UPSEE Exam Pattern 2021

Updated By Yash Dhamija on 31 Dec, 2020 15:45

Get UPSEE Sample Papers For Free

UPSEE 2021 Exam Pattern

The applicants of UPSEE 2021 must have a clear idea about the UPSEE 2021 exam pattern and syllabus. The exam pattern of UPSEE 2021 would help the applicants prepare well for the examination. Knowing the exam pattern and the syllabus would help the applicants to understand the type of questions that might be given in the examination. The applicants must check the syllabus and then the exam pattern to make a strategy to score high marks in UPSEE 2021

    Highlights of UPSEE Exam Pattern 2021

    UPSEE is organised in online and offline mode depending on the choices of papers.

    • Offline Mode: Paper 1, Paper 2, Paper 3 and Paper 4 will be organised in offline mode.

    • Online Mode: Paper 5, Paper 6, Paper 7, Paper 8, Paper 9, Paper 10 and Paper 11 will be organised in online mode.

    • The exam consists of objective type multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

    • The total duration of the exam is 180 minutes (3 hours).

    • The medium of question paper is in English as well as Hindi.

    UPSEE 2021 Papers for Different Programmes



    Paper 1

    B. Tech/ Integrated MCA/ Integrated M.Tech

    Paper 1 or Paper 2


    Paper 3


    Paper 4


    Paper 4

    BHMCT / BFAD/BFA/ B Voc/ MBA(Integrated) 

    Paper 5MCA Lateral Entry
    Paper 5Lateral Entry B.Tech (for B.Sc Graduates)
    Paper 6MBA/ MCA
    Paper 7B.Pharma Lateral Entry
    Paper 8B.Tech Lateral Entry for Diploma Holders

      Similar Exams :

      Break-up of UPSEE 2021 Exam Pattern

      The paper wise exam pattern and weightage for UPSEE can be checked here -

      Name of the PaperSubjectsTotal No. of QuestionsTotal Marks
      Paper 1Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics50+50+50600
      Paper 2Physics, Chemistry and Biology50+50+50600
      Paper 3

      Aptitude Test for Architecture & Design

      Part-A: Mathematics and Aesthetic Sensitivity

      Part–B: Drawing Aptitude

      Part A - 100

      Paper B - 02

      Paper 4Aptitude Test for General Awareness (BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/ B. Des/MBA (Integrated))100400
      Paper 5Aptitude Test for B.Sc. Graduates in Engineering (Lateral Entry)/ 2nd Year MCA (Lateral Entry)100400
      Paper 6Aptitude Test for MBA/ MCA100400
      Paper 7Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Pharmacy (Lateral Entry)100400
      Paper 8Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Engineering (Lateral Entry)100400

        UPSEE 2021 Marking Scheme

        • Every correct answer is awarded 4 marks.

        • More than one answer indicated against the question is considered as a wrong answer and no marks will be given to such an answer.

        • There is no negative marking in UPSEE.

        UPSEE Tie-Breaker Policy 2021

        UPSEE authorities will deploy the tie-breaking policy when two or more candidates score the same marks in the UPSEE 2021 entrance exam. The UPSEE 2021 tie-breaker policy will help the authorities decide which candidate, out of the ones stuck together with the same score, will be placed at a higher position in the merit list. The merit list for UPSEE 2021 will be available on the official website. Here is how the UPSEE tie-breaker policy works - 

        • Between two or more candidates with the same score, candidate/s with a lesser number of incorrect responses will be allocated a higher position in the merit list
        • Candidates with a lower application number will be placed higher in the merit list
        • B Des/BHMCT/BFAD/BFA/ B Voc/MBA/MBA(Integrated)/MCA/Lateral entry candidates’ tie will be resolved by age only, i.e older candidates will be placed at a higher position in the merit list
        • Tie will be resolved for B.Arch candidates on the basis of their marks secured in Paper-III (Drawing Aptitude, Mathematics and Aesthetics Sensitivity section) first and then by age
        • Tie will be resolved for MCA(Integrated)/ M Tech (Integrated) on the basis of the marks obtained by them in Paper I (Mathematics and Physics sections) first and then by age
        • B.Pharma candidates’ tie issues will be resolved on the basis of the marks obtained by them in Paper-II (Biology and Chemistry) first and then by age

        UPSEE 2021 Qualifying Marks

        The minimum marks required by the candidates appearing in UPSEE to be selected for the merit list is known as UPSEE qualifying marks. As per the orders from the Uttar Pradesh government, the UPSEE appearing candidates must at least secure 25% marks to be eligible to be considered for the UPSEE merit list. The numbers drop down to 20% for UPSEE candidates belonging to reserved categories like SC and ST. 

