UPSEE 2020 Application Form (Released), Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

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    UPSEE 2020 will be conducted on May 10, 2020 in offline mode. UPSEE 2020 is a state-level entrance exam organised by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), UP to grant admission to students into various undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the universities in Uttar Pradesh. 

    Latest: UPSEE 2020 Application Form is available at from January 27 – March 15, 2020. The application fee is INR 1300 for general, OBC and EWS categories and INR 650 for SC, ST, PwD and Female candidates.

    • Candidates must check UPSEE 2020 Eligibility for the courses they want to apply for. There are 11 Papers for various courses.
    • As per UPSEE 2020 Exam Pattern, it will be a 3-hour long OMR-based test having 150 multiple choice questions of 4 marks each.
    • There is no provision of negative marking in the exam. The paper will be set in English and Hindi languages.
    • UPSEE 2020 Syllabus is different for various courses.

    The courses offered under UPSEE are B.Tech in Engineering and Agriculture, B.Arch, B. Pharm, Fashion and Apparel Design, Hotel Management, MCA, MBA, and MAM. Lateral entry for Fashion & Apparel Design and MCA, B.Tech is also available. 

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    UPSEE 2020 Exam Highlights

    Exam NameUttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE)
    Conducting BodyDr. A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Uttar Pradesh
    Exam TypeState Level
    Exam DateMay 10, 2020
    Eligibility CriteriaMinimum 45% in 12th board exam for every paper
    Mode of ApplicationOnline
    Exam ModeOnline and Offline depending on the paper
    Number of Papers11

    UPSEE 2020 Exam Dates

    Here, Students can check all the important dates of UPSEE 2020:

    Events Dates
    UPSEE 2020 Registration began onJanuary 27, 2020 (Open)
    Last day to fill UPSEE 2020 Application FormMarch 15, 2020
    UPSEE 2020 Form Correction WindowMarch 16 – April 3, 2020
    UPSEE 2020 Exam Date May 10, 2020
    Release of UPSEE 2020 ResultJune 2020
    UPSEE 2020 Counselling DatesJuly 2020

    UPSEE Papers for Courses Offered

    UPSEE Papers

    UPSEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria

    Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University has set certain standards for admission of students who wish to appear for UPSEE 2020 entrance examination. If a student fails to satisfy the stated eligibility criteria and still appears in the examination, he/she might lose the candidature at any stage of the process of examination.

    Different parameters that are expected to be fulfilled are listed below course-wise.

    CourseEligibility Criteria
    B.Tech/B.Pharma/B.Arch/BHMCT/BFAD/BFAIntermediate Passed or equivalent
    B.Tech (Lateral Entry)B.Sc degree holder or Diploma holder
    B. Pharmacy (Lateral Entry)Diploma holder in Pharmacy
    MCA (Lateral Entry)BCA, B.Sc., (IT/Computer Science) degree holder
    MBA/MCAB.Sc. Degree holder or equivalent
    MAMIntermediate Passed or Equivalent

    Subject Combination Required

    The subject combination required to be eligible for UPSEE 2020 for admission to the first year of B.Tech. /B.Des./ B.Arch. / B. Pharm. / BHMCT / BFAD / BFA /MBA (Integrated) /MCA (Integrated) is tabulated below:

    UPSEE Eligibility

    How to Apply for UPSEE 2020

    The online form for UPSEE 2020 has been made available from January 27, 2020. The steps to apply for the exam is given below:

    • Applications for UPSEE 2020 can be submitted through online mode only.
    • Candidates can fill UPSEE 2020 Application Form by accessing the official website.
    • Candidates filling the online application form also have to upload scanned images of signature, coloured photograph and left-hand thumb impression.
    • Applicants need not send hard copy of filled-in application form/or any document to the University.
    • The university may also provide the correction facility in the application form.
    • After paying the application fee, candidates can take the printout of “confirmation page” for future record.
    • Note down the application number which is printed on the confirmation page.

    UPSEE 2020 Application fee

    UPSEE 2020 application fee details are as follows:

    Category Application fee
    For Male/Transgender Candidates of General/OBC CategoryINR 1300
    For Female/SC/ST/PwD CategoryINR 650

    Candidates can submit the application fee either through online mode that is debit card/ATM card, online wallet etc or through offline channels such as through bank mode, by filling in the challan issued by UPSEE 2020 conducting authority after filling the form (only if you choose offline pavement mode).

