AKTU/UPTU 2022 - Syllabus, Eligibility, Application form, 2022 Notification

Rate this article

Exam Summary

Exam Name Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE)
Commonly Known As UPTU Exam
Organizing Authority Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University
Official Website https://upsee.nic.in/publicinfo/public/home.aspx
Exam Type State Level Entrance Examination
Programs Offered B.Tech, B.Pharma, BHMCT, BFA, MBA, MCA
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Type of questions MCQ
Exam Date 26th April 2018 (UG)

5th and 6th May 2018 (PG)

What is UPSEE?

The UPTU exam is conducted by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (previously known as ‘Uttar Pradesh Technical University’, or UPTU) for students looking for admissions into undergraduate and postgraduate courses in hotel management, fashion, fine arts, computer applications, architecture, pharmacy, agriculture, and biotechnology, across colleges located in Uttar Pradesh, India.

Structure of UPSEE exam

The UPTU exam (now called UPSEE) is split into 11 papers, starting from Paper 1 all the way to Paper 11. Each has been prepared exclusively for a specific type of course that the candidate wishes to enroll in, although there may be options for which paper to write for certain programs. The details are as mentioned below:

Paper Course Exam structure
Paper-1 Biotechnology (B.Tech)

Bachelor’s in Agricultural Engineering (B.Tech)

Total of 150 multiple choice questions grouped equally amongst the subjects of physics, chemistry and mathematics
Paper-2 B.Tech in Biotechnology

Bachelor’s in Pharmacy (B.Pharm)

150 questions are divided amongst three topics: physics (50 questions), chemistry (50 questions) and biology (50 questions).
Paper-3 B.Tech in Agricultural Engineering 150 questions that are put into three subjects: AG-I (50 MCQs), AG-II (50 MCQs) and AG-III (50 MCQs
Paper-4 B.Arch Part A for Mathematics & Aesthetic Sensitivity and Part B for Drawing Aptitude.  Total of 125 questions.
Paper-5 BHMCT/BFAD/BFA (Bachelor of Hotel Management & Catering Technology/ Bachelor of Fashion & Apparel Design/ Bachelor of Fine Arts) Total of 75 multiple choice questions
Paper-6 B.tech (Lateral Entry) 75 MCQs
Paper-7 B.Pharma (Lateral Entry) 75 MCQs
Paper-8 B.tech (Lateral Entry for B.Sc graduates) 75 MCQs
Paper-9 MBA 100 questions
Paper-10 MCA 100 questions
Paper-11 MCA (Lateral Entry) 100 questions

Both Hindi and English are offered as the medium for each test (excluding Part A of Paper 4). 4 marks are allotted for every correct answer while no marks are given or deducted for the wrong option (i.e., no negative marking).

Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 600 3 hours Offline
Paper 4 500 2.5 hours Offline
Paper 5, Paper 6, Paper 7, Paper 8 300 1.5 hours Online
Paper 9, Paper 10, Paper 11 400 2 hours Online

The first four papers are held in an offline paper-pen-based OMR-sheet format, while subsequent papers can only be attempted in a computer-based format.

UPSEE 2018 Eligibility Criteria

There is no age limit for admission to the courses covered in UPTU-2018

For Admission to 1st Year UPTU Courses:

Courses offered Undertake any one of the following subjects Required Qualification Minimum Marks required
B.Tech Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject Intermediate examination of UP Board or 12th or its equivalent with Physics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects. 45% marks in aggregate of 3 subjects. (40% marks in case of SC/ST category candidates).
B.Tech (Bio-Tech) Chemistry/Bio-Technology/Technical Vocational subject 12th/Intermediate examination passed with Physics & Mathematics/Biology as compulsory subjects.
B.Pharm Mathematics/Biology/ Bio-Technology/Technical Vocational Subject 12th/Intermediate examination passed with physics and chemistry (compulsory subjects).
B.Arch Chemistry/Biology /Computer Science /Engineering Drawing /Technical Vocational subject 12th/Intermediate examination with Mathematics & Physics. Minimum 50% aggregate marks.
BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/MAM Any Stream 12th/Intermediate examination passed in any stream. 45% aggregate marks in 12th (40% marks in case of SC/ST category candidates).
B.Tech (Agriculture Engineering) Agriculture Stream 12th/Intermediate examination must be passed in agriculture stream. The qualifying examination should be passed with not less than 45% marks in aggregate of 3 subjects. (40% marks for SC/ST category candidates).
MBA/MCA Candidates applying for MCA should have studied Mathematics either at graduation or at 12th level. Bachelor’s degree of minimum 3 years duration. Graduation should be done by securing minimum 50% marks (45% for SC/ST category).

