HPCET 2023: Answer Key (Out), Objection Window (Till May 17)

Exam Date

May 14, 2023

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HPCET 2023 answer key for B.Tech and B.Pharm has been released on the official website at himtu.ac.in. The answer key objection window for HPCET 2023 will close on May 17, 2023. Candidates who wish to challenge their answer key must do so before the deadline.

Moreover, HPCET result 2023 will be declared on May 25, 2023, based on the final answer key. Candidates can check the detailed HPCET exam 2023 schedule in the article below.

HPCET is conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU), which provides admission into B.Tech/B.Pharma/BHMCT & B.Sc courses and other PG courses in the participating institutes of the state. Keep reading to know more about the HPCET 2023 exam.

HPCET exam centre 2023 HPCET exam pattern 2023

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HPCET 2023 Answer Key

HPCET 2023 answer key for B.Tech and B.Pharm was released on May 15, 2023, on the official website at himtu.ac.in. Candidates can download their answer key without any login. The answer key objection window for HPCET 2023 will close on May 17, 2023, at 5 PM. Candidates who wish to challenge their answer key can do so through this facility. 

In addition, candidates can also raise objections against their HPCET 2023 answer key by sending a mail to [email protected]. Or they raise objections offline by visiting the COE (Controller of Examinations) office. 

The conducting body will consider the raised objections and release the final answer key. HPCET result 2023 is declared based on the final answer key. The direct HPCET 2023 answer key download link is provided below. 

Steps to Download HPCET 2023 Answer Key

Candidates can follow the steps mentioned below to download HPCET answer key 2023. 

  • Step 1: Candidates must visit the official website of HPCET.
  • Step 2: Click on the 'Provisional Answer Key' link on the homepage.
  • Step 3: HPCET answer key 2023 will appear on the screen.
  • Step 4: Candidates can download the HPCET answer key 2023 as a PDF file for future reference. 
HPCET 2023 Provisional Answer Key
 HPCET 2023 Answer Key Download Link
B.Tech & B.Pharm Download
MBA Download
MCA Download

HPCET 2023 Exam Dates

HPCET 2023 exam was conducted on May 14, 2023. Candidates can get updated with information regarding HPCET 2023 important dates on our website.

HPCET 2023 Exam Dates
Events Important Dates
Start of HPCET 2023 Registrations Mar 21, 2023 
Last Date to Submit HPCET 2023 Application Form Apr 30, 2023 
Release of HPCET 2023 Admit Card May 6, 2023
HPCET 2023 Exam Dates May 14, 2023
HPCET 2023 Answer Key May 15, 2023
Last Date for HPCET Answer Key Objection May 17, 2023
Announcement of HPCET 2023 Result May 25, 2023

Candidates have to keep a tab on the HPCET important dates so they do not miss out on any events related to the exam.

Event Dates
BHMCT & B.Sc(HM & HT) May 14, 2023
BBA May 14, 2023
B.Tech/ B.Pharmacy/ B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) May 14, 2023
BCA May 14, 2023
MBA & MBA (T & HM), M.Tech May 14, 2023
M.Pharmacy/M.Sc, Diploma in Yoga, M.Sc (Physics) & MCA May 14, 2023

Read More: HPCET 2023 Important Dates


Established in 2010, Himachal Pradesh Technical University is responsible for conducting Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test (HPCET) for candidates aspiring to pursue careers in fields like engineering and technology, management, and science education across the state. HPCET is conducted every year through offline mediums. 

The Himachal Pradesh Technical University was established to create value through technical education, training, and management science. The university offers advanced diploma and degree courses to interested candidates.

Courses Offered: Through HPCET 2023 candidates can gain admission to the B.Tech, B.Pharma, M.Tech, M.Pharmacy, MCA, and MBA courses offered by various colleges under HPTU.


Organized by Himachal Pradesh Technical University, for HPCET Exam 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 2023 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 must register again, enter their preferred college and course, and verify their documents. In the table below, you can find all the Important details of the HPCET Exam.

HPCET 2023 Highlights
Exam Name Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test
Full Form HPCET 2023
level State-level
Conducting Body Himachal Pradesh Technical University
Exam Type UG and PG
Exam Mode  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
Official Website himtu.ac.in

HPCET 2023 Courses Offered

The courses offered by HPTU and their duration are given in the table below:

HPCET 2023 Courses Offered
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 2023 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to carefully review the pre-defined eligibility criteria for HPCET 2023 carefully, to avoid making unnecessary mistakes during the admission procedure.

HPCET 2023 eligibility criteria vary for each program. For the B.Tech program, candidates should have Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects and for the B.Pharma program, the main subjects need to be physics and chemistry.

Eligibility criteria consist of all the requirements and conditions the candidates must satisfy to appear for the HPCET Exam 2023. The eligibility criteria for 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 not be allowed to appear for the exam.

  • Percentage Criteria: For B. Tech, B. Pharma, and B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda) programs, 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 2023 examination will not be required to write the HPCET examination. These candidates are eligible for direct admission to the college.

