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Aditya Jha

Updated on 21st July, 2023 , 8 min read

UPCET 2023


The Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET) is an entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in colleges and universities across Uttar Pradesh. The exam was previously known as UPSEE (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination) and was conducted by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU).

  • The UPCET 2023 releases the results for seat allotment. Applicants who wish to look for admissions in different UG courses on the basis of their CUET UG 2023 scores can check their allotment results. 
  • The commencement of UPCET counselling also known as UPTAC counselling for B.Arch and B.Tech students are scheduled after the completion of other entrance tests. The list of seat vacancies for UPTAC counselling is going to be released on August 2023 and the candidates are required to fill out the registration form once it gets released.
Course NameScores AcceptedConducting Body
B.Tech (excluding Bio-Tech and AG)JEE MainNTA
B.Tech (Bio-Tech)CUETNTA
B.Tech 2nd year (for Diploma Holders in Engg)CUETNTA
B.Tech 2nd year (for BSc Graduates with Maths)CUETNTA
B.Pharma 2nd year (for Diploma Holders in Pharmacy)CUETNTA
MCA (Integrated)CUETNTA
MBA (Integrated)CUETNTA
M.Tech, MURP, M.Pharm, M.Des, M.ArchCUET PGNTA

UPCET Exam 2023: Important Dates

As the admissions to AKTU and other colleges is based on the JEE Main, NATA and CUET scores rather than on UPCET, the table below shows the counselling schedule through UPTAC:

UPCET 2023 Counselling (UPTAC) Dates

EventFor B.TechFor B.ArchFor Other Courses
UPTAC Registration, Payment of Fee, Document UploadingTo be AnnouncedTo be AnnouncedTo be Announced
UPTAC Seat AllotmentTo be AnnouncedTo be AnnouncedTo be Announced
Payment of Admission FeeTo be AnnouncedTo be AnnouncedTo be Announced

UPCET 2023 Exam Highlights

Exam Name UPCET (Formerly known as UPSEE )
Full Form Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test 
Conducting Body NTA 
Official website cuet.samarth.ac.in
Exam type State-level 
Mode of application Online 
Mode of examination Computer-based test 

Must Read: UPCET 2023 Accepting Colleges

UPCET 2023: Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for UPCET vary depending on the course that the candidate wishes to pursue. For undergraduate courses, candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination with a minimum of 50% marks. For postgraduate courses, candidates must have a bachelor's degree in the relevant field with a minimum of 50% marks.

The eligibility criteria for the candidates rely on other factors as well such as age, nationality, domicile etc. Their descriptions are as follows: 

  • Nationality: Indian, as well as foreign nationals/PIOs, are eligible for applying UPCET 2023
  • Domicile:  Domicile requirement is not a mandate for UPCET applicants. Despite that candidates who are not having a domicile will not be eligible for admission to 20% seats.
  • Age: there is no age limit for UPCET 2023.
  • Educational Qualification: The educational qualification of the candidate depends upon the course to which they are applying. They are as under:
  1. ​B.Pharma/ B.Des/ BHMCT/ B.Voc/ BFA/ BFAD/ MCA (Integrated)/ MBA (Integrated): Applicants must have passed Class 12th or equivalent to it.
  2. B.Tech/ B.Pharma (Lateral Entry): Candidates must have a B.Sc graduate degree or a  valid Diploma.
  3. MCA/ MBA/ M.Sc./ M.Tech: Candidates must have passed an undergraduate degree from an affiliated institute.


UPCET 2023: Application Form

The details related to UPCET 2023 application form are as under:

  • On April 6, 2023, CUET made the UPCET 2023 application form available.
  • Before registering for the exam, the candidates should validate their eligibility and check whether all the conditions relating to it are fulfilled.
  • The application form must be meticulously completed. Nonetheless, the authorities will offer a form correcting service.
  • If any information on the application form is incorrect, it could be rejected. Candidates must complete the UPCET 2023 application form with all the information exactly as it appears on their 10th-grade transcript.
  • Candidates have until May 22, 2023, to submit their application. After the deadline, no candidates will be accepted
  • The printout of the application form and the fee receipt should be kept by the applicant for future use.


