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UPCET 2024: Exam Dates, Counselling, Results, Full Form, Admit Card, Syllabus, and More!

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Sukanta Das

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Updated On - Nov 24,2023

UPCET 2024 The last date of the application form for UPCET 2024 has been extended to May 22, 2024 through CUET for various UG courses. The authority will conduct UPCET 2024 for the candidates seeking admission in various UG and PG Engineering, Pharmacy, Management, and CSIT courses. It must be noted that NTA will not conduct any entrance examination for B.Tech admissions. JEE Main scores will be accepted for admission into B. Tech (4 years) and B.Arch admission will be done through NATA. As per the exam pattern of UPCET 2024, the exam will be conducted online mode. The question paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). The duration for solving UPCET 2024 paper will be different as per the courses. Check UPCET 2024 Exam Pattern

UPCET 2024 Syllabus will be different for every UG and PG course. The syllabus for the UG courses will consist of questions from the 11th and 12th levels, whereas the syllabus for PG courses will consist of various topics from the relevant field. Candidates should solve the practice papers of UPCET 2024 to improve their chances of clearing and scoring high marks in the exam. Check UPCET 2024 Practice Paper

What is UPCET Exam?

Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (formerly known as UPSEE) is a state-level test for candidates seeking admission in various UG and PG courses offered in the field of Engineering, CSIT, Management, Pharmacy, etc. Through UPCET 2024 exam candidates can take admission into colleges affiliated with AKTU, MMMUT, and other state universities of Uttar Pradesh.

UPCET 2024 Exam Dates

Find the complete exam dates for UPCET 2024 below:

For B.Tech (Through JEE Main)

Events Important Dates of 1st Session Important Dates of 2nd Session
Release of Notification March 1, 2024 March 1, 2024
Registration Process starts March 1, 2024 May 2024
End of Registration April 5, 2024 June 2024
Last date of Fee Payment April 5, 2024 June 2024
Application Correction April 6 to 8, 2024 -
Registration Re-opened April 18 to 25, 2024 -
Release of Admit Card May / June 2024 June / July 2024
JEE Main 2024 Exam June 20 - June 29, 2024 July 21 - July 30, 2024
Display of Answer Key June / July 2024 July / August 2024
Result declaration July 2024 August 2024

For other UG courses (Through CUET)

Events Dates
Application form release April 6, 2024
Last date to apply May 22, 2024
Application Correction May 25 - May 31, 2024
Admit Card 2nd week of June 2024
CUET 2024 Exam date 1st week of July 2024
Answer Key 2nd week of July 2024
Result 2nd week of July 2024
Counselling 3rd week of July 2024

UPCET 2024 Exam Highlights

Exam Name  UPCET (Formerly known as UPSEE )
Full Form  Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test 
Conducting Body  NTA 
Official website
Exam type  State-level 
Mode of application  Online 
Mode of examination  Computer-based test 

UPCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

UPCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria includes various parameters such as educational qualification, age limit, domicile, nationality, etc. 

  • Age: There is no age limit for admissions based on UPCET 2024.
  • Nationality: Indian nationals are eligible to apply for UPCET 2024 however, foreign nationals/ PIOs are also eligible.
  • Domicile: It is not mandatory for candidates to have a domicile of Uttar Pradesh for admissions based on UPCET. However, candidates who do not have a domicile of Uttar Pradesh will only be eligible for admission to 20% of the seats.
  • Educational Qualification: The minimum educational qualification required for admissions based on UPCET 2024 varies according to the program.
    • B.Pharma/ B.Des/ BHMCT/ B.Voc/ BFA/ BFAD/ MCA (Integrated)/ MBA (Integrated): Candidates must have passed Class 12th or equivalent for admission.
    • B.Tech/ B.Pharma (Lateral Entry): Candidates must have passed a valid Diploma or must be a B.Sc graduate.
    • MCA/ MBA/ M.Sc./ M.Tech: Candidates must have passed a valid undergraduate degree from a recognized institute.

UPCET 2024 Application Form

Candidates will find the complete details with some key instructions regarding UPCET 2024 Application Form:

  • The application form for UPCET 2024 was released on April 6, 2024 through CUET.
  • The appearing candidates should confirm their eligibility before applying for the examination.
  • The application form must be filled out very carefully. However, a form correction facility will be provided by the authority.
  • The application form could be rejected if there are any wrong details. Candidates should fill in the exact details in UPCET 2024 application form as it appears in their 10th mark sheet.
  • Candidates can submit the application form till May 22, 2024. No candidates will be allowed to submit after the date.
  • Applicants are advised to keep the printout of the application form and fee receipt for future references.

