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HPCET 2021 Syllabus

HPCET Syllabus 2021

HPCET Syllabus 2021 will be announced by Himachal Pradesh Technical University. The syllabus for HPCET is provided by HPTU along with the information brochure of the entrance examination. It is available as pdf for various UG and PG courses. The candidates eyeing for admission in HPTU and its affiliated colleges have to clear HPCET and for that, they must know the syllabus. By knowing the syllabus for HPCET, the candidates will get to know the important topics and chapters from which questions are framed in the examination.

The syllabus for HPCET is different for each subjects. The PDF given below contains the HPCET B.Tech / B.Pharm / B.Arch / BBA / BCA / BHMCT / MCA / M.Tech / BHMCT etc courses.

Candidates can also check the syllabus of HP CET 2021 from the below, for each course.

HP CET 2021 Syllabus for B.Tech / B.Pharm / B.Pharm (Ayurveda)


  • Sets, Relations and Functions
  • Matrices and Determinants
  • Integral calculus
  • Complex numbers and quadratic equations
  • Permutations and combinations
  • Mathematical Indication
  • Differential Equations
  • Co-ordinate Geometry
  • Sequence and series
  • Limit, continuity and differentiability
  • Vector algebra
  • Statistics and probability

Physics: The syllabus for Physics contain two sections – A and B. The section A specifies the Theory part having 80% weightage and section B contain Practical component (Experimental Skills) having 20% weightage.

  • Units and measurement
  • Kinematics
  • Laws of motion
  • Work, energy and power
  • Rotational motion
  • Gravitation
  • Properties of solids and liquids
  • Thermodynamics
  • Kinetic theory of gases
  • Oscillations and waves
  • Electrostatics
  • Current electricity
  • Magnetic effects of current and magnetism
  • Optics
  • Communication systems
  • Electronic devices
  • Elcetromagnetic devices
  • Atoms & Nuclei
  • Dual nature of matter and radiation


Section A – Physical Chemistry

  • Some basic concepts in Chemistry
  • States of matter
  • Atomic structure
  • Chemical bonding and molecular structure
  • Chemical thermodynamics
  • Redox reactions and electrochemistry
  • Solutions
  • Chemical Kinematics
  • Equilibrium
  • Surface Chemistry

Section B – Inorganic Chemistry

  • Classification of elements and periodicity in properties
  • General principles and processes of isolation of metals
  • Hydrogen
  • Block elements (Alkali and Alkaline Earth Metals)
  • d and f block elements
  • p block elements
  • Co-ordination compounds
  • Hydrocarbons
  • Environmental chemistry

Section – C

Organic chemistry

  • Purification and characterization or organic compunds
  • Organic compounds containing oxygen
  • Organic compounds containing Halogens
  • Some basic principles of organic chemistry
  • Organic compounds containing nitrogen
  • Polymers
  • Biomolecules
  • Chemistry in everyday life
  • Principles related to practical chemistry

Biology (Contains topics from class 11th and 12th syllabus)

  • Diversity in living world
  • Structural organisation in plants and animals
  • Cell structure and function
  • Plant physiology
  • Human physiology
  • Reproduction
  • Genetics and evolution
  • Biology & human welfare
  • Biotechnology & its applications
  • Ecology & environment

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HP CET 2021 Syllabus for BBA

Section A (Quantitative Aptitude and Numerical Ability): Number Series, Number System, Average, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Ration and Proportion, Clocks and Calendars etc.

Section B (Logical Ability & Reasoning): Alphabet Test, Classification, Series, Seating Arrangement, Blood Relations, Logical Order of Words, Input-Output etc

Section C (English Language): Rearrangement, Sentence Completion, Spelling Test, Antonyms and Synonyms etc.

Section D (GK and Corporate Awareness): Questions from History, Geography, Indian Polity, Indian Economy, Public Sector Undertakings, Company Profiles of Top Global Companies etc

HP CET 2021 Syllabus for M.Sc Environmental Science

Section A: Law of motion: Work, Energy and Pwer, Gas Laws, Gravitation, Joules’ Law, The Plank Function, Matrices and Determinants etc

Section B: Microbes Diversity: Structure and Reproduction, Concepts and Dynamics of Community, Mutations, Organic Evolution etc.

