Uttar Pradesh Common Admission Test (UPCAT)


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UPCAT Dental 2018


Uttar Pradesh Common Admission Test or UPCAT is an entrance test conducted for admission to all seats in Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) courses of the private medical and dental colleges of Uttar Pradesh. Total duration of a BDS course is four years and one year of compulsory internship.

A separate exam is conducted for MDS exam too, which has duration of three years.

Admission For:

Each of the private medical and dental colleges of UP that you can target through UPCAT 2018 has 100 seats of BDS courses.

College’s Names

Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Lucknow

Kanti Devi Dental College & Hospital, Mathura

Career Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Lucknow

Kothiwal Dental College & Research Centre, Kothiwal Dental College & Research Centre, Moradabad

Chandra Dental College & Hospital, Barabanki

Maharana Pratap Dental College & Hospital, Kanpur

Dental College Azamgarh

Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences, Gorakhpur

D. J. College of Dental Sciences & Research, Ghaziabad

Rama Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Kanpur

Inderprastha Dental College & Hospital, Ghaziabad

Saraswati Dental College, Lucknow

I.T.S Centre for Dental Studies & Research, Ghaziabad

Shree Bankey Bihari Dental College, Ghaziabad

I.T.S. Dental College, Hospital & Research Centre, Greater Noida

Sardar Patel Post Graduate Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences, Lucknow

Institute of Dental Science, Bareilly

Subharti Dental College, Meerut

Institute of Dental Studies & Technologies, Modinagar

School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida

Kalka Dental College, Meerut


All the above colleges, except the following, offer MDS courses too:

  • Dental College Azamgarh,

  • Kalka Dental College, Meerut

  • Maharana Pratap Dental College & Hospital, Kanpur

  • Purvanchal Institute of Dental Sciences, Gorakhpur

Important Dates for UPCAT Exam 2018

For BDS courses

Information Brochure for UPCAT test was available from

1 February, 2018

Last date to receive completed application form at Bareilly was

30 April, 2018

Date of UPCAT entrance exam 2018

15 May, 2018

UPCAT results 2018 will be declared on

16 June, 2018

Counseling dates will be displayed on official website in

July, 2018


For MDS courses

Information Brochure for UPCAT test was available from

January, 2018 

Last date to receive completed application form at Bareilly was

January, 2018 

Date of UPCAT entrance exam 2018 (only at Lucknow & Delhi)

Feberuary, 2018 

UPCAT results 2018 was declared on official website on

March, 2018 

Exams and Center Information

Notification or Information Brochure

Admission notification and information brochure for UPCAT BDS exam is available Arround April .

Application form and information brochure for UPCAT MDS exam can be obtained from participating colleges in January and February.

Application Form


The last date to receive UPCAT application 2018 at the given address was May. Since it is provided as an Optical Mark Reader (OMR) sheet, students should take care to fill up the form as instructed, put it in the same envelope as it had come, and then fold it in the same manner.

Any damage to UPCAT forms – folded in a different manner, stapling it, pinning it, wrinkling it, tearing it, scribbling on it, wetting it or any other damage to the form may make it unusable for computerized processing.

The application has been sent to the following address (which is already printed on the envelope:

P. O. Box No. 11, Izzat Nagar Post Office, Bareilly-243122.

Things to Remember

  • Use only a blue or black pen to fill up the form and shade the ovals.

  • Be very careful while filling up the form. Multiple shading is ignored by the scanner.

  • Form can only be filled in English.

  • Make sure your name, date of birth, and mobile number are filled in correctly. Apart from other details, students will also have to indicate their choice of test centre and dental colleges they prefer.

  • There can be no overwriting or cutting in the form.

  • Before submitting the form, applicants are advised to get the UPCAT application photocopied and preserve it for future reference.

  • Note down the application form number on the right top corner of the form too for future reference too.

  • Only application forms sent through ordinary post are received at P.O. Box 11. Couriers and speed posts are not accepted. No application form is received in person.

  • Students are advised to post their UPCAT application forms at least seven days before the specified deadline to make sure there are no postal delays.

