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HPCET Exam 2022: Important Event Dates, Syllabus


HPCET Exam 2022: The Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) will conduct the HPCET exam for all the candidates who want to pursue their undergraduate degrees in courses such as B.Tech and B.Pharma from the colleges of Himachal Pradesh. The state level entrance exam is held once a year. 

This year, the HPCET exam will be held on July 10, 2022. The authorities have released the application form for the HPCET exam 2022 on the official website on April 21, 2022. The exam will be held in a pen and paper mode. Candidates will be able to submit their application forms until June 18, 2022. 

Latest: Candidates can submit application forms of HPCET 2022 exams starting April 21, 2022.

HPCET 2022: Exam Overview

Candidates can go through the below table to get a brief overview of the HPCET examination:

Name of examHimachal Pradesh Combined entrance test (HPCET)
Exam conducting bodyHimachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)
Exam levelState Level Exam
Frequency of examOnce in a year
Exam dateJuly 10, 2022
Mode of examOffline mode
Exam durationThree hours
Type of questionsMultiple Choice Type Questions (MCQs)
Number of sectionsThree
Negative MarkingYes

HPCET 2022 Important Dates

The important exam event dates have been collated together in the chart below for the convenience of the candidates. Candidates can check the dates for all the important events of the HPCET exam to be conducted in 2022 from the table below:

Event Dates of HPCET 2022 Exam

Exam Events Event Date
Release of the HPCET Application Form 2022April 21, 2022
Last Date To Submit the HPCET Application Form 2022June 18, 2022
Release of HPCET Hall Ticket 2022To Be Notified
HPCET Exam Date 2022July 10, 2022
Release of HPCET Answer Key 2022To Be Notified
Declaration of HPCET Result 2022To Be Notified
HPCET Counselling 2022To Be Notified

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HPCET Eligibility Criteria 2022 

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) releases the eligibility criteria of HPCET 2022 along with the notification. Candidates are advised to check the HPCET 2022 eligibility criteria before they fill the application form for the entrance test. HPCET 2022 eligibility criteria include requirements based on educational qualification and admission criteria. Check the below section for information on all the undergraduate programmes:


Candidates should have passed or appeared for their 10+2 or equivalent exam from a recognized  Board or University with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory  subjects. They should have Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Biology/ Biotechnology/ Informatics Practices/ Agriculture/ Engineering Graphics/ Business Studies/ Entrepreneurship or a Technical vocational subject as the third subject. They should have obtained a minimum of 45% in the aforementioned subject or 40% if they belong to the reserved categories. Candidateas who have passed their Diploma in Engineering and Technology with atleast 45% marks (or 40% for reserved category candidates) subject to vacancies in the First Year, in case the lateral entries have been exhausted are also eligible for B.Tech admissions.


Candidates should have scored at least 50% (45% for reserved category candidates) in their 10+3 dipoma or Class 10+2 or equivalent examinations with Mathematics as a compulsory subject


Candidatess should have passed their Class 10+2 or an equivalent exam from any stream of a recognized Board established by the Central or State Government with 50% marks in their equivalent exam (or 45% for reserved category candidates.

B. Pharma

To be eligible for B.Pharma, candidates should have passed or appeared in Class 10+2 or an equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University with Physics and Chemistry as their mandatory subjects and Mathematics/ Biology/ Biotechnology or a Technical Vocational subject as the third subject with atleast 45% marks (or 40% for reserved category candidates.). To be eligible for admission in the mentioned programme, the candidates should also have completed 17 years of age on or before December 31, 2022.

HPCET Eligibility Criteria – Admission Criteria 

The exam conducting body will take admission of the candidates based on entrance test, JEE Main scores, HPCET. If the seats remain vacant, the exam conducting body will fill the vacant seats based on the candidate’s performance in the class 12 exam.  

HPCET Application Form 2022 

The Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) has released the application form for the undergraduate courses of HPCET 2022 exam on the official website. Candidates will have to follow the steps given below to fill the HPCET application form 2022:

  • Candidates should visit the official website at himtu.ac.in. and click on the link to register for HPCET 2022.
  • They should complete their registration process by providing details such as their names, email addresses and contact numbers.

Once the candidates have registered themselves, an individual login credential will be generated for each candidate.

  • Candidates will have to log in to the website using their login credentials to complete their application process. To complete filling out the application form, candidates will have to provide their personal, academic, and communication details, and upload their documents, photographs, and signatures in the format accepted by the authorities.
  • The last step is to pay the application fee
  • After the candidates have paid their application fee, they should take a printout of the confirmation page. It is recommended that candidates take a printout of the confirmation page. They will need it for their future reference.

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HPCET 2022 Application Fees:

An application form will be considered incomplete unless the candidates have paid their application fees for their application forms. Candidates will have to pay a non-refundable fee as per the category in which they belong. Candidates can check the application fees applicable to them from the chart below:


HPCET Admit Card 2022

The exam authorities will release the admit cards for HPCET 2022 on the official website. Candidates who have successfully submitted their application forms will be able to download their admit cards by logging into the website with their application numbers or date of births. It is mandatory for candidates to take printouts of the admit cards and carry hard copies of the hall tickets to the exam hall. Hall tickets are mandatory documents that candidates should carry to their exam halls. Without these, candidates can be debarred from writing their exams.

HPCET Exam Centres 2022 

The exam conducting body releases a list of centres where the HPCET 2022 entrance exam will be held. The HPCET exam will be conducted in 11 cities in 2022. Candidates have to select the HPCET exam centres 2022 as per their preference while filling out the application form. Candidates can check below some of the exam centres of HPCET 2022.

