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UPSEE/UPCET MBA 2022 - Exam Notification, Criteria, Date, Pattern

UPSEE/UPCET MBA 2022 - Exam Notification, Criteria, Date, Pattern

Edited By Prerna Goel | Updated on May 14, 2022 01:56 PM IST | #UPCET

UPCET MBA 2022: The National Testing Agency will soon release the UPCET MBA exam notification and dates on its official website, The registration for UPCET MBA 2022 exam will open in the last week of May in online mode.

UPCET (Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test) formerly known as Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination, is a state-level entrance test conducted by National Testing Agency (NTA). NTA will conduct the UPCET MBA in a computer-based mode in the first week of September 2022. Check more details about UPCET MBA 2022 such as application form details, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card, result dates, and more.

UPCET MBA 2022 - Exam Overview

Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET), formerly known as UPSEE, is conducted for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate professional courses offered by private unaided institutions affiliated to Dr. APJ Abul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology (MMMUT), and some other state universities of Uttar Pradesh and Government/ Govt aided institutions for the academic session 2022-2023.

The UPCET MBA 2022 score will be used by various private/ government and other affiliated institutions of Uttar Pradesh for offering admission to the students. Go through the full article to know all the details related to UPCET MBA such as exam date, application form, eligibility criteria, selection process, exam pattern, seat allotment, syllabus, admit card, and etc. Candidates must check the UPCET eligibility criteria before they proceed to fill out the UPCET MBA 2022 application form.

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UPCET MBA Exam Highlights



Exam Name

Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET)

Level of Exam

State Level Examination

Conducting Body

National Testing Agency (NTA)

Program Covered


Duration of the Exam

2 hours (120 minutes)

Mode of the Exam

Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Pattern of examObjective Type comprising Multiple Choice Questions

UPSEE MBA Exam Dates 2022

A candidate who wants to apply for the entrance exam must first know the UPCET MBA 2022 important dates. With the help of important dates for UPCET MBA 2022, candidates can know the start and end date for filling up the application form, admit card availability, exam date, and result announcement dates. The tentative UPCET MBA 2022 important dates are given in the table below;

UPCET MBA 2022 Exam Dates


Dates (tentative)

UPSEE MBA Application Process begins

Last week of May 2022

Last date to fill UPCET MBA application form

Last week of June 2022

Last date for UPCET application fee paymentFirst week of July 2022

UPCET application form correction window

Third week of July to fourth week of July 2022

Admit Card available from

To be notified

UPSEE MBA 2022 Exam

First week of September 2022

UPSEE MBA 2022 Result

To be notified

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UPCET MBA Eligibility Criteria 2022

Candidates wishing to appear for the entrance examination to pursue the MBA program must first verify the UPSEE MBA 2022 eligibility criteria. AKTU will provide the UPCET MBA 2022 eligibility criteria, which include educational details, minimum marks to be obtained in the qualifying examination, age limit, and residence of the student. Check below for all information regarding eligibility criteria for UPCET 2022 MBA.

  • Candidates should have at least 3 years of Bachelor's degree from any recognized University.

  • The candidate should have obtained at least 50% marks in the degree (45% in the case of the SC/ ST category).

  • Candidates should have completed his/ her degree from any college in Uttar Pradesh or his/ her parents should be immigrants from Uttar Pradesh.

  • Candidates who do not reside in UP or have parents and have not graduated from any college in Uttar Pradesh can also apply for UPCET MBA 2022. However, only 20% of the seats are available for such applicants.

  • There is no age limit for any aspirants as mentioned in the information bulletin available on the official website.

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UPCET MBA Application Form 2022

NTA will open the UPCET 2022 application window likely in the last week of May. The UPSEE MBA 2022 application form can be filled till the last week of June 2022. Once the application process is closed, NTA will provide the window to make the necessary corrections in the application form of UPCET.

Candidates should check their eligibility for UPSEE MBA 2022 before filling out the application form. Also, aspirants should know how to fill up the application form. Please follow the following steps to fill up the UPCET MBA Application Form 2022.

Steps to fill UPCET MBA 2022 Registration Form

  • Visit the official UPCET NTA website,

  • Register from the website with your unique and valid details like the name of the candidate, phone number, email id, and date of birth.

  • Then login to the application page using the login credential (Username and Password).

  • After login in successfully, fill out the UPCET 2022 application form with your academic details and personal details.

  • Next, upload all the mandatory documents along with photographs and signatures in a prescribed format.

  • Finally, make a payment for the submitted application and note a reference number for your future reference.

    • For General/ OBC: Rs. 1300

    • For SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female: Rs. 650

  • The fee can be paid only through online mode using Debit/ Credit card, Netbanking, UPI, PayTM, or e-Wallets.

