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The Uttar Pradesh Joint Entrance Engineering Exam (UPJEE) or UP Polytechnic is one of the renowned state-level competitive exams which is conducted by the UP Joint Entrance Examination Council (JEECUP). The applicants willing to pursue diploma, post-diploma and post-graduate diploma programs in the fields of Technology, Pharmacy, Management and Engineering can opt to appear for the exam and seek quality education from polytechnic institutes affiliated with the Board of Technical Education, UP. 

Exam Overview

Exam Name Joint Entrance Examination Council Uttar Pradesh
Acronym JEECUP / UP Polytechnic
Conducting Body Joint Entrance Examination Council (JEEC), Uttar Pradesh
Level State-level
Courses Offered Diploma, PG Diploma, and Post Diploma
Mode Offline for Group A & E
Online for Group B,C,D,F,G,H,I & Group K1 to K8
Question Type Multiple Choice Questions
No. of Questions 100
Medium English and Hindi
Duration 3 hours
Total Marks 400

Also Read: UPTET

JEECUP 2022 Dates

JEECUP 2022 exam dates are tentatively listed based on the previous year’s schedule as follows.

Events Dates
Online Application Starts  December 2021
Last Date for Submissions February 2022
Application Correction Window Opens TBA
Release of Admit Cards April 2022
JEECUP 2021 Exam Date TBA
Release of Answer Key May 2022
Announcement of JEECUP 2021 Results May 2022
Commencement of Counselling Process May/June 2022

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Eligibility Criteria

The official authorities have laid down some mandatory conditions which the aspirants have to fulfil in order to appear for the exam. Before you begin with the application process, it is essential to go through the eligibility criteria in detail. Tabulated below are the prerequisites for the JEECUP 2021. 

Groups  Courses  Eligibility Criteria
A Diploma in Engineering and Technology  10th passed or appeared with a minimum of 35%  marks
Agriculture Engineering Candidate must have passed or appeared in class 10th class with minimum 35% OR Agriculture subject in class 12th   
C   Textile Design and Engineering, Home Science and Fashion Design  10th passed or appeared with a minimum of 35%  marks
D (1) Modern Office Management & Secretarial Practice 

(2) Library and Information Sciences 

Qualified or appeared for 12th class with English and Hindi subject in 10th and 12th

Appeared or passed class 12th 

E1 (Biology)
E2 (Math) 
Diploma in Pharmacy   Qualified class 12th with MPC subjects or  BiPC Subjects 
F Post Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (Tissues Culture) Appeared or passed BSc with Biology or Chemistry/ Biochemistry 
G Post Graduate Diploma course  Graduate in any field (qualified or appeared)
H Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology  Passed or appeared in class 12th with at least 35% 
I Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering  Appeared or passed class 12th science with at least 50% marks in MPC Subjects
K1 to K8 Engineering and Technology (Diploma  Courses) Applicants must have qualified class 12th or ITI 

Also Read: Uttar Pradesh State Entrance Exam (UPSEE)

JEECUP Exam Pattern

The exam will be conducted in both online and offline modes. The total duration of JEECUP will be 3 hours in which the candidates have to attempt 100 questions. For every correct answer, 4 marks will be given and for every incorrect answer, 1 mark will be deducted. Let us have a look at the important details of the JEECUP exam pattern: 

Medium of the Examination  English and Hindi 
Mode of the Examination  Offline and Online 
Type of Questions Objective 
Maximum Marks  400
Correct Answer 4 marks
Negative Marking -1
Duration of the Exam  3 hours 

JEECUP Courses

Here are the specialisations offered by polytechnic institutes in UP-

Group A-Engineering & Technology Diploma Group B-Agriculture Engineering  Group C-Fashion Design, Home science and Textile design and engineering  Group D-Modern Office Management & Secretarial Practice  Group D- Library & Information Science
Group E- Diploma in Pharmacy  Group F- Post Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology (Tissue culture)  Group H-Diploma in Hotel Management and Catering Technology Group I-Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Group K- Engineering & Technology Diploma courses (Civil/Mechanical/Electronics/Textile/Print Electrical/Computer Science)

