University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) conducts entrance exams for admission in MBA, M.Des, M.Tech, B.Tech, B.Des and LLB courses. The exam which is conducted for admission into B. Tech programme is commonly known as University of Petroleum and Energy Studies Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT). The University itself conducts this entrance examination for admission to undergraduate B. Tech programme in the university. To get the overview of UPESEAT 2018, aspirants must go through this article.

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Through UPESEAT 2018 Exam, 80% of the seats will be filled in all the available streams at UPES. The remaining 20% of the seats will be filled via JEE Main 2018 Score and Class 12 Merit. Aspirants must check the eligibility criteria before applying for admission to UPES.

Important Dates for UPESEAT 2018

The official examination authority of UPES has declared the date of activities related to application form and admit card. The UPES Exam dates 2018 has been provided in the table below. However, the tentative dates for the rest of the activities are given in the table below:

S. NoActivitiesDates
1.Release of Application formSeptember 2017
2.Last date to register and fill up the application form2nd May 2018
3.Release of Admit card25th April 2018
4.Offline mode of the exam (pen and paper mode)5th May 2018
5.Online mode of the exam (computer based test)11th to 13th May 2018
6.UPESEAT 2018 Result21st May 2018
 7. Counselling based on class 12 Board Merit31st May – 3rd June 2018
 8.Counselling based on JEE Main 2018 Merit31st May – 3rd June 2018
 9. Counselling based on UPESEAT Rank basis31st May – 3rd June 2018
10.Registration for admissions after Phase 1 of UPESEAT 2018 Counselling (In case if the seat remain vacant) July 2018

Counselling of UPESEAT 2018

 The UPES B. Tech Counselling 2018 has begun from 31st May and will be in process till 3rd June 2018. 

Total three rounds of counselling will take place. Two rounds of counselling will be conducted based on JEE Main rank and class 12 Merit. The third and the last round will be conducted based on UPESEAT 2018 Rank. The counselling for 2018 is scheduled to start from today i.e 31st May 2018. Candidates, if wish, can change the course (selected during application form filling) at the time of counselling.

UPES will grant admissions up to 80% of the total seats on the basis of UPESEAT 2018 rank and the remaining 20% of the seats will be filled on the basis of the class 12 board merit. Counselling of UPESEAT is likely to be conducted in the cities Dehradun, Lucknow, Patna and Delhi. Shortlisted candidates have to attend the counselling in person at the scheduled venue on the allotted day and time. Candidates have to produce/submit all the necessary required documents for verification at the time of counselling.

The result of UPESEAT 2018 have been declared online. Candidates must visit the official UPSES portal website regularly for updates related to result. Candidates who attended the exam in online and offline mode could view and download the result online. No hard copy of result was sent to the candidates by post. Applicants could access the result by entering their application number, password and mobile number.

UPESEAT 2018 Application Form Filling Online via JEE Main 2018 Score

The Candidates who have scored above 60 marks in JEE MAIN 2018 Exam can apply for the B.Tech programme. Candidate needs to enter the details related to JEE Mains 2018 during application form filling. Click on the button given below to Apply for the same


Steps by Step guide to Apply for UPESEAT 2018 via Online mode

Aspirants can apply for the engineering aptitude test for the year 2018 in both offline and online mode. Applicants are instructed to go through the eligibility criteria once before filling up the application form. Steps to apply for both  in both offline and online mode for UPESEAT 2018 is provided below:

  1. Visit the official website of UPES
  2. Click on “Admission 2018 Apply Now”.
  3. Click on “Register Now with UPES” option.
  4. Enter the required details and click on “submit” option.
  5. Now, log in again by entering the email ID and password (generated during registration).
  6. Fill in the application form.
  7. Pay the application fee If the candidate has applied online for the UPESEAT Exam 2018, then he/she must pay the application fee via online mode by using the debit card, credit card or net banking. The amount of application fee to pay is provided in the table given below
    S. NoCategoryAmount (Rs.)
    1.For Indian Nationals1850
    2.Foe Foreign NationalsUS$ 75
  8. Submission and printout of Application Form

Steps by Step guide to Apply for UPESEAT 2018 via Offline mode

  1. Candidates can collect UPES Prospectus & Application form by sending a demand draft of Rs. 1850 in favour of “UPES Fee Account”, payable at New Delhi / Dehradun along with request letter or by making cash payment from admission counters of UPES at Chandigarh/ Delhi / Dehradun / Kolkata / Mumbai.
  2. Fill up the application form carefully and paste the recent passport size photograph. Enclose the documents mentioned in the prospectus and post it.
  3. Candidates can find their application number online at the official website of UPES after few days of posting the application form.

