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There are so many admission tests and entrance examinations for admission to different courses in the
under-graduate or post-graduate levels. Some of those are the State level tests others are National level
tests. A Brief account of some of these important tests is given below.

1. After Madhyamik. (JEXPO)
2. AfterHS(10+2), (JEE,EVETS, JEHOM ,JENPARH , JELET ,AIEEE, LLB - Hons ( 5 years integrated) and
   M.Lib.Sc(integrated) , CLAT )
3. After Graduation, ( JAM , JECA , Management Entrance Tests- Major Tests in India- CAT, MAT, XAT,
   IGNOU OPEN-MAT, FMS, IIFT; Major Tests in the States- JEMAT)
4. After Post Graduation( UGC-NET, CSIR-NET, SET, GATE )

After Madhyamik


A Joint Entrance Examination (JEXPO) is being conducted by the West Bengal State Council of Technical
Education, “Kolkata Karigori Bhavan”, 110 S.N.Banerjee Road, Kolkata-700013 for admission to 1st year
Diploma Courses in 45 Polytechnics in West Bengal. The examination with multiple-choice objective
questions on two papers [Mathematics - 100 marks, 2 hours duration and Physics & Chemistry - 100
marks, 2 hours duration].
Eligibility: - Applicant(s) must be Indian citizen and should have passed Madhyamik Examination under
West Bengal Board of Secondary Education or its equivalent Board/Council. Candidates due to appear in
the Madhyamik or its equivalent examination in that year with Mathematics, Physical Science and
English may also apply. Age- 21 years as on 1st January (5 years relaxation for SC/ST students).
For details see,

The Passed out candidates of Vocational streams are admitted in Polytechnics courses through a special
examination called VOCLET.

After H.S. (10+2):


invites applications from Indian Citizens for admission to undergraduate courses in Engineering /
Technology / Medical /Dental in Universities/Colleges in West Bengal and B. Arch Course in Bengal
Engineering and Science University, Shibpur and Jadavpur University on the basis of a JOINT ENTRANCE
EXAMINATION, Detailed information will be available in

Held by the W B Joint Entrance Examination Board , for admission in 2nd year (3 rd semester) of 4-years
degree courses in Engineering / Technology /Pharmacy.
Eligibility : Passed Diploma in Engg / Tech /Pharma or B.Sc with Maths.

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Held by the W B Joint Entrance Examination Board for admission to BACHELOR Of Veterinary Science
and Animal Husbandry (B.V.Sc & A.H).
Eligibility :
         1) A citizen of India.
         2) Age - Must have attained 17 years as on 1 July in the year of examination.
         3) Residential Status – Same as JEM.
         4) Qualification – H.S (10+2) passed with Physics , Chemistry , Biology ,English and Vernacular.
         Must have secured 50% in Physics ,Chem ,Biology taken together. For SC and ST 40% instead of
         Examination: Paper I ( Biology ) and Paper II ( Physics and Chemistry ). 100 marks each


Eligibility: H.S (10+2) in any stream. Information Brochure may be obtained from WB Joint Entrance
Examinations Board.
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Held by the WBJEE board for admission to B A M S ( Ayurvedacharyya ), B H M S ( Homoeopathy), B Sc
(Hons) Nursing , Physiotherapy (Degree) ,B U M S ( Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery ).
Eligibility : 1 ) Citizen of India 2 ) 17 years of age as on 1 st July on the year of examination. 3 ) Educational
qualification : a) For BAMS,BHMS,BUMS, Physiotherapy : Passed / Appeared in H S ( 10+2) or
equivalent with Physics , Chemistry , Biology , English and Vernacular or a5th subject.
 b) For NURSING (H): 50% in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English taken together. 40% instead of 50%
for SC and ST.
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AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Examination):

In compliance with the directive of the Govt. of India, Department of Secondary and Higher Education,
Ministry of Human Resource Development, the CBSE is conducting All India Engineering/Architecture
Entrance Examination (AIEEE) for admission to degree level courses in Engineering and Architecture in
National Institutes of Technology, Indian Institutes of Information Technology, Deemed Universities and
Institutions in the Centre/ States/ UTs other than those covered by Joint Entrance Examination/State
    Level Entrance Examination for paid or unpaid seats based on the score. Tentative list of participating
    institutions will be contained in the Information Bulletin for AIEEE. For details see


    Separate Entrance Tests are held For Admission in law colleges affiliated to CU ,NBU ,KU,VU.
    Eligibility- 10+2 in any stream.

    Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) is for admission into various Law courses offered by the nine Law
    Universities in India including NLSIU-Bangalore, NALSAR-Hyderabad, NLIU-Bhopal, NUJS-Kolkata, NLU-Jodhpur,
    HNLU-Raipur and GNLU-Ahmedabad

    For detail view

    List of National law Colleges:
    1. National Law School, (Bangalore) 2. NALSAR University of Law, (Hyderabad) 3. National Law Institute
    University, (Bhopal) 4. The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, (Kolkata) 5. National
    Law University, (Jodhpur) 6. Hidayatullah National Law University, (Raipur) 7. Gujarat National Law
    University, (Gandhinagar) .

    Some law schools choose to continue with their existing admission test system by conducting their
    own entrance examinations. Some of the main ones are;
    1. Symbiosis Law School, (Pune) , 2. ILS Law College, (Pune) , 3. Amity Law School, (Delhi) 4. National
    University of Advanced Legal Studies, (Kochi) , 5. Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, (Chennai) 6.
    Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, (Kharagpur) 7. KIIT National Law School,
    (Bhubaneswar) 8. Faculty of Law, Delhi University, (Delhi) 9. Government Law College, (Mumbai) 10.
    School of Law, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, (Dehradun) 11. Faculty of Law, Banaras
    Hindu University, (Varanasi)

    Besides Engineering and Medical Sciences, there are several other disciplines that may be pursued after
    10+2 such as-

    Mass Communication& Journalism

    The undergraduate program in mass communication is of three year term and comprises of six
    semesters. Students after completing 10+2 in any stream with at least 50 percent marks are eligible to
    opt for this course. But selection is not done on the basis of marks a student has obtained at 10+2 level.
    A student in order to grab a seat in his favourite university or institute has to go through an entrance
    test and an interview. Some of the popular exams are listed below:

          Asian College of Journalism Entrance Exam
          Indian Institute of Mass Communication Entrance Exam
          International School of Business and Media Entrance Exam
          Jamia Milia Islamia Entrance Exam
          Manipal Institute of Communication Entrance Exam
          Symbiosis institute of Mass Communication Entrance Exam
          Xavier Institute of Communications Entrance Exam
          Mudra Institute of Communication Entrance Exam
          Andhra University Common Entrance Test
          Symbiosis National Aptitude Test

    NB: Aspirants are required to go through the eligibility criteria for the exam of their choice.

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    Admission Tests after Graduation:


    Indian Institutes of Technology conducts a Joint Admission test to M.Sc. (JAM) for admission to M.Sc.
    and other post-B.Sc. programmes at the IITs.


    JECA is a written entrance test conducted by the West Bengal Joint Entrance Examination Board. It is
    conducted for the admission of students to MCA course offered by the various institutions in West
    Bengal. Private Engineering colleges, Universities, Government colleges and some of the institutes in
    West Bengal offer full time MCA course. Eligibility for JECA- i) Candidates who have cleared their
    Bachelor’s degree examination are eligible to apply for the course. ii) Candidates with statistics or
    mathematics in their bachelor’s degree are free to apply. Iii) Candidates appearing in their final year
    examination (bachelor’s degree) can also seek for admission. iv) There is no age limit for the candidates.

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    Common Admission Test (CAT) conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management, XAT conducted by
    XLRI Jamshedpur, MAT conducted by AIMA, SNAP Test by Symbiosis, Pune, NMAT by AIMA for NMIMS,
    Mumbai and relevant state level, common entrance test for business schools in various states.

    Major MBA entrance tests in India

    Common Admission Test is conducted every year by one of the Indian Institute of Managements. (IIMs).
    CAT entrance exam is used as a criteria to shortlist applicants for admissions to the IIMs and some other
    top management institutes like Management Development Institute, S.P. Jain Institute, Nirma Institute
    of Management, T.A. PAI and IMT also shortlist the applicants on the basis of CAT.
    CAT tests the skills of candidates in five broad areas i.e., verbal ability and reasoning, reading
    comprehension, quantitative skills, data interpretation, and analytical and logical reasoning. The
duration of the test is of 120 minutes. The number of questions asked in Common Admission Test vary
every year and a typical CAT question paper can have anywhere between 75 and 150 questions.
For details see :


The All India Management Association (AIMA), is the apex body or development of management in
India. Management Aptitude Test (MAT) is a National Entrance Test for admission to MBA and
equivalent programmes which is usually conducted 4 times in a year in February, May, September and
December every year. MAT is an objective type test with multiple – choice answers with 200 questions
to be completed in 150 minutes or two and a half hours. The test usually divided into five section, each
with 40 questions, designed to measure a person’s (i) English Language comprehension in 30 minutes (ii)
Mathematical Skills in 40 minutes (iii) Data analysis and Sufficiency skills in 35 minutes (iv) Intelligence
and Critical Reasoning skills in 30 minutes and (v) Awareness of the Indian and global environment in 15
minutes. The time allowance varies for each section.

