Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) 2018 – Himachal Pradesh Technical University conducts a State Level Entrance Test (HPCET 2018) invites application from the candidates interested to seek admission to B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Pharmacy, B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda), M. Pharmacy, MCA and MBA programmes for the session 2018-19. Eligible candidates had to apply online for HPCET 2018. Candidates can check all the details like eligibility, application procedure, selection procedure etc. of HPCET 2018 from this page.

Latest: HP CET 2018 Counselling Schedule has been released, candidates can check the same from the ‘Counseling’ page.

HPCET 2018

Candidates can submit an online application form to seek admission in a particular course(s) through the concerned link available on the University website www.himtu.ac.in. Fill in the application form only if you meet the eligibility criteria for a particular course as per HPTU norms. Candidates can check the schedule of HPCET 2018 from the table given below:

Event Dates
Availability of Application form 08 Mar 2018
Last date for Online Application Form 28 Apr 2018
Availablity of Admit Card 05 May 2018
HP Common Entrance Test
M.Tech / M. Pharmacy 12 May 2018
B.Tech (Direct Entry) / B.Pharmacy & B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) / MBA / MCA 13 May 2018
Declaration of Result 30 May 2018 28 May 2018

Note: HPTU reserves its right to alter or modify the Information Brochure HPCET-2018.

Application Form

All candidates have to apply online on the prescribed application form available on the University website i.e.www.himtu.ac.in. The candidates must fill the application form in all respect carefully and check the same before submitting it. The incomplete application form shall not be considered and no correspondence shall be made in this regard. The application form once submitted can neither be taken back under any circumstances nor shall the application fee deposited be refunded in any case.

Entrance Examination Fee

  • Non-refundable entrance examination fee for different categories is as under:
Course                          Entrance Exam Fee in Rs.
SC/ST /BPL General 
B.Tech 1400 1550
B.Pharmacy 1400 1550
B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) 1400 1550
B.Pharmacy & B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) both 2800 3100
B.Tech & B.Pharmacy both 2800 3100
MBA 1400 1550
MCA 1400 1550
M.Tech 1400 1550
M.Pharmacy 1400 1550
  • In case non-refundable entrance examination fee is paid through e-challan/credit/debit card, the candidate is required to pay additional processing charges to the bank, if any, as per the bank norms.
  • Fee once paid shall not be refunded in any case. However double payment, if any, shall be refunded in the account of the candidate for which the candidate has to apply separately to the Finance Officer, H.P. Technical University Hamirpur.

HPCET Eligibility Criteria

The candidates appearing in HPCET-2018 for seeking admission to a particular course must fulfill the eligibility criteria for the corresponding course as per norms of All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). The minimum eligibility criteria for the different courses is as follows:

  • B.Tech (Direct Entry) – Passed/appeared 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% for reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.
  • B.Pharm (Direct Entry) – Passed/appeared 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the Mathematics/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject securing at least 45% marks (40% reserved category) in the above subjects taken together. Provided that a student should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course.
  • B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) – Passed/appeared 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University with Physics, Chemistry and Biology as compulsory subjects securing at least 45% marks (40% for reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.
  • M. Tech – Passed/appeared bachelor‘s degree (BE/B.Tech) in Engineering/ Technology or equivalent from recognized University in the relevant field of Engineering/Technology securing at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category) at the qualifying examination.
  • M. Pharmacy – Passed/appeared in bachelor degree in Pharmacy or equivalent from recognized University securing at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category) at the qualifying examination.
  • MBA – Passed/appeared bachelor‘s degree from recognized University with minimum three years duration securing at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category) at the qualifying examination
  • MCA – Passed/appeared bachelor‘s degree or equivalent from recognized University with minimum three years duration and Mathematics at 10+2 level or at degree level securing at least 50% marks (45% for reserved category) at the qualifying examination.

Admit Card

The admit card duly signed by Controller of Examinations (COE) will be made available to candidates on the University website, i.e., www.himtu.ac.in. The candidates should download admit card by entering the application form number. The admit card will contain the admit card number, photograph of the student, address of the examination center and examination date. Candidates should take a print of the admit card using the print option on A-4 size paper only. Please ensure that all information on the admit card including photograph is clearly visible on the print and admit card are duly signed by COE. Candidates will not be permitted to appear for the written test without a valid admit card.

Examination Centres

Examination Centre Code Examination Centre Code
Bilaspur 01 Nahan 09
Chamba 02 Solan 10
Dharamshala 03 Una 11
Hamirpur 04 Palampur 12
Kullu 05 Paonta Sahib 13
Nurpur 06 Nalagarh 14
Mandi 07 Chandigarh 15
Shimla 08 Jammu 16

Exam Pattern

Language of the paper: English shall be the language for all question papers of HPCET-2018.

Mode: Entrance examination (HPCET-2018) for each course shall be conducted in single offline (pen and paper-based test) mode. All questions shall be objective type multiple choice questions. The candidate will have to choose one correct answer only. Two marks shall be awarded for each correct answer and 0.5 marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer. While the candidate can skip a question but should not choose more than one option as correct answer.

Subject combinations for Entrance Test, number of questions and mode of test for different courses is as below:

(I) Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech), Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharmacy) and Bachelor of Pharmacy (Ayurveda) (B.Pharmacy Ayurveda)

Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Physics 50 100
3 Hrs
Chemistry 50 100
Mathematics/Biology 50 100
Total 150 300

(II) Master of Technology (M.Tech)

Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Aptitude Test 15 30
3 Hrs
Civil Engg./Electrical Engg./Electronics & Comm. Engg./Computer Science &Engg./ Mechanical Engg 60 120
Engg. Mathematics 25 50
Total 100 200

(III) Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharmacy)

Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Aptitude Test 15 30
3 Hrs
Pharmaceutical Sciences 60 120
Bio-Chemistry, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence 25 50
Total 100 200

(IV) Master of Computer Applications(MCA)

Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Verbal Ability 25 50
2 Hrs
Quantitative Ability 25 50
Data Interpretation and Reasoning 25 50
General Knowledge and Computer Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200

(V) Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks Duration
Verbal Ability 25 50
2 Hrs
Quantitative Ability 25 50
Data Interpretation and Reasoning 25 50
General Knowledge and Computer Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200

Result

The result of HPCET-2018 will be uploaded on the University website i.e. www.himtu.ac.in on or before the last date and will also be available on the Notice Board of the University. The result of each candidate will be provisional. The candidates are advised to download their result card from the University website for producing the same at the time of counseling.

Admission Process

Admission to the above course shall be made strictly on the basis of merit or rank/marks obtained in the National Level Entrance Test/HPCET-2018 subject to fulfillment of minimum educational qualification.The Admission criteria and procedure including rules and regulations are available in the Admission Brochure 2018-19 which is available on HPTU official website

Official Website: www.himtu.ac.in.

For more details about HPCET 2018 – Download Information Brochure.

HPTU Common Entrance Exams

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