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List of Entrance Exams in India After Class 12

Cyril Titus Zachariah
Cyril Titus ZachariahUpdated On: May 16, 2022 06:40 pm IST

Here are some of the entrance examinations that you can attempt after completing your class 12th examinations. You will be able to find an entrance examination that is relevant to the course and discipline that you wish to pursue as your higher education degree.

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It has been a tradition in India, where students, right after completing their class 12 board examinations, begin to pursue various different paths for higher education. However, since India has a population of over 1.3 billion people, with over 70% of the population being the youth of the country, there are just too many students for the limited amount of educational institutions. Hence, to combat this, educational institutions offer admissions to most of the graduate courses in India on the basis of common entrance exams.

However, with the widespread restrictions imposed to reduce the effects of the global pandemic, i.e. COVID-19, most national, state and University-level entrance tests have been postponed. If you wish to pursue higher education in any of the academic disciplines and appear for the appropriate entrance test, then check out the revised entrance test dates. The dates mentioned below are subject to change as per the government regulations as well as the current situation at that point of time.

Every student will wish to pursue their dream or higher education at the educational institution of their choice, which will inevitably be the same for thousands of students. However, many Institutions/Colleges and Universities in India do not have the capacity of enrolling thousands of students.

Here is a list of Entrance Examinations after class 12 in India, that you can attempt in different disciplines along with the tentative exam dates. Anchor

Engineering Entrance Exams in India

If you are one of the aspirants who wish to pursue an engineering course, then you will most likely be required to have appeared for an entrance test either at the National, State, or University-level. Many students apply for and attempt the JEE Mains examinations, which is the most popular engineering entrance exam in India. However, here are some of the Engineering exams in India, that you can attempt after class 12th.

Discipline

Entrance Examination

2022 Exam Date

Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

JEE Main

Phase 1: June 20 to 29, 2022

Phase 2: July 21 to 30, 2022    

JEE Advanced

August 28, 2022 

SRMJEEE

Phase 3 : June 25 and 26, 2022

WBJEE

April 30, 2022

KIITEE

Phase 3: May 14 to 16, 2022

Phase 4: June 14 to 16, 2022

LPUNEST

March 1 - March 10, 2022

CUSAT CAT

15th, 16th & 17th May 2022

NATA

Phase 1: June 12, 2022

Phase 2: July 7, 2022

Phase 3: August 7, 2022

HPCET

July 10, 2022

IPU CET

August 2022

MHT CET

August 5 to 11, 2022

KEAM

July 03, 2022

BHU UET

16th August - 31st August 2020

AP EAMCET

July 4 to 8, 2022 

TANATA

To be announced

List of Medical Entrance Exams in India

The stream of medicine is one of the most popular streams in India after engineering. If you are interested in pursuing a medical course, i.e. MBBS and BDS in India, then you will need to have a valid score in the following entrance exam. All medical colleges in India take admissions to the MBBS and BDS courses based on the scores obtained in the entrance exam. Here is a list of Medical entrance exams in India that you can attempt after completing class 12.

Course

Entrance Exam

2022 Exam Date

MBBS and BDS

NEET-UG

July 17, 2022

List of Law Entrance Exams in India

The professional field of Law has attracted lakhs of students across the nation, however, many institutes take admissions based on the scores obtained in the different entrance exams, like the medical and engineering streams in India. Candidates will need to appear for a law entrance test either at National, state or University-level, in order to pursue the 5-year integrated law programme. Here is a list of Law entrance exams in India that you can attempt after class 12.

Course

Entrance Exam

2022 Exam Date

Law

Integrated 5-year LLB

CLAT

July 17, 2022

LSAT

June 22, 2022 onwards

AILET

June 26, 2022 (Revised)

AP LAWCET

July 13, 2022

TS LAWCET

3 Year LLB - July 21, 2022

5 Year LLB - July 22, 2022

CUCET

July 2022

ULSAT

To be Announced

LFAT

To Be Announced

CULEE

To Be Announced

List of Management (BBA & BMS) and Commerce (B.Com) Entrance Exams in India

Management and commerce courses have been garnering many takers in recent years, however, there are no national or state-level entrance exams for management and commerce courses conducted in India. Those who are interested in pursuing undergraduate management or commerce courses, i.e. BBA, BMS or B.Com courses, will need to sit for entrance tests that are conducted at University-level. Here is a list of Management (BBA & BMS) and Commerce (B.Com) entrance exams conducted in India.

