HPCET Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

HPCET Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
October 1, 2021
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In the present article, an overview for the HPCET exam is discussed. The HP Common Entrance Test is organized by the Himachal Pradesh Technical University. Individuals who want to pursue their career in the engineering can appear for HPCET exam. Candidates who wish for technical domain can do the same. Applicants who like management or science across the state can also give the exam. The HPCET test is directed in offline mode.

The Himachal Pradesh Technical University was established back in 2010. It supervises and conducts the Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) for individuals. The HPTU provides courses for both UG and PG students. The students interested for any programs needs to clear the HP CET exam. Students with JEE Mains certificate can also register. The courses offered by HPTU comprises of the following.

  • BBA
  • B.Tech
  • B.Pharma
  • BCA
  • M.Tech
  • M.Pharmacy
  • M.Sc.
  • MBA
  • MCA. 

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However, due to Covid-19 the registration process was postponed to September 12,2021. There is a new update in the website. The final day for admission for 2021-22 had extended. The new date is September 18th, 2021.  It is for students belonging to certain branches. Check the website for details. Interested applicants must fill the form. After due date, no applications will be accepted.

Notification June 22,2021
On-line registration starts June 23, 2021
Last date of application submission September 18, 2021
Release date of Admit Card Not available
Exam Date Not available
Provisional Answer Key (available) Not available
Result announcement Not available
Counselling session Not available
Website www.himtu.ac.in


Latest News about HPCET

  • The applicant who has cleared JEE Mains is eligible for direct admission.
  • The examinee for HP CET 2021 exam must have secured a 45% to be suitable for the test.
  • HPTU offers a wide range of courses in both UG and PG. The applicant must choose the curriculum wisely.
  • The Himachal Pradesh Technical University showcases the institution-wise cut-off percentage. These courses are inclusive in the cut-off. The programs are
    a) B.Pharmacy Allopathy
    b) Ayurveda
    c) BBA
    d) BCA
    e) HMCT
  • The first round of counseling based on the qualifying exam. The official website has shared details for admission. Check the website for academic session of 2021-22.
  • There is a new update in the website. The final day for admission for 2021-22 had extended. The new date is September 18th, 2021.


Basic Information about HPCET 2021

The HPCET exam application dates was released on June 22, 2021. The final date for application submission is September 12,2021. The common entrance test is to be conducted in offline mode. The nature of the exam will be in English. A total of 180 minutes will be allotted to the candidates to complete the test. There will be 150 questions from three segments. For every wrong response, 0.5 marks will be deducted. The table given below represents the above mentioned data.

HPCET Application dates June 22-September 12, 2021
Exam conducting unit Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)
Mode of Exam Offline
Form of Exam English (language)
Exam duration 3 hours
Exam Pattern 150 MCQs
Segments (subjects) 3 (Physics, chemistry, and Maths)
Marking System 2 marks for every correct answer and 0.5 marks deduction for every wrong answer attempted.

To reach out to the HPTU for any required details:

The contact number is +91 1972 259 577. The address is at Gandhi Chowk in Hamirpur. Himachal Pradesh is the name of the state. 177001 is the pin code. The mail id given is examhptu@gmail.com. The candidate can also login to www.himtu.ac.in.


Exam Notification

Due to the current covid-19 situation, the exams are postponed. The pandemic has shook the educational system. The examination conducting body i.e. HPTU has decided to help the students. With respect to the current situation, the university is looking for betterment of future of the students. The educational system is suffering a huge loss due to the outbreak. The university is trying all possible measure to understand the demands of students and institute.

  • On June 22nd, 2021, the application for the test was announced.
  • Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) exam, was released the HPTU.
  • Due to the rise in Covid-19 cases, the dates are being postponed by the authority. It is necessary for the candidates to re-revise for the examination.

The Himachal Pradesh Technical University has shifted its dates from July 20, 2021, to September 12, 2021.


Eligibility Criteria for HP CET 2021

Candidates must check their eligibility before filling up the application form. HP CET 2021 eligibility criteria varies from one program to the other. Aspirants interested in pursuing B. Tech should have physics and mathematics. It has to be their prime subjects. And individuals interested in studying B.Pharma must have physics and chemistry.

