UPCET 2023 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus

Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam [UPCET]

UPCET - Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam

Like every state has its entrance exam to get college admissions done, even UPCET is a State level Exam conducted by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, also known as Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UTP). It is said to be the most highly considered exam in India. Through UPCET, candidates could get seats for engineering, management, and pharmacy programs and a few PG-level courses.

UPCET syllabus varies based on the course candidates are willing to choose as their stream. It is a pen and paper-based test that is an offline mode; different slots can be selected based on the applied courses. Be considered that UPCET counseling will be conducted at the same time for all UG programs.

For seeking admissions for the courses through lateral entry, UPCET is considered and based on that, allotment of seats will be done. Nearly 1.5 lakh students appear for this entrance exam every year, which is conducted across 148 centers in the state.

UPCET counseling is done based on the candidate’s performance in the exam, followed by locking the choice and processing with UPCET applications and then admissions to the college. While filling out the application form, candidates choose to mark 3 cities as examination centers. The university has a UPCET correction facility for making changes in the application form on the specified dates only.

Affair Details

Specifications

Exam Name

UPCET

Exam Mode

Offline and Online

Application Mode

Online

Exam Prevalence

Once a year

Exam Level

State Level

Language

English and Hindi

For the course

UG and PG courses

Age Limit

There is no age limit

Marks for the correct answer

4 marks

Negative marking

no negative markings

Type of questions

MCQs

 

Courses offered:

  • UG Courses – B.Arch., B.Pharm., B.Tech, B.Des., BFA & BFAD, BHM&CT
  • PG Courses – MCA & MCA(Integrated), MBA & MBA(Integrated)

UPCET 2023 Exam Date

UPCET 2023 Examination plan constitutes important dates, including admit card availability, application form, cut-off, answer key, result, counseling, etc. Following these, candidates will be able to prepare accordingly for the examination. The exam will be held in different slots for each of the papers.

Events

UPCET Dates (Tentative)

UPCET 2023 Online application begins

1st week of April 2023

UPCET 2023 Last date of online application

Last week of May 2023

UPCET 2023 Admit card download

2nd week of June 2023

UPCET 2023 Exam Date 

The first week of July 2023

UPCET Result announcement

2nd week of July 2023

UPCET Counselling

July 2023

Take a look at scheduled UPCET 2023  exam slots for each paper:

Paper 1: B.Tech – 11:30am to 02:30pm

Paper 2: B.Tech (Biotechnology) - 11:30am to 02:30pm

Paper 3: B.Arch. and B.Des - 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Paper 4: General Aptitude - 09:00 am to 11:00 am

Paper 5: BSc Lateral Entry and MCA - 09:00 am to 11:00 am

Paper 6: MBA, MCA - 03:00 pm to 05:00 pm

Paper 7: Pharmacy - 09:00 am to 11:00 am

Paper 8: B.Tech Lateral Entry for Diploma Holders - 09:00 am to 11:00 am

UPCET 2023 Eligibility criteria

Candidates willing to apply for UPCET need to be aware of UPCET 2023 eligibility criteria, which differ for the course you choose. The basic eligibility goes as

  • Candidates applying for under-graduation courses will have to be 12th board passed.
  • Candidates willing to pursue post-graduation must hold a bachelor’s degree.
  • Those candidates willing to get through the latest entry should have been from the relevant background.
  • There is nothing as age limits any aspiring candidates can apply for the exam and are allowed to process with the admissions.
  • Indian citizens and International candidates are eligible to apply for the examination.

Courses

Eligibility Criteria

B.Tech, B.Des and Integrated MCA

Passed in 12th board with Physics and Maths as mains also choosing one from Biology/Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Technical Vocational subject. A minimum of 45% is required.

B.Tech (Biotechnology)

Passing in the 12th board is necessary, keeping PCB as mains.

B.Pharm

10+2 passed with physics and chemistry as core subjects and optional in rest minimum 45% marks is must

B.Arch.