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Xavier Admission Test (XAT):

Conducted by: Xavier Labour Research Institute, Jamshedpur (XLRI) . XAT is a National level Admission
Test to select the most appropriate students for its management education. There are 35 other
Management Institutes who are selecting students from XAT . XAT usually has three sections assessing
Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation & Logical Ability to be completed in two
hours. This is followed by and essay of 20 minutes duration.
The candidate has to go online to to apply and take a print out of the XAT 2009 Admit
Card where the Address of the Test Centre will be mentioned. More details can be available from the
institute website.

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IGNOU OPENMAT is conducted by IGNOU twice a year for admissions to MBA Programs through
Distance Learning for the following Degree/ Diploma Programme in Management:
• Master of Business Administration (MBA) • Diploma in Management (DIM) • Post graduate Diploma
in Management (PGDIM) • Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (PGDHRM) •
Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management (PGSEM) • Post Graduate Diploma in Operations
Management (PGDOM) • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management (PGDMM) All the above
programmes have multi-media design, using technology aided delivery systems. These are offered
through countrywide network of study centres.


The Delhi University FMS admission test has questions to assess Quantitative Ability, Verbal Ability and
Language Comprehension, Analytical Ability and awareness and comprehension of the micro and macro
– environment of the business and economy. FMS conducts Two-year Programme & MBA
(Management of Services) Two-Year Full-Time Programme . Candidates applying for admission to the
two-year MBA (FT) & MBA (MS) (FT) programmes must have pursued at least a-year Bachelor's Degree
programme after 12 years of formal schooling. .
For details log on to the website :

TEST CENTRES: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad,
Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai & Nagpur.


The Common Aptitude Test for the Programs of ICFAI Business School (IBS) namely the 2-year MBA
Program at all campuses and the 1-year Executive PG Program at Hyderabad.


IIFT Admission Test :

The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade conducts entrance exam for admission in their MBA course. The
admission test is a multiple choice objective type written test (in English). The MBA (IB) is a six-trimester
general management programme with a focus on international business.
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West Bengal University of Technology conducts State Level Entrance Test for admission to MBA :

The minimum qualification for admission to MBA/MMA/MHA/AICTE approved PG Diploma programmes
is a Bachelors degree in Arts/ Science/ Commerce/ Engineering/ Technology/Medical/Dental/Agriculture
or other professional courses from recognized universities. The candidates who will appear in final
examination (Graduation) to be held in the year of the entrance test & results published by September
that year may also apply.

The application form may be downloaded from the websites and
Completed application forms are to be submitted to the University office with requisite fees in the form
of a Demand Draft drawn in favour of West Bengal University of Technology payable at Kolkata. Attested
copies of marksheets, certificates and other testimonials as well as SC/ST/OBC certificates should be
submitted with the Application Form.

The JEMAT written test is of objective type consisting of three sections of 2 hours duration ( 11 a.m. to 1
p.m for JEMAT ) as detailed below:
                           Section I     English                 40 Marks
                           Section II    Mathematics             40 Marks
                                         Logical     Reasoning
                           Section III                           20 Marks

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MBA entrance tests in different States:

State level management entrance tests more or less follow the same pattern of questions although the
level of difficulty may vary, and some might have both verbal and non – verbal reasoning questions. In
some cases, there may not be negative marking for wrong answers. a) Government Of West Bengal JEE
For MBA (JEMAT) b) National Institute of Management Calcutta (NIMC) c) Gujarat Common Entrance
Test (GCET) d) Combined Aptitude Test – Karnataka e) Karnataka MBA Common Entrance Test f) All India
Entrance Test For MBA- Maharashtra , g) All India Management Entrance Test (AIMET) , h) Common
Entrance Test (CET) For MBA/MMS Admissions – Maharashtra , i) Management Aptitude Test (MAT) -
New Delhi , j) OMAT – Orissa, k) MET/PAM-CAT For Admission To MBA – Punjab, l) National Entrance
Test (NET) – Rajasthan, m) Consortium Of Self-Financing Professional, Arts & Science Colleges –
Tamilnadu , n) Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test (TANCET) o) U.P.Technical University State Entrance
Examination (SEE) - Utter Pradesh , UPMCAT (U.P.Management & MCA Combined Admission Test) -
Uttar Pradesh Uttranchal Joint Entrance Test UAJET - Uttranchal


