EAMCET vs JEE MAINS: which is better

In this article let’s take a look at everything you need to know about eamcet & JEE mains exam..

So if you are confused regarding which exam you should write and you do not know what these exams are all about.

I recommend you to read this article throughout the end and book mark it to read it in future as well.

So without further ADO let’s get started.


What is eamcet?

Eamcet is an abbreviation of engineering agriculture and medical common entrance exam test is basically an entrance exam for the above courses in Telugu states of our country.
At present, because Telugu states which are Telangana and Andhra Pradesh are separated so Jawaharlal Nehru technological University is conducting this exam in Telangana, and Kakinada University is conducting it in Andhra Pradesh.

What is JEE?

The joint entrance exam is an entrance exam for engineering courses in India and there are two stages of this exam main and the advanced stage, students write this exam to get admission to top engineering colleges like IIT NIT IIIT, and others.

Now that you know the definition of both exams let’s take a look at some important differences between them.

Difference between EAMCET & JEE

Here is a table that explains the difference between both the exams in detail by observing at 18 important factors in detail.

Full form Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test, commonly called as EAMCET Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)
Started from 2014, this exam is conducted in only Telugu states of our country 2002, this exam is conducted in all the states of our country
Conducted by JNTU conducts exams in Telangana and Kakinada university conducts in Andhra Pradesh This exam is now conducted by the national testing agency
How many times exam is conducted This exam is conducted only once a year and there is only one paper for this exam This exam is conducted 4 times a year and the other paper, jee advanced is conducted only once a year
Courses offered As you can see from the definition of the exam itself you can get admission into different courses from engineering to agriculture and medical colleges. Unlike EAMCET, this exam is only for to get seat in engineering & architecture colleges of our country, this exam is not for agriculture and medical students.
Eligibility criteria for the exam Students must study their 10+2 with PCM in their 12th board from the board of Telangana education of Andhra Pradesh to write this exam because this exam is available for Telugu states only Students should have PCM in their 12th board and pass with a minimum of 75% marks or they should be in the top 20 percentile in their class 12 exam (65% for SC/ST candidates).
Age limit for the exam Candidates who are seeking admission in BTech college should be  more than 16 years of age, Candidates seeking admission in B.Tech Dairy Technology, Agriculture Engineering or Food Technology must be 17 years of age as on December 31 of the year of admission. The upper age limit is 22 years. There is no age limit for the students to write the exam
Exam method This exam is conducted online on a computer This exam is conducted online on a computer
Exam duration This exam is almost 3 hours long This exam is almost 3 hours long
Exam pattern The exam pattern is that there are only multiple-choice questions The exam pattern is that there are only multiple-choice questions
Exam fees 800 rupees for the general category, 400 for both SC and ST students Rs. 650 for Male candidates, 325 for female candidates of the OBC category and 325 rupees for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender category candidates
Total seats in exam As many as 26,073 engineering seats are available for admission in Telangana state, 143254 seats in AP This year there are a total of 50,822 seats available at 110 institutes accepting JEE Main 2021 scores in our country.
Number of questions, total marks in the exam and qualifying marks There are a total of 160 marks 40 each for physics and chemistry and 80 of mathematics, you will get one mark for each correct answer, you should score a minimum 25% of the marks which is 40 marks to Pass or qualify for the exam Mathematics: 25, MCQ, and numerical. Physics: 25 same MCQ and numerical. Chemistry: 25, same like physics, there are a total of 300 marks, which means 4 marks for every correct answer, the qualifying marks will depend upon different caste students for the general category it is 89, for ABC it is 74, for sc & St it is 54, 44, etc
Competition of exam Around 3.5 lakh students appeared for the EAMCET exam 2021 in both the states of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh. Approx total of 939008 candidates have appeared for the exam in all four sessions in the country
How many students qualify for the exam Around 2 lakh students appeared for the exam and 1,21,480 qualified in Telangana, In AP, a total of 1,66,460 students appeared, and 1,34,205 qualified for the exam. Out of 1 million students who appear, 3-4 lakh clear and 2.5 lakh apply for the advance exam and 20000 candidates qualify and 10000 students get admission to IITs
Caste reservations in exam OBC-Other Backward Caste: Eligible for 25% reservation. Scheduled Tribes (ST): Eligible for 15% reservation. Scheduled Caste: Eligible for 6% reservation. Physically Handicapped (PH): Eligible for 3% reservation. 27% for OBC, 15% for SC, 7.5% for ST, EWS 10%, and 5% for physically disabled students, this exam has more reservations compared to EAMCET
Toughness of exam There is no negative marking in this exam, the syllabus is also less There is negative marking in this exam and for every wrong answer one mark will be deducted, syllabus is more compared to EAMCET
Languages allowed in exam Apart from English, the questions are also allowed in Telugu and Urdu medium Apart from English the questions are allowed in hindi, assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
Top colleges JNTU University, CBIT college, Kakatiya institute of technology, Anurag University,  Vasavi College of engineering, etc All popular NITs, IIITs, IITs, etc

These are all the important differences you need to know about both the exams.

Which one should you choose and focus on?

After reading all the important points if you are still confused which exam you should choose then I would recommend if you want to go for medical courses and

 you don’t want to write Neet exam due to competition then you should consider EAMCET because it will give you admission in the top medical colleges in our state but

 if you I want to get into Engineering College then you should study for JEE mains so that you can get better colleges compared to EAMCET Like NIT, IIIT college, etc.

Apart from that many students have this question in their mind which is,

Can I write EAMCET and JEE exam both?

Let me tell you that you can absolutely write both exams without any issues.

my best advice for you would be that if you want to get into top engineering colleges then you should prepare for JEE exam and

 because this exam is comparatively more competitive and tough than EAMCET exam and the syllabus is also same in both the exams,

if you prepare for JEE mains exam then you can easily clear EAMCET paper.

Because compared to JEE mains exam the questions in EAMCET exam is going to be easier to solve.

Now it will depend upon you regarding the exam you would choose, depending upon your interests and your present circumstances.

Good luck with your career, and with that said let’s conclude the article.


These are all the things you need to know about both the exams in detail.

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