UPCET Syllabus – Paper wise Syllabus, Preparation

NTA is in charge of releasing the UPCET syllabus 2022. The UPCET syllabus is released paper-wise on the official website of the exam. UPCET syllabus is one of the major keys to analyse and prepare for the exam.

A total of 150 questions are asked in the UPCET BTech papers (1, 2, 3) of 600 marks and 100 questions from Paper 5 [BTech 2nd Year (Lateral Entry)] of 400 marks. Candidates are required to answer Paper 1, 2, 3 within 180 minutes (3 hours) and Paper 5 in 90 minutes (1.5 hours).

Candidates must note that the UPCET notification does not mention the UPCET syllabus. Hence, in this article, the Buddy4Study Team provides you with a list of topics as per the previous years’ question papers.

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UPCET Syllabus – Exam Pattern for BTech Courses

Paper 1 [BTech/ BTech (Agriculture Engineering)]

Section Number of Questions Total Marks
Physics 50 200
Chemistry 50 200
Mathematics 50 200
Total 150 600

Paper 2 [BTech (Bio-Technology)]

Section Number of Questions Total Marks
Physics 50 200
Chemistry 50 200
Mathematics 50 200
Total 150 600

Paper 3 [BTech (Agriculture Engineering)]

Section Number of Questions Total Marks
Physics 50 200
Chemistry 50 200
Mathematics 50 200
Total 150 600

Paper 5 [BTech 2nd Year (Lateral Entry)]

Section Number of Questions Total Marks
Total 100 400

UPCET Syllabus – Section-wise Topics

UPCET syllabus is divided into 3 segments or subjects. It comprises 150 questions on Physics (50 marks), Chemistry (50 marks) and Mathematics (50 marks).

Find below all the important topics related to each subject covered in the prescribed syllabus of UPCET 2022.

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UPCET Syllabus for Physics (for Paper 1 & 2)

Units Topics
Measurement Dimensional analysis and error estimation

Dimensional compatibility and significant figures

Motion in one dimension Average velocity

instantaneous velocity

One-dimensional motion with constant accelerations

Freely falling bodies

Laws of Motion Force and inertia

Newton’s laws of motion and their significance

Motion in two dimensions Projectile motion, uniform circular motion,

Tangential and radial acceleration in curve-linear motion,

Relative motion and relative acceleration

Work, Power, and Energy Work done by constant and variable forces

Kinetic and potential energy, power

Conservative and non-conservative forces

Conservation of energy

Gravitational energy

Work-energy theorem

Potential energy stored in a spring

Linear Momentum & collisions Linear momentum & impulse

Conservation of linear momentum for the two-particle system


Collision in one dimension

Collision in two dimensions

Rocket propulsion

Rotation of a rigid body about a fixed axis Angular velocity and angular acceleration

Rotational kinematics

Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration relationship between angular and linear quantities

Rotational energy

Moment of inertia for a ring, rod, spherical shell, sphere and plane lamina

Torque and angular acceleration, work, and energy in rotational motion

Rolling motion of a solid sphere and cylinder

Gravitation Gravitational field

Kepler’s laws and motion of planets

Planetary and satellite motion

Geostationary satellite

Oscillatory motion Harmonic motion

Oscillatory motion of mass attached to a spring

Kinetic and potential energy

Time Period of a simple pendulum

Comparing simple and harmonic motion with uniform circular motion

Forced oscillations, damped oscillations, and resonance

Mechanics of solids and fluids States of matter young’s modulus

Bulk modulus
Shear modulus of rigidity

Variations of pressure with depth

Buoyant forces and Archimedes principle

Pascal’s law, Bernoulli’s theorem and its application

Surface energy

Surface tension

Angle of contact

Capillary rise

Coefficient of viscosity

Viscous force

Terminal velocity

Stoke’s law

Streamline motion

Reynold’s numbers

Heat and thermodynamics First law of thermodynamics

Specific heat of an ideal gas at constant volume and constant pressure and relation between them

Thermodynamics process (reversible, irreversible, isothermal, adiabatic)

