UPESMET 2021: Exam Date (Phase 2), Registration, Exam Pattern & Syllabus, Preparation Tips

UPESMET 2021 Exam Date for Phase 2 has been announced and was conducted on April 9 to April 10, 2021, and the interview for the same was held on April 13 – 14, 2021. Candidates could fill UPESMET Application Form for Phase 2 till  April 6, 2021. The exam will be conducted across 29 centres in India in online mode. UPESMET 2021 Exam phase 1 has been conducted from Feb 26 to 28.

  • Candidates must answer 140 MCQ questions of 1 mark each in 2.5 hours. All 4 sections have equal question distribution.
  • UPESMET candidates will be tested on their English, GK, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning skills. See UPSEMET 2021 Syllabus

UPESMET 2021 (University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Management Entrance Test) is an entrance test held every year to recruit eligible candidates for MBA/PGDM Courses. The University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) which is established in Dehradun, conducts this exam via which candidates planning to pursue graduate, postgraduate and doctoral courses in main areas like Energy, Infrastructure, Transportation, Information Technology, Design, Planning & Architecture, etc. Check UPSEMET Participating Colleges

UPESMET Highlights

UPESMET 2021 Exam Highlights

Features Details
Name of the exam UPES Management Entrance Test
Organizing Body University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency 5-6 times a year
Mode of the exam Online
Total Duration 2 hrs 30 minutes
Syllabus covered in this exam English, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Analytical Reasoning
Exam Pattern 140 questions in MCQ format
Language of UPESMET Exam English
Application Fees INR 1,350
Course Offered List of MBA courses offered by UPES
Total Test Cities 29
Exam Website admissions.upes.ac.in

UPESMET 2021 Exam Dates

Candidates can refer to the following tables for important UPESMET events:

UPESMET Phase 2 Dates

Important Events Expected Dates
Online Application form April 2021
Deadline to submit UPESMET form April 6, 2021
Admit card availability TBA
Date of the exam April 9 to April 10, 2021
Interview Round April 13-14, 2021
Declaration of the result TBA

UPESMET Phase 1 Dates

Important Events Expected Dates
Online Application form January 2021
Deadline to submit UPESMET form February 23, 2021
Admit card availability TBA
Date of the exam February 26 to 28, 2021
Declaration of the result March 2021

UPESMET 2021 Application Form

Candidates planning to appear in the UPESMET 2021 exam can refer to the below-mentioned detailed information related to the process of applying.

  • Candidates are given the flexibility to apply in any of the modes, online or offline mode.
  • Duly filled application form needs to submit before the deadline, as applying late might result in the cancellation of the form.
  • It is compulsory to provide all the accurate details, as misleading or incorrect information mentioned here while applying results in rejection from the exam.
  • No correction facility is provided by the exam authorities, so cross check all the information filled while applying.
  • Carefully read all the instructions mentioned, before starting with the registration process.

UPESMET 2021 Application form - Online Process

  • Candidates can submit UPESMET application form in online mode as well. They need to refer to the official website to apply online.
  • First of all, access the official website to begin with the registration method. While doing the registration, it is essential to fill a valid email ID and contact information as they will be referred for further communication.
  • Post successful registration, a confirmation mail and credentials will be sent to the candidates, candidates are supposed to use the same user ID and password to login to the official website.
  • Make sure that you presented all the essential documents like photographs, etc. in the mentioned format.
  • Candidates are supposed to pay the application fee and tap on the submit icon.
  • All the candidates planning to give the UPESMET exam are supposed to take a hard copy as it will be required in the future as well.

UPESMET 2021 Application form- Offline Process

  • Candidates planning to apply in an offline method can download the application form from the official website and take a hard copy.
  • Fill all the required details.
  • Don’t forget to attach the required documents while applying offline. Affix the recent photo in the space mentioned in the application form.
  • The application form can be purchased from nearby centers like Dehradun, Chandigarh, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Kolkata.

UPESMET 2021 Application Fee

Candidates are supposed to pay INR 1350 as the application fee, candidates applying online can use their debit card, credit card or net banking to make the payments. However, the ones applying offline are supposed to pay through the demand draft only. DD must be made in the favor of “UPES Fee Account” payable at New Delhi.