12th qualified to keep physics and mathematics as main subjects with 50% marks

BFA, BHMCT, BFAD, and MBA (Integrated)

the qualification must be 12th passed despite any stream, but there must be 45% marks

MBA, MCA

For MBA, bachelor's degree despite any discipline and MCA candidates should have passed graduation level; minimum 50% aggregate is necessary.

B.Pharm - LE

Candidates with a diploma in pharmacy can apply.

B.Tech - LE

Diploma completed or B.Sc. Graduated students can apply

MCA - LE

BCA or B.Sc. Degree holders are eligible.

UPCET 2023 Application Form

The UPCET Application form must be filled in online on the official website of UPCET. Candidates need to follow a few steps and are advised to be aware of notifications given on the website before filling out the application form.

How to apply for UPCET?

Step 1: Registration of UPCET

  • On the UPCET official website, click on the Application form for any courses.
  • The application form will be displayed on the screen.
  • Enter the candidate's name, DOB, mobile number, and Email ID, and create a password
  • The application number will be sent to the registered phone number or e-mail.

Step 2: Fill UPCET Application Form

  • Log in by using the sent UPCET application number and password.
  • By filling in the qualification details like year of passing, name of the board, and percentage, go ahead to fill in personal details.
  • Choose the course you want to apply to and select the exam center according to your preference.
  • Carefully fill out the application form, so there are no mistakes made, and the information will be seen on the UPCET admit card.

Step 3: Upload Photograph and Signature

After filling in the personal and qualification details, candidates need to scan the passport-size photograph and signature to upload the scanned images further.

Step 4: UPCET Application Fee Payment

UPCET registration fee must be cleared online through Debit/Credit or net banking, so the fee is different for different categories. By making the payment, the UPCET application process will be closed.

Category

UPCET 2023 Application Fee

General/EWS/OBC

INR 1300

SC/ST/Female/PWD

INR 650

Application form correction of UPCET

Before the admit card is released, a UPCET application form correction window will open for candidates to make any changes. Candidates need to log in to the UPCET website through the application number and password, and the steps go as

Only in certain fields can corrections be made. Candidates who have completed all the steps to fill out the form will be eligible for the correction procedure.

If there are changes to be made in caste category and gender, there would be variation in application fee rather than that there are no additional charges made for making other changes in the form.

UPCET 2023 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

UPCET 2023 Exam pattern comprises 11 papers scheduled for 3 days, and the subjects that appear in the exam will depend on the technical subject that the candidates select. Candidates need to be aware of the exam pattern and syllabus so that students can score marks in the exam.

Although there are no negative markings, based on the total number of incorrect answers made by the applicants will be recorded, and through which merit list will be prepared

Below given is the UPCET 2023 Exam Pattern:

Exam mode: The entrance exam mode is offline that is pen-paper based

Exam Duration: The duration of the exam differs for the papers

  • Paper 1 and 2 – 3 hours duration
  • Paper 3 – 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Paper 4,5,6,7 and 8 – 2 hours duration

Type of questions: The type of question is MCQ, that is an objective type multiple choice questions

Language of the questions: Both in English and Hindi language UPCET question paper is available

Marking Scheme: There are 4 to 5 marks awarded for B.Arch for every correct answer. And there is no negative marking for an incorrect answer

In paper 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 marks per each question - 4 marks

On paper, 3 marks per each question - 5 marks

Negative Marking – no negative marking

Paper

Subjects and No. of questions

Total Marks

Paper 1

Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics - 50 questions

600

Paper 2

Physics, Chemistry, and Biology - 50 questions

600

Paper 3

Maths and Aesthetic Sensitivity - 50 questions
Drawing aptitude - 2 questions
Total Questions - 102

600

Paper 4

General Awareness MCQs – 100 questions

400

Paper 5

MCQs - 100

400

Paper 6

MCQs - 100

400

Paper 7

MCQs - 100

400

Paper 8

MCQs - 100

400

The 11th and 12th class USPEE Syllabus for UG and PG courses will be made. Knowing the USPEE syllabus, candidates will prepare for the exam and be confident enough to appear. It is noted that candidates need to refer for the exam based on referring to the syllabus.

