UPCATET 2018 also known as UP Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test is a state level entrance exam which is held by Banda University of Agriculture and Technology, Banda. The entrance exam is conducted to provide admission to Uttar Pradesh State domicile candidates in Agricultural and Science programmes. Candidates who have cleared Class 12th fulfill the UPCATET eligibility criteria for UG courses. Also, candidates who hold a graduation degree meet UPCATET eligibility criteria for PG courses. Only Uttar Pradesh State Domicile candidates shall be eligible for appearing in all courses except MBA (Agri. Business) through UPCATET 2018. Interested and eligible aspirants shall be able to apply for UPCATET 2018 through online mode only. Aadhar Card is now mandatory for the registration. Only those who will successfully register for the exam would be issued admit card to appear for UPCATET 2018.

Qualified candidates may be offered admission at Chandra Shekhar Azad University of Agriculture & Technology, Kanpur; Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut; Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarga. Check complete details for UPCATET 2018 in the article below.

Latest: Special counselling which was to be held on July 21-22, 2018 has been extended. New dates have not yet been announced.

UPCATET 2018

As per last year’s news report, over 20,000 applicants registered for the exam. Students appeared for UPCATET 2017 in a total of 12 exam centers. Some of these centers were BNSD Shiksha Niketan, Saraswati Gyan Mandir, Jainarayan Vidya Mandir, Moti Lal Khediya. This time there will be 22 exam centres. Candidate can check the schedule for UPCATET 2018 in the table below.

Events Dates
Online registration will begin from 20 Feb 2018
Last date for submitting online or offline application forms 31 Mar 2018
Issuance of Admit Card 01 May 2018
UPCATET 2018 exam date 16 May 2018 – UG
17 May 2018 – PG
18 May 2018 – Ph.D
Declaration of UPCATET 2018 Result 31 May 2018
Registration for Online counselling (UG) 05 to 15 Jun 2018
MBA Group Discussion & Personal Interview Date 19 Jun 2018, 10 AM
Last date of payment of counselling fees 19 Jun 2018
Document Uploading for Online counselling (UG) 05 to 20 Jun 2018
First Online counselling for UG Courses
Choice filling & seat locking 21-24 Jun 2018
Counselling result & seat allotment 01 Jul 2018
Document verification 02-05 Jul 2018
Reporting and completing the admission process 09 Jul 2018
Second Online counselling for UG Courses
Second choice filling & seat locking 08 to 10 Jul 2018
10 to 12 Jul 2018
Second counselling result & seat allotment 15 Jul 2018
Document verification 16-18 Jul 2018
Registration and Document Uploading for Online counselling 16-21 Jun 2018
First Online counselling for PG Courses
Choice filling & seat locking  26-29 Jul 2018
Counselling result & seat allotment  05 Jul 2018
Document verification 06-08 Jul 2018
Reporting and completing the admission process 09 Jul 2018
Second Online counselling for PG Courses
 Choice filling & seat locking 11-12 Jul 2018
 Counselling  result and seat allotment 15 Jul 2018
 Document verification 16-18 Jul 2018
Special Online counselling for UG & PG Courses
Choice filling & seat locking 21-22 Jul 2018
Special online counselling  Counselling  result and seat allotment 26 Jul 2018
Special online counselling Document verification 27-29 Jul 2018
First Online counselling for Ph.D Course
Registration and Document Uploading for Online counselling 10 to 15 Jul 2018 20 Jul 2018
Choice filling & seat locking 22 to 25 Jul 2018
Counselling result & seat allotment 28 Jul 2018
Document verification 31 Jul to 01 Aug 2018
 Second Online counselling for Ph.D Course
Choice filling &seat locking 03 to 04 Aug 2018
Counselling result & seat allotment 07 Aug 2018
Document verification 08 to 09 Aug 2018

Courses Offered in UG and PG Programmes

The following courses are offered under Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes:

