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The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are self-governing public technical universities spread throughout India. They are the most prestigious institutes in India, providing international engineering and technological education. IITs have built a world-class educational platform over the years that is dynamically sustained by quality teaching and internationally acclaimed research, as well as excellent infrastructure and the best available minds. Each IIT is autonomous, but they are linked to one another by a common council (the IIT Council), which oversees their administration.

IIT graduates hold important positions both in India and abroad. IITians are always at the top of the list when it comes to gaining admission to the most prestigious universities in the world or finding employment in any reputable organisation in the world.

Currently there are 23 IIT’s all across India

Sr No. Name Abbreviation Location
1 IIT Kharagpur IITKGP West Bengal
2 IIT Bombay IITB Maharashtra
3 IIT Madras IITM Tamil Nadu
4 IIT Kanpur IITK Uttar Pradesh
5 IIT Delhi IITD Delhi
6 IIT Guwahati IITG Assam
7 IIT Roorkee IITR Uttarakhand
8 IIT Ropar IITRPR Punjab
9 IIT Bhubaneswar IITBBS Odisha
10 IIT Gandhinagar IITGN Gujrat
11 IIT Hyderabad IITH Telangana
12 IIT Jodhpur IITJ Rajasthan
13 IIT Patna IITP Bihar
14 IIT Indore IITI Madhya Pradesh
15 IIT Mandi IITMandi Himachal Pradesh
16 IIT (BHU) Varanasi IIT (BHU) Uttar Pradesh
17 IIT Palakkad IITPKD Kerala
18 IIT Tirupati IITTP Andhra Pradesh
19 IIT (ISM) Dhanbad IIT (ISM) Jharkhand
20 IIT Dharwad IITDH Karnataka
22 IIT Jammu IITJMU Jammu & Kashmir
23 IIT Bhilai IITBH Chhattisgarh

Entrance Exams to be given to apply for IIT’s

  • JEE Main
  • JEE Advanced


The Joint Entrance Examination – Main (JEE-Main), formerly known as the All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE), is a computer-based test administered across India for admission to various technical undergraduate programmes in engineering, architecture, and planning. The National Testing Agency is in charge of the examination (NTA). The JEE-Main rank is used to determine admission to B.Tech and B.Arch programmes at prestigious technical institutes such as the National Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institutes of Information Technology. The test has been done four times a year, from January to May, since 2021.


Exam Details of JEE Main

JEE Main is accepted in these institutions - NIT's/IIIT's/GFTI's

  • Exam Syllabus – 11th & 12th Std.
  • Mode - Online
  • Twice a year - Jan. and April
  • Subjects –Physics, Chemistry & Maths
  • Total Questions – 75 (25 each subject)
  • Total Marks - 300 (100 each)
  • Duration - 3 Hrs.
  • Marking Scheme - (+4, -1)
  • Eligibility: The applicants must have passed their 10+2 or equivalent examination with minimum 75% marks.
  • Website -
Institutes Branches Intake
NIT’s 31 18,157
IIIT’s 24 3,433
GFTI’s 23 4,500
Total 75 26,090



The Joint Entrance Examination – Advanced (JEE-Advanced), is an annual academic exam given in India. It is organised by one of the seven "old" IITs (IIT Roorkee, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, and IIT Guwahati) (JAB). Admission to Indian Institutes of Technology is based only on this requirement. Other institutions, such as the Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy (IIPE), the Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, the Indian Institute of Space Technology (IIST), the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISERs), and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), use the JEE-Advanced exam score to determine admission.

The JEE-Advanced score is also used as a criterion for admission to non-Indian universities such as the University of Cambridge and the National University of Singapore by Indian applicants.

