UPCATET 2020 Exam(Postponed),Application Form(Extended), Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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    UPCATET 2020 exam dates has been postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak. Revised dates will be announced later. As per the latest notification, the last date to apply for UPCATET 2020 has been further extended from April 23 to June 2 2020 due to COVID-19 outbreak. UPCATET is conducted on a rotational basis by four different universities that fall under Uttar Pradesh Krishi Avam Prodyogik Vishwavidyalaya. Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur will be organising UPCATET 2020 for admission into various UG, PG and PhD courses. Candidates seeking admission to agricultural courses can fill the UPCATET Application Form on or before June 2, 2020.

    The last date for Application fee submission is now June 3, 2020, till 3:00 pm. The fee has to be paid through online mode. The UPCATET application form correction window will be open after the application submission is successfully completed. Candidates are advised to check UPCATET Eligibility criteria and then proceed with the application process. 

    Latest: UPCATET 2020 Application form submission date has been further extended till June 2, 2020. Check here

    UPCATET 2020 Highlights

    Exam NameUttar Pradesh Combined Agricultural and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET)
    Conducting BodyNarendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Ayodhya
    Exam ModeOffline 
    MediumEnglish & Hindi
    Exam LevelState
    CoursesUnder Graduates, Post Graduate and PhD
    Seats Offered

    UG – 1734

    PG – 583

    PhD – 258

    Diploma – 100

    UPCETAT 2020 Exam Dates

    UPCATET 2020 Exam Dates

    Candidates can check the official schedule of UPCATET 2020 from the table below:-

    Online Application Form starts fromFebruary 20 toJune 2, 2020 (Extended)
    Last date to pay the application fee onlineJune 3, 2020 (Extended)
    Form Correction Windowto be announced later
    Availability of UPCATET Admit Cardto be announced later
    UPCATET 2020 Exam Dateto be announced later
    Result Declarationto be announced later
    Submit registration fee for Online CounsellingFor UG & Diploma courses: June 3 to 10, 2020
    For PG courses: June 16 to 20, 2020
    Upload document for Online CounsellingFor UG & Diploma courses: June 12, 2020
    For PG courses: June 18, 2020

    First Phase of online counselling

    For UG & Diploma courses: July 3, 2020
    For PG courses: July 9, 2020

    Second Phase of online counselling

    For UG & Diploma courses: July 10 to 22, 2020
    For PG courses: July 11 to 26, 2020
    Third Phase of online counselling for All coursesJuly 23, 2020
    UPCATET PhD CounsellingJuly 11, 2020

    UPCATET 2020 Eligibility

    UPCATET 2020 Eligibility

    Before filling the application form, candidates must check if they clear the eligibility criteria. All applicants have to submit their physical fitness certificate approved by a registered medical practitioner in the specified format as mentioned in the official website.

    CourseMinimum QualificationSubject RequiredMinimum Marks
    B.Sc. (Hon) Agriculture12th StandardAgricultural Science60%
    B.Sc. (Hon) Horticulture12th StandardPCB60%
    B.Sc. (Hon) Forestry12th StandardPCM60%
    Bachelor in Fisheries Science12th StandardPCMB60%
    Bachelor in Veterinary Science12th StandardPCB / PCMB & English50%
    B.Sc. (Hon) Home Science12th StandardArts with Home Science / PCB/PCM/PCMB/Agricultural Science60%
    M.Sc. Agriculture Biochemistry / Agricultural Economics/ Agricultural Economics & Management/ Agronomy/ Animal Husbandry/ Dairy Technology/ Live Stock Production and Management/ Genetics & Plant Breeding/ Soil Science/ Soil Science & Agriculture ChemistryB.Sc. Agriculture -60%
    M.Sc. Home ScienceBSc Home Science -60%
    M.Sc. Agriculture BiotechnologyBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Biotechnology -60%
    M.Sc. Agricultural Meteorology/ Horticulture/ NematologyBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture -60%
    M.Sc. Agricultural StatisticsBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture -60%
    M.Sc. Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Plant Physiology/ Crop Physiology/ Seed Science & Technology/ Soil Conservation& Water ManagementBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry -60%
    Masters in Veterinary ScienceB.V Sc & AH -OGPA 5.50

    Age Limit

    • For courses BVS and C & AH minimum age limit is 17 years and maximum 23 years as on December 31, 2020; and 5 years of relaxation for SC/ST and OBC candidates.
    • For the other courses, minimum age limit of the candidates is 16 years and maximum 22 years; and the relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST OBC candidates. 

    UPCATET 2020 Application

    UPCATET 2020 Application Form

    Students can check here the details of online application form of UPCATET 2020:

    • UPCATET Application Form has been released on the official website.
    • The online application form has been out since February 20, 2020 and will be available till June 2, 2020. 
    • Students should fill all the details on the application form carefully and the entire application process will be carried out in online mode only.
    • Candidates have to upload the scanned image of recent photograph (online mode).
    • Candidates should take a print copy of the completely filled-in application form for future use.
    • There is no option for sending of the off-line/hard copy of application form.

