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UPSEE MBA 2018 Reservation

Last Updated - March 28, 2018

Candidates who qualify the online exam will be invited to the counseling session, purely on merit basis. It is worthwhile to mention here that the minimum cut-off percentage required to qualify UPSEE 2018 is 25% (20% for SC/ST) as per AKTU. However, candidates can claim reservation, based on specific categories discussed in detail in this article. Institutes affiliated to AKTU follow reservation policies guided by the university/state acts and regulations. Candidates are advised to check the UPSEE 2018 official brochure for a better understanding of the reservation policies. Check UPSEE MBA Eligibility

UPSEE 2018: Reservation Guidelines

The State Government guidelines governing the reservation policy of AKTU are listed below:

  • 100% 1st-year seats in all courses at Government/Government Aided/ Self-Financed Institutes will be filled on merit-basis of UPSEE 2018 qualified candidates through counseling.
  • 85% 1st-year seats in all courses at Private Institutes will be filled on merit-basis of UPSEE 2018 qualified candidates through counseling.
  • 15% of seats available in Private institutions will be filled by the Management Quota/NRI Candidates according to the government-approved procedure. Under this category, candidates with valid CMAT/CAT/MAT scores are given first preference followed by UPSEE MBA 2018 qualified candidates.
  • Over and above sanctioned intakes, direct admission is available for Kashmiri Migrants as per State Government and AICTE rules. Candidates seeking reservation under this category do not have to write UPSEE 2018.

UPSEE 2018: Reservation Categories

Candidates have to mention their category according to the list below, in the UPSEE 2018 Application Form. Please note that any request for change of category filled in the Application Form will not be entertained by AKTU under any circumstances. Claim for reservation must be supported by the relevant certificates as per specific formats and presented at the time of counseling, failing which reservation claims will be dismissed.

Category 1UPGECandidates passing qualifying examination from institution located in UP
Category 2UPSC/UPST/UPBCSC/ST/OBC candidates passing qualifying examination from institution located in UP and domiciled in UP
Category 3UPGDGeneral/Open category candidate clearing qualifying examination from institute outside UP and his/her parents have a domicile of UP
Category 4GDSC/GDST/GDBCSC/ST/OBC candidates clearing the qualifying examination from any institute located outside UP and their parents have a domicile of UP.
Category 5OthersCandidates clearing the qualifying examination from institution in UP but their parents are not domiciled in UP

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Vertical Reservation (Category)

CategoryPercentage of Reservation
Scheduled Caste from U.P.21%
Scheduled Tribe from U.P02%
Other Backward Classes from U.P.27%

Horizontal Reservation (Sub-category available in each category)

Sub-CategoryMaximum Percentage of Total Seats
Dependents of Freedom Fighters from U.P.02%
Sons / Daughters of defense personnel of U.P. either retired (superannuated) or killed / disabled in action or defense personnel posted in U.P./defense personnel domicile of U.P. & posted outside U.P.05%
Physically Handicapped / Disabled from U.P.03%
Female from U.P.20%

Reservation for NRI Candidates

15% of the total seat intake in the management quota of various in states is reserved for NRI candidates. The preference order for seat allocation is mentioned below:

  1. First preference is given to candidates who have qualified CMAT/CAT/MAT 2017.
  2. Second preference is given to UPSEE MBA 2018 qualifiers.
  3. Third preference is given to candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria for UPSEE MBA 2018. 


  • The benefits of UPGL sub-category is extended to all Female applicants.
  • Candidates can claim only one type of horizontal reservation out of UPFF/UPAF/UPHC.
  • However, female applicants can also claim for additional reservation under any one of sub-categories UPFF/UPAF/UPHC, alongside benefits of UPGL.



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