UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT), 2012


University of Petroleum and Energy studies offers several undergraduate programs in engineering. It offers various specializations in the relevant field. The programs are designed in such a way, to impart thorough knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts along with full fledged practical sessions. The students are groomed by the college in such a way to develop and polish their decision making and analytical skills. They are also driven to be innovative as well. The various engineering courses offered by the University of Petroleum and Energy studies are as follows

  • Applied Petroleum Engineering (Upstream and Gas)
  • Chemical Engineering (Refining & Petrochemicals)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering with specialization in Avionics
  • Power System Engineering
  • Automotive Design Engineering
  • Geo-Informatics and Geo-Sciences Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Infrastructure Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Pipeline Engineering and Process Design
  • Computer Science Engineering
  • Fire Safety Engineering
  • Material Science Engineering
  • Built Environment Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Neural Networks
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

Structure of UPESEAT

The aptitude test for engineering consists of questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The total marks allotted for the paper is 360 and the duration of the test is two hours.

Syllabus for UPESEAT

  • Mathematics
  • Sets, Relations And Functions
  • Complex Numbers And Quadratic Equations
  • Matrices And Determinants
  • Permutations And Combinations
  • Mathematical Induction
  • Sequences And Series
  • Limit, Continuity And Differentiability
  • Integral Calculus
  • Differential Equations
  • Co-Ordinate Geometry
  • Three Dimensional Geometry
  • Vector Algebra
  • Statistics And Probability
  • Mathematical Reasoning
  • Trigonometry
  • Physics
  • Section A
  • Physics And Measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws Of Motion
  • Work, Energy And Power
  • Rotational Motion
  • Gravitation
  • Properties Of Solids And Liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic Theory Of Gases
  • Oscillations And Waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetic Effects Of Current And Magnetism
  • Electromagnetic Induction And Alternating Currents
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Dual Nature Of Matter And Radiation
  • Atoms And Nuclei
  • Electronic Devices
  • Communication Systems

Section B

  • Experimental Skills
  • Vernier callipers
  • Screw gauge
  • Simple Pendulum
  • Metre Scale
  • Young’s modulus
  • Surface tension
  • Co-efficient of Viscosity
  • Plotting a cooling curve for the relationship between the temperature of a hot body and time
  • Speed of sound in air at room temperature using a resonance tube
  • Specific heat capacity of a given
  • Solid and liquid by method of mixtures
  • Resistivity of the material of a given wire using metre bridge
  • Resistance of a given wire using Ohm’s law
  • Potentiometer
  • Resistance and figure of merit of a galvanometer by half deflection method
  • Focal length of: Convex mirror, Concave mirror, and Convex lens using parallax method
  • Plot of angle of deviation vs angle of incidence for a triangular prism
  • Refractive index of a glass slab using a travelling microscope
  • Characteristic curves of a p-n junction diode in forward and reverse bias
  • Characteristic curves of a Zener diode and finding reverse break down voltage
  • Characteristic curves of a transistor and finding current gain and voltage gain
  • Identification of Diode, LED, Transistor, IC, Resistor, Capacitor from mixed collection of such items
  • Using multimeter to:Identify base of a transistor
  • Distinguish between npn and pnp type transistor
  • See the unidirectional flow of current in case of a diode and an LED.


Section A

  • Basic Concepts In Chemistry
  • States of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure I
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Solutions
  • Equilibrium
  • Redox Reactions And Electrochemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Surface Chemistry


  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Classificaton Of Elements And Periodicity In Properties
  • General Principles And Processes Of Isolation Of Metals
  • Hydrogen
  • S – Block Elements (Alkali And Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • P – Block Elements
  • D – And F – Block Elements
  • Co-Ordination Compounds
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Section-C
  • Organic Chemistry

Some Basic Principles of Organic Chemistry

  • Alcohols, Phenols And Ethers
  • Carboxylic Acids
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins
  • Nucleic Acids

Eligibility Criteria

The candidate should possess a minimum of 60 % for both 10th and 12th grades. The candidate should have a minimum of 60% for Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics, when put together.

How to Apply?

Candidates can apply online only after making an online payment. There are certain things that should be taken care of while submitting the applications online. Don’t submit the application forms unless you have entered all the details. Take a print out of the application form after filling it completely to use it for future references. After successful submission of the application form you will be provided with an application number which has to be used later for the references. Candidates can check their status of the application after 48 hours. The application can also be collected offline by sending the payment as a demand draft in favor of “UPES Fee Account” which is payable at New Delhi.

