UPSEE 2020 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
STATE LEVEL OFFLINE TEST
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) will release UPSEE 2020 Exam Pattern on its official website. The examination consists of many papers that vary as per the course the candidate opted for. UPSEE 2020 will be held on September 20, 2020. The standard of the entrance test will be that of Higher Secondary or equivalent exam for UG courses and graduate-level for PG programs. There has been no change in the pattern of UPSEE 2020 exam and it will be the same as that for 2018. All aspiring candidates are advised to solve UPSEE Practice Papers prior to applying for the exam to get clearer insights about the exam pattern and type of questions asked.
Aspirants are advised to check UPSEE syllabus to get an idea about the subjects and topics from which questions are asked in the exam. It also helps the students to start their preparation in a planned and strategic manner. AKTU has released the paper-wise syllabus on its official website.
UPSEE 2020 will contain several papers. Aspirants must choose the paper according to the course they wish to pursue. The courses with their requirement of respective papers to be attempted are given below:
|B. Tech/B. Tech (Agriculture Engineering)||Paper 1|
|B. Tech (Biotechnology)||Paper 1 or Paper 2|
|B. Tech (Agriculture Engineering) Only||Paper 3|
|B. Pharm||Paper 1 or Paper 2|
|B. Arch||Paper 4|
|B. Tech Lateral Entry (for diploma holders)||Paper 6|
|B. Pharm Lateral Entry (for diploma holders)||Paper 7|
|B. Tech Lateral Entry (for B.Sc. Graduates)||Paper 8|
|MCA Lateral Entry||Paper 11|
UPSEE 2020 will include 11 papers which will be conducted in 3 days. The subjects tested in the exam will depend on the technical subject chosen by the candidate. The test will be composed of objective type questions to be answered in 180 minutes. Aspirants will be awarded +4 marks for every correct answer. The maximum obtainable marks will depend on the various UPSEE Papers.
The details about the exam pattern are explained clearly in this article:
Offline Mode- Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 and Paper 4 will be conducted via the offline mode. Aspirants will be required to mark their answers on an OMR sheet.
Online Mode- Paper 5, Paper 6, Paper 7, Paper 8, Paper 9, Paper 10 and Paper 11 will be conducted in the offline mode i.e. it will be a computer-based test.
The number of questions, total marks and duration of time for each paper are given below:
|Paper||Subjects||Types of Questions||Total Number of Questions||Marks||Time Duration|
|Paper 1||Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics||50 MCQs each||150||600||3 Hours|
|Paper 2||Physics, Chemistry, and Biology||50 MCQs each||150||600|
|Paper 3||AG-I, AG-II, and AG-III||50 MCQs each||150||600|
|Paper 4||Aptitude Test for Architecture Part-A: Mathematics and Aesthetic Sensitivity Part–B: Drawing Aptitude||50 MCQs each of Mathematics and Aesthetic Sensitivity and 2 drawing questions||52||500||2 Hours 30 minutes|
|Paper 5||Aptitude Test for General Awareness (BHMCT/BFAD/BFA)||75 MCQs||75||300||1 Hour 30 Minutes|
|Paper 6||Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Engineering (Lateral Entry)||75 MCQs||75||300|
|Paper 7||Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Pharmacy (Lateral Entry)||75 MCQs||75||300|
|Paper 8||Aptitude Test for B.Sc. Graduates in Engineering (Lateral Entry)||75 MCQs||75||300|
|Paper 9||Aptitude Test for MBA||100 MCQs||100||400||2 Hours|
|Paper 10||Aptitude Test for MCA||100 MCQs||100||400|
|Paper 11||Aptitude Test for 2nd Year MCA (Lateral Entry)||100 MCQs||100||400|
Applicants must have a clear idea about the marking scheme to help them decide how to attempt the questions in the entrance test. There will be no change in the marking scheme of UPSEE 2020. It should be noted that although there is no negative marking, a record of the total number of incorrect answers of applicants will be kept for preparing the merit list. The marking scheme is stated as follows:
|Exam Mode||Offline- Paper 1, 2, 3 and 4|
Online- Paper 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11
|Question Paper type||Objective (MCQs)|
|Marks awarded for the correct answer||+4|
|Marks deducted for the wrong answer||0|
|Medium of Language||English and Hindi|
Every individual must ensure that they follow some rules and regulations to maintain the decorum of the exam hall and to ensure that the UPSEE 2020 examination proceeds properly.
The exam timing for each of the UPSEE 2020 Paper is different. Candidates can check the schedule of entrance examination tabulated below:
|Name of the Papers||Timing of the exam|
|Paper 1||11:30 AM to 02:30 PM|
|Paper 2||11:30 AM to 02:30 PM|
|Paper 3||03:00 PM to 5:30 PM|
|Paper 4||09:00 AM to 11:00 PM|
|Paper 5||09:00 AM to 11:00 PM|
|Paper 6||03:00 PM to 5:30 PM|
|Paper 7||09:00 AM to 11:00 PM|
|Paper 8||09:00 AM to 11:00 PM|
UPSEE 2020 syllabus is based on the entire syllabus of 10+2 level (Class 11th and 12th) for UG courses and graduate-level for PG courses. The syllabus of various programs for the test will be given in the prospectus available on the official website.
