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HPCET 2019 Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Updated On - October 15th 2018

HPCET 2019 – Himachal Pradesh Technical University will be conducting HPCET 2019 in offline mode tentatively in the second week of May. All candidates who wish to participate in the HPCET examination will be required to register tentatively from the second week of March 2019. Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) is a state level exam conducted for admission of candidates to undergraduate engineering courses offered at various engineering and technology colleges of the Himachal Pradesh.

HPCET 2019 Application FormHPCET 2019 EligibilityHPCET 2019 Admit Card
  • Admissions into the participating institutes are offered on the basis of HPCET 2019 and JEE Main 2019 scores.
  • Those candidates who have qualified JEE Main 2019, will be eligible for direct admissions.
  • Registered candidates will have to download the admit card of HPCET 2019, which will be required at the examination venue.
  • HPCET 2019 will be conducted for 3 hours during which various questions related to Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics will be asked.
  • Allotment of seats will be done on the basis of HPCET 2019 Scores and preferences selected by the candidates.

HPCET 2019 Exam Highlights

Date of ExamFirst week of May 2019
Conducting BodyHimachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)
Mode of ExamOffline (Pen-Paper Based)
Medium of ExamEnglish
Duration of Exam3 Hours
Type and Number of Questions150 MCQs
Sections3 (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)
Courses OfferedB.Tech (10 Streams)

HPCET 2019 Exam Dates

Following table shows the important details regarding various events of exam. You can check all the dates of HPCET 2019 here:

EventDate (Tentative)
HPCET 2019 Application Form beginsMarch 3, 2019
Final Date for Submission of Application FormMay 04, 2019
Release of HPCET 2019 Admit CardMay 5, 2019
HPCET 2019 ExamMay 13, 2019
Release of Answer KeyMay 13, 2019 (4:30 PM)
Result announcementMay 27, 2019
CounsellingJune 1, 2019

HPCET 2019 Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria for HPCET 2019 is a set of conditions required by HPTU in order to consider candidates eligible for appearing in the entrance test for admissions various engineering colleges of the state. All candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria as per the norms of AICTE for appearing in HPCET 2019 before they start filling the online application form for the entrance exam.

  • Candidates must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognised 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 2019 Application Form

HPCET 2019 Application Forms are made available in online mode only by HIMTU from first week of March. All candidates, applying for the exam must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria of HPCET. They should fill the HPCET 2019 application form before the last date to apply which is May 04, 2019. Candidates are advised to read all the instructions in HPCET 2019 brochure before filling the online application. Now, they must visit the official website of HPTU. After that they have to click on ‘Apply Online’.

HPCET 2019 application procedure is a 5-step process. Following are all the steps described in detail:

Step 1: Create Account/Registration: Fill in the following registration details in the “Account Registration Form” that will open on your system:

  • Name
  • Username
  • Password
  • Confirm password
  • Date of Birth
  • Email address
  • Mobile number

A system generated Application Form Number will appear on the computer screen. The User Name and Application Number will also be sent to the given email ID. All applicants must note or keep safe user name and password for future reference.

Step 2: Fill the Application Form: Click on “Login” button and enter your username, password and application number. Now enter the following details to fill application form:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Father’s & Mother’s Name
  • Nationality
  • Aadhaar Card Number
  • Programme Applied For
  • Examination Centre
  • Category & Sub-Category 
  • Qualifying Exam Details
  • Permanent Address
  • Correspondence Address

Now, click on “Save & Continue”

Step 3: Upload Photograph and Signature: During this step, candidates have to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature. Click on browse and select your photograph and signature in the required dimension/size and format mentioned in the brochure. After you have attached the images, click on “Upload” button.

Step 4: Confirmation: The next stage of HPCET application form is confirmation. The filled in application form appears and the candidate has two options – Edit or Submit & Go for Payment. If you want to make any change in the application details, click on edit, otherwise go for payment.

Step 5: Make Fee Payment: After confirmation of the details filled in application form, the applicants will be automatically redirected to the page for fee payment.  Two modes of payment will be available and the following links will appear:

  • Offline link to generate PNB Challan” or,
  • “Online Fee Payment Link”

Select the mode of payment as per your convenience and make the payment to complete HPCET 2019 Application.

