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UPESEAT Syllabus – Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Books, Preparation

The UPESEAT or UPES Engineering Aptitude Test is conducted by UPES (University of Petroleum and Engineering Studies) for admission to its B.Tech Engineering programmes. UPESEAT 2020 will be held from July 8 to 12, 2020 in online mode. The last date to apply for UPESEAT 2020 is June 30, 2020 and registrations are open at the official website i.e. upes.ac.in. Students must keep in mind that while 80% of the seats are reserved for candidates who apply for admission through UPESEAT, up to 20% of the seats are reserved for candidates who have valid JEE Main 2020 scores/Class 12 board merit. 

The UPESEAT syllabus 2020 will consist of topics from Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics from class 11 and 12 curriculum. The other two sections in the UPESEAT question paper will include topics on English Language Comprehension and General Awareness. The overall syllabus is largely similar to that of JEE Mains. This computer-based online test will be held for a duration of 180 minutes or 3 hours and will comprise 200 multiple choice questions. 

In this article, you will get acquainted with the exam pattern of UPESEAT entrance test, subject-wise syllabus topics, books to prepare from and preparation tips for aspiring candidates.

Note: Registrations for UPESEAT 2020 are open. Visit www.bit.ly/UPES-BTech

UPESEAT Syllabus 2020- Exam Pattern

To get admission in UPES in different engineering domains, the following exam pattern should be adhered to:

  • Exam Mode: The exam is organized in an online mode.
  • Type of Questions: The question paper has objective-type questions divided into five sections.
  • Subjects/Sections: The questions are asked from Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, English Language Comprehension and Current Affairs/General Awareness.
  • Duration: The duration of the test is 3 hours.
  • Number of Questions: While the Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics sections in the UPESEAT question paper will consist of 50 questions each, English Language Comprehension and General Awareness will comprise 30 questions and 20 questions respectively. The total number of questions in the UPESEAT question paper will be 200.
  • Total Marks: Since the candidates will be awarded one mark for every correct answer, the total marks in UPESEAT is 200.
  • Marking Scheme: +1 mark is awarded for every correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking for wrong answers.

UPESEAT Exam Pattern


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UPESEAT Syllabus – Section-wise Topics

Candidates must know the detailed syllabus of UPESEAT in order to prepare in a focused manner. The UPESEAT syllabus 2020 would be the same as that of JEE Mains.

UPESEAT Chemistry Syllabus:

  1. Some Basic Concepts in Chemistry
  2. The States of Matter
  3. Atomic Structure
  4. Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  5. Chemical Thermodynamics
  6. Solutions
  7. Equilibrium
  8. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  9. Chemical Kinetics
  10. Surface Chemistry
  11. Classification of Elements and Periodicity in Properties
  12. General Principles and Process of Isolation of Metals
  13. Hydrogen
  14. S-Block Elements
  15. P-Block Elements
  16. F-Block Elements
  17. D and F-Block Elements
  18. Environmental Chemistry
  19. Purification and Characterization of Organic Compounds
  20. Hydrocarbons
  21. Organic Compounds Containing Oxygen
  22. Organic Compounds Containing Nitrogen
  23. Biomolecules
  24. Chemistry in Everyday Life

UPESEAT Physics Syllabus:

  1. Physics and Measurement
  2. Kinematics
  3. Laws of Motion
  4. Work Energy and Power
  5. Rotational Motion
  6. Gravitation
  7. Properties of Solids and Liquids
  8. Thermodynamics
  9. Theory of Gases
  10. Oscillation and Waves
  11. Electrostatics
  12. Electricity
  13. Magnetic Effect of Current and Magmatism
  14. Electromagnetic waves
  15. Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  16. Atoms and Nuclei
  17. Electronic Devices
  18. Communication Systems

UPESEAT Mathematics Syllabus:

  1. Sets, Relations, and Functions
  2. Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equation
  3. Matrix and Determinants
  4. Permutations and Combinations
  5. Binomial Theorem and its Simple Application
  6. Sequence and Series
  7. Limit, Continuity, and Differentiability
  8. Integral Calculus
  9. Differential Equation
  10. Coordinate Geometry
  11. Three-Dimensional Geometry
  12. Vector Algebra
  13. Statistics and Probability
  14. Trigonometry
  15. Mathematical Reasoning
  16. Approximation

UPESEAT English Language & Comprehension Syllabus

Students must be aware of the basic concepts of English language, grammar and vocabulary and gather good comprehension skills. 

