UPSEE (UPCET) MBA 2021 Syllabus & Important Instructions

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UPSEE/UPCET 2021 Syllabus has been provided in detail by Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam University. UPCET MBA Exam will be held on June 15, 2021. UPSEE MBA 2021 Syllabus will comprise of topics from four sections: English Language, Numerical Ability, Thinking and Decision making, and General Awareness. Click here to see UPSEE/UPCET Exam Pattern in detail

UPSEE/UPCET MBA Latest Updates

  • April 21: UPSEE MBA Previous Year Papers are now available for download. Check here
  • April 20:  Must Remember Formulae to ace Numerical Ability section in UPSEE/UPCET MBA 2021 exam. Check here

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Aspirants planning to appear for UPSEE/UPCET MBA 2021 should adhere strictly to the syllabus prescribed by the university. Candidates need to prepare all the important topics in the UPSEE/UPCET MBA 2021 Syllabus thoroughly in order to ace the exam. Candidates must solve Sample Papers to get a clear understanding of the type and difficulty level of the questions asked in UPSEE MBA Exam. Check UPSEE/UPCET MBA Practice Papers

UPSEE MBA Syllabus

UPSEE MBA 2021 Section-wise Syllabus

Section Syllabus
English Language
  •  Synonyms
  •  Antonyms
  •  Relationship Between Words & Phrases
  • Sentence Correction
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Idioms
  • Grammar
  • Uncommon Words
  • Vocabulary
  • Sentence Completion
  • Summary-based Questions
  • Jumbled Sentences
  • Inference- Statement- Conclusion
  • Critical Reasoning
Numerical Ability
  • Averages
  • Charts and Tables
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Interpretation of Graph
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Quadratic and Linear Equations
  • Time and Work
  • Percentages
  • Mensuration
  • Simple Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Profit and Loss
  • Number System
General Awareness
  • Trade and Industry
  • Technology
  • Sports
  • Politics
  • Economy
  • Awards and Honours
  • Books and Authors
  • Famous Personality
  • Science
  • Culture
Thinking and Decision Making
  • Linear Arrangements
  • Assessment of Figures & Diagrams
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Finding Patterns Trends
  • Assertion & Reason
  • Sequence and Series (Alphabetical / Numerical)
  • Blood Relations
  • Statements & Conclusion
  • Direction
  • Unfamiliar Relationships
  • Clock and Calendars
  • Creative Thinking
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Cause and Effect Relationships

UPSEE(UPCET) MBA 2021 Syllabus: English Language

This section will have questions on English language and grammar. It tests a candidate’s language and comprehension skills. The comprehension questions will test the ability to comprehend the meaning of a given passage. Questions about language usage and their rules are also expected to appear in the exam. Testing the understanding of basic grammar is also part of the exam.

Questions from topics such as grammar, vocabulary, and sentence completion may be asked. Applicants should expect some problems pertaining to uncommon words, synonyms, antonyms, relationships between words and phrases.

Best Books for English Language Preparation

Name of the Book Author / Publisher
A Mirror Of Common Errors30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh
Grammar Error Spot A.Upadhyaya
30 Days to a More Powerful VocabularyGrammar Error Spot Simon & Schuster
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis

UPSEE(UPCET) MBA 2021 Syllabus: Numerical Ability

This section focuses on numerical problems and will test a candidate’s mathematical knowledge. It is a test of speed, accuracy, and precision. This section will feature problems involving numerical calculation, arithmetic, simple algebra. Questions from topics of geometry and trigonometry will also be included. Some of the problems may involve the interpretation of graphs, charts, and tables.

Best Books for Numerical Ability

Name of the Book Author / Publisher
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency Arihant
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R S Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT Nishit K. Sinha

UPSEE(UPCET) MBA 2021 Syllabus: Thinking and Decision Making

This section of the question paper will be aimed at assessing a candidate’s aptitude towards creative thinking, unfamiliar relationships, and finding patterns and trends. The questions may be centered around verbal reasoning and assessment of figures and diagrams. Candidates will also be tested on their critical reasoning and decision making skills.

Best Books for Thinking and Decision Making

Name of the book Author/ Publisher
How To Prepare for Logical Reasoning Arun Sharma
Logical Reasoning Arihant
Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S. Agarwal

UPSEE(UPCET) MBA 2021 Syllabus: General Awareness

The last part of the question paper tests the candidate’s knowledge of current affairs. Students can expect questions from issues related to trade, industry, economy, sports, culture and science. Candidates should ensure that they prepare current affairs of last 6 months(November 2020 – April 2021) for the UPSEE/UPCET MBA 2021 Exam.

Best Books for General Awareness

Name of the Book Author / Publisher
General Knowledge Arihant Experts
Objective General Knowledge Lucent
The Mega Year Book Disha Experts

UPSEE MBA Preparation Tips

How to Prepare for UPSEE/UPCET MBA 2021?

It is necessary for the candidates to plan their preparation schedule for UPCET MBA 2021 and focus on the important topics that carry maximum weight. To score well in the entrance examination, aspirants are advised to read the preparation tips given below:

  • Numerical Ability is a section that demands the maximum amount of practice on the student’s part. Candidates must have a clear understanding of the basics and know all the formulas by heart. Practicing ample numbers of questions of varying difficulty will be really beneficial.
  • Preparation of General Awareness consists of reading the newspapers regularly and staying up to date regarding the current affairs of the world. Magazines such as Outlook and India Today may also prove to be highly beneficial.
  • In the section on Thinking and Decision making, it is especially recommended to go through questions from past years’ papers, as it will provide a strong understanding of the type of questions asked and how exactly to solve them. Practicing verbal reasoning puzzles may also be of help.
  • To prepare for the English language section, candidates need to inculcate the habit of reading articles and texts. The best way to understand the usage of grammar and vocabulary is to read and practice daily. This will also help students with the questions on passages as a fast reading pace will be essential while solving such questions.
  • Never spend more then required time on one question. It may lessen your time for the next question. Jump quickly to the next questions.
  • Attempt the questions that you find easy first.
  • Attempt at least 2 mock tests every day.
  • Practice Questions on every topic of each section to increase your speed and accuracy.
  • Join any online test series to practice.

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UPSEE MBA 2021 Syllabus FAQs

Ques. What are the sections that the candidate has to cover for UPSEE/UPCET MBA 2021?

Ans. The subjects that the candidate needs to study are English Language, Numerical Aptitude, General Awareness, and Thinking Aptitude.

Ques. Is there any reservation criteria set by the authority for UPSEE MBA 2021?

Ans. Yes, the university authority has defined a specific reservation criterion that the candidate has to go through, which is 50% marks required for General Category and 45% for SC/ST.

Ques. Is there any negative marking in UPSEE MBA 2021?

Ans. No, there is no negative marking in UPCET MBA 2021.

Ques. What are the important books I need to study for the English Language section?

Ans. The important books that the candidate needs to study for the English Language section are as follows:

Book Name Author/ Publisher Name
Grammar Error Spot A. Upadhyaya
30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
A Mirror of Common Errors Dr Ashok Kumar Singh

Ques. What are the topics for general awareness in UPSEE/UPCET MBA 2021?

Ans. The topics that the candidate has to study are as follows:

  • Unfamiliar relationship
  • Creative thinking
  • Clock and calendars
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Assertion/ Reasons
  • Direction
  • Linear arrangement
  • Coding/ Decoding
  • Finding patterns trends
  • Linear arrangements
  • Statements/ Conclusion
  • Assessment of figures & diagram
  • Simple puzzles
  • Family tree/ Blood relations
  • Sequence and series
  • Cause/ Effect relationship

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