Second law of thermodynamics

Concept of entropy and concept of absolute scale

Efficiency of a Carnot engine

Thermal conductivity

Newton’s law of cooling

Black body radiation

Wien’s displacement law

Stefan’s law

Wave Wave motion

Phase, amplitude, and velocity of wave

Newton’s formula for longitudinal waves

Propagation of sound waves in air

Effect of temperature and pressure on velocity of sound

Laplace’s correction

Principle of superposition

Formation of standing waves

Standing waves in strings and pipes, beats

Doppler’s effect

Electrostatics Coulomb’s law

Electric field and potential due to point charge

Dipole and its field along the axis and perpendicular to axis

electric flux

Gauss’s theorem and its applications to find the field due to infinite Sheet of charge, and inside the hollow conducting sphere


Parallel plate capacitor 31 with air and dielectric medium between the Plates

Series and parallel combination of capacitors

Energy of a capacitor

Displacement currents

Current Electricity Concept of free and bound electrons

Drift velocity and mobility

Electric current

Ohm’s law



Temperature dependency of resistance

Resistance in series and parallel combination

Kirchhoff’s law and their application to network of resistances

Principle of potentiometer

Effect of temperature on resistance and its application

Magnetic Effect of Current Magnetic field due to current

Biot-Savart’s law

magnetic field due to solenoid

motion of charge in a magnetic field

force on current-carrying conductors and torque on current loop in a magnetic field

magnetic flux

forces between two parallel current-carrying conductors

moving coil galvanometer and its conversion into ammeter and voltmeter

Magnetism in Matter The magnetization of substance due to orbital and spin motions of electrons

Magnetic moment of atoms




Earth’s magnetic field and its components and their measurement

Electromagnetic induction Induced E.M.F.

Faraday’s laws

Lenz’s law

Electromagnetic induction

Self and mutual induction

B-H curve

Hysteresis loss and its importance

Eddy currents

Ray Optics and optical instruments Sources of light

Luminous intensity

Luminous flux



Wave nature of light

Huygen’s theory for propagation of light and rectilinear propagation of light

Reflection of light

Total internal reflection

Reflection and refraction at spherical surfaces

Focal length of a combination of lenses

Spherical and chromatic aberration and their removal

Refraction and dispersion of light due to a prism

Simple and compound microscope

Reflecting and refracting telescope

Magnifying power and resolving power

Wave Optics Coherent and incoherent sources of light


Young’s double-slit experiment diffraction due to a single slit, linearly Polarized light


Modern Physics Photo-electric equation

Matter waves


Planck’s hypothesis

Bohr’s model of hydrogen atom and its spectra

ionization potential

Rydberg constant

solar spectrum and Fraunhofer lines

fluorescence and phosphorescence

X-Rays and their productions, characteristic and continuous spectra

Nuclear Instability

radioactive decay laws

Emission of α, β and γ rays

Mass – defect

Mass Energy equivalence

Nuclear Fission

Nuclear Reactors

Nuclear Fusion

Classification of conductors

Insulators and semiconductors based on energy bands in solids

PN junction

PN Diode

Junction Transistors

Transistor as an amplifier and Oscillator

Principles of Logic Gates (AND, OR and NOT)

Analog Vs Digital communication

Difference between Radio and television

Signal propagation

Principle of LASER and MASER

Population Inversion

Spontaneous and stimulated Emission.

UPCET Syllabus for Chemistry (for Paper 1 & 2)

Units Topics
Atomic Structure Bohr’s concept

Quantum numbers

Electronic configuration

molecular orbital theory for Homonuclear molecules

Pauli’s exclusion principle

Chemical Bonding Electrovalency


Hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals

Hydrogen bonding

Redox Reactions Oxidation number

Oxidising and reducing agents

Balancing of equations

Chemical Equilibrium and Kinetics The equilibrium constant (for gaseous system only)

Le Chatelier’s principle

Ionic equilibrium

Ostwald’s dilution law


pH and buffer solution

Solubility product

Common ion effect

Rate constant and first-order reaction

Acid-Base Concepts Bronsted Lowry & Lewis

Electrochemistry: Electrode potential and electrochemical series

Catalysis: Types and applications

Colloids Types and preparation

Brownian movement

Tyndall effect, coagulation and peptization

Colligative Properties of Solution Lowering of vapor pressure

Osmotic pressure

Depression of freezing point

Elevation of boiling point

Determination of molecular weight

Periodic Table Classification of elements based on electronic configuration

Properties of s, p and d block elements

Ionization potential

Electronegativity & electron affinity

Preparation and Properties of the following Hydrogen peroxide

Copper sulfate

Silver nitrate

Plaster of paris


Mohr’s salt


White and red lead

Microcosmic salt and bleaching powder

Sodium thiosulfate.

