UPSEE 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus

UPSEE 2021 is a state entrance exam to be conducted by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) which was formerly known as the Uttar Pradesh Technical University (UPTU). UPSEE is a renowned exam that is conducted to shortlist the candidates for admission to First Year of B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Des./B.Pharm./ BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/B. Voc./MBA/MBA(Integrated) /MCA/MCA(Integrated)/M. Tech. (Integrated) M. Tech./M. Arch./MURP/M. Pharm./M. Des.& Second Year of B. Tech./B.Pharm./MCA (Lateral Entry). 15% of the total available seats in the private colleges affiliated to AKTU are reserved for management quota. Appearing in UPSEE exam is not mandatory for admission to the management quota seats.

In the UPSEE 2021 exam, there are 11 papers to be conducted for admission to different courses. The duration and number of questions in the exam depend upon the paper for which the candidates are going to appear.

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UPSEE is set to be scrapped from 2021, JEE Main score will be considered for admission.

UPSEE 2021 Facts

  • Total of 8 papers will be conducted in the UPSEE 2021 exam for different courses.
  • The application form for the exam will be released only in online mode.
  • It is expected that the application form will be released in the month of January 2021.
  • Candidates do not need to send hard copy of documents to the concerned authority.
  • There is no age limit for admission to courses offered under UPSEE 2021.
  • Candidates who are appearing in the qualifying examination or have appeared, but results are yet to be announced, are also eligible to take UPSEE-2020.
  • Some papers of the exam will be conducted in online (computer-based test) mode and some papers will be conducted in offline (OMR sheet based) mode.
  • The duration of exam and number of questions to be attempted depends upon the papers that the candidates are going to attempt.

UPSEE 2021 Important Dates

The tentative schedule of UPSEE 2021 exam is given below:

Important EventsTentative Dates
Release of online application form4th week of January 2021
Last date to submit online application form3rd  week of March 2021
Correction window availability4th week of March 2021 to 1st week of April 2021
Publication of Admit Card3rd week of April 2021
Exam date4th week of April
Result DeclarationLast week of May 2021
Counselling ProcessLast week of June 2021

Courses and Papers

The candidate looking for admission to different courses needs to appear for different papers as given below:

  • B. Tech. / MCA(Integrated) /M Tech (Integrated): Paper I
  • B. Tech. (Bio Technology): Paper I or Paper 2
  • B. Pharm.: Paper I or Paper II
  • B. Arch.: Paper 3
  • B.Des: Paper 1 or Paper 2 or Paper 3 or Paper 4
  • BHMCT / BFAD/BFA/ B Voc/ MBA(Integrated): Paper 4
  • MCA 2nd Year: Paper 5
  • B.Tech. 2nd Year (for B. Sc. Graduates): Paper 5
  • B.Pharm 2nd Year (for Pharmacy Diploma Holders): Paper 7
  • B.Tech. 2nd Year (for Engg. Diploma Holders): Paper 8
  • MBA/MCA: Paper 6

UPSEE 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for UPSEE 2021 are different for all the courses as given below:

For B.Tech

  • The candidate must have cleared 10+2 with Physics, Mathematics and any one of the Chemistry/ Biology/ Bio-technology/ technical vocational subjects.
  • The applicant should have a minimum of 45% marks at 10+2 level (40% for SC/ ST candidates)

For B.Arch

  • The aspirant must have passed 10+2 with Physics, Mathematics and any one of the Chemistry/ Biology/ Computer Science/ Technical Vocational/ ED subjects.
  • It is mandatory to have at least 50% marks at 10+2 level (45% for SC/ ST candidates)

For B.Pharm

  • In order to get admission to B.Pharma, the candidates must have passed 10+2 with 45% marks (40% for SC/ ST candidates)
  • It is mandatory that the candidate must have studied chemistry, physics and any one of the Mathematics, Bio-tech, Biology and Technical vocational subject at 10+2 level.

For B.FAD/ BHMCT/ BFA Courses

  • The applicant must have passed 10+2 with at least 45% marks.

For MBA

  • In order to get admission to MBA, the applicant must have a bachelors degree with 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST candidates)

For MCA

  • The candidate should have a bachelor’s degree with at least 50% marks (45% for SC/ ST candidates)
  • The applicant must have studied Mathematics at 10+2 or graduation level.

Note: The students going to appear for the qualifying exam in the year 2021 can also apply.

UPSEE 2021 Application Form

  • The application form for UPSEE 2021 will be released in online mode through the official website i.e. http://www.upsee.nic.in.
  • In the application form, the candidates need to provide all the necessary educational, personal and contact details.
  • It is recommended that the candidates should enter the authentic details only because the documents will be verified during the later stages of the admission process.
  • In addition to the details, the candidates need to upload the scanned images of passport size photograph and signature in the application form.
  • For future reference, the candidates should take a print out of the submitted application form and keep it safe.