    UPSEE 2020 Admit Card

    UPSEE 2020 Admit Card will be released online at the official website UPSEE Admit card will be made available from April 27 – May 10, 2020. After the notified time period the link for downloading admit cards would get disabled and no further downloads will be possible. Thus, candidates are advised to download the admit card as soon as they are published.

    Candidates can download their UPSEE 2020 Admit Card by following the below mentioned steps:

    • Go to the UPSEE 2020 official website.
    • Click on UPSEE 2020 admit card.
    • A login window will appear.
    • Type your UPSEE 2020 application number and password to log in and download the admit card.
    • Window showing admit card will appear.
    • Click on download admit card.
    • After downloading the admit card take a printout of the same.

    UPSEE 2020 Exam Centers

    UPSEE 2020 will be held in various cities as given in the following tables. Candidates are advised to give 3 choices of examination cities.

    1. Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 and Paper 4 are OMR based tests and shall be held in various cities given in the Examination City Table-I
    2. Paper 5, Paper 6, Paper 7, Paper 8, Paper 9, Paper 10, and Paper 11 are Computer-based tests and shall be held in various cities given in the Examination City Table-II.

    Examination City Table-I

    (OMR Based Test for Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 and Paper 4)

    Cities in State of U.P.
    4.Aligarh21.Jalaun (Orai)38.Saharanpur
    7.Ballia24.Kanpur Nagar41.Varanasi
    8.Mau25.Kanpur DehatCities in Other States
    9.Bareilly26.Lakhimpur Kheri
    14.Ambedkar Nagar31.Gautam Buddha Nagar46.Ranchi
     15.Barabanki -(Noida/Greater Noida)47.Jaipur
    16. Faizabad32.Ghaziabad48.Kolkata

    Examination City Table-II

    (Computer Based Test for Paper 5, Paper 6, Paper 7, Paper 8, Paper 9, Paper 10 and Paper 11)

    3.Allahabad9.Gautam Buddha Nagar15.


    4.Ambedkar Nagar10.Moradabad16.Noida / Greater Noida
    1. Candidates are advised to be very careful while giving their options for the city of examination centre. Candidates are advised to choose cities of examination on the basis of the paper he/she has opted from the respective tables that are Examination City Table-I and/or Examination City Table-II.
    1. In case, candidate has opted papers in such a manner that some of these papers are the OMR based Tests (Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 and Paper 4) and some of these papers are Computer-based Tests (Paper 5, Paper 6, Paper 7, Paper 8, Paper 9, Paper 10, and Paper 11), the choices for city of examination must be chosen from the Examination City Table-II only.

    UPSEE 2020 Exam Pattern

    Understanding of exam pattern is a must for good preparation. Exam pattern provides an overview of the question paper including the number of questions asked in the exam, subjects covered, negative marking, etc. Paper 1 to Paper 4 would be conducted in offline mode whereas paper 5 to paper 11 would be conducted in computer-based mode. The time allotted for each paper would be 3 hours.

    Mode of examinationOnline and offline (both depending upon exam)
    Number of Questions asked150
    Maximum Marks600
    Duration of Exam3 Hours
    Section in Paper3 to 4 (depending upon the Course applied for)

    UPSEE 2020 Marking Scheme

    Total marks scored by a candidate in UPSEE 2020 would be calculated based on the calculation of questions attempted and marks per question. The following marking scheme is applicable for UPSEE 2020.

    • Every objective question would carry 4 marks. Marks would be awarded if the answer is found to be correct.
    • More than one answer to a question would be treated as incorrect answer and no marks would be awarded in that case even if one of the marked answers is correct.
    • There would be no negative marking, however; a record of incorrect answer marked by the candidate would be kept separately.