Thermochemistry Exothermic & endothermic reactions Heat of reaction

Heat of combustion & formation


Hess’s law

General Organic Chemistry Shape of organic compounds

Inductive effect

Mesomeric effect

Electrophiles & nucleophiles

Reaction intermediates: carbonium ion, carbanions & free radical,

Types of organic reactions, Cannizzaro Friedel Craft, Perkin, Aldol condensation

Isomerism Structural, Geometrical & Optical
IUPAC Nomenclature of simple organic compounds
Polymers Addition & condensation polymers
Corbohydrates Monosaccharides
Preparation and Properties Of the Followings Hydrocarbons

Monohydric alcohols



Monocarboxylic acids

Primary amines






Benzoic acid

Grignard Reagent.

Solid State Structure of simple ionic compounds

Crystal imperfections (point defects only)

Born-Haber cycle

Petroleum Important industrial fractions


Octane number

Anti-knocking compounds

UPCET Syllabus for Biology (for Paper 2 – Zoology)

Units Topics
Algebra Sets relations & functions

De-Morgan’s Law

Mapping Inverse relations

Equivalence relations

Peano’s axioms

Definition of rationals and integers through equivalence relation

Indices and surds

Solutions of simultaneous and quadratic equations

A.P., G.P. and H.P.


Partial fraction

Binomial theorem for any index

Exponential series

Logarithm and Logarithmic series

Determinants and their use in solving simultaneous linear equations


Algebra of matrices

Inverse of a matrix

Use of matrix for solving equations

Probability Definition, Dependent and independent events

Numerical problem on addition and multiplication

Theorem of probability

Trigonometry Identities

Trigonometric equations

Properties of triangles

Solution of triangles

Heights and distances

Inverse function

Complex numbers and their properties

Cube roots of unity

De-Moivre’s theorem.

Co-ordinate Geometry Pair of straight lines


General equation of second degree


Ellipse and hyperbola

Tracing of conics

Calculus Limits & continuity of functions

Differentiation of function

Tangents & normal

Simple examples of Maxima & Minima

Indeterminate forms

Integration of function by parts by substitution and by partial fraction

Definite integral

Application to volumes and surfaces of frustums of sphere, cone and cylinder

Differential equations of first order and of first degree

Vectors Algebra of vectors

Scalar and vector products of two and three vectors and their applications

Dynamics Velocity

Composition of velocity

Relative velocity


Composition of accelerations

Motion under gravity


Laws of motion

Principles of conservation of momentum and energy

Direct impact of smooth bodies

Statics Composition of coplanar

Concurrent and parallel forces moments and couples resultant of set of coplanar forces and condition of equilibrium

determination of centroid in simple cases

Problems involving friction

UPCET Syllabus for Biology (for Paper 2 – Botany)

Units Topics
Plant Cell Structure & functions electron microscopic structured mitochondria, Plastids centrosomes. Lysosomes, microsomes, endoplasmic reticulum, Nucleus, Golgibodes, D.N.A & R.N.A. Cytoplasm, membranes and cell wall
Protoplasm Structure, components physical and chemical properties. Cell division (formation) – free cell formation, Amitosis & Meiosis, Duplication of D.N.A
Ecology Ecological factors (atmospheric, edaphic, climatic, geological & biotic factors)
Ecosystem Structure, components of ecosystem eg. Water soluble minerals and gases, producers consumers, decomposers, Pond and forest ecosystem.