UPESMET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Detailed info related to the UPESMET 2021 eligibility conditions is presented below:

Educational qualifications

  • Candidates must have pursued class 10 and class 12th from a recognized university with at least 50% marks.
  • Candidates pursuing final year’ studies can also write the UPESMET exam, but it is essential to produce the passing at the time of document verification.
  • Candidates who have given exams like MAT, CMAT, GMAT, XAT, CAT, NMAT can apply without giving the UPESMET exam as well.

Minimum cut off scores needed for the national level entrance tests

MBA entrance exam At least Qualifying Score
CAT /XAT score 70 %
GMAT 550 or above
NMAT 140 and above

Reservation of Seats

  • 15 percent seats in all the courses are reserved for Uttarakhand’ residents.
  • These candidates are supposed to produce 'Sthai Niwas Praman Patra certificate while applying.
  • If a few seats are not occupied in this category, it will be treated as unreserved.
UPESMET Exam Pattern

UPESMET 2021 Exam Pattern

  • Total duration of the exam: 140 questions will be asked.
  • Nature of questions: MCQs
  • Section: The question paper is divided into four sections mentioned below:
  • Total questions: All sections including General English, Quant, General Awareness, and Analytical & logical reasoning have 35 questions each.


Total Marks

Number of questions

General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 35 35
Quantitative: Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 35 35
General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario 35 35
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 35 35
Total 140 140
UPESMET Syllabus

UPESMET 2021 Syllabus

English Quant Data Interpretation Analytical & Logical Reasoning
Fact Inference Judgement
Fill in the Blanks
Reading and Comprehension
Sentence Correction
Higher Maths
Arithmetic Progression
Arithmetic Mean
Combination of Graphs
Case let
Pie Chart
Bar Graph
Line Graph
Data Sufficiency,
Data Arrangement
Seating Arrangement
Blood Relations
Constraint-Based Puzzles
UPESMET Last Minute Tips

UPESMET Last Minute Preparation Tips

  1. Revise: This may sound cliched, but there is no better way to prepare than revising everything you learnt. Brush up the important topics, topics from which most questions come, and revise the basics.
  2. Brush up weak areas: Go through the topics in which you are not particularly strong. Seek help from teachers, online platforms, seniors, and whoever can make it easier for you. Practising those topics will come in handy during the exam and reduce stress during the test.
  3. Avoid new topics: If you have left out any chapter, then leave it be and focus on the chapters which you have already prepared. Starting new topics will only lead to increased confusion, add to your stress and one might even forget what they have already learnt. It is therefore advisable to avoid pressurizing yourself when the exam is knocking at the door.
  4. Solve Mock Tests: These are the best resources for preparation. Solving UPESMET Mock Tests & Practice Papers will not only help you revise the entire paper thoroughly but help you increase confidence during the exam. It also helps candidates understand their weak and strong areas so that they can focus on what to revise accordingly.
  5. Make no compromise on computer and internet: UPESMET 2021 will be conducted as online proctored home based exam and if your computer or internet malfunctions, you are to blame. So if you are using a laptop, ensure that it is running smoothly and always plugged in and use a reliable Internet.

UPESMET Admit Card

UPESMET 2021 Admit Card

Candidates can refer to the official website when to download UPESMET 2021 Admit Card. A detailed technique to get a copy of the admit card from the official portal is mentioned below:

  • Candidates are supposed to use their application number and year of birth to get a hard copy of the UPESMET 2021 admit card.
  • After login at the official site, click on the download admit card option to download the card.
  • Candidates are supposed to stick their recent colored photo at the place mentioned in the admit card.
  • Since this card is a crucial document, don't forget to carry the same while visiting the examination center.

UPESMET 2021 Result

 Detailed procedure to check out the results is mentioned here:

  • Candidates can check out UPESMET 2021 Result at the official website only.
  • All the candidates who have appeared for the entrance exam have to login using their credentials to check out the results.
  • The result is an imperative document, which covers all the vital details related to the marks and percentage obtained by candidates in the UPESMET exam.
  • Post checking the UPESMET results, candidates must take a copy of the same for further requirements.

