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Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test (HPCET) 2017 Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Answer Key, Prospectus
Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) conduct the HPCET-2017 for admission to B.Tech./B.Pharmacy/ B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda), M.Tech, M.Pharmacy, MCA and MBA being offered by HPTU and colleges affiliated to it, deemed to be University, or other Universities established under the State Act or Constituent units thereto.
The admission to all courses shall be made on the basis of merit or rank/marks obtained in the National Level Entrance Test subject to fulfillment of minimum educational qualification. However after exhausting the merit of National Level Entrance Test, the admission to all courses shall be made on the basis of merit of marks obtained in HPCET-2017.
|Exam Name:||Himachal Pradesh Common Entrance Test|
|Conducting Institute:||Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU)|
|Commonly called as:||HPCET|
|Exam Level:||University Level|
|Stream:||Common Entrance Exams|
|Course/Programme||Date of Common Entrance Test|
|MBA||3rd week of May, 2017 (10 AM to 12 Noon)|
|MCA||3rd week of May, 2017 (2 PM to 4PM)|
|B.Tech (Direct Entry) and B. Pharmacy, B. Pharmacy (Ayurveda)||3rd week of May, 2017 (10 AM to 1 PM)|
|M.Tech & M.Pharmacy||3rd week of May, 2017 (2 PM to 5 PM)|
|HPCET Result Declaration||Last week of May, 2017|
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Computer Applications (MCA)
Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) (Direct Entry),
Master of Technology (M.Tech)
The candidates appearing in HPCET-2017 for seeking admissions to a particular course must fulfill the eligibility criteria for the corresponding course as per AICTE Norms. The minimum eligibility criterion for different courses is given below
B.Tech. (Direct Entry)
Candidate passed 10+2 or its equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University with Physics and Mathematics as compulsory subjects along with one of the Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject securing at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.
B.Pharm (Direct Entry)
Passed 10+2 examination with Physics and Chemistry as compulsory subjects along with one of the Mathematics/Biotechnology/Biology/Technical Vocational subject securing at least 45% marks (40% in case of candidate belonging to reserved category) in the above subjects taken together.
Provided that a student should complete the age of 17 years on or before 31st December of the year of admission to the course.
Passed 10+2 examination from a recognized 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.
Recognized Bachelor‘s degree or equivalent in the relevant field having at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to reserved
Recognized Bachelor Degree in Pharmacy or equivalent having at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to reserved category).
Recognized Bachelor‘s degree of minimum three years duration with at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to reserved category)
Recognized Bachelor‘s degree of minimum three years duration with Mathematics at 10+2 level or at Graduate level securing at least 50% marks (45% marks in case of candidate belonging to reserved category).
i) The candidates who are appearing for their final examination of 10+2/Bachelor Degree examination in March/April, 2017 shall also be eligible to appear in HPCET-2017. However the final selection shallbe subject to satisfying the above minimum eligibility criteria.
ii) In case the percentage in aggregate comes in fraction then the percentage of minimum marks obtained in qualifying examination as required for admission to various courses mentioned in the Admission Brochure of HPTU, shall be rounded off to the nearest percentage of marks e.g. 44.50 – 44.99 % shall be rounded off to 45% and 44.01 – 44.49% shall be rounded off to 44%.
As per State/Central Government rules, candidates belonging to certain categories are admitted to seats reserved for them based on relaxed criteria. These categories are:
(a) Other Backward Classes (OBC)- Non Creamy Layer as per the Central list of Other Backward Classes available on National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), Government of India website : www.ncbc.nic.in.
(b) Scheduled Castes (SC)
(c) Scheduled Tribes (ST)
The benefit of reservation for admission will be given only for Himachal Bonafide applicants and the applicants belonging to other States will be treated under General Category only.
The HPCET 2017 Application Form has been made completely online. The candidates have to fill the particulars online and also upload their photograph and signature. The candidates must send a scanned copy of the Application Form duly countersigned by their parents through e-mail on HPTU email-id
[email protected] on or before 2nd week of May, 2017. The candidates are further advised to retain hard copy of the Application Form for future reference/correspondence, if any.
Candidate enter complete address giving your name and Pin-code carefully. The name of the candidate and his/her parent‘s name in the Application Form should exactly be the same as registered in Class 10th/equivalent qualifying examination. No prefix/title such as Mr/Shri/Dr/Mrs/Smt. etc. should be used.
Submission Of Application Form
(a) The Application Form duly completed should be checked, if all the items have been correctly filled and appropriate codes indicating your exact choice have been put in the right spaces provided against each. Also ensure that you have adhered to the instructions for completing the online Application Form before submitting it.
