UPCATET 2018 - Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test

Important Dates for UPCATET 2018

Start Date End Date Remark
Application Form Date 20-Feb-2018 31-Mar-2018
Examination Date 16-May-2018 18-May-2018
Result Date 31-May-2018 N/A Result is declared

Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test 2018

UPCATET 2018 Exam is a state level entrance exam providing admission to aspirants perusing education in the field of Agriculture and Science Programs. This state-level exam will be organized for both Under Graduate and Post Graduate Programmes. The programs comprise The exam is organized by Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology. UPCATET 2018 is scheduled to be conducted from May 16 – 18, 2018.

  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Master of Business Management
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Technology

The exam will be organized once a year and will happen in the month of May 2018. The application for the exam can be applied via an online method and the exam format will be of Multiple Choice Questions. The exam will be organized in six centers across the country.

Highlights of UPCATET 2018

The highlights of the exam are

Date of UPCATET 2018May 16 – 18, 2018
Organizing Body Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology
Method of UPCATET 2018Offline 
Medium of UPCATET 2018 English & Hindi
Period of UPCATET 2018 3 hours
Type and Number of Questions 200 (Multiple Choice Questions)
Sections 4
Courses Provided 12

Exam Dates of UPCATET 2018 

Given below is the list of important dates of UPCATET 2018

UPCATET 2018 Exam Releasement February 20, 2018
UPCATET 2018 Application SubmissionFebruary 20, 2018
UPCATET 2018 Hall Ticket Download May 1, 2018
UPCATET 2018 Exam May 16 – 18, 2018
UPCATET 2018 Response key announces May 2018
UPCATET 2018 Result ReleasementMay 31, 2018
UPCATET 2018 Merit List ReleasementJune 2018
UPCATET 2018 CounselingJune 5 – 15, 2018

Eligibility for UPCATET 2018

The eligibility criteria of UPCATET 2018 of different courses are as follows

CourseAt Least QualificationSubject NeedAt Least Marks
B. SC (Hon) Agriculture 12th StandardAgricultural Science60%
B.Sc. (Hon) Horticulture12th StandardPCB60%
B.Sc. (Hon) Forestry12th StandardPCM60%
Bachelor in Fisheries Science12th StandardPCMB60%
Bachelor in Veterinary Science12th StandardPCB / PCMB & English50%
B. SC (Hon) Home Science12th StandardArts with Home Science / PCB/PCM/PCMB/Agricultural Science60%
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 ChemistryB.Sc. Agriculture -60%
MSc Home ScienceBSc Home Science -60%
MSc Agriculture BiotechnologyBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Biotechnology -60%
MSc Agricultural Meteorology/ Horticulture/ NematologyBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture -60%
MSc Agricultural StatisticsBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture -60%
MSc Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Plant Physiology/ Crop Physiology/ Seed Science & Technology/ Soil Conservation& Water ManagementBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry -60%
Masters in Veterinary ScienceB.V Sc & AH -OGPA 5.50

Aspirants applying for Post-Graduation Courses should have finished their primary education in 10th + 12th + 4 years of UG Courses (B.Sc. or B.Tech) Format

Age Limit

  • For courses BVS and C & AH minimum age limit is 17 years and maximum 23 years as on December 31, 2018; and 05 years of relaxation for SC/ST and OBC Aspirants.
  • For the other course, the minimum age limit of the Aspirants is 16 years and maximum 22 years; and the relaxation of 05 years for SC/ST OBC Aspirants. 

