Other Engineering Entrances

National Level

Apart from the exams JEE MAIN (to gain admission into NITs/IIITs and probably CFTIs) and JEE ADVANCED (to be taken by IIT aspirants), there are some of the well known institutes that have their own entrance examinations which attract huge number of aspiring engineers. Of late, these institutes also have gained reputation for the quality education they offer. Some of the institutes, apart from BITS Pilani, are Vellore Institute of Technology(VIT), Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Cochin Institute of Science and Technology(CUSAT), SRM,etc. One of the admission routes to IISERs is JEE ADV while for IIST it is through JEE ADV only. Institutes like SASTRA use JEE MAIN as one of the admission criteria.

The National Entrance Screening Test or NEST is a compulsory test for admission to the 5-year Integrated MSc programme in basic sciences - Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics – at National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Center for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CBS), Mumbai. Both NISER and CBS are autonomous institutions established by Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Government of India, in 2007.

All the candidates admitted to 5-year Integrated MSc programme at NISER and CBS are eligible for INSPIRE, Govt. of India, scholarship of 5,000/- per month and 20,000/- per year for carrying out summer projects.

Besides, top performers at NISER and CBS, securing overall grades above certain threshold at the end of final semester, will be eligible to appear directly for the interview for admission to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Training School.

Eligibility criteria:

Candidates should be from science stream (having any combination of Biology/Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics) at class XII and must write the NEST 2018 examination.

Candidates who have passed class XII examination or equivalent from any recognised Board in India in 2016 or 2017 or are appearing in 2018 are eligible for admission. Admission will be offered strictly on the basis of Merit List of NEST 2018. Candidates should secure at least 60% marks (for SC/ST it is 55%) in aggregate or equivalent grade in class XII examination.

Age limit:

General and OBC category candidates - born on or after August 01, 1998.

SC / ST / PD candidates - 5 years relaxation.

Intake and Reservation of seats

NISER - 200 +2(JK)

CBS - 45 + 2(JK)

Important dates:

  • Start of Online application for NEST 2018 - January 01, 2018
  • Closing of Online application - March 05, 2018
  • Download of Admit Card begins - April 25, 2018
  • NEST 2018 examination - June 02, 2018 , Session-I: 9 am - 12 pm, Session-II: 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Announcement of results - June 18, 2018

Test Pattern

Duration - 3 hrs

In NEST–2018 examination, there would be a general section of 30 marks and four subject sections of 50 marks each.

Section 1

It is the general section and is compulsory for all candidates. There will be no negative marking in general section.

This section tests candidate's familiarity with, but not detailed understanding of, major historical milestones in subjects like astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science and environmental science.

Questions will be designed to test analytic abilities and comprehension of scientific passages.

Some of the questions in this section may require knowledge of class X Mathematics.

Sections 2 through 5

Sections 2 through 5 are of 50 marks each.

Will contain subject specific questions from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Candidates are permitted to attempt as many subject-sections as they wish. However, only the best three subject scores along with the score in the general section will be counted for evaluation and merit list preparation.

The questions are designed to test candidates' subject comprehension and analytic ability.
In the subject sections, there will be negative marking for incorrect answers. Some questions may have one or more correct answers for which marks can only be earned by marking all correct answers and no wrong answer.

Language of the question paper will be English only.

Scoring system

In NEST–2018 examination, there would be a general section of 30 marks and four subject sections of 50 marks each.

Candidates can attempt ‘as many’ from the subject sections.

During preparation of merit list, score for the general section would be considered along with three best scores from the remaining subject sections. In other words, the worst score among sections 2 through 5 would be discarded during merit list calculation.

As merit list calculation will be performed on marks obtained in the general section and in (best) three subject sections, the ‘total’ marks for NEST–2018 becomes 180 (30 + 50 x 3 = 180).

'Section-wise' and 'total' cut-off marks

Total score of each candidate will be the direct sum of his/her score in the general section and his/her best three scores in the subject sections.

For each section, “20% of the average of the best 100 scores in that section” will be considered as Section-wise Minimum Admissible Score (SMAS).

SMAS for different sections can obviously be of different numerical value.

A candidate must score equal or more than respective SMAS in General section as well as in at least three subject sections. These subjects sections will then be counted for merit list calculation. If a candidate secures SMAS in all four subject sections, then the best three subject scores will be counted.

If a candidate does not secure SMAS in the general section, he/she would not be allotted any merit rank and would not be deemed eligible for admission.

If a candidate does not secure SMAS in at least three subject sections, he/she would not be allotted any merit rank and would not be deemed eligible for admission.

SMAS for OBC students would be 90% of respective SMAS for general category students.

SMAS for SC/ST/PD students would be 50% of respective SMAS for general category students.

Additionally, a candidate is required to score equal or above a total minimum admissible score (MAS), to get a merit rank. MAS for NEST-2018 is 90, which is 50% of total marks, i.e, 180.

A candidate scoring less than 90 (MAS) in total would not be allotted any merit rank and would not be deemed eligible for admission, even if he/she secures SMAS in all sections.

A candidate scoring equal or more than MAS but not securing SMAS in the general section or in at least three subject sections would not be allotted any merit rank. It is important that both MAS and SMAS conditions are fulfilled to get a merit rank.

MAS for OBC students would be 90% of MAS for general category students.

MAS for SC/ST/PD students would be 50% of MAS for general category students.


For candidates who satisfy all the clauses, a merit list would be prepared in descending order of total scores.

If total score of two or more candidates becomes equal (i.e. in the case of degeneracy), candidates with higher score in the general section will get a better rank.

If the degeneracy persists, then the best scores in the subject section of the two students would be compared. The student with the better score in any of the subject section would get a better rank.

If the degeneracy still persists, the students would be given same provisional rank at the time of declaration of the result and the degeneracy would be broken by comparing class 12th marks and date of birth in that order, during admission/counselling.


The syllabus for NEST 2018 primarily follows the NCERT/ CBSE science syllabus of class X-XII.

General Section - There is no specific syllabus for the general section. This section tests candidate's familiarity with, but not detailed understanding of, major historical milestones in subjects like astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, computer science and environmental science.

Application Process

Candidates must fill-up the online application form on or after January 1, 2018.

The application fee for the male candidates of General/OBC category is 1000/-. The application fee for SC/ST/PD categories and all female candidates is 500/-.

Founded by Professor P.C. Mahalanobis in Kolkata on 17th December, 1931, the Indian Statistical Institute gained the status of an Institution of National Importance by an act of the Indian Parliament in 1959.

