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Top 10 Toughest Entrance Exams in India

Entrance Exam is an assessment conducted by many educational institutions through which admissions are provided for eligible candidates. These exams may be administered at any level of education, from primary to higher education, although they are more common at higher levels.

In other words, Entrance Exam is a prerequisite for gaining admissions in professional courses like Engineering, Medical, Dental, Management & Law across India.

In India, career building is an important issue for both children and their parents. What career to choose, how to get to the best institution ensuring a bright future in the chosen career and finally how to prepare oneself for the entrance exams are few questions that create a storm in the minds of the candidates.

Here is a list of well known top entrance exams conducted across India.

Common Admission Test (CAT)

  • The common admission test conducted by the Indian institutes of management is considered to be one of the toughest exams worldwide.
  • It tests a candidate for his quantitative ability, data interpretation skills, verbal ability and logical reasoning; and serves as the eligibility criteria for being admitted into the business administration courses in various IIM's spread across the country.

 

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE ) earlier known as IIT-JEE

  • Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.

 

Graduate Aptitude test for Engineering (GATE)

  • The graduate aptitude test for engineering is conducted by the various IITs and the Indian Institute of science Bangalore.
  • GATE serves as the eligibility criteria for being inducted in to the various ME/Mtech programmes offered by the IITs, and also for being selected into PSU companies of the Indian Governments.

 

National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) Earlier known as AIEEE

  • NEET is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admissions to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical and Dental courses across India.

 

National Eligibility Test (NET)

  • The national eligibility test or NET is conducted by the Council of scientific and industrial research CSIR and funded by the MHRD in India.
  • Once you clear the NET examination, you can opt from one of two choices of either becoming a Junior Research Fellow or a Lecturer, but either way you can still pursue your higher studies and valuable research.

 

Common Law Admission Test (CLAT)

  • The Common Law Admission Test is an all-India law entrance conducted by 11(eleven) National Law Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).

 

UPSC Civil Service Examination

  • If there is one exam in India which literally requires you to know everything under the sun, it has to be the Civil Services exam held by the Union Public Service Commission.

 

AIIMS Medical Entrance Exam

  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducts a separate exam for admission to their MBBS course.
  • Every year a large number of candidates apply for MBBS course in AIIMS for nearly 70 seats which makes it one of the most difficult entrance examinations.

 

Xavier Aptitude Test (XAT)

  • XAT is another reputed management entrance exam conducted by the Xavier's Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur.
  • The exam is held in the month of January every year for admission in its post graduate management courses.

 

Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test (BITSAT)

  • BITSAT is an online entrance test.
  • It is conducted for admission to integrated first year degree programmes of BITS Pilani at Pilani campus, Goa campus, and Hyderabad Campus.

 

For updates on each entrance exams, please click on the topics given below.

           RANK                EXAMS                                            DESCRIPTION
 I                   CAT

Common Admission Test

The common admission test conducted by the Indian institutes of management is considered to be one of the toughest exams worldwide.

 II  JEE

Joint Entrance Exam

Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) conducted by the JEE Apex Board for admission to Undergraduate Engineering Programmes in NITs, IIITs and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions.

 III GATE

Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering

The graduate aptitude test for engineering is conducted by the various IITs and the Indian Institute of science Bangalore.

 IV NEET

National Eligibility Cum Entrance Exam

NEET is conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) for admissions to Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical and Dental courses across India.

 V UGC - NET

 University Grants Commission - National Eligibility Test

The national eligibility test or NET is conducted by the Council of scientific and industrial research CSIR and funded by the MHRD in India.
 VI CLAT

Common Law Admission Test

The Common Law Admission Test is an all-India law entrance conducted by 11(eleven) National Law Universities for admissions to their under-graduate and post graduate degree programmes (LL.B & LL.M).

 VII UPSC

Union Public Service Commission

If there is one exam in India which literally requires you to know everything under the sun, it has to be the Civil Services exam held by the Union Public Service Commission.

 VIII AIIMS

All India Institute of Medical Sciences- Medical Entrance Exam

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducts a separate exam for admission to their MBBS course.

 IX XAT

Xavier Aptitude Test

XAT is another reputed management entrance exam conducted by the Xavier's Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur.

 X BITSAT

Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test

BITSAT is an online entrance test. It is conducted for admission to integrated first year degree programmes of BITS Pilani at Pilani campus, Goa campus, and Hyderabad Campus.

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