JEECUP Syllabus 

Since the syllabus for every group is different, we have tabulated below the important subjects of every group along with their weightage- 

Groups Name of the Subjects Percentage Weighting
Group A -Physics and Chemistry
Group B -Physics, Chemistry and Agriculture
Group C -Reasoning and Intelligence
-General Awareness
-English and Hindi Comprehension
Group D -General Awareness
-Reasoning and Intelligence
-English and Hindi Comprehension
-Numerical Ability
Group E -Physics and Chemistry
-Maths/ Biology 
Group F -Chemistry
Group G -General Awareness
-General Intelligence
-English and Hindi Comprehension
-Numerical Ability
Group H -Scientific Aptitude
-Logical Reasoning
-Numerical Ability
-English Language Ability
Group I -Physics and Chemistry

Application Process 

This year onwards, the candidates have to register through online mode only. It is advised to complete the JEECUP 2021 application process in time as the last date is nearing. You can follow the below-mentioned steps and easily register for the UP Polytechnic exam:

  • Visit the official website of JEECUP. 
  • Select the online form i.e., JEE for Group A or JEE for Group B to K and carefully fill the application form by entering all your essential details.
  • Upload all the necessary documents including signature, photograph thumb impression, etc in the prescribed dimensions.
  • Once you have filled in the details and uploaded all the documents, make the payment either through offline or by online modes.
  • The application fee for OBC/ General Category is Rs. 300. While for SC/ST, it is Rs. 200. 

Admit Card

Once the candidates have successfully registered for the JEECUP or UP Polytechnic and submitted the application fee, they will be able to download the admit card when it is released. The admit card will be released on the official website at least 8 days before the set exam date. Students are advised to keep checking on the official website to know about the status of the admit card.

Exam Centres

Ghaziabad Agra Aligarh Baghpat
Bulandshahar Firozabad Lucknow Gopalpur
Saharanpur Kanpur Faizabad Barabanki
Moradabad Meerut Bareilly Amethi
Budaun Mathura Gonda Hardoi
Rampur Muzaffarnagar Sitapur Raebareli


JEECUP Results will be announced within ten days of the exams. Candidates can check the result online with their allotted application no. and date of birth. The result card should be downloaded for future use and the result contains important information like the total marks obtained, roll number, category-wise rank, and whether the candidate has qualified or not.

Answer Key

The answer key is released within days of the exam. Students can access it on the official website and tally their marks using the answer key for every paper.


The cut-off list for JEECUP is always released after the final results are declared.

Group Program General OBC SC ST
A Diploma in Engineering/Technology 77 75.3 71.5 68.6
B Agriculture Engineering 76 74.3 70.5 67.6
C Fashion, Designing, and Garment Technology 74 72.3 68.5 65.6
Home Science 72 70.3 66.5 63.6
Textile Design 79 77.3 73.5 70.6
Textile Design Printing 71 69.3 65.5 62.6
D Library and Information Science 78 76.3 72.5 69.6
Modern Office Management and Secretarial Practice 70 68.3 64.5 61.6
E Diploma in Pharmacy 74 72.3 68.5 65.6
F Post Graduate Diploma in Biotechnology Tissue Culture 62 66.3 62.5 59.6
PG Diploma in Computer Applications PGDCA 68 66.3 62.5 59.6
PG Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management 80 78.3 74.5 71.6
PG Diploma in Customer Service Management 82 80.3 76.5 73.6
PG Diploma in Beauty and Healthcare 79 77.3 73.5 64.6
PG Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management 73 71.3 67.5 67.6
PG Diploma in Advertising and Public Relations 76 74.3 70.5 67.6
G PG Diploma in Textile Design 76 74.3 68.5 65.6
PG Diploma In Fashion Technology 74 72.3 73.5 70.6
Diploma in Mass Communication 79 77.3 70.5 67.6
PG Diploma in Hardware and Networking 76 74.3 67.5 64.6
Diploma in Web Designing 73 71.3 69.5 66.6
PG Diploma in Accountancy with Computerized Account and Taxation 75 73.3 69.5 66.6
PG Diploma in Retail Management 81 79.3 75.5 72.6
H Diploma in Hotel Management 83 81.3 77.5 74.6
I Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering 84 82.3 78.5 75.6
Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Aviation 69 67.3 63.5 60.6

