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MBA Admissions in Uttar Pradesh 2021: Dates, Selection Procedure, Fees & Eligibility

Sakunth Kumar
Sakunth KumarUpdated On: July 12, 2022 03:55 pm IST

Get all the details about the Uttar Pradesh MBA Admissions 2021 in this article. Explore MBA entrance exams, eligibility, selection process, fees, important dates of some of the best MBA colleges in UP here.

U.P. MBA Admission

Uttar Pradesh MBA Admission 2021 will be conducted based on CMAT and CAT entrance exams. If seats are available after that, UPCET 2021 will be considered for MBA admissions in the state. UPCET 2021 is the state-level entrance exam for admission to MBA colleges in Uttar Pradesh. It is accepted by AKTU and MMMUT and their affiliated colleges.

Uttar Pradesh (UP) is a sought-after destination to pursue MBA in India. There are many reputed management institutes in UP offering MBA courses in different specializations. Candidates interested in UP MBA Admissions must first understand the process followed in the state. Check the complete details about the UP MBA Admission Process 2021 here.

Entrance Exams Accepted by MBA Colleges in Uttar Pradesh

Not all the MBA colleges in Uttar Pradesh consider national-level management entrance exam scores for admission to the MBA course. NTA conducts UPCET every year for MBA admissions. Earlier it was known as UPSEE and was conducted by Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) conducts

Some good MBA colleges also accept national-level entrance exam scores. The list of entrance exams for MBA admissions in Uttar Pradesh is given below:


Exam Date


September 5 & 6, 2021

CAT 2021

November 28, 2021

CMAT 2022

To be announced

MAT 2021 (Sep 2021)

CBT: August 21 & September 12, 2021

PBT: September 5, 2021

IBT: August 28 - September 12, 2021

ATMA 2021 (July 2021)

July 26, 2021

XAT 2022

January 2, 2022

UPCET MBA is a common entrance exam for all the MBA colleges in Uttar Pradesh (except for national-level premier institutes such as IITs or IIMs). Candidates applying for UPCET MBA need not apply to each college individually. However, candidates with national-level entrance exam scores must apply for each institute that accepts any of the entrance test scores (except UPCET MBA) individually.

Eligibility Criteria for MBA Admissions in Uttar Pradesh 2021

Basic Requirements: Students aspiring to pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Uttar Pradesh must note that the minimum qualification required is a Bachelor’s degree from any stream with 50% marks. Candidates belonging to reserved categories will have a 5% relaxation in the marks or percentage. The applicants must have studied Mathematics as one of the subjects in Class 12.

Entrance Exam: For getting admission to the MBA course, the candidates must also have a valid UPCET MBA/ CMAT/ ATMA/ MAT/ CAT score. Candidates with a valid score in any one of the entrance exams are eligible to apply for MBA in Uttar Pradesh.

Domicile Rules: For UPCET MBA, only candidates belonging to Uttar Pradesh are eligible to apply. Colleges that accept the national-level entrance exam score apart from UPCET MBA will reserve seats for candidates belonging to other states. However, the major preference will be given to Uttar Pradesh aspirants.

Uttar Pradesh MBA Admission Procedure and Dates 2021

Uttar Pradesh MBA admissions based on UPCET MBA score has is conducted before the admissions based on national level entrance test score such as CAT/ XAT/ MAT/ CMAT as per the trend. The admissions are purely based on the merit of the candidates. Some of the colleges that accept the national-level management entrance test score also conduct Group Discussion (GD)/ Personal Interview (PI) for the final selection. The candidates can check the important dates of all the entrance exams here.

UPCET MBA 2021 Important Dates

The official dates regarding UPCET MBA 2021 are out on the official website of UPCET. Candidates can check the table provided below to know the important dates for UCPET MBA 2021. 



