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Jawaharlal Nehru used to refer to Pune as the “Oxford of the east”. It has lived up to this name and currently has more than 100 educational institutes and 9 universities. Most of the universities and the institutes conduct their own entrance exams as well as national level entrance exams for admissions to their programmes. Following are the main entrance exams:

BVU CET (Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Common Entrance Tests) is a group of various entrance exams conducted by the Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Pune for admission to various courses across its different colleges. Some of the well-known tests that are included in this are: CET-Medical, CET-Engineering, PHARMUG, MEDPET, DENPET, B-MAT, B-CAT etc.

The Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, a deemed university conducts various entrance exams for admission to a host of undergraduate, postgraduate & super-specialty programmes it offers through its constituent colleges.

DPU AIPGMET is the All India Post Graduate Medical Entrance Test conducted by the Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune.

DPU AIPGDET is the All India Post Graduate Dental Entrance Test conducted by the Dr. D.Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune for admission to dental programmes at the Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune.

The Symbiosis National Aptitude Test or SNAP is the common written test that has to be taken by students wanting to gain admission to all the Post-Graduate Institutes of Symbiosis International University (SIU), Pune.

SET (Symbiosis)
Symbiosis Entrance Test (SET) is a mandatory & common written test for the admission process of various undergraduate institutes of Symbiosis International University, Pune.

SET (Lectureship)
SET is the Maharashtra State Eligibility Test for Lectureship (SET) conducted by the University of Pune, which needs to be taken and cleared for a candidate to be eligible for being appointed as Lecturer in University/ affiliated college, provided he/she fulfills other academic qualifications prescribed for lecturer post by the U.G.C. and is selected by the respective Selection Committee.