  • Another way is to download UPCAT forms online from the official website, attach a DD of Rs 1,000/- drawn in favour of of ‘The Association of Private Medical & Dental Colleges of Uttar Pradesh ’ payable at Bareilly and send it to the ‘Co-ordinator UPCAT-Dental 2018, Keshlata Hospital, Delapeer, Bareilly (U.P.) Pin 243 122 ’ by speed post or courier.

Additional things to remember:

  • You have to fill this form with blue pen only.

  • You will have to attach any related documents with the application form while submitting it.

  • Documents that need to be attached include attested photocopies of:

  • Matriculation certificate

  • 10 + 2 Pass certificate and mark sheet

  • BDS passing certificate

  • Compulsory rotatory internship certificate

  • Mark sheets of all professional examination of BDS

  • Provisional/Permanent dental registration of DCI / State Dental Council

  • Three photographs attested by a Class 1 Gazetted Officer or Principal or Dean of the college last attended by them.

  • If they are employed, they need to submit a No Objection Certificate signed by their employer.

  • Candidates will have to produce original certificates at the time of counselling, otherwise their admission will be cancelled.

  • Do not forget to note down the application form number for future reference.

  • Application is received at P.O. Box 11 by ordinary post only as stated above for BDS course. In MDS, you cannot download the form online and send it to the Coordinator by speed post.

Application Form Fee

The examination fee for BDS courses by private colleges in UP is Rs 1500/-. It can be paid in cash to buy the form at the participating colleges.

Admit card

  •  Admit card for UPCAT Dental exam can be downloaded from the official exam website from May, 2018. It is usually available to download seven days before the UPCAT exam date.

  •  Applicants have to paste an attested copy of the same photograph that he or she pasted in the application form in the admit card too. Those who fail to do will not be allowed to enter the examination hall.

  •  No admit card will be sent by post.


Candidate will have to download and print the admit card from the official website when available. At the examination centre, candidates may be allowed to enter with a duplicate admit card if they produce an identity proof, after proper verification.

Examination Centers

For BDS:

UPCAT Dental 2018 will take place on May, 2018 in 11 cities. The time for the exam is 2 pm to 5 pm but the reporting time at the examination center will be 1:15 pm.

List of Exam Cities and Test Center codes

Exam Centre Code

Exam City

Exam Centre Code

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Applicants have to indicate their first and second preference of the test centre city in the application form.

For MDS:

Entrance exam venue is only in Lucknow or Delhi. The exact address of the examination centre is printed on the admit card.

Eligibility Criteria

For BDS:

  • Age: Candidates should be at least 17 years old on 31st December. Date of birth as recorded in Class 10 certificate of the candidate will be considered final.

  • Domicile: There are no domicile restrictions. If students fill other eligibility criteria as specified by the Dental Council of India, students from all over India, NRIs and even foreign nationals can appear for the exam.

  • Educational qualification: Candidate must have passed 10+2 examination from a recognized Board or University with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English. They should have passed all the subjects and have at least 50% marks in aggregate.

  • SC, ST or OBC category candidates need to have 40% marks in aggregate to be eligible for the exam.

  • Students whose Class XII results are not yet declared may sit for the exam, provided they are able to submit the mark sheet at the time of admission to Member College.

For MDS:

An MDS aspirant must have:

  •  passed BDS exam from a recognised college or university in India,

  •  completed one year compulsory rotating internship from DCI-recognized centers,

  •  has a certificate of good conduct from the Head of the Institution last attended by the applicant, and

  •  is registered permanently with State or Dental Council of India.

  • Students who are already studying in an institution have to complete their course first and then only can seek admission in the MDS course through UPCAT.

  • Chosen candidates will have to submit the original certificates (as mentioned above)at the time of counselling.

Syllabus & Pattern



There is no specific syllabus for UPCAT BDS 2018 exam. The exam is however based on 10+2 level of study. ICSE syllabus, CBSE syllabus or UP Board syllabus of Class 11 and Class 12 for Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology and English suffice for UPCAT UG exam preparation.