Application Form of UPCATET 2018 

UPCATET 2018 Application form can be filled online in the university website. Given below is a step by step description of the application process

  • The website will contain a link to the application page on the Top Bar “Click here to Apply”
  • Select “Click here to Apply” to Proceed
  • Aspirants can pay via Debit Card / Credit Card, Net banking and Offline Mode
  • The page will contain different headers relating to the exam like Information Brochure, click here to Apply, Important Date, Login, How to Apply etc.
  • The How to apply link will contain a pdf document explaining in detail the application process
  • Aspirants will be expected to pay the fees before submission of Application
  • Once, the aspirants agree to the terms, they will be directed to the Registration and Payment Page
  • After successful payment, they will be taken to the application page
  • Aspirants will be asked to fill in the Exam Details, Basic Information, Qualifying Exam Details, Exam Centre, Contact Details, Mailing and Permanent Address.
  • Aspirants can submit the application form and a copy will be generated. Aspirants can print it and save it for future reference
  • Aspirants will be taken to the State Bank of India Page and asked to fill in the Payment Category, Programme Group of Paper, Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Category, Choice of Exam Centre, Mobile Number and fees based on category
  • Aspirants can apply via the official website of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology
  • After successful completion and confirmation, they will be taken to the payment gateway
  • A list of instructions and conditions given by the university will be displayed in Hindi
  • Aspirants will have to submit their passport size photograph, signature and thumb impression

Application fees

UPCATET 2018 requires aspirants to submit the fees at the time of registration. The fees can be paid in online and offline mode. Aspirants can pay offline via SBI Challan which can be paid in any State Bank of India in favour of the university. The details of online fees payment are given above.

CategoryUPCATET 2018 Application Fees
General and Other Backward ClassRs. 1250
SC / STRs. 1050

The university also accepts late payment of fees with a fine of Rs. 300

Hall Ticket of UPCATET 2018 

UPCATET hall ticket is available in the online mode. Aspirants will not permit to write the exam without a valid hall ticket. The hall ticket is a compulsory and most important verification document of the exam. The hall ticket will not be sent individually to the aspirants. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University will announce the hall ticket a few days before the exam. The process for downloading the hall ticket is as follows

  • Visit the official website of the university
  • Go the Login Page and enter the Registration Number, Date of Birth and Course
  • Print the form and carry it for the exam without fail
  • The hall ticket will be displayed
  • The hall ticket will contain details like Name of the aspirant, registration number, course applied to, exam date, time and centre.

Exam Centre of UPCATET 2018

UPCATET 2018 will happen in six locations in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is recommended to access the exam centre 1 hour previous to avoid last minute issues and delays. Once allotted, the exam centre will not be changed. The university will allot the exam centre based on aspirant’s preference and availability. If there is no availability of seats in the selected exam centre, then the next nearest centre will be allotted.

Exam Format of UPCATET 2018 

UPCATET 2018 exam will be organizeed for 200 marks. The questions will be of Multiple Choice Questions and each right question will be honored 3 marks. A negative mark of 1 is eligible for every wrong response. The UG courses is grouped into 4 segments

PCB – Physics, Chemistry, Biology

PCM - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

PAG – Agriculture

PHS – Arts Stream

The aspirants are allotted each segment based on their specialisation and the format differs for each segment

S.NoCourse OptedSegmentSubjects CoveredNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
 1Bachelor Degree in Science courses (Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, and Veterinary Science)PCBGeneral Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology200600
 2Bachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Home Science, B.TechPCMGeneral Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics200600
 3B.Sc. Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, B.Tech CoursesPAGGeneral Studies, Agriculture Physics, Agriculture Chemistry, Agriculture Zoology, Agriculture Botany, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Horticulture, Agriculture Engineering, Agriculture Statistics, Mathematics200600
 4B.Sc. Home Science -General Studies, English, Hindi, Sociology, Economics, Geography, Home Science200600

The post-graduation courses exam format will contain questions from the subject of their specialisation

Course Applied forSubjects CoveredNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
M Sc Home scienceGeneral Studies, Food & Nutrition, Home Management, Child Development, Home Science , Clothing & Textiles, Statistics200600
Masters in Agriculture and HorticultureGeneral 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, Forestry200600
M. SCGeneral Studies, Veterinary Microbiology, LPM, Surgery & Radiology, Animal genetics & Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Physiology & Biochemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Parasitology, Pathology, Epidemiology & Public Health, Gynaecology, Medicine200600

UPCATET 2018 Exam format highlights table

Method of Examination Offline
Number of Questions 200
Maximum Marks 600
Period of Exam 3 hours
Sections in Paper 4

Syllabus for UPCATET 2018

UG Programs

The syllabus includes of the subjects lacquired in the 12th standard. In addition to Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, the syllabus will comprise Present Affairs and General Studies Aspirants should have via knowledge of the entire book to qualify for the exams.