The important topics for respective subjects of each course that need to be studied are given below:
|Measurement||Motion in one dimension||Laws of Motion|
|Heat and thermodynamics||Wave||Ray Optics and optical instruments|
|Work, Power and Energy||Wave Optics||Gravitation|
|Mechanics of solids and fluids||Current Electricity||Electrostatic|
|General Organic Chemistry||Colligative Properties of Solution||Chemical Equilibrium and Kinetics and Acid-Base Concepts|
|Electrochemistry and Catalysis||Redox Reactions||Thermochemistry|
|Solid State||Periodic Table||Petroleum|
|Chemical Bonding||Atomic Structure||Isomerism|
|Origin of Life||Genetics|
|Organic Evolution||Seeds in angiospermic plants|
|Human Genetics and Eugenics||Cell differentiation Plant Tissue|
|Applied Biology||Algae, Bacteria, Fungi, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta|
|Animal Physiology||Plant Cell|
|Agricultural Physics||Agricultural Engineering||Agronomy|
|Agricultural Chemistry (Inorganic and Organic)||Agricultural Statistics||Agricultural Botany|
|Mathematics||Aesthetic Sensitivity||Drawing Aptitude|
The important topics are as stated below. It should be noted that the Numerical Ability section will be of class 10th level
|Reasoning and Logical Deduction||English Language|
|General Knowledge||Numerical Ability and Scientific Aptitude|
The syllabus for this paper is stated as follows:
|Engineering Mechanics||Engineering Graphics||Basic Electrical Engineering|
|Basic Electronics Engineering||Elements of Computer Science||Basic Workshop Practice|
|Elementary Biology||Physics/Chemistry/Math of Diploma standard||--|
The syllabus for this paper is given below:
|Pharmaceutics-I and II||Pharmaceutical Chemistry – I and II||Health Education & Community Pharmacy|
|Pharmacognosy||Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology||Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|Pharmacology and Toxicology||Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence||Drug Store and Business management|
|Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy||--||--|
The important chapters for this aptitude test are:
|Linear Algebra||Calculus||Differential equations|
|Fourier Series||Complex variables||Probability and Statistics|
|English Language||Numerical Aptitude|
|Thinking and Decision making||General Awareness|
|Mathematical Structure||Computing Concepts||Reasoning Ability|
Candidates should start their preparation keeping in reference the syllabus for the particular sections asked in the exam and previous year question papers of UPSEE. Since 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 andidates should also refer to such exams for the syllabus.
For reference, the table below represents the booklist for UPSEE 2020 Paper 1
|NCERT Part 1 & 2 Class 12th||NCERT||8174506314 & 8174506713|
|Concepts of Physics H.C. Verma Vol 1 & 2||H.C. Verma||8177091875 & 8177092324|
|Understanding Physics Series||D.C. Pandey||9350941732|
|NCERT Part 1 & 2 Class 12th||NCERT||8174506489 & 8174507167|
|Physical Chemistry by P.Bahadur||P.Bahadur||8382314431|
|Organic Chemistry by Arihant (Theory & Paper)||O.P. Tandon||9382314415|
|Arihant Maths series by S.K. Goyal for in-depth understanding and practice||S.K. Goyal||35203290X|
It is necessary for the candidates to plan their preparation schedule and focus pon the important topics that carry maximum weight. To score well in the entrance examination, aspirants are advised to read the preparation tips given below:
Ques. What is the Eligibility Criteria for UPSEE?
Ans. For admission to the first year of B.Tech, the candidate must have clearly passed 10+2 level examination or its equivalent from any recognized Board/University and for B.Tech Lateral Entry. Candidates must have passed three years B.Sc degree and passed XII standard with mathematics as one of the subjects from any recognized University. Candidates must have secured 45% marks (40% for SC/ST candidate) in both the cases
Ques. What is the Marking scheme of UPSEE 2020?
Ans. Candidates will get +4 marks for each correct answer. There is No negative marking for Incorrect/unattempted answers.
Ques. How many questions are there in UPSEE?
Ans. There are a total of 150 questions in Paper 1, 2, and 3 each. However, in Paper 5, there are a total of 100 Multiple choice questions.
Ques. In Which mode UPSEE 2020 will be conducted?
Ans. UPSEE 2020 will be conducted in Online and Offline mode depending upon the paper.
Ques. Is there any negative marking in the UPSEE 2020?
Ans. No, there is no negative marking in the entrance examination. However, the authority keeps a record of incorrect answers of each candidate separately and uses it (if required) at the time of releasing UPSEE merit list.
Ques. Where can I get the syllabus for UPSEE 2020?
Ans. Candidates can get all the information regarding UPSEE Syllabus on the official website of UPSEE.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College