The JEE is a tough exam since more than 15 lakh students take the exam and only about 2 lakh students are eligible to appear for the JEE Advanced exam. But still getting into a foreign university isn’t that easy for Indian Students. Since most foreign universities require a minimum of 12-13 years of academic primary & secondary education with top grades. To get into these universities, you need top grades and class rank as well as high test scores in certain aptitude & language proficiency exams.
What do foreign universities expect:
The universities outside India are also concerned with things such as proof of excellent moral character, honesty, integrity, talent, special or exceptional achievements, teamwork, community service & volunteer work etc. Plus there are some special exams at different education levels which help you gain admission to a foreign university like the SAT exams for students in the X and the GATE exams for Undergraduates etc. Competition for admission to a lot of schools is very stiff.
About the JEE Marks accepted by these universities:
The Indian examinations are not widely accepted in foreign countries. Especially international universities usually have their own exams for admission into the universities. The JEE is usually not accepted by other universities since it is a special exam to get admission into government colleges in India.
But there is one university called the National University of Singapore which accepts the JEE score for admission into its undergraduate programmes. The National University of Singapore (NUS) is the only university outside India that accepts both the JEE Main / Advanced Ranks. Mostly American and German Universities accept GATE. Manila accepts XAT score for admission to MBA programmes.
Although the NUS accepts the JEE rank it clearly mentions on its page that apart from your academic merit and the required SAT / SAT Subject Tests, you might get some brownie points for your outstanding achievements in competitive exams and co-curricular activities. That’s where it takes into consideration the Exceptional rank in top university entrance examinations like the IIT-JEE.