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Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test

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HPCET Basic Information

  • Application Fee:₹ 1,500
  • Examination Modes:Online Mode
  • Exam Conducting Body:Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)
  • Courses:B.Tech, M.Tech, BCA, MCA, BBA
  • Streams:Engineering, Management, Science, Computer Application, Pharmacy

HPCET 2023: Application Form(Released), Exam Date(OUT), Eligibility Criteria

Updated On - May 17 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

HPCET 2023 Application Form last date is April 23, 2023. HPCET 2023 entrance test for various courses will be conducted on May 14, 2023. HPCET application form will be released by Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) to offer admission into B.Tech (Direct & Lateral Entry) / B. Pharmacy (Lateral Entry) / B.Architecture / M.Sc. Physics / M.Sc. Environmental Science / MBA / MBA (Tourism & HM) / MCA/ M.Pharmacy / PG Diploma in Yoga. Candidates will get admission in various Technical & Professional courses offered by HPTU and colleges affiliated to it, deemed to be universities or other Universities established under the State Act or constituent units thereto. Candidates must also check the Syllabus of HPCET 2023 before appearing for the entrance test.

HPCET 2023 Latest Updates

  • The last date to raise objections against the HPCET (Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test) 2023 answer key is today, May 17, 2023.
  • Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HIMTU) will close the facility to raise objections at 5 PM today.
  • Candidates who wish to raise observations regarding the answer key can do so before the deadline.
  • The HPCET 2023 exam was conducted on May 14, 2023.
  • HIMTU will declare the HPCET 2023 result based on the final answer key and will also release a merit list of candidates.
  • After the result announcement, students will be able to take admissions in undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) programs offered by HIMTU.
  • Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) Hamirpur will close the online application process for the state-level Common Entrance Test (HPCET) 2023 on April 23.
  • Candidates can submit their forms using the link available on himtu.ac.in.
  • HPTU conducts HPCET on behalf of the state government for admitting students to technical and professional courses such as BTech, BPharmacy, MCA, MBA, and MBA (Tourism and Hospitality Management) offered by the university.
  • The HP CET entrance test is scheduled for May 14.
  • The HPCET 2023 admit card has been released by Himachal Pradesh Technical University.
  • Candidates can download the admit card by entering the application form number and selecting the applied course in the login window.
  • The HPCET admit card 2023 can be accessed from the direct link available at himtu.ac.in.
  • The HPCET 2023 exam is scheduled to be held on May 14, 2023.
  • It is mandatory for candidates to carry their admit card on the exam day, as they will not be allowed to enter the exam hall without it.
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HPCET 2023 Exam Status

Candidates can check the information regarding HPCET 2023 which is mentioned below:
ParticularStatus
HPCET 2023 Exam Status Exam Date Announced

HPCET 2023 Important Dates

The candidates can check HPCET 2023 schedule below:
HPCET 2023 Schedule
Events Date 
Online application form release dateTBA
Last date to submit the online applicationTBA
HPCET 2023 Exam Date14 may, 2023
HPCET 2023 resultTBA
Verification of documentsTBA
1st Round of Online Counseling (Against Vacant Seats)
Dates for editing/updating online application form (Only marks/percentage of Qualifying Examination and Score of National Level Test)TBA
Filling & submission of institution choices and
uploading of documents by the Individual
candidates.
TBA
Result of 1st round of online counselling TBA
Date of confirming the seat by the candidatesTBA
2nd Round of Online Counseling (Against Vacant Seats)
Filling & submission of institution choices and
uploading of documents by the Individual
candidates.
TBA
Result of 2nd round of online counselling TBA
Date of confirming the seat by the candidatesTBA
3rd Round of Online Counseling (Against Vacant Seats) under General Category 
Filling & submission of institution choices and
uploading of documents by the Individual
candidates.
TBA
Result of 3rd round of online counsellingTBA
Date of confirm the seat by the candidatesTBA

HPCET 2023 Application Form

HPCET Entrance Forms will be made available in online mode only by HPTU. All candidates, applying for the exam must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria of HPCET. They should fill the HPCET 2023 application form before the last date to apply. Candidates are advised to read all the instructions in HPCET 2023 brochure before filling the online application. Similarly, they must visit the official website of HPTU.