(b) Incomplete Application Form shall not be considered and no correspondence shall be made in this regard. The Application Form once submitted cannot be taken back under any circumstances nor shall the Entrance Examination Fee deposited be refunded in any case.
(c) Any application submitted after the prescribed last date will not be accepted.
(d) The applicants are required to pay the Entrance Examination Fee given in table at 9.3 through the following mode:-
(i) e-Challan mode
(ii) Net banking /Credit card/Debit card
Entrance Examination Fee is to be paid either by credit/debit card or through echallan generated during the online filling of the Application Form. In case of echallan, the payment should be made in the Punjab National Bank in cash. Fee once paid will not be refunded (full or partial) under any circumstances.
|Sr.No.||Category||Fee in Rupess|
|Examination Centre||Code||Examination Centre||Code|
Note: University reserves the right to add or delete the number of Examination Centres or can create Centes at any other place within/outside the State of Himachal Pradesh keeping in view the number of applicants. The University can change the Examination Centre of the applicant at any time.
- The Entrance Test for each course shall be conducted in single offline (Pen and Paper Based Test) mode.
- All questions shall be objective type (multiple choice questions); each question with choice of four answers. The candidate will have to choose one correct answer only.
- Two marks shall be awarded for each correct answer and 0.5 mark shall be deducted for each wrong answer.
- While the candidate can skip a question, but should not choose more than one option as correct answer.
- Subject combinations for Entrance Test, number of questions and mode of test for different courses is as below:
HPCET B.Tech/B.Pharmacy/ B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) Exam Pattern
|Total Marks = 300|
HPCET M. Tech Exam Pattern
|Total Marks = 200|
|Total Marks = 200|
|3.||General Knowledge and Computer Awareness||25||50|
|4.||Data Interpretation and Reasoning||25||50|
|Total Marks = 200|
|2.||Data Interpretation and Reasoning||25||50|
|4.||General Knowledge and Business Awareness||25||50|
|Total Marks = 200|
The language of all question papers & sample paper will be English.
(a) The e-Admit card duly signed by Controller of Examination (hereinafter referred as COE) will be made available for candidates on the University website i.e. www.himtu.ac.in. Candidate should enter the Application Form number to download Admit card.
(b) The e-Admit card will indicate the name of applicant, father‘s name, photograph of the student, address of the test centre, test date, etc. Discrepancies, if any, must be brought to the notice of the Controller of Examinations, H.P. Technical University, Gandhi Chowk, Hamirpur-177001 (H.P.) immediately.
(c) Candidates should take a print of the e-Admit card using the print option on A4 size paper only. Please ensure that all information on the e-Admit card including photograph is clearly visible and e-admit card is duly signed by COE.
(d) Candidates will not be permitted to appear for the test without valid e-Admit card.
(e) Candidates must not mutilate the e-Admit card or change any entry made therein after it has been authenticated and received by them. Impersonation is a legally punishable offence.
(f) The e-Admit card is an important document and it must be preserved and produced at the time of test. Candidate should report to the allotted test centre along-with e-Admit card and ID proof, half an hour before commencement of the examination.
Candidates have given the HPCET Exam to get the admission for the academic year. The HP Technical University will be release the HPCET Results for B.Tech, B.Pharmacy, and B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda). For B.Tech/ B.Pharmacy/ B.Pharmacy (Ayurveda) the examination is organized on the subjects; Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics/ Biology. The detailed information about the HPCET Cut off marks, and Himachal Pradesh CET Merit list is available on the official website.
Himachal Pradesh Technical University (HPTU) declare the official answer key for HPCET exam. Candidates can check their answers by subject wise in the official website. If there any complaints in the marks the candidates send their doubts before the last date.
The result of HPCET-2017 will be uploaded on the University‘s website www.himtu.ac.in and will also available on the Notice Board of the University as per the schedule mentioned in Table-3. The result of each candidate will be provisional. The detail of marks can be obtained from the University website.
(a) The merit shall be determined on the basis of aggregate number of marks/rank obtained in the entrance test by the candidates and the merit list will be prepared accordingly.
(b) The merit will be declared and displayed on the Notice Board of the University and will also be made available on University website. Merely
assigning the marks/rank in the merit list will not confer a right of admission.
The admission will be made if the candidate (s) satisfy the prescribed eligibility criteria on verification of the original certificates/documents and availability of seats at the time of counselling/admission.
- Candidate dowload Result Score Card of HPCET (M.B.A., M.C.A., M.Phrama and M.Tech.) Exam from University website.
Himachal Pradesh Technical University
Camp Office: Gandhi Chowk,
District Hamirpur (H.P.)
Phone : 01972) 224153,
Fax: (01972) 224150,