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UPSEE (UPCET) 2021: Application Form (Released), Exam Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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Sonal Vaid

Content Curator | Updated On - Apr 16, 2021

NTA has renamed UPSEE as UPCET (Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test) in an official announcement on March 25. As per the revised schedule released, UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 will be conducted on June 15 at 57 cities across India. UPSEE (UPCET) Registration has started online on April 1. Eligible candidates can apply for the exam latest by May 10 up to 5 PM (while fee payment can be done till 11 PM). Apply for UPSEE (UPCET) 2021

The questions will be objective-type MCQs. Question papers for undergraduate courses, MBA (Integrated) and MCA (Integrated) courses will be both in English and Hindi while the postgraduate level exams will be in English only. Check UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Meanwhile, JEE Main 2021 will be used for admission to B.Tech and B.Arch courses at colleges affiliated with AKTU Lucknow. AKTU will not conduct any entrances for undergraduate engineering admissions from 2021-22. Learn More

What is UPCET? UPCET or Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (formerly known as UPSEE) is a state-level computer-based entrance test for candidates seeking admission in various UG and PG courses at colleges affiliated to AKTU, MMMUT and other state universities of Uttar Pradesh.

UPCET Latest Updates

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Latest Update

  • April 14: UPCET 2021 rescheduled because of clashes with certain papers of CBSE Class XII exams and Intermediate UP Board exams.
  • April 1: UPCET 2021 Application Form released by NTA at 
  • March 25: UPSEE renamed as UPCET. NTA will conduct UPCET 2021 for admission to colleges affiliated with AKTU, MMMUT and other state universities of Uttar Pradesh. Read More

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Highlights

Exam Name UPCET (formerly known as UPSEE)
Full Form Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test
UPCET Conducting Body NTA
Official Website
Exam Type State-level
Exam Date May 16, 2021
Mode of Application Online
Mode of Examination Computer-based Test
Helpline Details 011 4075 9000 |

UPCET Exam Dates

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Exam Dates

Events  Dates
UPCET 2021 Application Form Release  March 26, 2021 April 1, 2021
Last day to fill UPCET 2021 Application Form May 10, 2021
UPCET Admit Card Release To be Announced
UPCET Exam Date  June 15, 2021
UPCET 2021 Result Declaration To be Announced

Check UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Admission Notification

UPCET Courses Offered

UPSEE (UPCET) Courses Offered

Admission to B.Tecch courses at AKTU will now be based on JEE Main. The courses offered under UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 are mentioned in the table below:

Degree Level Courses at AKTU and other State Universities of Uttar Pradesh Courses at MMMUT
Undergraduate Courses (Admission to First Year) 4 year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma);
4 year Bachelor of Design (B.Des);
4 year Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT);
3 year Bachelor of Vocational courses (B.Voc);
4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA);
4 year Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design (BFAD);
5 year Master of Computer Applications (Integrated);
5 year MBA (Integrated)
3 year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA);
4 year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma)
Lateral Entry (Admission to Second Year) B.Tech. for Diploma holders;
B.Tech. for B.Sc. graduates;
B. Pharm.
B.Tech. for Diploma holders;
B.Tech. for B.Sc. graduates
Post Graduate Courses 2 year Master of Computer Applications (MCA) 2 year Master of Computer Applications (MCA);
2 year Master of Business Administration (MBA);
M.Sc. ( Maths); M.Sc. (Physics); M.Sc. (Chemistry);
Twelve M.Tech specializations in 5 Engineering disciplines- Civil Engg., Electronics & Comm. Engg., Mechanical Engg., Computer Sc. & Engg. /Information Technology, Electrical Engg

UPSEE 2021: B.Tech Admissions

Candidates seeking admission to the undergraduate B.Tech program through UPSEE 2021 will now be taking JEE Main 2021 for admission to the first semester of B.Tech / B.Arch. courses affiliated to AKTU, Lucknow. For admission to B.Tech courses students need to appear for JEE Main Paper 1 while Paper 2 is for B.Arch and B.Planning courses. Read JEE Main Exam Pattern

JEE Main 2021 is scheduled to be held in four sessions- February, March, April and May.  26, 2021. Check JEE Main 2021 Exam Dates

Meanwhile, seats for BTech Agriculture and BTech Biotechnology that are vacant after JEE Main counseling will be filled based on UPCET 2021 scores. 

UPCET Application Form

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Application Form

To fill UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Application Form, students need to visit the official website at The application form will be available online. Candidates will be required to pay the required application fee online through the payment gateway through debit/credit cards, net banking, UPI or Paytm. 