Application Form Correction:

  • In case of any mistake, when completing the UPCET 2022 application, the University will provide the facility of correction through an online system.

  • Candidates can make corrections from July 17 to July 23, 2022.

  • Students should make sure to make corrections in the application during the revised period as no changes will be allowed after the deadline.

  • Modifications in use are only allowed in certain fields.

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UPCET MBA Admit Card 2022

NTA will release the UPCET MBA 2022 admit card tentatively in August in online mode. The UPCET admit card can be downloaded till the day of the examination. The UPSEE MBA 2022 admit card is only available for those who have successfully submitted the application form.

No candidate without an admit card will be allowed to appear for the UPSEE/ UPCET 2022 exam. The hall ticket includes the Name of the Candidate, Examination Venue, Date of the Exam, Photograph, and Signature of the Aspirants, and other important instructions regarding the examination. Follow the steps given to download the admit card.

  • Go to the official website of NTA UPCET.

  • Find and visit the “Admit Card” tab from the top of the page.

  • Then login to the page with valid login credentials (Application Number, Password, and Captcha/ Security Pin).

  • Once entered all those things, click the “Submit” button.

  • The UPCET Admit Card 2022 for MBA will display on the screen.

  • Finally, download and take a printout of the admit card/ hall ticket.

NOTE: Candidates are also advised to keep the admit card/ hall ticket safe till the end of the counselling process.

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UPSEE MBA Exam Centres 2022

The UPCET MBA 2022 will likely be held at various examination centers in 57 cities across India. According to the UPCET MBA 2022 exam centers, out of 57 cities, 41 centers are in Uttar Pradesh and the rest are in other states of India. All the centers for the UPCET MBA exam are listed in the table below:

Exam Centres of UPCET MBA 2022

Examination Centres in Uttar Pradesh (UP)





Ambedkar Nagar













Greater Noida



















Kanpur Nagar

Kanpur Dehat

Lakhimpur Kheri



Examination Centres Outside Uttar Pradesh (UP)

















UPCET MBA Exam Pattern 2022

The candidates who are all going to apply for UPCET MBA 2022, must know the exam pattern. Without knowing the UPCET MBA Exam Pattern, it is not easy to prepare for the examination. To know more about examination patterns read this section clearly.

  • Mode of Exam: UPCET entrance test will be conducted through the computer-based test (CBT) mode.

  • Type of Questions: The exam paper will consist of an Objective Type comprising Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

  • Duration: The time duration to complete the paper will be a total of 2 hours (3 PM to 5 PM).

  • Marking Scheme:

    • For each correct answer, students will receive +4 marks.

    • Wrong answers will not have negative marks.

The question will be divided equally into the following 4 sections:


Number of Questions

Total Marks

English Language



Number Aptitude



Thinking and Decision Making



General Awareness






NOTE: The question papers of undergraduate courses and MBA (Integrated) and MCA (Integrated) courses will be bi-lingual both in Hindi and English. In case of any ambiguity, the English version shall be considered as final. The UPCET 2022 question papers for post-graduate level exams will be in English only.

UPSEE MBA Syllabus 2022

The UPCET MBA 2022 syllabus consists of various topics divided into 4 sections namely English Language, Thinking and Decision Making, Number Aptitude, and General Awareness. The following are the various topics covered under UPSEE MBA Syllabus 2022.



English Language

  • Uncommon words

  • Grammar

  • Vocabulary

  • Sentence completion

  • Inference- Statement- Conclusion

  • Critical Reasoning

  • Relationship between words & phrases

  • comprehension of passages

  • Synonyms

  • Antonyms

  • Jumbled Sentence

  • Summary based questions

  • Sentence correction

  • Idioms

Thinking and Decision Making

  • Verbal reasoning

  • Clock and calendars

  • Creative thinking

  • Unfamiliar relationships

  • Direction

  • Linear arrangements

  • Finding patterns trends

  • Assessment of figures & diagrams

  • Assertion/ Reasons

  • Coding/ Decoding

  • Statements/ Conclusion

  • Cause/ Effect Relationships

  • Sequence and Series( Alphabetical and Numerical)

  • Family Tree/ Blood Relations

  • Simple Puzzles

Number Aptitude

  • Simple algebra

  • Geometry

  • Trigonometry

  • Number System

  • Arithmetic

  • Interpretation of graphs

  • Charts and tables

  • Profit and loss

  • Quadratic and linear equations

  • Mensuration

  • Time and Work

  • Averages

  • Percentages

  • Permutation & Combination

  • Algebra

General Awareness

  • Famous personality

  • Culture

  • Sports

  • Technology

  • Politics

  • Trade and Industry

  • Economy

  • Books and Authors

  • Science

  • Awards and Honours

  • Who is who

UPCET MBA Sample Papers 2022

There are a lot of websites providing the UPCET MBA sample paper for exam preparation. Same, our Careers360 page also has some past five years of sample/ model question papers for the UPCET exam. By referring to the available old questionnaire, you can easily clear the UPCET MBA 2022 entrance test. After getting the sample question paper, do a mock test by yourself, which helps you to crack the exam with good marks.

