If you want to know the truth of AME CET, it somewhere means you want to join the Aviation field and want to pursue the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) Course. Isn’t it?
So in this article, you will get to know all about AME CET and after reading this article you’ll be able to determine by yourself, Is AME CET is fake or not, and should you take admission through it or not?
So must read this article till the end.
What could you expect here?
If you don’t know what is AME CET then let me introduce it first…
According to amecet.in (its official site), AME CET is the national level common entrance exam to offer admission in various aviation courses in Pan India. It motivates and guides students having an interest in the aviation sector to choose the best career option for them.
AME CET offers admission in license, graduation, diploma & certification courses of aviation sectors like the pilot, engineering, maintenance, hospitality, and management. (Presenting by their site.)
The business model of AME CET:
AME CET is not a government exam, it’s a private body that has no relationship with DGCA and the government of India. AME CET tie-up with some private colleges and through the entrance examination it offers students to take admission in its tie-up colleges and this way AME CET earns commission by those colleges.
Now it’s time to review it and tell you all about it but first, let me tell you WHO I AM and why you should trust my words?
Well, I had also pursued the Aircraft Maintenance Engineering course and you’ll be surprised to know that I took admission to my college through AME CET.
Wait, I have gone through it, it doesn’t mean I am supporting it or opposing it.
During my college days, I got all information about AME CET and its business model. So I can commit, I can explain to you in better ways.
Hence, I am going to review the AME CET and reveal the truth about it is fake or not?
(This review is based on 2019 AME CET, chances are something would have changed now.)
Advantages of taking admission through it: Positive sides
To understand the AME CET clearly, you have to look at both sides. And therefore, I divide this article into 2 parts – Positive and Negative.
So, first, we talk about its ‘Positive sides‘ and the benefits of taking admission through it that I found:
1. You can take admissions in DGCA approved colleges:
As you know, the Aviation field is a private sector, so along with approved colleges, many fraud colleges you could also get.
Now approved college doesn’t mean only they should be approved by DGCA and Government of India, you should also check that they should be approved according to CAR-147 of DGCA.
The CAR 147 (Basic) provides the common technical standards and guidelines to conduct recognized aircraft maintenance training courses, to conduct examinations if permitted and to issue training certificates. This is th latest revision of DGCA CAR (updated and some changes in CAR-145).
Few colleges are still approved according to CAR-145 (not valid now for approved training organizations) and that’s not allowed by DGCA. DGCA never supports those colleges.
And it might be difficult for you to find which college is CAR-147 approved or not and you might be trapped while taking admission.
Don’t worry! you can google- CAR 147 approved AME colleges.
But if you take admission through AME CET then there are high chances you could get a CAR-147 approved college still I can’t take any guarantee.
So, this is the mandatory point and you should be aware of it. Even if you take admission in any colleges through it still you should check first the approval and the rating of the college.
2. You could get some scholarship:
If you are good at studying and you are a topper of your board exam then AME CET provides a scholarship for your first semester only, which depends on the rank that you’ll get after taking AME CET Exam. (Check it on his site)
So, If you’re not in touch with any person who belongs to the aviation field or any colleges where you want to take admission and get some discount then your great marks and rank in AME CET can do this.
But you should not completely believe in his scholarship chart, it could be fake (will talk later about it). Even the first time, I also got attracted by his scholarship chart.
But it’s true, you will surely get a scholarship with a certificate of qualifying AME CET.
These are the two main benefits that I have realized and experienced after taking admission through it.
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Now, let’s talk about the negative sides…
Disadvantages of taking admission through it:
1. You could miss a best college:
As you may know, after qualifying in AME CET you will be able to choose a college by its counselling program, and in this counselling, you’ll get colleges and streams according to your marks, rank, and hopefully luck.
(If you don’t know what is stream then check out our post on AME Course)
And if you get fewer marks and ranks but still qualify then chances are you won’t get college and stream as you want. Even some best colleges do not tie up with AME CET which you could miss if you take admission through AME CET.
The counseling pattern could be the same as JEE Mains and Advance but AME CET is not JEE Mains and Advance. So, with your fewer rank, you can take admission in any AME college and choose the stream that you want.
Don’t think AME CET is the only way to take admission to AME college. Those tie-up colleges may also have their own way or entrance exam to take admissions.
2. Scholarships, Exam ranks, and Results:
As I said, AME CET provides scholarships according to your rank but don’t think that you’ll get a scholarship for all semesters.
Look, most of the students think that If they’ll come in the top 10 then they will get 100% scholarships which means they don’t need to pay any money in college.
Notice that scholarships will be applicable on tuition fees for 1st-semester fees only. (Tuition fee doesn’t mean including hostel, admission fees, and other fees)
Let’s talk about…
What is really FAKE and why most students say AME CET is fake?
The fake point that I realized in 2019, is they didn’t reveal the top 100 students that’s why they didn’t give more than 10-20% scholarships to any student. And I am saying this confidently with my experience.
They provided us 10% scholarship at 250 to 500 rank (in 2019 and at that time there was no scholarship for the student who only qualified), which means if your college tuition fee is 90000 INR then you’ll get only 9000 INR as a scholarship.
In 2019 (or maybe in the present time also), AME CET didn’t reveal the topper students’ publically (on the web). Only you’ll get to know your result and rank. That’s why most students say, AME CET is FAKE.
FAQ’S on AME CET:
AME CET is private or government?
Most of the students get confused and they believe that AME CET is a government exam.
AME CET is not a government entrance exam and it’s not conducted by DGCA. Whereas it is a private body not approved by DGCA and their examination is conducted by UDAI Aviation Pvt Ltd.
Remember, The Aviation field is a private industry, and most institutes or colleges are also private for this course. So, never expect AME CET is a government.
Is AME CET good?
The good thing about AME CET is students can take admission in DGCA approved colleges while getting a scholarship (if get a higher rank) for their first semester if they qualify.
But the bad thing about AME CET is with your fewer marks, you might have to compromise with your dreaming streams and colleges. However, you could also get the best college without taking the AME CET exam.
Is the AME CET exam tough?
You can check the syllabus or sample papers of AME CET on his official website which is based on the 12th. And If I talk about the exam and the LEVEL of the questions then you just need to study with NCERT books that could be enough to qualify AME CET.
AME and Aeronautical Engineering:
Most students think that Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) is the same as Aeronautical or Aerospace Engineering and due to this assumption they take admission in AME colleges.
Even the first time I also get confused. And this confusion is mostly created by AME College’s names like; Indraprasth Institute of Aeronautics or Bharat Institute of Aeronautics. So, don’t go with the name.
AME CET clearly states that AME, Aeronautical Engineering, and Aerospace Engineering are 3 different courses. You can check its sitemap and understand all about them by clicking here.
So first decide what you want to be.
My views and points:
So here I explained in detail all about AME CET including its positive and negative sides.
I am not saying that accepting AME CET is completely FAKE, however, you should know all about it. I think now you’re able to decide.
So what’s your opinion about AME CET, Will you take admission through it? Let me know in the comment.
And If you ask me, what’s my views then I must say, you should try it once, and if you get a scholarship, college, and stream as you dreamed then absolutely go with it but If you don’t get then it’s up to you.
Once again, I will repeat if you don’t have proper knowledge about the AME course then click here and read my post where I explained all about the AME course.