Exam Centres

Note: The exam conducting body might drop any exam centre of HPCET 2022 if an adequate number of candidates are not available.

HPCET Exam Pattern 2022

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)  releases the exam pattern of the HPCET 2022 along with the notification. The entrance exam pattern will have all the important information about the type of questions, nature of questions, number of questions, mode of exam, marking scheme, time duration, etc.

As per the HPCET exam pattern 2022, there will be 150 objective-type questions based on the following sections – Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics. Candidates will have to complete the paper within three hours. For every correct answer, the candidates will get 2 marks. There will be a deducting of 0.5 mark for every question that is incorrectly answered. All the interested candidates can check below the HPCET 2022 exam pattern: 

Paper pattern of HPCET

SectionsNumber of QuestionsMarks Allotted 

HPCET Syllabus 2022

The exam conducting body also releases the syllabus for the entrance exam along with the notification. The syllabus will have the topics and sub-topics from where the questions will be asked in the entrance exam. By following HPCET syllabus, candidates can prepare well for the exam and can understand the topics. The syllabus for the entrance exam will be based on the following subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. All the interested candidates can check some of the topics of HPCET exam 2022. 

HPCET Syllabus 2022 – Mathematics

  1. Integral Calculus
  2. Matrices and Determinants
  3. Sets, Relations and Functions
  4. Differential Equations
  5. Straight Lines
  6. Sequences and Series

HPCET Syllabus 2022 – Physics

  1. Kinematics
  2. Work, Energy and Power
  3. Laws of Motion
  4. Gravitation
  5. Thermodynamics
  6. Oscillations and Waves
  7. Properties of Solids and Liquids

HPCET Syllabus 2022 – Chemistry 

  1. States of Matter
  2. Chemical Kinetics
  3. Solutions
  4. Equilibrium
  5. Chemical Thermodynamics
  6. Redox Reactions and Electrochemistry
  7. Surface Chemistry

Note: Candidates can check the complete HPCET syllabus 2022 and download the PDF of the syllabus

HPCET Result 2022

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) will announce the result of HPCET in online mode. Candidates will have to download their HPCET result using the required credentials – name and roll number in the login window. Based on marks secured in the entrance test, the authorities will release the HPCET merit list 2022. Those qualifying in the HPCET B.tech entrance exam will further have to appear for counselling rounds. At the time of counselling, the candidates will have to show their results to the authorities in concern.

The exam conducting body will release a separate merit list for HPCET 2022, sports category and JEE Mains candidates. HPCET merit list 2022 will have the following information- counselling details of the selected candidates and names. Only shortlisted candidates will further go for the counselling round with the prescribed documents.

HPCET Cut-off 2022 

The Himachal Pradesh Combined entrance test (HPCET) cut-off is the minimum marks that the candidates are required to secure to get selected for counselling. The exam conducting body releases the minimum qualifying marks along with the notification. Also, HPTU releases separate qualifying marks for JEE Mains, HPCET entrance exam, and those applying based on marks scored in Class 10th. Candidates can check below category-wise minimum qualifying marks from the table: 

HPCET Minimum Qualifying Marks 

Name of the examGeneral CategoryReserved Category
JEE Mains15 percent10 percent
HPCET 202220 percent15 percent
Class 12th 45 percent 40 percent

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HPCET Counselling 2022

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) will hold HPCET for all shortlisted candidates in the entrance test. HPCET counselling is conducted for allotting seats to the selected candidates in various courses depending upon the candidate’s choice. The exam conducting body offers admission on 50 per cent of the seats to candidates based on JEE Main scores and the remaining 50 percent based on HPCET marks. Candidates are allotted seats based on their rank, category, preference of course and availability of seats. Also, while going for counselling process of HPCET, candidates will have to carry all the prescribed documents for verification. 

HPCET 2022: Participating Institutes

Candidates can check below the list of some of the participating institutes: 

  1. Vaishno College of Engineering, Tehsil Nurpur, Kangra
  2. Himalayan Institute of Engineering and Technology, Near Suketi Fossil Park Road, Sirmour
  3. HPTU Off campus Hydro Engineering College, Bandla Bilaspur, camp at RGGEC Nagrota Bagwan, Kangra
  4. Green Hills Engg. College, Gandhi Gram Kumarhatti, Nahan Road, Solan
  5. Himachal Institute of Engineering and Technology, Vidyanagar, Tehsil-Shahpur, Kangra
  6. T.R. Abhilashi Memorial Institute of Engineering and Technology, Tanda, Mandi
  7. J.N. Government Engineering College, Sundernagar, Mandi
  8. K.C. Group of Research and Professional Institute
  9. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Govt. Engg. College, Pragatinagar, Shimla.
  10. DDM College of Pharmacy, Una

Candidates enquiring on the HPCET exam, often tend to ask us the following questions:

Q1. How many times the Himachal Pradesh Combined entrance test is conducted?
A1: The Himachal Pradesh CET exam 2022 is held once a year.

Q2. When will HPCET 2022 be conducted?
A2: The HPCET 2022 exam will be conducted on July 10, 2022.

Q3. How many questions will be there in the HPCET entrance exam?
In the entrance test of HPCET, there will be a total of 150 objective types of questions. 

Q4. What is the marking scheme of the HPCET exam?
For every correct answer, candidates will get 2 marks. There will be a deduction of 0.5 marks for every answer marked incorrectly.

Q5. Till when can I submit the HPCET application form 2022?
Candidates can submit the application forms of HPCET 2022 from April 21, 2022 to June 18, 2022.

Q6. Does the exam conducting body release merit list?
Yes, based on marks secured in the entrance test, the authorities will release the HPCET merit list of 2022.

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