UG Courses
BSc (Hons) Agriculture B.Sc (Hons) Horticulture
B Sc (Hons) Forestry B.Sc (Hons) Home Science
B V Sc & AH B.F.Sc
B Tech Biotechnology B.Tech Agriculture Engineering
B Tech Dairy Technology B.Tech Computer Science
B Tech Mechanical Engineering B.Tech Electronics & Communication Engineering
PG Courses
MSc Agriculture M Sc Home Science
MSc Veterinary Science MSc Horticulture
M V Sc MBA Agri. Business

UPCATET 2018 Eligibility Criteria

For BSc Courses

  • BSc (Honours) Agriculture/ BSc (Honours) Horticulture/ BSc (Honours) Forestry/ Bachelor in Fisheries Science (B F Sc): Candidates should have cleared Class 12th with Agricultural Science/ Physics, Chemistry, Biology (PCB)/ Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics (PCM)/ Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology (PCMB) subject
  • BVSc & AH: Candidates should have cleared Class 12th in PCB/ PCMB stream with English as a subject. Also, candidates should have scored at least 50% (for SC/ST minimum marks will be 47.5%) in PCB and English subject.
  • BSc (Honours) Home Science: Candidates should have cleared Class 12th in Arts stream with Home Science/ PCB/ PCM/ PCMB/ Agricultural Science subject. As per the official site of UPCATET, only female candidates an opt for this course

For MSc Courses

  • MSc Agriculture Biochemistry/ MSc Agricultural Economics/ Agricultural Economics & Management/ Agronomy/ Animal Husbandry/ Dairy Technology/ Livestock Production and Management/ Genetics & Plant Breeding/ Soil Science/ Soil Science & Agriculture Chemistry: Should have cleared BSc Agriculture/ BSc (Honours) Agriculture in 10+2+4 years pattern.
  • MSc Home Science: Should have passed BSc (H Sc)/ BSc (Honours) Home Science in 10+2+4 years pattern. However, candidates holding a three-year degree are not eligible to apply.
  • MSc Agriculture Biotechnology: Candidates should have passed BSc Agriculture/ BSc (Honours) Agriculture/ BSc Horticulture/ B Tech Biotechnology in 10+2+4 years pattern.
  • MSc Agricultural Extension/ Extension Education: Candidates should have passed BSc Agriculture/ BSc (Honours) Agriculture/ BSc Horticulture/ BSc Forestry/ BF.Sc in 10+2+4 years pattern.
  • MSc Agricultural Meteorology/ Horticulture/ Nematology: Should have passed BSc Agriculture/ BSc (Honours) Agriculture/ BSc Horticulture in 10+2+4 years pattern.
  • MSc Agricultural Statistics: Candidates should have passed BSc Agriculture/ BSc (Honours) Agriculture/ BSc Horticulture in 10+2+4 years pattern. Also, he/she must have passed Class 12th with Mathematics as a mandatory subject.
  • MSc Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Plant Physiology/ Crop Physiology/ Seed Science & Technology/ Soil Conservation & Water Management: Candidates should have passed BSc Agriculture/ BSc (Honours) Agriculture/ BSc Horticulture/ BSc Forestry in 10+2+4 years pattern.
  • MVSc: Candidates should have passed BVSc & AH with CGPA 5.50 (5.00 for SC/ST) out of 10. Also, candidates must be registered in VCI, New Delhi or State Veterinary Council.

UPCATET Application Form 2018

The application form for UPCATET 2018 will be available in online mode only. However, it is advised to applicants to ensure that hey fulfill the eligibility conditions before proceeding to fill the UPCATET 2018 Application Form online. Candidates can pay the application fee through the prescribed mode.

Application Fee

The candidate who wishes to appear for UPCATET 2018 has to pay the following amount for online or offline application.