        Want to know more about UPSEE

        View All Questions

        Related Questions

        Sir, I was allotted a seat in the UPSEE first round counseling, but I had to float it. Now for the second round, I am allotted a second seat. I have to float again So will my first seat cancel? Or it will be the seat I chose for the second time?

        -FaisalUpdated on November 10, 2020 10:02 AM
        • 1 Answer
        Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

        Dear Student,

        For the UPSEE Counselling, the seat which has a higher ranking will be allotted to you. That means if the seat allotted to you in the second round has a higher ranking than the first round, it will be allotted to you and vice versa. If you are satisfied with the allotted seat, you can pay the acceptance fee or go for the float option if you still want to participate in the third round of counseling.

        You can also check out the following articles to learn more:

        UPSEE Cutoff

        Colleges Accepting UPSEE 2020 Score: Expected Opening & Closing ...


        I got a seat in UPSEE 2020 in 1st round of counseling and opted for the float option, now for 2nd round of counseling, my choice locking status is shown unlocked, do I have to lock it again?

        -Tanu priyaUpdated on November 03, 2020 10:14 AM
        • 1 Answer
        Diksha Sharma, Student / Alumni

        Dear Student, 

        Yes, you don't need to lock your choices again if you have already done it for the first round of UPSEE Counselling. However, if you have made some changes to your choices after the first round, then you need to lock your choices again. For this, you can visit the official website or read UPSEE Counselling 2020 which will help you through the process in detail.

        For more insights, do not forget to check out these articles:

        Colleges Accepting UPSEE 2020 Score: Expected Opening & Closing Ranks

        List of Colleges for 25,000 to 50,000 Rank ...


        How do we clear the UPSEE BFAD Entrance Exam?

        -Sonal singhUpdated on August 21, 2020 05:03 PM
        • 1 Answer
        Samiksha Rautela, Student / Alumni

        Dear Student,

        To qualify the upcoming UPSEE exam for BFAD, it is important to be aware of the syllabus, exam pattern and best books for the exam. Students should always pick up reliable study materials for preparation and must practice from lots of sample papers. The grip on the UPSEE BFAD preparation can also be strengthened by solving previous year’s question papers and mock test. Revision is the key to acing the entrance exam of design. 

        Besides the obvious, you must also focus on time management. Keep a timer every time you solve practice papers. It helps in increasing ...


        Still have questions about UPSEE Exam Pattern ? Ask us.

        • Typical response between 24-48 hours

        • Get personalized response

        • Free of Cost

        • Access to community

        FAQs about UPSEE Exam Pattern

        What is the duration of UPSEE exam?

        The total time duration for UPSEE entrance test depends on the paper to be attempted by the candidate. Paper 1, 2, and 3 will be of a total duration of 3 hours, paper 4 will be a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes duration,  paper 5, 6, 7, and 8 will be a total of 1 hour and 30 minutes duration, and paper 9, 10 and 11 will be of a total of 2 hours duration. 


        Do all candidates get same question paper for UPSEE exam?

        No,  the question papers and the question asked in the exam will depend on the subject choose and by the respective candidate for the test.

        Will there be negative marking in the UPSEE exam?

         No,  there will be no negative marking in UPSEE entrance test.

        What is the format of questions in UPSEE exam?

        All of the questions in the UPSEE exam will be of the objective type. The students will have to choose one correct answer among the four options given for each question.


        How many attempts can I give in UPSEE Exam?

        According to UPSEE-AKTU 2018, there is no limit on the number of attempts for UPSEE exam which means students can appear for as many times in the exam.

        Is there any negative marking for UPSEE Exam?

        No, there is no negative marking for UPSEE exam. However, the candidates will be given a separate record for all the incorrect answers.

        What is the total number of marks in UPSEE Exam?

        In the UPSEE exam, Paper 1,2, and 3 contains 600 marks, while paper 5 carries a weightage of 400 marks.

        What is the total number of question for UPSEE Exam?

        There are 150 questions in UPSEE exam where the number of questions in Mathematics is 50, Physics is 50 and Chemistry is 50 or Biology is 50.

        What is the exam pattern for UPSEE Exam?

        UPSEE conducts 11 papers for admission in various UG and PG courses. The exam consists of objective type multiple-choice questions. Candidates must appear in relevant paper like PCM/ PCB/ AG-I, AG-II and AG-III/ Aptitude Test for Architecture/ Aptitude Test for General Awareness/ Aptitude Test for MBA/ Aptitude Test for MCA

        What is the mode of UPSEE Exam?

        UPSEE B.Tech/ B. Tech (Agriculture Engineering)/ B. Pharm/ B. Arch is conducted in offline mode. The entrance test for all other UG and PG courses is conducted in online mode

        View More

        Never miss an exam update !!

        Register Now