UP MBA Admission 2021: Dates, Eligibility, Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern, Result, Counselling, Seat Allotment, Reservation, Colleges

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Content Writer | Updated on - Jun 25, 2021

Uttar Pradesh alone is the home to a number of top colleges and universities across various verticles in India. It has many reputed colleges that offers MBA programmes to students. Students pursue their management degrees in their respective field with specialisation. 

Admissions via various entrance exams have started in the state. Students are selected for MBA courses both on the basis of merit and on the basis of entrance exams. 

The minimum eligibility required for Admission in MBA colleges in UP are:

  • Students should clear their Bachelor’s degree in relevant subject from a recognised university
  • They should score minimum 50% or above aggregate marks or equivalent CGPA to be able to apply for any MBA course

Some of the top MBA Colleges in UP are IIM Lucknow, Institute of Management Technology, Banaras Hindu University etc. The average course fees ranges from INR 6.5 – 14.7 LPA.

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UP MBA Admission: Important Dates

UP MBA admissions have been started based on the UPSEE, CAT, MAT scores. 

Exam Details UPSEE 2021 CAT 2021 MAT 2021
Start Of Registration January 16 – July 6, 2021 To be notified Closed
Exam Date Postponed To be notified

PBT/ CBT - June 26, 2021

Availability of Admit Card To be notified To be notified June 23, 2021
Result Date July 2021 To be notified To be notified
UP MBA Admission 2021: Eligibility Criteria

UP MBA Admission 2021: Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria to be followed before proceeding to fill the application form are:

  • Candidate must be a citizen of India
  • Candidate should hold Bachelor degree from any recognised board/University
  • Candidate should have a minimum of 50% aggregate in graduation(SC/ST 45% minimum)
  • Final year students can also apply, however their admission will be probationary till their final results are declared, which is thereby subject to change.
UP MBA Admission 2021: Selection Procedure

UP MBA Admission 2021: Selection Procedure

Selection Procedure for the candidates those who fulfil the Eligibility Criteria is as follows:

  • Candidates, who will qualify the written examinations will only be called for the counselling process. Choice filling and selecting specialisation will be done in counselling round.
  • Candidates also have to appear for GD and PI round after the written examination. Documents verification will be done at the time of counselling.
  • Allotment of seats will be done based on their rank in the respective entrance test. Candidates should report to the allotted institution.

Documents Required

  • Entrance Exam Admit Card
  • Entrance Exam Score Card
  • Bachelor Degree Marksheet
  • Bachelor degree provisional Certificates
  • 10th,12th Marksheet and passing certificate
  • Category certificate(If Applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Character Certificate
  • Passport Size Photograph
UP MBA Admission 2021: Exam Pattern

UP MBA Admission 2021: Exam Pattern

The exams through which the students can get admission in MBA course in UP are:

The Exam Pattern differs as per the type of examination respectively:

Exam Duration Total No. Of Questions Marks per question Negative Marking No. Of Sections
UPSEE 2021 120 minutes 100 4 marks No Negative Marking Three
CAT 2021 120 minutes 100 3 marks 1 mark Three
XAT 2021 180 minutes Differ every year 1 mark 0.25 mark Four
MAT 2021 150 minutes 200 1 mark 0.25 mark Five
ATMA 2021 180 minutes 180 1 mark 0.25 mark Six
CMAT 2021 180 minutes 100 4 marks 1 mark Four
UP MBA Admission: Results

UP MBA Admission: Results

Exam Name Result Date
UPSEE To be notified
CAT To be notified
MAT To be notified
UP MBA Admission: Counselling Process

UP MBA Admission: Counselling Process

Counselling Process differs from college to college. The common procedure that is followed in the counselling is the verification of documents.

UPSEE 2021 Seat Allotment & Counselling

There are total five round counselling in UPSEE exams. Seat allotment is on the basis of merit obtained by the candidate, selected preferences by the candidate and availability of seats.

UPSEE 2020: How to check the seat allotment

Candidates can follow the following steps to check the seats allotted:

  • Step 1: Open the official website of UPSEE 2020
  • Step 2: Click on the link for Seat Allotment
  • Step 3: The candidate has to enter their UPSEE 2020 Enrollment number and password. 
  • Step 4: Click on “Login” button
  • Step 5: Seat allotment status will appear on the screen.

