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UPCATET 2018 Exam is a state level entrance exam providing admission to candidates perusing education in the field of Agriculture and Science Programs. This state level exam will be conducted for both UG and PG Programmes. The exam is conducted by Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology. The programs include

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Master of Science
  • Master of Business Management

The exam will be conducted once a year and will happen in the month of May 2018. The application for the exam can be applied through online mode and the exam pattern will be of Multiple Choice Questions. The exam will be conducted in six centres across the country.

UPCATET Highlights

The highlights of the exam are

Date of UPCATET 2018May 2018 
Conducting Body Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology
Mode of UPCATET 2018Offline 
Medium of UPCATET 2018 English & Hindi
Duration of UPCATET 2018 3 hours
Type and Number of Questions 200 (Multiple Choice Questions)
Sections 4
Courses Offered 12

UPCATET 2018 Exam Dates

Given below is the list of important dates of UPCATET 2018

 UPCATET 2018 Exam Announcement February 2018
UPCATET 2018 Application Submission March 2018
UPCATET 2018 Admit Card Download May 2018
UPCATET 2018 Exam May 2018
UPCATET 2018 Answer key release May 2018
 UPCATET 2018 Result AnnouncementMay 2018
 UPCATET 2018 Merit List AnnouncementJune 2018
 UPCATET 2018 CounsellingJuly 2018

UPCATET 2018 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria of UPCATET 2018 of various courses are as follows

CourseMinimum QualificationSubject RequiredMinimum Marks
B. SC (Hon) Agriculture 12th StandardAgricultural Science60%
B.Sc. (Hon) Horticulture12th StandardPCB60%
B.Sc. (Hon) Forestry12th StandardPCM60%
Bachelor in Fisheries Science12th StandardPCMB60%
Bachelor in Veterinary Science12th StandardPCB / PCMB & English50%
B. SC (Hon) Home Science12th StandardArts with Home Science / PCB/PCM/PCMB/Agricultural Science60%
M Sc Agriculture Biochemistry / Agricultural Economics/ Agricultural Economics & Management/ Agronomy/ Animal Husbandry/ Dairy Technology/ Live Stock Production and Management/ Genetics & Plant Breeding/ Soil Science/ Soil Science & Agriculture ChemistryB.Sc. Agriculture -60%
MSc Home ScienceBSc Home Science -60%
MSc Agriculture BiotechnologyBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Biotechnology -60%
MSc Agricultural Meteorology/ Horticulture/ NematologyBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture -60%
MSc Agricultural StatisticsBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture -60%
MSc Entomology/ Plant Pathology/ Plant Physiology/ Crop Physiology/ Seed Science & Technology/ Soil Conservation& Water ManagementBachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry -60%
Masters in Veterinary ScienceB.V Sc & AH -OGPA 5.50

Candidates applying for Post-Graduation Courses should have completed their primary education in 10th + 12th + 4 years of Under Graduate Courses (B.Sc. or B.Tech) Pattern

Age Limit

Minimum Age Limit – 17 years

Maximum Age Limit – 24 years

UPCATET 2018 Application Form

UPCATET 2018 Application form can be filled online in the university website. Given below is a step by step description of the application procedure

  • Candidates can apply through the official website of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology
  • The website will contain a link to the application page on the Top Bar “Click here to Apply”
  • The page will contain various headers relating to the exam like Information Brochure, click here to Apply, Important Date, Login, How to Apply etc.
  • The How to apply link will contain a pdf document explaining in detail the application procedure
  • Select “Click here to Apply” to Proceed
  • A list of instructions and conditions given by the university will be displayed in Hindi
  • Once, the candidates agree to the terms, they will be directed to the Registration and Payment Page
  • Candidates will be expected to pay the fees before submission of Application
  • Candidates will be taken to the State Bank of India Page and asked to fill in the Payment Category, Programme Group of Paper, Name, Father’s Name, Mother’s Name, Date of Birth, Category, Choice of Exam Centre, Mobile Number and fees based on category
  • After successful completion and confirmation, they will be taken to the payment gateway
  • Candidates can pay through Debit Card / Credit Card, Net banking and Offline Mode
  • After successful payment, they will be taken to the application page
  • Candidates will be asked to fill in the Exam Details, Basic Information, Qualifying Exam Details, Exam Centre, Contact Details, Mailing and Permanent Address.
  • Candidates will have to submit their passport size photograph, signature and thumb impression
  • Candidates can submit the application form and a copy will be generated. Candidates can print it and save it for future reference