  • Candidates firstly need to register themselves through online mode only.
  • Enter some basic information and generate their registration ID and password for further process.
  • After generating the ID candidates have to log in with ID and fill in all the required details.
  • Upload scanned copy of recent photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • After form filling, candidates have to pay the fees through online mode.
  • Candidates must be careful while filling the online application form because the authority will not provide any facility of correction in the form.
  • After completion of the application process, candidates must take the printout copy of their filled registration form for further process.

HPCET 2023 Application Fee

Check the courses and category wise HPCET Application Fees which is mentioned below in the table:

HPCET 2023 Registration Fees
Course
For Reserved category (SC/ST/BPL)
For General category
B.Tech / B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) / B.Pharmacy

Rs. 1400/-

Rs. 1550/-

MCA

Rs. 1400/-

Rs. 1550/-

MBA & MBA (T& HM)

Rs. 1400/-

Rs. 1550/-

Payment mode is either through E-challan or through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card.

HPCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates appearing in HPCET 2023 for seeking admission to a particular course must fulfill the HPCET eligibility criteria 2023 for the corresponding course as per norms of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE)/PCI/UGC or as applicable. The minimum eligibility criteria for the different courses are given in the table below:

Eligibility Criteria for HP-CET Exam
Name of the CoursesEligibility Criteria
B.Tech (Direct Entry)Passed/appeared 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subjects securing at least 45% marks (40% for reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.
B. Pharmacy (Direct Entry)Passed/appeared 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the Mathematics/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject securing at least 45% marks (40% reserved category) in the above subjects taken together. Provided that a student should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course.
B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda)Passed/appeared 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects securing at least 45% marks (40% for reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.
BBAAll those candidates who have passed XII examination in any stream from a Board recognized or established by Central/State Government through legislation shall be eligible to apply. Further, the candidate should have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in the case of a candidate belonging to SC/ST category) in the qualifying examination.
BCAAll those candidates who have passed the 10+2 examination in any stream from a Board recognized or established by the Central/State Government through legislation shall be eligible to apply. Further, the candidate should have obtained at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST category) in the qualifying examination.
BHMCT/ B.Sc. (HM& CT) All those candidates who have passed the 10+2 examination in any stream from a Board recognized or established by Central/State Government through legislation shall be eligible to apply. Further, the candidate should have obtained at least 50% marks (45% in case of candidate belonging to the SC/ST category) in the qualifying examination.
M.Sc. PhysicsAll those candidates who have passed bachelor degree in science with at least 50% marks (45% in case of reserved categories)in aggregate in the three years of degree or honours in the subject concerned i.e. Physics.
M.Sc. Environment Science Candidates who have passed three-year B.Sc. degree with Botany, Zoology/Biotechnology and Chemistry or B.Sc. Non- Medical with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics with a minimum of 50% marks (45% in case of reserved categories)in aggregate in the three years of the degree.
M.TechPassed/appeared bachelor’s degree (BE/ B.Tech) in relevant branch of Engineering/Technology or equivalent from recognized University securing at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category) at the qualifying examination.
M.PharmacyPassed/appeared in bachelor degree in Pharmacy or equivalent from recognized University securing at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category) at the qualifying examination.
MBA/ MBA (T & HM)Passed/appeared bachelor’s degree from recognized University with minimum three years duration securing at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category) at the qualifying examination.
MCAPassed/appeared bachelor’s degree or equivalent from recognized University with minimum three years duration and Mathematics at 10+2 or degree level securing at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category) at the qualifying examination.

