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Top 5 entrance examinations in South India

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Getting admissions to reputed colleges for undergraduate courses is a task in itself. But which entrance exam should you take? What is the criteria for eligibility, what is the pattern of examination and more of such questions would be bothering you. Here is a list of top 5 entrance examination is South India...

KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test)

KCET (Karnataka Common Entrance Test):

KCET is a common entrance test organised by the Karnataka University. This exam is taken by the students to gain admissions into Engineering, Dental and Medical courses at graduate level. Students who meet the eligibility criteria issued by Karnataka University can apply online to this entrance exam.

Exam Category: Undergraduate

Organising Institute: Karnataka Examinations Authority

Exam pattern:

  • Exam will be based on four subjects- Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
  • Each subject will be for 60 marks comprising of 60 questions each.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.
  • Chemistry / Bio-technology / Computer-Science / Electronics / Biology must be the optional subject of the candidate with English as one of the languages of study.
  • Candidates must have 45% marks in aggregate in optional subjects.

COMEDK UGET (Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Undergraduate Entrance Test)

COMEDK UGET (Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Undergraduate Entrance Test):

Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka conducts this entrance exam for students to get admissions to various engineering and medical degree undergraduate courses into those institutions which are affiliated to it. Students who meet the eligibility criteria can apply online to this entrance exam.

Exam Category: Undergraduate

Organising Institute: Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK)

Exam pattern:

Comprises of 2 papers:

*Paper 1-

  • Physics and Chemistry with 120 questions ie. 60 questions in each sdubject.
  • Duration of the exam: 120 minutes

*Paper 2-

  • Maths comprising of 60 questions
  • Duration of the exam: 60 minutes

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or 2nd PUC from any recognised Board or University in India.
  • Applicants must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Maths with a minimum aggregate of 45% (40% for SC/ST).
  • Physics and Maths must be mandatory subjects with Chemistry or Biology or Biotechnology as optional subject.
  • Candidates should have also studied English.
  • Candidates who have competed 10+3 Diploma from a recognised university with a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) are eligible to apply.

 

KEAM (Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical Degree)

KEAM (Kerala Engineering Agriculture Medical Degree):

Admissions to Medical / Agriculture / Veterinary / Fisheries / Engineering / Architecture / MBBS & BDS Degree Courses can be obtained by taking up this entrance exam (KEAM) conducted by the Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala.

Exam Category: Undergraduate

Organising Institute: Commissioner of Entrance Examinations, Government of Kerala

Exam pattern:

  • Written test with 2 papers:

                  Paper 1- Physics and Chemistry.

                  Paper 2- Mathematics.

  • Duration of the each paper is 150 minutes.
  • The examination will be out of 480, total number of questions is 120.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have completed 10+2 from a recognised board or university.
  • A minimum of 50% in Maths and 50% aggregate in Physics and Chemistry must have been obtained by the candidate.
  • Candidates with Engineering Diploma can apply if they have obtained a minimum of 50% in their Diploma exam.
  • Candidates must be 17 or above at the time of taking the exam.

EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test)

EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture and Medical Common Entrance Test):

EAMCET is conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU) Hyderabad on behalf of APSCHE. Students can gain admissions into various professional courses offered in University/ Private Colleges in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Those who meet the eligibility criteria can apply to this e4ntrance exam online.

Exam Category: Undergraduate

Organising Institute: JNTU, Hyderabad

Exam pattern:

  • The exam will be based on Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics.
  • There will be 160 question in total.
  • 80 questions from Mathematics, 40 from Chemistry and 40 from Physics.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • Objective type of paper.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates should be of Indian Nationality or Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) / Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) Card Holders.
  • Candidates should belong to the state of Andhra Pradesh. The candidates should satisfy local / non - local status requirements as laid down in the Andhra Pradesh Education Institutions (Regulations of Admission) order, 1974 as subsequently amended.

*For Engineering, Bio- Technology, B.Tech (Dairy Technology), B.Tech (Ag. Engineering) and for 50% seats in B. Pharmacy, B.Tech (Food Science and Technology (FST) /B.Sc (Commercial Agri & Business Mgt. (CA & BM)) Courses:

  • Candidates should have passed or appeared for the final year of Intermediate Examination (10+2 pattern) with Mathematics, Physics along with Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology as optionals or related vocational courses in the fields of Engineering and Technology, conducted by the Board of Intermediate Education, Andhra Pradesh along with bridge course.
  • Candidates should obtain at least 45% of marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the subjects specified, taken together at 10+2 pattern.
  • Applicants must have completed 16 years of age at the time of taking up the exam.

TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission)

TNEA (Tamil Nadu Engineering Admission):

Anna University conducts TNEA for students to gain admissions into undergraduate courses in their states.

Exam Category: Undergraduate

Organising Institute: Anna University

Exam pattern:

  • Objective type of exam comprising questions on technical subjects in the intermediate course.
    Science subjects will have multiple choice type of questions
  • Duration of the exam: 2 Hours 30 Minutes (150 minutes).
  • Mode of instruction for the test will be English

Eligibility criteria:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 with a minimum of 50% in aggregate
  • Candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Maths as mandatory subjects
  • Scores of Class XI and XII will be considered to shortlist and to allot the seats.

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