The Full form of CET is Common Entrance Test. The CET is a competitive exam conducted for the purpose of admission of students to the first year or first semester of full-time courses in medical, dental, engineering and architecture to various professional colleges across the country. The students, who want to pursue a professional degree in the above said courses, must enroll themselves for a recognized CET. Only Class XII students who have achieved requisite scores in mandatory subjects are eligible to appear for the test. The tests are conducted under the aegis of a state or the Central Government. The CET exams are open to all eligible domiciles of a particular state or the nation. A competing student is successfully granted admission to first year/ semester of the respective course if he qualifies the Common Entrance Test. Professional colleges or Institutes affiliated to state universities admit candidates selected through the CET annually. As there are multiple options to apply for various courses in these Institutes but every institute can admit only restricted number of students. Consequently, only the deserving candidates are selected as the competition level of these entrance exams is set high. The fee structure varies from institute to institute and from year to year. Some of the national level Common Entrance Test are Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITSAT), National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), All India Pre Medical Test (AIPMT), Common Law Admission Test (CLAT), Common Management Admission Test (CMAT), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), National Aptitude Test in Architecture (NATA), National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology (NCHMCT), National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Common Proficiency Test (CPT) and so on.