Atmospheric pollution-causes and control, Types of pollution – Detergents, chemicals automobile exhaust, Radioactive matter, Smog, sound, Pesticides

Genetics Mendalism, Mendals experiment and law of inheritance. Modern Classification of plant kingdom- (according to Ostwald & Tippo) (outline).
Seeds in angiospermic plants Description of development of angiospermic plants (life history of angiospermic plants).
Fruits Dispersal of fruits and seeds
Cell differentiation Plant Tissue Meristematic classification of meristematic & permanent tissue and functions and classification of tissue system
Anatomy of Root, stem and leaf Difference between dicot and Monocot stem. Secondary growth of stem and root. Anatomy of hydrophytes, Xeophytes & Mesophytes
Important phylums Algae: Habitat, general characters & uses, description of ulothrix & spirogyra.

Bacteria: structure – types of nutrition, reproduction and economic importance.

Fungi: structure description of Rhizopus and yeast and their economic importance, Fermentation.

Broyophyta: structure and economic importance, description of funaria (Moss)

Pteridophyta: general structures of pteridophytes description of fern (Droypteris)

General study of gymnosperms and life history of cycas.

Classification of angiosperm

Description of families – identification and economic importance

Cruciferae, Malvaceae, Leguminosae, compositeae, cucurbitaceae

Soil Absorption of water through root hairs osmosis, Translocation and Root pressure

Nitrogen cycle.

Special modes of nutrition in plants (Autotrophic, heterotrophic, Parasites, saprophytes, Symbionts insectivorous and their ecological relation

Photosynthesis Chloroplast, light, chlorophyll and Carbon dioxide, Mechanism of photosynthesis formation of A.T.P. and their functions and importance of photosynthesis.

Transpiration: factors and importance, Mechanism of opening and closing of stomata.

Respiration: aerobic, anaerobic respiration, mechanism of respiration (Glycolysis, Kreb’s cycle, E.T.S.)

Growth & movement: definition of growth, Region of growth & their measurements, types of movements in plants, Growth harmone

UPCET Syllabus for Agricultural Physics & Chemistry (for AG-I section, Paper 3)

Units Topics
Agricultural Physics Unit, measurement, Vernier, screw gauge, Force-analysis, force parallelogram, momentum of force, equilibrium of forces, velocity and acceleration, speed, laws of motion, gravitational motion, acceleration due to gravity, circular motion, Centrifugal and centripetal forces, pressure, Capillary force and tension, atmospheric surface-barometer, Boyle’s law, friction and simple example of its laws, Working of common 38 pumps, operation, performance, power and energy, heat and temperature, radiation, convection and conduction, heat conductance, specific heat in relation to solids, physical change in the solid due to heat, latent heat, relationship between heat and work, dew point, relative humidity and its determination, formation of clouds, fog frost, snow and halls, weather and its forecasting
Agricultural Chemistry Matter – solid and liquid, physical and chemical changes, element, mixture, compound, laws of chemical combination, laws of conservation, laws of proportion, laws of gases, explanation of above laws in reference to atomic principle, atomic laws, new & old concepts, definition, simple explanation and interrelationship of the following: Valency, atomic weight, molecular weight, equivalent weight, structure of atom, Avogadro’s hypothesis and its uses, ionic theory, difference between atom and ion, explanation of the following with the help of ionic theory, electrolysis, acid, alkali, salt, water, hydrolysis and neutralisations, oxidation and reduction, classification of elements.

Inorganic Chemistry: Water and its hardness, methods of treatment of hard water and soft water, occurrence of compounds, properties and uses of the followings elements nitrogen, ammonia, nitric acid, carbon, carbon dioxide, phosphoric acid, sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid, chlorine, hydrochloric acid. Occurrence properties, uses and their functions in the plants of the following: Sodium, sodium chloride, sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium phosphate, sodium nitrate, potassium sulfate, Calcium, calcium oxide, calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate and calcium nitrate, Iron, sulfate and iron phosphate, aluminum, aluminum sulfate and aluminum phosphate Nitrogen cycle, Fixation of nitrogen in the soil, function of Super-phosphate and phosphorus in plant, nitrogen fertilizers.