For Admission to 2ndYear UPTU Courses

Course offered Minimum Marks Required Required qualifications
MCA (LE) Minimum 50% (45% for SC/ST) marks in aggregate in the qualifying examination. Must have BCA, B.Sc (IT/ Computer Science) degree regarded by a recognized institution.
B.Tech (LE) 45% marks (40 marks for SC/ST candidates) in the qualifying examination. Must passed 3-years diploma with engineering or B.Sc with Mathematics as one of the subjects in 10+2.
B.Pharm (LE) Diploma in Pharmacy

Application forms and submission procedure

A brief summary of the entire process described above is given below:

  • Online form filling
  • Uploading scanned photocopies
  • Fee payment
  • Printout of confirmation page

Step-1: Applications for UPTU (now being called UPSEE, or Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination) are accepted online through their official webpage. The process starts with a form which requires the applicant’s personal (email ID, mobile number, parent’s name, address, etc.) and academic information, as well as a selection of three convenient test centers in preferential order.

Step-2: After filling everything out, a password needs to be created which, along with the candidate’s username, will be used as login details throughout the online application. After submitting the form, the system automatically creates an application number that needs to be noted down and kept safely for further reference.

Step-3: The next step is to upload scanned copies of-

  • The latest passport-sized photograph,
  • The applicant’s left-hand thumb impression, and
  • Signature

Step-4: After the scanned documents have been successfully uploaded and saved, the exam fee payment needs to be paid at last. Male candidates belonging to the general/OBC category need to pay Rs. 1200, while the cost for female candidates and applicant’s from the SC/ST category is reduced to Rs. 600.

The only mode of fee payment is online transfer either through credit/debit card or net banking. No refund policy is available after the payment has been made, so the candidate is requested to be fully aware at all times during the application process.

Following the successful deposition of the exam fee, a confirmation page that acknowledges the student’s completion of the online process will appear on the screen. It is recommended that the candidate take a printout of this page and keep the document in possession along with the application number provided earlier until the completion of admissions.

Admit Card

The admit card can be downloaded from the UPSEE website after logging in using the appropriate credentials (application number and password) one or two weeks prior to the test.

The admit card contains essential data that includes the candidate’s personal information as well as details on the test center (allotted based on the candidate’s preference and availability of the venue). The examination centers are distributed amongst 41 locations within Uttar Pradesh itself and 8 cities outside the state.

Admission Procedure

The entire counseling round is an online process and starts from the third week of June 2018.

Those who succeed in clearing UPSEE will be called for the counseling round, which all shortlisted candidates must go through without fail. To begin with, online registrations and fee payment have to be completed before proceeding further. A break-down of the counseling fee is as follows:

Category Fee
General/OBC Rs. 20,000
SC/ST Rs. 12,000

The amount can only be paid online (credit/debit card, net banking). After confirmation of the transaction, the required scanned documents need to be uploaded for the purpose of verification. Given below is a list of the desired soft copies:

  • UPTU Admit Card and Score Card (downloadable from the website).
  • 10th marks card and associated pass certificate
  • 12th marks card and associated pass certificate
  • Diploma/Graduation/Bachelor’s Degree Certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  • Category certificate (for OBC/SC/ST candidates)

If successful, an OTP (One Time Password) will be generated in order to allow the candidate to move on to select at least three AKTU-affiliated colleges (priority-wise) that he/she would like to join. Whether the student procures a seat in any of the choices depends on merit and availability.

After the announcement of the seat-allotment results, the candidate can choose to go forth and seek admissions into the respective university or redo the process of short-listing of institutes for a better chance of acceptance into another preferred college.


The entrance examination to be applied for degree level engineering institutions and other professional colleges has been assigned to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University Uttar Pradesh (Formerly known as Uttar Pradesh Technical University), Lucknow wide dated 06-12-2017.


UPTU-2018 will be conducted for eleven papers having objective type questions except Drawing Aptitude test (Part B of paper 4).

Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 and Paper 4 shall be OMR based Test only. Paper 5, Paper 6, Paper 7, Paper 8, Paper 9, Paper 10 and Paper 11 will be Computer Based Test only.

Every objective multiple type question would carry four marks for each correct answer. There will be no negative marking.