PG Programs

The syllabus will be the specialization subjects of the Under Graduate Programme. Kindly refer exam format to have an understanding of the list of topics covered

Result of UPCATET 2018 

UPCATET (Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test) 2018 can be checked online in the university website. The result will not be intimated by email or by post. The process to check results is as follows

  • Enter the Date of Birth as given in the Application form
  • Enter the Class Group. This will be based on the segment opted by the aspirant
  • Click on submit to see your result
  • Aspirants can enter the challam no, Registration Number or Roll Number
  • Go to the result page
  • Aspirants should print the results for future reference
  • Aspirants can check the results in the university website or the exam website

The releasement of result will be notified via newspapers and website. Aspirants are asked to vigilant and regularly check the website regarding status of the result.

Steps to download / view the score card

There is no separate score card announced for the UPCATET Exam. However, the list of marks secured by the aspirant is announced along with the result. The card will contain Name of the aspirant, Registration Number, Segment Opted, List of subjects, Marks Secured and Overall Total. Aspirants can check the personal paper scores at the time of checking the result.

Response Key of UPCATET 2018 

UPCATET 2018 Response Key is announced in the University website. The university prepares four types of question paper for each segment. The response key will be given in the Pdf pattern. Aspirants can apply for re-evaluation if they have any doubts based on the response key. The link for the response key will be establish in the Exam website and University website. Aspirants can download the key and check it along with the question paper given to them. The response key will be announced shortly after the exam.

Cut off from UPCATET 2018 

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology has determined the at least marks to be secured by the aspirants to qualify for the entrance exam. The cut off marks for each category is as follows However, aspirants have to secure a at least mark in each subject to qualify. The university has not determined the personal scores for each paper. The personal scores areimportant when the university announces the rank list. The cut off mark is determined by the overall marks secured by the aspirant.

General Category – 20%

SC / ST Category – 10 %

Counseling of UPCATET 2018 

UPCATET 2018 will have via both online and offline mode. The selected aspirants will be asked to attend the direct counseling at the scheduled time and venue. The step by step counseling process is as follows Aspirants can the pay the admission fees and get the provisional admission letter. The university will filter the applications received and allot the seats based on the selection criteria. Aspirants who have qualified the entrance exam will apply for counseling via the website. Aspirants will be expected to pay a fee of Rs.500 to apply for counseling. The seat allotment of UPCATET will be based on three factors, Marks secured, category of the aspirant and availability of the selected seat.

  • The university will allot the seats to the aspirants and intimate them via email
  • Once satisfied, Aspirants can pay the admission fees and confirm the seat allotted
  • Aspirants will have to attend the direct counseling at the allotted time and venue with their original certificates and admission fees
  • Fill in the form with the need details like Name of the Aspirant, Registration Number, Date of Birth, Marks secured, College and Course of Choice
  • Aspirants will have pay the counseling fees
  • Visit the official website of the university for counseling application
  • Check on the Quick Links section for counseling link

Documents need for counseling

  • Counseling Letter
  • Under Graduate Certificate in case of application for Post Graduate Programmes
  • 12th Standard Mark Sheet
  • Category Certificates
  • UPCATET Result
  • Photographs
  • 10th Standard Mark Sheet

UPCATET Counseling Table

Under Graduate Programmes first Counseling DatesJune 2018
Admissions for Under Graduate ProgrammesJuly 2018
Under Graduate Programmes second Counseling DatesJuly 2018
Admissions for Under Graduate ProgrammesJuly 2018
Post Graduate Programmes first Counseling DatesJuly 2018
Admissions for Post Graduate ProgrammesJuly 2018
Post Graduate Programmes second Counseling DatesJuly 2018
Admissions for Post Graduate ProgrammesJuly 2018

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