The Headquarters of ISI is located in Kolkata. Additionally there are four centres located in Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Tezpur. Research in Statistics and related disciplines is the primary activity of the Institute. Teaching activities are undertaken mainly in Kolkata, Delhi and Bangalore.

In addition, the Institute has a branch at Giridih devoted to agricultural and sociological research and also a network of units at Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune, that are involved in activities related to Statistical Quality Control and Operations Research. 

Under Graduate Programmes offered by ISI:

  • Bachelor of Statistics (Honours) [B STAT (HONS)]-offered only in Kolkata
    This three-year degree programme offers comprehensive instruction in the theory, methods & application of Statistics, in addition to several areas of Mathematics and some basic areas of Computer Science.
  • Bachelor of Mathematics (Honours) [B MATH (HONS)]-offered only at Bengaluru campus.
    This three-year degree programme offers comprehensive instruction in basic Mathematics along with rudimentary courses in Probability, Statistics, Computing and Physics.


An applicant should have successfully completed 10+2 years of Higher Secondary Education (or its equivalent) with Mathematics and English as subjects of study.

Selection Procedure

All applicants for this programme, except the INMO AWARDEES , will have to appear for two written tests comprising of multiple-choice type and descriptive questions in Mathematics at the 10+2 level. Based on performance in the written tests, a number of candidates are called for interviews.

The written test is waived for applicants who have been selected as INMO AWARDEES to participate in the International Mathematics Olympiad Training Camp (IMOTC) in the current year or in any previous year.

The final selection of candidates for admission to the programme is based on performance in the two written tests (unless waived) as well as the interviews and the final list of candidates selected for admission is announced after completion of all the interviews.

Important Dates
On-line Application 05 February 2019 TO 12 March 2019
Payment of Application Fee 07 February 2019 TO 19 March 2019
Issue of Admit Card/info booklet via post/portal Starts 9 April 2019
ISI Admission Test 12 May 2019
Uploading the Final key third week of May 2019
Announcement of Interview List last week of May 2019

Test Pattern:

  • Two papers are to be attempted. UGA to be held from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm UGB to be held from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm.
  • UGA is a multiple choice examination with one answer choice. 28-30 questions
  • Duration – 2 hrs
  • UGB is a descriptive paper. All questions carry equal marks. 6-8 questions
  • Duration - Two hours. 


Algebra and number theory
Sets, operations on sets. Prime numbers, factorization of integers and divisibility. Rational and irrational numbers. Permutations and combinations, Binomial Theorem. Logarithms. Polynomials: relations between roots and coefficients, Remainder Theorem, Theory of quadratic equations and expressions. Arithmetic and geometric progressions. Inequalities involving arithmetic, geometric & harmonic means. Complex numbers.

Class X level plane geometry. Geometry of 2 dimensions with Cartesian and polar coordinates, concept of a locus, equation of a line, angle between two lines, distance from a point to a line, area of a triangle, equations of circle, parabola, ellipse and hyperbola and equations of their tangents and normals, mensuration.

Measures of angles, trigonometric and inverse trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities including addition formulae, solutions of trigonometric equations, properties of triangles, heights and distances.

Sequences - bounded sequences, monotone sequences, limit of a sequence. Functions - one-one functions, onto functions. Limit, continuity and differentiability of functions of a single real variable. Derivatives and methods of differentiation, slope of a curve, tangents and normals, maxima and minima, use of calculus in sketching graphs of functions. Methods of integration, definite and indefinite integrals, evaluation of areas using integrals.

The Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) are a group of premier science education and research institutes in India established by the Government of India, through the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD). There are seven IISERs across the country namely IISER Kolkata in West Bengal, IISER Pune in Maharashtra, IISER Mohali in Punjab, IISER Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, IISER Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, and IISER Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

IISERs are a unique initiative in science education in India in which teaching and education will be totally integrated with the state-of-the-art research nurturing both curiosity and creativity in an intellectually vibrant atmosphere of research. Each IISER is a central government funded autonomous institution awarding its own Masters and Doctoral degrees. IISERs are destined to become Science Institutes of the highest caliber and reach the prestigious position in the global setting that IISc, IIMs and IITs presently enjoy.

Integrated Masters (M.S.): 5 year Integrated BS-MS Dual Degree programme
It is a five year dual degree programme for bright and motivated science students who have passed class XII. The program integrates classroom learning with research and provides ample scope for multidisciplinary interactions. The first two years of the program consist of core courses in basic sciences, the third and fourth years are dedicated to specialization in chosen science subjects and the fifth year includes a research project. The training during the program enables students to pursue a career in academia, R&D institutes and science based industries.

From the year 2018, a four year BS programme in Economic Sciences is being introduced in IISER Bhopal for students having mathematics at 10+2 level. The number of seats available is 40 for the year 2018.

Scholarship KVPY scholars admitted to IISERs would draw fellowship as per KVPY norms. In addition a limited number of INSPIRE scholarships will be available for candidates admitted through JEE Advanced and SCB channel as applicable as per the norms prescribed by DST INSPIRE scheme.

Students admitted to the BS-MS program in Engineering Science or to the BS program in Economic Sciences are not entitled for fellowship.

Important Dates: 

May 21 Application portal opens at 9:00 AM
May 24 Application portal opens at 9:00 AM
June 08 Last date for applications till 12:00 noon
June 11 Application Portal opens at 9:00 AM
June 12 Last date for applications till 12:00 noon
June 13 List of allotted candidates published
June 14 Submission of SAF begins
June 18 Downloading of admit cards for IISER Aptitude Test begins
June 19 Last Date for submission of SAF
June 21 Last Date for application till 12:00 noon
June 24 IISER aptitude test (IAT)
June 25 List of allotted candidates published
June 26 Submission of SAF begins
06/30/18 Last Date for submission of SAF
07/03/18 Declaration of Results of IAT
July 04 Submission of SAF for first round of allotment begins
July 21 Last Date for submission of SAF for final round of allotment begins

General rules:

  1. Indian nationals, and students belonging to PIO or OCI category are eligible to apply provided they satisfy the eligibility criteria.


Candidates will be admitted to IISER only through these channels:

  1. Kishore Vaigyanik Protsahan Yojana (KVPY) channel
  2. Joint Entrance Examination of Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT–JEE) channel
  3. State and Central Boards Channel (SCB) channel

KVPY Channel :

Candidates having a valid KVPY fellowship commencing from 2018-19 academic session are eligible to apply for admissions. Additional cut off criteria may be applicable.

JEE Channel :

Candidates in General category securing a rank within 10000 in the Common Rank List (CRL) of JEE Advanced 2018 are eligible to apply. For candidates belonging to reserved category (OBCNC, SC, ST, PD), their category rank should be within 10000.