UPCET 2024 Application Fee

Category Centres in India (Each Slot) Centres outside India (Each Slot)
General / Un-Reserved INR 650 INR 3000
General-EWS / OBC-NCL INR 600 INR 3000
SC / ST / PwBD / 3rd Gender INR 550 INR 3000

UPCET 2024 Application Correction

The complete details about the application form correction facility are given below:

  • After the final submission of UPCET 2024 application form, the application form correction facility will be available.
  • Candidates will be able to rectify their mistakes within the correction period.
  • The application form correction facility will be available only for the candidates who have registered for the examination.
  • The mistakes should be corrected before the prescribed time scheduled as no correction will be allowed after that date.
  • Candidates have to fill out their application form very carefully as the correction facility will be applicable in limited fields only.

UPCET 2024 Admit Card

The most important document of any examination is the admit card. No candidates will be allowed to enter the examination centre without showing the proper admit card. Candidates will be able to download their UPCET 2024 admit card from the 2nd week of June 2024 through online mode. Candidates have to log in to the website to download the admit card.

How to download UPCET Admit Card?

Candidates can download their UPCET 2024 Admit Card by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Go to the UPCET 2024 official website.
  • Click on UPCET 2024 admit card.
  • A login window will appear.
  • Type your UPCET 2024 application number and password to log in and download the admit card.
  • A window showing the admit card will appear.
  • Click on the download admit card link.
  • After downloading the admit card take a printout of the same.

UPCET 2024 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of UPCET 2024 is given below:

  1. Exam Mode: UPCET 2024 will be conducted online mode.
  2. Type of Questions: Candidates will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) in UPCET 2024 question paper.
  3. Duration: Candidates will be given 3 hours 15 minutes for Slot I & 3 hours 45 minutes for slot II question paper. 
  4. Language: The question paper will be available in 13 languages including Bengali, English, Hindi, Assamese, Kannada, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Urdu.
  5. Marking Scheme: 5 marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 1 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
Courses Subject Number of Questions Marks per Questions Duration
BHMCT, BFA, BFAD, B.Voc, BBA, and MBA (Integrated) Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 25 4 2 hours
Reasoning and Logical Deduction 25 4
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 4
English Language 25 4
B.Des Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 20 4 2 hours
Reasoning and Logical Deduction 20 4
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 20 4
English Language 20 4
Design 20 4
MCA Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 25 4 2 hours
Reasoning and Logical Deduction 25 4
Mathematics 25 4
Computer Awarness 25 4
MCA (Integrated) Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 25 4 2 hours
Reasoning and Logical Deduction 25 4
Mathematics/Statistics/Accounts 50 4
M.Sc. (Maths/Physics/Chemistry) Core subject opted (Maths/Physics/Chemistry) 75 4 2 hours
MBA Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude 25 4 2 hours
Reasoning and Logical Deduction 25 4
General Knowledge and Current Affairs 25 4
English Language 25 4
M. Tech (Mechanical Engineering / Civil Engineering / Computer Science & Engineering / IT / Electronics and Communication Engineering / Electrical Engineering) Core subject opted (Civil/Mechanical/Electrical/Electronic and Communications/ Computer Science and Engineering/IT) 75 4 2 hours
B.Pharm (Lateral Entry) Pharmaceutical Chemistry – I 50 4 2 hours
Pharmaceutical Chemistry – II 50 4
B. Pharm Physics 50 4 3 hours
Chemistry 50 4
Mathematics/Biology 50 4
B.Tech (Lateral Entry for Diploma Holders) Engineering Aptitude 100 4 2 hours
B.Tech (Lateral Entry for B.Sc. Graduate) Mathematics 50 4 2 hours
Computer Concepts 50 4

UPCET 2024 Syllabus

UPCET 2024 Syllabus will be based on the topics and sections from respective qualifying degrees. For undergraduate courses, the UPCET syllabus will be based on topics from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, or other valid courses. For postgraduate courses, UPCET Syllabus will be based on the respective graduation subjects.

UPCET 2024 Preparation Tips

Candidates should prepare well for UPCET 2024 to bring a good score. Follow the below tips for better UPCET preparation.

  • Every candidate must go through the exam pattern and syllabus of UPCET 2024 before starting their preparation.
  • Make a proper plan of preparation and strictly follow that.
  • Candidates should solve the previous year's question papers and attempt mock tests to accelerate their problem-solving skills Check UPCET 2024 Practice Papers
  • Make short notes while studying and revise them daily.
  • Candidates must refer to the Arihant Publications, Sahitya Bhawan, etc books for preparation of UPCET 2024.