Application fees

UPCATET 2018 requires candidates to submit the fees at the time of registration. The fees can be paid in online and offline mode. The details of online fees payment are given above. Candidates can pay offline through SBI Challan which can be paid in any State Bank of India in favour of the university.

CategoryUPCATET 2018 Application Fees
General and Other Backward ClassRs. 1250
SC / STRs. 1050

The university also accepts late payment of fees with a fine of Rs. 300

UPCATET 2018 Admit Card

UPCATET admit card is available in the online mode. The admit card is a mandatory and most important verification document of the exam. Candidates will not permit to write the exam without a valid admit card. Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University will release the admit card a few days before the exam. The admit card will not be sent personally to the candidates. The procedure for downloading the admit card is as follows

  • Visit the official website of the university
  • Go the Login Page and enter the Registration Number, Date of Birth and Course
  • The admit card will be displayed
  • The admit card will contain details like Name of the candidate, registration number, course applied to, exam date, time and centre.
  • Print the form and carry it for the exam without fail

UPCATET 2018 Exam Centre

UPCATET 2018 will happen in six locations in the state of Uttar Pradesh. The university will allot the exam centre based on candidate’s preference and availability. If there is no availability of seats in the selected exam centre, then the next nearest centre will be allotted. It is advisable to reach the exam centre 1 hour earlier to avoid last minute issues and delays. Once allotted, the exam centre will not be changed.

UPCATET 2018 Exam Pattern

UPCATET 2018 exam will be conducted for 200 marks. The questions will be of Multiple Choice Questions and each right question will be awarded 3 marks. A negative mark of 1 is applicable for every wrong answer. The Under Graduate courses is grouped into 4 segments

PCB – Physics, Chemistry, Biology

PCM - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics

PAG – Agriculture

PHS – Arts Stream

The candidates are allotted each segment based on their specialisation and the pattern differs for each segment

S.NoCourse OptedSegmentSubjects CoveredNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
 1Bachelor Degree in Science courses (Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, and Veterinary Science)PCBGeneral Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Biology200600
 2Bachelor Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Home Science, B.TechPCMGeneral Studies, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics200600
 3B.Sc. Agriculture, Fisheries, Horticulture, Home Science, Forestry, B.Tech CoursesPAGGeneral Studies, Agriculture Physics, Agriculture Chemistry, Agriculture Zoology, Agriculture Botany, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry, Dairying, Horticulture, Agriculture Engineering, Agriculture Statistics, Mathematics200600
 4B.Sc. Home Science -General Studies, English, Hindi, Sociology, Economics, Geography, Home Science200600

The post-graduation courses exam pattern will contain questions from the subject of their specialisation

Course Applied forSubjects CoveredNumber of QuestionsTotal Marks
M Sc Home scienceGeneral Studies, Food & Nutrition, Home Management, Child Development, Home Science , Clothing & Textiles, Statistics200600
Masters in Agriculture and HorticultureGeneral Studies, Agronomy, Agro meteorology, Horticulture, Soil Science, Agriculture Engineering, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Agriculture Biochemistry, Genetics & Plant Breeding, Entomology, Plant Pathology & Nematology ,Agriculture Economics, Seed Technology, Soil Conservation, Statistics, Biotechnology, Forestry200600
M. SCGeneral Studies, Veterinary Microbiology, LPM, Surgery & Radiology, Animal genetics & Breeding, Animal Nutrition, Physiology & Biochemistry, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Parasitology, Pathology, Epidemiology & Public Health, Gynaecology, Medicine200600

