UPCATET 2020 Exam Pattern, Markign Scheme, Syllabus

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    UPCATET is state level exam conducted on a rotational basis by four agricultural universities in Uttar Pradesh. This Year Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur, will be organising the exam for candidates seeking admission in UG, PG and research programs in agricultural courses. UPCATET 2020 is scheduled for May 14 – 16, 2020 in offline mode.

    • The question paper will be available in both English and Hindi language
    • The question paper comprises 200 multiple choice questions of 600 marks.
    • For every correct answer, candidates will be awarded 3 marks and every incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted.
    • The exam will be conducted for a duration of  3 hours.
    • UPCATET Syllabus is different for different courses, set by the conducting body. Check UPCATET Syllabus

    UPCATET 2020 Pattern Highlights

    Candidates can check below the table to know the basic highlights of UPCATET Exam Pattern

    Exam ModeOffline
    Number of Papers1
    Number of SectionVary according to the programme
    Question Paper TypeMultiple-choice questions
    Total Marks600 marks
    Exam Duration3 hours
    Exam LanguageEnglish and Hindi

    UPCATET 2020 Exam Pattern

    UPCATET 2020 Exam Pattern

    UPCATET examination pattern is different for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

    Undergraduate Programs

    • The question paper comprises 200 multiple choice questions complete in three hours duration.
    • There are four groups of paper: PCB, PCM, PAG, and PHS
    • Students appearing in the PCB Group can take admission in subjects such as Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry and Veterinary Science.
    • Candidates applying for PCM group can secure admission in Agriculture, Horticulture, Home Science and B.Tech programs.
    • PAG Group comprises Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, and B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering and Biotechnology subjects.
    • The PHS Group in UPCATET is only meant for candidates seeking admission in B.Sc Home Science subject.

    The table below depicts the four groups of question paper along with their pattern:

    Group of PapersSubjectNumber of QuestionsMarksGroup of Question
    (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)
    General Studies2060A
    (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
    General Studies2060A

    (Agriculture Stream)

    General Studies2060A
    Agriculture Physics2550B
    Agriculture Chemistry25
    Agriculture Zoology25150C
    Agriculture Botany25
    Animal Husbandry & Dairying10
    Agriculture Engineering10
    Agriculture Statistics & Mathematics20
    (Art Stream with Home Science)
    General Studies2060A
    Home Science80240D

    Note:Students who have studied PCMB Subjects i.e. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology) in XII standard can either opt. for PCB or PCM paper

    Postgraduate Programs

    • The pattern for postgraduate programs is based on the syllabus prescribed in the graduation of the respective disciplines.
    • Duration of pg courses exam is 3 hours excepted MBA.
    • It consists of 200 multiple choice questions

    Candidates can check below for all the respective programs.

    ProgrammeExam AbbreviationsSubjectNo. of questionsGroup of Question
    M.Sc. (Home Science)MHS1. General Studies25A
    2. Food and Nutrition35B
    3. Home Management35
    4. Child Development34
    5. Home Science Extension Education34C
    6. Clothing & Textiles32
    7. Statistics05
    M.Sc. (Ag.)/M.Sc. (Hort.)MAG1.General Studies25B
    2.Agronomy & Agrometeorology15
    4.Soil Science09
    5.Agril. Engg.09
    6.Animal Husbandry & Dairying09
    7.Agril. Biochemistry09
    8.Genetics & Plant Breeding11
    9.Extension Education09
    11.Plant Pathology & Nematology09
    12.Agril. Economics09
    13.Seed Technology06
    14.Soil Conservation07C
    M.V.Sc.MVS1. General Studies,25B
    2. Vet. Microbiology10
    3. L.P.M.15
    4. Surgery & Radiology10
    5. Animal Genetics & Breeding10
    6. Animal Nutrition10
    7. Physiology and Biochemistry20
    8. Pharmacology & Toxicology15
    9. Parasitology10
    10. Pathology10C
    11. Epidemiology & Public Health10
    12. Gynaecology10
    13. Medicine15
    14. Extension10
    15. Veterinary Anatomy10
    16. Livestock Products Technology10
    M.Tech. Agricultural Engineering/ Process
    and Food Engineering/irrigation and
    Drainage Engineering/ Farm Machinery
    and Power Engineering
    MTA1. General Studies25A
    2. Milling of Agril. Produce26B
    3. Storage Engg.26
    4. Engineering Properties of Bio-material26
    5. Heat and Mass Transfer22
    6. Dairy and Food Engg.26
    7. Farm Machinery and Power22C
    8. Soil and Water conservation and Irrigation Engg.27
    M.Tech. (Mechanical Engg.)MTM1. General Studies25A
    2. Thermodynamics, I.C. Engine24B
    3. Power Plant Engg.24
    4. Refrigeration and Air Conditioning24
    5. Heat and Mass Transfer25
    6. Fluid Mechanics25
    7. Machine Design26C
    8. Production Engg. Industrial Engg.27
    M.Tech./M.Sc. (Biotechnology)MTB1. General Studies25A
    2. Molecular Biology & Genetic Engg.23B
    3. Cell Biology23
    4. Pathology & Microbiology23
    5. Immunology / Animal Biotechnology23
    6. Biochemistry & Physiology23C
    7. Commercial Biotechnology23
    8. Recombinant DNA Technology23
    9. Bioinformatics14
    MBA (Agri-Business)MBA1.General Knowledge, reasoning and aptitude70
    2.General English of High School Standard30
    M.F.Sc. (Master of Fisheries Science)MFS1. General Studies25A
    2. Aquaculture38B
    3. Fisheries Resource Management36
    4. Aquatic Environment Management33
    5. Aquatic Animal Healh Management28
    6. Fish Processing Technology20C
    7. Fisheries Enginerring10
    8. Fisheries Extension, Economics and Statistcs10
    M.Sc. forestryMAF1. General Studies25A
    2. Principles of Silviculture20B
    3. Silvicultural Systems20
    4. Forest Mensuration20
    5. Wood Science & Technology15
    6. Fundamentals of Forest Protection20
    7. Agroforestry20C
    8. Social Forestry20
    9. Forest Ecology and Management20
    10. Forest Nursery and Afforestation Techniques20

