Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University (earlier known as Uttar Pradesh Technical University) will be responsible for conducting AKTU 2020. The exam is also referred to as the Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE). It is a state-level examination and qualifying it will thus provide admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programs. Through the examination of AKTU 2020, candidates can apply for admission in the field of Engineering, Architecture, Pharmacy, etc. Moreover, the university will conduct 11 papers under AKTU 2020 exam which will grant admission in various courses. There are several private and government colleges that accept the score of these papers.

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Courses Offered Through The Exam

Candidates who will take the exam of AKTU 2020 and hence qualify it will be able to apply for admission in the following courses:

  • First year of B.Tech./ B.Arch./ B.Des./ B.Pharm./ BHMCT/ BFAD/BFA/ MBA/ MBA (Integrated)/ MCA/ MCA (Integrated)
  • Second year of B.Tech./ B.Pharm./ MCA (Lateral Entry)

Highlights Of AKTU 2020

Applicants can take a quick glance over the table below containing highlights of AKTU 2020:

Name of the examUttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination.
Commonly known asUPSEE 2020
Level of the ExamState Level
Exam Conducting BodyDr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University
Courses offered through the ExamUG Courses and PG courses
Type of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions
Marking SchemeFor Correct Answer (+) 4 Marks.
Negative MarkingNot Applicable.
Lateral EntryB.Tech/ B.Pharm/ MCA.
Medium of PaperEnglish and Hindi.

AKTU Date Sheet 2020

The exam conducting body has the power to decide the events and their corresponding dates. Therefore, the interested candidates who want to appear in the exam must be aware of all the dates. The table below displays the important dates of the AKTU 2020:

Important EventsDates (Tentative)
Availability of Application Form23rd January 2020
Closing date of Application Form15th March 2020
Opening of Correction Window5th April 2020
Issuing of Admit card20th April 2020
AKTU 2020 Examination date for UG Courses29th April 2020
AKTU 2020 Examination date for PG Courses5th & 6th May 2020
Declaration of Result1st week of June 2020
Commencing of Counselling25th June 2020

AKTU 2020 Eligibility Criteria

There are certain parameters which candidates have to fulfill in order to apply for the exam. These parameters are known as AKTU eligibility criteria. In contrast, applicants who do not fulfill the eligibility criteria will not be allowed to apply and further take the exam. The different parameters are listed below:

  • The candidate must be an Indian. NRI/ PIO/ OCI or Kashmiri Migrants can also apply
  • There is no maximum age limit to apply for any of the courses.
  • Appearing students can also apply for the UPSEE 2020 exam.
  • General category aspirants must have secured a minimum aggregate of 45% in the qualifying examination while SC/ ST category applicants must have obtained at least 40%
CoursesEligibility Criteria
B. Tech/ B.Des/ MCA (Integrated)Candidates must have qualified 12th standard with Physics & Mathematics as compulsory subjects and Chemistry/ Bio-Technology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational as an optional subject
B. ArchApplicants must have passed class 12th with Physics & Mathematics as a compulsory subject and Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Biology/ Engineering Drawing / Technical Vocational as an additional subject
B.PharmaClass 12th with Physics & Chemistry as compulsory subjects and Mathematics/ Bio-Technology/ Biology /Technical Vocational as an optional subject
BHMCT/ BFAD/ BFA/ MBA (Integrated)Class 12th with any stream
MBACandidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in any stream
MCAStudents must be graduate with 45% marks and studied Mathematics in class 12th or Graduation level

AKTU 2020 Application Form

A.P.J Abdul Kalam Technical University will release the online application form of AKTU 2020 on 23rd January 2020. The application form will be specifically available on the official portal. The eligible applicants have to fill the application form with personal, educational and communication details. After the details will be filled, the candidate has to upload scanned images of their photograph and signature. The images must be in a specified format as prescribed by the concerned authority. Interested students have to pay an application fee once the AKTU Application Form 2020 will be entirely filled. Further, the applications will be considered complete only after this payment and candidates will be allowed to submit their forms. The last date to fill the application form is 15th March 2020.