The important topics of each course and their respective subjects are tabulated and given below:

Paper 1 – Topics of Mathematics

Algebra

Probability

Trigonometry

Vectors

Statics

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Dynamics

Coordinate Geometry

Calculus

Paper 1 and Paper 2 – Topics of Physics

Measurement

Motion in one dimension

Laws of Motion

Mechanics of solids and fluids

Current Electricity

Electrostatic

Work, Power, and Energy

Wave Optics

Gravitation

Heat and thermodynamics

Wave

Ray Optics and optical instruments

Paper 1 and Paper 2 – Topics of Chemistry

General Organic Chemistry

Colligative Properties of Solution

Chemical Equilibrium and Kinetics and Acid-Base Concepts

Solid State

Periodic Table

Petroleum

IUPAC

Polymers

Colloids

Electrochemistry and Catalysis

Redox Reactions

Thermochemistry

Chemical Bonding

Atomic Structure

Isomerism

Paper 2 – Topics of Biology

Zoology

Botany

Animal Physiology

Plant Cell

Applied Biology

Algae, Bacteria, Fungi, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta

Human Genetics and Eugenics

Cell differentiation Plant Tissue

Mammalian Physiology

Ecology

Organic Evolution

Seeds in angiosperms plants

Origin of Life

Genetics

Paper 3 – AG-I, AG-II, and AG-III

AG-I

AG-II

AG-III

Agricultural Chemistry (Inorganic and Organic)

Agricultural Statistics

Agricultural Botany

Agricultural Physics

Agricultural Engineering

Agronomy

Paper 4 – Architecture Aptitude

Mathematics

Aesthetic Sensitivity

Drawing Aptitude

Paper 5 – Aptitude of BFA/BHMCT/BFDA

Reasoning and Logical Deduction

English Language

General Knowledge

Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude

Paper 6 – Syllabus of this Paper

Basic Electronics Engineering

Physics/Chemistry/Math of Diploma standard

Basic Electrical Engineering

Elementary Biology

Engineering Graphics

Basic Workshop Practice

Engineering Mechanics

Elements of Computer Science

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Paper 7 - Syllabus of this Paper

Pharmaceutics-I and II

Pharmaceutical Chemistry – I and II

Health Education & Community Pharmacy

Pharmacognosy

Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology

Human Anatomy and Physiology

Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

Drug Store and Business management

Pharmacology and Toxicology

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Paper 8 – Aptitude test chapters

Linear Algebra

Calculus

Differential equations

Fourier Series

Complex variables

Probability and Statistics

Paper 9 – UPCET MBA

English Language

Numerical Aptitude

Thinking and Decision making

General Awareness

Paper 10 – UPCET MCA

Mathematics

Statistics

Logical Ability

Paper 11 – Later Entry MCA

Mathematical Structure

Computing Concepts

Reasoning Ability

UPCET Books for Referring

  • 14 Years Solved Papers UPTU UP SEE
  • Complete Self Study Guide UPTU UP SEE 2020 Mathematics
  • Complete Self Study Guide UPTU UP SEE 2020 physics
  • Sampurna Success Package UPTU UP SEE 2020
  • UPCET Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, U.P. Mathematics Solved Papers
  • UPCET Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, U.P. Physics Solved Papers
  • Puja Up Rajya Engineering Entrance Exam
  • UPCET Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, U.P. Chemistry Solved Papers

UPCET 2023 Admit Card

UPCET 2023 Admit Card will be released online on the official website. They need to download the admit card using their application number and password. Candidates can only download since no admit card is sent through post to the candidates.

On the exam day, candidates must carry the admit card, which contains the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam venue allocated according to the choice.

