UPSEE 2020 Eligibility: Age Limit, Qualification and Reservation

    Himanshi Sharma Himanshi Sharma
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    UPSEE 2020 (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination) is a pen-paper based test organized by Dr A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), U.P. each year for the candidates seeking admission to various undergraduate as well as graduate-level courses. In order to be eligible for the entrance examination, aspirants must fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria prescribed by AKTU. UPSEE Eligibility Criteria may vary for different courses. Candidates applying for UPSEE 2020 undergraduate courses must have graduated 10+2 exams from a recognized Board / University.

    Latest: UPSEE 2020 is scheduled to be held on August 2, 2020.
    • Candidates must have scored a minimum of 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ ST category) in aggregate in 3 mandatory subjects. 
    • The provisions of reservation of seats are both horizontal and vertical.
    • Students having a 3 years Diploma in Architecture (10+3) recognized by Central / State Government are also eligible to apply for B. Arch.

    UPSEE Eligibility Criteria includes various parameters like age limit, nationality, qualifying exam, qualifying marks, etc. Candidates are also eligible to get direct admission in Private Institutes under the management  quota. Read the full article to know more about UPSEE Eligibility Criteria 2020. Check Here UPSEE Admit Card


    UPSEE Eligibility for various courses

    UPSEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria for B.Tech./B.Pharm./B.Arch./BHMCT/BFAD/BFA 

    Below stated are the lists of UPSEE Eligibility Criteria 2020 for B.Tech., B.Tech. Biotechnology, B.Arch., B.Tech. Agriculture Engineering, B. Pharm:-

    • The candidate must have graduated the intermediate examination of U.P. Board or 10+2 level examination or its equivalent from any recognized Board / University.
    • They must have graduated without any grace marks in each of the compulsory subjects and one optional subject to fill the UPSEE 2020 Application Form.
    • Students must have secured a minimum of 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ ST category) in aggregate in the required three subjects.
    • Applicants having a three years Diploma in Architecture (10+3) recognized by Central / State Government are also eligible for admission in the first year of B. Arch. only, if the candidate has graduated the Diploma examination with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate without any grace marks provided. They will also be required to appear in the entrance examination for the first year of B. Arch. Paper 4.

    Note: Candidates who are eligible for admission in the B.Tech. programme, are also eligible for B.Tech. (Agriculture Engineering) and B.Tech. (Biotechnology). 

    BHMCT/BFAD/BFA Courses

    • Candidates must have graduated Class XII from UP Board or equivalent exam from any recognized board and any discipline.

    MBA/MCA/Integrated MBA Courses

    • Candidates must hold a Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks (for general category). However, SC/ST candidates are provided with a relaxation of 5% marks.
    • Mathematics in Class XII or graduation level is required in order to be eligible for admission in MCA program.
    • For Integrated MBA Course (Dual degree), candidates must have cleared Class XII from UP Board or equivalent exam from any recognized board.
    Name of University/ InstitutionsCourse(s)Minimum pass marks at three years Graduation levelRemarks/ Compulsory conditions
    C.S.J.M. Kanpur University, KanpurMBA MBA-Finance & Control (M3) MBA-Business Economic(M2) MBA- Tourism Management(M4)As per AICTE norms. -
    MCAAs per AICTE norms.Maths at 10+2 level.
    Dr R. M. L. Avadh University, FaizabadMBAGraduate with 50% marks -
    MCAGraduateMaths at 10+2 or Graduation level.
    M.G. Kashi Vidyapith University, VaranasiMBAGraduate -
    MCAGraduate with 45% marksMaths at 10+2 level.
    V.B.S. Purvanchal University, JaunpurMBA (M1) MBA Agri. Business (M17) MBA E-Commerce (M21) MBA Business Economics (M2) MBA Finance & Control (M3) MBA Human Research & Development (M22)As per UPSEE norms. -
    MCAAs per UPSEE norms.Maths at 10+2 or Graduation level
    M.J.P. Rohilkhand University, BareillyMBA (General) (M1) MBA (Marketing) (M20)Graduation 50% -
    MCAAs per UPSEE normsMaths at 10+2 or Graduation level.
    D.D.U. Gorakhpur University, GorakhpurMBAMinimum 40% marks at Graduation level -
    Institute of Business Studies, Ch. Charan Singh University, MeerutMBAGraduate -
    Sir Chhotu Ram Institute of Engineering & Technology, Ch. Charan Singh Campus, MeerutMBA (M1) MBA-IB (M5)Graduate -
    MCAGraduateMaths at 10+2 or Graduation level.
    Dr B.R. Ambedkar University, AgraMBAAs per UPSEE -
    MCAAs per UPSEE -
    Bundelkhand University, JhansiMBA MBA (Internation Business)(M5) MBA (Finance Management)(M6) MBA (Tourism Management)(M4)50% -
    MCA50% in B.Sc.(Maths/Stats)/BCA/ B.Sc.IT /B.Sc.(CS)/B.Sc.(IT).Maths at 10+2 level is compulsory
    Uttar Pradesh Vikalang Uddhar Dr Shakuntala Misra Vishwavidyalaya, LucknowMBAGraduate -
    Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Urdu, Arabi- Farsi University, Lucknow.MBAMinimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST) at Graduation Level -

