UPCET 2021: Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Merit List & More!

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, has removed organising UPSEE from 2021 for B.Tech admission in Uttar Pradesh Colleges. The university will now offer admission in all UPSEE 2021 participating colleges through JEE Main score. Applicants interested in B.Tech entry in Uttar Pradesh are thus advised to fill JEE Main application form and qualify for the exam with a valid score. For B. Tech Agriculture (AG) and Biotechnology (BT) courses, BHMCT, B.Des., BFA, BFAD, B.Voc., B. Tech (Lateral Entry for Diploma holders), B. Pharm (Lateral Entry), MCA, M.Sc. etc., courses admissions will be made based on Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET 2021). Throughout this article

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1 Quick Fact
2 Important Dates
3 Courses of AKTU/MMMUT/HBTU
4 How to Apply?
5 Eligibility Criteria
6 Exam Pattern
7 Syllabus
8 Sample Paper
9 Previous Year Papers
10 Admit Card
11 Answer Key
12 Result
13 Merit List
14 Admission Procedure
15 Exam Day Guidelines
16 Reservation Criteria
17 Exam Center
18 UPCET Official Notification
19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Quick Facts

The UPCET 2021 gives detailed information about the exam duration, the number of questions asked, the medium of question paper and more. The detailed information is listed below:

Name of ExaminationUttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Examination
Short Exam NameUPCET 2021
Conducted byNational Testing Agency
Frequency of ConductOnce a year
Level of ExaminationState Level
LanguagesEnglish & Hindi
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Participating Colleges807

Important Dates

The official UPCET 2021 exam schedule is provided below:

EventsDates 2021 
Release of Online application1st April 2021
Last date to fill the application15th July 2021
Last date to submit the fee15th July 2021
Application correction window17th to 23rd July 2021
Admit card issueJuly/August 2021
Exam dateAugust 2021
Release of answer keyAugust 2021
Last date to submit objection on answer keyAugust 2021
Declaration of resultSeptember 2021

Courses of AKTU/MMMUT/HBTU Under UPCET 2021

DetailsCourses of AKTU, admission for which is covered under the UPCET-2021Courses at MMMUT, admission
for which is covered under UPCET 2021
UG Courses Admission to the First yearB. Pharm, B. Des, BHMCT, B. Voc, BFA, Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design, MCA (Integrated)
MBA (Integrated)
BBA, B. Pharm
Lateral Entry to the second year ofB.Tech. –for Diploma holders*
B.Tech. for B.Sc. graduates
B.Tech. –for Diploma holders
B.Tech. for B.Sc. graduates
Post Graduate Courses12. 2 year Master of Computer Applications (MCA)MCA, MBA, M.Sc.( Maths), M.Sc (Physics ), M.Sc.(Chemistry),12 MTech specializations in 5 Engineering disciplines- Civil Engg, Electronics & Comm Engg., Mechanical Engg., Computer Sci. & Engg. / Information Technology, Electrical Engg,

> Admission to the MBA course of AKTU is made based on the CMAT score.
> UPCET 2021 covers admission to MBA of MMMUT, Gorakhpur.

Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test 2021 covers admission to the following Courses of HBTU:

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

UPCET 2021 covers admission to the second year of the following course/s offered at
HBTU for the academic year 2021-22.

  • B.Tech. (for engineering diploma holders and B.Sc. graduates); Such seats are limited to a maximum of 10% of previous year sanctioned intake plus the lapsed seats (vacant/cancelled) of the session 2020-21 of B.Tech. first year.
  • However, the students belonging to the B.Sc. stream shall be considered ONLY AFTER filling the seats with students of the Diploma stream.
  • The candidates who have passed the qualifying examination from other than Uttar Pradesh and whose parents are not domicile of Uttar Pradesh are not eligible for direct admission to the second year of B.Tech.

How to Apply for UPCET 2021?

Let’s have a look at step-by-step instructions for filling the Online Application Form of the Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET) 2021.