Section C: Element and Periodicity: Reaction, Mechanism, Ionic, Covalent and Complex Compounds, Heterocycle Compounds, Current Environmental issues etc

Section D: Modern Theories on Origin of the Earth: Internal Structure of Earth, Theory of Plate Tectonics, Rock-forming minerals, Biogeochemical cycle, Environmental Geology etc

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HP CET 2021 Syllabus for BCA

English Language & Comprehension: Spotting Errors, Rearrangement, Sentence Completion, Sentence Completion, Sentence Improvement, Synonyms and Antonyms, Spelling Test, One Word Substitution, Idioms and Phrases, Cloze Test, Reading Comprehension.

Logical Ability & Reasoning: Alphabet Test, Word Formation, Coding – Decoding, Analogy Test, Classification, Series Test, Sitting Arrangement, Number, Ranking and Time Sequence Test, Direction Sense Test, Blood Relations, Mathematical Operations, Analytical Reasoning, Logical order of words, Input-Output, Data Sufficiency, Eligibility Test, Statement and it’s Products, Assertion and Reason, Cause and Reason, Syllogism, Venn-Diagram, Cube and Dice, Figure Analogy, Image Test, Counting of Figures Completion of Figures, Paper Folding and Paper Cutting, Embedded Figures, Formation of Figures, Grouping of Identical Figures.

Mathematics: Sets, Relations and Functions, Complex Number and Quadratic Equations, Sequence and Series, Matrices and Determinants, Permutations and Combinations, Binomial Theorem, Probability, Trigonometric Ratios and Equations, Properties of Triangles and Inverse Trigonometric Functions, Cartesian System and Lines, Circle, Conic Section, Limits, Continuity and Differentiability, Differential Coefficient and Its Application, Indefinite Integration, Definite Integration and Its Applications, Different Equations, Vector Algebra and Three Dimensional 5 Pace, Statistics

Computer Awareness: Computer Fundamentals and PC Applications, Operating Systems, Computer hardware parts and controls, Basic computer terminology, Basic internet knowledge and protocols, Database Management System, Number System, Operating System,, History  of  Computer,  Network  basics  (LAN  & WAN), Computer abbreviation, Security Tools, Virus, Hacking, Software names and usages (Microsoft Office) And, Computer Shortcuts.

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HP CET 2021 Syllabus for BHMCT/B.Sc. (HM& CT)

Section A: General English

Comprehension  of  passage,  Verbal  Reasoning,  Syllogisms,  Antonyms,  Fill  in  the  Blanks,  Jumbled paragraphs  with  4  or  5  sentences,  Sentence  Correction,  Sentence  completion,  Sentence  Correction, odd man out, idioms, one – word substitution, Different usage of same word etc.

Section B: General Knowledge

Current  National  and  International  Affairs,  Business,  Punch  line  of  companies,  Top  officials  of  big companies,  Major  corporate  events,  Trade  and  Commerce,  Famous  award  and  prizes  Science, Scientific  Inventions,  Social  Science,  Geography,  International  organizations  History,  Social  issues, Culture, Entertainment, Politics etc. Sports, Finance, Automobiles, Travel and Tourism

Section C: Reasoning 

Critical  reasoning,  Visual  reasoning,  Assumption–Premise–Conclusion,  Assertion  and  reasons, Statements  and  assumptions,  identifying  valid  inferences,  identifying  Strong  arguments  and  Weak arguments, Statements and Conclusions, Cause and Effect, Identifying Probably true, Probably false, definitely true, definitely false kind of statement, Linear arrangements, Matrix arrangements.

Puzzles,  Syllogisms,  Functions,  Family  tree – identifying  relationship  among  group  of  people, Symbol Based problems, Coding and decoding, Sequencing, identifying next number in series, etc.

Section D: Data  Interpretation: There will be questions of data interpretation which will be mostly based on various graphs.

Graphs: Column  graphs,  Bar  Graphs,  Line  charts,  Pie  Chart,  Graphs  representing Area,  Venn diagram etc.

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HP CET 2021 Syllabus for M.Tech

General Aptitude

(a) Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning, and verbal deduction.

(b) Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation

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HP CET 2021 Syllabus for M.Pharmacy

Section A: General Aptitude

(a) Verbal Ability: English grammar, sentence completion, verbal analogies, word groups, instructions, critical reasoning, and verbal deduction.

(b) Numerical Ability: Numerical computation, numerical estimation, numerical reasoning and data interpretation

SECTION-B: PharmaceuticsClick here for the syllabus of this section.

