HPCET 2019

Exam Date : 12th May 2019 To 9th June 2019
Result Date : 20th May 2019

Want to get into Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)? Prepare yourself for HPCET Exam by going through the Preparation tips given in the article given below. 

What is HPCET Exam?

The full form of the HPCET is Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test. HPCET is a state level offline entrance exam controlled by Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) situated in Hamirpur. It was established in 2010 by an Act of Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh to promote engineering and technology, management and science education across its state.

  • University Objective: Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) was built with an objective to deliver quality technical education training, innovation, and research To all over the state. Both short-term and long-term programmes are offered by the university in the advanced diploma and degree.
  • Courses Offered: Through HPCET 2019 candidates can gain admission to the B.Tech, B.Pharma, M.Tech, M.Pharmacy, MCA, and MBA courses offered by various colleges under HPTU.
  • About HPCET 2019: HPCET 2019 is conducted once in a year via offline mode i.e (pen and paper-based test). Question Paper of HPCET 2019 will have multiple choice questions with four options, with only one correct answer.HPCET 2018

Important Details

HPCET Exam is conducted by Himachal Pradesh Technical University for admission to its B.Tech, B.Pharm, MBA, M.Tech, MCA programmes. Candidates have to fill the application form of HPCET 2019 in online mode. But before applying for the exam the candidate should make sure to go through the HPCET Eligibility Criteria.

It is mandatory for the candidates appearing for the exam carry their downloaded valid HPCET 2019 admit card to the exam centres. If the candidate fails to carry Admit Card to the exam hall he/she will not be allowed to write the exam. 

To participate in HPCET counselling, candidates have to register again, they have to enter their preferred college and course and get their documents verified. In the table given below, you can find all the Important details of HPCET Exam.

HPCET Important Details
HPCET 2019 Overview
Exam Name Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test 2019 
Abbreviated As HPCET
HPCET 2019 Exam level State level
HPCET 2019 
 Conducting Institute
Himachal Pradesh Technical University
HPCET 2019 
Exam type
UG and PG
HPCET 2019 Mode Offline
HPCET 2019 Question Type Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response
Marking scheme For Every Correct Answer Plus (+) 2 Marks
Negative Marking Negative (-) 0.5 Mark for every Incorrect Answer

Courses Offered

The courses offered by HPTU and their duration is given in the table below -

HPTU courses and their respective duration
Courses  Duration 
B.Tech 4 years
M.Tech 2 years
B.Pharmacy 4 years
B.Pharmacy(Ayurveda) 4 years
M. Pharmacy 2 years
MCA 2 years 
MBA 2 years 

Exam Dates

Candidates can get updated information regarding HPCET 2019 Important Date on our website. To know detailed information about dates, check HPCET 2019 Important Dates section. Candidates have to keep a tab on the HPCET important dates so that they don’t miss out any events which are related to the exam. 

HPCET Important Events and their Dates
Events Important Dates
Start of HPCET 2019 Registrations March 5, 2019
Last date to submit application form of HPCET 2019 May 2, 2019
Release of Admit Card May 9, 2019
HPCET 2019 May 12, 2019
Availability of Provisional Answer Key May 15, 2019
Release of Final Answer Key May 25, 2019
Announcement of Result May 30, 2019
  • Application Form: Candidates can fill the HPCET 2019 application form from the official website of HPTU i.e. himptu.ac.in from 8th March 2019 onwards until 28th April 2019.

Eligibility Criteria

HPCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria varies for each programme. For the B.Tech programme, candidates should have physics and mathematics as mandatory subjects and for B. Pharma programme the main subjects need to be physics and chemistry. To know more about HPCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria please go through HPCET 2019 Eligibility Criteria section.

Eligibility criteria consist of all the requirements and conditions that the candidates have to satisfy to appear for the HPCET Exam 2019. The eligibility criteria of HPCET Exam consists of age limit, nationality, marks in the qualifying examination, educational qualification etc.

It is essential for candidates to meet the eligibility criteria of HPCAET to participate in the entrance examination. Candidates who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria will be not be allowed to appear for the HPCET 2019 exam. 

  • Percentage Criteria: For B. Tech, B. Pharma and B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda) programmes, the candidates should have secured a minimum of 45% marks for general category and for the reserved category (ST/ SC/ OBC) the same should be a minimum of 40%.
  • JEE Main – Candidates who have cleared the JEE Main 2019 examination will not be required to write the HPCET examination. These candidates are eligible for direct admission to the college.

Application Form

Himachal Pradesh Technical University had released the application form for HPCET 2019 in online mode on 8th March 2019. After successfully submitting the HPCET application form the candidates are advised to take a print out of the confirmation page. The printed application form has to be submitted to the authorities through email or by personally sending it to the prescribed address. 

All the important details regarding the application form are given below.

