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About HPCET 2018

HPCET 2018 is conducted by Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU), Hamirpur for admission into its private and unaided engineering colleges. HPCET 2018 (Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test) online application process for all the courses will begin in the first week of March 2018 and the last date to apply will be in the last week of April 2018. Currently, the University is offering undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the following areas:

  • Engineering (B.Tech & M.Tech).
  • Pharmacy (B. Pharm. & M. Pharm.).
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA).
  • Master of Computer Applications (MCA).

Admission to the first 50% of the B.Tech seats in HPTU shall be made on the basis of merit/rank/score obtained in JEE (Main)-2018. The remaining 50% seats will be filled up on the basis of merit of HPCET-2018.

HPCET Dates 2018



Dates 2017                                                 

Dates 2018 (Will be Announced Soon)    

HPCET Application Form Available

2 March 2017


HPCET Application Form Last Date

29 April 2017


Last date for receiving the scanned copy of the Application Form duly signed by the parents of candidates

1 May 2017


HPCET Exam for B. Tech (Direct Entry), B. Pharmacy and B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda). 

13 May 2017



14 May 2017


HPCET Result 

26 May 2017


The candidates who wish to take admission in Himachal Pradesh Technical University or colleges/institutions affiliated to it have to separately apply on the prescribed application form made available on the respective website. The admission prospectus and other related details will be available on the HPTU website from 1 June 2018. The applicants will have to attend centralised counselling that will be conducted by HPTU University.  

The Himachal Pradesh Technical University was established in the year 2010 by an act of legislative assembly of Himachal Pradesh.This page discusses the B.tech and B.Pharmacy Courses in detail.

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HPCET 2018 Eligibility criteria

The candidates who are appearing for their final examination of Class 12 in March/April 2018 are allowed to appear in HPCET 2018. However final selection will be subject to the following criteria:

B.Tech Academic Qualification:
Candidates who have passed Class 12 Exam or any equivalent qualifying examination from any recognized Board or University with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/ Biotechnology/ Biology and have secured at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.

B.Pharm (Ayurveda) Academic Qualification:
Passed 10+2 examination from a recognised Board with Physics, Chemistry, and Biology as compulsory subjects with at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.

B.Pharma (Pharmacy) Academic Qualification:

Passed/appeared 10+2 or equivalent examination from a recognised Board or University with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the Mathematics/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject securing at least 45% marks (40% reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.

HPCET 2018 Application form and Admit Card

The HPCET 2018 application can be made completely through online mode on the official website of HPCET. To fill the online application form, the candidates have to follow the steps given below: 

Step 1: Registration

Once Registered online system will generate the unique Application Form Number, Username & Password.

Step 2: Application Form

Candidates have to furnish all the valid and relevant details related to them, their address, academic qualification and the Entrance exam.

Step 3: Upload Photograph and Signature

Candidates have to upload their recent photograph and  digital signatures with these specifications:

  • File Size: Photograph: 50 Kb; JPEG
  • File Size: Signature: 30 Kb; JPEG 

Step 4: Fee Payment

Candidates can pay the HPCET 2018 Application Fees via two modes Online Mode and Offline Mode. 

  • For those making the Fee Payment via Offline Mode through PNB Challan, they have to re-login to their account, at least after 24 hours to make the entry of transaction number in “ Payment details Form”.
  • The candidates can also make payment of their application form through Net banking or Credit card or Debit card. 

Step 5: Confirmation

Once the candidate has submitted the duly filled in HPCET 2018 Application form, an online Confirmation Page will appear.

HPCET Application Form 2018

Application Submission

Candidates have to take print out of the Confirmation Page and get it signed by their parents/guardian on the space provided. 
Send the scanned copy of Application form at HPTU email before May 2018 E-mail: himtuadmission@gmail.com 

  • Candidate must not make any changes with the pen/pencil on the printed Application Form otherwise, the Application Form will be rejected.
  • Candidates are advised to retain the printed copy of Application Form for future reference. 

HPCET Admit Card 2018

HPCET card duly signed by Controller of Examinations (COE) will be made available to candidates on the University website. The admit card will contain number, photograph of the student, address of the examination centre and examination date. Candidates can follow the given link to download the HPCET Admit card.