The table below presents the seat allotment details to take into account during counselling :

Counselling Rounds Seats Allotment Details
First Round
  • Main Counselling
Second Round
  • Special Counselling
  • The vacant seats of the subcategory are merged into respective vertical categories.
  • Main categories seats remain existent.
  • Candidates who were not able to participate in the first round can take part in second round Counselling.
Third Round
  • The vacant seats of ST are merged into SC.
  • ST category seats get ceased off and they are exited from this round
Fourth Round
  • The vacant seats of OBC/SC shall be merged into General category seats.
  • Candidates who are not able to participate in the above three rounds can participate in this round.
Fifth Round
  • It takes place if the college searches for the students to fill the vacant seats left in their respective colleges.
UP MBA Reservation Criteria

UP MBA Reservation Criteria

The table below depicts the overall reservation criteria various UP MBA Exams:

Entrance Exam Reserved Categories Percentage of Seat Reserved
CAT SC 15%
ST 7.5%
Nc-OBC 27%
PWD 5%
EWS 10%
ST 7.5%
Nc-OBC 27%
PwD 5%
UPSEE SC of UP 21%
ST of UP 2%
OBC of UP 27%
Dependent on freedom fighters 2%
Female Candidate 20%

Note: Apart from the exams mentioned in the above table, other entrance exams such as XAT, MAT and ATMA, do not offer any reservations.

UP MBA Admission 2021 Participating Colleges

UP MBA Admission 2021 Participating Colleges

Here is the list of the top MBA colleges in UP:

UP MBA 2021 FAQs

UP MBA 2021 FAQs

Ques. Is UP a better option to pursue MBA course?

Ans. Yes, UP is one of the best options to pursue your management course. As UP consists of some excellent quality colleges that offer good education and provide you with excellence in your specified area.

Ques. Do UP colleges offer specialisation in respective fields?

Ans. Yes, UP colleges offer specialisation in their respective courses.

Ques. Do UPSEE exams hold any reservation Criteria?

Ans. Yes, UPSEE holds reservation Criteria in different categories. For reservation related queries refer to the reservation table.

Ques. How many colleges participate in UP for MBA courses?

Ans. There are 17 colleges in UP that participate in admitting students for the MBA course.

Ques. What is the minimum Eligibility Criteria?

Ans. Minimum Eligibility Criteria is graduation with 50% marks for General candidates and 45% for SC/ST.

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● Top Answer By Revaansh Khurana on 23 Jul 21

Ans. Alliance University Bangalore now offers an MBA instead of the earlier DGDM degree through its two schools; Alliance School of Business and Alliance Ascent College. Make sure first which one you are applying to. Alliance University once used to be one of the best management institutes in Bangalore but now has lost its credibility among the students due to various reasons.  As for the placements, it is still decent according to the latest reports of the institute. For the year 2020, the university reported the highest salary and the average salary of the MBA programs to be INR 22.6 lakhs per annum and INR 7.6 lakhs per annum respectively. The fee structure for MBA at both the schools at Alliance University is given in the table below – Particulars Alliance School of Business Alliance Ascent College Tuition Fee INR 13.50 lakhs INR 9 lakhs Registration Fee INR 50,000 INR 50,000 The university offers hostel accommodation and charges INR 81,000 and INR 96,000 for double occupancy and single occupancy rooms respectively for 6 months at its Central Campus. When looking at the fee, the Return on Investment (ROI) does not look great. Many other universities will provide better exposure.Read more
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● Top Answer By Khushi Chitra on 22 Jul 21

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Ques. How is MBA curriculum and college life at CUSAT, is it hard to get admitted? How are the placements for previous batches?

● Top Answer By Ritika Ghosh on 20 Jul 21

Ans. CUSAT is worth spending your 2 years of MBA. School of Management Studies, CUSAT is one of the most reputed B-schools in Southern India, therefore considered a very good place to study.  The campus is quite large and welcoming along with the quality education. The college owns an ample amount of well-qualified faculty members, thereby giving you complete knowledge regarding the particular field.  The placements earlier were organized for a particular field. But now, there is a single placement cell and a placement officer heading it. This has increased the placement offers for the students. Numbers of offers made 300 Number of students placed 306 Highest CTC offered INR 15 LPA Average CTC offered INR 4.7 LPA The environment of the college gives you a chance to work for your holistic development along with the curriculum. Also, the college offers decent placement opportunities in the most prestigious companies across the country.  So if you have thought of getting admission into the School of Management Studies, CUSAT, for your MBA, you can go for the option without any second thought.Read more
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Ques. What is the fee structure for MBA in BITS Pilani?

● Top Answer By Ankita Sinha on 19 Jul 21

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● Top Answer By Ketaki Sircar on 17 Jul 21

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