HPCET M.Tech 2018

HPCET M.TechHPCET M.Tech 2018 - The exam authorities have released the answer keys of HP CET M.Tech for all the courses. Candidates can download the answer keys by clicking on the relevant links given below. The HPCET M.Tech entrance exam was conducted by Himachal Pradesh Technical University in offline mode on May 12. The application form of HPCET M.Tech 2018 was available in online mode till April 28, 2018. GATE qualified candidates are not required to register for the examination since they are eligible to apply directly for the counselling session of HPCET M.Tech. The registered candidates had to download their admit card from May 6. Candidates who qualify in HP CET M.Tech 2018 exam will be eligible for the counselling process. Allotment of seats will be done based on the merit of the candidates, their preferences selected and availability of seats. GATE qualified candidates will be allotted first, followed by HPCET M.Tech 2018 qualified candidates. Read the full article to know more information about HPCET M.Tech 2018.  


Quick Facts about HPCET M.Tech 2018



Name of the Entrance Exam

Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) M.Tech

Commonly Known As


Conducting Authority

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HIMTU)

Number of M.Tech Courses Offered

5 M.Tech Courses

Type of Admission

Post Graduation

Level of Admission

State Level

Channel of Admission

HPCET, GATE and B.E./B.Tech Scores


HPCET M.Tech Important Dates 2018


The candidates can check the important dates of HPCET M.Tech 2018 to know the dates for the entrance examination. By knowing the important dates, the candidates will be able to prepare themselves for the various admission events.

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HPCET M.Tech 2018 Important Dates


Important Dates

Start Date of HPCET M.Tech 2018 Application Form

March 8, 2018

Final Date to Submit Application Form

April 28, 2018

Availability of HPCET M.Tech 2018 Admit Card

May 6, 2018

HPCET M.Tech 2018 Examination

May 12, 2018 (9 AM to 12 Noon)

Release of Answer Key

May 12, 2018 

Final Date to Challenge HPCET M.Tech Answer Key

Third week of May 2018

Announcement of Result

May 30, 2018 (Tentative)


June – July 2018

HPCET M.Tech Answer Key 2018


The answer key of HPCET M.Tech 2018 has been released by the exam authorities. The candidates can check the correct responses to the questions asked in the examination through the answer keys given in the table below. The candidates who wish to challenge the answer key will have to write within two days after the examination to the Office of the Controller of Examinations, H.P Technical University, Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur (H.P) - 177001 or email at [email protected] The documents which support their claim also has to be sent. 


HPCET 2018 Answer key



Civil Engineering

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Electronics and Communications Engineering

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Electrical Engineering

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Computer Science Engineering

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Mechanical Engineering

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HPCET M.Tech Result 2018


Himachal Pradesh Technical University will be releasing the result of HPCET M.Tech 2018 in online mode tentatively on May 30, 2018. The scores secured by the candidates in the entrance exam will be available in the HPCET M.Tech 2018 result. The merit list will be separately announced for GATE qualified and HPCET M.Tech qualified candidates.


Steps to Download HPCET M.Tech Result 2018

  • The candidates will have to enter their roll number or name to access the result

  • After logging in, the result will be displayed on the screen

  • The candidates are requested to check the result for any discrepancy before downloading and printing out the result of HPCET M.Tech 2018.

Inter-se Merit of HPCET M.Tech 2018 


If two or more candidates secure the same scores in HPCET 2018, then the tie will be broken using the rules listed below according to the order:

  • The candidates with higher marks in aptitude test will be ranked higher.

  • If the marks in aptitude test is same, then the candidates with more scores in Mathematics will be ranked higher.

  • Next, if the candidates had same marks in aptitude test and Mathematics, then the one with better marks in the B.Tech qualifying examination will be ranked higher.

  • Finally, if all of the above-mentioned points are the same, the candidate older in age will be ranked higher. 

HPCET M.Tech Counselling 2018


Qualified candidates will have to register themselves for the counselling of HPCET M.Tech 2018. While filling the form, the candidates will have to select their preferred course and college for admission. GATE qualified candidates will be called first for the counselling session. Allotment of seats will be done according to the merit of the candidate, his/her preferences and availability of seat. The remaining unfilled seats will be open for HPCET M.Tech 2018 qualified candidates. If there are still seats remaining, B.E./B.Tech qualified candidates will also be provided admissions. The candidates will have to undergo document verification and after allotment, the fee has to be paid to confirm the admission.


