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?

Engineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test, commonly called as EAMCET, is an entrance examination held separately in the Indian Telugu States of Andhra Pradesh and

Telangana for admission into various colleges across both the states in the streams of Engineering, Medicine and Agriculture.

Presently the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada conducts AP EAMCET examination on behalf of APSCHE and

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad conducts TS EAMCET examination on behalf of TSCHE.

What is JEE?

The Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) is an engineering entrance assessment conducted for admission to various engineering colleges in India. It is constituted by two different examinations: the JEE Main and the JEE Advanced.

The Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSAA) conducts the joint admission process for a total of 23 Indian Institute of Technology campuses,

 31 National Institute of Technology campuses, 25 Indian Institute of Information Technology campuses and 19 other Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs) based on the rank obtained by a student in JEE Main and JEE Advanced.

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

Difference between EAMCET & JEE

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

Full formEngineering Agricultural and Medical Common Entrance Test, commonly called as EAMCETJoint Entrance Examination (JEE)
Started from2014, this exam is conducted in only Telugu states of our country2002, this exam is conducted in all the states of our country
Conducted byPresently the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada conducts AP EAMCET examination on behalf of APSCHE and Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad conducts TS EAMCET examination on behalf of TSCHE.This exam is now conducted by the national testing agency
How many times exam is conductedThis exam is conducted only once a year and there is only one paper for this examThis exam is conducted 4 times a year and the other paper, jee advanced is conducted only once a year
Courses offeredAs 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 examCandidates must have passed or appeared in the final year of class 12 or its equivalent examination from Board of Intermediate Education Telangana/ Andhra Pradesh. Candidates should have Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry as optional or related vocational courses in the fields of Engineering and Technology in their 10+2 examination.Students should have physics chemistry and maths as core subjects in 12th & passed the 12th class 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 examCandidates 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 methodThis exam is conducted online on a computerThis exam is conducted online on a computer
Exam durationThis exam is almost 3 hours longThis exam is almost 3 hours long
Exam patternThe exam pattern is that there are only multiple choice questionsExam pattern is that there are only multiple choice questions
Exam fees800 rupees for general category students and 400 rupees for both SC and ST studentsRs. 650 for Male candidates of Unreserved/OBC category  Rs. 325 for Female candidates of Unreserved/OBC category Rs. 325 for SC/ST/PwD/Transgender category candidates
Total seats in examAs many as 26,073 engineering seats are available for admissions through EAMCET in Telangana state, in Andhra Pradesh, As per the 2020 statistics, a total of 143254 engineering seats were available for admissionThis year there are a total of 50,822 seats available at 110 institutes accepting JEE Main 2021 score in our country.
Number of questions, total marks in exam and qualifying marksThere are a total of 160 marks 40 each of physics and chemistry and 80 of mathematics, you will get one mark for each correct answer, you should score minimum 25% of the marks which is 40 marks to Pass or qualify for the examMathematics: 25 (20+10) 10 Questions with answers as a numerical value. Out of 10 questions, 5 questions are compulsory. Physics: 25 (20+10) 10 Questions with answers as a numerical value. Out of 10 questions, 5 questions are compulsory. Chemistry: 25 (20+10) 10 Questions with answers as a numerical value. Out of 10 questions, 5 questions are compulsory, 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 general category it is 89, for obc it is 74, for sc & St it is 54, 44, etc
Competition of examAround 3.5 lakh students appeared for EAMCET exam 2021 in both the state’s Telangana & Andhra Pradesh.As per the JEE Main 2021 result statistics released by NTA, a total of 939008 candidates have appeared for the exam in all four sessions
How many students qualify the examIn EAMCET exam of Telangana state in 2021, around 2 lakh students appeared for the exam and 1,21,480 have qualified, In EAMCET exam of Andhra Pradesh, This year, a total of 1,66,460 students had appeared in 2021 out of which around 1,34,205 qualified for the exam.Lakhs of candidates appear every year for JEE Mains from which less than half of the candidates qualify for the JEE Advanced. Around 20000 to 25000 candidates qualify, out of which only 10000 candidates get success to get seat in 23 different IITs.
Caste reservations in examOBC-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 examThere is no negative marking in this exam, syllabus is also lessThere 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 examApart from English, the questions are also allowed in Telugu and Urdu mediumApart from English the questions are allowed in hindi, assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
Top collegesJNTU University, CBIT college, Kakatiya institute of technology, Anurag University,  Vasavi College of engineering, etcAll 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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