Category UPCATET Application Fee (Without Late Fee)
UR & OBC Rs 1,250
SC/ ST Rs 1,050

UPCATET Admit Card 2018

Candidates can download their UPCATET 2018 admit card from the official website of UPCATET. To download the admit card, candidates need to enter details such as their registration number/ full name, date of birth, the name of the course applied for. UPCATET Admit Card will contain the information of the entrance exam like date, time and venue of the examination center. Therefore it is mandatory for students to bring a hard copy of the admit card to appear for the test. Also, it is advised to the candidate to preserve the admit card till the admission process is over.

UPCATET 2018 Examination Pattern

The duration of the exam will be 3 hours. In the UPCATET 2018 entrance exam, candidates will be asked 200 objective questions of 600 marks.

UPCATET Exam Pattern for UG Courses

UPCATET 2018 exam pattern for UG courses shall be such that the question paper will contain a total of 200 multiple choice questions of 600 marks that candidates would need to complete in three hours duration. The question paper will be both in English and Hindi languages.

Marking scheme: For each correct answer three marks will be awarded and one mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

There will be four groups of UPCATET question paper for UG course admissions as given below:

Group Code
PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology stream) 01
PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics stream) 02
PAG (Agriculture stream) 03
PHS (Art stream with Home Science) 04

Aspiring candidates can check the exam pattern for each group of UPCATET 2018 exam for UG course admissions below:

UPCATET PCB Group

Candidates who wish to appear for UPCATET in PCB group can secure admission in subjects such as Agriculture, Horticulture, Community Science/Home Science, Forestry, B.V.Sc.&A.H., B.F.Sc., B. Tech. (Biotechnology).

Subject Number of Questions Marks
General Studies 20 60
Physics 50 150
Chemistry 50 150
Biology 80 240
Total 200 600

UPCATET PCM Group

Candidates who wish to appear for UPCATET in PCM group can secure admission in subjects like Agriculture, Horticulture, Home Science, and B Tech.

Subject Number of Questions Marks
General Studies 20 60
Physics 50 150
Chemistry 50 150
Mathematics 80 240
Total 200 600

UPCATET PAG Group

Candidates who wish to appear for UPCATET in PAG group can secure admission in subjects like Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, and B Tech in Agriculture Engineering and Biotechnology.

Section Subject Number of Questions in Each Subject Number of Questions in Each Section Marks for Each Section
A General Studies 20 20 60
B Agriculture Physics 25 50 150
Agriculture Chemistry 25
C Agriculture Zoology 25 50 150
Agriculture Botany 25
D Agronomy 25 80 240
Animal Husbandry & Dairying 10
Horticulture 15
Agriculture Engineering 10
Agriculture Statistics & Mathematics 20
Total 200 200 600

UPCATET PHS Group

Candidates who wish to appear for UPCATET in PHS group can secure admission in BSc Home Science subject only.

Section Subject Number of Questions in Each Subject Number of Questions in Each Section Marks for Each Section
A General Studies 20 20 60
B English 25 50 150
Hindi 25
C Sociology 20 50 150
Economics 15
Geography 15
D Home Science 80 80 240
Total 200 200 600

UPCATET Exam Pattern for PG Courses

The exam pattern for PG Courses will same as to that of UG. However, for MSc course admissions, there shall be different papers for different programmes as mentioned below:

  1. MSc Home Science (MHS)
  2. Master of Veterinary Science (MVS)
  3. Master of Veterinary Science (MVS)

Exam pattern for each programme is provided below:

For MHS Programme

Section Subject Number of Questions in Each Subject Number of Questions in Each Section Marks for Each Section
A General Studies 25 25 75
B Food & Nutrition 35 104 312
Home Management 35
Child Development 34
C Home Science Extension Education 34 71 213
Clothing & Textiles 32
Statistics 5
Total 200 200 600

