Preference For MET And KIITEE Increased Among Engineering Aspirants By up to 15% in 2020

The detailed report by Engineering Admission Outlook Report 2021 reveals the latest trends and parameters aimed at aiding Engineering aspirants to choose the right college for them in 2021.

InfoEdge (India) Ltd.’s, a leading online platform for college selection in India, has rolled out its annual Engineering Admission Outlook Report 2021. This report encompasses every yardstick of college selection and trends among Engineering aspirants in India. They can look for the most preferred entrance examinations, factors to keep in mind when deciding on their preferred colleges, among others.

Engineering, by far, is one of the most coveted higher education streams among the Indian youth. Lakhs of students in India sit for Engineering entrances every year after their Higher Secondary board exams, irrespective of which educational board they belong to. The report reveals that a majority (over 50 per cent) of Engineering aspirants appear for more than two entrance exams for a higher success probability. While the average count of Engineering entrance exams dropped by 10 per cent in 2020 in North and Central India, it remained unaltered in East and West India. Contrary to previous years, there has been a surge in adoption and preference for Engineering entrance exams, like KIITEE and MET, among young applicants. Overall preference for MET by Manipal University and KIITEE by Kalinga University increased by up to 20 per cent in 2020 when compared to 2019.

When it comes to the choice of college location, a large share of the students (42 per cent on average) prefer metro cities, like Delhi, Bengaluru, Mumbai, and large cities in their home states. However, a considerable mass of students from East (32 per cent) and Central India (31 per cent) are happy to join a college anywhere in India provided their requirements are met. 

One of the most interesting revelations of the report is that top metro cities, such as Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad, are now losing to tier-II cities like Pune, Nagpur, Surat, and Ahmedabad, among students from West India to study Engineering in. Those from the East have portrayed a rising positive sentiment for cities like Mumbai, Delhi, and Hyderabad in 2020 as opposed to their regular preference for Engineering institutions located in the south of India. While for students from Central India, Indore has emerged as the new hub to study Engineering, replacing Bhopal. Bengaluru, Mumbai, and Pune, the usual sweet spots for aspirants from Central India witnessed a negative lift. Students from South India continue to prefer studying in colleges in their region, showcasing a positive attitude towards colleges located in Coimbatore and Mumbai. For students in North India, Delhi-NCR continues to be the top choice for pursuing Engineering.

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