SCB Channel

A maximum of 50% of the seats will be filled through KVPY and JEE channels. Remaining seats will be filled through the SCB channel based on the merit in the IISER aptitude test. Unfilled seats from KVPY and JEE channels will be added to the SCB channel for allotment.

Students with marks equal or above the cut off percentage in class XII board examination in their respective boards are eligible to apply.

Non-Creamy Layer of the OBC (OBCNC) and PD categories - 5% relaxation.

SC, ST and Kashmiri Migrants (KM) candidates – cut off is 55% in class XII for all boards. Students applying through SCB channel will have to appear in the IISER Aptitude Test which will be conducted at various centres across the country.

Cut-off percentage of different State and Central Boards

Board Cutoff percentage
AMU Board81.4
Andhra Pradesh94.8
Himachal Pradesh79.3
Jammu & Kashmir86.2
Madhya Pradesh85.2
Nat.Inst. Open Schooling (NIOS)83.6
Tamil Nadu95.1
Uttar Pradesh74.3
West Bengal75.9

IISER Aptitude Test:
The format of the Aptitude Test is as follows

  • Multiple-choice questions in four subjects – Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics
  • 15 questions in each subject (total: 60)
  • Duration: 180 minutes
  • Score: +3 (correct response), 0 (no response), -1 (wrong response)

Syllabus follows a general guideline of NCERT syllabus for class XI and XII.


  • Combined total number of seats available in all IISERs  - 1300 
  • Berhampur — 100
  • Bhopal — 250 (Basic Sciences – 200; Engineering Sciences – 50)
  • Kolkata, Mohali, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram — 200 each
  • Tirupati — 150 

Application Process:
All IISERs admit students through a common application process. One application form is valid for all IISERs.

A candidate may apply to IISERs through multiple channels provided he meets the eligibility criteria for each of the channels he wants to apply through. It requires separate application and payment of application fee for each channel. There is a non-refundable application fee of Rs. 2000/- (Rs. 1000/- for candidates applying under SC/ST category, Physically Disabled and Kashmiri Migrants)

The Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), a 'Deemed to be University' under Section 3 of the UGCAct 1956, established by the Department of Space(DOS), Government of India, offers undergraduate, post-graduate,doctoral and post-doctoral programmes in broad areas of space science, technology and applications

Undergraduate programmes at IIST:

IIST offers the following undergraduate programmes in the academic year 2018-19.

Undergraduate Programmes

  1. B.Tech. in Aerospace Engineering – 60 seats Duration- 4 years
  2. B.Tech. in Avionics – 60 seats Duration - 4 years
  3. Dual Degree (B.Tech. and M.S./M.Tech.) - 20 seats Duration - 5 years

The programme, B.Tech in Avionics, has been renamed as B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering (with specialisation in Avionics) with effect from 2018 admissions.

In the Dual Degree programme, students receive on successful completion of the 5-year (10 semesters) programme, a B.Tech. degree in Engineering Physics and a M.S./M.Tech. degree in one of the following four streams.

M.S. in Astronomy and Astrophysics
M.S. in Earth System Science
M.S. in Solid State Physics
M.Tech. in Optical Engineering

There is no option to exit the program with a B.Tech degree.

Students will give their preference for the M.S./M.Tech. specialization at the end of sixth semester. They will pursue one of the four specializations based on their academic performance (C.G.P.A) up to the sixth semester.

Eligibility for undergraduate admission

Citizenship - Only Indian citizens

Date of Birth:

General category and Other Backward Classes categories - on or after October 1, 1993.

SC,ST and Persons with Disabilities (PD) categories - on or after October 1, 1988.

Qualifying Examination (10+2 or Equivalent):

Qualifying Examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as subjects of the curriculum. GEN and OBC categories - an aggregate of at least 75% marks in PCM in the qualifying examination SC/ST/PD - an aggregate of at least 65% marks in PCM subjects in the qualifying examination.

JEE (Main) and JEE (Advanced) – 2018 Examinations

Candidates should appear for the Joint Entrance Examination (Main)-2018 conducted by CBSE to qualify themselves to appear for Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced)-2018 conducted by IITs and secure the minimum prescribed category-wise marks in JEE (Advanced)-2018 as given below :

a. General Candidates (GEN): At least 20% marks in aggregate and at least 5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics Chemistry and Mathematics).

b. Other Backward Community – Non Creamy Layer OBC (NCL) Candidates: At least 18% marks in aggregate and at least 4.5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics Chemistry and Mathematics).

c. SC, ST & PD Candidates: At least 10% marks in aggregate and at least 2.5% marks in each of the three subjects (Physics Chemistry and Mathematics).

Important Dates:

  • Online registration of application - 5th June to 15th June 2018 
  • Online payment of registration fee - on or before 16th June 2018 
  • Online publishing of UG admission rank list - 18th June 2018
  • Online filling of branch preferences - 19th June to 22nd June 2018 

As per the reservation policy of Government of India

(i) Scheduled Castes (SC) : 15% (ii) Scheduled Tribes (ST) : 7.5% (iii) Other Backward Classes (OBC) belonging to Non-Creamy Layer (NCL) : 27% (iv) Persons with Disabilities (PD) : 3% (Horizontal Reservation)

IIST admission rank list 

Category-wise IISTAdmission Rank list will be generated only for those eligible candidates who have registered online for the  admission to IIST and paid the registration fee.

IIST Admission Rank list will be prepared based on a candidate's aggregate marks scored in JEE(Advanced)-2018.
The following tie-break rule shall be applied in case of same marks:

  1. Higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who has obtained higher marks in Mathematics.
  2. If this does not break the tie, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who secured higher marks in Physics.
  3. If there is a tie even after this, higher rank will be assigned to the candidate who secured higher rank in JEE(Main)-2018 examination, in the respective category.

IIST Rank List for Admission:

Opening and Closing Percentage of JEE Advanced 2017 Marks:

Category B.Tech.(Aerospace Engineering) B.Tech.(Avionics) Dual Degree (B.Tech + Master of Science/Master of Technology)
Open Close Open Close Open Close
General 64.21% 53.83% 60.93% 52.19% 60.38% 54.37%
OBC 53.55% 44.81% 44.81% 42.08% 44.54% 42.35%
SC 33.88% 30.60% 34.15% 27.05% 41.53% 28.96%
ST 29.51% 20.22% 28.96% 20.22% 22.40% 20.22%
Application Process:

Candidates who are desirous to join the undergraduate programmes in IIST must apply separately for admission to IIST by registering at the online application portal. 