HPCET M.Tech Participating Institutes 2018

HPCET M.Tech Application Form 2018


The candidates were able to access the application form of HPCET M.Tech 2018 in online mode. The application form had to be filled and submitted by April 28 by candidates who wished to attempt the entrance exam of HPCET M.Tech 2018. The candidates had to follow the given steps to fill the HPCET M.Tech 2018 application form:


Registration – Firstly, the candidates will have to register themselves by submitting their name, user-name, password, date of birth, email address and mobile number. A unique form number will be generated after the candidate is successfully registered.


Filling HPCET M.Tech application form 2018 – The candidates will have to log into their account by submitting their user-name, password, application form number and date of birth. The application form is divided into four sections:

  • Basic Form Detail – Personal information along with the choice of course, branch, exam centre and academic details will have to be provided.

  • Upload Documents – The candidates will have to upload their recent photograph (Maximum 50KB, JPEG/JPG format) and signature (Maximum 30KB, JPEG/JPG format).

  • Payment of Fee – The required application fee has to be paid by the candidates through online mode (credit card/debit card/net-banking) or offline (using PNB e-challan)

  • Confirmation – After the payment is completed, the candidates will be able to review and edit the filled information in the application form. If no correction has to be made, the candidates can click on “Final Submit”. NO further modifications can be done after clicking on “Final Submit”.

Application Fee of HPCET M.Tech 2018 – Rs. 1550 for General Candidates (Rs. 1400 for SC/ST/BPL category candidates)


Printout of Submitted Application Form – Next, the candidates will have to print out the filled application form and signed by the parent/guardian of the candidates. No changes should be made in the print out using pen or pencil.


Submission of Application to Authorities – Finally, the candidates will have to scan the signed application form and email it to [email protected] or submit it in the office of the "Controller of Examination Himachal Pradesh Technical University Hamirpur (H.P) - 177001" within a week after its generation.


HPCET M.Tech Eligibility Criteria 2018


There are some requirements and specifications which the candidates have to meet to be eligible for admissions. If the candidates fail to satisfy HPCET M.Tech 2018 eligibility criteria, then they will not be allowed to participate. The following eligibility criteria set by the concerned authorities will have to met by the candidates:

  • The candidates should have qualified B.E./B.Tech from a recognized university or institute.

  • Minimum 50% marks (45% marks for reserved category) should have been secured by the candidates in their qualifying examination.

  • There is no age limit for HPCET M.Tech 2018.

  • GATE qualified candidates are not required to attempt HPCET M.Tech 2018 examination. These candidates will be eligible for direct admission through the counselling process.


HPCET M.Tech Exam Centres 2018


While filling the application form, the candidates will be required to select their preferred centre from the list of exam centres of HPCET M.Tech 2018 given below:


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HPCET M.Tech Exam Pattern 2018


The detailed information about the entrance examination will be present in the exam pattern of HPCET M.Tech 2018. Candidates are requested to check the exam pattern before starting off their preparation process. This will give the candidates a detailed idea about how the entrance exam will be conducted.


HPCET M.Tech 2018 Exam Pattern



Mode of Exam

Offline i.e., Pen and Paper Based

Duration of Exam

3 hours

Types of Questions

Objective Multiple Choice Questions


  • Aptitude Test – 15 Questions

  • Engineering Mathematics – 25 Questions

  • Civil Engineering/Electrical Engineering/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Computer Science and Engineering/Textile Engineering/Mechanical Engineering – 60 Questions

Marking Scheme

Every correct answer will be awarded 2 marks

Negative Marking

0.5 mark will be deducted for each incorrect response

HPCET M.Tech Admit Card 2018


Registered candidates were able to download the admit card of HPCET M.Tech 2018 from May 6 onwards. The admit card had to be downloaded and produced at the examination venue. Without the HPCET M.Tech 2018 admit card, the candidates were not allowed entry into the venue. Along with the admit card, the candidates will also had to carry one photo identity proof.


Steps to Download HPCET M.Tech Admit Card 2018

  • The candidates will have to enter their application form number to access the admit card.

  • The admit card will be displayed on the screen.

  • Candidates will have to recheck the admit card for any discrepancies. If mistakes are present, then the candidates will have to contact Controller of Examinations, HP Technical University, Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur (H.P).

  • The admit card has to be printed out on A4 size paper.

Contact Information

H.P. Technical University,

Gandhi Chowk,

Hamirpur 177 001 (H.P.)

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