  • Step-1: Apply for Online Registration (https://upcet.nta.nic.in/) using unique Email ID and Mobile No.
  • Step-2: Fill in the Online Application Form and note down the system generated Application No.
  • Step-3: Upload the following documents:
    >Scanned images of the Candidate’s Photograph (file size: 10 kb – 200 kb) in JPG/JPEG format
    >Candidate’s Signature (file size: 4kb – 30kb) in JPG/JPEG format.
    > PwD candidates are to upload the Medical Certificate as applicable.
    (If the information given is not correct or incomplete or cannot be corroborated with the required original certificates at the time of admission, the candidate is liable to be rejected and admission denied to him or her)
  • Step-4: Pay the fee using HDFC Bank/SBI/Paytm Payment Gateway through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/UPI and keep proof of fee paid. In case the Confirmation Page is not generated after payment of fee, then the transaction is cancelled and the amount will be refunded to the candidate’s account. However, the candidate has to make another transaction, in case the Confirmation Page is not generated.

All the 4 steps can be done together in one go or at different times.

Application Form Fee

Fee Payable by Candidates:

CategoryFee (INR)
Males/ Third Gender / General /OBC Category/ GEN-EWSRs. 1300/-
Females / Scheduled castes / Scheduled tribes / PwD candidates of all categoriesRs. 650/-

NOTE: The fee mentioned above is exclusive of any taxes or service charges payable to banks/payment organisations, which may be applicable Fee as mentioned above is non- refundable. Fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances, to check the
complete UPCET 2021 online application form instruction Click Here

Eligibility Criteria

This Entrance Examination is open to the candidates who have passed the qualifying examination from any institution located in U.P. or whose parents are domicile of U.P subject to the eligibility conditions given in this Information Brochure. 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.

MCA (Integrated)Candidate must have passed (with/without grace) intermediate examination of U.P. Board or 10+2 level examination or its equivalent with compulsory subjects and one of the optional subjects as specified in the table mentioned above and obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.
B. PharmCandidate must have passed (with/without grace) intermediate examination of U.P. Board or 10+2 level examination or its equivalent with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with Mathematics/ Biology subject.
BHMCT /BFAD /BFA/B Voc/ B. Des/ MBA (Integrated)Candidate must have passed (with/without grace) intermediate examination of U.P. Board or 10+2 level examination or its equivalent securing minimum 45% marks (40% marks for SC/ST category candidates) in aggregate.

NOTE: To check the complete eligibility criteria for admission to courses offered
by AKTU/MMMUT Click Here

Exam Pattern

Let our first brief look at the subject matter and Exam Pattern of UPCET 2021.

  • Mode of exam: Exams will be held in Computer Based Test (CBT) mode.
  • The pattern of the question paper: The paper will be of the 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.

UPCET 2021 Exam Duration and Timings

Exams for Admission to:DurationTimings
First-year of the following courses: BHMCT, B. Des, BFA, BFAD, B. Voc. And MBA (Integrated))02 hours12.00 noon to 02.00 pm
First-year of BBA02 hours08.00 am to 10.00 am
Second-year (Lateral Entry) of the following courses: B.Tech. (Lateral Entry for Diploma holders), B. Pharm. (Lateral Entry)02 hours08.00 am to 10.00 am
Master of Business Administration (MBA)02 hours08.00 am to 10.00 am
Second-year (Lateral Entry) of B. Tech (Lateral Entry for B.Sc. Graduates)02 hours04.00 pm to 06.00 pm
B. Pharm03 hours04.00 pm to 07.00 pm
MCA (Integrated)02 hours08.00 am to 10.00 am
M.Sc. (Maths) M.Sc. (Physics) M.Sc. (Chemistry) M. Tech. (Civil) M. Tech. (Computer Science and Engg./Information Technology) M. Tech. (Electrical Engineering) M. Tech. (Electronics & Comm. Engineering) M. Tech. (Mechanical Engineering)02 hours04.00 pm to 06.00 pm

NOTE: To know more about Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test 2021 Latest Pattern with different exam patterns by Official. Click Here


APTITUDE TEST FOR BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/B.VOC/MBA (Integrated) Syllabus of Examination for BHMCT, BFA, BFAD, B. Voc. and MBA (Integrated).

Test duration: 02 hours. No negative marking

SubjectNo. of questionsMarks per questionTotal marks
Numerical Ability and Analytical Aptitude  25  4  100
Reasoning and Logical Deduction254100
General Knowledge and Current Affairs254100
English language254100
Total100 400

Section A (Numerical Aptitude): Numerical calculation, arithmetic, simple algebra, geometry and trigonometry, Interpretation of graphs, charts and tables.