    Check Detailed UPSEE 2020 Exam Pattern

    UPSEE 2020 Syllabus

    UPSEE 2020 Syllabus helps students with what should be studied for the entrance test. The syllabus is different for each paper and different topics are covered from different topics and chapters. All the key topics subject-wise that are to be prepared are listed below:

    Paper 1 – Mathematics Important Topics

    DynamicsCo-ordinate GeometryCalculus

    Paper 1 and Paper 2 – Physics Important Topics

    Heat and thermodynamicsWaveRay Optics and optical instruments
    Work, Power and EnergyWave OpticsGravitation
    Mechanics of solids and fluidsCurrent ElectricityElectrostatics

    Paper 1 and Paper 2 – Chemistry Important Topics

    General Organic ChemistryColligative Properties of SolutionChemical Equilibrium and Kinetics and Acid - Base Concepts
    Electrochemistry and CatalysisRedox ReactionsThermochemistry
    Solid StatePeriodic TablePetroleum
    Chemical BondingAtomic StructureIsomerism

    Paper 2 – Biology Important Topics

    Origin of LifeGenetics
    Organic EvolutionSeeds in angiospermic plants
    Human Genetics and EugenicsCell differentiation Plant Tissue
    Applied BiologyAlgae, Bacteria, Fungi, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta
    Animal PhysiologyPlant Cell
    Mammalian PhysiologyEcology

    Paper 3 – AG-I, AG-II and AG-III are given below

    Agricultural PhysicsAgricultural EngineeringAgronomy
    Agricultural Chemistry (Inorganic and Organic)Agricultural StatisticsAgricultural Botany

    Paper 4 – Aptitude for Architecture

    MathematicsAesthetic SensitivityDrawing Aptitude

    Paper 5 – Aptitude for BHMCT/ BFAD/ BFA

    *It should be noted that the Numerical Ability section will be of class 10th level:

    Reasoning and Logical DeductionEnglish Language
    General KnowledgeNumerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude

    Paper 6 – The syllabus for this paper is stated as follows

    Engineering MechanicsEngineering GraphicsBasic Electrical Engineering
    Basic Electronics EngineeringElements of Computer ScienceBasic Workshop Practice
    Elementary BiologyPhysics/Chemistry/Math of Diploma standard--

    Paper 7 – The syllabus for this paper is given below

    Pharmaceutics-I and IIPharmaceutical Chemistry – I and IIHealth Education & Community Pharmacy
    PharmacognosyBiochemistry and Clinical PathologyHuman Anatomy and Physiology
    Harmacology and ToxicologyPharmaceutical JurisprudenceDrug Store and Business management
    Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy----

    Paper 8 – The important chapters for this aptitude test are

    Linear AlgebraCalculusDifferential equations
    Fourier SeriesComplex variablesProbability and Statistics

    Paper 9 – UPSEE MBA

    English LanguageNumerical Aptitude
    Thinking and Decision makingGeneral Awareness

    Paper 10 – UPSEE MCA

    MathematicsStatisticsLogical Ability

    Paper 11 – Lateral Entry MCA

    Mathematical StructureComputing ConceptsReasoning Ability

    Preparation Books

    Candidates should start their preparations keeping in reference the syllabus for the particular sections asked in the exam and previous years question papers of UPSEE.  Since the UPSEE 2020 Exam Paper 1 is on similar lines with other engineering entrance exams like JEE Main and Advanced, the syllabus is also quite similar and candidates should also refer to such exams for the syllabus.

    For reference, the table below represents the booklist for UPSEE 2020 Paper 1.


    BookAuthorISBN No.
    NCERT part 1&2 class 12thNCERT8174506314 & 8174506713
    Concepts of Physics H.C. Verma Vol 1 & 2H.C.Verma8177091875 & 8177092324
    Understanding Physics seriesD.C. Pandey9350941732


    BookAuthorISBN No.
    NCERT chemistry Part 1 and Part 2 for Class XIINCERT8174506489 & 8174507167
    Physical Chemistry by P.BahadurP.Bahadur9382314431
    Organic Chemistry by Arihant (Theory & Paper)O.P. Tandon9382314415


    BookAuthorISBN No.
    Arihant Maths Series by S.K. Goyal for in-depth understanding and practiceS.K.Goyal35203290X

    UPSEE 2020 Results

    UPSEE 2020 Result will be available in the first week of June 2020 at the official website of UPSEE. Candidates can check their results by undertaking the following simple steps.