Candidates must take a printout of their UPCET 2021 Application Form once the submission is done for future use.

UPCET Eligibility Criteria

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Eligibility Criteria

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Eligibility Criteria includes various parameters such as educational qualification, age limit, domicile, nationality, etc. 

  • Age: There is no age limit for admissions based on UPCET 2021.
  • Nationality: Indian nationals are eligible to apply for UPCET 2021 however, foreign nationals/ PIOs are also eligible.
  • Domicile: It is not mandatory for candidates to have a domicile of Uttar Pradesh for admissions based on UPCET. However, candidates who do not have a domicile of Uttar Pradesh will only be eligible for admission to 20% of the seats.
  • Educational Qualification: The minimum educational qualification required for admissions based on UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 varies according to the program.
    • ​B.Pharma/ B.Des/ BHMCT/ B.Voc/ BFA/ BFAD/ MCA (Integrated)/ MBA (Integrated): Candidates must have passed Class 12th or equivalent for admission.
    • B.Tech/ B.Pharma (Lateral Entry): Candidates must have passed a valid Diploma or must be a B.Sc graduate.
    • MCA/ MBA/ M.Sc./ M.Tech: Candidates must have passed a valid undergraduate degree from a recognized institute.

Check UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Eligibility Criteria

UPCET Reservation

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Reservation

UPCET 2021 Reservation Criteria will be updated here soon after the release of the official brochure. Meanwhile, candidates can check the previous years’ reservation criteria set by AKTU for UPSEE. As per the details, AKTU offered two types of reservations to candidates i.e, Vertical and Horizontal through UPSEE. Check reservation of seats under both types given below:

UPSEE Vertical Reservation (Category)

Category Reservation
Scheduled Caste (SC) from UP 21%
Scheduled Tribe (ST) from UP 02%
Other Backward Classes (OBC) from UP 27%

UPSEE Horizontal Reservation (Sub-category available in each category)

Sub Category Code Maximum Percentage of Total Seats
Dependents of Freedom Fighters from UP UPFF 02%
Sons/Daughters of defense personnel of UP either retired (superannuated) or killed/disabled in action or defense personnel posted in UP/ defense personnel domicile of UP & posted outside UP UPAF 05%
Physically Handicapped/ Disabled from UP UPHC 03%
Females from UP UPGL 20%

UPCET Exam Centers

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Exam Centers

UPCET 2021 will be held in 57 different cities across India. Candidates will be able to opt for at least three choices while filling their application form. The list of UPCET 2021 Exam Centers will be updated here soon after the release of the official brochure.

UPCET Exam Pattern

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Exam Pattern

UPCET 2021 will be held as a computer-based online test at various exam centers. Check Detailed UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Exam Pattern

Mode of examination Online (Computer-based Test)
Type of Questions asked Objective type (Multiple Choice Questions)
Language of Question Paper Undergraduate Courses: English and Hindi*
Postgraduate Courses: English only

*: In case of any ambiguity, the English version shall be considered as final.

UPCET Syllabus

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Syllabus

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Syllabus will be based on the topics and sections from respective qualifying degrees. For undergraduate courses, the UPCET syllabus will be based on topics from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology or other valid courses.

For postgraduate courses, UPCET Syllabus will be based on the respective graduation subjects. Check UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Syllabus

UPCET Admit Card

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Admit Card

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Admit Card will be released for download on the official website at least 1-2 weeks before the exam. Option to download UPCET admit card after the notified period will not be allowed, and no further downloads will be possible after the same. Thus, candidates are advised to download their admit card as soon as they are published.

How to download UPSEE Admit Card?

Candidates can download their UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Admit Card by following the below-mentioned steps:

  • Go to the UPCET 2021 official website.
  • Click on UPCET 2021 admit card.
  • A login window will appear.
  • Type your UPCET 2021 application number and password to login and download the admit card.
  • Window showing the admit card will appear.
  • Click on the download admit card link.
  • After downloading the admit card take a printout of the same.

UPCET Answer Keys

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Answer Key

After the conclusion of the exam, NTA will release UPCET 2021 Answer Key that will include the correct answers for each question in the question paper. Candidates will be able to use the answer key to calculate their expected scores in the exam before the announcement of the result. Using these scores, candidates can predict their UPCET rank using Collegedunia’s UPCET 2021 Rank Predictor. The answer keys will be released on the official website at

Students must note that NTA will first release the preliminary UPCET answer key which will be open for a challenge in case of objections raised by candidates. To raise objections, candidates will need to write an email to NTA mentioning details such as Name, Roll Number, Paper Number, Paper Code, Grievance Question Number, the correct answer along with proof. However, the decision to accept the challenge depends on the exam expert committee. In case the challenge stated is accepted, a changed answer key will be issued. 

