Himachal Pradesh Technical University conducts the Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test. This is a state level examination conducted for all those candidates who want to seek admission in undergraduate and postgraduate courses like B. Tech, M. Tech, B. Pharmacy, M. Pharmacy, etc. These courses are offered at HPTU and other colleges affiliated to it. HP CET is conducted every year in offline mode, i.e. pen and paper mode.

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Today (25th June 2018) is the last day to fill and submit the online Application form for HP CET 2018 Admissions. Get the form here

HPCET 2018 Counselling schedule released. Get the link below!

HP CET 2018 result Announced – Check your result by clicking here.

HP CET 2018 Final Answer Key has been released! Click Here to view the Final Answer Key.

HP CET 2018 provisional Answer key for B. Tech has just been released. Check PDF Below

All those who wish to take admission in the above-mentioned courses were required to first fill the online application form of the test that was released on the official website. 50% of seats will be filled by the qualified candidates of HP CET while the rest 50% will be filled through those candidates who have applied through the JEE Main score. Aspiring candidates are required to go through all the information provided below to apply for HP CET conducted for the academic session of 2018-19.

Important Dates Regarding HP CET 2018

Candidates must make sure that they go through all the details before applying for the examination. The dates are related to events like the release of the application form, issue of admit card, the exam schedule, etc. All candidates must make sure that they know all the announced and tentative dates so that they do not miss out on any crucial event. The Dates of HP CET 2018 are given in the table below:

Events Dates
Availability of Application Form8th March 2018
Last Date to submit the Application Form28th April 2018
Issue of HP CET 2018 admit Card5th May 2018
HP CET 2018 exam date13th May 2018
Release of HP CET provisional Answer Key 201814th May 2018
Release of HP CET Final Answer Key 201823rd May 2018
Announcement of Result29th May 2018
Commencement of Counselling7th June 2018

Counselling Process of HP CET

 HP CET 2018 Counselling schedule has been announced. Click here to Check!

Those candidates who have been listed on the merit list will be called for counselling procedure that has begun from 7th June 2018. Candidates have to first register themselves for the counselling. The counselling session will require the candidate to select the desired course and institute according to his/her preference. Aspirant will also be required to pay the registration fee. Candidates will also have to bring the below-listed documents for verification. Seats will be allotted to the candidates based on their rank and preference of the candidate. Those who are shortlisted will be issued a selection letter and payment of tuition fees has to be done at the allotted institute. Failure to confirm their admission will lead to the cancellation of their allotted seat.

Documents to be brought for verification

  • Character certificate from the last institute attended.
  • Mark sheet from a recognized University or board.
  • Proof of date of birth (10th standard certificate)
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Reserved Category Certificate (if applicable)
  • Score Card of HPCET 2018
  • Income Certificate (if applicable)
  • PH Certificate (if applicable)
  • Kashmiri Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
  • Affidavit attested by the Executive Magistrate that the candidate is applying under “Beti Hai Anmol” scheme.

Results of HP CET 2018

The results for all the candidates who have taken the examination has been released officially on 29th May 2018. The results have been declared online for which the candidates were asked to visit the official website. Candidates had to enter their roll number or name to view the result which will carry section-wise and total marks obtained by the candidate. The result was also made available on the notice board of the University. All candidates who viewed the result had to also make sure to download it and take a print out of the same for future references.

HP CET 2018 Answer key

Check out the HP CET 2018 Provisional answer key for B. Tech/ B. Pharmacy/ B. Pharmacy(Ayur) exam held on 13th May 2018.  Click here to view the answer key of HP CET 2018. 

The HP CET final Answer Key 2018 had been released on 23rd May 2018. Himachal Pradesh Technical University is in charge of releasing the answer key of HP CET. With the help of the answer key, candidates will be able to cross check their answers and have an idea of the probable score that they will be obtaining in the examination. While calculating the scores, candidates will have to follow the official marking scheme. In case the candidate feels he/she is not satisfied with any answer key, the candidate can send their complaints to the Controller of Examination. After this, the final answer key will be released by the concerned authorities.

HP CET Eligibility Criteria

Prior to filling up the application form, all candidates must make sure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions laid down by the exam conducting authority. The eligibility criteria are based on certain parameters like age, educational qualifications, etc. Failure to possess the eligibility criteria will lead to the rejection of the application.

