Introduction to Entrance Exams
Entrance Examinations in India, as a simple definition, is the eligibility tests held by institutions & universities to measure the capability of a candidate for admission into various courses and colleges. Entrance Exams in India, as a whole, receives mixed reactions from people when questioned about its acceptance. Persons who aren’t so much happy with these, states that the problems lie with exams like JEE and CAT, which have reached a level difficulty so so high that solving the ‘aptitude’ questions will prove to be pretty tough for the upcoming aspirants. Also, these examinations, instead of testing the candidates, actually acts as a filtering tool.
But having said all these, Entrance Exams are gaining popularity on a regular basis. The reason behind this is that the Organisations want to hire the best talent from the top institutions. This is because pass-outs from the top colleges are less likely to disappoint the supervisors. Also, they are more receptive and adaptable to the organizational work and learnings. However, it is often very tough to get into these colleges. Thus, preparation for these exams need to start well in advance and requires a huge amount of dedication and discipline.
The process of admissions is very long and time-consuming. Thus the examination process is succeeded by Counselling. Counselling is the elaborate process of seat selection. The seat selection may be in any institution or university, in the various options (Programmes/Courses) offered through the tests. However, it is also very important to verify the validity of the Documents and the candidate’s eligibility to select a seat for Admission.
Entrance Examinations in India
There are numerous entrance examinations in India. The examinations depend on the domains that a candidate wants to opt for. Various domains are Engineering, Medical, Management, Law, Architecture, Hospitality, etc. Listed below are few of the important entrance examinations –
- Telangana State Integrated Common Entrance Test (TS ICET)
- Andhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test (AP ICET)
- Indian Council of Agriculture Research All India Entrance Examination for Admission (ICAR AIEEA)
- Amrita Engineering Entrance Examination (AEEE)
- GOA Common Entrance Test (GCET)
- Karnataka Management Aptitude Test (KMAT)
- Consortium of Medical Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka Under Graduate Entrance Test (COMEDK UGET)
- Common Management Admission Test (CMAT)