Top Ten Entrance Exams in Our Country Which Career Counselors Would Suggest

Many class 12 pass outs who seek good career guidance may take the help of a career counselor. Here are the top ten entrance exams held in our country which he or she may suggest if you are seeking a professional career.

1) Common Admission Test (CAT):

This is conducted by the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) all over India for screening out the best managerial students. These candidates are admitted into one of the seven B-schools of IIM. Several other business schools in India also use this exam scores for their admission.

2) Xavier’s Admission Test (XAT):

XAT is conducted by the Xavier’s Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur for filtering out and admitting candidates in its PG management courses. The Xavier’s Institute of Management, Bhubaneshwar (XIMB) and XLRI consider the scores gained in this exam for the admission. Further, more than seventy other B-schools in India also consider the scores in this exam.


In India, there are fifteen Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) offering Bachelor’s degree programs in many technological, engineering and scientific disciplines. Integrated M.Tech. programs in certain disciplines and Integrated M.Sc. programs in applied and pure sciences are also offered by some IITs. And, Dual-Degree M.Tech. programs which club together both B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees are also offered by some IITs.

4) All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE):

All India Engineering Entrance Examination (AIEEE) is a common engineering entrance exam held every year to find the best aspiring engineers for admitting into the B.Arch/ B.Planning and B.Tech programs in institutions including Delhi Technological University, IIITs, Technical Institutions, Deemed Universities, National Institutes of Technology, and government-funded institutions of this sort.

5) All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Medical Entrance Exam:

This medical entrance examination is conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for filling seats in their MBBS program. Only some 70 seats are available to be filled through this exam. However, over 80,000 students compete for it.

6) Common Law Admission Test (CLAT):

Eleven National Law Universities in our country conduct this is an all-India law entrance exam for filling up vacancies in their UG and PG degree programs.

7) Graduate Record Examination (GRE):

The ETS (Educational Testing Service) conducts this standardized admission exam for filling up seats in the graduate schools in the USA and other English speaking countries of the globe. GRE is a computer-based exam which assesses the student’s critical thinking, analytical writing, quantitative reasoning, and verbal reasoning skills.

8 ) Graduate Management Test (GMAT):

For admitting candidates into the business schools abroad, the GMAT is conducted. It is a standardized test which admits candidate into Masters in Accountancy, MBA, and other business administration courses. This computer adaptive exam is conducted once or twice every year based on the test’s location. Your career counselor can tell you the time when GMAT will be conducted in your locality.

9) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):

This exam evaluates the candidates English language knowledge in the academic setting. Clearing TOEFL is mandatory for students from non-English speaking countries who want to get enrolled in native English public sector, universities, and colleges. This exam is held many times a year at different places of the world.

10) Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT):

The College Board in the USA conducts this standardized test for admitting candidates into colleges there. The SAT exam assesses the academic readiness of a candidate to study in a college and hence evaluates the candidate’s writing and literacy skills.

These are the ten most popular entrance exams held in our country. A career counselor can help you understand which field would be right for you in today’s professional world, and direct you to sit for the right exam.

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