HP CET 2018 Eligibility Criteria are listed below:

  1. Candidates must be a citizen of India.
  2. The candidate should have qualified the 10+2 examination from a recognized board/ University.
  3. Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects – Chemistry/ Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.
  4. Candidates belonging to the general category should have scored minimum 45% marks in aggregate while reserved category candidates should have scored at least 40% marks.

HP CET 2018 Admit Card

The HP CET 2018 Admit Card had been released in online mode on 5th May 2018. The Admit card was duly signed by the controller of examinations and was available on the official website. The Admit card is regarded as one of the most important documents that a candidate must carry to the exam center on the day of the examination. The presence or absence of the same will determine whether a candidate will be allowed to take the exam or not. Candidates were required to go to the official website and download the Admit Card by entering the requisite login credentials. The admit card will carry important information like the name of the candidate, the examination time and date, exam center address, etc. In case of any discrepancy, the aspirant must contact the concerned authority immediately.

To download the HP CET 2018 Admit Card- Click Here

HP CET 2018 Application Form

HP CET 2018 Application Form had been Released. Click the link below to Apply Now!

The HP CET 2018 Application Form had been made available online from 8th March 2018. HP CET application form for B. Tech course had been released online and was available until 28th April 2018. All candidates had to carefully fill up the application form with the correct details. Applicants were first required to register online and then fill the form with all required information. It is suggested that the information provided should be in accordance with the documents possessed by the candidate. Incomplete forms or forms with incorrect details will be rejected. Only one application form per candidate was entertained. Candidates had to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature. The application form was incomplete without the payment of the Application fees. Applicants belonging to the ST, SC, and BPL category will be required to pay Rs. 1400 and those belonging to the general category will be required to pay Rs. 1550. This amount had to be paid through either the offline mode (PNB Challan) or through online mode (credit, debit card, net banking). Candidates must fill and submit the application form correctly and only then were they be able to pay the above-mentioned fee.

Exam Pattern of HP CET 2018

Before starting with the preparation of the exam, every candidate must make sure that they g through the exam pattern. The Exam pattern of HP CET 2018 will include information like the duration of the exam, the mode, the language of the question paper, number of questions, marking scheme, etc. After having a look at the exam pattern, the preparation for each and every candidate will become easier and will help him understand the pattern of the question paper easily. HP CET 2018 Exam pattern has been listed below:

  • The exam will be held on the 13th May 2018 in the offline mode i.e. in pen and paper based mode.
  • HP CET 2018 will be conducted for 3 hours.
  • The question paper will be in the English language.
  • There will be 3 sections namely Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.
  • HP CET 2018 question paper will have 150 questions, 50 from each section.
  • 2 marks will be rewarded for each correct answer and 1/4th marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.

HP CET Subject Wise Syllabus

Along with the exam pattern, candidates must know the syllabus of the exam. The HP CET 2018 syllabus will include topics from physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Knowing the syllabus will help the candidate gather the correct study material and prepare for the examination.

The Physics, chemistry and Mathematics syllabus is given in the table below:


  • 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
  • Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation
  • Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current
  • Current and Magnetic Effects of Magnetism
  • Electronic Equipment
  • Electromagnetic Waves
  • Communication Systems
  • Atoms and Nuclei
  • Hands on Skills


  • States of Matter
  • Atomic Structure
  • Some Basic Concepts of Chemistry
  • Redox Reactions and Electricity
  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Chemical Thermodynamics
  • Chemical Bonding and Molecular Structure
  • Surface Chemistry
  • Periods of Properties and Classification of Elements
  • Isolation of Principles and Methodology Metals
  • S-Block Elements
  • Co-Ordination Compounds
  • P-Block Elements
  • D-F Block Elements
  • Refined and Depiction of Organic Compounds
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Some Basic Principle of Organic Chemistry
  • Oxygen-Containing Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Everyday Life
  • Nitrogen-Rich Organic Compounds
  • Practical Chemistry-Related Related Principles


  • Complex Numbers and Quadratic Equation
  • 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

Merit List of HP CET 2018

The Merit list will be released after the results have been announced officially. HP CET 2018 Merit list will be prepared based on the marks of the candidate. The merit list will contain the name and rank of the candidate. The higher the rank, the more preference will be given to the candidate. Separate merit list will be released for those who have applied through JEE Main 2018 and those who have applied through HP CET 2018. Candidates who have been listed on the merit list will be eligible to participate in the counselling and seat allotment procedure


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