HPCET Application Fee

HPCET Application Fee payment mode is either through E-challan or through Net Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card. Following table shows application fee for all the categories:

S.No.CategoryApplication Fee
1SC/ST/BPLRs. 1,400
2OthersRs. 1.500

HPCET 2019 Admit Card

HPCET 2019 Admit Card is made available online by HPTU, from first week of May 2019. HPCET Admit Card is an important document that candidates must download and take a printout to carry it to the exam centre. No candidate is permitted to enter the examination hall without the possession of a valid hall ticket.

Details on HPCET 2019 Admit Card:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Roll Number
  • Father’s name
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Address of the test centre
  • Test date

Following are the steps to download the admit card:

  • Candidates must click on the link on the official website of HPTU
  • You must enter HPCET application No and Programme applied for
  • Or Enter your name and programme
  • The admit card for HPCET 2019 is displayed.
  • Candidates must check the same and download it.

In case of any discrepancies, candidates must contact the HPTU. If photograph or signature is not displayed, candidates must affix their photograph and put their signature in the space provided in the admit card and get it attested by a gazetted officer.

HPCET 2019 Exam Center

HPCET 2019 Exam Centers are the venues where the state level engineering entrance test is conducted. HPCET is conducted across 16 cities and towns of Himachal Pradesh. Exam Centres are allotted on the basis of choices filled by candidate in HPCET application form.

HPCET 2019Test CenterCode
Paonta Sahib13

HPCET 2019 Exam Pattern

HPCET 2019 Exam Pattern provides details like what kind of questions are asked in the test, the marking scheme, total number of questions, sectional marks negative marking, etc. Candidates of HPCET 2019 must have knowledge about the exam pattern of the entrance exam well in advance, which helps in attempting and solving the question paper easily.

HPCET is conducted in offline mode and following are the other details of the HPCET 2019 Exam Pattern:  

Exam Pattern Highlights
Mode of ExaminationOffline (Pen and Paper Based)
Number of Questions150
Maximum Marks300
Duration of Exam180 Minutes
Sections in Paper3

Following table shows section wise marks distribution in HPCET

S.No. SubjectsTotal Questions Maximum Marks

Read through to know more details.

  • HPCET 2019 is of 3 hours duration
  • There are 3 sections in exam and ach of the 3 sections is consists 50 questions.
  • The test is conducted in English language only.
  • Each correct answer will fetch 2 marks, while 1/4th marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

HPCET 2019 Syllabus

Syllabus of HPCET 2019 gives candidates clarity on the topics and units from where questions were asked in the question paper. HPCET syllabus includes units and topics from Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

The 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 The Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current The Current and the Magnetic Effects of Magnetism Electronic Equipment Electromagnetic Waves Communication Systems Atoms and NucleiMatters States Atomic Structure Redox reactions and electricity Chemical kinetics Chemical Thermodynamics Chemical bonding and molecular structure Surface Chemistry Periods of properties and classification of the elements Isolation of principles and methodology metals S, p, d & f – Block Elements Co – Ordination compounds Refined and depiction of organic compounds Environmental Chemistry Some of the basic principle of organic chemistry Oxygen-containing organic compounds Chemistry of Everyday Life Nitrogen-rich organic compounds Practical chemistry-related principlesComplex Numbers and quadratic equations 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 2019 Preparation Books

Following are some books that will be helpful in preparing for HPCET

Name of the BookPublisher/AuthorISBN
A Master Resource Book in MATHEMATICSPrafull K Agarwal978-9350948156
A Master Resource Book in PHYSICSD B Singh978-9350948064
A Master Resource Book in CHEMISTRYSanjay Sharma978-9350948095

HPCET 2019 Result

Result of HPCET 2019 will be declared on May 27, 2019. Candidates who have appeared for the entrance exam which was held in offline mode on May 13, 2019 can check HPCET 2019 Result by logging in on the official website. The result will be displayed with details of candidates along with the marks they have scored in each subject. Candidates are advised to download and print their HPCET 2019 Result or score card after checking it.

Steps to download/view the scorecard:

  1. Click on HPCET 2019 Result link provided on official website
  2. Enter HPCET Roll No or Name of candidate
  3. Result of HPCET 2019 will be displayed.

Candidates must take the print and keep it safe for counselling and for future reference. HPTU will prepare a rank list for candidates who successfully qualify HPCET 2019. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks secured by the test takers. HPCET 2019 merit list will be available online as well as on the notice board of the university.  

HPCET 2019 Answer Key

Answer Key of HPCET 2019 is made available on the same day of the exam. The answer key of HPCET 2019 will be published on May 13 at 4:30 PM. With the help of HPCET 2019 answer key, candidates can cross-check the responses they have marked against the questions in the test and figure out their probable score. If the test takers find any discrepancy in the official answer key of HPCET 2019, they can raise their complaints and write to the university at following address along with the supporting documents/solution pertaining to question papers/answer keys:

Controller of Examination,
H. P. Technical University,
Gandhi Chowk,
Hamirpur-177001 (H.P.)

Candidates must keep in mind that complaints against HPCET Answer Key 2019 must be sent on or before May 16, 2019.

HPCET 2019 Cut off

HPCET cut off 2019 is the minimum qualifying score that candidates need to secure in the test to get qualified for counselling process and seat allotment. HPTU will declare cut off of HPCET 2019 after the declaration of result. Only the successful candidates whose score is more than or equal to HPCET 2019 cut off will be given admission as per their rank obtained in HPCET 2019 exam.

Factors affecting the cut off:

Some of the factors that would be considered in deciding the cut off are:

  • Number of candidates,
  • Number of seats,
  • Exam difficulty level,
  • Candidate to seat ration,
  • Reservation policies set by Government
  • Last year admission trends. 

HPCET 2019 Counselling

Online registration process for the counselling of HPCET 2019 will start on June 01 and this application form will be available till June 27, 2019. Candidates qualifying HPCET are eligible to appear in counselling session after completing the registration process. Candidates will be shortlisted for counselling based on the merit list prepared on the basis of scores obtained in HPCET or JEE Main depending upon the test they are applying through for seeking admission. HPTU will conduct the counselling for JEE Main qualified candidates from July 3, 2019 and for HPCET qualified candidates from July 8, 2019.

  • First 50% seats in all the participating colleges will be allotted to JEE Main 2019 qualified candidates through the counselling, while the remaining seats will be offered to candidates who qualify HPCET 2019
  • In case vacant seats are left even after the counselling for JEE Main 2019 and HPCET 2019, then the seats will be allotted to candidates on the basis of their merit in 10+2.

During the counselling, seats in engineering college of the states will be allotted to participating candidates as per their preference. To confirm their seats, candidates have to pay HPCET admission fee. Candidates have to pay the registration fee online via debit card/credit card/net banking. After completing the counselling process candidates have to appear for their allotted institutes for document verification.

Documents Required for HPCET Counselling:

Candidate must produce the following documents, in original, along with one set of photocopies duly attested at the time of HPCET Counselling 2019.

  • Certificates of class XII and class X.
  • Class XII and X mark sheets issued by the board/university.
  • Date of birth certificate or matriculation/higher secondary/Indian school certificates showing the date of birth.
  • JEE Main/HPCET score card.
  • Character certificate from the head of institution last attended.
  • Bonafide/domicile certificate issued by the concerned authority.
  • Reserved category certificate issued by the competent authority, if applicable.
  • Physically challenged certificate issued by the competent authority, if applicable.
  • Income certificate issued by the competent authority, if applied under tuition fee waiver scheme.
  • An affidavit attested by the Executive Magistrate if applied under Beti Hai Anmol Scheme.
  • Kashmiri migrants and domicile certificate issued by competent authority, if applied under supernumerary Kashmiri migrant quota.

Counselling Schedule

Registration Process for Counselling Starts fromJune 1, 2019
Last Date for Filling Up Online Registration FormJune 27, 2019 (5 PM)
Final Date for Receipt of Hard Copy of Application Form through emailJune 29, 2019 (5 PM)
Verification of CertificatesJuly 1, 2019 (10 AM)
First Round of Counselling for JEE Main 2019 CandidatesJuly 3 to July 7, 2019
First Round of Counselling for HPCET 2019 CandidatesJuly 10 to July 15, 2019
Second Round of Counselling for JEE Main 2019 CandidatesJuly 15 to July 20, 2019
Second Round of Counselling for JEE Main 2019 CandidatesJuly 20 to July 24, 2019

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College


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