Registered candidates will be given an IIST Registration No. and a password. After completing online registration, the Registration Fee will have to remitted online

  1. Male candidates in GEN and OBC-NCL Rs.-  600/- (Six Hundred only)
  2. Female candidates in GEN and OBC-NCL -  Rs. 300/- (Three Hundred only)
  3. All SC, ST, PD candidates  - Rs.300/-(Three Hundred only)

Absorption in ISRO/DOS for B.Tech students joining IIST from the academic year 2013-14 onwards:

  1. B.Tech students would be provided financial assistance based on their academic performance,by DOS.
  2. ISRO/DOS will have the first right to absorb them, subject to the human resource requirements of ISRO/DOS.
  3. The job absorption will be as per the recruitment norms of ISRO/DOS Centres for IIST graduates.
  4. To be eligible for absorption in ISRO/DOS, the student should have completed the B.Tech. Programme in four years or a dual degree programme in five years with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 7.5 out of 10. However, the eligible student(s) will be offered absorption in the order of Merit, only to the extent of vacancies notified by ISRO Headquarters for the purpose of absorption in the year of completion of the course. Students will not have any claim for absorption in ISRO/DOS against the other vacancies or the vacancies notified for absorption occurring thereafter in ISRO/DOS Establishments during subsequent years.
  5. Students who are offered a job in ISRO/DOS are mandated to serve as Scientist/Engineer-'SC' in any ISRO/DOS centres for a minimum period of 3 years. On failing to accept the job offer, a student is liable to pay Rs.10 lakhs to IIST/DOS as per the Surety Bond (on a Rs.100/- Non-Judicial paper duly signed by the student, parent and surety) executed at the time of admission to B.Tech Programme in IIST.
  6. If absorbed, they will be posted as Scientist/Engineer-'SC' in any ISRO/DOS Centre. Currently, Scientist/Engineer-‘SC’ is placed with an initial pay of Rs. 21,000 (in the Pay Band PB-3 of Rs. 15,600-39,100 with a Grade Pay of Rs. 5,400/-) + Dearness Allowance & House Rent Allowance (as applicable).

CUSAT(Cochin University of Science and Technology)is a premier Science and Technology University of the country. The University rises to the expectations of student community by offering very specialized courses in Naval Architecture, Polymer Technology, Photonics, Safety and Fire Engineering and Marine Engineering apart from a host of traditional science and engineering courses.

CUSAT is academically structured into 9 faculties: Engineering, Environmental Studies, Humanities, Law, Marine Sciences, Medical Sciences & Technology, Science, Social Sciences, and Technology. 

There are three separate campuses, two in Cochin and one at Pulinkunnoo, Alleppey. 

CUSAT offers undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in various fields like engineering, science etc. However the admission process for undergraduate programmes is being discussed here. 

Eligibility Criteria 

Pass in the Plus Two Examination of the State of Kerala with Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as optional subjects or any other examination accepted as equivalent thereto securing a minimum of 50% marks in Mathematics and 50% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry put together. However, detailed information about the eligibility criteria for different engineering programmes can be seen here CUSAT CAT prospectus.

Important Dates:
On-line registration for CAT
7th Feb. To 28th Feb. 2018,
With fine up to 03rd March 2018
Remittance of fee (Online payment only) 07th Feb. to 5th Mar. 2018
On-line Registration for seat reserved for International Students  07th Feb. to 30th Apr. 2018
Admit card downloading for online test (CAT) 15th Apr. to 29th Apr. 2018 
CUSAT CAT 2018 (B.Tech)  28th April 2018


  • Total no.of questions: 250 objective type multiple choice questions. 
  • No.of questions from Mathematics: 125 out of 250 
  • No.of questions from Physics and Chemistry: 125 out of 250
  • Ratio of Physics to Chemistry questions: 3:2
  • Duration of the exam:3 hrs
Marks and Scoring

The CAT score will be calculated as per the formula, S = 3R - 1W, where S is the CAT score, R is the number of right answers and W is the number of wrong answers. (3 marks for each correct response and 1 negative mark for each incorrect response) 

A separate minimum score of 10 marks in each of the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics is compulsory for being qualified to be included in the rank list. This requirement of minimum marks, however, will not be applicable for candidates coming under SC/ST communities. 


The admission to following courses is based on the score in this test.

  • 5-year Integrated M.Sc. in Photonics
  • B. Tech. course in Civil Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Information Technology, Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Safety & Fire Engineering.
  • B. Tech. course in Instrumentation Technology
  • B. Tech. Naval Architecture & Ship Building
  • B. Tech. Polymer Science & Engineering

Application Fee: 

General Category Candidates Rs.1000/-
SC/ST Category Candidates Rs.500/-
Candidates who apply under NRI Quota/Children of Indian Gulf Workers (CGW) Rs.6000/-
Note: Candidates opting Test Center at Dubai should remit an additional amount of Rs.10000/-(Rupees Ten thousand only).
Application process:

The online application submission is a two-stage process.

In the first stage the candidate should submit a few basic details such as Name, Date of Birth, email ID, mobile phone no, etc correctly so as to get the login credentials. Upon submission of the above details, the User name (email ID) and password created during this stage will be send to the candidate by SMS/email.

 In the second stage the candidate should login using this user name (email ID) and the one time password (OTP). The candidate cannot proceed further without chaning the password. The candidate are also advised to write down and keep the user name (email ID) and the newly created password as these are essentially required for all further processes in the website. After creation of the new password the candidate will be directed to his home  page where he/she should fill up all the other details required in the online registration form and upload the scanned images of  his/her recent passport size color photograph and signature. 

Fees need to be paid online using Net banking/Debit/Credit card. After successful payment of fees the candidate will  be prompted to select the Test centre. 

SRM University is one of the well known universities in India and offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programs in Engineering, Management, Medicine and Health sciences, and Science and Humanities. The University has its own Engineering Entrance Examination called SRMJEEE through which students are admitted to B.Tech programmes.

SRM University has campuses at the following places:

  • SRM University, Kattankulathur Campus
  • SRM University, Ramapuram Campus
  • SRM University, Vadapalani Campus
  • SRM University, NCR Campus, Delhi
  • SRM University Haryana, Sonepat
  • SRM University Sikkim, Gangtok - DEL THIS AND ADD SRM University - AP, Amaravti Campus

Eligibility for B.Tech Programs (Duration: 4 years)

(a) Nationality and Age

Resident Indian or Non-Resident Indian (NRI), holder of PIO or OCI card issued by Government of India are eligible to apply for SRMJEEE (UG).

Note: NRIs, holders of PIO or OCI card issued by Government of India who has not taken the SRMJEEE (UG) must apply under International student category only.

