So, the school days are over and its time to choose a living. One of the most coveted and tough career choice is engineering. An engineer should have thorough scientific and mathematical knowledge. Further, this knowledge should be innovatively applied to solve various societal, technical and commercial problems. Why should one pursue Engineering? Engineering is considered to be one of the most career oriented and competent courses which offer supreme remuneration. An engineer can easily travel the globe as his services are highly valued. Engineers are inventors and are required to pursue their work in challenging terrains. However, one has to be highly passionate about machines and technology to earn phenomenal success in this domain. This is the time of the year when engineering entrance examinations are being conducted. Its time for highly skilled and competent candidates to display their worth and gain admissions in the prominent colleges of the country. Prominent engineering institutions of the land constitute the legendary IITs, NITs, Birla Institute of Technology and Delhi Technical University amongst others. Students have to go through the grind while intellectually perfecting subjects such as Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. Speed and accuracy are considered to be important hallmarks in order to ace the most respected and significant Engineering Entrance Examinations conducted in the country. The article is an in depth research on important national and state level examinations which are instrumental for building careers. Let us start with the highly competitive JEE examination which witnesses participation of some of the best brains in the country. Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) So, who does not aspire to be a part of premier institutions where stories of triumphs are scripted? JEE is a pan India common engineering entrance examination which offers an amazing platform for admission to top notch engineering institutions situated in the country. JEE is a two tier examination constituting of JEE Main and JEE Advanced. Cracking the JEE Main exam guarantees admission to Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), National Institutes of Technology (NITs), Central and State Govt. funded institutions etc. JEE Main is scheduled to be held in the month of April in 2016. In order to participate in JEE Advanced, itâ€™s essential to be selected in JEE Mains. Students selected in JEE Advanced can earn admissions in Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad. BITSAT BITSAT is administered by the deemed university Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) and the examination is conducted for admissions to engineering courses at BITS campuses in Pilani, Goa and Hyderabad. One of the top notch universities in India, the status of BITS engineering examination is considered to be equivalent to those of globally leading institutions. On the domestic front, BITS provides excellent competition to the popularity and quality of the IITs. VITEE The Vellore Institute of Technology conducts the VIT Engineering Entrance Examination. The institute is renowned for following international standards as far as education is concerned. Moreover, adequate research is carried on in the institute which is famed for partnerships with several international universities. The institute carries on various joint research projects along with foreign students and provides a cosmopolitan ambience for studies. GATE The Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) can be termed as an all India examination which is jointly conducted by The Indian Institute of Science (IISC) and seven Indian Institutes of Technology (Bombay, Delhi, Guwahati, Kanpur, Kharagpur, Madras and Roorkee). Moreover, it has gained the support of the National Coordination Board â€“ GATE, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Govt. of India. A good score in this examination can help candidates secure a place in various post-graduate programs in the engineering segment. Having earned the tag of a highly competitive examination on the home front, a good score in it automatically guarantees excellent future prospects. SRMEE The Sri Ramaswamy Memorial University (SRM) is one of the leading private engineering institutes in the country. On the strength of an excellent curriculum and highly qualified faculty, the institute has established a foothold in the education sector. Further, innovative methods of teaching and research across several academic disciplines are other advantages which set it apart from its competitors. The entrance examination of the university, SRMEE witnesses lakhs of applications every year and a good score in it assures admission to engineering courses across several campuses of the university. Apart from these names, other famed engineering entrance examinations held in the country include Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMEDK), Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University Common Entrance Test (GGSIPU-CET) and Manipal Common Entrance Test (CET) amongst others. However, those who arenâ€™t able to crack the aforementioned examinations shouldnâ€™t lose heart as a lot of state level engineering entrance examinations also offer exceptional career prospects. Some of the eminent names constitute Assam CEE, WB JEE, Goa CET, Jharkhand CET, State Entrance Examination â€“ Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow, etc. Presence of excellent engineering colleges in different states will help students fulfill their engineering dreams at all costs. Engineers face majestic challenges in their professional careers and are involved in creating a sustainable world to live in. Moreover, the field helps one to explore his/her creative side along with offering excellent rewards.