    Application Fee:

    For the candidates belonging for the OBC and General Categories is INR 1250 and For SC/ST candidates is INR 1050 and application fee should be deposited in the form of bank draft at any branch of SBI

    CategoryApplication Fee
    General and Other Backward ClassINR 1250
    SC / STINR 1050

    UPCATET 2020 Admit card

    UPCATET 2020 Admit Card

    The admit cards are available online on the official website. It is not delivered to the candidate via courier or post services. Candidates are not allowed to enter the exam hall without admit card.

    You shall also bring one photo ID proof:

    • Driving license
    • Voter ID
    • PAN card
    • Aadhar card or any other govt. ID and
    • Notarized Affidavit with a photo in which the photo of applicant is attached and clearly visible.

    Candidates will not be permitted to appear for UPCATET 2020 without showing correct and suitable photo identification.

    Candidates are advised to download two copies of UPCATET Admit Card 2020 because one has to be self-attested and deposited to the invigilator for their signature & which will be preserved and which will be required during counselling procedure and another one has to be carried along on the date of the examination.

    Steps to Download Admit Card

    1. Firstly, visit the official website i.e. upcatet.org
    2. Click on the link “UPCATET Admit card”.
    3. Enter the required credentials i.e. Class group, Challan number/ registration number/ roll number and Date of birth.
    4. UPCATET Admit Card will be displayed on your screen.
    5. Check and download the same for future reference. 

    UPCATET 2020 Exam Center

    • UPCATET 2020 is held in 6 cities which are Banda, Ayodhya, Kanpur, Meerut, Lucknow and Varanasi
    • If there is no availability of seats in the selected exam center, then the next nearest center will be allotted.
    • It is advisable to reach the exam center 1 hour earlier to avoid last minute issues and delays.
    • Once allotted, the exam center will not be changed.

    UPCATET 2020 Exam Pattern

    UPCATET 2020 Exam Pattern

    Candidates who wish to appear for the exam must be aware of UPCATET 2020 Exam Pattern which is set by the conducting body.

    • The exam consists of objective type multiple choice questions.
    • Total duration of the exam for UG, PG (except MBA) is 3 hours and PhD is 2 hours.
    • The question paper will be in both English and Hindi languages.

    There will be four groups of UPCATET question paper for BSc and BTech course admissions as mentioned below:

    Course OptedSegmentSubjects CoveredNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
    Bachelor Degree in Science courses (Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, and Veterinary Science)PCBGeneral Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology200600
    Bachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Home Science, B.TechPCMGeneral Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics200600
    B.Sc. Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, B.Tech CoursesPAGGeneral Studies, Agriculture Physics, Agriculture Chemistry, Agriculture Zoology, Agriculture Botany, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Horticulture, Agriculture Engineering, Agriculture Statistics, Mathematics200600
    B.Sc. Home Science -General Studies, English, Hindi, Sociology, Economics, Geography, Home Science200600

    The post-graduation courses exam pattern will contain questions from the subject of their specialization – 

    Course Applied forSubjects CoveredNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
    M Sc Home scienceGeneral Studies, Food & Nutrition, Home Management, Child Development, Home Science, Clothing & Textiles, Statistics200600
    Masters in Agriculture and HorticultureGeneral Studies, Agronomy, Agrometeorology, Horticulture, Soil Science, Agriculture Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Agriculture Biochemistry, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Entomology, Plant Pathology & Nematology, Agriculture Economics, Seed Technology, Soil Conservation, Statistics, Biotechnology, Forestry200600
    M. SCGeneral Studies, Veterinary Microbiology, LPM, Surgery & Radiology, Animal genetics & Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Physiology & Biochemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Parasitology, Pathology, Epidemiology & Public Health, Gynaecology, Medicine200600

    Marking Scheme

    • For every correct answer, 3 marks are awarded to the students.
    • Candidates are advised to read the questions carefully because for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted from the total marks.
    • No marks are deducted for the unattempted questions.

    UPCATET 2020 Result

    UPCATET 2020 Result

    NDUAT, Ayodhya will declared UPCATET 2020 result after the successful completion of exam. Aspirants can check their result by using their application number, roll number and date of birth. Candidates need to note that the date of birth mentioned by them on the website to check their result should be in date-month-year format.

    Steps to View UPCATET 2020 Result

    Step 1: Visit official website of UPCATET exam

    Step 2: Click on “UPCATET 2020 Result” tab

    Step 3: Enter Class group, Challan number/ registration number/ roll number and Date of birth.

    Step 4: View result for UPCATET exam

    Step 5: Download and print UPCATET scorecard

    Cut off percentage of marks in UPCATET is usually 20% for General/ OBC and 10% for SC/ ST category.

