HPCET 2021: Exam Date, Syllabus, Registration

HPCET 2021

HPCET 2021 is expected to be held in May or June. HPTU is likely to announce exam date and commence registrations in February or March. Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU), Himachal Pradesh, conducts the HP Common Entrance Test for admissions of eligible candidates in B.Tech, B. Pharmacy, M.Tech, M. Pharmacy, MBA, MCA, BBA, BCA, BHMCT, B.Sc HMCT, M.Sc. HPCET is an offline exam. However, the application form for it is provided online. The questions in the exam are of MCQ type and the total marks are 100 or 200 depending on course. Scroll below to check out the HPCET 2021 exam dates, application form, syllabus, colleges, courses, and syllabus.

The Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test is conducted only in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The exam is held in different shifts. The selection letter shall is issued to the selected candidates after the completion of all the formalities after the HP CET 2021 examination. Shown below are the important dates.

HPCET 2021Dates (Expected)
Release of application form 1st week of Mar 2021
Last date to fill application form 4th week of Apr 2021
Application form correction May 2021
Admit Card 2nd week of May 2021
Exam Date May-Jun 2021
Result Jun 2021
Counselling Jun-Jul 2021

HP CET 2021 Exam Date

There is no official notice for the HP CET 2021 examination date as of now. But it is expected that the exam will be held in the month of May. In the previous years, the exam dates for HP CET have been as follows:

YearExam Date
2019 11 May – 9 Jun
2018 13 May
2017 13-14 May

HP CET 2021 Syllabus

HPTU prescribes the official syllabus for HPCET every year. By the same token, they will do so for HPCET 2021 as well. However until the HPCET 2021 syllabus is released, you can refer to the last year’s syllabus to start your preparations.

Syllabus Link
HP CET Download Here

HP CET 2021 Exam Pattern

If candidates want to ace the exam with flying colours, then they should understand the exam pattern carefully. It is seperate for each subject and it is as follows. (Following is the expected pattern of HPCET 2021, based on past year exam).

Pattern Common for all:

AspectFeatures of the exam pattern
ModePen and paper
Marking scheme for B. Tech. / B. Pharmacy / B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda) / M. Tech. / M. Pharmacy / MBA / MBA (T&HM) / MCA+2, -0.5
Marking scheme for BBA/BCA/BHMCT/B.Sc. HMCT/M.Sc. Physics/ M.Sc. Environment Science+1, -0.25

Course Wise Exam Pattern

CourseNo. of QsMarksDurationSections
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharmacy) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (Ayurveda) (B.Pharmacy Ayurveda)1503003-Physics
BBA1001002-Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability
-Logical Ability & Reasoning
– General Knowledge and Business awareness
BCA1001002– Logical Ability & Reasoning
– Computer Awareness
BHMCT/ B.Sc. (HM & CT)1001002– General English
– Reasoning, Data Interpretation
Master of Technology (M.Tech)1002003– Aptitude test
– Civil Engg. /Electrical Engg./Electronics & Comm. Engg./Computer Science &Engg./ Mechanical Engg and enng.
Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharmacy)1002003– Aptitude test
– Pharmaceutical Sciences
– Bio-Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence
Master of Computer Applications(MCA) and Master of Business Administration (MBA/ {MBA T&HM})1002002– Verbal Ability
– Quantitative Ability
– Data Interpretation and Reasoning
– General Knowledge and Computer Awareness
M. Sc. Physics1001002Mathematical methods, classical Mechanics, General Properties of matter, Optics, Electricity and magnetism, Modern Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Atomic and Molecular, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Thermodynamics, Solid State Physics and Electronics
M. Sc. Environmental Science1001002Law of Motion, Microbes-diversity, Element and periodicity and Modern theories on the origin of the Earth
Master of Business Administration (MBA)1002002Verbal Ability, Quantitative Ability, Data Interpretation and Reasoning and General Knowledge and Business Awareness

HP CET 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The applicants must read and understand the eligibility criteria before filling the application form for HP CET 2021. If any one is found in ineligible at any stage, the candidature is cancelled.

Age Limit:

For Post Graduation Courses

  • In case of boys, the maximum age is 26 years, in case of girls, the maximum age is 28 years.
  • In case of SC / ST candidates, the maximum age is 29 years.

