Most Popular Engineering Entrance Exams in India [2023]

Ever since the ascendance of JEE-Mains, other Engineering Entrance Examinations have been overshadowed. But still, students should have an idea about the examinations that are, in a way, essential for every engineering aspirant.
This article will give you some idea about the most popular Engineering Entrance Exams(EEE) in India. The information provided in this article is not absolute, and is, definitely not exhaustive.
It goes without saying that JEEMains is the most popular exam of all. But, besides that, we also focused on some other examinations, which will also include some of the private institutes.
At first, we asked Google about the most popular exams. Here are the results.

Google Trends’ list of most popular Engineering Entrance Examinations:

JEE Mains

JEE-Mains is conducted by CBSE. JEE Main is the most popular engineering entrance exam in India.
All the major engineering colleges across India consider JEE Main as criteria for the admission.
Candidates will get admission to NITs, CFTIs and other engineering institutions. Rank will be considered for admission.
Only students having Physics, Chemistry and Maths are eligible for JEE Main it is also the eligibility test for JEE Advanced which offers admission to IITs & ISM.
For the student wanting to have a career in engineering, JEE Main should be their topmost priority.


KEAM is a state-level entrance examination. It is conducted every year by Commissioner of Entrance Examination(CEE), Kerala.
It is quite a popular examination in Kerala. It was a surprise that it showed up second in the Google Trends results.
Aspirants who want to get admission in various courses in the state of Kerala can apply for the examination by visiting the official site of KEAM (CEE).
Candidates are advised to research about the examination before filling the application form.
Aspirants should find out if they are eligible by reading the eligibility criteria given in the Information Brochure of the examination.


AEEE is Amrita Engineering Entrance Exam. AEEE is conducted on all India basis, by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University).
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a NAAC accredited A grade, multi-campus, multi-disciplinary teaching and research institution.

Manipal University

Manipal University(now known as Manipal Academy of Higher Education) is a deemed university located in Manipal, Karnataka.
Manipal University is widely famous for engineering and research.
It is acknowledged as a private research institute deemed to be a university.
Students who want to get admission in various courses provided by Manipal Academy of Higher Education can fill the form.
The application forms are available online on the official site.
Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling the form. The test will be conducted online.


BITSAT is conducted by Birla Institute of Technology & Science.
It stands for Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test, conducted all over India by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani.
The test is conducted only in online mode and is not available in offline mode.
Candidates interested in engineering, pharmacy & science courses can apply for the exam.


Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (also known as MHT CET) is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra State, Mumbai.
It is a state level entrance exam. It offers admission in the first year of a full-time degree in engineering, technology, and pharmacy courses.
Students can get admission in the various engineering and medical institutions of Maharashtra state on the basis of this entrance test.


VITEEE is also known as VIT Engineering Entrance Examination, the exam is conducted by VIT University.
The students interested in engineering course can apply for the exam, selected students can get admission in its two campuses, i.e. Chennai & Vellore, the candidate can opt for an online exam as well as an offline exam.
VITEEE will be conducted on all India basis in 118 cities across India.
Google trends just show the overall interest of the students in the given examinations, but it does not reflect the actual popularity.
Many state engineering entrance examinations go unnoticed by the general crowd even though the attendance in those examinations are more than those shown in the results of Google Trends.
Some of the exams that Google Trends does not show but are still popular are

West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination or the WBJEE is a state-government controlled centralized test, conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examinations Board for admission to many private and governmental medical and engineering institutions in West Bengal.

Karnataka Common Entrance Test (KCET) is conducted by Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA).
It offers admissions to various undergraduate as well as professional courses, which is offered by different colleges in the state of Karnataka.
Candidates interested can fill the form from the official site.

AP EAMCET or Andhra Pradesh Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test, is an entrance examination required for admission to some engineering and medical colleges in the states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, India.
The magnitude of the examination can be estimated by considering the fact that the coaching industry for the EAMCET is estimated at nearly Rs. 50 billion (approximately $110 million) a year.

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UPSEE is Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination, which is conducted by Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University every year for admission in various courses of engineering.
Students who are interested to study in one of the colleges in Uttar Pradesh can apply by visiting the official site of UPSEE.

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