  • Arithmetical questions up to 10thstandard
  • Calculation of fractions, percentages, square roots etc.
  • Profit & Loss and Interest calculations
  • Data/Table analysis, Graph & Bar Diagram and Pie Chart analysis
  • Questions related to the common use of science(Physics & Chemistry)
  • Health & Nutrition

Section B (Reasoning and logical deduction) Thinking and Decision Making: Creative thinking, unfamiliar relationships, verbal reasoning, finding patterns trends and Assessment of figures & diagrams.

  • Geometrical designs &Identification
  • Selection of related letters / words / numbers /figures
  • Identification of odd thing/item out from a group
  • Completion of numerical series based on the pattern /logic
  • Fill in the blanks of the series based on the numerical pattern and logic of the series
  • Syllogisms (logic-based questions), Identification of logic & selection of correct answers based on the logic

Section C (General Awareness): Knowledge of current affairs and other trade, industry, economy, sports, culture and science.

  • Current affairs / Events (Political, Social, Cultural & Economics)
  • Historical events
  • Geography including Tourist Places/Spots
  • Current affairs relating to Business & Trade
  • Countries &Currencies
  • Latest Who’s Who?
  • Sports & Games

NOTE: To know more about UPCET 2021 Syllabus by Official for all courses. Click Here

Sample Paper

Here we have provided UPCET 2021 Sample Papers that will definitely help you to crack the examination.


S.noTopicsPaper Set-1Paper Set-2
1Electromagnetic inductionClick HereClick Here
2Work Power and EnergyClick HereClick Here
3Motion in one dimensionClick HereClick Here
4Motion in Two DimensionClick HereClick Here
5Oscillatory MotionClick HereClick Here


S.noTopicsPaper Set-1Paper Set-2
1Atomic StructureClick HereClick Here
2Chemical BondingClick HereClick Here
3Redox ReactionsClick HereClick Here
4Acid-Base ConceptsClick HereClick Here
5Periodic TableClick HereClick Here


S.noTopicsPaper Set-1Paper Set-2
1Genetics and EvolutionClick HereClick Here
2Plant PhysiologyClick HereClick Here
3Diversity in Living WorldClick HereClick Here
4Human PhysiologyClick HereClick Here
5Ecology & EnvironmentClick HereClick Here


S.noTopicsPaper Set-1Paper Set-2
1Coordinate GeometryClick HereClick Here
2VectorsClick HereClick Here
3ProbabilityClick HereClick Here
4CalculusClick HereClick Here
5TrigonometryClick HereClick Here
NOTE: Click Here to practice with topper recommend E-book

UPSEE 2019 Previous Year Papers

UPSEE Previous Year Papers 2019

S.No.UPSEE Question paperQuestion Papers
1Set – 1Click here
2Set – 2Click here
3Set – 3Click here
4Set – 4Click here
5Set – 5Click here
6Set – 6Click here
7Set – 7Click here
8Set – 8Click here

Previous Year Papers 2018

S.No.Question paperQuestion Paper
1Set – 1Click here
2Set – 2Click here
3Set – 3Click here

Admit Card

  • The UPCET 2021 Admit Card is issued provisionally to the candidates, subject to the fulfilment of the eligibility conditions.
  • Admit card 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 Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test 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.
  • Admit Card is not transferable to any other person. Impersonation is a legally punishable offence.
  • No candidate will be allowed to appear at the examination centre, on a Date and Timing other than that allotted to him/her in his/her Admit Card.
  • In case the candidate is unable to download Admit Card from the website, the candidate should approach the NTA Help Line 011 4075 9000 between 10.00 am and 05.00 pm from Monday to Saturday or write to NTA at upcet@nta.ac.in

In case of any discrepancy in the details filled by the candidate or their photograph and signatures shown in the Admit Card and Confirmation Page, the candidate may immediately approach the Help Line between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm. In such cases, candidates would appear in the examination with the already downloaded Admit Card. However, NTA will take necessary action to make corrections in the records later.