For Undergraduate courses

  • In case of boys, the maximum age is 22 years, in case of girls, the maximum age is 24 years.
  • In case of SC / ST candidates, the maximum age is 25 years.
Name of Course Eligibility Criteria
B.Tech (Direct Entry)– Qualify class 10+2 or equivalent examination.
– Must have secured 45% marks in Gen category and 40% for SC / ST candidates in Physics, Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subjects.
B. Tech (Lateral Entry)– Must have secured 45% in Diploma examination / B. Passed B.Sc. Degree 40% in SC /ST.
– Must have passed D. Voc. Stream in the same or allied sector.
B. Pharmacy (Direct Entry)-Must have cleared class 10+2 or equivalent examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the Mathematics / Biotechnology / Biology / Technical Vocational subject with 45% and 40% for SC / ST applicants.
B.Pharmacy (Lateral Entry)– Must have passed D.pharmacy from institute approved by Pharmacy Council of India.
B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda)– Must have 45% in PCB Class 12 marks, and 40% in SC /ST
B.Arch (Direct Entry)– Must have passed with 50% in aggregate in Class 12 in PCM.
– Must have secured 50% in Diploma examination with Mathematics
B.Sc. (HM &CT)– Must have passed class 12 with 50% marks.
BHMCT– Must have passed class 12 with 50% marks
M.Tech– Should have completed B.E / B.Tech course with 50% marks and 45% marks in case of reserved category.
BBA / BCA– Must have passed class 12 with 50% marks and 45% marks in SC/ST.
M.Pharmacy– Should have bachelor degree in Pharmacy or equivalent from recognized University with 55% marks and 50% marks in reserved category.
MBA– Should have completed 3 year graduation course with 50% marks and 45% marks in case of reserved category.
MCA (Direct Entry)– Should have passed / appearing bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum 3 years duration and Mathematics at 10+2 or at degree level securing at least 50% marks
– Must have passed B.Sc./ B.Com./ B.A. with Mathematics at 10+2 Level or at Graduation Level.
M. Sc. in Physics– Must have secured 50% in graduation level. For SC / ST it is 45%.
M. Sc. Environmental Science– Must have passed graduation in any stream including subjects Engineering / Medical Sciences, Pharmacy, Architecture.
P G Diploma in Yoga– Must have secured 50% in graduation level. For SC / ST it is 45%.
– Must have a NOC certificate if they are employed.

HP CET 2021 Application Form

The official authority releases the application form for HP CET 2021 on the official website. Candidates can apply for the same online only. They should note that any incomplete HP CET 2021 application form is not considered. First of all, the applicants need to register with basic details like applicant name, father name, email id, mobile number. Then, the username and id is sent to the registered mail id. Candidates can then fill the application, upload documents and pay the relevant application fee.

HP CET 2021 Application Form Fee: The applicant need to pay the fee in online mode like credit / debit card and net banking facility. The below mentioned fee is as per last year.

Name of CourseGeneral SC / ST
B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda)Rs.1400Rs.1550
B.Pharmacy & B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) bothRs.2800Rs,3100
B.Tech & B.Pharmacy bothRs.2800Rs,3100
M.tech Rs.1400Rs.1550

HP CET 2021 Admit Card

HPTU, releases e- HP CET 2021 admit card on the official website i.e himtu.ac.in. It is duly signed by the Controller of Examinations (COE). To download the same, the applicants need to login with their application form number. Only candidates who have their HP CET 2021 e-admit card and valid identity proof like Adhaar Card, Passport etc are allowed to enter the test centre. The e-admit card consists of the important details like:

  • e-admit card number
  • photograph of candidate
  • exam date
  • centre name
  • exam centre address

Candidates need to download and take a print out of the HP CET 2021 Admit Card in A-4 format. They should not mutilate the e-admit card in any way.

HP CET 2021 List of Courses and Admission Crietria

The candidates are allotted seats into the following courses through HP CET 2021.

Note: The admission criteria below is given on the basis of previous year. However, a lot has changed last year and changes are expected this year as well. Hence, we will update the latest information as soon as latest brochure is released.

Name of CourseAdmission Criteria
B.Tech ( Direct)Passed 10+2 with PCM with 45% for Gen category and 40% in case of SC /ST
M.TechPassed B.Tech / B.E with 50% marks and it should 45% in case of ST / ST
B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda)Passed 10+2 with PCB with Maths with 45% for Gen category and 40% in case of SC /ST
M. PharmacyPassed Pharmacy Degree with 50% marks and it should 45% in case of ST / ST
B. PharmacyThe minimum age should be 17 years.
Passed 10+2 with PCB with Maths with 45% for Gen category and 40% in case of SC /ST
MCAPassed 3 year degree with 50%, in case of SC /ST, 45%
MBAPassed 3 year degree with 50%, in case of SC /ST, 45%
B. Tech (Lateral Entry)Diploma held in respective branch by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board
B. Pharmacy (Lateral Entry)Diploma held in respective branch by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board
B. ArchitectureClass 12 Marks
NATA score
JEE MAIN paper 2
B. Sc (HM&CT/BHMCT)Candidates from all streams are eligible, provided they secure 50% in Class 12
and 45% in case of SC / ST
BCACandidates from all streams are eligible, provided they secure 45% in Class 12
and 40% in case of SC / ST
BBACandidates from all streams are eligible, provided they secure 45% in Class 12
and 40% in case of SC / ST
MBA/MBA (T &HM)merit in qualifying exam
PG Diploma in Yogamerit in qualifying exam
M. Sc in PhysicsCandidates who have secured 50% in UG in science stream are eligible, for SC / ST it is 45%.
M. Sc Environmental ScienceCandidates who have secured B.Sc. degree with Botany,
Zoology/Biotechnology and Chemistry or B.Sc. Non- Medical with 50%. In case of SC/ST, it should be 45%

HP CET 2021 Test Centre

The HP CET 2021 exam is expected to be held at the following centres.