  • The eligibility criteria for the HP CET exam is as follow. Details about age, nationality, marks secured in the earlier exam, educational information, etc.
  • Individuals attending the HP CET exam should have secured a minimum of 45% in the general category. And a minimum of 40% for the SC/ST/OBC category. Those candidates who have cleared JEE Main are directly eligible for the admission process.


HPCET 2021 Syllabus

Syllabus for UG:

The aspirants should have to prepare 10+2 level subjects. That is physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology.

Syllabus for PG:

Aspirants who wish to study masters can prepare graduate-level of general aptitude. Post-graduation subjects like MBA or MCA or M. Pharmacy.

A detailed overview for the syllabus is given. Students can refer to the table. Given below is a brief view.

Laws about Motions.
Power and Work.
Studies on Gases Dynamics.
Properties of Solids and Liquids.
Electromagnetic Induction.
Atoms and Nuclei.
Current Magnetism.
Electronic Equipments etc.,
Matters and its states.
Redox reactions.
Chemical Thermodynamics.
Everyday Chemistry.
Organic Compounds.
Coordination Compounds.
Overview of Organic Chemistry.
Molecular Structure and
Chemical Bonding etc
Permutation and Combinations.
Quadratic Equations.
Matrices Determinants.
Series and Sequences.
Set Relations.
Complex Numbers.
Binomial theorem.


How to Register for HPCET 2021:

The availability of application forms online is from June 22nd, 2021 to September 12 (tentatively). The candidates who have applied for HPCET must fulfill eligibility criteria. The information brochure should be studied thoroughly before registering.

A gradual stepwise procedure is given below. It should be followed by the candidates for submission of application form.

Step 1: HPCET Registration

The initial step to be followed is “Create an account”. It is important to register in the application form. The candidate has to fill in the credentials. Details like user name, password has to be confirmed. The registration site will  ask  for reconfirmation. The candidate needs to confirm the birthdate, email id, and phone number. These are necessities to further proceed in the registration process.

The system generates an “Application Number” to be used by the candidate in future. A mail will be sent to the registered email id. The candidate must be sure to fill in the correct mail address. Candidate should note the application number and password for further reference.

Step 2: Fill the detailed application form

To fill the application form, log in to the account website. Use the username and password to log in. Enter the following details. Then cross verify the details. Add details if anything is left out. The following are to be filled up

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Name of Mother and Father
  • Candidate’s Nationality
  • Aadhaar Card Number
  • Applied For which program
  • Centre of examination
  • Category and Sub-Category
  • Qualified Exam Details
  • Permanent Address
  • Correspondence Address

Then click on the “ Save and Continue” button to follow the next step.

Step 3: Upload Photo and Signature

The next step is to upload a photograph and signature.  The photo and signature uploaded should be of the desired size (MB).The applicant must read about it in the brochure. Click on the space where it asks to upload a photograph and signature. Click on browse to select files from the computer. And theN upload it. After inserting the photo and signature, click on the “upload” button.

Step 4: Preview/ Confirmation page of application form

The next page that pops in, is the confirmation page of HPCET. The page holds two options for the candidate. That is  whether to edit the page or submit the page. It is followed by the payment page. If the candidate has any changes to make, they can opt for the edit option. They can perform the same in it. If the details given are correct then they can proceed. The next page is the payment page.

Step 5: HPCET fee payment

In this step, the candidate has already filled in all the required details. The candidates have also made the  corrections. This page directs the candidate to the payment page. The payment modes is of two type shown below:

  • Offline mode of payment. Here, a link is generated for PNB challan.
  • Online mode of payment.

The choice for the mode of payment is done by the candidate. After which the application form for HPCET 2021 will be completed.