Organic Chemistry: Formation of organic compounds, physical properties, nomenclature, general knowledge of the following compounds, simple formulae, general properties and main uses, Structural formula of the following: Hydrocarbon (saturated and unsaturated) alcohol ethyl alcohol and glycol, aldehyde and ketones, formaldehyde, acetone, amine and oxide, methyl and ethylamine, urea, Acids: acetic, benzoic, lactic, Oxalic acids, fats and oils, soap and saponification, carbohydrates, glucose, fructose, starch, simple methods of making benzene and phenol and their properties

UPCET Syllabus for Agricultural Engineering & Statistics (for AG-II section, Paper 3)

Units Topics
Agricultural Engineering Properties of different materials used in agricultural implements, Classification of plough their merits, comparison, common troubles in their operation and precautions, maintenance, assembly, cost and comparison of cultivation harrow, hoe, float, scraper and seed drill, draft of implements. Their measurements, factors affecting draft. Water lifts, their discharge, capacities, command area, and cost of irrigation (water lifts should include common water lifts and low lift pumps). Tillage and ploughing, types of ploughing and their merits. Types and objects tillage. Chemical and Physical effects of tillage practices for different crops. Transmission of power through gears. Pulleys and belts, hand operated chaff cutters, cane crusher, winnowing fan, and splash threshers.
Agricultural Statistics Collection of data, classification and tabulation, frequency distribution, mean and their kinds, merits and demerits. Measurements of dispersion

UPCET Syllabus for Agronomy & Agricultural Botany (for AG-III section, Paper 3)

Units Topics
Agronomy Crops: Cultivation, practices of common crops of India and their varieties.

Soils: Origin, classification and physical properties of soils, soil conservation.

Manures and Manuring: Nutrients for plants growth, uptake of N.P.K. organic and inorganic fertilizers, farmyard and green manures, their properties and method of application, knowledge of following manures and fertilizer: FYM, compost, urinated soil, castor and groundnut cake, ammonium sulfate, sodium nitrate, super phosphate, potassium sulfate, urea, CAN ammonium chloride and mixtures.

Irrigation & Drainage: Methods, measurement and type of irrigation and drainage systems, Cultivation practices of common vegetable and fruit crops

Agricultural Botany External morphology of plants, function and modification of stem, root and leaves, structure and function of different parts of flower, type of inflorescence, pollen and pollination, classification, structure, germination and dispersal of seeds, type of function and their dispersal, internal morphology of plant cell, reproductive organs of angiosperms, knowledge of structure of rlltharis, Absorption, Respiration, Transpiration and carbon assimilation, root pressure, Translocation of foods and storage, Introductory knowledge of Taxonomy and plant kingdom specially Regional and Horticultural plants laminaries, Cruciferous, Leguminous, Cucurbitaceae, Solonaceae, Malbaceae, Elementary Knowledge of mosses, ferns, mucors, bacteria

UPCET Syllabus for Paper 5 (Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Engineering)

Engineering Mechanics, Engineering Graphics, Basic Electrical Engg., Basic Electronics Engg., Elements of computer science, Elementary Biology, Basic Workshop Practice and Physics/Chemistry/Maths of Diploma standard

UPCET Syllabus for Paper 3 (Aptitude Test for Architecture & Design)

Section A (Aesthetic Sensitivity)

Visualizing three dimensional objects from two dimensional drawings Visualizing different sides  Surfaces of three dimensional objects Identifying commonly used materials and objects based on their textural qualities.
Analytical Reasoning Mental Ability Imaginative comprehension and expression Architectural awareness  

Section B (Drawing Aptitude)

  1. Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner
  2. Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the objects and their shadow cast on the surroundings.
  3. Sense of Perspective Drawing
  4. Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form
  5. Creating interesting two dimensional compositions using given shapes or planner forms
  6. Creating visual harmony using colors in given composition
  7. Understanding of scale and sense of proportion

*Note – Mathematics syllabus is as same as Paper 1 & 2.Stay updated with latest exam alerts

UPCET Syllabus for PAPER – 4 (Aptitude Test for General Awareness (BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/ Integrated MBA)   

Reasoning & Logical Deduction

  1. Geometrical designs & Identification
  2. Selection of related letters / words / numbers /figures
  3. Identification of odd thing / item out of a group
  4. Completion of numerical series based on the pattern /logic
  5. Fill in the blanks of the series based on the numerical pattern and logic of the series
  6. Syllogisms (logic based questions), Identification of logic & selection of correct answers based on the logic