UPESMET Interview and GD

Exam conducting body invites eligible candidates for further group discussion and personal interview rounds according to their performance in the UPESMET exam. Also, their scores obtained in the entrance exam and performance in interviews’ and group discussions will be taken into consideration. List of documents that must be carried while going for the GD and PI round include:

  • Class 10th and 12th mark sheets
  • Final Result
  • Graduation mark sheet
  • Migration certificate, if any
  • Transfer Certificate
  • Valid photo ID
  • Address proof
  • Slip of the application fees

UPESMET Counselling

UPESMET counselling is organized to grant seats to eligible candidates to different courses. Only qualified candidates will be asked to take part in this selection round. Candidates who are applying through the non-examination pathway will be invited directly for the UPESMET counselling on the basis of scores obtained in CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, or any other exam. The counselling procedure starts post the announcement of UPESMET result.

UPESMET Counselling Process

  • Registration - To take part in the UPESMET counselling, candidates are supposed to register at the official website of UPES.
  • Group Discussion – Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take part in the group discussion.
  • Document Verification – Post GD, shortlisted candidates are supposed to produce all the documents required at the time of admission.
  • Personal Interview – Post all the documents are verified, selected candidates will be asked to join interview rounds where they will be judged based on their personality, logical and reasoning skills.
  • Final Selection: Candidates will be selected for different programs according to the overall performance in UPESMET exam, GD/PI round, work experience, etc.

UPESMET Counselling– Essential Documents needed

List of the documents required by the candidates appearing for UPESMET counselling include:

  • Printout of UPESMET 2020 result
  • Scorecard of CAT, MAT, XAT, CMAT, or other qualifying exam
  • Acknowledgement of fee receipt
  • Class 10 and 12th mark sheet
  • Graduation mark sheet
  • Work experience certificate (if any)
  • Migration certificate if applicable
  • A valid Photo-Identity proof
UPESMET Scholarships

UPESMET Scholarships

Different kind of need and merit based scholarships are offered to the qualifying and deserving candidates out of which, a few are mentioned below:

  • Scholarship for all girl students: Under this scholarship, 1/4th Scholarship on tuition fees will be granted to all the girls taking admission in Postgraduate courses for 2020 Intake. This scholarship will be given to ones opting for a full duration of the program.
  • 50% Scholarship: These scholarships are reserved under this category and will be within the 15% reservation for Uttarakhand resident students. Candidates need to produce “Sthai Niwas Praman Patra” to claim this scholarship.

UPESMET Exam 2021 FAQs

Ques. Is the UPESMET exam conducted once in a year?

Ans. No, the UPESMET exam is taken many times in a year and candidates are given the flexibility to appear in any cycle based on their availability and preparations.

Ques. Is the UPESMET exam easy to crack?

Ans. The questions asked in the exam are moderate in terms of difficulty level.

Ques. What is the exam pattern of UPESMET?

Ans. This exam is taken online and the candidates can give the exam from any of the exam centers. This test includes MCQs and the time limit given to complete this test is 2 hours and 30 minutes. There are different sections in the exam including Quant, Data Interpretation, General Awareness, Analytical Reasoning, and English.

Ques. Am I allowed to submit other competitive exams’ scores as well to get admission in an MBA course?

Ans. Yes, if you have the qualifying marks in CAT/MAT/XAT/CMAT/NMAT/GMAT, then there is no need to give the UPESMET exam. These candidates can take direct part in further selection rounds.

Ques. Where is the UPESMET exam’ test center located?

Ans. UPESMET 2021 is a centrally-proctored exam, which can be given from any location.

Ques. How much amount do I need to pay as UPESMET application fees?

Ans. Candidates are supposed to pay INR 1,850 as the application fees to give the UPESMET exam.

Ques. Can you name some of the UPESMET counseling centers?

Ans. Some of the counseling centers are located in cities including Mumbai, Kolkata, Dehradun, Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Lucknow, Patna, and Bhopal.

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