Only in certain cases are there chances of making corrections to the admit card. In that case, candidates will download the correct admit card from the website. Also, if candidates cannot download the admit card, they immediately need to contact UPCET authorities.

Steps

How to download UPCET/UPCET 2023 Admit Card?

Step 1

Visit the UPCET official website.

Step 2

Click on UPCET admit card link.

Step 3

Enter - UPCET application number and password

Step 4

UPCET admit card will be displayed

Step 5

After cross-checking and ensuring all the details on the admit card are correct, download and take a printout.

Step 6

Safeguard the print out also carry the admit card to the exam

UPCET 2023 Results & Score Card

To access the UPCET 2023 result, candidates will enter )an eight-digit roll number and get their results, which will be declared through a common user interface. Results are declared online mode that is on the UPCET website. UPCET qualified candidates could meet the minimum qualifying criteria as per the board.

A merit list of candidates who qualified in the exam will be released, containing the score obtained, personal details, and a digital photograph of the candidates. There is a tie-breaking criterion applied if 2 candidates have got equal marks.

Steps

How to check UPCET 2023 Results

Step 1

Go to the UPCET website

Step 2

On the website, click on - Online result for UPCET

Step 3

Enter - Roll No. Date of Birth and Submit

Step 4

UPCET scorecard will appear on the screen

Step 5

Download the score and keep it for future reference

UPCET 2023 Cut-off:

The candidates must score minimum marks in UPCET to qualify for counseling and admission. Based on the category the student belongs to, the cut-off percentage differs. For general category students, it is 25% of the merit of successful candidates.

Rank Range (Marks)

Expected Cut-off Rank

Below 120

Above 90000

120 - 199

30001 -90000

250 - 299

25001 – 30000

300 - 349

16001 – 25000

350 - 399

7051 – 16000

400 - 474

1051 – 7050

475 - 499

601 – 1050

Above 500

1 – 600

Based on the category, the UPCET cut-off is given as:

Category

Minimum Qualifying Marks

OBC

25%

General

25%

Scheduled Tribe

20%

Scheduled Caste

20%

UPCET 2023 Counselling & Admission

Soon after the declaration of results, UPCET 2023 counseling will be conducted, so those candidates who qualified in the entrance exam by securing good marks can process with the UPCET counseling. Once the results are declared, a merit list will be put up, and those applicants whose names are present on the UPCET merit list will be able to go ahead with the UPCET counseling. Simultaneously candidates registering for the counseling shall fill the colleges and choices as per their choice.

Students must deposit the seat confirmation fee after the allotment of seats further. To confirm their admission need to report to the allotted institute. No changes in the allotment of the colleges will be allowed once the seats are allotted and confirmed by students

Documents required for Counseling:

  • 4 to 6 recent passport size photographs
  • 10th and 12th Marks Sheet
  • UPCET 2019 Admit Card
  • UPCET 2019 Score Card
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Income certificate (if applicable)

Counseling Procedure:

  • Registration and Uploading of Documents
  • Payment of fee and online documentation
  • Choice Filling and Seat Allotment
  • Reporting to College

List of UPCET 2023 examination centres

When filling out the UPCET application form, candidates shall select their choice of city for writing the exam, and based on that, the city center will be allotted.

Test Cities in Uttar Pradesh:

Agra

Kanpur

Aligarh

Lucknow

Allahabad

Raebareili

Ambedkar

Moradabad

Azamgarh

Sitapur

Ballia

Bulandshahr

Banda

Mirzapur

Barabanki

Saharanpur

Bareilly

Greater Noida

Basti

Meerut

Deoria

Gorakhpur

Faizabad

Ghazipur

Firozabad

Dehat

Jaunpur

Bijnaur

Jhansi

Etawah

Kushinagar

Jalaun (Orai)

Mathura

Lakhimpur Kheri

Mau

Noida

Nagar

Muzaffarnagar

Shahjanpur

Ghaziabad

Sultanpur

Varanasi

Kanpur Nagar

 

