Diploma in Elementary Education Common Entrance Test

HPBOSE D.El.ED CET 2023: Application Form, Admit card, Exam Date, Eligibility, Pattern

Updated On - August 31 2022 by Sajjan Brahma

Diploma in Elementary Education Common Entrance Test (D.El.Ed) CET is conducted by Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education (HPBOSE). The candidates who have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent exam can apply for HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023. The test is conducted for admission in a 2 years D.El.Ed course. The test is to be conducted offline on July 2023 (tentatively). Candidates need to attempt 100 questions in 2 hours. Those who qualify the exam will be offered admission in Govt. institutes &  privately affiliated institutes. Furthermore, the candidates will be allotted training institutes at the time of counselling. For information related to HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 application form, admit card, eligibility criteria, keep on reading the article. 

Latest Update

  • No official notification regarding HPBOSE D.EL.ED 2023.
  • HPBOSE D.EL.ED 2022 merit list has been released by the conducting authority. The counselling process for HPUBOSE D.El.ED 2022 will begin from 17 August 2022.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Important Dates

The aspiring candidates must keep vigilant regarding the HPBOSE D.EL.ED CET 2023 exam date. We have provided information related to the same. Check below.
Date (tentative)
Start of submission of online application

May 2023

Last Date for Submission of Online Application

To be notified soon

Last date for fee submission (with INR 300/-)

To be notified soon

Correction in online application form InParticular ExpectCategory/Subcategory.
 To be notified soon
Admit Card Download
4 days before exam
Date of Examination

To be notified soon

Download Answer Key

To be notified soon

Candidate file objection against answer key

To be notified soon

HPBOSE D.El.Ed. CET 2021 Result

To be notified soon

Counselling date

August 2023

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Application Form

In order to apply online for the HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 application form, the candidates must visit the official website (hpbose.org). They must provide all the required information, upload documents & pay the registration fee. After candidates have successfully registered themselves, they can take out a printout of the confirmation for future purposes. However, note, any incorrect credentials/information provided during the registration process, will lead to the rejection of the application form. Hence, candidates must carefully read, understand the instructions before beginning to fill the form.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Application Form Fee Payment

Candidates must pay the registration fee in order to successfully register themselves. Application fee differs from category to category of the candidate. Therefore, we have provided relevant information regarding the same below. Also, candidates must pay the fees online via credit or debit card.
Application Fee
General & Its Sub-Categories
INR 600/-
INR 400/-

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Application Form - Image Specification

The candidate must upload scanned copies of their photograph & signature whilst registering themselves. We have provided the image specification for the same below.
20 KB Max
3.5 cm x 4.5 cm
15 KB Max
3.5 cm x 1.5 cm


Steps To Apply Online For HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Application Form

In order to register successfully, the candidates must follow certain steps. We have provided information related to the same below.
  • Firstly, the candidate must submit the registration form & subsequently obtain the application number.
  • Then, with the help of the application number  & date of birth, they must sign in & upload images.
  • Thereafter, pay the application form registration fee.
  • Finally print out the confirmation page.
NOTE: Candidates need not send out any hard copies of the application form by post.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must satisfy their eligibility before appearing. Also, they must be personally responsible in case they do not fulfill the eligibility criteria. Furthermore, the eligibility of the candidates will be finally verified at the time of counseling/screening.We have provided details of the same below.
  • The candidate must have scored at least 50% marks in class 12th exam or its equivalent examination.
  • The candidates appearing for Class 12th or its equivalent examination are also eligible, however, they have to produce an original certificate of Class 12th or its equivalent examination at the time of counselling/screening.
The State Government provided 5% relaxation to SC/ST/OBC/PH students, whilst qualifying minimum education degree.
Age Limit
In order to apply for HPBOSE D.El.Ed 2023 the candidate must be in between the age group of 17-32, on the date of the conduct of D.El.Ed. CET 2023. However, relaxation of 5 years in the upper age limit is given to the reserved categories’ candidates as per the existing rules and regulations. There will be no upper age limit in case of Ex-servicemen candidates only.

HPBOSE D.EL.Ed Syllabus 2023

The candidates preparing for the HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023, must keep themselves updated with its syllabus, in order to fetch an optimal result. We have mentioned information related to the same below.


  • Suffix
  • Samas
  • prefixes and suffixes
  • Antonyms
  • treaty and dissolution
  • multiple words
  • Classification of Sentences (Simple, Compound and Compound)
  • from noun to noun
  • Samas
  • Shuddha-Shuddha (word purification, sentence purification)
  • Antonym
  • one word for phrase
  • Basic understanding of nouns, pronouns and adjectives etc. and their distinctions
  • Basic knowledge of Hindi language (Swar, Consonant, Rasa)
  • Idioms and proverbs
  • one word for many words
  • fill in the blanks with the correct words
  • Synonyms, Antonyms, Word pair, Gender change, Vocabulary etc.
  • Characters, Spelling and Pronunciation
  • Sentence management
  • Composition Language and Grammar
  • Make a meaningful sentence by arranging the given phrases in the correct order
  • pronunciation space
  • fill in the blanks
  • synonym words
  • Spelling errors
  • idioms
  • prefix


  • Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Antonyms and its correct usage
  • Common Error
  • Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Comprehension Passage
  • Spot the Error
  • Cloze Passage
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Conversions
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Grammar
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Synonyms/ Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Vocabulary
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One word substitution