    Mandatory Subjects for UPSEE

    Mandatory Subjects for UPSEE 2020

    The combination of subjects required in the qualifying examination (intermediate examination of U.P. Board, or 10+2 level examination, or it's equivalent) for admission in the first year of B.tech., B.tech. Biotechnology, B.Arch., B.Tech. Agriculture Engineering is tabulated below:

    CourseCompulsory SubjectsAny of the following subjects
    B. Tech.Physics and MathematicsChemistry/ Bio-Technology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject
    B. Tech. (Bio-Technology)(i) Physics and (ii) Mathematics or BiologyChemistry/ Bio-Technology / Technical Vocational subject
    B. Pharm.Physics and ChemistryMathematics/ Bio-Technology/ Biology / Technical Vocational Subject
    B. Arch.Mathematics and PhysicsChemistry/ Computer Science/ Biology/ Engineering Drawing / Technical Vocational subject
    B.Tech. (Agriculture Engg.)Agriculture Discipline
    BHMCT/BFAD/BFAAny Discipline

    Check detailedUPSEE Syllabus

    Eligibility for Lateral Entry

    UPSEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Lateral Entry

    Candidates have the provision of lateral entry also. For Lateral Entry in the B. Tech. courses the following UPSEE Eligibility Criteria are followed:

    • Direct Admission (Lateral Entry) in the second year of B.Arch. program is not allowed.
    • Lateral entry in B.Tech. for Engg. Diploma holders or B.Sc. Graduates with Mathematics as one of the subject at XII standard is offered in the institutions affiliated to AKTU (Lucknow) only.

    Eligibility Criteria for admission to the second year in any branch of Engineering / Technology (Lateral Entry):-

    • Graduated three years Engg. Diploma from a U.P. Institution, with minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ ST)

    Or

    • Parents (father or mother) with a domicile of Uttar Pradesh and graduated a three years Engg. Diploma with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ ST) recognized by the Board of Technical Education, U.P., in any branch of Engineering (except Agriculture Engg., Pharmacy and Architecture).
    • Graduated three years B.Sc. degree from any recognized University with minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ ST) in aggregate and graduated XII standard with mathematics as one of the subjects.

    Eligibility Criteria for admission to the second year of Agriculture Engg. (Lateral Entry):

    • Graduated a three-year Diploma in Agriculture Engg. from a U.P. Institution with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ ST)

    Or

    • Parents (father or mother) with a domicile of U.P. and graduated a three-year Diploma in Agriculture Engg. with a minimum of 45% marks (40% for SC/ ST) from an institution recognized by the Board of Technical Education, U.P.

    Eligibility Criteria for admission to the second year of B. Pharm

    • Candidates must be a B.Sc Graduate or have a 2/3 years Diploma in Pharmacy with mathematics subject in Class XII standard.

    Eligibility Criteria for admission to the second year of MCA

    • Candidate must hold a bachelor degree of minimum three years in BCA/B.Sc (IT/Computer Application).
    • Candidate should have secured a minimum of 50% aggregate (for general candidates) and 45% marks (for SC/ST candidates).

    Note: Lateral entry in B.Arch./BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/MBA courses is not permitted.


    UPSEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria for NRI

    Given below is UPSEE 2020 eligibility applicable for NRI quota for admission into the first year:

    • NRI candidates are required to fulfil the following eligibility criteria to get direct admission in the 5% seats of the total intake in State-Funded and Private Institutions of Uttar Pradesh in all B.Tech., B.Arch. courses.
    • However, candidates under NRI category, opting for the B.Arch. programme will be required to appear in the Aptitude Test on the day of counselling.

