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UPSEE – Latest updates, Highlights of UPSEE Exam 

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UPSEE Exam Date Announced: UPSEE 2020 will be held on September 20, 2020. The last date for submission of UPSEE online admission forms is May 31 (11:59 pm) and the deadline to make corrections in the online forms is June 3,2020 (11:59 pm). 

Every year, Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University conducts the UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam) exam to offer admissions to the aspiring candidates into various courses as offered by the participating institutes. This year, UPSEE exam will be on September 20, 2020. The exam was previously scheduled to be held on August 2, 2020, but has now been rescheduled regarding the safety of the students in awake of the Covid 19 Pandemic. UPSEE is a state level exam conducted to offer admissions to the aspiring candidates into 21 government and 735 private colleges affiliated with AKTU on the basis of UPSEE scores. Apart from the colleges affiliated with the conducting body, other institutes in the Uttar Pradesh state also consider the UPSEE scores as basis for admissions.

Important Update- AKTU released the Admit cards for UPSEE 2020 on 10th September 2020.

Important Update- AKTU released the results of UPSEE 2020 on 15th October 2020. The counselling process will start from 19th October 2020.

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Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, established by the government of Uttar Pradesh state, is a public collegiate university. Around 800 colleges are affiliated to the university. AKTU has its centre and regional offices in Noida as well, which is retained by the Mahamaya Technical University. Earlier, AKTU was situated in the IET campus, Lucknow, which has been recently moved into Jankipuram campus, Lucknow. 

UPSEE – Highlights

  1. The full form of UPSEE exam is Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination
  2. Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) is the responsible authority for the conduct of the UPSEE exam
  3. This state level exam is conducted once every year
  4. Aspirants can register themselves in online mode by paying INR 1300 as the application fee
  5. The exam is conducted in both English and Hindi language
  6. After the declaration of result, the counselling and seat allotment process is conducted in offline mode
  7. Around 815 colleges take the UPSEE scores as the basis of admissions

UPSEE – Important Dates

As discussed above, the UPSEE exam for the year 2020 will now be conducted on September 20, 2020. AKTU will soon be announcing the dates for the online release of the UPSEE admit cards. In the meanwhile, the candidates can go through the exam schedule of 2020 to check the confirmed and tentative dates. As soon as the official announcement regarding the updated dates is made, we will update this page. 

UPSEE – Important UPSEE Exam Dates 2020 Schedule

AKTU has recently confirmed that the UPSEE 2020 exam will be held on September 20, 2020. The official announcement was made by the Pro Vice Chancellor of AKTU, Professor Vineet Kansal, on 3rd of July 2020 through his twitter handle.  The authorities have also extended the last date for submission of UPSEE online admission forms to May 31. Besides, the candidates appearing in UPSEE 2020 can now make a correction in their online forms till June 3,2020.

Events Dates
Online application form submission Jan 27- May 31, 2020
Schedule for application correction window March 18 – June 3
Admit card release date September 10, 2020
UPSEE 2020 exam September 20, 2020
Release of answer key September 20, 2020
Last date to file objections against answer key
Result declaration October 15th, 2020
Counselling commencement October 19th, 2020

Shifts of UPSEE 2020 Exam

Time schedule of the paper Name of the paper
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM Paper 4
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM Paper 5
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM Paper 7
09:00 AM to 11:00 AM Paper 8
11:30 AM to 02:30 PM Paper 1
11:30 AM to 02:30 PM Paper 2
03:00 PM to 05:00PM Paper 6
03:00 PM to 05:30 PM Paper 3

UPSEE – Which courses can candidates qualifying the UPSEE 2020 exam get admission into? 

Aspirants qualifying the UPSEE exam will be eligible for admissions into the following courses-

1st year courses –

  1. B. Arch. (4 years)
  2. B. Des. (4 years)
  3. B. Pharma (4 years)
  4. B. Tech. (4 years)
  5. B. Voc. (4 years)
  6. BFA (4 years)
  7. BFAD (4 years)
  8. BHMCT (4 years)
  9. MBA (4 years)
  10. MCA (4 years)
  11. M. Tech. (Integrated) (5 years)
  12. MBA (Integrated) (5 years)
  13. MCA (Integrated) (5 years)

2nd year courses (Lateral Entry) –

  1. B. Pharma (only for pharmacy diploma holders)
  2. B.Tech (for engineering diploma holders and B.Sc. graduates)
  3. MCA (for BCA, B.Sc {IT or Computer Science} degree holders)

UPSEE – When will AKTU release the admit card for UPSEE 2020?

Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University will release the admit cards for the UPSEE 2020 on 10th September 2020. The admit cards were previously scheduled to be released in the 1st week of September 2020.

The aspirants will be able to access their hall ticket for UPSEE exam 2020 on the official website of the conducting body. It will be mandatory for all the candidates to carry their UPSEE admit cards along with them on the day of exam to the allotted exam centres. Admit card will contain exam date and timing, exam venue, candidates’ details, the roll number of the exam, the paper number along with the exam day guidelines. It is advisable to go through the details mentioned thoroughly, and must contact the concerned authorities immediately in case of any discrepancy or error. Scholarship Registration, Get Scholarship Update

UPSEE – Exam Centres

While filling in the application forms, the candidates get the chance to fill in their preferred exam centres, and on the basis of the availability of the seats the exam centres are allotted to the candidates. Below we have given the detailed list of UPSEE 2020 exam centres for the reference of the aspirants for the exam this year. 

UPSEE 2020 Exam Centres:

UPSEE Exam Centres

UPSEE – What is the exam pattern and syllabus for the UPSEE 2020 exam?

Before proceeding with the preparations, the candidates must get familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus for the exam as defined by the conducting body. Now that the exam has been postponed, the aspirants have more time to prepare for the UPSEE 2020 exam. Below we have given the detailed course wise exam pattern and syllabus for UPSEE exam for the reference of the aspiring candidates.

UPSEE 2020 B.Tech Exam Pattern:

Particulars Details
Mode of exam Offline mode (pen and paper based)
Total number of questions 150 questions, 50 Questions in each sections
Duration of exam 180 minutes (3 hours)
Type of questions Objective type questions (multiple choice questions)
Total marks 600
Marking Scheme 4 marks each will be rewarded for every right answer. There is no provision of negative marking

UPSEE 2020 B.Arch Exam Pattern:

Particulars Details
Mode of exam Offline mode (pen and paper based)
Total number of questions 102 questions, 100 in part A and 2 in part B
Distribution of questions Mathematics and Aesthetic Sensitivity will have 50 questions each, and there will be 2 questions in Drawing Aptitude
Total marks 500
Marking Scheme Part A: Correct Answer (+4 marks), Incorrect/Unanswered (0 Marks)
Part B: Each Question (50 marks)

UPSEE 2020 B.Des Exam Pattern:

Particulars Details
Mode of the exam Offline mode (pen and paper based)
Medium of language of exam Hindi and English
Total number of questions 150 questions, 50 questions each in all subjects
Type of questions Objective type questions (multiple choice questions)
Subjects Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Total marks 600
Marking scheme 4 marks each will be rewarded for every right answer. There is no provision of negative marking

UPSEE 2020 B.Pharma Exam Pattern:

Particulars Details
Mode of exam Offline mode (pen and paper based)
Mode of language of exam English and Hindi
Total number of questions 150 questions, 50 questions each in all subjects
Paper to attempt Either Paper 1 or Paper 2
Subjects Paper 1: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics
Paper 2: Physics, Chemistry, Biology
Total Marks 600
Marking  Scheme 4 marks each will be rewarded for every right answer. There is no provision of negative marking

UPSEE 2020 B.H.M.C.T. Exam Pattern:

Particulars Details
Mode of exam Offline mode (pen and paper based)
Name of the paper  Aptitude Test for General Awareness
Total number of questions 100
Total Marks 400
Marking Scheme 4 marks each will be rewarded for every right answer. There is no provision of negative marking

UPSEE 2020 B.F.A. Exam Pattern:

Particulars Details
Mode of exam Offline mode (pen and paper based)
Name of the paper  Aptitude Test for General Awareness
Total number of questions 75
Total Marks 300
Marking Scheme 4 marks each will be rewarded for every right answer. There is no provision of negative marking
Medium of language of exam Both Hindi and English

UPSEE 2020 M.B.A Exam Pattern:

Particulars Details
Mode of exam Online mode (computer based)
Medium of language of exam Both English and Hindi
Total number of questions 100
Total Marks 400
Type of questions Objective type questions (multiple choice questions)
Marking Scheme 4 marks each will be rewarded for every right answer. There is no provision of negative marking

