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Apr 01, 2016
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May 15, 2016
Result Date
Jun 01, 2016

How to Prepare for UPES-EAT 2016

Preparation Strategy

Make a proper Time Table

It is very important that you make a time table and stick to it and you will have an exact idea of what you are required to study and the time required for it.

Concept clarity rather than rote learning

It is essential that you have a clear idea of the formulas and concepts rather than rote learning of things for the papers. While you might require it for memorizing formulas it is important that for other stuff you make sure you clear your basis and concepts before moving on.

Prepare Notes

It is very important make small notes or a comprehensive list of formulas on each covered topic and chapter which will come in handy at the time of revision. This will require you to be regular with your work but will surely make things easy at the time of revision.

Aspirants should focus on core Engineering topics and theory including those of Engineering Maths. Try and finish all the topics in the next two months. Thereafter, do not touch new topics or comfortable areas. The chief strategy should be to attempt familiar questions and leave non-familiar/non-comfortable questions. Candidates should be able to decide this within 10 seconds.

Speed will be also very critical in the exam. Apart question learning to select a question, candidates should also to reject a question in less than 10 seconds.

Expect some calculation-heavy problems. These questions are meant to be left alone. Give it a try only if are not very close.

UPES-EAT 2016 Important Instructions

Click on the link that applies to your status – Indian Resident or Foreign Resident Sign up to buy the Admission Prospectus. You will get a display of the Sign Up Form. Fill up all the details requested in the Sign Up Form as well as the program that you are interested in. Click on the 'Submit' button. You will receive an email from UPES on the email id that you have registered in the Sign Up Form. Click on the link provided in the email from UPES to verify your email id and activate your account on the UPES website. Please proceed to fill up the Application Form on line and follow the instructions given therein. After submitting the Application Form, Pay On line by Credit card/ Debit card for UPES Prospectus and Application form. On line Application Instructions: On line form submission facility is applicable only to those candidates who wish to apply and pay on line by Credit Card/ Debit Card Please do not submit your application until you have entered required details in all the information fields of the application form. If you have a scanned passport size photograph, you can upload the photograph while applying on line. While, applying on line, do not use the 'Back' button on the tool bar of your browser. Use the links and buttons available on the page to move from one page to another After completing the submission process successfully, you must take a print-out of the completed application form for your reference. On successful submission of your on line application form, you will get an on line application number. Please retain this form number carefully for future reference.


1) What is the examination for? Who conducts it?

UPESEAT is an entrance examination for engineering courses in University of Petroleum and Energy Studies in Dehradun, Uttarakhand India. UPES is a private university and is well renowned for its research in energy and power sector. 

2) What is/are the college/colleges covered under this examination?

UPES is a deemed university and conducts its own examinations, UPESEAT covers admissions in all departments of engineering in UPES, Dehradun. 

3) How was UPES sponsored ?

UPES is sponsored by Hydrocarbons Education & Research Society (HERS) which is registered under the “Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860” (Registration No. S-41894 of 2002). HERS is a not-for-profit society promoted by a group of prominent professionals from the Industry.

4) How has the University been created? Does it belong to the Uttarakhand State Govt./MoPNG/Oil Companies ?

UPES has been created under an Act of Uttarakhand State Legislature notified vide Government of Uttarakhand Notification No. 830/Higher Education/2003-3(18)/2003 dated September 1, 2003. However, the Governor of Uttarakhand is the Visitor of the University and the Principal Secretary, Higher Education; Govt. of Uttarakhand is the “Representative” of the State Government on various Boards of the university.

5) Where are the forms available?

Forms are available online and at Enrollment offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Dehradun campus and booksellers.

6) How many exam centers are there for UPESEAT?

All over India, there are 41 exam centers.

7) Is application fee refundable?

Application form fee is not refundable.

8) Can we shift the pathway?

No. In some special case, it can be considered.

9) From when will the UPESEAT admit cards be available for download?

Admit cards will be available for download from Second week of May onwards from UPES website.

10) What is the eligibility for applying for UPES B.Tech programs?

Exam –Minimum 60% in 10th, 12th and 12th PCM
Non-Exam – (i) Board Merit –Minimum 80% in 10th, 12th and 12th PCM
Non – ExamJEE main merit - Minimum 60% in 10th, 12th and 12th PCM along with valid score of JEE mains.

11) What is the syllabus of UPESEAT?

The syllabus would be same as that of JEE mains.

12) .What is the pattern of UPESEAT?

  • 50 questions each for PCM
  • 30 questions – English comprehension
  • 20 question in general awareness.

13) Are there any other means to take admission in B.Tech like management quota/capitalization fee/reference/political influence?

No,there not any other means to take admission in B.Tech like management quota/capitalization fee/reference/political influence.

14) Where are the previous year question papers available?

Previous years question papers are available without answer key from April 2016 onwards under ‘Admission Alert’- B.Tech section at UPES website .

15) From when would 2017 session commence from?

Classes would commence from July 2017.

16) I have studied Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, in +2. Which branches in B.Tech. am I eligible to seek admission to, if I qualify in UPES EAT?

You are eligible for all the B.Tech. Degree programmes.

17) I have secured 60% over all aggregate marks in the qualifying examination, but I have not secured 60% aggregate in PCM / PCB, am I eligible for UPES EAT?