    CategoryCut off
    General20 %
    SC/ST10 %

    UPCATET 2020 Counselling

    UPCATET 2020 Counselling

    UPCATET 2020 counselling procedure will commence from June 12, 2020. No call letter will be sent to applicants individually. Admission will be done on the basis of merit list i.e. the marks acquired in UPCATET 2020.

    • After UPCATET results are declared, all qualifying candidates are allotted seats in their respective course and university through counselling.
    • Seats are allotted on the basis of merit-cum-reservation-cum-choice available at the time of counselling.
    • For UPCATET 2020 counselling, candidates can download their counselling letters from the official website of the exam after the results are declared.
    • UPCATET counselling letter would contain details such as date, time, and place of the counselling session.
    • All candidates need to appear for the counselling as per the schedule mentioned in the letter.
    • Documents that candidates need to bring at the time of UPCATET 2020 counselling are as mentioned below. It may be noted that candidates need to carry five sets of all the documents.
    Downloaded copy of the online application form duly attested by Registrar/ Principal/ Dean of last attended college/ institutionAttested photocopies of Class X and XII certificates and mark sheets
    Original and attested photocopies of marks sheets and certificates of Bachelor and Master Degree coursesDomicile certificate of Uttar Pradesh state issued by the competent authority
    Original copy of sport weightage certificateOriginal copy of character and conduct certificate from the Head of last attended college/ institution
    Five passport size photographs with name and roll number written on the backOriginal copy of OBC category certificate issued after March 31, 2020 or valid on counselling date
    An affidavit accounting for discontinuity of more than three months after leaving the college/ institution last attendedOriginal copy of transfer/ migration certificate
    Two bank drafts of INR 500 (as counselling fee) and INR 5,000 (as initiation fee)

    Candidates who do not turn up when their name is called will be given another chance at the end of the day. However, such candidates “can claim only the programmes in which seats are available at that time and as per their qualifications/ groups,” informs the official website.

    Note: If a candidate fails to submit any certificate mentioned above or counselling or advance institution fee, their admission will be cancelled.

    *The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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    Prakhar khare

    How many candidate are apply for this exam every year for btech... plzz reply.

    12 Mar, 2020 11:15
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Prakhar, total 557 students were admitted in this university. However, number for individual course has not been mentioned on the official website of the university.

    12 Mar, 2020 12:28
    arif suhail

    hi have completed my bsc ag from a private college should i eligible for the upcatet

    12 Feb, 2020 11:58
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Arif, yes, you are eligible for this exam. 

    12 Feb, 2020 16:45
    Mohit haldar

    What is the minimum marks to get paid seat for bvsc

    08 Dec, 2019 23:14
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Mohit, candidates get paid seat on the basis of merit among those who have applied for paid seat. Thus, merit cannot be predicted now until applications are received for the same.

    09 Dec, 2019 10:30

    Brother plz tell how to use asterisk (*) in details during payment process

    05 Mar, 2019 17:16
    Ashu Karn

    I'm a student from Nepal. I have completed Bsc Agriculture from Dehradun, Uttrakhand. Am I illegible for filling application form for Msc Agriculture?

    21 Feb, 2019 10:43
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ashu, yes, you are eligible for the exam.

    21 Feb, 2019 10:57
    Digvijay singh

    upvatet eligisbty


    02 Jan, 2019 19:19
    Alok Pandey

    Hi Digvijay, To get details regarding the eligibility for exam you may check this link:- Eligibility

    15 Jan, 2019 12:00

    Sir I am from bihar can i give exam

    28 Dec, 2018 14:22
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Harsh, No this exam is only for UP candidates.

    28 Dec, 2018 17:55
    chetan chaudhary

    HEY, I got the news that SVBPU-Meerut also got the seats for BVSc. for this year(2018-19). So, What's the procedure for taking the admission on that particular seats? Are they conduct the re-counselling for that?

    15 Aug, 2018 13:12
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Chetan, You may contact to the respective university To get admission details.

    17 Aug, 2018 14:35
    praduam kumar

    Sir maine class 12 PCM se kiya hai But mai upcatet PAG group se exam de sakta hu????????

    01 Aug, 2018 12:07
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Praduam, To get details regarding the eligibility for the exam you may check this link:- Eligibility.

    01 Aug, 2018 14:51
    Amit Patel

    Sir i have all combined rank 5033 and All combined category rank 3303 and Group rank 567 and group category rank is 275. Sir can i get admission in b. Sc. Ag, horticulture, forestry or b. Tech at any university followed by upcatet .

    11 Jul, 2018 08:06
    Garima Bansal

    Hi Amit, You may check this link:- Participating colleges You can check their websites and contact them for the information regarding admission according to your rank

    11 Jul, 2018 13:09

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