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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.
Candidates can go through the below table to get a brief overview of the HPCET examination:
|Name of exam||Himachal Pradesh Combined entrance test (HPCET)|
|Exam conducting body||Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)|
|Exam level||State Level Exam|
|Frequency of exam||Once in a year|
|Exam date||July 10, 2022|
|Mode of exam||Offline mode|
|Exam duration||Three hours|
|Type of questions||Multiple Choice Type Questions (MCQs)|
|Number of sections||Three|
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 2022||April 21, 2022|
|Last Date To Submit the HPCET Application Form 2022||June 18, 2022|
|Release of HPCET Hall Ticket 2022||To Be Notified|
|HPCET Exam Date 2022||July 10, 2022|
|Release of HPCET Answer Key 2022||To Be Notified|
|Declaration of HPCET Result 2022||To Be Notified|
|HPCET Counselling 2022||To Be Notified|
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.
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.
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:
Once the candidates have registered themselves, an individual login credential will be generated for each candidate.
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:
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.
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.
Note: The exam conducting body might drop any exam centre of HPCET 2022 if an adequate number of candidates are not available.
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
|Sections||Number of Questions||Marks Allotted|
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.
Note: Candidates can check the complete HPCET syllabus 2022 and download the PDF of the syllabus
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.
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 exam||General Category||Reserved Category|
|JEE Mains||15 percent||10 percent|
|HPCET 2022||20 percent||15 percent|
|Class 12th||45 percent||40 percent|
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.
Candidates can check below the list of some of the participating institutes:
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?
A3: 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?
A4: 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?
A5: 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?
A6: Yes, based on marks secured in the entrance test, the authorities will release the HPCET merit list of 2022.
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