    • Visit UPSEE 2020 official website.
    • Click on UPSEE 2020 Result
    • Enter your 8-digit roll number.
    • Click on submit.
    • Your result would get displayed on the screen.
    • Download it and take a print out.

    Based on these results counselling will be done for allotment of seats under various disciplines of UG/PG courses.

    UPSEE 2020 Cut off

    The cut off percentage of marks for the merit of qualified candidates is 25% (20% for candidates belonging from SC/ST category). Candidates who will qualify UPSEE Cut off criteria will be invited for the counselling round.

    Marks expectedCut off Rank (Expected)
    Above 5001-600
    Below 120Above 90000

    UPSEE 2020 Counselling

    Based on the rank obtained by the candidate in the UPSEE 2020 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.

    Counselling process for UPSEE 2020 started from 4th week of January, 2020. UPSEE Counselling would be done on the basis of candidate’s performance in the UPSEE 2020 merit list as well as the choice locked by the candidate at the time of choice locking process.

    The procedure for counselling is as follows:

    • Candidates shortlisted for counselling would have to pay the required registration fee to initiate the process.
    • Registration fee would be INR 20,000 for general and OBC candidates and INR 12,000 for SC/ST candidates.
    • The registration fee is adjustable at the time of taking admission.
    • Candidate can freeze the seat that takes the seat allotted and quit the counselling process, float the seat that keeps the allotted seat on hold and go for further rounds of counselling or Withdraw the seat allotted and also withdrew from the counselling process.


    Ques. Are the applications submitted online or offline?

    Ans. Applications can be submitted online only. No forms will be available offline or any of the participating institutes.

    Ques. In case I have any issue while filling the application, whom should I contact?

    Ans. In case of any queries regarding online applications, candidates can call at UPSEE helpdesk toll-free number- 18001800161 by 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on working days. They can also send an email at the official mail id.

    Ques. Is there any reservation criteria in UPSEE?

    Ans. Yes, AKTU reserves seat for various category candidates of Uttar Pradesh (both horizontal and vertical reservations). Candidates outside UP will be considered as the General category candidates.

    Ques. What is the application fee for UPSEE?

    Ans. The application fee for UPSEE differs as per various categories and is tabulated below:

    CategoryExam Fee
    General/ OBC (Males and Transgender)INR 1300
    Females of all category/ SC/ STINR 650

    Ques. The transaction I did to pay the application fee has failed but the amount has been deducted from my account. What should I do?

    Ans. If the transaction fails during the fee payment candidates will have to pay the exam fee again. The amount deducted in such case will be refunded to the source account within 5 working days.

    Ques. I have not received the amount debited from my account during the failed transaction. Whom should I contact?

    Ans. In case, the candidate doesn’t receive the amount within 5 working days, they may send the email on the official mail id in the following format:

    Subject: Failed Transaction


    • Application Number
    • Transaction Number
    • Date of Birth
    • Aadhar Number

    Ques. What will all details be available on UPSEE scorecard?

    Ans. The details given below will be printed on UPSEE scorecard:

    • Candidate’s name
    • Date of Birth
    • UPSEE rank
    • Marks obtained in each section and total in UPSEE
    • Photograph & Signature

    Ques. How will the Merit list be prepared?

    Ans. The merit list will be prepared on the following basis:

    • Number of candidates who appeared for UPSEE
    • Performance of candidates in UPSEE
    • Previous year cut off

    Ques. Is there any specific tie-breaking criteria at the time of declaration of merit list?

    Ans. Yes, in case of any tie between two students securing equal marks, preference will be given in following order:

    • Marks obtained in Mathematics
    • Marks obtained in Physics
    • Marks obtained in Chemistry
    • In case of same marks in all three section, the age of the candidate will be considered for merit list preparation.

    Ques. Can I collect my admit card through offline mode?

    Ans. No, candidates will not receive admit cards through any of the offline modes. Admit cards will only be available at the official UPSEE  website.

    Ques. In case, there is an error in my admit card, what should I do?

    Ans. Candidates in such cases must immediately contact the helpdesk. They must not tamper the admit card in any case. Discrepancies must be rectified before the exam.

