HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023: Application Form, Eligibility


HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 is an entrance exam conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education. The exam is conducted for admission into a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) Programme. This exam is organized once a year at the state level in an offline(Pen & Paper) mode. The HPBOSE Diploma in Elementary Education Common Entrance Test 2023 is expected to be held in the month of August. Candidates seeking admission can go through the article below to know complete details regarding the HPBOSE D.El.Ed Common Entrance Exam 2023 such as dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus etc.

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HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Dates


Candidates can check HPBOSE (D.El.Ed.) Common Entrance Test notification 2023 below in the given table:

HPBOSE D.El.Ed. Common Entrance Test 2023 Schedule
Events Dates (tentative)
Date of commencement of application form 21 May 2023
Last date to submit the form 20 June 2023
Last date of fee submission 20 June 2023
Release date of admit card 08 July 2023
HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 date 12 July 2023
Result declaration date  August/September 2023

The above-mentioned dates are updated as per the official notice by the authority.

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HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Application Form

Before applying for the exam applicants are advised to must check the eligibility criteria Listed below are a few information about the HPBOSE D.El.Ed Common Entrance Exam 2023 application form:

  • HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET Application form will be released in online mode.
  • The aspirants must apply on the official website of the Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education as the form will be released there.
  • Applicants must fill one form only. Multiple forms will lead to the rejection of the candidate.
  • While uploading the images must keep in mind the format should as per the prescription of the authority.
  • Fee payment is a must as without it the authority will not accept the form. 
  • Moreover, After filling the form must get a print copy of it for all further uses.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed Common Entrance Exam 2023 Fee

Fees for HP D.El.Ed CET 2020 enrollment can be checked below in the given table:

Common Entrance Test Fees
Categories Fees
General & its Sub Categories Rs 600/-
SC/ST/OBC/PHH Rs 400/-
  • Mode of Payment- Candidates have to pay the application fee in online mode via:
    • Debit card
    • Credit card
    • Net banking

How to Apply for HPBOSE D.El.Ed Common Entrance Exam 2023?

The procedure to apply for HPBOSE D.El.Ed Common Entrance Exam 2023 is gievn below:

  • Registration:
    • Visit the official website.
    • Click on Apply Now.
    • Fill the registration form and submit it.
  • Fill the Application form:
    • After registration, fill in the other details such as personal, academic and qualification details.
    • After filling the details, verify and submit the form.
  • Uploading documents:
    •  After filling all the details, candidates have to upload the scanned copy of their signature and a recent passport-sized photograph.
    • The documents should be uploaded in the prescribed format only.
  • Fee Payment:
    • After uploading documents, the candidate may pay the application fee.
    • The application fee can be paid in online mode.
  • Form Submission:
    • Candidates may, at last, submit the application form after reviewing it.
    • Also, take a printout of the filled application form and save it for further use.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The details regarding the HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 eligibility criteria are given below:

  • Minimum Marks: Candidate must have passed class XII or equivalent examination with a minimum score of 50% marks for open/general category candidates & 45% marks for SC/ST/OBC/PH candidates from a recognised board/university.
  • Age Criteria: The minimum age of an applying candidate must be of 17 years of age & a maximum 32 years of age.
    • There will be no upper age limit in case of Ex-servicemen candidates only.
  • Reservation Criteria: Reserved category candidates will be given a relaxation of 5 years of maximum age.
  • Appearing Candidates: Those who are appearing or have appeared but waiting for their result can apply on a provisional basis.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Exam Pattern

Those are seeking for applying for HPBOSE D.El.Ed Common Entrance Exam 2023 for HPBOSE can check the exam question pattern in the table below:

HPBOSE D.El.Ed. Common Entrance Test Pattern
Exam Mode Offline(Pen & paper) mode
Medium of exam English & Hindi both
Questions type Multiple Choice Questions
Duration  120 Minutes
Number of questions 100
Marks 100 marks
Marking scheme 1 marks for each correct response

Marks Distribution

Subject wise distribution of marks & questions are given in the table:

CET Marks Distribution
Subjects Number of Questions
Hindi 25
English 25
Numerical Ability 25
General Awareness 25