Exam Details of JEE Advanced

JEE Advanced is accepted in these institutions – IIT

  • Exam Syllabus - 11th & 12th
  • Mode - Online/Offline Subjects - PCM
  • Total Questions – Not fixed
  • Total Marks – Not fixed
  • Duration - 6 Hrs. (3 hrs. two slots)
  • Marking Scheme - Not fixed
  • Eligibility - Students must have passed the Class 12 exam. Only the top 2.5 lakh qualified students of JEE Main will be allowed to appear for JEE Advanced 2022.
  • Website -
Branches Intake
23 16,289

Vellore Institute of Technology – NIFR Ranking 12 (2021)

Entrance Exam: VITEEE

  • Exam Syllabus - 11th & 12th Std.
  • Mode - Online
  • Subjects – Physics, Mathematics/Biology, Chemistry, English, Aptitude
  • Total Questions – 125
  • Total Marks – 125
  • Duration – 2.5 Hrs.
  • Marking Scheme -(+1, 0)
  • Minimum Eligibility - PCM or PCB in Class 12th with a minimum of 50% of marks
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Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) – NIRF Ranking 26 (2021)

Entrance Exam – BITSAT

  • Exam Syllabus - 11th & 12th NCERT
  • Mode - Online
  • Subjects - Physics, Chemistry, English Proficiency & Logical Reasoning, Mathematics/ Biology
  • Total Questions - 150
  • Total Marks – 450
  • Duration - 3 Hrs.
  • Marking Scheme – (+3, -1)
  • Minimum Eligibility - Class 12th with at least 75% of marks
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SRM Institute of Science and Technology - NIRF Ranking 34 (2021)

Entrance Exam: SRMJEEE

  • Exam Syllabus – 11th & 12th Std.
  • Mode - Online
  • Subjects - PCM
  • Total Questions - 125
  • Total Marks – 125
  • Duration - 3 Hrs.
  • Marking Scheme – The candidates will be awarded +1 marks for each correct attempt.
  • Minimum Eligibility - Candidates should have passed a 10+2 or equivalent exam with a minimum 50% aggregate marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham – NIRF Ranking 5 (2021)

Entrance Exam: AEEE

  • Exam Syllabus – 11th & 12th Std.
  • Mode - Pen-and-paper (Offline) & Computer-based test (Online).
  • Subjects - PCM
  • Total Questions - 100
  • Total Marks – 300
  • Duration - 2 hour 30 minutes
  • Marking Scheme – (+3, -1)
  • Minimum Eligibility – Candidates should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination with minimum 60% marks in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry



Amity University – NIRF Ranking 43 (2021)

Entrance Exam – Amity JEE

  • Exam Syllabus – 11th & 12th Std.
  • Mode - Online/ CBT
  • Subjects - General English, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics/ Biology
  • Total Questions - 90
  • Total Marks – 360
  • Duration - 2 hour
  • Marking Scheme – (+4, -1)
  • Minimum Eligibility – Candidates should have passed 10+2 or an equivalent examination with minimum 60% marks.
Greater Noida

In Maharashtra, nearly 540 engineering colleges offer B. Tech programmes in full-time, part-time, distance-learning, and online formats. NIRF has ranked 33 of these institutes as top engineering colleges in Maharashtra. Maharashtra is home to prestigious engineering institutes such as IIT Bombay, ICT Mumbai, and Symbiosis Pune, among others. The MHT CET exam is used to determine admission to engineering colleges in Maharashtra.

Mumbai and Pune are the two largest cities in Maharashtra and are known as "learning centers." Aside from Mumbai and Pune, there are numerous other cities with educational opportunities, including Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik, and Kolhapur. Students pursue B. Tech in cities that have popular engineering institutes and are the destination for corporate hubs or a variety of other industries such as finance, media.

Top 10 Engineering Colleges in Maharashtra

Sr No Engineering Colleges Location
1 ICT Mumbai - Institute of Chemical Technology Mumbai
2 COEP Pune - College of Engineering Pune
3 VJTI Mumbai - Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute Mumbai
4 BVUCOE Pune - Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University College of Engineering Pune
5 RCOEM Nagpur - Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management Nagpur
6 VIT Pune - Vishwakarma Institute of Technology Pune
7 GHRCE Nagpur - GH Raisoni College of Engineering Nagpur
8 SPIT Mumbai - Sardar Patel Institute of Technology Mumbai
9 YCCE Nagpur - Yeshwantrao Chavan College of Engineering Nagpur
10 DYPIET Pimpri - Dr DY Patil Institute of Technology Pune

Entrance Exams to be given by Students of Maharashtra to apply for above Engineering Colleges.




