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IIT JEE
What is IIT JEE?
Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination, IIT-JEE or just JEE, is an entrance exam for IIT applicants and other handful engineering colleges. The colleges use JEE scores as a sole criterion for admission to their undergraduate programmes.

Why should you appear for IIT-JEE?
To be eligible to apply for courses such as: Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Design, Bachelor of Technology, Integrated Bachelor of Technology courses.

How to apply for IIT-JEE?
To apply for IIT-JEE, contact designated banks around your house. The forms are available for Rs.500 for the reserved category, and Rs.1,000 for the open category.

Who can appear for IIT-JEE?
Anyone who has passed class 12 with science can appear. Minimum marks requirement for the open category is 60 per cent and for the reserved category is 55 per cent.

AIEEE
What is AIEEE?
All India Engineering Entrance Examination, AIEEE, is a national level entrance exam for engineering and architectural studies.

Who can appear for AIEEE?
Anyone who has passed class 12 with or equivalent from a recognised board with 50 per cent marks for general category candidates and 40 per cent for reserved category. .

When can you take AIEEE?
The AIEEE is held annually in April.

Where can you take AIEEE?
The AIEEE is held at many locations in India. They have also introduced an online exam on a limited scale but most candidates prefer the offline system that is traditionally conducted.

MHTCET
What is MHTCET?
The Maharashtra Common Entrance Test (CET – Maharashtra) is conducted by the Directorate of Technical Education for all health sciences, engineering and pharmacy degree courses. The Government of Maharashtra is appointed a competent authority for the MHTCET.

Who can appear for MHTCET?
Students who have passed class 12 or an equivalent exam and wish to pursue engineering or medical sciences for undergraduate programmes can apply.

How to apply for MHTCET?
The application forms and information brochures are available at most junior colleges or higher secondary schools.

When can you take MHTCET?
MHTCET is scheduled in April or May after HSC exams.

CPT
What is CPT?
Common Proficiency Test, CPT, is an entrance exam for chartered accountany (CA).

Who can apply for CPT?
Commerce students, who wish to pursue CA, need to take it It includes four subjects: accounting, mercantile laws, general economics and quantitative aptitude.

Where can you take CPT?
It can be taken at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) when scheduled.

When can you take CPT?
CPTs are scheduled in the month of February, June, August and November. To appear for the exam you need to register with the institute. This exam can be given simultaneously while studying for the BCom.

NATA
What is NATA?
The National Aptitude Test in Architecture, NATA, is the aptitude test for aspiring architects. The entrance test measures drawing and observation skills, sense of proportion, aesthetic sensitivity, and critical thinking ability.

Who should appear for NATA?
Applicants desiring an under graduate course in architecture, BArch, should take it. Also many other universities in the field across India consider the NATA score for admission.

Where can you take NATA?
NATA is offered at various architectural colleges in India.

Why should you take NATA?
All colleges of architecture, Government and private require applicants require the NATA.

BBA

What is the BBA entrance?
Bachelors of Business Administration, BBA, is a course after class 12 in Maharashtra. The exam is for entrance to this course.

Who should take it?
Anyone who has passed the class 12 or an equivalent exam from a recognised board across India can appear for this entrance exam. Mostly commerce students opt for the BBA entrance exam.

Where can you take the exam?
Different universities and colleges have their private examinations. Applicants need to inquire about specific programmes within the college for further information.

When are BBA tests scheduled?
BBA is scheduled in April or May after class 12 exams.

CS
What is the company secretaries course?
This course was initiated to provide a platform for students to interact with companies directly. It has a professional development course, which focusses on management criteria.

Who can apply for CS?
Anyone who has passed the class 12 or an equivalent exam from a recognised board across India can appear. Mostly commerce students opt for this exam.

Where to apply for the CS course?
Students can buy the forms from The Institute of Company Secretaries of India from their various locations.

When to apply for the CS course?
Admissions happen throughout the year but are scheduled for the last week of March.

ICWA
What is Cost and Works Accounting (ICWA)?
This course is to promote deeper study of cost accounting for the students. It provides for deeper detail on accounting techniques and cost for sectors like BPO or retail sector.

How to apply?
You can get the prospectus and form from ICWAI’s office.

When to apply?
Admissions are open throughout the year but exams are scheduled in June and December.

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