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UPCET MBA Exam day Guidelines 2022

Candidates are advised to remain calm and stress-free on the day of examination. The stress-free works better than the depressed. Do not over-train on the day before the exam. Prepare all the required items during the exam including the UPSEE MBA Admit Card. Stay calm and relaxed on exam day.

UPSEE MBA Answer Key 2022

NTA will release the UPCET MBA 2022 answer key in the third week of September in online mode. The students who have all appeared in the exam and are waiting to know the answer key are encouraged to check it on the official website by login into your profile. Candidates can rate their score based on UPCET MBA Answer Key 2022. You can challenge the UPSEE answer key within the last date.

How to Download UPSEE MBA answer key:

  • Visit the official website of NTA UPCET

  • Click the “Download Answer Key” link from the News and Announcement tab.

  • Once you get the answer key of UPSEE MBA 2022, take a printout of it (if necessary).

  • Compare and verify your answer from it.

  • Finally, know your mark as per the marking scheme.


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How to Challenge UPCET MBA Answer Key 2022?

In case of any discrepancy, students can file an objection against the question number of their choice. Students should send the challenge question number along with an answer and reply with an explanation to the email id Students should indicate the following details in the mail body:

  • Participants Registration No.

  • Paper Code

  • Question Booklet Code

  • Question No. and suggested answer with supporting documents

UPCET MBA Result 2022

The UPSEE MBA 2022 Result will be declared in October 2022 in online mode. The UPCET MBA results are available in the scorecard format. Aspirants can download the UPCET 2022 scorecard from the official website by entering their application/ register number and date of birth according to the prescribed format.

Also, candidates are advised to keep their downloaded scorecard for future use, especially during UPCET counselling time. Students should see the steps mentioned below to download the UPCET MBA Result 2022.

  • Go to the official UPSEE website.

  • On the sign-in page, enter your login credentials (Username & Password).

  • It will carry you to the dashboard page.

  • From there, click on the scorecard named “Merit list of shortlisted candidates”.

  • Search your name/ roll number in a pdf file by entering Ctrl+F.

  • The scorecard contains the name of the candidate, the roll number of the candidate, marks obtained by the candidate, and the rank of the candidate.

NOTE: If two or more students get the same marks, in that case.

  • Two aspirants who have obtained the same marks, then the student with a fewer number of wrong answers will be higher merit rank.

  • If the number of incorrect answers is equal, the older student will be given priority.

UPCET MBA Cut Off 2022

The cut-off of the UPCET MBA 2022 is the minimum number of marks that candidates must score to qualify to apply for admission to different participating institutions. The cut-off for the previous year’s UPCET MBA paper was 25% (20% for SC/ ST). Based on scores and cut off, ranks are awarded to those who qualify.

Students who qualify for the UPSEE MBA cutoff will be selected from the merit list. Candidates will be invited for a further admission process based on the merit list. Once the results are declared, then the opening and closing rank will be announced by the official.


Cut-off Percentage

Minimum Marks

General/ OBC






See the table below to know the previous year cut-off information for UPSEE MBA for various management courses:

UPCET MBA Counselling 2022

The counselling of UPCET MBA 2022 will be organized in various rounds. There will be a total of three rounds of UPCET MBA counselling. During UPCET MBA Counselling 2022, candidates will have the option of freezing, floating or sliding their seats and verifying their documents. UPCET counselling will be conducted online. Candidates who have been granted admission at the time of counseling should confirm admission by paying their fees. The steps of UPCET MBA counselling are as follows:

  • Registration and Payment of fee
  • Choice filling and Locking

  • Document Verification

  • Allotment of Seats

  • Confirmation of Seats

Documents required for UPCET MBA Counselling 2022

  • UPSEE MBA 2022 admit card

  • High School certificates

  • Marksheet of the qualifying examination

  • Category certificate such as SC/ ST/ OBC

  • Certificate of medical fitness

  • Character certificate which should be issued by the head of the institution last attended

  • Residency Certificate

  • Income certificate (applicable for only economically weaker candidates)

  • Sub-category certificate (Freedom fighters/ PwD/ Armed forces)

UPCET MBA Participating Institutes 2022

Based on the UPSEE 2022 MBA score, the following participating institutes of the UPSEE MBA 2022 will issue a cut-off for admission.

  • Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi

  • Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University, Faizabad

  • Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur

  • GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management (GLBITM), Delhi NCR

  • Integral University, Lucknow

  • KIET Group of Institutions, Ghaziabad

  • Mangalmay Group of Institutions, Greater Noida

  • Science and Technology Entrepreneurs Park Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur

  • Bundelkhand University, Jhansi

  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ghaziabad

  • GLA University, Mathura

  • Galgotias Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida

  • ITS Institute of Technology and Science, Ghaziabad

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

1. What is the minimum qualification for any candidate to appear in UPSEE MBA 2022?

Candidates wishing to apply for UPSEE MBA 2022 should have a Bachelor's degree with at least 50% marks (45% of SC/ ST category).

2. What is the exam pattern of the UPSEE MBA 2022?

The UPCET MBA 2022 consists of 4 sections, each consisting of 25 questions. The weightage of each question will be 4, thus giving 100 marks for one section and a total of 400 marks for the whole paper.

3. Explain the marking scheme for the UPCET MBA 2022 exam?

For each correct answer, the candidate will be awarded 4 marks and there will be no negative mark in the examination.

4. What is the application fee for UPCET MBA 2022?

For General/ OBC candidates have to pay Rs. 1300 and for SC/ ST/ PwD/ Female candidates have to pay Rs. 650.

5. In what mode can the UPCET MBA application fee be paid?

The online application fee can be paid by debit/ credit card, net banking, UPI, and e-wallets.

6. Are there any books available for the UPSEE MBA mock test?

Yes, there are a lot of websites providing the ebooks for the UPSEE MBA mock test and some e-commerce sites also sell the books.

7. Is there any sectional cutoff for UPCET MBA 2022?

No, there is no sectional cutoff for UPCET MBA 2022.

8. Will I receive my UPCET MBA scorecard via post?

No, NTA will release the scorecard of UPSEE MBA 2022 on the official site only.

9. Is the UPSEE cutoff equal for all categories?

No, AKTU publishes separate cut off for different categories (General, OBC, SC, and ST).

10. I am an NRI, can I apply for a UPSEE MBA?

Yes, there are a total of 15% seats for NRI candidates in various institutions under the management quota.

11. What is the full form of UPSEE?

UPSEE is known as Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination. Since this year, UPSEE has been renamed as Uttar Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (UPCET).


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It is very difficult to predict the actual cutoff of different colleges as it changes every year based on different factors like how many candidates appeared,how tough the paper was along with how many seats are available in different universities and performance of candidates appeared. Based on your rank and previous few years cutoff the colleges you may get are ( assuming you are from general category):

Bundelkhand University, jhansi

Institute of business management, chhatrapati shahu ji maharaj University

Veer bahadur singh puranchal University

Deen dayal upadhaya gorakhpur University

Dr. Ram monohar lohia avadh University

For more information visit:

Hope this helps

Dear Student,

given below are some of the highly recommended books for UPSEE MBA preparation,

For English Section

  • 30 Days to a More Powerful Vocabulary : Norman Lewis/ Simon & Schuster
  • A Mirror Of Common Errors : Dr Ashok Kumar Singh
  • Grammar Error Spot : A.Upadhyaya
  • Word Power Made Easy : Norman Lewis

For Number Ability Section

  • Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency  :  Arihant
  • How To Prepare for Logical Reasoning : Arun Sharma
  • Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT :  Nishit K. Sinha

For Thinking and Decision Making Section

  • How To Prepare for Logical Reasoning : Arun Sharma
  • Logical Reasoning  : Arihant
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning :  R.S. Agarwal

For General Awareness Section

  • General Knowledge : Arihant
  • Objective General Knowledge : Lucent
  • The Mega Year Book : Disha Experts

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) has started the choice locking process in UPSEE MBA counselling 2020.
These are some of good colleges for MBA :


  • GL Bajaj Institute of Technology and Management, Greater Noida

  • Integral University, Lucknow

  • Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur

  • Jaipuria Institute of Management, Ghaziabad

  • GLA University, Mathura

  • Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi

You can register from the link below:

I hope this helps.

Hello student,

I cannot predict any colleges for you as I don't have all the required info therefore I am providing the link to our college predictor tool which might be helpful.

Also, below is the link where you will find all the necessary details regarding the UPSEE Counselling

For the list of private colleges offering MBA through UPSEE examination below is the link

All the best!

Greetings, Neeraj.

With you rank you would be eligible to apply for 2nd to 3rd tier universities.

There are many colleges without much information on their reputation so I unfortunately cannot pinpoint which ones you would be interested in since you have not mentioned the region where you wish to apply.

I am attaching a list of cut offs for MBA UPSEE 2019 (round 1,2,3,4)

do refer to it for more information and decide accordingly.

good day!

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