About the entrance exams


Entrance Exams, as the name suggests are needed to seek entry or admission into Colleges with Professional Courses. By definition, professional courses are “Industry Ready” courses which enable the students to get a job readily in their respective field. In the Science Stream, entrance exams are needed for the following fields :

  •  Engineering
  •  Medical
  •  Pharmacy
  •  Architecture

Preparation for an entrance exam cannot be done in the same way as one prepares for their HSC, CBSE or ICSE Board Exams. The students find it difficult because there is a change of pattern in both learning the subject and giving the exam. Cracking these entrance exams requires ALL of the following :

  •  Application Oriented Thinking
  •  In-depth Knowledge of the Concept
  •  Speed along with Accuracy
  •  Lots of Practice
  •  Fast Calculations
  •  Systematic Study


These entrance exams require the students to be trained for at least 2 YEARS (11th & 12th).Below are the details of the exam pattern, subjects and syllabus of the Entrance Exams required for the fields of Engineering, Medical, Pharmacy and Architecture.

List of Entrance Exams
Exam Stream Colleges Difficulty Subjects Syllabus Total Marks Brochure
MHT-CET Engineering / Pharmacy State Colleges Medium PCM/PCB 11th & 12th HSC Board (Maharashtra) 200 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
NEET Medical State and National Level Colleges Medium PCB 11th & 12th CBSE Board 720 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
JEE Mains Engineering / Architecture State and National Level Colleges + NITs High PCM 11th & 12th CBSE Board 360 CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
* JEE Advanced Engineering Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) Very High PCM 11th & 12th CBSE Board + Extra Variable CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
Entrance Exam Formats
Exam Physics Chemistry Maths Biology Total Marks Duration Negative Marks Remarks
MHT-CET 50 Q – 50 marks 50 Q – 50 marks 50 Q – 100 marks 100 Q – 100 marks 200 3 hours Absent Physics & Chemistry is a combined paper of 90 mins and Maths is a separate paper of 90 mins.
NEET 45 Q – 180 marks 45 Q – 180 marks 90 Q – 360 marks 720 3 hours -1 for Wrong Answer One Single Paper of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (Botany and Zoology)
JEE Mains 30 Q – 90 marks 30 Q – 90 marks 30 Q – 90 marks 360 3 hours -1 for Wrong Answer One Single Paper of Physics, Chemistry and Maths
* JEE Advanced variable variable variable variable 6 hours -1 / -2 for Wrong Answer Two Papers – Paper 1 & 2 (PCM) of 3 hours each