UPCET 2021 – Application, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Question Paper

UPCET 2021: The National Testing Agency (NTA) has released the notification for UPCET 2021 on April 01, 2021. NTA will be conducting the Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET) 2021 for admission to the following professional courses offered by 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), Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU), and some other State Universities of Uttar Pradesh for the academic session 2021-22. Earlier the exam was named UPSEE and conducted by AKTU. The application is released. The interested and eligible candidates can apply for UPCET 2021 from the official website. The last date of the online application is April 30, 2021. For more information about UPCET 2021 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, keep reading this article.


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UPCET 2021

Till 2020, the entrance exams earlier known as Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) and Malaviya Entrance Test (MET) were held in paper pen mode for admission to various courses including B.Tech., BBA, B.Arch., BHMCT, BFAD, BFA, B. Voc, B. Pharm, B. Des., MBA, MCA, MBA (Integrated), M.Tech., M.Tech. (Integrated), M.Sc. and Lateral entry to B. Tech/B. Pharm. Govt. of UP has entrusted the task of conducting the UPCET – 2021 to National Testing Agency (NTA).

Important Links
Application Form Click Here
Eligibility Criteria Click Here
Exam Pattern Click Here
Admit Card Click Here
Answer Key Click Here
Result Click Here
Syllabus Click Here
Question Paper Click Here
Public Notice Click Here
Information Brochure Click Here
Official Website upcet.nta.nic.in

UPCET 2021 Important Dates

Events Dates
Online Submission of Application Form 01 Apr 2021
Last Date of Application 30 Apr 2021
Last Date of Successful Transaction of Fee 30 Apr 2021
Application Correction 02-04 May 2021
Downloading of Admit Card Announce Soon
Date of Examination 18 May 2021
Publishing of Answer Key Announce Soon
Declaration of Result Announce Soon

Important Points

With effect from the academic year 2021-22, admission to B.Tech., B. Arch and M. Tech (Integrated) courses in the colleges affiliated to AKTU or other specified Universities in Uttar Pradesh would be based on the JEE (Main)-2021 Score obtained by the candidates in the JEE (Main)- 2021 exam conducted by NTA.

Admission to the MBA course in the Colleges affiliated to AKTU or other specified Universities in Uttar Pradesh would be based on the CMAT Score obtained by the candidates in the CMAT exam conducted by NTA.

Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT) has entrusted the task of conducting the entrance exam for admission to courses BBA, B. Pharm, MBA, MCA, M. Sc., M. Tech. and Lateral entry to B. Tech. offered by them, to NTA.


The role of NTA is confined to the registration of candidates for the exam, the conduct of the exam in the CBT mode, and the declaration of results. NTA has no role in the admission process.

Courses Offered

Admission to First Year

UPCET 2021 covers admission to the first year of the following courses offered at the Institutions affiliated to AKTU, Lucknow including other mentioned universities situated in the territory of Uttar Pradesh for the academic year 2021-22.

Undergraduate Courses

4 year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B. Pharm)
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 Fashion and Apparel Design course (BFAD)
4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)
5 year Master of Computer Applications (MCA) Integrated
5 year Master of Business Administration (MBA) Integrated

Postgraduate courses

2 years Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Direct Admission (Lateral Entry) to 2nd Year of B.Tech./B.Pharm.

UPCET 2021 covers admission to the second year of the following courses offered at the Institutions affiliated to AKTU, Lucknow, and Harcourt Butler Technical University (HBTU), Kanpur, for the academic year 2021-22.

• B.Tech. (for engineering diploma holders and B.Sc. graduates)
• B. Pharm. (Only for pharmacy diploma holders)

UPCET Courses

UPCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

This Entrance Examination is open to candidates who have passed the qualifying examination from any institution located in the U.P. or whose parents are domicile of the U.P subject to the eligibility conditions. If the candidate has passed the qualifying examination from outside U.P., he/she has to produce a domicile certificate of his/her parents (Father OR Mother only) at the time of verification of the document.

There is no age limit for admission to the courses covered in UPCET 2021.

Candidates who are due to appear for the qualifying examination or have appeared, but results are awaited, are also eligible to appear in the UPCET-2021. However, the candidates in respect of whom, the result of the qualifying examination has not been declared till the date of the document verification, due to any reason whatsoever, shall not be eligible for admission under any circumstances.

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Reservation of Seats

UPCET Reservation

Application Form

Candidates have to apply for UPCET-2021 “Online” ONLY by accessing the website https://upcet.nta.nic.in. The Application Form other than online mode would not be accepted, in any case. Only one application is to be submitted by a candidate. However, a candidate can apply for more than one course in the same Application Form subject to fulfilling the eligibility criteria prescribed and payment of applicable fees. Multiple application forms submitted by a candidate will be rejected.

There are two application forms on the said website. One for admission to undergraduate courses and MBA (Integrated) and MCA (Integrated) and the other for post-graduate courses. Candidates are advised to choose the correct form as applicable to them, before filling the application form.

Fee Payable by Candidates

Males/ Third Gender / General /OBC Category/ GEN-EWS: Rs1300/-

Females / Scheduled castes / Scheduled tribes / PwD candidates of all categories: Rs. 650/-

The fee as mentioned above is exclusive of any taxes or service charges payable to banks/payment organizations, that may be applicable Fee as mentioned above is nonrefundable. The fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances.

UPCET 2021 Admit Card

The Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to the fulfillment of the eligibility conditions. Admit cards will be hosted on the NTA website https://upcet.nta.nic.in/ 15 days prior to the date of the exam. The candidate has to download the Admit Card from the NTA website using their application number and date of birth and appear for the Examination at the given Centre on Date and Timing as indicated in his/her Admit Card.

UPCET 2021 Exam Pattern

Mode of exam: Exams will be held in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.

The pattern of the question paper: The paper will be of objective type comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).

Medium of the exam: The question papers of undergraduate courses and MBA (Integrated) and MCA (Integrated) courses will be bi-lingual both in English and Hindi. In case of any ambiguity, the English version shall be considered as final. The question papers for post graduate level exams will be in English only.

UPCET Exam Pattern

Answer Key

The NTA will display the questions, recorded responses and provisional Answer Key of the questions, on the website https://upcet.nta.nic.in/ giving an opportunity to the candidates to challenge. For the exact date of display of the Answer Key, candidates may regularly check updates on the NTA website after the examination.

Candidates will be given an opportunity to make the online challenge, within a specified period, against the provisional Answer Key on payment of a nonrefundable processing fee of Rs. 200/- per answer challenged.

UPCET 2021 Result

The National Testing Agency (NTA) is an examination conducting body and will provide UPCET Score 2021. The NTA does not collect the information regarding the total number of seats available in the institutions and reservation
criteria followed by the institutions.

The result will be compiled on the basis of the final answer keys. No grievance with regard to answer key(s) after the declaration of result of UPCET 2021 will be entertained.

Merit List

Based on the performance of the candidates in UPCET-2021, separate merit lists will be prepared for each course. Merit List will be prepared by NTA, as per the criteria specified and handed over to AKTU / MMMUT.

Admission Policy

The Admission Policy, as announced by the Competent Authority of the admitting institutes shall be followed at the time of admission. The Candidates are advised to satisfy themselves about their Eligibility for Admission from the respective websites of admitting authorities.

The letter/e-mails /grievances/queries/RTI applications/Court cases pertaining to admission-related matters/ procedures will not be entertained by NTA. The same may be addressed to the concerned Counseling / Authorities/ Admitting Institutions.


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