HPCET 2023, which stands for Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test, is a state-level examination conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU). It serves as a gateway for students seeking admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate programs in engineering, pharmacy, management, computer applications, and other fields offered by participating institutes and colleges in Himachal Pradesh.
The comprehensive syllabus of HPCET 2023 covers subjects such as Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and others, depending on the chosen course. The exam is designed to assess candidates' knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and aptitude in their respective fields.
|No. of Test Cities||11|
|Medium of Exam||English|
|Number of Sections||3 - Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics|
|Colleges Accepting Exam Score||Participating colleges of Himachal Pradesh|
|Exam Duration||3 hours|
|Conducted By||Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)|
|Negative Marking||Yes, - 0.5 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer|
|Exam Fees||General Category - INR 1600 SC/ST/BPL Category - INR 800|
|Contact Details||HP CET Email ID: [email protected] HP CET Helpline: 01972-224159|
|Name of the Exam||Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET)|
|Marking Scheme||+2 marks for every correct answer|
|Course offered through the exam||BTech/BPharm/BHMCT & BSc/MTech/MPharm/MSc/MBA/BBA/MCA/BCA|
|Mode of Exam||Pen-and-Paper-Based Test|
|HPCET 2023 result||May 25|
|HPCET 2023 Exam Date||May 14|
|HPCET 2023 admit card||May 8|
|HPCET 2023 application form||March 21- April 30|
The following are the steps on how to fill the HPCET 2023 application form:
The following are the documents that the candidates were required to upload along with the application form:
|SC/ ST/ BPL||Rs. 1,400|
|BCA||June 2023 (Tentative)|
|B.Tech/B.Pharmacy/B.Pharmacy (Ayur.)||May 14, 2023|
|MBA & MBA (T & HM), M.Tech||May 14, 2023|
|BHMCT & B.Sc (HM & CT)||Apr 20, 2023|
|BBA (Morning session)||May 21- 31, 2023|
|M. Pharmacy/M.Sc (Environmental Science) Diploma in Yoga, M.Sc (Physics & MCA)||May 14, 2023|
|Eligibility Criteria||General Category||Reserved Category|
|Educational Qualification||passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subjects securing at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.||passed 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/ Technical Vocational subjects securing at least 40% marks (35% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.|
|Age Limit||Not more than 25 years on the 1st day of the academic session for which admission is sought.||Not more than 30 years on the 1st day of the academic session for which admission is sought.|
|Number of Attempts||A candidate can appear for a maximum of two attempts in HPCET.||A candidate can appear for a maximum of three attempts in HPCET.|
|Domicile||The candidate must be a bonafide resident of Himachal Pradesh for a minimum period of five years immediately preceding the last date of submission of the application form.||The candidate must be a bonafide resident of Himachal Pradesh for a minimum period of seven years immediately preceding the last date of submission of the application form.|
The HPCET 2023 admit card was released on May 6, 2023. The admit card could be downloaded from the official website of Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU). The admit card contained the following details:
The candidates were required to carry the admit card to the exam center on the day of the exam. The admit card was a compulsory document for appearing in the exam.
The following are the steps on how to download the HPCET 2023 admit card:
|HPCET 2023 Exam Center||Code|
|Duration||UG- 3 hours 15 minutesPG- 2 hours|
|Marking Scheme||+ 4 marks|
|Negative Marking||-1 mark|
|No. of question||UG- 150PG- 100|
|Type of questions||MCQ|
|Chemistry||Basic Concepts of ChemistryAtomic StructureClassification of Elements and Periodicity in PropertiesChemical Bonding and Molecular StructureStates of MatterThermodynamicsEquilibriumRedox ReactionsHydrogens-Block Elementsp-Block ElementsOrganic Chemistry: Some Basic Principles and TechniquesHydrocarbonsEnvironmental Chemistry|
|General Knowledge||Current AffairsIndian HistoryIndian GeographyIndian Polity and ConstitutionEnvironmental ScienceGeneral Science and Technology|
|Physics||Units and MeasurementMotion in a Straight LineMotion in a PlaneLaws of MotionWork, Energy, and PowerSystem of Particles and Rotational MotionGravitationProperties of Solids and LiquidsThermodynamicsKinetic Theory of GasesOscillations and WavesElectrostaticsCurrent ElectricityMagnetic Effects of Current and MagnetismElectromagnetic Induction and Alternating CurrentsElectromagnetic WavesOpticsDual Nature of Matter and RadiationAtoms and NucleiElectronic Devices|
|Mathematics||Sets, Relations and FunctionsComplex Numbers and Quadratic EquationsMatrices and DeterminantsPermutations and CombinationsMathematical InductionBinomial Theorem and Its Simple ApplicationsSequences and SeriesLimit, Continuity and DifferentiabilityIntegral CalculusDifferential EquationsCo-ordinate GeometryThree Dimensional GeometryVector AlgebraStatistics and ProbabilityTrigonometry|
|English||Reading ComprehensionGrammar and UsageVocabularyWriting Skills|
Candidate's Name: The name of the candidate who appeared for the HPCET 2023 examination.
Roll Number: The unique roll number assigned to the candidate for the HPCET 2023 exam.
Application Number: The application number generated during the registration process.
Course Applied For: The name of the course for which the candidate appeared in the HPCET 2023 exam.
Marks Obtained: The total marks obtained by the candidate in the HPCET 2023 examination.
Rank: The rank secured by the candidate in the HPCET 2023 exam. The rank determines the candidate's position in the merit list.
Category: The category to which the candidate belongs (e.g., General, SC, ST, OBC, etc.).
Qualifying Status: Whether the candidate has qualified in the HPCET 2023 exam or not.
Percentile Score: The percentile score of the candidate, indicating how well the candidate performed compared to other test-takers.
Overall Merit: The candidate's position in the overall merit list of HPCET 2023.
Category-wise Merit: If applicable, the candidate's rank in the category-wise merit list.
Counselling Details: Information regarding the counseling process, such as the schedule, venue, and documents required for counseling.
The online counselling will be held in the following steps:
The offline counselling will be held for the candidates who were not allotted a college in the online counselling. The offline counselling will be held at the Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) campus in Dharu, Hamirpur.
The candidates will have to bring the following documents to the offline counselling: