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UPCATET 2021 entrance exam is conducted by the Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Ayodhya in offline mode. To know more about the exam read the full article below.

UPCATET 2021 Highlights:

Exam Name Uttar Pradesh Combined Agricultural and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET)
Conducting Body Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Ayodhya
Exam Mode Offline 
Medium English & Hindi
Exam Level State
Courses Under Graduates, Post Graduate and PhD

UPCATET 2021 Schedule:

Event Date
UPCATET 2021 Application Form Availability 28th February 2021
UPCATET 2021 Application Form last date 15th April 2021
UPCATET 2021 Last date to pay the Application Fee 16th April 2021
UPCATET 2021 Release date of the  Admit Card 1st June 2021
UPCATET 2021 Exam Dates 16th,17th June 2021
Declaration of UPCATET 2021 Result 30th June 2021
Registration for Online Counselling Starts 5th July 2021
The end date of the Online counselling 13th Sep 2021

UPCATET 2021 Admit Card:

The authorities will release the admit card on the official website. The candidates will need to login to the official website with their respective credentials to get the admit card.

How to Download UPCATET 2021 Admit Card?

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on the link showing “UPCATET 2021 Admit Card”
  • Login to the website using your respective credentials
  • Check & download the admit card for future use

UPCATET 2021 Syllabus:

The syllabus for the UPCATET entrance examination consists of chapters from the class12th. The students should be fundamentally and conceptually clear with the syllabus in order to qualify in the entrance examination. It's advised that the students should follow their 12th NCERT book thoroughly for a good 

Bachelor Degree in Science courses (PCB Segment):

  • General Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology

Bachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Home Science, B.Tech (PCM Segment):

  • General Studies
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics

B.Sc. Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, B.Tech Courses (PAG Segment):

  • General Studies
  • Agriculture Physics
  • Agriculture Chemistry
  • Agriculture Zoology
  • Agriculture Botany
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Dairying
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Agriculture Statistics
  • Mathematics

B.Sc. Home Science:

  • General Studies
  • English
  • Hindi
  • Sociology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Home Science

M Sc Home science:

  • General Studies
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Home Management
  • Child Development
  • Home Science
  • Clothing & Textiles
  • Statistics

Masters in Agriculture and Horticulture:

  • General Studies
  • Agronomy
  • Agrometeorology
  • Horticulture
  • Soil Science
  • Agriculture Engineering
  • Animal Husbandry & Dairying
  • Agriculture Biochemistry
  • Genetics & Plant Breeding
  • Entomology
  • Plant Pathology & Nematology
  • Agriculture Economics
  • Seed Technology
  • Soil Conservation
  • Statistics
  • Biotechnology
  • Forestry

M. SC:

  • General Studies
  • Veterinary Microbiology
  • LPM, Surgery & Radiology
  • Animal Genetics & Breeding
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Physiology & Biochemistry
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Epidemiology & Public Health
  • Gynaecology
  • Medicine

UPCATET 2021 Exam Pattern:

Understanding the exam pattern is one of the most important part of the preparation for any competitive exam. The exam pattern consists of exam details like the mode of examination, number of questions, time allotted for the examination, etc.
The students should have proper knowledge of the exam pattern in order to avoid any kind of confusion regarding the exam details. The exam pattern is discussed below:

Mode of examination Offline (Pen-paper based)
Duration of the Exam 3 hours.
Language of the Question Paper English and Hindi
Type of Questions Multiple Choice Based Questions i.e. Objective type 
Total Number of Questions 200 Questions
Total Number of Marks 600 Marks
Mark for every correct answer 3 Marks 
Marks deducted for every wrong answer 1 Mark 

Only the duration of the exam, the number of questions and total number of marks are different for PhD Programmes and MBA Agriculture. Rest of the Exam Pattern is the same as other UG and PG Programmes.

Exam Pattern for PhD Programmes and MBA Agriculture:

Mode of examination Offline (Pen-paper based)
Duration of the Exam 3 Hours
Total Number of Questions 200 Questions
Total Number of Marks 600 Marks
Distribution of marks and Important concepts of the Entrance exam (U.G. Programmes)
Course Opted Segment Subjects Covered Number of Questions Total Marks
Bachelor Degree in Science courses  (Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, and Veterinary Science) PCB General Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology 200 600
Bachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Home Science, B.Tech PCM General Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics 200 600
B.Sc. Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, B.Tech Courses PAG General Studies, Agriculture Physics, Agriculture Chemistry, Agriculture Zoology, Agriculture Botany, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Horticulture, Agriculture Engineering, Agriculture Statistics, Mathematics 200 600
B.Sc. Home Science   General Studies, English, Hindi, Sociology, Economics, Geography, Home Science 200 600
Distribution of marks and Important concepts of the Entrance exam (P.G. Programmes)
Course Subjects Covered Number of Questions Total Marks
M Sc Home science General Studies, Food & Nutrition, Home Management, Child Development, Home Science , Clothing & Textiles, Statistics 200 600
Masters in Agriculture and Horticulture General Studies, Agronomy, Agro meteorology, Horticulture, Soil Science, Agriculture Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Agriculture Biochemistry, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Entomology, Plant Pathology & Nematology ,Agriculture Economics, Seed Technology, Soil Conservation, Statistics, Biotechnology, Forestry 200 600
M. SC General Studies, Veterinary Microbiology, LPM, Surgery & Radiology, Animal genetics & Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Physiology & Biochemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Parasitology, Pathology, Epidemiology & Public Health, Gynaecology, Medicine 200 600

UPCATET 2021 Cut-off:

The students can check the cut-off of UPCATET 2021 on the official website of the University. The cut-off is published on the website to make sure that the students are well-informed about the same, so the students should keep a regular update with the website. The students who have qualified for the cut-off margin will be intimated by mail by the university for the counseling process.