UPCET Cutoff

The cutoff for UPCET 2024 will be released in form of opening and closing ranks. Each round of counseling will have separate opening and closing ranks. Check UPCET Cutoff

The table below shows the expected equivalent UPCET 2024 Cutoff based on previous year trends for the marks obtained in UPCET 2024:

Expected UPCET Marks  Expected UPCET Rank
Above 500 1-600
475-499 601-1050
400-474 1051-7050
350-399 7051-16000
300-349 16001-25000
250-299 25001-30000
120-199 30001-90000
Below 120 Above 90000

UPCET 2024 Courses Offered

Degree Level Courses at AKTU and other State Universities of Uttar Pradesh Courses at MMMUT
Undergraduate Courses (Admission to First Year) 4 year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma);
4 year Bachelor of Design (B.Des);
4 year Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT);
3 year Bachelor of Vocational courses (B.Voc);
4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA);
4 year Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design (BFAD);
5 year Master of Computer Applications (Integrated);
5 year MBA (Integrated)
3 year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA);
4 year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma)
Lateral Entry (Admission to Second Year) B.Tech. for Diploma holders;
B.Tech. for B.Sc. graduates;
B. Pharm.
B.Tech. for Diploma holders;
B.Tech. for B.Sc. graduates
Post Graduate Courses 2 year Master of Computer Applications (MCA);
2 year Master of Business Administration (MBA)
2 year Master of Computer Applications (MCA);
2 year Master of Business Administration (MBA);
M.Sc. ( Maths); M.Sc. (Physics); M.Sc. (Chemistry);
Twelve M.Tech specializations in 5 Engineering disciplines- Civil Engg., Electronics & Comm. Engg., Mechanical Engg., Computer Sc. & Engg. /Information Technology, Electrical Engg

UPSEE 2024: B.Tech Admissions

Candidates seeking admission to the undergraduate B.Tech program through UPSEE 2024 will now be taking JEE Main 2024 for admission to the first semester of B.Tech / B.Arch. courses affiliated to AKTU, Lucknow. For admission to B.Tech courses, students need to appear for JEE Main Paper 1 while Paper 2 is for B.Arch and B.Planning courses.

UPCET 2024 Results

UPCET 2024 Result has been released by NTA on the official website in the 2nd week of July 2024. Based on the candidate's performance, a separate merit list will be released by the authority for different courses. Candidates will be able to download UPCET 2024 scorecard and merit rank by submitting their roll number and date of birth. Details mentioned on UPCET 2024 Result will include course applied for, Merit Rank, total marks scored, marks obtained in each subject.

The qualifying marks required to qualify UPCET 2024 are

Category Qualifying Marks/ Percentage
General 25%
OBC 25%
SC 20%
ST 20%

UPCET 2024 Answer Key

After the conclusion of the exam, NTA releases UPCET 2024 Answer Key that includes the correct answers for each question in the question paper. Candidates are able to use the answer key to calculate their expected scores in the exam before the announcement of the result. Using these scores, candidates can predict their UPCET rank and college. The answer keys are released on the official website at

Students must note that NTA first releases the preliminary UPCET answer key which is open for a challenge in case of objections raised by candidates. To raise objections, candidates need to write an email to NTA mentioning details such as Name, Roll Number, Paper Number, Paper Code, Grievance Question Number, the correct answer along with proof. However, the decision to accept the challenge depends on the exam expert committee. In case the challenge stated is accepted, a changed answer key is issued.

UPCET 2024 Highlights

Exam Name UPCET (formerly known as UPSEE)
Full-Form Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test
UPCET Conducting Body NTA
Official Website
Exam Type State-level
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Examination Computer-based Test

UPCET 2024 Counselling

Candidates who qualify UPCET 2024 are eligible for the counseling process for admission to respective courses. Based on the rank obtained by the candidate in the exam, a merit list will be prepared. Candidates scoring higher marks would be placed higher in the merit list whereas those scoring lower marks would hover at the bottom. Candidates who will feature in the merit list would be called for the document verification process. After the document verification candidates would be allowed to take part in the registration and choice locking process.

UPCET 2024 Counselling would be done based on the candidate’s performance in the entrance exam as well as the choices locked by the candidate at the time of choice locking process.

Course  Counselling Based On
B. Tech. First Year  JEE Main 2024 Scores
B.Des./B. Pharm./BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/B. Voc./ B.Tech(BT)/B.Tech(AG)/MBA(Integrated)/MCA/MCA(Integrated)/M Tech (Integrated) First Year UPCET 2024 Scores
MBA First Year CMAT/ UPCET 2024 Scores
B.Arch First Year NATA 2024 Scores
B. Tech./B.Pharm. Lateral Entry 2nd Year UPCET 2024 Scores

UPCET 2024 Reservation

AKTU offered two types of reservations to candidates i.e, Vertical and Horizontal through UPCET. Check reservation of seats under both types given below:

UPCET Vertical Reservation (Category)

Category Reservation
Scheduled Caste (SC) from UP 21%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) from UP 02%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) from UP 27%

UPCET 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%

UPCET 2024 Participating Colleges

UPCET 2024 scores will be accepted by various Govt./Govt. aided institutions and private unaided institutions affiliated to Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT), and some other State Universities of Uttar Pradesh. There are about 841 institutions/colleges affiliated with AKTU.

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