> Candidate must have the Admit Card to appear in the examination. > Candidate may please note that Admit Card will not be sent by post.
> In no case, the duplicate Admit Card for UPCET 2021 would be issued at the Examination Centres.
> Candidate must not mutilate/ disfigure the Admit Card or change any entry made therein.
> Candidates are advised to preserve their Admit Card in good condition for future reference.
> No Admit Card shall be issued to the candidates whose applications are found to be incomplete for any reason (including indistinct/ doubtful photographs/without uploaded signatures) or who do not fulfil the eligibility criteria for the examination.
However,> Issue of Admit Card shall not necessarily mean acceptance of eligibility, which shall be further scrutinized at subsequent stages of the admission process.

UPCET 2021 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 UPCET 2021 Answer Key, candidates may regularly check updates on the NTA website after the examination.
  • Candidates will be given an opportunity to make an online challenge, within a specified period, against the provisional Answer Key on payment of a nonrefundable processing fee of Rs. 200/- per answer challenged.
  • The provisional Answer Keys are likely to be displayed for two to three days.
  • Only paid challenges made during stipulated time through key challenge link will be considered.

NOTE: To know more about UPCET 2021 answer, objection, Procedure for Declaration of Result, Re-checking/Re-evaluation of Answer Sheets by Official. Click Here


Results will be published by NTA on its website https://upcet.nta.nic.in/. Candidates will be informed through email and SMS about it. Candidates are advised not to call the NTA Help Desk to find out about the date or the results of UPCET 2021. The respective mark-sheet can be downloaded by individual candidates through their login on the website https://upcet.nta.nic.in/. The date of declaration of the result will be hosted on the NTA website.

NOTE: To know more about UPCET 2021 Result, UPCET Score, Validity of Result, Admission Policy, Legal Jurisdiction etc., by Official. Click Here

UPCET 2021 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. For an idea, we are providing the UPSEE 2020, 2019, 2018 Cutoff.

UPSEE Cutoff 2020

RoundsUPSEE Cutoff Download Link
Round 1Click Here
Round 2Click Here
Round 3Click Here
Round 4Click Here

UPSEE Cutoff 2019

UPSEE Cutoff 2019Opening and closing rank
Round 1Click here
Round 2Click here
Round 3Click here
Round 4Click here

NOTE: To know more about UPCET 2021 Merit List Criteria by Official. Click Here

Admission Procedure (Other Provisions)

NTA is only an exam conducting body. Its role is confined to registering candidates
for the exam, conducting the exam and processing and providing results. It does not
have any role in the admission process. Provisions relating to Admission to the various courses as stated in the previous chapters areas contained in the Information Brochure, available on the websites of the respective Universities. Brief details are given below. Candidates are advised to
read the Information Brochure on the websites of the respective Universities for detailed guidelines.

NOTE: To Know more information about UPCET 2021 Admission Procedure like Weightage to Candidates from Rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, (NRI) Candidates, Kashmiri Migrants, PwD etc. Click Here

Exam Day Guidelines

Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test 2021 Barred Items

Candidates are not allowed to carry the following items inside the examination centre
under any circumstances. Candidates will be subjected to extensive and compulsory
frisking before entering the exam centre with the help of handheld metal detectors.

  • Any stationery item like textual material (printed or written) bits of papers, geometry/pencil box, Plastics Pouch, calculator, pen, scale, writing pad, pen drives, eraser, electronic pen or scanner etc
  • Any communication device like mobile phone, earphone, blue tooth, earphones, microphone, pager, health band or any kind of electronic device/gadget etc
  • Other items like wallet, goggles, handbags, belt, cap etc
  • Any watch or wristwatch, bracelet, camera etc.

NOTE: To Know more information about UPCET 2021 Exam Day Guidelines, Click Here

Reservation Criteria

Reservation of Seats under different Schemes in the first year (which are subject to change even upto the date of admission, as per the orders of Govt. of Uttar Pradesh).

Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test Vertical Reservation (Category):

CategoryPercentage of Reservation
(a) Scheduled Caste from U.P21%
(b) Scheduled Tribe from U.P02%
(c) Other Backward Classes from U.P27%

Horizontal Reservation (Sub-category available in each category):

Sub-Category  CodeMaximum Percentage of Total Seats
(a) Dependents of Freedom Fighters from U.P.UPFF02%
(b) 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. & posted outside U.P.    UPAF    05%
(c) Divyangjan from U.P.UPHC03%
(d) Female from U.P.UPGL20%

NOTE: To Know more information about UPCET 2021 Reservation Criteria by Official Click Here

Exam Center

The Admission Seekers can check the complete list below of UPCET 2021 Exam Centre Cities:

Sr No Name of the State Name of the cities in UP City Code
1 Uttar Pradesh Agra Up01
2 Uttar Pradesh Aligarh Up02
3 Uttar Pradesh Allahabad/ Prayagraj Up03
4 Uttar Pradesh Ambedkar Nagar Up25
5 Uttar Pradesh Azamgarh Up19
6 Uttar Pradesh Ballia Up20
7 Uttar Pradesh Banda Up26
8 Uttar Pradesh Barabanki Up27
9 Uttar Pradesh Bareilly Up04
10 Uttar Pradesh Basti Up28
11 Uttar Pradesh Bijnor Up21
12 Uttar Pradesh Bulandshahr Up29
13 Uttar Pradesh Deoria Up30
14 Uttar Pradesh Etawah Up31
15 Uttar Pradesh Faizabad/Ayodhya Up06
16 Uttar Pradesh Firozabad Up22
17 Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad Up07
18 Uttar Pradesh Ghazipur Up23
19 Uttar Pradesh Gorakhpur Up08
20 Uttar Pradesh Greater Noida Up09
21 Uttar Pradesh Jalaun (Orai) Up32
22 Uttar Pradesh Jaunpur Up24
23 Uttar Pradesh Jhansi Up10
24 Uttar Pradesh Kanpur Dehat Up11
25 Uttar Pradesh Kanpur Up11
26 Uttar Pradesh Kushinagar Up33
27 Uttar Pradesh Lakhimpur Kheri Up34
28 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow Up12
29 Uttar Pradesh Mathura Up13
30 Uttar Pradesh Mau Up35
31 Uttar Pradesh Meerut Up14
32 Uttar Pradesh Mirzapur Up36
33 Uttar Pradesh Moradabad Up15
34 Uttar Pradesh Muzaffarnagar Up16
35 Uttar Pradesh Noida Up09
36 Uttar Pradesh Raebareili Up37
37 Uttar Pradesh Saharanpur Up38
38 Uttar Pradesh Shahjanpur Up39
39 Uttar Pradesh Sitapur Up17
40 Uttar Pradesh Sultanpur Up40
41 Uttar Pradesh Varanasi Up18
Name of the cities outside UP
42 Assam Guwahati AM02
43 Bihar Bhagalpur BR02
44 Bihar Gaya BR05
45 Bihar Patna BR07
46 Chandigarh Chandigarh CH01
47 Delhi/Ncr Delhi/New Delhi DL01
48 Haryana Gurugram HR04
49 Jammu and Kashmir Jammu JK02
50 Jharkhand Ranchi JH04
51 Karnataka Bangalore KK04
52 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal MP03
53 Maharashtra Mumbai MR16
54 Rajasthan Ajmer RJ01
55 Rajasthan Jaipur RJ06
56 Rajasthan Udaipur RJ11
57 Tamil Nadu Chennai TN01
58 Telangana Hyderabad TL01
59 Uttarakhand Dehradun UK01
60 Uttarakhand Roorkee UK06
61 West Bengal Kolkata WB10

UPCET 2021 Exam Official Notification in PDF

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q. UPCET B. Pharma entrance exam syllabus?

A. UPCET B.Pharma entrance exam syllabus is:
UPCET 2021 B.Pharm Syllabus
To check the complete syllabus, read the above article.

Q. What is the UPCET exam for?

A. Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (Formerly Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test – UPCET) is the entrance test for admissions to various UG and PG courses in institutes affiliated to AKTU Lucknow, MMMUT, and other UPSEE participating institutes /universities.

Q. What is the UPCET form?

A. UP has entrusted the Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET)– 2021 to National Testing Agency (NTA). UPCET-2021 covers admission to various courses offered by AKTU, MMMUT and HBTU, and other specified Universities in Uttar Pradesh for the academic year 2021-22.

Q. Is UPCET 2021 Cancelled?

A. The application process of UPCET 2021 has been postponed. The final dates of the UPCET 2021 exam will be released on the official website of UPCET soon.

Q. UPCET Stand for?

A. Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test

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