UPESEAT Exam 2020

What is UPESEAT Exam- Major Highlights

UPESEAT is the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Engineering Aptitude Test and is held once every year. The application mode is both offline and online and the fee for application is usually Rs. 1,350. The examination mode is online and counseling mode is both offline/online. There are three participating colleges for this entrance examination which takes place over three hours.


The major dates include 18th April 2020 when the admit cards will be issued for the examination which will then be held in May this year (8th-15th). The result date has been tentatively kept for 9th June, 2020.  The application procedure via online platform is still ongoing with the last date being 3rd May, 2020. The application process was opened on the 10th of September, 2019.


The UPES exam date has already been announced for aspiring candidates. The UPES exam date 2020 is important for those candidates who want to get admission into the B. Tech educational programs offered by the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies or UPES. They will have to apply for taking this examination in case they meet the eligibility criteria as determined by the institution. This is a highly prestigious institution for which you will need to work hard to crack the examination.

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies Aptitude Test (UPESEAT)- Date and other details 

The UPES exam date has been set between the 8th and 15th of May, 2020. The UPES exam date 2020 has been officially released by the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies (UPES) which will be holding the examination. The application process has now been taken online as well for the benefit and convenience of candidates. The admission into B. Tech courses is offered on the basis of UPESEAT results, JEE Main merit and also the Class 12th scores via the centralized counseling pool. 


If you are successful in qualifying for the examination, then you will have to be present at the counseling for UPESEAT 2020 in tandem with all your necessary documents for verification needs. You will get your seat post successfully being verified by the authorities. Wondering what is UPES exam based admission structure? The B. Tech programme of the University will be taking in students for 80% of its seats from UPESEAT. The other 20% will be in the non-examination segment, based on Class 12 or JEE Main merit. In case seats remain non affiliated for these particular segments, the university will be making use of UPSEAT merit for seat allotment. 

UPESEAT 2020 Criteria for Eligibility 

There is a stringent eligibility criteria for UPESEAT 2020 that you should be aware of. You should check the same before you fill up the UPESEAT 2020 online application form. Aspirants can directly apply for admission via the three avenues mentioned earlier. If you wish to get in, your age should be lower than or a maximum of 22 years. You should be born on the 1st of October, 1998 or after this date to be eligible for taking this examination. 


You should have got a minimum of 50% marks in both Classes 10 and 12 and you should have secured aggregate marks of a minimum of 50% in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics in Class 12. If you are applying via the Board examination, you should have got 50% in Classes 10 and 12 and 50% in Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry in Class 12.  If you apply via JEE Main 2020, you should have qualified JEE Main 2020 successfully along with adhering to the above criteria. 

Application Procedure for UPESEAT 2020

You can pay the application fee of Rs. 1,350 through net banking or credit/debit cards when you apply online. The application form can be filled up through an extensive procedure. 

Here are the key steps to be kept in mind: 

  • Registration - You will have to first register prior to filling up the online application form for UPESEAT 2020. For this procedure, you will have to enter your details like date of birth, name, gender, email address, nationality, city, mobile number, course applied for and state. You have to then choose Submit. 

  • Key in the OTP (One Time Password) - After you have submitted all details carefully in the application form, you will get an OTP on your registered mobile phone number. This number has to be provided and then you will get a confirmation email on the registered email ID with the password and username. 

  • Login and Get your Information Confirmed - You should then login to the portal with your password and username that you get on the email. Post login, you should check the details filled up in the online application form and then submit the same by choosing Confirm. 

  • Paying the Fee for Application - You will then be sent to the payment page for paying application fees. You will then have to pay Rs. 1,350 as the application fee in the online mode. 

  • Key in your Academic Information - Post payment of the fees, you will be automatically redirected to the form for keying in your academic qualifications. Post this procedure, you can download the application form easily. 


Pattern of the Examination

You should always check out the examination pattern very carefully prior to sitting for the test. UPESEAT 2020 pattern comprises a computer-based examination with 200 questions in total. 

Here is the question structure: 

  • Physics- 50 questions

  • Mathematics- 50 questions

  • Chemistry- 50 questions

  • Current Affairs Awareness- 20 questions

  • English Language Comprehension- 30 questions 

This examination will be a 3-hour test with 1 mark given for every answer that is correct. The MCQ (multiple choice question) format will be followed for the examination. There is no negative marking as well.


If you intend to apply for UPESEAT 2020, you should do your homework properly regarding the UPES exam date and other particulars. Make sure that you fill up the form accurately without any errors. You should start preparing after taking a good look at the examination pattern and syllabus for the examination. This will help you gauge your own strengths and weaknesses beforehand, en route towards scoring well in UPESEAT 2020.