Numerical Ability

  • Time and Work Partnership
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Boats and Streams
  • Simple Interest
  • Time and Distance
  • Problems on Trains
  • Areas
  • Races and Games
  • Numbers and Ages
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Mensuration
  • Permutations and Combinations
  • Problems on L.C.M and H.C.F
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Percentages
  • Simple Equations
  • Problems on Numbers
  • Averages
  • Indices and Surds
  • Compound Interest
  • Volumes
  • Odd Man Out
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Probability
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simplification and Approximation

General Awareness

  • National Dance
  • Music & Literature
  • Indian Culture
  • Scientific observations
  • Political Science
  • World organizations
  • Countries and Capitals
  • Famous Places in India
  • Books and Authors
  • Important Dates
  • About India and its neighboring countries
  • Science and innovations
  • New inventions
  • Economic problems in India
  • Geography of India
  • National and International current affairs

HPBOSE D.EL.Ed CET 2023 Exam Pattern

The candidates can check the HPBOSE D.EL.ED CET 2023 exam pattern from the table below.
Question Paper Type
Total Number Of Questions
Exam Duration
120 Minutes (2 Hours)
Mode Of Examination
Language of Questions
Bilingual (English & Hindi)
Negative Marking

HPBOSE D.EL.ED CET 2023 Subject Along With Distribution Of Marks

Numerical Ability
General Awareness
NOTE: The candidates must note the following:
  • The question papers of Hindi, English, and Numerical Ability are of Class 12th standard.
  • However, the questions of General Awareness are based mainly on Himachal Pradesh.

HPBOSE D.El.ED CET 2023 Qualifying Marks

The candidates must possess knowledge of the qualifying marks before sitting for the exam. The minimum passing marks for CET D.EI.Ed 2023 are –

  1. 50% minimum pass marks for General Category Candidates i.e. 50 marks out of 100.
  2. 45% minimum pass marks for Reserved Category Candidates i.e. 45 marks out of 100.
  3. 35% for sports persons (State & National level only) i.e. 35 marks out of 100.

HPBOSE D.El.ED CET 2023 Admit Card

In order to download the HPBOSE D.EL.ED admit card, candidates must provide their application number along with DOB. Admit card is an important document, since it contains information pertinent to the candidate as well as the exam. Therefore, the candidates must check it carefully after downloading. In case of any discrepancy, the candidate must contact the examination authority. Furthermore, candidates must note that no admit card will be sent to the candidate offline or via post. Also, there will be no entry inside the examination hall without the admit card and an identity proof. The HPBOSE D.EL.Ed admit card consists of the following information:
  • Name of candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Photograph
  • Signature
  • Name and address of exam centre
  • Timings

HPBOSE D.EL.ED CET 2023 Exam Centres

The HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 exam will take place at District/Sub-Divisional Headquarters & aslo as a few identified places near the District/Sub Divisional Headquarters. We have mentioned details of the same below.

District For Exam Centre

  • Kangra
  • Shimla
  • Bilaspur
  • Chamba
  • Hamirpur
  • Kullu
  • Kinnaur
  • Lahaul & Spiti
  • Mandi
  • Sirmour
  • Solan
  • Una

HPBOSE D.El.Ed Answer Key 2023

The HP Board of School Education Dharamshala is the official authority that releases the HPBOSE D.El.Ed answer key 2023. The answer key can be accessed from the official website. Furthermore, the candidates can download the answer key according to their question paper id via hpbose.org. The answer key helps candidates estimate their probable score, hence the overall result. However, in case a candidate feels as if the answers are mentioned incorrectly in the answer key, they can raise objections against it. Thereafter, the official body will cross-verify & subsequently the candidate will be informed accordingly. 

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Result

The H.P. Board of School Education Dharamshala is the official authority that publishes the HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 result. It is released online at the official website, once the successful completion of the entrance exam is done. In order to view the result, the candidates must primarily provide their roll no. & application no. Furthermore, the qualifying candidates will subsequently be allotted seats.

HPBOSE D.El.Ed CET 2023 Seat Intake

The HPBOSE D.EL.ED CET 2023 exam is held for candidates to be admitted to various Government DIETS (District Institute Of Education & Training), & privately affiliated institutions. Last year, there were a total of 900 seats available in DIET, 1550 seats available for private institutes. Therefore, a total of  2450 seats are available for admission.


Himachal Pradesh Board Of School Education (HPBOSE) is an agency of Himachal Pradesh. It’s responsible for prescribing courses of instructions, text books & conducting examinations for secondary school students in Himachal Pradesh. It was established in 1969, & has its headquarters in Dharamshala. It conducts the D.El.ED CET every year.It is a UG, state level exam

HPBOSE D.EL.ED CET 2023 Highlights

The candidates can check pertinent information related to HPBOSE D,EL.ED CET 2021, from the highlight section below.
Exam Name
Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education Diploma in Elementary Education
Exam Types
UG Level
Exam Level
State Level
Conducting Body
Himachal Pradesh Board of School Education
Application Mode
Exam Mode
Offline (PPT)
Exam Date
18th July 2021
Exam Duration
03 Hours
Official website
  • Tel: 01892-242216 to 242219

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HPBOSE D.EL.ED CET Important Dates

Form Date10 Jun - 30 Jun 2022 (Tentative)
Admit card26 Jul 2022 (Tentative)
Result20 Aug 2022 (Tentative)

Diploma in Elementary Education Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern

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Form Start Date:

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30 Jun 2022

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