Eligibility :
    1. For Cinematography, Acting, Direction and Editing – Bachelor’s degree from any recognized
    2. For Audiography – Bachelor’s degree with Physics at 10+2 level
    3. For Art Direction and Production Design courses – Bachelor’s degree in Applied
         Art/Sculpture/Architechture/Painting or equivalent diploma in related fields of Fine Arts.

   Entrance Exams:
   4. Film and Television Institute of India Entrance Examination
   5. National School of Drama Screening Test
   6. SRFTI Admission Test

Admission Tests after Post Graduation:

UGC-NET for Research Fellowship & Lectureship:

UGC conducts National Eligibility Test (NET) for the Award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and
eligibility for Lectureship in Indian Universities and colleges. UGC conducts NET in 77 subjects.
Qualification :- Secured at least 55% marks (without grace or rounding off ) in Master’s Degree (or)
equivalent examination from universities / institutions recognized by UGC in Humanities (including
languages) and Social Sciences. Computer Science & Applications, Electronic Science etc. SC/ ST/PH/VH
category candidates who have secured at least 50 % marks (without grace & rounding off) in Master’s
degree examination are eligible for this Test. Candidates who have appeared or appearing at the
qualifying Master’s degree (final year) examination and whose result is still awaited or candidates whose
qualifying examinations have been delayed may also apply for this Test.
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CSIR-NET: National Eligibility Test (NET) - The joint CSIR-UGC test for Junior Research Fellowship &
Eligibility for Lecturership:

CSIR conducts this test for determining the eligibility for the award of Junior Research Fellowship (JRF)
NET and for determining eligibility for appointment of Lecturers (NET) in certain subject areas falling
under the faculty of Science. The award of Junior Research Fellowship (NET) to the successful eligible
candidates will depend on their finding admission/placement in a University/national
laboratory/institution of higher learning and research, as applicable. The test holds in the subjects as
given under: 1. Chemical Sciences 2. Earth, Atmospheric, Ocean and Planetary Sciences, 3. life Sciences ,
4. Mathematical Sciences, 5. Physical Sciences
Age: 19-28 years for JRF (RELAXATION AS PER RULE), THERE IS NO upper age limit FOR lectureship.

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SET by College Service Commission, West Bengal

The WBCSC came into existence on November 02, 1979 in terms of Act LXII of 1978. The two main
functions of the Commission are: 1) To prepare merit panels of candidates eligible for recruitment to the
posts of Lecturer in different subjects/disciplines of Arts, Sciences, Social Sciences, Commerce,
Education, Physical Education, Foreign Languages, Law, Journalism and Mass Communication, Fine Arts
and Music in the Degree Colleges affiliated to Calcutta University, Burdwan University, North Bengal
University, Kalyani University and Vidyasagar University. 2) To recommend candidates for appointment
to fill in the vacant posts of Lecturer in different subjects as requisitioned by the affiliated colleges
against sanctioned posts. The Commission also recommends suitable persons for appointment to the
posts of principal for affiliated Degree colleges against vacancies reported from time to time; the
recruitment qualifications, age etc. are decided by the Higher Education Department, Government of
West Bengal.


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE):

Admission to Post Graduate courses (Masters and Doctoral), with MHRD and some other Govt.
Scholarships/ Assistance in Engineering/ Technology/ Architecture/ Pharmacy/ / Science is open to
those who qualify in GATE.
Qualification: Candidates with following academic backgrounds are eligible to appear for GATE.:
      Bachelor degree holders in Engineering / Technology / Architecture / Pharmacy and those who
       are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes.
      Master degree holders in any branch of Science/ Mathmetics/Statistics/Computer Applications
       or equivalent and those who are in the final or pre-final year of such programmes
      Candidates in the second or higher year of four-year Integrated Master degree programme(post-
       BSc.) in Engineering/ Technology/ or in the third or higher year of five-year Integrated Master
       Degree programme and Dual Degree programme in Engineering/ Technology.
      Candidates with qualifications obtained through examinations conducted by professional
       Societies recognized by UPSC/AICTE(e.g. AMIE) as equivalent to BE/Btech (those who have
       completed section A or equivalent of such professional courses are also eligible)

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