Numerical Ability & Scientific Aptitude

  1. Arithmetical questions up to 10th standard
  2. Calculation of fraction, percentages, square roots, etc.
  3. Profit & Loss and Interest calculations
  4. Data/Table analysis, Graph & Bar Diagram and Pie Chart analysis
  5. Questions related to common use of science (Physics & Chemistry)
  6. Health & Nutrition

General Knowledge

  1. Current affairs / Events (Political, Social, Cultural & Economics)
  2. Historical events
  3. Geography including Tourist Places/Spots
  4. Current affairs relating to Business & Trade
  5. Countries & Currencies
  6. Latest Who’s Who?
  7. Sports & Games

English Language

  1. Word Meanings
  2. Antonyms & Synonyms
  3. Meaning of Phrases & Idioms
  4. Fill in the blanks
  5. Complete / Improvement of the sentences with correct use of Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs & Adjectives
  6. Reading comprehension followed by questions

UPCET Syllabus for PAPER – 5 (Aptitude Test for Lateral Entry in Engineering (B.SC Graduates) / Lateral Entry in 2nd Year MCA)

Section 1 (Mathematics)

Mathematics syllabus is the same as Paper 1 & 2.

Section 2 (Computer Concepts)

  • Computer Basics
  • Data Representation
  • Data Structures 
  • Computer Architecture
  • Computer Language 

UPCET Syllabus for Paper 6 (Aptitude Test for MBA/ MCA)

Section Subject Topic
Section A  English Language Grammar, vocabulary, uncommon words, sentence completion, synonyms, antonyms, relationship between words & phrases and comprehension of passages
Section B Numerical Aptitude  Numerical calculation, arithmetic, simple algebra, geometry and trigonometry, interpretation of graphs, charts and tables
Section C Thinking & Decision Making  Creative thinking, unfamiliar relationships, verbal reasoning, finding patterns trends and assessment of figures & diagrams
Section D General Awareness  Knowledge of current affairs and other issues related to trade, industry, economy, sports, culture and science

UPCET Syllabus for Paper 7 (Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Pharmacy)

Pharmaceutics-I Pharmaceutical Chemistry -I Pharmacognosy Biochemistry and Clinical Pathology
Human Anatomy and Physiology Health Education & Community Pharmacy Pharmaceutics -II Pharmaceutical Chemistry -II
Harmacology and Toxicology Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence Drug Store and Business management Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy

UPCET Syllabus – Preparation Tips

  1. Before proceeding with the preparations, the candidates must go through the syllabus thoroughly for the preferred course.
  2. After getting familiar with the subject wise syllabus, the aspirants must plan and schedule their preparations as to which topic requires more time and attention.
  3. Along with the syllabus, aspirants must also have a look at the exam pattern to understand the insights of the exam.
  4. Students should take mock tests and attempt sample papers, previous year questions papers, and other practice papers as a part of their preparation schedule as well.
  5. This will help them to get a better idea about the types of questions which will be asked in the exam.
  6. The candidates must evaluate their strengths and weaknesses in all the subjects, and plan their preparations accordingly. 

UPCET Syllabus – FAQs

Q. Will the syllabus of mathematics remain the same for all the papers?

Yes, the syllabus of mathematics will remain unchanged for all the papers.

Q. Does AKTU define a different exam pattern for all the papers?

Yes, the exam pattern for each paper of UPCET 2022 will be different.

Q. Is it really beneficial taking the mock tests of UPCET 2022?

Yes, the aspirants will get an idea about the structure of the paper after taking the mock tests. Aso, these mock test papers are beneficial in gaining the right speed to solve the maximum of the questions within the duration of the exam.

Q. Which books should I prefer to prepare for the UPCET entrance exam for B.Tech admission?

You should count up on the NCERT text books of class 11th and 12th to prepare holistically for the exam.

This was all about the syllabus for the UPCET 2022 exam. In case of any queries, the candidates can feel free to contact us. In case of any update or change in the above mentioned details, we will update this page.

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