UPCAT syllabus for MDS course will be same as prescribed by the University for BDS course. The questions will cover the entire BDS course and will be of the level of the qualifying exam (BDS). The subjects from which questions are asked include:

Dental Material & Metallurgy,

Operative Dentistry

Dental Radiology & Oral Medicine,

Oral Pathology

General Anatomy & Histology

Oral Surgery

General Dental Pharmacology & Therapeutics


General Dental Physiology, Dental Anatomy & Biochemistry

Pediatric Dentistry

General Medicine


General Pathology & Microbiology

Preventive & Community Dentistry, and

General Surgery


Paper Pattern

For BDS:

  • The entrance exam will have one paper with objective-type questions. There are 200 questions to be solved in 180 minutes, hence, speed will matter.

Paper Pattern

  •  UPCAT Dental exam question paper is available in English only.

  • Each question will have four options. Only one will be correct.

  • 1 mark will be awarded for each correct response. There is no negative marking in the exam.

For MDS:

  • UPCAT exam date 2018 for MDS exam was March 9. It was a two-hour paper conducted at Lucknow and Delhi from 3 pm to 5 pm.

  • The questions asked were multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Total number of questions asked in the exam was 100. Each question carried one mark and the total number of marks in the exam was 100 too.

  • There is negative marking in the exam. 1/4 marks will be deducted from the total score of the candidate for each incorrect response or for multiple responses in a question.

Exam Preparation

How to prepare for UPCAT entrance exam?

UPCAT entrance exam is more or less similar to other popular medical entrance exams like NEET (AIPMT). So, if you are doing NEET (AIPMT) preparation , you won’t have to do much extra effort to clear the UPCAT Dental exam.

However, one must pay attention to one’s school studies too as like all medical entrance exams , UPCAT also has an eligibility criterion that asks for at least 50% marks in Class XII boards.

It is a good idea to follow a timetable for entrance exam preparation. Your timetable should take into account Class 11 and Class 12 syllabus of the required subjects as well as any extra topics that you might need to prepare for the entrance exam.

For balanced preparation, do not ignore any subject that you do not like. Consistency and practicing UPCAT sample test questions are the keywords to crack UPCAT.

Coaching help for UPCAT 2018

askIITians offers customized online coaching packages for all medical exam aspirants. Offered by some of the most experienced and bright engineers and doctors, these coaching packages cover Class 11 and Class 12 syllabus as prescribed by the CBSE and the entrance exam syllabus.

Online coaching options are available for medical aspirants in Class 11 and Class 12. There are foundation courses too, available for students from Class 6 onwards, which help them build their fundamentals correctly and develop a scientific approach to solve real-life problems right from the scratch.

Important books for UPCAT exam

NCERT books are best for UPCAT preparation. Other reference books for UPCAT are:

  • Physics
  •  Concepts of Physics by H.C Verma

  •  Arihant Objective Book for Physics

  • Chemistry

  •  Arihant Objective Chemistry

  •  Pardeep’s Objective Chemistry

  • Biology

  •  Dinesh Biology (objective and subjective)

  •  Arihant Objective Biology

  •  Pardeep’s Objective Biology book

The result of UPCAT Dental 2018 will be declared on June , 2018. Students will be considered eligible for admission to a BDS course only if they secure a UPCAT cut off of at least 50% marks in the entrance exam.  


Result of UPCAT MDS exam was declared on 8th Feberuary , 2018 on the basis of merit in the exam.

In the merit list, if two or more candidates obtain equal marks in UPCAT results, preference will be given to candidate:

a) with higher marks in the qualifying exam (Final Year of BDS).

b) If the tie is not broken, preference will be given to candidate who is older.

Selection Procedure

Eligible candidates have to apply for the exam. Online counseling is held for those who clear the exam per the UPCAT entrance exam results.

On the specified date, candidates who have been allotted seats in online counseling will have to report to their respective colleges, deposit the fees and get their documents verified. Otherwise, they lose their claim on the seat and it will go to the next candidate on the waiting list.

Tuition fee for MDS courses is Rs 8.45 lakh per annum. College security fee, hostel charges and security fee, university exam fee and other such charges are extra.



For successful candidates, online counseling will be done. UPCAT counseling dates for 2018 on the official website after the exam is over.


A centralized counseling is done online for all colleges. One a candidate accepts a seat, they cannot change it unless they have opted to be on waiting list for a particular subject in a particular college. Students will not be allowed to switch their subjects or college after final counselling.


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