  • Bilaspur
  • Chamba
  • Dharamshala
  • Hamirpur
  • Kullu
  • Jammu
  • Nurpur
  • Mandi
  • Shimla
  • Nahan
  • Solan
  • Una
  • Palampur
  • Paonta Sahib
  • Nalagarh
  • Chandigarh
  • Kala AMb

HP CET 2021 Result

HPTU, publishes the HP CET 2021 result on the official website i.e himtu.ac.in. Candidates need to login with their roll number to check the same. A candidate is required to choose the appropriate option at the time of Counselling. The merit list is published on the basis of the marks obtained in the HP CET 2021 exam and category of candidates. An applicant who is eligible for admission in more than one category is admitted in the category of his/her choice subject to availability of seat.

HP CET 2021 Counselling

The qualified candidates have to participate in the counselling session for HP CET 2021. They need to register themselves on the official website and make choices for college and course. Thereafter, the seat allotment result is published. Candidates should note that they are eligible for all rounds of admission, if their name is listed on the HP CET 2021 merit list. Candidates have to carry their documents in the original format only.

  • Certificate of having passed the qualifying examination.
  • Marks-sheet issued by theBoard/University.
  • Matriculation/Higher Secondary Part-I/Indian School Certificates showing the date of birth.
  • National Level Entrance Examination ScoreCard.
  • Character Certificate from the Head of Institution last attended.
  • Bonafide/domicile Certificate issued by the concerned Sub-Divisional Magistrate
  • Executive Magistrate, if applicable.
  • Reserved Category Certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if applicable.
  • Physically Challenged Certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if applicable.
  • Income Certificate issued by the Competent Authority, if applied under Tuition Fee Waiver
  • Scheme.
  • An undertaking/affidavit attested by the Executive Magistrate if applied under Beti Hai Anmol Scheme.
  • Kashmiri Migrants and domicile certificate issued by Competent Authority, if applied under
  • Supernumerary Kashmiri Migrant Quota.
  • In case an intervening period/gap is involved, a certificate/affidavit issued by a Class-I Gazetted Officer/Notary Public shall be required for the entire intervening period/gap showing candidate’s preoccupation after leaving the Institution last attended.
  • Medical Fitness Certificate for Yoga Students.

HP CET 2021 Tuition Fee Waiver Scheme (TFW)

The conducting body offers Fee Waiver Scheme to the needful candidates on the tuition fee only. Candidates who have opted for the TFW scheme, cannot change their institution or course in any case. This scheme cannot be transferred from one category to another. Candidates can check more details below:

Which Course: Bachelor Programmes i.e. B. Tech. (Direct Entry) and to MBA/MCA courses
Sanctioned Intake: Only 5% seat intake is applicable per course is available for admission. The fee waiver is available where a minimum of 30% intake is filled up

HP CET 2021 Participating Institutes

Candidates can check out the Participating Institutes for HP CET 2021 exam from below.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Govt. Engineering College, Sundernagar, District. Mandi
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee Govt. Institute of Engineering & Technology, Pragatinagar
  • Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Engineering. College Kangra
  • HPTU Off-Campus Mahatma Gandhi Govt. Engineering College, Kotla
  • HPTU Off-Campus Hydro Engineering College, Bandla
  • Govt. PG College Dharamshala, Distt. Kangra
  • Green Hills Engineering College, Village- Gandhigram, P.O. Baholi, Nahan Road, Solan
  • Himalayan Institute of Engineering & Technology, Sadhora Road, Kala Amb
  • Himachal Institute of Engineering& Technology, at Vidya Nagar, Tehsil Shahpur
  • K.C. Group of Research & Professional Institutes, VPO. Pandoga Uparala, Tehsil & Distt. Una
  • SIRDA Institute of Engineering Technology, Village Tarot, Mandi
  • Vaishno College of Engineering, Vill. Thapkour, P.O. Bhadroya Tehsil Nurpu

About HP CET

The HP CET examination is held at Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU), Himachal Pradesh. It was established in the year 2010. The University offers both short-term and long-term programmes leading to Advance Diploma and Degrees. The exam is held for 3 hours and 2 hours each respectively. The admission is based on the merit obtained in the HP CET test and the category of the candidate.

For more information, check last year’s HP CET information brochure

Official Website: himtu.ac.in

FAQs on HP CET 2021

In what mode is HP CET 2021 held?

The exam is usually held in the offline mode only.

Do I need to carry filled HP CET 2021 application form at time of counselling?

Yes, candidates need to carry the HP CET 2021 application form at time of counselling

What format print out is permissible for HP CET 2021 admit card?

Candidates have to take a print out in A-4 format.

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