Courses Offered in the UPES via Engineering Aptitude Test 2018

The applicants need to select the course in which he/she wants to get enrolled in while filling up the application form. The courses offered under all the stream offered at the University is provided in the table below:

S. NoStreamCourses Offered
1.Information Technology
  • Banking,Financial Services & Insurance
  • Business Analytics and Optimization
  • Graphics & Gaming
  • Internet of Things and Smart Cities
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Open Source & Open Standards
  • Mobile Application and Development
  • E-Commerce Retail and Automation
  • Mainframe Technology
  • Oil & Gas Informatics
  • Cyber Security & Forensics
  • AI & Machine Learning
  • Cloud Computing & Virtualisation Technology
  • Dev Ops in academic collaboration with Xebia
  • Big Data in academic collaboration with Xebia
2.Oil and Gas
  • Refining & Petrochemicals
  • Geo-Informatics Engineering
  • Geo-Science Engineering
  • Applied Petroleum Engg with Specialization in Gas
  • Applied Petroleum Engg with Specialization in Upstream
  • chemical engineering with specialization in refining and petrochemicals
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Automotive Design Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
4.High TechnologyMechatronics Engineering
5.Health, safety and EnvironmentFire & Safety Engineering
6.PowerElectrical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering with Specialization in Avionics
8.InfrastructureCivil Engineering with specialization in Infrastructure Development
9.ElectronicsElectronics and Communication Engineering


UPESEAT 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The aspirants must go through the UPES Admission criteria if they are seeking admission to UPES. 80% of the total seats are filled via UPESEAT and rest 20% via JEE Main Rank and Board merit. Applicants if posses any one of the below-mentioned conditions, then they can apply for direct admission into UPES. They do not have to attend the UPESEAT 2018 Exam. However, they only have to fill up the application form.

S. NoParticularsEligibility Criteria
1.Admissions via JEE Main 2018 MeritMinimum 60% marks in class 10th, 60% marks in class 12th and also have an aggregate of 60% in Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) in class 12th with JEE Main Score (Cut off to be declared after JEE Mains 2018 Results)
2.Admissions through Board MeritMinimum 80% marks in class 10th, 80% marks in class 12th and also have an aggregate of 80% in Physics, Chemistry and Maths (PCM) in class 12th.
NOTE: Up to 20% seats shall be filled through Board Merit / JEE Main Merit category. In case of seats remain vacant in this category, then the vacant seats will be filled through the UPES Exam rank.

To appear in the UPES Engineering Aptitude Test for the year 2018, applicants need to possess the below-mentioned conditions. Eligibility Criteria contain information related to age, academic qualification etc required to appear in the examination. Through UPESEAT 2018 Exam, 80% of the total seats will be filled in the various courses.

S. NoParticularEligibility Criteria
1.Academic QualificationThe applicants must obtained 60% marks in class 10 and class 12 respectively.

Candidates must have obtain 60% marks in the subjects Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics (PCM) individually in class 12 qualifying examination.

2.Age CriteriaOnly candidates whose date of birth falls on or after October 1, 1996 are eligible to apply for admission. Date of Birth as recorded in the Secondary Education Board only will be considered.

Exam Pattern for UPESEAT 2018

The candidates who applied for UPESEAT 2018 must check the exam pattern. Exam pattern contains the important details related to question paper. To know the exam pattern for UPESEAT 2018, refer to the table given below:

S. NoParticularsDetails
1.Date of Examination5th May 2018 (Offline mode)

11th to 13th May 2018 (Online mode)

2.Total number of questions200
3.Type of questionsMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
4.Medium of examEnglish
5.Time Duration3 hours
6.Marking Scheme1 mark for each correct answer

There is no negative marking for incorrect answer.

7.SectionSubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarks
English Language Comprehension3030
Current Affairs2020

Syllabus for UPESEAT 2018

The syllabus for UPESEAT 2018 is same as that of JEE Main Exam. The applicants must develop a strong base in the topics under the subjects Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics of class 11 and 12 respectively. Candidates must practice English language comprehension from different books and read the current affairs as the UPESEAT question paper contain topics from this section. Applicants are also advised to solve the previous year question paper and give the mock test as many as possible.

