HPCET (Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test)

HPCET 2024 Notification, Exam Date, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Result, and Counselling

Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) Himachal Pradesh Technical University conducts a State Level Entrance Test for applicants intrigued to looking for admission to B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Pharmacy, B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda), M.Pharmacy, MCA and MBA Programs. Which is an offline mode exam. Himachal Pradesh Technical University is a Public University in Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, India. The Act of the State Legislature of Himachal Pradesh built up this University in 2011.

The applicants showing up in HPCET-2024 for looking for admissions to a specific course should satisfy the qualification criteria for the comparing course according to AICTE standards. Admission to the above projects will be made entirely on the premise of legitimacy or rank/marks acquired in the National Level Entrance Test/HPCET-2024

HPCET 2024 Exam Date 

Events Dates 2024
Application form release 4th week of March 2024
Last date to apply Last week of April 2024
Availability of admit card 1st week of May 2024
HPCET exam date 2nd week of May 2024
Answer key release 2nd week of May 2024
Announcement of result Last week of May 2024
Counselling begins 2nd week of June 2024

HPCET 2024 Application Form

The application form for HPCET 2024 will be available tentatively from the first week of March 2024.

Registration: The applicants will have to register themselves for the HPCET 2024 examination. The name, user name, password, date of birth, email id, and mobile number of the candidate has to be submitted. The application form number will be generated and displayed on the screen. The user name and application number will also be sent to the registered email id of the candidates.

Filling of Application Form: The user name, password, and application number have to be used for login. The candidates will have to fill in their personal, academic, and contact information.

Uploading of Scanned Documents: Next, the candidates will have to upload scanned images of their recent photograph and signature. The scanned images should be according to the specifications mentioned by the admission authorities.

Confirmation: In this step, the candidates will be able to recheck the information that they have submitted. Editing of the submitted information will be allowed. After checking and making the required changes, the candidates will have to update the information and click on “Submit and go to payment”.

Payment of Fees: Finally, the candidates will have to pay the required application fees. Payment can be done in both offline (PNB challan) and online mode (net banking/ credit card/ debit card). The application form will not be accepted if the fees are not paid.

Application Fee

  • ST/SC/BPL - Rs. 1400
  • Other -   1550

HPCET 2024 Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility Criteria HPCET 2024 is a set of conditions required by HPTU in order to consider candidates eligible for appearing in the entrance test for admissions to various engineering colleges of the state. All candidates must fulfill the eligibility criteria as per the norms of AICTE for appearing in HPCET 2024 before they start filling out the online application form for the entrance exam.

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exams from a recognized board/university with at least 45% aggregate marks for general category candidates and at least 40% marks for reserved category candidates.
  • Candidates need to have studied Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in class 12th along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.

HPCET 2024 Exam Pattern

HPCET 2024 Exam Pattern provides details like what kind of questions are asked in the test, the marking scheme, the total number of questions, sectional marks negative marking, etc.

Mode of Examination: Offline (Pen and Paper Based)

Number of Questions: 150

Maximum Marks       : 300

Duration of Exam       : 180 Minutes

Sections in Paper           : 3

Exam Duration            : 3 hours


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HPCET 2024 Syllabus

Physics: Laws of Motion, Physics and Measurement, Motions Rotation, Work, Energy and Power, Theory of Gases Dynamics, Properties of Solids and Liquids, Oscillations and Waves, Current Power, Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current, Current and Magnetic Effects of Magnetism, Electronic Equipment, Electromagnetic Waves, Communication Systems, Atoms and Nuclei,  Hands on Skills.

Chemistry: States of Matter, Atomic Structure, Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry, Redox Reactions and Electricity, Chemical Kinetics, Chemical Thermodynamics, Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure, Surface Chemistry, Periods of Properties and Classification of Elements, Isolation of Principles and Methodology Metals, S-Block Elements, Co-Ordination Compounds, P-Block Elements, D-F Block Elements, Refined and Depiction of Organic Compounds, Environmental Chemistry, Some Basic Principle of Organic Chemistry, Oxygen-Containing Organic Chemistry, Chemistry of Everyday Life, Nitrogen-Rich Organic Compounds, Practical Chemistry-Related Related Principles

Mathematics: Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equation, Set Relations and Functions, Sequences & Series, Determinants of Matrices, Permutations and Combinations, Mathematical Induction, Binomial Theorem and Its Common Applications, Differential Equations, Integral Calculus, Limit, Continuity and Differentiability, Three Dimensional Geometry, Statistics and Probability, Mathematical Reasoning, Coordinate Geometry, Vector Algebra, Vector Calculus, Numerical Methods, Linear Algebra, Partial Differential Equations, Complex Variables, Ordinary Differential Equations, Probability and Statistics

HPCET 2024 Admit Card

The admit card of HPCET 2024 will be released for all registered candidates tentatively in the first week of May 2024. HPCET 2024 admit card, which will be available in online mode, is an important document that the candidates will have to carry to the examination venue.

Steps to Download HPCET 2024 Admit Card

  • The candidates will have to enter their name/ HPCET 2024 application number and program to check their admit card.
  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  • Before downloading the HPCET 2024 admit card, the candidates are requested to check the document for any discrepancies.
  • The candidates will have to download and print out the admit card for HPCET 2024.

HPCET Result 2024

The official result of HPCET 2024 will be announced tentatively in the last week of May 2024. The candidates will be able to check their results by logging in using their HPCET 2024 roll number or name. The section-wise and total secured marks will be available in HPCET 2024 results. The result will also be available in the notice board of the University.

Steps to Check HPCET 2024 Result

  • The candidates will have to enter their name or roll number
  • The result of HPCET 2024 will be displayed on the screen
  • The candidates will be able to check their secured scores and print out the result for future use.

HPCET 2024 Counselling

Those candidates whose names are listed in the official merit list will be required to register themselves for the counseling session. While registering, the candidates will have to select their preferred choice of course and institute. The registration fees also have to be paid by the candidates. 50% of the seats will be filled by JEE Main 2024 qualified candidates and the remaining 50% of seats will be by HPCET 2024 qualified candidates. Verification of documents will take place. Allotment of seats will be done according to the ranking and preference of the candidates.

Documents Required for Verification

  • Mark sheet from a recognized University or board.
  • Character certificate from the last institute attended.
  • Proof of date of birth (10th standard certificate)
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Reserved Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Score Card of JEE Main 2024 or HPCET 2024
  • Income Certificate (if applicable)
  • PH Certificate (if applicable)