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UPSEE 2017 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

UPSEE 2017 Exam Pattern comprises of 12 different papers depending on the candidate’s eligibility and choice of stream. For under graduate courses, the standard of the UPSEE will be that of 10+2 and for post-graduate courses it is graduate level.

  • UPSEE exam will have Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • The mode of exam varies according to the paper.
  • The medium of language will be English and Hindi.
  • The total number of questions, maximum marks and duration of time depends on the individual paper.
  • Each question will carry 4 marks.
  • There will be no negative marking.     

UPSEE 2017 (Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination) is conducted by Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), U.P. each year for admissions into the under-graduate engineering courses. Aspiring students hoping to pursue a career in the prestigious field of engineering must register for UPSEE 2017.The Question Paper required for different courses is given below in the table:

B. Tech/B. Tech (Agriculture Engineering)Paper 1
B. Tech (Biotechnology)Paper 1 or Paper 2
B. Tech (Agriculture Engineering) OnlyPaper 3
B. PharmPaper 1 or Paper 2
B. ArchPaper 4
B. Tech Lateral Entry (for diploma holders)Paper 6
B. Pharm Lateral Entry (for diploma holders)Paper 7
B. Tech Lateral Entry (for B.Sc. Graduates)Paper 8
MBAPaper 9
MCAPaper 10
MAM (Dual Degree)Paper 11
MCA Lateral EntryPaper 12

UPSEE 2017 Exam Highlights

A total of 12 papers are conducted under UPSEE in which Paper 1, 2, 3 and 4 are OMR based and Paper 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 are computer based. According to UPSEE Exam Pattern,  objective type of questions. It may be noted that every question will have only one correct answer and hence, the candidates must choose any one option that they deem accurate. The question paper will be available in both English and Hindi. But, in case of any confusion, the English version will be considered final.

Time Duration

The overall time allotted for the UPSEE 2017 exam varies depending on the paper. Candidates will have a total of 3 hours for papers 1, 2 and 3. Meanwhile, for papers 5, 6, 7 and 8, the candidates will be given one and a half hours, that is, 90 minutes for 75 questions. Candidates will be given 1 hour 30 minutes to complete 4, 9, 10, 11 and 12 paper.

Candidates must ensure that they are able to go through the entire question paper within the specified time frame. Practicing mock tests in a focussed manner will help achieve this goal.

Marking Scheme

The marking scheme for all papers of the UPSEE 2017 test is identical and easy to understand. Each question will carry a total of four marks. If a candidate gets a question right, he or she will be awarded four marks for it. There is no penalty for wrong responses, that is, no negative marking will apply throughout the paper.

It may be noted that a record of incorrect answers given by the candidate will be maintained by the exam conducting body. Candidates must take advantage of the fact that no marks will be deducted for incorrect answers. They must try to attempt maximum number of questions by making use of guesswork for the tough ones.

Subject-Wise Marking Scheme of UPSEE 2017

A candidate will be rewarded 4 marks for every correct answer. No marks will be deducted for every correct answer. Students have to complete the exam in the given period of time. No extra time will be allotted to the candidate in any situation. Given below is the table containing details regarding the number and type of questions, maximum marks and time duration of all the papers:

PaperSubjectsTypes of QuestionsTotal Number of QuestionsMarksTime Duration
Paper 1Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics50 MCQs each1506003 Hours
Paper 2Physics, Chemistry and Biology50 MCQs each150600
Paper 3AG-I, AG-II and AG-III50 MCQs each150600
Paper 4Aptitude Test for Architecture Part-A: Mathematics and Aesthetic Sensitivity Part–B: Drawing Aptitude50 MCQs each of Mathematics and Aesthetic Sensitivity and 2 drawing questions525002 Hours
Paper 5Aptitude Test for General Awareness (BHMCT/BFAD/BFA)75 MCQs753001 Hour 30 Minutes
Paper 6Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Engineering (Lateral Entry)75 MCQs75300
Paper 7Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Pharmacy (Lateral Entry)75 MCQs75300
Paper 8Aptitude Test for B.Sc. Graduates in Engineering (Lateral Entry)75 MCQs75300
Paper 9Aptitude Test for MBA100 MCQs1004002 Hours
Paper 10Aptitude Test for MCA100 MCQs100400
Paper 11Aptitude Test for MAM100 MCQs100400
Paper 12Aptitude Test for 2ndYear MCA (Lateral Entry)100 MCQs100400

UPSEE 2017 Syllabus

The syllabus for each paper is different. The students must know UPSEE 2017 syllabus for the paper they are appearing for to ensure that their preparation is thorough and complete. Knowing the comprehensive syllabus will ensure that the candidates don’t miss out on any crucial topic. Students can find the detailed paper-wise syllabus for different subjects below:

Paper Wise SyllabusPaper Wise SyllabusPaper Wise Syllabus
Paper 1Paper 5Paper 9
Paper 2Paper 6Paper 10
Paper 3Paper 7Paper 11
Paper 4Paper 8Paper 12


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