HPCET 2023 Exam Pattern

Candidates must check the given below table related to HPCET 2023 Exam Pattern:

Mode of Examination
Offline (Pen and Paper)
Type of Questions
MCQ
Medium of Examination
English
Marking Scheme
(+2) marks for the correct answer
(-0.5) marks for the wrong answer

Subject-wise distribution of Questions and duration of the examination:

For Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharma) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (Ayurveda):

Subjects
No. of questions
Maximum marks
Duration

Physics

50
100

 

 

 

3 Hours
 
 
 

Chemistry

50
100

Mathematics/Biology

50
100
Total
100
200

For BBA:

Subjects
No. of questions
Maximum marks
Duration

Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability

25
25

 

 

 

2 Hours 
 

 

Logical Ability & Reasoning

25
25

English

25
25

General Knowledge and Business awareness

25
25
Total
100
100

For BCA:

Subjects
No. of questions
Maximum marks
Duration

Section A- English

25
25

 

 

 

2 Hours 
 
 

 

Section B- Logical Ability & Reasoning

25
25

Computer Awareness

25
25

Mathematics

25
25
Total
100
100

For BHMCT/ B.Sc. (HM & CT):

Subjects
No. of questions
Maximum marks
Duration

General English

25
25

 

 2 Hours 

 

General Knowledge

25
25

Reasoning

25
25

Data Interpretation

25
25
Total
100
100

For Master of Technology (MTech):

Subject
No. of Question
Maximum marks
Duration

Aptitude test

15
30
2 Hours

Civil Engg. /Electrical Engg./Electronics & Comm. Engg./Computer Science &Engg./ Mechanical Engg

60
120

Engineering Mathematics

25
50
Total
100
200

For Master of Pharmacy (MPharma):

Subjects
No. of Question
Maximum marks
Duration

Aptitude test

15
30

 

 2 Hours 
 

Pharmaceutical Sciences

60
120

Bio-Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence

25
50
Total
100
200

For Master of Computer Applications (MCA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA/ {MBA T&HM}):

Subjects
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Duration

Verbal Ability

25
50

 

2 Hours

 
 

Quantitative Ability

25
50

Data Interpretation and Reasoning

25
50

General Knowledge and Computer Awareness

25
50
Total
100
200

For M. Sc. Physics:

Subjects
No. of Question
Maximum Marks
Duration

Mathematical methods, classical Mechanics, General Properties of matter

25
50

 

 
2 Hours 
 
 

Optics, Electricity and magnetism

25
50

Modern Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics

25
50

Atomic and Molecular, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Thermodynamics, Solid State Physics and Electronics

25
50
Total
100
200

For M. Sc. Environmental Science:

Subjects
No. of Question
Maximum Marks
Duration

Law of Motion

25
50

 

 
2 Hours 
 
 

Microbes-diversity

25
50

Element and periodicity

25
50

Modern theories on the origin of the Earth

25
50
Total
100
200
Candidates can download the HPCET 2023 Information Brochure Pdf here.

HPCET 2023 Admit Card

The candidates can check the details for HP CET 2023 admit card below in the given points:

  • The e-admit card duly signed by the Controller of Examinations (COE) will be made available to candidates on the University website, i.e., www.himtu.ac.in. The candidates should download the e-admit card by entering the application form number.
  • The e-admit card will contain the e-admit card number, photograph of the student, address of the examination centre and examination date. If the candidate faces any issue must be brought to the notice of the Controller of Examinations, Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur (H.P.)-177001 immediately.
  • Candidates will not be permitted to appear for the written test without a valid e-admit card.
  • Candidates must not mutilate an e-admit card or change any entry made therein after it has been authenticated and received by them. Impersonation is a legally punishable offence.
  • The e-admit card is an important document and it must be preserved and produced at the time of entrance examination/test. The candidate should report to the allotted examination centre along with an e-admit card and ID proof like an aadhar card etc. at least half an hour before the commencement of the examination.

HPCET 2023 Result

Result of HPCET 2023 will be declared soon after the exam. Candidates who have appeared for the entrance exam which was held in offline mode & can check HPCET 2023 Result by logging in on the official website.
  • The result will be displayed with details of candidates along with the marks they have scored in each subject.
  • Candidates are advised to download and print their HPCET 2023 Result or scorecard after checking it.