SECTION-C : Biochemistry Click here for the syllabus of this section.

HP CET 2021 Syllabus for MBA/ MBA (T&HM) &MCA

Section A: Verbal Ability: VocabularyBased (SynonymsAntonyms), English Usage or Grammar, SentenceCorrection, Fill in the blanks, Close Passage, Analogies or Reverse Analogies, Jumbled Paragraph, Meaning-Usage Match, Summary Questions, Verbal Reasoning, Facts/Inferences/Judgements, Reading Comprehension.

Section-B: Quantitative Ability: Geometry (Lines, angles, Triangles, Spheres, Rectangles, Cube, Cone etc.), Ratios and Proportion, Percentages, In-equations Quadratic and linear equations, Algebra, Profit & Loss Averages, Partnership (Accounts), Time-Speed-Distance, Workandtime, Number system, HCF & LCM Geometric Progression, Arithmetic progression, Arithmetic mean, Geometric mean, Harmonic mean, Median, Mode, Number Base System, BODMAS, Menstruation, Allegation & Mixtures, Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Set Theory, Venn diagram, Installment Payments, Clocks, Probability, Permutations Combinations, Trigonometry, Vectors, Binomial Expansion, Co-ordinate geometry, Logarithm, Calendar, Maxima & Minima Progression, Surds & Indices, Complexnumbers.

Section D: Data  Interpretation: There will be questions of data interpretation which will be mostly based on various graphs.

Graphs: Column  graphs,  Bar  Graphs,  Line  charts,  Pie  Chart,  Graphs  representing Area,  Venn diagram etc.

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HP CET 2021 Syllabus for M. Sc. Physics

Section A: Mathematical methods, and Classical mechanics and general properties of matter

SECTION-B: Optics, Electricity and magnetism

SECTION-C: Modern Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics

SECTION-D: Atomic and Molecular, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Thermodynamics, Solid State Physics and Electronics,

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HP CET 2021 Syllabus for M.Sc Environmental

Section A:

Law of   Motion, Work,   Energy and Power,   Gravitation; Gas Laws, The First   Law of Thermodynamics,  Joule’s  Law,  Specific  Heats,  Enthalpy,  Adiabatic  Processes;  The  Spectrum of Radiation,  Blackbody  Radiation,  The  Planck  Function,  Wien’s  Displacement  Law,  The  Stefan – Boltzmann  Law,  Kirchhoff’s  Law,  Beer’s  Law;  Interaction of light with matter:  Transmission, Absorption,  Scattering;  Beer – Lambert’s Law; Atomic Absorption and Atomic Emission Spectra, X-Rays and Interaction of X-Rays with Matter. Single variable calculus: domain and range, maxima and minima,   continuity, differentiability,   integration;   matrices and determinants;   eigen values and eigenvectors; permutation and combination; ordinary differential equations with constant coefficients; analytic functions; groups and subgroups.

Section B:

Microbes-diversity,  structure  and reproduction.  General  account  of  infection,  Phytoimmunology; Microbiology-Role  in  agriculture,  industry,  medicine  and  pollution  combatment;  Important  plant diseases   caused   by   viruses,   bacteria,   fungi   and   nematodes;   Cryptogams   and   Gymnosperms -classification,  distribution,  diversity,  structure  and  reproduction  from  evolutionary  view  point; Angiosperms – Systematics,  anatomy,  embryology,  palynology  and  phylogeny;  various  systems  of Classification; Non – chordata and chordates – General characters, nutrition, locomotion, reproduction of Protozoa,  Coelenterata,  Platyhelminthes,  Nemathelminthes,  Annelida,  Arthropoda,  Mollusca,  and Echinodermata, comparative study of Pisces, Amphibia, Reptilia and Mammalia; Cell and Molecular Biology – Techniques  of  Cell  Biology,  Prokaryotic  and  eukaryotic  cells,  Linkage  and  crossing  over – methods  of  gene  mapping  including  molecular  maps;  sex  determination  and  molecular  basis  of  sex differentiation,   Mutations;   Organic   evolution;   Ecology – Ecosystem   structure   and   function   of eco system,  food  chains,  food  webs  and  ecological  succession;  Ecological  factors,  Concepts  and dynamics of community, Plant succession, Concepts of biosphere, Ecosystems and their conservation, Pollution, afforestation, deforestation and social forestry, Endangered plants, endemism and Red Data Books,  Biodiversity – Convention  of  Biological  Diversity  and  Conservation,  Sovereign  Rights  and Intellectual Property Rights, Biogeochemical cyeles.

