HPCET 2021


Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) is organized by Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU). Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test exam is conducted in offline mode, for admission to the participating engineering colleges of the state. It is held every year to offer admission to the engineering colleges in Himachal Pradesh. If you wish to know more about HPCET, this blog will surely be of great help for you.

HPCET Important Dates 2021

EventImportant Dates
Registration BeginsFirst week of March 
Registration EndsFirst week of May 
Release of Admit CardSecond week of May 
Date of ExamSecond week of May
Provisional Answer KeyThird week of May
Final Answer KeyFourth week of May
Result DeclarationFinal week of May
CounsellingFirst week of June-Final week of July

HPCET Application Process

The HPCET exam application form is generally released in the month of March. Each aspiring applicant has to submit this application form. The application form can be filled both online and offline but must be submitted before the deadline. The process of filling the online HPCET form is mentioned in the next section.  Due to Covid-19, the cycle of the exam is subjected to change. Please keep visiting the official website of the HPCET exam.

HP CET Online Application Form

All the candidates are advised to fill the form by following the understated steps:

  1. Candidates have to apply by logging on to the HPTU website and search for the application form and fill all the necessary details asked.
  2. Candidates have to fill the application form carefully, providing all the mandatory details like name, personal details, contact, etc.
  3. After filling the application form, candidates have to complete the application process by paying the registration fee. Candidates can use Net banking, debit/credit card or e-challan(offline).

HP CET Offline Application Form

  1. HPCET form can be obtained from Himachal Technical Institute or can be downloaded from the official website. 
  2. All the required details should be filled accurately.
  3. The payment can be done using the e-challan method.

HPCET Application Fee

The application fee for HPCET is as follows:

CategoryGeneralSC/ ST/PL
Fee for B.TechRs.1550/-Rs.1400/-
Fee for M.TechRs. 1550/-Rs.1400/-

HPCET Eligibility Criteria

There are some prescribed conditions and procedures that each of the admission seeking candidates must meet so as to be considered eligible for admission processes.

Note: The detailed criteria about HPCET 2021 will be released in an online mode.

Qualifying Examination

  • Candidates should have passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized board.
  • Candidates must have knowledge of Mathematics and Physics and should have studied the same as a compulsory subject along with Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational Subjects.
  • Candidates from General Category should have scored minimum 45 percent aggregate marks in 10+2 or equivalent examination.
  • Candidates from Reserved category should have secured minimum 40 percent aggregate marks.

Note: Candidates who have passed JEE Mains are eligible for direct examination.

HPCET Exam Pattern

HPCET is an offline examination. The precise pattern of the exam is tabulated below:

Duration180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Language of questionsEnglish
Total questions150
SectionsMathematics – 50 Questions
Chemistry – 50 Questions
Physics – 50 Questions
Marking Scheme+2 for every correct answer
-0.5 for incorrect answer
0 for unattempted question
Highest possible marks300

Syllabus of HPCET

HPCET consists of three sections, namely, Maths, Physics and Chemistry. Like JEE, all three sections have equal weightage. The syllabus for all three subjects is tabulated below.


Laws of MotionPhysics and MeasurementMotions Rotation
Communication SystemsCurrent and Magnetic
Effects of Magnetism
Hands-on Skills
Atoms and NucleiElectromagnetic WavesElectronic Equipment
Properties of Solids and liquidsCurrent PowerOscillations and Waves
Dual Nature of Matter Theory of Gases DynamicsElectromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current


Complex NumbersQuadratic EquationSet Relations and Functions
Permutations and CombinationsSequences & SeriesDeterminants of Matrices
Mathematical InductionThree Dimensional
Partial Differential Equations
Numerical MethodsOrdinary Differential EquationsVector Algebra
Statistics and ProbabilityLinear AlgebraCoordinate Geometry
Limit, Continuity and DifferentiabilityComplex VariablesIntegral Calculus
Probability and StatisticsMathematical ReasoningVector Calculus
Differential EquationsBinomial Theorem and Its Common Applications


States of Matter
Chemical Kinetics and Chemical Thermodynamics
Atomic Structure
Redox Reactions and Electricity
Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
Environmental ChemistryPractical Chemistry-Related Related PrinciplesOxygen-Containing Organic Chemistry
Some Basic Principle of Organic ChemistryD-F Block ElementsRefined and Depiction of Organic Compounds
Periods of Properties and Classification of ElementsS-Block ElementsChemistry of Everyday Life
Coordination CompoundsNitrogen-Rich Organic CompoundsIsolation of Principles and Methodology Metals
P-Block ElementsSurface ChemistryChemical Bonding and Molecular Structure

HPCET Results and Counselling

The results can be accessed from the official website after the declaration. The merit list is displayed at the University notice board as well as published on the website. 

First two rounds are reserved counselling for allocation of seats to candidates based upon their JEE Mains score. If the seats are left, HPCET merit ranks are considered while allocation. Candidates are advised to visit the official website to get a clearer idea about the counselling process.

HPCET is an important exam that resembles the JEE in many ways. It is very important to secure admission to state engineering colleges. Wish you all the best! Team Leverage Edu.

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