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UPCATET 2018 Exam Pattern

UPCATET Test is conducted by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology for candidates seeking admission in undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD, M.Tech and MBA programs.

UPCATET exam pattern for both UG and PG programmes is different. The question paper will be available in both English and Hindi language. The question paper comprises 200 multiple choice questions of 600 marks. Candidates will have 3 hours to attempt the paper.

For every correct answer, candidates are awarded 3 marks. Candidates are advised to answer the questions carefully because for every incorrect response 1 mark will be deducted. The scoring pattern for MBA (Agriculture Business) programme varies slightly.

UPCATET 2018 is tentatively scheduled in the month of May 2018. The paper for undergraduate courses is divided into four groups i.e. PCB, PCM, PAG, and PHS. The questions are set from a combination of different subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Agriculture, and Home Science with Arts Stream.  For postgraduate programs, the examination pattern would vary according to the subject specialization.

UPCATET 2018 Exam Pattern Highlights

Candidates can check below the table to know the basic highlights of UPCATET Exam Pattern

Exam ModeOffline
Number of Papers1
Number of SectionVary according to the programme
Question Paper TypeMultiple choice questions
UPCATET 2018 Total Marks600 marks
Exam Duration3 hours
Exam LanguageEnglish and Hindi

UPCATET 2018 Exam Pattern in Detail

UPCATET examination pattern is different for various undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

  • For UG programs, there are four groups of UPCATET question paper: PCB, PCM, PAG, and PHS
  • For PG programs, the exam pattern for MSc Home Science, MSc Veterinary Science, MBA Agriculture Business and MSc Agriculture/ Horticulture is based on the syllabus of the concerned subject in graduation.
  • The paper comprises multiple choice questions.
  • There are total 200 objective type questions and the total marks allocated for the paper is 600.

Candidates can check below the detailed pattern for UG, PG, Ph.D, and MBA programs:

Undergraduate Programs

The table below depicts the four groups of UPCATET question paper along with their respective codes:

GroupCode
PCB (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)01
PCM (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)02
PAG (Agriculture Stream)03
PHS ( Art Stream with Home Science)04

UPCATET Exam Pattern PCB Group

Students appearing in the PCB Group can take admission in subjects such as Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry and Veterinary Science. The sections included and pattern is explained in the table below.

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
General Studies2060
Physics50150
Chemistry50150
Biology80240
Total200600

UPCATET Exam Pattern PCM Group

Candidates applying from the PCM group can secure admission in Agriculture, Horticulture, Home Science and B.Tech programs.

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMarks
General Studies2060
Physics50150
Chemistry50150
Mathematics80240
Total200600

UPCATET Exam Pattern PAG Group

Candidates appearing in PAG Group are applicable for admission to subjects like Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, and B.Tech in Agriculture Engineering and Biotechnology. UPCATET PAG Group is further divided into 4 sections, i.e. A, B, C and D.

SectionSubjectNumber of Questions in Each SubjectNumber of Questions in Each SectionMarks for Each Section
AGeneral Studies202060
BAgriculture Physics255050
Agriculture Chemistry25
CAgriculture Zoology2550150
Agriculture Botany25
DAgronomy2580240
Animal Husbandry & Dairying10
Horticulture15
Agriculture Engineering10
Agriculture Statistics & Mathematics20
Total -200200600

UPCATET Exam Pattern PHS Group

The PHS Group in UPCATET is only meant for candidates seeking admission in B.Sc Home Science subject.

SubjectNumber of Questions in Each SubjectNumber of Questions in Each SectionMarks for Each Section
General Studies202060
English2550150
Hindi25
Sociology2050150
Economics15
Geography15
Home Science8080240
Total200200600

Note: Students who have studied PCMB Subjects i.e. (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology) in XII standard can either opt. for PCB or PCM paper

Postgraduate Programs

The pattern for postgraduate programs is based on the syllabus prescribed in the graduation of the respective disciplines. Candidates can check below for all the respective programs.