Section D:

Modern theories on the origin of the  Earth;  Internal structure of  Earth;  Theory of  Plate tectonics and its implications in understanding mountain building and sea floor spreading processes; Folds and Faults;  Natural hazards;  Introduction to rocks and minerals.  Different types of rocks and their characteristics;  Rock-forming minerals;  weathering and erosion of rocks and minerals;  Geological Time  Scale and associated geological events;  Biogeochemical cycle;  Physical work of river,  wind, glacier, sea, and lake; basic hydrology; engineering geology; environmental geology.

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HPCET Exam Pattern 2021

The candidates can check HPCET exam pattern 2020 given below.

Last year, the HPCET was not conducted. So, the exam pattern given below is as per the year prior to that.

HPCET is conducted in the offline mode i.e. it is a pen-paper based test. The duration for B.Tech / B.Pharm / B.Pharm (Ayurveda) is 3 hours, whereas, for all the other subjects the candidates are given 2 hours to complete the test. The language of the question paper is English only.

The test consists of multiple-choice questions. 02 marks are awarded for each correct answer B.Tech / B.Pharm / B.Pharm (Ayurveda) / M.Tech / M.Pharm / MBA / MBA (T & HM) / MCA courses. For each incorrect 02 marker questions, 0.5 marks are deducted.

For each correct question in BBA / BCA / BHMCT / B.Sc HMCT / M.Sc Physics / M.Sc Environment Science courses, 01 marks are awarded. On the other hand, each incorrect answer in these courses leads to a deduction of 0.25 marks.

Distrubution of questions

For B.Tech / B.Pharm / B.Pharm (Ayurveda)

SectionsSubjectsNo. of questionMarks
BChemistry 50100
CMathematics / Biology 50100


SectionsSubjectsNo. of questionMarks
AQuantitative Ability & Numerical Ability 2525
BLogical Ability & Reasoning 2525
CEnglish 2525
DGeneral Knowledge & Business Awareness2525


SectionsSubjectsNo. of questionMarks
BLogical Ability & Reasoning 2525
CComputer Awareness2525

For BHMCT / B.Sc (HM & CT)

SectionsSubjectsNo. of questionMarks
AGeneral English2525
BGeneral Knowledge 2525
DData Interpretation2525

For M.Tech

SectionsSubjectsNo. of questionMarks
AAptitude Test 1530
BCivil Engg / Electrical Engg. / Electronics & Comm
Engg / Computer Science & Engg / Mechanical Engg
CEngineering Mathematics2550

For M.Pharm

SectionsSubjectsNo. of questionMarks
AAptitude Test 1530
BPharmaceutical Sciences 60120
CBiochemistry, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence2550

For MCA / MBA (T & HM)

SectionsSubjectsNo. of questionMarks
AVerbal Ability 2550
BQuantitative Ability 2550
CData Interpretation & Reasoning 2550
DGK & Computer Awareness2550

For M.Sc Physics

SectionsSubjectsNo. of questionMarks
AMathematical methods, Classical Mechanics,
General properties of matter
BOptics, Electricity, and Magnetism 2525
CModern Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics2525
DAtomic & Molecular, Kinetic Theory of Gases and Thermodynamics,
Solid State Physics and Electronics

For M.Sc Environmental Science

SectionsSubjectsNo. of questionMarks
ALaw of motion2525
BMicrobes – Diversity2525
CElement and Periodicity2525
DModern Theories on the Origin of the Earth2525

Books Recommended for HPCET 2021

The candidates can refer the books given below to prepare for HPCET 2021.

Guide for BBA/BBS/BBM 2021Click here to buy
Self Study Guide B. Pharma Entrance Exam 2021Click here to buy
10 Last Years Solved Papers – Science (PCM): CBSE Class 12 for 2021 ExaminationClick here to buy
Study Guide BCA 2021Click here to buy
Solved Papers For MCA Entrances (Old edition) Click here to buy
M.Sc. PhysicsClick here to buy

About HPCET 2021

Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) is conducted by Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU). It is a pen-paper based test conducted for admission in various technical and professional courses. The entrance examination is for the duration of 02 / 03 hours (as per different subjects). The admission in all the courses is done according the marks / ranks secured in HPCET or national level entrance test (as applicable).

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