HPCET Application Fees:

The fees for the HPCET application form can be done online. Candidate can opt for net banking, credit or debit card. E-challan is also a mode of payment. The following shows the payment structure for students. Individuals belonging to various categories have to pay

1 National Level Entrance Test General 1550
2 National Level Entrance Test SC/ST/OBC 1400
3 QUALIFIED EXAM (10+2/ Diploma/ Bachelor Degree) General 1550
4 QUALIFIED EXAM (10+2/ Diploma/ Bachelor Degree) SC/ST/OBC 1400


Admit Card for HPCET 2021

The candidates who have correctly filled all the details during form fill-up are eligible admit card. The  HPCET admit card can be accessed from the website. The release of the HPCET admit card is in the first week of Exam. Due to delay in exam, the admit card was delayed. The admit card is released online. The candidate must take out a printout of the admit card and carry the hard copy along with them to the examination center. No candidate will be allowed to enter the hall without a valid exam ticket.

Admit Card details:

  • Applicant’s Name
  • Candidate’s Roll Number
  • Aspirant’s Father’s name
  • Candidate’s photograph and signature.
  • Test center address
  • Exam date

How can the HPCET Admit Card be downloaded?

The subsequent steps are to be followed to download the admit card.

  • The official website of HPTU should be browsed.
  • The application no of the HPCET exam should be entered. The candidate must also enter the program applied for.
  • Candidates should type the username and the program details.
  • Click on the “Submit” button.
  • On the screen, the HPCET admit card will be displayed.

Candidates must look over the details they have filled in. The correctness of the details will let the students download the hall ticket. Any error in the admit card should be questioned. The invalid hall ticket may lead to cancellation. That is the students cannot attend the test.

In case there is any discrepancies, the student must immediately contact the University. If the signature and photograph in the admit card are not displayed. Or it was not uploaded properly. The candidate should fix the photo and signature. The gazette officer should sign the hall ticket. The aspirant should ensure to validate the ticket. If error occurs, the candidate cannot appear the test.

Exam Centers for HPCET 2021:

The HPCET Exam Centers are located differently. The state-level entrance test is conducted at diverse locations. The Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test is managed and organized by the HPTU. Around 16 different towns and cities of HP the exam is conducted. The candidate is allowed to choose their own exam centers. The center for exam is asked during form fillup. A list of the exam cities are given below.

1 Bilaspur 9 Jammu
2 Chamba 10 Solan
3 Palampur 11 Dharamshala
4 Mandi 12 Nalagarh
5 Shimla 13 Una
6 Kullu 14 Nurpur
7 Paonta Sahib 15 Nahan
8 Hamirpur 16 Chandigarh


Results: HPCET 2021

The HPCET exam authority will publish the results after a week. The results are released after the administration of the test. Candidates can further download the results. The HPTU declares the result. The result is available in the official website.

Check HPCET 2021 results:

The HPCET results is published by the HPTU unit. It is published a few weeks after the exam. The scorecard of the candidates is available on the official website. To download the result, candidates should follow the procedure. Given below a stepwise access to scorecards.

  • Firstly, the candidates should fill up their respective names and roll numbers. Then click on the submit tab.
  • The candidates can find their result sheets on their respective screens.
  • Third, the candidate can select the download option. The file is retained for the future. The scorecard acts as an acknowledgment.

Answer Key to HPCET exam:

The answer set will be available for all the students. Those who have appeared in the HPCET exam can access the same. The answers are released a few hours after the test. The candidates can further check the answers. They would also get an average idea about their performance. If a candidate finds any answer irrelevant or incorrect, they can raise a complaint. The complaint is sent to the concerned examining body. They can also write to the university to cross verify the inappropriate answer. The applicant should also send the correct answer.

Cut-off of HPCET exam:

The concerned examining body i.e. HPTU will announce the cut-off marks only after the declaration of the final result. The students who have scored more than or equal to HPCET exam cut-off marks will be eligible for the admission process.

Counseling for HPCET 2021 (Qualified students):

The qualified candidates of the HP CET examination 2021 will recieve an email upon selection.  The candidate should follow the official website for details. Individuals who cleared JEE Mains can also apply for the counseling process.

Candidates who have cleared the HP CET exam need not need to require to fill any application form. However, the JEE Main qualified candidates have to fill an application form. The University searches for qualified students. The university reserves seats for competent students. The JEE Mains students, cover 50% of the  total seats. And the other 50% is for HP CET certified students.