JEECUP Counselling 

The Council releases the State Open Rank which is used for all groups. All the candidates who qualify for the JEECUP or UP Polytechnic exam will have to be present for the counselling process through which they can seek admission in the course of their choice. Here are some important pointers related to it-

  • Counselling: Candidates who have cleared the JEECUP 2021 will be called for the counselling process which will be held after the JEECUP Result is announced.
  • Seat Allotment: Candidates have to fill in their college and course preferences. Candidates will get seats based on their ranks and the availability of seats in the respective colleges.
  • Rounds: There are 4 rounds of counselling.
  • Registration Fee: All the candidates have to pay INR 250 as a registration fee to appear in counselling.
  • Document Verification: Candidates have to report to the counselling centres for document verification.

Documents Required During Counselling

Here are the documents you may need for the counselling process of the JEECUP exam-

  • Counselling Letter
  • Scorecrad
  • Admit Card
  • Character Certificate
  • Class 10th Mark Sheet and Passing Certificates
  • 1 Self-attested Photocopy of the Original Document
  • 4 Photographs
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Migration Certificate
  • Reservation Certificate
  • Class 12th Mark Sheeet and Passing Certificate

JEECUP Colleges in UP

Here is a list of JEECUP colleges in UP for students who wish to pursue diploma, post-diploma and post-graduation programmes in different technical courses-

  1. Govt. Polytechnic College, Kanpur 
  2. Govt. G.B. Pant Polytechnic, Lucknow
  3. Govt. Polytechnic College, Ghaziabad
  4. Government Polytechnic, Gorakhpur
  5. Anar Devi Khandelwal Mahila Polytechnic, Mathura
  6. Government Girls Polytechnic, Lucknow
  7. Km. Mayawati Govt. Girls Polytechnic, Badalpur
  8. Gandhi Polytechnic, Muzaffar Nagar
  9. Kashi Institute of Management Sciences, Varanasi
  10. Feroz Gandhi Polytechnic, Raebareli
  11. Government Polytechnic, Mirzapur
  12. Government Girls Polytechnic, Shamli, Muzaffar Nagar
  13. ABSS Institute of Technology, Mawana Road, Meerut, UP
  14. A.P.S. College of Technology, Meerut
  15. Esaan College of Engineering, Mathura
  16. Bon Maharaj Engineering College Ramanreti Vrindavan, Mathura

How to Prepare for JEECUP?

JEECUP is one of the hardest competitive exams in India attempted by lakhs of candidates. All candidates have access to mock tests released by the conducting body. Candidates should study the syllabus, examine the exam pattern and previous question papers before starting the preparation. There are several books available to the candidates and they can easily buy them online and use them for practice and revision.

Mock Test

JEECUP mock test is available on the official website. Mock tests are a great way to prepare for the official exam. Students get the opportunity to understand the pattern and get enough practice to answer questions within the time frame.


JEECUP exam study material and reference books are available online on popular websites like Amazon and Flipkart. These guides cover the syllabus, exam pattern and contain previous year questions. To buy these books, click here.


What is the full form of JEECUP?

The full form of JEECUP is Joint Entrance Examination Council of Uttar Pradesh. It is conducted for admissions to diploma, post-diploma and post-graduation courses in polytechnical colleges in UP.

What is Group G in polytechnic?

Group G is for post-graduate diploma courses offered by UP polytechnic colleges. Any graduate can apply for these courses.

How do I download the JEECUP answer key?

Candidates can download the JEECUP answer key from the official website with their application number/roll number. The answer key is released within a few days after the exam.

Is there any negative marking in the polytechnic entrance exam?

Yes, -1 is reduced for every wrong answer.

Also Read: Diploma Courses After 12th

Hopefully, after reading this blog on JEECUP 2021, you are now aware of the essential details. Do you wish to pursue Postgraduate Diplomas abroad? Not sure which university to enrol in? Then, book an online session with our career experts at Leverage Edu who will provide assistance in finding the most suitable university as per your requirements and will also guide you throughout the admission process!

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