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Admit Card

The candidates can check HPBOSE D.El.Ed 2023 admit card details hereby:

  • HPBOSE D.El.Ed 2023 admit card will release in online mode.
  • The competent authority will release the admit card on its official website only.
  • Those who will successfully submit the application will only be issued the hall ticket.
  • All candidates will have to download their admission test call letter from the official website of the HPBOSE.
  • After downloading the hall ticket must check the entries made therein are correct & if any issue found then must be notified to the authority.
  • Without the admit card, not a single candidate will be allowed to appear in the exam, hence it is a mandatory document to be carried to the exam hall.
  • The candidates must note that the admit card will not be dispatched by post/fax or via email.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Answer Key

H.P. Board of School Education Dharamshala will release the provisional answer keys for D.El.Ed CET exam 2023 on the official website after the conduction of the exam.

  • The answer key will be released separately for all subjects.
  • Based on the provisional answer key the applicants will be able to calculate their expected marks.
  • Also, they will be given a chance to challenge the answer key on payment of a few amounts per question which will be told later.
  • After the challenge will be accepted it will release the final answer key.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Result

After the answer key will be published the authority will release the result of candidates online on the official web portal only.

  • The applicants will be able to check their scores in two by entering the roll number or application number. 
  • Minimum passing marks for HPBOSE CET D.El.Ed.2023 exam is:
    • The open category candidates have to score 50 out of 100 to qualify for the exam.
    • For the reserved category candidates, they will have to score 45 marks to qualify.
    • 35% for sportspersons (State & National level only) i.e. 35 marks out of 100.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Merit List

The details regarding the HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET merit list is given below:

  • Merit list will be released in online mode after the declaration of result.
  • The authority will prepare the merit list based on the CET 2023 marks of the candidates.
  • Candidates will be able to download the merit list from the official website.
  • The candidates having equal marks, then the senior one among all will be given a priority.
  • The tie-breaking rule for sportspersons will be prepared as per the criteria of authority.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Counseling

The counselling will be done for those who will get selected in the written round of the entrance exam. It will be conducted for ascertaining the credentials & sponsoring the applicants to different DIETs & Private Institutions.

Seat Availability

Candidates can check the seat availability below:

  • In Govt. District Institute of Education & Training(DIETs) a total of 900 seats are available.
  • In Private affiliated Institutions a total of 1550 seats are available.
  • The number of seats may increase or decrease as per the instructions of the Himachal government.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Test Centers

The candidates can check  HPBOSE CET D.El.Ed 2023 exam centres below in the given list:

Examination Centers
Bilaspur Mandi Ghumarwin
Bharmour Padhar Sarkaghat
Chamba Sunder Nagar Chowari
Chopal Dalhousie Dodra-Kewar
Killar(Pangi) Rampur Bushehar Tissa
Rohru Salooni Shimla
Barsar Bhoranj Theog
Hamirpur Nahan Nadaun
Paonta Sahib Sujanpur Rajgrah
Baijnath Sangrah Dehra
Shillai Dharamshala Arki
Jaisinghpur Kandaghat Jwalamukhi
Nalagarh Jawali Solan
Kangra Amb Nurpur
Bangana Palampur Haroli
Kalpa at Reckong Peo Una Nichar
Dharampur Pooh Fathepur
Anni Shahpur Banjar
Indora Kullu Kumarsain
Manali Jhandutta Kaza
Swarghat Keylong Balh
Udaipur Janjheli Gohar
Nagrota Bagwan Joginder Nagar Dheera

Note:The test centre has to be selected while filling the online application form.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Highlights

The basic information about the HPBOSE CET is given below:

HP Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) Admission Details
Exam Name HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023(HPBOSE Diploma in Elementary Education Common Entrance Test 2023)
Conducting Body Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education
Level of exam State-level
Frequency Once a year
Purpose of exam  To offer admission into a 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.) Programme in the institutes of Himachal Pradesh.
HPBOSE Official website https://www.hpbose.org/

Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE)

Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education is a government education body of under state government of Himachal Pradesh. HPBOSE is responsible for prescribing courses of instructions and textbooks for secondary and senior secondary schools. HPBOSE is involved in conducting various examinations for students and teachers in Himachal Pradesh.

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