Engineering Entrance Exams: A Brief Outline

JEE (Main) Entrance Exam (Overview)
The National Testing Agency (NTA), established by the Ministry of Education, works as an independent, autonomous, and self-sustained premier testing organization. It is responsible for conducting efficient, transparent and international standards tests in order to assess the competency of candidates for admissions to premier higher education institutions.
▪ The JEE (Main) 2021 will be conducted by NTA in multiple sessions for admissions in the next academic session. This will benefit the candidates in the following ways:

  • This will give multiple opportunities to the candidates to improve their scores in the examination if they are not able to give their best in one attempt.
  • If anyone missed the examination due to reasons beyond control (such as Board examination), then he/she will not have to wait for one full year.
  • A candidate need not appear in all the four Sessions. However, if the candidate appears in more than one Session then his/her best of the 2021 NTA Scores will be considered for preparation of Merit List/ Ranking.

JEE (Main)-2021 will be conducted in the following modes:
a) Paper 1 (B.E. /B. Tech.) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only.
b) Paper 2A (B. Arch): Mathematics (Part-I) and Aptitude Test (Part-II) in “Computer Based Test (CBT)” mode only and Drawing Test (Part-III) in pen & paper (offline) mode, to be attempted on drawing sheet of A4 size.
c) Paper 2B (B. Planning): Mathematics (Part-I), Aptitude Test (Part-II) and Planning Based Questions (Part-III) in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode only

Eligibility Criteria
Age- There is no age limit for appearing in JEE Main Exam.
The candidates who have passed the class 12 / equivalent examination in 2019, 2020, or appearing in 2021 irrespective of their age can appear in JEE (Main) 2021 examination. However, the candidates may be required to fulfil the age criteria of the Institute(s) in which they are desirous of taking admission.
Test Pattern of National Level Engineering Entrance Exams:
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021- NTA has released the new JEE Main 2021 exam pattern for B.Tech, B. Arch and B. Planning papers. The exam pattern of JEE Main 2021 is divided into JEE Paper 1 pattern for B. Tech and JEE Paper 2 pattern for B. Arch and B. Planning. As per JEE Main exam pattern 2021, each subject will have 20 MCQs and 10 Numerical Value Questions and out of 10 only 5 have to be done. According to the JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, both the papers will be conducted in online mode except for the Drawing test for B.Arch. NTA JEE Main 2021 paper pattern contains details like JEE Main 2021 examination mode, number of sections, number of questions, type of questions, JEE Main 2021 marking scheme, etc. of the exam. NTA JEE Main Exam will be conducted in 4 sessions- February, March, April and May- Paper 1 for B.E/B.Tech and Paper 2 for B.Arch or B.Plan.
JEE Main Exam Pattern 2021- What's New?

  • As per the latest JEE Main 2021 exam pattern, paper 1 will have a total of 75 questions, 25 each from Physics, Chemistry, and Maths. Candidates have to attempt only 75 questions.
  • Each subject will have 20 MCQs and 10 numerical questions. 5 out of 10 numerical questions are optional.
  • Numerical questions don't have negative marking.
  • JEE Main 2021 for paper 1 (B.Tech) will be conducted for 300 marks, while paper 2 (B.Arch/B.Plan) will be conducted separately for 400 marks each.
  • Now, JEE Main 2021 will be held in 13 languages

JEE (Advanced): Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi will conduct the JEE Advanced 2021 exam on 03rd July 2021. Till 2017, JEE Advanced was conducted in pen-paper mode. The JEE Advanced exam will be conducted online from 2018. The decision to conduct the exam online was taken by Joint Admission Board (JAB) to make logistics and evaluation process easier.
The performance of a candidate in this examination will form the basis for admission to the Bachelor’s, Integrated Master’s and Dual Degree programs (entry at the 10+2 level) in all the IITs. The decisions of the JAB 2018 will be final in all matters related to JEE (Advanced) 2018 and admission to IITs
It is consists of two objective type papers i.e., Paper-1 & Paper-2. Each paper contains 54 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with three separate sections i.e., Section-1, 2, 3. Questions are varies from section to section. Each subject contains 18 questions. Max. Mark is 183 for each paper but marking scheme varies from question to question. There is also negative marking in some sections of this paper. Duration of each paper is 3 hrs.

VITEEE: Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) conducts one of the most sought-after engineering entrance examinations, VITEEE, to identify the pool of engineering aspirants. VITEEE evaluates the understanding of candidates majorly on Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. The exam also validates the candidate’s proficiency in English and aptitude skills to churn out the deserving engineering career aspirants. Candidates qualifying the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) are granted admission to B. Tech. programs offered by VIT at Vellore, Chennai, Andhra Pradesh, and Bhopal campuses based on their VITEEE ranking and availability of seats during counselling.
Vellore Institute of Technology Engineering Entrance Exam (VITEEE) question paper consists of 4 parts – Part-I: Physics, Part-II: Chemistry, Part-III: Mathematics/Biology and Part-IV: English. Each part has 40 questions and English has 5 questions, with each question carrying 1 mark. Each question is followed by 4 alternative answers. The candidate will have to choose the correct answer. Each correct answer carries 1 mark. No negative marks for wrong answers. Maximum Mark is 125. Duration of the test is 2.5 hrs. Mode of Entrance Examination is CBT only. The exam will be conducted as 3 sessions per day. The Question paper will be in English language only.

BITS-Pilani: Overview The Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani is an all India Institution declared as Deemed to be University under Section 3 of the UGC Act. BITSAT is a computer based online test conducted by BITS, Pilani for admissions to Integrated First Degree programmes of BITS, Pilani at Pilani campus, K.K. Birla Goa campus and Hyderabad campus. This test will be referred to as ‘BITS Admission Test-2021’, in short as BITSAT-2021.
Birla Institute of Technology & Science Admission Test (BITSAT) paper consists of 4 parts. Part-I: Physics contains 40 questions; Part-II: Chemistry contains 40 questions; Part-III contains two sub-sections: (a) English Proficiency-15 questions & (b) Logical Reasoning-10 questions and Part-IV: Mathematics / Biology contains 45 questions. There are 150 questions in all. All questions are of objective type (multiple choice questions). Each question has four choices out of which only one is correct answer. Each correct answer fetches 3 marks, while each incorrect answer has a penalty of -1mark. No marks are awarded for questions not attempted. Duration of test is 3 hrs. Maximum Mark is 450. BITSAT is a Computer based online test.