If you want to know the truth of AME CET it means you want to join the Aviation field and want to pursue Aircraft Maintenance Engineering (AME) Course.
Well, If you don’t know what is AME CET then let me introduce it first…
According to site, AME CET is the national level common entrance exam to offer admission in various aviation courses in Pan India. AME CET 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. AME CET offers up to 100% scholarships to all qualified students. ( Presenting by AME CET)
Now it’s time to review (according to 2019) and tell you about its positive and negative side but first, let me tell you WHO I AM and why you should trust on my words?
Well, If you’d have read my ‘About us’ then you must be known that I had been also an Aircraft Maintenance Engineering student and you’ll be surprised if I’ll say, I took admission to my college through AME CET.
Wait, I have gone through it, it doesn’t mean I am supporting it or I’m opposing it.
During my college studies, 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 according to the 2019 AME CET, chances are something would have changed now.)
Benefits of taking admission through it: Positive sides
To understand the AME CET clearly, you have to look at both sides. And for this, I differentiate it into 2 parts – Positives and Negatives (also included the misunderstanding things that students believe)
So, first, we talk about its ‘Positive sides’ that I found:
1: You can take admissions in DGCA approved colleges
As you know, the Aviation field is a private body, so along with approved colleges, many fraud colleges that are also available.
Now approved college doesn’t mean only they should be approved by DGCA and Government only, 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.
Few colleges are still approved according to CAR-145 (Not valid now) and that’s not allowed by DGCA. DGCA never supports those colleges.
And it might be difficult for you to understand 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 most probably chances are you could get a CAR-147 approved college.
So, this is the mandatory point and you should be aware of it but you should still check about the approval of the college while taking admission through it.
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2: You can get some scholarship for your 1st semester
If you are good at study and you are the topper of your board exam then AME CET provides a scholarship for your first semester only, which depends on your rank that you’ll get after taking AME CET. (Check it on his site)
So, If you’re not in touch with anybody who belongs to such 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 on his scholarship chart, it could be fake ( will talk later about it). Even first time, I also get attracted by 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 to take admission through it.
Now, Let’s talk about its Negative points and some misunderstanding that you can create only on your mind…
Negative and Misunderstanding: Don’t believe
1: You could miss a good college
As you may know, after qualifying in AME CET you will able to choose a college by their counseling program, and in this counseling, you’ll get colleges and streams according to your marks, rank, and hopefully luck.
And if you get fewer marks and rank but still qualify then chances are you won’t get college and stream as you want.
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 college and streams as you want.
Don’t think AME CET is the only way to take admission to any college. Those colleges would have also their pattern to take admissions.
2: AME and Aeronautical Engineering are two different things
This is the first and very important thing that you should know. Most of the students understand that 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 assumed the same.
And this confusion mostly creates 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.
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 that mean they don’t need to pay any money in college.
Even for a moment if you thought after qualifying you’ll get at least 20k then you’re doing wrong.
Notice that scholarships will be applicable on tuition fees for 1st-semester fees only. ( Tuition fee means not 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, they never reveal the cut-off list and never open up the top 200 students that’s why they never give more than 10-20% scholarships to any student. And I am saying this confidently with my experience.
They provided a 10% scholarship at 250 to 500 rank (in 2019 and for qualifying only there was no scholarship), which means if your college tuition fee is 90000 INR then you’ll get only 9000 INR. And as far as I know, no one got more than it.
So never believe in its scholarship charts and its result and rank. Whatever your rank would be you’ll never get a scholarship as they say.
So, Neither the AME CET exam is much valuable nor its result and scholarship. Even they never revealed the result publically. Only you’ll get to know your result and rank. That’s why most students say, AME CET is FAKE. So don’t believe their site’s scholarship board.
3: AME CET and Government
Most of the student gets confused and they believe that this is government exam.
As I said, the Aviation field is a private sector and most of the institutes or colleges are also private for this course. So, never expect AME CET is a government. It’s just approved by the government of India and DGCA. It is a tie-up with some private colleges and doing business for making money.
Conclusion: My views and points
So here I explained in detail its positive and negative sides and I have also explained what could be some confusion or misunderstanding that you might be created on your mind only.
I am not saying and accepting that it’s completely FAKE but you should aware of its reality. I think now you’re able to decide.
So what’s your opinion about AME CET, Will you go through it? Let me known in the comment.
And If you ask me, what’s your views then I must say, you should try it once, and if you get a scholarship, college, and stream as you want 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.