The MHT-CET, or Maharashtra Common Admission Test, is an annual entrance exam held by the Maharashtra government. The Directorate of Technical Education is in charge of the exams.

This entrance exam focuses mostly on degree programmes in the following fields:

  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy

Exam Details of MHT-CET

MHT-CET is used for admission for colleges all across Maharashtra

  • Exam Syllabus - 20% of 11th + 80% of 12th State Board
  • Mode - offline
  • Subjects - PCM
  • Total Questions – 150 (50 for each subject)
  • Total Marks – 200 (100 marks for each section)
  • Duration - 3 Hrs.
  • Marking Scheme – Physics & Chemistry - 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer. Mathematics - 2 marks will be awarded for every correct answer. No Negative Marking
  • Minimum Eligibility: Candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 45% marks from a recognized board/university with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
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Institutes Branches Intake
State Level Engineering Institutes 46 43,500 Approx

The students must take only one entrance exam, known as the NEET.

The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Undergraduate) or NEET (UG), formerly known as the All India Pre-Medical Test (AIPMT), is an all-India pre-medical entrance exam for students wishing to pursue undergraduate medical (MBBS), dental (BDS), and AYUSH (BAMS, BUMS, BHMS, etc.) courses in government and private institutions in India, as well as those wishing to pursue primary medical qualification abroad.

The exam is administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA), which reports the results to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's Directorate General of Health Services and State Counselling Authorities for seat allocation.

Exam Details of NEET

NEET is accepted in all public and private institutions across India.

  • Exam Syllabus – 11th & 12th NCERT
  • Mode - Online
  • Subjects - PCB
  • Total Questions - 180 (45 each -PC, & 90- Bio)
  • Total Marks – 720 Duration - 3 hrs.
  • Marking Scheme – (+4, -1)
  • Qualifying marks in boards - 50% aggregate
  • Website -
Type of Colleges Total Colleges Total Seats
Government Colleges 272 41,388
Private Colleges including Deemed Universities 260 35,540
Total Seats through NEET 532 76,928
AIIMS & JIPMER institutions 15 AIMS, 2 JIPMER 1205 (AIMS), 200 (JIPMER)
Total 549 78,333

Top 10 Medical Colleges in India (By NIRF Rank)

NIRF Rank Medical Colleges Location
1 All India Institute of Medical Sciences New Delhi
2 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research Chandigarh
3 CMC - Christian Medical College Vellore
4 NIMHANS - National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences Bangalore
5 SGPGIMS - Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences Lucknow
6 Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Coimbatore
7 BHU - Banaras Hindu University Varanasi
8 JIPMER - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research Puducherry
9 KGMU - King George's Medical University Lucknow
10 KMC - Kasturba Medical College Manipal



Top 10 Government Medical Colleges in Maharashtra

Sr No Medical Colleges Location
1 Rajiv Gandhi Medical College and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital Kalwa, Thane
2 Government Medical College Miraj
3 Seth GS Medical College Mumbai
4 Shri Vasant Rao Naik Govt. Medical College Yavatmal
5 SRTR Medical College Ambajogai
6 Topiwala National Medical College Mumbai
7 Government Medical College Latur
8 Sri Bhausaheb Hire Government Medical College Dhule
9 B. J. Govt. Medical College Pune
10 Armed Forces Medical College Pune

The study of the artistic and organizational aspects of construction is known as architecture. The B. Arch course is designed in such a way that you can learn space management for maximum utility as well as architectural planning and design. This field makes little use of core mathematics. B. Arch is a five-year undergraduate programme that focuses on providing candidates with training and theoretical knowledge in the design aspects of building models, as well as the preparation of a construction structure/blueprint using appropriate techniques and principles. With the advancement of technology and the increasing rate of urbanization, it has almost become a requirement to build structures that can serve the needs of the general public. Architects are in high demand for the construction of malls, commercial buildings, and flyovers, among other things.

Here are some of the entrance exams that you can take up after 12th:

  • NATA
  • JEE Main Paper 2
  • JEE Advanced


The National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA) is a national-level undergraduate exam administered by the Council of Architecture (CoA) to gain admission to 5-year BArch programmes. The test assesses drawing and observation abilities, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, and critical thinking ability within the context of architectural constraints.

