CPNET 2021: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus, Eligibility, Admit Card, Registration, UPUMS Admission

Apr 7, 2021 | Paramedical, Pharmacy


The full form of CPNET is Combined Paramedical and Nursing Entrance Test. Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Science (UPUMS) invites every student for admission to all the BMLT, BPT, BRIT, B.Optom, B.Sc.Nursing, B.Pharm, G.N.M, A.N.M, D.O.T, D.Optom, D.P.T, D.D.T, D.C.T Scan, D.C.T, DMRI, D.E.T.C.T, D.B.T in various affiliated colleges through the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Science. A candidate is expected to pass the intermediate or equivalent examination, to appear for the CPNET Exam and this is the only pre-requisite of CPNET 2021 Exam. The exam is conducted in offline mode only. To know more about CPNET in detail read below.


What is CPNET?

Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Science (UPUMS) conducts combined paramedical, Pharmacy, and Nursing Entrance Test (CPNET) every at the state level. Candidates have to fill the application form through the official website, www.upums.ac.in to apply for CPNET. To appear for the exam, the candidate must have qualified 10+2 and fulfil all the eligibility criteria.
The CPNET exam is conducted in offline mode, i.e. it is a paper-pen based test. The CPNET is an entrance test for Paramedical, Nursing, and Pharmacy courses in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Candidates who want to get admission into any of these courses should appear for the CPNET. Interested candidates can go to the official website of UPUMS and apply for the CPNET Exam on the website.

CPNET 2021 Exam at a glance
Category Details
Exam Name Combined Paramedical and Nursing Entrance Test
Acronym CPNET
Level State
Conducting Body Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Science
Courses offered BMLT, BPT, BRIT, B.Optom, B.Sc.Nursing, B.Pharm, G.N.M, A.N.M, D.O.T, D.Optom, D.P.T, D.D.T, D.C.T Scan, D.C.T, DMRI, D.E.T.C.T, D.B.T
Mode Offline
Medium English and Hindi
Duration 120 minutes

CPNET 2021 Exam Date 

CPNET 2021 Exam Dates are mentioned below. It will help you keep track of all the events related to this exam. Appearing candidates must know about the dates of all the important events in the CPNET exam. The application form will be accessible from the university website www.upums.ac.in

CPNET 2021 Exam dates
Important Events Dates
Start date of Online Application June 2021
End date of Online Application June 2021
Admit card available for download July 2021
Entrance exam date July 2021
Answer key publish date July 2021
Result declaration July 2021
Registration date scrutiny To be announced
Publication of merit list To be announced
Start date of counselling To be announced

CPNET 2021 Eligibility

Before appearing for the CPNET 2021 Exam, students must check for the eligibility criteria. Eligibility criteria for candidates whos are aspiring to apply for CPNET 2021 are discussed below.


  • Candidate must be a resident of Uttar Pradesh.
  • The candidate has to submit a domicile certificate. However, if a candidate has completed their high school and intermediate from Uttar Pradesh, then there is no need to submit the domicile certificate.

Age Limit

  • Candidate must be 17 years old as on December of the admission year.
  • For GNM course, the candidate must not be more than 35 years of age as on December of the admission year.
  • For ANM course, the candidate must not be more than 30 years of age as on December of the admission year.

Educational Qualification

Candidate must be qualified 10+2 level or equivalent from the field in which they wish to apply in CPNET from a recognized board.

CPNET 2021 Application Form

The application form will be available on the official website of the CPNET exam. Candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria to fill the CPNET 2021 application form. Candidates should fill the application form before the last date to avoid the last-minute inconvenience. The details provided in the application form should be correct as these details will be used at the time of the admissions. Candidates must fill the CPNET 2021 Application Form to get the admit card.

How to fill the CPNET application form?

  • Visit the official website.
  • Read all the information given on the screen then tick the declaration form.
  • Register yourself by entering all the required details.
  • After that, you get the OTP on your registered mobile number.
  • Then the username and password will be sent on the registered mobile number and email.
  • Again Login by entering the username and password and complete the application form.
  • Upload all the required documents according to the specification.
  • At last, you have to pay the application fee.
  • You can take the print of the application form after the completion.

Mode of Payment- Candidates can pay the application fee online through the following methods.

  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Net Nanking

CPNET 2021 Application fee - Candidates can check the expected fee given below. Keep a hard copy of the receipt of the fee payment. Please note that if you avail exemption in fee and fail to submit the category certificate. Your registration will be cancelled.

CPNET Application fee
Category Application fee
General/OBC INR 1000

Direct Link to Apply for CPNET

CPNET 2021 Syllabus

Candidates who wish to study Nursing or Paramedical courses in Uttar Pradesh must appear for the CPNET 2021 Exam since the score of this exam will be an entry requirement for admissions to such programs in various universities of Uttar Pradesh. It is essential for appearing candidates to know the CPNET 2021 Syllabus of the exam. The exam will have two papers of which Paper-1 is for Science students, and Paper-2 is for Arts/Commerce students. 

Applicants should note that CPNET 2021 Syllabus varies for both the papers. The Paper-1 will be composed for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics whereas Paper-2 will cover sections like General English, General Hindi and General Studies.