UPESEAT 2018 Admit Card

The UPESEAT 2018 Admit Card was released online at the official website of UPES. The candidates who had registered whether in online or offline mode had to download the admit card online by entering the application number, date of birth and email ID. The UPES admit card download link will be provided here as soon as it is released. The mode of examination and UPESEAT exam centers opted during application form filling will be mentioned on the admit card along with the other details. Applicants must download and take the printout of the same and carry it on the exam day to the examination hall.

UPESEAT Exam Centers 2018

Applicants need to select two of the below-mentioned exam centre while filling up the application form according to their suitability. UPES Engineering Aptitude Test 2018 will be conducted across 50 different cities in India. The exam city selected will be mentioned on the admit card based on their preference. Candidates must select the exam centre carefully while filling up the application form because once the form is submitted, the exam centre selected cannot be modified later on.

Exam Center

Answer Key of UPESEAT 2018

The answer key for UPESEAT 2018 will contain the correct response to questions asked in the Engineering Aptitude Test. With the help of answer key, applicants who appeared in the UPESEAT 2018 Exam can analyze their score by crosschecking their responses made in the exam. The candidates will be able to get an idea if they have qualified the entrance examination.

Cut-off of UPESEAT 2018

The cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks required to obtain by the candidates in order to become eligible for the subsequent round. Candidates must obtain marks equal to or more than cut-off in order to qualify the examination. The official authority will release the cut-off after few days of result declaration. Applicants can view the cut-off mark online at the official website of UPES.

Merit List of UPESEAT 2018

The merit list for UPESEAT 2018 will release in the last week of May 2018. Generally, merit list publishes after the cut-off mark declaration. The merit list contains the names of the candidates eligible for counselling. It displays overall rank and category-wise rank of all the candidates based on the marks obtained in the entrance examination. Candidates can check merit list for UPESEAT of 2018 online at the official website by entering the application number, registered mobile number and roll number. On the basis of merit rank and course opted, candidates will be allotted seats in the college.

Seat Allotment of UPESEAT 2018

All the shortlisted candidates will be allotted seats based on their rank and choice of course. Candidates who have been allotted seats, they must report to the Institute and also have to pay the academic fee in order to confirm their seats. They should not wait until the last minute and visit the allotted Institute in person within stipulated date and time.

Scholarship Programme under UPESEAT 2018

The official authority grant scholarship to the applicants based on certain criteria. The scholarship provided on all India basis and as well as to the candidates of Uttarakhand domicile. The details regarding both the scholarship is provided in the table below

Applicable for all the applicants
Eligibility criteriaCandidate must obtain 80% marks in class 10th and 12th with 85% in PCM.
Scholarship Granted
  • 50% tuition fee waiver on 10% seats in each program in first year for CBSE, ICSE & State board pass out students.
  • The Scholarship will be renewed in the Second Semester provided the student obtains SGPA of 8/10.
  • Scholarship in subsequent years will be as per scholarship policy of the University
Only for Uttarakhand Domicile students
Eligibility criteria and seat reservation
  • Candidates must obtain minimum 80% marks in each of 10th and 12th class and PCM for B.Tech.
  • Merit order allotment of 1 seat per program.
  • The seats reserved under this category will be within the 15% reservation for Uttarakhand Domicile students.
  • Should have “Sthai Niwas Praman Patra” (Permanent Residence Certificate)
  • Students will be entitled only for 1 scholarship at a time (either through Uttarakhand Board Merit or through Uttarakhand Domicile category)
Scholarship Granted
  • 25% of tuition fee for Boys and 35% for Girl students in first year
  • The Scholarship will be renewed in the Second Semester provided the student obtains SGPA of 8/10
  • Scholarship in subsequent years will be as per scholarship policy of the University

FAQs about UPESEAT 2018

Where are UPES courses offered?

The University courses are offered at Dehradun (Uttarakhand).

How many exam centres are there for UPESEAT?

The UPESEAT 2018 Exam will be held in 50 different cities across India.

What is the date of examination of UPESEAT 2018?

For offline mode of the exam: -5th May 2018.

For online mode of the exam: -11th to 13th May 2018.

From when would 2018 session commence from?

Classes would commence from July 2018.

Contact details

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)

Address: 2nd Floor, 210, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi-110020 India

Phone No. : +91-11-41730151/152/153


Email Id : [email protected]

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