Important Dates (Tentative)

  • Last date for submitting the application forms: Last week of April, 2012
  • UPES Engineering Aptitude Test Date: Third week of May, 2012

List of UPESEAT centers

  • Ahmedabad
  • Bangalore
  • Bhopal
  • Chennai
  • Chandigarh
  • Delhi
  • Dehradun
  • Guwahati
  • Hyderabad
  • Jaipur
  • Kolkata
  • Lucknow
  • Mumbai
  • Patna Varanasi
  • Vishakhapatnam

Contact Address for the UPESEAT

  • Address : Dehradun Enrollment Office:, UPES Campus, P.O. Bidholi, Via Prem Nagar, Dehradun – 248 007,
  • Uttarakhand
  • Tel : 0135-2102484/86
  • Fax : 0135-2776094.

Delhi Enrollment Office:

  • Address : 1st Floor, 55 Community Centre, East of Kailash, New Delhi - 110065
  • Tel : 011-47173400,
  • Fax : 011-47173444
  • Website: http://upes.ac.in

Reference Books for UPESEAT

  • Advanced Level Physics by Nelkon and Parker
  • Concepts of Physics Vol I and II by H.C. Verma
  • Problems in Physics by A.A Pinsky
  • Aptitude Test Problems in Physics by S.S Krotov
  • A collection of questions and Problems in Physics by L.A. Sena
  • Elements of Dynamics Part I & II and Dynamics of a Particle & of Rigid Bodies by S.L.Loney
  • Physical Chemistry by P.Bahadur
  • Organic Chemistry by Arihant Prakashan
  • IIT Chemistry by O.P. Agarwal, General Chemistry by Ebbing
  • Physical Chemistry by P.W.Atkins
  • Maths XI & XII by R.S. Agarwal
  • Plane Trigonometry Part I and Co-ordinate Geometry by S.L.Loney.
  • Higher Algebra by Hall & Knight, Co-ordinate Geometry by Dr. Gorakh Prasad
  • Higher Algebra by Bernard & Child, Algebra Made Easy by K.P. Basu
  • A Problem Book in Mathematical Analysis by G.N. Berman
  • Coaching Centers for UPESEAT
  • Resonance
  • Prime Tutor
  • Pankaj Coaching Centre
  • Gate forum Educational services
  • Kota Magic

Study Plan

All the subjects seem to be basic, but the trick is that you have to keep a balance between time and aptitude.

The few things that you have to keep in mind while you are preparing for your engineering entrance exam is that you need to give your level best to get into the leading colleges/institutes in the country.

Subjects: In order to excel in engineering entrance exam you should work hard on mathematics.  Regular studies will help you to master this subject. Physics and Chemistry should also be treated very seriously as you can score more marks.

Time management: One of the most essential things in preparation for entrance exam is the wise utilization of the available time. Focus on your studies by keeping breaks in between.

The Exam: While you are preparing for the examination, refer to previous question papers so that you will be aware of the type kind of questions that you have to face during the examination. It also helps you to develop confidence to face the examination.

How and Where To Get the Results?

The results will be updated on the official website of UPES. The website address is noted below


Score Validity

The validity period for the score obtained in the UPES engineering aptitude test is generally one year.



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15 Responses to “UPES Engineering Aptitude Test (UPESEAT), 2012”

  1. 15
    shivani bhardwaj:

    when will result of upeseat 2013 be declarea

  2. 14
    Pratik Paul:

    what was the cut off marks for UPESEAT 2012 ?

  3. 13

    what is the cutoff marks to clear UPESEAT 2013
    n wehen will be the results declared ?

    also send me a link to get the previous year test papers

  4. 12

    kya upes ka entrance exam english mai hoga

  5. 11

    PLZ Send previous entrance b.tech paper

  6. 10
    anujay singh:

    is there negative marking in the exam of upeseat??? please reply fast …. hurry

  7. 9
    anujay singh:

    is there negative marking in the exam of upeseat??? please reply fast ….being hurry

  8. 8

    when is the result of upes is going to be declared

  9. 7

    send me a link to get previous year papers

  10. 6
    Aditya kainthola:

    What is the last date of subbition of upes-2012 application form?

  11. 5
    Aditya kainthola:

    What is the last date of subbition of upes application form?

  12. 4
    ajay pareek:

    i had passed 12th from cbse & scored 72% & i am from rajasthan can i take addmission in university of pwetroleum & energy studies .

  13. 3

    I am a resident of bareilly and i need an offline form for upes b.tech entrance.where wud it be available nearest?

  14. 2

    when r the applications form of upeseat going to be published?????????????

  15. 1

    wanna know the syllabus for upes…..