Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU), Lucknow has scrapped the Uttar Pradesh State Engineering Entrance Exam (UPSEE) from the next academic year 2021-22 onwards. As per an official, this is the last time AKTU is conducting UPSEE, from the year 2021, JEE Main scores will be used for admissions in 1.40 lakh seats in 750 colleges across the state.
As per media reports, AKTU vice-chancellor Prof Vinay Pathak said “The decision has been taken to scrap UPSEE from 2021. The decision has been made to make preparations from students easier as they prepare for both UPSEE and JEE Main separately. We have decided to implement this from 2021 so as to give students time to prepare in a better manner. Many states are already using JEE Main scores for admissions in their respective states.”
Joint Entrance Examination is conducted twice every year for admissions in engineering, architecture and planning courses in the IITs, NITs, IIITs and several other state and private engineering institutes. Therefore, candidates aspiring for B.Tech admission in UP from 2021 will have to register and appear for the JEE Main exam conducted by NTA. As NTA conducts JEE Main twice a year, UP B.Tech aspirants can use this opportunity to aim for popular B.Tech colleges.
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This step not only saves the student from appearing in multiple exams but also relieves the pressure of preparing two separate engineering entrance exams. It also gives them two chances to get in a college of their choice.
Students can start practicing and preparing for JEE Main by downloading the National Test Abhyas (NTA) app from the Google Play Store. The mock tests for students’ convenience will also be uploaded on the app.
To make students aware of the exam pattern, free coaching will be provided for the preparation of JEE Main in secondary schools recognized by the university.