HPCET 2020: Exam Dates, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Result

Exam Date : May 9, 2020 To June 7, 2020
Result Date : June 14, 2020

Latest Update: The HPCET examination will not be conducted for the year 2020. Admission of candidates will solely be based on their 10+2 or equivalent scores or JEE Mains 2020 scores. To get admission through HPCET candidates will still have to fill and submit the application form along with the application fee. The application process will begin on June 22, 2020, and will be open till June 31, 2020. 

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?

Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (HPCET) operates under Himachal Pradesh Technical University, which was established in 2010 with the purpose of promoting engineering and technology, management, and science education across the state.

  • University Objective: To create value through technical education and training, management and science, The Himachal Pradesh Technical University was established. The university offers advanced diploma and degree courses to the interested candidates.
  • Courses Offered: Through HPCET 2020 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: HPCET 2020 is conducted once in a year via offline mode i.e (pen and paper-based test). Question Paper will have multiple-choice questions with four options, with only one correct answer.


Organized by Himachal Pradesh Technical University, HPCET Exam is candidates aspiring to get admission into B.Tech, B.Pharm, MBA, M.Tech, MCA programs of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. 

It is mandatory for the candidates appearing for the exam to carry their downloaded valid HPCET 2020 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 the HPCET Exam.

HPCET 2020 Highlights
Exam Name Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test
Abbreviated As HPCET 2020
Exam level State-level
Conducting Institute Himachal Pradesh Technical University
Exam type UG and PG
Mode of Exam Offline
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
BBA 3 years
BHMCT & B.Sc 3 years
M.Tech 2 years
B.Pharmacy 4 years
B.Pharmacy(Ayurveda) 4 years
M. Pharmacy 2 years
MCA 2 years
MBA 2 years
M.Tech 2 years
M.Sc (Physics) 2 years
Diploma in Yoga 1 year

HPCET 2020 Exam Dates

The HPCET examination will not be conducted for the year 2020. The admission of candidates will solely be based on their 10+2 or equivalent scores or JEE Mains 2020 scores.

Candidates can get updated with the information regarding HPCET 2020 Important Date on our website. To know detailed information about dates, check HPCET 2020 Important Dates section. Candidates have to keep a tab on the HPCET important dates so that they don’t miss out on any events which are related to the exam.

As of 2020, the Himachal Pradesh Technical University has canceled the HPCET 2020 Entrance examination. The candidates who want to qualify for the respective universities and institutes will now be judged on the basis of the marks scored in their 12th examination and/or JEE Mains 2020 scores. Candidates can start applying from June 22, 2020, to the last date which is July 31, 2020. 

HPCET 2020 Exam Dates
Events Important Dates
Start of HPCET 2020 Registrations June 22, 2020 (Tentative)
Last date to submit the HPCET 2020 application form June 30, 2020 (Tentative)
Release of HPCET 2020 Admit Card Canceled for the year 2020
HPCET 2020 Exam Dates
Announcement of HPCET 2020 Result
  • Application Form: Candidates can fill the HPCET 2020 application form from the official website of HPTU i.e. himptu.ac.in from June 22, 2020 onwards until June 30, 2020.
  • Check HPCET Exam Dates to know more about the exam dates for the corresponding courses.

HPCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria

HPCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria varies for each programme. For the B.Tech programme, candidates should have physics and mathematics as mandatory subjects and for the B. Pharma programme, the main subjects need to be physics and chemistry. To know more about Eligibility Criteria please go through the HPCET 2020 Eligibility Criteria section.

Eligibility criteria consist of all the requirements and conditions that the candidates have to satisfy to appear for the HPCET Exam 2020. The eligibility criteria of the HPCET Exam consist of age limit, nationality, marks in the qualifying examination, educational qualification, etc.

Candidates need to meet the eligibility criteria of HPCET to participate in the entrance examination. Candidates who do not satisfy the eligibility criteria will be not be allowed to appear for the exam.

  • Percentage Criteria: For B. Tech, B. Pharma and B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda) programmes, the candidates should have secured a minimum of 45% marks for the general category and the reserved category (ST/ SC/ OBC) the same should be a minimum of 40%.
  • JEE Main – Candidates who have cleared the JEE Main 2020 examination will not be required to write the HPCET examination. These candidates are eligible for direct admission to the college.

HPCET 2020 Application Form

The HPCET examination will not be conducted for the year 2020. The admission of candidates will solely be based on their 10+2 or equivalent scores or JEE Mains 2020 scores.

Himachal Pradesh Technical University had released the application form for HPCET on the official website. 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 2020 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.

HPCET 2020 Application Process

The Candidates applying can purchase the application form for HPCET 2020 from the university's office or can apply online using the HPCET 2020 website. To know more details candidates can refer to the HPCET 2020 Application Process section.

  • Application Form to HPCET: The Candidates will have to fill up the important details required in the application form, paste the passport size photographs, and do a valid signature on the form. The Candidates will have to mail the form to the provided address. Candidates who are applying online will have to obtain the form from the official website for HPCET 2020, fill in the required details and the end upload the scanned copies of the photographs and signature.
  • Payment Mode: The candidates can make the payment for the Application Form either in cash or Demand Draft. If the candidate is applying online then he/she can make the payment using a Credit/Debit card or net banking.

HPCET 2020 Exam Pattern

HPCET 2020 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 2020 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 2020 entrance exam preparation.

Prepare a Time Table - The best way to prepare for the 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.

HPCET 2020 Admit Card

Admit Card for HPCET 2020 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 2020 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 admit card.

The candidates have to carry their original photo ID proof along with the HPCET 2020 Admit Card for verification at the exam centre. Without admit card the candidate will not be allowed to write the exam.

HPCET 2020 Syllabus

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

  • UG Syllabus: HPCET 2020 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.

HPCET 2020 Exam Centres

Candidates will need to opt for any of the available 16 HPCET 2020 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 2020 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

HPCET 2020 Results

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 2020 results?

The HPCET 2020 Results released on June 14, 2020. The candidates can check their scores in online mode. The steps given below can be followed by the candidates to access the result.

  • The 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.

HPCET 2020 Counselling

Qualified candidates can attend the HPCET 2020 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 2020 result printout for the counselling.

HPCET 2020 Contact Details

Address: Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur

Himachal Pradesh 177001, India

Phone: +91 1972 259 577

E-mail: [email protected]

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 download all the previous year question for SNAP in the exam section.

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 2020 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.