Here is the cut-off analysis of the previous year:


Minimum Qualifying Marks (%)


120 (20%)


10% (60)


10% (60)


120 (20%)

UPCATET 2021 Application-form:

The candidates can enroll themselves for the UPCATET in both online as well as offline mode. Its an advice for the students to read the information brochure properly before attempting the registration process. This is because if there is any kind of fault in the registration and application process then the applicant's registration or application will be rejected.

The online application process is discussed below:


  • Now, applicants have to visit UPCATET website.
  • Click “Apply Now”
  • Click on “Click here for new registration” link. They have to read all the instructions and have to click on “I Agree” and “Continue” Button. 
  • They have to fill all the details asked and have to hit “Proceed”. Candidates will receive an OTP on their registered no. and they have to verify the No.
  • After the verification of mobile no., candidates will receive a registration No. which they have to keep safe for future purpose.

Application form filling

  • Applicants have to log in the registration No.
  • Application form will appear and they have to fill personal details, educational details, exam centers, and all the relevant details carefully in the provided fields.
  • They also have to upload scanned photograph, thumb impression, and related certificates in the prescribed format in the application form.
  • Applicants have to recheck all the details and have to make necessary corrections/ changes (if any).
  • They finally have to click on “Submit” button. After submission, no changes can be made in the application form.


  • To submit the application form, students must pay the application fee.
  • Candidates may opt for internet banking
  • Candidates can also pay the application fee in offline mode through SBI challan payable in any SBI branch.
  • Following successful application fee submission, take the printout of the “confirmation page” and keep it safe for additional references.
  • General and OBC: Rs 1,250 and with the late fee it is Rs 1,500.
  • SC/ST: Rs 1,050 and with the late fee, it is Rs 1,350

UPCATET 2021 Counseling

The candidates who have qualified for the entrance exam will be intimidated by the university through the mail. The counseling process will start shortly after the result is declared,  The students are then required to follow certain rules for the counselling process.  The rules are cited below:

  • Online Counselling Registration (fee submissions) 
  • Online Choice Filling and Locking
  • Seat Allocation and Security fee deposit
  • Reporting at the respective university for verification and admission process.
  • Submission of documents and the students are advised to carry the original documents like academic qualification certificates, Conduct certificates, Caste certificates, sports weightage certificates and attested photographs.

UPCATET 2021 Result:

The result for the UPCATET will be published on the University's official website after the completion of the exam. The students are required to keep regular up-date with the website so as not miss any kind of information up-date.

UPCATET 2021 Answer key:

The students can download the Answer key from the official website. The answer key helps the students to cross-check the answers written by them with the answer key. This kind of comparison will enable the students to know their accuracy of answer written by them.   
If the student has some kind of issues with the answer key then they raise a complaint regarding the same to the organizing authority of the exam.

UPCATET 2021 Eligibility:

There are certain eligibility criteria for the students to qualify in order to participate in the Entrance exam conducted by the Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology. The students are requested to take a good overview of the eligibility criteria before applying for the entrance exam.
If any student who is found not fulling the eligibility criteria will be not allowed in the entrance examination and the admission process.
Each and every detail of the eligibility criteria should be carefully studied before applying for the UPCATET 2021.

The eligibility criteria are as follows:

Nationality Indian
Residencial status

Should be a certified resident of the  Uttar Pradesh.

(The candidate's father should be a resident of Uttar Pradesh for atleast 5 years.)

(The candidate should also be a resident of Uttar Pradesh for atleast 5 years)

(Candidate who is a Foreign national but whose ancestors were the resident of UP)

Age limit

For  B.V.Sc. and A.H. Programmes : 17 to 25 years old as of October 31, 2021

For U.G Programmes : 16 to 22 years old as of October 31, 2021.

For PG Programmes: There is no age limit for candidates applying for PG programmes.

Educational Qualification




  • B.Sc. (Hon) Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Forestry and Bachelor in Fisheries Science/ Veterinary Science:

12th Standard in relevant subject with 60% marks

  • B.Sc. (Hon) Home Science

12th Standard in Arts with Home Science / PCB/PCM/PCMB/Agricultural Science with 60% marks

  • M.Sc. Agriculture Biochemistry / Agricultural Economics/ Agricultural Economics & Management/ Agronomy/ Animal Husbandry/ Dairy Technology/ Live Stock Production and Management/ Genetics & Plant Breeding/ Soil Science/ Soil Science & Agriculture Chemistry

B.Sc. Agriculture with 60% marks

  • M.Sc. Home Science

BSc Home Science with 60% marks

  • Masters in Veterinary Science
B.V Sc & AH with 5.50 CGPA
  • M.Sc. Agriculture Biotechnology/ Meteorology/ Horticulture/ Nematology/ Statistics/ Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Plant Physiology/ Crop Physiology/ Seed Science & Technology/ Soil Conservation& Water Management

Bachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Biotechnology, Forestry with 60% marks


Q: If I have some issues with the admit card then whom should I contact?
A: If any student has any kind of problem with the admit card then the student should notify about it to the conducting authority

Q: Can the application be deposited online?
A: The candidates can deposit the application offline also.

Q: Can a student from foreign soil apply for the entrance?
A:  Yes, if the relatives are current residents from Uttar Pradesh.

Q: What is the exam duration of the Phd programmes and MBA agriculture?
A: The exam duration is 2 hrs.

Q: What are the common subjects for the UG programme entrance?
A: General studies, Physics, Chemistry and English is a common subject for every UG programme entrance except the B.sc programme.

Q:  What are the common subjects for the PhD programmes?
A: General Studies and Statistics are common subjects for PhD programmes.

Q: Is there a fine amount for late registration?
A: Yes, there is a fine amount for late registration. 

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