Entrance Exams after II PUC or Class 12th students


The Entrance Exams are the mode for getting admission into various undergraduate and professional degree courses. The entrance examinations are common at higher levels of education which are conducted by government organisations like NTA, KEA etc. Sometimes the entrance exams are even conducted by the educational institutes and colleges. After clearing the entrance examination students can earn admissions to specialized degrees of their choice. Once the student qualifies the entrance exam, then he/she can choose their interested specilisations and get merit seats.

Last updated: 21 Apr 2022

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Choosing a course is very simple but getting into it is tough, one has to qualify the entrance exam with a good score in order to get his/her desired course and college. The entrance exams provide a level playing field for all the students and give equal opportunity to everyone to compete. 

The entrance exam is conducted to filter the serious candidates from the non-serious ones. The main purpose of conducting entrance exams is to judge the student ability, sharpness, knowledge and other traits of the students. The aptitude of the student is tested in the entrance exam. All the entrance exams follow a definite pattern, every student has to pass through different phases like written test, counselling, interview and admission confirmation.

Kinds of Entrance Exam in India

There are different kinds of entrance exams in India for different streams of study, like for technical education we have IIT/JEE, GATE, KCET, for management we have CAT, MAT, CMAT, GMAT etc, for medical we have NEET-UG, NEET-PG, NEET-BDS, NEET-MDS etc, for law we have CLAT, LSAT etc.  In some cases many colleges also conduct their own entrance exams to select the students for various courses offered by them.

Engineering Entrance Exams

IIT JEE

IIT JEE is Joint Entrance Exam for Architecture & Engineering courses in IITs and NITs of the country. The JEE exam offers admissions to IITs, NITs and other prestigious engineering and architecture colleges across the country. The JEE exam provides a great opportunity for aspiring engineering and architecture courses. The JEE exam is a common platform that provides equal opportunity to the students to highlight their talent and knowledge with the IITs and NITs level. 

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KCET Exam

KCET or Karnataka Common Entrance Test is conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) for various undergraduate professional courses like engineering technology, B.Pharma, D. Pharma, Agriculture and Veterinary Science courses offered by various educational institutes in Karnataka.

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COMED-K Exam

COMEDK or Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka conducts common Entrance Exam for various undergraduate professional courses like engineering and technology courses offered by various private educational institutes in Karnataka.

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Architecture Entrance Exam

NATA Exam

The NATA Exam or National Aptitude Test for Architecture is conducted by the Council of Architecture (CoA) for admission to the B.Arch undergraduate course offered by architecture colleges across India. The students interested in taking up architecture have to qualify the NATA Exam.

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Medical Entrance Exams

NEET UG Exam

The NEET exam is conducted for admission in various departments like Medical, Dental, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Sidda, Homoeopathy) courses at undergraduate level for getting admissions in good reputed colleges or institutes, which are MCC approved and recognised by MCI in India and abroad.

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NEET PG Exam

The NEET PG exam is conducted for admission in various post graduate courses like MD/MS/PG Diploma in Medical, Dental and AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Sidda, Homoeopathy) subjects for getting admissions in good reputed colleges or institutes, which are MCC approved (in case of MBBS), DCC approved (in case of Dental) and CCIM approved (in case of AYUSH) in India and abroad.

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NEET MDS Exam

The NEET MDS exam is conducted for admission in various post graduate courses like MDS and Post Graduate in Dental Sciences in the reputed dental colleges across India.

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Management Entrance Exams

CAT

The CAT exam is required to join postgraduate management courses such as MBA or PGDM. The students who have completed their undergraduate degree in any stream can apply for the CAT exam. The Common Admission Test (CAT) exam is conducted by all the IIMs of India every year on rotational basis for the admissions to management courses to these elite colleges of India. The CAT exam is considered as the top-level entrance exam for management admissions in India and even abroad

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MAT Exam

The MAT exam is required to join post graduate management courses such as MBA or PGDM. The students who have completed their undergraduate degree in any stream can apply for the MAT exam. The MAT exam is an objective test and is one of the most popular national level MBA entrance exams in India that is conducted every year for MBA admissions. The aspiring students can take up the MAT exam four times a year and can join the top management colleges in the country. Nearly more than 600 top MBA colleges across the country are accepting the MAT scores for MBA admissions. 