UPSEE 2020 M.C.A. Exam Pattern:

Particulars Details
Type of questions Objective type questions (multiple choice questions)
Mode of exam Online mode (computer based)
Total number of questions 100
Total marks 400
Medium of language of exam Both English and Hindi
Marking Scheme 4 marks each will be rewarded for every right answer. There is no provision of negative marking

UPSEE – Syllabus

UPSEE 2020 will be conducted to shortlist the candidates for admission into various UG and PG level courses. The syllabus of UPSEE 2020 will vary for each course and the candidates are recommended to prepare as per the defined syllabus. Keeping abreast with the UPSEE syllabus 2020 will help the candidates prepare strategically in sync with the course they have applied for. The detailed UPSEE 2020 syllabus is available in the Appendix A of the information brochure of UPSEE 2020. With the help of official brochure, the candidates can directly access the information brochure and refer to the syllabus for top-level preparation of UPSEE 2020.

Click here to get detailed syllabus of UPSEE 2020 from Appendix A of the official information brochure   

UPSEE – When will the AKTU declare the result for UPSEE 2020?

The result for the UPSEE exam 2020 will most likely be declared within three to four weeks of conduct of the exam. In online mode, on the official website of the Dr. A.P.J. Kalam Technical University, using a common user interface, the result for the UPSEE 2020 exam will be declared. Candidates will be required to log in the online result portal using their UPSEE exam roll number.

Aspirants satisfying the minimum qualifying criteria as defined by the university will be considered as UPSEE qualified. After the declaration of the result, AKTU will also release a merit list mentioning the names of the qualified candidates shortlisted. Along with the scores secured by the candidates, and the personal details of the candidates, the UPSEE result 2020 will also contain a digital photograph of the candidates.

UPSEE – Tie Breaking Policy

In case, two or more candidates secure the same marks, the university will follow a tie breaking protocol to ensure higher rank to one of them. The university will follow the below mentioned tie breaking policy. Firstly, the university will take in consideration the percentage of incorrect answers; candidates having less wrong answers percentage will be given preference. If the tie still persists, the university will follow different protocols for different courses as mentioned below-

For B.Tech, B.Tech (Bio-Tech), MCA (Integrated), and M Tech (Integrated) course:

  1. University will consider the marks obtained by the candidates in Mathematics and Physics section of Paper 1 respectively.
  2. If the tie remains unbreakable, the candidate older in age will be given preference.

For B.Pharma and B.Tech (Bio-Tech) courses:

  1. University will consider the marks obtained by the candidates in Biology and Chemistry section of Paper 2 respectively.
  2. If the tie remains unbreakable, the candidate older in age will be given preference.

For B.Arch courses:

  1. University will consider the marks obtained by the candidates in Drawing Aptitude, Mathematics and Aesthetics sensitivity section of Paper 3 respectively.
  2. If the tie remains unbreakable, the candidate older in age will be given preference.

For B.Des, BHMCT, BFAD, BFA, B.Voc, MBA, MBA (Integrated), MCA, and Lateral entry courses:

  1. The candidate older in age will be given preference.

After considering the above mentioned protocol, if the tie still persists, the university will give preference to the candidate having lower number of application forms.

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UPSEE – Cut off

The minimum marks required by the candidates to be eligible for admissions are the cut off marks. Aspirants looking to get admissions on the basis of their UPSEE scores will be required to satisfy the cut off marks as defined by the conducting body. Below we have given the UPSEE cut off for the reference of the candidates.

UPSEE Cut off Criteria:

Category of the candidate  Minimum Qualifying Marks
Scheduled Caste 20%
Scheduled Tribe 20%
General 25%
OBC 25%

UPSEE – When and how AKTU will conduct the counselling and seat allotment process?