Should have attained the age of 16 + on the 31st July of the calendar year in which the 12th Board examination is to be held (source).

(b) Qualifying Examination:

All B.Tech programmes :

SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) - Chennai 

Kattankulathur, Ramapuram, Vadapalani, Ghaziabad (NCR) campuses - Minimum 50% aggregate in PCM 

SRM University – AP, Amaravati Campus - Minimum 60% aggregate in PCM

SRM University – Haryana, Sonepat campus - Minimum 50% aggregate in PCM 

Only those Candidates who have passed the  above qualifying examination in not more than 2  attempts including appearance for improvement will be considered for admission. 

  1. Passed in Higher secondary examination (10+2 pattern ) or appearing in Higher Secondary examination in the current academic year with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as major subjects in regular stream from any state board within India, CBSE, ISCE, Matriculation, or NIOS

  2. International Baccalaureate (IB) A-level with Physics, Chemistryand Mathematics as major subjects in any International schools within India

Important dates

  • Last Date for Receipt of OMR Application - 1st March 2018

  • Slot Booking for Online Entrance Examination - 7th April 2018

  • Online Entrance Examination - 16th April to 30th April 2018

  • Publication of Result and Counselling Information - 3rd May 2018

About SRMJEEE(UG) 2018:

SRMJEEE (UG) will be conducted in online mode during the test window 16th April 2018 to 30th April 2018. The Centre of Examination and the session, once allotted to the candidate, cannot be changed under any circumstances.

  • Question paper will be only in English

  • Online mode, duration of the Examination 2: 30 Hours

  • Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ).

  • Each MCQ has one choice as the correct answer out of the given four.

Pattern of Question paper of SRMJEEE(UG) 2018

  • Part 1: Physics 35 questions - 105 marks

  • Part 2: Chemistry 35 questions - 105 marks

  • Part 3: Mathematics 35 questions - 105 marks

  • Part 4: Biology 50 questions - 105 marks

  • No Negative Marking

  • Total marks - 315 marks

How to apply:

  • I-Apply Online with e-payment

  • Through the URL: https://applications.srmuniv.ac.in/ to register and pay online.

  • II-Online with Demand Draft

  • Application to be filled online by visiting https://applications.srmuniv.ac.in/ and the same can be downloaded and sent to SRM with the DD for Rs.`1100/- drawn in favor of SRMIST, payable at Chennai. This has to reach SRM before the last date. Candidates should write their name and address on the reverse of DD and send to:

    The Director,
    The Directorate of Admissions,
    SRM University, Kattankulathur,
    Kancheepuram District, Tamil Nadu 603203.

The application will be processed only upon receipt of the DD.


Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics – syllabus can be accessed here http://www.srmuniv.ac.in/sites/admissionindia.ac/files/Engineering/2018/SRMJEEE_UG_BTECH_HS_syllabus_7_Nov.pdf


The admission will be purely on the basis of the performance in the Engineering Entrance Examination conducted by SRM University.The candidates short-listed based on their performance in the entrance examination will be called for the counseling, details of which would be announced along with the results.

Selection Procedure

  1. Candidates will be invited for counseling session based on the score obtained in SRMJEEE (UG)

  2. One or more counseling sessions will be held depending on the vacancy of seats.

  3. Candidates can choose their preferred specialization/branch of study in a particular campus based on

    (a) Merit List based on Score obtained.
    (b) fulfilling the programme-specific eligibility criteria for a particular campus
    (c) subject to the availability of seats at that point in time.
  4. Upon selection of specialization/branch full tuition fees and other applicable fees have to be paid at the time of counseling

  5. Through this online counselling the candidates can choose the branches/specialisation across all campuses of SRM University – Delhi NCR Sonepat, SRM University – AP, Amaravati and SRM Institute of Science and Technology (SRMIST) based on the availability. The candidate needs to upload the 12th board mark sheet for determining the eligibility and post-payment of full tuition fees, the provisional allotment will be made.

    B.Tech Counseling Phase I was held between 11th and 17th May 2018. The phase II of counselling for B Tech admissions for the year 2018 will be held through online mode and will be opened at 10:15 AM on 18th May 2018. 

    • SRM has introduced an initiative called – Inter-Disciplinary Experiential Active Learning (IDEAL). Students can now select a discipline/pursue a specialization as a part of his major or minor in another discipline.

    • Engineering majors include aerospace, automobile, chemistry,civil,computer science to name a few. Minors include,apart from the engineering majors,non-engineering majors like English,management etc. Specialisations include Internet of Things, AI etc.

Direct Admission

To encourage and support students of exemplary talent, SRM University offers direct admission and scholarships to first rank students of all the Central and State Boards in India, top 1000 rankers in IIT JEE, top rankers in each district of Tamil Nadu and exemplary sports persons at National and International level.

Manipal Institute of Technology (MIT), Manipal, a constituent institute of Manipal University, established in 1957, is one of the first self-financing engineering colleges in the country.

The University has off-campuses in Mangalore and Bangalore, and off-shore campuses in Dubai(UAE) and Melaka (Malaysia). The Mangalore campus offers medical, dental, and nursing programs. The Bangalore Campus offers programs in Regenerative Medicine. The Dubai campus offers programs in engineering, management and architecture, and the Melaka campus offers programs in medicine and dentistry.

MIT offers 16 Undergraduate and 25 Postgraduate programmes.

The Manipal Group, a pioneer in higher education services with a 60-year-old legacy of excellence, also owns and operates campuses in Sikkim and Jaipur in India, and in Nepal, Malaysia, and Antigua, in the Caribbean.

Admission to various courses is through Manipal University Online Entrance Test(MU-OET).


Pass in 10+2, A Level, IB, American 12th grade or equivalent with Physics, Mathematics and English as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry or Biotechnology or Biology or any technical vocational subjects as optional with a minimum of 50% marks taken together in Physics, Mathematics and any one of the optional subjects

Minimum score required in MO OET - 50% marks is required to qualify in the Entrance Exam

Important Dates:

Last date for filling/submission of form - 11/03/2017

Online Test Booking dates:

  1. 1st and 2nd attempt - 24/03/2017 - 10/04/2017
  2. 3rd Attempt - 15/05/2017 and 16/05/2017

MU OET Test Dates:

  1. 1st and 2nd attempt dates - 24/04/2017 to 15/05/2017
  2. 3rd attempt - 17/05/2017
  3. MU OET 2017 Result - 23/05/2017

An applicant is allowed to take a second attempt if she/he is not satisfied with his/her performance in the first test. The best of two scores is considered for the merit list.

