UPSEE Scrapped From 2021 | Admissions To Be Based on JEE Main Scores

New Delhi, November 27 | Uttar Pradesh State Engineering Entrance Exam (UPSEE) has been scrapped from next year i.e. 2021. Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) has announced to discard the Entrance Exam and use the JEE Main Scores instead.

The Admissions to the Engineering stream for 1.40 lakh seats in 750 colleges across the state will be based on the JEE Main Scores from the academic year 2021-22, according to the officials.

Multiple states already use JEE Main score to fill its state engineering college seats, thus the Uttar Pradesh state government has also decided to implement the same. 

After multiple discussions that took place between the Vice-chancellor of the Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Professor Vinay Pathak and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath, the decision finally came.

The Authorities have released an official Notice regarding the same.

According to the Notice, the students who wish to take admission in the State Engineering Colleges will have to prepare and appear for only 1 examination i.e. JEE Main. This move will help the candidates to prepare better for only One Exam instead of both UPSEE and JEE Main.

The Notice also mentions that the candidates can download the “National Test Abhyas” Application from Google Play Store for free to start practicing and preparing for the JEE Main Exams.

Dedicated coaching will be provided for the preparation of JEE Main in secondary schools recognised by the university for free to make students aware of the exam pattern, informed the officials.

The Official Notice released by the Authorities is as provided below:

About JEE Main Examination

Joint Entrance Examination – Main or commonly known as JEE Main is a national level entrance exam conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) to offer admission to BE/B.Tech, BPlan and BArch courses at the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IITs), National Institute of Technology (NITs) and other Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) across the country.

Only the top 2.5 lakh score holders in JEE Mains 2020 will be eligible to apply for JEE Advanced for admission to various undergraduate engineering programmes offered by IITs in India. The counselling cum seat allotment for all the IITs, NITs, IIITs and CFTIs will be organised and managed by the Joint Seat Allocation Authority (JoSSA). 

JEE Main 2020 participating colleges include a total of 77 technical institutes including 31 NITs, 25 IIITs and 28 Government Funded Technical Institutes (GFTIs).

Many states also use JEE Main scores for admissions in their respective states to fill its state engineering college seats.

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