Steps to download/view the scorecard:

  1. Click on HPCET 2023 Result link provided on the official website
  2. Enter HPCET Roll No or Name of the candidate
  3. Result of HPCET 2023 will be displayed.
Candidates must take the print and keep it safe for counselling and future reference. HPTU will prepare a rank list for candidates who successfully qualify HPCET 2023. The merit list will be prepared based on marks secured by the test takers. HPCET 2023 merit list will be available online as well as on the notice board of the university.

HPCET 2023 Counselling

The online registration process for the counselling of HPCET 2023 will start in June 2023 and the application form will be available till the last week of June 2023. Candidates qualifying HPCET are eligible to appear in the counselling session after completing the registration process.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for counselling based on the merit list prepared based on scores obtained in HPCET or JEE Main depending upon the test they are applying through for seeking admission.
  • HPTU will conduct counselling for JEE Main qualified candidates from 03 July 2023 and for HPCET qualified candidates from 08 July 2023.
  • First 50% of seats in all the participating colleges will be allotted to JEE Main 2023 qualified candidates through counselling, while the remaining seats will be offered to candidates who qualify HPCET 2023.
  • In case vacant seats are left even after the counselling for JEE Main 2023 and HPCET 2023, then the seats will be allotted to candidates based on their merit in 10+2.

Documents Required for HPCET Counselling 2023

Candidate must produce the following documents, in original, along with one set of photocopies duly attested at the time of HPCET Counseling 2023.
  • Certificates of class 12 and 10.
  • Class 12 and 10 mark sheets issued by the board/university.
  • Matriculation/higher secondary/Indian school certificates showing the date of birth or Date of birth certificate.
  • JEE Main/HPCET scorecard.
  • Character certificate by the head of the institution last attended.
  • Bonafide/domicile certificate issued by the concerned authority.
  • Reserved category certificate issued by the competent authority, if applicable.
  • Physically challenged certificate issued by the competent authority, if applicable.
  • Income certificate issued by the competent authority, if applied under the tuition fee waiver scheme.
  • An affidavit attested by the Executive Magistrate if applied under Beti Hai Anmol Scheme.
  • Kashmiri migrants and domicile certificate issued by the competent authority, if applied under supernumerary Kashmiri migrant quota.

HPCET 2023 Exam Centres

Candidates must check the HPCET 2023 Exam Centre from the given below:

  • Bilaspur
  • Chamba
  • Dharamshala
  • Hamirpur
  • Kullu
  • Nurpur
  • Mandi
  • Shimla
  • Nahan
  • Solan
  • Una
  • Palampur
  • Paonta Sahib
  • Nalagarh
  • Chandigarh
  • Jammu
  • Kala Amb 

HPCET 2023 Highlights

Candidates must check all the essential basic information related to HPCET 2023 exam through the given mentioned table:

Exam Name                    

HP CET

Full-Form                        

Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test

Exam Type                      

State Level

Courses Offered              

Engineering

Conducting Body            

Himachal Pradesh Technical University

HPCET Official Website              
Application Form
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About Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)

The Himachal Pradesh Technical University is established in the year 2010 by an Act of the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh with an objective for value creation and welfare of society through technical education training, research, innovation, entrepreneurship and continuing education programs. At the same time, the University is responsive to the changing and exceptional requirements of our society and economy and contributes to finding answers to global problems. The University offers both short-term and long-term programs leading to Advanced Diploma and Degrees, which are conventional as well as innovative through public and private participation. Most of these programs have been developed after an initial survey of the demand for such Programs.

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HPCET Important Dates

TitleDates
HP CET 2023 Form Date20 Mar - 20 Apr 2023 (Tentative)
HP CET 2023 Admit card30 Apr 2023 (Tentative)
HP CET Exam Date14 May 2023 (Tentative)
HP CET 2023 Result20 Jun 2023 (Tentative)

Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

3 hours

Total Marks:

300

Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:

Yes

NOTE:0.25 Marks will be deducted for every wrong answer.

S.No
Subjects
Questions
Marks
Total
1Physics502100
2Chemistry502100
3Mathematics502100

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