Paper Subjects Maximum Marks Number of Questions
Paper-1 Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics 600 50 questions each from PCM comprising of total 150 questions.
Paper-2 Physics, Chemistry and Biology 600 50 questions each from PCB comprising of total 150 questions.
Paper-3 AG-I, AG-II, AG-III 600 50 questions each from AG-I, AG-II, AG-III with a total of 150 questions
Paper-4 Aptitude Test for Architecture

Part-A: Mathematics & Aesthetic Sensitivity

Part-B: Drawing Aptitude

500 50 questionseach of having Mathematics & Aesthetic Sensitivity with a total of 100 questions and 2 questions from Drawing Aptitude.
Paper-5 Aptitude Test for General Awareness (BHMCT/BFA/BFAD) 300 75 questions
Paper-6 Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Engineering (Lateral Entry) 300 75 questions
Paper-7 Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Pharmacy (LE) 300 75 questions
Paper-8 Aptitude Test for B.Sc Graduates in Engineering (LE) 300 75 questions
Paper-9 Aptitude Test for MBA 400 100 questions
Paper-10 Aptitude Test for MCA 400 100 questions
Paper-11 Aptitude Test for 2nd year MCA (LE) 400 100 questions

The following table shows the papers that should be taken for the various courses:

Paper 1 B. Tech. / B. Tech. (Agriculture Engineering)/ B.Des./ MCA(Integrated)
Paper 1 or Paper 2 B. Tech. (Bio Technology)
Paper 1 or Paper 2 B. Pharm
Paper 3 B. Tech. (Agriculture Engineering) only
Paper 4 B. Arch.
Paper 5 BHMCT / BFAD/BFA/ MBA(Integrated)
Paper 6

Paper 7

Paper 8

Lateral Entry: B.Tech. 2nd Year (for Engg. Diploma Holders) B.Pharm 2nd Year (for Pharmacy Diploma Holders)

B.Tech. 2nd Year (for B. Sc. Graduates)

Paper 9 MBA
Paper 10 MCA
Paper 11 Lateral Entry: 2nd Year MC

UPSEE 2018 Important Dates

Events Dates
Commencement of online application forms 23rd January 2018
Last date for submission of online application form 15th March 2018 (5:00 PM)
Corrections window Up to 5th April 2018 (5:00 PM)
Issue of admit card 20th April 2018 (11:00 AM) till exam day
Date of entrance examination
UG Courses 29th April 2018
PG Courses 5th & 6th May 2018
Result declaration 1st week of June 2018
Counselling commences from 25th June 2018

List of UPSEE Examination Centres

Examination City Table-I (OMR Based Test) [For Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 and Paper 4]

Agra Firozabad Mathura Aligarh
Allahabad Azamgarh Ballia Mau
Bareilly Shahjahanpur Basti Banda
Gonda Ambedkar Nagar Barabanki Faizabad
Sultanpur Deoria Gorakhpur Kushinagar
Jalaun (Orai) Jhansi Etawah Kanpur Nagar
Kanpur Dehat Lakhimpur Kheri Lucknow Raebareli
Sitapur Bulandshahr Gautam Buddha Nagar (Noida/Greater Noida) Ghaziabad
Meerut Mirzapur Bijnor Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar Saharanpur Ghazipur Jaunpur
Cities in other states
Bhopal Dehradun Delhi Patna
Ranchi Jaipur Kolkata Mumbai

Examination City Table-II (Computer Based Test) [For Paper 5, Paper 6, Paper 7, Paper 8, Paper 9, Paper 10 and Paper 11]

Agra Aligarh Allahabad Ambedkar nagar
Bareilly Bijnaur Ghaziabad Gorakhpur
Gautam Buddha Nagar

(Noida / Greater Noida)

Jhansi Kanpur Lucknow
Mathura Meerut Moradabad Muzaffarnagar

Contact Details

  • Address: The Registrar, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh IET Campus, Sitapur Road, Lucknow – 226 021 (U.P)
  • Phone:0522 – 2732193
  • Fax:0522 – 2732185
  • E-Mail: registrar@aktu.ac.in
  • Website: https://aktu.ac.in
  • Toll-free Help Desk Number:1800 180 0161 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
  • E-Mail: helpdeskupsee17@gmail.com

List of colleges accepting UPSEE score

Government aided institution affiliated to UPTU

Name of the Institution Courses offered Name of the Institution Courses offered
Bundelkhand Institute of Engineering & Technology, Jhansi B.Tech. Dr. BhimraoAmbedkar Engineering College of Information Technology, Banda B.Tech.
Uttar Pradesh Textile Technology Institute, Kanpur. B.Tech. Dr. BhimraoAmbedkar Engineering College of Information Technology, Bijnore B.Tech.
Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur. B.Tech. Manyavar Kansi Ram Engineering College of Information Technology, Azamgarh B.Tech.
Faculty of Architecture (LCA), Gautam Budh Technical University, Lucknow. B. Arch. ManyarKansi Ram Engineering
College of Information Technology, Ambedkar Nagar
B. Tech.
Kamla Nehru Institute of Technology, Sultanpur B.Tech. Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow. B.Tech.

