Top 10 Most Popular Courses in India and How to Pursue Them
i)Bachelors Management Courses
Entrance exams for the admission of UG Management Courses include DU JAT, SET, NPAT, IPU CET, and IPMAT.
Top BBA colleges in India include Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs), IIFT, and Government and Private University BBA colleges. IIM Indore, IIM Rohtak, IIM Ranchi, IIM Bodhgaya, IIM Jammu are the top IIMs offering dual degree BBA+MBA programs.
Among the university affiliated and low fee top BBA colleges in India 2022 are – Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Keshav Mahavidyalay of Delhi University; HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai University.
NMIMS Mumbai, SCMS Pune are other top BBA colleges affiliated to private universities.
Admissions for this course are done through various entrance exams. Here’s a comprehensive list of MBA Entrance Exams and the Colleges that consider their scores.
BTech is the most pursued engineering course pursued by the students after completing higher secondary education. Hence, there is a mass competition for BTech admission. The course can be pursued in various specializations related to different field of technical industries.
List of entrance exams-
1. JEE Mains
JEE Main is given by the candidates to get admission into the well-known IIITs, NITs and other more prestigious engineering institutes of the nation. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main is conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) four times a year – February, March, April & May.
BITSAT is an online-based university level engineering entrance exam conducted by the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS). After clearing BITSAT (Birla Institute of Technology and Science Admission Test) the candidates can get admission to all three campuses of BITS Pilani.
Manipal Academy of Higher Education conducts an online-based entrance examination for admissions into the engineering colleges of Manipal University. Admissions are provided in 16 engineering courses to the candidates after clearing MET.
The VIT University conducts the University level entrance examination named VITEEE (VIT Engineering Entrance Exam) Around 5000 undergraduate engineering seats are available for eligible applicants under VITEEE.
M.Tech, abbreviated as a Master’s in Technology is a postgraduate degree that is pursued by the students after completing their (B.Tech). M.Tech is a two-year degree program where the students opt for a specific course in which they want to pursue their master’s.
Some of the popular entrance exams for MTech admissions are GATE, AP PGECET, OJEE, TS PGECET, SRMJEEE PG, IPU CET, BHU PET, TANCET, BITS HD, etc
1. The first step to build a medical career is getting an MBBS degree. And to secure a medical seat in a prestigious institute, you need to go through the entrance exam phase.
Here are the details of some of the top medical entrance exams in the country.
It is one of the highly competitive and popular entrance exams to get admission into an MBBS course. The exam is organized to fill the medical seats in AIIMS New Delhi, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Jodhpur, Patna, Raipur and Rishikesh. It is a Computer Based Test (CBT) of 3 hours and 30 minutes duration. The exam is conducted in the month of May, while the registration process begins from the month of February.
This is the newest, yet controversial exam.. It was introduced with an aim to have a single common entrance test for medical admissions. It has replaced AIPMT (All India Pre-Medical Test) and other state-level medical entrance exams.
It is an undergraduate level common entrance test organized for admission to medical institutions affiliated to Bharati Vidyapeeth University. The exam offers admission into MBBS and BDS courses. A 3 hours duration examination with 200 multiple choice questions is conducted in the month of May every year.
PG Medical Entrance Exams 2022
Admission to PG Medical Courses like MD, MS, MDS, DM, MCh, etc offered in government, private, deemed, and central universities across India are done on the basis of PG Medical Entrance Exams
NEET PG 2022 – NEET PG Medical Entrance Exam is a single-window entrance examination for MD, MS, PG Diploma Courses. No other Entrance Examination, either at State or Institution Level, shall be valid for entry to MD/MS/PG Diploma Courses as per the Indian Medical Council Act, 1956.
IPU CET 2022 – Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) will conduct IPU CET 2022. The Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test will be held for Undergraduate and Postgraduate admission in the University.
NIE MPH Admission 2022 – Applications are invited by the National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE), Chennai for admission to 2-year Master of Public Health (MPH) Program in Epidemiology and Health System of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Thiruvananthapuram conducted by ICMR School of Public Health at the National Institute of Epidemiology, Chennai for the academic session.
One can study law in India at various levels as under:
If candidates have already completed their graduation in other stream, and now they wish to make a career in law, then they pursue a three year LLB course
Law admissions at a majority of colleges and universities in India are done on the basis of entrance exams. Most of the law entrance exams conducted for admission in UG level law courses evaluate candidates on the basis of their aptitude/ knowledge on subjects such as General Knowledge, English, Mathematics (Numerical Ability), Logical Reasoning and Legal Aptitude.
Listed below are some of the famous law entrance examinations:
All India Law Entrance Test (AILET): National Law University, Delhi, conducts this exam to provide admission to one of its popular courses – BA. L.L.B (Hons.).
Common-Law Admission Test (CLAT): It is a standardized, 2 hour, computer-based test for admissions to the eighteen NLUs (National Law Universities) in India.
Law School Admission Test (LSAT): It is a 3.5 hours long test whose scores are accepted by many law schools in India.
On the other hand, popular law exams for PG level law courses comprise questions from subject areas such as Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence and other law subjects (Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Environment Law and Human Rights Law, etc).