Soon after the declaration of the UPSEE result, the qualifying candidates will be then called for counselling and seat allotment process. The university will notify the short listed candidates about the counselling and seat allotment schedule via mail. Schedule for counselling for UPSEE 2020 will also be updated on the official website of the university. As soon as the schedule is announced, we will update this page. On the basis of the availability of the seats, merit list, and cut off scores the counselling and seat allotment process will be concluded. Other than the factors mentioned, the university will also keep in consideration the reservation criteria during the seat allotment rounds. Below we have given the reservation criteria as defined by the University, for the reference of the candidates –

Category wise Vertical Reservation:

Category Percentage of Reservation
Scheduled Tribe from UP 2%
Other Backward Classes from UP 7%
Scheduled Caste from UP 21%

Sub-Category wise Horizontal Reservation:

Sub-Category Maximum Percentage of Total Seats
Dependents of Freedom Fighters from UP 2%
Divyang from UP 3%
Sons or Daughters of defense personnel of UP either retired,
killed, or disabled in action or
Defense personnel posted in UP or defense personnel domicile of UP and posted outside UP
5%
Female from UP 20%

UPSEE – Who all will be eligible to apply and appear for the UPSEE 2020 exam?

Before filling in the application forms the candidates must ensure that they satisfy the eligibility criteria defined by the conducting body. In case any candidate is found ineligible, the university holds all the rights to cancel the candidature of the candidates at any given point of time. The candidates will be required to satisfy the eligibility criteria for both entrance process and admission process. All the participating institutes will be having their certain eligibility guidelines, which are to be fulfilled during the time of admission. Below we have given the UPSEE 2020 eligibility criteria for the aspirants who wish to apply for the UPSEE exam.

As per the UPSEE eligibility criteria 2020 –

  • The candidates applying must have qualified their class 10, class 12, bachelor’s degree (for post graduate courses), and diploma degree (for lateral entry aspirants) from any recognized board or institute.
  • Aspirants must have qualified with Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Technical Vocational studies, and Engineering Drawing subjects with minimum required aggregate.
  • Also, the aspirants must have qualified the above mentioned exams individually as well with the minimum aggregate marks required, and not with grace marks.

UPSEE – How can a candidate apply for the UPSEE 2020 exam?

Below we have given the detailed application process for the reference of the candidates looking to get admissions on the basis of their UPSEE scores.

  1. The candidates will be firstly required to visit the official website of the conducting body and go to the direct link given for UPSEE registrations.
  2. After clicking in on the link, the aspirants will be required to fill in the requisite details in order to register them for the process. 
  3. Candidates will also get the chance to change or edit the details provided by them after submitting the details required.
  4. Once the changes are made, and final registration is done, a unique application number and password will be generated which will be then communicated to the candidates via mail.
  5. To fill in the application form, the candidates will be required to log in the registration portal using the credentials created.
  6. The candidates will now need to fill in all the required personal and academic details, fill in exam centres choices, and upload the scanned images of the required documents in predefined format.
  7. The photograph must be less than 100 KB displaying the entire face taken on a white background while the signature must be less than 30 KB.
  8. After the payment of the application fee, the application process will be considered complete. The aspirants will be able to pay the fee using online mode of payment, i.e. via credit card, debit card, and net banking.
  9. Once the payment is made, the candidates will be redirected to a confirmation page window. After checking in the dialog box the candidates will confirm the submission of their application forms.
  10. It is advisable to all the aspirants to download their application form and keep it safe with them until the end of the admission process.

UPSEE – Application Fee 

Category Gender Amount
OBC, General Male, Transgender ₹ 1300
OBC, SC, General, ST (PwD quota) Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 650

UPSEE – FAQ

Q. Who is the responsible authority for the conduct of the UPSEE exam?

The body responsible for conducting the UPSEE exam every year is Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh. Around 800 colleges are affiliated with the university that take the UPSEE scores as the basis of the admissions.

Q. When is the UPSEE 2020 exam scheduled to be conducted?

The UPSEE 2020 exam was earlier scheduled to be conducted on August 2, 2020. But, due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been postponed to September 20, 2020.

Q. What is the mode of application for the UPSEE exam 2020?

The application forms were available from January 27, 2020 to April 6, 2020 in online mode on the official website of the university. INR 1300 is the application fee for general category candidates and INR 650 for the reserved category candidates.

Q. What is the minimum eligibility criteria required to apply for the UPSEE exam?

The candidates must have passed their qualifying exam with Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Technical Vocational studies, and Engineering Drawing subjects (the subjects will vary as per their course preference) with minimum required aggregate.

Q. How will the conducting body determine the result for the UPSEE 2020 exam?

On the basis of the scores secured by the candidates in the UPSEE, AKTU will determine the result for the year. Also, after the declaration of the result, the university will also release the merit list mentioning the names of the shortlisted candidates.

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