UPESEAT General Awareness Syllabus

Students must be aware about the recent national and international happenings in the field of science and technology, economy and awards. 

For detailed syllabus topics, click and download the PDF here.

UPESEAT Syllabus – B.Tech Programs offered by UPES



Chemical Engineering

  • B.Tech Applied Petroleum Engineering with Specialization in Gas
  • B.Tech Chemical Engineering with Specialization in Refining & Petrochemicals

Power Engineering

  • B.Tech Electrical Engineering
  • B.Tech Power System Engineering
  • B.Tech Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • B.Tech Electronics IOT Based Instrument
  • B.Tech Electronics Engineering with Specialization in Broadband Communication Technology

Aerospace Engineering

  • B.Tech Aerospace Engineering
  • B.Tech Aerospace Engineering with a specialization In Avionics Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

  • B.Tech Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech Automotive Design Engineering
  • B.Tech Mechatronics Engineering

Petroleum Engineering and Earth Sciences

  • B.Tech Applied Petroleum Engineering
  • B.Tech Geo-Informatics Engineering
  • B.Tech Geo-Science Engineering
  • B.Tech Metallurgical & Materials Engineering
  • B.Sc (Hons) Geology

Civil, Health and Safety Engineering

  • B.Tech Fire & Safety Engineering
  • B.Tech Civil Engineering

Applied Science

  • B.Sc (Hons) Chemistry
  • B.Sc (Hons) Physics
  • B.Sc (Hons) Mathematics

UPESEAT Syllabus 2020 – Important Books

Books that will help the candidates cover the UPESEAT syllabus 2020 are:

  1. Advanced Level Physics by Nelkon and Parker
  2. Concepts of Physics Vol. I by H.C.Verma
  3. Concepts of Physics Vol.II by H.C.Verma
  4. Problems in Physics by A.A.Pinsky
  5. Textbook of Organic Chemistry by Dr.R.K.Gupta
  6. IIT JEE Chemistry Vol. I & Vol. II by Dr.O.P.Agarwal
  7. Senior Secondary School Mathematics for Class 11 by R.S.Aggarwal
  8. Senior Secondary School Mathematics for Class 12 by R.S.Aggarwal

UPESEAT Syllabus – Preparation Tips

  • First, you need to get well versed with the UPESEAT exam pattern and UPESEAT syllabus 2020.
  • Candidates should divide their preparation time in such a way that the syllabus of each section of the exam is completed before time.
  • Students should start their preparations with NCERT books of class 11th and 12th in order to complete all the important topics.
  • Aspirants can refer to other books to prepare for the Maths, Physics and Chemistry sections in the UPESEAT exam, but the priority should be to complete NCERT books first.
  • Revision is an important element of preparation and hence, candidates must give ample time to revision.
  • Candidates should practice more and more sample papers to understand the level of questions asked in UPESEAT. Sample papers should especially be attempted one month prior to the exam on a regular basis.

UPESEAT Syllabus 2020 – FAQs

✔️ What topics are included in the UPESEAT Syllabus 2020?

The syllabus of the UPESEAT entrance exam is similar to that of JEE Mains. It includes topics from Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Apart from these three, you have to also prepare topics from English Language & Comprehension and General Awareness.

✔️ What are the total marks in the UPESEAT exam? What are individual sectional marks?

UPESEAT exam is of 200 marks, out of which PCM (Physics, Chemistry and Maths) carries 50 marks each, English Language and Comprehension carries 30 marks and General Awareness section carries 20 marks.

✔️ Is there negative marking in the UPESEAT exam?

There is no negative marking in the UPESEAT exam.

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