HPCET Admit Card 2018

HPCET 2018 Fees

Candidates are required to pay the Application Processing cum Test Fee given below through the following mode:

Mode 1: e-Challan mode

Mode 2: Net banking /Credit card /Debit card

Sr. No. Category Amount Payable
1 SC/ST/BPL Rs. 1400
2 Others Rs. 1550

The candidates who are eligible and want to apply to appear in two tests simultaneously must select B.Tech & B.Pharma Allo(Both) / B.Pharma Ayurveda & B.Pharma Allopathy (Both) have to pay double Entrance Examination Fee.

HPCET 2018 Result and Counselling

The admission to all courses shall be made on the basis of HPCET 2018 merit list or rank/marks obtained in the National Level Entrance Test subject to fulfilment of minimum educational qualification. The merit shall be determined on the basis of aggregate marks obtained in the entrance test by the candidates.

Admission Criteria for B.Tech in HPCET

Admission to B.Tech seats in Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) will be:

  • On the basis of JEE Main 2018 merit/rank/score- For 50% of the total seats.
  • On the basis of the merit of HPCET 2018 – For the remaining 50% of the total seats.

In case the seats remain vacant after exhausting the merit of JEE (Main) and HPCET, the remaining seats will be filled up on the basis of merit of 10+2 examination conducted by a recognised Board or University

HPCET marks required for B.Tech Admission

The minimum/cut off marks to seek admission to B.Tech degree course on the basis of JEE Main 2018, HPCET 2018 and 10+2 shall be:

Name of Exam

Reserved Category

General Category

JEE Main 2018



HPCET 2018







The number of seats remaining vacant after making the admission on the basis of each test/examination will be shifted and filled on the basis of next text/examination in continuous order.

HPCET Counselling 2018

HPCET 2018 Exam pattern

  • Mode of Exam: Offline (pen and pencil mode).
  • Type of Questions: Objective type Questions
  • Language of Question Paper: The language of all question papers will be English.
  • Duration of Exam: 3 hours
  • Marks Distribution: Each correct answer carries 2 marks.
  • Negative Marking: 0.5 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

HPCET  Question Paper will be common for B.Tech, B. Pharmacy and B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda): Candidates attempting Physics, Chemistry &Mathematics shall be eligible for B.Tech whereas candidates attempting Physics, Chemistry & Biology/ Mathematics shall be eligible for B. Pharmacy or B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda).

Subjects No. of Questions Max. Marks
Physics 50 100
Chemistry 50 100
Mathematics/Biology 50 100
TOTAL 150 Questions 300 Marks


HPCET Syllabus

HPCET Syllabus for B. Tech (Direct Entry), B. Pharmacy and B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) is based on topics covered in class 10, 11 and 12.

Click Here for the detailed syllabus as released by HPTU. 

HPCET 2018 Important details

Reservation of Seats in HPTU 2018

Candidate must note that the benefit of reservation is applicable only to the Himachal Bonafide candidates. The candidates belonging to other States will be treated under General Category only.

  • As per State/Central Government rules candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC), Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST)  are admitted to reserved seats based on relaxed criteria.

HPCET 2018 Exam Centres

HPCET 2018 Examination Centres with respective Codes are given in the table:

State Code State Code
Bilaspur 01 Solan 10
Chamba 02 Una 11
Dharamshala 03 Palampur 12
Hamirpur 04 Paonta Sahib 13
Kullu 05 Nalagarh 14
Nurpur 06 Nahan 09
Mandi 07 Chandigarh 15
Shimla 08 Jammu  16 


Earlier, the admission to all seats in the first year of B.Tech degree course in affiliating colleges/institutes of H.P. Technical University, Hamirpur (H.P.) were made on the basis of merit of rank/score obtained in JEE Main conducted by C.B.S.E., New Delhi. But from 2015 onwards 50% are filled by HPCET.

Click Here for HPCET Prospectus

HPCET 2018 Contact

Himachal Pradesh Technical University, Hamirpur
District Hamirpur-177001
Website:- www.himtu.ac.in
Phone No: 01972-224152, 224153, 224180

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