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UPCATET Exam Pattern 2022: Marking Scheme, Subjects, Weightage

Updated By Vidhi Thakkar on 11 May, 2022 17:10

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UPCATET Exam Pattern 2022

UPCATET 2022 exam is scheduled for June 16 and 17, 2022. Candidates must start preparing for the examination. The admit card for UPCATET 2022 will be released by June 1, 2022. The candidates preparing for the UPCATET 2022 exam must be aware of the complete exam pattern and syllabus for UPCATET 2022. Being familiar with the exam pattern will help the candidates understand what questions will be asked in the exam and how to answer the questions. This will also help the candidates prepare the study plan & strategy accordingly.

The candidates can find all the details related to the UPCATET exam pattern 2022 from this page.

Highlights of UPCATET Exam Pattern 2022

Given below are some of the important highlights for UPCATET 2022 exam pattern:

Name of the Exam

UPCATET 2022

Mode of Exam

Offline

Number of Papers

1

Programmes

UG, PG & PhD

Exam Duration

3 Hours

Type of Questions

MCQ (Multiple Type Questions)

Total Marks

600

Language of the Paper

Hindi & English

UPCATET 2022 Exam Pattern for UG Programs

For the UG programs, there will be a total of 200 MCQ type questions. The paper will be divided into 4 groups: PCM, PCB, PAG and PHS. The candidates who have opted for PCMB in 12th can either opt for PCM or PCB. The programs for which each paper group will be conducted is listed below:

Paper Group

Programs Included

PCM

B.Tech, Agriculture, Horticulture, Home Science

PCB

Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Forestry, Home Science, and Veterinary Science

PAG

Agriculture, Horticulture, Fisheries, Home Science, B.Tech in Biotechnology, B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering, and Forestry

PHS

B.Sc Home Science

The detailed paper pattern for each group demonstrating the number of questions, marking pattern, etc. is explained in the table below:

Group of Paper

Subjects

Number of Questions

Group of Questions

Marks Included

PCM

General Studies

20

A

60

Physics

50

B

150

Chemistry

50

C

150

Biology

80

D

240

PCB

General Studies

20

A

60

Physics

50

B

150

Chemistry

50

C

150

Biology

80

D

240

PAG

General Studies

20

A

60

Agricultural Physics

25

B

150

Agricultural Chemistry

25

Agricultural Zoology

25

C

150

Agricultural Botany 

25

Agronomy

25

D

240

Animal Husbandry & Dairying

10

Horticulture

15

Agricultural Engineering

10

Agricultural Statistics & Maths

20

PHS

General Studies

20

A

60

English

25

B

150

Hindi

25

Sociology

20

C

150

Economics

15

Geography

15

Home Science

80

D

240

UPCATET 2022 Exam Pattern for PG Programs

The paper for PG programs will be for a total of 3 hours (except MBA) constituting a total of 600 marks. The syllabus for PG programs will depend on the subjects as opted by the candidates in the UG program.

The detailed exam pattern for UPCATET 2022 PG programs is explained in the below table:

Program

Abbreviation

Subjects

Number of Question

Group of Question

M.Sc. (Home Science)

MHS

General Studies

25

A

Food and Nutrition

35

B

Home Management

35

Child Development

34

Home Science Extension Education

34

C

Clothing & Textiles

32

Statistics

M.Sc. (Ag.)/M.Sc.

(Hort.)

MAG

General Studies

25

A

Agronomy & Agrometeorology

15

B

Horticulture

25

Soil Science

9

Agricultural Engineering

9

Animal Husbandry & Dairying

9

Agricultural Biochemistry

9

Genetics & Plant Breeding

11

Extension Education

9

Entomology

9

Plant Pathology & Nematology

9

Agricultural Economics

9

Seed Technology

6

Soil Conservation

7

C

Statistics

14

Biotechnology

15

Forestry

10

 M.V.Sc.

MVS

General Studies

25

A

Vet. Microbiology

10

B

L.P.M.

15

Surgery & Radiology

10

Animal Genetics & Breeding

10

Animal Nutrition

10

Physiology and Biochemistry

20

Pharmacology & Toxicology

15

Parasitology

10

C

Pathology

10

Epidemiology & Public Health

10

Gynaecology

10

Medicine

15

Extension

10

Veterinary Anatomy

10

Livestock Products Technology

10

M.Tech.