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CMAT Exam

The CMAT exam is required to join post graduate management courses such as MBA or PGDM. The students who have completed their undergraduate degree in any stream can apply for the CMAT exam. The CMAT exam is a National Level Entrance Exam for admission to different MBA/PGDM programmes in the country. The test facilitates the UGC and AICTE affiliated institutions to select suitable candidates for admission to the different MBA/PGDM courses in top institutions of the country. 

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ATMA Exam

The ATMA exam is required to join post graduate management courses such as MBA or PGDM. The students who have completed their undergraduate degree in any stream can apply for the ATMA  exam. The ATMA is a national level entrance test that provides admission to the candidates into various MBA/PGDM courses across the country. The candidates can choose their colleges according to the scores and rankings secured in the exam. 

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GMAT Exam

The GMAT exam is required to join post graduate management courses such as MBA or PGDM. The students who have completed their undergraduate degree in any stream can apply for the GMAT exam. The GMAT exam is an international level entrance exam for getting admissions to different MBA/PGDM courses across India and South Africa. 

The GMAT scores are acceptable in more than 2300+ colleges around the world. Apart from these top colleges of the world, even elite institutes of India like IIMs also accept GMAT scores. The GMAT is specially designed for management and business. 

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KMAT Exam

The KMAT exam is required to join post graduate management courses such as MBA or PGDM. The students who have completed their undergraduate degree in any stream can apply for the  KMAT exam. The KMAT exam is a State Level Entrance Exam for admission to MBA/PGDM courses offered by different colleges of Karnataka. The test facilitates AICTE affiliated institutions to select suitable candidates for admission to the different PGDM courses in top institutions of Karnataka.

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PGCET Exam

The PGCET exam is required to join post graduate management courses such as MBA or PGDM. The students who have completed their undergraduate degree in any stream can apply for the PGCET exam. The PGCET Exam is a state level exam of Karnataka State for getting admissions to different post graduate courses such as MBA/PGDM/MCA/ME/M.Tech offered by Government/University/Private-Aided/Private Unaided professional education institutions of Karnataka.

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XAT Exam

The XAT exam is required to join post graduate management courses such as MBA or PGDM. The students who have completed their undergraduate degree in any stream can apply for the XAT exam.XAT Exam is one of the oldest entrance exams for management admissions in India. 

The XAT exam is a Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQ) based objective test and is one of the most popular national level management entrance exams in India that is conducted every year for PGDM admissions. The aspiring students can take up XAT exam four times a year and can join the top management colleges in the country. The XAT exam is approved by AICTE and is recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education Government of India.

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SNAP Exam

The SNAP exam is required to join post graduate management courses such as MBA or PGDM. The students who have completed their undergraduate degree in any stream can apply for the SNAP exam. The SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude) Test is a national-level management entrance test, conducted by Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune. The SNAP test scores are valid for admission to 15 institutes under Symbiosis University located across India. The SNAP exam scores are also accepted by top MBA/PGDM colleges across the country.

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Law Entrance Exams

CLAT Exam

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is a national level entrance exam conducted for the admissions for law courses in 22 National Law Universities (NLU) and other law colleges across the country. The students who aspire to join law schools have to qualify the CLAT exam. The CLAT exam is conducted by the apex body for law education in the country Consortium of National Law Schools

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LSAT Exam

The LSAT Exam is conducted by the Law School Admission Council for all the candidates looking for getting admissions to various law courses across India and abroad.

Conclusion

The above mentioned are some of the important entrance exams that are conducted in India. Every stream has an entrance exam. In some cases there are many colleges which conduct their own entrance exams to select the candidates. The students can decide their interest and choose the entrance exam accordingly.

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