UPCET Result

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Results

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Result will be released by NTA on the official website. Based on the candidate's performance, a separate merit list will be released by the authority for different courses. Candidates will be able to download UPCET scorecard and merit rank by submitting their roll number and date of birth. Details mentioned on UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Result will include course applied for, Merit Rank, total marks scored, marks obtained in each subject. 

The qualifying marks required to qualify UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 are:

Category Qualifying Marks/ Percentage
General 25%
OBC 25%
SC 20%
ST 20%

UPCET Cutoff

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Cutoff

The cutoff for UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 will be released in form of opening and closing ranks. Each round of counseling will have separate opening and closing ranks. Check UPSEE (UPCET) Cutoff

The table below shows the expected equivalent UPCET 2021 Cutoff based on previous year trends for the marks obtained in UPCET 2021:

Expected UPCET Marks  Expected UPCET Rank
Above 500 1-600
475-499 601-1050
400-474 1051-7050
350-399 7051-16000
300-349 16001-25000
250-299 25001-30000
120-199 30001-90000
Below 120 Above 90000

UPCET Counselling

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Counselling

Candidates who qualify UPCET 2021 will be eligible for the counseling process for admission to respective courses. Based on the rank obtained by the candidate in the exam, 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.

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Counselling would be done based on the candidate’s performance in the entrance exam as well as the choices locked by the candidate at the time of choice locking process.

UPSEE (UPCET) 2021 Participating Colleges

UPCET 2021 scores will be accepted by various Govt./Govt. aided institutions and private unaided institutions affiliated to Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT) and some other State Universities of Uttar Pradesh. There are about 841 institutions/colleges affiliated to AKTU. 



Ques. What is UPCET exam?

Ans. UPCET or Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test is a state-level entrance test formerly known as UPSEE. The exam is conducted by NTA for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by affiliated to Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT) and some other State Universities of Uttar Pradesh. UPCET 2021 offers admission to courses such as B.Pharma, B.Des, Integrated MCA, Integrated MBA, (Lateral Entry), MCA, MBA, MSc, Mtech, etc. 

Ques. Are UPCET applications submitted online or offline?

Ans. UPCET 2021 Application Form are submitted online at 

Ques. In case I have any issues while filling my UPCET 2021 application form, whom should I contact?

Ans. In case of any queries regarding UPCET online applications, candidates can call NTA help desk at 011 4075 9000, or can drop an email at the official email- 

Ques. What is the application fee for UPCET?

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

Category Exam Fee
General/ OBC (Males and Transgender) INR 1300
Females of all category/ SC/ ST INR 650

Ques. The transaction I did to pay the application fee for UPCET 2021 has failed but the amount has been deducted from my account. What should I do?

Ans. If the transaction fails during UPCET fee payment, candidates will have to pay the exam fee again. The amount deducted in such a 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 while filling UPCET 2021 Application Form. 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 all details will be available on my UPCET 2021 scorecard?

Ans. The details given below will be printed on UPCET 2021 scorecards:

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

Ques. Can I collect my UPCET 2021 admit card through offline mode?

Ans. No, candidates will not receive UPCET 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 UPCET admit card, what should I do?

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

Ques. I have passed class 12th from a state other than Uttar Pradesh but my parents are domicile of UP. Can I apply for UPCET 2021?

Ans. Yes, you can apply for UPCET and also they are eligible for reservations if any.

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

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

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

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

Ques. Will UPCET 2021 offer admission into B. Tech courses?

Ans. No. From academic year 2021-22, UPSEE (now called UPCET) will no longer be used for admission into B. Tech courses offered by colleges in Uttar Pradesh. Instead, students will be admitted based on JEE Main scores. 

Ques. Why has UPSEE been replaced by JEE Main for getting B.Tech admissions in UP?

Ans. Colleges that previously used UPSEE to grant admission to B. Tech or B. Arch courses will now use JEE Main marks for that purpose. This ensures that students from the state no longer have to worry about two different exams, and thus can focus and be more competitive in JEE Main 2021. Many other states already offer admission into their universities through JEE Main, thus this move has been made to let the candidates from UP remain competitive at the national level by not having the burden of an extra exam.

