UPCET 2022 Exam: Dates, Admission Process, Admit Card, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus

Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test 2022 ( UPCET )

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Updated on May 18, 2022 13:46 IST

UPCET 2022 will likely be conducted in the fourth week of June 2022. The UPCET 2022 application forms will likely be released soon. The application window will likely be open for approximately two months. The exam will be conducted in the computer-based test mode across various centres.  

Note: UPCET 2022 will not be valid for BTech and BArch admissions as it will be done on the basis of JEE Main and NATA scores respectively. MBA course admissions in institutes affiliated with AKTU will be done on the basis of CMAT scores.

What is UPCET 2022?

Known earlier as UPSEE, Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET) is a gateway for candidates seeking admission to various professional courses offered at the undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) levels at all affiliated institutes of Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Lucknow, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT), Gorakhpur and Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU), Kanpur. The exam will be conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA) in the computer-based test mode across various cities.

UPCET 2022 Highlights

The table below indicates some of the key highlights of the UPCET 2022 exam that the candidates must know. Take a look at the highlights below. 

Features Details
Exam name Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET) (Formerly known as UPSEE)
Conducting body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Exam-level State-level
Mode of Application Online
Exam Frequency  Once a year
Mode of examination Computer-based test mode
Langauge English and Hindi
Application fee INR 1,300
Exam pattern Consists multiple-choice questions (MCQs) carrying four marks each
Official website https://upsee.nic.in

UPCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria

General UPCET 2022/UPSEE Eligibility Criteria

  • There is no age limit.
  • Candidates should have passed the qualifying exam from any institution in UP or the parents should have the domicile of Uttar Pradesh.
  • If the candidates have not passed the qualifying exam from an institution in UP, then they will be required to produce their parent's domicile certificate.
  • Candidates who do meet the domicile requirements will also be eligible to appear for the exam if they meet the other required criteria.
  • Candidates in the final year of the qualifying exam or are awaiting results are also eligible to appear for UPCET.

UPCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria for MCA (Integrated)

  • Candidates should have qualified intermediate examination of U.P. Board or Class 12 level examination or its equivalent with Physics and Mathematics/Statistics/Accountancy as compulsory subjects and one of the optional subjects - Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.
  • Should have obtained at least 45 percent aggregate (40 percent aggregate in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.

UPCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria for BPharm

  • Should have passed (with/without grace) intermediate examination of U.P. Board or Class 12 level examination or its equivalent with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with Mathematics/Biology subject.

UPCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria for BHMCT/BFAD /BFA/B Voc/ BDes/MBA (Integrated)

  • Candidates must have passed (with/without grace) the intermediate examination of the U.P. Board or the Class 12 level examination or its equivalent.
  • Should have secured a minimum of 45 per cent aggregate (40 per cent aggregate for SC/ST category candidates).

UPCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria for MCA in any institution affiliated to AKTU, Lucknow

  • Candidates should have passed BCA/ Bachelor degree in Computer Science Engineering or equivalent Degree or passed BSc. /BCom/ BA with Mathematics at Class 12 level or at graduation level.
  • Should have scored a minimum 50 per cent aggregate (45 per cent for SC/ST).

UPCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria for BTech Lateral Entry

  • Candidates who have passed (with/without grace) three years Engineering Diploma from an Institution located in UP with minimum 45 percent aggregate (40 percent for SC/ST) OR whose parents (Father or mother) are domicile of Uttar Pradesh and he/she has passed three years Engineering Diploma with minimum 45 percent aggregate (40 percent for SC/ST) recognised by the Board of Technical Education, U.P., in any branch of Engineering (except Agriculture Engg., Pharmacy and Architecture).
  • Candidates who have passed (with/without grace) three years B.Sc. degree and passed Class 12 with mathematics as one of the subjects from any recognised University; securing minimum 45 per cent aggregate (40 per cent for SC/ST) in aggregate. These candidates shall be considered only after filling the supernumerary seats in this category with the candidates belonging to the Diploma stream.
  • Admission to the second year of B.Tech (Lateral entry) of HBTU would be governed by the eligibility criteria laid down by HBTU.

UPCET Important Dates 2022 

Check out the table below to know the important dates for UPCET 2022.

Events

Important Dates

Details

UPCET 2022 registration dates

Anytime soon

The application forms will be available online

Last date of application

TBA Candidates can fill the application form till midnight

Final date for fee payment

TBA Application fees can be paid online

Admit card release

Third week of June 2022 Admit cards will be available online

UPCET 2022 application form correction facility

First week of June 2022 Candidates can edit their application forms if there is any discrepancy

UPCET 2022

Fourth week of June 2022 The exam will be conducted in the computer-based test mode

Answer key release

Fourth week of June 2022 Answer keys will be released online after the exam is conducted

Announcement of result

Third week of July 2022 The scorecards will be released on the official website

UPCET 2022 Admission Process

Check out the important UPCET 2022 admission process:

UPCET admission process

UPCET 2022 Admission Process

Step 1: UPCET 2022 application form

Candidates can register online on the official website and fill the UPCET 2022 application form. The application fee is INR 1,300 which is to be paid online through debit/credit card or net banking. While filling up the UPCET application form, candidates can select up to five institutes/colleges to send their scores for admission. UPCET 2022 exam will be held in the computer-based test mode across various cities in India. 

