JEECUP Eligibility Criteria 2020

JEECUP, also known as the UPJEE-Polytechnic, a state-level entrance exam conducted by the Joint Entrance Exam Council of Uttar Pradesh. Admissions will be offered for Diplomas, Post Diplomas, and Post Graduate Diplomas in Engineering, Technology, and Management programmes, in polytechnic colleges affiliated with the Board of Technical Education in Uttar Pradesh. 


Eligibility Criteria 

To appear for these exams, a candidate must first be eligible; many groups have different criteria. Hence JEECUP eligibility criteria have been set so that the candidate can appear accordingly.  

There are different eligibility criteria that need to be looked into, such as age, category, academic status, etc. Any candidate can apply who is 14 years of age or above as on 1st July 2020, this is the only criteria there is when it comes to the age, as there is no age limit to apply for this exam as it accepts both graduates as well as post-graduate education course seekers. Even students appearing for their high school exams can also apply for this joint entrance exam, to try their best to reach the cutoff and reach the counselling stage to attain a seat in an institution of his/her own choice. 


Reservation Criteria

There is a reservation criteria as well, which is present over here as some seats are reserved for certain categories. The reservation norms state that 27% of seats are reserved for the OBC - NCL, 2%, and 21% for the ST and SC respectively, 20% for female candidates, 3% for PwD candidates, and 5% for freedom fighters. The whole system is done as per the government norms, as the percentages are given by the government as to what percentage of seats need to be reserved. 

Here is a list of groups of examinations that candidates can apply for, but every group has its own eligibility criteria. Some require just a pass status from high school, whereas some require a certain minimum percentage in the final examination all these specifications can be seen on the official website with relevant details. The JEECUP 2020 eligibility criteria bring clarity as to which candidate is allowed to appear for which selection of groups and; also gives an opportunity to people of different categories as well as candidates who are in aid of this reservation. 

Main Factors With Respect To Eligibility Criteria

Group A

Diploma in Engineering and Technology

Group B

Agriculture Engineering

Group C

Home Science Fashion Design, and Textile Design and Engineering

Group D

Modern Office Management & Secretarial Practice, Library & Information Science

Group E

Diploma in Pharmacy

Group F

Post Graduate in Biotechnology

Group G

Post Graduate Diploma Courses

Group H

Diploma in Hotel Management

Group I

Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering

Group J

Post Diploma in Information Technology

Group K1-K7

Lateral Entry (Engineering & Technology Diploma Courses)


All the above-mentioned groups of different examinations had different requirements. Candidates who satisfy the eligibility criteria are only allowed to apply as for the ones not eligible will be automatically rejected. As there are multiple subjects involved, each criteria is set differently. 

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. I am appearing for my class 12 exam, can i apply for JEECUP 2020?

Yes, you are eligible to appear for this joint entrance exam, which will aid in getting you a seat in a reputed polytechnic institution of Uttar Pradesh. Any candidate of 14 years or above as on july 1st 2020 is allowed to apply and appear for the examination. One can go on to the official website for JEECUP 2020 and check any other information they require to clear their queries. The application takes place online, so interested candidates can apply for their preferred courses at ease with all the required information as well.

2. Which candidates can apply for the JEECUP examinations?

Any candidate who is an Indian national, who is a state domicile of Uttar Pradesh or has an educational background from the education board of Uttar Pradesh can apply for appearing in this examination. There is no maximum age limit on diploma courses in polytechnic colleges. The candidate should have passed class 10 with a minimum percentage of 35 in the final exam, this is also another criteria as to who can apply for the JEECUP joint entrance examinations. If all these conditions come through, then a candidate can apply for the same online.