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HPCET 2017 MCA Exam

Last Updated - April 17, 2017

HPCET 2017 MCA is scheduled to be held on May 15, 2017. The registration had already begun from March 2, 2017, and will end on April 29, 2017. Candidates interested in MCA programmes offered by Himachal Pradesh Technical University can apply at well before the last date.

HPCET is conducted by Himachal Pradesh Technical University every year for admission into B.Tech, B.Pharmacy, M.Tech, M.Pharmacy, MBA and MCA offered by the university. The exam for each program is scheduled on different dates/sessions to ensure smooth, transparent and efficient conduct.

There are in total 21 colleges under HPTU which offer MCA programmes to the eligible candidates through HPCET. The admission to these participating colleges is solely based upon the Merit List prepared by the university. The merit list is prepared considering the marks scored by each student in HPCET exam.

Highlights Table

ExamHPCET 2017
Mode of examinationOffline
Question TypeObjective (MCQ)
Marking SchemeTwo marks for correct response/ (Penalty) 0.5 for incorrect response
Total Number of Questions100
Maximum Marks200

HPCET 2017 MCA Exam Dates

Himachal Pradesh Technical University will conduct HPCET 2017 MCA on May 15. The important dates regarding the exam are listed below.

Registration opens at 02
Registration closes at the websiteApril 29
Admit card download window opensFirst week of May 2017
HPCET 2017 MCA exam scheduledMay 15

HCPET 2017 MCA Eligibility

HPTU demands candidates to meet certain eligibility to appear for HPCET 2017 MCA scheduled on May 15. The basic eligibility for the exam is listed below. Kindly refer for details

  • Education Qualification: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum Course Duration: Three years
  • Mandatory subject in the qualifying exam: Mathematics
  • Minimum Marks Required (Qualifying Exam): 50% (45% for reserved category)

Admission Criteria: Admission to the institutes is strictly based on the merit or rank/marks obtained in HPCET 2017.

HCPET 2017 MCA Application Form

The HPCET 2017 Application form is available at the official website. The form should be filled from the eligible candidates only. Candidates registering for the upcoming HPCET 2017 Exam will be required to pay a sum of INR 1550 (INR 1400 for reserved categories).  Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to register for the examination.

  1. Go to the official website,
  2. Click on the link available at notice board- “Application form for HPCET 2017”
  3. You will be redirected to the HPCET 2017 Registration homepage. From the Query Box available in right corner, hit Registration.
  4. Enter the necessary details required and submit
  5. The system will auto generate you a unique application form number which is to be kept very safely. At no point of your admission process, should you ever lose it. Click on the available Login Link.
  6. You will be redirected to application form home page. Enter your username, password and automatically generated Application form number. Click Submit
  7. Enter the details required in the Application Form. HPCET 2017 MCA Application Form can be filled in the five mentioned steps:
  • Basic Details
  • Upload Photograph and Signature
  • Confirmation
  • Fee payment
  • Payment Details
  1. Post successful completion of HPCET 2017 MCA Application Form, the system will send you confirmation mail at your registered phone number and registered email ID. The email Id provided should be latest as the university will contact the candidate through the registered email id.

Application Fee

  • For General Candidates: INR 1550
  • For reserved candidates: INR 1400

Details Required in HPCET 2017 MCA Application Form

Candidates need to mention the following details while filling out the HPCET 2017 MCA Application Form.

  • Name
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s Name
  • Programme applied for
  • Examination Center
  • Category
  • Qualifying Exam
  • Permanent Adress
  • Nationality
  • Sex
  • Aadhar Number
  • Branch
  • Bonafide/Domicile of Himachal
  • Sub-category
  • Result
  • Correspondence Address

HPCET 2017 MCA Admit Card

HPCET 2017 MCA Admit Card will also be available at the HPCET official website. Successfully registered candidates can download their admit card following the steps mentioned below. The HPCET 2017 MCA Admit Card is a mandatory document which must be carried at the HPCET 2017 Exam Center along with valid photo Id (preferably Aadhar Card) to ensure Smooth process. As soon as you obtain your admit card in hard or soft copy, it is advisable to check for all the details present in the card. Any misprint or spell errors must be reported to the concerned authorities.

HPCET Admit card
  1. Go to the official website
  2. Click on the link: Download Admit Card
  3. Enter the details required
  4. Verify all the details required
  5. Download and save admit card

HPCET 2017 MCA Exam Pattern

As mentioned earlier, HPCET 2017 MCA 2017 will be conducted for a two-hour duration on May 14. The exam will be conducted for four sections viz. Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation & Reasoning and General Awareness & Computer Awareness. The total questions asked in the exam are 100 for total marks of 200. Here is the section wise break up.

