Engineering as the Career Option After 12th

Although there are lots of career options to choose from after Class 12, for students with Science background, the most preferred choice is Engineering! The Joint Entrance Examination, more commonly known as JEE, is the first thing that comes to our mind when we talk of Engineering.

But it is crucial to understand the various other aspects of Engineering- Why should you go for Engineering? Which Entrance Examination should you aim to crack and what is the Eligibility Criteria? 

Why Engineering?

What is it that makes Engineering great as a career option? There can be many possible reasons, but here are the top ones for your reference:

  1. Brings out the innovator in you!
  2. Can give you financial security
  3. Makes you a tech-wise-thinker
  4. Is a prestigious degree! 

Aiming at the Right Engineering Entrance Examination 

Alright, now that we know why Engineering is so popular, the next question is- Which entrance exams should you be aiming to crack? 

Some engineering institutes in India have their own entrance examinations. For instance, BITSAT (for Birla Institute of Technology and Science), VITEEE (for VIT University), SRMJEE (for SRM Institute of Science and Technology), etc. However, here we are going to primarily focus on the JEE exam. Most of the major institutes of India admit students based on their scores/ranks in this exam. 

The Joint Entrance Examination comprises 2 levels: JEE Main and JEE Advanced. While qualifying Main can help you get admission into the NITs, IIITs, cracking Advanced can get you the golden opportunity to graduate from one of the IITs. 

The recent alterations in the exam have made it possible for the candidates to appear twice in the same year- in the months of January and April. This will help students in getting a grip of the examination pattern and they can re-appear for the exam without wasting a year. 

Eligibility Criteria

Have a look at the eligibility criteria for JEE Main 2020:

To appear in the entrance exam, the candidate must have passed Class 12 or any equivalent exam in 2018 or 2019. 

Number of Attempts: The candidate can appear for the examination for 3 consecutive years. As the exam is conducted twice a year, the attempts in the same year will be considered one. 

Age Limit: As such, there’s no age limit. The candidate should have passed 10+2 or any equivalent exam in 2018 or 2019. 

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