About Entrance Exams
Entrance exams are those exams or tests which are conducted by different universities or colleges or institutes to give admission to a course. Even there are some exams which are conducted by a group of universities or group of institutes or group of colleges to provide admission. Some entrance are conducted by the government to determine the universal rank of the students for a group of different courses. In our country there are to many courses in which you have to clear he entrance exam to get admission to that course.
Best way of cracking an entrance exam is that focus on the pattern of that test and manage your time according to different sections. For example if you are stronger in reasoning then try to solve the section of reasoning first and if you are weaker in general knowledge or general awareness then try to keep it for the last. According to me, the best way to crack any entrance exam is that just take a look at the question if you know the answer or you know how to find the answer then solve it otherwise leave it and proceed.
There are different entrance exams in our country we will discuss below about some of them.
CAT (Common Admission Test)
This is the entrance exam for the admission to post graduate programs in management conducted by IIM (Indian Institute of Management) institutes on a rotation policy every year. This known as one of the toughest entrance exams for post graduate programs in management in India. One thing is that IIM awards PGDBM (Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management) to its pass outs while some other institutes and universities also uses CAT scores to give admissions to their MBA or post graduate diploma in business administration or management programs. There are some more tests through which you can get admission to MBA or post graduate diploma in management in other institutes are such as XAT (Xavier Aptitude Test), SNAP (Symbiosis National Aptitude Test), CMAT (Common Management Admission Test) etc.
JEE (Joint Entrance Exam)
This is the under graduate engineering entrance test. This test has been conducted by IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) in two parts, first part is JEE mains and second part is JEE advanced. If you cleared only JEE mains then you are eligible to get admission in to IIIT (Indian Institute of Information Technology), NIT (National Institutes of Technology) etc. To get admission in to IIT or the ISM (Indian School of Mines) first you have to clear JEE mains thereafter you have to clear JEE advanced, you are eligible to take JEE advanced exam. This is the premier entrance test for the aspirants looking for admissions in BE or B Tech.
AIPMT (All India Pre Medical Test)
This test is conducted by CBSE (Central Board of Secondary Education) for the admission to MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery) and BDS (bachelor of Dental Surgery) courses annually. Those students who are looking to get admission in AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences), prepared on a high note for this exam.
CPT (Common Proficiency Test)
This is the first level of the CA (Chartered Accountancy) course. This is also treated as the entrance exam to CA. One who has completed his/her 12th with accountancy and English as its subjects can take CPT. One can register for CPT after clearing 10th.
GATE (Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering)
This is one of the most competitive exams in India, because its scores are used to give admission to ME and M Tech and also some government companies uses its scores to recruit engineers for a junior levels. This test has been conducted by all IITs and IISc (Indian Institute of Science) on the behalf of National Coordination Board – GATE.
All these entrance exams are amongst the most prestigious entrance exams in India. So, if you are planning to take any one of them then, you have to work hard and have to use tricks to solve technical, quantitative and reasonable problems with tricks. Yes, you have to develop your shortcuts or learn from somebody else to solve these problems, due to this you can definitely save your time. In later stage of your exam this saved time will definitely help you. So, think about your strategy, apply that on mock papers, if you are getting good results then go for it.