UPCET 2023: Application Fees

For successful completion of the application procedure, candidates are required to pay the application fees. The application fee is given in the table below: 

CategoryCentres in India (Each Slot)Centres outside India (Each Slot)
General / Un-ReservedINR 650INR 3000
General-EWS / OBC-NCLINR 600INR 3000
SC / ST / PwBD / 3rd GenderINR 550INR 3000

UPCET 2023: Application Form Correction

Candidates can edit the application form from 1st to 3rd April 2023 for UPSEE through CUET UG and from 6th -8th May 2023 for CUET (PG).  The applicant will be eligible for making the changes in the application form only after successful enrollment with the help of the link provided on the official website.

The correction facility provided by UPSEE will be there in some fields. This facility will be available to them in online mode

UPCET 2023: Admit Card

The admit card is the most crucial piece of documentation for any exam. No applicant will be permitted to access the testing location without a valid admit card. For the admit card to be downloaded, candidates must check in to the website.

Downloading the UPCET Admit Card:

  • Candidates can access their UPCET 2023 Admit Card by using the procedures listed below:
  • Visit the official UPCET 2023 website.
  • On the UPCET 2023 admission card, click.
  • There will be a login window.
  • To log in and download the admit card, enter your UPCET 2023 application number and password.
  • The admit card will show up in a window.
  • Select the link to download the admission card.
  • Take a copy of it of the admission card after downloading it.


UPCET 2023: Exam Pattern

The UPCET exam consists of multiple-choice questions and is offline. The exam lasts three hours, and the total number of questions varies depending on the course. Each correct answer carries four marks, and there is no negative marking for incorrect answers.

A detailed analysis of the exam pattern of CUET (UG) and CUET (PG) is as follows:

For UG Courses (CUET UG):

  • Type of Questions: The paper will consist of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • Sections: There will be three sections – Section IA (13 languages), Section IB (20 languages), Section II (27 domain-specific subjects) & Section III (general test).
  • Mode of Exam: The exam will be conducted in online CBT mode.
  • Marking scheme: 5 marks will be awarded for every right answer and candidates will lose 1 mark for every wrong answer. 
  • Languages: The candidates will be able to give the UPCET 2023 Exam in 13 languages (Assamese, Bengali, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu).
  • Time Duration: The slot I CUET Exam will last long 3 hours and 15 minutes and slot II  will be conducted in 3 hours and 45 minutes.

For PG Courses (CUET PG):

Mode of exam: The exam will be conducted in online CBT (Computer Based Test) mode.

Language: The paper will be conducted in Hindi & English (bilingual) languages except for Sahitya and language papers.

Number of Questions: An aggregate of 100 questions will be there in the CUET PG paper.

Marking scheme: 4 marks will be awarded for every right answer and candidates will lose 1 mark for every wrong answer.

UPCET 2023: Syllabus   

The topics and portions from each qualifying degree will form the basis for the UPCET 2023 Syllabus. The UPCET syllabus for undergraduate studies will be determined by concepts from Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Biology, or other acceptable courses.

The UPCET Syllabus for postgraduate studies will be determined by the corresponding graduation disciplines.

UPCET 2023: Preparation Tips

To achieve a high mark on the UPCET 2023, candidates should prepare thoroughly. For improved UPCET preparation, use the advice provided below.

  • Before beginning their study, each applicant must review the UPCET 2023 exam format and syllabus.
  • Create a strategy for preparation and adhere to it strictly.
  • To improve their problem-solving abilities, candidates should attempt mock exams and solve question papers from the previous year. 
  • While studying, jot down brief notes that you can review each day.


UPCET 2023: Cutoffs

The table below shows the expected cutoffs for candidates who are going to appear in UPCET 2023:

Expected UPCET Marks Expected UPCET Rank
Above 5001-600
Below 120

Above 90000


UPCET 2023: Exam Centers

Following is the list of centers where the UPCET exam will be conducted:

Allahabad/ PrayagrajMoradabad
Ambedkar NagarMuzaffarnagar
GhaziabadDelhi/New Delhi
Greater NoidaRanchi
Jalaun (Orai)Bangalore
Kanpur DehatAjmer
Lakhimpur KheriChennai

UPCET 2023: Courses Offered

Admission in AKTU for B.Tech courses will be determined by the JEE Main scores. The courses offered to the students under UPCET 2023 are given in the table below:

Degree LevelCourses at AKTU and other State Universities of Uttar PradeshCourses at MMMUT
Undergraduate Courses (Admission to First Year)

4 year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma);

4 year Bachelor of Design (B.Des);

4 year Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT);

3 year Bachelor of Vocational courses (B.Voc);