UPCATET Exam Pattern for MSc Home Science

SubjectNumber of Questions in Each SubjectNumber of Questions in Each SectionMarks for Each Section
General Studies252575
Food & Nutrition35104312
Home Management35
Child Development34
Home Science Extension Education3471213
Clothing & Textiles32
Statistics5
Total200200600

UPCATET Exam Pattern for MSc Agriculture/ Horticulture

SubjectNumber of Questions in Each SubjectNumber of Questions in Each SectionMarks for Each Section
General Studies252575
Agronomy & Agro meteorology15
Horticulture25
Soil Science9
Agriculture Engineering9
Animal Husbandry & Dairying9
Agriculture Biochemistry9
Genetics & Plant Breeding11
Extension Education9136408
Entomology9
Plant Pathology & Nematology9
Agriculture Economics9
Seed Technology6
Soil Conservation7
Statistics1439117
Biotechnology15
Forestry10
Total200200600

UPCATET Exam Pattern for MSc Veterinary Science

SubjectNumber of Questions in Each SubjectNumber of Questions in Each SectionMarks for Each Section
General Studies252575
Veterinary Microbiology1585255
LPM20
Surgery & Radiology10
Animal Genetics & Breeding10
Animal Nutrition10
Physiology & Biochemistry20
Pharmacology & Toxicology1590270
Parasitology10
Pathology15
Epidemiology & Public Health10
Gynaecology10
Medicine20
Extension10
Total200200600

UPCATET Exam Pattern for MBA (Agriculture Business)

  • Students have to appear for screening test which consists of 100 Multiple Choice Questions
  • Time duration to complete the test is 2 hours
  • Those students who have qualified the exam will be shortlisted on the basis of merit list for Group Discussion and Personal Interview
  • Group Discussion and Personal Interview shall carry 50 and 150 marks.

UPCATET Exam Pattern for Ph.D Program

  • The time duration to complete the PhD test is 2 hours.
  • The paper consist of 100 multiple choice questions carrying 300 marks
  • The paper is divided into three sections i.e. A, B and C.

Marking Scheme

  • For every correct answer, 3 marks are awarded to the students.
  • Candidates are advised to read the questions carefully because for every wrong answer 1 mark will be deducted from the total marks.
  • No marks are deducted for the unattempted questions.

UPCATET 2018 Syllabus

UPCATET Syllabus is based on the high school standard Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Biology. Candidates can check below the basic syllabus for all the programs in the test.

Undergraduate Program: Syllabus prescribed by UP Board for Intermediate Examination in concerned subject

Master Program: Syllabus of Undergraduate course in concerned subject

Ph.D Program: Syllabus of Master Programme of concerned subject

Statistics for PhD programme

  • Measures of central tendency and dispersion
  • Skewness and kurtosis
  • Probability
  • Normal distribution (properties only)
  • Test of significance (t, Z, f and X2 – test)
  • Regression and correlation (including partial and multiple correlations with their test of significance)
  • Sampling theory with reference to crop estimation survey (random, stratified and multistage sampling).
  • Analysis of variance
  • Principles of experimental designs
  • Completely Randomized Design
  • Randomized Block Design
  • Latin Square Design
  • Factorial Experiments (23 factorial experiments)
  • Split Plot design
  • Analysis of Covariance
  • Missing plot Technique ( in R.B.D. and L.S.D. with one value missing)
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MBA (Agri. Business) Program

  • General Knowledge
  • Reasoning & Aptitude
  • General English of High School Standard

UPCATET 2018 Exam Day Instructions

All the candidates appearing for the test are required to adhere to the instructions mentioned below to avoid any inconvenience on the day of UPCATET:

  • Students are advised to download UPCATET 2018 Admit Card from the official website before the exam.
  • Candidates should carry the admit card along with relevant identity proof at the allocated exam centers.
  • Without admit card, students are not allowed to appear for the exam.
  • Any kind of electronic gadget such as log tables, electronic watches, mobile phones, pagers, calculators, etc. are prohibited inside the exam.
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  • Students must reach the examination centre on or before time.
  • In case of any discrepancy in information on the admit card or if the photograph is not clear, contact the authorities to make the necessary changes.

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