Application Fee

  • Candidates who will be filing an application form of AKTU 2020 will be required to deposit a requisite application fee.
  • This fee varies according to the category of applicants.
  • The application has to be paid only via online phase through Net Banking, Credit card or Debit card.
  • The application fee for Male/ Transgender candidates of General & OBC category will be Rs. 1300
  • Whereas the application fee for Female, Physically Handicapped candidates of all categories, and SC/ ST candidates will be Rs. 650.

AKTU 2020 Admit Card/ Hall Ticket

The exam conducting body will eventually issue AKTU admit card for candidates who have successfully participated in the application process. The admit card will be available on the official website. The authority will not send the AKTU Hall Ticket 2020 vis post or mail to any individual. However, students have to download the admit card which will be generated on 20th April 2020.

The admit card of AKTU 2020 will comprise of several details related to an appearing applicant. It is used to verify the identity of an appearing aspirant. Hence the admit card is considered an important document. In addition, the AKTU 2020 hall ticket also contains details and some necessary guidelines related to the entrance exam. Thus, students are advised to check each and every detail imprinted on the admit card. Without an admit card, an individual will not be permitted entry inside the examination hall and further will be barred to take the exam.

AKTU Exam Pattern 2020

The candidate who desires to apply for the entrance exam must have knowledge regarding its examination pattern. Moreover, the AKTU 2020 exam pattern, let the candidates know about the different factors which include mode of exam, type of questions, marking scheme, etc. Refer below to know about this pattern:

  • There will be a total of 11 papers that will be conducted under AKTU.
  • The examination will be held in online as well as offline mode
  • There will be Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) except in the Drawing Aptitude test which is Part B of Paper 4.
  • 4 marks will be awarded for each correct answer
  • There will be no negative marking for an incorrect answer
  • The question paper will be in Hindi and English languages.

AKTU Paper-Wise Exam Pattern 2020

Paper and CoursesSubject with Distribution of QuestionsDuration of ExamMaximum MarksExamination Mode

B.Tech./ B.Tech.(Agriculture Engineering)/ B.Tech. (Bio-Technology) or B.Pharm

Physics-50 Chemistry-50


3.00 hours600Offline
Paper-2: B.Tech. (Bio-Technology) or B.PharmPhysics-50 Chemistry-50


3.00 hours600Offline
Paper-3: B.Tech. (Agriculture Engineering)AG-I, AG-II and AG-III with 50 questions in each subject3.00 hours600Offline
Paper-4: B.Arch.Aptitude Test for Architecture

Part-A: Mathematics-50 Questions & Aesthetic Sensitivity-50 Questions

Part-B: Drawing Aptitude- 2 Questions

2.30 hours500Offline
Paper-5: BHMCT/ BFAD/ BFAAptitude Test for General Awareness-75 Questions1.30 hours300Online
Paper-6: B.Tech. 2nd Year (for Engineering Diploma Holder)Aptitude Test-75 Questions1.30 hours300Online
Paper-7: B.Pharm 2nd Year (for Pharmacy Diploma Holders)Aptitude Test for Diploma Holders in Pharmacy (LE)-75 Questions1.30 hours300Online
Paper-8: B.Tech. 2nd year (for B.Sc. degree holder)Aptitude Test for B.Sc Graduates in Engineering (Lateral entry)- 75 questions1.30 hours300Online
Paper-9: MBAAptitude Test for MBA-100 Questions2.00 hours400Online
Paper-10: MCAMCA-100 MCQs on Aptitude2.00 hours400Online
Paper-11: MCA 2nd yearAptitude Test for 2nd Year MCA (Lateral Entry)-100 Questions2.00 hours400Online

AKTU 2020 Syllabus

The concerned authority has not yet released out the AKTU 2020 syllabus. Candidates are advised to visit the official portal on a regular basis to check it. The syllabus will also be prescribed in the official brochure. The authority will release the syllabus for each of the papers. The syllabus will cover topics from subjects such as Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. Applicants have to study the subjects as prepared for their previous qualifying examination.