Sorry, you are not eligible.

18) What was last year’s JEE mains merit?

115.For this year, to be announced after the declaration of JEE Mains result.

19) What was the Board merit cut off of last year?

  • 10th & 12th class – 80% or equivalent  
  • PCM – 85%.

20) What is the generalised selection procedure?

  • As mentioned before, 80% of the students enrolled are through UPESEAT.  
  • 20% of the registration is done by students applying through JEE Mains and Boards eligibility.  
  • The last date of filling application form is approximately by mid May and about a week after than Admit cards are provided online for the eligible candidates.  
  • The exam is held generally by end May every year.  

21) Placement percentage of B.Tech for the year 2017?

90%,Placement percentage of B.Tech for the year 2017.

22) What are the courses offered in UPES?

As the name of the university suggests, its elite branches are Oil & Gas and Power Engineering. University of Petroleum and Energy science provides a variety of courses, unlike any other college in India, focuses on highly specified branches of engineering:  
1.    Oil and Gas:-

  • B.Tech. Applied Petroleum Engineering with Specialization in Upstream
  • B.Tech. Applied Petroleum Engineering with Specialization in Upstream
  • B.Tech. Applied Petroleum Engineering with Specialization in Gas
  • B.Tech. Chemical Engineering with Specialization in Refining & Petrochemicals
  • B.Tech. Geo Science Engineering
  • B.Tech. Geo Informatics Engineering
  • B.Tech. Mining Engineering

2.   Power:-

  • B.Tech. Power System Engineering
  • B.Tech. Instrumentation & Control
  • B.Tech. Energy Technology

3.   Infrastructure:-

  • B.Tech. Civil Engineering with specialization in Infrastructure Development

4.    Aviation:-

  • B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering
  • B.Tech. Aerospace Engineering with Specialization in Avionics

5.    Mechanical:-

  • B.Tech. Mechanical Engineering
  • B.Tech. Automotive Design Engineering
  • B.Tech. Production & Industrial Engineering

6.    High Technology:-

  • B.Tech. Electronics Engineering
  • B.Tech. Mechatronics Engineering
  • B.Tech. Electrical Engineering
  • B.Tech. Material Science Engineering with Specialization in Nano Technology

23) Where are UPES courses offered?

The University courses are offered at Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

24) What is the percentage of seats allocation?

  • Exam – 80%  
  • Non-exam – 20% (10% for board merit & 10% for JEE main merit).

25) What are the exam Counseling dates?

Tentatively 2nd or 3rd week of June.

26) Does UPES provide the facility of Girls hostel?

Yes at Bidholi campus. Limited seats available.

27) Is Token fee/fee submitted at the time of counseling refundable or not?

Yes, with a deduction of 1000 rupees (as per UGC norms).

28) Will I get a bank loan to pursue my education at UPES? Is UPES has any tie-up with nationalized / private bank?

For the convenience and benefit of the prospective students of UPES, a formal tie-up is in place with India leading nationalized bank, State Bank of India & Oriental Bank of Commerce. The student can cover all his/her expenses e.g. Course Fee, Hostel etc., while applying for loan.

29) Will the degree awarded by UPES carry emblem of UGC or any other body?

The degrees awarded by the University do not bear the emblem of either UGC or any other body.

30) Has UPES been approved by AICTE? Is there any such requirement?

  • Under the AICTE Act and its subsequent Regulations, Universities established under a State or Central Act in accordance with Section 2(f) and 3 of the UGC Act, 1956, do not require AICTE approval. However, the Universities are only required to maintain AICTE norms and standards and require no prior approval of AICTE for starting Technical & Professional courses.
  • This has also been clarified by the Hon’ble Supreme Court’s judgment in the case of Bharathidasan University v/s AICTE wherein the Court had ruled that:
  • “it is not mandatory for a University, created under an Act, to seek & secure prior approval of the AICTE to start a department for imparting a course or program in technical education or a technical institution as an adjunct to the University itself to conduct technical courses of its choice & selection. The Bench also said that the definition of technical institution excludes from its purview a university, and when by definition a university is excluded from a technical institution, to interpret that such a clause or such an expression, wherever the expression technical institution occurs, will include a university will be reading into the Act what is not provided therein”.

31) Is the University receiving financial assistance from any other sources?

UPES is a self funded University and does not receive any grant or financial assistance from the Uttarakhand State Government. The University is also not entitled to receive any financial assistance or grants from UGC or any other source funded by the Government of India.

32) What is UPES placement track record? Does a public sector company insist on AICTE approval?

The University has excellent placement track. The campus placements since inception have ranged between 75% to 98.3%. For details, visit As explained under Q1, the Universities do not require AICTE approval for starting technical courses. Generally, the Industry goes by the reputation and credibility of UPES while making campus recruitment.

33) Placements are done only through campus? Do these companies follow their normal recruitment process or have a specially designed format for UPES?

Yes, placements are done through campus recruitment. The recruiting companies for campus placements follow their standard selection procedures.

34) How is the student accommodation in UPES?

UPES has a suburban 30 acre campus which has well maintained hostels providing residence to 1045 students. Facilities like Mess, Reading room and newspapers are provided in the hostels.