HPCET 2021: Himachal Pradesh Technical University conducts the HPCET exam for the selection of the students in engineering courses. Admission takes into consideration for both the lateral entry and degree courses. Candidates can fill the HPCET Application Form in an online mode. HPCET 2021 Entrance exam will take place in an offline mode i.e pen and paper. If candidates want to apply for more than one course then a separate application is required to be submitted for each program. HPCET online form  available on the official site. Candidates who will qualify for JEE Main 2021 are eligible for direct admission. Seat allotment will take place as per the performance of the candidates. Read the article given below to get detailed information about the HPCET application form, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc.

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HPCET 2021 Highlights

Name of the examHimachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test
Common NameHPCET
LevelState Level
Exam CategoryUndergraduate
Exam ModeOffline
Registration ModeOnline
Conducting BodyHimachal Pradesh Technical University
Official Websitewww.himtu.ac.in

HPCET 2021 Exam Dates

HPCET stands for Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test. It is a common examination conducted for B. Tech and M. Tech. The candidate will be required to first fill the HP CET online application form 2021. Candidates must have a look at the HPCET dates given below in order to note the events and their respective dates.

Availability of HPCET 2021 Application FormJune 2021
Last day for submitting the application formOctober 2021
Correction Facility Will Open
Online Counselling Form Registration (Uploading of the documents and Preferences)
Verification of the backward area, defence, and sports activities
1st Round Counselling
Fo all categories UG/PG level
Last date to confirm the seats
Last date to report at the respective institutes
2nd Round Of Counselling (Against the vacant seats)
Online counselling form
2nd Round Fo all categories UG/PG level
Last date to confirm the seats
Last date to report at the respective institutes

HPCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Before applying, candidates must make sure that they fulfill all eligibility criteria laid down by the exam conducting authority. The HPCET eligibility criteria will be based on various parameters like age, nationality, educational qualification, etc. Candidates can check if they fit into all HPCET eligibility criteria which are given below.

  • Nationality – The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  • Educational Qualification – He/she must have qualified class 12th from a recognized Board/ University
  • Qualifying subjects – Candidate should have qualified with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects – Chemistry/ Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.
  • Qualifying Marks – Candidates belonging to the general category should have scored a minimum of 45% marks in aggregate while reserved category candidates should have scored at least 40% marks.

Note: Direct Admission to the JEE Main 2021 qualified candidates.

Thus for lateral entry and direct entry, candidates must be eligible as per their entry.

B. Tech (Direct)  for  4 yearsThe candidate must have passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology/ Technical Vocational subject securing at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken togethe
B. Tech (Lateral Entry) for 3 yearsA. The candidate must have passed Diploma examination from an AICTE approved institution; with at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) in appropriate branch of Engineering/Technology.

B. Passed B.Sc. Degree from a recognized University as defined by UGC, with at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidates belonging to reserved category) and passed 10+2 standard with Mathematics as a subject.

C. Provided that in case of students belonging to B. Sc stream, shall clear the subjects of Engineering Graphics/ Engineering Drawing and Engineering Mechanics of the first year Engineering Program along with the second year subjects.

D. Provided further that the students belonging to B.Sc. Stream shall be considered only after filling the supernumerary seats in this category with students belonging to the Diploma stream.

E. Provided further those students, who have passed Diploma in Engineering & Technology from an AICTE approved institution or B.Sc. degree from a recognized University as defined by UGC, shall also be eligible for admission to the first year Engineering Degree Courses subject to vacancies in the first year class in case the vacancies at lateral entry are exhausted.

F. Passed D. voc. Stream in the same or allied sector. However, the admission shall be based strictly on the eligibility criteria as mentioned in A, B, C, E and F above.

HPCET 2021 Application Form

All candidates who are going to appear for HPCET 2021 have to fill the HPCET application form in online mode. The application form will be released on the official website. Candidates have to carefully fill up the application form with correct details. It is suggested that the information provided by each candidate should be in accordance with the documents possessed by the candidate.

The application form will be incomplete without payment of HPCET 2021 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 are advised to submit their filled application form on or before the last given date.

HPCET 2021 Exam Pattern

When starting off with HPCET exam preparation, candidates must make sure to check the HPCET 2021 exam pattern. The exam pattern contains details about the exam like duration, mode of the exam, number of questions, marking scheme, etc.

Check the HPCET exam pattern given below.

Mode of the ExamOffline i.e. in pen and paper-based mode.
Exam Duration3 hrs
Mode of languageEnglish Language
SubjectsPhysics, Chemistry, and Mathematics
Total No. of Questions150 questions (50 from each section)
Total Marks300 marks
Marking Scheme
  • 2 marks will be rewarded for each correct answer
  • 1/4th marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.

HPCET Syllabus 2021

After knowing the exam pattern, candidates must know the HPCET syllabus for Physics, chemistry, and mathematics. The syllabus will contain topics from class 11th and 12th. The syllabus of HPCET will help the candidate to prepare better for the exam and focus on bulky sections.