Courses

Entrance Exam

2022 Exam Date

BBA, BMS, and B.Com

IPU CET

To Be Announced

NPAT

April 1 to June 26, 2022

BHU UET

To Be Announced

RUET

2nd  week of June 2022 (Tentative)

JSAT

March 20, 2022

DU JAT

First week of July 2022

CMRUAT

To be announced

LPUNEST

March 1 - March 10, 2022

IPMAT

July 2, 2022

SET

June 26, 2022

AIMA UGAT

June 25, 2022

List of Science (B.Sc) Entrance Exams in India

The number of admissions that take place in B.Sc courses is quite high. If you aspire to take admission in one of the B.Sc courses you can appear in one of the science entrance exams that are conducted at different levels. However, many institutes and universities that offer a B.Sc either conduct their own B.Sc entrance test or take admission based on the merit of the students, depending on their previous academic qualifications. Here is a list of Science (b.Sc) entrance exams in India.

Courses

Entrance Exam

2022 Exam Date

Science

BITSAT

July 2 to 9, 2022

IIT JAM

February 13, 2022

GSAT

2nd week of June 2022

CUSAT CAT

May 15th, 16th & 17th, 2022

NEST

June 18, 2022

IISER Aptitude Test

July 3, 2022

List of Arts and Humanities Entrance Exams in India

Like engineering and medical courses, Arts and Humanities courses in India have a large following as well. However, unlike engineering and medical entrance examinations, you will not be able to find any arts and humanities entrance exams that are conducted at the National or State-level. Most of the entrance exams will be conducted at a University-level, even though some of the entrance tests may be conducted at exam centres across cities in India. These entrance exam scores will only be applicable in colleges affiliated to the University that conducts the entrance exam. Here is a list of Arts and Humanities entrance exams in India that you can attempt after class 12.

Courses

Entrance Exam

2022 Exam Date

Arts and Humanities

BHU UET

To Be Announced

DUET

3rd week of July 2022

JNUEE

October 2022

CUCET

July 2022

SUAT

To Be Announced

IPU CET

To Be Announced

List of Design Entrance Exams in India

In India, many new design institutes and degree have been introduced as well as awarded to students in the past decade. Moreover, it has been witnessed that many students opt for design courses in India after they have completed class 12. To facilitate the admission processes to these courses, there a list of Design entrance exams in India, the entrance scores of which are used by Design colleges across India for admissions. Check out the list of design entrance exams in India that you can attempt after class 12.

Courses

Entrance Exam

2022 Exam Date

Design

NIFT

February 06, 2022

UCEED

January 23, 2022

AIEED

April 10 to April 30, 2022

List of Paramedical and Pharmacy Entrance Exams in India

Over the years, with the rise in competition in the stream of medicine, students have been opting for paramedical and pharmacy courses in India. To pursue the courses in the Paramedical and Pharmacy Colleges in India, some of the institutes consider the scores that are conducted at State or University-level. Some of the institutes or universities that offer the B.Des or designing courses will conduct their entrance tests, which will be applicable to those specific colleges/institutions/universities alone. Here is a list of Paramedical and Pharmacy Entrance Exams in India.

Courses

Entrance Exam

2022 Exam Date

Paramedical and Pharmacy

Odisha JEE

Between First and Second Week of June 2022

Karnataka CET

June 16 to June 18, 2022 

AP EAMCET

July 11 to 12, 2022

TS EAMCET

July 14 to 15, 2022

UPSEE

1st week of July

MHT CET

August 12 to 20, 2022

BITSAT

July 2 to 9, 2022

Gujarat CET

April 18, 2022

WBJEE

April 30, 2022

KEAM

July 03, 2022

List of Agriculture Entrance Exams in India

In the past couple of years, various changes and upgrades in the stream of agriculture have allowed many students to pursue a programme in the field. Agricultural colleges across India take admissions based on the scores and marks obtained in the different entrance exams either at the state or university-level, like pharmacy and paramedical entrance exams. Here is a list of Agriculture entrance exams in India that you can attempt after class 12.

Courses

Entrance Exams

2022 Exam Date

Agriculture

KEAM

July 03, 2022

AP EAMCET

July 11 to 12, 2022

BCECE

To be announced

JCECE

PECE - June 19, 2022

EECE - June 26, 2022

CG PET

May 22, 2022

HORTICET

September 24, 2022

The entrance tests that have been mentioned above are some of the examinations that are conducted for various programmes in different disciplines. Some of the tests that have been mentioned above are conducted for a university or institution, however, the exam is conducted at the national or state level.

Also Read: Check out some of the different AIIMS Examinations for Different Medical Courses

It is important to note, that all the institutes will either accept one of the many state-level or national-level entrance examinations or will be conducting their own entrance tests for the admissions to the various programmes. The entrance examination scores or ranks will be an essential part of the admission process. The shortlisting or selection processes will depend on the performance of the candidates in the entrance tests.

Also Read: Here are Some Nursing Entrance Examinations That You Should Look Into

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