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HPCET 2023 - Exam Dates (Out), Registration, Syllabus, Pattern, Latest Updates

Updated By Puja Ravi on 20 Jan, 2023 15:12

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About HPCET 2023

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HTU) has released the official notification regarding HPCET exam date 2023 at The HPCET exam 2023 will be conducted on May 14, 2023. The HPCET 2023 application form will be tentatively released in March 2023, and the exam will take place in May 2023 (Tentative). Only the candidates who fulfil the HPCET eligibility criteria 2023 can proceed with the registration process. 

The HTU will administer the HPCET common entrance exam in offline mode. Candidates preparing for HPCET exam 2023 must be familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus. The authorities will issue an HPCET admit card 2023 for the candidates who have successfully completed their application process. 

About HPCET 2023

The Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) conducts the Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) to offer admission to the state's participating colleges for BTech, BPharm, BHMCT, BSc, MTech, MPharm, M.Sc, MBA, BBA, MCA, and BCA.

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HPCET 2023 Conducting Body

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) is the exam conducting authority of the Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test, also known as HPCET. Established in the year 2010, the university offers both short-term and long-term courses in the field of Science, Engineering, and Technology to its students. Through training and research programmes, the university aims to equip graduates with the necessary skills and expertise to be the leaders in their chosen professions.

HPCET 2023 Highlights

Following are some of the important highlights of HPCET 2023 -


Conducting Body

Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)

Season/ Version









Pen-and-Paper Based (Offline)

Conducted For

Admission to various UG and PG courses offered by HPTU & affiliated colleges



Type of Questions

Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs)

No. of Questions

150/ 100 (depending on the paper)


3 hours (9 am to 12 noon)

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HPCET 2023 Exam Dates

The HPCET 2023 exam dates are shown below. In order to avoid missing any significant events, candidates are urged to often check the crucial dates.


Important Dates

HPCET 2023 Official notification 

January 20, 2023

HPCET 2023 application form Release date

To be notified

Final date to register for HPCET 2023

To be notified

Release of HPCET admit card 2023

To be notified

HPCET 2023 exam date

May 14, 2023

Release of HPCET answer key 2023

To be notified

Deadline to submit objections against HPCET 2023 answer key

To be notified

Final answer key of HPCET 2023 release

To be notified

Declaration of HPCET result 2023

To be notified

Commencement of HPCET counselling process

To be notified

HPCET Eligibility Criteria 2023

Candidates who are interested in appearing for HPCET 2023 must check if they meet the eligibility criteria of HPCET 2023 prescribed by the conducting body. Only eligible candidates will be permitted to sit for the exam. If any candidate is found ineligible in the later stage, their candidature will be cancelled.


HPCET 2023 Eligibility Criteria


  • Candidates must have completed the 12th grade, or the equivalent, from a recognised board
  • To be qualified for the test, students must pass the qualifying exam in Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Electronics, and IT, among other subjects
  • Marks: Those must receive a minimum of 45% (or 40% for candidates in the reserved category)


  • Candidates must turn 17 on or before December 31, 2023, to be eligible.
  • Candidates must have completed the 12th grade from an accredited board
  • To pass the qualifying test, a candidate must receive at least 45% of the possible points (or 40% for candidates in the reserved category)
  • In addition to mathematics and biology, candidates must pass physics and chemistry as well


  • Candidates must possess a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution
  • Candidates must receive a minimum of 50% (or 45% for candidates in the reserved category)


  • Candidates must hold a bachelor's degree in pharmacy or an equivalent degree from a recognized university
  • To be qualified, a candidate must receive at least 55% of the possible points in the qualifying test (or 50% for candidates in the reserved category)

HPCET Application Form 2023

The Himachal Pradesh Technical University will release the HPCET application form in online mode tentatively by March, 2023. Candidates must fill it out and submit it with their personal, contact, and academic information before the deadline. The applicants must include their contact, academic, and personal information on the application form. 

All information filled by the candidates must match the documentation, as there will be a verification process. It is necessary to submit accurate information on the scores attained on both Class 10+12 qualifying tests. Candidates should review the details before submitting the application form. It is important to take a printout of the final HPCET 2023 application form for future reference.

HPCET 2023 Admit Card

Registered candidates will be able to download the admit card of HPCET 2023 in online mode. The registered applicants' HPCET admit card 2023 will be available for digital download only. The authorities will not send the HPCET admit card 2023 via post. Without the hall ticket, no applicant will be able to enter the HPCET exam centre. The HPCET admit card 2023 will include information regarding the exam's date, time, location, as well as the candidate's basic information, including name, roll number, picture, and signature.

HPCET 2023 Exam Centres










Paonta Sahib







Kala Amb


HPCET Exam Pattern 2023

Candidates must check the exam pattern of HPCET 2023 to prepare for the exam. The HPCET exam pattern 2023 will allow candidates to view the specifics of how the entrance examination will be handled. The HPCET 2023 exam pattern will include details on the exam method, duration, question types, marking scheme, and more. The applicants will perform better if they are familiar with the examination and the format in advance.