Physics Chemistry Mathematics
Laws of MotionStates of MatterComplex Numbers and Quadratic Equation
Physics and MeasurementAtomic StructureSet Relations and Functions
Motions RotationSome Basic Concepts of ChemistrySequences & Series
Work, Energy and PowerRedox Reactions and ElectricityDeterminants of Matrices
Theory of Gases DynamicsChemical KineticsPermutations and Combinations
Properties of Solids and LiquidsChemical ThermodynamicsMathematical Induction
Oscillations and WavesChemical Bonding and Molecular StructureBinomial Theorem and Its Common Applications
Current PowerSurface ChemistryDifferential Equations
Dual Nature of Matter and RadiationPeriods of Properties and Classification of ElementsIntegral Calculus
Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentIsolation of Principles and Methodology MetalsLimit, Continuity and Differentiability
Current and Magnetic Effects of MagnetismS-Block ElementsThree Dimensional Geometry
Electronic EquipmentCo-Ordination CompoundsStatistics and Probability
Electromagnetic WavesP-Block ElementsMathematical Reasoning
Communication SystemsD-F Block ElementsCoordinate Geometry
Atoms and NucleiRefined and Depiction of Organic CompoundsVector Algebra
Hands-on SkillsEnvironmental ChemistryVector Calculus
Some Basic Principle of Organic ChemistryNumerical Methods
Oxygen-Containing Organic ChemistryLinear Algebra
Chemistry of Everyday LifePartial Differential Equations
Nitrogen-Rich Organic CompoundsComplex Variables
Practical Chemistry-Related Related PrinciplesOrdinary Differential Equations
Probability and Statistics

HPCET 2021 Admit Card

The HPCET admit card 2021 will release in online mode. Candidates who have filled and submitted the application form can download their hall ticket in an online mode. The HPCET admit card will act as proof of the identity of the candidate. Candidates will be required to download the admit card from the download link provided here (occur at the time of the event). The admit card will carry important information related to the examination like the name and address of the exam venue, exam timings, photograph and signature of the candidate, and other details. It is mandatory for candidates to carry HPCET admit card to the exam centre without which no candidate will be able to take the exam.

HPCET Answer Key 2021

The exam conducting authority will release the provisional and final answer key of HPCET 2021. The answer key will be published in an online mode on the official website. HPCET 2021 answer key will carry all correct answers to questions asked in the examination. With the help of the HPCET answer key, candidates will not only know the correct answers but will also be able to calculate their probable score of the exam. This will also help the candidate know whether they will be able to get admission in the desired college or not.

HPCET Result 2021

Candidates who will take the Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test will be able to view and download their HPCET result. HIMTU, which is also the exam conducting body will announce HPCET results in an online mode. The result will reflect the performance of each candidate in the examination. Candidates must keep their exam roll number ready in order to view the result. HP CET result will be available in the form of a scorecard.

HPCET Merit List 2021

After the announcement of the result, the admission authority will release the HPCET 2021 merit list. The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the performance of the candidates in the HPCET exam.  While making the list of other factors are also taken into consideration such as category, institution seat availability, etc. There will be a separate list for the JEE Main Candidates and  HP CET qualified candidates. Thus seat allotment will take place as per the merit list.

Documents Required For The Verification

  • JEE Main 2021
  • Proof of date of birth (10th standard certificate)
  • Mark sheet from a recognized university or board
  • Character certificate from the last attended institute
  • Domicile Certificate
  • Reserved category certificate (if applicable)
  • 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

Programmes Offered in Institution and No. of Participating Institutes

Courses available in the Himachal Pradesh Engineering Institution are:

S No.Name Of The Programme
1Computer Science & Engineering
2Electronics & Communication Engineering
3Electrical & Electronics Engineering
4Civil Engineering
5Electrical Engineering
6Mechanical Engineering
7Information Technology
8Textile Engineering
9Production Engineering
10Automobile Engineering

Participating Institutes are:

Sl. No.Name of Participating Institutes
1Vaishno College of Engineering, Nurpur
2SIRDA Institute of Engineering Technology NH-21, Naulakha
3MIT College of Engineering & Management, Barsar
4Himalayan Institute of Engineering & Technology, Kala Amb
5T.R. Abhilashi Memorial Institute of Engineering & Technology, Mandi
6Shiva Institute of Engineering & Technology, Bilaspur
7L.R. Institute of Engineering & Technology
8IITT College of Engineering, Kala Amb
9Himachal Institute of Technology, Sirmour
10K.C. Group of Research and Professional Institute, Pandoga

Himachal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Vidyanagar

12Green Hills Engineering College, Kumarhatti
13DevBhumy Institute of Engineering & Technology, Una
14Bells Institute of Management & Technology, Shimla
15Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College, District Kangra
16Govt. Engg. College Jeory, Rampur
17Atal Bihari Vajpayee Govt Institute of Engineering and Technology, Pragatinagar
18J.N. Govt. Engineering College, Bhechandhar, Sundernagar



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