The applicant has to again pay the entrance test fee for the Online Test Booking System and book the available slot for the second test. The payment option for the second test will be enabled in the Online Test Booking System only after the applicant has taken the first test.

It is decided to provide 3rd attempt as an additional attempt for BTech aspirants. 3rd attempt will be applicable only to those candidates who have taken the 1st and 2nd attempt.

The applicant has to again pay the entrance test fee for the Online Test Booking System and book the available slot for the third test. The payment option for the third test will be enabled in the Online Test Booking System only after the applicant has taken the second test.

MU OET Test Fee – Rs.2000

Test Pattern:

Duration-2.30 hours

Questions-200 (MCQ).

The approximate distribution of questions is as follows:

Physics -50, Chemistry-50, Mathematics -70, English & General Aptitude-30

Four responses of which one only is the correct or most appropriate answer.

Each question carries one mark. No negative marking.

The final score will be displayed on the screen immediately after the completion of the test. The candidate should acknowledge the score in the printout of the score card in the presence of the invigilator.

Test Syllabus:

Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and General English include questions based on the 10+2 syllabus followed by major 10+2 Boards /Universities.

Merit List:

General Category: Based on the marks obtained in MU-OET, Manipal University will declare a list of all candidates appeared for the entrance test on or before 26.05.2017 in the website. In case of two or more candidates obtain equal marks, the inter-se merit of such candidates will be determined on the basis of higher marks in the order of preference as under:

  • Mathematics in MU-OET 2017
  • Physics in MU-OET 2017
  • Chemistry in MU-OET2017
  • PCM marks in 10+2

In case marks secured in the above are equal, the candidate senior in age will be ranked higher

Shanmugha Arts, Science, Technology & Research Academy, known as SASTRA University, is a deemed university in the town of Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur district, Tamil Nadu, India. SASTRA University offers undergraduate and post graduate courses in Engineering, Science, Education, Management, Law and Arts besides various Doctoral programmes.

SASTRA has its main campus in Thanjavur and also has on off-campus centre called Srinivasa Ramanujam Centre at Kumbakonam.

Programmes offered at Thanjavur campus:

  1. B.Tech Programmes:
  2. Aerospace Engineering
  3. Bioengineering
  4. Bioinformatics
  5. Biotechnology
  6. Civil Engineering
  7. Chemical Engineering
  8. Computer Science & Engineering
  9. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  10. Electronics & Communication Engineering
  11. Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering
  12. Information & Communication Technology
  13. Information Technology
  14. Mechanical Engineering
  15. Mechatronics

M.Tech programmes(integrated 5 year degree course)

  1. Advanced Manufacturing (13)
  2. Automobile Engineering (13)
  3. Chemical Engineering (6)
  4. Bioinformatics (3)
  5. Communication Systems (9)
  6. Construction Engineering & Management (5)
  7. Biotechnology (4)
  8. Instrumentation & Control (10)
  9. Medical Nonotechnology (2)
  10. Power Systems (8)
  11. Structural Engineering (5)

B.Tech programmes at SRC Kumbakonam:

  1. Computer Science & Engineering
  2. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  3. Electronics & Communication Engineering
  4. Information Technology
Admission Procedure:

Admission to the B.Tech. / 5-year Integrated M.Tech. programmes will be conducted under two streams. All the applicants will be eligible for both the stream and need not submit two separate application form. This application forms will be considered for both the streams.

  1. Stream 1 (based on JEE (Main) 2017 and +2 Marks) for 70% of seats
  2. Stream 2 (based on +2 marks) for 30% of seats

Stream 1 Admission: Applicants under Stream 1 will be admitted to 70% of the seats based on JEE(Main) 2017 scores and normalized +2 marks. The weightage for JEE Main scores and +2 marks will be 25% & 75% respectively. The aggregate JEE Main score and normalized +2 aggregate will be taken together as per the weightage and applicants will be ranked based on the resultant combined score.
Stream 2 Admission: Applicants under Stream 2 will be admitted based on their normalized aggregate +2 or its equivalent marks. This is for 30% of the total seats. To bring all candidates from different examining authorities/ boards in the same scale of comparison and to create a list in the order of merit, the +2 or its equivalent aggregate marks will be normalized. A merit list is drawn based on the normalized percentage for making admissions for the 30% of the total seats.

Total seats in Stream 1and 2 will be filled in the following method:
  1. 20% (10%+10%) of total intake will be offered to the students from Trichy and Thanjavur Districts, provided the applicant has completed both X and XII from any school located in Trichy or Thanjavur District.
  2. 30% of the intake will be offered to those who complete X and XII in schools within Tamilnadu (Puducherry included).
  3. The remaining 50% will be for students who have completed X and XII in schools outside Tamilnadu.

Eligibility Criteria:

A pass in the +2 (or) its equivalent examination with Mathematics & Physics as compulsory subjects with either Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Biology and recognized by any State Board / Central Board or any other accepted by SASTRA as equivalent to 10+2 (or) its equivalent examination, with a minimum aggregate of 60% marks in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry / Bio-Technology / Computer Science / Biology obtained in a single sitting.
Students with diploma in Engineering / Technology are eligible for direct admission to the second year of the relevant B.Tech. Programme.
The candidate should not have completed 19 years as on 1.7.2017. (21 years for Lateral Entry)

How to Apply:
  1. In person from the
    Office of Admissions at SASTRA University campus in Thanjavur or Kumbakonam or
    at Registered Office in Chennai (5, Lakshmi Nivas, Dr.Subburayan Nagar, Kodambakkam, Chennai 600 024 (Behind Hotel Brown Star, Samiyar Madam Bus Stop. Phone No.: 044-24838029) on payment of Rs.600/-
  2. At select branches of City Union Bank.
  3. As downloadable forms from the SASTRA website
  4. Through post on receipt of DD for Rs.650/- favouring SASTRA payable at Thanjavur. DD must be sent to Office of Admissions, SASTRA University, Thanjavur – 613 401, Tamil Nadu.
  5. Through Online submission of application from SASTRA website.

Important Dates:
Issue of Application forms for all programmes April 05, 2017
Last date for submitting filled applications forms June 10, 2017 (6.00 p.m.)
Release of Rank List June 10, 2017 (9.00 p.m.)
Counselling for Admission June 19,20,21 & 22 - 2017

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham is a University established under section 3 of the UGC Act 1956. The University is spread across the following five campuses in three states of India: Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, with the University headquarters at Ettimadai, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

The University offers over 207 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in Engineering, Business, Arts & Sciences, Biotechnology, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Ayurveda.