    The NRI quota seats (5%) will be filled in the following manner:

    1. NRIs, who fulfil the following two criteria:
    • Graduated the qualifying examination, which is considered equivalent to 10+2 examination by the Association of Indian Universities, from an Institution which is outside India, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

    OR

    • Graduated a High School Certificate Education (GCE) examination with Physics, Chemistry and Higher Mathematics (A) from London / Cambridge / Sri Lanka.
    • Appeared in SAT II examination with Mathematics level II C, Physics and Chemistry. The relative merit will be decided based on the SAT-II score of the candidate.
    1. If any vacant seats are left after the above, they will be filled up by a close relative such as a son/ daughter /real brother/ real sister of the NRI. Provided, they have graduated intermediate or 10+2 or equivalent examination, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, without any grace marks. They must also secure a minimum of 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST) in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics (in aggregate of these three), from an institution in India.
    2. The children of real brother/ sisters and son/ daughter of NRIs can be considered as well only if the seats remain vacant after admitting the eligible NRI, their son/ daughter and real brother/ sister.
    3. The relative merit of the eligible NRI candidates will be decided based on the total marks obtained by them in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. These candidates are not required to appear in UPSEE 2020.
    4. Candidates under this quota must submit an NRI certificate obtained from Indian Diplomatic Mission / Chancellery / High Commission under their seal, at the time of counselling.
    5. They are also required to submit sufficient documents clarifying without any ambiguity, their true relationship with the sponsoring NRI, to the satisfaction of the University.
    6. Those candidates who apply under this quota will be informed separately about the date of counselling, and the final number of seats under this quota. They must be present in person on the day of counselling with original documents/ certificates, and failing to do so will result in losing the claim for a seat under this quota.

    Eligibility for admission to Foreign National (FN)/ Persons of Indian Origins (PIO)/ Children of Indian Workers in Gulf countries (CIWGC) in the first year

    The seats for the FN/ PIO/ CIWGC seats will be filled by Foreign Nationals / PIO/ CIWGC who:

    1. Have graduated the qualifying examination, which is considered equivalent to 10+2 examination by the Association of Indian Universities, with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
    2. Possess a valid SAT-II score with Mathematics level II C, Physics and Chemistry.
    3. Must submit a copy of passport or equivalent evidence in support of their nationality. The relative merit will be decided based on the candidate’s SAT-II score.

    UPSEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Direct Admission to Private Institutions 

    Given below is UPSEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Direct Admission to Private Institutions under Management Quota (for NRI candidates)/ Vacant seats after counselling of UPSEE 2018

    • 15% of seats in private institutions will be filled by the NRI candidates under management quota.
    • The vacant seats in NRI/ Management quota or the vacant seats after UPSEE 2020 counselling will be filled in the preference order given below, within fifteen days of the last date of counselling:
    1. By the qualified candidates of JEE (Main) 2020 who fulfil the eligibility criteria for B.Tech./ B.Arch programmes. The relative merit will be decided based on their ranks in the respective entrance examinations.
    2. By the qualified candidates of UPSEE 2020, the relative merit will be decided based on their ranks in UPSEE 2020.
    3. By the merit of applicants in the qualifying examination with the following conditions

    Given below is UPSEE 2020 Eligibility Criteria for Direct Admission to Private Institutions in the second year under Vacant seats after counselling of UPSEE 2018 

    • After UPSEE 2020 counselling for lateral entry (second year), the vacant seats for the B. Tech. Programme will be filled within 15 days of the last date of counselling, at institute level, firstly by the eligible, qualified candidates of UPSEE 2020 (the relative merit of candidates will be decided based on their ranks in UPSEE 2020).
    • If any seats remain vacant, they will be filled on the basis of merit by candidates who have graduated in the qualifying examination with a minimum of 50%f (45% for SC/ ST) in aggregate, without any grace marks.

    Category Definitions for UPSEE 2020

    The various categories accepted for reservation in UPSEE 2020 are detailed below:

    1. General (OPEN) seats:

    Candidates, who have graduated the qualifying examination or equivalent, from an institution situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh and who have not claimed any reserved category seat, are eligible for admission to B. Tech/ B.Arch. programmes at all the institutions against available General (OPEN) seats.

    Certificate Requirement: They are not required to produce any category certificate for admission. 

    Category code: UPGE

    1. Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribe/ Other Backward Classes:

    Candidates, who have graduated the qualifying examination from an institution situated in the state of Uttar Pradesh and are domicile of U.P. state and belong to Scheduled Caste (SC) of U.P./ Schedule Tribe (ST) of U.P./ Other Backward Classes of U.P. are eligible for admission to B.Tech/ B.Arch. programmes, against the available reserved seats under this category.

    Certificate Requirement: They are required to produce Certificate No. 1 or 2, as applicable.

