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UPCATET 2023 Eligibility Criteria: Age Limit, Educational Qualification

Updated By Lam Vijaykanth on 27 Mar, 2023 10:49

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UPCATET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology has released UPCATET 2023 Eligibility Criteria.  Aspiring to appear for Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET) 2023  candidates should know and check out the UPCATET eligibilitycriteria 2023. Candidates, who are going to appear for the UPCATET 2023, must fill out and submit the UPCATET 2023 Application Form. Candidates should review the UPCATET 2023 eligibility criteria before filling out the application form. The last date to fill out the application form is April 20, 2023. UPCATET 2023 is scheduled to be conducted on May 30 & 31, 2023

Acharya Narendra Deva University of Agriculture and Technology is going to conduct the U.P. Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET) 2023. Candidates will be given admission to UG and PG programmes offered by Uttar Pradesh's four agriculture universities through UPCATET 2023. The eligibility criteria for the entrance exam will be decided by the examination authority. Only candidates who meet the UPCATET eligibility criteria 2023 will be eligible to take the exam.

The applicants can check the detailed eligibility criteria forUPCATET 2023 along with the reservation policy from the below section. Candidates are advised to check UPCATET 2023 syllabus and exam pattern before appearing for the exam. Candidates must now sum up their preparation for UPCATET 2023 and start revising the syllabus. 

UPCATET 2023 Domicile Based Eligibility Criteria

The domicile based eligibility criteria for UPCATET 2023 exam is explained in the points below:

  • The candidate must be a domicile of Uttar Pradesh state. For domicile rule, the candidate must follow the given below requirements:

The candidate must have passed their qualifying examination from an Institute in UP and must have been residing in UP from the past 5 years.


The father of the candidate and the candidate himself must be a domicile of Uttar Pradesh.


The father of the candidate is not a domicile of UP. However, he has residence acquisition of UP and has been staying in the state for at least 5 years upto the time of application.


The father of the candidate works under the UP State Government or the Indian Government (posted in UP). The candidate who has his/ her father working in a public venture will have to bring an affidavit of the present post on a stamp paper of a valid amount.


The candidate is an NRI but his ancestors were a domicile of Uttar pradesh.

UPCATET 2023 Eligibility Criteria for UG & PG Programs

Candidates must fulfil the requirements for eligibility that the conducting authority sets in order to take part in UPCATET 2023. The eligibility requirements make it clear that candidates must have lived in UP for at least five years. Candidates who do not currently reside in the state of Uttar Pradesh but whose ancestors did may still participate in the exam.

Candidates must, however, confirm that, in addition to providing residential proof, they also meet the requirements for each course. The following is a list of some of those:

Eligibility Criteria for UPCATET 2023

Level of Course


Eligibility Criteria

UG Courses

B Vsc and A H Courses

A minimum of 50% in Physics and English, as well as PCB or PCMB in combination, is required.

BTech in Biotechnology, Food Technology, Agricultural Engineering & Diary Technology 

Candidates with a valid score card combining agricultural science, PCB/PCMB/PCM are eligible to apply.

BSc (Honours) Home Science and BFsc

Only candidates who have completed their 10+2 with a combination of PCB/PCM/PCMB/agricultural science are eligible to apply.

BTech in CSE, ECE, and Mechanical

All interested candidates must have a valid 10+2 marksheet that includes PCM/PCMB.

PG Courses

MV Sc, MSc & MBA

All candidates must have completed a bachelor's degree from a recognised institution with qualifying cutoffs.

UPCATET 2023 Eligibility Age Criteria

Candidates must consider age once the eligibility requirements have been identified. The requirements for eligibility based on age have changed for UPCATET 2023. The specifics of the same are listed below.

Eligibility Age Criteria for UPCATET 2023


Age Criteria

General Category

Reserved Category and PH Category

BV Sc & A H Course  

Minimum Age 

17 years

17 years

Maximum Age

25 years

30 years

Undergraduate Courses

Minimum Age 

16 years

17 years

Maximum Age

22 years

27 years

Graduate Courses

Minimum Age 

No Age Limit

Maximum Age

UPCATET 2023 Important Details

Candidates who are preparing for UPCATET 2023 must be aware of the following information about the exam:

  • The state-level entrance exam for Uttar Pradesh's PG and UG agriculture programmes in a variety of disciplines is called UPCATET
  • For students with an address in Uttar Pradesh, the UPCATET exam is given once a year. The UPCATET exam is given offline, and four top universities take part in it
  • The UPCATET exam was held at Banda University of Agriculture and Technology the previous year
  • As the "First Agriculture University of Bundelkhand Region," Banda University of Agriculture and Technology is a significant state university in Uttar Pradesh
  • The UPCATET exam offers Hindi and English as language choices
  • The second step in enrolling in a UPCATET course is counselling
  • There are 200 questions overall in the exam, and there are 600 marks total
  • The UPCATET exam lasts for three hours
  • For each incorrect response on this exam, one mark will be subtracted, and three marks will be given for each correct response

UPCATET 2023 Reservation Policy

There will be some reservation policy for the candidates of UPCATET 2023 which will be on the basis of the State Government’s guidelines. The UPCATET 2023 reservation policy for different categories of candidates is given below:

Category of the Candidate

Reservation Policy

Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribes (ST)








Wards of Freedom Fighter (Except B.V.Sc. & A.H. program)


Physically Disabled


Wards of Military Personnel (Except B.V.Sc. & A.H. program)


Wards of Kanpur, Meerut, Faizabad & Bandra Agriculture Universities’ Employees (only for UG programs Except B.V.Sc. & A.H.)


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I'm a student of BSC agriculture (hons.) From Rajasthan can I give this exam for msc. Genetics? Please help...

-Meghna ChoudhuryUpdated on March 11, 2022 06:29 PM
  • 1 Answer
Ankita Jha, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Sorry to inform you that you are not eligible for M.Sc Genetics. M.Sc. Genetics is a two-year post-graduate programme. The course is about heredity, variation in living organisms, science of genes, and so on. 

The eligibility criteria for M.Sc Genetics is as follow as

Candidates must have completed B.Sc  in either of these subjects Botany, Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Molecular Biology and Biomedical Sciences in Science stream.

And according to the domicile-based eligibility criteria, You are not eligible for writing UPCATET. 

Click Here to know more about M.Sc genetics


I am from up but i passed my 12 from bihar open board can i eligable for upcatet...

-Shivam suryavanshiUpdated on March 10, 2022 07:15 PM
  • 1 Answer
Ankita Jha, Student / Alumni

Dear Student,

Bihar open board is considered as a recognised board so you are eligible for the exam only if you have taken PCB/PCMB in your intermediate and scored 50% marks in your boards, you can apply for UPCATET. Please check the eligibility criteria for UPCATET 2022.


Upcate ka form kab se bhara Jana hi

-Anil KumarUpdated on February 22, 2022 06:08 PM
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Lam Vijaykanth, Student / Alumni

Dear Student 

The notification of UPCATET is expected to be released in the month of February. The application form will be made available, after the notification. It is not yet released.  You are requested to stick around our website for the latest updates of UPCATET 2022.


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