Amrita University conducts Entrance Examination every year on an all India basis for admission to the 4-year B.Tech Programmes offered in the Amrita Schools of Engineering. This examination is referred to as “Amrita Entrance Examination Engineering,” in short as AEEE.

Campuses & Programmes Offered

Amaravati* (* proposed campus, subject to the approval of concerned bodies)

  • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)


  • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)


  • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering (EIE)


  • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)


  • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE)
  • Electronics & Communication Engineering (ECE)
  • Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE)
  • Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Civil Engineering (CE)
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE)
  • Chemical Engineering (ChE)
  • Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering (EIE)


Age: Candidates, whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 1998. Educational Qualification: A pass in 10+2 (Class XII) or its equivalent examination with minimum 60% aggregate of marks in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry with not less than 55% in each of these three subjects.

Admission Procedure

Admission to B.Tech programmes offered at Amrita Schools of Engineering for the academic year 2019 – 20 is through:

  1. Amrita Entrance Examination – Engineering 2019 (70% of seats)
    Based on the rank scored in the Amrita Entrance Examination – Engineering 2019 conducted by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham in two modes: Computer Based Test (CBT) and Pen & Paper Test (PPT). While CBT is conducted in 100+ centers across the country, PPT is conducted only in the state of Tamil Nadu.
  2. Joint Entrance Examination Mains 2019 (30% of seats)
    Based on the rank scored in JEE Mains 2019 (one of the sessions). A candidate can choose to apply through one of the above modes or both.

Mode of AEEE :

Amrita Entrance Examination – Engineering 2019 is conducted in two modes:

  1. Computer Based Test (CBT), on 5 days with 3 slots on each day.
  2. Pen & Paper Test (PPT), conducted only in Tamil Nadu, one slot on one day.
  3. Both CBT and PPT are of 2 and a half hours duration
  4. A number of questions: Total 100, 30 each from Physics & Chemistry, 40 from Mathematics.
  5. In the PPT mode, blue or black Ball Point Pen should be used to completely darken the appropriate circle, i.e. out of four answers given for each question, only one circle for the correct answer is to be darkened on the OMR Answer Sheet.

A number of questions and mark distribution:

Subject No. of Questions Marks
Mathematics 40 120
Physics 30 90
Chemistry 30 90
Total 100 300

All the questions are of Multiple Choice types. Four answers are given as choices for each question. Equal weightage is given to all the questions. 3 (three) marks are awarded for each correct answer and -1 (negative one) for each wrong answer.


The syllabus is based on the subjects in Class 11th & Class 12th. The syllabus consists of three sections: Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

Applying through JEE MAINS:

Applicants are required to submit their JEE Rank as in Score Card for counseling. Rules and policies remain the same as AEEE candidates.

Important Dates:

  • Commencement of Online Application Submission – Oct 19, 2018
  • Commencement of slot booking for CBT – April 5, 2018
  • Application submission, slot booking closes for CBT – April 10, 2019
  • Admit card down load - April 5-10, 2019 
  • Application submission closes for PPT – April 25, 2019
  • CBT – 3 slots each of 2.5 hrs duration – April 22-26, 2019
  • Pen & Paper Test – one slot of 2.5 hrs duration (10:00 to 12:30 hrs) – April 27, 2019
  • Publication of AEEE Results – May 5, 2019
  •  Option open to change the academic preference & profile data/Enter the JEE Rank - May 5-8, 2019
  •  Trial Allotment, clarification of doubts, etc. for both AEEE and JEE modes – May 10, 2019
  •  Last date to pay the fees for candidates satisfied with the first allotment – May 20, 2019
  • Second Allotment – May 25, 2019
  • Last date to pay the fees - second allotment – May 30, 2019
  • Third Allotment – June 5, 2019
  • Last date to pay the fees - third allotment – June 10, 2019
  • Candidates shall update their +2 marks in the application portal - before June 10, 2019
  • Verification of documents & filling the vacant seats – June 15-25, 2019

Application Submission:

  • Application submission is fully online and shall be submitted via the website. Admit cards to attend AEEE 2019 can be downloaded from the website as per schedule.
  • Cost of AEEE 2019 Application:
  • INR 1000 – AEEE 2019
  • INR 300 - JEE Mains 2019.
  • INR 1000 - both AEEE 2019 rank and JEE Mains 2019 rank.
  • The application fee may be paid either by credit/debit card or net banking. In case the examination fee is paid through credit/debit card, the candidates may have to pay an additional processing charges as per government rules.

Application Submission – OFFLINE

  • Offline, OMR application forms can be procured from the University counter of Amrita Schools of Engineering at Amritapuri, Bengaluru, Coimbatore & Chennai on producing a demand draft for Rs. 1000/- in favor of Amrita School of Engineering, Payable at Coimbatore. It is important that those candidates who are purchasing offline application are required to send the application at the earliest. Applicants will receive an SMS with the link to fill the rest of the details to complete the application process. The data shall be filled on or before the last date of application submission.

Counseling, Seat Allocation & Admission

  • Counseling is fully online.
  • Candidates are offered admission to an academic programme based on their academic preferences and based on All India Ranks of JEE (Mains) – 2019 or based on the rank secured in AEEE 2019, as preferred by the candidate, through a common Seat Allocation Process for all the five engineering campuses.
  • Counseling involves Registration for counseling by paying counseling charges, academic preference submissions, Allotment of Seat, Acceptance of Seat Offered, Payment of Fees and Verification of Documents.
  • Seat allocation is done separately for candidates with AEEE 2019 rank and JEE Mains 2019 rank. University may admit an AEEE 2019 candidate having a good score in JEE Mains 2019 if he/she gets a better option of academic preference.
  • All the registered candidates will receive the notification on the counseling by email. The same will be published on the website also.

IISc BS(Research) Programme

The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has opened its portals to undergraduate students by introducing a four-year Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme in 2011.

About BS(Research) Programme:

The programme is organized into eight semesters. The final semester is devoted exclusively to a research project. The following major disciplines are available in the Bachelor of Science (Research) Programme:

Biology, Chemistry, Earth & Environmental Science, Materials, Mathematics, Physics


Candidates who have completed their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2016 and those who are expecting to complete their II PUC / 12th Standard in 2017 are eligible to apply. The candidates must have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics as main subjects during their II PUC / 12th Standard. Candidates who have studied Biology, Statistics, Electronics, Computer Science, etc., in addition to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics are also eligible to apply. The candidates must have secured a first class or 60% or equivalent grade (relaxed to pass class for SC/ST candidates) in the II PUC / 12th Standard examination.

Selection :

The following four channels are used for the selection process.

