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Dec. 8, 2017
Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test

HPCET HPCET 2018 - The Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test commonly known as HPCET is administered by Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) for admission to first-year undergraduate engineering programmes. HPTU is likely to conduct HPCET 2018 in the second week of May in around 16 cities of the country. The online application form of HPCET 2018 will be released in the first week of March. As per HPCET eligibility criteria, candidates seeking admission must have passed or appearing in class 12 or equivalent examination. In the qualifying examination, candidates have to obtain at least 45% in order to be eligible for HPCET. The admit card of HPCET 2018 will be available for download from the first week of May onwards. Candidates appearing in HPCET 2018 have to answer 150 questions from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. The first 50% seats in the 10 B.Tech courses offered by 18 participating institutes will be filled on the basis of JEE Main merit and the remaining seats will be filled as per candidates merit in HPCET 2018. For complete information about HPCET 2018 such as eligibility criteria, important dates, application form, admit card, syllabus and more read the article given below on this page.


HPCET 2018 - Exam overview

Exam name Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test
Exam category Undergraduate
Exam level State
Conducting Body Himachal Pradesh Technical University
Commonly known as HPCET
Programmes covered B.Tech
Exam Duration 3 hours

HPCET Important Dates 2018

The important dates of HPCET list out the schedule of events related to the entrance exam as well as admission process. HPTU is yet to disclose HPCET important dates for the academic session 2018-19. Candidates can check the tentative dates of HPCET 2018 from the table given below:

HPCET 2018 dates

S.No. HPCET events Important dates
1. Online HPCET application form available from First week of March 2018
2. Last date to submit HPCET 2018 application form Last week of April 2018
3. HPCET admit card releases on First week of May 2018
4. HPCET 2018 exam Second week of May 2018
5. HPCET answer key releases on Second week of May 2018
6. HPCET result declaration Fourth week of May 2018
7. Application form for HPCET counselling releases on First week of June 2018

HPCET Eligibility Criteria 2018

HPTU has defined some requirements that candidates need to fulfill to appear in HPCET 2018 and for admission to any of the member institutes. The minimum HPCET eligibility criteria that candidates need to meet are stated below:

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or any other equivalent examination from a recognised university or Board with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational as an optional subject.
  • In the qualifying examination, candidates have to obtain at least 45% (40% for reserved category) in the above-mentioned subjects taken together.
  • Candidates appearing in the qualifying examination in 2018 are also eligible to apply for HPCET.

HPCET Application Form 2018

The application form of HPCET 2018 will be available online from the first week of March. Registration for HPCET is likely to continue till the first week of May 2018. Students who wish to appear in the entrance examination have to complete all five steps of HPCET application form given below:

Step 1) Registration for HPCET 2018
Step 2) Filling HPCET application form 2018
Step 3) Uploading scanned images of photograph and signature
Step 4) Making HPCET application fee payment
Step 5) Printing confirmation page

HPCET Exam Centres 2018

The Exam Centres of HPCET 2018 are the places where HPTU will conduct the entrance test. HPCET 2018 is expected to be held in around 16 cities of the country. Candidates will be allotted HPCET exam centre in the city opted by them while applying for HPCET 2018. Request for change in exam centre of HPCET allotted to candidates will not be entertained under any circumstances.

HPCET Admit Card 2018

Candidates will be issued HPCET admit card in the first week of May 2018. HPCET 2018 admit card will be available online and applicants can download it through their name/ application form number and programme name. The e-admit card of HPCET will have the examination schedule and address of the exam centre allotted to candidates. If candidates find any discrepancy in the personal details mentioned on HPCET admit card, they must immediately contact the concerned authority for rectification.

HPCET Exam Pattern 2018

The exam pattern of HPCET provide details about the overall structure of the entrance examination. Candidates can check HPCET 2018 exam pattern such as examination mode, duration, number of questions, marking scheme etc. below in the table:

HPCET 2018 exam pattern

Particular Details
Mode of examination Pen and paper based test
Medium of question paper English
Type of questions Multiple choice questions
Duration 3 hours
Subject combination Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry
Number of questions 150; 50 questions in each section
Total marks 300; 100 marks in each section
Marking Scheme Two marks will be awarded for every right response. While for each wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted

HPCET Programmes 2018

The participating institutes of HPCET provide admission to a total number of 10 B.Tech courses. The list of HPCET 2018 programmes offered for admission is given below in the table

