HPCET 2021: Exam Date, Registration, Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Result

Jun 23, 2021 | Computer, Engineering


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.

Latest Updates:

  • Jun 21, 2021: Himachal Pradesh Technical University has released the official notification for HPCET 2021 exam. The online applications will commence from Jun 23, 2021 and the last date to fill the application form is Jul 20, 2021.


What is HPCET?

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 and training, and management science. The university offers advanced diploma and degree courses to interested candidates.

  • Courses Offered: Through HPCET 2021 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, 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 2021 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 2021 Highlights
Exam Name Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test
Abbreviated As HPCET 2021
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 2021 Exam Dates

Candidates can get updated with the information regarding HPCET 2021 Important Date on our website. To know detailed information about dates, check HPCET 2021 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.

HPCET 2021 Exam Dates
Events Important Dates
Start of HPCET 2021 Registrations Jun 23, 2021
Last date to submit the HPCET 2021 application form Jul 20, 2021
Release of HPCET 2021 Admit Card To be announced
HPCET 2021 Exam Dates
Announcement of HPCET 2021 Result

Check HPCET Exam Dates to know more about the exam dates for the corresponding courses.

HPCET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates are advised to go through the pre-defined Eligibility Criteria for HPCET 2021 carefully, to avoid making unnecessary mistakes during the admission procedure.

HPCET 2021 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 2021 Eligibility Criteria section.

Eligibility criteria consist of all the requirements and conditions that the candidates have to satisfy to appear for the HPCET Exam 2021. 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 2021 examination will not be required to write the HPCET examination. These candidates are eligible for direct admission to the college.

HPCET 2021 Application Form

Himachal Pradesh Technical University has released the application form for HPCET on Jun 23, 2021, on the official website. The last date to fill the application form is Jul 20, 2021. After successfully submitting the HPCET application form the candidates are 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 need to register themselves on the official website for filling the HPCET 2021 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 2021 Application Process

The Candidates applying can purchase the application form for HPCET 2021 from the university's office or can apply online using the HPCET 2021 website. To know more details candidates can refer to the HPCET 2021 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 2021, 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 2021 Exam Pattern

HPCET 2021 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 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Admit Card

Admit Card for HPCET 2021 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 and is considered to be an important document for official identification purposes during the exam attempt. 

HPCET 2021 Admit Card will be issued for all the candidates who have successfully filled and submitted the application form online. 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 2021 Admit Card for verification at the exam centre. Without Admit Card the candidate will not be allowed to write the exam.

HPCET 2021 Syllabus

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

  • UG Syllabus: HPCET 2021 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 2021 Exam Centres

Candidates will need to opt for any of the available 16 HPCET 2021 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 2021 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 2021 Results

The HPCET 2021 results will be announced by the exam authority a few weeks after the exam has been conducted. Candidates can download the Result for HPCET 2021 from the official website. 

How to check HPCET 2021 results?

The HPCET 2021 Results will be released on a date mentioned by the exam authorities. The candidates can check their scores online. 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 2021 Counselling

Qualified candidates can attend the HPCET 2021 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 2021 result printout for the counselling.

HPCET 2021 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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