    Ques. Is it necessary to have Aadhar card while filing the form?

    Ans. Yes, candidates will have to enter the Aadhar card number while filling the form.

    Ques. I have passed class 12th from the state other than Uttar Pradesh but my parents are domiciled in UP. Can I apply?

    Ans. Yes, such candidates can apply for UPSEE and also they are eligible for reservations if any.

    Ques. Are the candidates appearing for final year of the qualifying exam, eligible to appear for the test?

    Ans. Yes, the candidates appearing in the final year examinations of the qualifying exam are eligible to apply subject to the condition that they submit the proof of educational qualification at the time of counselling.

    Ques. Are there any specifications for documents to be uploaded with the application form?

    Ans. Yes, candidates must ensure that the signature must be of maximum 3.5cm*1.5 cm dimension and not more than 30 kb. The photograph uploaded must contain the name of the candidate at the bottom and the maximum permissible size is 100 kb.  

    Ques. Can I get the print of confirmation page later?

    Ans. Yes, candidates can log in with their Registration Number and Password later at UPSEE portal. The confirmation page will be available.

    Ques. What is the penalty for incorrect answers?

    Ans. There is no provision for negative marking in the test.

    Ques. In case I have filled incorrect details, can I make corrections?

    Ans. Yes, ones the form filling dates are over, AKTU will open correction window to make any changes in the details filled in the application form. Following details cannot be corrected:

    • Applicant’s name
    • Aadhar number
    • Parents domicile
    • Date of Birth
    • Gender
    • Nationality

    Ques. The photograph I have uploaded doesn’t have any name on the bottom. Can this also be changed during the correction?

    Ans. During the UPSEE form correction window candidates are not allowed to change any documents uploaded.

    Ques. Can the entries be corrected offline?

    Ans. No, the correction window will open only online. No corrections will be entertained through offline mode.

    Ques. I have passed HSC from Rajasthan but hold domicile certificate of UP, can I claim rural weightage for B.Tech admissions?

    Ans. No, any candidate passing the qualifying exam from other state is not eligible for admissions under rural weightage.

    Ques. Where should I send the hard copies of the filled in the application form?

    Ans. Applications forms will be submitted online only. There is no need to send the hard copies.

    Ques. For how long do I require the admit card?

    Ans. Admit card must be preserved till the entire admission process is complete.

    Ques. What are the documents required during the counselling process?

    Ans. Candidates will require following documents at the time of counselling:

    • UPSEE Admit Card
    • Class 10th mark sheet
    • Class 12th mark sheet
    • Domicile certificate
    • Category certificate (if applicable)
    • Income certificate
    • GDDA Certificate (if applicable)
    • Rural weightage certificate (if applicable

    *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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    is there FW seat for B. pharma. ? at what max. rank can i get the seat?

    27 Jun, 2018 00:20
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Neeraj, Please check this link for getting the Ranking of this Entrance Exam for B.Pharma Course.

    26 Jul, 2018 17:39
    ujjwal sahu

    Sir my general rank is3184 and obc rank is 1303 in entrance xam will I get a government college nearby meerut for b.pharma and when will the counseling start and how would I get to know about it I mean by which mode

    19 Jun, 2018 18:56
    Akansha Expert

    Hi Ujjwal, Please check the Official website to know the Counselling session detail i.e. and for getting the College list in Meerut under the UPSEE please check this link.

    03 Aug, 2018 17:37
    Nehal Azmi

    Fee kitni hogi b pharma ki aprx

    24 Mar, 2018 04:02
    Bhawna Vedwal

    All the participating colleges have different fee structure. I am providing you a link of participating colleges by which you can check their fee structure : Participating colleges

    06 Jun, 2018 13:26

    sir..... kitni rank ho to government collage milega

    18 Jan, 2018 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello kushagra, To get admission in government colleges candidates must hold a rank below than 1000.

    21 May, 2018 12:06
    Arvind Chauhan

    Can I join Air force Without NDA After 12th

    03 Jan, 2018 00:20
    Bhawna Vedwal

    Hello Arvind, Its not possible to Join IAF without NDA as the basic criteria is to clear the NDA Exam

    18 May, 2018 11:37

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