Important topics of the CPNET 2021 Syllabus

Candidates may refer to the list which is mentioned below for the important topics in each section of Paper-1 of the CPNET 2021 Exam.


  • Magnetic Effect
  • Magnetization of Current
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Optics
  • Atoms and Nucleus
  • Static Electricity


  • Solid State
  • Electrical Chemistry
  • p-Block Elements
  • d-Block Elements
  • f-Block Elements
  • Coagulation Compound
  • Alcohol, Phenol and Ether
  • Polymers


  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Linear Programming
  • Vectors
  • 3 Dimensional Geometry


  • Human Welfare
  • Genetics
  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology

CPNET 2021 Admit Card

Admit card can be downloaded from the official website. Candidates who have filled the application form successfully can download the CPNET 2021 Admit Card by entering the username and password. Candidates must download the admit card and take the print out and carry them on the day of examination. Without the admit card, the candidates will not be allowed in the examination hall. All the details related to the CPNET 2021 Exam will be mentioned in the admit card.

How to download CPNET 2021 Admit Card?

Step 1: Go to UPUMS website.

Step 2: Login using your credentials.

Step 3: Click on the 'Admit Card' tab.

Step 4: Download the CPNET 2021 Admit Card.

Step 5: Take a print of it for future reference.

Details on the CPNET 2021 Admit Card

The following are details mentioned on the admit card.

  • Roll number of the candidate
  • Address of the exam centre
  • Date of the examination
  • Time of the exam
  • Other important information

CPNET 2021 Exam Centres

The following are the expected exam centres for CPNET 2021 Exam as per last year's information.

CPNET 2021 Exam Centres
Name of the Centre Centre code
Saint Vivekanand Sr.sec public School 11
Sir Madanlalal Institute of Pharmacy 12
Suditi Global Academy 13
Delhi Public School 14
St. Mary's Inter-College 15
Government Inter-College 16
Theosophical Inter-College 17
H.M.S Islamia Inter-College 18
Archana Memorial Saraswati Gyan Mandir Inter-College 19
Mount Litera Zee School 20
Ch.Charan Singh P.G College 21
Tiwari Jwala Prasad Arya Kanya inter College 22
Police Moder Sr. Secondary School 23
Narayan College of Science and Arts 24
Sughar Singh Memorial Siksha Niketan Inter Collge 25
S.S Memorial Senior Secondary Public School 26
Governments Girls Inter College 27
K.K.P.G College 28

CPNET Exam Centres have been depicted on the map below. Please have a look at the exam centres and check the feasibility of your arrival.

 CPNET 2021 Exam Pattern

There are two papers in the CPNET 2021 Exam. Paper-1 is for Science field candidates and Paper-2 for is candidates of Arts, Commerce, and other fields. Both papers are held at the same time. Candidates can check for the CPNET 2021 Exam Pattern given below.

  • Duration: CPNET is of 2 hours duration
  • Language: The questions in the exam are given in both English and Hindi
  • Mode of Exam: Offline
  • Number of questions: There a total number of 100 questions in CPNET
  • Type of questions: Multi-choice questions are asked in CPNET Exam

Candidates can check for the distribution of marks given the table below.

CPNET Paper-1 2021 Exam Pattern: Science

CPNET Paper 1 Exam Pattern
Subjects No.of questions
Chemistry 33
Physics 33
Biology 34
Mathematics 34

CPNET Paper-2 2021 Exam Pattern: Arts/Commerce/other fields

CPNET paper 2 Exam Pattern
Subjects No.of questions
General English 20
General Hindi 20
General Studies 60

Note: Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the university might take CPNET in online exam format instead of the traditional offline exam. Candidates are suggested to be prepared for both scenarios.

CPNET Preparation Tips

Students aspiring to appear for the upcoming CPNET 2021 exam can follow these tips given below. Most students think that these competitive exams are challenging. But with proper knowledge and good practice about the basics and constant practice, candidates can easily clear the exam.

Scan the syllabus

Before beginning the preparation, it is essential to know the topics involved in the syllabus. The best way to know about the CPNET 2021 Syllabus is to go through the previous year question papers(based on the subjects you choose).

This will also give you an overall picture regarding the difficulty level of questions asked and information about the exam pattern.

Develop a Timetable

Once you decide to start studying, it is crucial to prepare a timetable of your own. Focus the basics during the initial stage of preparations and also give priority to practice. Learning the concepts and then practising the study material rigorously is very important to crack the exam.


After you learn certain concepts, it is essential to revise the topic once again and understand them. It will also help you to take short notes of what you know.

Writing down formulas and other vital concepts will help you to revise before the exam. Also, there are lots of study materials available in the market, picking up the right study material will help you score well.

Choose easy subjects

You should not leave any easy subjects. In other words, covering easy subjects will help you to improve your score. Subjects like mathematics and aptitude are considered easy and high scoring subjects.

CPNET 2021 Reference Books

You can refer to set books of previous year papers and model question papers for CPNET. There is quality material available online in abundance as reference material for CPNET. Candidates must make their base strong with NCERT Books from class 11th and 12th. The titles you can look for are Arihant and S.Chand.