Read More: HPCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria

HPCET 2023 Application Form

HPCET 2023 application form submission's last date was till Apr 30, 2023. HPCET 2023 application form was released on the official website on Mar 21, 2023.

After successfully submitting the HPCET application form, the candidates were advised to take a printout 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 must register on the official website to fill out the HPCET 2023 application form.
  • Documents Required: Along with the filled application form, the candidates must also upload a recent passport size photograph and a scanned signature.

HPCET 2023 Application Process

Candidates can apply for HPCET 2023 online using the HPCET 2023 website.

  • Application Form to HPCET: The candidates must fill up the important details required in the application form, paspassport-sizert 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 2023, fill in the required details and the end upload the scanned copies of the photographs and signature.
  • Payment Mode: The candidates can pay for the Application Form in cash or Demand Draft. Candidates who apply online can pay using a Credit/Debit card or net banking.

Read More: HPCET 2023 Application Form

HPCET 2023 Admit Card

HPCET 2023 admit card is available on the official website on May 6, 2023. Admit cards for HPCET 2023 can be downloaded by entering the application number and selecting the preferred program.

The admit card contains important information about the candidate, like their name, allotted exam centre, place, and category. It is considered an important document for official identification purposes during the exam attempt. 

HPCET 2023 admit card has been issued to all the candidates who have successfully filled and submitted the application form online. Candidates appearing for the exam must download and take a printout of the admit card.

The candidates must carry their original photo ID proof, and HPCET 2023 admit card for verification at the exam centre. Without admit card the candidate will not be allowed to write the exam.

Read More: HPCET 2023 Admit Card

HPCET 2023 Exam Centres

Candidates must opt for any available 16 HPCET 2023 exam 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 in the table below.

HPCET 2023 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

Read More: HPCET 2023 Exam Centres

HPCET 2023 Exam Pattern

HPCET 2023 exam will be conducted offline by filling out 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 for 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

HPCET 2023 Syllabus

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

  • UG Syllabus: HPCET 2023 syllabus for the candidates applying for the undergraduate program will have to prepare 10+2 level subjects like Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Biology.
  • PG Syllabus: Aspirants for MBA, MCA, and M.Pharmacy will have to prepare for the graduate level of general aptitude.

How to Prepare for HPCET 2023 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 2023 entrance exam preparative:

TimeTable: The best way to prepare for the HPCET exam is to prepare a timetable. 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 timetable if you keep delaying the assigned tasks.

Start your Preparations Early: Make sure that start your preparation soon. Starting your HPCET Exam Preparation in advance 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 OYou you Can Solve: 0.5 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer. So make sure that you attempt only the questions whose answers you know. You wouldn't want to lose marks just because you answered a few questions incorrectly.

Read More: HPCET 2023 Syllabus

HPCET 2023 Result

HPCET result 2023 will be released on May 25, 2023, on the official website. The exam authority announces HPCET 2023 result. Candidates can download the Result for HPCET 2023 from the official website. Conducting authority will soon start the counselling process, and qualified candidates will be called for the same.

How to Check HPCET 2023 Results?

HPCET 2023 result is released online by the exam authorities. The candidates can check their scores online. The candidates can follow the steps below to access the result.

  • Step 1: The candidate has to visit the office and social website and provide their name and roll numbers. And then click on "Submit."
  • Step 2: The result is displayed on the screen.
  • Step 3: Candidates must download the result and take a printout for future use.

Read More: HPCET 2023 Results

HPCET 2023 Counselling

HPCET 2023 counselling will start on the official website. Qualified candidates can attend HPCET 2023 Counselling by paying the counselling fee. All the candidates who have cleared the JEE Main must register to participate in the counselling procedure.

The candidates who have managed to clear the HPCET exam will not have to fill out 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 respect-qualified candidates. Candidates must carry all the original mark sheets and certificates along with the HPCET 2023 results for counselling.

Read More: HPCET 2023 Counselling

HPCET 2023 Contact Details

In case of any queries, candidates can reach out to the concerned authorities through the contact details below. 

Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur
Himachal Pradesh 177001, India

Phone: +91 1972 259 577

Email ID: [email protected]

Official Website: www.himtu.ac.in


Who will conduct HPCET 2023?

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) conducts the entrance exam of HPCET 2023 exam.

Will HPCET 2023 be conducted offline or online?

HPCET 2023 exam will be held offline in Exam centres.

When will HPCET application form 2023 be released?

HPCET application form 2023 was released on the official website on Mar 21, 2023.

When will HPCET admit card 2023 release?

HPCET admit card 2023 was released on May 6, 2023.

When will HPCET 2023 exam take place?

HPCET 2023 exam was conducted on May 14, 2023.

When will HPCET result 2023 be declared?

HPCET result 2023 will be released by the conducting authorities on May 25, 2023, on the official website.

When will the HPCET 2023 answer key be released?

HPCET 2023 answer keys were released on May 15, 2023. The objection window for the same will be open till May 17, 2023


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