Deciding On the Top Engineering Examinations to Take

Several Engineering exams are organized every year throughout India to choose most intelligent and deserving future engineers from millions of aspirants. There are so many engineering exams carried out every year that they may put you in confusion on which exam to take. Sometimes this confusion may hinder your concentration for devoting time for a particular examination. Since to take different engineering exams, different preparation strategy is required and if you are still confused in deciding on exam then it can negatively affect your preparation strategy. Although one of the top entrance exam that you should definitely consider to take is JEE.


If you need a real guidance on selecting top engineering exam for you then my answer will be JEE. JEE is the largest entrance exam for engineering education conducted all over India every year. A large number of students appear to take this exam including even 1-2 years of droppers to get admission into Nation Institute of Technology or Indian Institute of Technology. It is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) and is organized across numerous examination centers across India. Once you have qualified all the stages of JEE examinations you will be eligible for taking admission into the Engineering course of your choice. JEE examination is conducted in two divisions that are JEE Mains and Advanced.

JEE Mains

JEE Mains is the first stage of the complete entrance examination process. This exam consists of two papers that is Paper I and Paper II. Candidates can choose any of these Paper I and Paper II or can give both of these papers. Paper I is conducted to get admission into B.Tech/B.E. engineering courses whereas Paper II is conducted to get admission into B.Arch or B.Planning discipline. 13.03 lakhs of candidates appeared for JEE mains examination in 2015. The offline JEE Mains 2016 will be held on April 3 while online examination will be conducted on April 9 and 10. If you are already preparing to take this examination then don’t forget to go through JEE Mains 2015 question paper as it will give you an idea of format of the examination. Also JEE mains admit cards are now available to download from JEE’s official website.

JEE Advanced

JEE Advanced is the second round of the entrance examination which can only be taken by candidate declared qualified in JEE Mains. Last year around 1.52 lakhs of students get qualified for JEE Advanced 2015. Once you get qualified for JEE Advanced 2016, the chances of being selected for the desired engineering course will increase. The JEE Advanced application form has now been released. As soon as the JEE Mains result gets declared, JEE Advanced announcements regarding exam dates will soon be released.

How to Prepare

  • In order to prepare for examination, the first step is to completely understand the JEE Mains as well as JEE Advanced syllabus before you start your preparation. Because the syllabus will be quite vast and you will have to stick to the time limit you have for preparation. Once you will understand your syllabus perfectly, you will be able to manage your time as per your expertise on each topic.
  • Don’t stuck on a single topic for days while preparation. Even if you are preparing before 2-3 months of exam, still time will not be sufficient as per the size and diversity of syllabus. So you can utilize your time on perfecting your other skills rather than spending too much time on a single topic that is not going to get fit in your mind.
  • Go through JEE Mains and JEE advanced 2015 paper to get an idea of division of marks on each type of topic. Then make strategy accordingly.
  • Revise previous year question papers as much as you can since most of the times the format of question paper remains same throughout the years with just slight shuffles in numeric values and sense.

I know it is quite stressful work to decide on what exam to take for making the dream of being an engineer come true. But I must say that if one has true desire and determination of being a top class engineer then, he/she should not drop this JEE entrance exam any way. Since being an IIT or NIT student is a thing of proud.