For MAG Programme

Section Subject Number of Questions in Each Subject Number of Questions in Each Section Marks for Each Section
A General Studies 25 25 75
B Agronomy & Agrometeorology 15 136 408
Horticulture 25
Soil Science 09
Agriculture Engineering 09
Animal Husbandry & Dairying 09
Agriculture Biochemistry 09
Genetics & Plant Breeding 11
Extension Education 09
Entomology 09
Plant Pathology & Nematology 09
Agriculture Economics 09
Seed Technology 06
Soil Conservation 07
C Statistics 14 39 117
Biotechnology 15
Forestry 10
Total 200 200 600

For MVS Programme

Section Subject Number of Questions in Each Subject Number of Questions in Each Section Marks for Each Section
A General Studies 25 25 75
B Veterinary Microbiology 15 85 255
LPM 20
Surgery & Radiology 10
Animal genetics & Breeding 10
Animal Nutrition 10
Physiology & Biochemistry 20
C Pharmacology & Toxicology 15 90 270
Parasitology 10
Pathology 15
Epidemiology & Public Health 10
Gynecology 10
Medicine 20
Extension 10
Total 200 200 600

For MTA Course

Section Subject No. of question No. of question in Each Section Marks in each section
A General Studies 25 25 75
B Milling of Agril. Produce 26 100 300
Storage Engg 26
Engineering Properties of Biomaterial 26
Heat and Mass Transfer 22 6. 22
C .Dairy and Food Engg. 26 75 225
Farm Machinery and Power 2 22
Soil and Water conservation and Irrigation Engg. 27
Total  _ 200 200 600

For MTM Course

Section Subject No. of question No. of question in Each Section Marks in each section
A General Studies 25 25 75
B Thermodynamics, I.C. Engine 24 97 291
Power Plant Engg. 24
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning 24
Heat and Mass Transfer 25
C Fluid Mechanics 25 78 234
Machine Design 26
Production Engg. Industrial Engineering 27
Total  _ 200 200 600

For MTB Course

Section Subject No. of question No. of question in Each Section Marks in each section
A General Studies 25 25 75
B Molecular Biology & Genetic Engg. 23 92 276
Cell Biology 23
Pathology & Microbiology 23
Immunology / Animal Biotechnology 23
C Biochemistry & Physiology 23 83 249
Commercial Biotechnology 23
Recombination DNA Technology 23
Bioinformatics 14
Total  _ 200 200 600

For MBA Course

Subject No. of Question No. of Question in each Section Marks in Each Section
General Knowledge, reasoning and aptitude 70 70  210
General English of High School Standard l 70 30 90
Total  100  100  300

UPCATET 2018 Exam CentresUPCATET 2018 exam will be held in seven cities which are Banda, Kanpur, Mahoba, Meerut, Lucknow, Faizabad and Varanasi. A total of 22 centres will be made in this seven cities.UPCATET Syllabus 2018Candidate can check here syllabus for various UG and PG programmes which will them prepare better for UPCATET 2018.

UPCATET Syllabus for BSc Courses

The syllabus for BSc course admissions will be same as prescribed by the UP board for Class 12th exams in the concerned subject.

UPCATET Syllabus for MSc Courses

The syllabus for MSc course admissions will be same as the syllabus for undergraduate courses in the concerned subject.UPCATET Result 2018UPCATET 2018 Result will be available for check online on the official website of the exam conducting body. Hence to check UPCATET Result, candidates shall have to enter details such as roll number/ registration number, date of birth, and course. Consequently, those who will qualify the entrance exam will be eligible to appear/ participate in UPCATET Counselling 2018. The admission of the candidate to the desired UG or PG program for the academic session 2018 will be on the basis of the candidate’s performance in the entrance exam.

UPCATET Cut off Marks 2018

As per last year, minimum cutoff percentage to qualify the entrance exam was as follows. However, this number may change for the admission to the academic year 2018.

Category Cut off
General 20%
SC/ST 10%

OfficialWebsite: www.upcatet.org or www.buat.edu.in.

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