Step 2: UPCET 2022 admit card

UPCET 2022 admit cards will be released for the registered candidates a few days before the exam. Candidates must download their UPCET 2022 admit card and take a printout of the same before the exam, as it is a mandatory document. Admit cards can be downloaded till the exam day. To check the UPCET 2022 admit card, the candidates will have to log in using the required credentials. While visiting the exam centre, the candidates will have to present the UPCET admit card along with identity proof. 

Step 3: UPCET 2022 exam

UPCET 2022 will be conducted in the computer-based test mode. The test will be conducted in more than 40 test centres across the country. Candidates will have to visit the exam centre to take the exam.

Step 4: UPCET 2022 result

NTA will announce the UPCET 2022 results online. The test takers can check UPCET 2022 result and download the scorecard by entering their login credentials. The scorecards will not be sent to any candidate by post. Candidates can check the result only in online mode. On the basis of the result, UPCET 2022 merit list will be prepared by the authorities. Candidates will be invited for the counselling session based on the merit list.

UPCET 2022 Exam Pattern

Along with the syllabus, the candidates are also advised to check the UPCET 2022 exam pattern. Details of the examination such as mode, duration, type of questions and more can be checked through the UPCET exam pattern. This will allow the candidates to be comfortable with the UPCET/UPSEE 2022 exam and be prepared for it.

Particulars Details
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Test (Online)
Duration of Exam

BPharm - 3 hours

Other courses - 2 hours

Type of Questions  Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Medium of Exam

UG, MBA (Integrated), MCA (Integrated) - English and Hindi

PG - English

Marking Scheme

4 marks will be awarded for every correct answer.

UPCET 2022 Syllabus

UPCET 2022 syllabus consists of the topics and subjects that the candidates will have to study for the entrance examination. It is to be noted that the UPCET 2022 syllabus will be different for every course that the candidates have opted for. By knowing the syllabus beforehand, the candidates will be able to know what has to be prepared for the UPCET/UPSEE 2022 exam. 

UPCET 2022 Counselling

All candidates who are listed in the merit list will be able to appear for UPCET 2022 counselling. NTA will be conducting the counselling session in online mode. During the counselling session, candidates will be allotted seats in their respective courses and colleges on the basis of merit. UPCET scores will be taken into consideration during allotment. Selected candidates will have to submit their documents and pay the fee for confirmation of admission

UPCET 2022 Reservation Criteria 

Through UPCET 2022,  two types of reservations are given to candidates: vertical and horizontal. Candidates can check reservation of seats under both types below:

Vertical Reservation (Category)

Category Reservation

Scheduled Caste (SC) from UP

21%

Scheduled Tribe (ST) from UP

02%

Other Backward Classes (OBC) from UP

27%

Horizontal Reservation (Sub-category available in each category):

Sub-Category Code Maximum Percentage of Total Seats

Dependents of Freedom Fighters from UP

UPFF

02%

Sons/ Daughters of defense personnel of UP either retired (superannuated) or killed/ disabled in action or defense personnel posted in UP/ defense personnel domicile of UP & posted outside UP

UPAF

05%

Physically Handicapped/ Disabled from UP

UPHC

03%

Females from UP

UPGL

20%

Note: The official website informs, “Candidates can be given only one type of horizontal reservation out of UPFF/ UPAF/ UPHC. However, the female candidates can also claim for any one of UPFF/ UPAF/ UPHC along with UPGL.”

UPCET 2022 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: Will the UPCET 2022 application forms be available offline?

A. No, the UPCET 2022 application forms will only be available online. Candidates can fill out the application forms online on the official website.

Q: Who conducts the UPCET 2022 exam?

A: The UPCET exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA), for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Q: What is the basic eligibility criteria for appearing for UPCET 2022?

A: Candidates who wish to appear for UPCET 2022 must have secured at least 45% aggregate in Class 12 in the required subjects.

Q. Is there any age limit for UPCET 2022?

A. There is no age limit for admission to the undergraduate and postgraduate courses covered in UPCET 2022.

Q: Can I get admission to BTech courses through UPCET?

A: No, according to the latest updates admissions to BTech courses will not be provided through UPCET to colleges in Uttar Pradesh. Candidates need to appear for JEE Main to be eligible for admissions to BTech courses.

Q. Is it important to have an Aadhaar card to fill UPCET application form? What is the application fee?

A: Yes, candidates need to enter their Aadhar number in the online application form of UPCET. The application fee for UPCET 2022 exam is INR 1,300 for the General category and INR 650 for the reserved categories.

Q: Is there any fee concession for reserved category candidates?

A: Yes, candidates belonging to reserved categories and women candidates will be given a fee concession. The application fee for them is INR 650. 

Q: Can I make corrections in the UPCET application form after submission?

A: No changes can be made once the UPCET application form has been submitted. Candidates must fill the application form carefully and check the details before submitting the application form.

Q: How many test cities can I choose while filling the UPCET 2022 application form?

A: Candidates can choose up to three test centres while filling the UPCET 2022 application form.

Q: Does the UPCET 2022 exam have negative marking?

A: No, UPCET 2022 exam does not have negative marking. Each question carries four marks.

Q: What is the cutoff percentage set by UPCET?

A. Last year, the cutoff percentage of marks in UPCET for the merit of successful candidates was 25% (20% for SC/ST) as per the UP State Government.

UPCET 2022 Contact Information

Address

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University Uttar Pradesh
Sec 11, Jankipuram Vistar Yojna, Lucknow – 226 031 (UP)

Email ID

registrar@aktu.ac.in

upsee.helpdesk@aktu.ac.in

Phone Numbers

1800-180-0161 (toll free), 0522-2336800, 0522-2336811 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)

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