HPCET 2021

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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

Event Important Dates
Registration Begins First week of March 
Registration Ends First week of May 
Release of Admit Card Second week of May 
Date of Exam Second week of May
Provisional Answer Key Third week of May
Final Answer Key Fourth week of May
Result Declaration Final week of May
Counselling First 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:

Category General SC/ ST/PL
Fee for B.Tech Rs.1550/- Rs.1400/-
Fee for M.Tech Rs. 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:

Title Details
Duration 180 Minutes (3 Hours)
Language of questions English
Total questions 150
Sections Mathematics – 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 marks 300

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 Motion Physics and Measurement Motions Rotation
Communication Systems Current and Magnetic
Effects of Magnetism
Hands-on Skills
Atoms and Nuclei Electromagnetic Waves Electronic Equipment
Properties of Solids and liquids Current Power Oscillations and Waves
Dual Nature of Matter  Theory of Gases Dynamics Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current


Complex Numbers Quadratic Equation Set Relations and Functions
Permutations and Combinations Sequences & Series Determinants of Matrices
Mathematical Induction Three Dimensional
Partial Differential Equations
Numerical Methods Ordinary Differential Equations Vector Algebra
Statistics and Probability Linear Algebra Coordinate Geometry
Limit, Continuity and Differentiability Complex Variables Integral Calculus
Probability and Statistics Mathematical Reasoning Vector Calculus
Differential Equations Binomial 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 Chemistry Practical Chemistry-Related Related Principles Oxygen-Containing Organic Chemistry
Some Basic Principle of Organic Chemistry D-F Block Elements Refined and Depiction of Organic Compounds
Periods of Properties and Classification of Elements S-Block Elements Chemistry of Everyday Life
Coordination Compounds Nitrogen-Rich Organic Compounds Isolation of Principles and Methodology Metals
P-Block Elements Surface Chemistry Chemical 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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