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


kashish tomar
Do I need to appear the exam along with JEE Main?
puja sao
Will this exam be held only for the students residing in UP?
yogesh singh
How many mark need to take a government college
mrittika mallick

UPSEE sets different cutoffs for different subjects for admission to government colleges. To know about the cutoff for the particular subject, please mention what course you are applying for and at what college. You can also check out the cutoff lists given on the page UPSEE 2021 Details.

akshita singh
Some site are showing that upsee exam to held on 18 may, 9 june 2021 . I have mine chemistry boards exam on 18 may 202d on the other hand here it is showing that exam to held on 16 may. Which is confirmed ..? To much confusion????
sapana jaiswal
Sir,When will be the registration process for MCA/MBA will start.
priya sharma

Admissions to MCA/MBA colleges in UP done on the basis of UPSEE so registration process of UPSEE starts online from 1st April 2021. 

mrityunjay kumar
How fill application form
priya sharma

To fill the application form students need to visit UPSEE official website. Candidates need to fill all the reuqired details carefully. Once application form is filled you need to submit the application with fee which can be done online through credit,debit cards or through netbanking. You can check out detailed process of filling application form in mentioned link: UPSEE Application process

shyam babu giri
what exam have to be given for mca
priya sharma

For taking admission into MCA you need to qualify paper 10 of UPSEE which is Aptitude test consists of 100 MCQ’s.

manas chaturvedi
I want to know full information about all MCA entrance ESt
kya upsee 2021 hoga baki other courses k liye.?
devnath tiwary

Dear Sonal

Greetings from Collegedunia. UPSEE is expected to be conducted in the first week of May 2021 and from the next year, AKTU will not conduct UPSEE for Engineering admission across all colleges of Uttar Pradesh. It will recommend JEE Main 2021 sheet for Engineering courses admission. The registration for UPSEE 2021 has been started from 16 December, 2020 for next year. For more details, kindly go through this link – UPSEE 2021 Overview

saksham mahajan
Is Upsee tougher than Jee?
manika gupta

Hi, UPSEE is considered easier than JEE Main and Advanced. Therefore, those who are not able to make it to IITs or NITs, take UPSEE to get admission in a reputed engineering college.

ankit shakya
Is Aligarh Muslim University accept admission through upsee for b.pharma?
devnath tiwary

Dear Ankit Shakya

Greetings from Collegedunia. Yes, Aligarh Muslim University accepts UPSEE score and cut-off if you have successfully passed and you can take admission in UP State Universities and Colleges for UG and PG programs. For more details, kindly go through this link – UPSEE Entrance Examination Overview

Sir, I got AIR 1104 in paper 2 ( b pharma) Is there any chance to get a govt college. I am a domicile of up girl from ews category
swati srivastava

Hi Sakshi, Certainly there are chances that you may get a government college in EWS category. However, it totally depends on the cutoff released. For more details visit: UPSEE 2020

abdul kalaam
Upsee b.arch cut off and how many seat availability state.....
swati srivastava

Hi Abdul, Greetings from collegedunia. The cutoff list has not been released yet. For complete details visit: UPSEE 2020

dharamveer singh
I sc caste in 1625 rank I get government college
swati srivastava

Hi Dharamverr, Greetings from Collegedunia. You will get college depending on the cut off list. For more details visit: UPSEE 2020 Cut off

safdar aftab
UPSEE application date for BTech 2020
swati srivastava

Hi Safdar, The application date for UPSEE 2020 has passed long ago and it was 31 may 2020.

rashmi gidwani
I want to pursue bba but i didn't have maths in my 2 am i eligible?
swati srivastava

Hi Rashmi, you are eligible for BBA.

juhi pant
i am residential(domocile0 of uttarakhand state and persuing diploma in civil Engineering (final semester) from Delhi technical board. can i apply for lateral entry (II year entry) in Civil Engineering .
shobhna chaturvedi

Hi Pant, yes, you are eligible to apply for admission in this course. You can check the Admission Procedure in detail from here.

rupinder raj karan
i want to admision in latry entry please help me
swati srivastava

Hi Rupinder, Greetings from Collegedunia. For details regarding lateral entry click here.

alok kumar
i have secured 16324 rank in uptu 2019 and i want to pursue cs, what all colleges should i apply for which will be best????
swati srivastava

Hi Alok, for details regarding colleges click here.

ashutosh kumar yati
sir please let me know the process for counselling of b pharma my rank in upsee 2900 mai counselling kara sakata hu ki nahi please imidetali response me
swati srivastava

Hi Ashutosh, for details regarding counselling process please click here.