CPAT 2017: Age bar removed; UP domicile must for admission to govt, aided colleges

The Uttar Pradesh government has removed the age restriction for Combined Pre-Ayush Test (CPAT) 2017.

education Updated: Sep 20, 2017 16:59 IST
Rajeev Mullick
Rajeev Mullick
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
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The Uttar Pradesh government has removed the age restriction for Combined Pre-Ayush Test 2017 .(HT file)

The Uttar Pradesh government has removed the age restriction for Combined Pre-Ayush Test (CPAT) 2017 and all candidates above the age of 25 years can apply for admissions to ayurvedic, unani, and homoeopathy colleges in the state.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the advisory committee for CPAT 2017 held on Tuesday.

Earlier, general and Other Backward Class candidates between 17 years and 25 years of age were eligible to apply and a relaxation of five years was given to those from Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Prof Naveen Khare, the state coordinator for CPAT 2017, said only those students who have a domicile in Uttar Pradesh will be given admission in government and aided colleges.

Candidates, who have passed their high school and intermediate examination both from UP, are not required to submit the certificate of domicile.

Applicants, who have cleared either their high school or intermediate from UP, will have to provide the residence certificate issued by the appropriate authority for seeking admission in government and aided colleges.

The certificate (1 Ka) will be required at the time of counselling as per the brochure.

Candidates from other states are eligible to take admission in self-financed and private colleges across Uttar Pradesh, Khare added. They will also have to provide the domicile certificate issued by the appropriate authority.

Students can submit the online application form for CPAT-2017 by September 25, the last date for submitting the applications.

The entrance test is proposed to be held on October 4, 2017, from 1pm to 4pm in four cities: Agra, Bareilly, Lucknow and Gorakhpur.

The last date of form submission or test date will not be changed.

Exam, application form

The entrance test (CPAT-2017) will be of one paper with 180 multiple choice questions or 45 questions each from zoology, botany, chemistry and physics. Each question would be of four marks.

The questions would be based on the intermediate syllabus of UP Board. There would be negative marking in the written test and one mark would be deducted for each wrong answer.

The University of Lucknow has been given the responsibility to conduct the CPAT-2017 by the state government. The online application form for CPAT-2017 is available on the website and www.cpatup2017.

The cost of the form is Rs 2000 for general and OBC applicants while the SC and ST applicants will have to pay Rs 1000. The fee can be paid through net banking, debit and credit cards only.

Editing option

Restricted data can be edited by the candidate by logging into the CPAT 2017 website using the credentials sent to their email and registered mobile number. Candidates can only edit personal details, education qualifications and option for test centre even after submission of the application fee.

The data submitted to the registration page and the opted category and images cannot be edited under any circumstance. Applicants are advised to check the entered data before submitting the application fee.

In case the candidate has missed out on the login details, they can regenerate their password by clicking on the forgot password link and entering their registration number. The new login details would be sent to their registered mobile number.

Important dates

Sep 25: Last date of form submission

Sep 29: Admit card download by candidates

Oct 4: Date of entrance examination

Oct 6: Declaration of answer key

Oct 8: Last date to apply for scrutiny of answer key

Oct 12: Declaration of result

First Published: Sep 20, 2017 16:59 IST