Common Entrance Exams
Common Entrance Exams

Common Entrance Exams serve as a pivotal gateway for students seeking admission to a wide range of academic programs. These standardized assessments are administered by various institutes, universities, and colleges across India, facilitating entry into esteemed courses in fields such as medicine, dentistry, management, and engineering. Common entrance exams are conducted both at the national and regional levels, providing students with opportunities to pursue their educational aspirations.

At the national level, students can participate in common entrance exams like the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) and CUET PG, which offer access to numerous institutions and programs of study. In addition to these national-level exams, several states in India conduct their own entrance exams, catering to a cluster of courses and fields. Notable state-level entrance exams include KEAM (Kerala Engineering, Architecture, and Medical), EAMCET (Engineering, Agriculture, and Medical Common Entrance Test), and Karnataka CET (Common Entrance Test), among many others.

Eligible candidates, depending on their desired course and institution, can choose to appear for these common entrance examinations, each of which presents a unique opportunity to chart their academic journey and future career prospects. These exams play a pivotal role in shaping the educational landscape and aspirations of students in India.

Common Entrance Exams

Common Entrance Exams at National Level

The most important Common Entrance Exams are the following:

Name of ExamFull Form
CUETCommon University Entrance Test
CUET PGCommon University Entrance Test Post Graduate
NTA PhD Entrance ExamNTA PhD Entrance Exam
Common Entrance Exams at National Level

Other important Common Entrance Exams are the following:

Name of ExamFull Form
IMU CETIndian Maritime University Common Entrance Test
AIMA UGATAll India Management Association Under Graduate Aptitude Test

Common Entrance Exams at State Level

StateName of ExamFull Form
Andhra PradeshEAPCETEngineering, Agriculture and Pharmacy Common Entrance Test
ICETAndhra Pradesh Integrated Common Entrance Test
APRDC CETAPR Degree College Common Entrance Test
AssamCPGEECotton Post Graduate Entrance Examination
BiharBCECEBihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination
BCECE LEBihar Combined Entrance Competitive Examination Lateral Entry
ChandigarhPU CET UGPanjab University Common Entrance Test
PU CET PGPanjab University Common Entrance Test Post-Graduate
PU PhDPanjab University Doctor of Philosophy Entrance Test
Himachal PradeshHPCETHimachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test
KarnatakaKCETKarnataka Common Entrance Test
Karnataka PGCETKarnataka Post Graduate Common Entrance Test
MaharashtraPERA CETPreeminent Education and Research Association Common Entrance Test
OdishaOJEEOdisha Joint Entrance Examination
Odisha CPETOdisha Common Post Graduate Entrance Test
NagalandNSEENagaland State Entrance Examination
Tamil NaduTANCETTamil Nadu Common Entrance Test
TNSF Consortium CETTamil Nadu Self-Financing Consortium Common Entrance Test
TelanganaCPGETCommon Post Graduate Entrance Test
MJPTBCWREISMahatma Jyothiba Phule Telangana Backward Classes Welfare Residential Degree Colleges
TGUGCETTelangana Gurukulam Under Graduate Common Entrance Test
TripuraTBJEETripura Board of Joint Entrance Examination
UttarakhandUKSEEUttarakhand State Entrance Exam
Common Entrance Exams at State Level

Common Entrance Exams at the University Level

StateName of ExamUniversity / Institute
Andhra PradeshGITAM GATGandhi Institute of Technology and Management
Vignan VSATVignan University
Arunachal PradeshRGUCET Rajiv Gandhi University
AssamDUPGETDibrugarh University Post Graduate Entrance Test
Gauhati University PGETGauhati University Post Graduate Entrance Test
TUEETezpur University Entrance Exam
BiharPatna University Entrance ExamPatna University
Patna Women’s College Entrance ExamPatna Women’s College
DelhiDUETDelhi University Entrance Test
JMI Entrance ExamJamia Millia Islamia Entrance Exam
JNUEEJawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Examination
GoaGU-ARTGoa University Admissions Ranking Test
Himachal PradeshHPCETHimachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test
HPU Entrance ExamHimachal Pradesh University Entrance Exam
Jammu and KashmirJUETJammu University
Kashmir University Entrance TestKashmir University Entrance Test
KarnatakaAzim Premji University National Entrance TestAzim Premji University
DSATDayananda Sagar University
Manipal METManipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE / Manipal University)
Mysore University PG Entrance ExamUniversity of Mysore
PESSATPES University
KeralaCUCATCalicut University Common Admission Test
CUSAT CATCochin University of Science and Technology
CIFNETCentral Institute of Fisheries, Nautical & Engineering Training
Kerala University PG Entrance ExamKerala University
MaharashtraBVP CETBharati Vidyapeeth Common Entrance Test
Symbiosis SETSymbiosis International Deemed to be University
TISSNETTata Institute of Social Sciences National Entrance Test
NMIMS NPAT NMIMS Deemed To Be University
Note –  The University also has campuses at Shirpur, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Indore and Navi Mumbai
SPPU OEESavitribai Phule Pune University
OdishaKIITEEKIIT University
SAATSOA University
CGET CV Raman Global University Entrance Test
PunjabCUCETChandigarh University
LPU NESTLovely Professional University National Entrance and Scholarship Test
SLIET SETSant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology
Rajasthan Banasthali Vidyapith Aptitude TestBanasthali University
JNEEJayoti Vidyapeeth Women’s University
URATPGUniversity of Rajasthan Admission Test for Post Graduate
Tamil NaduIMU CETIndian Maritime University
SAEEESathyabama Institute of Science and Technology
Uttar PradeshAllahabad University PGATUniversity of Allahabad
BHU Entrance ExamBanaras Hindu University
DDU Entrance ExamDeen Dayal Upadhyaya Entrance Exam
Lucknow University Entrance ExamLucknow University Under Graduate Entrance Test,
Lucknow University Management Entrance Test,
Lucknow University Entrance Exam
RMLAU Entrance ExamRam Manohar Lohia Avadh University Entrance Exam
PRSU CETProf. Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) University Common Entrance Test
SHUATS Entrance ExamSam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology And Sciences
West BengalAUATAliah University Admission Test
IEMJEEUniversity of Engineering & Management
ISI Admission TestIndian Statistical Institute Admission Test
MAKAUT CETMaulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology
PUBDETPresidency University
PUMDETPresidency University
Common Entrance Exams at University Level