    Category code:  UPSC / UPST/ UPBC

    1. General (Qualifying Exam outside UP, with parent’s domicile):

    Candidates, who have graduated the qualifying examination from an institution situated outside the state of Uttar Pradesh and whose parents are a domicile of the U.P. state, and who have not claimed any seats under any reserved category, are also eligible for admission to courses offered at all institutions under General (OPEN) category for admission to B.Tech/ B.Arch. programmes.

    Certificate Requirement: Required to present parents’ domicile certificate (Father or Mother only) at the time of counselling (Certificate No. 3 is required from such candidates).

    Category code:  UPGD

    1. Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribe/ Other Backward Classes (Qualifying Exam outside UP, with parent’s domicile):

    Candidates, who have graduated the qualifying examination from an institution situated outside the state of Uttar Pradesh and whose parents are domicile of U.P., and who belong to Scheduled Caste of U.P. / Scheduled Tribe of U.P. / Other Backward Classes of U.P. are eligible for admission to B.Tech/ B.Arch. programmes, against the available reserved seats under this category.

    Certificate Requirement: They are required to produce the domicile certificate of his/ her parents (Father or Mother only) (Certificate No. 3) and Category Certificate (Certificate No. 1 or 2 as applicable) at the time of counselling.

    Category code:  GDSC/GDST/GDBC

    1. Defence Category:

    The domicile requirement for the son/ daughter of following is relaxed: (i) defence personnel settled in U.P. on the date of Entrance Examination after retirement/ being disabled in action or Defence personnel killed in action and the dependents settled in U.P. on the date of Entrance Examination. (ii) defence personnel who are not domicile of U.P., but are posted in U.P. on the date of Entrance Examination. (iii) an employee of All India Services belonging to U. P. cadre.

    Certificate Requirement: Certificate no. 5 is required for candidates belonging to (i) and (ii) and Certificate no. 11 is required for (iii).

    Category code: GDDA

    GDDA candidates will be considered as UPGD category for all other benefits. (Certificate no. 5 is required.

    1. Outside U.P., Non- Domicile:

    Candidates, who have graduated the qualifying examination from an institution situated outside the state of U.P. and whose parents are not domicile of U.P. These candidates, along with candidates of the other categories, will be considered only against 10% of the sanctioned intake of the first year in B.Tech./ B.Arch. programmes in the private institutions affiliated to AKTU, Lucknow.

    Certificate Requirement: They are not required to produce any category certificate for admission. 

    Category Code: OSGE


    Reservation of Seats for UPSEE

    Reservation of Seats for UPSEE 2020

    Horizontal reservation in Armed force sub-category is available to the sons or daughters of ‘defence personnel of U.P. either retired (Superannuated) or killed/ disabled in action, and the dependents settled in U.P.’ or ‘the defence personnel posted in U.P.’ on the date of UPSEE 2020 examination.

    The Vertical Reservation (Category) for UPSEE 2020 is tabulated below for quick reference:

    CategoryReservation Percentage
    Scheduled Caste of U.P.21%
    Scheduled Tribe of U.P.2%
    Other Backward Classes of U.P.27%

    The Horizontal Reservation, that is, the subcategory available in each category of the vertical categories is tabulated below:

    Sub- CategoryCodeMaximum Percentage of Total Seats
    Dependents of Freedom Fighters from U.P.UPFF2%
    Sons/ Daughters of defence personnel of U.P. either retired (superannuated) or killed/ disabled in action, or defence personnel posted in U.P./ defence personnel domicile of U.P. and posted outside U.P.5%
    Handicapped/ Disabled of U.P.UPHC3%
    Girls of U.P.UPGL20%

    Note:

    • Candidates will be given only one type of horizontal reservation out of UPFF/ UPAF/ UPHC. However, the girl candidates can claim for any one of UPFF/ UPAF/ UPHC, along with UPGL.
    • Any requests for the change of category/ subcategory filled in UPSEE Application Form will not be entertained.
    • Candidates must produce all the relevant Category/ subcategory certificates in the support of their claim at the time of counselling. If a candidate claiming a seat under reservation fails in producing these certificates at the time of counselling, he/ she will be treated as General Category candidate.

    Eligibility Criteria for Admission to Fee-Waiver Seats

    Economically weaker meritorious candidates applying for B.Tech/ B.Pharm/B.HMCT/B.FAD/BFA courses can get admission to fee waiver seats in all institutions affiliated to AKTU, Lucknow as per AICTE notification fee. No tuition fee will be charged from these candidates. Fee Waiver seats will be a maximum of 5% of the approved intake in the particular course. The eligible applicants must submit Income Certificate i.e.Ccertificate no. 12 at the time of the counselling process. It is important to note that no Tuition Fee Waiver seats are available for B.Arch. Courses.

    *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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