    UPCATET Exam Pattern for MBA (Agriculture Business)

    • Students have to appear for the screening test which consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions
    • Time duration to complete the test is 2 hours
    • Those students who have qualified the exam will be shortlisted on the basis of merit list for Group Discussion and Personal Interview
    • Group Discussion and Personal Interview shall carry 50 and 150 marks.

    PhD Programs

    • The time duration to complete the PhD test is 2 hours.
    • The paper consist of 100 multiple choice questions carrying 300 marks
    • The paper is divided into three sections i.e. A, B and C.
    ProgrammeAbbreviations of the ExamSubjectNo. of questionsGroup of Questions
    PhD (Agriculture)PDAGeneral Studies20A
    Concerned Subject60C
    PhD (Horticulture)PDHGeneral Studies20A
    Concerned Subject60C
    PhD (Home Science)PDHSGeneral Studies20A
    Concerned Subject60C
    PhD (Veterinary Science)PDVGeneral Studies20A
    Concerned Subject60C
    PhD (Agril. Engg.)PDTGeneral Studies20A
    Concerned Subject60C
    PhD AgroforestryPDAFGeneral Studies20A
    Concerned Subject60C

    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 Syllabus

    UPCATET Syllabus is based on the high school standard Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Candidates can check below the basic syllabus for all the programs in the test.

    Undergraduate Program: Syllabus prescribed by UP Board for Intermediate Examination in the concerned subject

    Master Program: Syllabus of Undergraduate course in the concerned subject

    PhD Program: Syllabus of Master Programme of the concerned subject

    Statistics for PhD programme

    • Measures of central tendency and dispersion
    • Skewness and kurtosis
    • Probability
    • Normal distribution (properties only)
    • Test of significance (t, Z, f and X2 – test)
    • Regression and correlation (including partial and multiple correlations with their test of significance)
    • Sampling theory with reference to crop estimation survey (random, stratified and multistage sampling).
    • Analysis of variance
    • Principles of experimental designs
    • Completely Randomized Design
    • Randomized Block Design
    • Latin Square Design
    • Factorial Experiments (23 factorial experiments)
    • Split Plot design
    • Analysis of Covariance
    • Missing plot Technique ( in R.B.D. and L.S.D. with one value missing)
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    MBA (Agri. Business) Program

    • General Knowledge
    • Reasoning & Aptitude
    • General English of High School Standard

    UPCATET 2020 Exam Instructions

    UPCATET 2020 Exam Day Instructions

    All the candidates appearing for the test are required to adhere to the instructions mentioned below to avoid any inconvenience on the day of UPCATET:

    • Students are advised to download UPCATET 2020 Admit Card from the official website before the exam.
    • Candidates should carry the admit card along with relevant identity proof at the allocated exam centers.
    • Without admit card, students are not allowed to appear for the exam.
    • Any kind of electronic gadget such as log tables, electronic watches, mobile phones, pagers, calculators, etc. are prohibited inside the exam.
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    • Students must reach the examination centre on or before time.
    • In case of any discrepancy in information on the admit card or if the photograph is not clear, contact the authorities to make the necessary changes.

    *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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    bhau dhakad se

    What is the syllabus of M. Sc. Ag. 2020

    18 Feb, 2020 15:01
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hello, generally, the entrance exam consists of questions from previous academic degree and the subject to which you have applied. However, you can check the syllabus for the entrance exam in detail from the official website of the university.

    18 Feb, 2020 16:41
    Aman Jasrotia

    What is the syllabus of upcatet ug 2019 pcb group?

    22 Feb, 2019 20:37
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Aman, kindly visit the official website of the exam authorities for desired information.

    22 Feb, 2019 21:30
    Ashuman Yadav

    sir, mai veterinary science se b.sc krna chahta hu...upcatet entrance exam k liye kon se subject pr zada focus kre.

    06 Feb, 2019 13:59
    Shobhna Chaturvedi

    Hi Ashuman Yadav, kindly go through the above article to know the exam pattern. Focus on the subject you think you are weak in.

    06 Feb, 2019 15:30

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