Exam Mode

Offline mode

Number of questions

150 questions

Type of questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQ)


3 hours

Marking scheme

2 marks is awarded for every correct response

Negative marking

0.5 marks deducted for every incorrect response

HPCET Syllabus 2023

The Himachal Pradesh Technical University will publish the HPCET 2023 syllabus based on the curriculum for the 12th grade. It comprises biology, mathematics, chemistry, and physics. To ensure they are well prepared for the entrance exam, candidates are urged to examine the syllabus. Verbal ability, quantitative ability, data interpretation and reasoning, graphing, reasoning, business awareness, and computer awareness are all included in the PG course programme.

HPCET 2023 Preparation Tips

For better performance in the exam follow these HPCET 2023 preparation tricks to get good marks in the entrance examination;

  • Verify the Official Syllabus and Exam Sequence - One of the very first stages in preparing for the HPCET 2023 is to review the formal syllabus & exam trend. Applicants will be ready to create an appropriate strategy for the exam if they are familiar with the curriculum and structure.
  • Customized Timetable - Following that, the applicants should personalise timetable to ensure that the curriculum is distributed equally to be learned. A personalised timetable will also guarantee that applicants can study according to their skills.

HPCET 2023 Result

After conducting the exam, the authorities will release the HPCET result 2023 in online mode. The result of HPCET 2023 and overall rankings will be made public at the official website. To download the HPCET 2023 result, candidates will have to login using their login credentials. Candidates must keep the scorecard carefully as it is required in the counselling process.

HPCET 2022 Admission Criteria If Exam is Cancelled

Given below is the admission criteria that will be followed if HPCET 2022 is cancelled.

Course Name


Admission Criteria

B.Tech (Direct)

4 Years

Admission to 50% seats based on JEE Mains.
Rest 50% will be filled based on marks in class 12th

B.Tech (Lateral)

3 Years

Merit of Diploma in a relevant branch conducted by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board

B.Pharm. (Direct)

4 Years

Based on marks in class 12th

B.Pharm. (Lateral)

3 Years

Diploma in Pharmacy conducted by H.P. Takniki Shiksha Board

B.Arch (Direct)

5 Years

50% Admission based on class 12th Score and NATA
Remaining 50% as per qualifying score in JEE (Main) Paper-II 2022 (B.Arch/ B. Planning)


3 Years

As per the Class 12th score


3 Years

Based on class 12th score


3 Years

Merit in class 12th result


2 Years

Based on the GATE score
Vacant seats will be filled as per the merit of qualifying examination/ B.E./B. Tech. degree


2 Years

Merit in GPAT
Vacant seat will be filled as per the merit in the qualifying examination/ B. Pharmacy degree


2 Years

Based on merit in the Bachelor degree level

MCA (Direct)

2 Years

Merit in the Bachelor’s Degree qualifying exam

M. Sc. in Physics

2 Years

Merit in the Bachelor’s Degree qualifying exam

M. Sc. in Environmental Science

2 Years

Merit in the Bachelor’s Degree qualifying exam

PG Diploma in Yoga

1 YearMerit in the Bachelor’s Degree qualifying exam

HPCET 2022 Contact Details

Correspondence Address
The Controller of Examinations,
Himachal Pradesh Technical University,
Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur (H.P.), Pin- 177001

HPCET 2023 Counselling Process

Only eligible applicants will be permitted to take part in the counselling process. The seats will be assigned by the counselling authority based on the merit, preference, and availability of the candidates. Counseling process of HPCET 2023 will start the first week of August, 2023. Candidates for admission must take part in online counselling, where they must select the selected institution and course they wish to enrol in. Each candidate who has been selected must confirm their admittance by paying the necessary fee.

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FAQs about HPCET

What is the full form of HPCET?

The full form of HPCET is Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test.

Why is HPCET conducted?

HPCET is conducted for admission to various undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by HPTU and its affiliated colleges.

Who conducts HPCET?

HPCET is conducted by Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU).

Is HPCET conducted in online or offline mode?

HPCET is conducted in offline i.e. pen-and-paper-based mode.

How many times is HPCET conducted?

HPCET is conducted once every year.

Which courses are available in HPCET?

HPCET is conducted for courses such as BTech, BPharm, MPharm, BHMCT, MTech etc.

What is the duration of HPCET?

Depending on the paper, HPCET is either a 3-hour or a 2-hour exam.

Will HPCET 2021 be cancelled?

HPTU had cancelled HPCET last year but there is no information available about the test so far.

What is the difficulty level of HPCET?

As per the previous year tests, HPCET is an easy to moderately-difficult exam.

What is the age limit to appear for HPCET?

There is no upper age limit to appear for HPCET.

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