4 year Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA);

4 year Bachelor of Fashion and Apparel Design (BFAD);

5 year Master of Computer Applications (Integrated);

5 year MBA (Integrated)

3 year Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA);

4 year Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma)

Lateral Entry (Admission to Second Year)

B.Tech. for Diploma holders;

B.Tech. for B.Sc. graduates;

B. Pharm.

B.Tech. for Diploma holders;

B.Tech. for B.Sc. graduates

Post Graduate Courses

2 year Master of Computer Applications (MCA);

2 year Master of Business Administration (MBA)

2 year Master of Computer Applications (MCA);

2 year Master of Business Administration (MBA);

M.Sc. ( Maths); M.Sc. (Physics); M.Sc. (Chemistry);

Twelve M.Tech specializations in 5 Engineering disciplines- Civil Engg., Electronics & Comm. Engg., Mechanical Engg., Computer Sc. & Engg. /Information Technology, Electrical Engg

UPCET 2023: Result

NTA has made the UPCET 2023 Result available on the official site. The authority will publish distinct merit lists for various courses depending on the candidate's performance. Candidates must provide their roll number and birth date in order to download their UPCET 2023 scorecard and grade rank. The information on the UPCET 2023 Result is going to include the course applied for, the Merit Rank, the overall number of points scored, and the individual subject scores. 

Do Read: UPCET Result 2023

CategoryQualifying Marks/ Percentage

UPCET 2023: Counselling

After the results are released, the authority will hold UPCET 2023 counselling. For every qualified and qualified candidates, there will be five rounds of counselling conducted online. The first session of counselling will begin in the third week of July 2023.

The seat allocation will be made public when the UPCET counselling phase is over, and candidates can access it. Following the UPCET results, candidates will be contacted for the counselling procedure in order to secure their ultimate admission. After the seats have been assigned, adjustments to the college or branch are not feasible.

Documents Required

  • Class 10th mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Class 12th mark sheet and passing certificate
  • Category certificate
  • Sub-category certificate

Also Read: UPCET Counselling 2022

UPCET Admit card

UPCET Rank card

Domicile certificate

Character certificate

Medical certificate, etc.

UPCET 2023: Answer Key

The UPCET Answer Key 2023 helps students in estimating their likely exam results. In June 2023, the solution key will be made public. Along with the UPCET results, the last response key will be made public. The candidate must log in with their application number, date of birth, or password in order to get the UPCET 2023 answer key.

The PDF answer key will appear to be shown on the screen. Once the authorities have reviewed the objections, they will release the final UPCET 2023 answer key.

UPCET 2023: Conclusion

UPCET is a crucial exam for students who wish to pursue undergraduate or postgraduate courses in Uttar Pradesh. It is essential for candidates to be aware of the eligibility criteria, exam pattern, and important dates to prepare well for the exam. With proper preparation and dedication, candidates can crack the UPCET exam and secure admission to their desired course and college.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is UPCET?

UPCET stands for Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test. It is a state-level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by colleges and universities in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Which courses are covered under UPCET?

UPCET is conducted for admission to various programs such as engineering, management, pharmacy, architecture, hotel management, fashion and design, computer applications, and more.

Who is eligible to appear for UPCET?

The eligibility criteria for UPCET may vary depending on the course you are applying for. Generally, candidates must have completed or be appearing in the qualifying examination (12th or equivalent) with the required subjects and minimum marks. The age criteria and other requirements may also apply.

How can I apply for UPCET?

The application process for UPCET typically involves registering on the official UPCET website, filling out the application form, uploading the required documents, paying the application fee, and submitting the form online. The exact process and dates will be announced by the NTA on the official website.

What is the exam pattern for UPCET?

The exam pattern for UPCET may vary depending on the course. Generally, the exam consists of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) with a specified number of sections covering subjects related to the chosen course. The duration, number of questions, marking scheme, and syllabus may vary.

Can I make corrections in my UPCET application form after submission?

The NTA generally provides a correction window for candidates to make corrections in their UPCET application forms. However, the availability and duration of the correction window may vary each year.

Is there any negative marking in the UPCET exam?

The marking scheme for UPCET may vary depending on the course. While some exams may have negative marking for incorrect answers, others may not.

Can candidates from outside Uttar Pradesh apply for UPCET?

Yes, candidates from all over India can apply for UPCET. There is no specific state-wise reservation for candidates outside of Uttar Pradesh.

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