Government Aided institutions running self-finance courses and affiliated to UPTU, Lucknow

Name of the Institution Courses
Institute of Engg. & Rural Technology, Allahabad B.Tech.
Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Technology for Handicapped, Kanpur B.Tech.
Feeroz Gandhi Institute of Engineering & Technology, Raibareilly B.Tech.
Central Institute of Plastic Engineering & Technology, Lucknow B.Tech.
Nitra Technical Campus, Ghaziabad B.Tech.

UPSEE Results

The results of UPTU-2018 will be declared in the first week of June 2018.

Candidates will be able to check and download their results from the official website. After the conduction of the examination, candidates are expected to regularly visit the official website for updates regarding the counselling process.

The UPTU results consist of the following:

  • Merit-rank/position.
  • Score-card with the total Marks obtained.
  • Marks obtained by the candidate in individual subjects.


The cut-off percentage of marks in UPTU-2018 for the merit of successful candidates is 25% (20% for SC/ST) as per UP State Govt. order.

Score Validity

The validity of the UPTU examination score stands for the particular academic year only. Hence, the validity of UPTU 2018 score will be for the academic year 2018-19 only.

Every candidate will get only one chance to write UPTU for a particular academic year. Therefore, request for multiple attempts in any scenario will not be entertained by the exam conducting body.

Reservation/Seat Distribution

The UP State Govt. has permitted 15% of total assigned seats applicable in Private Institutions to be filled under the Management quota /NRI candidates

The UP State Govt. has also permitted 10% of the total sanctioned seats to be applicable for admission in first year in Technology / Architecture courses in private institutions affiliated to AKTU is  to be filled through merit of Non U.P. Domicile candidates without reservation, subject to eligibility conditions.

Therefore, 10% of the total available seats given for admission in first year in Technology / Architecture courses in Private Institutions, affiliated to AKTU, shall be assigned to the candidates whose parent reside in the State other than Uttar Pradesh and has passed qualifying examination from an Institution located outside U.P. These seats shall be filled out under the basis of UPTU-2018 Merit.

Category % of reservation
General -N/A-
SC 21
ST 02
OBC 27
Dependents of Freedom Fighters from U.P. 02
Sons / Daughters of defense personnel of U.P. either retired (superannuated) or killed / disabled in action or defense personnel posted in U.P./defense personnel domicile of U.P. & posted outside U.P. 05
Handicapped / Disabled of U.P. 03
Girls 20

UPSEE 2018 Counselling Schedule

Successful candidates shall be called for counselling according to their merit in UPTU-2018 by giving intimation through Newspapers and website.

UPTU counselling will commence from June 25, 2018.

There will be three rounds of counselling that will be done online.  Qualified candidates as required to register in order take part in the counselling section and as well a pay the fees and have their documents verified before the counselling schedule.

Each round of counselling will help candidates choose colleges and courses as per priority. Candidates can either choose the seat assigned in the result or upgrade to the next round.

However, the allotment of seat shall depend on the availability of the seats on the day of counseling.

Counselling Fee

Candidates are required to pay the counselling fee of Rs 20,000 for General and OBC categories (Rs 12,000 for SC/ST candidates) after filling out the documents.

Documents required during counselling

The various documents that have to be uploaded and verified are as follows.

  • UPTU Admit card 2018
  • UPTU Rank Card 2018
  • Class XII marks sheet and Certificate
  • Domicile certificate (If applicable)
  • Rural weightage certificate(If applicable)
  • Domicile certificates of the candidate’s parent (if the candidate has passed their qualifying examination outside UP)
  • Certificate of Medical Fitness
  • Character Certificate
  • Category certificate for OBC/SC/ST (If applicable)
  • Subcategory certificate for Freedom Fighters/Armed Forces/ Physically handicapped (If applicable)
  • GDDA certificate (If applicable)
  • Income certificate (for the economically weak candidates)




FREE Counselling

Get answers to all your queries
Interested in Distance Learning?
Yes, I agree to be contacted for information and promotional purposes.

Add New Comment

Need more details? Ask Question

How to quickly get a good answer:
  • Check for grammar or spelling errors
  • Keep checking this page for answer