HPCET 2018: Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) has open the registration process for the entrance exam from March 8. All candidates who wish to get allotted in the participating institutes of HPCET can fill and submit the online application form of HPCET 2018 till April 28. The offline entrance examination of HPCET 2018 will be held on May 13. The candidates will have to fill the application form with the required valid information and submit it within the given deadline. The admit card will be generated only for those candidates who manage to register themselves. First 50% of the seats through HPCET will be filled by JEE Main 2018 qualified candidates while the remaining seats will be filled by HPCET 2018 qualified candidates. Separate merit list will be prepared for both categories. The counselling session will be held where seats will be allotted according to the ranking and preference of the candidates. HPCET 2018 currently has around 18 participating institutes which offers as many as 10 B.Tech courses. Read the full article to know information about the important dates, eligibility criteria, registration process, counselling session and more of HPCET 2018.
Quick Facts about HPCET 2018
Name of the Examination
Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test
Commonly Known As
Himachal Pradesh Technical University
Level of Examination
Category of Examination
Mode of Examination
HPCET 2018 Important Dates
Availability of HPCET 2018 Application Form
March 8, 2018
Last Date to Submit Filled Application Form
April 28, 2018
Release of HPCET 2018 Admit Card
First week of May 2018
HPCET 2018 Examination
May 13, 2018 (9:00 am to 12:00 pm)
Release of Answer Key of HPCET 2018
May 13, 2018
Announcement of Result
on or before May 30, 2018
Commencement of Counselling
First week of June 2018
The application form of HPCET 2018 is available from March 8 onwards. All candidates who wish to participate in the admission process will have to fill and submit the application form till April 28. The last date for receiving the scanned copy of the application form (PDF) at email id- [email protected] is on or before May 1, 2018. It is advised that all candidates have to submit their valid information as per the documents possessed by them. Incomplete or invalid application form will be liable for rejection. The given steps can be followed by the candidates to fill and submit HPCET 2018 application form.
Step 1 – Registration
Step 2 – Filling of Application Form
Step 3- Verify Mobile Number and email-id
Step 4 – Uploading of Photograph and Signature
Step 5 – Edit Form
Step 6 – Payment of Fees through Netbanking/Debt/Credit/e-Challan
Step 7- Confirmation Page
Step 1 – Registration: The candidates will have to register themselves for the HPCET 2018 examination. The name, user name, password, date of birth, email id and mobile number of the candidate has to be submitted. The application form number will be generated and displayed on the screen. The user name and application number will also be sent to the registered email id of the candidates.
Step 2 – Filling of Application Form: The user name, password and application number has to be used for login. The candidates will have to fill in their personal, academic and contact information. The convenient examination centre also has to be selected by the candidates while filling the online application form of HPCET 2018.
Step 3- Verify Mobile Number and email-id- The email address as entered by the candidate during the registration of the form will automatically appear. The candidate can edit his/her email ID. The system generated OTP will be sent to the candidate’s registered email address. Enter a valid OTP sent at the email address. Similarly, mobile number will also be verified.
Step 4 – Uploading of Scanned Photograph and Signature: Next, the candidates will have to upload the scanned images of their recent photograph and signature. The scanned images should be according to the specifications mentioned by the admission authorities.
Step 5 – Payment of Fees: Finally, the candidates will have to pay the required application fees. Payment can be done in both offline (PNB challan) and online mode (net banking/ credit card/ debit card). The application form will not be accepted if the fees are not paid.
Step 6 – Confirmation Page: In this step, the candidates will be able to recheck the information that they have submitted. Editing of the submitted information will be allowed. After checking and making the required changes, the candidates will have to update the information and click on “Submit and go to payment”.
HPCET Application Fees
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HPCET Eligibility Criteria 2018
The conditions and requirements that all candidates will have to fulfil for admissions comprises the eligibility criteria of HPCET 2018. All candidates who wish to participate in the entrance examination of HPCET 2018 will have to satisfy the eligibility requirements. Failure to do so will lead to the disqualification of the candidates.
The candidates should have qualified 10+2 (or equivalent examination) from a recognized board/University with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the following subjects – Chemistry/ Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subjects.
General category candidates should have scored minimum 45% marks in aggregate, while reserved category candidates should have secured minimum 40% marks in 10+2 (or equivalent) examination.
Those candidates who have qualified JEE Main 2018 will not have to participate in the entrance examination of HPCET 2018 and will be eligible for direct admissions.
HPCET Exam Centres 2018
The examination of HPCET 2018 will be held in 16 cities. While filling the application form of HPCET 2018, the candidates will be able to select their preferred examination centre.