The candidates eligible for admission have to pay fees online. They can pay the fee via net banking, credit, or debit card. In the counseling process, the individuals are told about the institutions. The students have to carry the original documents to their allotted institutions. A detailed checklist for documents  given below. The students must carry the following.

 Documents for HPCET 2021 Counselling:

The selected candidates must carry the photocopies of documents to the session. They must also carry the original documents. These pointers will help the candidates to NOT miss any documents.

  • Mark sheets of class X and XII.
  • Certificates issued by the University or Board in class X and XII.
  • Certificate of birth that shows the correct date of birth
    Certificate of Matriculation or any University certificate that has the initials of a birthdate.
  • IMPORTANT: HPCET scorecard OR JEE Mains result sheet.
  • Conduct Certificate from the University or College last attended.
  • Candidates have to submit a sport’s category document. The sport’s authority must duly sign the certificate. This certificate will help the student to carry extra weightage. That is there a sport quota weightage.
  • Domicile Certificate by the concerned authority.
  • Income certificate if any, worked for a short period.
  • Disable or Physically Handicapped certificate by the authority (if any).
  • The reservation certificate is required while admission. If the candidate owes any.
  • Submission of affidavit. If the candidate has applied under the “Beti Hai Anmol Scheme”. The Executive Magistrate must attest the copy.
  • Migrants or Immigrants should also provide their details. They should bring other certificates mentioned in the brochure.


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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q1. Where is HPTU?

A. Himachal Pradesh Technical University or  HPTU is located at Hamirpur. It is near Gandhi Chowk at Himachal Pradesh. The pin code for the state is 177001.

Q2. What is the official login website for HPTU?

A. The official login website of HPTU is www. himtu.ac.in.

Q3. Can I download the HPCET  syllabus now?

A. Yes, the syllabus for HPCET 2021 exam is available online. However, the official website should be checked. There are sometimes few updates in the test contents. Therefore, it is necessary to check the syllabus again. 

Q4. What is the last date of HPCET application form submission?

A. It has been notified that September 18, 2021 is the last date. It is the tentative date. The university may extend the date. Check the website for updates. 

Q5. How many questions come for the exam and what are the major areas of study?

A. There are a total of 150 questions. The major focus subjects are Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics. The test has multiple-choice questions. The MCQs are divided into 50 questions for each subject.

Other Related Queries:

Q6. What is the fee structure?

A.The fee structure for different categories of candidates varies. The exam they have attended decided the fee. Given below is the details of the fee structure.

    1 National Level Entrance Test General 1550
    2 National Level Entrance Test SC/ST/OBC 1400
    3 QUALIFIED EXAM (10+2/ Diploma/ Bachelor Degree) General 1550
    4 QUALIFIED EXAM (10+2/ Diploma/ Bachelor Degree) SC/ST/OBC 1400


Q7. Who publishes the test result? By what time the results for the HPCET exam be declared?

A. The HPCET 2021 results is disclosed by the HPTU. A few weeks later, the results are posted. The scorecard of the candidates is available on the official website. For more information, visit the official website.

Q8. How can I check my  HPCET results? Explain.

A. To check the  HP CET results, the candidate should:

  • At first, the candidates must fill up the names section. Enter the roll number. And click on submit.
  • After submission, the candidates can find their result sheets on their respective screens.
  • The candidate can then click on the download option to save. They can take a printout for admission.

Q9. What are the courses offered by HPTU?

A.The HPTU offers admission courses to UG and PG. Students who wish to study at HPTU can take the HP CET test. The courses offered by HPTU include the following:

  • BBA
  • B.Tech
  • B.Pharma
  • BCA
  • M.Tech
  • M.Pharmacy
  • M.Sc.
  • MBA
  • MCA. 

Q10. How can I contact HPTU if I have any other queries? Are there any official links or numbers?

A. To reach out to  the University, kindly contact: +91 1972 259 577. The address is at Gandhi Chowk in Hamirpur. Himachal Pradesh is the name of the state. 177001 is the pin code. The mail id given is examhptu@gmail.com. The candidate can also login to www.himtu.ac.in.

Q11.  At what date will the HPCET exam will happen?

A. The pandemic had led to a delay in exam procedures. The examining body will notify you about the examination soon.

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