Agricultural

Engineering/ Process

and Food

Engineering /

Irrigation and

Drainage Engineering/

Farm Machinery and

Power Engineering/

Soil Water

Conservation

Engineering

MTA

General Studies

25

A

Milling of Agril. Produce

26

B

Storage Engg.

26

Engineering Properties of Biomaterial

26

C

Heat and Mass Transfer

22

Dairy and Food Engg.

26

Farm Machinery and Power

22

Soil and Water conservation and Irrigation Engg.

27

M.Tech. (Mechanical

Engg.

MTM

General Studies

25

A

Thermodynamics, I.C. Engine

24

B

Power Plant Engg.

24

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

24

Heat and Mass Transfer

25

Fluid Mechanics

25

Machine Design

26

C

Production Engg. Industrial Engg.

27

M.Tech./M.Sc. Plant

Molecular Biology

& Biotechnology

MTB

General Studies

25

A

Molecular Biology & Genetic Engg.

23

B

Cell Biology

23

Pathology & Microbiology

23

Immunology / Animal Biotechnology

23

Biochemistry & Physiology

23

C

Commercial Biotechnology

23

Recombinant DNA Technology

23

Bioinformatics

14

MBA (Agri-Business)

MBA

General Knowledge, reasoning and aptitude

70

General English of High School Standard

30

M.F.Sc. (Master of

Fisheries Science)

MFR

General Studies

25

A

Aquaculture

38

B

Fisheries Resource Management

36

Aquatic Environment Management

33

Aquatic Animal Health Management

28

Fish Processing Technology

20

C

Fisheries Engineering

10

Fisheries Extension, Economics and Statistics

10

M.Sc. Forestry

MFS

General Studies

25

A

Principles of Silviculture

20

B

Silvicultural Systems

20

Forest Mensuration

20

Wood Science & Technology

10

Fundamentals of Forest Protection

20

Agroforestry

20

C

Social Forestry

20

Forest Ecology and Management

20

Forest Nursery and Afforestation Techniques

20

UPCATET 2022 Exam Pattern for PhD Programs

The UPCATET 2022 exam for PhD program will be conducted for a total of 2 hours. There will be 100 questions in the exam constitution for a total of 300 marks. The UPCATET 2022 exam pattern for PhD programs is given in the table below:

Program

Abbreviation

Subjects

Number of Questions

Group of Questions

Ph.D. (Agriculture)

PDA

General Studies

20

A

Statistics

20

B

Concerned Subject

60

C

Ph.D. (Horticulture)

PDH

General Studies

20

A

Statistics

20

B

Concerned Subject

60

C

Ph.D.  (Home Science)

PDHS

General Studies

20

A

Statistics

20

B

Concerned Subject

60

C

Ph.D. (Veterinary Science)

PDV

General Studies

20

A

Statistics

20

B

Concerned Subject

60

C

Ph.D.  (Agril. Engg.)

PDT

General Studies

20

A

Statistics

20

B

Concerned Subject

60

C

Ph.D. Forestry

PDFR

General Studies

20

A

Statistics

20

B

Concerned Subject

60

C

Ph.D. Plant Molecular

Biology & Biotechnology

PDB

General Studies

20

A

Statistics

20

B

Concerned Subject

60

C

UPCATET Marking Scheme 2022

In UPCATET 2022, each correct answer will have 3 marks awarded. SImilarly, 1 mark will be deducted for each incorrect answer. There will be no negative marking for the unattempted questions.

UPCATET Tie-Breaking Policy 2022

In case two or more candidates score the same marks in the UPCATET 2022 exam, there will be a tie breaking policy to decide who will get the higher merit in the exam. The UPCATET 2022 tie breaking policy is jotted below for different programs:

  • For PhD programs, the preference of merit will be on the basis of score obtained in group C>B>A. If the tie still persists, the candidate who’s age is the lowest will be preferred.

  • For PG programs, the preference of merit will be on the basis of score obtained in group A>B>C. If the tie still persists, the candidate who’s age is the lowest will be preferred.

  • For the PhD program, the preference of merit will be on the basis of score obtained in group C>B>A. If the tie still persists, the candidate who’s age is the lowest will be preferred.

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