What is the NIT Exam in India? Eligibility, Syllabus, Age Limit, Fees, Registration

The National Technology Institute (NIT) provides several engineering and technology undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctorate programs. In NIT entrances into UG courses, the NTA conducts the JEE Main examination in computer-based method, while PG classes take place via GATE admission examination.

In India, there are 31 NITs and B.Tech programs are admitted through the JoSAA consultation procedure, whereas Centralized Counselling (CCMT) conducts a Postgraduate Program (M.Tech/M. Arch & M.Plan) admission process in all NITs.

Criteria for eligibility

The admission driving authority shall set the NIT admissibility criteria. For NIT admissions to UG degrees, the main JEE qualifying criteria are the same. For further details, please check below:

NIT Exam

Undergraduate Eligibility Criteria

Indian candidate

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India. NRIs, PIOs, OCIs, and national foreign applicants, can also take admission in NIT.
  • The authorities have established no age limit for taking admission.
  • A minimum of five courses must study by applicants, including mathematics, physics, chemistry/biology/biotechnology/technology, languages, and all other disciplines.
  • As the examination takes place twice a year, applicants can participate in both terms. Students can sit for JEE Main for three consecutive years, and each applicant will have six-try tries in three years.
  • Candidates in their 12th-grade examination or equivalent should have earned a minimum of 75 percent mark.
  • The candidate should fall in the twelfth class of the top 20 percentile carried out by each of the Boards.

Foreign/NRI candidates:

  • A minimum of 60% of the aggregate mark or CGPA obtains by foreign/NRI applicants (on a 10 point scale).
  • A minimum valid 1800 SAT score obtain by DASA counseling from foreign/NRI applicants.

B.Tech Selection Criteria

Indian Nationals:

  • Admission will be awarded based on the JEE Main result
  • After JEE Main results have been out, the students can sign up for the JoSAA website to apply for their scores for the counseling procedure.
  • For B.Tech programs, candidates must fill in order of priority the college selections of the specified universities.
  • Admission and reservations are available for the candidates depending upon their JEE Mains result.
  • Fees are INR 35,000/- for General candidates and INR 15,000/- for reserved candidates.
  • The applicants must then pick up the allocation order, and the aspirants must report to the university and register before the final date.

Foreign / NRI Candidates:

  • SAT score will use for admission.
  • Students may access the DASA website for their scores to apply for advice.
  • For B.Tech programs, candidates must fill in order of priority the college selections of the specified universities.
  • Candidates will admit according to their SAT scores.
  • After the selection of the applicants, they must pay the acceptance costs of the seat.
  • The applicants must then pick up the allocation order, and the aspirants must report to the university and take registration before the final date.

Apply for B.Tech

Applicants for NIT admission in B.Tech (Indian / Foreign / NRI) can do so by following the following steps:

  • For the entire admission procedure and cost structure, students must visit the college website.
  • Visit the Web site for JEE Mains or the Web site for Foreign/NRI (For Indian Nationals) for SAT.
  • Register, input the required data, upload the appropriate documents (if applicable), fill out the application form, pay and submit an application fee.
  • Download the admission card and give the exam.
  • Visit the JoSAA webpage (Indian Nationals) or the DASA (Foreign/NRI) after reporting the results.
  • Enter and complete the data requested.
  • Select your desired college and course for counseling.

Postgraduate Eligibility Criteria

The PG entrance requirements match the GATE standards for eligibility. The details are below, which can be examined by the candidates:

  • Candidates have to be Indian citizens. However, if the candidate fulfills the eligibility for this exam, students from other countries may apply for GATE.
  • There is no age limit of this exam established by the authorities for NIT exams.
  • Candidates should complete a bachelor’s degree in Engineering/Technology or M.Sc. in any relevant field of science.
  • Classes with 60 percent aggregate in all semesters (55 percent aggregate marks for SC/ST/Others) in relevant streams of any recognized university and their equivalent.
  • Candidates who sit in the final examinations are also eligible for applications provided they have no backlog papers to submit their provisional label sheets.
  • All India admissions are made, with reservations according to Indian government standards.
  • Acceptance through CCMT counseling is dependent on a verified GATE score.

M.Tech Selection Criteria

  • Using the CCMT website, students may obtain guidance on their scores once GATE results are declared.
  • To achieve their priority, candidates must complete the selections of the universities from the supplied M.Tech institutions.
  • Admission and reservation are available to the applicant based on their GATE score.
  • If any seat is assigned, the candidates must pay INR 30,000/- for general and INR 10,000/- for reserved candidates for the INR seat acceptance fee.

 Apply for the M.TECH

Following procedures should follow by the candidates seeking M.Tech admission to NIT Delhi:

  • For the entire admission procedure and cost structure, students must visit the college website.
  • Read all of the directions on the GATE website.
  • Register, input the required data, upload the appropriate documents (if applicable), fill out the application form, pay and submit an application fee.
  • Download the admission card and give the exam.
  • Visit the CCMT website after declaring the results.
  • Pay a counseling cost and register and provide the necessary data.
  • Select your desired college and course for counseling.

Courses of NIT

  • Most popular courses are:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Production Engineering
  • Computer Science Engineering

Entrance exam for Admission to NITs

For various UG, and PG programme you first need to qualify entrance tests, and after being qualified you can get admission in NITs.  For, BTEC, BArch candidates need to go through JEE main exams, for M.Tech/MSc candidates need to go through GATE exam, for MBA; CAT exam is mandatory and for MCA, NIMCET is compulsory. NIT colleges offers PG programme with various specialisation.

Best NIT to apply after JEE main.

There are 31 NITs, and all of them are categorised under public institutions. Out of 31; 11 are of new infrastructure; whilst 20 are old engineering colleges. When it comes to picking up the best NITs, all are impressive in terms of infrastructure and faculty. Although, there are some best of best after applying and clearing JEE main.

The top 5 NITS are:

NIT Trichy – Ranked 10 with score of 61.62

NIT Warangal – Ranked 26 with score of 53.21

NIT Calicut – Ranked 28with score of 52.69

NIT Rourkela – Ranked 16 with score of 57.75

NIT Surathkal – Ranked 21 with score of 55.25

Keep in mind that higher the score, higher the cut-off. Don’t just go after score and also look after your cut-off marks. Your area of specialisation also plays significant part in choosing NIT. NIT Tricky is till now top NIT is India. Likewise its ranking, its cut-off marks are also higher. NIT Tricky was most sought after Computer Science and Engineering specialisation in the last year.

To get enrolled in one of the top 5 or top 10 NITs, your JEE Main rank should be less than 20,000. NITs are extremely good in providing education and thus expect best students.

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