Update April 11, 2017: AKTU has initiated the facility to download UPSEE 2017 admit card. The candidates are advised to head towards the official website www.upsee.nic.in and use their respective application number to fetch the UPTU admit card for UPSEE 2017 exam.
UPTU (now AKTU) will now release the UPSEE 2017 admit card today on April 11 as per a notification released at the official website on April 9. The exams are set to commence from April 16. The facility to download UPSEE admit cards will remain available for download till the exam date at the official website www.upsee.nic.in. The link will be updated shortly.
Evening Update: The admit cards should have been uploaded from 11 am but AKTU hasn’t done so yet. Moreover, the varsity administration has not even informed the candidates about the reason of delay or when will the admit cards be released. Stay tuned, we’ll update the latest here.
Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Examination (UPSEE 2017) was notified by Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), formerly known as U.P. Technical University (UPTU) in January. The applications were invited online from January 18 January to February 28, followed by extension of the last date for filling and submitting the online application forms to March 20 later. The exam aims to shortlist eligible candidates for admission in courses like B.Tech, B.Pharm., BHMCT, BFAD, BFA, B.Arch., MBA, MCA offered at all the Technical Institutions / Colleges affiliated to the AKTU, Lucknow.
UPSEE 2017 will be conducted for 11 papers with objective type questions except the Drawing Aptitude Test (Part B of Paper 4). The applicants will appear for the papers based on their eligibility and preferred course. The exam will be held on three days, April 16, 22 & 23, depending on the papers.
Paper 1, 2, 3 & 4 will be OMR based tests and will be administered across 41 cities of Uttar Pradesh and other 8 major cities including Bhopal, Dehradun, Delhi, Patna, Ranchi, Jaipur, Kolkata, and Mumbai. Remaining papers will be conducted as computer-based tests in 17 cities of Uttar Pradesh. The complete schedule to UPSEE 2017 is as follows:
UPSEE 2017 admit card will be available from tomorrow at the official site www.upsee.nic.in. The candidates are advised to download their respective admit cards as soon as possible. The candidates should also check the details mentioned in the admit card so as to avoid any problem later.
As per the reports, the number of applicants registering for UPSEE has been on the fall for past few years and the year 2017 has witnessed the least number of applicants in past 5 years. Only around 1.2 lakh candidates have registered for UPSEE 2017, while the number was well above 1.6 lakh in the year 2012.
Over 600 engineering colleges are affiliated to AKTU, but the deteriorating quality of education being offered at most of the colleges has been the biggest culprit in the lowering applications. Another main reason has been the failure on the part of colleges to provide placements to the students.