AKTU Preparation Strategy

The candidates must follow some strategy to prepare for the AKTU 2020 examination. The AKTU 2020 Preparation Strategy is mentioned beneath:

  • Have complete knowledge about the exam pattern and syllabus.
  • Make a time table and study according to it.
  • Give equal time to each subject and focus on the subject which seems to be more difficult.
  • Have a good source of study material
  • Do not leave any topic from the syllabus assuming it to be less important.
  • Solve maximum number of sample papers and previous years question papers.
  • Practice on a regular basis without skipping any single day
  • Make short notes on the topics prepared.
  • Take proper rest and eat healthy food.

AKTU Recommended Books

Applicants must have relevant study material so that they don’t waste time on unnecessary topics. Given below are some of the recommended books to prepare for the exam of AKTU 2020. In addition to them, candidates can also refer to NCERT textbooks of Class 11th and 12.

Mathematics:  RD Sharma for Class 11 and 12
Chemistry: Organic and Inorganic chemistry by OP Tandon and P. Bahadur for Physical Chemistry
Physics: HC Verma Volume 1 and 2, Fundamental Physics by Halliday, Resnick and Walker, Solved Papers by Arihant Publication.

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AKTU 2020 Answer Key

The university will publish a preliminary AKTU Answer Key first for candidates who have appeared in the exam. With the help of an answer, applicants can predict their score and estimate their performance. An answer key will contain the correct responses to the questions that will be asked in an exam.

Candidates will also be able to challenge the preliminary answer key of AKTU 2020 by paying a certain amount of fee. Moreover, the authority will then accept all the challenges and further release a new and final one.

AKTU 2020 Result

Applicants will be able to access and view the AKTU 2020 result from the official website. The result will be available in the first week of June tentatively via online mode. Result of AKTU 2020 will display the overall score, subject wise score, and qualifying status. Along with the result, the authority will release the AKTU 2020 merit list for each of the courses. The merit list will place the names of students based on their rank.

AKTU 2020 Cutoff

The minimum qualifying marks required by an applicant in an entrance examination is known as the AKTU 2020 Cut-off. A.P.J Abdul Kalam University will be responsible for releasing out the cutoff. Applicants who will be scoring equivalent to or above the cutoff will be further called to attend the counselling and seat allotment process. The cutoff percentage of marks as per UP State Government order required by an individual in AKTU 2020 examination varies according to the category. For General category candidates the cut off which they need to satisfy will be 25% while for SC/ ST candidates it will be 20% for SC/ ST. AKTU Cutoff 2020 will depend on a number of factors:

  • Total number of candidates who have applied for the exam
  • Total number of applicants who have taken the examination
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Total number of seats available for granting admission
  • And finally, the trends in the previous year cutoff.

AKTU Counselling 2020

All the qualified students of the entrance exam who will satisfy the cutoff will be called to attend the AKTU 2020 counselling. The counselling will be organized by the university depending upon the merit of candidates. At the time of counselling, seats will be allotted to candidates on the basis of availability of seat in a category and preferred choice of seats. After the allotment, students have to report at the allocated centre for verification of documents. Once the verification will be over, the final seat allotment will be done. In order to confirm the allotted seat, candidates have to pay a seat acceptance counselling fee. This fee will not be refunded under any circumstance.

Documents for Verification

  • Class 10th Mark sheet
  • Class 12th Mark Sheet
  • Diploma/ Graduation/ Bachelor’s degree certificate (if applicable)
  • Domicile Certificate
  • AKTU 2020 admit card
  • AKTU 2020 scorecard
  • Category certificate


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