Formerly known as UPSEE, Uttar Pradesh Common Entrance Test (UPCET) 2022 is a state-level entrance exam conducted for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) and Madan Mohan Malviya University of Technology (MMMUT), Gorakhpur. The exam is a gateway for admission to various courses including Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm), Bachelor of Design (BDes), Bachelor of Hotel Management and Catering Technology (BHMCT), Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Lateral Entry, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Computer Applications (MCA), etc.
History of UPCET
UPCET was earlier known as Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE) conducted by AKTU and Malaviya Entrance Exam (MET) conducted by MMMUT. Till 2020, the exam was conducted in offline and online mode by the respective universities. However, from 2022, UPSEE was renamed to UPCET and now is also the gateway exam for admission to the courses offered by MMMUT in addition to AKTU.
UPCET 2022 (UPSEE) Conducting Body
National Testing Agency (NTA), the central body established by the Ministry of Education (MoE) is the conducting body of UPCET 2022. NTA has replaced AKTU and MMMUT as the conducting bodies of the exam, which used to conduct UPSEE and MET respectively. NTA will conduct UPCET as the common exam for admission to various UG and PG courses offered by both of these universities and it will also be responsible for lateral entry admissions to the BTech courses offered by HBTU Kanpur. NTA will be conducting UPCET-2022 in the computer-based test mode.
UPCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria
National Test Agency (NTA), as the new conducting body of UPCET 2022 (formerly UPSEE) prescribes the UPCET 2022 Eligibility Criteria for all candidates who wish to appear for the exam. Candidates must make sure that they meet the conditions specified in the eligibility criteria of UPCET 2022 before filling up the UPCET 2022 application form. The eligibility of the candidate will be checked during the document verification process during the UPCET 2022 counselling process and if any discrepancy is found, the candidate may be disqualified from the admission process.