  1. KVPY:

    • KVPY-SA [appeared in 2015 and selected for the Fellowship]
    • KVPY-SB [appeared in 2016 and selected for the Fellowship]
    • KVPY-SX [appeared in 2016 and selected for the Fellowship]
    • KVPY Fellows selected through the Empowerment Initiative for SC/ST candidates [appeared in 2015 for SA, 2016 for SB/SX and selected for the Fellowship]
  2. (IIT)JEE-Main: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD)

  3. (IIT)JEE-Advanced: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD)

  4. NEET-UG: Appearing in 2017 and securing a minimum of 60% (GN), 54% (OBC-NCL), 30% (SC/ST/PWD).

    Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/Person with disability (PWD) and Kashmiri-Migrant (KM) candidates: As per Government of India regulations.

Online Application Procedure:

The online application may be prepared and submitted by accessing the IISc website during 01 February to 28 April 2017. The application fee is Rs. 500/- for GN/OBC/KM candidates and Rs. 250/- for SC/ST/PWD categories.

Payment of the Application Fee : 

On-line Payment - Net-banking, Visa Card/ Master Card, Debit/Credit Cards.

Important dates :

Website opens for on-line submission of applications - 01.02.2017

Last date for submission of on-line applications - 28.04.2017

Scholarships :

Depending on their performance in national examinations such as KVPY, IITJEE (Main and Advanced), and AIPMT, students will be able to avail themselves of the standard fellowships offered by agencies such as KVPY and DST-INSPIRE.

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT University) is a premier educational Institution in Tamilnadu. It offers 27 Undergraduate, 30 Post graduate Programmes across 10 Schools of study.

Admission to undergraduate programmes is made on the basis of all India entrance examination, called Vellore Institute of technology Engineering Entrance examination (VITEEE). Around 2.23 Lakh candidates registered for the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination (VITEEE) in 2017.

B.Tech Programmes offered:

VIT Vellore Campus

  • B.Tech - Biotechnology
  • B.Tech - Civil Engineering
  • B.Tech - Chemical Engineering
  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering
  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engg (Spec. in Bioinformatics)
  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering with Specialization in Information Security
  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering with spl. In Data Science
  • B.Tech - Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B.Tech. Electronics and Communication Engineering with Spec. in IoT and Sensor
  • B.Tech - Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electronics and Communication with spl. In Biomedical Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electronics and Communication with spl. In Sensors & Wearable Technology
  • B.Tech - Information Technology
  • B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech - Mechanical ( Spec. in Automotive Engineering )
  • B.Tech - Mechanical ( Spec. in Energy Engineering )
  • B.Tech - Production and Industrial Engineering
  • B.Des. Industrial Design

Chennai Campus

  • B.Tech - Civil Engineering
  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electronics and Computer Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering

VIT - Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)

  • B.Tech - Bioengineering
  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering with spl. in Gaming Technology

VIT-AP at Amaravati

  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering
  • B.Tech - Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B.Tech - Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering with spl. In Data Analytics
  • B.Tech - Computer Science and Engineering with spl. In Networking and Security
  • B.Tech - Electronics and Communication Engineering with spl. in Embedded Systems
  • B.Tech - Electronics and Communication Engineering with spl. in VLSI


Candidates whose date of birth falls on or after 1st July 1996 are eligible to apply for VITEEE-2018

Candidates appearing for the VITEEE in 2018 should have secured an aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics/Biology in the qualifying examination (+2/Intermediate).

The average marks obtained in the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics or Biology (PCM / PCB) in +2 (or its equivalent) put together should be 50% for the SC/ST & North Eastern State candidates.

Candidates who have studied in Regular, Full Time and Formal Education are alone eligible to apply. 'NIOS' candidates are eligible to appear for the VITEEE-2018

Important Dates of VITEEE-2018:

  1. Application Filling, Creating Login credentials using email id and mobile number- 9th November 2017
  2. Last date for submission of application form – 28th February 2018
  3. Editing the Online Application – 28th February 2018
  4. Slot Booking (PCME/PCBE) and Hall ticket generation –in March 2018
  5. VITEEE-2018 – 04.04.2018 to 15.04.2018
  6. VITEEE-2018 Result - End of 25th of April 2018
  7. Cost of application form – Rs.1150 (online) and Rs.1200(off line)

Exam Timings:

    Number of Sessions: 3 sessions per day

  • I Session : 09.00 am to 11.30 am
  • II Session : 12.30 pm to 03.00 pm
  • III Session : 04.00 pm to 06.30 pm


  • Language of the Exam - English
  • Multiple Choice Objective Questions
  • 40 questions each from Maths,Physics and Chemistry
  • 5 questions from English
  • No negative Marks
  • Total No.of questions - 125
  • Total Duration - 150 min.
  • PCME - Candidates appearing in PCME is eligible for all the B.Tech. Degree programmes as per the VITEEE ranking
  • PCBE - Candidates appearing in PCBE is eligible only for 3 B.Tech. Bio-stream Degree programmes (Biotechnology, Biomedical and CSE with spec. in Bioinformatics) as per the VITEEE ranking.

Equating methodology

Equating is a statistical process that is used to adjust scores on test forms (that are approximately equivalent) so that scores on the forms can be used interchangeably. Thus, equating is used to adjust scores of candidates who have taken different forms of a test, in order to facilitate meaningful and fair comparison for merit list and ranking of these candidates. The statistical procedure of Equipercentile Equating would be used by VIT to identify the percentile ranks for candidates, such that scores on different forms with the same percentile rank are considered to be equivalent. Thus, Percentile Rank is a unique and invariant position of the test taker in that group. A percentile Rank, say 90 Percentile Rank denotes that there are 90 percent of test takers scores below this score level and 10 percent above this test score. Candidates are advised not to make assumptions and predictions of their score or rank based on their own estimates of raw scores. Since it is Computer Based Test (CBT), there is no revaluation of VITEEE answers as per the VIT Norms.

Test Cities

Andaman and Nicobar Islands Jammu and Kashmir Punjab
Andhra Pradesh Jharkhand Rajasthan
Arunachal Pradesh Karnataka Sikkim
Assam Kerala Tamil Nadu
Bihar Madhya Pradesh Telangana
Chandigarh Maharashtra Tripura
Chhattisgarh Manipur Uttar Pradesh
Delhi Meghalaya Uttarakhand
Goa Mizoram West Bengal
Gujarat Nagaland Dubai, Kuwait, Muscat, Qatar
Haryana Orissa
Himachal Pradesh Puducherry


Counselling procedure for allocation of seats/branch:

The counselling for allocation of branches to the short-listed candidates is based on their All India Rank (AIR) in the VITEEE-2018.