  • Application Form Details: Candidates should enter all the details correctly and appropriately. The candidates need to register themselves on the official website for filling the HPCET 2019 Application Form.
  • Documents Required: Along with the filled application form, the candidates should also need to upload a recent scanned passport size photograph and the scanned signature.

Exam Pattern

The HPCET 2019 Exam Pattern is the exam will be conducted offline by filling the provided OMR sheet to answer the objective questions. Two marks will be awarded for every correct answer and 0.5 marks will be deducted for incorrect or opting more than one answer.

The Exam Pattern varies according to the course of the candidate. Given below are the exam pattern for different courses - 

B.Tech/ B.Pharmacy

B.Tech/ B.Pharmacy Exam Pattern
SubjectS Number of questions Marks
Mathematics/Biology 50 100
Physics 50 100
Chemistry 50 100


MBA/MCA Exam Pattern
SubjectS Number of questions Marks
Verbal ability 25 50
Quantitative ability 25 50
Data interpretation and reasoning 25 50
General knowledge and computer awareness 25 50


M.Tech Exam Pattern
SubjectS Number of questions Marks
Civil/Electrical/ Computer Science/ Mechanical 60 120
Engineering Mathematics 25 50
Aptitude test 15 30


M.Pharmacy Exam Pattern
Subject Number of questions Marks
Pharmaceutical Sciences 60 120
Biochemistry/ Microbiology 25 50
Aptitude test 15 30

How to prepare for HPCET Exam?

If you are focusing to crack the HPCET Exam, then you should try and follow these simple tips given below to stay ahead of others in the HPCET 2019 entrance exam preparation.

Prepare a Time Table - The best way to prepare for HPCET exam is to prepare a time table. Set long term and short term goals for yourself. This will help you to become more disciplined and helps you get rid of all the distractions. Do not procrastinate. There is no point in preparing a time table if you keep on delaying the assigned tasks.

Start your Preparations Early - Make sure that start your preparation soon. Starting your HPCET Exam Preparation in advance, this will give you enough time to prepare for the exam and will also give you a lot of spare time for revision.

Attempt only the ones you can solve - 0.5 of the marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. So make sure that you attempt only the questions whose answer you know. You wouldn't want to lose any marks just because you answered a few questions wrong.

Admit Card

Admit Card for HPCET 2019 can be downloaded by entering the application number and selecting the preferred programme. The admit card contains important information of the candidate like their name, allotted exam centre, place and category.

HPCET 2019 Admit Card will be issued for all the candidates who have filled the application form online and submitted successfully. Candidates appearing for the exam have to download and take a print out of the HPCET 2019 admit card.

The candidates have to carry their original photo ID proof along with the HPCET 2019 Admit Card for verification at the exam centre. Without admit card the candidate will not be allowed to write the exam.


The syllabus is different for both PG and UG courses. The syllabus for HPCET is as given below-

  • UG Syllabus: HPCET 2019 Syllabus for the candidates applying for the undergraduate programme will have to prepare 10+2 level subjects like physics, chemistry, mathematics, and biology.
  • PG Syllabus: Aspirants for MBA, MCA, M. Pharmacy will have to prepare the graduate level of general aptitude.

Exam Centres

Candidates will need to opt for any of the available 16 HPCET 2019 exams centres according to their preference. Exam centre details will be printed on the admit card for the candidate's reference.

The list of Exam Centres for HPCET is given in the table-

HPCET 2019 Exam City
S.No Exam City S.No Exam City
1 Bilaspur 9 Paonta Sahib
2 Mandi 10 Hamirpur
3 Shimla 11 Jammu
4 Kullu 12 Solan
5 Chamba 13 Una
6 Dharamshala 14 Palampur
7 Nalagarh 15 Nurpur
8 Nahan 16 Chandigarh


Himachal Pradesh Technical University had declared the result of HPCET 2019 on #result_date in online mode. HPCET 2019 Results can be downloaded by the candidates by visiting the official website. A hard copy of the result displayed on the website needs to be carried by the candidate for the counselling process.

How to check HPCET 2019 results?

The HPCET 2019 Results released on May 30. The candidates can check their scores in online mode. The steps given below can be followed by the candidates to access the result.

  • Candidate has to provide his/her name and their roll numbers. And then click on "Submit".
  • The result is displayed on the screen.
  • Candidates then have to download the result and take a print out for future use.


Qualified candidates can attend the HPCET 2019 Counselling by paying the counselling fee. All the candidates who have cleared the JEE Main have to register to participate in the counselling procedure.

The candidates who have managed to clear the HPCET exam will not have to fill the application form and they can come for the counselling directly. 50% of the seats are reserved for JEE Main candidates and the rest are reserved for HPCET qualified candidates. Candidates need to carry all the original mark sheets and certificates along with the HPCET 2019 result printout for the counselling.