Application Fee

  • The application fee for different categories will be as follows:
    • Male and Transgender candidates of General/ OBC category: Rs. 1300/-
    • SC/ ST/ Female/ PH candidates: Rs. 650/-

Mode of Payment: The application fee of UPSEE 2021 will be paid online using a credit card, debit card or internet banking.

Check: UPSEE syllabus

UPSEE 2021 Exam Cities (Tentative)

UPSEE Exam Cities

UPSEE 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for UPSEE 2021 depends upon the paper that you are going to attempt.

  • Mode of Exam: Paper 1, 2, 3 and 4 will be held offline (OMR Sheet Based) and reset of the paper will be held online (Computer Based Test)
  • Type of Questions: Multiple choice objective types of questions will be asked (except for part B of paper 4)
  • Marking Scheme: 4 marks will be given for every correct answer
  • Negative Marking: There will be no negative marking

Number of question and duration of exam for different papers

Paper Subjects No. of QuestionsMarks
Paper IPhysics, Chemistry and Mathematics150 questions- 50 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics600
Paper 2Physics, Chemistry and Biology150 questions- 50 questions each from Physics, Chemistry and Biology600
Paper 3Aptitude Test for Architecture & Design

Part-A: Mathematics and Aesthetic Sensitivity

Part–B: Drawing Aptitude

100 questions: 50 questions each from Mathematics and Aesthetic Sensitivity.600
Paper 4Aptitude Test for General Awareness (BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/ B.Des/MBA(Integrated))100 objective type questions400
Paper 5Aptitude Test for B.Sc. Graduates in Engineering (Lateral Entry)/ 2nd Year MCA (Lateral Entry100 objective type questions400
Paper 6Aptitude Test for MBA/ MCA100 objective type questions400
Paper 7Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Pharmacy (Lateral Entry)100 objective type questions400
Paper 8Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Engineering (Lateral Entry)100 objective type questions400

UPSEE 2021 Admit Card

  • Once the application forms are submitted, the university will release the admit card on the official website.
  • Please note that the admit card will not be sent by post or email.
  • The important information related to the exam such as exam date, time and venue will be mentioned on the admit card.
  • No candidate will be permitted to appear for the UPSEE 2021 exam without a valid admit card.

UPSEE 2021 Result

  • The result of the exam will be declared on the official website.
  • It is expected that the result will be released in the last week of May 2021 tentatively.
  • Along the result, the merit list for the admission will also be released by the university.
  • For scrutiny of the answer sheets, the candidates need to submit the application to the following address. – Registrar, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow (U.P.)

UPSEE 2021 Counselling

  • After the declaration of UPSEE 2021 result, the final admission will be granted after counselling.
  • The candidates scoring more than or equal to the qualifying marks will be invited to take part in the counselling process.
  • During the counselling process, the candidates need to fill their choices of college.
  • The documents will also be verified during the counselling process.
  • The admission will be granted on the basis of marks scored and choice filled by the candidates.

Frequently Asked Questions


Ans: No, it’s not required to send hard copy of documents to the university. Please keep confirmation page safe for future reference.


Ans: List of programmes offered under UPSEE are: First Year of B.Tech./B.Arch./B.Des./B.Pharm./ BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/B. Voc./MBA/MBA(Integrated) /MCA/MCA(Integrated)/M. Tech. (Integrated) M. Tech./M. Arch./MURP/M. Pharm./M. Des.& Second Year of B.Tech./B.Pharm./MCA (Lateral Entry).


Ans: There is no age limit prescribed for appearing in UPSEE 2021.


Ans: Here are the prescribed criteria:

Height, Weight & Chest ManagementStudents should be physically fit
Hernia, Hydrocele, Piles etcThe same should be corrected before joining
Heart and lungsNo abnormality
HearingNormal, if defected then the same must be corrected before joining
VisionNormal. If defective, the same needs to be corrected to 6/9 in the better eye and 6/12 in the worse one. Eyes needs to be free from congenital or any other disease.
Physically Handicapped / DisabledType I: At least 40% permanent Visual impairmen

Type  2- At least 40% permanent Locomotors disability

Type 3- At least 40% permanent speech and Hearing impairment


Ans: Here is the prescribed size for photograph and signature:

ImageSize /FormatDimension
Photographmaximum size of 100 KB in JPEG format3.5cm X 4.5cm
Signaturemaximum size of 30 KB in JPEG format3.5cm X 1.5cm
Displaying 2 Comments
  1. Priyanshi says:

    Upsee Bpharma ka syllabus kya h

  2. Parul Mishra says:

    I have just passed my 12th this year from ISC board so I want to give UPSEE exam next year.so I just want to know how I prepare for it to crack and which books are best for this please answer my question

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