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UPCATET PHS Syllabus 2023: PDF Download, List of Chapters and Topics

Shuchi Bagchi
Shuchi BagchiUpdated On: May 12, 2023 01:52 pm IST | UPCATET
Do you want to pursue Agricultural courses after 12th? Then, UPCATET Exam should be the viable option. Check UPCATET PHS Exam details, Syllabus, List of important topics here!
UPCATET PHS Syllabus 2023: PDF Download, List of Chapters and Topics

UPCATET (Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test) is a State level Agriculture entrance exam organized by Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology (NDUAT) for admission to various programmes such as B.Sc Agriculture, B.Sc Horticulture, B.Sc Forestry, B.F.S, B.Sc Community Science, B.Tech Biotechnology, B.Tech Agriculture Engineering, B.Tech Dairy Technology, B.Tech Food Technology, B.Tech Sugarcane Science and Technology, B.Sc Food Nutrition and Dietetics etc.

UPCATET Exam 2023 will be conducted on 30 and 31st May, 2023. The candidates willing to opt for the exam must go through the exam process in detail. This article provides a detailed overview about the UPCATET PHS (Art Stream with Home Science) exam, syllabus, topics, best books for UPCATET PHS Exam and many more relevant information. 

Also Read:UPCATET 2023 Participating College

UPCATET PHS Exam Pattern 2023 

Various details like the number of questions, type of exam, duration of exam and format of questions are all included in the UPCATET Exam Pattern 2023. As a result, the candidates preparing for the exam should look at the UPCATET Exam Pattern to avoid any confusion. As per the UPCATET official notification, there will be two different UPCATET Exam Schedules in 2023, one for Undergraduates and one for Postgraduate students. (Single Schedule but conducted on two different days UG - May 30/ PG May 31). The group code for UPCATET PHS is 4.

The Exam Pattern for candidates belonging to UPCATET 2023 in PCB, PCM and PHS stream in class 12th are given below:

Exam Pattern




Mode of exam




Type of questions




No. of questions




Total marks




Duration of exam

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours

UPCATET 2023 PHS Syllabus 

The students who have passed class 12th in the Arts and Humanities stream can opt for UPCATET PHS Exam 2023. The number of groups for UPCATET PHS will be 4: A, B, C, and D. The first group i.e. A will be of General Knowledge, in Group B, there will be English and Hindi, in Group C, there will be Sociology, Economics and Geography. Subject group D will be of Home Science. The students must prepare for the exam according to the topics in different groups. 

UPCATET PHS syllabus is explained in the table below:


Number of Questions

Group of Questions

General Knowledge















Home Science



Total200 Questions

The total number of questions for the UPCATET PHS is 200. The total Marks will be 600. As per the guidelines, 3 marks will be allotted to the correct answer and -1 will be ducted as negative marking from the wrong answer.

Read More:UPCATET Syllabus 2023

How To Prepare for UPCATET PHS 2023?

If the candidates want to get a good score and rank in the UPCATET Exam, then they should start preparing for the exam with the proper strategy. Important points for UPCATET preparation and how to prepare UPCATET PHS syllabus are as follows:

  • The candidate must initially download the UPCATET syllabus 2023 pdf from the official website

  • Then, prepare the list of the best books to prepare for the UPCATET exam and to cover UPCATET PHS Syllabus

  • Accordingly, study the topics of the UPCATET syllabus from the books according to the preparation strategy

  • The candidates must solve previous year question papers of UPCATET to understand the type of questions, difficulty level and experience real-time feel of the exam

  • Also, practice UPCATET previous year question papers, sample papers and attend free mock tests

  • Stick to the limited resources. Preferring standard books and limiting the resources of preparation can help in scoring good marks.

Best Books for UPCATET PHS 2023

The candidates willing to appear for UPCATET Exam 2023 should follow the recommended list of standard books to be followed to make the preparation process easy.  Candidates for the UPCATET exam should be aware that each subject has its own standard book, which will help in preparing the list of important topics for UPCATET 2023 in a convenient manner throughout their preparation. The best way to prepare and score well for the exam is to read the UPCATET books and practice the previous year questions and sample papers online. For the UPCATET 2023 exam, candidates can prefer the following books:



Home Science Books

  • Clinical Nutrition and Dietetic- Antia, K.F.P

  • Applied Physiology by Wright Samsom

General Knowledge Books

  • Lucent’s

  • Pratiyogita Darpan

History/ Geography Books

  • Objective Social Science by R Gupta

English Language Books

  • General English for all competitive examination- CS Gupta

The article provides an overview of UPCATET PHS Syllabus 2023, list of chapters and marking pattern. The candidates willing to appear for UPCATET Exam 2023 through PHS Scheme must go through the exam pattern in detail. 
Also Read: UPCATET Preparation Strategy and Study Plan

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