CPNET 2021 Answer Key

The Uttar Pradesh University of medical will release CPNET answer key along with the result. Candidates can check their answer key and response sheet on the official website of the CPNET exam. The CPNET 2021 Answer key will contain all the correct answer of the question paper. By comparing the answer key and response sheet, candidates can calculate the score. Candidates will also get a photocopy of the OMR sheet they had filled during the time of the exam.

How to download the CPNET 2021 Answer Key?

  • Visit the official website of UPUMS/CPNET.
  • Go to the notification section.
  • Click on the link to CPNET Anwer Key.
  • A login page will appear on your screen.
  • Use your credentials (Roll number, Login Id, Date of Birth, Email, Mobile number, etc.)
  • CPNET Answer key will appear, review and download it.
  • Take a print of it.

How to use CPNET 2021 Answer Key

The CPNET Answer key has the provisional answers to the question paper. An aspirant can tally his/her/x score and analyze the prospectus of their rank according to the merit list. The Answer Key can be challenged within some days (usually until three days) of the exam. Candidates can use the marking scheme to calculate their scores. The CPNET Exam Pattern and Marking Scheme will let you predict your score in the CPNET Exam. The candidates will be able to predict their score only after the release of final Answer Key as the provisional Answer key ha s a chance to be erroneous.

How to Challenge CPNET 2021 Answer Key

The registration for challenge starts a day or two after the release of CPNET Answer Key. A special window on the official portal of CPNET will serve the purpose of challenge window for the exam. The candidates will be required to register for challenging the answer key. The fee for challenging the answer key will be INR 500. The registration for the scrutiny and challenge is done only online. Candidates will have to use their CPNET login ID for this process. CPNET Answer key challenge requests made through any other medium such as e-mail, phone call, or letter will not be considered accepted by the concerened authority. There is a provision of refund for all the challenges that get accepted by the authority as valid.

CPNET 2021 Result

The university declares the result of the CPNET exam. The result is displayed on the official website, and candidates can download the result from the website by entering the Login Id. Candidates get an opportunity to challenge the result based on the calculated score. Candidates have to pay the fee to challenge the result. In case the challenge comes correct, then the fee will be returned to the candidate. Candidates can also check the merit list which will be declared on the official website.

Steps to download the CPNET 2021 Result

  • Go to the link www.upums.ac.in
  • Click on CPNET 2021 results link.
  • Enter your Login Id.
  • Click on the submit button.
  • Download the CPNET Result.

Details on the results

  • Roll Number
  • Candidate's Name
  • Father's Name
  • Date of birth
  • Gender
  • Category
  • Stream
  • Marks obtained
  • Rank secured in the test
  • Category rank
  • Subcategory rank in the test
  • Category rank
  • Subcategory rank

CPNET 2021 Merit List

CPNET 2021 Merit List will be issued by the Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences through online mode. It is prepared on the basis of the marks scored by the candidate entrance test. Only theose candidates whose names are listed in the CPNET Merit List 2021 will be entitled to take part in the counselling session. The PDF for CPNET Merit List is given below and candidates can download the same.

Click here to download PDF.

CPNET 2021 Counselling

Candidates whose names will appear on the merit list are eligible to participate in the CPNET counselling procedure by paying a request amount of INR 500. Also, candidates will have to deposit a security amount of INR 5000 at the time of counselling. Date, time, and place for the counselling will be given on the official website. Candidates have to carry their original documents at the time of counselling; otherwise, they will not be allowed for the CPNET counselling. The selection will be based on the merit list that will be released by the university.

Documents required for the counselling

  • Printout of the CPNET 2021 Application form
  • Application fee receipt
  • Results/Merit cards
  • Aadhar card
  • 10th and 12th class examination certificates
  • 2 photographs
  • Domicile certificate
  • Category certificate

2021 Reservation Criteria

CPNET has a number of seats for the candidates hailing for reserved community take a look at the table below to know more:

Category Seats Reserved in Percentage
SC 21%
ST 2%
OBC 27%
PwD 5%

Contact Details

VC Office: [email protected]

Website: www.upums.ac.in


What is the application mode for the CPNET?

The application for the CPNET can only be made online. There is no provision for offline application for the CPNET Exam. Candidates may go to the official website to apply for yhe CPNET Exam.

Is there any age limit for the CPNET Exam?

Yes. There willage limit for the CPUNET. The minimum age of the candidates should be 17 years and the upper age limit will differ course to course. Candidates should check the upper age limit with respect to their course.

I made some mistake in the CPNET Application, can I correct it?

No. There is no facility to change the details so candidates are advised to fill the CPNET Application form very carefully. Once the application form is filled, candidates shouls check it and then submit the form.

How can I apply to the CPNET Exam?

Applicants who are interested can find the application form for the CPNET Exam on the official website of the same. They can fill and submit the CPNET Application form on the website.

How can I get my CPNET Admit Card?

The CPNET Admit Cards will be released on the official website. Candidates can visit the website and download their CPNET Admit Cards after they have successfully registered for the CPNET Exam.


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