UPCATET 2018 Exam pattern highlights table

Mode of Examination Offline
Number of Questions 200
Maximum Marks 600
Duration of Exam 3 hours
Sections in Paper 4

UPCATET 2018 Syllabus

Under Graduate Programs

The syllabus comprises of the subjects learned in the 12th standard. Candidates should have through knowledge of the entire book to qualify for the exams. In addition to Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics, the syllabus will include Current Affairs and General Studies

Post Graduate Programs

The syllabus will be the specialization subjects of the UG Programme. Kindly refer exam pattern to have an understanding of the list of topics covered

UPCATET 2018 Result

UPCATET (Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test) 2018 can be checked online in the university website. The result will not be intimated by email or by post. The procedure to check results is as follows

  • Candidates can check the results in the university website or the exam website
  • Go to the result page
  • Enter the Class Group. This will be based on the segment opted by the candidate
  • Candidates can enter the challam no, Registration Number or Roll Number
  • Enter the Date of Birth as given in the Application form
  • Click on submit to see your result
  • Candidates should print the results for future reference

The announcement of result will be notified through newspapers and website. Candidates are asked to vigilant and regularly check the website regarding status of the result.

Steps to download / view the score card

There is no separate score card released for the UPCATET Exam. However, the list of marks secured by the candidate is released along with the result. Candidates can check the individual paper scores at the time of checking the result. The card will contain Name of the candidate, Registration Number, Segment Opted, List of subjects, Marks Secured and Overall Total.

UPCATET 2018 Answer Key

UPCATET 2018 Answer Key is released in the University website. The university prepares four types of question paper for each segment. Candidates can download the key and check it along with the question paper given to them. The answer key will be given in the Pdf format. The link for the answer key will be found in the Exam website and University website. The answer key will be released shortly after the exam. Candidates can apply for re-evaluation if they have any doubts based on the answer key.

UPCATET 2018 Cut off

Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel University of Agriculture and Technology has determined the minimum marks to be secured by the candidates to qualify for the entrance exam. The cut off mark is determined by the overall marks secured by the candidate. The university has not determined the individual scores for each paper. However, candidates have to secure a minimum mark in each subject to qualify. The individual scores areimportant when the university releases the rank list. The cut off marks for each category is as follows

General Category – 20%

SC / ST Category – 10 %

UPCATET 2018 Counselling

UPCATET 2018 will have through both online and offline mode. Candidates who have qualified the entrance exam will apply for counselling through the website. Candidates will be expected to pay a fee of Rs.500 to apply for counselling. The seat allocation of UPCATET will be based on three factors, Marks secured, category of the candidate and availability of the selected seat. The university will filter the applications received and allot the seats based on the selection criteria. The selected candidates will be asked to attend the direct counselling at the scheduled time and venue. Candidates can the pay the admission fees and get the provisional admission letter. The step by step counselling procedure is as follows

  • Visit the official website of the university for counselling application
  • Check on the Quick Links section for counselling link
  • Fill in the form with the required details like Name of the Candidate, Registration Number, Date of Birth, Marks secured, College and Course of Choice
  • Candidates will have pay the counselling fees
  • The university will allot the seats to the candidates and intimate them through email
  • Candidates will have to attend the direct counselling at the allotted time and venue with their original certificates and admission fees
  • Once satisfied, Candidates can pay the admission fees and confirm the seat allotted

Documents required for counselling

  • 10th Standard Mark Sheet
  • 12th Standard Mark Sheet
  • UG Certificate in case of application for PG Programmes
  • Category Certificates
  • Counselling Letter
  • UPCATET Result
  • Photographs

UPCATET Counselling Table

UG Programmes first Counselling DatesJune 2018
Admissions for UG ProgrammesJuly 2018
UG Programmes second Counselling DatesJuly 2018
Admissions for UG ProgrammesJuly 2018
PG Programmes first Counselling DatesJuly 2018
Admissions for PG ProgrammesJuly 2018
PG Programmes second Counselling DatesJuly 2018
Admissions for PG ProgrammesJuly 2018


Fee Structure

  • 1250


  • 1050




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