AVerbal Ability2550
BQuantitative Ability2550
CData Interpretation & Reasoning2550
DGeneral Knowledge & Computer Awareness2550

HCPET 2017 MCA Syllabus

The Syllabus of each section is of basic secondary level. If you are appearing for HPCET 2017 MCA scheduled on May 15. The syllabus of each section is listed below:

Verbal Ability: Verbal Ability is the defined as the capability of a person in expressing ideas using words in a clearly understandable manner. Verbal Ability is a very important component of competitive examinations. For aspirants who want to get good scores in Verbal Ability, a good vocabulary and sentence-forming skills are vital. The area of Verbal Ability is huge. However, the Verbal Ability syllabus for HPCET 2017 is limited and as listed below:

  • Vocabulary Based (Synonyms Antonyms),
  • English Usage or Grammar,
  • Sentence Correction,
  • Fill in the blanks,
  • Close Passage,
  • Analogies or Reverse Analogies,
  • Jumbled Paragraph,
  • Meaning-Usage Match,
  • Summary Questions,
  • Verbal Reasoning,
  • Facts/Inferences/Judgements,
  • Reading Comprehension

Quantitative Ability: Quantitative Ability measures numerical ability and accuracy in arithmetical calculations. The questions in QA range from numeric calculations to problems of mathematical reasoning, graph and table reading, percentage analysis, categorization and quantitative analysis. The syllabus of Quantitative Ability is as listed below:

  • Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc.),
  • Ratios and Proportion,
  • Percentages,
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations,
  • Algebra,
  • Profit Loss
  • Averages,
  • Partnership (Accounts),
  • Time-Speed-Distance, Work and time,
  • Number system,
  • HCF &LCM
  • Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric
  • mean, Harmonic mean,
  • Median, Mode,
  • Number Base System,
  • BODMAS, Menstruation,
  • Allegation & Mixtures,
  • Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest,
  • Set Theory, Venn diagram,
  • Installment Payments,
  • Clocks,
  • Probability, Permutations Combinations,
  • Trigonometry, Vectors,
  • Binomial Expansion,
  • Co-ordinate geometry,
  • Logarithm,
  • Calendar,
  • Maxima & Minima Progression,
  • Surds & Indices,
  • Complex numbers

Data Interpretation: Data interpretation is the most scoring and time consuming section in HPCET 2017 MCA and other competitive examinations. In quantitative aptitude section, you can see at least 2 data interpretation sets each having 5 questions. In HPCET MCA, there are 25 questions in Quantitative aptitude section. The syllabus of HPCET 2017 MCA Data Interpretation is listed below:

  • Graphs Column graphs,
  • Bar Graphs, Line charts, Pie Chart,
  • Graphs representing Area, Venn diagram etc.
  • Reasoning Critical reasoning, Visual reasoning,
  • Assumption-Premise-Conclusion,
  • Assertion and reasons, Statements and assumptions,
  • Identifying valid inferences, Identifying arguments,
  • Statements and conclusions, Cause and Effect,
  • Identifying probably true probably false,
  • Definitely true definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements,
  • Matrix arrangements (Puzzles, Syllogisms, Functions),
  • Family tree - identifying relationship among group of people,
  • Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding, Sequencing etc.

General Knowledge: General knowledge has been defined in differential psychology as "culturally valued knowledge communicated by a range of non-specialist media" and encompassing a wide subject range. The syllabus of General Knowledge is as listed below:

  • Current Affairs,
  • General Knowledge,
  • Elements of computers,
  • Number systems, Basic electronic gates,
  • Boolean algebra,
  • Flip-Flops. Systems,
  • Programming and Operating System,
  • Fundamentals of C‘ language

HPCET 2017 MCA Results and Counselling

The Result of HPCET 2017 MCA will be announced post successful conduct of the examination. The result of HPCET-2017 will be uploaded on the University website i.e. on or before 29.05.2017 and will also be available on the Notice Board of the University. HPCET 2017 Result of each candidate will be provisional. The candidates are advised to download their result card from the University website for producing the same at the time of counselling. Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to check their result:

  • Go to the official website
  • Click on the link that says, “Check for HPCET 2017 MCA Result”
  • Enter Application Form number, date of birth and captcha code
  • Download and save your Result

Note: The Result card downloaded from the website must be carried along at all stages during HPCET 2017 MCA Counselling. Result card must be accompanied along with several other documents.

HPCET 2017 MCA Counselling

The Counselling of HPCET 2017 MCA will be conducted for all the qualified candidates of HPCET 2017 MCA exam. The counselling is conducted in multiple rounds starting post the announcement of result. The Counselling will be conducted for students in batches starting from the ones at the top of HPCET 2017 MCA Merit List. The Counselling will be conducted as per following steps:

  1. Registration
  2. Document Verification
  3. Choice Filling and Locking
  4. Seat Allotment
  5. Admission

Invited candidates should attend the counselling in person to ensure successful conduct of the HPCET 2017 MCA counselling.



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