Contact Details

Address: Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur

Himachal Pradesh 177001, India

Phone: +91 1972 259 577


Website: himtu.ac.in 

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Colleges which accept [HPCET]

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Pharmacy [B.Pharm], batch of 2021
09 May 2019
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process

B.pharma Eligibility: 10+2 (PCB/PCM) Duration: 8 semesters Basis of Admission: Merit of HPCET or any other equivalent test followed by Personal Interview. Vacant seats, after exhausting the merit list of HPCET, are to be filled on the basis of merit of 10+2 with candidates hav- ing at least 50% marks. No. of Seats: 100 B Pharmacy (Lateral Entry) Eligibility: Diploma in Pharmacy with 50% marks from an institution approved by Pharmacy Council of India Basic of Admission: By merit of qualifying examination No of seats: As per PCI /AICTE/ UGC norms We focus on imparting quality education with skilled prac- tical efficiency pertaining to the pharmaceutical sciences to provide standard pharmaceutical services ethics to hospital and community pharmacies, drug manufacturing indus- tries, marketing, national/regional health bureaus, teaching and research institutes, drug administration, quality control/ quality assurance and as per aspirations of pharmaceutical industries. The curriculum also includes an industrial train- ing in a pharmaceutical company.

Want to get in ?
Bachelor of Technology [B.Tech] (Computer Science and Engineering), batch of 2020
04 Apr 2017
Eligibility Criteria and Admission Process
  • After 12th direct admission at IEC University Baddi Campus or admission through jeee main & HPCET test.

Discussion Forum

I want HPCET prevous year question papers to check the paper pattern and question pattern.

I want HPCET prevous year question papers to check the paper pattern and question pattern.

Asked By: Govind harde,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Govind,

There is a particular section dedicated to the previous year question papers. You can visit the Previous Year Paper link to read and download all the question papers.

I got 70 mark in HPCET can i take admission JNEC sundernagar.

I got 70 mark in HPCET can i take admission JNEC sundernagar.

Asked By: Arvimd meshram,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hello Arvind,

 It depends on the difficulty of the exam and your caste and category. Also, it depends on the cutoff.
You can use the link here to know which college you can get.

Is PGDM course available through HPCET ?

Is PGDM course available through HPCET ?

Asked By: Subhanu Rathore,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hey Subhanu,

PGDM course is not available but MBA Course through HPCET is there.

Is inorganic Chemistry part of the syllabus or not?

Is inorganic Chemistry part of the syllabus or not?

Asked By: Rahul Sarda,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Rahul,

Yes, inorganic chemistry is a part of the syllabus.


HP CET in Jammu Exam Centre

I am a candidate from Srinagar. I wish to attempt for HP CET. Will I be able to attempt for HP CET from my home state itself?

Asked By: Toba Qureshi,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, you will be able to write the exam, provided you clear the Eligibility Criteria for HP CET.

As a new Exam Centre has also been introduced in the Jammu & Kashmir region itself for HP CET, you will be able to opt Jammu itself as your Exam Centre.

Admit Card to HP CET

How do I get the Admit Card to HP CET?

Asked By: Laila H Ali,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

In order to get the Admit Card to HP CET, the candidates can follow the instructions below:

  • Go to the Official Website of Himachal Pradesh Technical University.
  • Click on the link “HPCET 2017 Admit Card”.
  • Fill up the HPCET Application number you got during registration.
  • Your HPCET Admit Card will appear on the screen with all the details mentioned, provided by you during the Application Process.
  • Download the HPCET Admit Card and take a printout.

HPCET 2017 Pharmacy seat

If I attempt the HPCET exam. Will I get a Pharmacy seat?

Asked By: Ashwini Thiyagu,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Yes, candidates who attempt the HPCET exam and qualify in it will be eligible for a Pharmacy seat.

HPCET 2017 Overview

What is HPCET?

Asked By: Aishwarya Murthy,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (HPCET) is conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Technical University. It is a state level exam. It is conducted to shortlist candidates for admissions in various engineering courses and other courses. Around 50,000 candidates apply for 7,292 seats in various Institutes of Himachal Pradesh.

HP CET 2017 Exam date

When will the HP CET exam be conducted on?

Asked By: Saddiq Haif,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

The Official Date to HP CET has been brought out by the Board and it will be held on the 14th of May 2017.

About HPCET 2017

What are the important things to know about the HPCET 2017?

Asked By: Paul N,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test is conducted every year by the Himachal Pradesh Technical University and is largely referred to as HPCET.

HPCET is a state-level entrance test organized to shortlist deserving candidates for admissions in various engineering courses and other courses like Pharmacy, MBA, MCA to various institutes in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

The B.Tech seats in various colleges of Himachal Pradesh state are offered to the aspiring students on the basis of the JEE Main 2017 or the HPCET merit. In a single year, around 50,000 candidates are applying for 7,292 total available seats in various Institutes of Himachal Pradesh.

The students are advised to visit the official website of Himachal Pradesh Technical University to fill up the HPCET application form available from the month of March 2017.