Importance of competitive exams | The most important Competitive exams

Competitive Exams

Importance of competitive exams: Competitive exams are exams where the candidates appearing for the exam are ranked according to their grades. It is used as an entrance exam for taking any job positions. It is also used as an entrance exam for many colleges and university for admissions. The main criteria for the competitive exam are for selection processes. Millions of Indian citizens write the competitive exam for seeking a job or for a college, university every year. The competitive exams are available in many Sector. Almost all branches of study and job positions have a competitive exam. Civil Service examination is one of the most top-rated competitive exams which a major portion of the candidates appears every year. Civil Services provide a dream job in almost every Public Sector. Each competitive exam has its own criteria for selection.

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Importance of competitive exams

Here is the list of some popular competitive exams in India:


Graduate Management Admission Test: This exam is conducted for candidates who are planning to peruse their MBA in aboard especially in English speaking countries.

  • Exam Date: it is conducted multiple times in a year.
  • Application fee: 17800 INR


Graduate Record Examination: it is a common entrance test expected in most of the English-speaking countries such as the U.S. and Canada. Candidates who are planning to apply for their master aboard, write this exam.

  • Exam Date: it is conducted every day in a year.
  • Application fee: 14570 INR


Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering: it is conducted every year for candidates who are planning to study masters in engineering in India. Some companies also recruit people through GATE.

  • Exam Date: First week of Feb and 3rd week of March.
  • Application fees: ranges between 750-2000 (varies with caste)


Scholastic Aptitude Test: it is a multichoice pen and paper-based test that is done in the college and are verified by the college board. This test is conducted to analyze the readiness and writing ability of the candidate.

  • It is conducted more than 6 times in a year.
  • Application fees: ranges between 3200- 5300 INR


Test of English as Foreign Language: It is an entrance exam that is conducted more than 50 times in a year. It is an exam for candidates who wanted to study in English speaking universities but who are not native English speaker. It has both paper-based and computer-based.

  • Application fee: 12792 INR


Common Admission Test: It is the common computer-based exam which is conducted every year to get admissions into top MBA schools such as IIMs.

  • Exam date: month of November. (tentative)
  • Application Fee: 1800 INR.


Joint Entrance Examination: this is one of the entrance exams conducted in India for engineering colleges admission. It has two exams levels; JEE Mains the first one and JEE Advanced the second exam.

  • Exam Date: it is conducted twice a year one in the month of Jan and one in April.
  • Application Fee: ranges between 650-1300 INR


Management Aptitude Test. It is a national level MBA entrance exam conducted in India. It is an entrance exam which helps in pursuing MBA in standardized Business Schools.

  • Exam date: paper-based- Feb 16. Other than this date it is conducted 3 more times in a year. Computer-based- Feb 2
  • Application Fee: 1550 INR.


It is an entrance exam conducted for candidates who are planning to study MBA in Tamil Nadu. This exam is valid only for colleges\schools within Tamil Nadu.

  • Exam Date: Feb 29, 2020
  • Application fee: 600 INR.


It is an exam conducted for engineering graduates for job recruitments. It is a combined competitive exam for engineering services conducted by UPSC. It is one of the public exams that is been conducted.

  • Exam date: June 28
  • Application fee: 200 INR       

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