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UP Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET-2018) is an entrance exam 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 Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test-2018. Interested candidates can apply for UPCATET 2018 through online mode or offline mode. Candidates can obtain the online application form the official site of UPCATET which is www.svbpmeerut.ac.in/. Details to be filled in the application form will be same.

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.

UPCATET 2018 Tentative Dates

Events Tentative Dates
Online registration will begin from Third week of February 2018
Last date for submitting online or offline application forms Last week of March 2018
Last date for submitting online or offline application forms with late fee First to Second week of April 2018
Admit card can be downloaded First week of May 2018
UPCATET 2018 exam date Third week of May 2018
Declaration of Result Last week of May 2018

Courses Offered in UG and PG programmes

The following courses are offered under Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes:

UG Courses
BSc (Hons) Agriculture BSc (Hons) Horticulture
B Sc (Hons) Forestry BSc (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 2018 Application Process

For UPCATET 2018 registrations, candidates can fill the application form in the online mode on the official website of the exam. However, it is advised to applicants that before filling the application form read all the instructions carefully. Candidates can pay the application fee either in the online mode (via net banking/ debit card) or in the offline mode (via SBI challan payable at any branch of SBI). Candidates can also obtain the application form through offline mode from the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut campus or by post from any branch of State Bank Of India.

Offline Application Fee

Mode of Obtaining Application form Application Fee charges
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology, Meerut campu Rs 50/-
By post Rs 150/-

Online Application Fee

Category UPCATET Application Fee (Without Late Fee) UPCATET Application Fee (With Late Fee)
General & OBC Rs 1,250 Rs 1,550
SC/ ST Rs 1,050 Rs 1,350

UPCATET 2018 Admit Card

Candidates can download their UPCATET 2018 admit card from the official website of UCATET. To download the admit card, candidates are required to enter details such as their registration number/ full name, date of birth, and name of the course applied for. UPCATET 2018 admit card will contain the information of the entrance exam like date, time and venue of the examination centre. It is mandatory for students to bring a hard copy of the admit card to appear for the test.

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 BSc Courses

UPCATET 2018 exam pattern for BSc 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 BSc 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 BSc course admissions below:

UPCATET PCB Group

Candidates who wish to appear for UPCATET in PCB group can secure admission in subjects such as Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, and Veterinary Science.

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 MSc Courses

The exam pattern for MSc Courses will same as to that of BSc. 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

UPCATET 2018 Syllabus

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.

(H3)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 2018 Result

UPCATET 2018 result will be declared on the official website of the exam. To check UPCATET result, candidates will be required to enter their roll number/ registration number, date of birth, and course. As per last year minimum cutoff percentage to qualify the exam was 20% (for General category) and 10% (for SC/ ST category). However, the cut off marks may go a bit up or down as per the seats available in the Universities. Candidates who will qualify the UPCATET exam will be called for the counselling round as per the merit. In UPCATET 2018 counselling session, candidates will be allotted seats in their respective courses and universities.

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