UPCET MBA 2021 registration commencement

April 1, 2021

UPCET MBA 2021 last date to register

July 15, 2021 (by 5:00 pm)

Last Date to Pay UPCET MBA 2021 Application Fee

July 15, 2021 (by 11:50 pm)

UPCET MBA 2021 Application Form Correction

July 8 - 14, 2021

Availability of UPCET MBA 2021 admit card

To be announced

UPCET MBA 2021 Exam Date

September 5 & 6, 2021

UPCET MBA 2021 Results

To be announced

Counselling registration

To be announced

First-round seat allotment

To be announced

Willingness to freeze/float

To be announced

Physical reporting of freeze seat candidates

To be announced

Second round registration and fee payment

To be announced

Document verification

To be announced

Choice locking online

To be announced

Seat allotment

To be announced

Willingness to freeze/float

To be announced

Online withdrawal

To be announced

Physical reporting of freeze seat candidates

To be announced

Third round registration and fee payment

To be announced

Document verification

To be announced

Choice locking online

To be announced

Seat allotment

To be announced

Seat confirmation payment

To be announced

Physical reporting of candidates to allotted institutes

To be announced

Click on the links below for the dates of other entrance exams: 

MAT 2021 Important Dates

CMAT 2021 Important Dates

CAT 2021 Important Dates

XAT 2022 Important Dates

Uttar Pradesh MBA Selection Process 2021

UPCET MBA 2021 Selection Process: UPCET MBA exam authority will allocate ranks and marks to the candidates scored in UPCET MBA 2021 exam. These candidates will have to take part in the online counselling process/ centralised admission process. During the counselling process, the candidates must exercise web options. The seat allocation will be based on the candidate’s rank in UPCET MBA 2021, preference in web options, merit and availability of seats in the respective college.

Usually, five rounds of counselling will take place for the MBA course based on USPEE MBA 2021 exam. The candidates who do not secure a seat in the desired college in the first round can take part in subsequent rounds of counselling.

UPCET MBA counselling process begins in the third week of June.

CAT/ XAT/ CMAT/ MAT/ ATMA Selection Process: The MBA selection process in Uttar Pradesh based on the entrance test score of these exams is completely different. The candidates will have to apply for institutes individually. Some colleges may directly grant admission based on entrance test score while some colleges may conduct GD/ PI/ Written Ability Test (WAT) for final selection.

Direct MBA Admission/ Management Quota Admission: Candidates who do not have an entrance test score are eligible for direct admission through the management quota of the institute. All the private MBA colleges and deemed universities in Uttar Pradesh reserve some seats under the management quota and institutes are free to fill the seats with eligible candidates. The fees for MBA seat under management quota is decided by the respective institute.

Uttar Pradesh MBA Admission Reservation Policy 2021

UPCET MBA counselling and seat allocation process are purely based on reservation policies of the state government. Private MBA colleges must fill 80% of seats under state quota or convenor quota and 20% seats under management quota. The reservation of seats may change every year.

Documents Required for MBA Admission in Uttar Pradesh 2021

The following are the mandatory documents required to take MBA admission in Uttar Pradesh: -

  • Score Card and Admit Card of Entrance Test
  • Transfer Certificate (TC)
  • UG Marks Sheet and Provisional Certificate
  • Class 10 Certificate
  • Class 12 Certificate
  • Category Certificate (applicable to reserved categories)
  • Proof of Identity

Top MBA Colleges in Uttar Pradesh

Provided below are some of the top MBA colleges in Uttar Pradesh

Indian Institute of ManagementLucknow
Institute of Management TechnologyGhaziabad
Moradabad Institute of TechnologyMoradabad
Banaras Hindu UniversityVaranasi
Amity Business SchoolNoida
Jaipuria Institute of ManagementLucknow
IIMT University, MeerutMeerut
Shobhit UniversityMeerut
Invertis UniversityBareilly
Integral UniversityLucknow
Indus Business AcademyGreater Noida
Galgotias UniversityGreater Noida
Pranveer Singh Institute of TechnologyKanpur
Maharishi UniversityLucknow
Institute of Management & ResearchGhaziabad
Dronacharya Group of InstitutionsGreater Noida
Sharda UniversityGreater Noida
Noida International UniversityGreater Noida
KIET Group of InstitutionsGhaziabad

For more colleges, click on the link below

MBA Colleges in Uttar Pradesh, Courses and Fees

You can apply to these colleges by filling our Common Application Form.  

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