NTA is in charge of releasing the UPCET syllabus 2021. From this year on, the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE) will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA). It has been renamed as Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET). This year, UPCET exam will be conducted on 18th May 2021. Furthermore, from this year, no entrance examination will be conducted by AKTU.
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).
- National Test Agency (NTA) has now released an official notification announcing the new exam date and schedule. The exam will now be conducted on 18th May instead of 16 May, as per the notice.
- UPCET 2021 will be conducted on 16th May 2021.
- UPCET registration process 2021 has started from 26th March 2021
- The last date for submission of UPCET online admission forms is 25th April 2021.
Table of Contents
- UPCET Syllabus – Exam Pattern for BTech Courses
- UPCET Syllabus – Section-wise Topics
- UPCET Syllabus for Physics (for Paper 1 & 2)
- UPCET Syllabus for Chemistry (for Paper 1 & 2)
- UPCET Syllabus for Biology (for Paper 2 – Zoology)
- UPCET Syllabus for Biology (for Paper 2 – Botany)
- UPCET Syllabus for Agricultural Physics & Chemistry (for AG-I section, Paper 3)
- UPCET Syllabus for Agricultural Engineering & Statistics (for AG-II section, Paper 3)
- UPCET Syllabus for Agronomy & Agricultural Botany (for AG-III section, Paper 3)
- UPCET Syllabus for Paper 5 (Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Engineering)
- UPCET Syllabus for PAPER – 4 (Aptitude Test for General Awareness (BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/ Integrated MBA)
- UPCET Syllabus for PAPER – 5 (Aptitude Test for Lateral Entry in Engineering (B.SC Graduates) / Lateral Entry in 2nd Year MCA)
- UPCET Syllabus for Paper 6 (Aptitude Test for MBA/ MCA)
- UPCET Syllabus for Paper 7 (Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Pharmacy)
- UPCET Syllabus – Preparation Tips
- UPCET Syllabus – FAQs
UPCET Syllabus – Exam Pattern for BTech Courses
Paper 1 [BTech/ BTech (Agriculture Engineering)]
|Section||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
Paper 2 [BTech (Bio-Technology)]
|Section||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
Paper 3 [BTech (Agriculture Engineering)]
|Section||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
Paper 5 [BTech 2nd Year (Lateral Entry)]
|Section||Number of Questions||Total Marks|
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 2021.
UPCET Syllabus for Physics (for Paper 1 & 2)
|Measurement||Dimensional analysis and error estimation
Dimensional compatibility and significant figures
|Motion in one dimension||Average 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
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
|Rotation of a rigid body about a fixed axis||Angular velocity and angular acceleration
Rotational motion with constant angular acceleration relationship between angular and linear quantities
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
Kepler’s laws and motion of planets
Planetary and satellite motion
|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
Variations of pressure with depth
Buoyant forces and Archimedes principle
Pascal’s law, Bernoulli’s theorem and its application
Angle of contact
Coefficient of viscosity
|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
Newton’s law of cooling
Black body radiation
Wien’s displacement law
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
Principle of superposition
Formation of standing waves
Standing waves in strings and pipes, beats
Electric field and potential due to point charge
Dipole and its field along the axis and perpendicular to axis
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
|Current Electricity||Concept of free and bound electrons
Drift velocity and mobility
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
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
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.
Self and mutual induction
Hysteresis loss and its importance
|Ray Optics and optical instruments||Sources of light
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
Bohr’s model of hydrogen atom and its spectra
solar spectrum and Fraunhofer lines
fluorescence and phosphorescence
X-Rays and their productions, characteristic and continuous spectra
radioactive decay laws
Emission of α, β and γ rays
Mass – defect
Mass Energy equivalence
Classification of conductors
Insulators and semiconductors based on energy bands in solids
Transistor as an amplifier and Oscillator
Principles of Logic Gates (AND, OR and NOT)
Analog Vs Digital communication
Difference between Radio and television
Principle of LASER and MASER
Spontaneous and stimulated Emission.
UPCET Syllabus for Chemistry (for Paper 1 & 2)
|Atomic Structure||Bohr’s concept
molecular orbital theory for Homonuclear molecules
Pauli’s exclusion principle
Hybridization involving s, p and d orbitals
|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
Ostwald’s dilution law
pH and buffer solution
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
Tyndall effect, coagulation and peptization
|Colligative Properties of Solution||Lowering of vapor 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
Electronegativity & electron affinity
|Preparation and Properties of the following||Hydrogen peroxide
Plaster of paris
White and red lead
Microcosmic salt and bleaching powder
|Thermochemistry||Exothermic & endothermic reactions Heat of reaction
Heat of combustion & formation
|General Organic Chemistry||Shape of organic compounds
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|
|Preparation and Properties Of the Followings||Hydrocarbons
|Solid State||Structure of simple ionic compounds
Crystal imperfections (point defects only)
|Petroleum||Important industrial fractions
UPCET Syllabus for Biology (for Paper 2 – Zoology)
|Algebra||Sets relations & functions
Mapping Inverse relations
Definition of rationals and integers through equivalence relation
Indices and surds
Solutions of simultaneous and quadratic equations
A.P., G.P. and H.P.
Binomial theorem for any index
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
Properties of triangles
Solution of triangles
Heights and distances
Complex numbers and their properties
Cube roots of unity
|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
Integration of function by parts by substitution and by partial fraction
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
Composition of 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)
|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
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)
|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)
|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)
|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)
- Ability to sketch a given object proportionately and rendering the same in visually appealing manner
- Visualising and drawing the effects of light on the objects and their shadow cast on the surroundings.
- Sense of Perspective Drawing
- Combining and composing given three dimensional elements to form a building or structural form
- Creating interesting two dimensional compositions using given shapes or planner forms
- Creating visual harmony using colors in given composition
- Understanding of scale and sense of proportion
UPCET Syllabus for PAPER – 4 (Aptitude Test for General Awareness (BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/ Integrated MBA)
Reasoning & Logical Deduction
- Geometrical designs & Identification
- Selection of related letters / words / numbers /figures
- Identification of odd thing / item out of 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
Numerical Ability & Scientific Aptitude
- Arithmetical questions up to 10th standard
- Calculation of fraction, percentages, square roots, etc.
- Profit & Loss and Interest calculations
- Data/Table analysis, Graph & Bar Diagram and Pie Chart analysis
- Questions related to common use of science (Physics & Chemistry)
- Health & Nutrition
- 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
- Word Meanings
- Antonyms & Synonyms
- Meaning of Phrases & Idioms
- Fill in the blanks
- Complete / Improvement of the sentences with correct use of Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs & Adjectives
- 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 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
- Before proceeding with the preparations, the candidates must go through the syllabus thoroughly for the preferred course.
- 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.
- Along with the syllabus, aspirants must also have a look at the exam pattern to understand the insights of the exam.
- 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.
- This will help them to get a better idea about the types of questions which will be asked in the exam.
- 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 2021 will be different.
Q. Is it really beneficial taking the mock tests of UPCET 2021?
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.
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