HPCET 2018 courses offered

S.No. Undergraduate programmes
1. Civil Engineering
2. Information Technology
3. Computer Science & Engineering
4. Electronics & Communication Engineering
5. Electrical Engineering
6. Mechanical Engineering
7. Textile Engineering
8. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
9. Production Engineering
10. Automobile Engineering

HPCET Syllabus 2018

The syllabus of HPCET 2018 is prescribed by HPTU for candidates appearing in the entrance examination. Questions asked in the entrance examination will be based on HPCET 2018 syllabus. Candidates who are preparing for HPCET 2018 must cover all the topics from Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics prescribed in the syllabus. Questions in Mathematics section will be asked from units such as sets, relations and functions, integral calculus, Differential equations etc. In Physics, topics from units such as Kinematics, Laws of motion, Work, energy and power etc. are included. HPCET syllabus 2018 prescribed for Chemistry include topics from states of matter, Atomic structure, Chemical thermodynamics to name a few.

HPCET Sample Papers 2018

Candidates appearing in HPCET 2018 must practice sample papers to prepare in a more coherent way for the examination. HPCET sample papers are introduced to give the candidates a prior experience of the examination. Solving sample papers or previous years HPCET question papers will help students to eliminate silly mistakes, increase their speed and accuracy level and know about their preparation level. Aspirants who want to score well in the examination must download and practice HPCET sample papers 2018.

HPCET Answer Key 2018

HPTU will release the answer key of HPCET 2018 online in the second week of May. HPCET answer key will consist of correct answers to all the questions asked in the entrance test. Candidates can cross-check their marked responses with HPCET answer key and calculate the probable score. In case any discrepancy is found in HPCET answer key candidates can send written complaints along with supporting documents/ solution to the university through email or in person.

HPCET Result 2018

HPCET 2018 result is likely to be declared in the fourth week of May 2018. To check the result of HPCET candidates have to log in with their roll number or name. The subject wise score obtained in the entrance examination, as well as ranks, will be displayed in HPCET result 2018. Candidates must ensure to take a print out of HPCET result and retain it safely for future reference.

HPCET Merit List 2018

After the result declaration, HPTU will publish HPCET 2018 merit list online as well as display it on the notice board of the university. HPCET 2018 merit list will be based on the marks secured by the candidates in the entrance test. A separate merit list will also be released for candidates applying for admission through JEE Main 2018. Admission to all B.Tech courses will be made on the basis of merit in HPCET 2018/ JEE Main, subject to fulfillment of minimum educational qualification.

HPCET Counselling 2018

The counselling of HPCET 2018 will start from the first week of June. To be considered for HPCET counselling 2018, eligible candidates have to register online within the given time period. The first 50% seats will be allotted to candidates based on their JEE Main 2018 merit and the remaining seats will be allotted to the qualified candidates of HPCET. Candidates have to report in person for the counselling of HPCET 2018 and make their choice preference from the seats available. During HPCET counselling 2018 candidates have to produce all the necessary documents for verification purpose. After the completion of all the formalities candidates will be issued selection letter and they have to report to the allotted institute for admission.

HPCET Participating Institutes 2018

There are a total number of 16 engineering institutes that will participate in the counselling and seat allotment process. The list of some of the popular HPCET 2018 participating institutes along with their total intake are given in the table below:

HPCET participating institutes

S.No. Institute name Total seats
1 J.N. Govt. Engineering College, Sundernagar, Mandi 240
2 Atal Bihari Vajpayee Govt. Engg. College Pragatinagar, Shimla. 120
3 Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Engineering College at Nagrota Bagwan, Kangra 240
4 HPTU off campus Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Engg. College Kotla (Jeori), Rampur, Distt. Shimla camp at JNGEC. Sundernagar, Mandi 120
5 Dev Bhumy Institute of Engg. & Technology, Village Chandpur, Teh. Haroli, Una 120
6 Green Hills Engg. College, Gandhi gram Kumarhatti, Nahan Road Solan 300
7 Bells Institute of Management & Technology, Mehli, Shimla 210
8 Himalayan Institute of Engg. & Technology, Near Suketi Fossil Park Road, Kala Amb, Sirmour 300
9 Himachal Institute of Technology, Rampur Ghat Road Paonta Sahib, Sirmour 180
10 Himachal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Vidyanagar TehsilShahpur, Kangra. 300

Contact details
The Registrar,
Himachal Pradesh Technical University,
Gandhi Chowk,
Hamirpur (H.P.), 177001
Website: www.himtu.ac.in

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