Test Cities outside Uttar Pradesh:

Bhopal

Guwahati

Chennai

Hyderabad

Dehradun

Mumbai

Delhi

Rohtak

Jaipur

Chandigarh

Kolkata

Jammu

Patna

Bangalore

Ranchi

Roorkee

UPCET 2023 Participating Colleges

Various educational intuitions affiliated with Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam University participate in the UPCET. Candidates should focus on the cutoff before filling the choice. Some of the top institutions participating in UPCET are mentioned below.

  • Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology, Ghaziabad
  • Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur
  • JSS Academy of Technical Education, Noida
  • Institute of Engineering and Technology, Lucknow
  • Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College, Ghaziabad
  • University Institute of Engineering and Technology CSJMU, Kanpur
  • Shri Ram Murti Smarak College of Engineering and Technology, Bareilly
  • Sharda University, Greater Noida
  • Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida

Ask & Answers

Can I know the number of seats available for candidates who belong outside UP?

10% of private colleges' seats are reserved for non-UP domicile applicants as per State Government.

I have cleared my 12th examination outside UP, but I am a UP resident. Am I eligible?

Yes, the candidate who belongs to UP can apply. But at the time of verification, one must need to produce the domicile certificate of their parents, then only they can avail the advantage of domicile applicant. 

 

I want to know the percentage criteria required for PCM subjects.

Eligibility Criteria Details:

  • One must have qualified for their 12th standard (10+2) or its equivalent exam from a recognized board.
  • Mandatory subjects: Maths and Physics with one of the subject Biology/Chemistry/Biotechnology/Technical subjects.
  • Percentage criteria: 45% aggregate (for SC/ST cadre, 40% marks).
  • In Eligibility criteria, there will be no upper age limit.
  • Final year appearing, candidates can appear for the exam. 

 

Is Aadhaar Card compulsory while filling out the Application form? What if I commit mistakes while filling out the application form?

The candidates must possess an Aadhaar card number while filling up the Application form.
So make sure the candidate has an Aadhaar card. 

There will be a chance of Application form correction if the candidate has committed any mistakes while filling the form.
There is a chance of correcting the Application form.

 

Want to know the Preparation tips? 

Some of the Preparation tips:

  • The candidates must be well aware of the syllabus, which will help the exam.
  • The candidate must prefer the appropriate study material for the preparation.
  • The candidates must go through the previous question papers.
  • Another important thing is Time Management. 
  • The candidates need to have proper sleep, and they need to be calm and cool.

 

Will there will be Application Form Correction?

  • Yes, there will be a chance of Application Form Correction.
  • The candidates need to visit the official website for the Application Form Correction.
  • They must log in by inputting the necessary details, like the application number and password.
  • Then they can make the required correction Application form. 
  • The facility for Application Form Correction will be made available only once.

 

I want to know the Exam pattern details for the Btech program.

Exam pattern Details for the Btech program:

  • Paper-1 is mainly for the Btech program.
  • The candidates preparing for the Btech program need to prepare for Paper-1.
  • The exam will be organized in offline mode via OMR Based Pattern.
  • In the Exam pattern, the total number of questions asked is 150. 
  • The Exam Duration is 3 hours.
  • A correct answer carries 4 marks. 

 

Which are the Top MBA Colleges in Uttar Pradesh accepting UPCET scores?

 

Bundelkhand University, Jhansi

Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Urdu, Arabi-Farsi University, Lucknow.

C.S.J.M Kanpur University, Kanpur

M.G. Kashi Vidyapith University, Varanasi

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Agra

M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, Bareilly

Dr. R.M.L. Avadh University, Fazalpur

Sir Chhotu Ram Institute of Engineering & Technology, Ch. Charan Singh Campus, Meerut

Institute of Business Studies, Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerut

V.B.S. Purvanchal University, Jaunpur