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HPCET 2023 Exam Pattern Insights: Marking Scheme, Subjects, Exam Day Guidelines

Updated On - April 24 2023 by Abhinandan Singh

HPCET 2023 Exam Pattern is included in the HPCET information bulletin, candidates should check the paper pattern to take admission in various courses offered by HPTU. The paper pattern for the entrance test is different for all the disciplines of technical, Pharma, Management and computer application. The Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test Exam Pattern will be published by HPTU, Hamirpur. The subject wise paper scheme is given below. 

HPCET 2023 Paper Pattern

HPCET 2023 paper pattern is different for different courses but there are certain common characteristics in all the papers that are:

  • HPCET Exam pattern 2023 will be based on offline, (pen and paper-based) mode.
  • The questions that are asked are of objective type (multiple choice questions); each question will be having a choice of 4 options with one correct answer.
  • For each correct answer, the candidate will get 2 marks and there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer.
  • It is advised for the candidate to skip a question but not attempt a multiple choice for a question.

Apart from these common characteristics, the various combinations of subject and number of questions for each course are given below:

  • Tech/ B.Pharma/ B.Pharma (Ayurved): (3 HOURS)
SECTIONSUBJECTSNUMBER OF QUESTIONSMAXIMUM MARKS
APhysics50100
BChemistry50100
CMathematics/ Biology50100
 Total150300
Note: According to HPCET 2023 paper pattern for B.Tech/ B.Pharma, the candidate must attempt Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics and for B.Pharma or B.Pharma (Ayurveda) candidate must attempt Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • BBA
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Quantitative Aptitude
& Numerical Ability
25252 Hours
Logical Ability & Reasoning2525
English2525
General Knowledge and Business awareness2525
Total100100
  • BCA:
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
English25252 Hours
Logical Ability & Reasoning2525
Computer Awareness2525
Mathematics2525
Total100100
  • BHMCT/ B.Sc. (HM & CT):
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General English25252 Hours
General Knowledge2525
Reasoning2525
Data Interpretation2525
Total100100
  • M.Tech: (3 hours)
SECTIONSUBJECTSNUMBER OF QUESTIONSMAXIMUM MARKS
AAptitude test1530
BCivil engineering / electrical / electronics and communication / computer science and electrical / mechanical60120
CEngineering Mathematics2550
 Total100200
Note The candidate who is aspiring to take admission in M.Tech. program of HPTU by following HPTU 2023 paper pattern must apply for the discipline in which he/she is having the qualifying degree.
  • M.Pharma: (3 hours)
SECTIONSUBJECTSNUMBER OF QUESTIONSMAXIMUM MARKS
AAptitude test1530
BPharmaceutical sciences60120
CBiochemistry, microbiology, pharmaceutical jurisprudence2550
 Total100200
  • MCA: (2 hours)
SECTIONSUBJECTSNUMBER OF QUESTIONSMAXIMUM MARKS
AVerbal ability2550
BQuantitative techniques2550
CData interpretation and reasoning skills2550
DComputer awareness and general knowledge2550
 Total100200
  • MBA: (2 hours)
SECTIONSUBJECTSNUMBER OF QUESTIONSMAXIMUM MARKS
AVerbal ability2550
BQuantitative techniques2550
CData interpretation and reasoning skills2550
DBusiness awareness and general knowledge2550
 Total100200
  • M. Sc. Environmental Science:
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Law of Motion25252 Hours
Microbes-diversity2525
Element and periodicity2525
Modern theories on the origin of the Earth2525
Total100100
  • M. Sc. Physics:
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Mathematical methods, classical Mechanics, General Properties of matter25252 Hours
Optics, Electricity, and magnetism2525
Modern Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics2525
Atomic and Molecular, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Thermodynamics, Solid State Physics and Electronics2525
Total100100

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