Exam Centres of HPCET 2018
How to Prepare for HPCET 2018?
HPCET Exam Pattern 2018
The candidates are advised to read the exam pattern of HPCET 2018 before starting their preparation for the examination. All of the candidates will be able to know the question paper pattern, type of questions asked, marking scheme and more information from HPCET 2018 exam pattern. The preparation process of the candidates will become more clear and easier to understand after reading the exam pattern of HPCET 2018.
HPCET 2018 Exam Pattern
Mode of Examination
Duration of Exam
Language of Examination
Total Number of Questions
2 marks will be awarded for each correct response
0.5 or 1/4th marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer
HPCET Syllabus 2018
The syllabus of HPCET 2018 presents the candidates a simplified version of which topic and units will likely to be asked in the examination. The candidates can use the given syllabus to prepare for the upcoming examination.
HPCET 2018 Syllabus
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The admit card of HPCET 2018 will be released for all registered candidates tentatively in the first week of May 2018. HPCET 2018 admit card, which will be available in online mode, is an important document that the candidates will have to carry to the examination venue. Those candidates who fail to produce their admit card will not be allowed to appear for the entrance examination. Along with the admit card, the candidates will also have to bring their identity proof. Information regarding the name of the candidate, his/her father’s name, venue address and timings of the examination will be present in the released admit card of HPCET 2018.
Steps to Download HPCET 2018 Admit Card
The candidates will have to enter their name/ HPCET 2018 application number and programme to check their admit card.
The admit card will be displayed on the screen.
Before downloading the HPCET 2018 admit card, the candidates are requested to check the document for any discrepancies.
The candidates will have to download and print out the admit card of HPCET 2018.
The admission authorities of Himachal Pradesh Technical University will release the answer key of HPCET 2018 will be available on May 13, 2018. The answer key will be published on the same day of the examination for the candidates to refer. Using the HPCET 2018 answer key, the candidates will be able to cross check their recorded responses to the correct ones and calculate their probable score. The official marking scheme has to be followed while using the answer key. In case of any discrepancy, the candidates can send their complaints to the Controller of Examination. The final answer key will be published after all of the complaints are reviewed by the concerned authorities.
The official result of HPCET 2018 will be announced on or before May 30, 2018. The candidates will be able to check their result by logging using their HPCET 2018 roll number or name. The section wise and total secured marks will be available in HPCET 2018 result. The result will also be available in the notice board of the University.
Steps to Check HPCET 2018 Result
The candidates will have to enter their name or roll number
The result of HPCET 2018 will be displayed on the screen
The candidates will be able to check their secured scores and print out the result for future use.
HPCET Merit List 2018
The merit list of HPCET 2018 will be declared after the results are announced by the official authorities. The concerned authorities will prepare the HPCET 2018 merit list based on the marks secured by the candidates. Separate merit list will be released for JEE Main 2018 and HPCET 2018 qualified candidates. Those candidates who are named in the merit list will have to report for the counselling and seat allotment session.
Those candidates whose names are listed in the official merit list will be required to register themselves for the counselling session. While registering, the candidates will have to select their preferred choice of course and institute. The registration fees also has to be paid by the candidates. 50% of the seats will be filled by JEE Main 2018 qualified candidates and the remaining 50% seats will by HPCET 2018 qualified candidates. Verification of documents will take place. Allotment of seats will be done according to the ranking and preference of the candidates. The selected candidates will be issued a selection letter and payment of tuition fees has to be done at the allotted institute. Failure to confirm their admission will lead to the cancellation of their allotted seat .
Documents Required for Verification
Mark sheet from a recognized University or board.
Character certificate from the last institute attended.
Proof of date of birth (10th standard certificate)
Reserved Category Certificate (if applicable)
Score Card of JEE Main 2018 or HPCET 2018
Income Certificate (if applicable)
PH Certificate (if applicable)
Kashmiri Domicile Certificate (if applicable)
Affidavit attested by the Executive Magistrate that the candidate is applying under “Beti Hai Anmol” scheme.
Programmes Offered through HPCET 2018
HPCET 2018 Participating Institutes
Name of Participating Institutes
SIRDA Institute of Engineering Technology NH-21, Naulakha
Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College, District Kangra
Govt. Engg. College Jeory, Rampur
J.N. Govt. Engineering College, Bhechandhar, Sundernagar
Office of the Controller of ExaminationH.P. Technical University, Gandhi Chowk,Hamirpur-177001 (H.P.)