HPCET 2020: Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Exam Dates

HPCET 2020: The Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) conducts an entrance test every year for admission in engineering courses. It is a state level entrance test which is also known as HP CET (Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test). Interested candidates must understand the entire admission process including registration for the exam, eligibility, examination scheme, syllabus and counselling process etc. Those who are willing to appear in upcoming HPCET 2020 exam can check relevant information here in this article below.

HPCET 2020 entrance test is likely to be held in the month of May 2020. All the applicants should apply before the last date of the application form. The HPCET application form will be available online at the official website. Candidates may access the application form in the month of March 2020.

Quick Overview of HPCET 2020

Name of the ExamHPCET (Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test)
Regulating BodyHimachal Pradesh Technical University
Level of ExamUndergraduate  Level
Exam ModeOffline (Pen and Paper Based)
Courses offeredB.Tech
Category of TestState Category
Application modeOnline mode
Application fees structureSC/ST/BPL – Rs.1400/-

Others – Rs.1500/-

Mode of ExaminationOffline i.e. Pen-Paper based test
Exam durationThree hours
Type of QuestionsObjective Type Questions
Negative MarkingYes applicable

HPCET 2020 Exam Dates

The applicants can check here tentative examination schedule in the table below. Actual dates will be updated as and when the official notification releases.

Exam EventsDates (Tentative)
HPCET online application form availabilityMarch 2020
Last date of application formApril 2020
Admit card release dateMay 2020
HPCET exam dateMay 2020
Result announcementJune 2020
Counselling process will start fromJune 2020

HPCET Eligibility Criteria 2020

The candidates should fulfil the HPCET eligibility criteria in order to appear in the exam. First, obtain official HPCET 2020 bulletin from the website and read each and every detail especially about eligibility criteria and after ensuring the eligibility, apply online. Here you can eligibility criteria details as mentioned below:

  • The applicants must have passed 10+2 or equivalent exam from any recognized board/institute.
  • candidates must score minimum 45% marks (40% for SC/ST category) aggregate in the qualifying exam with Physics and Mathematics as mandatory subjects.
  • Apart from having Physics and Mathematics, candidates should also have one optional subject among Chemistry, Biotechnology, Biology and Technical Vocational subject.

HPCET Application Form 2020: How to Apply?

The applicants who are eligible as per the prescribed eligibility requirements can go ahead for applying online for HPCET 2020 exam. We recommend every candidate to go through instructions for making application form. Candidates can check necessary information regarding HPCET application form herein below:

  • HPCET 2020 application form is likely to be released in the month of March 2020.
  • Candidates can submit application form through online mode only at the official website.
  • Enter your personal details, educational qualification, and address for correspondence etc. in the application form.
  • Be careful while filling these details in the form and ensure each entry should be correct.
  • You also need to upload the scanned image of photograph and signature in JPEG format with given specifications.
  • Pay necessary application fee through online mode and proceed.
  • At the end submit the application form and take the printout of the confirmation page.

Application Fee

The applicants have to make payment of Rs.1500/- as application fee. Reserved category candidates need to pay Rs.1400/- only. Payment can be done through net banking, credit card and debit card. The application fee will not be refunded in any case.

HPCET Exam Pattern

The HPCET 2020 exam pattern details are given below. All the candidates must be aware of the exam pattern if they are serious enough to qualify the test. Collect information about exam pattern and start your preparation accordingly. Here a summary of HPCET exam pattern is prepared and placed below for information:

Exam ModeIt will be an offline exam based on Pen & Paper.
Test DurationThe duration of exam will be 3.00 hours.
Type of QuestionsMultiple choice questions
Number of Questions150 Questions
Subject Sections
  • Physics-50 Questions
  • Chemistry- 50 Questions
  • Mathematics- 50 Questions
Medium of QuestionsEnglish only
Marking Scheme2 marks for every correct response.
Negative Marking

Applicable, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. Hence, be careful while attempting questions.

HPCET Syllabus

The HPCET 2020 syllabus will consist of Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics based on 10+2 class. Applicants must hold strong command on these subject for a better result. The applicants can check previous year question papers to know the important topics from where most questions asked. The syllabus details will also be available in official HPCET bulletin. However, some of the important subject wise topics are as below:


Properties of Solids and Liquids, Rotation Work, The laws of Motion, Oscillations and Waves, Electromagnetic Waves,  Physics and Measurement, Motions, Energy, and Power, , Current, Power, The Dual Nature of Matter and Radiation, Theory of Gases Dynamics, Atoms and Nuclei, Communication Systems, The Current and the Magnetic Effects of Magnetism Electronic Equipment, Electromagnetic Induction and Alternating Current.


Atomic Structure, Matters States, Chemical Thermodynamics, Redox reactions and electricity, Chemical kinetics, Chemical bonding and molecular structure, Surface Chemistry, Nitrogen-rich organic compounds, Isolation of principles and methodology, Refined and depiction of organic compounds, metals, Periods of properties and classification of the elements, Co-Ordination compounds, S, p, d & f – Block Elements, Environmental Chemistry, Some of the basic principle of organic chemistry, Practical chemistry-related principles, Chemistry of Everyday Life, Oxygen-containing organic compounds.


Complex Numbers and quadratic equations, Permutations and Combinations, Set Relations and functions, Determinants of matrices, Sequences & Series, Mathematical induction, Binomial theorem and its common applications, Calculus Limit, Differential equations, Integral, continuity, and Differentiability, Three-dimensional geometry, Statistics and probability, Mathematical reasoning, Numerical Methods, Coordinate geometry, Complex variables, Vector, algebra, Vector Calculus, Partial differential equations, Linear algebra, Ordinary differential equations, Probability and Statistics.

HPCET  Admit Card 2020

The candidates can obtain the admit card from the official website using registration number and date of birth. It is expected that the admit card will be available probably in the month of May 2020. Remember, no admit card will be sent via post to any individual. Download the admit card from the website and take the printout of the same for future reference. Admit card will contain information like name of the candidates, address, exam date and venue of the exam with complete address. Candidates must carry the admit card on the crucial date of exam other it will be difficult to get entry in the exam.

HPCET 2020 Result

The competent authority will announce the HPECET result 2020 on its official website at the appropriate time. The result will be published on the official website most probably in the month of May 2020. Those who qualify the test will be invited to attend counselling process for getting final admission.

Download your result from the website and take the printout of the same for future reference. The competent authority will also prepare a merit list based on candidate’s marks scored in the exam. Keep ready all your documents for counselling purpose.

HPCET Counselling 2020

The HPCET 2020 counselling will start in the month of June 2020. Candidates must apply for counselling as per the prescribed schedule. Appearing in the counselling process is mandatory for admission in the desired course.

The shortlisting of candidates will be done on the basis of candidates’ score secured in the written exam. Meritorious candidates will be invited to attend counseling on scheduled date and time. The candidates also need to pay the counselling fee.

Mere appearance in the counselling process does not allow any student to claim admission. Final selection of candidates will depend on various factors such as candidate’s written exam score, seat availability, the category of candidate and verification of original documents.

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