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Himachal Pradesh Combined Entrance Test


Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test or also known as HPCET is a state-level entrance exam. This exam is conducted by the Himachal Pradesh Technical University. After successfully qualifying for this HPCET exam applicants can get admission in B.Pharmacy, B.Tech, M.Pharmacy, M.Tech, MCA, and MBA programs affiliated by the HPTU. Those applicants who have qualified for the JEE mains will be eligible for direct admission in HPCET. 

All the admission shall be strictly done on the basis of performance in the exam HPCET. The application mode will be done through offline/Pen-Paper mode. Applicants who are willing to appear in the HPCET exam can get all the important details related to the HPCET exam 2022 such as highlights, important dates, registration process, eligibility criteria, and Offered courses in this given article.

Highlights of HPCET Exam: 

Particulars  Information 
Exam name HP CET
Full form of HP  CET Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test
Conducted by Himachal Pradesh Technical University
Level of the exam State-level
Offered courses  PG
Mode of application  Online 
Mode of exam Offline 
Exam duration Three hours

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B.Pharma: Applicants need to clear 12th exam with PCM / Biology/ Biotechnology/ Technical Vocational subjects with at least 45% marks ( for other categories 40% marks) is required. 
B.Tech: Candidates must have need to clear class 12th or intermediate exam with Physics, Mathematics and Biotechnology/ Chemistry/ Technical Vocational/ Biology subjects with at least 45% marks for reserved categories applicants required 40% marks.
M.Tech: Candidates who hold the BE or B.Tech degree in the respective discipline with 50% of aggregate marks ( for reserved category 45% marks required) will be eligible.
M.Pharma: applicants should have B.Pharma degree with 50% of aggregate marks (in case of reserved category the minimum percentage required 45% marks) are eligible.
B.Pharma (Ayurveda): The candidates should have cleared 12th exam with Physics, Chemistry and Biology with 45% marks (for other category applicants 40% marks required).
MCA: Applicants must need to hold a bachelor’s degree from any stream with 50% of aggregate marks (for reserved category candidates the percentage requirement 45% marks). Make sure applicants should have Mathematics in Intermediate.
MBA: Applicants need a bachelor’s degree in the relevant stream with at least 50% marks ( for reserved category applicants 45% marks) is required.


The HPCET exam syllabus will be different for each subject. Some important topics for each subject as follows:

B. Pharma and B. Tech
Mathematics for B. Tech
Biology for B. Pharma

M. Tech
Aptitude Test
Engineering Mathematics
Brach related Questions

M. Pharma
Bio-Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Jurisprudence, Microbiology
Pharmaceutical Science
Aptitude Test

Quantitative Ability
Data Interpretation and Reasoning
Verbal Ability
General Knowledge and Business Awareness

Exam Pattern

The question paper based on Multiple Choice Questions
The duration of HP CET exam will be three hours
The question paper is available in only the English language

There are three sections in the exam: Mathematics/ Biology, Chemistry, Physics for B. Tech

  • M. Pharmacy, there will be three sections Bio-Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, Microbiology, Pharmaceutical Science, Aptitude test
  • MCA question paper, there are four sections available in the question paper
  • MBA question paper, there are also four sections available

Exam Paper

In HP CET exam, there will only exam paper 
For Each course, there will be separate exam paper

Exam Prepare

Applicants need to gather the complete syllabus from the website and exam pattern as mentioned above.
Make a timetable for your study and follow it strictly.
Keep the focus on your study and avoid unnecessary distractions.
Solve the mock test and also solve the sample papers as well as previous year's question papers.
Make proper notes on important topics and then revise them regularly.

Exam Important Date

Events  Particulars 
HP CET application form available from First week of March 2022
Last date to fill the application form Fourth week of April 2022
Admit card availability May, first week 2022
Entrance exam date May, Second week 2022
Result declaration May, Second week 2022

Exam Application Process

The HP CET exam Registration process begins from the month of March 2022.
Applicants can apply through online mode to register themselves on the HPCET 2022.
The procedure to fill out the application form for HP CET exam 2022 are mentioned below:
Candidates must go through the official website and need to create or their profile on the HP CET portal
At first, applicants need to register themselves to create a unique User ID and Password. After this, applicants need to enter their other information like educational and personal
Now login by using the login credentials and upload the scanned copies of documents 
In last step, pay the application fee and submit the application form  

Registration Fees of HPCET Exam:
The application fee will be different for each course as well as different categories:

Courses  For General Category For Reserved Category
B. Tech Rupees 1550 Rupees 1400
For B. Pharmacy Rupees 1550 Rupees 1400
For B. Pharmacy and B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda) Rupees 3100 Rupees 2800
For B. Tech and B. Pharmacy Rupees 3100 Rupees 2800
For MBA Rupees 1550 Rupees 1400
For MCA, M. Tech, and M. Pharmacy Rupees 1550 Rupees 1400


Selection Process of HPCET Exam:
The HPCET Selection Process will be based on obtained marks in the exam. 
Applicants need to clear the exam before going for further process
Once applicants clear the exam, then they need to appear in the counseling process

Cut off of HPCET Exam:
Once the exam is conducted successfully then the authority will also release cut-off. The BUMAT cut-off will be based on various factors like total availability of seats, how many applicants applied for the exam, difficulty level of the exam, etc.

Exam Center

The exam Center list of HP CET exams is given below:

  • Chandigarh
  • Chamba
  • Bilaspur
  • Hamirpur
  • Dharamshala
  • Nurpur
  • Kullu
  • Shimla
  • Mandi
  • Solan
  • Nahan
  • Una
  • Palampur
  • Nalagarh
  • Paonta Sahib
  • Imphal
  • Jammu
  • Gangtok


Ques: Can an applicant submit their application form through Demand Draft?
No, there is no such type of facility available to the applicants.

Ques: Is it possible to change the allotted exam center after submit the application form?
No, once the exam center allotted after the submission of application form then applicants not able to change their exam center.

Ques: How a candidate can submit the objections against the answer key?
Applicants can submit their objections against the answer key by written complaints which is sent to the Controller of Exam, HPTU, Hamirpur.

Ques: What will be the duration of HP CET exam?
The HP CET time duration will be Three hours.

Ques: Which is the conducting authority of HPCET entrance exam?
The HPCET exam conducting authority is Himanchal Pradesh Technical University.

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