NATA is usually held in two phases: the first phase is usually held in April, and the second phase is usually held in July. Furthermore, the test is administered in all major cities using both computers and pen-and-paper, making it both a CBT and a PBT. The current year's NATA was held in April.

Eligibility for NATA:

  • Complete your SSLC & 12th securing an aggregate of 50% marks.
  • Complete a Diploma securing a minimum of 50% marks.
  • Ensure you have Mathematics as your core subject in Class 12.

JEE Main Paper 2

The Joint Entrance Examination Main (JEE Main) is a national-level entrance examination administered by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to engineering or architecture programmes such as BE/BTech or BArc/BPlanning. Paper 2 of the JEE Main is what you'll need to write if you want to get into the best architecture schools.

If you perform well enough on the exam, you will be admitted to the best NITs, IIITs & CFTIs, SFIs, and other state- or national-level architecture colleges. The JEE Main exam is administered twice a year, in January and April. Paper I focuses on technical subjects like physics, chemistry, and mathematics.

JEE Advanced AAT

The AAT is an architecture entrance exam used to gain admission to IITs. Their BArch courses are five-year undergraduate programmes. Only candidates who have passed the JEE Advanced exam are eligible to take the AAT exam (which is another national-level entrance exam, and an advanced version of JEE Main). The AAT exam is typically 3 hours long and consists of only one paper. You'll need to cover topics like:

  • Freehand Drawing
  • Geometrical Drawing
  • 3D Perception
  • Imagination & Aesthetic Sensitivity
  • Architectural Awareness


The Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Entrance Examinatio (KIITEE) is a national-level entrance examination administered by the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology. The purpose of the exam is to provide students with admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate engineering and law programmes. KIITEE is a Computer-Based Test because it is only available online. It is especially recommended that you write the exam if you are a BArch candidate with proof of passing NATA, as the exam was designed specifically for them.

Students who achieve the cutoff score/rank will be eligible for counselling. The KIIT publishes the cutoff for various courses each academic year. Keep in mind that they vary depending on the number of seats available for the following academic year.


Aligarh Muslim University Engineering Entrance Exam (AMUEEE) is another exam offered by a university as a means of applying to BArch programmes at other universities. You must pass one of the following tests:

Your Class 10+2 grades must be at least 50% from this University or its equivalent from either the Central or State Board of Examinations, with English, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics as core subjects.

This University's Diploma in Engineering with a minimum of 50% marks.

This three-hour exam consists of 150 objective-type questions, each worth one point. Students who wish to pursue a BArch degree must take both papers. Although Paper 1 is the same for both BTech and BArch candidates, Paper 2 is more architecture-focused due to the aptitude test.


The Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science Engineering Entrance Exam (HITSEE) is a college entrance exam administered by the Hindustan College of Engineering, which was founded in 1985 by KCG Verghese and is overseen by Anna University.

The college was able to build courses and design their own exams after receiving Deemed status from the University Grants Commission in 2008. The University's B.Tech programme consists of 4- to 5-year BE and BArch courses. HITSEEE is made up of 120 PCM-based questions that can be completed in 2 hours.

Only Indian citizens with a permanent residence in the country are eligible to take the exam, according to a single criterion. The eligibility criteria for each course may differ, which is why it is best to consult with faculty members about it. The general educational criteria, on the other hand, are rather simple: You must have completed Class 12 with at least 50% marks in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics.


Top 10 Architecture Colleges in India (By NIRF Rank)

NIRF Rank Medical Colleges Location
1 IIT Roorkee - Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee
2 NIT Calicut Calicut
3 IIT Kharagpur - Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
4 SPA Delhi - School of Planning and Architecture Delhi
5 CEPT University Ahmedabad
6 SPA Bhopal - School of Planning and Architecture Bhopal
7 NIT Trichy - National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli
8 SPA Vijayawada - School of Planning and Architecture Vijayawada
9 IIEST Shibpur - Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology Howrah
10 Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Jamia Millia Islamia New Delhi