CLAT 2022 is conducted for admission into 22 NLU in India. CLAT exam scores are also considered as the benchmark by many self financed law colleges and universities.
TISSNET scores are accepted by the TATA Institute of Social Sciences.
LSAT is the Law School Admission Test. LSAT is an entrance exam which is conducted by the Pearson VUE India on behalf of the Law School Admission Council (LSAC).
5. Chartered Accountancy
Chartered Accountancy Course is divided into four levels CA Foundation, CA Intermediate, 3 Years Articleship Training and CA Final. Each level tests students on different paper patterns based on their level and maturity.
Students appearing in CA Foundation Exam have to score a minimum of 40% marks in each individual subject and 50% in aggregate of all the subjects to qualify for this entrance test.
After qualifying CA Foundation candidates are eligible to pursue this course where they meet the first level as CA Intermediate. The syllabus of CA Intermediate is covered into 8 subjects and 2 groups. ICAI conducts the subjective based test in CA Intermediate.
Students can appear in a single group or both groups at a time according to their preparation and they must secure 40% marks in each and every subject along with 50% marks in aggregate of all the subjects at one sitting.
After qualifying both the groups of CA Intermediate, one can get himself to enroll for the CA Final course. CA Final is the last level in the Chartered Accountancy curriculum and its vast syllabus is divided among 8 subjects. As per the present assessment, CA Final is a completely subjective based exam pattern.
The UPSC IAS exam, officially known as the Civil Services Examination, is conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) annually.
The IAS examination comprises two successive stages. Those who make it through all the stages of the UPSC exam enter into the most coveted services of the Country like IAS, IPS, IFS, IFoS, IRS and others.
The two stages of the Civil Services Exam (IAS Exam) are:
1. Stage I – Civil Services Preliminary Examination
Civil Services Preliminary Examination is conducted to select candidates for the Main Examination. It is objective type in nature and consists of two papers carrying 200 marks each. The marks of the candidates who qualify the Preliminary Exam are not taken into account for determining the Final Merit.
2. Stage II – Civil Services Main Examination
Civil Services Main Examination consists of a written examination and interview test.
The written examination consists of 9 papers out of which 2 papers are only qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in the remaining 7 papers and the interview test together are considered for making the final merit.
7. Fashion Designing
Fashion Design communicates individual styles, moods and aesthetics. It’s now one of the most sought-after career options.
To enrol in undergraduate or postgraduate fashion design courses, you need to clear entrance exams and usually appear for a personal interview. Some institutes, however, may offer merit-based admission.
You can also do one- to two-year diploma and certificate courses that teach students the practical skills needed to pursue a career in Fashion Design with little to no emphasis on theoretical knowledge.
Some institutes that offer Fashion Design courses:
National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), multiple locations
Admission: You need to clear the NIFT Entrance exam and then get admission according to your rank.
Pearl Academy, multiple locations
Admission: You need to perform well in the General Proficiency Test (GPT) and the Design Aptitude Test (DAT) organised by the institute.
Symbiosis Institute of Design, Pune
Admission: You need to clear the Symbiosis Entrance Exam for Design (SEED).
Psychology courses in India are offered at various levels i.e. Diploma courses in Psychology, Certificate courses in Psychology, Bachelor’s degree courses in Psychology and Postgraduate courses in Psychology.
Here are some Indian psychology entrance exams after 12th for students:
Christ University Entrance Test
MA Psychology admissions usually happen on the basis of merit, but there are some colleges which conduct their own entrance exams. There are two types of admission process that are prevalent in India:
On Merit Basis
Admissions are offered to candidates for MA Psychology on the basis of their merit in their respective colleges on completing their graduation. Some colleges that follow this criterion are:
Fergusson College Pune
Banasthali University, Jaipur
On the basis of Entrance Exam
For taking admissions in MA Psychology, the scores of entrance test conducted by University of Delhi are accepted by colleges like:
Daulat Ram College
Indraprastha College for Women
Zakir Husain College
Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) is an undergraduate course dealing with the basics of software development and computer applications. Admission to BCA Courses is usually based on merit but some of the colleges or universities conduct their entrance exams for admission to BCA courses.
Top Colleges for BCA Admission BASED ON MERIT
TOP COLLEGES BASED ON ENTRANCE EXAMS
MCA Admission 2022:
Entrance Exam Candidates willing to pursue MCA courses are required to qualify the entrance exam conducted at the national/ state or by the University. Most of the colleges/universities consider scores of the national level entrance exam (NIMCET) for admission to the course.
There are many other entrance exams conducted for admission to the course, some of the popular entrance exams are TANCET and WB JECA amongst others conducted by different states.
However there are some popular colleges/universities that conduct their own entrance test to shortlisted eligible candidates for the course. Some of the popular entrance exams conducted at University level include IPU CET, BHU PET, PGCET and many others.
It is a course to produce licensed and professional architects who can take active participation in private constructions and government constructions. It is a 5-year undergraduate level degree course.
Popular and relevant entrance tests in Architecture career in India includes –
NATA (National Aptitude Test in Architecture)
JEE (Joint Entrance Examination)
AAT (Architecture Aptitude Test).
M.Arch. is a 2-year postgraduate course divided into four semesters.
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
CEED (Common Entrance Examination for Design)
TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test)