical University- LEE, Uttrakhand Technical University- LEET, Punjab Technical University- PTU LEET, West Bengal University- JELET, Lovely professional university- NEAT, Uttar Pradesh Technical University– UPSEE Lateral entry and a lots more.


“Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers” is a degree level certification course which facilitates distance education in engineering for diploma holders and 10+2/ Intermediate/ HSC pass outs. AMIE Certification is recognized by central & State governments and agencies like AICTE, UPSC etc. as equivalent to B.E or B.Tech. The course is conducted by the Institute of Engineers which prepares its syllabus, curriculum & issue certificates. For 10+2 pass out students there are 19 subjects and for diploma holders there are 13 subjects along with practical and project work in 2 parts/  Sections : Section A and Section B. Students have to clear the section A first and then has to complete section B in maximum duration of 6 years (for both Diploma holders and 10+2 pass outs).  Admission procedure in AMIE is very simple and is open round the year. For more information about AMIE, log on to .

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