Himachal Pradesh common entrance test (HPCET)

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Himachal Pradesh Technical University

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Himachal Pradesh common entrance test Exam 2018(HPCET)

Himachal Pradesh common entrance test also known as HPCET 2018 will be conducted in the month of May. This exam can be taken by both graduate and postgraduate aspirants who want to take admission in B.Tech and M.Tech courses. This Admission Test facilities admissions to the colleges which are affiliated to Himachal Pradesh Technical University and also for the admission in the main campus of Himachal Pradesh Technical University. This exam is conducted by Himachal Pradesh Technical University. For the latest information on Himachal Pradesh common entrance test or CET 2018 the candidates can visit www.himtu.ac.in. 

It is a university state level exam. It is held every year.The application form will be commencing from the first week of March 2018, tentatively till the first week of May 2018. And HPCET 2018 examination will held tentatively in the second week of May 2018. HPCET will be held offline mode. 

HPCET 2018, presently has around 18 participating institutes which offers as many as 10 B.Tech courses of eligible candidates. The results gonna be published by last week of May,2018 and the counselling procedure gonna be start by the first week of June, 2018.

The process for HPCET 2018 will begin in March as the application form will be available from the first week of March 2018 the examination date is generally in the mid of May. 
The exam is a pen and paper based exam on the basis of weight I merit list is compiled with rankings of the students. 

HPCET Exam Dates 2018

The application form of HPCET exam will be commencing from the first week of March 2018, tentatively till the first week of May 2018. And HPCET 2018 examination will held tentatively in the second week of May 2018. HPCET will be held offline mode.



Dates (Tentative)


Availability of HPCET 2018 Application Form

First week of March 2018


Last Date to Submit Filled Application Form

First week of May 2018


Release of HPCET 2018 Admit Card

First week of May 2018


HPCET 2018 Examination

Second week of May 2018


Release of Answer Key of HPCET 2018

Second week of May 2018


Announcement of Result

Last week of May 2018


Commencement of Counselling

First week of June 2018

Source:- http://www.himtu.ac.in/

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HPCET 2018 Important Dates

03/03/2018 to 04/05/2018

Application Dates (Online)

13/05/2018 to 13/05/2018

Exam Dates (Online)

05/05/2018 to 12/05/2018

Admit Cards (Online)

27/05/2018 to 27/05/2018

Result Dates (Online)

01/06/2018 to 15/06/2018

Councelling Dates (Online)

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HPCET Eligibility Criteria :

There are some criteria for the eligibility of Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test 2018, which needs to be followed strictly for successful enrolment for HPCET. The candidates are asked to check the eligibility criteria of HPCET 2018 before filling up the online application form. Only those candidates who fulfil the criteria will be allowed to attempt the entrance examination. The candidate need to be 17 years of age and not less than that. The candidates should have passed 10+2, from the government recognised schools in India.

  • The Candidates should have pass in 10+2 with 45% from a recognized Board/Institution in INDIA.
  • 40% marks for reserved categories.
  • The candidates must have studies Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects in class 10+2
  • Candidate should have one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.
  • Age of candidate should be between 16 years to 20 years.

HPCET Application Process :

The Application procedure for HPCET exam 2018 will be commencing tentatively from the first week of March 2018, till the first week of May 2018. And the HPCET 2018 exam will be conducted in offline mode. The application form will be available on the Official website to fill and submit the online application form.  And particularly it will registered them for the offline entrance examination.

The steps to fill up the form is divided into - Registration, Login, basic details, Upload photograph and signature, Confirmation and fee payment

  • Open Account/Registration
  • Login To Fill The Application Form
  • Upload Photograph And Signature
  • Confirmation
  • Make Fee Payment

HPCET Registration :

  • Name
  • Username
  • Password
  • Confirm password
  • Date of Birth
  • Email address
  • Mobile number

HPCET Exam Fees Details 2018

The aspirants who want to apply for HPCET exam 2018 needs to pay Rs 1550( Rs 1400 for SC/ ST/ BPL)amount of application fee. This fees is for all who have applied online or offline mode. For online: fee to be paid through Debit card or net banking, and for offline: the fee should be paid through DD or Bank challan

For one's convenience one can write his/her name and contact info along with the application form (offline mode)for future mishaps. The amount of Registration fees they need to pay is given in the table below :

HPCET Reservation Details :

Horizontal reservation will be practised in each of the main reserved categories given above :



General category (Gen)


Schedule cast (SC)


Schedule Tribe (ST)


Other Backward Classes (OBC)




Defence/Ward of Ex-servicemen


Freedom Fighters


Physically Challenged






Backward Area


Source:- http://www.himtu.ac.in/

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