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HPCET 2021: Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus and Fee

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HPCET 2021 Application Forms will be available from June 22,2021 (tentatively). the last date to submit HPCET 2021 application form for B.Tech and M.Tech courses. The last date of HPCET 2021 application for M.Tech courses is August 25, 2021 (tentatively) and Candidates can submit their application forms for B.Tech and B.Arch courses till September 15, 2021 (tentatively). Read more 

Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) is a state-level exam conducted for admission of candidates to undergraduate and post-graduate courses offered at various colleges of the Himachal Pradesh.

  • Admissions into the participating institutes are offered on the basis of marks scored by the candidate in 10+2 (Qualifying board exam), and JEE Main 2021 scores.
  • Those candidates who have qualified JEE Main 2021, will be eligible for direct admissions.
  • Candidate can view their result through the official website of HIMTU right after the declaration of result. 

HPCET 2021 Exam Highlights

Conducting Body Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)
Mode of Exam Offline (Pen-Paper Based)
Medium of Exam English
Duration of Exam 3 Hours
Type and Number of Questions 150 MCQs
Sections 3 (Physics, Chemistry & Mathematics)
Courses Offered BHMCT & B.Sc.(HM &CT), BBA, B.Tech, B.Pharma, BCA, M.Tech, M.Sc.(Physics), MBA, MCA
HP CET 2021 Application Dates June 22 to September 15, 2021

HPCET 2021 Course-wise Exam Dates

HPCET 2021 Course – wise exam dates are tabulated below:

Event Date (tentative)
BHMCT & B.Sc (HM & CT) May 9, 2021
BBA May 9, 2021
B.Tech/B.Pharmacy/B.Pharmacy (Ayur.) May 10, 2021
BCA May 10, 2021
MBA & MBA (T & HM), M.Tech June 7, 2021
M.Pharmacy/M.Sc (Environmental Science) Diploma in Yoga, M.Sc (Physics & MCA) June 7, 2021

HPCET 2021 Eligibility

All candidates must fulfil the eligibility criteria as per the norms of AICTE for appearing in HPCET 2021 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 2021 Application Form

HPCET 2021 Application Form will be available from June 22, 2021 – September 15, 2021 (tentatively). All candidates, applying for the exam must ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria of HPCET. Candidates are advised to read all the instructions in the information brochure before filling HPCET application form. The stepwise procedure to fill the online application form is given below:

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 the “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 a payment.

Step 5: Make Fee Payment: After confirmation of the details filled in the 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 2021 Application.

HPCET Application Fee

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

S.No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/BPL Rs. 1,400
2 Others Rs. 1,500

HPCET 2021 Admit Card

HPCET Application form will only be available for the successfully registered candidates. The admit card will release tentatively in the first week of May in online mode only.   HPCET Admit Card is an important document that candidates must download and take a printout to carry to the exam centre. No candidate is permitted to enter the examination hall without the possession of a valid hall ticket.

Details on HPCET 2021 Admit Card:

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

How to Download HPCET Admit Card?

  • Visit the official website of HPTU
  • Enter HPCET application No and program you have applied for
  • Or Enter your name and program name
  • Click on “Submit”. 
  • Admit card for HPCET 2021 will be displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates must check the same and download it.

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

HPCET 2021 Exam Center

HPCET 2021 Exam Centers are the venues where the state-level 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 2021Test Center Code
Bilaspur 01
Hamirpur 04
Mandi 07
Solan 10
Paonta Sahib 13
Chamba 02
Kullu 05
Shimla 08
Una 11
Nalagarh 14
Dharamshala 03
Nurpur 06
Nahan 09
Palampur 12
Chandigarh 15

HPCET 2021 Exam Pattern

HPCET 2021 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 must have knowledge about the exam pattern of the entrance exam well in advance, which helps in attempting and solving the question paper easily.

Following table shows section-wise marks distribution in HPCET 2021 for the engineering program. 

S.No.  Subjects Total Questions  Maximum Marks
1 Physics 50 100
2 Chemistry 50 100
3 Mathematics /Biology 50 100
Total 150 300

HPCET 2021 Syllabus

Syllabus of HPCET 2021 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.

Physics: 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 Nuclei

Chemistry: Matters, 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 principles

Mathematics: Complex 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 2021 Preparation Books

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

Name of the Book Publisher/Author ISBN
A Master Resource Book in MATHEMATICS Prafull K Agarwal 978-9350948156
A Master Resource Book in PHYSICS D B Singh 978-9350948064
A Master Resource Book in CHEMISTRY Sanjay Sharma 978-9350948095

HPCET 2021 Result

Result of HPCET 2021 will be declared on the official website. Candidates can check HPCET 2021 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 2021 Result or scorecard after checking it.

Steps to download/view the scorecard:

  1. Click on HPCET 2021 Result link provided on the official website
  2. Enter HPCET Roll No or Name of the candidate
  3. Result of HPCET 2021 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 2021. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks secured by the test takers. HPCET 2021 merit list will be available online as well as on the notice board of the university.  

HPCET 2021 Answer Key

Answer Key of HPCET 2021 will be available on the same day of the exam. With the help of HPCET 2021 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 2021, they can raise their complaints and write to the university at the 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.)

HPCET 2021 Cut off

HPCET cut off 2021 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 2021 after the declaration of result. Only the successful candidates whose score is more than or equal to HPCET 2021 cut off will be given admission as per their rank obtained in HPCET 2021 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 2021 Counselling

Online registration process for the counselling of HPCET 2021 will start expectedly in the first week of June. Candidates qualifying HPCET will be 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, 2021 (tentatively) and for HPCET qualified candidates from July 8, 2021 (tentatively).

  • First 50% seats in all the participating colleges will be allotted to JEE Main 2021 qualified candidates through the counselling, while the remaining seats will be offered to candidates who qualify HPCET 2021
  • In case vacant seats are left even after the counselling for JEE Main 2021 and HPCET 2021, 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 2021.

  • 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 scorecard.
  • Character certificate from the head of the 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 the 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 the competent authority, if applied under supernumerary Kashmiri migrant quota.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques – Which courses are offered through HPCET?

Ans –  HPCET is conducted for offering admission in various UG and PG courses from technical and professional colleges of Himachal Pradesh. The courses in which the candidates may take admission through the exam are BHMCT, BBA, B.Tech, B.Pharma, BCA, M.Tech, M.Pharmacy, M.Sc., MBA, MCA. 

Ques – What is the exam mode of HPCET 2021?

Ans –  HPCET 2021 will be held in pen-paper based format. The exam is expected to be held in the first week of May. 

Ques – Is the HPCET exam pattern same for the paper of all the courses?

Ans – No, as per the courses, the exam conducting authority has laid down the different paper pattern. 

Ques – When will I receive HPCET Admit card?

Ans – HPCET Admit Card will be available only for the successfully registered candidates in the first week of May 2021 (tentatively). 

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


aditya choudhary
What's elegibility for b pharmacy admission
i have done my diploma in pharmacy can i get admission in pharmacy 2nd year
akansha expert
Hi Vipasha, It is depends upon the college that they will give admission or not in 2nd year directly or not.